PS4 will support PS3 wireless headsets according to Sony representative

Thursday, 18 July 2013 19:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PS4 will support the wireless headsets you are currently using. In case there was any doubt on the matter. This was confirmed to Polygon during Comic-Con by a Sony rep. The new console ships with a mono earbud headset. The console releases in November for $399.


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  1. Zensi

    Of course…. It uses Bluetooth, just like the ps3…. Must be a slow news day to post this

    #1 2 years ago
  2. spazzwan

    @1 It also uses usb but my arcade-stick and steering wheel(g27) are apparently not going to work :<

    #2 2 years ago

    ^ Got a link to back that up?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    For the USBs?

    Note he says likely, so not really 100% confirmed.

    For the rest

    #4 2 years ago
  5. gomersoul

    so ps4 comes with a headset and is compatible with all ps3 headsets and xboxone doesn’t come with a headset and doesn’t support xbox360 headsets. great move Microsoft. £429?! fuck off

    #5 2 years ago


    Wow, well that’s interesting…

    Until now, I thought that all PS3 peripherals would work on PS4. Looks like that’s not the case, then.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. selderane

    @3 30 seconds with Google turns this up:

    #7 2 years ago
  8. fearmonkey

    I think it’s so lame that MS didnt include Bluetooth into the Xbox one. it was a nice money grubbing move so that they could charge for those Xbox headsets the new console doesnt come with.

    The cheapest phones now have bluetooth and a next gen console doesnt…….

    #8 2 years ago

    ^ Bluetooth headsets are awful.

    X1 has full Surround Sound audio, as well as voice chat, coming directly out of the controller.

    That’s called a next gen feature that the no other console currently does.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. spazzwan

    Cant edit my post, but in regards to the g27, it won’t work until logitech send new drivers to sony, apparently.

    Hopefully the rumors of logitech quitting the console market is untrue and doesnt effect their product support.

    @G1GAHURTZ “That’s called a next gen feature that the no other console currently does.”
    Not flaming but my wii-u does that.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. jmg24bad

    The ps4 also has a speaker in its controller…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. machy

    @9 know ur facts buddy

    #12 2 years ago
  13. rosco

    but what official playstation headset will work?
    Do they mean is one

    #13 2 years ago
  14. FeaturePreacher

    PS4 will also support the 360 wired headset.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. ChunkyLover112

    Of course it does; it’s the same console!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    This is very cool. I hate the idea of having 900 different headsets for different systems. Now, whenever I upgrade to PS4, I can just keep the one I use now.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Djoenz


    Whats your point exactly? What next gen feature? Could you give me those specs/links please. Ive been browsing the net all over..

    X1 controller will have full surround audio? So only that is THE next gen feature you are talking about?

    PS4 has a built in speaker sorry now thats what I call a next gen feature.

    Ps4 controller will have stereo headset jack but thats ok in my book. Woopty doo for X1 it has full surround headset jack.

    If I want surround I’ll plug my turtlebeach in my tv.

    #17 2 years ago


    Why do you people always make simple things so difficult?

    Does the Wii U controller output Surround Sound?? No!

    Does the PS4 controller output Surround Sound?? No!

    A crappy mono speaker in the DS4 is just as pointless as the one in the Wii Mote. The Speakers in the Wii U controller are no different to any other cheap speakers in a budget tablet.

    Get over yourselves! The X1 does something innovative, and no matter how angry and upset that makes you, it’s still a fact.

    And now I’ve got someone asking me why this is a good idea…

    You know what, Djoenz? Just stick to your single earbud, mono, voice chat only, headset on your DS4, and leave the new technology to the serious gamers…

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Lengendaryboss

    Surround Sound is an innovation? :? To be fair you said more at 9.

    #19 2 years ago

    ^ When did I say Surround Sound was an innovation?

