Sony - Gold Wireless Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 - Black

Sony Gold Wireless Stereo Headset: Pinpoint which direction the action is coming from with this 7.1 virtual surround sound headset. Download the Headset Companion app to experience exclusive custom audio settings for supported PlayStation games.

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4365 out of 4555)

Features


Connect to most current gaming devices

Compatible with your PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita, mobile device, Mac and PC.

Virtual surround sound gaming

Pinpoint where the action is with the stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound.

Download exclusive audio enhancements

The Headset Companion app provides custom audio settings created exclusively for PlayStation to enhance audio in supported games.

Make your voice heard

Reduce unwanted noise with the hidden, noise-canceling microphone.

Customize the look of your headset

Removable faceplates (sold separately) can be swapped out to show off your style.

Full feature set only available on PS4 and PS4 systems. Compatible with most mobile device. Certain features may vary based on device.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4554 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset under $100! Buy these if you can!

    Posted
    lovebirds
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am an audiophile since I also am a music artist, I write songs, produce, am involved in studio mixing and mastering just to give you all a quick background on my ears when it comes to sound. I've heard just about every set of headphones and headsets out there. I have tried the below headsets on the PS3, PS4, Wii U, and 3DS XL. First off, I was like you, hesitant to spend $100+ on a gaming headset, but it's WORTH the investment! These are WORTH THE MONEY and will save you lots of headache to just go for these if you're wondering if you should buy them for the PS4 (and other console use#! I've tried the wired Turtle Beach N11's for the Wii U #you can't beat a $60 Turtle Beach headset for $20 while supplies last (discontinued# so if you are dead broke, people will hear you well and vice versa#, which met my standards sound quality wise except for the fact that there is no amp for them, so the sound volume is low for gaming. You can compensate with other devices using their own amps and volume, but this is all about gaming. I also got tired of the short wires restricting my access especially Destiny on PS4 when the doorbell would ring, I have to get up and etc, as well as hitting the mic boom when I would have to scratch my face, touch my eyes, and etc, but could be overlooked if everything else was good. I then make another step up to the wired Turtle Beach P12's. These have an amplifier, so the sound volume was good, and you have separate chat volume, bass boost, and sound volume, and mic mute buttons. Honestly, the N11's sounds just about exactly like these minus the amplifier, so I was happy with the sound, but even with the LONGEST wired cord you can get without an extension, it was becoming a pain depending on several of my tvs. This, the hitting the mic boom while chatting and etc when touching your face, and not being able to get up without disconnecting the cord from the amplifier was becoming annoying. I finally got the Sony Gold Wireless and love everything about it! The only con I would say is I wish these had a little more bass depending on what you use these on #especially for Destiny#, but it's enough bass that you quickly forget about that aspect nonetheless. They are comfortable for hours #tested for 6+ game hours with eyeglasses on), have EXCELLENT battery life, and durable unless you're slamming headphones all the time. Mine has dropped on the floor from the couch or bed several times with no issues. You have to install the free Sony Companion App to get sound presets that work great and can be programmed easily to one or more of the saved preset buttons so you can switch from presets easily while playing if you want to. The simulated surround sound is EXCELLENT for what it is. It's close enough to the real thing, you won't be able to tell the difference without having a true surround sound next to you to compare. Best thing is these are WIRELESS and have great range away #upstairs, downstairs, etc), plus NO mic boom to bump into if you need to touch your face and etc. A reward for reading my review to the bottom....Did I mention Best Buy price matches so you can get these cheaper than $99 from the store? Hint Hint ;-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset for the price

