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PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset Available Now, Take the Tour

Abby Reyes's Avatar + Posted by Abby Reyes on Sep 12, 2011 // Sr. PR Specialist, Hardware

Hi everyone! Today, I’m back to talk to you about my favorite topic – PlayStation hardware! By now, you’ve probably seen that the official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset is available now at a retailer near you. We’re very excited to bring you this advanced PS3 peripheral and we thought we’d take some time to walk you through the key features.

The Wireless Stereo Headset brings you an exceptional sound experience, a rechargeable battery, simple setup and a streamlined design that is as durable as it is comfortable. Available for $99.99 (MSRP) from retailers nationwide, the Wireless Stereo Headset gives you an audio advantage and high-quality voice quality (with a retractable microphone) at a seriously affordable price point. And yes, the official Wireless Stereo Headset pumps up more than PS3 games – Netflix, Blu-ray movies and more will benefit from the Wireless Stereo Headset’s crisp audio quality.

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And don’t forget there are more official PS3 accessories coming your way this fall. Keep your eyes peeled for the Urban Camouflage Bluetooth Headset as well as a fan-favorite Urban Camo DUALSHOCK 3 controller hitting stores this November. And of course this November will see the release of the PlayStation 3D Display – PlayStation’s first official gaming display!

Are you interested in the Wireless Stereo Headset? What multiplayer games do you like to play on your PS3? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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+ Cysquatch813 on September 12th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

Already ordered mine…should be here tomorrow :)


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+ xaos on September 12th, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

Mine arrived Saturday; I mainly use it for playing loud, explodey single player games without my bf having to listen. Very happy with it; comfortable headset and very nice surround effects in Resistance. It’s not just for multiplayer!


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+ jazzyrider on September 12th, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

Ok, the headset looks ok but Abby looks awesomely hot! :)


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+ Killabee on September 12th, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

i have two questions regarding the 3d display :
is it gonna launch in november in canada aswell?
is an extended warranty gonna be available in the ps store like the ps3 one?


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+ shurikenjwz on September 12th, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

This is nice


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+ salvo1999 on September 12th, 2011 at 11:39 am said:

This looks really nice , BUT im gonna get PsMove :)


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+ Bookninja on September 12th, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

Question for someone at Sony – can we use multiple headsets? Say one for each USB port? This looks great for watching movies with my wife.


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+ EvoAnubis on September 12th, 2011 at 11:44 am said:

@jazzyrider: Normally, I’d ride people fairly hard for a comment like that, but I have to be honest here; when I saw this article in my Google Reader account, the first thing that hit me was, “Oh dear God; she’s gorgeous!”

Past that, back on topic, I already use a stereo BT headset that I really like, so I don’t see myself getting this one. That TV, however, would look pretty nice in my bedroom, which is the only room in my apartment to not have an HDTV thus far.


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+ Creative_ae on September 12th, 2011 at 11:45 am said:

I bought it and am waiting to deliver to me !


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+ Twixzz on September 12th, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

Can you use it for PC aswell ?


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+ fijski8 on September 12th, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

Looks Awesome! I thought we were going to get more Abby… 2 x in 1 year is not enough! XD. Glad to have you back on the blog!


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+ Gigman47 on September 12th, 2011 at 11:50 am said:

Picked up at Gamestop on Saturday and did a 5 hr marathon with them after I charged them. After a few games and 5 hrs of testing it I came away impressed with the sound and with still 2 out of 3 bars of battery left on headset for future gaming…good value, great sound. Good job Sony!!


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+ JimmyChaos on September 12th, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

It’s not Blue tooth? It has it’s own Dongle you plug into the usb port? Why is that? Is there benefits of having it that way?


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+ FullMetalGear on September 12th, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

Bah… I already have problems keeping up with all the title releases on PS3, now I have to add another thing on my to buy list…


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+ JimmyChaos on September 12th, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

The article says bluetooth but she never does.


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    + Sid Shuman on September 12th, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

    Right, typo – sorry about that! It’s not Bluetooth but the voice chat is wireless via the USB dongle.


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+ xaos on September 12th, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

Yeah, it uses a USB dongle, so its either not Bluetooth, or is using some later revision of Bluetooth than the PS3 natively supports.

@7 According to the manual, you can only use one headset per PS3 at a time :(


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+ Shin-Ra on September 12th, 2011 at 12:01 pm said:

PSone had PlayStation’s first official gaming display! ;p


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+ JimmyHACK on September 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

@10 Yes it works on PC, you only get 2.0 sound on pc, but it works great (no mic use as of yet)


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+ nikrel on September 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm said:

Picked mine up sat it is so worth it.

Reason for the USB adapter is you can use this on your pc or other devices I assume, I’ve only used it on my pc.

Can charge it while using it, so amazing.

Very lightweight, great for longer gaming sessions.

Can only use one headset at a time on a ps3.

Only drawback to this is that I look like princess leiah from star wars not sure how to spell her name. My wife teases me, but not to much she enjoys not hearing all the noise ;)


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+ JonJonXD on September 12th, 2011 at 12:06 pm said:

I read that the wireless stereo headset does NOT do 7.1 surround for movies (DVDs/Bluray). Can this be fixed via a sony firmware update?


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+ poodude on September 12th, 2011 at 12:07 pm said:

Was about to ask if it could be used on a PC, but JimmyHACK (@18) already answered, my question. Thanks bro.


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+ poodude on September 12th, 2011 at 12:08 pm said:

Whoa, why did I through a comma in after the word answered? I can haz edit button Sony?


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+ poodude on September 12th, 2011 at 12:09 pm said:

Ok I give up on spelling today. And spamming posting comments. Looks great lol.


