I am wondering if the UK/European version I have is limiting the sound volume. I find I have to go all the way up to 30 out of 30 with the included earphones and I wish I could go higher for some movies!! Anyone with a Japanese or American headset care to comment on how loud it goes with the provided earphones?
Also, just a warning for those perfectionists who like to keep their equipment like new. The provided cable clip that holds the control cable and earphone cable is made of a harder plastic than the headbraces. As a result it gradually scratches the area of the headbrace that it is close to (as the clip is not very tight it slides and moves around), and also catches the movable headbrace as you fold it up and down. I am talking very slight scratching that can only be seen under a spotlight, but Sony chose a harder plastic for the cable holder instead of a soft rubber which was very stupid.