    Quote me.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Lengendaryboss

    Well you said other systems doesn’t have surround sound and you said the Xbox One does something innovative. What were you referring you to? Because its a main point at @18.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight


    Not sure where you got this but the controller doesn’t have a surround sound speaker. It will be able to support surround sound head sets but it doesn’t actually have a speaker.

    #22 2 years ago


    I said quote me.

    Quote me exactly where I said that other systems don’t have Surround Sound.

    I’m waiting…

    #23 2 years ago



    I wish people would actually learn to read what I write!

    When in the world did I say that the X1 controller had a Surround Sound speaker!!?

    Are you lot just trolling me, or what…?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    I meant output Surround Sound (something is really dodgy with my mobile platform) You phrased it as a rhetoric question.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. DeVitowned

    It’s good news that I can use the Pulse Elite edition headset I bought to use on the PS3/WiiU on the PS4.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Phoenixblight


    You were comparing speakers on the controllers vs what the controller supports for output for headsets. Its not the same thing. You are really just over reaching would be like me comparing a wifi vs radio.

    #27 2 years ago


    No, there was absolutely nothing rhetorical about my question whatsoever. It was clear and precise.

    Quote me where I said that Surround Sound was an innovation, or where I said that other systems don’t have surround sound.

    Find the words that I typed, and repeat them to me.

    That was all that I asked…

    So now you’re admitting that I never actually said that? Is this correct?

    #28 2 years ago


    You should read all of the comments, pb.

    First of all, I said that the X1 controller did something innovative, in that it outputs both Surround Sound audio and voice chat directly from the controller, without the need for the traditional, messy, 6 part setup needed for every other controller before it.

    Then someone else (not me) compared the new, innovative, 7.1 Surround Sound, 3 part setup of the X1 with the mono speaker on the DS4, and another person tried to say that the Wii U controller did the same thing.

    The comparisons belong to other people, not me.

    I don’t know why I have to keep pasting the same comments over and over again to the same people…

    “2. There is actually a pretty cool innovation happening here.

    The new X1 controllers output both voice chat and digital game audio at the same time.

    That means that there is a simple 3 part system for a full, wire free, Surround sound experience:

    Headset -> controller adapter -> controller.

    The PS4 controller doesn’t do this (along with 360 and PS3). It only outputs mono voice chat, so the surround sound headset system works like this:

    Optical cable + USB cable -> Wifi/infrared receiver -> headset -> audio cable/separate bluetooth connection -> controller.”

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lengendaryboss

    You said something was an innovation and now i got my answer, thanks for the delay.

    I thought you were impling Surround Sound was an innovation, so no i can’t quote you and i never admitted anything beyond this point.

    #30 2 years ago

    Well you thought wrong.

    And you are finally right in admitting that no, you can’t quote me, and no, I never said that.

    I don’t know why you have to make things so difficult.

    Read what I actually wrote next time, instead of blindly trying to bash the X1 at every available opportunity.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight


    Or you can just use a blue tooth headset that of which I own and outputs 7.1 not to mention it will work for the Ps4. If anyone had a headset they have currently for the Ps3 they can just take it to the PS4. WHere Xbox One you will need an adapter or buy a new headset altogether.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Lengendaryboss

    Now your misreading me: no-where did i bash the Xbox One and i don’t do it blindly at every opportunity. All i did was misread a situation and had to wait for a very long time for a delayed answer to a question (which wasn’t even directed at me). Do not remember bashing Xbox One here.

    @8 Thats bashing.

    #33 2 years ago


    You can use what you want, but you won’t get the same convenience. End of story.

    Why is that so difficult to admit?

    The fact that you may own a headset, and don’t want to buy a new one, is completely irrelevant here.

    The only point is that the new system uses an innovation that no other console currently offers, which is something that can’t be disputed.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Phoenixblight


    “You can use what you want, but you won’t get the same convenience. End of story.”

    Plug into PS3 through USB port, turn on headset, jobs done.

