If you’re a serious gamer then you’ll know the importance of a decent sound system, whether for standard videogames or for virtual reality (VR). While console and PC gamers get to choose from a variety of different options, listen to rubbish built-in screen speakers, a full 5.1 system, or some decent headphones, VR players have just one option – the latter. Choosing the right set of cans for the job is important, especially when looking to achieve that all important immersion, and next week Sony will be launching its premium Platinum wireless headset for gaming.
Sitting at the top of the company’s tree of videogame headphones, the Platinum boasts ‘enhanced 7.1 virtual surround sound’, compatible with all PlayStation 4 games, featuring 50mm drivers to aid clarity whilst delivering rich bass. The device also features a 3D Audio mode and several custom audio modes created by studios, enabling players to experience games exactly as the developer intended. Also there’s a built-in noise-cancelling microphone for players to chat and discuss tactics.
While Platinum wireless headphones are indeed cable free for PlayStation 4 players, if you want to use the cans with your PlayStation VR you’ll still need to cable them in through the 3.5mm jack.
There are plenty of gaming headphones on the market – VRFocus looked at a few for Samsung Gear VR – but for those that like their Sony products the Platinum cans will retail for £130 GBP when they go on sale Monday, 16th January, at GAME and Amazon.