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Sony PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition - $137.54 @ Amazon


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#1 sidewalkhustla

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

http://www.amazon.co...ony ps3 headset

Somewhat of a preorder deal. $137.54 down from $149.99. Sold and shipped by Amazon. Still out of my price range but some may bite.

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#2 WalkinPneumonia

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

I tried them at PAX, and really enjoyed them.
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#3 UltimateIdiot911

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

I really want to get this but I don't have any reason to as I own the other one (which is already fantastic and comfortable).

#4 sidewalkhustla

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

Yeah I want it too. I don't even have the first sony one cuz even that's too expensive for me.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:36 PM

I got this from newegg, it is waiting for me right now at home. The trigger for me was the 3.5mm jack in the usb dongle that will allow me to use it for the TV as well. It also plugs hardwired into any mp3 player or other source and can be used like any other cans. Given what similar stuff like Beats by Dre, etc costs, this is not a bad deal. One pro reviewer said the bass response on the Sony's is better than beats. My other headphones just died on me so the timing was right and I pulled the trigger on full price which I rarely every do.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

I really want these too! I have the first pair and I have absolutely no complaints about them. They have way better sound than my TV speakers and are great for gaming at night so I don't get any wife aggro.

I'm intrigued by this PULSE technology though. That is a really cool idea. It's also a big plus that these can be used with my Vita.

I also read that even when the batteries are dead, they still can function with your other devices just like any normal headphones would.

Seems like the price dropped about $6 since earlier today.

Here's the blog post: http://blog.us.plays...ming-this-fall/

#7 GBAstar

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:59 PM

There are some reputable eBay sellers (high feedback) that are selling them new for around $130 if that is a better option for anyone

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

It's also a big plus that these can be used with my Vita.


Do you mean that you can connect these to the Vita with a cable or do these headphones work wirelessly with the Vita?

#9 sidewalkhustla

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

There are some reputable eBay sellers (high feedback) that are selling them new for around $130 if that is a better option for anyone


Just found this site too. Never ordered from them but maybe amazon will match even tho it's doubtful $130 as well

http://www.buyspry.c...ess-stereo.html

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

Newegg has matched.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

Hopefully this means a price drop or clearance for the old headset, don't need the new features or anything. Need a good wireless set for late night gaming, come on best buy, lets make some room for these.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

Hopefully this means a price drop or clearance for the old headset, don't need the new features or anything. Need a good wireless set for late night gaming, come on best buy, lets make some room for these.


When you guys say the old headset, are you referring to that not-so-old playstation version that came out maybe.... A year ago ?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:33 PM

Do you mean that you can connect these to the Vita with a cable or do these headphones work wirelessly with the Vita?


No, these headphones have a built-in audio jack and they come with a cable to connect to your Vita. The first pair didn't have an audio jack.

When you guys say the old headset, are you referring to that not-so-old playstation version that came out maybe.... A year ago ?


I am. I guess I shouldn't say old. I should probably say previous set lol.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

When you guys say the old headset, are you referring to that not-so-old playstation version that came out maybe.... A year ago ?


Yeah, these are the new hotness, even though like you said the others aren't that old really.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

will these work on xbox and pc as well?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

will these work on xbox and pc as well?


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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

This looks like an awesome headset. I'm just wondering if the virtual surround only works on PS3 games like last time, or if you can use it with movies and PC stuff too. It would suck if it became a worthless feature, especially since the PS4 will probably be out with it's own headset next year.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:27 PM

will these work with a 3ds?

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

This looks like an awesome headset. I'm just wondering if the virtual surround only works on PS3 games like last time, or if you can use it with movies and PC stuff too. It would suck if it became a worthless feature, especially since the PS4 will probably be out with it's own headset next year.


One of the software updates, 4.20, made it so the movies were in surround sound on the PS3. I don't know how good it was though.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

I've been putting these through their paces, and while they're good, they're not great. Sound quality is good enough, though it seems a bit flat compared to other headsets without bass impact turned on.

If you want to use them with Vita or 3DS I'd get something else because they lose all their features (even volume control) when plugged in via the 3.5mm jack. If you use the usb dongle in conjunction with the 3.5mm it'll work fine, but then you lose portability sense you need a usb power source near you at all times.

I'll be happy to answer questions if you guys have any.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

I just got my pair. The bass impact is a really impressive feature. I am about to watch RE: Damnation so I'll see how well VSS works with that.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

I really want these too! I have the first pair and I have absolutely no complaints about them. They have way better sound than my TV speakers and are great for gaming at night so I don't get any wife aggro.


Ah, after reading that, your avatar makes a lot of sense. Maybe you should hold out for noise canceling :applause: .

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

I would totally get a set if I didn't just drop $120 on some Audio Technicas and another $70 on the DSS last summer. There's way too many cords coming out of my playstation but I don't wake the wife and kids.

Edit: i do have an inquiry though. It can run via 3.5, USB or wireless? What kind of batteries and how many does it take

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

I've been putting these through their paces, and while they're good, they're not great. Sound quality is good enough, though it seems a bit flat compared to other headsets without bass impact turned on.

If you want to use them with Vita or 3DS I'd get something else because they lose all their features (even volume control) when plugged in via the 3.5mm jack. If you use the usb dongle in conjunction with the 3.5mm it'll work fine, but then you lose portability sense you need a usb power source near you at all times.

I'll be happy to answer questions if you guys have any.


Thats what the portable vita usb charger is for! I kid I kid, that's kinda lame, considering that the vita support blutooth stereo audio support. I don't know why Sony just doesn't make them with built in blutooth, is it a bandwidth issue with the audio or something?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

i have the ones from last year around when UC3 came out. great headset. i can imagine these are better
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:08 AM

I would totally get a set if I didn't just drop $120 on some Audio Technicas and another $70 on the DSS last summer. There's way too many cords coming out of my playstation but I don't wake the wife and kids.

Edit: i do have an inquiry though. It can run via 3.5, USB or wireless? What kind of batteries and how many does it take


It's rechargeable like the ps3 controllers and previous headset. The USB is a dongle to connect with your ps3 wirelessly.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

Ah man, I was thinking this thing would be bluetooth compatible. I was hoping to use this with my PSP Go wirelessly.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

Sweeet..I love the other one sony made for the ps3. Everything about it is great. One bad thing was that I could not pair two of them to one ps3. Sucked balls. Would only work on the first one that connected with it so had to sell the second one to a friend. Anyone have two of these and tried using it on one ps3? Or using the pulse and the previous one simultaneously? Also, why USB? Seems a bit old school now since most things are blue tooth but I imagine they did it on purpose so you can't pair it with mobile devices. Too bad the price isn't as good as the first one was when it first launched. The MSRP for that was a 100 and preorder price I believe was 65. Anyways, I am in for one. Thanks.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

Pretty sexy looking, think I know what I'll ask for christmas ;)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

Sweeet..I love the other one sony made for the ps3. Everything about it is great. One bad thing was that I could not pair two of them to one ps3. Sucked balls. Would only work on the first one that connected with it so had to sell the second one to a friend. Anyone have two of these and tried using it on one ps3? Or using the pulse and the previous one simultaneously? Also, why USB? Seems a bit old school now since most things are blue tooth but I imagine they did it on purpose so you can't pair it with mobile devices. Too bad the price isn't as good as the first one was when it first launched. The MSRP for that was a 100 and preorder price I believe was 65. Anyways, I am in for one. Thanks.


You can only use one at a time with the ps3. It was the same with the previous set as well.