    Posted
    Dval
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    Picked these up last night as they just arrived in our stores yesterday. I've never been a big fan of headsets as I usually just listen to my games through a 2 speaker/1 sub system, but when I saw these coming out for just $99.99, I figured that I might give headsets a try. My brother lives and dies by his Tritons, but they also cost me over $200 when I bought them for him a couple years back. By no means are these a perfect headset, however, for under $100 and being wireless, they're very nice. I've found some things that I really like as well as a few that I'm not as sure about. Keep in mind that I don't really do online gaming much, so I can't comment on the hidden microphone and chat capabilities. Pros: Great sound quality. I'd more call it a true 5.1 with a virtual 7.1 system capability. The sounds and music come through very clearly and I can easily tell which side they're coming from. It feels like the vocals are only coming from the right and the music is predominately the left, though. Sleek, compact design. These have a collapsing design for easy transport and safety. They even come with a nice little satin bag to store them in. Charges through a supplied micro USB cable. I love the black outer cover and the medium hue blue on the inside. PS3/PS4 compatible. I've got both systems and it works well on each of them. Cons: Fading sounds. Whenever there's a transition from one background to another in games, I notice that the music goes very low or stutters for about 2 seconds. Almost seems like there's a response issue for it. Charging cable. The microUSB cable is only about a foot long. Luckily, it's a standard cable and I can just use the one for my phone instead. Size adjustments. I'm sure it's been tested and it's durable, but the sliding ear pieces have caught a few times when I was adjusting them. Not a huge thing, but it's something I wanted to note. Got 2 years of GSP in case something happens to them. Overall, I'm definitely happy with the headset and I'll start using them over my speaker system for gaming from now on. At this price point, it's definitely worth trying out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbeatable, for the price

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

    I am honestly not sure why Sony seems to be halting distribution of this, but if you can get your hands on one soon - Do It! Having been gaming in the PC and Console space for many years, I have seen peripherals of varying quality come and go. Some, like Turtle Beach headsets and audio have become staples, and a "golden standard" for some folks. My opinion is that this is one of the rare cases where, beyond original controllers, a 1st party release truly justifies its price, and competes with 3rd party peripherals. ***Pros:*** -Build quality; Not perfect, but well thought out. Controls are intuitive, and easy to learn. And the foldable headband both works, and looks tasteful. Very little sound leakage through the ear cups. -Audio; Again, not perfect out of the box, but definitely sharp, and not unnecessarily heavy in bass (unless you want it to be. There's a second position to the ON switch for bass boost mode). The PS4 app can also accommodate custom equalizers, or those created by developers for specific games. -Versatile; This works well in wireless mode (NOT BLUETOOTH - requires a USB dongle) for PS4, PS3, PC. And for anything else, you can use the included, or your own, standard audio cable. It did fine with FaceTime on an iPad too. ***Cons:*** -Build quality; Yes, I said this was a strength, but it is not perfect. I have a few more expensive headphone sets (Shure, InCase, etc) that are certainly more solid, but if I'm being nitpicky, I would have preferred a slightly more oval shape to the ear cups for a better seal. -Wireless; THIS IS NOT BLUETOOTH! And why not, I'll probably never know. It requires a silly dongle, that sticks out the front of my beautiful, glacier white PS4. That being said, the sound quality I have experienced is better than most Bluetooth, save for anything with aptX, and range has never been an issue. I can nearly walk the entire house and still maintain signal. But why no Bluetooth, so I can use this with a phone, iPod, etc.?!? -Battery life; This is NOT a huge deal! Just as another nipicking instance (I'm really reaching to find negatives here), the battery could have been a little better, but I can still easily get a few days of heavy use before having to plug in. Still can't figure out why Sony is making it so hard to find these... But I would easily recommend them over the lesser Sony Silver wired headset, and most of the recent Turtle Beach models, if you want a great fit, potentially great sound, and good versatility. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Headset for the $$

