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Sony - Platinum Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4 - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 762 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great if you don't already have a gaming headset

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    wtfPeterB
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    First off, I'm an avid gamer, teetering between casual and hardcore. This headset will be compared to the older (much older) Playstation Gold headset (PS3 7.1 Surround) as that is what i am "upgrading" from. If you have a functioning Gold Headset (either PS3 or PS4) then this headset is not a worthwhile upgrade, but if you don't have one then i do definitely recommend this one. Pro's: - Aesthetically pleasing, an almost timeless design. Although this is subjective. It also doesn't look as bulky and ridiculous as the PS3 Gold's when worn. - The sound quality is a step above the PS3 Gold's, more crisp although not a demonstrative difference. 3D audio is pretty amazing (yet very few games make use of it) - The buttons are slick and take a minute to get used to without having to pull off the headset and look at them. - The over-ear cups drown out any outside noise and feel good on the skin. - The battery life is slightly longer than the PS3 Golds. I'd say 45min to an hour but i have yet to actually test this. - Works for my PC (only Stereo tho) - The range is decent, about 10-15 feet through one wall. Like 5 feet if signal is through two walls. My set up is in the living room and i have no issues grabbing drinks or snacks behind a single wall without any drop in sound connectivity, though the story changes when i go use the bathroom. - Comes in a neat box. I always put my headset back in the box when not in use, I'm definitely not leaving these laying around my house when there are kids running about. Con's: - Needs a dongle to be used (Just like the older iterations) - I'd give comfort a 7/10. There is no real adjustability, the headset just has a "one size fits all" clamp style design. This has been the same design for all the headsets. Over 2 hours of use then i start to get pain on my ears, but just taking it off for a minute or two relieves this. - Gets my ears hot. If it's warm in your room, these will make you sweat. I tend to switch to some skull candy earbuds when this happens. This is a case to case basis i assume. - Price. Good Lord was this thing expensive ($172 US after taxes) I could have spent a bit more and grabbed a pair of used Astro A40's with a mixer for that price. But the Astro's make my ears sweat regardless of the ambient temps. Overall, if you don't already have a headset, these are awesome, a little on the pricey side but if you can get a couple hundred hours of use from them then it's not a big deal. If you already have a headset, either (good) Turtle Beaches, Astro, older PS golds, or any other good sets, just save your money to buy more games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound all around!

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    Warcrafty
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    Before these I had PlayStation Gold and these headphones are much better in my opinion. These headphones are MUCH more comfortable and the sound is even more clear. Not to mention, these are MUCH more rugged. The Playstation Gold actually snapped on me when I pulled them apart to put on my head a bit too much. These DO NOT seem as if that will ever happen. I'm not knocking the Gold, however these are such a nice upgrade. The battery life is incredible and the Bluetooth connection is very good. They also seem to charge very fast. Sound clarity is awesome. I play a lot of FPS and I often can hear people trying to sneak up on me in the game. I turn and shoot and Game over :) Now to some small negatives. 1. They are a bit large and somewhat heavy. 2. They are also very hot over your ears after a long game session. 3. The cost. They are a bit on the high side, however I feel they are a value for the overall cost. (They are a premium product) Overall I'd give these a 4.5 stars and if they broke, I'd go buy another pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but may not be worth upgrade from PS Gold

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    OldGamer
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    I have the PS Gold headset and was looking for something more comfortable and better sounding. If you do not already have PS Golds, this might be the right set to buy. If you have golds, you'll probably be disappointed or at least unenthused unless they are broken. This headset is just a little sturdier, just a little more comfortable, and sounds just a little better than the PS4 Golds (which I consider a nice headset for the price). There's really not much difference. However, these also have a few very minor and infrequently occurring cons over the golds: - they seem to have a little less range - they do occasionally hiccup or cut out for just a second - the buttons can rattle when you jiggle the headset (or move your head quickly while wearing) - don't seem connect as quickly or flawlessly. I've had to occasionally turn them back off and on or unplug the dongle and plug it back in to get them connected. If I didn't have a set of PS Golds, I'd probably have no complaints about this headset at all, especially after having bad luck with a set of very expensive Astro A50s. However, I'm looking for something that is more comfortable for marathon gaming sessions and this is just a touch shy of that for me, but is the best choice I've found so far for a completely wireless option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for casual gamer. Read the directions

