Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

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Sony have just announced a system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) that will be available for download late tonight (or tomorrow in the EU), bringing support for the PULSE and PULSE – Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets to PS4.

Not only that Sony have also announced the Gold Wireless Stereo Headset, which launches early this month. This new headset offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom audio modes created by developers specifically for PlayStation games, a hidden noise cancelling microphone for voice chat while playing online, customizable faceplates, and other features –all for $99.99 (MSRP). A version is also coming to the EU called the Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 and will be available from 10th February 2014 (market dependant) at £79.99/€89.99 SRP.

You can connect the headset to your PS4, PS3 or computer using the wireless adapter for eight hours of straight gameplay. The headset also is compatible with your PS Vita or other mobile device with the included 3.5mm audio cable. The portable, folding design and travel pouch make it perfect for playing games or listening to music at home or on the go.

The Wireless Headset (and the PULSE – Elite Edition) are compatible with the free Headset Companion App, which hits PlayStation Store in February. The app allows you to download developer-created game modes that are specifically tuned to enhance a game’s audio. Kicking off the custom sound modes will be Sucker Punch, who’s developing a mode for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS Second Son. In addition to these custom game modes, the app also offers a variety of preset audio modes for games, music and movies, as well as a tool to create your own custom EQ mode.

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Information taken from the US and EU PlayStation Blogs

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  • Going by the pictures they look like some cheap headsets. Wish I could say their build quality is good when it comes to headsets, by my Pulse Headsets (the expensive ones) are already cracking at the base.

    • ChazzH69

      Mine have cracked at the joint. I can still use them, but it just isn’t the same anymore.
      They didn’t give enough flex to the plastic in the Elites. I like the look of these.

      • Glad I ain’t the only one. I always took care of them and yet they still cracked and for a $150 dollars I expected more.

    • John Davidson

      I’ve found the Wireless Stereo Headset to be OK, but the issues with the Pulse headset have me wondering about these. I do like the design, hopefully some reviews will be forthcoming soon.