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+ JMG24BAD on September 12th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

Abby forget the headset girl. What kind of men do you like?


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+ blackike70_ on September 12th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

Sweetest thing that I have brought for my gaming experience. Very lightweight and doesn’t hurt my big ears. Sound quality is excellent, I can hear tanks moving from great distances in Bad Company 2.
And the best thing was that I preordered it months ago from Amazon for only $65.00 and free shipping.
If you’re a serious gamer, this is a must have.


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+ BeechV35Pilot on September 12th, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

Received mine over the w’end – it was easy to set up but there is one issue: The audio from the mic (outbound chat audio) does not come through the headset speakers, so it is very hard to hear oneself when trying to chat with other players in-game.

What is bizarre is that you can hear yourself when using the XMB’s voice changer or mic volume settings, but when in-game you can no longer hear yourself talk through the headsets. Makes it very hard to converse with other players. If there is an obvious solution that I am missing I will eat crow, but at this point there does not appear to be since others are also complaining about this issue on the PS forums.


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+ Deathspear666 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:22 pm said:

I bought the headset the first day it came out..works like a champ :)


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+ YeWest_is_da_man on September 12th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

I was getting a little ticked about all these headsets being made – this is like version 3 or 4 now right?. But this one is really great. 7.1 sound… yeah, it’s all there. You can hear the directional sounds EXACTLY like they advertised. I was playing Resistance 3 and I was getting gang-rushed by Chimera… all of a sudden I hear “behind” me (through my speakers of course) footprints, turn around, fire my shotgun, and lo-and-behold, there was a Chimera there. It works – plain and simple. The features are all nice, and the ability to control the sound and sound of game vs. chat is a really nice touche. Sooo soft on the ears – sometimes I forget that I’m wearing it. Looks sleek, although still feels a bit “plasticy” – the only complaint I have is that the bass isn’t quite as much as I was hoping for. I mean, for $99 and how big the “earmuffs” are, they seem like they should offer some real punch. But there’s still a good amount of kick to it when explosions are happening. GREAT product Sony… nice to see you staring to make quality products at an even BETTER price. :)


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+ k1ngsnak3 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

Should get mine today – what would be ideal is if I can multi-use it with not only the PS3 but my Galaxy Tab 10.1.


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+ hotdog_hunter on September 12th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

I might sound dumb but where do i buy it from?


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+ baypinoy415 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm said:

ill take the headset & her


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+ Deathspear666 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

@hotdog_hunter…Dude you can buy them almost anywhere lol I got mine at Gamestop


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+ hotdog_hunter on September 12th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

Lol i searched a couldnt find any D: in the uk anyway!


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+ MarinoBrea on September 12th, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

Abby, I imagine you spent a good time and money on your hairdo , but why didn’t you put the headset on? It’s a headset for gamers, you should have made a few clips wearing the thing and playing a multiplayer game, even if you’re faking it, lol.


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+ Deathspear666 on September 12th, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

@hotdog_hunter..My bad bro lol I didn’t know you was across the pond lol Then maybe try Amazon or EBay


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+ hotdog_hunter on September 12th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

It could just be me and my internet searching skills but i think this side of the pond don’t have them yet. i searched amazon and zilch, same with ebay :( im going to cry in a corner now..


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+ Handige_Harry on September 12th, 2011 at 12:50 pm said:

So No Blu ray support yet ? will this come soon?


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+ SPOPS on September 12th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

Why are they not Bluetooth?


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+ hotdog_hunter on September 12th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

Ahhh i found the problem, not been released in Europe yet! Of course, why didn’t i realise.. its always us first XD


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+ mi33ke on September 12th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

Will or can the headset get an update or firmware patch to support 7.1 virtual surround sound with blu-ray movies?


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+ pitythefool852 on September 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm said:

As soon as this works with Bluray, I’m buying. I hope an update comes soon.

That USB dongle is doing a great job of highlighting the PS3′s lack of USB ports. Any chance a future revision can have two more USBs behind?


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+ ajayghosal on September 12th, 2011 at 1:07 pm said:

see we should have been told before that it supports both blu rays and netflix, This was my biggest fear that it wouldnt support blu rays but now im definitely picking this up


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+ Emerald_Swords on September 12th, 2011 at 1:09 pm said:

It supports movies, i’ve been watching movies all weekend with this baby and it works so well. A great value and a great alternative. Works perfectly on pc as well!


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+ IanSantosBR on September 12th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

When is it available in Brazil?


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+ PS_Ethan on September 12th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

Nice! :D


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+ KAPADO on September 12th, 2011 at 1:17 pm said:

JUST WENT TO PICK UP MY PAIR AT THE POST OFFICE . ABOUT TO DO A VIDEO UNBOXING


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+ KAPADO on September 12th, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

sorry for the caps .
Now all i need is the 3D tv can’t make up my mind on what kind i want


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+ cwsluke on September 12th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

Had my headset pre-ordered for 65$ since July and I gotta say it’s pretty awesome. 7.1 in UC2 multiplayer ROCKS!


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+ spectyre on September 12th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

I will have to say I am amazed at the comments. After I watched the lovely Abby’s video, I expected half of the comments to guys hitting on her but there were only a few that remarks. Well done gentlemen.

I recieved this headset last week and I was geniunely impressed. Especially because I was able to pre-order for $65 from Amazon. Also, as I understand it, blue tooth does not have enough bandwidth for surround and voice chat, which is why, I believe, these are usb.


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+ LilWayneSuckz on September 12th, 2011 at 1:25 pm said:

I will be playing Resistance 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 3 online


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