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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Flagship Playstation Headset

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    NYKFan
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    I owned the Silver, Original Gold and the New Gold (2018 version) and I can say without a doubt that this is the best headset out of the bunch. I say this because it is the best-designed in terms of style, comfort, and features. Yes, the headset can be a little tight for those with larger heads but it fits perfect on my average-sized head. I can game for 2 hours straight without feeling any discomfort. This is definitely the most comfortable PS headset that I've owned. In terms of performance, this headset is a beast. The sound quality is superb since it features 50mm drivers (compared to 40mm for the other ones) but surprisingly, it isn't as loud as the New Gold headset. The audio also doesn't cut out as much, which was an annoyance on the lower-tier headsets (NOTE: make sure to download the free Headset Companion App from the PS Store. The app can be used to update the headset as well as load custom sound profiles for games, music and movies). The main selling point of this headset is the 3D audio technology and as of right now, only a few games support it such as Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Watchdogs 2 and MLB The Show (Sony promises that more titles will support it in the future). I've only been able to test out this feature with MLB The Show 18' and honestly, I couldn't tell the difference with it on or off but to be fair, 3D audio isn't really suited for sports games. As for style, this headset looks and feels premium. The ear pads are made of thick, plush, memory foam (faux) leather and the headset is reinforced by steel to make it more durable. There is also a rubber band at the top for weight dispersion. Like the Original Gold headset, these can be folded and taken on the go but unlike the OG Gold's, the hinges are a lot thicker and it is reinforced by steel so the chances of it breaking like the old ones are slim. Overall, this is a great gaming headset with unmatched design, features and comfort. It is the flagship Playstation headset for a reason. If you're a PS4 owner looking for the best, look no further. NOTE: I can't comment on the mic quality since I don't game on-line or use it to chat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome

    Posted
    Kasper
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So I just picked this bad boy up today. Got it all set up, which was easy. Charged it up only took 3 hours. Downloaded the playstation headphone companion on the ps4 easy and free. So I'll say I've tried other headsets from turtle beach to hyper x, razor, and astro A40 so I've worn some good ones. But this platinum headset from sony is unreal. The sound is awesome SO crisp and clear I can't say that enough CRISP AND CLEAR is an understatement. I played black OP 4 blackout with the uncharted sound setting and WOW. Bullet's whizzing by you the grass under the footsteps and bombs going off. Unbelievable it was like I was there dodging bullet's really trying to stay alive. I Was really Immersed in the game, when I got shot it scared the crap out of me. For the reviews that say it's not loud, I'd say those people have hearing problems. I had to turn this sucker down. I like it loud but if you crank it up you could blow out your ears. 110% better then the gold version and any headset I've worn before. AGAIN, CRISP AND CLEAR!!! 3D is crazy you can hear EVERYTHING top to bottom. Ok for the price at 159.00 oh yes it worth it. But I didn't pay that. Best buy price matches and I found it online for 119.99 that they honored. Just showed them the ad on my phone and BAM that simple. I stole this headset at 119.99 I added the 2 year protection plan and still came out under 159.99 if I had to pay full price it would still be worth every penny. The sound is so good it will take a few hours or more to get used to hearing all the things you didn't know you was missing before. Amazing. I gave this review because if you are on the fence with other headsets and this one. I hope this helps you make up your mind. Oh and the mic quality, every one I played with said they heard me loud and clear with no issues. So I will assume that is good as well. For playing not recording voice overs. This is a gaming headset don't try to change that or you will be wrong for giving it a poor review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected, and I had doubts

    Posted
    ChrisAC

    I got one and I'm happy with it, I'd prefer more pronounced buttons and I'm still getting used to figuring which does what without looking, but this is the headset that was actually made for your PS4, unlike many others I've tried (Logitech, steelseries Arctis 7, etc) I had turtle Beach stealth 400 before and the build quality was trash from the start but the sound quality was fine and it did what was important to me, separate game and chat volume. It started bugging out on me and I said I definitely wasn't getting another TB so I was trying out other wireless headsets to see if they can fit my needs even if they're really made for PC. They can't. This one can as it's made for the PS4, and even tho it doesn't advertise it enough it does have a game/chat balance where I can fully mute one or the other. Just mute master volume if I want to mute both. And I was concerned if I'd still be heard clearly without a boom mic in my face, my friends say they have no problem hearing me so all my fears about this headset were allayed. I only don't like that the mics are on the same side as the clicky buttons... Everybody doesn't need to hear me adjusting my volume.. TL;DR Pros and Cons Pros: Great audio. Comfortable fit. On screen indicators with PS4, unlike all other non Sony headsets. Chat/game volume balance, can completely mute game audio or chat audio when you want. Great build quality. Mic is clear enough according to my friends, couldn't tell I was on a new headset without a boom mic in my face. Cons: Mics are situated on the very same ear cup as the buttons, so my friends will hear every time I adjust my volume or about to mute my mic. Buttons and not wheels. Only indication of a muted mic is behind my ears, or an on screen indicator that disappears after 5 seconds. Not as much range as other headsets I tried, can't go to my kitchen with them anymore. And this maybe nitpicking but having to select All Audio with these means I can't use them and have spectators in my room hear too, since nothing will be coming from the tv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Gaming Headset

