It's time for the bring-your-own-headset change-over in the Xbox One Wireless Controller environment. Xbox Live's Major Nelson let it be known this week that they'd be bringing this simple adapter device to the market for all users wishing to click-in their own headsets rather than buying Xbox One-specific audio devices only. This was one of our only complaints about the Xbox One Wireless Controller in our original Xbox One Review - looks like it's almost time to made an addendum!
Tonight Sony is issuing PlayStation 4 software update tonight which will bring the operating system up to version 1.60 automatically. This update will be bringing on PlayStation 4 compatibility with a couple of pairs of headphones that were released in the not-too-distant past, those being the Sony PULSE and PULSE - Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets. The software update will be required for all future PlayStation 4 action and, as per usual, will be able to be side-loaded using a USB stick if you do so desire.
here’s a brand by the name of Realtree out there that specializes in making some of the most well-known camouflage patterns on the market. Here in 2014, we’re seeing Realtree take a big stab at the gadget market, connecting with 3rd party groups like PowerA for gaming controllers, Skullcandy for headphones, and LifeProof for device cases. Pretty soon we’ll be able to camouflage not only our clothing, but everything else we carry too!
Bowers & Wilkins has been in the market producing all sorts of audio products for a long time. The products that the company produces are very high-end and expensive. One of the products that B&W has been producing for a long time are the P5 on-ear headphones. Check out our unboxing of a set of P5 headphones we got hands on back in 2010 for more details.
Coming completely out of left field with a release of Star Wars headphones - officially licensed and everything - was 50 Cent and SMS Audio. It’s difficult to describe the way this new cross-section of Star Wars headphones looks and feels without being there with them in your own hands, as it were. It’s almost as if they’re made to look like they’re made for children, but continue to impose the possibility of high-end sound - an interesting market to be going after, for sure.
As with the Sennheiser mash-up that happened back in 2010, Monster has partnered with Adidas Originals to launch a line of high-performance headphones, replete with the iconic bright-blue brand coloring. The lineup will include both earbuds and over-ear headphones, all of which will be available by the end of next month.
The team at Mionix can never be called out for not taking their time with a product - certainly not in the case of the Mionix NASH 20 headset. Here we’re seeing a pair of headphones with a mic that were originally scheduled to be released last year - here at CES 2014, we’re seeing them in their final form for the first time. For an idea of how high-end these cans sound right this minute, Mionix points toward the meaning of NASH: “according to Arabic mythology, NASH is an Arrowhead, which is a suitable name for a top class gaming headset with superior precision and sharp sound.”