I love my Turtle Beach PX5s in a way that’s probably illegal in some central African republics. They’re fantastic headphones, as well as a really good headset and I’ve used them for years when I need to embark on more stealthy gaming sessions – particularly at night when my long-suffering wife is adamant that it’s really time for sleeping and I should absolutely shut up now.
But my PX5s don’t work with my lovely new PlayStation 4. They handle game chat via bluetooth, you see, and Sony’s new machine stubbornly ignores Bluetooth headsets. While Sony has promised some kind of firmware update that will restore headset functionality (and I’ve just had a little DS4 adapter cable delivered – though I’m yet to test it), it might be time for some new audio equipment in the Chapman household anyway.
So, I think it’s good news that Turtle Beach is today announcing they’ve entered into a partnership with Sony to make a new range of headsets for the PlayStation 4. The only bad news is that we won’t actually get to see them until this summer and they won’t be in shops until the autumn.
There’s no names or photographs just yet, only the ambiguous promise that there will be “tournament-grade” units as well as gaming and entertainment enthusiast sets.
Until then, we’ll be reliant on this promised patching in of support from Sony, the little adapter cables to plug into our DS4 or perhaps the Turtle Beach PX4s, which are still the only PS4 compatible headset available – we looked at them here just before Christmas, you might have missed that in your eagerness to stuff mince pies down your facehole.