The lights are on
Sony's improving audio on PlayStation 4 with new official wireless headset and support for existing Pulse headsets.
Sony's detailed the features of the new PlayStation 4 Gold Headset in a video you can watch below. It's a nice-looking unit, collapsable with a hidden, noise-canceling microphone. The new PlayStation firmware update (1.60), will be available later tonight, and adds support for both the new headset and 7.1 surround sound audio support for the previous PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition headset.
There will also a be a companion app released for the Gold Wireless headset. According to Sony: "The app allows you to download developer-created game modes that are specifically tuned to enhance a game's audio. Kicking off the custom sound modes will be Sucker Punch, who's developing a mode for their highly anticipated PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS Second Son. In addition to these custom game modes, the app also offers a variety of preset audio modes for games, music and movies, as well as a tool to create your own custom EQ mode.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Our Take:It's a nice-looking headset, which is nice as one of my few complaints with the PlayStation 4 is that the included earpiece/mic (which works fine) feels and looks a bit cheap. This should be a good upgrade.