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A couple of years ago when I purchased my Playstation 3 I remember playing with friends online and thinking how much better the gameplay would be if we could talk to each other and help each other during team play mode online. Therefore I decided to invest in a PS3 headset, I was not sure which was the best one to get, so I thought I couldn't go wrong buying the official Sony PS3 headset.
== Price ==
Although I purchased mine a couple of years ago, I remember that I spent around £20 on mine. However searching around on the internet the prices are as follows:
The prices tend to vary slightly but Amazon seems to be the cheapest, but I am sure if you look around on eBay that you should be able to get one for even cheaper. Personally at the time I was in a rush so I didn't really look around or do my research on the other brands available, and nowadays there are many more other branded headsets that I have heard rave reviews about and are considerably cheaper, so it is worth looking around if you're a little tight on cash. Although the price is a little steep for a headset, I am very happy with this headset and a few years after its original purchase, it is still working and functioning fully.
== What Do I Get? ==
IThe headset comes complete instructions, a 2.0 USB charging cable that is charges via the ps3 USB ports and earpieces.
== My Experience ==
It is fairly simple to get started and to setup the headset. The first thing I did was connect the USB cable to headset and then connect it to the PS3 usb port. Once connected I then turn on the power on the headset, and hold down the mic button for few seconds until the red light flashes which allows the PS3 to sync and search for the headset.
While it is syncing and discovering the device, I then had to register the Bluetooth device by selecting the accessory settings in the PS3 menu screen, and press the X button to select. I found the installation and syncing process to very straightforward and it only took a few minutes to do. The instructions are also very easy to follow, so if you get stuck you can always have a quick glance of that to direct you on the right path.
The Headset is designed very well, it has a green LED light at the front of the headset that shows me when the mic is switched on. This is of course handy when I am offline and prevents me from accidently leaving it on thanks to the green light indicator. It also visible in the dark, so when I am playing online at night with the lights off I can still clearly see whether my headset is on or off.
The Headset has a easy to see mute button, which with a click of a button allows you to mute the mic so others can not hear you online. This is really handy as it means I do not have to keep turning the mic of manually or via the ps3 every time I want some privacy. The mute button also flashes red when charging, so it's easy to tell when the headset is charging or when fully charged. The usb port is located at the bottom of the headset and easily connects to the usb cable without any issues.
The volume buttons are conveniently located on both the left and right side of the headset, which allows for quick volume adjustments when needed, which is especially useful when I am in a middle of a online game and have to quickly adjust mic volume without interfering much with the game play.
At the back of the headset is the earphone that uses a wedge of sturdy plastic to sit above the ear to keep it in place. I personally found that the design works quite well, as I never had issues with the headset falling off or the earpiece coming loose, instead it fits comfortably and securely and lets you go about enjoying online gaming without having to worry about the headset sliding off.
The quality of the mic is superb, my friends have had never commented on my voice crackling or being unable to hear me. They hear me crystal clear and I am also able to hear my friends and game play audio perfectly. I have not heard any crackling noises while using this headset.
I also found that the battery span lasts a good few hours, but I charge my mic every night just to be safe.
== Verdict ==
All in all this is a great quality headset that is still working great after 2 years! It is very simple to set up and easy to use, all buttons are located in convenient places. It has a great quality mic and headset and overall a very well designed headset. The only downside is the price, I personally think it is slightly overpriced for a headset as there are other cheaper headsets available that are also good quality (a few friends have cheaper versions). However I would still recommend this to any ps3 user who wants to invest in a headset and do not have a tight budget.
We have had the playstation 3 for a few years now but only in the last few months have we been using it to play friends online.
The headsets that you can buy for the ps3 was a little confusing so we opted to get the sony wireless headset as a friend had recommended this one and its a friend i trust.
I choose to buy the wireless headset from Amazon uk I do alot of shopping from Amazon and find it to mostly be the cheapest.
Sony wireless headset cost £15.99 at the time of purchase.
It comes in a small compact box with an instruction booklet explaining how to work the headset and the features it has.
The headset is no bigger than the ones you get for mobile phones. It measures' around two inches tall and is slim, lightweight and compact. Its made from black plastic, has a small button for putting it on and a volume wheel to control the sound level this is on the side of it.
