Listening to my music at a reasonable volume and then all of a sudden a video ad will come blaring on, seemingly at least twice as loud as my actual music volume. Loud enough to ****ing literally hurt my ears. This needs to fixed immediately.
This latest update is just a mess. The lead developer and anyone who OK'd the update should be fired. The update should be rolled back until someone competent, and who also values user experience, is put in charge.
Their not getting money from us so why should they care? .-. that's probably what their saying. Its getting ridiculous. I love Spotify and I'm a everyday user. They really don't have good customer support if this is how their dealing with these problems. To them we must not even be customers.
The only thing that saves my ears and equipment is the easily reached and tapped mute button on my headphone preamp. I don't listen near as much as I would if the ads were kept a reasonable volume, but when I do, I mute every ad.
Kinda sad for Spotify (and the ad buyers) to realize their users may never hear whatever they are advertising.....not someplace I would reccommend purchasing airtime.
Audio-ads topic is closed, so I'll post here. My premium expired sev. months ago and I didn't have this bullcrap audio ads until last week, only got banners 'till then, what is it, some bug or is it Spotify politics? If I don't find the way to block this **bleep** ads I'll go to the other services, 'cause that's it. First lyrics, then notifications, then this sh;t, better port my artists' library to deezer, that's the only important stuff I've got here.
All, unfortunately this is not a complete fix but this did help for me.
From a previous post:
"Turns out you need to leave the volume level in Spotify on full and instead control the volume via Windows or from the speakers or mobile device volume control. On this particular problem computer, I had lowered the Spotify volume to about half level. So when the adds played, they ignored the volume setting in Spotify and instead played like it was set to maximum. However Spotify cannot override the volume settings in Windows or on your speakers."
Essentially I have my volume on my laptop down to nothing (2 out of 100) and spotify all the way up. The ads no longer scream in my ear. Hopefully this helps some of you!
Ads on spotify are ridiculously loud. Yes it's your program, and yes you decide what kind of sound comes through. BUT I DECIDE THE VOLUME!!!!! Get that through your fcking head you capitalist pieces of dung! **bleep** you, i hope the person for this responsible will get deaf in one ear like i am now. Suffering from neverending high pitched tones and ringing in your ear for the rest of your fcking life. Im getting a tattoo in my neck under my ear saying "Spotify adds is the reason i am deaf" .. you think im joking yes? Contact me and i'll show you my new hearing device which cost a **bleep** ton on money.
Nothing like hearing the screaming phrase "...**bleep** TRAFFICKING..." when my young kids walk in the room, thanks Spotify! Some of us listen to jazz and classical, which has limited/non-existent limiter/compression compared to these ads. It's like getting kicked in the temples, thanks! (BTW, it's easy to tell when my visual EQ starts CLIPPING when the ad starts).