Question / Help OBS makes computer quiet without lowering mixer volumes


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When OBS runs on my computer, all system sounds become much quieter. Other sounds (e.g. apps, games) stay the same.
I have found forum threads where this was due to OBS lowering system / mixer volumes - however, in my case, the mixer value for system sounds stays the same, but they actually become much quieter anyways.
I made sure that in my sound settings, the "on starting communication" setting is set to "do nothing" - this does not fix the problem.
I don't have a log file because the problem starts immediately when OBS starts, even without recording anything.
Is there any way I could solve this problem?