PS5 coil whine has been perhaps the biggest complaint of next-gen early adopters. While Sony’s new console is undoubtedly quieter than its PlayStation 4 range, some users are reporting an irritating whistling sound when playing graphically intensive games, like Demon’s Souls. This can range from a whining to a buzzing to a grinding sound. One fan has even hypothesised that it could be caused by a loose sticky label. Regardless, you can hear some examples of the noise through here.
But how widespread is this problem? We’re eager to find out what your experience has been: does your PS5 have coil whine? And if so, when do you experience it and how close do you need to be to the console to hear it? It’ll be interesting to see just how common this problem is, and if we can learn a little more about when it occurs and why.