This was an issue for me with the original Skyrim, but I was hoping maybe it would be fixed in the Special Edition. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
With Windows' volume settings at 100% (both for the System and the game itself), it's far too quiet. Even with all in-game audio settings at max, I have to crank up my speaker volume by quite a bit to hear the game at an acceptable level. This can't be right, since I don't notice this with other new games. On top of that, sometimes I forget to turn the speakers down again, resulting in a butt-clenching scare when I play some music or a video after exiting the game.
I've already tried to look into it myself, but all I seem to find is a lot of Steam community discussions of "yeah me too, screw you Bethesda you garbage developer", hence my question here.
So, how can I increase the volume of Skyrim so that I don't need to change the level of my speakers?