Volume Normalization

  • 12 January 2021
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Hi. A problem with Volume Normalization still persists on Sonos. I have all my aac and alac music with both replay gain and iTunes iVolume tags applied and there is still a problem with the music playing either too loud or too quiet when shuffle mode is applied. The problem is also there when streaming from Spotify and Amazon Music.

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There’s no volume normalisation with the online services unless they supply suitable metadata to Sonos. I’m not sure they do. 

As for normalisation in local library music, it’s always been rather half-baked and that hasn't changed in over a decade. Given the low use of library play these days (the last I heard it was down to single percentage figures) I somehow doubt Sonos will expend effort fixing things at this point.