PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset
Very Little Bass
These headphones are great for the price. Sound quality is very good, ear cushions and head strap are extremely comfortable, and battery lasts for hours on end. The wireless adapter it comes with works on both PS3, PS4, and even PC. Does not have to be turned on when using with mobile devices connected through the included 3.5 mm jack audio cable. Works while charging. The hidden microphone works well. Ear cups fit comfortably around my comparably larger ears. Build quality is decent enough (the hinges that allow it to fold are a bit loose on every unit). Sound bleeds through when volume is at a reasonable level. Sound quality is very good even when compared to wired headphones HOWEVER there is very little low frequency response. Don't expect to amazed by the booming of explosions or the punch of a gunshot that you'll get with other headphones.
Let me start off by saying I own a set of Astro A50s, Triton Ax Pros, and Turtle Beach DPX21s. All top of the line head sets for sure. But for the money these are second to none. Now granted they don't have that full dolby surround sound where you can literally close your eyes and tell what direction the sound is coming from like the before mentioned headsets. For a stereo two channel headset they come pretty darn close. Sounds are loud, crisp, and clear. Comfort is amazing. And the simplicity of hooking them up with the wireless usb adapter is a major plus. Tried them on the vita with the included cable jack and they did not disappoint either.
Also with the headset app which can be downloaded from the PS store you can customize the bass, mid, and treble level. Or you can choose from the different presets available as well. Take it from someone who has owned numerous headsets, both stereo and dolby digital. For a $100 you won't find a better set on the market right now.
Good but not great
I've been looking around at the reviews for this product and I'm alittle confused. I have owned a few Turtle Beach products in the past and all though their microphone and speakers react well and sound crisp, I left them because of reliability issues. A $150 product should not break down within a year. I had purchased the PS3 wireless headset and loved it. I confidently walked into Gamestop to purchase the new redesigned headset. It's trial run would be with Destiny. The new headset is comfortable, sound quality is good. The only issue I have is the microphone. I adjusted the settings both with the app and in the PlayStation. I was playing with friends and they all agreed that I sounded as if I was speaking from across the room. The redesigned headset looks really cool and having the integrated microphone helps aesthetically but if it makes it so nobody can hear me...I'll take the original design if it means I'll sacrifice looks over functionality.
Not the best Sony mic, but still nice. Pros/Cons..
I have owned all 3 generations of the Sony Stereo headsets now. So I can say that this headset takes a few steps forward from the last headset as well as a few steps backwards.
- It's lighter than the second generation headset. It might even be lighter then the first generation headset.
- The sound is really nice. I noticed it almost immediately between taking the second gen headset off an putting this new one on.
- It's much more comfortable than the last headset. The ear cups are similar the first generation headset, where the go all the way around your ears. Un-like the second generation headset that had smaller ear cups. The strap that sits over top of your head is very similar to the first gen headset. The second gen headset strap that went over your head was horrible and would leave 2 lines/indents in your skull after extended periods of playing.
- The headphone jack is on the actual headset so it would be much easier to use in other applications such as an ipod. The second gen headset had the microphone jack on the usb stick so it had to be powered by a usb source to use it.
- This could just be because it's a new headset, but the battery does seem to last a little longer than the last headsets.
- It has no external mic like the first generation headset. It also has no holes in the ear cup for the mic like the second generation headset. It has an internal mic, and I have been told by people I normally play with that I sound like I'm talking in to a can while using the headset.
- It lacks the features of the past headsets.
- It has up or down buttons for volume control and game/chat volume control. Which is not as good as having the sliders like the past 2 headsets because you can't tell when you are in the middle. The sliders would click in the middle and the buttons up or down are just a guessing game.
- There is no separate control for bass volume like the second generation.
- The second gen headset brought the feature of different sound profiles. You could have a bunch of different sound profiles on the headset and scroll through them with a button. On this headset you have a toggle switch that goes from 1 to 2 and sound profile 1 is the default one and sound profile 2 is the one you can change. So you can only add 1 custom sound profile to your headset.
