Sony’s PS4 Headphone Surround Sound Tax

  1. Buy a Sony Wireless Gold Headset (Normally $99, on sale for $79 through this week as part of an E3 promo).
  2. Buy a Sony Wireless Platinum Headset ($159).
  3. Buy a third party headset with a special base and an optical audio connection. I’ve never seen wireless ones go for less than $200, and you could spend much more than that! You could also buy a standalone wired optical surround DAC. Good ones are around $150. Oh, and you can’t use optical connections at all on a slim PS4. So you have to go with option 1 or 2.

This is silly, right?



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