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New Official Wireless Stereo Headset Coming for PS3

PS Blog writes: "Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of the enemy approaching your bunker. Only you’ve heard them way before they’ve even seen you and now your commandos are ready to unload. What’s your advantage? It’s simple – the official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset – the latest addition to the PlayStation 3 accessories family."

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Sanii2340d ago

Honestly, that looks quite unattractive. Knowing Sony though, the audio quality will be some of the best around.

a_bro2340d ago

unatrractive? looks attractive to me, but then again, i can understand your opinion

Sanii2340d ago

It looks quite cumbersome for starters. The mic doesn't look to be completely detachable, just retractable. You need a USB dongle too.

sloth33952340d ago

better a USB dongle then wires everywhere and you can sit anywhere you want with it

DaCajun2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Why not Bluetooth? Why go back in tech for an official one?

lil Titan2340d ago

well...anyone intrested in buying my wired turtlebeach headset? looks like i wont need them anymore

MK24ever2340d ago

I absolutely love the design of it, I think it kinda goes quite well with the PS3 design, if it's ergonomic or not it's to be seen though...

I'm just curious what kind of technology it uses, 7.1 surround sound is no simple thing for headphones, I hope it's not just there for marketing purposes like most of these surround sound headphones...

Call_me_Ishmael2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

its virtual surround sound lots of headphones use this tech google up dolby headphones,better yet wiki it,and the ps3 doesn't even out put 7.1 maximum it can go is 5.1 the other 2 channels mainly serve for the back level sounds

Edit
sorry guys a bit of confusion there,i meant to say
it doesnt output 7.1 through toslink or optical cable but does through hdmi.

MK24ever2340d ago

I'm pretty sure PS3 outputs uncompressed 7.1 sound signal, maybe not with 3D movies, but on games and normal bluray movies yes, or I don't think audiophiles would praise PS3 so much for it's audio quality output.

gamingisnotacrime2340d ago

the usb dongle is for chat, but how does it get the audio?
optical cable? red and white jacks?

or is sony going to make the audio come through the usb ????

sloth33952340d ago

im pretty sure its going to use the USb dongle to get the audio

Shaner_Bock2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

The USB dongle will most likely be the transmitter that sends the audio to the headset, fairly similar to how the Turtle Beach wireless headsets work. I think that it may have Bluetooth for chat, even though they didn't really mention it.

I basically think it'll work exactly the same as a Turtle Beach PX5 headset.

Edit: Hmm...no mention of Bluetooth on the product page, but there is mention of Firmware 3.70
http://us.playstation.com/p...

Dysmorphic2340d ago

I'm actually fairly interested in seeing how these compare to a Turtle Beach PX5; considering I've got one coming and these are a $150 cheaper.

Shaner_Bock2340d ago

Funny, I just got a PX5 headset, and I can say that they definitely work as advertised. They are about as full featured as you could imagine. My only gripe with them is that they don't have an HDMI in/out, they just have optical in/out and composite.

Nes_Daze2340d ago

Looks good, hope the price is reasonable.

Nes_Daze2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Thanks, that's what happens when you're too lazy to click on the link. I don't know if I'll get this yet at $100...

TheGamingArt2340d ago

Very reasonable compared to other wireless sets out there

SuperStrokey11232340d ago

99 bucks is way cheaper than other sets that do the same stuff. How it compares to them we shall see.

MK24ever2340d ago

Me neither, I have a Sony 5.1 1000W surround sound system, but to play at night it's useless, so I bought a Creative headphones with DD decoder wish presumably produces "real" surround sound, they sound great no doubt, but using them with a headset is impossible, so these might be the best of both worlds, I'm still confused on how a USB dongle will be able to send 7.1 quality sound to the headphones, and work at the same time as an headset, something is missing in this picture...

fluffydelusions2340d ago

I wish Sony would bundle headsets w/ the PS3 like the 360. Even if they were something cheap it would make team based games a bit better as more people would have a headset.

Biggest2340d ago

You think that'll make it better? I'm not too keen on EVERYBODY blasting music while telling their cousin in the other room about their massive ingrown toenail. I do agree that Sony should include a headset or BlueTooth with the PS3. I like free stuff.

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