    Its not innovation. The difference is you are just taking the headset to a different port. It doesn’t do anything that makes the system a must have. Yay MS was nice enough to allow chat and audio to go through the controller.

    #35 2 years ago


    Misread a situation??

    So you didn’t understand what I actually meant? Let me make it plain simple exactly why I didn’t bother to explain myself to you, while I was asking you to quote me…

    Read the first two comments here:

    Do you see why I get tired of having the same conversation over and over again…?

    #36 2 years ago


    “Plug into PS3 through USB port, turn on headset”

    Ok, I see you’re just trolling now.

    Find me a 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound (not stereo “virtual surround” nonsense) headset that works as you described.

    Provide a link, please. Or stop wasting my time.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. absolutezero

    What in the name of fuck.

    Is Giga calling people liars yet?

    #38 2 years ago

    ^ learn to read.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. absolutezero

    Lighten the fuck up.

    #40 2 years ago

    Stop trolling, then.

    Try contributing to the actual discussion.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    “Find me a 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound (not stereo “virtual surround” nonsense) headset that works as you described.”

    Of course you then make your own demands. Why do I bother? You come on a Ps4 article and then try to beat on why the Xbox One is better.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    @41 zero has contributed plenty in the years that he’s been here. The chip on your shoulder is the size of Mount Everest.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Lengendaryboss

    If your so tired don’t bother, no one is asking to continually debate this.

    All that link showed is me saying hmmm… and i never said that here or explained what i was referring to.

    And to be honest it is you that sparked this long debate: if your tired of having the same conversation then stop bringing it up, stop pursuing it, stop claiming something is innovation (opinion) when honestly its just something more convenient and give it a rest.

    PS: Im still not bashing Xbox One like stated at 31. If thats what you believe, honestly couldn’t care less.

    #44 2 years ago



    The headset in that link definitely doesn’t work as you described (2 steps). It actually works as I described in comment #29 (6 steps).

    You can keep searching, but I’ll make it easy for you if you like.

    It’s an impossible task that you’re trying to complete. You won’t find a Dolby Surround headset for the PS3 or any other console that doesn’t use an optical cable. They don’t exist.

    The only console that does away with the optical cable and that big, ugly receiver box that comes with the headset that you linked to is the X1.

    If you want Dolby Surround, you need those six steps, the extra wires, the extra space and the extra inconveniences.

    Seriously, this is getting boring now…


    I didn’t mention any other thread, did I?

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Phoenixblight


    ANd you have nothing to really support that it will be even easier on the Xbox One especially one the fact that when I bought the 360 I had to reset the controller and try to sync it for an hour which resulted in it being a dead controller. You are just preaching why Xbox One is better. You and Chunk can go do your sweet nothings to each other elsewhere. THat is getting tiresome.

    #46 2 years ago


    1. I think you’ll find that the majority of the “long debate” is actually me defending myself against people telling me that I said something that I never actually said.

    2. And innovation in convenience is still an innovation, nonetheless. It’s a simple fact that it’s more convenient. The fact that you’re still refusing to acknowledge that backs up my claim that you’re attempting to bash the X1 by belittling its forward thinking features that aren’t available on other platforms.

    #47 2 years ago


    Don’t try and change the subject.

    You admit that you were wrong, then? You can’t actually do what the X1 controller does with Dolby Surround audio on any other platform?

    Admit it.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Phoenixblight


    Not going to admit shit. As the system is not out and we have yet to see anything from their headsets other than MS PR.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. redwood

    yes of course.. the xbone’s (or the ps4′s) headset is what am gonna get it for.. true true

    #50 2 years ago
  51. Christopher Jack

    @GHz, The PS4 controller has a stereo jack few details have been given on it’s exact features but I don’t really understand your point. The XBone’s controller audio output supports both game audio & voice? Doesn’t sound innovative to me. At least Sony is using a standard here so I won’t need any adapters or specific Sony licensed headsets to use it.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Lengendaryboss

    Its still not bashing, not attempting to bash thats all in your head. Bashing is when you say negative thoughts towards something. If i wanted to bash something it would be more obvious.

