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Ad Feedback - Ads too loud

Davepanda
Local Performer

Please tell someone at Pandora to stop playing the Mancini ad where the women says " come on girls, lets go " and then a 3 year old screams. Just as i am chilled out after listening to a great song that ad comes on and ruins my kwa! Yes I know I can pay and not hear commercials but .... I don't do that. In any case I will NEVER buy anything from Mancini as a result of the screaming 3 year old ad. Someone for the love of God please get them to stop playing this!!!! Thank you.

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Luc1
Local Performer

Ads louder than music

Pandora quality has gone down immensely 

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cherry13hannah
Local Performer

You can put an equalization thingy on your ad data and have it force the volume down to an appropriate level, have you ever had subwoofers going then blaring a tide ad? It is bad for the consumer's devices and ears and it's bad for the companies purchasing ads because it can cause a bad reaction. 

Also, its funny how a bunch of the above are agreeing that the ads are much louder but the mods answer was music is dynamic.......wow........might need to try Spotify again after reading some of the mods responses which **ahem**.

mikehenry001
Local Performer

I'm now installing Amazon Music because of the loud ads that had nothing to do with the music I was listening to. 

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johnbit
Underground

I have been listening to the same station for years and noticed in the last few months that ads are 30% louder than the music now.  I just mute them every time they come on now.  I understand the need for the ads and don't mind them, but making them ultra-loud doesn't make me want to buy that product.  In fact, it's opposite, to the point where I don't listen to them at all.  I think you should be fair and pass this feedback to your advertisers and see what they think about this.  It's not helpful to the listening experience or as a marketing tool. 

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johnbit
Underground

Ads are much louder than music

The last few months I have noticed ad volume has gone up ~30%.  I have to mute the ads now.  This is a terrible experience and the companies advertising on the platform are going to get a bum deal because listeners will mute the ad or move to another platform.  I think we all understand the need for ads and don't mind them as part of the value proposition, but making something ultra-loud doesn't make us want to buy the product.  In fact it's the opposite.

TexasRetroGuy
Underground

I don't have ads so I wouldn't know but I remember back when they were overwhelming on TV until they finally had to change it. Dumping the ads is well worth the small fee. 

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Lemon89
Local Performer

I have a similar issue I use a s22 ultra and I listen to classical so I have to have it at a certain volume but when a ad comes on its so loud that I am awoken or just caught off guard and scared by the sudden loud noise I wish there was a way to turn down ads or mute them

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DaniB
Local Performer

I use the sleep sounds station to fall asleep sometimes and I really wish Pandora would consider removing the ads for this station because there’s nothing worse than getting close to dosing off and then an ad pops in talking above spot cleaner and playing loud music and now your sleep is completely disrupted. Like this should be standard whether you have a subscription or not. Pandora!!! If you’re watching/listening….please remove it. Thanks. 

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Fractured
Local Performer

Not sure where the best place to complain is, but recently there has been a ... Discovery with Wish? ad that is extremely nasty. I guess it's supposed to be ASMR. I don't mind ads, honestly, but I'd like to listen to music without having my ears raped.

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