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.
This was posted two years ago, and the issue still exists?? What is going on?! Seriously, every time I listen to music with my headphones, I have to toss them off before destroying my ears when an ad comes on! I don't even hear the ads because of this, but then I end up missing part of the next song, which is a HUGE annoyance! This NEEDS to get fixed ASAP, PLEASE!!!
Also, keeping the volume setting at 100% with Spotify isn't a solution. I often watch tutorial videos that I have turned up so I can hear instructions, and the music volume on spotify set low to play in the background when I pause the tutorial to take notes. Having Spotify at 100% all the time means I have to constantly adjust my computer's volume settings, which doesn't work for me. I'd be better off using a different service if this is the case. Please Spotify, get this fixed already, it's really off putting that it hasn't been fixed yet in the past years!
The fact that this remains an issue years later is ridiculous. I'll be switching to using Google Play music and TuneIn radio unless/until this gets resolved. As others have noted, the blasting ads make me LESS likely to buy the products advertised as I associate the advertiser with being an obnoxious **bleep** and if I'm successful in my race for the mute button I can block out the ad entirely. It also makes me hate Spotify and makes me NOT willing to pay for premium - I'm not giving money to a company that has such little respect for their customers and uses tactics like this to force them into paying.
Again, this is not the solution. Tested on different platforms. The issue is Spotify is intentionally boosting the volume on these ads. I will be moving on to another service soon if issue is not resolved.
Worrying tendency, really. I have that problem with the TV channels. Watching some movie where there's this pretty quiet part and suddenly BAHH comes an ad for some damned toilet freshener and you almost **bleep** yourself and start to think whether to buy this movie or watch online without ads (piracy).
It's either people work their way around it, leave the service or tolerate it.
Without the volume problem Spotify ads are not bad.
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We're sorry you’re unhappy about the volume of the ads you’re hearing on Spotify. Hope you understand they are key in allowing us to keep the Free service free even while being able to also pay artists and rights holders for their music.
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Juana, your humble Spotify fan! ♫ If music be the food of love, play on. ♫
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.