Why do some audio tracks play louder than others?
There is no reference level standard for mixing music or other audio material. Different genres of music are mixed with different loudness references. Further, mixing/mastering engineers have trended over the years toward creating material that sounds louder and louder. If you listen to a song recorded in the 1960s and then immediately follow it with one recorded last year, you’ll probably find the latter song is much louder. If this is a problem for you, we’ve created a solution called Audyssey Dynamic Volume. It’s a technology that intelligently adjusts the level so that you won’t have to ride the volume continually. You can enable it in the Audio Dock using the iPhone/iPod app under Dynamic Volume settings.