Official Playstation 3 wireless headphones announced

It has been a pretty crappy month and a half for Playstation users. The Playstation Network online service was the subject of a cyber attack on April 20 that caused Sony to shut down the network for nearly a month in some areas and over a month in other parts of the world. Indeed South Korea and Hong Kong still don't have access to the Playstation Network and the Playstation Store, where players download and/or purchase games, demos and other items, is still down with no word on when it will be restored.

As Sony prepares for its pre-E3 press conference one week from today, the company has started to announce some good news for its owners. The official Playstation blog site has revealed that Sony will release official wireless headphones for the PS3 console starting in September. The headphones, which will be priced at $99.99, will have support for 7.1 virtual surround sound. PS3 games like Killzone 2 and Gran Turismo have been designed for surround sound systems.

The headphones will also have a retractable microphone for online in-game chat and easy-to-use volume controls. It will also have on-screen alerts for things like battery status and more. The headphones come with a USB cord to connect and charge the wireless headset to the PS3 console.

Of course this is just the first of the official announcement we can expect from Sony as we head into E3 next week. Sony is expected to reveal more details about its NGP portable console as well as a number of game announcements.

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Is every news bit about Sony on the front page is going to keep talking about the PSN attack/outage? This is about a headset and you lead in with PSN network being down.

If it's only going to be virtual 7.1, then a lot of games aren't going to sound great if they don't have the option for it.

A little, if not a lot on the bloated side.

But anyhow, they should offer these to us as compensation in addition to the poor quality games they have offered us.

these look a tad antisocial - the xbox version allows one ear to have sound and the other to be free to liston your wife/girlfriend/friends.

but for full inmerse sound and involement and that what u need then they look perfect.

smokei said,
these look a tad antisocial - the xbox version allows one ear to have sound and the other to be free to liston your wife/girlfriend/friends.

but for full inmerse sound and involement and that what u need then they look perfect.

You really need proper headphones for things like First Person Shooters.. it's such an advantage to be able to hear when people are approaching.. if you've just got a crappy headset on with a single earpiece you're doing yourself a big disadvantage in games!

smokei said,
these look a tad antisocial - the xbox version allows one ear to have sound and the other to be free to liston your wife/girlfriend/friends.

but for full inmerse sound and involement and that what u need then they look perfect.

These are a Necessity if you have a wife or girlfriend. LOL

smokei said,
these look a tad antisocial - the xbox version allows one ear to have sound and the other to be free to liston your wife/girlfriend/friends.

but for full inmerse sound and involement and that what u need then they look perfect.


the default xbox headset does only voice chat though, this seems to do both, game sound and chat.

virtual 7.1 wireless headphones for $99, doesnt sound like they'll be immense quality. But in terms of affordable gaming gear for the masses its really a great idea. This won't be a substitute for Trittons / Turtle Beaches / Astros for the 'proper' gamers, but it offers those who may not be able to afford the above a chance of a decent quality gaming sound experience. A fantastic idea, but I'll be sticking to my A40s.