Exported audio track sounds muddy. Help?

So I just finished mixing my new song. It sounds absolutely amazing! After I export it though it sounds louder, muddy, and and has a slight echoe to it. Well I tried to figure out the problem… I tried exporting individual tracks to see what would happen and it still sounds muddied. I’ve tried turning the volume down waayy low and it still sounds muddied. Ive even tried taking out all the plugins I had been using on the track, but even then it sounds muddied. I’m convinced this is something very simple that I’m just not getting. Also, the export sounds like all the tracks were sent to mono instead of stereo. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! :slight_smile:

Other info:
Im exporting at 44.1 kHz and 24 bit.
Im playing the exported track in VLC media player.
Mono Downmix is OFF.
Ive tried using realtime export and nomal. No difference.