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PlayStation acquires premium headphone brand audeze

What To Know

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is essentially Sony’s PlayStation division, is gearing up to create a bigger impact in the realm of audio.
  • According to SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment), Audeze holds a distinguished position in the headphone industry, making this acquisition a testament to Sony’s commitment to innovation and providing an exceptional audio experience for PlayStation players.
  • This effort will build upon the strides made with the Tempest 3D AudioTech on the PlayStation 5 and the Pulse 3D wireless headset.
  • Just recently, Sony revealed more information about new earbuds and a headset designed for the PlayStation 5 and the Station Portal handheld.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is essentially Sony’s PlayStation division, is gearing up to create a bigger impact in the realm of audio. The company has struck a deal to acquire Audeze, a premium headphone manufacturer.

This move is intended to contribute to Sony’s ongoing efforts to push the boundaries of audio quality in PlayStation games. However, the specific terms of the deal remain undisclosed.

Even after the acquisition, Audeze will maintain its independence and continue crafting products for various platforms. Simultaneously, it will benefit from being integrated into the PlayStation ecosystem.

According to SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment), Audeze holds a distinguished position in the headphone industry, making this acquisition a testament to Sony’s commitment to innovation and providing an exceptional audio experience for PlayStation players.

Hideaki Nishino, SIE’s senior vice president of platform experience, emphasized this, expressing excitement about infusing Audeze’s expertise into the Station ecosystem. This effort will build upon the strides made with the Tempest 3D AudioTech on the PlayStation 5 and the Pulse 3D wireless headset.

Sony points out that Audeze’s headphones utilize planar magnetic drivers to deliver remarkable sound quality, catering to both consumers and audio professionals like sound engineers.

Just recently, Sony revealed more information about new earbuds and a headset designed for the PlayStation 5 and the Station Portal handheld. Both the Pulse Explore earbuds and the Pulse Elite headset feature custom planar magnetic drivers.

In addition, SIE mentioned that these forthcoming audio devices incorporate a new lossless low-latency technology called Station Link. This technology is primarily optimized for the PS5 and the PlayStation Portal. It will also be compatible with PC and Mac through the use of a USB dongle.

The Pulse Explore and Pulse Elite devices are set to be available later this year, priced at $200 and $150, respectively.

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