I sometimes listen to music while working/browsing, and the music is mastered with relatively low average loudness (high dynamic range), so any sound from webpage is like explosion. And there are 2 sad facts:
- Unlike Windows 7 and newer, OS X doesn't allow setting sound loudness per application.
- Firefox doesn't have any control over sounds played from webpages. For example, if you open this test page* (WARNING — very loud sound record there, turn down volume first)
There are some extensions for Firefox that advertise themselves like they can mute Firefox and leave all other applications untouched. But looks like they are just using the system feature on Windows 7 and newer, and, as expected, they are not available for OS X.
Is there a solution to this problem?
My current solution is to visit only "well known" websites when not muted, which does the job, but it's not universal.
*The link is intentionally made non-clickable, for safety reasons