So it's not just me. I noticed thins too -- I can barely hear anything in podcasts anymore.
I wonder if this is an EU volume limit regulation thing. I went from a non-country specific ROM to the Swiss rom. (Yeah I know Switzerland's not in the EU but...well I dunno.)
The non country specific 7.8 ROM isn't out yet, but maybe the Indian ROM doesn't have this limit.
voluptuary: Before i wipe my phone again, are you aware of any 7.8 rom without this restriction? I can't do a custom rom as i have a phone with the locked bootloader.
Edit: btw, you still see 30 / 30 volume on screen, it's just that everything is much quieter.