Rockbox mail archiveSubject: dB volume (was: wireless audio link. hiss problems on songs.. via archos/rockbox 2.2)
dB volume (was: wireless audio link. hiss problems on songs.. via archos/rockbox 2.2)
From: Uwe Freese <mail_at_uwe-freese.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 15:34:06 +0100
FM> I really like it better as a percent. It is more intuitively obvious to
FM> non-technical people.
FM> The average person doesn't know the difference between dB SPL and dbV.
FM> If most people see "0dB", they think that means "silent." They don't
FM> understand the relationship between the "dB" number that they see on the
FM> display and the dB figure that they see in the efficiency rating of
FM> their headphones, why there are negative dB "levels", etc. I'm sure
FM> that there would even be some people who would think that their hearing
FM> couldn't be damaged because the volume was "only" at 12dB -- and 12dB
FM> can't hurt your hearing.
I would also prefer a dB display going from -something dB to 0dB. I
don't think this is so unusual - all the modern amplifiers / receivers
(including mine) show volume in dB.
To summarize: I vote for dB. :)
Received on 2004-03-19