You can now pre-order the PS5 Pulse 3D headset in Midnight Black

PS5 Pulse 3D headset midnight black
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Sony announced a new Midnight Black PS5 Pulse 3D headset yesterday, and Amazon is giving you your first chance to pre-order the new colorway today. Shipping from October 29, the all-black design is the first variant we've seen on the Tempest Audio cups, but we wouldn't wait too long to get your name on the list. 

Amazon is offering pre-orders at the standard $99.99 price tag, (£89.99 in the UK). That's likely your best bet, as Sony's own store is currently keeping shoppers in a virtual queue to access the site. 

Judging by previous PS5 stock standards, this Midnight Black Pulse 3D pre-order stock may not last too long. We'd been seeing stock issues with the original headset lasting all the way until March 2021, so while this release may be plentiful we wouldn't risk it if you're keen on grabbing this alternative look. 

The new black option won't match the stock PS5 faceplates, but will certainly compliment any consoles that have been customized since launch as well as the Midnight Black DualSense controller released in June. 

Pre-order PS5 Pulse 3D headset in Midnight Black


PS5 Pulse 3D headset Midnight Black | $99.99 at Amazon
Pre-orders for the PS5 Pulse 3D Midnight Black headset are now available at Amazon US. The wireless headset will ship on October 29, and stock so far seems to be holding out well. However, there is a queue on the official PlayStation Store site, so we wouldn't wait too long to scoop up Amazon's units.


PS5 Pulse 3D headset Midnight Black | £89.99 at Amazon
If you're in the UK you'll also find pre-orders for the Midnight Black PS5 Pulse 3D headset up for grabs. Again, this headset will ship on October 29, but we'd recommend moving quickly if previous PS5 stock issues are anything to go by.

It's a good time to test out Sony's official cups. A recent update added a new equalizer feature to PS5 audio, which works directly with the Pulse 3D headset to offer three sound presets; standard, bass boost, and shooter. Similar presets were previously available on the PS4 headset app, but have since been updated for the next generation. The Pulse 3D is easily near the top of the PS5 wireless headset tree, so another colour option and opportunity for players to incorporate it into their setups is most welcome.

With the two main PS5 accessories receiving new colorways in the last few months, then, all we're waiting for now is an official console redesign.

If you're after more gear, it's worth checking out all the best PS5 headsets available right now. And don't forget that the Black Friday PS5 deals, Black Friday gaming headset deals, and Black Friday PS5 headset deals will be here sooner than you think too!

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector.