https://www.duolingo.com/Cy115

Please turn down the sound effects

Until today (2/03/2018) The volumes have been a more or less at a balanced level.

Today when I started my usual revision, I noticed that the voice volumes are the same as they always were, but for some reason the sound effect volumes are blaring like some ear-rape videos.

Why?

What is the bloody point of having sound effects this loud, they aren't conveying anything useful, just there to add to the experience.

They don't add to the experience with this volume, you'll be intently listening to something where you have to focus on what's being said and then a few seconds later when you press enter to evaluate your answer BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMP.

Please revert it, or give us the option to set volumes. I've disabled the sound effects for now, but to be honest they were useful before, just they're so loud now I can't be dealing with them, especially as a headphone user.

March 2, 2018

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

You can turn sound effects off separately from other sounds. After all they have virtually no educational value.

March 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Hey, thanks for letting us know! We will look into this and see if we can reproduce on our end—please remember when reporting or posting about a bug to share any extra info about browsers/languages etc. (moving this to the Troubleshooting forum)

March 2, 2018

[deactivated user]

    Happy to report everything is back to normal.

    Thank you.

    March 2, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      I thought I was the only one noticing that... the sound effects are now much louder that the voices volume.

      Have no idea why they changed that... If it ain't broken...

      March 2, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

      I'm thinking this was unintentional =]

      March 2, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Maybe someone pushed the wrong button... :)

        March 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY

        I usually have the sounds deactivated because it exasperates the ones I have around... yes it is too loud.

        March 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/warriorg315

        Ok yeah, I noticed this too. The green button noise was loud, so I turned the volume down, then the voice was quiet, so I turned it up a bit. Button noise was loud/voice was soft. What is goin' on?

        March 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/petrenko

        I noticed this as well, but to be honest, I think they were always too loud. I prefer to have them on, but it would be better if they were even quieter than they were before.

        March 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Melisande28

        I turned off the sound effects today. I can't believe I waited until now to do it. I am so much happier without the blaring ding sounds and trumpets.

        March 3, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

        Cy115. Please moderate your anger and your swearing in future posts. Courtesy works better than cussing ...

        March 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/warriorg315

        Was there cussing? I didn't catch any..

        March 2, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/kaleena_

        The user might be referring to 'bloody', which is technically a swear word in some contexts.

        March 4, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/warriorg315

        Ah.

        March 13, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          He didn't seem that much agitated to be honest...

          March 2, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/xMira_

          He wasn't cussing. He used caps, but still....

          March 2, 2018
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