• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Sony pulse 3d headset

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
Im looking to purchase this headset when it is back in stock

any people out there with some reviews isit good for the likes of call of duty?
 

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
I have seen mixed reviews on the headset, im buying a headset for mainly call of duty as long as it works on that its fine

i dont want to spend to much money on a headset
 
May 22, 2018
2,465
5,439
470
in my opinion i think there are another better options.

Look so cheap for me at least.
Have you tried it?

D Danieljay1

If you've used the Sony Gold's you'll notice a big difference in build quality and comfort. Sound quality is also a big step up. A much wider soundstage. The 3d effect is fantastic (try ssd speedway in Astro's Playroom for a good showpiece).

Are there better headset out there? Totally. Are there better headsets out there for $100? Not in my opinion. What youre getting here for $100 is damn good. Plus it has two mics built in so you don't feel like a twat wearing them with a goofy mic boom thing hanging off like you're larping as an air traffic controller.
 
Last edited:

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
Have you tried it?

D Danieljay1

If you've used the Sony Gold's you'll notice a big difference in build quality and comfort. Sound quality is also a big step up. A much wider soundstage. The 3d effect is fantastic (try ssd speedway in Astro's Playroom for a good showpiece).

Are there better headset out there? Totally. Are there better headsets out there for $100? Not in my opinion. What youre getting here for $100 is damn good. Plus it has two mics built in so you don't feel like a twat wearing them with a goofy mic boom thing hanging off like you're larping as an air traffic controller.
I had the previous headset and i didnt like them on call of duty i thought they was pretty poor hoping these ones are better
 

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
I have seen some pretty good reviews on the headset they do seem cheap for the reviews i have seen
 

FrankWza

Member
Feb 14, 2013
2,797
1,698
645
Have you tried it?

D Danieljay1

If you've used the Sony Gold's you'll notice a big difference in build quality and comfort. Sound quality is also a big step up. A much wider soundstage. The 3d effect is fantastic (try ssd speedway in Astro's Playroom for a good showpiece).

Are there better headset out there? Totally. Are there better headsets out there for $100? Not in my opinion. What youre getting here for $100 is damn good. Plus it has two mics built in so you don't feel like a twat wearing them with a goofy mic boom thing hanging off like you're larping as an air traffic controller.
this sums it up completely. You won’t find a headset that is 100% compatible with PS5 right now that has all of the features working. Chatmix, mic monitoring and is wireless. The platinum sounds better but the mic is poor in comparison. The pulse 3d mic isn’t the greatest, but it’s better than platinum. They’re absolutely worth $100 if you canfind them. As long as they fit you well and comfortably
 
May 22, 2018
2,465
5,439
470
I had the previous headset and i didnt like them on call of duty i thought they was pretty poor hoping these ones are better
Well they are most definitely a marked improvement over the Sony Gold headphones in every way, build and sound quality, usb c charging, comfort etc. Whether they will be a big enough improvement for you I'm not sure but they are most certainly better.
 

FrankWza

Member
Feb 14, 2013
2,797
1,698
645
I had the previous headset and i didnt like them on call of duty i thought they was pretty poor hoping these ones are better
If you’re speaking to the sound itself, tempest is better than the 3d audio on PS4. Soeven the golds will sound better on PS5
 
Last edited:
Jan 14, 2018
4,102
4,671
685
Have you tried it?

D Danieljay1

If you've used the Sony Gold's you'll notice a big difference in build quality and comfort. Sound quality is also a big step up. A much wider soundstage. The 3d effect is fantastic (try ssd speedway in Astro's Playroom for a good showpiece).

Are there better headset out there? Totally. Are there better headsets out there for $100? Not in my opinion. What youre getting here for $100 is damn good. Plus it has two mics built in so you don't feel like a twat wearing them with a goofy mic boom thing hanging off like you're larping as an air traffic controller.
I have not tried it because PS5 has not yet arrived in my country.

But honestly tell me: it's better than logitech g733 ?
 

