In 2 of 3 my PC’s there is “natively” installed limiter in operating system with quite low threshold compressing sound played by speakers. When I’m using Ableton or interface or headphones it’s bypassed. That’s good for watching movies, skype etc, but bad for listening loud and heavy compressed music, especially if it’s not EDM or hip hop (like some types of commercial cartoon music). So I found that some of my tracks sound great on computer without limiter, but are heavy pumping on those with limiter.
Do your computers have such limiters? Is this popular? In this case I’m considering making quiter mastering only for AJ but I would love to hear your reflections.