Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

Game Informer: "Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence, but rather the clicking of the shoulder buttons. It seemed louder than any controller I could recall. The same seemed true of the Xbox One controller. In a silent house with the television volume turned low, I felt like I could hear the clicking of buttons and tapping of control sticks more than I could in the past. I decided to take initiative and find out if the latest controllers were truly louder, or if I was just imaging things."

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jimjam34421493d ago

ps4 control is louder than xbone, cant that console win at anything?

Savsky1493d ago

It is winning in sales, and better exclusives (in my opinion). But I'll be at the Master Chief Collection release. I just prefer my PS4.

jimjam34421493d ago

halo is a dying franchise. its creators have moved on. i bet xbox sells 5 million for the next 6 years, on tap of course pub mix just follys up the rhine.

mikeslemonade1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

Objectively speaking the X1 controller is better overall than the PS4 controller.

If you take your biases aside and just compare them..

And that's about it. Everything else the PS4 has more advantages.

BiggerBoss1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

@mikeslemonade. I disagree entirely. There is nothing "objective" about your statement. I like the triggers a lot on the Xbox one controller, but the buttons completely kill it for me. The face buttons aren't as nice as on Ds4, and the bumpers are god awful. God awful is an understatement. They're pretty much unusable IMO. The thumb sticks are subjective but I do like the xboxone thumb sticks.

LogicStomper1493d ago


Two objective comparisons that can be made are the battery life and thumbstick material. So yes, in your opinion you dislike the xbox controller, but these two aspects can be compared objectively.

mixolydian_id1493d ago

Don't forget bro...

Just because something is more popular... doesn't make it the best.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... if the XB1 gives you the functionality you desire, then it is better... FOR YOU!

Same with the PS4.

Im not a sheep, so I won't be going along with what everyone else does because of the web PR waffle but I can only afford one console.

Hence why it's a more scrutiness decision to make

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Kingdomcome2471493d ago

I, prefer the triggers on my Xbox One controller versus our Ps4 controller. I, also prefer the larger design, which could be a plus or minus depending upon hand size. I, hated the bumpers on my Xbox controller until I realized that they're placed in such a way that your finger never has to completely leave the trigger, it just rolls over the bumper. I definitely think the Xbox controller fits me better personally, but I think the DS4 is far and away the most improved controller.

Magicite1493d ago

ps4 wins at not being called xBONE, hahaha!

ChronoJoe1493d ago

If you flick the triggers on the PS4 controller they're so loud. It doesn't bother me either way, I find it funny at times. It's a good way to annoy others in the living room.

Bebedora1493d ago

The L2 button on my PS4 controller squeaks. I laughed when I found out about it.

RiPPn1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

How To Fix Squeaky Triggers on a DualShock 4 Controller With a Pencil

Bebedora1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

@RiPPn: That was an innovative way to fix the problem. Thanks for the link.

LackTrue4K1493d ago

all that time it was my L2 TRIGGER?!?

....and here I am banging a my wall yelling @ my parents in the next room to keep them sex down!

BG115791493d ago

The ps4 controler of course, because it has a speaker!

rainslacker1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

I've been gaming for over 30 years, and quite honestly, the only time I ever recall hearing my controller make noise was with an arcade fighting stick. Never once have I thought to myself, OMG, that is so loud and annoying...not even with the fight stick.

On the other hand, I guess the PS4 controller is kinda loud when that speaker starts making noise.

Donnywho1493d ago

I would of guessed N64, the analog stick snaps back loud and the D-pad is loud too. The controller is so big it almost echoes.

Jrmy841491d ago

Well you said it for me, my thoughts exactly.

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