PULSE Wireless Headset for PS3 Review
Well, it is no doubt that the Sony PULSE headset is a one-of-a-kind gaming headset not only with 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound, but total immersion with BassImpact™. One of the first things to notice about this headset is how beautiful the aesthetics of the device look and how unique it is to any other headset out on the market. One of the major advantages this headset has to offer is the definite experience of sound and amazing overall in whatever game is being played.
The PULSE headset offers a number of features that allow you to adjust to the type of media or genre of game you are playing. One of the biggest selling features is the PULSE’s proprietary technology BassImpact™. BassImpact™ allows the player to feel every move they make whether they are playing a first person shooter hunting down enemies or sneaking their way around in an adventure based game.
The headset also offers a number of controls located on the headset to make sure it works for any situation that may present itself to the gamer. What SONY is now starting to do with game developers to create sound profiles for certain games, such as BioShock Infinite, to immerse gamer even more into the game. For more information on game sound profiles, visit the PULSE web page.
The PULSE delivers what it claims, “…ultimate audio advantage…” without being extremely pricey and the quality you would expect from a SONY product. The adjustable volume controls on the sides of the head-buds allow the player customize the perfect audio experience for chat, BassImpact™, and overall master volume. The headset also comes with a few equalizer presets for the type of media that is being viewed so the experience can be even more immersive.
Although it is not Bluetooth headset and uses a receiver/transmitter, the headset delivers a very long range that could not be delivered on other Bluetooth headsets with 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. So if you were a little let down that is not Bluetooth, don’t be.
The first issue I encountered with the headset was I found it uncomfortable for long prolonged hours of gaming. It was not too much of an issue and really did not affect my gaming performance what so ever, but did become annoying at times.
Locating the volume controls is no easy matter when the device is planted on the gamer’s head. I found it a little bit of a nuisance to take off the headset to change the settings and then put the headset back on or feel around until I got the correct control. This can be especially annoying when changing game of lobbies.
Overall, the PULSE gaming headset is a high performance headset that offers an experience that can not be delivered on any other headsets on the market. If you are seeking a headset that will give you an audio advantage in-game and want it to get a little more immersion into a game, the PULSE headset is for you. If you are looking for a more comfortable headset that offers Bluetooth compatibility, I would suggest looking at other headsets before deciding on the PULSE.