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PS4 System Update 1.60: Official Headset Support; Gold Wireless Headset Out Soon

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

Hello PlayStation Nation! The next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) will be available for download beginning late tonight, bringing support for the PULSE and PULSE – Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets to PS4. We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this update, which means PS4 owners will now be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with 7.1 virtual surround sound and crystal clear voice chat with our official PlayStation headsets. PlayStation headsets are created for PlayStation gamers, by gamers – and designed to truly provide the audio that game developers intended. It’s truly how games were meant to sound.

I’m also excited to introduce the newest member of our headset lineup – the Gold Wireless Headset, which launches early this month. This new headset offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom audio modes created by developers specifically for PlayStation games, a hidden noise cancelling microphone for voice chat while playing online, customizable faceplates, and other features –all for $99.99 (MSRP).

PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

You can connect the Gold headset to your PS4, PS3 or computer using the wireless adaptor for eight hours of straight gameplay. The headset also is compatible with your PS Vita or other mobile device with the included 3.5mm audio cable. The portable, folding design and travel pouch make it perfect for playing games or listening to music at home or on the go.

The Gold Wireless Headset and the PULSE – Elite Edition are compatible with the free Headset Companion App, which hits PlayStation Store in February. The app allows you to download developer-created audio modes that are specifically tuned to enhance a game’s audio. Kicking off the custom sound modes will be Sucker Punch, who’s developing a mode for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS Second Son. In addition to these custom audio modes, the app also offers a variety of preset audio modes for games, music and movies, as well as a tool to create your own custom EQ mode.

For additional information on PS4 system update v.1.60, including how to update your system, please click here when the update goes live. Hope you enjoy the new features and keep the feedback coming. Greatness Awaits!

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Toe_Tag_ said:

February 5th, 12:35 pm

Can you please reinstate Socom Confrontation until H-Hour is released. I now along with many others have nothing to play.
Everyone I know who plays socom is sitting on netflix. How boring is that.

Thank You.

lazynko88 said:

February 5th, 1:31 pm

It is compatitible with TV Sony bravia ? i want use it in TV USB because i Have PS3 and PS4 in one tv and dont want change every time port. can you tell me someone pls ? thanks

lazynko88 said:

February 5th, 1:34 pm

why PULSE is more expensive ?

Bellcross1 said:

February 5th, 2:19 pm

So I will need to pay $100 to buy another gaming headset, even though I just recently bought the PX4 Turtle Beach headset. I hope that app is worth it

fusdfoaerwht8p9s said:

February 5th, 3:07 pm

Will the sound quality be the same as the PULSE elites?, im considering switching to these because of the awesome fold up design even though they don’t has bass impact also will you be able to adjust the volume between audio and voice like on the PULSE elites?

marceloneumann said:

February 5th, 5:20 pm

My headset accused CECHYA-0080 error message on PS4 CUH-1011A after update 1.60, connected via USB and message disappeared. However, the phone did not work with FIFA 2014 gets a very low hissing sound. What happened?

zerocavity said:

February 5th, 6:00 pm

Does it have surround sound when you play on the psvita? And which one is better the gold headset or the pulse elite and explain?

whiskeyrider1 said:

February 5th, 6:16 pm

I was told by your support staff that this patch would fix the turtle beach headphones(specifically px51’s). No go! Is the rumor I heard true that you have no intention of making them compatible? If it’s true that a pair of $280 headphones that work excellent on the ps3 won’t ever work on the ps4 you should be ashamed of yourselves! Sabotaging customers that have been loyal since day one to promote your new headphones is flat wrong! I saved a long time for these to enhance my gaming experience on YOUR system and now I’m stuck with them! I’m not the only one this is happening too. Please make this right!

