Submitted by Chupa-Chupa 831d ago | opinion piece

Hey, At Least It Comes With a Headset

The fact that Sony came out and fixed everything the PS3 was lacking has pleased many people. In addition of making the PS4 an easy machine to develop on, Sony shocked the gaming world by delivering a $399.99 price for the PlayStation 4. One of the many PS3 complaints was the lack of a headset included in the box; of course Sony offered a few “additional cost” options a few years later such as; the wireless Bluetooth headset and the Wireless Stereo Headset. However, the fact that the Xbox was able to fit that small part into its box still left many gamers baffled by Sony’s weird and anti-consumer friendly decisions. (PS4, Xbox One)

versusALL  +   831d ago
It comes with a headset. That's cool, so I don't have to buy one, lol.
The_Infected  +   831d ago
Lots of people will buy better ones but the point is everyone can talk right from the start and multiplayer games want be dead anyone far as communication goes.
Septic  +   831d ago
Precisely. MS got this right in the current generation and I just think its stupid not to bundle even a basic cheap headset. Shelling out for adapters to make your old mic work isn't really a good substitute (although I will gladly pay to make sure that my headset that I just bought works with it).

So Sony have learnt from MS in this respect and oddly, MS think the Kinect will suffice, which it really won't. The last thing I need is for everyone in the house to listen to my mates shout expletives or for me to hear everything the Kinect picks up from my mates homes.
I_am_Batman  +   831d ago
I hope there will be a quick possibility to turn off other people's speech in the game by using the option button. I like playing with a headset in competitive multiplayer games in a clan but I hate it when people are just mumbeling something in the headset while they play and all you her is them breathing or listening to some crappy music while playing.
Godmars290  +   831d ago
Think its better, way better, that the headphones they put out for the PS3 work on the PS4.

PCs too.
sobekflakmonkey  +   831d ago
Yeah, I use the PS monitor and the PS headset for PC gaming, and sometimes the headset for my PS3 lol the monitor is fantastic and works extremely well with my PC, its a super clean monitor, the headset aint anything to complain about either. I'm glad I got them.
DarkBlood  +   831d ago
do you guys know if i can talk to them without needing a headset?

since im kind of hard of hearing and all lol plus i dont have a device that syncs with my implant yet anyways so best i can do is listen to them from the tv
shikamaroooo  +   831d ago
Ps Eye lets you hear peoples Voices straight from the TV, as well as being a Mic itself.
KwietStorm  +   831d ago
You can hear better from the TV than a headset?
GunsAndTheBeast  +   831d ago
@shikamaroooo Just like Kinect 2, minus the NSA listening to you.
DarkBlood  +   830d ago
@KwietStorm im hard of hearing or "deaf" if thats easier to understand lol i wouldnt hear anything from a headset and as for my implant i dont recieve sound the same way a normal person would mine is done digitally

and i dont have the program yet to wirelessly connect to any bluetooth device
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sexybeast69  +   830d ago
You Can Have The Audio Come From The Tv.
abzdine  +   831d ago
it's a universal jack connection so we can use whatever type of headset.

MultiConsoleGamer  +   831d ago
It comes with a headset and it's still $100 cheaper.
Godmars290  +   831d ago
Probably because its a $5 headset lol.
Thomper  +   831d ago
$5? That's being generous ;0)
claudionmc  +   830d ago
Well... then $105 cheaper ;)
maniacmayhem  +   831d ago
Isn't Kinect 2 one big headset with a mic?

Yes it is..
PerryCaravello  +   831d ago
Is it taking pictures of your penis while you sleep?

Yes it is..
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shikamaroooo  +   831d ago
A set of headphones, typically with a microphone attached
GunsAndTheBeast  +   831d ago
Kinect is crap. Deal with it. How many hardcore gamers will play with kinect do you think? We're too lazy for motion controls. I'd rather sit on my fat ass all day long rather then waving my arms like a tard, and lose a couple of pounds.

Seriously though, most people won't use kinect for hardcore games, it failed last time, it'll fail this time too.

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elhebbo16  +   831d ago
@guns "Kinect is crap. Deal with it" you replied to the wrong guy.
KwietStorm  +   831d ago
No, it's a giant camera with a mic.
GunsAndTheBeast  +   831d ago
giant *trash
Hicken  +   831d ago
Why don't you buy an XBOne and show us a picture of you with the Kinect 2 on your head, maniac?
maniacmayhem  +   831d ago
Why, when I can place it next to my 55 inch plasma and talk to my friends from my couch?
Mikeyy  +   831d ago
While your friends and everybody else mute you because the kinect just picks up all the noise from your TV.

Kinect users are instant mutes.
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Hicken  +   831d ago
A headset is meant to be worn, oh, I don't know, ON YOUR HEAD.

