In addition to the Project Q handheld gaming console, which is designed to stream games from the PlayStation 5, Sony has also unveiled another gaming accessory – the company’s first-ever Bluetooth headphones from the PlayStation line. They are able to receive lossless audio and use “new wireless technology” to receive high quality audio with low latency.
Wireless headphones were unveiled during Wednesday’s PlayStation Showcase event at the same time as a hybrid of a portable console and a game controller – Project Q. By the way, according to The Verge, the new headphones can be used not only with the PlayStation 5 and PC, but also with Project Q
According to Sony, the headphones will be available later this year. The system developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is used for the lossless transmission of audio data with low latency. The company didn’t reveal much about the new earbuds, but said new information would be coming in the “coming months.”
While Sony already offers some quality wireless models like the Sony WF-1000XM4, normal Bluetooth support isn’t enough for a quality PlayStation gaming experience. The company has previously reported that these are indeed the first official wireless headphones designed specifically for use with the PlayStation 5.
However, the main object of the event, alongside the games Spider-Man 2 and the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake, was the Project Q console, which looks and works like a DualSense wireless gaming controller – if it were equipped with a display. The model received an 8-inch LCD and supports resolutions up to 1080p, 60 fps. Streaming is via WiFi. So far, the new headphones have only been briefly mentioned in the company’s teaser.