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PULSE wireless stereo headset - Elite Edition

The PULSE Elite Wireless Headset has been developed by PlayStation® to deliver the most impactful audio experience on PS4™ and PS3™ systems. The PULSE Elite combines robust 7.1 virtual surround sound with revolutionary BassImpact™ technology, letting you feel the sound around you with event triggered pulses that highlight everything from roaring waterfalls to the subtle footsteps of approaching enemies. Custom audio modes created by developers exclusively for PlayStation® headsets further enhance your audio experience while the hidden, noise cancelling microphone ensures that your friends hear you loud and clear. When you’re on the move, use the 3.5mm audio jack to connect your PULSE Elite to your favorite mobile devices. This is how games were made to sound.


*BassImpact™ technology, 7.1 virtual surround sound and Audio Modes are only available on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 systems and may require a system software update.
**compatible with Windows 7 and Mac operating systems

Get the ultimate audio advantage with this new PS3™ headset featuring BassImpact™ technology*.

Key Features

Feel the Sound with BassImpact™

BassImpact™ triggers pulses in the earpads that let you feel the sound around you, allowing for more immersive audio experiences.

BassImpact™ triggers pulses
7.1 virtual surround sound

A Headset for Gamers:

Experience everything from the big booms to whisper-quiet warnings in stunning 7.1 virtual surround sound and chat with friends through the hidden noise cancelling microphone.

Developed by PlayStation:

With the Headset Companion App, download custom game modes created exclusively for PlayStation® by developers that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favorite games.

With the Headset Companion App
Connect wirelessly to your PS4™, PS3™, and home computer

Adaptable Audio:

Connect wirelessly to your PS4™, PS3™, and home computer, or connect to your PS Vita system or other mobile device with the included 3.5mm audio cable and take your sound with you.

Also in the Box:

Wireless Adaptor • 3.5mm Audio Cable

Wireless Adaptor
  • Headset Companion App:

    Get the PlayStation® Headset Companion App to enhance your gameplay by downloading custom game modes created exclusively for PlayStation headsets. The Headset Companion App features preset game modes optimized for select gaming genres as well as custom games modes created by developers that are specifically tuned to enhance the audio in your favorite games. This is how games were made to sound.

    PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM)

    The PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM) allows owners of the PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset-Elite Edition to download new audio MODES to their Pulse headset. The new Modes not only add BassImpact to the new Game, Movie, and Music genres, but in some cases, they alter the sound profile of the original score to emphasize certain sounds in order to deliver the optimal audio experience.

    PULSE Elite Manager
     

    PULSE wireless stereo headset – Elite Edition FAQ

    Top Questions:

    What is BassImpact and how does BassImpact™ work?

    BassImpact™ lets you Feel the Sound by delivering bass-triggered pulses to the earpads of the headset. BassImpact™ combines with virtual surround sound to provide unparalleled immersion and a competitive advantage while gaming. The overall design of the headset from the materials used to how fits on your head all play a part in delivering the optimal BassImpact™ effect.

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    What does the MODE button do?

    Use the MODE button to switch between six preset sound modes based on the content you are experiencing. Each Mode has been optimized to deliver a distinct BassImpact™ effect which enhances the overall audio experience. Each time you switch between modes, there will be voice confirmation.

    Mode Description
    Game BassImpact™ optimized to intensify the gaming experience
    Music BassImpact™ optimized for music.
    Movie BassImpact™ optimized for movies.
    Shooter BassImpact™ lets you feel the footsteps of enemies around you and amplifies the effects of explosions and gunfire.
    Fighting BassImpact™ allows you to feel the impacts of punches and kicks while fighting. The strength of hits is mirrored in BassImpact™ effects.
    Racing BassImpact™ lets you feel the engine sounds of competitors around you and augments the effects of acceleration, collisions, and crashes.

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    What does the BassImpact™ slider do?

    The BassImpact™ slider serves different purposes based on the MODE you are in. For Game, Music, and Movie mode, the BassImpact slider determines the strength of the pulses you feel. Move the slider towards the OFF position for softer pulses. Move the slider towards the MAX position for stronger pulses.
    For Shooter, Fighting, and Racing mode, the strength of the pulses is fixed. In these modes, the slider determines when BassImpact™ will be triggered. By moving the slider towards the MAX position, BassImpact™ will be triggered more often, therefore you will feel more pulses.

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    Does BassImpact™ work with other devices besides the PS3™?

    Yes, BassImpact™ and the MODES work with other devices that are compatible with the headset. If connecting your mobile device to the headset utilizing the included stereo audio cable, the headset does not need to be powered on to listen to content. If you want to listen to content on a compatible device wirelessly or utilize BassImpact™, the headset power must be turned on.
    Note: performance of the MODES may vary depending on the device and content.

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    Will the headset work with a PC or MAC?

    Yes, the headset and BassImpact™ technology will work with a PC or MAC.
    Note: Features such as virtual surround sound and mixer-volume-control will not work on your PC/MAC. Visit the general support website for instructions on connecting with a PC or MAC.
    us.playstation.com/support/wirelessstereoheadset

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    Can I use this headset to listen to content on my cell phone or MP3 player?

    Utilizing the included stereo audio cable, this headset is compatible with many cell phones and MP3 players that have a stereo audio jack. In the event this setup does not work with your mobile device, try turning off the headset power to see if the audio begins to work. You may need to purchase a standard stereo audio cable in order to listen to music using the headset.

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    Where is the microphone on the headset?

    This headset features a hidden microphone design. The noise cancelling dual microphone array provides high quality voice chat similar to the previous Wireless Stereo Headset.

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    Is 'sidetone' a feature in this headset (ie, when I am talking into the microphone, is my voice being played back into the headset so I can hear what I am saying)?

    Yes. There are three sidetone levels high – medium – off. Out of the box, the sidetone level will be set to medium. Hold the mic mute button till you hear a beep in order to switch to the next sidetone level.

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    Can I use this headset to make phone calls on my cell phone?

    Utilizing the included stereo audio cable this headset is compatible with many cell phones that have a stereo audio jack. Depending on your cell phone, you may need to turn the power off on the headset (if it is on) in order to utilize the headset.
    Note: based on your cell phone design, your device may utilize the headset mic or continue to use the cell phone’s mic for voice communication. For further details on hardware compatibility, please visit
    us.playstation.com/support/wirelessstereoheadset

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    How do I use the headset to listen to audio from my TV?

    If you have a TV with a 3.5mm headphone jack, you will be able to transmit the TV audio to your headset wirelessly. Connect the audio cable that is included with the headset to the TV's headphone jack and connect the other end of the audio cable to the Wireless Adaptor. The Wireless Adaptor needs to be powered by any source (ie, TVs USB port, PS3™, etc). Turn on the headset power and you are all set.

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    How do I get the The PULSE-Elite Edition Manager (PEM)?

    1) Consumer needs to download the App from the PS Store. It can be found in the Apps section – Gaming Category.

    2) Once the App launches, there are a set of instructions which explain how to use the App (The App uses the standard PS navigation tools. D-pad or left analog stick to navigate, X button to select the options you want)

    3) Up to six Modes can be loaded into the headset.

    4) Once you begin to download the Modes, it will take approximately 2 minutes to complete.

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