This has been bothering me for some time now.
At the beginning, all sound files were the same volume, clearly spoken and perfectly audible, but as I continue my studies, I keep coming across more and more sound files that are barely audible and hard to understand.
Now, I could turn up my volume, but that would not only inadvertantly cause my head to explode every time I got mail while studying on Nihongo Master, but also whenever I come across the occasional drill with a sound file that is still clear and at least three times as loud as those other barely audible drills.
Since I'm working with audio editing software among other things, I know that it's not a technical problem to normalize all sound files to the same volume level. You don't have to re-record them, and I am pretty certain that the process can be autamtized with the more upscale sound editing programs, so all that's left is the matter of making it a priority issue.
So here's my question: Is this an issue that bothers anyone else, or am I the only person who has a problem with this?