    When you can get someone else to say its innovation, fine but until then its realistically really just your opinion. MS themselves never said this was a innovation, no major website brought it up. Now if you said Kinect was innovation it would be easier to believe.

    So no the *opinion that i am attempting to belittle (in your mind is somehow bashing) Xbox One is non-existant just like finding claims of your opinion is non-existant.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. spazzwan

    Sorry, it seems we misunderstood each other. When you said “X1 has full Surround Sound audio, as well as voice chat, coming directly out of the controller.” I read that as you meaning it had speakers in it.
    I didn’t realise these comment boards were so volatile.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Djoenz

    @Gigahurtz #18

    Wow excuse me bruh..I just asked nicely to show me the controller specs :(
    I admit its freaking nice to have a full surround sound output straight out of the controller.

    However its not the holy grail nor innovation IMO you claim it to be.

    Then you go bash the mono speaker oh ..You just freaking biased admit it.
    Its the way you play with words my man. If you didnt state it was a “nextgen feature”, I wouldnt have replied to your meaningless attempt to praise the X1 (while by itself is acceptable)yet at the same time bash other consoles/controllers that lack that feature.

    I guess Im not a serious gamer now…My wired turtlebeach is useless :(
    This is a sad day …I cant plug it directly in my controller cause I wont have full surround only stereo…. :(

    I think I replied to your post in a decent fashion, but you replied in such a mature way.. wow.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Fin

    Giga, do you really, honestly, not see that you’ve turned into someone like Erth?

    #55 2 years ago

    in·no·va·tion (n-vshn)
    1. The act of introducing something new.
    2. Something newly introduced.
    inno·vation·al adj.

    If anyone can find me a controller that ever existed that outputs both Dolby Surround Sound and voice chat, without the need of an optical cable/reciever box/USB cable/headset cable, I will admit that the X1 controller is not innovative.

    Until then, it is.

    End of story.


    I’m not praising the X1.

    I’m commenting on the fact that the controller does something new.

    #56 2 years ago


    Why, because I have a valid opinion?

    I’m not sure how saying that a piece of hardware does something new (which it does) is the same as saying ‘har hur der… Sup-bar graphics of consoles worse are than PC in1985!’

    Perhaps you could explain it to me…?

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Clupula

    Seriously, dude, it’s like you can’t just admit that every now and then, someone besides Microsoft does something cool.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Lengendaryboss

    That is truly sad and pathetic.

    #59 2 years ago


    Show me!

    Someone please show me where any controller does what the X1 controller does, and I’ll admit it!

    Please, show me! I’m desperate to be shown the error of my ways!

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Lengendaryboss

    That is beyond the point now.

    Now not only are you (the only one) still fixating on this, not only did you say you were tired and now your the only one claiming its a innovation.

    Note “only one”.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Lengendaryboss

    Also very sad this is the first result that pops up….0…1c.2.21.psy-ab.-Vd2HVu6FgY&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49478099%2Cd.d2k%2Cpv.xjs.s.en_US.c75bKy5EQ0A.O&fp=4858822194dd361f&biw=1849&bih=1084

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Reser


    Seriously, are you a bit dim?

    How is surround sound from the controller not a Next Gen feature or innovation?, what previous console has that EVER been on huh?

    Yet you sit there and call a FREAKING speaker in the controller Next gen?, the freaking Wii mote had a speaker, woop de frikken do.

    #63 2 years ago


    There was only ever one point.

    It’s in comment #9, and repeated all the way up until comment #60.

    And, no. I’m clearly not the only one.

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Lengendaryboss

    I’m sick of this.

    You didn’t have to say a thing. Its not a mind-blowing next-gen feature nor is a mind blowing innovation.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Hcw87

    Mind blowing or not, it’s still an innovation right?

