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PlayStation 4’s latest update adds support for Sony Pulse wireless headsets

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The latest PlayStation 4 firmware update, v1.60, adds support ¬†for Sony’s line of Pulse wireless headsets. This includes the Pulse, Pulse – Elite Edition, and the soon-to-be-released PlayStation Gold Wireless headset. All three sets of cans support 7.1 virtual surround sound audio and voice chat, and they all charge via USB. The v1.60 update should be live “late tonight,” according to PlayStation Blog.

The Gold Wireless headset, due for release “early this month” and retailing for $99.99, is compatible with PlayStation 3, PS4, and PS Vita, as well as PC. An included USB dongle is required to pair the headset with the two consoles or a PC, and an included 3.5mm headphone jack is all that’s need to connect to a Vita. The Gold Wireless also features a folding design and can be fitted with customized faceplates.

There’s been a disappointing absence of wireless headset support on both of the newly released consoles. This PS4 firmware update is limited to just Sony peripherals, but it’s more support than we’ve seen since the console launched on November 15, 2013.