It looks like Sony is readying a new range of gaming headsets, and thanks to a recent leak, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Instead of branding PS5 like the previous Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, Sony is reportedly preparing a new lineup called the ‘Inzone H-Series’. This new information comes from 91 Cell phones (opens in new tab) and OnLeaks (opens in new tab), which provided product photos and leaked specs for three separate headphones. All three of these options reportedly come with 360 spatial sound for gaming, so it’s sure to rock our list of best PS5 headphones.
The first is the wired Sony Inzone H3, a seemingly budget-friendly option. There is a black microphone connected to the left earcup, with the connecting wire next to it. It also features an ‘NC/AMB’ button, providing noise cancellation and an ambient sound mode. This isn’t visible in the other headphone shots, which you can see below, although considering both appear to be more premium options, we’d be surprised if it’s absent entirely.
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Then we have the Sony Inzone H7, a wireless headset that has a similar design to the H3, with a few buttons placed in different positions. This also has a ‘GAME/CHAT’ button, a Bluetooth button for pairing your headset, and a power button. To connect the Inzone H7 to your PC, it also includes a USB dongle and USB Type-C cable.
Finally, we move on to the high-end choice, the wireless Sony Inzone H9. It’s quite similar to the Inzone H7, featuring the same connectivity options with a few extras. Sporting an LED light on the earcups, this one reportedly uses noise cancellation for “supercharged hearing and super-sharp reflections”.
Currently, Sony has not officially commented on the Inzone headset leak. No pricing or release date information has been included, so we don’t know what to expect yet. However, given the comprehensive nature of this report, I would speculate that an announcement is likely to arrive soon.
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When Sony released the PS5 two years ago, it also brought along some official accessories, including the Pulse 3D wireless headset. Nick Pino was impressed in our review, stating how easy it was to set up and delivered great stereo sound. However, thanks to a built-in microphone, plastic build quality and shorter battery life, there is room for improvement.
Crucially, the Pulse isn’t cheap either, coming in at $99 / £89.99 / $110 AUD. That might put Sony’s Inzone series as a tempting alternative, offering 3D audio options for gamers of all budgets. It’s worth noting that while a PS5 system update in January enabled 3D audio for the TV speakers, 3D audio from the headset is generally considered the superior option.
The lack of PlayStation branding suggests that Sony is also targeting a wider audience, aligning well with the company’s recent PC push. After God of War in January, it’s bringing Marvel’s Spider-Man and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection to PC later this year. And you should know that 3D audio is pretty much essential in Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves. So while the Pulse is PC compatible, opting for the Inzone brand could be beneficial for that market in the long run.