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Sony’s Gold Wireless Stereo Headset Review.

Sony’s Gold Wireless Stereo Headset Review.

Jason Polenick
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February 28, 2014
LOL, News, PC, Peripheral Review, PS3, PS4, Vita
13 Comments

Our Rating

Comfortable, sounds great, and is easy to use.

First let me assure you and say that I am in no way being compensated by Sony or any other company for writing this review.  That being said, the Gold Wireless Headset from Sony is quite possibly the best wireless gaming headset I have ever had the pleasure of resting on my head.

How does it Sound?

Like angels fucking, NEXT QUESTION! … Seriously though, for the cost ($99), you are not going to find a better sounding headset with 7.1 virtual surround sound, built in bass boost, customizable levels, microphone, and a whammy bar…  Admittedly I am not a huge audiophile and I’m sure its not the absolute best sound out there, but come on, for a hundo you are not going to find anything better.

How does it feel?

Extremely comfortable, even through marathon gaming sessions I rarely felt that typical headset pressure as there seems to be ample padding, even wearing Glasses didn’t have much of an impact on the comfort or sound quality, however I do have thin wire frame glasses.  Its also one of the first headsets that seems to wrap around the back of my ear, almost like my ears are going into a specialty ear-pocket.  The ear-pockets feel weird at first but once you get the feel for em they feel like ear-homes, on the negative side  I’m going to assume that come the summer time I may have to take them off to let my ears cool off.

How long does the battery last?

On a full charge the headphones lasted 8 and a half hours with a beep warning when your power started to get low (with about 15 minuets remaining).  Yes, I actually did play games for 8 and a half hours solid, seriously, I didn’t even eat lunch or get out of bed, it was a great day.  Since that day I have been using the headset in 2-3 hour intervals and at that rate I seem to last about a week before receiving my 15 minuet warning.  Obviously using the bass boost will most likely lower the time, but I never once felt in need of any extra bass, sorry Skrillex.

What are some awesome features that I may not know about?

  • There is a companion App that you can download for free on the PS4.  The App isn’t anything really special but it does come with a digital sound level and preset “modes” depending on the type of game you are playing, FPS, Horror yadda yadda.
  • The set up is super easy, just plug in the USB dongle into your PS4 or PS3 and boom the system automatically sets all sound to play through the headset.  It even works on PC and the Vita.
  • The headset comes with a sleek little dust bag to put the headset in while you are not using it, I never would have thought about it but having one is awesome and it makes me feel special *double chin awkward smile*
  • Lastly the box/packaging is epic as hell,  When I opened this bad boy I felt like I was opening a collectors edition or some super secret spy gear, I don’t know why this got me excited but I made damn sure I kept the box.

That’s it, if you read an entire review about headsets you might as well go out and buy one especially if you have a wife/gf/bf/spagetti monster that goes to be earlier than you and you are tired of playing games at low volumes.  Just remember that you yelling “BULL SHIT!” because that fucking camper killed you with a lucky ass shot from across the map, is NOT going to be contained within the headset.

DETAILED REVIEWS

Sound

95

Comfort

95

Bang for your buck

100

OVERALL SCORE

96.666666666667

Jason Polenick

Jason Polenick

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13 Responses

  1. renegade84

    February 28, 2014, 14:05:58

    What if I don’t have someone that goes to bed early? Would you still say they are worth it if my tv speakers are crap, and nothing else?

    1. Jason Polenick

      Jason Polenick

      February 28, 2014, 14:36:04

      Yeah totally worth it as the headphones do simulated 7.1 surround sound.

  2. renegade84

    February 28, 2014, 14:23:41

    Also, why are they “gold”. They look black to me. Is it the top edition? Can you get them gold in color(that would be sick!)? What do these have to offer over the “silver” and “bronze” editions? How do they charge? is the battery proprietary or can I use AAA batteries? I dont see a mic in the pic? is it a boom mic or integrated into the head band? can i mute the mice from the head set? can i adjust the volume of the headset from the headset itself? can i have yours? If i have no other reason besides my tv speakers suck, is it still worth it?

    1. Jason Polenick

      Jason Polenick

      February 28, 2014, 14:49:51

      Awesome questions.

      Pretty sure its the “top edition” but by top I mostly mean only. There is other headsets that will work and that are made by Sony but these are their own line (for example there isn’t a Sony Silver Wireless headset”).

      The faceplates on the side are removable and the instruction booklet even says they are customizable, but that may be a future add-on or they are simply removable so you can paint them yourself, I dunno.

      They charge the same way as the PS4 DualShock 4 controller, it comes with a short charging cord as well, but plugging it into my DS4 charger works just fine, it can also charge while you use em. No battery access just like the DS4 as well.

      The mic is fully integrated and from what I can tell it doesn’t pick up any echos or outside noise. Yes you can mute it with a simple soft touch of a button located on the left earpiece.

      No.

      Idiot :p, The only thing is that the headset does touch your ears so if that bothers you you may not like em, otherwise they are quite dope.

  3. renegade84

    February 28, 2014, 14:32:57

    I asked the last question twice. I’m a idiot.

    1. Jason Polenick

      Jason Polenick

      February 28, 2014, 14:50:12

      It’s K

  4. SchminiHorse

    February 28, 2014, 15:06:38

    So they can work on my PC as well?

    1. Jason Polenick

      Jason Polenick

      February 28, 2014, 15:08:07

      Yes sir.

  5. SchminiHorse

    February 28, 2014, 17:37:03

    The one thing I am not liking about this is its pretty ugly looking, kinda like your face

    1. SchminiHorse

      February 28, 2014, 17:52:48

      Also you should make Chris do a review on his headset now!

    2. Jason Polenick

      Jason Polenick

      February 28, 2014, 18:24:33

      Yeah, its not tacky enough for you.

  6. Eric Van Kirk

    March 3, 2014, 12:08:40

    It’s called the gold to go along with their trophy nomenclature; I’m pretty sure that they’ll be coming out with a Platinum edition sometime, since gold is second to that. The previous models work very well too, but I like that the new one doesn’t have a boom that protrudes out. On the old one all I can see is the red or blue status light in my peripheral and it drives me bonkers, so I keep the boom retracted all the time.



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