We review Sony's latest gaming headset. Although it comes in under $100, you really do get what you pay for.
6??? I bought this yesterday and I'd give it a 9. I don't see how you could hate it
i was looking to get this, but after the last update.....i kept my PULSE headsets. thiz still look sweet thou!!! And i hurd you can customize them....?! "is it true about the customize, i have yet to see one"
agreed. As a owner of these, I'd have an extremely hard time giving them an Honest 6. It's so cool how they're completely wireless. They're not very loud (as in blowing out my ear drums), which may be a minus for some, but i'd never wear them "too loud." I'm perfectly content with the volume, comfort and quality, so far. Much better than my $120 wireless Turtle Beaches i have for xbox 360. No way i would ever give these a 6/10. I'd have to go with a 8-9/10. Nothing to hate about them.
was thinking the same
Price should definitely factor into a review score. You're not going to find a better 7.1 wireless headset, or any wireless headset for under 100 bucks. I mean, look at what Microsoft is bringing to the table later this year. They are charging 80 bucks for a stereo headset and 25 bucks for the adapter. I bought the steel series h wireless recently and I love those phones but I also picked up this ps4 gold headset and for the money you can't go wrong. Six is a bit harsh. Of course you get what you pay for, but you're not paying much and what you get for the money is pretty darn good. They're comfortable and they sound good. Time will tell if they can take some abuse, but I'd rate them a 7.5. And at 100 bucks, they are unparalleled by anything else on the market.
A 6/10 is "hating it"? Me saying it's a nice entry level headset for $99 is "hating it"? Interesting...
It's just a tad low for such a great headset at $100.
Thanks for giving us a detailed review. "If you already own one of the other PlayStation branded gaming headsets, there is no reason to pick up the PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset, as it would just be a lateral move and nothing more" This pretty much confirmed what I originally believed. The Pulse Wireless Headset Elite Edition launched at $149. The fact that the Gold Headsets are only $99 didn't inspire much confidence that I was getting an all around better headset had I upgraded.
I just wish the guy compared the sound to the Elite rather than Astro. Smh. Stupid review if u asked me.
Other than the Bass Impact, there is literally no difference between the two when it comes to sound quality. That being said, the Pulse Elite isn't the only competition to the Gold Wireless Headset, which is why I compared it to the Astros as well. Thanks for the input though, I think it's good to have these conversations, lots of passionate gamers on here, and thats what I dig
Thedude79, what did you think of the sidetone feature these headsets have? I recently picked up some pulse elites and feel like I can barely hear myself when talking which is quite annoying. My cheapo px21 were far better in this department sadly :/
Read the manual. You can adjust the side tone on pulse and pulse elite.
why would you want to hear your self????? "I NEED AMMO" (KEEP IN MIND, HE'S USING SUPPORT)
Did you miss the part where I said 'what did you think of the sidetone feature'? I've read the manual and I know how it works but it's crap, simple as. As for asking why you would need to hear yourself speak, that's verging on stupidity right there. Cover your ears with your hands and talk and try to gauge how loud you are talking, now add ambient sound to that and you will naturally raise your voice. Last thing people want is some Muppet shouting into their mic
For the price? Yeah, that's pretty low.
Your score is bogus. There is no better option for 99.99. Virtual 7.1 surround, rediculously gorgeous and comfortable. Clear, crisp and bassy. If you go buy a 130 dollar promix amp, you can make it sound like a 500 dollar headphone.
So I guess my Pulse Elite is better!
Could've seen that from the start. The new ones don't even have bass impact, and I think the Pulse Elites look better.
I never use bass impact..
- the bass impact bothers a lot of people, including me...i dont own them, but ive tried them...if i had them i would leave it off... - these are EXPONENTIALLY more comfortable than the Pulse Elites... - they dont suffer from the cracking issue that the elites do if you take them off the wrong way that being said...if i already OWNED the Elites...i probably wouldnt buy these Gold ones...when you weigh all the pros and cons they are probably a wash on value... im out of bubbles...if you have any more ?'s about the Gold headset send me a PM
Nah...these are better than the Pulse Elites...just about everyone I've talked to that's used both agrees
In what way?
I don't really have any questions, I don't care about the Gold headphones since I already have the Elite. But how do you take off headphones the 'wrong way?' lol
Well the point is it's still there, when it's not on the Gold. Why don't you use it? It really adds to an action experience like God of War, and you can feel the bass in shooters.