    Posted
    ffmedic

    After researching the many options for a wireless headset, I decided to go with these. Couldn't be more pleased with my choice. For the price you aren't going to find a better headset with the sound quality and functions that this comes with. Sound is great and it gets loud enough but I can see where those who like it extremely loud would have issues. The companion app is a must to get the sound the way you want it. With these on, you definitely pick up on sounds that you never knew were in the games you play. I have a great surround sound system but choose to play with these on because it makes a huge difference because of those sounds I've been missing out on. I haven't experienced any sound leakage yet. The VSS works well. You actually hear sounds coming from the proper directions. I was surprised that feature worked as well as it did. Comfort is great with these. I've played for hours at a time with absolutely no issues. They are very light weight and don't squeeze your head. The ear pads are comfortable and fit perfectly around my ears. I haven't had an issue with the ear pads making my skin sweat after long periods of use. Battery life last a decent amount of time. Roughly 7-8 hours. You can use these while charging which is a huge plus. It means you'll never have to play without them. You can charge these with an Android phone charger, so you don't have to worry about the charging cable that is provided being long enough. Build quality isn't as bad as other reviews have made them out to be. They are extremely light weight so they used plastic for the majority of this headset. With that being said, you can't be rough with these and expect them to last. If you're one how takes care of their things, then you shouldn't have any issues with them breaking. If you're one who just tosses things around, expect them to break. Simple as that. The functionality of these are great. Very easy to get to all of the controls on the headset. I like the fact then when you press the mute button on the headset, it actually pops up in the top left hand corner of the tv screen. So you don't have to guess if the mic is on or off. Best Buy priced matched so for the price, you truly can't beat this headset. So if you're on the fence, give these a try. I've been more than happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very great; better than Pulse

    Posted
    N3xiumCrash
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So I will start by saying that I own both the Pulse Elite headsets and these Gold headsets. I have tested both and I have come away with liking the Gold headset more than the Pulse Elite. Below I will list the Pros and Cons. Pros: This headset is definitely a great value at $99 when most others would run well over $125. Another strength is that the mic in this one seems to pick up better than the Pulse Elites, not by a huge difference but for me it was noticeably better at picking up when I chatted with friends. I also found that these headsets were more comfortable than the Pulse Elites and still fit as well. I would also like to note conveniently all the buttons for this headset are on one earpiece and not divided between two. Lastly the battery on this after a full charge will easily hold for the advertised 8 hours. I estimate if you have the volume high and using it wirelessly then you will get maybe 7 hours but if you have it wired and on a normal volume then you will at least get 9 hours battery life. Cons: For me I don't have a lot of complaints but two noticeable things stick out. First this headset is comfortable but the design is entirely plastic which means that durability is sacrificed in that and these will need careful care from the owner. Secondly on the Pulse Elites you could easily switch between multiple secondary sound profiles (such as for the games Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us) with just a touch of a button. However on these headsets you can only have one at a time and they must be uploaded from the Companion app each time you want to switch (perhaps in future that will be patched to make it more convenient). Overall I highly recommend this headset to anyone looking in the market for one for their PS4!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headset

    Posted
    aducksbutt

    To start, I originally had the Turtle Beaches PX22 before the patch came out for PS4, they were okay, but the chords were obnoxiously long, annoying, and constantly in the way. I really wanted a set of wireless headphones to avoid the frustration. I debated between these and the pulses. After seeing the excellent reviews and availability of these over the pulses at my local Best Buy i purchased the Golds First The set up is nonexistent. You plug in the bluetooth port into the PS4/PS3 and it turns blue, you turn the headphones until either 1-2 port and you're done. That's it. The Ease of changing all settings volume, mute, and etc is all easily done while headset is on. The App on the playstation isn't bad, i haven't fooled around with it enough. Playing a game BF4, i fell in love, the 7.1 truly gives a great experience without wreaking havoc in a house with a home stereo. The bass was excellent the sound crisp, and the treble was very good too. It does what all gamers want. I also really like the no mic hanging in front of your face. So taking a drink you don't have to worry about dipping it. Or just getting in the way. I also listened to music with it slightly not very long, and it was decently loud and had a good sound, MUCH better than the turtle beaches did, and both were wired. Another pro which is my biggest pet peeve to headsets is comfort, these are VERY comfortable. They fit over your ear, they don't rest/compress your ear. I always had this problem with previous headsets. My ears would ache after playing for any more than a hour. These DO NOT do that. I could wear these all day. I don't know about the battery life quite yet, I played a good 1 1/2 out of the box with no issue. This is by far one of the best additions to my PS4 yet. VERY pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Subjective

