If you are using “Stereo Mix”, try switching to “WASAPI Loopback”. If that doesn’t help, look for a setting in Windows or your soundcard utility (if your computer has one) that’s tying to “enhance” the sound.
Audacity itself only records what’s fed-into it… Something else has to be messing-up the sound before it gets to Audacity.
And i normally record songs off spotify
Of course that’s a copyright violation and a violation of your Spotify user agreement. The artist only gets paid (a very-very small amount) when the song is played through Spotify.
I’m not using the stereo mix, Audacity just records it from whatever is playing out of the speakers. And there are no enhancements, I mean when Audacity records its bass, but when I play it out normally its normal.
If you import a known good audio file into Audacity and play it, does it sound “normal” or “bassy as heck”?
If you export an MP3 from Audacity and “play it out normally”, does it sound “normal” or “bassy as heck”?