PlayStation acquires Audeze for audio innovation

Aug 24, 2023, 5:05 PM UTC
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PlayStation acquires Audeze for audio innovation
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Big news just hit the scene: Sony Interactive Entertainment (Sony‘s PlayStation division) is going all-in on audio excellence. They’ve sealed the deal to acquire Audeze, a top-notch headphone manufacturer, with a mission to take your PlayStation gaming audio experience to a whole new level. The details of this acquisition are still a bit hush-hush, but trust us, this is a game-changer.

Audeze isn’t going anywhere. They’ll keep doing what they do best — creating fantastic audio products for various platforms. But now, they get to cozy up in the PlayStation ecosystem, and that’s where the magic happens. This partnership is like two wizards joining forces to cast the ultimate sound spell.

Hideaki Nishino, the Senior Vice President of Platform Experience at SIE, put it perfectly: “Audeze is a premier brand for headphones, and this acquisition highlights Sony Interactive’s focus on innovation and providing the best audio experience to PlayStation players.”

Audeze is known for its planar magnetic drivers, which are like a secret sauce for making the sound feel incredible. Not only do gamers benefit from this, but audio pros like sound engineers also swear by them. Now, picture this tech wizardry combined with Sony’s latest goodies — the PlayStation 5 and the portable marvel, PlayStation Portal.

Sony recently unveiled two audio gems: the Pulse Explore earbuds and the Pulse Elite headset. And guess what? Both of these bad boys are armed with custom planar magnetic drivers, a hallmark of Audeze’s excellence.

Sony is introducing something called PlayStation Link, a new tech that ensures your audio experience is ultra-smooth, with no annoying delays. While it’s tailor-made for the PS5 and PlayStation Portal, it feels generous and will also play nice with your PC and Mac via a handy USB dongle.

Now, here’s the cherry on top. The Pulse Explore earbuds and Pulse Elite headset are dropping later this year, and earbuds will go for $200, and the headset for $150.

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