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

    Pros: Convenience - plug and play, it just works as advertised. Comfortable - earpads aren't stiff or overbearing. And the headband cushion isn't too thin. Features - Included 3.5mm male-to-male so the headset/headphones can be used even if the battery dies, also allows the headphones to be used with other devices with a headphone jack. Customizable EQ - Though it does require the Headset app, and having to load the EQ every single time you turn on your PS3/4, but the option is good to have. Cons: Construction - I've seen tons of reviews stating the quality of the headband. I haven't broken mine or anything, but I can definitely tell the quality is just OK. They definitely seem like they won't survive a trip in my luggage if I take em on the plane, but would if I hand carried them. Not too accurate advertising - there's only about 8-10 games that the developers created specially tuned eq's for. None of them I play. Overall this is a pretty OK headset. From my point of view, I can't review the chat function as I don't use these to chat online, but mainly to listen to movies or game when I don't want to wake the household. Also I didn't put sound quality in either pros or cons as that's completely a subjective item, but for me, I've definitely heard much better sound quality. I own 3 sets of Sennheiser headphones. One of them being the HD 280 Pro, a sometimes sub $100 headphones (no chat capabilities) that produces a much better sound signature than the Sony headphones. Frankly, I'm kind of disappointed with Sony about the sound reproduction with these. Sony has been in the audio business for many years - not sure if their PlayStation branch didn't go to their Studio/Audio branch to help develope these into some awesome cans. They may have, but the sound quality is a major "meh" to me. Now I'm no audiophile, but I do greatly appreciate great sounding headphones. These don't produce great mids, bass is OK, and treble is on the comfortable side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headset for the price and more.

    Posted
    lilhed
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    So after finding out about this headset I went online to see what it looked like out of the box and being put to use. After watching 2-3 videos I decided to go to Best Buy and purchase it. After purchasing the headset and unboxing it, I could see the durability that people mentioned about it. So I let the headset charge and once the charge was complete I plugged the dongle into my PS3 and turned on the headset. Everything synced up within 10 seconds and I had sound. Next I fired up Battlefield 3 and for a stereo headset I was completely shocked at the amount of quality sound that poured out of the speakers of the headset. Then I realized that the virtual surround sound wasn't activated so I turned it on and once again blown away. I definitely could hear things that I could not hear with my High quality 2.1 Samsung Soundbar system.(of course). So after playing Battlefield 3 for about 45 minutes, I switched over to my real test......MUSIC. I have all high quality lossless music tracks on my PS3 and I used one particular track from Common's lastest album to do my test. I first tried it with virtual surround sound turned off and then the second test with it turned on. Both of the music test exceeded what I was expecting from this headset. Something that I failed to mention is how I play online and literally laugh at people who uses a stereo headset to play a first person shooter. I always laugh and tell them that they just wasted their money and my soundbar system is actually better than their headset. I became the fool with the launchof the Gold Wireless Stereo headset. On the bad side I can say that throughout a entire charge the headset would disconnect 1-2 times but it would quickly reconnect just as if you were turning on the headset for the first time. I also dislike that the wireless range is only up to 20 feet. I personally do a lot of talking in online parties where I'm not always sitting down in front of the tv (like going to the kitchen) and of course it always disconnects on me. These disconnects do not coincide with the random disconnects mentioned earlier. These two bad things are just my personal gripes though. Overall I still consider this headset an excellent purchase for the quality and price. Highly recommend. I also used the headset to listen to music and watch YouTube videos on my HTC ONE that has built in Beats audio.......Sounded amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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