Regular Head/Earphones

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by altorn, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. altorn
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    Hello again guys,

    I noticed when I plug my Sony headphones into the 3DS, the volume
    is very low.. Is it the same for you?
     
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    This is definitely the same for me, the volume is too low. I think that in a noisy environment, it might prove problematic, but at the same time, I found the quality to be really good, just low.
     
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    I will try other headphones and compare. (i wish 3DS had bluetooth though [​IMG] )
     
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    What is the impedance of your headphones ?
    Are they in-ear monitors or regular ones ? Closed or open ?
     
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    I tested closed headphones.
    not sure about impedance but it can output a max of 20000khz
     
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    No problems here with my earphones (Sony MDR-EX700), in fact i don't think i would be able to comfortably play with the volume over 90%, gets a bit too loud for me after that stage.

    I don't have my closed headphones available to test with those, bit in my experience I would need an small amplifier with most portable devices to use those at reasonable volumes.
     
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    Tested both of these (bought them last year) and volume is pretty loud. TOO loud on maximum.

    Transcend TS EP 1 W
    Creative EP 630

    First pair is white, secound pair is black, just ask Amazon... ^^

    They're both comfortable, even after wearing them for hours, so... [​IMG]
     
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    guys, my volume is definitely low. (or am i just used to ipod touch)
    all my earphones (i have 3, all sound low)
    although the volume of the earphones plugged into the DS is almost as loud as the volume in the 3DS.
     
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    For those reporting low sound, have you tried changing it from "surround" to "stereo" in the 3DS menu?
     
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    I use my ipod earphones and the sound isn't that loud either. It doesn't completely drown out background noise. It's not to bad though.
     
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  12. jpxdude

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    Ok so I got very low volume with my inner ear Sony earphones, but when I used my JVC inner ear earphones, the sound is definitely louder, not by very much but there was a significant difference. I will dig up some other earphones/headphones to check out the difference.
     
  13. pachura

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    So it seems 3DS is not doing good job amplifying the output and you need low impedance headphones for the loudness level to be satisfactory... or maybe a pair of In-Ear monitors would be sufficient ?