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    JimGarb
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    I received this headset as a gift and was skeptical as I had been previously looking at the Gold series and wasn't sure the bump in cost was warranted. After using these and after testing the Gold version there are a few things that are better in this model. The cups are incredibly comfortable and the headset feels lightweight. I was able to play for several hours with no noticeable fatigue in my neck or discomfort on my ears. Overall these sound better than the Gold version. That's just an opinion but I feel as if I'm able to make out distinct sounds better. They're really helpful in Dead by Daylight in hearing when a killer is nearby. I managed to mute the sound of party chat without realizing it. I had no idea how to fix it until I ... read the instructions. Yea, definitely read the instructions ahead of time so you know what button is doing what. This headset is a good choice for a casual gamer. It ticks all of the right boxes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased Sony Platinum Review

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    Insight23
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    Whoever designed The Sony Platinum Headset button configurations did a lousy job. Whenever I wear these headphones I have to physically remove them off my head or spend time remembering the layout of the buttons/controls making this experience alone frustrating. There’s also no mic monitoring. You cannot hear your voice, through the headset. You find yourself shouting or talking lower because you cannot hear yourself. I downloaded the new presets. However I’m having a hard time hearing major differences between Drake uncharted 4 and the others. The differences appear very minimal. When I settled on the drake these headsets sound very loud and clear. Advice? Make your next wireless set with mic monitoring. Simplify the button configurations, add Bluetooth,and you may have a new clear cut winner in the headphone war.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good headphones but slightly overpriced

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    GZrider89
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    I love the headphones they are great and the bigger drivers really give them the little bit of extra kick I was looking for over the lower end Gold headphones. I do however think they are a Little overpriced. I was expecting more features and quite frankly enough difference between the Golds to justify the extra price and in that sense i was let down. Aside from the slightly bigger 50mm drivers they are essentially the same headphones and worst of all i think the Golds look better. But overall they are very well built and deliver on Sony's heritage of awesome sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent headset but I returned it

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    Charliehustle77
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    I bought this headset when if was first released to replace my aging Turtle Beach dpx21. I was looking for something lightweight and wireless with good sound. It felt good on my head and looked sweet but the sound didn't seem as good as my dpx21 which I purchased years ago and is being held together by tape. On my old headset I could adjust the bass and chat volume easily. This one has small volume/chat buttons on the sides. That took some getting used to. To me the bass is lacking and the mic on it is not that good. Why can't they make this BT so I can pair it with other devices? If I want to listen to music thru it on my ipad or phone I have to plug it in. I just decided that for the price point, this headset just wasn't worth the value. I'm sure others may find the headset fine but I think for what it costs Sony could've done more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I can hear them coming

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    Wiggly
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    I picked up the Sony branded headphones because I knew they could fit with the VR helmet. Indeed they can fit but in a clunky way. It’s a tight fit and you need to use the VR’s cord, I was not expecting that. I also purchased them because I don’t keep my stereo in that room. You can definitely feel immersed in the game as far as being able to tell where you are in space relating to the protagonists and environment. The Sony branding made me a bit hesitant, but I must say I am very pleased with the quality and the value. Hardcore gamers, I don’t know how hot they might get, but they feel comfortable to me and I have all kinds of metal sticking out of my ears. Compared to my $300 set of headphones, these really performed well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Nice headset for PS4

    Posted
    BasedBuddy
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    Pros: -headset comfrotablitly is really nice. -band that goes over the head allows it to sit pretty nice without much discomfort. -sound is great, especially with the 3D sound -very sleek design Cons -have to unplug/plug the dongle each time you want to turn on and use which is slightly annoying. -controls are hard to get down at first as they are all on the back of the headset on both ears. -the volume/chat works on a slider and coming from a Turtle beach 500X stealth headset, it’s can be wierd to figure out which you want to hear more of because you need to sacrifice one or the other. -need to put all audio to the headphones. No optical cable like the Turtle Beach

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    MisterH
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    I originally owned the Playstation Gold headset for about a year and a half. After having to get two covered replacements from the manufacturer due to them breaking at the same hinge, I was not willing to buy another after the third broke. The functionality of that set was good so I decided to try the Platinum set. They are very comfortable and the sound quality is excellent for the price point. The construction feels more solid and feel that they will last much longer than the Gold. The battery life is good though I wish they would have used a USB Type-C connector for charging. I have not given them 5 stars yet because I have not owned them long enough to verify their longevity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 Months In, Still Going Strong

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    Maui
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    I purchased this headset in store at best buy around Christmas time. they have not failed me yet. The sound quality is great and the microphones are amazing, so I've been told. A few grievances I have are as follows; not enough games support 3D audio, and finally the Bluetooth connectivity could have a longer range. I find that if I am not within 20 feet of the dongle that the signal drops. Not a big deal but somewhat annoying. Over all, the best gaming headset I have ever owned, save the original Playstation Gold Headset in 2014.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not great software

