Sony Platinum Wireless - A 3D headset for the PlayStation VR

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Summary

  • Platinum Wireless, a wireless headset designed for virtual reality
  • 3D sound, an essential element of virtual reality

With the PlayStation VR, Sony ushered in a new era for home console video gaming. Among the market leaders, the Japanese are the first to offer a virtual reality headset. However, according to the latest rumors, Microsoft could soon enter the race with its Xbox Scorpio, just like Nintendo with its Switch modular console.



Therefore, Sony must imperatively maintain its lead to maintain its leadership. To do this, the firm intends in particular to rely on the progressive marketing of new accessories. Thus, the manufacturer has just unveiled the Platinum Wireless wireless headphones on its blog.

Platinum Wireless, a wireless headset designed for virtual reality

According to Sony, these headphones are designed to deliver the sound that game developers intended them to do during the creation process. Accessory therefore offers 7.1 surround sound and 3D audio, two optimal characteristics for a complete immersion in VR. It also incorporates noise reduction microphones, to communicate in peace during multiplayer gaming sessions.

Le helmet is also distinguished by a lightweight design, ensuring maximum comfort of use. The 50 mm drivers also guarantee sufficient reach. Sony also promises substantial autonomy to avoid the user having to interrupt his game to recharge the device.

A companion smartphone application also allows you to choose different audio modes. The developers can therefore recommend a specific mode for each game, so that the user can enjoy the experience in optimal conditions.. Designed for PS VR, however, this headset is compatible with standard PS4 games.


3D sound, an essential element of virtual reality


Immersion is essential in VR. For the illusion to be effective, 3D sound cannot be overlooked. In a virtual environment, stereo is not sufficient. The player must be able to perceive the environment around him, no matter which direction he is looking. Only hearing offers this possibility.



Le Platinum Wireless headphones are available for pre-order now for a value of $ 160. Marketing is scheduled for January 10, 2017.



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