Top positive review
Awesome Good Quality Headphones for PS4 Gaming.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 November 2017
I have used far cheaper Turtle Beach headphones in the past for use on my PS4 Pro, and they have always been good enough. However, I wanted to get something a bit more special, particularly as I do sometimes spend long periods of time using the PS4. My current TB headphones were only about £25 and whilst they were okay, I found that the sound quality wasn’t that great. So I decided to treat myself to a premium pair of headphones, and I opted for these, as my friend’s teenage son uses them and loves them.
My first impressions when I took them out of the box were vary good. The headphones were quite weighty for their size but I guessed that was due to the internal battery and electronics. These not only look neat but they are also vary comfortable. They fit over the ears rather than on them, which is, in my opinion, a lot more comfortable. There’s. A lot of thick padding on the ears and on the underside of the headstrap.
When you turn the headphones on out of the box you’ll find that the internal rechargeable battery cells are already charged, and also already paired to the usb dongle that you plug into one of the USB slots of your PS4. So literally, all you have to do is plug the usb dongle into your PS4, put the headphones on and press the power button on the left ear piece. A manly voice tells you “Power on” and immediately you hear the sounds from your PS4. There is a mode button next to the power button which, when quickly pressed, gives you the following mode options:
Bass and treble boost
Signature sound (which I guess is the default)
Holding the mode button down for a longer press toggles the “Superhuman Hearing” mode on, which enhances even the quietest sounds.
A quick press and release of the power button toggles Surround Sound
A press and hold of the power button turns the headset on/off.
The sound from these headphones is fantastic.
The microphone stick that swivels up and down. When you swivel it down you hear a beep, telling you the microphone is live. Unlike my other TB headphones, which only puts the voice of whoever you’re talking to in one ear, on this headset the voice of the caller is in both ears. Swivelling the microphone stick upwards turns the microphone off, and again you’ll hear a beep.
The left ear also has two volume controls, one for the sound and one for microphone volume. Just be aware though that if you turn the microphone volume up it also increase the sensitivity, which means you will also start to hear you’re voice in your ears. However, I prefer this as it’s another indicator as to whether your microphone is live or not. I was playing Elite Dangerous today and speaking to my 11-year-old nephew who also plays it. I could hear his little voice quite clearly over the game sounds. However, what I like with the PS4 is that, if you wish, you can go into the console settings and choose to have either “All audio” (game sounds and chat sounds) going into your headphones, or you can have chat only, which plays the game sounds through your TV and the speakers voice into your headphones.
So, though these headphones are quite pricey, you definitely get what you pay for. If you are looking at getting your pre-teen/teenage son a pair of good quality headphones for use on his PS4 for gaming purposes, for Christmas or his birthday (or just as a treat as he’s been a good boy xD ) then you won’t go far wrong with these. He’ll be delighted with them.
I fully recommend these headphones.