PlayStation Gold Gaming Headset

Last updated date: February 28, 2019

Review Melt Score
8.4

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We looked at the top 1 Gaming Headsets and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including Engadget, Tech Radar, BestReviews, Medium, New York Times Wirecutter, CNET, The Verge, PG Magazine - SE Asia, Wired, Digital Trends and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Headset you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 78 expert reviews, the PlayStation PlayStation Gold Gaming Headset placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
1,041 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great gaming accessories have always been the providence of PC gaming, but the Gold Wireless Headset bucks that trend by offering up a solid performing headset at a console-friendly price."
- Engadget
Black and blue (but far from looking beaten up), the Gold Wireless Stereo Headset sports a nicely minimal design with one solid arch around the head and a pair of large cans on each end that can slide up or down several notches for fit.
- Tech Radar
February 28, 2014 | Full review
Streamlined, wireless design features a surround-sound effect at a mid-range price.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
The new Gold Headset throws out the entire design of the original. The ear cups are much more like the cups from the Platinum headset, only with a matte finish on the back instead of the textured glossy one.
- Medium
March 6, 2018 | Full review
The Gold is the only wireless headset that shows mute status and battery life on the PS4’s dashboard, and it works with Sony’s headset app, where you can create or download custom EQ profiles.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 24, 2019 | Full review
Broad device compatibility, light weight, a happy wallet.
- CNET
April 18, 2018 | Full review
Sony had in theory replaced the original Gold headset with the Platinum model, which offered an even more precious metal in the title and new 3D audio features
- The Verge
February 5, 2018 | Full review
The Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is a solid and affordable accessory that makes some concessions in comfort for its $100 price.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
March 10, 2018 | Full review
The extra bass adds to the immersion if you’re playing anything with explosions or bullet fire, and if you download the Sony Headset Companion app on your PS4, you can replace that bass boost with game-specific effects, or fully tweak the bass, treble, and mids to your delight.
- Wired
April 6, 2018 | Full review
The headset’s leatherette ear pads felt plush and comfy to the touch, and the subtle stenciled PlayStation symbols along the bottom of the oversized headband were a nice accent.
- Digital Trends
What experts didn't like
If there's a complaint to be made about the Gold Headset, it's that it lacks a largeness of sound, and it doesn't have the range of higher-end devices.
- Tech Radar
February 28, 2014 | Full review
Bass is not very powerful,and overall sound is not as impressive as pricier models we reviewed.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
On the minus side…it takes some break-in time before these reach peak comfort.
- Medium
March 6, 2018 | Full review
The Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset doesn’t sound as balanced as the Cloud Alpha, and the mic is thin and faraway sounding.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 24, 2019 | Full review
No boom mic means your voice sounds tinny and robotic.
- CNET
April 18, 2018 | Full review
Unlike most gaming headsets, the PlayStation Gold doesn't have a boom microphone.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
March 10, 2018 | Full review
The lack of a physical mic is a bummer.
- Wired
April 6, 2018 | Full review
The sounds were clear, but weren’t delivered with the rich definition and texture required to help bring them to life, making the game’s slower moments more extraneous than enriching.
- Digital Trends

From The Manufacturer

A Headset for Gamers: Experience everything from the big booms to whisper-quiet warnings in stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound and chat with friends through the hidden noise cancelling microphone.

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