All other Google Chrome tabs play at the same normal volume like when I have no browser open, but there is a definite volume drop and style (sounds like when I'm on the 'test' microphone' function opposed to 'test speaker' function.
Is there a way to fix this so they're consistent as it is strange when on the internet with the fluctuating volumes
Ok I realised why this was happening! I had selected 'OK Google' which makes the Google Search bar use my microphone to await voice activated searches. I unticked this on my settings tab and this resumed normal speaker playback.