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Retailers List A "Sony Gold Wireless" PS4 Headset That's Not Really Gold

Always believe in your soul.

There’s a lack of options if you want a wireless PlayStation 4 headset. Sony hasn’t even patched in support for its own Pulse ear-warmers yet so unless you had the luck or foresight to buy a wireless headset that worked via a USB dongle, you’re strapped for options.

That might be about to change. Best Buy (and Play-asia as well as a couple of other more surprising places) have listed a new wireless headset they’re calling the “Sony Gold Wireless.” Best Buy says it’s stereo while Play-asia lists it as a full 7.1 surround sound unit, which sounds much more attractive for the healthy price they’re listing it at – $129.99. It looks very much like it’s the headset that was leaked during manufacture last month.

I’m not sure why they’re calling it “Gold” when all the images show a rather fetching blue and black colour scheme. This “Gold” headset is close in appearance to the existing PlayStation Pulse but very similar to the PlayStation Stereo Headset too.

All retailers are out of stock, as you’d imagine for a product that hasn’t been announced yet, but they all list it for January or February so we should probably expect to hear something soon. It’s also worth noting that, if this is to launch in February, there’s a strong possibility that the new firmware would need to come beforehand in order for it to work. That’ll be nice.

Via NeoGAF

23 Comments
  1. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Damn, I paid £69 for my previous 7.1 PlayStation headset but would be keen to buy this, especially as it works with Vita too (going by the box)!

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:09.
  2. Germanos
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Holy shit they look ugly. Hope there will be support for my Pulse Elite headset.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:10.
  3. Eldur
    Member
    Since: Nov 2012

    That ‘box’ graphic looks highly suspect to me… The ‘For PS3, PS4 and Vita’ text doesn’t even look like it’s in a Sony font…

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:26.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      I concur, the fact it features a Gold trophy too is a bit odd.

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:34.
      • Stefan L
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        The box doesn’t feel real to me either, but there’s enough weight to everything els that I’d be inclined to say the headset is real… just that the box will look better.

        Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:39.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Indeed, the box certainly looks a bit ropey.

        Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:41.
      • double-o-dave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        I thought it looked a bit cardboardy.
        On a more serious note, what makes me doubt that’s the official box is the fact that I would of thought Sony designers would make the blue light streamy thing travel through the middle of the headphones.

        Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 13:31.
  4. afrogeez
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Does that have a mic? I’ve been holding off getting a headset in the hopes that a new one comes out along with the new firmware.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:28.
    • Nixy
      Member
      Since: Jan 2013

      The articles I’ve seen state that it has the hidden noise cancelling mic similar to the pulse elite

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 13:10.
  5. DJ Judas
    Epic
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’ve yet to hear a single other player online since launch, so I don’t think I’ll be rushing out to buy these.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:34.
    • Assjack_3
      Member
      Since: Jan 2014

      It’s not just me then, I played Backlight for a few hours the other night and all I heard was heavy breathing!

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:48.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Same hear :P Seriously though i thought the earphone they boxed with the PS4 was broke as i couldn’t hear a word from anyone on Killzone SF multiplayer!

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 20:40.
  6. ArrebatoTarugo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2013

    I got lucky with my old Astro but it’s a pitty I have no one to talk to!

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:44.
    • DJ Judas
      Epic
      Since: Aug 2008

      I have the same issue, need to sign myself up for some meets!

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 11:58.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      One thing I had to check with my A50s was that it was fine for PS4 usage.

      Lovely headset for Christmas. Just need a PS4 now. *throws toys out of cot* :-P

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 12:26.
  7. Greg Aldridge
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Oct 2008

    So might we be seeing official Sony peripherals marketed using the trophy metals from now on? The previously mentioned Turtle Beach-made headphones being the “Sony Platinum Wireless Headset” perhaps? That could make sense.

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 12:01.
  8. Severn2j
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I wonder if it gives you a gold trophy for plugging them in..?

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 12:10.
  9. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    My Turtle Beach PX5′s work really well with my PS4 – bloody good job too, they cost enough!!

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 12:37.
    • cnutard
      Member
      Since: Apr 2011

      I have the PX5 also. How did you get yours to work on ps4?

      Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 14:57.
      • gaffers101
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Just plugged it in the USB. I’m also using the digital in and out so I can use my surround sound. I don’t think I’ve changed any settings but I’ll check when I get home and let you know.

        Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 15:37.
  10. Mick939
    Member
    Since: Forever

    I got a nice playstation official stereo headset the other day for £50 from game, marked down for £100 works fantastic

    Comment posted on 24/01/2014 at 14:33.

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