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Seriously? What advertising guru sold you that idea? It's an insult to everyone's intelligence to come up with that excuse. By boosting the volume on your adverts, you are simply annoying your clients and driving them away. Maybe that's why this thread is 13 pages long and growing
This is still an issue. Most ads use an appropriate volume, but, holy **bleep**ing **bleep**, some ads are ridiculously loud. Pointfest's ad, for example, was tremendously louder than other ads. I've been listening to Spotify for the past half hour with a sleeping baby two rooms away, then an ad for "Primus at Peabody Opera House November 5" comes on BLARINGLY loud, waking the baby. This obnoxiousness is not going to push me toward premium. This obnoxiousness is going to push me to another music-streaming service, which does not abuse my eardrums.
Yeah, except it's not the average volume, it's the overly compressed higher volume ones that are the problem. They will always be louder than any properly produced Addison track, and have the ability to rip your head off.