The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset carries on a long tradition. Every new Sony console comes with a new PlayStation headset.
Like its predecessors, the new PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is a great performer in the audio sector, producing detail-rich stereo and surround sound. However, combining new features like 3D Tempest AudioTech compatibility makes this the must-have PS5 headset.
Design of PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
This is a very compact wireless gaming headset. The frame is composed entirely of solid plastic, with a rubberized support band slightly looser than its predecessor’s standard headband but yet feels secure.
The ear cushions are wrapped in soft leatherette; however, if your ears are big, you may find them unpleasant. In reality, the headset isn’t very friendly to larger heads—the suspension band doesn’t allow for much flexibility, and there’s no way to adjust that. The headphone hinges only add a little amount of tilting range as well.
If your head falls within that size range, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. The headset achieves a good seal around the ear and has a lot of on-ear controls, so you will only have to go through your PlayStation 5’s menus a little to make modifications.
In addition, the headset has buttons and switches on the left ear for managing volume, gaming and chat balance, microphone tracking and muting, and power.
Price and Availability
The white Sony PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset was scheduled to be released on October 30, 2020.
The Sony Pulse 3D Headset costs $99, which may seem costly compared to the prices of other third-party headsets. Still, it’s reasonable considering everything the Pulse 3D brings to the table.
It’s as simple as putting the accompanying dongle into one of the PS5’s USB ports and turning on the headset.
The console will immediately connect to the headset and transmit all audio there instead of through the TV’s speakers. If you want to use the dongle on a PC, you can connect it to the USB port, but you won’t receive surround sound.
On the other hand, the Pulse 3D Wireless sounds fantastic once connected, with excellent stereo and simulated surround sound.
Of course, the main reason to acquire the Pulse 3D Wireless is its compatibility with Sony’s new Tempest 3D AudioTech, implemented in all first-party games to provide more realistic and immersive sound quality.
In terms of battery life, Sony states that the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset should last around 12 hours on a single charge, which was found to be relatively accurate, give or take an hour based on how loud you listened to music and whether you forgot to switch them off after you are finished using them for the day.
Sony’s PULSE 3D Wireless Headset is an excellent gaming headset. It’s a significant upgrade, featuring a far better microphone and a more comfortable design for more individuals.
However, compared to most gaming headsets worth their weight, this one falls short.
The Sony PULSE 3D Wireless Headset may be an upgrade, but only when it faces more competition than its predecessor. Gaming headphones have gone a long way in the previous several years, and this one falls short.