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Reference EN 50332-2:2013
Title Sound system equipment: Headphones and earphones associated with personal music players - Maximum sound pressure level measurement methodology - Part 2: Matching of sets with headphones if either or both are offered separately, or are offered as one package equipment but with standardised connectors between the two allowing to combine components of different manufacturers or different design
Project Number 23967
Abstract/Scope This Part 2 of EN 50332 specifies methods of measuring the matching values for the use of personal music players and headphones/earphones defined for the use with those and with standardised connectors allowing to combine components of different manufacturers or different design sold separately in order to avoid possible hearing impairment by excessive sound pressure resulting from them. Compared with “one-package sets“ the sound pressure level at the ear cannot be fixed by only one condition but needs at least two characteristics, one each for player and the headphones/earphones, defined by the matching values for their connection. Requirements for protection against excessive sound pressure from personal music players are given in EN 60950-1:2006/A12:2011 and EN 60065:2002/A12:2011.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-10-25
Current Stage code deadline 2014-09-23
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
33.160.50 - Accessories
Note Supersedes EN 50332-2:2003 * 2013-08-19: ANEC comments included in voting results * 2013-08-19: Publication allocated to
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6060 2013-10-25 2014-09-23 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2013-09-23 2013-10-21  
5060 2013-08-19 2013-09-09 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-15 2013-08-16 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
1099 2012-02-14    
1000 2011-11-17 2012-02-14  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-09-23
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-10-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-03-23
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-09-23
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-09-23


Supersedes EN 50332-2:2003
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.