PULSE wireless stereo headset – Elite Edition

I love playing my PS3 on my LED TV and Yamaha YSP 2200 Soundbar which produces great sounds from the games and add to the atmosphere of the games.

However, there are certain times in one’s life where such luxury goes away :). Arrival of a baby. Neighbours who do not appreciate such sounds. And busy working life that forced you to play at night. And no, no one in the right mind, wants to hear the monsters attacking you in a Final Fantasy XIII-2 game at midnight.

So I bought this during a visit to the shopping centre. A PS3 PULSE wireless stereo headset – Elite Edition:
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition
Available also in Amazon as usual at a very good price compared to Singapore:

More photos from the box:

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

Unboxing:

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

Just 3 items. A USB Wireless Transmitter. A Headphone and a 3.5mm standard mini four-conductor cable (straight plug on one end, right angle on the other) and a completely useless documentation manual :(

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

As regular PS3 players can recognize, a mini-USB cable is required to charge it and none is included in the package !! You have to buy separately or use the one that comes with PS3 (which is fine.. it is seldom used anyway except to charge the PS3 controller…)

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

You can also see that most of the controls are in the headphones left and right sides… the MUTE u can see above and others as per the photos below:
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

The Mode button is NOT documented and found out from Amazon that..”The Mode button cycles through the following sequence, each of which is announced by a female voice: Game, Music, Movie, Shooter, Fighting, Racing. ”
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

VSS = virtual surround sound
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

The Headphones:
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

The USB transmitter with a PS3:
PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

FYI: The headset DOES include a mic (something not obvious from the photos since it’s built into one of the ear cups and there is no “mic” sticking out). Which actually suits me a lot. I dont need the mic (so far) and dont want the sticking out Boom :)

Update on 18th Dec 2012: On this day, Sony releasing a free App to support the addition of new audio Modes for PULSE wireless stereo headset – Elite Edition. To make your listening experience more dynamic, BassImpact has been added to new Modes for games, movies and music. In some instances, the sound profiles of the original movie or music scores have been adjusted to emphasize certain sounds. PULSE – Elite Edition: New App Allows Custom Pre-Set Modes

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