Calverz

Member
Apr 27, 2014
968
1,551
590
Quite honestly it feels super cheap and i couldnt tell a difference with sound from gold headset
 

Cert.in.Death

Member
Jun 28, 2013
3,274
2,369
670
Utah
It’s okay. I’ve only used it extensively with Demons Souls, but I prefer my Arctic Pro headset by a sizable margin (albeit it’s only for PC).
 

Kerotan

Member
Oct 31, 2018
1,217
1,482
450
I went from Astro A40's to the pulse 3d.

In terms of comfort I'm satisfied with the pulse. The A40 prob better on the ears but the pulse better on my head.

In terms of sound quality in my ears I feel no downgrade.

Functionality pulse easily wins. The button controls on the headset far superior. Works better and allows me more options. And how it works with the controller like you mute the headset the controller mute light goes on.

Astetically the Pulse look sick. Way better then the Astro. Just like the dualsense and PS5 look sick too. So happy with the looks.

I also prefer having no mic dangling in front of my mouth.

One aspect where Astro easily wins is the quality of the mic. I sounded better to others but it's fine. Above average and tbh I don't care how good I sound to others as long as its a respectable standard which it is.

So overall I love both headsets, regret neither of them and just hope these last me 2 years. My Astros lasted 4 years with some DIY needed and I bought them heavily discounted for €230.

The pulse cost less then half at full price so like I said 2 good years and I'll be happy. Any additional years after is a bonus.
 

iHaunter

Member
Sep 6, 2015
1,973
1,614
550
I wanted to like it, but honestly, the Pulse 3D headphones are not good. I'm returning them back to target. For an extra $50 I can get a headset 3x better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Azaroth

TexMex

Member
Aug 30, 2019
924
1,865
415
I got them yesterday, and really love them. They're modestly priced at 99 bucks, are very comfortable, even as someone who wears glasses, and I think the sound quality is excellent. Great battery life, controls are easy to access, pairs with zero effort to the system. You asked about CoD and I think the 3d audio is so good in it you almost have an advantage. Not saying it isn't in other headsets, I haven't tried many. But I think these are a really good value.
 

kingpotato

Member
Aug 16, 2013
866
1,160
705
Phoenix AZ
Agree here about the comfort. Nice, but not the highest build quality. The aesthetic is nice with everything ps5 matching. Sounds is pretty good for the price but of course the sky is the limit with audio equipment. Still on my first charge with several sessions under my belt.
 

Calverz

Member
Apr 27, 2014
968
1,551
590
Yea. The mute button is good and sayisfying to use as it clicks in and out (not a mush button like the gold headset)
But honestly all this stuff about 3d sound, completely overhyped lol
I did speak to someone in the nexus in dark souls and as the spoke i rotated the camera round and noticed a little 3d but even then its not that mindblowing.
i suppose its open to opinion and interpretation but if i already owned a good set of headphones, i wouldnt reccommend changing to the pulse 3d headset.
 

timmyp53

Member
May 26, 2013
1,985
773
660
USA
I think the PS4 platinums are more comfortable. Feels tighter with glasses with the ps5 headset.

The good thing is 3D audio works with any headset so if you have a good pair of phones you are good.
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
Jun 7, 2004
17,026
8,064
2,055
Have you tried it?

D Danieljay1

If you've used the Sony Gold's you'll notice a big difference in build quality and comfort. Sound quality is also a big step up. A much wider soundstage. The 3d effect is fantastic (try ssd speedway in Astro's Playroom for a good showpiece).

Are there better headset out there? Totally. Are there better headsets out there for $100? Not in my opinion. What youre getting here for $100 is damn good. Plus it has two mics built in so you don't feel like a twat wearing them with a goofy mic boom thing hanging off like you're larping as an air traffic controller.
Honestly? I never ever used a headset while playing on a game console (except PSVR’s headphones) and I do have a not too awful 5.1 surround sound setup I am happy with, but the Tempest Engine hype got the best of me and I got the Pulse 3D headset.

I do not expect Tempest to optimise for 5.1 Stereos soon, not to the level of headphones at least.
 
