If you tend to play a lot of your favorite PlayStation 4 games online, you probably go through a lot of headsets. Don’t settle for just any old model, though.
You can upgrade considerably with the upcoming Gold Wireless Headset from Sony, a new first-party headset that’s coming in the next few weeks, according to the PlayStation Blog. It’ll cost you $99.99 and it looks pretty cushy.
The headset will feature new ear cushions, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and noise-canceling hidden microphone. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio cable so you can use the headset with PlayStation 4 and smartphones, etc. (unless you’ve got a newer iPhone, of course). It’s an improvement on the previous Gold headset, apparently, but you can still go higher than that with Sony’s Platinum headset, which features all of the same amenities as the Gold version and more.
With PlayStation VR proving that it still has an audience and popularity, it makes sense that Sony is pushing a new line of headsets and other tools to help enhance the VR experience—especially since sound is such a huge part of it. There’s a lot to immersive sound if you’re trying to fully sink into an interactive game like that, so we’ll probably see updated lines like this in the future as well.
Look for the new and improved Gold headset in the coming weeks, though there isn’t a concrete date for its release just yet.