- Jun 19, 2004
Also if someone puts their system behind the TV or in a cabinet or if you wear headphones the PS5 is now silent. Not everyone has their console right in front of them. I wish Sony had taken the same care as MS to dampen their noise the power supply makes but it is what it is. I don't see them addressing it any time soon sadly.Of course I can't actually know how many are affected, but I'm absolutely certain it's more than "a few vocal people". That's easy to tell just by looking around the interwebs. This isn't something only a few super critical nerds are complaining about, it's definitely widespread.
And coil whine isn't a defect, it's a natural characteristic of electronic devices like this. High end PC GPUs very commonly have it. There are things that can be done to minimize it, which unfortunately Sony hasn't done (while MS has, so you don't hear about this issue with the XSX).