audio volume imbalance - too quiet then too loud

There is a HUGE volume difference between the male and female voices in the newly added lessons. The female voice is very loud, and the male voice is very quiet. i keep needing to adjust the volume between each question and it's really annoying. First noticed it on shopping, but it's occurring in all other new lessons i've tested so far. Can't wear headphones until this stops and i'm hoping it's an easy fix. Anyone else having this volume issue?

June 6, 2018


I have, I thought it was just something that happened in the French from English course and you are the first person to mention it. I am constantly raising and lowering the volume. It just might be a quirk of the Duolingo platform.

June 6, 2018

I haven't experienced it with the old lessons and it seems to have started when the new ones were added. It's surprising that more people aren't mentioning it, i don't think i'm overreacting to how drastic the volume difference is and i expected more people to complain about it.. hopefully someone working here can help, but it's good to know i'm not crazy and at least one other person shares this problem D;

June 12, 2018

Yes, I think the audio volume should definitely be normalized, so it all sounds about equally loud. This would really be a major improvement.

October 26, 2018

I find the sound effects way louder than the voices, constantly muting/unmuting while doing a lesson as it blasts.

March 20, 2019

I agree, the audio is terribly balanced regarding volume!

La mujer es muy fuerte!

January 9, 2019

vowel pronunciations are 2x louder than anything else in the french curriculum. Very annoying

June 4, 2019
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