Today, Sony has announced the next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.60), and this will be available for download beginning late tonight. This update brings support for the two previous PlayStation wireless headsets (PULSE and PULSE – Elite Edition) to the PS4. Its been a long time coming, but now you can hear your games in 7.1 surround sound, and not have to use the PS4 ear buds. I am an around-the-ear kind of guy, so this is awesome.
To put icing on the cake, Sony has also announced a new headset called, the Gold Wireless Headset, which launches early this month. This new headset offers 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom audio modes created by developers specifically for PlayStation games, a hidden noise canceling microphone for voice chat while playing online, customizable faceplates, and other features –all for $99.99 (MSRP).
The Gold Wireless Headsets can connect with the PS4 and PS3. Also, you can use the 3.5mm audio cable that can connect with the PS Vita and any other mobile device. Included with the Gold Wireless Headset is a traveling pouch, which is perfect for use at home and on the go.
Similar to the PULSE- Elite edition, the Gold Wireless Headsets are compatible with the free Headset Companion App, which hits PlayStation Store in February. The app allows you to download developer-created game modes that are specifically tuned to enhance a game’s audio. Sucker Punch will be developing a custom sound mode for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS Second Son. In addition to these custom game modes, the app also offers a variety of preset audio modes for games, music, and movies, as well as a tool to create your own custom EQ mode.
Via PlayStation Blog