PS4 system update 1.60 to add Pulse headset support tonight
posted on 02.03.14 at 09:16 AM EST by (@salromano)
Sony introduces new Gold Wireless Headset with 7.1 virtual surround sound.

PlayStation 4 firmware update version 1.60 will add support for Pulse and Pulse Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets when it launches late tonight, Sony announced.

In addition to support for existing official headsets, Sony America announced it will introduce the new Gold Wireless Headset for PlayStation in February (North America) / February 10 (Europe), which offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom sound profiles created by PlayStation game developers, and other features for $99 / £79.99/ €89.99.

Gold Wireless Headset

A free Headset Companion App, compatible with the Pulse Elite Edition and new Gold Wireless Headsets, will also be released on the PlayStation Store, allowing users to download custom and game-specific audio modes created by developers.

“Audio is a critical part of the overall gaming experience, and because our headsets are made for PlayStation gamers, by gamers, you’ll truly hear the action the way it was meant to sound,” said John Koller, vice president of marketing at SCEA. “We’re also excited to introduce our new Gold Wireless Headset, which provides the actual audio experience that game developers created.”

Here are some more details about the Gold Wireless Headset:

The Gold Wireless Headset for PlayStation provides seamless and intuitive console integration with on-screen indicators. Supported devices include PS4, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system and PC/Mac, which utilize the wireless adapter, as well as the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system and mobile devices, which can be connected with the included 3.5mm audio cable. The Gold Wireless Headset delivers audio immersion through developer-created game modes, starting with a custom sound mode developed by Sucker Punch for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Additional features include:

  • 7.1 virtual surround sound
  • Custom audio modes via the new Headset Companion App
  • Hidden noise cancelling microphone
  • Rechargeable battery delivering eight hours of straight gameplay
  • Portable, folding design and travel pouch
  • Customizable faceplates

Watch a trailer for the headset below.

  • oOqUiS

    I wonder if this headphones was designed with the new VR device in mind?

  • crimsonidol

    Wait, you can actually connect a “normal” headset to the Vita? I thought the 3,5mm was only output :|

    And this:
    “you’ll truly hear the action the way it was meant to sound”

    Everything will sound like a big expliosion, even Sackboy jumping over a little gap.

    • MrRobbyM

      “Everything will sound like a big expliosion, even Sackboy jumping over a little gap.”

      Hilarious.

    • Morino*Basa

      You’re kinda fishing for sass here. It’s a wireless headset, so why wouldn’t they clarify that it is compatible with traditional headphone jacks? And I’m not sure where you get the explosion idea. Have you ever used surround sound headphones?

  • MrRobbyM

    How much will these things cost? I’m guessing at least $100?

  • Leon Keyv

    i think the Bassimpact from the Elite is gone in this new headset