Platinum is compatible with Play Station VR and mobile devices using the included 3.5mm audio cable.
You may be familiar with 3D audio from PS VR games, which simulates the effect of audio arriving at your ears from different directions and distances to mimic the behavior of sound in real life.
Check out the video below to hear more about how 3D Audio brings new life to Nathan Drake’s adventures.
The cool thing about the Platinum Wireless Headset is that for games like MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Days Gone you can also enjoy the game with 3D audio.
Virtual worlds sound larger and sound is more positionally accurate. I’m hoping it’s far superior construction to the Gold headset, which already broke at the left hinge, less than a year old.
In games with 7.1 virtual surround sound it also sounds better because we can leverage the horsepower of our 3D audio technology. I think the downloadable 3D / 7.1 channel sound profiles are a gimmick. Note If you use the new PS4 Slim with USB direct mode for audio (latest dualshock 4) there may be a humming noise when switching to ‘all audio’ to go over the stereo headphones. I’m not saying that the wireless Platinum isnt made of higher quality than Gold / Silver (Pro too?
It’s still an analog plugable 3.5mm jack at the end of the day. ) but read the user reviews and look for discounts or price drops if you risk buying one. The real questions are: How does it compare to the Gold wireless headset? Presumably, this is targeted at the PSVR crowd, with “3D audio” but according to Shuhei on Twitter “Thanks to the processing unit included with PSVR, no matter what headphones you plug into the jack on the headset cable, you’ll receive 3D audio.” I’m just not seeing the benefit that this headset brings over the Gold tier.
Then again, 3DS’ dominance is unrivaled, outselling PS Vita many times over.