Are there proof that spotify normalize audio at -14LUFS? I did some empirical A/B comparison between mp3s donwloaded on my pc and audio streamed on spotify. I choosed this quite loud songs on pourpose: King of Convenience - Misread -10 LUFS Radiohead - Burn The Wich -9.5 LUFS Beck - Colors -6.5 LUFS Bjork - Arisen my Senses -8 LUFS Carla Bruni - The Winner Takes it All -10.7 LUFS Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Skeletons Tree -9.6 LUFS Except the first song, all are very recent releases , all quite far from -14 LUFS. Guess the results? Both audio levels were absolutely identical. In a quick A/B comparison even a 0.5-1 db difference is audible. Perhaps normalization is applied only on smartphones? So why everybody says that the loudness war is over? (look at the numbers above). I measured 20-30 songs which came out from 2016 to erly 18 and only 2 were at -14 LUFS or less (David Gilmore and Arcade Fire).