Sony’s PlayStation-branded headsets have offered some of the best bang for your buck over the last half decade, and the PlayStation Gold in particular has been a great value wireless headset since it was released in 2014. Now Sony are revisiting this particular tier in their headset line up, giving it a more premium look that better suits use in tandem with PlayStation VR.
Among the improvements are twin noise cancelling microphones to clear up your chat audio, while the virtual 7.1 audio returns alongside support for the Headset Companion App and custom audio profiles. You still had a simple USB dongle to transmit game and chat audio wirelessly, while the 3.5mm jack ensures that the headset can be used for PSVR or other audio sources (like an Xbox One, for example). However, if there’s a step back in the design, the thinner headband now no longer folds up, meaning you can’t collapse the headset as easily to take it with you.
The headset will be available later this month in the US for an MSRP of $99.99, making it a like for like replacement. For Europe, it’s simply “coming soon” and has no price point stated, so we’ll have to wait an see if the change in exchange rates over the last few years has any effect.