Existing Headsets Won't Work With PS4 at Launch

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#1 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

000 no! Even though Sony is sticking with old tech, they still won't work... While Ms is out there moving forward and improving chat

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/10/existing-headsets-wont-work-with-ps4-at-launch

#2 Edited by stereointegrity (10764 posts) -

lol not sure if serious op

#3 Edited by bobbetybob (19296 posts) -

Sony sure have been doing a lot of 180's lately.

#4 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8957 posts) -

As long as compatibility is patched in at a later date. Shame I'll be stuck with the shitty looking pack in headset for the time being. That thing looks flimsy as fuck.

#5 Edited by KBFloYd (14401 posts) -

cows can't catch a break :(

#6 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@bobbetybob said:

Sony sure have been doing a lot of 180's lately.

@KBFloYd said:

cows can't catch a break :(

aweee yeaaa

#7 Edited by ankor77 (1039 posts) -

This is pretty disappointing for me. I dropped over 100 bucks on that pulse headset which I LOVE. That headset is pure perfection in my book. I really hope they patch soon. Im not too concerned with voice chat since I play most multiplayer games on Xbox and PC. But just to have sound would be great.

#8 Posted by Gatman32 (443 posts) -

Sony lying? How surprising.......

#9 Posted by Netherscourge (16328 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

000 no! Even though Sony is sticking with old tech, they still won't work... While Ms is out there moving forward and improving chat

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/10/existing-headsets-wont-work-with-ps4-at-launch

I think you missed the part about it being patched-in after the PS4 launch...

#10 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@Netherscourge:

i didn't miss anything, kinda while the title as key words like "at Launch" in it

#11 Edited by Ghost120x (4054 posts) -

lol @ sony. I wonder what else they are hiding?

#12 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@Ghost120x: well ps3 still hiding that 120fps

#13 Edited by bbkkristian (14967 posts) -

Sony PS4. It only does Everything. Seriously though, this is disappointing. Sony is definitely succeeding in making consumers respend every dollar they have.

#14 Posted by FragTycoon (6430 posts) -

From the original article:

"The situation is similar for the Xbox One. The connector on the controller is completely different, and until Microsoft delivers the adapter it has promised, you won't be able chat using legacy devices."

Are lems so desperate that they would fall in line to echo this minor grievance when XBO still has no Bluetooth?

#15 Edited by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

This is horrible.

#16 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28453 posts) -

@FragTycoon said:

From the original article:

"The situation is similar for the Xbox One. The connector on the controller is completely different, and until Microsoft delivers the adapter it has promised, you won't be able chat using legacy devices."

Are lems so desperate that they would fall in line to echo this minor grievance when XBO still has no Bluetooth?

lol much like sheens such as your self that diastole the virtues of opinions when the person whom has the opinion feels the same about your own system.

See:
Nvidia ps4 is shit the xbox dOne is just a little more shit.
The dual shock 3 was complete and utter shit *cant remember whom said this on twitter but it was quite recently*

#17 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Will USB headsets work ?
I see no reason why they shouldn't.

#18 Posted by Far_RockNYC (1112 posts) -

@bobbetybob: you can say that again lol

#19 Posted by iampenguin (223 posts) -

Looking forward to exlusive PS4 headsets it's adds to the specialness

#20 Edited by FoxbatAlpha (8275 posts) -

@Sagem28: another Sony lie coming to pass. They have bigger ones coming up I'm sure. Like fo sho.

#21 Edited by tormentos (19277 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

000 no! Even though Sony is sticking with old tech, they still won't work... While Ms is out there moving forward and improving chat

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/10/existing-headsets-wont-work-with-ps4-at-launch

But a patch will fix that later.

Hahahahaaa............. Thread it will be patch,unlike MS which has to make an adapter which i know will not be free.

By the way the same happen with video sharing on xbox one,is only limit to xbox live,facebook and youtube latter after launch.. it happen...hahaha...

#22 Posted by kraken2109 (13160 posts) -

Still don't understand why they can't stick in a pair of 3.5mm jacks so real headphones and mics will work.