    Posted
    thegambome
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    I am not a serous gamer, but I bought this to serve as my primary headset and the primary way I listen to my games. The surround sound is great and the 3D audio is pretty cool, but there’s not a ton of support. Only a few games have 3D audio presets. The biggest complaint I have is the software on the PS4 that you use to manage your audio presets. You can only add 2 presets which isn’t really that big of a deal unless you play more than 2 different styles of games at a time and want custom presets for those games. Somewhat of a bonus for this headset is you can use them as regular headphones without using any battery power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming headset

    Posted
    MrMatt
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    Pros- virtual surround sound is excellent. Headset controls are easy to use. Sony app allows you to set two game sound presets. Connectivity is great. And the built in microphone picks up your voice so good, I recommend turning down the microphone volume in the PS settings. My only con is the headset sits on your ears very tight. It becomes uncomfortable after awhile. I still recommend this headset because of the pros listed above. And I would buy it again. Best headset value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for price, easy to set up

    Posted
    MrBucket
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    I've had a lot of headsets, including the first 2 PS3 wireless. This headset isn't as good as my astro a50 as far as sound quality, but it's half the price, has better battery life, and is very light and easy to use for my kids. Microphone is clear, and it picks up maybe a little to much ambient noise, but that's probably due to clarity. There are 2 things I would suggest. Maybe a fabric earcup, vs the vinyl, it will last longer, because my experience has been about 18 months before Sony vinyl breaks down, and a more pronounced mute button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality Headset

    Posted
    Dwad
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    This headset is good, I had the previous gold headset and this is a far better headset the its predecessor . The build quality just feels like it is worth more, with the metallic finishes and the weight. It is difficult to find games that call them selves 3D audio enabled, but I know uncharted 4 is a game that uses it. I have played BF1 with this headset and it does a fine job. I like playstation accessories and accessories that looks nice. It is a solid headset, but if you don't care about wireless or the look of the headset. I am sure you can find a far cheaper headset that you will be more happy with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great

    Posted
    WhoBlinksAnymore
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    The Platinum Headphones sound really good and they look really good. I purchased these after my Gold's finally gave out and once the price came down. I've been using these for a few weeks now and love the 3D sound when playing games. The microphone for chat is great, my friends can hear me just fine. The only negative is the weight of the headphones and the strap that goes over the top of your head starts giving me a headache after about an hour. I did get use to them and it's not so bad anymore. If it weren't for that I'd give 5 stars, I'm a big Sony fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful headset, maybe a little expensive.

    Posted
    JeffG
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    The price of the headset probably puts it out of reach of a lot of people and I'm not entirely sure that the pricing is justified. What I can say is this: 1) the sound quality is great, especially 3D audio in the very few games that have it. 2) the build quality is solid. I was concerned after reading reviews of the PS Golds, but this seems very sturdy and durable and after several months of ownership, I can report no problems. 3) the battery life does leave a little to be desired. I wish it lasted a lot longer, but it will get you through at least one long gaming session.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for the price!

    Posted
    madpakah
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    Alright this headset has great sound, while using the Virtual Sorround you are able to pick out where audio is coming from from either earcups and it really helps while playing Competitive games. Built wise I would rate between better and best. It is because the hinges that makes the earcups fold could be the same as the old gold wireless headsets. Bottom line is if you like a dedicated headset for PS4 this is one to get because you get independent audio volume towards the chat, game in the headset itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not too shabby

    Posted
    Champ
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    These headphones are not that bad.. they are wireless, gives you the freedom to move around, and not be tangled up.. the only down side to them, in my opinion, is that.. after extensive constant use... i.e 30 minutes or so wearing them, they become very uncomfortable.. the cushion that looks to be very comfortable for extensive use suddenly becomes uncomfortable.. So it is up to the individual to really know what they like.. but for me.. I just know not to keep them one consecutively..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another win for PlayStation!

    Posted
    George
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    My initial impression of this headset was not great! It was much lighter and not as "platinum" as I thought it should be. However once it was synced (which was incredibly easy) and figured out the app. THIS HEADSET IS AWESOME! With the 50mm drivers and the 3d 7.1 it really opened up gaming for me. Ive used many other headsets and for the money you cant pass this one up! Battery life is also great! I put about 6 hours gaming and watched 2 movies in 7.1 and it still hasn't died. Thats alot better than I expected from a headset that is so light! Great job Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend