Sony’s sideline into the reasonably priced headphones market proved to be quite a clever business move. So clever, in fact, that the manufacturer has decided to release an updated version of their Gold Wireless Headset in Europe and North America to better accommodate the PlayStation VR headset. There are a few other tweaks involved but that looks like the main motivation. It’s still not gold, though…
The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is a popular accessory amongst the community and it’s not hard to see why. After all, the sound quality is nothing to complain about for the $99 price bracket and it’s super easy to use – simply plug-in the wireless dongle, select your profile and you’re ready to go.
But its launch over two and a half years before the PS VR’s gadgetry means they don’t work well in tandem. In fairness, that is true for the majority of over the head offerings. This appears to have been reason enough for Sony to roll out an updated model, positioned at a time that will serve the remainder of this generation’s lifespan well.
The updated Gold Wireless Headset will feature virtual 7.1 surround sound and two hidden noise cancelling mics alongside the redesigned fit. The over-ear cushions have been refined to sit more comfortably whilst the PS VR headset will like better beneath the head band, almost in a channel, as modelled below.
The included 3.5mm audio cable also makes it compatible with the majority of mobile devices making it a universal purchase. Or at least that’s what you can tell the other half…
Sony also wants to remind you not to “forget to download the Headset Companion App on your PlayStation 4 to load bespoke audio modes that are crafted by developers to enhance your experience in their games.”
As of yet, no release date has been mentioned. But the blog post does suggest it will be sooner rather than later. One thing we do know is that it will go on sale for $99.99, thus continuing the low price trend.
Will you be coughing up for the new Gold Wireless Headset? Or are your little ones’ Dora the Explorer models holding up well?