Why you should replace the PS4 headset that came with the console

For the first time in Playstation history, Sony decided to bundle a headset with the Playstation 4.

We take a look at the headset and see if it’s worth keeping or whether it should be replaced.

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thekhurg1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

The packaged one is a steaming pile of crap.

kazuma9991632d ago

I second that!!!! It doesnt even fit in my ear lol.

Mikelarry1632d ago

Same i had to get the one below which is a beauty

Peppino71632d ago

I'm TRYING to replace it with my SONY Pulse headset but...... they haven't fulfilled that promise yet. Anyone know when they're going to patch those headsets to work?

abzdine1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

it works and that's all that counts for me..
i tried to use PS3 blutooth headset but it seems like it's not compatible.. can anyone confirm?

Baka-akaB1632d ago


Pulse elite full support confirmed for january

TheGreatAndPowerful1632d ago

Already replaced it with a set of Audio Technica AD700x & Astro Mixamp. :)

AD700X - The New Best Gaming Headphones

Ripsta7th1632d ago

@Pepino7, they work alredy just connect ur audio jcak on your controller

devwan1632d ago

I've gone with Vita headset, has mic mute, perfect!

DeadMansHand1632d ago

@peppino. As the blue tooth does not work yet you can still plug the headphones into the controller. They work great. I've been doing that since day 1. You can still leave the power cable out and run on battery for 7-8 hours. I just plug in to charge when I'm done gaming. So basically, you just have to deal with the little wire going from phones to controller.

XisThatKid1632d ago

All in all I never trust Sony headphones anyway. They always give me outstanding quality sound for about 3 months and inevitably one of the wires starts shorting out. Then I buy some more lol

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MatrixxGT1632d ago

That's giving it a compliment. I took one look at it and left it in the box.

Ray1861632d ago


Haven't you heard. BT Headsets are not going to be supported by the PS4 AT ALL.

PS4: The Ultimate FAQ - Playstation.Blog

“Existing wireless headsets from third-party companies that use a Bluetooth connection will not be supported on PS4, though most USB headsets will be supported following PS4 system software update 1.50.”

The kept that news quiet before launch for a reason.

Callediceman1632d ago

totally agree it doesnt fit in my ear and generally is useless. I picked up the Turtle Beach Ear Force P4C
and its flawless.

nosferatuzodd1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

you can get one off amazon see link above

GirlOnFire1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

It's too big! The earpiece wouldn't stay in. Besides my cat ate most of my mic now.. :( I'm glad I got an PS4 Camera. ^~^

And what's up with all the Twitch and UStream users wanting to see me naked. o.o I stopped streaming because people got weird comments.

FriedGoat1631d ago

Welcome to the internet.

Since the inception of the Playroom, 4chan and neogaffers often frequent PS4 streams looking for crazy stuff to happen. I have to admit, I was doing it too for the first few days after witnessing half of the insane stuff like the drunk guy showing his wife to the world.

Since twitch stopped the playroom streams Its become increasingly difficult to find anything funny. Therefore they found you, and tried to make something funny happen.

princejb1341632d ago

Lmao that's what I said. I was like Sony must have paid 5 cents to build this in china
But it works pretty we'll for me. And audio quality is clear so far

frostypants1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

Looks good to me. You want a chat headset to be minimal so you can still hear your speakers. Not everyone wants a giant pair of headphones. I have a surround system...I want to use it.

thekhurg1632d ago

I have a surround sound system too, but I don't want a stupid earbud configuration that requires you to have mammoth cave for an ear canal in order to function properly.

A simple mono headset with a soft ear piece works perfectly fine and still allows me to hear all surround sound audio while chatting and hearing the players I'm gaming with.

BadlyPackedKeebab1632d ago

Apologist in action ;-)

The turtle beach is pretty cool as it has a hole in the shell with the idea being the exterior sound still comes through clearly. Could be total bs but seems to work while offering a much improved chat function over the default.

frostypants1632d ago (Edited 1632d ago )

@BadlyPackedKeebab, not everyone who disagrees with you is an "apologist". Hopefully they'll get the PS3 Bluetooth headsets working. Haven't seen the TB headsets with the hole in person. Most of the TB mono headsets I've seen cover the ear way too much though.

Qdog1632d ago

Soundbot SB250 supports both 3.5mm audio out as well as Bluetooth 3.0 out. It has excellent frequency response and great bass output but of course that depends on the quality of the input. So it literally has the best of both worlds wired connection to work with ps4 and BT 3.0 for after the ps4 supports Bluetooth headsets.

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-wub-1632d ago

Eh, it does the job better than people think.

SuperBlur1632d ago

Im not too fond of it . I just use the earphone that came with my android phone. Stereo and the mic works like a charm on ps4. Cant mute it tho

theXtReMe11632d ago

I agree. I found the sound quality exceptional. I was actually quite amazed at the clarity and amount of bass tone the mic picked up in my voice. It does just fine.

I think what a lot of people are experiencing is what I like to call 70s envy. Thinking bigger is better, which means marketing has done its job in selling the big, bulky headsets. Advertising bigger and better 80 and 90mm drivers. I understand them if you are in a situation whete volume is an issue or you dont own a surround system... but to write them off totally, because of look or size...

I say, give them a try... You may just be amazed at the quality. As I was.

Bigpappy1632d ago

Every time I see that head set it cracks me up. Sony has a good sense of humor sometimes. They could of said if you want one buy one. But some people might call that rude. This should keep you quit, but you see need to buy one if you need one. Genius!

Blaze9291632d ago

that microphone is a joke and they know it.

worldwidegaming1632d ago

I was hoping they would have something similar to the old 360 headset and then I realized that Japanese still care little for talking to each other in a game.
looks like a last minute addition. Those things cost less than $1. Hell, the box might cost more.

frostypants1632d ago

The old 360 headset SUUUUUUUCKED. Are you joking?! Nobody could ever understand each other, it would cut out, had terrible feedback, etc.

TheFallenAngel1632d ago

It works fine for me. I don't have a problem with it. People hears me and I hear people so it does the job. It may be cheap but works.

TruthBTold1632d ago

Its free. I use it and it works great. Not sure why people complain about it. All headphones tend to become uncomfortable after sometime of use but since this is only one piece I just switch ears. It does the job and it was included. If I decide I need something more upscale and fancier I can just go out and buy one I really like but it will cost me more money.