PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset review

We have to hand it to Sony. We love when console manufacturers pack at leasta very basic headset with each and every console they ship out. Microsoft did it for the Xbox 360 and then totally failed to follow through for the Xbox One, packing one only into specific models.

That said, while we love the pack-in PS4 mono headset that serves as a gateway into the world to voice chat and audio playback, for most gamers it just doesn’t cut it. But that’s why Sony is introducing the sequel to 2014’s PlayStation Gold Headset, the all-new PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset.

So what’s the difference between the two? Besides a slight style change, Sony’s Platinum pair of cans are the first to offer 3D surround sound – it’s like 7.1 virtual surround sound on steroids. Only a few game developers are building it into their games at the moment (actually it’s just one: Naughty Dog for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) but down the road it could be a staple of all first-party PlayStation titles.

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