Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 Review – 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. 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 £100, these are a good mainstream option. The sound quality isn’t going to win any battles, but these are wireless and affordable
- Quick and simple setup
- Compatible with practically everything
- Comfortable for long sessions
- Average audio
- Surround only on PS3 and PS4
Sony Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 Specifications
- COMPATIBILITY PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, mobiles
- FREQUENCY RANGE 20Hz to 20KHz
- BATTERY LIFE 8 hours
- SURROUND SOUND 7.1 (PS4 and PS3 only)
- CONNECTIVITY 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, USB, 3.5mm jack
- DIMENSIONS 186x197x95mm/275g