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I'd recommend holding off until a suitably mixed/mastered version of this ...
on 21 October 2014
We're currently listening to this CD set in the car. Now on disc 3.
We're having to ride the volume knob constantly as the dialog swings drastically in volume: either half of the dialog is too quiet to hear over the usual road noise, or on raising the volume level, the other half of the dialog is painfully loud. I haven't tried listening on headphones and value my heating too much to try.
Sound effects appear to be mixed in the upper half of the dynamic range, compounding the issue with quieter passages.
We don't experience any of these issues with Radio 4's The Archers or various audio books on CD, so it'd not an weird issue with our car stereo.
If you want to listen in the car, I'd recommend holding off until a suitably mixed/mastered version of this box set is produced by someone who can use a compressor unit. If you want to listen at home, on in a controlled studio environment, then you should be good to go!