The part that goes in your ear , earphone bud is made from silicon and fits snugly inside. I tend to move around alot when playing certain games i cant help it but the ear piece stays firmly put.
I have never had any interference with the headset when in use, no buzzing or static so i'm please about that. The sound is crystal clear and the volume is very good, you would never need to have it up loud or it would deafen you.
Charging the head set is easy as it comes with a small stand to rest and charge the head set. It has a normal adaptor that can be plugged into the power socket and the headset can be placed on the stand, it doesn't take long to charge around 45 mins to fully charge giving three hours of continual use.
I think its fits its purpose and seems to be one of the best headsets around, certainly better that the full sized head set you get. Its easy to use and connect to the ps3. I enjoy online gaming with my friends. I highly recommend this fab product.
I used to use a standard Bluetooth headset which I also used with my mobile phone, to chat with people over games online using the PS3, then I tried using the PlayStation Eye with its built in audio and although the camera was good it kept picking up noise from the TV itself, this was a consistent problem and so i finally decided to but the official PS3 headset.
The headset connected to the PS3 easily and quickly using the accessory option on the PS3, I did not try to see if this would connect to my phone, but being a Bluetooth headset I can only assume that it would have no problems doing so.
Price-wise this headset was about the same cosh as other Bluetooth headsets of the same quality, I just assumed that being made by Sony themselves it would work smoother or more reliably with their console, and I was right, it picked up only small amounts of noise blasting out of the PS3 and I was able to hear everyone else through it clearly, the settings allowed me to hear either everything through the headset or just what other players say online, I liked this option, it stopped everyone else in the room from thinking you're talking to yourself or trying to talk back to them.
Well initially i had to use a Motorola bluetooth headset with my PS3 to chat to my mates, and it was awful, it had tonnes of interferance, sounded like there was construction work going on whilst we were chatting. The official headset however, removed nearly all the background noise, there was however a tiny fuzzing(?) noise going on in the background. Despite this it was a vast improvement on the Motorola headset.
The voice quality is decent enough, you can understand what the other person is saying without difficulty. Although the wired headset that comes with the Xbox 360, i feel, is better than this wireless one.
The headset does have volume buttons on the side, although i found these fairly difficult to understand, you should look at the manual to find out what to do with the buttons, as they do different things depending on whether you hold them ect.
Charging station is a nice improvement on some other wireless headsets, as it means you can just pop it into the station whilst its not in use, so the chances are you'll never ever run out of battery power, and with a full charge, the headset lasts several hours of being on.
Really there are a lot of pro's and con's for this headset, some places charge about £25 for them, but i wouldn't pay more than £15 myself, as i only use it on the odd occasion, i usually prefer the Xbox 360 for that, as its voice chat is much better than the PS3's. Like cross game chat, chatting in any situation, rather than only on the XMB.
- Charging station means it should never run out of battery
- Has good voice quality
- Has volume controls buttons, not the simplest however.
- Buttons may confuse you.
- It costs a pretty penny.
- Very slight interferance whilst chatting, might have been the person i was chatting with however.
Really the Xbox 360 wired headset that you get for free with any 360 beats this headset on everything, apart from it being wired. It has good sound quality and it uses a volume roller rather than buttons that can confuse you. Plus its free.
Its a good headset, and if you don't own a 360, its a perfectly good way to communicate with your friends, but if you just want to communicate with your friends in a general way (like a telephone call), you'd be better off using your Xbox.
I just want to say, that i am in no way biased to the Xbox 360, i own all of the 7th Generation consoles, it's just a fact that the Xbox 360 has superior communication services.
I quite like playing games online with my friends. While it's not fantastically common, it's always good fun. I bought this from Amazon (for less than twenty pounds), thinking it would be good enough for a bit of chat during online war reconnaissance.
I have to admit, I was really pleasantly surprised with this. The device is built from durable, sturdy black plastic which doesn't look like it's going to wear out any time soon, and the ear hook is comfortable and adjustable to fit you exactly how you want it. It looks nice and sleek without being over the top shiny or anything like that. It has cool status lights (charging/on, etc) which serve no purpose when you're wearing it.
