Dice/Farkle Opponent NPC Muted Voice

Some time in the last few days I have noticed that every dice opponent I play against has a muted voice once the match starts. I can hear them fine when I initiate dialog and select ‘play dice’ but once the match starts their normal banter is barely audible. It is there but can barely be heard.

I have tried removing all mods including all user.cfg tweaks. I have recently installed all of the DLC but I am wary of disabling any of them to see if that is the problem. I am not 100% sure on the timing of the problem vs the purchase of the DLC or applied mods.

Has anyone else had this problem?

I will add that during the dice match I can hear the music, SFX and other tavern NPC voices just fine. it is only the opponent’s voice audio that is muted.

Edit: it is not all dice players. it might just be the ones added by one of the DLCs (e.g the Ledetchko Player)