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I've only ever bought two headsets for my PS3, and both were the official ones. The previous headset was a superbly designed piece of hardware that really elevated my gaming experience. I was very pleased with it. I really had no intention on upgrading my headset, since I was so pleased with it. But, as I read up more and more on this headset, I decided it would be worth the upgrade. Add this to the fact that I had a friend who was pretty adamant on buying my old headset, and well things just aligned. I got this headset on Tuesday, October 2nd. I've put it through quite a few tests in terms of varied content. I've played Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, and seen more than my fair share of movies with this headset. I also decided to try them out with my phone to listen to my music. Every single time, I was very impressed with the quality of the sound. Make no mistake, these cans are not a gimmick or a money grab by Sony. They are very well built, and offer great sound at a reasonable price. As of this moment, I really have no complaints about this headset, and I found it quite easy to operate regardless of the fact that there are quite a few settings to mess around with.
I'm still not too sure about the Bassimpact feature, though. When I first used it I thought it was overbearing and a little bothersome. This may have just been me getting used to it. Since then, (at the right levels) the bassimpact has actually added a completely new experience to my movie and gaming experiences. Playing GT 5 with Bassimpact on gave me a good idea as to where the opponent AI was in relation to my position on the track. I have yet to play a shooter with this headset on, but I will do so soon. I can only imagine that their performance will be just as good, if not better, than my previous headset.
All in all, I am very impressed with this headset. It's also very attractively built. I wouldn't mind taking these out and using them on my day to day.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 12:13:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2012 12:13:52 AM PST
G. Paoli says:
What about differences with the previous headset? I assume you refer to the "Wireless Stereo Headset" also sold by Sony. I'm thinking of getting one, but not sure if I should get this one or the previous model. I've read some pretty rave reviews on it (the previous model). Is it worth spending the extra $25-35 (or more, after black friday) for this new model? Besides the bassimpact, what other differences are there (other than the visible ones, like the mic)? How is the bass on the previous compared to this one, etc? Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 12:31:13 AM PST
E. Luna says:
Hey man, happy to help a gamer out.
I did previously have the Wireless Stereo Headset by Sony. I personally loved it. It's a great piece of hardware. Like I mentioned in my review, I had no intention of replacing it. But a close friend of mine was looking to take mine of my hands, and I decided to plunge and buy this one. As I remember it, in terms of sound, there are no discernible differences in the headsets. They are both top notch headsets with 7.1 virtual surround sound. The only thing I would consider a minor con with the old headset is that it feels a little shoddily built in comparison to this new one. This headset is impressively built, and is just as comfortable as the last one. You can also use the new headset with your phone, because you can use a headset jack. The new headset also has preset sound settings for different audio experiences. It has a setting for shooters, racers, fighting, generic games, music, and movies.
It all comes down to functionality. If you just want to use the headset purely for playing, then buy the other one. If you want to use the headset as a multipurpose headset, then get this one.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 9:57:48 PM PST
G. Paoli says:
Excellent. I like that I could plug it into my phone jack for calls... I may just get this one, then. Too bad it doesn't have additional bluetooth connectivity for phone calls and listening to music off the phone. Thanks bro!
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