Europe Suggests Maximum Volume Limit on DAPs | ヨーロッパで発売するDAPはもうすぐのボリューム上限を | 歐洲發賣的數字音頻播放器可能就快強制音量

A maximum volume limit of 85 decibels may soon be imposed on DAPs sold in Europe according to the BBC. However, users will be able to override the setting to bump it up to 100 decibels.

BBCニュースによってヨーロッパで発売するデジタルオーディオプレーヤーはもうすぐのボリューム上限を85dBに固定されるかも知れません。しかし、望めばその上限を外して100dBまで上がることも出来ます。

根據BBC新聞報告在歐洲發賣的數字音頻播放器可能就快強制音量的上限到85dB。但如果使用者想的話也可以調到100dB。

Apparently, people are having hearing problems because they are turning up the volume too high in traffic to drown out the noise and some players go up to 120 decibels – the equivalent of a jet engine going off.

交通の騒ぎを排除するためにボリュームを上がりすぎて聴覚問題のある人が増やしているらしい。あるプレイヤーは120DBまで上がられるようで、ジェットエンジンほどのボリュームですね。

看來許多人在通勤時為了減低交通的噪音,把音量調過高所以聽覺出現問題。有些播放器可調到120dB – 像噴射式飛機那麼大聲。

Well to be honest, I do hear music playing very loudly when I’m commuting – loud enough through their earphones/headphones as if they’re being played on a small speaker. Those people should really try using headphones or if that’s too “ugly” then they should use canal (in-ear) earphones. They really cancel out the noise.

まあ、そうと言えば通勤している時確かに音大きな音楽が聞こえますね、まるで小さなスピーカーで放送しているようで。そのようなお方はヘッドホーンかバランスド・アーマチュア型を使ってみた方がいいでしょう。本当にノイズを排除ことが出来ますよ。

我在通勤時的確有時可聽到別人的音樂,好像在小小的音箱播放。那些人應該試試耳道式耳筒。真可以幫助防止噪音。

Canal earphones on right.

With my old pre-packaged earphones, I had to turn the volume up to 15/40 (38%) but now I only need to set them to 7/40 (18%).

元のイヤホンを使ったらボリュームを40の15(38%)まで上がらなければならなかったけど、今はランスド・アーマチュア型を使ったら40の7(18%)までだけ。

我用我部播放器原裝的耳筒要把音量調到40之15(38%),但用了耳道式耳筒後只要調到40之7(18%)。

And if you don’t think you’ll like the feeling of having things further down your ear hole – it really doesn’t feel that bad. Of course, you just can’t eavesdrop on conversations any more =P

耳の奥まで入ってる感じが嫌いと思えば何かいやですね。でもそんなに気持ち悪くないよ。まあ、こんなイヤホンを使ったら他人の会話を聞こえないでしょう(笑)

耳筒入到耳道好像會不舒服但其實不太差。但當以,也不可再聽到別人的談話哪(笑)

Also, the BBC should correct the headline from “MP3 Players” to “DAP (Digital Audio Player)” because these days, music players no longer only player MP3. Even iPods can play AAC audio files now while other players support an even wider range of formats such as FLAC or APE lossless files.

後はBBCニュースが「MP3 Players」を「DAP, Digital Audio Players」へ改正すべきと思っています。なぜなら現在のミュージックプレイヤーはもうMP3を開けることだけじゃないから。iPodでもAACファイルを開けられ、他のプレイヤーがもっと多くを対応出来る。例えばFLAC, APE。

BBC新聞應該要收正MP3 Players為DAP (Digital Audio Players)。現時的播放器己經不是只可播放MP3。Apple的iPod也可以播放AAC,而其他機還可播放更多例如FLAC和APE等等。

In the old days when these digital music players first came out at insane prices for 32MB of memory or so instead of the GB versions these days, they really were just MP3 players, though.

現在のプレイヤーと違って昔のプレイヤーはGBじゃなくて32MBの容量しかなかったで値段も高かった。あの時は「MP3プレイヤー」と呼べばいい。

以前容量只有32MB時就真是MP3。

3 thoughts on “Europe Suggests Maximum Volume Limit on DAPs | ヨーロッパで発売するDAPはもうすぐのボリューム上限を | 歐洲發賣的數字音頻播放器可能就快強制音量

  1. ashram

    A volume limit probably isn’t a bad idea, though yeah, you do need to turn it up really loud to hear the music properly on trains/trams etc. I usually have to crank my ipod to about 75% to hear it properly through my crappy Sony earphones (the kind that clip onto the ear) and that’s not taking into account loud teenagers/babies/crazy folk that I want to drown out.

    Naturally, my hearing is stuffed now…I have tinnitus permanently XD Which is why I think a volume limit ain’t such a bad idea, even though I personally listen quite loudly.

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  2. GRFX

    Hrmm, it’s a nice initiative, I guess.
    But I’m guessing it won’t have much effect.

    Personally, I dislike those in-ear phones, last time I used those (at decent volume levels, nothing too crazy) I started to get chronic headaches until I ditched them. x_X

    With my iTouch (and the included earphones) I generally only need around 30~40% in quiet environments (my house, classroom during an exam, etc.), up to about 70% or maybe more in really loud places (such as the cafeteria at peak hours and I really want to drown out the noise).

    Fortunately, my hearing is still pretty good. I’m expecting revenge by the time I hit 30 though… But, while I live in America, it’d be interesting to see how this turns out.

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