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Sony - Gold Wireless Stereo Headset - Black

The Gold Wireless Headset was designed to deliver enhanced comfort and performance while maintaining the amazing gaming audio experience you've come to love. Sleek design and refined over-ear cushions provide lasting comfort, while augmented mics keep your communication crystal clear. 7.1 virtual surround sound and exclusive audio modes envelop you in your favorite games.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Sony Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
    • Wireless adapter
    • 3.5mm audio cable
    • USB cable (Type-A to Micro-B)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (196 out of 218)

    Features


    Headset for gamers

    Experience everything from the big booms to whisper-quiet warnings in stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound, and chat with friends through the hidden noise-canceling microphones.

    Developed by PlayStation

    With the Headset Companion App, download custom audio modes created exclusively for PlayStation®4 systems by developers that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favorite games.

    Stylish comfort and adaptable audio

    Slip into comfort you can enjoy for hours and a look you can take anywhere.

    Connect wirelessly to your PS4™ systems and home computer using the provided wireless adapter, or connect to your PlayStation®VR and mobile devices with the included 3.5mm audio cable and take your sound with you.

    Designed with PlayStation®VR in mind

    Explore the incredible worlds of VR with a headset to be worn comfortably along with PlayStation®VR.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 218 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The new PS4 Headset benchmark!

      Posted
      Steve
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I decided it was finally time to replace my 7-year-old PS3 Sony Wireless Headset. Its battery life had dwindled down to almost nothing and the leather material on the ear cups had completely flaked off. As a gamer and tech enthusiast, I've stayed current on the headset market. I have experienced my friend's PS4 Gold headset and PS4 Platinum headset; both of which had issues with hinges breaking, suffered from connectivity problems, and weren't an upgrade in regards to comfort. Disappointingly I couldn't justify switching from my PS3 set without more value, or at least fewer problems. I turned to the non-Sony world of headsets which included Astro, Razer, HyperX, and SteelSeries. All models from $100-$300 were compared and considered. While there are a lot of great headsets out there, each seemed to have it's own quirks and negatives that led to them being dropped from the list. (The ones with great battery life lacked surround simulation, the most comfortable sets had poor mic quality, the ones with the best audio only offered full surround sound on PC, some that almost seemed perfect required an external audio module that utilized unique software and drivers that were plagued with failed updates and a lack of support, etc). While I was content with the performance and features of the PS4 Gold/Platinum that carried over from the PS3 ones, I was hesitant because of the flimsy construction. All of the Gold headsets I ever used had broken hinges, so they were an absolute no. Just when I was getting ready to purchase the Platinum model, a pre-order popped up for this "New Gold" version. Since they both had the 50mm audio drivers that I was after, it seemed like the only difference was that the Platinum has true 3D audio (only Uncharted 4 and Horizon Dawn?) and the New Gold only has simulated surround, which has always been amazing. My headset never leaves the gaming room so there was no need for the collapsing feature. The New Gold eliminated the hinge and only came in a fixed construction, which seemed perfect for my use. I eagerly picked them up from the store and started unboxing right away. As I pulled them out, my first impression was that they are LIGHT! The weight drop from the PS3 to PS4 Gold/Platinum was minor compared to this New Gold version. My second observation was that the headband was completely covered in the same leather material as the ear cups. At first I was nervous since the primary reason for replacing my previous set was because of this material deteriorating. But I reminded myself that it didn't start until after 5 years and that my friend's Gold/Platinum sets weren't yet having those issues. I put them on my head and quickly realized that Sony finally achieved the right balance of secure and firm fitment while being extremely light and comfortable. One of the main issues with the Platinum headset is how uncomfortable the headband shape and materials are for extended periods of gaming. This New Gold just fits and feels perfect. The button layout was intuitive and the tactile sense felt great. It took all of about 2 seconds to get it set up, which is expected from these Sony headsets. My core games are Overwatch and Gran Turismo Sport, which both sounded absolutely amazing. My team confirmed the mic quality was perfect. I'd say this New Gold headset is the best Sony has ever released. And compared to the rest of the market, it's the best all-around PS4 headset for under $300. I'm very happy with my purchase, no regrets or buyer's remorse, and recommend them to anyone considering!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NOT a Microwave!!

      Posted
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Beware: This is not a Microwave, doesn't work if you're gaming under water and is NOT compatible with VHS players/Zune. Other than that, headset is great! I own the (now) older PS3/PS4 Gold Wireless Headset (for the last 8~ years) and never had issues with it. I do remember one night no one could hear me, and after hours of Googling I found out it's because I had the headset on backwards (left vs right) which makes sense with how the microphone is designed internally. Oops! Comparing this one to the old one (Gold), this feels more comfortable, and the audio sounds slightly better (but it's hard to say with just 1 night of use so far). Comparing this one to other headsets, well that gets ugly. As you know, there are countless headsets out there, and every gamer is going to say one is better than the other, some of them get paid via affiliate links/ads and what not, and you'll always have people compare a "wired" headset to a "wireless", or this one is cheaper, this one does 7.1, etc etc. To save you a little bit of Googling, this is one of the best WIRELESS headsets you can get that does 7.1 Surround Sound for it's PRICE. You'll always sacrifice something going another route. • You might find a cheaper headset, but it's wired. • You might find a one that's nicer and wireless, but it's more expensive. • You might find one that is the same price, wireless, but it's not 7.1 surround sound. • You might find one that's wireless, cheaper, and better, but it's not a headset, it's a horse. So in my humble opinion, this is the best 7.1 headset for it's price... and it's made by Sony and I always prefer to stick with same companies and not add too many 3rd parties to my stuff. Hope that helps!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good sound but frequent connection drops