Therefore, unless Kinect 2 can be worn on your head- like every other headset in the known universe- your initial comment was wrong.
maniacmayhem  +   831d ago
Oooh I get it now, you actually took my comment literally. My bad...let me explain for the hard pressed and anal up tight folks.


Since the Kinect 2 comes with every Xbox 1 and since it CAN pick up and transmit voices I can only assume through investigations and worldly experience with similar tech that it functions just like a headset one would wear on their cabeza.

There ya go Hicken, I have broken it down so even toddlers, special needs and you could understand.
Hicken  +   831d ago
... and you still fail to get why that doesn't work.

Namely, that it'll be RIGHT NEXT TO THE TV, so it'll pick up every sound the TV makes. Plus every other sound that happens in the room.

Oh, and you, too.

So yeah, I guess you could use the Kinect as a "headset," but it'd be a piss poor one, given that no amount of noise canceling tech it comes with could single out your voice and filter everything else away as simply noise before submitting it to the ears of others.

You'd think your "investigations and worldly experiences with similar tech" would have made that obvious to you. Apparently, though, you're not on the level of a toddler just yet.

Thanks for playing.

Edit: Has that "acoustic source localization and ambient noise suppression" been shown working in real time? Cuz it sounds to me just like more of "teh cloud!!!" PR talk. And that STILL doesn't explain how it would differentiate voices in the same room, how it would determine which voice to transmit, and which ones to cancel out.

Did you look that up while you were coming up with that ridiculous "cooked or raw" line?

Back to the drawing board for you.
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maniacmayhem  +   831d ago
Please insert quarter to continue...



"The Kinect sensor's microphone array enables the Xbox 360 to conduct acoustic source localization and ambient noise suppression, allowing for things such as headset-free party chat over Xbox Live."

Wait, if I remember correctly you don't own an Xbox or the Kinect device. So do you know for certain that it picks up everything in your room and blasts it through the speakers? Have you experienced it first hand or are you just your old bitter self complaining about anything MS related?

You see Hicken I DID INVESTIGATE instead of just HATE. And the Kinect can cancel out other noises from around your room and others you are talking to. So it does work JUST LIKE A HEADSET.

And the point (which you so ninjaly dodged and ducked) IS that even though the X1 doesn't come with the headset there is still a device that works similar to it.
Do you like your baby food cooked or raw?

Game Over!
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Angeljuice  +   831d ago
But it still doesn't work properly (like a 'headset' would). Noise-cancellation on kinnect was really poor IMO, you did hear 'fights and sirens' in the background.
maniacmayhem  +   830d ago

Wow, just wow, has reading escaped your grasp as well as reality? That link is for the FIRST Kinect. The first Kinect can cancel out background noise and ambient sounds. And since this is Kinect 2....yadda, yadda, yadda.

So yes it is the power of the Cell...OOPS, I meant the power of the cloud. Or it could be something called TECHNOLOGY! You know science? That thing we all learned that explains hocus pocus.

And again you ducked, parried and focused attacked the main point. Even with no headset the Kinect 2 will work in the same way a headset will.

Seriously, you go around N4G adding nothing to any topic even with your new found bubble powers. You have no clue yourself if it works that well with the Kinect 2. But you are definitely in full blown hate mode trolling any MS topic replying only, instead of adding. Then coming up with some lame excuse that your a "gamer" and have some new found right to be an a-hole.

Time to get the medication Hicken.
sexybeast69  +   830d ago
Having A Microphone That Can Hear Everything, Including The Sound From The Tv Is Not The Same Ss Having A Headset.
PerryCaravello  +   831d ago
I have the original Offical PS3 bluetooth headset. The one before the redesign. Bought it for killzone 2, also got broadband for killzone 2.

Waaaaaay back in 2009. Wow....
GunsAndTheBeast  +   831d ago
It's bluetooth and you can use it for PS4 yay!
KwietStorm  +   831d ago
I hadn't used that thing since I got the Pulse Elite headphones, but I used it the other day when the battery ran out, and I got a damn blister in my ear. I forgot how uncomfortable that thing is.
Dunpeal  +   831d ago
once you go pulse elite, you never go back to the weak
elhebbo16  +   831d ago
once you put on the pulse, you start calling people with cheap headsets peasants :p
MasterCornholio  +   831d ago
I still have the headset that was bundled with warhawk (which i bought used)

