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Pulse Elite Edition Wireless Stereo Headset

by Sony See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows, Mac, PlayStation Vita, Sony PSP, PlayStation 3
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (938 customer reviews) 62 answered questions

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  • Feel the sound with BassImpact technology
  • Enjoy hi-fidelity 7.1 virtual surround sound
  • Crystal clear voice chat
  • Perfect for use with mobile devices
  • Comfortable for hours of gameplay
  • Bassimpact Technology
  • Hi-fidelity 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
  • Preset modes optimized for select gaming genres
  • Stay informed with on-screen headset status updates
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PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM)
The PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM) allows owners of the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset-Elite Edition to download new audio MODES to their Pulse headset. The new Modes not only add BassImpact to the new Game, Movie, and Music genres, but in some cases, they alter the sound profile of the original score to emphasize certain sounds in order to deliver the optimal audio experience.

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Pulse Elite Edition Wireless Stereo Headset + PS3 AC Adaptor
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Product Details

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0087OZ5FG
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.7 x 4.6 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 1, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (938 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

The Ultimate Audio Advantage

Get the ultimate audio advantage with this new PS3 headset featuring BassImpact technology. Feel the sound with 7.1 virtual surround sound and BassImpact triggered pulses, delivering an unprecedented level of immersion while sharpening your perception on the battlefield. Detect the footfalls of approaching enemies before you see them, or experience the jolt of every fiery explosion. The hidden noise-cancelling microphone keeps you in crystal-clear contact with your teammates. Quick access controls and preset modes are optimized for gamers. Additionally, connect with your PS Vita or your mobile device on-the-go.

Surround Sound

7.1 virtual surround sound lets you hear the enemy before they see you.

BassImpact

BassImpact triggers pulses in the earpads that let you feel the sound, delivering an unprecedented level of immersion or sharpening your perception on the battlefield.

Presets

Preset sound modes optimized for select gaming genres, movies and music.

PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM)

The PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM) allows owners of the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset-Elite Edition to download new audio MODES to their Pulse headset. The new Modes not only add BassImpact to the new Game, Movie, and Music genres, but in some cases, they alter the sound profile of the original score to emphasize certain sounds in order to deliver the optimal audio experience. The PULSE-Elite Edition Manager can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store.

Game Modes

Created specifically for the Pulse Elite, custom Game Modes for titles like Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite ensure that the Pulse Elite lets you hear the games the way they were meant to be heard.


Key Features
  • Feel the sound with BassImpact technology
  • Enjoy hi-fidelity 7.1 virtual surround sound
  • Crystal clear voice chat
  • Perfect for use with mobile devices
  • Comfortable for hours of gameplay
  • Preset modes optimized for select gaming genres
  • Stay informed with on-screen headset status updates

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294 of 311 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent versatile headphones, poor battery life September 27, 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
These are really incredibly nice headphones. They have a feeling of quality that reflects their price.

I take off part of a start however for two things:

1) It's not possible to charge the headphones out of the box as a mini-USB cable is required and none is included. Grated, these are sold primarily as a PS3 peripheral and so you should be able to use the same cables you charge the regular controllers with, but as the headphones are advertised as working with Windows and Vita platforms, it is very disappointing to find that, for the price, they can't actually include the cable you need to charge them up and use them.

2) Documentation is terrible. It's a typical folded up sheet of cheap paper with tiny type that gives only a vague description of how all the controls work. Yes, this is on par for other game console accessories, but these headphones have so many controls and so many usage scenarios, that a little more in-box description would actually be useful here.

Ok, with those minor things out of the way, let's talk about what's great about these things.

Wireless. It's not standard Bluetooth unfortunately but it works well and is bi-directional. The headset DOES include a mic (something not obvious from the photos since it's built into one of the ear cups and there is no "boom" etc.

Can be used wired as well. A 3.5mm standard mini four-conductor cable (straight plug on one end, right angle on the other) is included which will plug into an iPhone or similar device and into a similar jack on the headphones. The headphones will work passively without power in this mode (in case the batteries are flat), but power is required to get the rest of the features to work (volume control, impact etc.
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337 of 362 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dream for Bass Heads May 21, 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Length: 6:55 Mins
This is my little review of the Pulse Wireless Headset. This comes straight from my channel called UrAvgConsumer on youtube. If you like this vid, be sure to subscribe to the channel for more videos like it and let me know you saw my review here!
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154 of 165 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for any PS3 owner October 7, 2012
By Mike D
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me start off by saying if you're planning on buying these to listen to music with or not use with a PlayStation 3. Then you might want to reconsider your purchase. However, if you bought these to have the best experience with your PS3, then by all means add to your cart and buy. I'll break down what each button/slider does and my personal experience with this headset. And before anyone goes off, i'm not a Sony rep or anything. Just a fan of PlayStation. (not a fanboy)

*Left Earcup*

Volume: On the backside there's a volume slider. These things can get pretty loud. When used with the PS3, and the proper settings applied, all the sound comes straight through to the headphones. Perfect for late night gaming with other people in the house, or simply gaming in silence to block out all other sound.

Mic Mute: Located on the back lower end. This is self explanatory. Toggle's your mic on/off. When the mic is toggled off, the LED on the front end turns purple. Nice little indication, even if you can't see the LED.

On/Off: Located just opposite of the Mic Mute. Simple slider to turn the headphones On/Off. I recommend having your PS3 on first. Also gives a reaffirming beep when there on, and when they connect.

Voice Chat/Game Sound: Located on the front of this earcup, oppsite the Volume slider. Sliding it down fades In-Game voice chat to the dominant sound. Sliding it up makes the game volume dominant. Very useful when trying to coordinate attacks in BF3 or Ghost Recon: FS.

*Right Earcup*

BassImpact (BI): At first you may think, "That's just a gimmick. Vibrating headset? Pssh!" But let me clarify. They don't vibrate as the Dualshock 3, they Pulse. Hence the name.
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79 of 97 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great for a month or two!!! July 9, 2013
By Abraham
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I do buy Sony products frequently. I have a PS3, a Ps Vita and tons and tons of games. Generally you could say I'm a fan. I bought these to use at night and not waking up my family while playing my games. For all the details and features about the product go read the 5-star reviews. What I want to tell you my friend is that the build quality (design?) is terrible.

I have uploaded some images that you can find in the customer pictures section; they show the plastic joint between the earcups and the metal band will break after few months of use thus making them unusable. In the pics I uploaded you can see how I use to manipulate the unit, like any other headset, but this will put too much pressure to this joint. They will work just as described for a month or two, they wont last, it's a flawled design. Specially if someone besides you is going to use it.

The reason for my 1-star rating is because I expected to use this headset for a much longer period of time. It's not worth your money. Let's hope the next iteration (maybe with the PS4?) will live to the quality of older products.

Please read as many reviews as you can, there's another person describing this same problem, I wish I had seen it before.
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