On the PlayStation Blog, it was confirmed that 3D Audio will be available on PlayStation 5 at launch not only for the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, but for headphones you already own.
You can connect your existing headphones via USB on the console itself, or through the 3.5mm headset jack on the DualSense controller.
PS5 Will Have 3D Audio Available at Launch via Compatible Headsets
When the PS5 is released on November 12, new console owners will want to play around with as many features as possible from the haptic feedback of the DualSense controller to the console’s Tempest 3D AudioTech.
If you weren’t planning on purchasing the new Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll be able to enjoy the PS5’s 3D audio at launch using the headset(s) you already own provided they’re compatible.
The PlayStation Blog noted that the Pulse 3D Wireless headset was specifically “engineered to take advantage of PS5’s 3D Audio capabilities” so that may be the best option for gamers looking to buy a new headset.
It may also be the best option even in contrast to your current headset as it’s unclear how the headset(s) you own will compare to the performance of the Pulse 3D Wireless headset.
That said, the news that you’ll be able to experience PS5’s 3D Audio with your own headset(s) is exciting in and of itself.
In the weeks leading up to the PS5’s release, we’ll be reviewing next-gen compatible headsets here on Prima.
Once we’re able to get our hands on the Pulse 3D Wireless, we’ll be sure to let you know how other headsets compare and which ones are the best alternatives if you’re shopping for new headsets on a budget.
We understand spending $99.99 (USD) on the Pulse 3D Wireless may be too expensive for some gamers. Again, it’s great that PS5 will offer 3D Audio for other headsets at launch, not just the Pulse 3D Wireless.
In addition to confirming that 3D Audio will be present on the PS5 at launch, the PlayStation Blog lists a number of games that support 3D Audio. These games include:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
- Astro’s Playroom
- Gran Turismo 7
- Destruction AllStars
- Demon’s Souls
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Resident Evil Village
They note “many others” will support 3D Audio as well, but in general the above list is pretty impressive.
It’s one thing to have 3D Audio available at launch, and another to have it offered as a part of launch titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
If you’ve been meaning to pre-order the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset or other accessories for the PS5, we recommend checking out our PS5 Buyer’s Guide as it’ll help you save time searching through different online retailers to find things.