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    PS4 won't support USB Bluetooth Headset.

    http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech...or-ps4-launch-

    As of today we're one month out from the launch of Sony's Playstation 4 in North America. I think we can agree that Sony has, for the most part, navigated the launch waters pretty well, but last week they finally hit a rock when Game Informer posted an article about headset compatibility.

    I kind of sat on this story for a few days because I was so sure Sony would post a clarification, but if they haven't done so by now I guess they won't. So here's the bad news.

    At launch, USB headsets that work with the PS3 won't work with the PS4. Sony says that eventually there will be a system update that addresses the problem but for now, even your Sony-branded USB headset won't work.

    If you use a Bluetooth headset (as most PS3 owners do) the news is even worse. Bluetooth headsets will not be supported and no update is planned to address this. I'm shedding a tear for my $250 Turtle Beach PX5 headset. Considering Bluetooth was more or less the default way to chat on the PS3, this limitation is dumb-founding to me, and it was what I expected a clarification from Sony on.

    Here's the passage from Game Informer:

    Any other headset that relies on bluetooth for chat will not work at all. If you have something that relies on USB for chat (like the Astro mixamps and Astro A50 wireless system), you'll eventually be able to use those. An update will be coming in the future.

    If your headset uses digital audio for sound (as is the case with my PX5s) , you'll still be able to use it to listen, just not to chat. (I'm assuming most wireless PS3 headsets work like mine; I run a cable from the digital optical port on the PS3 to a 'base station' for the headset. That broadcasts audio to the headset. Chat is handled via pairing the mike on the headset to the PS3.)

    Of course the PS4 comes with a mono earbud headset, but trying to use that and your quality headset at the same time would be problematic at best. I guess technically I could fit an earbud under the earcup of my headset but talk about a kludge...

    To be fair, Xbox owners have a similar problem and you'll need to purchase an adapter to use your old Xbox 360 headset with the Xbox One. But since Microsoft uses proprietary systems that's more understandable. I would have thought that one of the benefits of Sony using standard protocols like Bluetooth would be that we didn't run into this kind of issue.

    I still think there's some kind of misunderstanding here and that eventually the PS4 will support both USB and Bluetooth headsets, but for now I'm just reporting what Sony is telling Game Informer.
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    That's it. I'm changing my preorder.

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    Um didn't they already say that it'll be patched day 1? Or launch Window?


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    Should've used this:
    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/16...eadset-for-now

    Would've been more accurate.
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    The more and more I hear about this launch....the more and more I don't want this to be my first console launch.

    I've never bought a launch console myself, and this doesn't seem to be the one to start on. I guess worse gets to worse....I'll just save up and buy one of those expensive digital optical headsets at launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Should've used this:
    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/16...eadset-for-now

    Would've been more accurate.
    Lol Sith is like Fox News fair and balanced....why use that when he has an agenda? Lol still my dude tho

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    I REALLY think this has to be a mistake somehow. It just doesn't make any sense to me. How can the console support bluetooth, but not work with a bluetooth headset? I mean, really? I think this has to be a mistake of some kind...but I guess we'll see. After all, if they're going to support wireless headsets in the future..how will they do that other than using the built in bluetooth? If they weren't going to use that...why would the console have bluetooth built in? Really???

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    *looks who started thread* *shrug* *exits thread*


    I don't really need a water cooler/remote control as of right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Should've used this: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/16...eadset-for-now Would've been more accurate.
    More accurate but not negative enough. Keep bringing us those FUD articles umm...I mean news articles there Sith....lol

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    I should've noticed who started this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra-75 View Post
    I should've noticed who started this thread.
    Wont make it any less true.

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    Just because an article says that sony won't support BT headsets at all, doesn't mean it's true.

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    Seriously. What is up with posting blatantly incorrect articles, Sith? ..and always the deliverer of unfavorable PS news. Starting to see a pattern here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2D View Post
    Seriously. What is up with posting blatantly incorrect articles, Sith? ..and always the deliverer of unfavorable PS news. Starting to see a pattern here.
    Your only just starting to see a pattern!!

    He posts news and that's it (mostly none news and bull$#@! articles).

    Rarely gets involved in discussion in threads just posts anti PS and positive MS.

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    Will the official sony wireless headset work on ps4s? I have the model that came out before the pulse, the 7.1 headset that uses a usb dongle for the wireless signal.

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    After post launch day update, yes. Though I don't think we know if it'll be day 1 or not yet?
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    Hoping by the time it hits UK, they will be available, I use the headset for all games even if im not using the mic. The surround sound even though its virtual surround is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy8846 View Post
    Your only just starting to see a pattern!!

    He posts news and that's it (mostly none news and bull$#@! articles).

    Rarely gets involved in discussion in threads just posts anti PS and positive MS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locomotive View Post
    The more and more I hear about this launch....the more and more I don't want this to be my first console launch.

    I've never bought a launch console myself, and this doesn't seem to be the one to start on. I guess worse gets to worse....I'll just save up and buy one of those expensive digital optical headsets at launch.
    I wouldn't do that just yet. I'd wait until this was patched first else you will have saved the money, bought one of those expensive headsets, gained game audio through the headset and still not be able to voice chat.

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    You should really actual READ the forum instead of finding a "negative" article and posting it, but we all know thats not what trolls do.

    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...4-launch/page2

    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...-PS4-Read-This

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Astroturfing?
    Seems that way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Astroturfing?
    I learned a new word today. Ironic having lived in the Houston area for the past 17yrs (where the term Astroturf was coined almost 50yrs ago.)



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    Quote Originally Posted by TAZ427 View Post
    I learned a new word today. Ironic having lived in the Houston area for the past 17yrs (where the term Astroturf was coined almost 50yrs ago.)
    I learned it last week, someone else here mentioned it.

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