Sony Announces A New Wireless Headset


Sony has just announced another acessory to add to your growing collection of colored Dual Shock’s and wireless head sets. A New Official Wireless Stereo Headset for you PS3 will retail for $99.99.

Sony had this to say about adding the product to its current acessory line:

The official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset will be available for $99.99 (MSRP) at retailers nationwide this September. Many more of your favorite franchises, such as Killzone and Gran Turismo, were also designed for surround sound audio. Featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, the Wireless Stereo Headset lets you hear all the minor in-game audio clues clearly, whether you are in a firefight in a first-person shooter game or racing for the checkered flag.

Designed with comfort in mind for hours of gameplay, it’s the perfect addition to your PlayStation experience. Connecting the Wireless Stereo Headset with PS3 is made easy with the included USB Wireless Adapter. Precise volume controls and accessible microphone mute make it so you never have to interrupt gameplay to fumble for buttons. You can easily stay informed about battery status, sound controls, etc. with on-screen headset status updates. On top of that, the Wireless Stereo Headset also offers the highest quality voice chat for crystal clear online conversations. The mic is retractable so you can put it away if you just want to listen to music or play a single player game.

So what do you think? With all the options out there is this something you will be picking up?

Sourec:PSBlog


Written by: Jason - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Abkanis on May 27th, 2011 [ 1064 Points ]

    Drop $100+ for personal audio equipment? I’ll have to pass. I frankensteined my own headphones out of 3 or so broken pairs. One day I want real surround sound speakers, but I want something bigger than a dorm room first.

  2. #2 by Jason on May 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    I use this http://www.crutchfield.com/s_107SB50B/Polk-Audio-SurroundBar-50-Black.html?tp=6485
    Sounds way better then my previous speakers everywhere set up. I own the Sony wireless 7.1 $900 with head tracking headphones. You need to get something worth the money if you really want to enjoy your home set up. The Turtle beach x4 are great but they break from normal use.

  3. #3 by Pedro on May 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I really like headphones, I have 3 (all of them over U$100) and I use them all the time.

    This is quite nice, I would definitely get it if worked with something other than the PS3… couldn’t find that info however…

  4. #4 by premiersoupir on May 27th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    “stereo” headset with “virtual 7.1″? what does that mean?

  5. #5 by Jason on May 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    premiersoupir: “stereo” headset with “virtual 7.1″? what does that mean?  

    It simulates 7 different speakers. Basically it makes the sound hollow. I never cared for it. This only sounds good when a game is made in 7.1 Know any?
    This notation, e.g. “5.1″, reflects the number of full range channels; including a “.1″ to reflect the limited range of the LFE channel.

    E.g. 2 basic stereo speakers with no LFE channel = 2.0
    5 full-range channels + 1 LFE channel = 5.1

    It can also be expressed as the number of full-range channels in front of the listener, separated by a slash from the number of full-range channels beside or behind the listener, separated by a decimal point from the number of limited-range LFE channels.

    E.g. 3 front channels + 2 side channels + an LFE channel = 3/2.1

    This notation can then be expanded to include the notation of Matrix Decoders. Dolby Digital EX, for example, has a sixth full-range channel incorporated into the two rear channels with a matrix. This would be expressed:

    3 front channels + 2 rear channels + 3 channels reproduced in the rear in total + 1 LFE channel = 3/2:3.1

  6. #6 by premiersoupir on May 27th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    thanks for the info! I was mainly wondering how a two-channel source emulates 7.1 channels, and whether this emulation is at all effective. it sounds like it isn’t, from your description.

  7. #7 by Jason on May 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    No its not. Honestly I think this is garbage but some people need a cost effective way of doing what they want and this will do it. These are what I used for pc gaming and general gaming before they broke. http://www.amazon.com/Force-Digital-Wireless-Headphones-Xbox-360/dp/B000V7N54A Im going to try to bondo the piece but it may be doomed

  8. #8 by Jason on May 27th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    I contacted Turtle beach and the $300 x4s I bought are now only $99 lol http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/recertified-products/ear-force-x4.aspx

  9. #9 by Jcmdaddy on May 28th, 2011 [ 56307 Points ]

    If these are really comfortable, I think I might buy them. If you can use them as just headphones when viewing bluray movies and other media on your ps3, I’m definitely in.

  10. #10 by Jason on May 28th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Jcmdaddy: If these are really comfortable, I think I might buy them. If you can use them as just headphones when viewing bluray movies and other media on your ps3, I’m definitely in.  

    If you want a solid home theater headset get the x4s I linked above. they are simply amazing and are now $100. I paid $300 and would gladly pay that again for the headset. Sadly they do not offer a chat function for the ps3 but I used to use my camera for chat while wearing the headset and it worked wonderfully. Honestly they come damn close to my $900 Sony’s.


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