Nkosi868 said:

February 5th, 6:53 pm


Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition – Sound and Screen >> Audio Output Settings >> Output to Headphones >> All Audio

GustavoMellokebh said:

February 5th, 8:05 pm

It will also be released in Brazil? or only in the U.S.

phillosopherp said:

February 5th, 10:05 pm

So I need to make sure that this will work for my PC rig 100% before I make a purchase. If it will not be compatible then I will make another purchase option. So please verify that I can use it on my computer mic and all to game there as well as the PS4

jessecola said:

February 5th, 11:09 pm

Any news on ever being able to record in-game chat while having a headset plugged in to the console? Wish they would bring back the “Play Through Both Speakers and Headset” feature that the 360 had.

hahpurr said:

February 5th, 11:34 pm

The PS4 does nothing. To many consumer complaints (including me). No answers from sony. Come on sony give your consumers what what we want. Let us know what you are planing on updating or not going to update. Be honest, we would appreciate it. Seriously contemplating selling system and buying xbox 1. The xbox does everything I want the PS4 to do. All the reasons I didn’t like xbox, sony picked up with the PS4.

marvinman said:

February 6th, 12:30 am

When will the Gold wireless Headset be for sale in the the UK or should I buy them from the USA & would they work with CE model of the PS4

TheBugDude said:

February 6th, 1:11 am

I heard that I can use my PS3 Pulse headphones on the PS4 with this update. I tried it, but it didn’t work for me…oh, well. Guess I have no choice but to buy the new headphones…or a good soundbar. Forget the neighbors, hahaha.

Naruto316 said:

February 6th, 6:17 am

good morning I just checked and the pulse elite headset i have is model CECHYA-0085 and it is not working with this last update are their any plans to update that model as well or do I have to go buy a new headset

Radkiller22 said:

February 6th, 7:38 am

Does this update also allow non-sony brand headsets to work with a dongle or are we still forced to use the mm jack?

jose213jose said:

February 6th, 8:05 am

Pulse Elite headsets are nearly perfect but one problem with them, make sure to take care of them and don’t leave them on their side keep them up on headphone stand. Reason is that their can crack on the side sense its plastic and handle with care.

joeshmoe132 said:

February 6th, 9:48 am

When will these actually come out?? I pre ordered them from best buy. But they didn’t tell me a release date. WHEN!?!?!

leoncito80 said:

February 6th, 10:19 am

Why this minor update Sony :( :s

leoncito80 said:

February 6th, 10:20 am

When will you add Youtube, Media Player like the Ps3 please…

ROBLOnueve said:

February 6th, 10:57 am

Hey guys, i was wondering if i should get the gold or the pulse elites?
The gold does look really sleek, but will they have the same sound impact as the elites? Will i be able to hear if an enemy is in front or behind me like the elites do?

I have never owned a pair of headphones but i really want to get some, i’m just stuck in the middle.
BTW add me on PSN..

-from sunny San Diego

Electron-Abusaax said:

February 6th, 11:11 am


AndyHertzfeld said:

February 6th, 12:13 pm

I have the original wireless headset. With my USB dongle plugged in and on I get no sound through the headset and none of my games will actually start. Without the USB dongle plugged in everything is okay. Is anyone else having this problem?

genius527 said:

February 6th, 2:22 pm

If ya’ll think these headphones are not raw than you kinda not cool cause these headphones look cool and “RAW”!!! P.S. even though i don’t have a ps4 which i want one.

thgreen180 said:

February 6th, 2:57 pm

my headphones after the update kicks me off the wifi plus after a couple of minutes the headphones disconnects on its own then reconnects and i have to choose which user again and then it happens again. using the ps3 7.1 stereo surround sound headset.( my keyboard also disconnects and reconnects to my ps4 on its own but doesn’t drop the wifi)

thgreen180 said:

February 6th, 2:59 pm

joeshmoe132 in Canada they come out February 28th.

nhgrenn said:

February 6th, 3:05 pm

I have the headset before the Pulse’s came out. Every time I connect them, my BF4 gameplay becomes laggy and hard to play. Once I disconnect the headset, the problem immediately goes away. Anyone know a fix or of this is something that will be touched on in a future update?

bjmartynhak said:

February 6th, 3:56 pm

Anyone else having both the game sound and the chat sound controlled through the same control? I can’t increase the volume of the chat only.

rodrigoelpibe said:

February 6th, 3:59 pm

When i connect the usb of my Pulse Elite Edition Wireless Stereo Headset to my ps4 it appear that is connected to my ps4 but it does not come the sound from my headset. and when i go to the setting i put it to be the headset for all the sound but the sound does not come off of the headset also it doesnt come from the tv

YourBoyPhil said:

February 6th, 5:48 pm

Wish Sony would release an update for the Turtle Beach PX4 headset!

