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A Tip That Can Improve Your PlayStation Gold Headset or Pulse Headset Experience

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As an owner of the Sony PlayStation Pulse Elite wireless stereo headset I have to say that I’ve enjoyed it a lot. I find it sounds great, the pulse feature is very cool (although can be annoying depending on the game/scene), it’s comfortable, has custom EQ settings for certain games and it’s relatively inexpensive all things considered.

I didn’t get the newer Gold headset however as it felt like more of a downgrade compared to the more expensive Pulse but I did read a review of it and noticed that the reviewer highlighted one issue that has annoyed me with the Pulse (and that is still present in the Gold) and that is the built-in mic. I’ve found it to be passable for chatting in online games and party chat for the PS4 but when I’m recording footage using the PS4’s share button and commentating at the same time it becomes clear that the mic just isn’t up to standard. But there is a fix.

Billy here just told a fantastic joke, too bad his 7 YouTube subscribers won’t be able to hear the punch line thanks to his poor audio quality.

Both the Pulse and the Gold headsets came with with a 3.5mm audio cable, all you have to do is plug one end of the cable into your headset of choice and the other end into the bottom of your Dualshock 4, this greatly improves the quality of audio captured by the built-in mics, but be warned, once you plug it into your Dualshock 4 both headsets become regular stereo headsets and that means no wireless goodness and no fancy pulsing (not that the Gold has the pulse feature anyway), although this does give the advantage of not having to worry about the battery life of your headset.

In a perfect world we wouldn’t need to use workarounds like this and I’m sure many people wouldn’t bother going to the trouble and just put up with the audio quality as it is or buy a superior headset, that’s fine for those people but I’m writing this because I wish I knew about it sooner, because remember that story I told you about Billy? That was me.


Written By, Daniel

Author/Editor at and host of The Gaming Agenda Podcast. "Generic-User-Name is a real up and comer, one to keep an eye on" ~Generic-User-Name