Sony has officially revealed the PlayStation Explore wireless earbuds at Gamescom 2023. These earbuds have been specifically designed to enhance gaming experiences on the PS5 console. The company showcased the earbuds during a livestream event and provided details about their features.
The PlayStation Explore wireless earbuds boast high-quality audio thanks to their planar magnetic drivers, which are commonly found on audio engineer headphones. These drivers deliver a wider range of nuanced sounds and work in conjunction with Sony's Tempest 3D Audio system to create an immersive gaming experience.
One of the standout features of the earbuds is Sony's new PlayStation Link wireless connectivity standard. This enables seamless connectivity between the earbuds, the PS5 console, and other PlayStation devices. Players will also have the option to connect the earbuds to their mobile phones or tablets via Bluetooth.
In addition to the PlayStation Explore wireless earbuds, Sony also announced an upgraded version of the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset called the Pulse Elite. This headset offers similar features and connectivity options as the earbuds, including the PlayStation Link wireless connectivity standard.
Both the earbuds and the headset come with convenient storage and charging solutions. The PlayStation Explore earbuds feature a sliding magnetic cover, and the case has a USB-C connection for wired charging. The Pulse Elite headset, on the other hand, comes with a storage hook that also serves as a wireless charging solution.
One downside to these new devices is their price. The PlayStation Explore wireless earbuds are priced at £199.99 / $199.99, while the Pulse Elite headset is priced at £149.99 / $149.99. However, considering the features and high-quality audio they offer, these prices may be worth it for hardcore gamers.
Sony has yet to confirm the exact release date for these devices, but they are expected to be available around the holiday season, possibly in November. Gaming enthusiasts can look forward to upgrading their gaming experiences with these new wireless earbuds and headset.
– PlayStation Explore Wireless Earbuds: Sony's new buds for PS5 pack plenty of features – TechRadar
– Sony announces PlayStation Explore and upgrades Wireless Headset – Gamescom 2023 – Eurogamer