#23 Edited by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -

It means they didn't implement USB/BT audio support and relay on new controller audio system.... which really does not matter as everybody will get headset :p

#24 Edited by ShadowriverUB (5515 posts) -

@kraken2109: Controller will have jack, quastion if it gonna be compatible, it might not support stereo+mic from mobile phones. Either way i bet there will be 3rd party converters as this is analog audio

#25 Posted by RR360DD (12303 posts) -

@FragTycoon said:

From the original article:

"The situation is similar for the Xbox One. The connector on the controller is completely different, and until Microsoft delivers the adapter it has promised, you won't be able chat using legacy devices."

Are lems so desperate that they would fall in line to echo this minor grievance when XBO still has no Bluetooth?

Except its justified on the XOne due to the vast improvement in voice quality. Whereas cows are stuck with the same old crackled crap :lol:

Also, XOne has Wifi Direct which is far better than outdated bluetooth crap lmao

#26 Posted by HaRmLeSS_RaGe (1270 posts) -

There's always a bitter aftertaste with -$ony products. You never quite get all that was promised :(

#27 Posted by cainetao11 (18329 posts) -

@Pete-B said:

This is horrible... Nevermind it already comes with one in the box.

Agreed. Both consoles come with a headset, so who cares?

#28 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

@ankor77 said:

This is pretty disappointing for me. I dropped over 100 bucks on that pulse headset which I LOVE. That headset is pure perfection in my book. I really hope they patch soon. Im not too concerned with voice chat since I play most multiplayer games on Xbox and PC. But just to have sound would be great.

They're planning on updating the PS4 to allow use of the Pulse post launch. "An update will also provide compatibility for Sony's branded PULSE headsets, the company adds."

#29 Edited by RR360DD (12303 posts) -
@cainetao11 said:

@Pete-B said:

This is horrible... Nevermind it already comes with one in the box.

Agreed. Both consoles come with a headset, so who cares?

Actually the XOne comes with a headset, the PS4 comes with a flimsy earpiece LOL

#30 Posted by Wasdie (50359 posts) -

Won't work until a patch comes in shortly after launch.

Considering that every PS4 is launching with a really basic wired headset, I don't think it matters.

#31 Edited by donalbane (16369 posts) -

The Astro A50's I love so very much are supported for the PS4, but it looks like chat will take a while to work with the Xbox One. I presume the A40s will also work, since they use similar technology, but that's just a guess.

"When asked about Astro’s plans for the new consoles, Lee explained that they are currently in talks with Microsoft, and are “figuring out” a solution for their top of the line product to be carried forward to the Xbox One. Lee also said that he predicts the A50 will be able to work on the PS4 without the need for any additional hardware."

LINK

#32 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10084 posts) -


Good thing it comes with a mic out the box.

I wont be getting a PS4 till next summer anyways.

So whatever launch issues there is, I wont be seeing them.

#33 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (6015 posts) -

The PS4 actually has bluetooth support, unlike xbone, so whats the problem again? As for USB headsets, I'm guessing sony needs to update the PS4 with a universal driver. Yup a USB/bluetooth headset, something that will never work the xbox. The xbox really is the most useless console ever made... feel bad for anyone buying one.

#34 Posted by blackace (21228 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

000 no! Even though Sony is sticking with old tech, they still won't work... While Ms is out there moving forward and improving chat

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/10/existing-headsets-wont-work-with-ps4-at-launch

I could have sworn Sony said all their previous headsets for PS3 would be B/C on the PS4.

Now reading this article, it looks like only the Turtle Beach headset will be B/C or at these the new PS4 headsets?

#35 Edited by blackace (21228 posts) -

@FragTycoon said:

From the original article:

"The situation is similar for the Xbox One. The connector on the controller is completely different, and until Microsoft delivers the adapter it has promised, you won't be able chat using legacy devices."

Are lems so desperate that they would fall in line to echo this minor grievance when XBO still has no Bluetooth?

The XBox One come with an XB1 Headset. You know that right? It's not a flimsy ear bud one either.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57597744-75/xbox-one-will-come-with-headset-in-the-box-despite-earlier-claims/

#36 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

Pretty disappointing

#37 Edited by gago-gago (9678 posts) -

Sony continues to do a 180, the wrong way.