Quality of sound from is great, both incoming and outgoing. The microphone is well adjusted to pick up human speech above background noise. Battery life lasts for about six hours, which is pretty reasonable and charges quite quickly too, with the small stand which comes with it. When charging, it also serves as a (surprisingly sensitive) desktop microphone which I tend to forget to turn off a lot of the time.
This is the official Sony product, too, and it really comes through in quality and features. Made to work with Playstation 3 consoles, it plugs and plays easily, with no trouble whatsoever and comes with a very useful feature, a sort of HUD of the current headset status (much like you get with the controller), so you know how much battery life is let, how loud it is and so on.
Overall, I'm incredibly pleased with this product. I don't play online a great deal, but when I do and talk to people, this is prefect tool for that. It simply works, and does it well. There are plenty of PS3 headsets out there, but really, is there any reason to buy them? Spend a bit more on the official Sony product - it's worth it.
We purchased the Sony PS3 Bluetooth Headset as we like to play online games with family and friends and though it would be fun to hear them whilst we were playing so we purchased the headset.
It cost us £19.99 from Game and it is the official Sony PS3 one. It is made from black plastic and is modern in looks. It comes with its own little stand to stand it in which is also its charger. It has the Sony PS3 logo on the front. It is simple to use and it allows you to hear people when you use the online gaming function on PS3 games (note that not all games have the online function).
When I have used the headset the first thing I always notice is how comfortable it feels in my ear. It actually fits perfectly which is really nice and makes a change with ear pieces like these. It is really comfortable too and stays tight in your ear - even when I have bounced up and down on the sofa when the ball has hit the post in Fifa (Yes, I play Fifa and I am a girl. I love it!).
I can also say that the sound in the ear piece is absolutely crystal clear. There is no buzzing or static. I should add that the ear piece doubles up as a bluetooth if you have a bluetooth compatible phone though neither of us have used this feature.
In terms of connection, we have never had a problem with it connecting the PS3 and the charge is long lasting. We have used this for up to 40 hours without having to recharge it. I was very pleased with how long it holds its charge as I have heard of some ear pieces losing charge after 10 hours of use.
A nice little accessory for the PS3 and recommended.
Wow what a headset. Before this i was using an old bluetooth headset for my mobile phone and what an impovement.
I love the online gaming that the PS3 offers, games such as Call of Duty and fifa. Before this headset i was stuggling with poor sound quality and couldnt hear friends properlly when gaming together as my headset wouldnt fit my ear properlly. This one sits on my ear perfectly and i can now hear every word whether its on the battlefield or the football field! My experience of my PS3 has been improved even more simply by purchasing this device.
I connected mine to the PS3 and it shows you the battery life just like it does with the wireless controller. You can also keep using the headset during charging. What a bonus! The battery is reasonable 4 - 5 hours for mine. Thats plenty because after that long my wife has started complaining im on the PS3 too long!
Deffinately go out and get one today. Even if you're happy with your current headset i dont think anyone will be dissapointed with the improvement that this one will bring.
The Playstation 3 always has and seemingly always lag behind the XBOX 360 in terms of its online features and functionality. From the very off Microsoft set out to make the 360's online gaming side of things as easy and intuitive as possible whereas Sony seemed to tack it on and built it later. Therefore, where as the 360 included its own headset for the use of communicating online it took sometime for Sony to launch the official PS3 Bluetooth headset.
This item will cost you around £15-£20 which is hardlies cheap. Its similar in design to Bluetooth headsets you may see with mobile phones and can only be used with the PS3. It is black in design with the Sony logo and comes with is own charge. It is s for use to both hear and talk to friends when gaming online on the wide variety of games that utilise the PS3 Network.
The first thing I noticed when using this product is that it sits so well on the ear. Its comfortable, tight and never falls even, even when descending into a rage after getting scored against again on Fifa by Ronaldo. I have had issues with the Bluetooth headset on my phone falling off and feel as if its digging in behind my ear but this felt much better.
Its connects to the console with ease as you would expect with the PS3 picking it up straight away. Within minutes you are away with the set and ready to talk to the world!