      Posted
      dschroll
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I mostly bought this to get a good headset to use with my PSVR, which this was designed to fit around. But I was also excited to have a wireless surround sound headset so I could play big games like god of war in the evening without disturbing my wife and child during evening hours. Sadly this headset is not what I had hoped it would be. I sit roughly 10 feet away from my PS4 and there are no obstructions to block the signal. Yet my headset would often lose the connection and I would hear nothing for 10-30 seconds before it would reestablish the connection. I wouldn’t mind if this happened infrequently but it happens several times each hour. It’s very disappointing to be listening to some cut scene only to have the audio blank out for 30 seconds and miss a key part of some conversation. So ultimately I ended up returning these. I wanted to love them and have them be a solution to my late night gaming without sacrificing audio fidelity but too many connection drops keep this one from being something I can recommend. Buy it for wired gameplay only as wireless is just spotty at best.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, but not the best, at an unbeatable price

      Posted
      Milton
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      About a year after my top of the line Turtle Beach headset warranty ended it broke. I didn't feel like spending that kind of money again so I bought these. Overall the sound quality is not better than my old set, but it is decent. The build quality is not premium, but it's still ok. I like that I can see the battery life in the PS4 UI and that it also shows on the screen if I'm mutted or not. My minor gripes would be 1) There are a bunch of buttons and they are all located on the left cup. I would have preferred if they used both cups so you can differentiate between them easier. (Is this the volume rocker, or is it the game/chat balance?) 2) The companion app for this newer model doesn't have nearly enough preset audio modes for different games (one of the selling points). The older one had a ton. I think this has around 6 or so. 3) I wish, like with my previous headset, I could toggle noise cancellation on and off. 4) I also wish that the noise cancellation was a bit better. Even though I say all this, I have to way up against the price. Once you factor in that these are only $99 full price, those gripes melt away.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Headphones for Gamers

      Posted
      NotUrAvgeGamingDude
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I bought these headphones as I was just getting into gaming and wanted a decent set to play with on my PS4. Pros: They are super comfortable and have decent sound. I like that you can toggle the volume mix between the game sounds and the voice chat so that one does not over power the other. All of this can be done by simply pressing a button on the side of the headphones too, making it easier than having to go into a menu setting on the console. The mic picks up great and my friends have no problem hearing me. Con: for some reason the sound will kick off and on, almost like a flicker, every once in a while. I have not figured out if it is the headphones specifically or something to do with the console.. But this has not been such an issue that I would not recommend these headphones. Overall I give the headphones 4 stars for great sound, ease of setup and function, great mic and comfort. BUY THESE HEADPHONES!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Perfect Match

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      BestBuyer
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The newly updated Sony Gold headset is a fantastic upgrade to the first generation model. The sound quality has improved drastically almost to the point of too detailed. The high end on this headset can be a bit much at times for my ears. I find myself leaving the volume on the low end to mask some of the explosions that tend to hurt these old man ears. The overall build quality is what you would expect from a headset in this price range. Being all "polished" plastic they look nice but don't have an premium feel. Frankly at this price point they are exactly what they should be. The one down side of this new generation would be they removed the ability to fold the headset for easy travel. If you are unaware the previous model allowed you to fold down the headset for easy packing these have now moved to an one piece band design which feel great but make it more difficult to travel with. All in all if you are exclusive to the PS4 you can't go wrong with these. At $99 they are one of the best buys out there for the PS4.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The headset for you

      Posted
      Pigandtwiggaming
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Ok so long story short let me save youh the time I spent. I bought and tried all the top end wireless headsets in the $99-150 range. YES EVEN ASTRO A20. As far as what you can get for the price on a ps4 buy this. You get a game to chat rocker so you can mutww your friends quickly and hear t bose footsteps to take the win. EQ options through the headset companion app free on the psn store. (Seriously quick and easy to set up) Gets loud, sounds crisp, hits highs and lows clean. My friend I have played online games with for 7 years says my voice comes through very nicely my neighbor confirms i sound great as well when we play so solid Mic. Easy access buttons. Insanely light weight. Long lasting battery. Around 12 hours. Fairly durable design. Did away with the flimsy hinges like on the v1 and the Sony platinum. Does get slightly warm on the ears once you start you round hour 2 or so. But you should probably take a bathroom or smoke break at that point anyways. Come back put an on refreshed and get another w. Hope this helped. ~Pig of pig and twig gaming

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Much improved from the original Gold Headset

      Posted
      NYKFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I owned the original Gold Headset and like many users, the hinges broke after a year or two of careful use. Sony must've heard the complaints because a redesign was sorely needed. Enter the (New) Gold Wireless headset. The design of the headset is much improved over the original with better materials so it's a lot more comfortable to wear and since there are no more hinges, the chanches of it breaking like the old one are slim. The sound quality is also improved since it uses the same 50mm driver as the Platinum's. I am by no means an audiophile but I do notice an improvement. On the downside, the audio tends to cut out at times while gaming. I don't know if it's caused by signal interference or what but it's definitely an annoying issue. Overall, it is a great headset for gaming and the redesign was a welcomed improvement. If it didn't have the issue of the audio cutting out, I would've rated it 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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