It has been almost 8 months since I’ve bought this gaming headset, if you want to read my first impression no this PS3′s official gaming headset, you can read it here. Why I want to do an update review about this gaming headed, I think reached a point that I get used to this gaming headset and I have used all of its features and this is what I think about this gaming headset :
1. I have a problem with its volume control, I think it is too loud even with almost lowest volume adjustment, and I can’t do anything about it.
2. In term of audio character, I think it is too bright, but not as bright as “it could destroy your pleasant moments” it is ok for a gaming headset under 100 USD ! But if possible, it would be better if this headset comes with equalizer or even firmware update for equalizer.
3. For music listening, as you know this is not a wireless headset for music listening, it is acceptable for movies and games (I use it when I want to do a late night Netflix or when that movie comes with no subtitle or late night gaming), but for music listening, I think it is too blurry, you will enjoy a wide sound stage, but it lacks of a good focus, and I think a virtual surround for movie watching does not work at all !
If possible you should go with something serious like a true 5.1 gaming headset that could cost you around 200 – 300 USD, but if you are in a budget control like me, I think PS3 gaming headset is an acceptable choice, if you don’t use it as your primary sound system.
If you are thinking about get the Sony Playstation 3 wireless stereo headset and expect it to blown you away with the official Sony’s programable 7.1 virtual surround software for Playstation 3, you will be disappointed ! Here is the cons of this stereo wireless headset for Playstation 3 from Sony :
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Volume control is not detailed enough, the only way to adjust this headset volume, you need to slide the volume control on the headset side, which seems so cool at first but I’ve found that the lowest point of sliding for this headphone is still too loud to me, and I have to adjust it from my Playstation game menu, each by each, this seems not to be a problem until I watch the Blu-ray movies from my Playstation 3 with the Sony wireless stereo headset, and I cannot turn down the movie volume as I want it !, this is very frustrated ! Virtual surround is no good at all, all I heard is the echo character added in the headset and that’s it !, beside of left and right, I cannot tell the front and back direction at all, this is quite disappointing, even for the Sony, the software cannot create the true surround like experience. The Sony wireless stereo headset is too heavy ! I have read from so many reviewer that you are hardly ever notice about this headset weight while game playing which is in my opinion, is not true ! it is one of the noticeable headset that I’ve ever used ! So nothing good from this headphone at all ? Actually the 2.0 soundstage is quite acceptable, the setup is very easy and the price is very affordable, but if you are looking for the Playstation headset that can give you a cinema like experience, I think you should check out another headset that actually comes with 5.1 channels such as Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5, I know it is pricey but with the Black Friday 2011 deal with 15% discount made this Ear Force PX5 dropped to 212 USD (won’t stay long, if you like it, buy it !), double price of the Sony wireless stereo headset, but still, come with the double quality as well.