Edit: Bought used: Warhawk with the headset.
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strigoi814  +   831d ago
I probably gonna use this for my iphone if it works fine
ZBlacktt  +   831d ago
Comes with a more powerful console as well and it's $100 cheaper. Which is great for myself since I've never owned the eye before and didn't plan on it.
Stevino123  +   831d ago
See, If I buy an Xbox One, everytime I sneeze I expect a call from a blocked number saying "bless you" Sneaky Sneaky NSA.
Blackcanary  +   831d ago
That made my day loool bubbles for you.
MasterCornholio  +   831d ago
The cool thing about the PS4 is that you can use bluetooth mics for it like the Jabras freespeaks for example.
Sarobi  +   831d ago
I don't really use headsets.. I do have the Wireless Studios Headset they made (you know.. the older version of the pulse headset lol) so I'd like to know if that'll work on PS4 as well.
WeAreLegion  +   831d ago
I asked Morgan on the PS Blog this same question, since that's the pair I have. He said they do work. He says all existing official headsets will work on the PS4 and hopefully all existing 3rd parties, but obviously he couldn't confirm that. He expects Turtle Beaches and Trittons to work though.
Hicken  +   831d ago
Anybody else note the "weird and anti consumer friendly" ending of that?
WeAreLegion  +   831d ago
Haha. Yes. And they said the Xbox One "may have been too ahead of its time". Unnecessary "too" aside, this statement shows a complete lack of knowledge on the new systems.
usernamehhh  +   831d ago
For anyone who has missed it, here is the Xbox One headset specs etc. http://www.noshitshurlock.c...
sexybeast69  +   830d ago
I Wish They Would Bundle THis With The One.
Smoey  +   831d ago
This is what the 360 did much better than the PS3. Everyone could talk, yes they could buy better headsets but the fact remains everyone had voice communication out-of-the-box. With my PS3 I bought a headset which was compatible and yet it still dropped connection leading to much frustration. I'd have just rather stuck with the official one but alas Sony did not provide that. I'm glad they're doing it this time and it's even better that it is in ear too.
hairy  +   831d ago
Here's what you need to enjoy a ps4 out of the box
ps4 + game
Here's what you need to enjoy Xbox one out of the Box
Xbox one + gold sub + headset adapter + controller charge cable
so really Xbox one's price should be around the 600$ range with what's required.
hazardman  +   830d ago
You need ps+ to play online. Do we know if were getting a free month with console?
Gamerchik87  +   830d ago
Now if your coming from an xbox to ps4 this is how it will go down

Ps4+game+subscription+ better headset cause thats an earbud

Now if I stick with xbox I just buy

X1 with k2+game and can use my astros and use the k2
Supermax  +   831d ago
Blind leading the blind
TheGrimReaper0011  +   830d ago
Maybe a dumb question, but will I be able to use my own bluetooth headsets? No wires at all, long battery?
DivineAssault  +   830d ago
yes.. PS4 has bluetooth so u can
TheGrimReaper0011  +   830d ago
Thanks for the quick reply!
DivineAssault  +   830d ago
Not only does it come with a headset, but the pulse wireless headphones will work with it too.. Im very happy i dont have to buy another pair just to play on PS4.. I love those headphones & its going to be great to finally be able to charge them while the system is off when i get the ps4.. Damn i cant wait for this console!
mochachino  +   830d ago
No headset means bye bye to Lives alleged superior community interaction.
Gamerchik87  +   830d ago
Why do people keep calling it a headset?? Its an EAR BUD worth no more than 3$ at most 4 lol the k2 well work just fine if not better! It has mics it has a camera after all its made with skype in mind so noise cancel tech is a must. People sound like a bunch of hipocrites ps3 cost 600 and that didn't include an ear bud at least x1 is giving people a way to communicate out of the box. U know your a die hard ponie if you cant admit your a hypocrite or manage to turn a negative situation into a positive. The character is written all over the title:/
sAVAge_bEaST  +   829d ago
yes, the Kinect will be able to watch and listen at all times.. Rocket science stuff here guys... (never mind how much M$ is selling your info to marketers.)-4thekids
Gamerchik87  +   829d ago
Savage beast....I barely just joined this site and I can already see the ponies on defense such as your self.. how are u not banned u troll so much? Do u get a hard on downplaying other people views and spewing false information? U have something negative to say in just about every xbox related article. Do u spend all day in front of your computer defending your gf sony? Sure seems like it.......we get it u dont like M.S just by reading your comments u can tell u had no intentions of ever getting an x1 u and day z should start a ps4 revolution lol
sAVAge_bEaST  +   829d ago
I read Official Microsoft Marketing yesterday,.. Straight for the horses mouth
from article : "but also the opportunity for more targeted advertisements. Xbox already utilise some form of minimal targeting, for example age and brand engagement, allowing them to serve personalised ads. “For example 18+ people; we can target these ads at people who haven’t used the LoveFilm app,” but *-Kinect and the Xbox One-* could allow them to take this to the next level--*. --so don't tell me it won't be used to make custom profiles of each user, for customized marketing.
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Red_Devilz  +   829d ago
Just a question: Will the PS3 wireless headphones work with PS4? Couldn't find official answer anywhere

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