Question

Large variances in volume levels

  • 11 August 2019
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  • How do you fix a problem of very low volume for spoken word/dialogue, but very high volume for music or background sound effects? We are continually turning the volume up to hear dialogue, but then get blown back in our chairs as soon as there is background sound effects or music played. It's so frustrating having to continually adjust the volume!

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It can obviously depend on how the movie/broadcast audio was mixed. Do you have surround speakers with the Beam?
Okay....I have enabled Speech Enhancement, but there is still a big variance in the volume levels between dialogue and music/background sound effects.
There's a button on the Now Playing screen of the Sonos controller app for that room when the source is TV. (The other button is Night Mode.)
Hi,

Thanks for your fast reply.

Yes, It's a Beam.

How do I enable Speech Enhancement?
Presumably this is a Sonos home theatre player (Beam etc). Have you enabled Speech Enhancement?

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