Re­view: Sony Wire­less Head­set 2.0

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These are the of­fi­cial cans of the PlayS­ta­tion 4, but are they any good?

The PS4 sup­ports al­most all gam­ing head­sets out-ofthe-box, un­like Xbox One, which re­quires a spe­cial head­set or an adap­tor. But Sony doesn’t want you to buy just any old head­set. It wants you to buy this one.

love Quick and sim­ple setup. Com­pat­i­ble with prac­ti­cally ev­ery­thing. Com­fort­able for long ses­sions hate Av­er­age au­dio. Sur­round only on PS3 and PS4 T3 says The sound qual­ity isn’t go­ing to win any bat­tles, but these are wire­less and af­ford­able

De­signed to com­ple­ment the PS4’s sleek de­sign, the head­set sports a flash of blue un­der the head­band and a neat ar­ray of but­tons on the back (you’ll need to re­move the head­set to change set­tings un­til you learn where things are, though). It con­nects seam­lessly to its own wire­less USB don­gle, rather than Blue­tooth, with setup a breeze – you have the op­tion to route all au­dio to the head­set, or just chat. They never sound in­cred­i­bly loud and are lack­ing in bass, but the vir­tual 7.1 sur­round sound works well and they do a good job of block­ing the sur­round­ing hum with­out us­ing ac­tive noise can­cel­la­tion.

Gam­ing on the go? The sup­plied 3.5mm ca­ble lets you use the head­set with the PS Vita hand­held, plus all smart­phones and tablets. The fold­able de­sign is easy to stash in a bag, too.

Hard­core gamers will still be bet­ter off with the Astro A50 wire­less head­set, but for well un­der $150, these are a good main­stream op­tion.

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