I stream audio from my Windows 10 laptop. Whenever the Sketchup window (Pro 2021) is in the foreground, the sound markedly deteriorates. Bass and treble decrease, volume drops a little. The effect is like going from FM to AM radio, so to speak. When the Sketchup window returns to the background, the audio returns to normal. It is reproducible 100% of the time.
I normally use foobar2000 for audio, but the issue is reproducible with the stock Windows audio app (Groove?) and MPV as well. Only Sketchup has that effect… Any other window (browser, email client, etc.) has no effect on sound, suggesting that the issue somehow lies with Sketchup. Which seems odd, given that Sketchup apparently has no sound functionality (that I know of).
A seemingly related issue was reported here. Has this happened to anyone else? I should add that this was not an issue in pre-2020 versions.