PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset - Elite Edition
Sounds Great, but they broke!!!
Both ear pieces broke where the ear cups attach to the head strap (the silver ring around the chrome caps). These are not abused in any way. I am an adult that takes care of my equipment. I do use them daily while gaming or streaming music. They do perform almost flawlessly, without regards to the battery life, but I know volume and other settings can affect battery life. Sony,,,for this price, you need to stop using so much plastic.
This is by far the best headset i could ever hope for.
Not because of 7.1 surround either.
It's because of the bass boost and how long and clear the sound is.
Mic works well and batteries last quite a while and it can be used while its being charged.
Makes everything sound better even the Wii U!!!
I've had these for over 2 years and haven't broken down like many say it does. The only thing that's happened is the fake leather coming off after so long. The headset works as described or even better , the sound quality is excellent , the bass is over the top with the bass impact , comfort wise for me wasn't the best on the headband but overall a excellent headset. For those who own a Wii U I would recommend these since we all know that the Wii U headheadsets aren't loud enough but with these u can turn it up a lot more. The Mic won't work wireless but the sound can on the Wii U by connecting the USB dongle in the system and the 3.5mm cable from the game pad to the dongle. If u want to use the Mic just use the 3.5mm cable directly and to make it louder just turn on the headset while connected.
NOT FOR 1% OF POTENTIAL BUYERS!!!!!!!!!
This was my first wireless headset and what I loved about it the most was ho versatile it was. When I wasn't gaming, plugged the audio-jack in and you have Beats quality headphones for less (don't quote me on that.) If you want a multi-purpose gaming/multimedia headset this is the only one of its kind. It's ashame I have to return them however. THERE IS ONE THING TO TAKE NOTE OF WHEN DEBATING THE PURCHASE OF THESE HEADSETS!!!! THERE IS NO OPTION AVAILABLE FOR MULTI-SOUND OUTPUT WHEN GAMING!!!! To sum it up all audio go through the wireless transmitter to the headphones. This is a make it-or break it deal for people like me who record live gameplay because this means you can't record gameplay audio and use the headset (or mic) at the same time which is a complete let down. The good news is this will probably only apply to 1% of people potentially buying this product. To the other 99% I say this is a quality headset that is a great value for what you get.
Great all around headset.
I am super happy with my sony pulse elite headphones. Iv had a few different headsets from turtle beach. I wasn't happy with how the batteries would die so fast in the wireless ones and didn't like the pair that had to stay plugged into the playstation. So I bought the sony pulse elites because of the heads up display on my tv screen and the custom sound downloads from the playstation store. I am super happy that they plug in and charge just like my ps3 controller. I give my headphones a full charge while watching Netflix movies and once they are charged fully I game for endless hours, I'm talking 8-9 hours of solid gameplay befor I get off and they are still fully charged. I have yet to have these headphones to go dead on me while im gaming. And this is a must because when I stay up late to game I cannot keep the house up with exploding bombs and gun fire. They are the most comfy headphones iv had yet and will be glad to use them as long as possible. Iv had these headphones over a year and use them a lot and still work like the day I bought them.
Just bought these yesterday and I have to admit they are great. Sound is good, not too extreme. The pulse part, or the virtual subwoofer trait is pretty cool. The headset actually has theater sound, so I think Sony did a great job implementing that virtual surround sound experience. First game I played with them was Black Ops 2 and my K/D ratio actually doubled because I felt like I was in the game. If someone was running behind me I could almost feel them there, the sound gave them away instantly. I could hear grenades before they ever reached me. One thing that I was worried about is that I have a fairly large head, and I did not think these would fit comfortably. They could actually fit someone bigger than me. I especially liked how the earpieces were designed to let your ears fit inside them comfortably. The $150 price tag is a bit pricey but really if you want the surround sound without waking up your neighbors this is a good way to go. If I would have known that these existed before now I would have bought them already. I do not believe that anyone will regret purchasing these.
A bit pricey but worth every penny spent!
Great sound quality. Very comfortable but can feel irritation after a period of about 2 hours. These can be connected to MP3 players using 3.5mm headphone jacks. You can play music with either the headphones turned on or off(Sound quality is better with them on). Once used to the design, it's very easy to change the sound settings using the headset. The noise-cancelling mic is much better through my recent experiment with some friends(comparing to the PS3 wireless bluetooth 2.0). Comes in a nice reusable package. It also has a very good battery life of about 4 to 5 hours. And an extra feature I found was that wireless adapter also works with a laptop! I have a Windows 7 PC so I don't know if it works with Mac. Overall, this is a great product to use and I would definitely recommend. P.S. If all you want is music quality. I recommend Skullcandy Aviators Hope this was helpful! XD
A headset worth every penny and more
To make a brief summary: I bought these to play Battlefield 3 and when I plugged the dongle in and turned on the headsets, it changed the way I game forever. The sound is crystal clear, every footstep, bullet passing by and mortar exploding is heard at every angle it comes from. What makes this headset separate from the rest is the bassimpact. This technology built in the Elite Pulse set is a type immersion I had never experienced before. The headset actually shakes or rumbles depending on the sound coming from your game or movie or favorite song. At first I was weary of wearing something that shakes on my head but that was all forgotten given the comfort of the headset. My only negative I have on this fine piece of hardware is I wish they were a DJ style heads so I could rest them easier on my shoulders. I recommend this set to anyone looking to add some kick to their sound.
Absolutely love it.
This is the first gaming/pc headphones I've ever owned (excluding the standard mics for ps3/xbox) and I am glad I bought these when I saw them on Gamestop's website. I went in my local Gamestop and actually got a $10 discount because they forgot to update the price to $149.99. So I come home and try them out on my computer and I instantly fell in love. Comfortable, amazing quality, sound, and bass. It can multitask with voicechatting, playing a game, AND listening to music. I like the feature of the sound rising or lowering when you go to or click out of the page you're listening to on your pc. My only problem is that if you want to lower the sound to a notch just before 0, the sound completely turns off. Other then that, definitely worth buying. I heard some headphones can go as high as $300, so with a price I got and the price of it being $150, it's so worth buying it. :)
The ONLY option for the Playstation Lifestyle
I own also their previous model which I thought was great except that it could only be used on computer systems and I felt the design needed a bit of modernization. These issues were addressed in spades with the new Pulse headset. It's sleek and offers more options than the first one: Controllable bass effect, various equalizer settings, comfortable earcups, and a design that resembles mainstream headphones (think Beats) instead of some weird plastic earmuff. What's more is the 3 foot audio cable allows you to use it with your Vita, PSP, your MP3 enabled phone or any other MP3 player... get this... WITHOUT needing to burn through the battery charge. That's right! You don't need to turn the headset on to get excellent audio out of your standalone portable devices. The option is available to turn it on if you want to use the bass boost. GREAT deal for the money.