Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset

82
Global
Score
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset may wear its loyalties right there on its band, but it can also work with your desktop, laptop and even Xbox via the included cable if that's how you roll. And, you just might want to give it a whirl, as the Gold offers pretty solid performance for its sub-$100 price.

Out of the box the Gold headset has a lot to offer, with Digital Trends "pleasantly surprised by its solid feel and minimalist frame," with its "plush and comfy" ear pads causing "virtually no comfort issues." IGN expected it to feel a bit cheap given the low price and, while they weren't wrong, they admit it's still "sturdy enough for regular use." It's just not "built to last." Digital Trends also thinks the Gold is pretty stylish for a gaming headset, and IGN says the blue accents and PlayStation logo "distinguish it" in a crowded market.

What doesn't particularly distinguish the Gold Wireless Headset is its sound quality. IGN found it "somewhat flat," thanks to a mid-range and low-end response that wasn't as full-bodied as they would have liked. Digital Trends agreed, noting that while the sounds were clear, they weren't delivered "with the rich definition and texture required to help bring them to life." However, both IGN and Digital Trends agreed that the audio was decent given the headset's price. At least the 7.1 surround sound performed just fine in spite of the Gold's low cost, with Destructoid even calling it "some of the best simulated surround I've heard in a gaming headset."

Great gaming accessories have always been the providence of PC gaming, but the Gold Wireless Headset bucks that trend by offering up a solid performing headset at a console-friendly price.

from $68.99+

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Breakdown

Voice / mic quality
4.0
Sound quality
8.4
Durability
7.0
Design and form factor
7.2
Comfort
8.0
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Specs

PlayStation

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Controls
Volume, Mute
Noise cancellation
yes
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, Wireless
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Specs

PlayStation

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Controls
Volume, Mute
Noise cancellation
yes
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo, Wireless
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