Sony announces new Stereo 2.0 Wireless Headphones for PS4

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    1. w3dal

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      i can imagine them doing something like this further down the line for sure
       
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      Then you never buy anything, there's always something better, and surely these will be fine for 80 quid?
       
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      I would hazard a guess they will be the same just in a new coat ;)
       
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      Well the ps3 elites are on sale right now so if those are better I may just bag those.
       
    5. douki

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      It's a bit frustrating we can't preorder this. I've got a feeling it will sell out and then be unavailable for weeks.
       
    6. Det

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      Could be a blessing in disguise. I have a feeling I'll get it and use it and then a month later they announce the "platinum" edish for just 20 more than the golds. I will be livid. Li vid!
       
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      Well my Pulses's went back today, after the update yesterday It was the first time I've used them for more than 30mins & I have to say there the most uncomfortable set of headphones I've ever worn. Due to my lack of hair :( they actually leave two dents in the top of my head, the two foam strips are so soft they do nothing & the plastic digs in instead.

      Shame as they sound pretty good but there unbearable to wear for more than 1hr, I'll hold off until I see some reviews of the new set but I see a set of steelseries on the horizon.
       
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      Guessing you didnt try the ol put it around a football trick to loosen them up?
       
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      Nothing to do with the width, its the actual shape of the band that's the issue, the cans themselves are pretty heavy so all the weight of them rests on the two strips which are hard plastic with sharp edges.

      I should have Googled a bit more before I bought them, seems I'm not alone in finding them uncomfy, interesting that Sony have went back again to a solid band for the new set, with that & the cracking issues there apparently common for I'm not hugely bothered they went back.
       
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      Crazy way to operate a Business with these Sony Gold wireless headset,retail in the Uk at £79.99 yet not 1 single retailer has them listed and nobody even knows when they will be in the UK even though the various internet sites have them down for release on the 10th feb.

      Only Play asia,best buy and amazon.com have them listed and they are all oversea sites.

      And another thing whats with the brand name….Gold Wireless headset,to me that says its the colour Gold yet its black and blue on the inside rim………Obviously they mean Gold as Classy and not Colour ?
       
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      Gold as in trophy because there is a gold trophy on the box. Hence me thinking they'll announce a platinum much like the pulse and pulse elites.
       
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      Oh ok mate :)
       
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      Pulse and pulse elite were the same weren't they? elite was just the US name.
       
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      Out here they were diff. Or maybe im calling thr regular ones pulses when they werent
       
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      The original ones with the boom mic were called Pulse's in the States I believe & that's why the newer ones were called Pulse Elites over there.
       
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      Well I suppose it's kind ofwe can't pre order at all as maybe that means you'll be able to dander into game on launch day and get them:)
       
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      Meant to say "kind of good" in the message above , but the hilariously awful new watch ad on iPad mean I'm unable to type in the edit box as it's clearly causing some kind of bug.
       
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      I think I will wait for some reviews of these but count me interested, I may sell my Turtle Beach ones for these as being Sony ones they will be fully compatible. And the previous sets got rave reviews, plus a simple USB stick, no optical cables and external boxes sounds good.
       
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      The biggest selling point for me is the dedicated audio settings you can downkoad for exclusives and some third party games. Like Bioshock and The Last Of Us.

      Im just currently torn over whether to cancel my preorder for these and get the pulse elites in the states and risk them not supporting those in the future or keep the preorder and risk them coming out with a platinum edish that is basically a reskinned but better pulse elites.

      Decisions decisions. The pulse elites have the bass boost and while im not a particular fan of adding in bass where bass isnt warranted like Beats do, I know the drivers are better and the audio slightly crisper.
       
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      The Pulse have durability issues and why I'm buying the new gold headset on Monday.... If GAME sell them!!

      I owned the Pulse and took great care of them but still got stress cracks on BOTH ear cups after only 3 months.
      These new ones look a better design and not prone to that fault.
       
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      I contacted Amazon last night about the new Gold headset and was told they need to carry out a physical check of the item at their fulfillment centre. They now have the listing up but it's currently showing as unavailable.
       
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      What i like is the Price at just £79.99 which i think is good for a Wireless headset,if these had popped up with a retail price of £149.99 nobody would have been surprised :)

      As for Uk release i don't seem them been over here on 10th feb as no UK retailer has them listed and if these were to become available for UK citizens then retailers would have had these in stock weeks ago and not one single retailer in the UK knows of any details how to get hold of them.
       
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      We're definitely getting them as they were announced with a UK price. The question is just when retailers will have them in stock.
       
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      I get that and have seen them listed on Gaming websites and understand the Uk will get them David but given the date of the 10th of Feb i think this has got somewhat confusing and i don't think that date applies to the UK but the States.

      Retailers like i said would have had these weeks ago and what we need to know is a confirmed UK release date as i desperately want a set of these given i have a pair of Turtle beach PX5 that are just about useless.
       
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      Yeah I think you could be right about 10th of Feb being for the US as it does say "available from 10th February 2014 (market dependant)". I was just being hopeful... worse case scenario we have to wait a few weeks to get our hands on them, just don't see why we cant preorder in the mean time.
       
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      If it's been posted I missed it, but here's the launch video:

      The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset: How...


      My thoughts on release date - I think if they were coming next week we'd have seen reviews by now.
       
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      Amazon.com still doesnt have a release date so I'm not sure the 10th is correct.
       
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      I have these headphones and no hair! Must admit they can get uncomfortable after about an hour. Problem is I love the sound they produce so will keep them. Was thinking about adding a cheap modification to them. 2 ideas: 1 - Fitting one of those boy racers seatbelt protectors over the headband or 2 -purchasing some black soft foam lagging (the small stuff) and placing over each band.
      Something like this -http://Pipe Insulation Pre Slit Wall selfseal Black Foam Lagging New | eBay
       
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      The 10th is correct as Sony said it themselves and Shu retweeted it.

      Just hope GAME sell them next week as I have credit there to buy them
       

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