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Discussion in 'PS Vita Forum' started by Del Boy Smiffy, Sep 1, 2005.

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  1. Del Boy Smiffy

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    Was talking to mate from Eire and he was telling me his PSP seemed quite, so i just tried mine and i found it very quite too. Whats the deal with that?

    Now i had a US machine and the sound was so loud(in a good way), what have they done to the european machines and can i make it louder?
     
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    I was about to raise the same issue.

    Looks like good old Sony Europe wants to save our hearing, so has limited the volume, just like their HDD walkmans. Don't suppose there is a hack like the HD3 and HD5?
     
  3. Steven

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    well it is quiet via speakers...I get better volume with 'phones

    ditch the stock ones. the piece of paper says the volume on them has been limited to 96db

    the EU.....what? God forbid we don't know what volume is damaging to our ear drums
     
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    The internal speakers are just too quiet, its only just better with headphones at nearly full volume. With umd movies you can boost the volume in the sound options. I really dont know why they bother giving volume control as its nearly allways on full.
     
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    us in UK have restrictions on loudness that portable devices can output...thats why an American ipod would always go louder than a UK one.
     
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    I've got a Jap one and that's nice and loud, especially through the headphones! I can't believe the EU, surely people must have some freedom and responsibility for their own hearing! They just go over the top with absolutely everything :mad: .
     
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    My PSP via any head phones is far to quite. Sony will be sending me a replacement on Monday. I hope this will be better :nono:Could Sony have problems with some PSP's :confused:
     
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    Why on earth are you sending it back? Reckon you'll find the replacement eaxctly the same, and then you'll probably find some dead pixels, and then back it goes again!

    The Euro PSP's have limited volume, just like the sony mp3 players. Unfortunate, but that's life.
     
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    Guys, I have a US PSP so what I'm saying might be completely inappropriate, but is it possible that the AVLS option is turned on in the system settings? AVLS automatically keeps the volume between a certain threshold - turning this on the US unit dramatically caps the volume. Perhaps the UK machines enable this by default? I'd guess it's not something thar obvious though :(

    Cheers,

    Colin
     
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    We all know about the AVLS. We're not that stupid. Its the pen-pushers in the EU that are

    What? People outside the EU can protect their own hearing. But if you're from the EU, oh no. Can't be burdoned with the responsibility now can we :rolleyes:
     
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    No sound issues with my US PSP, sound coming through loud and clear with or without the headphones
     
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    Alright we don't need every Jap/US PSP owner on here teasing us late comers
     
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    Whose teasing? im stating a fact. The sound is obviously regulated on the UK PSP
     
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    Just trying to help there LFC and not accusing anybody of being stupid - don't you think that was a bit harsh mate? :( I'm sure not everybody knows about the AVLS so my post wasn't taking anything for granted about the owner's experience.
     
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    if you have to have it on full to hear the psp at a decent level you really are missing out on the whole experience i'm afraid.

    i think the unristricted jap psp speakers are pretty loud and usually don't go above a third on the volume bar.
     
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    Agree with all above.. I can`t believe how great PSP is Fantastic but volume on my (UK) one is a joke! Thought I was going deaf till I read this! Is it possible to buy more sensitive headphones (using Sennheiser`s - Great sound but quiet) or headphone amplifiers or something ??
     
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    lol, sorry if I appeared harsh
     
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    No worries ;) I'd be surprised if the limiter was a hardware restriction and was not imposed by a hidden setting in the firmware, i.e. if model is European, lock volume at xx% of maxmium. I've not tested this so can't say for sure whether it would work or not but could you install the US or Japanese 2.0 firmware? I know US users in a hurry to get the 2.0 update installed the Japanese version then updated to the US version when it was released. Maybe an option?
     
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    Good Idea ! anyone tried this or could try it ? Just spotted a Google ad (generated at top of this page) for a U.S. Headphone amp $45, Will see if I can order one of those ..
     
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    So it's not my PSP or my ears. It's some E.U. Bull***t :lesson: What happened to freedom of choice :mad:
     
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    Just found This Or this info from the AV Forums Headphone thread Here And Here
     
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    Has anybody tried looking for a service menu so that you can switch off AVLS(Automatic Volume Limiter System)? It's there somewhere.

    I'd imagine it goes something like this, go to PSP Settings/Sound Settings/AVLS ON/OFF and switch to off.
     
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    Its OFF as default so thats not the issue, its sony saving our hearing.
     
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    Sorry can you speak up..... I have now gone deaf trying to hear my psp :rolleyes:


    COME ON SONY TURN IT UP............ :lease:
     
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    I tried my mp3 players headphones and the sound went much higher, could it be that just the sony headphones have the restriction?
     
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    yes, as I said before. The inc Sony white phones with Euro PSP come with a piece of paper saying volume is artificially limited

    its ridiculous the lengths the EU are going. Fair enough they appear to care about us. But why are citizens of nations outside EU trusted enough to look after their own hearing?!
     
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    Only the headphones are limited, buy another set of headphones and your sorted
     
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    PSP volume is still limited. Even with 3rd party head phones the volume is quite.
     
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    Thanks for leads DTS Borg, will definitely order one (don`t tell Sony though!).
     
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    I believe EU machines will still have volume limit in PSP speakers?
     

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