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Lengendaryboss

    Is it one anyone cares about? no not really? Its not boasted on any major sites, no fanboys use it to defend Xbox One. Only two people i have seen on VG247 site speak about it.

    If its not mind blowing then its hardly worth discussing or boasting.

    #67 2 years ago



    It’s an innovation. Nobody said anything other than that.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Fin


    Er, no dude, it’s because you’re blindly defending Microsoft and everything they do. I mean like, I was all about MS this gen, but fucking hell they’ve screwed up with the X1. Every time I see a comment of yours, it’s like “NO MS ARE ACTUALLY GOOD” – at least try and look at things objectively.

    The price is too high.
    I’d have concerns with always-on Kinect and MS’s stance with the NSA.
    The original DRM was awful, and the turnaround, though required, was pretty incredible.
    The first party launch games generally look pretty meh (apart from Forza, which looks great).
    Their attitude to indies is lacking.

    But I’ve never seen you agree with one of these points. Objectively, you can’t deny the price is too high compared to PS4. If you say it’s fine, well my friend, you’re a fanboy.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Christopher Jack

    @G1GAHURTZ, I don’t see why the DS4 wouldn’t be able to output both 7.1 surround sound along with voice chat. Standard stereo jack on the base…

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Digital Bamboo

    Well, that’s good. I quite like my wireless Pulse headset.

    But I wonder how the Pulse Elite compares…

    #71 2 years ago


    I certainly don’t always defend MS, and that’s definitely not what I’ve done here, either.

    Don’t get confused between a company and a controller. I didn’t even type the word Microsoft in any of the comments above, for a start.

    I don’t want to start talking about MS right now, either, so I’m not going to comment on anything other than the controller in these comments. I might do in the forums, or another story, but not here.


    No, it needs an optical cable. The headphone jack is only for voice chat.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Christopher Jack

    @72, “the audio output of the Dual Shock 4 itself supports full stereo”

    #73 2 years ago

    7.1 is not stereo.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Phoenixblight


    Not sure where you are getting support for full surround sound with the Xbox One. Turtle Beach is releasing a headset that has to have an adaptor for the Xbox One while using a 3.5 jack. I can’t find any article stating that Xbox One controller supports more than stereo out of the gate. If Turtle Beach is using its own driver what is to stop from doing the same for the PS4? Result you have nothing.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. DrDamn

    Stereo is not just voice chat :)

    #76 2 years ago
  77. DrDamn

    Quite a good point that. I remember a thread a while back – possibly on Xbox One not supporting old headsets – where this was discussed. G1GA you got a link cos it’s not in the official stuff …

    In fact they just talk about chat coming through the controller not game sound.

    #77 2 years ago


    You’re getting desperate now…

    “…the pair of XO Ear Force cans will be available at the console’s launch and feature 3.5mm jacks, detachable boom mics and deliver surround sound through wired connections to controller adapters.”

    “Be immersed in Surround Sound…” “The XO SEVEN connects directly to the wireless Xbox One controller so you are free from wires to the console”

    “Be surrounded. Cinematic Dolby® Digital Surround Sound for your games and entertainment.”

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Ireland Michael

    This entire thread reeks of desperation.

    #79 2 years ago


    I didn’t say that it was.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. DrDamn

    It’s a stereo jack and you said “The headphone jack is only for voice chat.”

    #81 2 years ago

    Yes, I did.

    The ‘jack on the DS4′ is only for voice chat. That doesn’t mean that ‘stereo’ is just for voice chat.

    I clearly used the definite article, meaning that I was referring to the DS4 jack specifically, and not all stereo jacks in general.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Dave Cook

    Is this still going? Fuck me I’m off to have a beer in the sun.

    Until next week…

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Lengendaryboss

    To be honest Dave i ducked out at 67 because of the sadness of it all.

    #84 2 years ago

    Are you just upset that it wasn’t one of your own flame bait articles that got over 80 comments, Dave?

