Cost: $9.99 – $25.99 MSRP
- The Official PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset
- Full immersion with the high quality in-ear style headphones
- Integrated microphone provides crystal clear communication
- Convenient in-line mute switch for when you don?t want to be heard
- Impressive sound isolation
- Stylish headset design with color-coded ear buds
- Three sizes of silicone ear tips ensure a comfortable and secure fit
Now to start off. I bought these official PS Vita headset a day or two after I purchased my PS Vita online.
I walked into my local Gamestop and purchased my PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset with my PDP PS Vita Custom Crystal Case, 2 x 8 gig memory sticks, 2 extra USB cables and my first game “Unit 13“.
Now, I’m not a big fan of buying name brand or even expensive ear buds or headsets. Because, I find it very very hard to tell them apart from each other.
I also need to disclose “I am tone deaf”. So the ear buds and or heads sets need to be really impact-ful sound wise for me to even notice.
And oh boy did I notice. When I first played “Unit 13” with the PS Vita’s built in speakers. The background sounds which are so very important in Unit 13 were hard to hear with the built in speakers.
But once I plugged in my PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset. I could hear the game a a lot better. The covert missions and co-op play became easier and a lot more enjoyable to play.
Now since that time. I have bought a few other games such as Gravity Rush and WipeOut 2048.
Both of which were way more immersion experiences to play with the headset in.
Now to the negative side of the headset. I find that the headset cables are very thin and both the mic and the mic on/off switch are very hit and miss.
The internal mic for me was way to similar. To the headset mic. But that can be changed within the Vita settings.
I give the PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset An Overall Of – 8 out of 10 – The main reasons for such a low score are as follows:
– Very thin cable
– Very hit and miss mic
– It is hard to tell if the mic is switched On or Off.
– Co-op play will suffer if only 1 of the 2 players has the headset.
– Very good at detailed sound detection. Such as “Unit 13” bobby traps or covert mission detections.
– Very low overall sound pick up (detection). So your not gonna hear it with your Vita built in speakers. But you will sure as heck pick it up with the headset plugged in.
– Co-op play is way better
– Some games are way easier to play with the headset. Over the built in speakers and mic.