The Loudness Wars WERE a time when audio was pushed loud because it was thought to be better. You must fairly compare audio at the same volume for a fair comparison.
Discover the different mastering plugins producers use to master their beats. Audio Mastering Tools like Limiters, Compressors, Clippers, and Loudness Meters.
Learn to set up a good mastering chain when you master audio. The order your mastering signal chain plugins allows you to get the best mastering chain.
Mastering is bringing up your audio to competitive loudness to other audio in our industry, and making sure it's balanced, and translates well across all audio systems.