Sony PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset
Manufacturer: Sony Part number: PS398085
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CNET editors' review
price range: $113.39
- Reviewed by: Jeff Bakalar
- Reviewed on: 10/17/2011
- Released on: 10/15/2011
The good: The PS3 Wireless Headset is incredibly easy to use, sports an intelligent design, and is comfortable for hours of gaming.
The bad: We wish the PS3 Wireless Headset had an adjustable boom mic (instead of just telescoping) and a longer battery life. Also, the virtual surround sound effect isn't worth using. It would have been nice for Sony to include a cheap USB charging cable as well.
The bottom line: Attractively priced and full of great features, the PS3 Wireless Headset provides above-average sound quality and hassle-free performance.
It's one of the best pair of headphones I've had.
by Jpomac360 on February 11, 2012
Pros: 1.They're wireless, I know It's obvious but it just feels so good.
2.The range is good (about 20ft from my experience) and I had no interference.
4.They're pretty comfortable
5.They're also usable on PC,along with the microphone.
Cons: 1.They're not very attractive, at least not when you put them on.
2.It's wireless USB only so if you lose the dongle, they're basically useless.
3.The 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound is only available while playing a ps3 Game
4. Nonadjustable mic on PC.
Summary: I've been wanting wireless headphones for a while so I decided to get these since they were cheaper than the competition, have a mic, and are for ps3 (since ...
Summary: I've been wanting wireless headphones for a while so I decided to get these since they were cheaper than the competition, have a mic, and are for ps3 (since it's the console I have). The wireless function is so comfortable, I don't have to even touch my headphones anymore to go to the kitchen, or bathroom (lol), or wherever in the house. The volume of the headphones and the mic can be adjusted right in the headset, and when using a computer, the last volume changed becomes the default volume. For example, If the volume on the headphones is on max and I adjust it from my computer the dial on the headphones becomes unnecessary for optimal volume, and vice-versa if the dial is used on the set the one on the PC is not necessary to use.
The quality on the headphones is great and they provide decent noise cancellation. It doesn't block the noise of someone talking loudly (unless you're producing sound on the headphones) but it does block annoying miscellaneous noises.
I highly recommend these for PC users, hardcore or casual gamers, and movie watchers.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Most awesome headset I have ever owned!
by Microgates on October 20, 2011
Pros: Fits great, sounds even better, best peripheral (Besides the controller) that I bought for my PS3.
Cons: A 10 hour battery life minimum would have been nice, but I'm just nitpicking.
Summary: I bought mine on the day it came out and have been super impressed with it. The sound is fantastic and allows me to play at night long after my ...
Summary: I bought mine on the day it came out and have been super impressed with it. The sound is fantastic and allows me to play at night long after my wife has gone to bed. It actually seems awkward to me now "Not" using this when I play (Even if I have a day off and am using it during the day)Highly recomended!
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
my wife say's it's the best hundred buck's iv'e spent
by billshea1 on October 20, 2011
Pros: they work as advertized right out of the box.i think they sound great.
Cons: should have come out with these from the get-go
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Idiot proof, super comfortable, great value.
by TySchwab on November 7, 2011
Pros: - Could wear for hours.
- Literally 10 seconds to set up. Plug in dongle and turn on the headset. Connects itself.
- Great sound for gaming, music, movies.
- Best value available.
- USB Rechargable.
- Compatible with PC's (and Mac's I believe?).
Cons: - Battery could last longer (about 5-6 hours on a charge). However, unless you go on extreme gaming binges, you would have time to charge in between times playing. Doesn't take too long to charge and is USB rechargeable.
- Surround sound does not work wit
Summary: I researched and researched and researched and finally decided to purchase the Sony official PS3 headset. After testing my brother's Turtle Beach PX 21's that are $20 less, ...
Summary: I researched and researched and researched and finally decided to purchase the Sony official PS3 headset. After testing my brother's Turtle Beach PX 21's that are $20 less, I had seriously thought about snatching those. However, they are not full 7.1 or even 5.1 surround sound. Neither are these, however they have a virtual 7.1 feature that makes it seem like full 7.1. The volume buttons are sliders that are located on the left side on the rear and front of the piece respectively. To mute, just push the left plank. In other words, no fumbling with a little remote trying figure out which is the voice volume and which is game volume. It's all there easy to access on the fly.
I bought these for the specific purpose of playing games like Battlefield 3 and MW3. After playing for about 12 hours with them on Battlefield, I am supremely impressed at their performance. They may not have the ultra-crisp sound that the high-end Turtle Beach sets do, however they are roughly half the price. Unless you are a true audiofile, you will not notice any major shortcomings with the quality of sound.
They do not support Blu-Ray surround sound as of yet, but Sony has said they they intend to send out the capability in a future system update. Overall, if you want a high-quality headset for a great price, the official PS3 headset is really the way to go. Sony will support it with system updates that will continue to improve an already great product. They cannot patch those things for non-official sets.
