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PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black Launches in October

PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black Launches in October - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 September 2021 / 888 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it will be releasing its PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D wireless headset in a new color, Midnight Black, in October. 

The new color scheme matches the PS5 DualSense Midnight Black wireless controller. The controller and headset features two subtly different shades of black. 

"While all PS5-compatible headsets can be used to experience 3D Audio with PS5 games, the Pulse 3D headset is specifically designed to take full advantage of the console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, with a fine-tuned frequency response to help players more precisely place sounds in exact locations to match on-screen gameplay," said Sony Interactive Entertainment's Isabelle Tomatis.

"In our second major system update for PS5, we’re introducing a new equalizer control feature for Pulse 3D headset within PS5’s sound settings as part of our continued efforts to enhance the audio gaming experience.

"Pulse 3D headset users can select from three presets — Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter which is designed to place extra emphasis on the sounds of footsteps and fired shots. These three presets were popular among players who used the PS4 headset companion app, and have now been optimized to compliment PS5 Tempest 3D AudioTech. Users can also create their own presets and save up to three settings to have more quick-access options. Additionally, players can adjust these equalizer settings during gameplay through Control Center, without needing to exit the game."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
Dante9 (on 17 September 2021)

Black controller, black headset, yes, yes. Are we building up to the black PS5? Yeeessss...

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victor83fernandes (on 16 September 2021)

Its a shame gamers buy this thinking they got great audio. Better to spend more money and invest in a proper pair. I got the Astro A50, way way better than the pulse.

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rapsuperstar31 victor83fernandes (on 16 September 2021)

Have you tried the Pulse 3D headphones? $300 for the A50 s way above my budget for headphones. I've never used headphones for gaming or really anything beyond my running earbuds, but the idea of 3D audio sounds intriguing especially for VR.

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victor83fernandes rapsuperstar31 (on 17 September 2021)

Ok, so you do not like sound as much as me. 3D is just a buzz selling word, nothing more than 7.1 surround. I've tried the pulse it sounds like crap compared, something like cheap 50dollars headphones.
Some people love sound, others don't, I spend almost 1000 dollars on my speakers and receiver alone. Plus a fortune on a nice projector with a 100inch screen.
I didn't mention price, I mentioned quality, 300 dollars is a great investment for sound. The 100dollars pulse is not a great investment. If you can afford 70dollars games, sure 300 dollars is not much.

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