The sound quality is also good which is the key selling point. The 360 wireless microphone was riddled with issues of loosing connectivity, buzzing and static sounds. After using this for nigh on 2 years on a regular basis I have never had such issue thus far. Its crystal clear in both the sound through the ear and your own voice will burst through crystal clear to ears around the globe.
Overall its far better to use on the system than the countless USB mics I tried. Its clear, works a treat and doesn't loose charge quickly. One good charge lasts me around 35 hours of gaming which is very good going. Its stylish, comfy and is essential if you are wanting to play online. At around £15-£20 its expensive but well worth the investment as you wont need another headset for the PS3 again. Best of the bunch!
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I tend to buy official PS3 products, even though they're more expensive, because I can be certain that they will be of high. Suffice to say, I was not wrong with this product. Having bought this for £25, this was by no means cheap, but I knew I would have few problems with the product.
In terms of appearance, it looks very nice indeed, and the Playstation is perfectly logo, so you know that it's an official Playstation product.
As well the that, installation was very easy, because the PS3 automatically picked up the bluetooth connection whenever the headset is switched on, and I never get disconnected halfway through a game. Again, another reason why I only buy officaial PS3 products.
The only time I ever use this for online gaming (although it also compatible with other bluetooth products, such as a mobile phone) and the 1st time I used this, I was very impressed with the sound quality. I could hear what other people were saying online with perfect quality, and never any static. I was truly impressed.
Moreover, battery life is very good; I only need to charge the headset once a week, and this is playing on my PS3 for a couple of hours a day.
Overall, I recommend this, because even though it is fairly expensive compared with other headsets, it is of the high quality that you would expect.
I've owned a PS3 since it came out, and greatly enjoyed its online capabilities - mostly with games such as Fifa, Call of Duty and Need for Speed. I bought one of these not too long after so I could talk to my friends online and over a game of whatever I was playing (and of course people I've never met before!) and I find that it really enhances your experiences.
A friend told me to purchase one - after seeing the ease in which it was used I knew I owed it to myself to get my own headset. It cost me around £20 on offer from a local Game shop and I haven't looked back since. It was fantastic value for money.
The headset is very light, stable and comfortable. The hook is adaptable to suit your needs, which means that this comfort is easy to achieve for anyone who uses one. I wouldn't say it fits over my ear too well, but it's never given me any discomfort - neither has it fallen off if I've suddenly jumped into midair or at anytime during a conversation! Even if you've got long hair, it'll still be fine - and neither will the sound quality be affected in any way. I'd recommend ensuring that you take a break fom using it after around an hour and a half, because by that point, you might experience soreness in your ear. It's always wise to take time out from playing games for a bit too, because if you're feeling uncomfortable with it then it affects the quality of your gaming experience and your communication.
The main thing that many potential customers will be looking for is the sound quality between communications. I think it's fantastic for this value - I can't imagine how it can be improved upon. People can hear my voice loud and clear over the set, and I'm able to hear them clearly as well - unless they're muttering under their breath, but that's hardly the fault of the headset. However, it's not too good in the manner that it would pick up the sounds of breathing or hissing if it's not very pronounced. Let's be fair, if it did, then people would be massively put off by one of these. There's no need to worry, and there's always a mute switch if you don't want to hear the people you're in a game with.
While using this headset on the PS3, there's an exclusive "high quality" mode - when using this feature, the sound is even better. It can also be used elsewhere on bluetooth-compatible phones, although without this mode. It still works well, but Sony definitely designed this with the PS3 in mind! You do have the option to adapt it for more general usage if you wish to do so, though.
The battery life is of a very fair standard too. If you're using the device constantly, then perhaps you might have issues from it being a little exhausted - if you use it infrequently, then I'd say you need to recharge it at about the same rate as you would with a wireless Sony PS3 controller. You're also able to see all of the information on your television screen related to the battery - the visual feedback provides a bar gauging how much power is left, as well as the current volume of the headset. In this respect, it's very functional and you're not left worrying whether it's just suddenly about to run out of power.
