PlayStation 4 gets headset update

The PlayStation 4's newly-designed controller (image: Sony)

The next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60) is available and brings compatibility support to PS4 for the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset and the original Wireless Stereo Headset.

The PlayStation 4's newly-designed controller (image: Sony)
The PlayStation 4’s newly-designed controller (image: Sony)

This means that users will now be able to use these wireless headsets on their PS4 and can experience 7.1 virtual surround sound and voice chat while playing PS4 games.

Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 for PS4

“We’re also pleased to tell you about a new headset that is landing in South Africa in April this year at a recommended retail price of R1299 for PS4. The Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0, this new wireless headset for PS4 features stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound, as well as a crystal clear, noise-cancelling internal microphone for chatting to friends on Party, when playing online multiplayer,” Sony South Africa said in a statement.

The headset can be used at home using the USB wireless adaptor with the PS4, PS3, PC or Mac for up to 8 hours thanks to its rechargeable battery. Users can also use the headset on the go with the PS Vita or with other mobile devices using the included 3.5mm stereo mini jack.

The company added that “you’ll be able to access custom sound modes to enhance your gameplay, music and movie experience on PS4 and PS3 through the Headset Companion App, available soon from PlayStation Store at no extra cost (also available through an update patch to the PULSE Manager app on PS3).”

Staff writer