No matter what setting I altered the sound volume to on the laptop via shortcut Keys (Fn + up and down arrow keys) the sound was completely distorted as if listening through 1950's speaker.
On further investigation I found it was to do with the default audio settings which had been set to 150% and this is how I fixed it.
- Set the volume to maximum for the music I was playing via the laptop keyboard keys.
- In the top task bar left click the audio icon and select Sound Settings
- Reduce the volume to 100% (as below)