2 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great value, sound and design.
by cdsmith_2002 on January 14, 2012
Pros: This gaming headset only cost $79.99 on sale at a local national retailer. The virtural surround absolutely works. The headset does a better job of immersing you in the game than my $1000 surround sound system.
Cons: The instructions said that the virtual surround will not work for Blu-Ray movies.
Summary: Great value, and hard to imagion something better for $79.99.
Summary: Great value, and hard to imagion something better for $79.99.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
i am not a big fan of head set but this blew me away.
by firedrakeseqoa on May 28, 2012
Pros: its built pretty dam good for a sony head set.
the sound is surprising good for wireless and such.
(the 7.1)does work on movies(some of them) and also music.
this will also work on a pc (with correct driver)
mention about same with pc usage and ps3
Cons: battery could be longer but it still better then most for its size.
not the greatest base but well above average headset.
could be better mic boom. also like mention on pros the 7.1 works on some movies and music.
Summary: the update for better support with this( the 7.1) has happen. i true audiofile. was impress with price to performed on this product. i works on ps3,pc and ...
Summary: the update for better support with this( the 7.1) has happen. i true audiofile. was impress with price to performed on this product. i works on ps3,pc and maybe mac. but cant test that one.
this is overall one of the top 5 head set for ps3.
by bryan3569 on February 20, 2012
Pros: 1. Very comfortable.
2. Great sound and noise cancellation. I like the way you can adjust between the game and the incoming voice volume with one slider control.
Many more cons, not enough characters to use...lol.
Cons: 1. It's not Blu-Tooth!
2. Doesn't come with it's own USB cable for recharging.
Summary: Overall great product. Like it better than the Blu-Tooth ear bud. Sound is fantastic! Very comfortable. I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it to everybody I ...
Summary: Overall great product. Like it better than the Blu-Tooth ear bud. Sound is fantastic! Very comfortable. I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it to everybody I know.
The best headset out there at this price!
by pcporter827 on February 18, 2012
Pros: the price, wireless, 7.1 virtual surround sound, great battery life, comfortable, the sound is fantastic
Cons: the boom isnt adjustable (other than telescoping), no usb charging cable included
Summary: this headset is one of the best out there at this price point! forget the px21s (i own a pair) this headset is a must have for any online gamer. ...
Summary: this headset is one of the best out there at this price point! forget the px21s (i own a pair) this headset is a must have for any online gamer. and setup is a blast, its as simple as plug and play. hours of gaming pass by unnoticed due to how comfortable these things are, and 7.1 virtual surround sound gives you the edge over the enemy every time
Great Headphones, Great Price.
by satbirkenth on January 26, 2012
Pros: Very Comfortable
Extremely easy to set up
No interference or cut outs
Stylish design, very ergonomic.
They work with a PC, which is great.
Cons: Build Quality could be slightly better, they are essentially plastic.
The 7.1 surround sound is not that great and only works for gaming, and not compatible with bluray or dvd movies.
Summary: For the price you pay you can't really complain, they are a very good pair of wireless headphones, Sony have created a great product. However the surroundsound is pretty ...
Summary: For the price you pay you can't really complain, they are a very good pair of wireless headphones, Sony have created a great product. However the surroundsound is pretty much basic and not always noticeable, cannot help feeling it could be a lot better. That said for the price you cant complain. In short, great headset.
Great Sound, Comfortable and Sleek Design, Easy Setup
by Lapwner on January 19, 2012
Pros: -Easy Setup; plug in the USB dongle and your DONE.
-Can use it with PC.
-Very comfortable to wear, great material.
-On-screen notifications (when using with PS3)
-Mic does a very good job at eliminating background noise
-Can charge while in use
Cons: -Can't have the audio coming through the headset and TV at same time
-Can't adjust sensitivity of the mic
-The light on the mic is noticeable when playing in dark.
Summary: I think that this is a great headset overall, it's greatly priced compared to similar headsets, and has great sound and mic quality. I often use these just for ...
Summary: I think that this is a great headset overall, it's greatly priced compared to similar headsets, and has great sound and mic quality. I often use these just for headphones because the sound quality is so good. Also you can use with PC, which is good. I'd recommend these for anyone interested in communicating while gaming online, or anyone who wants some good wireless headphones for gaming.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Part number: PS398085
- Description: Experience the ultimate audio advantage with the official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset. Hear the enemy before they see you with 7.1 digital surround sound. Mobilize your squad during intense multiplayer gaming using the highest quality voice chat. Stay informed with on-screen headset status updates. Get fast access to key buttons like microphone mute and volume control with a simple tap or slide of the finger on the headset. And enjoy hours of in-the-zone comfort with oversized earpads. The official Wireless Stereo Headset for the PS3 system is your deadliest weapon.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Headset
- Width 8.5 in
- Depth 4.3 in
- Height 9 in
- Recommended Use Game console
- Additional Features Volume control,
- Headphones Form Factor Full size
- Connectivity Technology Wireless
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Headphones Ear Pads Included
- Type External,
- Included Accessories Wireless adapter
- Battery Headset battery - Rechargeable