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Ireland Michael

    @85 Wow… just… wow…

    Save me a pint or twenty Dave. I’ll be right over.

    #86 2 years ago
  87. DrDamn

    Actually my bad – you are right. Stereo jack is a confusing name as the voice uses one of the bits so incoming sound is just mono. Not helped by confusing wording official docs from Sony.

    I’d say those links you provided aren’t concrete. MS don’t seem to be making a point of the feature and the others are possibly confused marketing speak. Be nice if it did but if they are making a big thing of better than phone voice quality is 7.1 surround through each and every connected controller realistic?

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Djoenz

    Good point. You are right when you say it like that. Im not familiar with the Wii Mote but does it function like the ds4 will?
    Hearing game sounds while playing?

    #88 2 years ago
  89. Phoenixblight

    “…the pair of XO Ear Force cans will be available at the console’s launch and feature 3.5mm jacks, detachable boom mics and deliver surround sound through wired connections to controller adapters.”

    Derp. The Xbone Controllers do not have 3.5mm ports by default microsoft has a proprietary port for sound that is why Xbox 360 headsets will not work for Xbox One without an adapter. Which the 7 series is using an adapter to use the 3.5mm jack, the same one that is standard across mobile, and other headset devices and PS4.

    #89 2 years ago


    Well, there’s the Turtle beach info, and also info from the upcoming Polk headset, which backs it up quite nicely.

    “The 4 Shot will use a control module to connect directly to the Xbox One controller’s proprietary data port. The design is virtually the same as the 133t’s, but instead of having to plug in an additional processing unit to the console, audio will be transmitted directly from the Xbox One to the controller.”

    If it was only coming from a single MS source, I might agree with you, but with MS, Polk and Turtle Beach all saying the same thing, I think that this might just be a simple case of MSs clueless PR team concentrating on selling Skype, rather than a gaming feature, yet again.

    I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see, though…

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Djoenz

    Not to mention the price of tht beauty.
    Im wondering though mine is powered by USB how will it power tht one on X1 controller?

    #91 2 years ago


    I genuinely have no idea what you’re trying to say…

    What do you mean?

    #92 2 years ago
  93. Phoenixblight


    THat engadget article you link mention it has to be plugged into an adapter which will be plugged into the Xbox One controller. THe Xbox One doesn’t have an 3.5mm port like the PS4 it uses its own proprietary port/jack like the 360 does. THere is no need for 3.5mm for a Xbox One device.

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Djoenz

    Those types are made for X1 thus those adapters will be included. It means you can also use it allround. Its nice actually.

    #94 2 years ago


    Yes, as #94 correctly says, the 3.5mm jack is so that the headphones can be used with other devices, like tablets/mp3 players/etc.

    It’s not for the X1 controller itself.

    #95 2 years ago
  96. DrDamn

    It’s just odd it’s third parties talking about this and not MS. The only bit on a MS website is a description of a third party product.

    Where is the 7.1 processing done then? By the console? Or these dongle things attached to the controller. You’ve got X41s like me. There’s a little processing box to do the surround to funky headphone stuff.

    As you say MS PR not really excelling currently and it’ll all come out in the wash :)

    #96 2 years ago
  97. Phoenixblight

    Yeah so you take off the adapter off the 3.5mm plug it where ever you want. You can essentially do the same thing with other devices. Reason why MS went with a proprietary device is not so it can do something unique, no its to make money off selling the license like they have done so with this gen. They are just finding a way to monetize every aspect of the system.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Christopher Jack

    @97, A primary reason I switched from X360 to PS3. Originally had an arcade X360, needed a couple proprietary cables for my controllers, a 20GB HDD & a wifi adapter, all combined costing over double what I paid for the damn console (this was ’08, MS still charged about $100AUD for a crummy 20GB HDD). To say that was a joke is a fucking insult to the word.

    #98 2 years ago
  99. TrickyAudio

    Arguing about a controller?

    Get outside, lads.

    #99 2 years ago

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