Sony has the three podium positions on our list of the best wireless earbuds, so you can imagine our excitement when it unveiled a new pair at the PlayStation Showcase live event last night. Unsurprisingly, these buttons are aimed more at gamers, with Sony touting some impressive-sounding audio features it will bring to the PS5, although these new buttons can also connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.
Simply called the PlayStation Earbuds, these new true wireless in-ears offer lossless, low-latency audio on the PS5 and PC. Sony says it’s achieved this through a “new wireless technology”, which, while vague, assures us that these earbuds will provide “excellent sound quality” when gaming.
The earbuds and housing have a monochromatic, edgy design that is reminiscent of the PS5’s controversial design, as well as the existing PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. While information about the PlayStation Earbuds is still sparse, we can make some assumptions based on existing hardware and trends. They will likely charge via USB-C and include built-in microphones for party chat via PlayStation Network.
In terms of performance, we hope Sony draws on its WF-1000XM4 or WF-C700N wireless earbuds depending on price. Both pairs offer excellent sound performance and interesting active noise cancellation; although Sony didn’t mention this during the PlayStation Showcase, it’s something we’d love to see on these new wireless earbuds.
Sony says it will reveal more about the PlayStation earbuds soon and can expect them to launch later this year alongside the new Project Q handheld system, which has an 8-inch LED screen for wirelessly streaming your PS5 headphones. games over WiFi.
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