My audio sounds bad even though my microphone sounds fine

So I have a HyperX Quadcast S, which I know isn’t the best of the best by any means. When I have my headphones plugged into it my audio is great. It sounds really really good. But when I record it on audacity it is muffled, metallic sounding. Its hard for me to describe exactly what it sounds like but its not what it is supposed to sound like. I have no effects on, and all the settings should be fine. Why does it sound so bad?

Possibly Windows has applied some “audio enhancements”, (they can be on by default)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/disable-audio-enhancements
[ Other audio enhancements are possible, e.g. MaxxAudio ].

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