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Platinum Wireless Headset release date confirmed, 3D audio features detailed

New video from Naughty Dog shows off innovative new audio mode

We are pleased to announce that our high-end gaming headset, the Platinum Wireless Headset, will be available across the SIEE region from 16th January 2017.

Featuring a premium durable design offering comfort during long gaming sessions, the Platinum Wireless Headset includes enhanced highly positional 7.1 virtual surround-sound powered by PlayStation’s proprietary 3D audio technology.

It’s further equipped with a pair of premium 50mm speaker drivers, multi-position, hidden noise-cancelling microphones and an extended life built-in rechargeable battery.

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In addition to working with all PS4 systems, the Platinum Wireless Headset is compatible with mobile devices and PlayStation VR via the included 3.5mm audio cable, perfectly complementing the 3D Audio capabilities built into the PS VR headset.

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You may be familiar with 3D audio from PS VR games, which makes game effects sound like they’re coming from all directions, including above and below. The Platinum Wireless Headset brings that same 3D audio to compatible PS4 games, making for incredibly immersive experiences. 3D positional audio can also give you a competitive edge, allowing you to pinpoint the exact location of enemies, even when they’re not in sight, thanks to the use of games positional information.

At launch, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will support the headset’s 3D audio mode through a patch. A variety of upcoming games will also support 3D Audio including MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Days Gone.

The team at Naughty Dog was excited to take advantage of this new technology to make Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sound better than ever. Check out the video below to hear more about how 3D audio brings new life to Nathan Drake’s adventures.

Whether you’re immersing yourself in 3D audio, enhanced 7.1 virtual surround sound, or experimenting with bespoke audio arrangements via the Headset Companion App, we’ve worked hard to make this our best sounding headset to date.

Visit our website to find out more about the Platinum Wireless Headset and how you can pre-order it.

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I remember the previous PlayStation wireless headset to be compatible with PS3 and PS Vita as well. That one can do it too?

Does the 3D audio only works while wired? Is it possible to get wireless 3D audio with VR or with normal games?

3D audio also works wirelessly with the supplied dongle. It’s not just for PSVR.

VR requires everything to be low-latency and audio+visuals to be synchronised so wireless with PSVR’s unlikely.

I prefer open-back headphones so I’d like a PS4 3D Audio processor box I can plug my own wired headphones into for non-VR games.

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Just plug them into the controller. No processing box needed.

If i’m correct, this headset in combination with PSVR will work exactly the same as a regular stereo headset with PSVR. Sure, the audio quality will probably be better but the 3D audio will be disabled which is availlable in wireless mode. The 3D audio will be completly done by the PSVR processor unit.

You have to use the 3,5 minijack slot from PSVR. This is the only way that when you turn your head while in VR mode that the sound adjusts accordingly. While playing VR in wireless mode or regular non-vr games the sound will not change when you turn your head, only when you turn your character which you see on TV. This is a big difference.

So if your planning to buy this for VR only your probably better stick to a regular good stereo headset and plug this in your 3,5 minijack PSVR, since the 3D functions from the platinum headset itsellf will be disabled while in VR mode and taken over from the processor unit.

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The 3D mode is purely for PSVR, but standard games aren’t missing out either.

All PULSE headsets have virtual 7.1 Surround Sound via wireless, if you read the article.

I think ill be buying these. I have the original Sony wireless 7.1 (still use for PC). I use to own the Sony Pulse and now currently own the Sony wireless 2.0 headset. All 3 have been fantastic and I have no doubt the platinums will be anything less.

However, I do have 2 small criticisms of the 2.0 headset I currently have. First one is with the Pulse headset on the usb receiver there was an 3.5″ jack. So I could plug that into my TV and use the headset with my TV. This feature was missing on the 2.0. The second issue with the 2.0 headset was it only had 1 custom profile option. Compared to the Pulse which had 5 I think.

So my question is. How many custom profiles can I store on the Platinum headset at one time? Also will there be a 3.5″ hack on the USB receiver with the platinums so I can also connect the headset to the TV/ (so I can connect them via wireless to the tv)

The dongle photos show NO 3.5mm jack… so if you want a Multi platform headset buy some thing else…
USB devices only for wireless… OTG cable required for wireless on Android…

The headsets photos show the same exact same VSS encoder settings as the gold/stereo headset…
The Pulse VSS sound filter was dropped a long time ago for the gold only…
2 presets switch, 0 is off, 1 is on default. 2 custom preset …

The 3D audio on/off will be supplied by developers of the games not SIEE
Hope fully SIEE will actualy include and support this headset, the silver was ignored and not supported in SIEE regions…

As for the Silver headset. I don’t think they officially released in the UK hence the lack of support in the UK. But a few stores did import them as well as a few ebay resellers. Again good headset just small fitting.

Will this work wirelessly on PC like the 2.0’s?

These are currently £130 on Amazon. Bit steep..

Will the Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 have the 3D Audio capability as well? Or do I need to purchase the new Platinum headset for this feature?

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No, as the update is hardware based, not software. You will have to purchase the new headset, because you know, money-grabbers.

They refused to make the Logitech Driving Force GT compatible with PS4 for Driveclub because they had formed a new deal with ThrustMaster instead and made the pathetic excuse of saying it was due to lack of a security chip.

I don’t hope that this headset is an “over-ear” headset.. not with that material, it’s gonna make the ears swet all the time.

Still can’t preorder them in the Netherlands :/
Hope I can soon

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I plan to get this, I just hope that Naughty Dog adds 3D audio to The Last of Us. That would be a dream come true.

Can anyone link a confirmation that 3D audio works wirelessly on the PS4? I’ve been told 3D audio will only work wired regardless of if it’s VR or not. Is there a source from Sony where they give a definitive answer?

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