The last thing I would say is cheap build...they are def quite well made...I have no complaints about them... They don't hold a candle to my actual 7.1 surround system...and are not audiophile quality headphones...but they are comfy as hell, well built, sound good and are wireless... For being able to game at night without having to turn the volume way down to not disturb others in the house they are WELL worth the $100
Does the 7.1 actual work on the gold?? Not looking for pinpoint accuracy just an experiance that will leave me knowing which way to turn??
to be completely honest...i dont like the way virtual surround sounds on ANY headset ive used...so i play with them in stereo...because i think it just sounds better... 99% of the time i use them is late at night so i dont bother others in the house...so when im really being competitive im using my real surround speakers...
Do think Sony got the sweet spot on pricing. But if you can afford and accept to add another $15, the Pulse Elite's extra features are definitely worth it.
I respect the opinions of those who are defending the headset. I don't think they are a bad headset by any means, they produce a serviceable surround sound experience. That being said, I've used quite a few headsets over the past 2 years, and I can honestly say PlayStation Gold Headset pales compared to other better quality headphones. I prefer the Pulse Elite over the Gold. Regarding the build quality, they are very flimsy. I have no reason to lie about anything. They are a nice entry level headset, but there are far better quality (albeit more expensive) headphones out there.
couldnt disagree more about the build quality...they fold very easily...but they dont for a second feel like they are going to fall apart...AT ALL
Man I love these headsets, but also this is my first wireless one. Sound is great, and I caught some bit sneaking up on me in Killzone. What else do I need
That's what matters most, is that you enjoy them. The official PlayStation Wireless Headset was my first set, and I loved those too. Then I picked up the Pulse Elite and those were an improvement. Then I went with some Astros and was blown away. As a first time headset, there aren't too many more appealing offers than the PlayStation Gold Headset, that being said, my review isn't just of the price and how its affordable, it's also about the quality of the sound, the build, and other features. If you like the PlayStation Gold Headset, that's all that really matters! Enjoy
Just picked up a set, but haven't tried them yet. I've wanted a headset for a while and the price is just right so I had to pick these up.
Guys if y'all want a decent 7.1 wireless headset I'd go with the skullcandy plyr1. I've had mine for a while now and its awesome. If you read the reviews its being compared to the $300 astro a50. Now the retail price at most places is $180 but if you go to bestbuy.com you can get it with free shipping for $130 which is $30 more then the gold, $20 less then the pulse elite but worth every penny imo since its got all the features and sound quality you'd expect from an expensive headset and its compatible with everything.
How is the mic for voice communication online?
I stated in my review that through a couple games online, my friend said i sounded a lot more muddled and distant than earlier in the day when i was using another mic. He could understand me, but the clarity of it wasn't very good.
Dude I meant the Skullcandy PLYR1 that zerog mentioned above. I read your review and that's the reason I am asking zerog specifically about the mic. That is the only reason I want a pair of headphones for the PS4, online communication. I have a dedicated gaming room so I can blast my surround sound as loud as I please without worrying about the wife and kids. I just need a good, and more importantly, comfortable mic.
Everything I've used it for has worked excellent so far. The mic also flips up to mute it and it has an aux in and an optical pass through on the transmitter to hook up a stereo or ipod or pass through to a full surround sound or tv.
Thx for the info zerog. I moved these Skullcandy phones to the top of my short list.
I still have the original Stereo Headset. I use them everyday with my laptop & PS3. For a hundred dollars the freedom from a tangle of wires cannot be understated. Just plug & play, even win xp likes them. You can use the newer models as regular non powered headphones/mike with a simple 3.5 cable. If that isn't versatile I don't know what is. Gateway MT6706 2008
Will the original Playstation headset work on my ps4? can someone help me with this?
Plug it and try out.
I meant to say with my FUTURE ps4
Oh, sorry. Yes, it works. Had to find it from my boxes to test it out.
PS4 OS Update was released few weeks ago making all official headsets compatible with PS4.
[email protected] This author must be smoking that new and improve crack.
that's so weird the usb adapter doesn't work with PC. I have the original PS3 Wireless Headset and it does work on PC wirelessly so seems like a step back
I don't see why someone would need 100 dollar headset when you can buy a 20 buck Bluetooth that does the same thing. seems like a big waste of money, but hay I guess some people just like to show off.
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