Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 announced, compatible with PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

  • Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 EDT by

Sony has today announced that there is going to be a new official headset launching soon, coinciding with the new Firmware update for PlayStation 4, which brings support for the previous official headsets.

 

The new headset, the Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 or the Gold Wireless Headset in North America, will be launching on February 10 in Europe, depending on the market and will cost £79.99/€89.99/$99.99. A North American release date has been labelled as 'early this month'.

The Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0/Gold Wireless Headset is compatible with the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. The PlayStation Blog goes into more detail on the device:

"This new wireless headset for PS4 features stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound, as well as a crystal clear, noise-cancelling internal microphone for chatting to friends on Party, when playing online multiplayer.

The headset can be used at home using the USB wireless adaptor with your PS4, PS3, PC or Mac for up to 8 hours thanks to its rechargeable battery. You can also use the headset on the go with your PS Vita or with other mobile devices using the included 3.5mm stereo mini jack. With its foldable design the headset is ideal for travel and storage, so when you’re not using it, simply fold your headset up."

If you are looking for a new headset for the PS4 or PS3 then this could be a solid purchase. It remains to be seen how good the quality is compared to other headsets on the market, including the previous headsets that Sony has released.

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Paul Kelly, a PSU editorial assistant, has been an avid PlayStation fan for more than 15 years. You can follow him on Twitter
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