Sony has recently announced the eventual release of their newest addition to the PlayStation 3 accessory lineup, the “Official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset.” The headset should be available by September of this year with a pricey MSRP of $99.99. It features 7.1 surround sound, giving you the ability to hear the slightest sounds in games, which should definitely help in those first-person shooter games. We also have a retractable microphone with mute, volume controls, and on screen battery status.
The Wireless headset comes with a USB Dongle to connect to PS3 for receiving which tells us that this may not be a Bluetooth enabled and probably would connect by using another form of radio frequency. How it will actually sound and feel around the ear is anybody’s guess until it is released. Remember that gaming headset should be something that gamers can use for hours without and annoying problems like heat or pain. We will follow up with device once it is released in stores.
Sony states on their site that you can enjoy hi-fidelity sound for movies and music, “but the Surround sound on the PS3 requires system software version 3.70 or later and Surround Sound does not work with Blu-ray Disc movies.”