There's also a charging cradle available to your headset where open mic usage is possible. However, you may wish to leave it charged until full power before using for best results. You know when this has happened when the red light stops emitting flashes and turns into a constant light. When a green light is present once you have reconnected, you know that the charging and connecting have been successful. On the first instance of installing my bluetooth device, it did initially fail - what you have to do is access the bluetooth settings menu on your console and attempt to reconnect it - if it's there and doesn't seem to work, then delete the device and attempt to find it again and this should solve your problem. Despite it sounding like a lot, it should only take around a minute to solve this problem.
On some games, if you don't appreciate any strangers shouting abuse in any particular direction (or if you just find them annoying in general) then it's possible to mute them so they don't ruin your enjoyment of that game. That saves you from any trouble that may be given through your headset and won't cause you to associate these devices with angry and frustrated gamers. You'll find that many people aren't like this online, and talking can actually be hilarious at times - there's nothing like watching someone make a mistake and listening to their comical reactions! That's a main advantage of this headset - it opens up a door of more expansive social possibilities. In an age where technology is becoming increasingly interactive, one of these devices is a must-have for online gamers.
If you have a family member or friend who's into gaming and doesn't have one of these, then this particular brand of headset will make a superb gift or present - although it may come with the risk of losing them to their new piece of equipment! It's an all-round piece of equipment, and seeing as you don't necessarily need to be a PS3 owner to take advantage of its benefits as a normal bluetooth headset, it's a wise choice for anyone - besides, if the situation ever arose where you didn't own a PS3 and visited someone who did, then you're well equipped to have fun! It's a clever and fun piece of technology: one that nowadays, I wouldn't find myself without.
I recently bought the Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset as my old one had broke. I got it for around the £25 mark which is dear compared to others you can buy but I must say it has been well worth it. If you liked Socom: US Navy Seals you get a headset with it so it is well worth it.
The Battery life of this headset is outstanding must I say, compared to other bluetooth headsets it would last a few days if u used it for 2-3 hours a day.
The speech from other gamers throught the headset is very clear and is loud enough. It is very comfortable to wear as the earhook is big enough and is thicker than others and it is quite soft.
Even when you have the headset plugged into the special charger you can talk to your friends on the PS3 but their voices come out of the tv.
If you are looking for a good headset for a decent price, this really is the one to buy as it is the Official one and it would be the best-buy.
After purchasing your Playstation 3 and getting online you will inevitably want a headset to chat to your mates, Command your squad or generally have a bit of a team game online.
Now there are loads hof headsets available, by every manufature possible. But Sony released the official Playstation 3 headset. As you can tell from the picture the headset looks pretty funky. Its pretty square in design and features the PS logo on it. Also there us a red ring on there, lets face it, it looks awesome in black and red!.
The headset is very comortable to wear, the silicone style ear piece is perfect and will fit anyones ears!
Now the sound qualilty is great, i have always had a great connection with my ps3 and the sound ha always been clear, no issues at all, well not at my end. Occasionally online you dont quite catch what some people say but thats down to the internet etc, not the headset. Battery lfe is good too, cant say how long it lasts because i havent kept track. But i know it lasts for a while! No need to recharge halway through a good old 4 hour session. Charging is easy, just the headset straight into its cradle which is plugged into your ps3 and done!
So i can safely say this is the best ps3 headset available, easy to set up and connect to your ps3, great audio and a great battery. Couple this with its awesome looks and you have a winner!
Sony do it again!
i spent ages reading all the various reviews of other headsets and this always seemed to come out as being the best. I have to say i am very pleased with this headset, once out of the box its incredibly easy to set up, with the ps3 pretty much doing all the work for you. In game the audio is clear and crisp, you have the ability to adjust volume and power etc with buttons on the headset itself, although you can delve into more settings through the ps3 menu (with one of the recent updates you are now able to do this without leaving the game itself).
as far as build goes, it feels reassuringly heavy and sturdy, the charging base is of similar quality (takes up one of your usb ports). plus a nice glowing red ring to indicate charging and power.
Not had any problems, and not experienced any funny feedback, humming or buzzing noises which i had with a much cheaper model i previously had.
The headpiece fits and stays well but only disadvantage is it does feel a little heavy after a while.
