Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset

from  $87+
82
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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.

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

There are currently no user reviews associated with this product.

That's okay though because you can add your own review and we'll feature it here.

Write a Review
 
81
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

72
 

Comfort

80
 

Voice / mic quality

40
 

Sound quality

84
 

Durability

70
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

78
 

User

54
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

81
 

User

88
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

60
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

82
 

User

78
 
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

78
 

User

54
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

81
 

User

88
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

60
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

82
 

User

78
 
Video

Related Video

PlayStation 4 Pro: Pros ans Cons

PlayStation 4 Pro: Pros ans Cons

Posted   11.28.16

The Latest

10.13.17
PlayStation’s updated VR headset arrives in Japan tomorrow
10.13.17 in

PlayStation’s updated VR headset arrives in Japan tomorrow

Sony is celebrating the original's first birthday with a VR games sale.

View
ear iconeye icontext filevr