Confirmed PS4 will have bundled headset

#1 Edited by theninjamonke (31 posts) -

Well folks, here it is straight off of the PS4 website. This image was taken from the Dualshock 4 info and as you can see, its under the jack on the controller. Go check it out on the website. Up to you folks whether or not its a good thing. Personally, I have good speakers, so all I need is a cheap headset that will do the job. What do you guys think?

#2 Posted by xyzygy (9948 posts) -

Wasn't this common knowledge?

#3 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

CONFIRMED THAT'S COOL.

(:

#4 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (4952 posts) -

Not a headset,

ear buds w/ microphone

But you can probably get a cheap one on the internet store

What is Bundled
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#5 Edited by Addfwyn (1921 posts) -

I already have the Playstation Elite Headset thing that works great, but if everyone will have something to communicate with, that's good I guess.

I try to avoid ever talking to anybody online though, even with my headset.

EDIT: and yes, I think this was well known already

#6 Edited by Sterling (2164 posts) -

SHILL!!

#7 Posted by Zella (730 posts) -

Bummed cause those type of earbuds never rest in my ear that well, hope I can use other earbuds via the jack. If I can use my current buds then awesome.

#8 Posted by Humanity (9054 posts) -

I'd be pretty bummed if it didn't include some cheap headset - although that is a little cheaper than I expected.

#9 Posted by Winternet (8014 posts) -

LET'S MAKE A THREAD WITH A TITLE IN ALL CAPS!

No. You shouldn't do that.

#10 Edited by hidys (1029 posts) -

Seriously these ALL CAPS thread titles are unnecessary.

#11 Posted by HurricaneIvan29 (582 posts) -

Definitely not digging the whole ear-bud deal. I'm hoping that the picture shown is just showing that you can hook up 3rd party headsets and a different ps3 headset hooks into that port to the left of the one being used.

#12 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2489 posts) -

I would never use this thing, but good on them for including it, since it represents an even playing field for online chat which was sorely missing with the PS3 at launch.

It's no better or worse than what Apple throws in the box with iDevices, but I would never use those for any amount of time either.

#13 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

While we're on the subject: "sound effects of games from both the TV and also from the controller", so you can get full game audio from the controller? This is something I've been curious of since I saw it. Great if that's the case, I hope I can just plug in any regular headphones though.

#14 Posted by Lava (665 posts) -

It'd be cool if you could get game audio through that headphone port. So I could plug in my Bose headphones and hear my game really easily with really high quality sound that way.

#15 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

Nice that they include the thing but quality bluetooth headsets are so cheap now that if you really want to chat online you should probably just pick one of those up.

#16 Posted by Dot (163 posts) -

Not a headset,

ear buds w/ microphone

But you can probably get a cheap one on the internet store

What is Bundled

Is that only one earbud I see? Goddamnit Sony, that's part of the reason why I didn't like the Xbox 360 headset. How hard could it have been for them to include the other earbud?

#17 Edited by djou (874 posts) -

@addfwyn: Do you know if Sony has confirmed that the Pulse and Elite headsets from the PS3 will work on the PS4? I haven't seen anything written otherwise, but I know PS3 fight sticks won't work due to driver issues, but I hope this carries over.

#18 Posted by MarkM (289 posts) -

Pretty cool but also confirmed the Tiamat 7.1 is the god of headsets.

#19 Posted by Bollard (5435 posts) -

Not a headset,

ear buds w/ microphone

But you can probably get a cheap one on the internet store

What is Bundled

What the fuck is that.

#20 Posted by LikeaSsur (1513 posts) -

Well folks, here it is straight off of the PS4 website. This image was taken from the Dualshock 4 info and as you can see, its under the jack on the controller. Go check it out on the website. Up to you folks whether or not its a good thing. Personally, I have good speakers, so all I need is a cheap headset that will do the job. What do you guys think?

The picture is too vague, I can't tell how this proves we get a headset.

#21 Posted by Superkenon (1418 posts) -

Didn't they say as much, back in February?

Actually, that isn't a question.

#22 Posted by Hunter5024 (5615 posts) -

Well that's a shitty looking headset.

#23 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

LOOK AT MY THREAD SPELLED IN ALL CAPS

#24 Posted by OGinOR (314 posts) -

Bundled headsets are so 2005.

Sony: Only 8 years behind the curve.

