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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:22

 
The German magazine ComputerBild is currently running an analysis with a PS4 debug unit. They have measured the unit's noise level while navigating the system menu and compared it to the original PS3.
 
After 10 minutes of operation
PS3: 0.83 sone
PS4: 0.815 sone
 
According to the magazine, a "slight noise" is audible from 40cm (= 15.75 inches) distance.
 
After 60 minutes of operation
PS3: 2.1 sone
PS4: 0.83 sone
 
A sone is a unit of perceived loudness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sone (with examples).
 
 

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#2 firey

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:25

as long as it is quieter than the 360 im good.  Never heard my ps3 over the tv.. whereas my buddies 360 could be heard over his tv at a reasonable volume.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:40

as long as it is quieter than the 360 im good.  Never heard my ps3 over the tv.. whereas my buddies 360 could be heard over his tv at a reasonable volume.

 

I suppose your buddies have the older versions.  :rofl:



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:51

I suppose your buddies have the older versions.  :rofl:

No clue, it got really hot and was really loud.  I assume it was an early one.  I called it a space heater.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 22:51

I guess that's ok, but this isn't really valuable information since it didn't measure loudness while actually stressing the system (playing a game).



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 23:12

I mean I guess it's good to know, but this really hasn't been an issue for most people when it comes to consoles...ever.  It'd be news if it was loud :p



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 23:33

No clue, it got really hot and was really loud.  I assume it was an early one.  I called it a space heater.

 

The Xbox S actually doesn't make a sound and it's cooler.  :laugh:



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 23:34

which version of the ps3 did they test? fat, slim, super slim? If it was the slim or super slim then the ps4 must be bloody quiet according to those results.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 23:53

I don't know how loud 1 sone or any other number sone sounds to really compare this too. I do know the ps3 when loading disc and HD data is loud enough to be annoying, I suspect similar from PS4 in all reality. Everyone talks about fan  noise but there's always disc and HD on top of that as well.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:04

yeah but how loud will it be a year after purchase after its been sitting in an entertainment center hardly ventilated and heavily used :p



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:08

yeah but how loud will it be a year after purchase after its been sitting in an entertainment center hardly ventilated and heavily used :p

hopefully not loud.. keep it well oiled... and clean.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:23

I suppose your buddies have the older versions.  :rofl:

It still wasn't acceptable.  lol  I had a 360 (And loved it), and I'm getting a One, but there's no excuse for a console to be as loud as the early 360 models were...



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:24

I guess that's ok, but this isn't really valuable information since it didn't measure loudness while actually stressing the system (playing a game).

Indeed.  +100



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:27

It still wasn't acceptable.  lol  I had a 360 (And loved it), and I'm getting a One, but there's no excuse for a console to be as loud as the early 360 models were...

 

I'm pretty sure the specs were excusable to some extent. We've talked about the these kinds of limitations for the past decade...I'm only 20, why am I even.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 00:44

No clue, it got really hot and was really loud.  I assume it was an early one.  I called it a space heater.

 

The old ones (original shape when they came out) were very loud.  It was the CD Rom drive, and it was a real pain in the ass.  Sounds like it's going to take off.

The newer slims are far quieter.