I personally thought that the pronunciation came across as the woman calling herself שב which threw me off
Are you still at it?
All the people who "agree" with you are BEGINNERS. A beginner is prone not to understand a new language when spoken at a certain pace. You received an answer from a NATIVE speaker, Yarden, who wrote that the audio is fine. If a word of a NATIVE speaker isn't enough for you, then I don't know what to tell you.
I am sorry that you are so frustrated by this course, but but instead of constantly blaming the voice actors for their "bad" pronunciation, maybe you should check out the person who taught you the "correct" pronunciation, which appears not to be so correct.
One final note. I know you will want to respond saying I don't know what I am talking about. Again. But don't expect any more replies from me. I refuse to engage with you anymore, because you have been shown you were wrong, and yet you still insist that all the others are wrong. If you don't trust a word of a native speaker, and still maintain you know better, there is no need for me to say anything more, because you "know better".
Ummm...... you have only been learning Hebrew for 3 years.... so you are still a beginner yourself.
No disrespect to Yarden, but he is only ONE person. So his opinion isn't the end-all-be-all (again, no offense Yarden). Now if you have a dozen or so saying that.... well that would be another thing then.
Also, Yarden pointed out that the audio being "artificially slow" would be "surely a good thing for learners with no access to a live teacher"
And I agree that the hardware one is using might make it harder to hear..... which gives even more reason to make it as clear as possible, as not everyone has Kali studio monitors to listen through, but instead using the crappy speaker on their iPhone.
I appreciate that, but I didn't learn my Hebrew from just one person (remember.... I'm Jewish). And the pronunciations that I learned (both Ashkenazi and Sephardi) are correct. In fact I even took the two year language cycle of Modern Hebrew during my undergrad.
I'm glad I won't have to listen to you white knight the audio anymore, so thank you. I do find it interesting that you still haven't admitted you were wrong about your denial of there being two male voices or that the female voice is significantly quieter.
We have no way of knowing what your answer was, so we can't know if it really is a bug, or you are simply making a mistake you are not aware of. Copy your answer here in the comments section and we might be able to give you some feedback. Otherwise, you'll be just commenting the same thing over and over, without any chance of getting an answer.