#25 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1382 posts) -

I hope my Sony PS3 Wireless headset works with the ps4 because i really like it, but i have mixed feelings with bundling the headset: Before only those who wanted to talk and be somewhat productive had mics on the ps3 and now that everyone has one there is gonna be alot more childish behavior.

#26 Posted by Addfwyn (1921 posts) -

@djou: I don't think they have said anything one way or the other, but I imagine that it will work as a headset at the very least, even if some of the PS3-specific functionality won't work.

#27 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (2689 posts) -

@dot said:

@bigjeffrey said:

Not a headset,

ear buds w/ microphone

But you can probably get a cheap one on the internet store

Is that only one earbud I see? Goddamnit Sony, that's part of the reason why I didn't like the Xbox 360 headset. How hard could it have been for them to include the other earbud?

Probably TWICE as hard....

#28 Edited by ProfessorEss (7323 posts) -

@humanity said:

I'd be pretty bummed if it didn't include some cheap headset - although that is a little cheaper than I expected.

Sony's got their work cut out for them if they plan to take the "Cheapest Bundled Headset" award from Microsoft. Though this does look like a good attempt.

#29 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@humanity said:

I'd be pretty bummed if it didn't include some cheap headset - although that is a little cheaper than I expected.

Sony's got their work cut out for them if they plan to take the "Cheapest Bundled Headset" award from Microsoft. Though this does look like a good attempt.

Xbox One is taking it one step further by not including a headset at all.

#30 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

Having it just be a earbud and microphone like that alleviates the issue Xbox 360 ones had of constantly breaking due to rigid plastic.

It doesn't look like the best solution and I'm sure a third party (or more expensive first party) will be much better. Still, it's nice that it comes with one and may turn out to be A-OK.

#31 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Good so now everyone will have a headset they will not ever use.

#32 Posted by Veektarius (4772 posts) -

It warms my heart to see that the announcement of the PS4 has inspired so many new users to come to GiantBomb.

#33 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

I hope my Triton 720's are going to work with my PS4. I love them. It keeps everyone in my house happy because they can't hear anything and I'm happy because I can't hear them. I hope this won't take away my cross game chat, although I don't see how it will.

#34 Edited by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -

I SHIT MY PANTS

#35 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I am gonna take this gen to get a turtle beach headset. Anyone have experince with them?

#36 Posted by Dot (163 posts) -

Figured I'd post this here just in case you guys haven't seen what MS has come up with.

#37 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

Is anyone really surprised by this?

#38 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Is anyone really surprised by this?

Yes, a little, as the PS3 did not come with one leading to two groups of people; those with shit bluetooth headsets and those without a headset.

In fairness the official Sony BT headset is pretty fantastic quality, just a shame it came about 3 years after the console launched and hardly anyone bought it.

#39 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (4952 posts) -

@dot said:

Figured I'd post this here just in case you guys haven't seen what MS has come up with.

Why would i use this if i have a $100 Camera in the box?

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#40 Edited by BoOzak (907 posts) -

Honestly I prefer MS's, I had no problem with their original cheap POPlastic (I've still got my XB360 one and it works fine) But as long as it's functional and isnt too uncomfortable i'll use it.

EDIT: Sony's that is. (not a big fan of in-ear earphones, but I dont feel like paying upwards of £15 for a decent mic)

#41 Edited by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

@sooty said:

@dystopiax said:

Is anyone really surprised by this?

Yes, a little, as the PS3 did not come with one leading to two groups of people; those with shit bluetooth headsets and those without a headset.

In fairness the official Sony BT headset is pretty fantastic quality, just a shame it came about 3 years after the console launched and hardly anyone bought it.

Sure, but that was before XBL/online play really took off this gen. I went in assuming that both consoles would have one, it seems almost essential at this point.

#42 Posted by Tarsier (1057 posts) -

isnt there already a mic on the controller? is there any word on how that mic works? does it pick up the entire room or just a small area aroudn the controller.

#43 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

PC USB headset with long cable is the way to go. Just like with the PS3.

#44 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2689 posts) -

I suppose none of this matters to me since I will still be using my Astro A40s. I like that the PS4 controller is seemingly more full featured. Improved shape -feel-buttons, it appears to be more useful for motion games, it includes it own mono speaker, and now it has a...cheap...but useful earbud & mic included. My guess is if you lose the earbud mic, you can just buy one from anywhere and it will work.

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