1. EchoRedux's Avatar
    The only thing I disliked about the XBOX 360 was how noisy that thing would get, even when I was simply watching a movie on netflix or with a DVD. The PS3 was whisper quiet and while I preferred gaming on the 360, I preferred media watching on the PS3. Not sure if anyone here on the forums had a chance to see it live but I thought I'd ask anyways.
    06-28-2013 11:26 AM
  2. JerseySal's Avatar
    My PS3 is loud as hell. I guess each indivudual console has its own personality. lol
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    06-28-2013 11:56 AM
  3. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Somewhere they claimed it would a LOT quieter than the 360... Till I can play with one, I could not tell you for sure. At some point in the press statement they did talk about volume of the console, I just forget where.

    I have a newer 250gb slim 360, I dont notice it too loud but, I also sit about 10-12' away from it when I play...I did notice that on my old from release 20gb whilte 360 (that went red ring of death 3 times) that it was loud after playing for a little while...

    My PS3 is loud as hell. I guess each indivudual console has its own personality. lol
    I dont notice the problem with my phat PS3 but, maybe it's from the distance I sit (and I have been playing a lot of "the last of us").
    06-28-2013 12:54 PM
  4. Coreldan's Avatar
    I think part of the bland'ish, big, boxy industrial design is probably to ensure it's quiet. The smaller you make something, the more challenge you will have cooling it. Looking at the X1, it shouldn't have any problems keeping cool. Outside cooling, the only thing that makes noise would be the bluray player, but you can eliminate pretty much all sound from that at least when gaming by installing to HDD.
    06-28-2013 01:06 PM
  5. EchoRedux's Avatar
    I don't own a Wii U but from the limited exposure I've had with the device, it seemed quiet. It's also 28% of the total volume of the XBone.
    06-28-2013 01:23 PM
  6. Coreldan's Avatar
    It's also not running comparable hardware, though.
    06-28-2013 01:24 PM
  7. Mystictrust's Avatar
    The original Xbox 360 was loud. I upgraded to the Slim and it has been fairly quiet - I don't even think about sound it's so quiet (Any disc-based games I play on a regular basis have been installed though, so it helps that the disc never spins).

    If they're saying that Xbox One will be much quieter than the 360, then I imagine it will be whisper quiet at all times. Obviously just speculation, I haven't seen one running in person.
    06-28-2013 01:24 PM
  8. EchoRedux's Avatar
    I don't care about the noise when playing games, but it matters a lot to me when I'm watching movies. I'm a bit of an audiophile and the noise from the 360 kind of ruins the my surround sound.

    Thanks for all your responses.
    06-28-2013 01:39 PM
  9. NaNoo123's Avatar
    Its supposed to be quieter than 360s, looking at the huge heatsink and fan i wouldn't be surprised lol.
    06-28-2013 06:01 PM
  10. smoledman's Avatar
    It might run very quiet if you don't use the BluRay drive.
    06-28-2013 06:11 PM
  11. Storl's Avatar
    Look at this image ;)

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    06-28-2013 07:21 PM
  12. NaNoo123's Avatar
    Thanks for posting that, never had time to dig that out.
    Oh, and worth mentioning generally bigger fan is better, as it can spin slower. Hence quieter.
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    06-28-2013 09:16 PM
  13. vertigoOne's Avatar
    I have owned 6 different 360s and they all have had varying pitch and loudness. The worst was my Modern Warfare 2 console. The best is probably my current Halo 4 console. My launch day PS3 is loud sometimes, but still quieter than all of my old design 360s.
    06-29-2013 09:19 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    I don't own a Wii U but from the limited exposure I've had with the device, it seemed quiet. It's also 28% of the total volume of the XBone.
    My GameBoy Color is fairly quiet as well...
    06-29-2013 10:07 AM
  15. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It's all a matter of luck, in my opinion. My original 360 was pretty unassuming until later in its life, when it got noticeably loud. My Halo 4 360 is silent, by my standards (not sure if my hearing's bad or if I just have enough background noise to where I ignore it.). However, my brother-in-law's 360 slim is pretty loud. Not sure why, but it is. I'm sure it'll be the typical case-by-case basis, but it'll usually come out quieter.
    06-29-2013 10:45 AM
  16. NaNoo123's Avatar
    MS looks to have put a lot of work into noise levels this time. So they say anyway.