I absolutely love playing video games online. It gives you hours more fun from your games, even after you have completed them. It teaches you new tricks & tactics that you pick up from other players, thus improving your gameplay. Plus it is always more satisfying when you beat a real person over the net than when you bet the computer.
Because I love online gaming so much, I thought that I would buy myself a Headset so I could talk to he people I was playing with or against. I decided to go for the official Sony one as I have their remote & it is very good, plus I read reviews saying that it was good & reliable (if a little uncomfortable).
To start with, you have to charge it. This can be done direct to the headset or through the charging cable. Both of which are connected through the usb slots on the front of the console. Once charged you turn it on & connect it to the console. I'd describe how to do this, but the headset connected itself without me doing anything. So it's very easy.
I have so far used the mic on two games. SOCOM Confrontation & Fifa 08. The way you use it on both games is different. On SOCOM, you hold down the L2 button to talk & can hear anyone else who is on your team. The idea is to use the mic to help work as a team & defeat your enemy. People do use it for this but they also use it to chat somewhat too. On Fifa, as soon as you connect to your opponent, you can hear them & they can hear you. It allows you to talk to each other as you play the game.
There aren't many downsides to this, but there are some. Firstly, if your opponent or the members of your team don't have headsets, you cant talk to each other. This isn't a major problem as there are quite a few people with a headset, but there are plenty without too. If you have the volume to high, you won' come across clearly & if the person talking to you has the mic too high, they will be very difficult to understand. The last downside is that people are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. I was speaking to a Mexican living in America who thought that you could smoke weed anywhere in England you wanted to! I wasn't expecting Stoners. Definitely a product for adults not kids.
There are lots of pluses to this item. It is well made. Comes with a nice charging station to serve as a holder. The sound quality is excellent when the volume is right & the people talking come through loud & clear. I have read some reviews saying that it's uncomfortable. I didn't agree with that & my ear was fine even after having it in for a couple of hours solid.
I would recommend this item to you if you want to communicate with people while you are playing online. It's a good quality headset that I think you'd be very happy with.
Sony PS3 Bluetooth headset (PS3 Headset)
I got the PS3 headset when I first got my PlayStation 3 slim when it came out. I already had a wired PS3 headset but I thought I would give the wireless PS3 headset a go, I didn't know which one to buy at the time so I thought just buy the official one it must be the best! I bought it for around £20 but ive heard that the prices for the wireless PS3 headset are around £15 to £25. Althought I don't be on the PlayStation 3 online much, but when I am I like to talk to my friends on either Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto!
Whats in the Sony Wireless PS3 headset box...
Inside the PS3 headset box it is pretty simple, there is only the headset, a charging cradle for the headset, USB 2.0 to mini Usb to charge the headset via one of the PlayStation 3's USB 2.0 ports, Manuals and Instructions and earpieces.
How do I Connect the Sony Wireless PS3 headset to my PS3 console?
To connect the PS3 headset to your console you have to connect the headset to the PS3 via USB 2.0 to Mini USB, then after that turn on the power of the headset. Then push and hold on the MIC button until the red ring flashes this will put the headset into discovery mode. While the headset is on discovery mode in your PlayStation 3 console goto settings and then go down to accessory settings. Then hit X and then another menu will come up go into the first title you see Register Bluetooth device and then it is straight forward after that! For more help to go Google.co.uk
Description of the Sony Wireless PS3 headset...
On the front of the headset there is a power button with a LED light that powers green when on, A mic mute button that powers red when charging and a PS logo at the bottom. On both sides of the headset there is Volume Up and Down. On the back of the headset there is the earpiece and the bit of plastic that goes around your ear to keep the headset on! On the top of the headset there is a Mini USB port for charging the headset.
Overall the PS3 headset in my opinion is the best headset for the PlayStation 3 I have had a non official wired and wireless headset and a official wireless headset for the PlayStation 3 and personally I think that the Wireless official PlayStation 3 is the best headset for the PlayStation 3. But I would recommend anyone who is buying a wireless headset for there PlayStation 3 to get the Official Wireless Sony Headset instead of any other headsets. You can normally get the Sony Wireless PS3 Headset in any major supermarkets e.g. Tesco, Asda or any major game selling stores e.g. HMV, Game etc.