Rumor: Sony Developing Wireless Earbuds for PlayStation 5

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PlayStation may be planning to expand its family of PS5 peripherals with new audio products that go beyond the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset. According to an exclusive report from Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson, Sony is developing new wireless earbuds (Project Nomad) and another wireless headset (Project Voyager) for PS5, both of which are scheduled for release toward the end of FY23 (April 2023–March 2024). Considering those previous rumors of PlayStation releasing a new PS5 console with detachable disc drive in September 2023, there is now speculation that Sony may be plotting a major relaunch of its gaming system during that time frame.

From an Insider Gaming report:

The earbuds, named Project Nomad, will have an approximate battery life of around 5 hours, which is almost identical to Apple’s AirPods, but slightly less than Sony’s WF-1000XM3’s 6-hour battery life. Of course, just like almost all wireless earbuds on the market, the Nomad will come with a charging case that can be charged via a USB-C cable to the PlayStation 5. In addition, the same connection method will be used for the wireless earbud updates on the PS5.

As well as the earbuds, sources have also said that the company is developing a new wireless headset for the PlayStation 5, named Voyager, and is also aiming to be released at a similar time to Nomad. it’s understood that the Nomad headset has similar functionality to the Inzone H7 headset, but its price point is yet to be determined.

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