If you are a serious gamer then we have a great news for you. Sony just unveiled the new PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset specifically designed for PS4. The Platinum Wireless headset features a 50mm driver equipped with stunning 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound powered by revolutionary 3D Audio technology and great performance. The headset has advanced built-in dual mics that captures your voice and cancels out distractions. It has a very comfortable design and extended-life battery which keeps you playing longer for more fun. Sony and PS4 lovers should definitely try this.
In The Box
- The Headset
- Wireless dongle with 3D audio processing components
- Travel pouch
- 3.5mm Audio Cable
- Micro-USB charge cable
Design, Features & Battery Life
A simple and lightweight device weighing 2.8 pounds, durable and nice-looking design made with mixture of quality plastic, rubber and metal. Packed with a 50mm highly responsive driver on each earcup and an extended-life battery so you can stay in the game longer. The round-shaped earcups are covered with great soft memory foam pads, covered in black faux leather material making it super comfortable to wear for several hours of gaming sessions and would not disturb you. Thanks to the flexible and comfy headband that can fit well on any head size. Overall, a great and solid built while a little concern on the plastic part which could possibly be a bit fragile. The headphones fold up smoothly to fit in the pouch and it is ready to go with you.
All connections and most of controls are located on the left earcup, and include a micro USB port for charging, a 3.5mm auxiliary port for wired use, a volume rocker, mute button, a three-way power switch that sets the headset to one of two different EQ modes, and a Game/Chat balance button. The right earcup houses only a single slider for enabling the 7.1 surround sound and 3D audio features.
It is confirmed that the Platinum Wireless Headset uses a dongle-based wireless connection instead of Bluetooth. You can easily plug the included dongle into the USB ports on the front panel of the PS4 to connect and use the headset. The headset also comes with a 3.5mm cable, a micro USB cable and a nice carrying pouch. Since the headset isn’t Bluetooth and the included adapter is designed solely for the PS4, you can not wirelessly connect it to mobile devices or PC or tablet. While, you can use the included 3.5mm audio cable to use it wired.
Sony has not specified the exact number of hours for the battery life, but it is expected that the battery can accompany you for between 12 to 14 hours in a single full charge though it still depends on the audio level you listen and how you use it.
The sound quality and audio performance is outstanding for both gaming and other purposes, while our recommendation would be using it more specifically for gaming. The Platinum headset is the first headset which features 3D surround sound technology which gives an incredible audio experience to the listeners. It delivers balanced and clear sound that allows you enjoy your games or music/movies in full details. Truly speaking, it is one of the best gaming headset you can find in market. The microphone quality and performance also stands to be average and in terms of noise cancellation; Sony has packed the noise-cancellation feature into the headset to avoid the unwanted ambient sound while you should not expect a full noise cancellation performance from the headset.
Speaking about price, we can say that this headset with all these awesome features for the given price of $159,96 is a great deal and a great value for money.
Users can also download the headset Companion App from the Playstation Store to tune and customize different EQ modes to the headset.
It is always a difficult decision to pick a right headset for gaming as there are plenty of good ones with different features and price tags in the market. Overall, the SONY Platinum headset is packed with mixture of great and balanced sound quality, advanced features for gaming purposes, a nice-looking design, a great price tag and is a great companion for the PS4. The only shortcoming we think in the device is the dongle based connectivity which is only more appealing for the PS4 station. The device will be released on January 19, 2017 and currently it is available on pre-order at Amazon with the great value of $159.96.
If you already have a PS4 station and looking for a pair of great gaming headset to add more fun to your gaming experience then this would be a right pick for you.
Sound Quality - 8.5/10
Design & Features - 8.5/10
Connectivity - 8.5/10
Price - 9.5/10