    Seen pics of a sound chamber that they built to measure sound levels etc i believe. Or was that just used to test kenect?
    06-30-2013 08:08 PM
  17. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    That's one thing i really hope XB1 get right the sound coming from the console, because at the end of the day what person wants to have their console as their main entertainment system in the living room and it sounds so loud or annoying that you can't hear watching tv or sport or playing games right! If the likes of Sky tv can make their set top boxes quiet surely the XB1 can! I have a 360 slim which is quiet enough when the volume is loud, but at night when quiet the 360 gives of an awful hum, sucks lol. So lets all hope Microsoft have solved the noise issues with this next gen console :)
    06-30-2013 08:21 PM
  18. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    1. Not even a high-end PC is THAT big of a noise producer, to where you simply cannot hear things on TV.
    2. A set-top box from Sky doesn't sniff the hardware of a console, I'm sure. That's about like saying that a Ferrari had better be quiet because a Prius is.
    06-30-2013 08:53 PM
  19. NaNoo123's Avatar
    He never said he couldn't hear tv, just that its loud enough to be irritating.

    A lot of devices can me loud and irritating enough to be heard when tv is low at night. Including 360's.

    Set top box isn't a fair comparison though. Lol
    06-30-2013 09:02 PM
  20. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    He never said he couldn't hear tv, just that its loud enough to be irritating.

    A lot of devices can me loud and irritating enough to be heard when tv is low at night. Including 360's.

    Set top box isn't a fair comparison though. Lol
    He said, "so loud or annoying that you can't hear watching tv or sport or playing games right!" That would imply that the console is loud enough to distort sound. It would take a deliberate attempt to play at an ultra-low volume for the console to legitimately interfere with the ability to hear the game. My non-slim 360 was pretty loud itself, but it was never loud to the point of hurting the gaming experience. I think it's just something where people think that ANY audible noise ruins the entire experience of the game, so they're blowing it out of proportion, from audible to deafening or something.
    06-30-2013 11:08 PM
  21. NaNoo123's Avatar
    Actually it can be, its not only decibels that affects how you hear something, he said awful hum.
    Which is obviously bad enough to affect his enjoyment at night.

    He's obviously not the only one, as MS has made a point to say this is something they've tried to rectify this time around, so I'm sure enough people complained about it.

    Guess I'll just except his views and any exaggeration he may or may not have made to make his point, although sounded humorous to me
    06-30-2013 11:51 PM
  22. martinmc78's Avatar
    I have owned 6 different 360s and they all have had varying pitch and loudness. The worst was my Modern Warfare 2 console. The best is probably my current Halo 4 console. My launch day PS3 is loud sometimes, but still quieter than all of my old design 360s.
    My MW2 console is incredibly loud as well. When it spins up a cd it sounds like its going to take off.
    07-01-2013 02:36 AM
  23. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Just a reply to my recent Xbox 360 comment lol, yes comparing it to a set top box might have been a little unfair, but at night theirs no cars or noise etc so it can get awful quiet so the volume i would use during the day would drop considerable as its as i said it get quiet, theirs times i would download a movie and put it on a usb and then play it through my freeview box as their is no noise coming from that, but when i stream a movie from my xbox 360 it can ruin the experience a little its bearable though. All I'm trying to say is that if the XB1 is going to try take up a space in your living room surely you would want it to be completely quiet? As XB1 are implementing so many tv like features only makes sense, if its not quiet i do think a lot of customers wont be to happy with a noise humming for the XB1.

    P.s i have my Xbox S in a well aired spot in my room and have taking all the procedures to keep it cool when its starts to heat up. The Xbox 360 S is pretty much quiet with a slight churn of the fan were as the power brick is that bit louder when both combined its annoying. So maybe more so its the actual stupid power brick that needs tweaking ;)
    07-01-2013 11:00 AM

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