I often forget to decrease the system volume when shutting down my Mac and when I turn it back on, the noise in my headphones almost gets me out of my chair. Programs like Volume Reset were developed to offer you a solution for the aforementioned issue.
This application sits quietly on your Menu Bar without using many CPU resources and offering you simple to configure settings. You can adjust the noise level according to your needs or even mute any sounds for the next time you turn on your computer.
Furthermore, the utility lets you choose when to decrease or increase the system volume: when shutting down your Mac or enabling sleep mode on your computer. There's also an option to add Volume Reset to your startup items (it will automatically launch once you turn on your Mac).
In my testing, this program worked flawlessly. I tested both options (shut down or sleep mode) and the application reduced the noise volume.
All in all, Volume Reset is an app that comes in handy only to users who forget to turn down the noise level on their Mac before shutting them down. Plus, you don't have to pay to use this program on your computer.