    Posted
    NightReign
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After reading reviews on the PS4 Gold headset I was not impressed with the reviews. With further research and debating on either a new Turtle Beach or the PS4 Platinum, I went with the PS4 Platinum gaming headset. Everything works great, with downloading the Companion App through the PS Network store (free), and connecting the headset to my PS4 was a breeze. The only thing in the quick start guide that was misleading was the directions on where to change "all audio" to the headset: Settings>Devices>Audio Devices>Output to headphones After using for a couple hours and figuring out how to change from chat to game volume, which you would have to experiment with to get to the proper setting, the headset works fantastic!! There is two very small buttons "Sound" and "Chat", By holding one or the other will increase either one to make either the chat louder and game volume lower or game volume louder and chat volume lower. The crisp, clear and precise sounds available in 3D mode is the best I have heard yet! The only con about this product is the size of the buttons and the writing, very small and very hard to read. So with that I would definitely suggest this product to all!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my headsets

    Posted
    ZR5109
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    My old turtlebeachs broke from the ear piece but I’ve had those for three year but I had been looking for new ones I got my buddy the white one he said he loves them, so I kept looking and then they said they will do price match I did my digging around and found the price I wanted and went in and they price match it I save like 63 dollar on them I don’t like paying full price but I got a great deal they fit so good I play for like 4 to 5 hours and I Have it on no problems and the only thing Mack sure to charge them if there half way down because I for got to charge them haha but they charge quickly and the 3D sound is so great I didn’t really think there was a different oh there lol. Love these headset

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Choice if you have Playstation 4

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    DonS
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    Tried a couple pairs of the lower cost TB Stealth 600 before settling on these. Yes, I tried a couple because with the first set, the volume was way too low; usable when turned to 3/4 of the range, but I did not feel it should be that way. Turning on "super human hearing" amplified the sound level, but overpowered the foreground sounds. Second pair was the same way, so not a product defect. Thank you Best Buy for your liberal return policy. The Sony headset, while not perfect, is infinitely better than the 600's for my use with PS4 Pro gaming. Not quite as comfortable (as a lot of reviewers mention), and buttons take some getting use to, but the surround sound (Horizon-Zero Dawn) is thumbs up. Have not sampled chat capabilities. I really like being able to customize low, medium, and high tones with the downloadable app. Wish I had started with these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset of them all.

    Posted
    Chris
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have always thought the sony headset looked cheap and always steered clear of them, but I will never buy another brand as long as I'm on a playstation. Turtle beach and the others seriously have nothing on the platinums. Very comfortable when on long play sessions. They have a larger form factor but that's ok with me. Easy to balance chat and game audio and best of all, some studios make audio packs specifically for the Sony brand headset. The 7.1 surround is amazing. For example, inside a building on CoD:WWII, audio from inside the building is crisp and clean and exterior audio is echoed and a little muffled. Just something that the Turtle beach ear force 700 didn't do at all. Not to mention the turtle beach has serious connection issues with constant audio drop outs on 2 pairs I tried. I was not willing to try a third time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can hear EVERYTHING

    Posted
    FortniteFred
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    Bought this headset because I started playing Fortnite and wanted to try to get an edge on the competition. You can really hear everything—every footstep, every shot, everything you need to hear to up you’re finishing position in each match (I still haven’t won any solo match but at least I’m constantly in the top 10 after this headset). Also bought these after starting Horizon Zero Dawn pre headset life and the feeling of immersion in the game was so overwhelming that I had to take them off. You get used to it. Read some reviews that said that PS4 didn’t have many games that support the 3D sound feature but just about every game coming out now will. Might as well have something that can really take advantage of the presets each game has in the headset app you download from the PS store

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Headset I have owned to date

    Posted
    IFlySolwo
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    I will keep this short and sweet. I have been gaming for many years and have gone through several brands of headsets. I will not name the other brands, but I can say that this is the best in its price range that I have used. Why you ask? 1. Most comfortable I have owned. 2. Easy to adjust headband. 3. Sound quality is great for gaming. 4. Sony PS4 companion sound app is a plus. 5. Controls are intuitive and easy once you learn their location. 6. I hear footsteps better. 7. Not bad for listening to music. No way close to audiophile headset. 8. Easy setup and solid wireless connection. 9. Construction is good, and headset doesn't feel fragile or cheap. 10. Decent battery life. There you have it. I highly recommend you give this headset a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it!

