Sorry if I noticed something that was obvious BTW
I see with the newest update now all PoGo does is mute other audio and all you have to do is raise the volume up again with no change in the original maximum volume unlike before.
Back to listening to music and sports while I play again.
Thank you Niantic!
PoGo hasn't affected my music in the slightest for the past couple of months, which I'm very thankful for.
Yes, that's been fixed relatively recently on Android. Once the app mutes other audio, you are able to readjust your volume to the old maximum level.
Previously, the game would cap your system max volume to a low level.