Last edited:
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Phunkydiabetic

FrankWza

Member
Feb 14, 2013
2,797
1,698
645
Yea. The mute button is good and sayisfying to use as it clicks in and out (not a mush button like the gold headset)
But honestly all this stuff about 3d sound, completely overhyped lol
I did speak to someone in the nexus in dark souls and as the spoke i rotated the camera round and noticed a little 3d but even then its not that mindblowing.
i suppose its open to opinion and interpretation but if i already owned a good set of headphones, i wouldnt reccommend changing to the pulse 3d headset.
I meant comparing to gold. I don’t have golds here but everything I read is that 3d is a pretty good step up from golds.
I prefer the platinum headset from PS4. I have both and honestly platinum is much better.
they are. Except for the mic. But yeah, the platinum sound really good on PS5 and have all the same features. It’s a better sounding headset than the 3d
I wanted to like it, but honestly, the Pulse 3D headphones are not good. I'm returning them back to target. For an extra $50 I can get a headset 3x better.
which headset?
 

RookX22

Member
Aug 4, 2019
365
830
275
If you communicate on mic alot I would avoid them. I have them and people had me turn the all the way up on ps5 and on PC. I am going to try out steel series arctics series 1.
 

FrankWza

Member
Feb 14, 2013
2,797
1,698
645
If you communicate on mic alot I would avoid them. I have them and people had me turn the all the way up on ps5 and on PC. I am going to try out steel series arctics series 1.
Yeah, mic isn’t great but it shouldn’t be that bad. Are you sure all your settings are right? Maybe try a different USB port?
 

Calverz

Member
Apr 27, 2014
968
1,551
590
If you communicate on mic alot I would avoid them. I have them and people had me turn the all the way up on ps5 and on PC. I am going to try out steel series arctics series 1.
I played siege last night with them. Another boy had them too. We could all hear each other fine in the party. Maybe ur mic is busted?
 

Elcid

Gold Member
Jul 27, 2018
2,826
4,298
620
If you communicate on mic alot I would avoid them. I have them and people had me turn the all the way up on ps5 and on PC. I am going to try out steel series arctics series 1.
Everyone I’ve partied with says I sound crystal clear. Check your mic setting
 

MrS

Member
Apr 6, 2014
9,135
7,678
710
North East, England
Amazing piece of tech at that price point. Way better than Golds. CoD is intense with these cans on - elevates the gameplay for me. Definitely pick it up if you can.
 
Last edited:

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
Amazing piece of tech at that price point. Way better than Golds. CoD is intense with these cans on - elevates the gameplay for me. Definitely pick it up if you can.
Im literally searching everywhere i was thinking of getting them with console but i hesitated due to no reviews at the time
 

Danieljay1

Member
Aug 6, 2018
100
37
205
Are they good at noise cancelling with background noises etc

the tempest 3d is swaying me towards them as i have heard great things... overall i have seen alot of good reviews just got to get my hands on a pair lol
 
Last edited:

Elcid

Gold Member
Jul 27, 2018
2,826
4,298
620
Yea. The mute button is good and sayisfying to use as it clicks in and out (not a mush button like the gold headset)
But honestly all this stuff about 3d sound, completely overhyped lol
I did speak to someone in the nexus in dark souls and as the spoke i rotated the camera round and noticed a little 3d but even then its not that mindblowing.
i suppose its open to opinion and interpretation but if i already owned a good set of headphones, i wouldnt reccommend changing to the pulse 3d headset.
Really? I hear the 3D like crazy in demon souls. You can always tell when there’s an enemy sneaking up behind you or around the corner, or when a crossbow bolt is being nocked in the distance and from where.
i was looking at these as well but i read they dont have the game chat feature where you can choose what you want to hear more the game or voice chat is this a game changer?

You can control this in the console UI.
 

Pantz

Member
Sep 21, 2006
1,977
1,964
1,635
They're comfy and sound good but for me it's not worth the effort to put them on. Sound coming from TV sounds just fine. Sorry Mark.