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[Dead] Sony Wireless 7.1 Stereo PS3 Headset $65 Amazon Pre Order


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#1 Donutkid2222

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:07 PM

http://www.amazon.co...12045626&sr=8-1
I pre ordered mine, for $65, I think it's a great value for PS3 gamers.

EDIT: Many of you are asking, what is simulated surround sound? How do they compare to the Tritton AX's, Turtle Beach?
Simulated is like a soundbar, the sound is projected to simulate it's coming from a directional location. How do they compare to the Tritton AX 180, Turtle Beach PX 21. When comparing a $65 product right now instead of the $99.99 price tag to the 180, PX21, the sony headsets would of course better. However, a Tritton 720, or PX5 would be better then this Sony Headset. Please remember for the price when comparing these you can only gain features, it's wireless, and simulated stereo compared to regular stereo from TB, and Tritton's.
Also, I don't know if the USB receiver is the one that transmits the sound because the PS3 does not do sound from a USB port only chat audio and power to the device.
Why don't they work with Blu ray's?
Because the HDMI group has put new restrictions on devices, no composite audio and video for movies. As the new PS3 coming this fall will have this feature, games are ok but movies require HDMI.

Edited by Donutkid2222, 30 July 2011 - 09:20 PM.


#2 cscream1

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:10 PM

interesting.....had it pre-ordered but locking in the new price

#3 dcaoko

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:14 PM

this is a really sweet deal. thanks

#4 gage006

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

Wow, sweet deal. Picked one up.

#5 xGunCrazyx

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

That has to be one of the ugliest headsets I have ever seen. If they work well, that's a pretty sweet price for them though.
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#6 Wario64

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:22 PM

fyi, there's no surround sound for blu-ray playback


"* Surround sound on the PS3™ requires system software version 3.70 or later. Surround Sound does not work with Blu-ray Disc movies"

http://us.playstatio...eadset-ps3.html

#7 rbanez

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:30 PM

Pre-ordered 1. Dumb question... If i did not like its audio quality I can return it to amazon and they will still accept it, right?

#8 xGunCrazyx

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

They will charge you a restocking fee if you don't say it is broken.
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:41 PM

Or if you plead your case. If you just don't like it/changed your mind that isn't their fault. But if the headset is a POS and the sound quality is horrible you can plead your case and more then likely get the fees waved. Also, I do not think amazon charges restocking fee, they just make you pay return shipping.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

awesome, locking in the price

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

ordered one

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

at the price of these headsets, I personally probably won't be satisfied with the audio quality. Not a hardcore audiophile but pickier than the average person

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:50 PM

Whats the real release date for this headset ? October 1 or September 6 ,thats how Gamestop has it.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:51 PM

I wonder if this will work for computers? I know it uses a USB dongle so that makes me wonder if it will work, but I can't find any official word on the matter.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:53 PM

THANKS OP!!!!


Just ordered one for myself.

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#16 djricekcn

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:57 PM

It will probably work on a PC once someone makes a driver, which shouldn't take too long

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

I wonder if this will work for computers? I know it uses a USB dongle so that makes me wonder if it will work, but I can't find any official word on the matter.


One of the features on the item page on Amazon says that it works for PC and Mac. I would say it works, but just in case take a screenshot of that section if you decide to preorder. If the headset ends up not working, you should be able to return it without any hassle or restocking fees if you send the screenshot to customer service.

#18 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

Wow ordered! I was going to wait for reviews before I bite but for $65 I'm willing to try them myself.

I was a bit turned off after I found out it doesn't work for Blu-ray movies, but I still like the look of these and for a wireless pair, this is a pretty solid value.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Whats the real release date for this headset ? October 1 or September 6 ,thats how Gamestop has it.


PSN blog announced it for September, back at E3 I believe. Hopefully that's still the case.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:18 PM

If it doesn't support surround sound for movies it seems like a waste. I play a few games but I watch a lot of movies.

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#21 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:23 PM

Is there any particular reason why it doesn't work with BD movies? Like a hardware/software issue? It doesn't really make sense to me

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

Is there any particular reason why it doesn't work with BD movies? Like a hardware/software issue? It doesn't really make sense to me


I wouldn't be surprised if this is some DRM/HDCP issue.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

What's a relatively cheap set that is good and does work with Blu Ray?

#24 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:26 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if this is some DRM/HDCP issue.


That's what I was thinking, though I still don't see why a headset would be an issue.

Do other 3rd party headsets (e.g. Turtlebeach) support 7.1 for BD movies?

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:28 PM

Damn I just ordered the Turtle Beach DSS like two months ago but for $65 dollars I'll try these out

#26 Donut2922

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:42 PM

$65 is a helluva price for a surround sound headhpone with a mic. I bought my X21's with the DSS accessory last year for $120 I think.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:49 PM

From the pics on amazon, it seems like the audio is transmitted via USB... makes me wonder why the LOgitech USB wireless can't work... One of the reasons i got a PS3 was because of how open a system it was. Also, the audio output via sub is a good thing, cuz now you wouldn't need to run wires to an external device as well as picking up an extra outlet.

The headset is sooooo ugly howver, that I can't see myself purchasing it... but I really do want something exactly like this... what to do...
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:54 PM

Is it common for people to want to listen to movies through headsets? I understand gaming, especially with FPS because the repititve noises are awful annoying but I don't think I've ever seen anyone listen to a movie by means of a headset...

unless grandma has a problem with all the noise radiating from her basement...

I kid..

but seriously

#29 ssjmichael

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

Is it common for people to want to listen to movies through headsets? I understand gaming, especially with FPS because the repititve noises are awful annoying but I don't think I've ever seen anyone listen to a movie by means of a headset...

unless grandman has a problem with all the noise radiating from her basement...

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The only reason I'd want to is to get a surround sound experience. I have my PS3 hooked up to my computer monitor in my room and I don't have any receivers , or other surround sound setup ((no space or money for that)), just a pair of 2.1 speakers so I think having a 7.1 headset (albeit virtual) would improve that experience.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:59 PM

The only reason I'd want to is to get a surround sound experience. I have my PS3 hooked up to my computer monitor in my room and I don't have any receivers, or other SS setup, just a pair of 2.1 speakers so I think having a 7.1 headset (albeit virtual) would improve the experience.



True.. that makes sense; especially for college students and dorm rooms. I was just picture someone sitting infront of a 55" + TV in a living room trying to listen to their blu rays through a headset and thought that kind of went against the concept of having a home theatre...

but for PS3 --> PC monitor builds and smaller rooms that makes sense