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Released this month, Bionik’s $49.99 Mantis headphones add relatively good quality integrated audio to PlayStation VR. They snap on easy, feature soft padded ear cups, and—best of all—make PSVR users look just a little bit more like insectoid space warriors.


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Looks cool, but I may hold off. I read a review on Amazon and also comment from the manufacturer. These are not real “Over the ear” type headphones, so you will hear ambient noise from your room. The manufacturer will be making an additional add-on to this add-on which will have complete “Over the ear” pads.

Forbes had the same opinion as the Amazon review:

The audio from the Rift is terrific without being completely “over the ear”. I’m guessing it has better audio components?