- The range is much worst than the past headsets. I think the range got worse and worse with every version of the headset and this one is definitely the worst. I would deduct around 10-15 feet from the range compared to the past headset. Give or take depending on how many walls your going through.
Not the best for the money
I bought these to use for playing call of duty. I talked to the employees at GameStop and they said by far they are the best for ps4, and maybe they are for certain people, but not for me. The mic is not that good, people had a hard time hearing me, I played with the settings to no avail. Would have to talk very loud to be heard. The most frustrating is the comfort. I was told they were the most comfortable headset anyone has ever worn. Maybe I have big ears, or small ears, but after 30 minutes it was pretty painful to have on. The sound quality was great, but the other shortfalls made me exchange them for the turtle beach stealth 400 which were the same price. My opinion, the tb are a better option for the same price.
Well Designed Set of Muffs
From a 5+ year user of Tritton headsets this pair from Sony holds its own. Simulated 7.1 surround is pretty darn good for a stereo headset. I am impressed with the clarity of sound that came from them once I realized you had to go to the device manager and allow all sound to the headset and not just the chat. The optional switching between two settings (Stereo and 7.1) is nice. I tried the headphone app on PS4 and it was easy and intuitive when it came to selecting and loading a sound preference from the list of presets and the mixer allows for endless options for those tweakers. These things are light and comfortable especially for a wireless set. The ear muffs cover my large dumbo ears with room to spare and the pockets in the muffs are deep enough they allow my ears not to be presses against the speakers. I got these on sale for $79 instead of the $99 but now that I have tried them the $99 tag is appropriate.
Unexpected Great Results
I have been on the market for some great sounding wireless headset that didn't cost an arm and leg (like the Astro A50). I tried the Turtlebeach PX3 and they seem bulky and the biggest disappointment was the battery life. I got tired of changing the batteries so I purchased the Turtlebeach PX22. I really enjoyed them but after awhile I got tired of messing with the cables. I seen that the Playstation Gold Wireless Headset was on sale so I read and watched some reviews. I wasn't expecting very much from these headset for the price but surprising I was blown away with the sound. I also love the sleek look and feel of the headset. I only worry about them breaking down the road where they fold up. Granted I take excellent care of my stuff but there is always that chance of something happens that you have no control of. Anyway, I definitely recommend this headset to anyone that wants great sound and low budget.
An upgrade based on feedback
These are exactly like the Pulse Elites, but with three exceptions: There's no rumble/bass impact motors on the headset, which will lengthen battery life (and keep you from getting a headache), the build quality is much higher than the Pulse Elites, and the charging port is now micro USB instead of mini USB. At $99.99, you get a feature-packed headset that should last a long time.
Worth every Penny
I upgraded to these today from my Turtle Beach Px22 for the Ps4 use. I have to say, the sound quality on these headsets are phenomenal. For the price it is well worth it. The comfort is good, only thing is the head phone speakers should have been padded a little more but other than that everything is perfect!. My friends say that my voice comes out crystal clear. You can control voice chat and game audio volumes and the Battery life is 8 hours, it takes about an hour to fully charge the headset. Sony, you've done it again!. Success!
Great performance, not so great quality.
I got this to go along with my PS4 in FEB and it was really, really impressed with the quality of the sound for a pretty reasonable price. I used it on my PS4, XB1, and my PC and was really pleased with my purchase, until today that is. I only use my headset at my desk and I am the only one who uses it. I do not allow my kids to use it. Today I removed the headset from my head and the left earpiece fell off. I looked closer and the small cheap tabs that are there to hold in the pin on the hinge broke. I inspected further and noticed all four spots were cracked really badly. I decided to call Playstation to get help since it is only JUL and it is under a year warranty. They proceeded to tell me that I was out of luck because the warranty only covered internal parts. I would not recommend this headset if you don't want to have to replace it in 5 months. It performs great but is built with cheap material.