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PS3 Annoyance: Quiet/Loud

Has anyone noticed this? Some games are quiet while others are loud.

On the XMB, some of the audio accompanying the XMB thumbnail is overwhelmingly loud compared to the other audio that I get from my PS3. Worse is games like Heavenly Sword: it seemed that during cut scenes, the audio was barely audible, so I had to turn my speakers way up, then the game portion was deafening loud and I had to turn my speakers way back down.

BTW, aside from this volume annoyance, the audio quality in Heavenly Sword was unusually awesome. Music and effects sounded noticeably crisper than DVD movie audio (which is very good). I don’t know the technical “why” behind this: is the audio stored at a higher sampling rate? does it use lossless or less lossy compression? I only have four speakers, so it can’t be 7.1 separation. Regardless of that, I can clearly hear a difference.

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