Greenwarrior46 said:

February 6th, 6:24 pm

Do they have microphones on them, so you can chat on a chat room in a game?

restoretive said:

February 6th, 9:37 pm

When is the update for music on ps4

mertino11 said:

February 6th, 11:31 pm

I was wondering if the PS4 is comfortable for gamers that is wearing glasses? It’s really important for us (people with glasses) that the headphone is comfortable and not hurting our skull (due the glass legs).

mertino11 said:

February 6th, 11:42 pm

PS4 Gold Wireless Headset*

Freeman2810 said:

February 7th, 9:46 am

I bought the Sony Pulse Elite today and i was wandering if the Bassimpact work on PS4 games like Infamous Second Son. Will there be different Apps for the PS4 for each Headset or will there be different Settings to download for each game (one with Bassimpact and one for the new Gold)?
Or will there be no Bassimpact Settings for the PS4 games at all?

C00K13-MoN5t4R said:

February 7th, 10:40 am

Does the PS4 Gold Wireless headset have BassImpact Tech like the Pulse Elite? I love the Bass on the Elites but the plastic on the headphones connecting to the headband broke within the first few months of owning some.
If the Gold doesn’t have BassImpact, I would gladly pay double the price for the BassImpact on the Gold headphones if the plastic connecting the headband is strong enough to last longer than 2 months!

FifthDream said:

February 7th, 1:36 pm

I got my Gold Wireless Headset today! I’m about to try them out.

PINKFLOYD1173 said:

February 7th, 1:56 pm

Just got these sound really nice, very loud That I even got a head ache from them!!! But where is the app for these headsets, went in to the app store and nothing?????

k3v1n5a1n7 said:

February 7th, 3:26 pm

They came out feb 5 in canada. i got mine at walmart and am loving them. Outlast is super scary with em on .I like that i can use em with antthing that uses heaphones and yes there is a mic with noise cancelling. i say get a pair.

astcazo99_ said:

February 7th, 5:53 pm


AlexDarkshield said:

February 7th, 5:57 pm

Are they out now?

SocialHalitosis said:

February 7th, 7:03 pm

Where is the companion app, I can’t seem to find it :s

Bazar23 said:

February 7th, 8:11 pm

I just bought the Pulse Elite PS3 headset, worked great initially for the first day and then all of a sudden I couldn’t hear the other players on Call of Duty online (PS4). I checked the majority of my settings and I’m at a loss.

zigzagged27 said:

February 8th, 1:36 am

Pre ordered the gold headset from amazon.. Didn’t have a release date. I was shopping at best buy tonight and they had about 15 of the new gold ps4 headsets on sale. I bought them from bestbuy. 2/7. I would try bb for a pair. They sound amazing. 8 hrs of battery life plus a switch that allows you to use bass impact or turn it off. Nice job sony. Love these.

RaGiNgBeAsT1000 said:

February 8th, 8:02 am

will this be compatible with the pulse app on ps3 or will it have its own app on ps4 and ps3

TouchyWalnut said:

February 8th, 10:20 am

What about other headset compatibility?? My Skullcandy Plyr 1’s only receive game audio…. the boom mic doesn’t work with the current software.

porkchop96 said:

February 8th, 1:54 pm

Disappointing update… There are more important things that should be addressed before pimping out another 100 product. Spent roughly $500+ on launch day for a lack luster batch of games and a slurry of revamp ps3 games. Now instead of fixing other issues or developing a new next gen game I get a headset update. I’m old enough to understand what early adopting will entail, but seriously we need more than high priced ear muffs..

georgeedward802 said:

February 8th, 3:50 pm

I just bought the Gold Wireless Stereo Headset and it says on the quick start guide that the companion app is available but i don’t see it anywhere. How do I get it.

Arc_Angel1982 said:

February 9th, 7:50 am

Will the noise canceling feature work with other devices as well (iphone, iPod etc)?

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