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Default Volume : Quality of sound

I'd like a better understanding of why the quality of sound produced by my set up seems (to me anyway) to be inferior at lower volume levels, as compared to the dynamics that are introduced at mid to high volume levels...and what methods of approach, if any, can be effectively applied to combat this, resulting in a more consistent quality of sound across the full range of listening levels, particularly the lower ones that are currently lacking by comparison.

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It is due to our reduced sensitivity to higher and lower frequencies as amplitude drops. The lower it gets the less bass and treble you notice so naturally that is not going to sound as good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour

Another reason is that since music has an amplitude range that the producer intended us to hear mainly (ie dynamic range). Lowering the volume puts the low range of that below what you can physically pick up on. Resulting in essentially missing information and details.

One way to combat this is by using the "loudness" feature of your head unit. What it does is boost the lower bass and upper range incrementally as you lower the volume. That way you don't notice it going away.

I also like to use the sound check feature on my iPhone. What it does is adjust the volume of each track to give the impression of them all being recorded at the same overall level. It doesn't compress the music so not quality is lost. All it does it adjust the master volume internally without you knowing. This keeps you from having to touch the volume knob each time a lower recording level tracks or very dynamic one comes on. Maintaining the volume at the level you have been listening to and are use to at that time.


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