Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

Summary: Flashy and functional, the PlayStation 3's official wireless headphones promise gamers the ability to hear even the most quiet of in-game sounds.

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I can count on one finger the number of people I have ever seen play video games using headphones. But that's inconsequential because I hear the practice adds volumes to one's ability to hear the faintest of aural cues, from enemy footsteps, to the frustrated wails of your teammates.

Sony has its ear to the ground on this reality, and is responding in turn with its official PlayStation 3 headset. Offering 7.1 surround sound and a retractable microphone, this official headset is as stylish as it is functional.

Sadly, the headset doesn't connect via Bluetooth, which is sort of what you would expect from a wireless device nowadays. Instead, users will connect the headset via the included USB adapter, which plugs into the PlayStation 3. Sony's headset also offers on-screen diagnostics, including battery status and sound control. The problem? You won't be able to see the the updates on any device but a PlayStation 3. Deal breaker? You decide.

The official PlayStation 3 headset will cost $99 when it's made available this September.

[Via PlayStation Blog]

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    The newer PS3 only has 2 USB slots and mine are more often than not occupied. Can't say that I'll be getting this.
    Aerowind
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    Even if I can use this as input for Rock Band, the USB port requirement makes it extremely unattractive. DNW.
    SenorAlejandro
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    i probably will purchase this head set just to get rid of my ear bud and 2 because i really don't see myself dropping the cash for a turtle beach. the price point it right if the khz hz responce levels are as good or better then sonys own MDR series headphones.
    nucleo32
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    Sooooooooo.it's really not wireless
    Grey8one
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    No wire connecting the headphone to the base unit = wireless...
    BeachBum72
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    Since it has a USB connecter does that mean I'll be able to use it on my computer as well? I already plan on buying them but It would be amazing if it was compatible with more than just the PS3.
    ChristopherLeeD
  • question the quality....

    MOST SRS HEADPHONES ARE AROUND 200 BUCKS.....WHATS THE CATCH.....AND NO EXTERNAL SOUND PROCESSOR????HMMMM......SKETCHY BUY
    BarberMan5364
  • RE: Sony's official PS3 wireless headphones offer surround sound, style

    The review does not not say it always has to be connected to USB to work only to connect it you guys should really read it thoroughly.
    BoobyWest
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  • optical

    Is it true that you need to be plugged into the optical out for true surround sound?
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