Hot! Cheap PS4 Noise Cancelling Headset with MIC

I felt obligated to share this with you guys as I have had a hell of a time finding a decent headset that would work with my sony ps4. As to why sony couldn’t just make the old wireless headset I bought for the ps3 work with the ps4 is beyond me, but I digress.

I actually had bought this headset because I travel a lot for work and wanted to drown out all the crying babies while flying. For that it works alright, the cans themselves don’t actually block out a lot of the background noise, even though you can tell a difference when you power on the noise cancelling feature, a lot of sound still gets past.

Intro
Creative says “Shut out the noise from your music or voice calls with the Creative HN-900 active noise-canceling headphones. Concealed microphones pick up surrounding noises which are electronically negated, effectively reducing noise by up to 85%, so you can discern the actual details of your audio content. Enjoy a peaceful backdrop for your entertainment and communication needs with this solid performer.”

Specs
The headphones run on a single AAA battery for the noise cancelling function, supposedly it will run for 40hrs on one AAA, but I haven’t used them for that long yet (maybe 15hrs). Either way if the battery does die you can still run them in passive mode, which means no noise cancelling.

They come with an airplane adapter so you can plug them into the tv’s or seats on an airplane, but I haven’t seen those plugs on any planes I’ve been on. It’s a nice gesture though.

The headphone cable can be detached at both ends which is nice in case you break the cable you can get a new one instead of having to get whole new headphones. The cable also has an inline microphone and button for one-click call functions with compatible phones.

External Headphone Cable Port

External Headphone Cable Port

HN-900 Plugged into PS4 DS4 Controller

HN-900 Plugged into PS4 DS4 Controller

External Mic used for Noise Cancelling

External Mic used for Noise Cancelling

Nifty Carrying Case and Airplane Adapter

Nifty Carrying Case and Airplane Adapter

Battery for Noise Cancelling Feature

Battery for Noise Cancelling Feature

Final Thoughts
I’ve used these cans for around 15 hours give or take a couple and I’m happy with my 60$ dollar purchase. I’ve used my brothers 300$ dollar Sennheisers which are amazing and blow these things away but you get what you pay for, and I definitely did not want to spend 300 clams for headphones that I mainly use when flying. The fact that they have a removable cable is a huge win, nothing worse then having a nice set of headphones that are useless because the cable is all jacked up.

Probably what I’m most happy about though is the fact that they work with my PS4. I can plug these puppies right into my Dualshock 4 controller and they work great and I have a mic! After buying a PS4 for 400$ dollars I really did not want to spend another 150$ dollars to get a mediocre headset with a mic so I could play ghosts with my bros, so I am happy with this purchase.

Where to Buy
As of this review you can get them off Amazon.com for around 55$ dollars shipped.

Creative HN-900 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Author

Mega Shark

  • Saddened reader

    What is the reason for this article? The ps4 comes with a mic for free. Any regular headset works with or without a mic. This is really lame. Megashark reads the instructions and writes this “Captain Obvious” type of tripe.

    • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

      Don’t be sad bro. I figured this might help someone who wanted a decent headset but didn’t want to spend upwards of 100$ dollars for one that “might” work with the ps4.

      • Still sad….

        That’s just it…it comes with a decent headset and ANY other headphones/headset will work. This is not writing, this is the equivalent of telling people that cold water is refreshing on a hot day. Sir, you are the equivalent of clown shoes.

        • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

          The microphone sony included with the ps4 is junk. It was a 50 cent bandaid to cover up their lazyness of not getting the wireless pulse working before launch.

          With the included mic you still have to either wear another pair of headphone over them or play with your TV speakers on, which is ok for some people but I live in an apt with a roommate and have weird work hours so I like to be quiet if I can.

          I’m not sure what you want here.

          • Mega sad

            Mega, here is the crucial point. You can turn on tv audio through either the included headset, ANY phone headset, ANY headphones and not use the TV speakers. That Creative headset isn’t special. The PS4 is what makes this possible. Not your headphones. That’s what makes your article as useful as teats on a boar hog.

          • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

            So you’re happy listening to mono audio and using a crap mic with your $400 dollar sony PS4… what are you even doing on the internet.

  • ZugZug Dabu

    Let’s be nice. The author “had a hell of a time finding a headset to work with his ps4″ heck, it even took me a few minutes to find the free, included headset in the box. >.<

    • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

      That’s cold lotion bro.

  • Bad article!

    I am confused by this article. Didn’t Sony already explain that the PS4 can use ANY headset, headphones etc? Didn’t they include a mono headset in the box?

    I think this author is a shill for Creative Labs. Bad form MegaShark….where is your integrity?

    • MegaShark

      Aww…that hurts my feelings :( . Wahhhhh

  • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

    This is comical… an actual live crazy person. Lol, what articles have you written? You seem to love to tear apart anything I’ve ever done, let’s see something you’ve written.

    • RealAuthor

      My name is Mike Hess. Look me up on http://www.avsforums.com . You just might learn something.

      • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

        I’m not going to do detective work and search out your articles… be a man and post a link.

      • http://www.fragtheplanet.com/ Mega Shark

        Actually nevermind, there’s no way for me to verify that you are actually Mike Hess, so I will just treat you like the lame ass spammer you are. Have a Fantastic DAY! Scumbag douche.