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Submitted by UltimaEnder 1222d ago | review

Sony Pulse Wireless Headset – Elite Edition Review (PlanetPSX)

From the PlanetPlayStation featured review:

"The headset market is booming – and I don’t mean in the sound department – when it comes to competition. Everyone from SteelSeries to Astro Gaming to Turtle Beach is cranking out quality headsets for use with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it’s really hard to pick a clear winner. That said, Sony is making a gutsy call by releasing a new headset into the wild with the Pulse Wireless Headset – Elite Edition, just a year after releasing a moderately good wireless headset that worked exclusively with the PS3." (PS3, Sony) -

UltimaEnder  +   1222d ago
Love the surround sound feature - and the wireless works great; if you're looking for a PlayStation 3 headset look no further!
narked  +   1222d ago
Love this headset just got it today :D It's fantastic and the pulse feature is just perfect.
brettyd  +   1222d ago
Great for music as well.
LaurenKB123  +   1222d ago
Will have to look into this now, and the price is great for what you apparently get (after reading the review)...
KONAAs  +   1222d ago
i rater buy the triton ax pros for $150, if u break a part u can buy a replacement, sony does not sell the usb dongle if u loose or break it,
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1222d ago
Why wouldn't they? Even my wrist strap is covered under my warranty for my Cybershot...
KONAAs  +   1222d ago
i know it makes no sense, but its the same concept as the original stereo headset, they dont sell replacement USB dongles, call customer suport they will tell u they dont, hell look at the forums with allot of ppl that lost of broke theirs, i got the astros A50s, i love them
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1222d ago
That's upsetting. Perhaps enough strongly worded letters could change that.
LOGICWINS  +   1222d ago
I have the Ax Pros. The sound you get from them is fantastic..but there are too many wires. As far as surround sound, you would think that the Trittons would have the edge since they support REAL surround sound as opposed to virtual surround sound. Of the reviews I've come across, some say the Trittons sound better, others say that these sound better. In fact, I read in one review that the sound from the Pulse headset is on par with Astros.
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narked  +   1222d ago
How exactly do you loose a usb dongle which is always attached to a PS3?
KONAAs  +   1222d ago
maybe u got kids? or nephews come to visit you? u misplace it if u use it on ps3 and pc, a family member thinks its a flash drive
narked  +   1222d ago
Ok I didn't think of that :) Apologies for the quick judgement :)
BaconBits  +   1222d ago
I am not a big fan of Sony headsets but these do seem like a pretty good deal. I still think my next headset will be the new Turtle Beaches with Bluetooth. I have been using the x41's since they came out and they are pretty good (about the same price as these). The short battery life is kind of a deal breaker though. My Turtles are about 10 hours and even then seems a bit short. At least with the turtles you can plug wired sets in and get 7.1 plus they have a pass through on the base so you can also use your normal surround set up during the day with out having to move optical wires around.
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ThanatosDMC  +   1222d ago
Problem i had with Turtle Beach wireless headset is there's sometimes a noise in the background. Apparently something to do with the signal with other wifi devices. Also, i end up with more crap on my desk and surge protector. I didnt get as much as 10 hours though... weird. The one i had must have been really defective.

PX5 is way overpriced in most stores. Buy it from newegg instead for $159.99 during their sale.

The mic on the PS3 wireless headset isnt as noise cancelling as i want it to be. However, it only requires the dongle to work and it is also plug and play for the PC.

I hope for the Pulse version they improve the bass since the first one doesnt have enough of it.
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KONAAs  +   1222d ago
the px5 are a joke, TB are dumb they use 2.4 wireless instead of a 5.8, the blutooth is only used to connect voice or music to the headset, they cant use blutooth only for audio and voice the quality drops, if u really wana buy a TB get the 400s i think they use 5.8
BaconBits  +   1221d ago
Hmm. Looking at the TB site the 400 300 x32 and x42 use duel 2.4/5.8 GHz. Why not the 500 too?
Anyway, I don't get interference from other stuff because my phone and router are not 2.4GHz. If I could I would use wired but it is just not convenient for my setup.
nitrogav  +   1222d ago
When is this bad boy released in the UK ?
S-T-F-U  +   1222d ago
I'm wondering the same :(
narked  +   1222d ago
I think it will be released this week. In Malta we get stock from Sony UK and I have the headset on my desk right now :) So it should be launched this week if not already launched.
TheModernKamikaze  +   1222d ago
Can it be used for PC gaming?
DivineAssault  +   1222d ago
yup.. Ur phone too
ivajosh  +   1220d ago
Just bought these and they're pretty awesome, playing One Piece Pirate Warriors currently with them, I do have a question, my dongle syncs PERFECTLY with my PS3 but when I plug the dongle into my PC it doesn't "install" anything and I can't play games or anything with this headset without using the 3.5mm cable into my laptop. Is there a website that I can download the software to install on my PC.

My dongle isn't syncing with my PC (it does on my ps3), is there a place to download the software?
ZoyosJD  +   1220d ago
I never had any problems playing with my older set on my PC, but if nothing else works you could probably download a bluetooth device and usb manager like BlueSoleil and sync them.

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