    Posted
    MyBestBought
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    Definitely a great buy! Sound is awesome and adjustable through the PlayStation app and allows two settings to be stored labeled 1 & 2 on the headset. Can be hard wired to other devices via headphone jack. I use them to watch movies on my iPhone (hardwired not Bluetooth). They fit comfortably, and even fit my 6 yr old. I have yet to try using the provided wireless adapter on a computer and seeing if it works. Sony suggests that they will work IF the supplied adapter (the same one that plugs into the Playstation’s USB) is used in your computer’s USB. The Mic is sensitive and picks up all the surrounding sounds which can be annoying to other players. Overall, excellent addition to heighten the gaming, music and movie experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite headset for PS4 so far

    Posted
    TBalt
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    This headset is a bit pricey, but full-featured, comfortable, and an improvement over the original Sony Golds I owned. Battery seems like it lasts longer, the sound is a bit better sounding than the Golds, and has all of the same great features, with better built quality especially for the head band. The ability to shift volume to prioritize game volume over chat volume and vice versa on the headset is probably the best feature on this headset and other Sony headsets that you don't often seen on competing headsets. Positional audio is also conveyed clearly and accurately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT!!

    Posted
    Maverick
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    These headphones are really good. Definitely better than the gold and the pulse! I've had the first 7.1 SS PS headphones for the PS3 and those were the best!! I still have them but they go out on me every now and then. My brother had the golds and I just thought the sound was way too low so I was iffy about buying new headphones but the new Platinum headphones are absolutely great! They don't have too much bass and you have to mess with the EQ a bit but once you get them going everything is good. I wish they were easier to adjust instead of doing it on the ps app inside the PS4. They're not as good as the ones for the PS3 but they're better than the golds which is great for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Wireless Headphones

    Posted
    ALFIA
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    I got these to go with my PlaystationVR, as the bundled earbuds just weren't cutting it. These headphones are great, including a number of VR specific features over the "Gold" versions. The headphones fit nicely over the VR headset. My biggest complaint, though not enough to remove a star, is the headband is a soft rubber material rather than a padded foam of similar headsets. This harder rubber material tends to rub the top of my head wrong. It's not as bad as unpadded headphones, and it might just be my pointy head, but they can get a little irritating to wear for long periods of time. Still, the quality (hello metal headband) more than makes up for the rest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

    Posted
    Heat
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    I had the gold surround sound headsets before and though they were great these hold up better, battery wise. The sound quality is superb for both but it's hard to tell if one is better than the other. The sound felt more crisp when I first got them so at the time they did sound better, but can't remember. In the end if you have the money to splurge and want a 7.1 surround headset with a longer battery life I would buy these bad boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the money, exceptional

    Posted
    Budken
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    Even though 3D audio is only offered for a few first party titles, the rest of the headset experience is even nicer than my now deceased first generation Gold headset. Build quality is much improved and the 10mm larger drivers make for considerably better bass below 50hz. Worth the extra money over the Gold generation two? Can't say. But comfort is better, sound field is spherical now and bass is improved. I'm happy that I purchased them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great audio

    Posted
    Weim
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    Bought this headset for my bf. He loves that it's wireless and has minimal accessories. The audio on this is amazing too. No outside noise interference. The quality of the headset is also very good for the price point. We started with the gold headset and upgraded to platinum. His 1st platinum headset USB dongle broke so he decided to try the astro brand. He liked the astro brand but didn't like all the cables and we agreed the quality for the price point was lacking. Repurchased the platinum!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for PS4 gaming

    Posted
    Budnik
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    I bought the Astro A50 before this and found that it was a little heavy, so I returned it and decided to try this headset. I had used the Sony gold headset before, so I figured this would be an upgrade. I am amazed with how this headset sounds. The 3d sound that you get from this headset makes it hard for you to miss the smallest sounds. (Including footsteps in pvp matches). I would highly recommend purchasing this headset if you want a similar sound to an astro headset, but for half the cost. Also, be sure to get the headset companion from psn-totally changed my gaming experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for gaming or streaming

    Posted
    Robb
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    I had the PS Gold Headset for 4 years and they still worked great. I had some gift cards so I figured I'd upgrade. I wish the Plat version would of stuck with the slides for volume control but went to buttons. Same goes for the on/off switch. I prefer the gold version. But overall seems better overall quality than the gold by far. The surround sound is amazing especially in Call of Duty. I feel like I have an edge on the other players. So far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    Posted
    Kaylen
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    I got these solely for my PSVR and they’re the perfect fit. 3D sound is great and it’s been really nice to block out outside noise and play with decent sound when gaming in the wee hours of the morning so I don’t disturb anyone. I originally balked at the cost but have used Sony headphones in the past and I’m glad that I finally did get these. I can’t speak for the wireless connectivity or the microphone as I haven’t used them yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Platinum headset

    Posted
    Robby
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    Feels like much better quality than the Sony gold wireless headset which uses a cheap plastic and broke with less than a year use, but this headset has metal with a band made of rubber that goes over your head that is very thick and feels well made. The sound quality is amazing with many options like virtual surround sound, 3D audio and are noise canceling I can’t even hear someone talking when they are right next to me. I really like this headset and have no regrets about buying them

    I would recommend this to a friend