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u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 2 pointsr/PS4

I might be able to help you here. I had the G933 Artemis Spectrum headphones. They were alright — I didn’t realize at the time that I had to have them hooked to a PC in order to take advantage of the virtual surround sound, so I never got to experience that with the PS4.

I decided I would invest some money into getting a really good pair of headphones after that, but I wanted to get a unicorn... something that was good for music, movies, and games. I settled on an open back pair that had incredible reviews for the price tier. And, I spent over $300 on it just over a year ago... but you can get the same model (it’s the Philips Fidelio X2/HR) for only $122 on sale on Amazon Prime right now. I think that’s a killer deal for these, and they’re HiRes also in case you like to listen to premium, high bit rate formate stuff.

They’re incredibly comfortable and have a ski goggle style design, so you could have a head the size of a watermelon and they’d cradle on it gently. Open back, big sound stage. Great quality cable, too. They’re wired though, but I really like that they’re the kind where the jack is on the headphones themselves so if the cable ever fails you can replace it and not have to replace the whole headset. So what I did is I bought a V-Moda Boom Pro Mic that plugs directly into the headset and has a flexible boom mic and a volume dial w/ mute switch on the cable, and then you plug that into the PS4 dualshock or computer. You don’t need to buy a headphone amp/DAC to power them either, which is nice.

I wasted money buying one of the Astro A40 MixAmp Pro TR boxes so I could get the virtual Dolby surround, but I wouldn’t bother. Instead, I prefer to just run a long cable from my home theater amp/receiver’s headphone out, since that’s basically one huge amp/DAC anyway, and you can drive these things up to some serious volume. You also get a much better quality sound with them and the mic combo, versus buying a gaming headset (where they jack up the price quite a bit).

If you’re looking for a wireless option, you could check out the Steel Series Arctic Pro — that link is for the one with the game DAC with DTS Headphone X and you can use it on the PC and PS4 (for $199), or the wireless version for $315. I’ve heard a lot of people say these are pretty good but I’ve not heard them myself. If you’re looking for something cheaper, maybe the HyperX Cloud for $100ish.

I recently picked up a pair of in ear buds also — the 1MORE E1010 Quad Driver for $170 that come with a little Fiio A1 headphone amp. They’re pretty nice so far, I’ve been playing “Death Stranding” with them.

I’d check out /r/headphones and you could also read the sidebar over at /r/headphoneadvice and make a post detailing the exact setup and price range and what you’re looking for and have people make recommendations. Also in the sidebar there are some popular model headphones, amps, and mics. I think most people will tell you that buying a good pair of headphones and adding the mic is better (either the VModa BoomPro or there’s another that sticks to the side of the cup like a magnet for the same-ish price). You’ll get better sound than a gaming headset, and more for the money. And you can use those savings to buy a headphone amp/DAC if you want also, which will boost the volume and bass and maybe even give you virtual surround if that’s something you feel like you really need.

I know this is long, but I figured since I was familiar with what you’d used previously (the G933s) and was on a similar hunt not so long ago, I’d share my findings with you. If you find a great set and you happen to remember, hit me up and let me know what you grabbed so I can maybe try to demo them somewhere for myself. And if you do buy the Phillips Fidelio X2/HRs from Amazon, you could always listen to them a bit and send them back if they’re not for you. But I think you’ll be pretty impressed. I definitely was, at twice the price they’re going for now. Good luck!

u/Tacanacy · 3 pointsr/PS4

Mic or headset?


  • Antlion ModMic 4

    Attaches to headphones using a clasp system and is easy to attach and remove. Is compatible with all headphones. Comes with and without a mute switch.

  • Massdrop Minimic

    Attaches to headphones using a clasp system and is easy to attach and remove. Is compatible with all headphones. Has a mute switch and is modular. Is only available via drops on I recommend requesting it if you want to wait for it.

  • V-MODA BoomPro

    Connects to the headphone's jack, replacing the headphone cable. Is compatible with Philips SHP9500 and Status Audio CB-1. Has a mute switch and a volume control.

  • Neewer 3.5mm Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone

    Clips onto your clothing. Has no in-line controls.

  • Sony ECMCS3

  • Clips onto your clothing. Has no in-line controls.

  • Zalman ZM-Mic1

    Clips onto your clothing. Has no in-line controls.

  • Blue Snowball

    Has various placement options. Has no in-line controls.

  • Samson Go

    Has various placement options. Has no in-line controls.

    You can use various audio controllers for volume control and mute toggle:

  • Fosmon
  • Insignia
  • Lucid Sound AdjustR

    To connect the ModMic, Minimic, clip-on mics and other 3.5mm mics to DS4 or an audio controller, you need a TRRS / 4-pole Y-splitter (three black rings on the connector). The BoomPro doesn't require a Y-splitter. USB mics are plug-and-play.



  • AKG K52

    Sound: Has a wide and deep soundstage, good imaging, clarity and detail retrieval and decent separation. It doesn't over- or under-emphasize the bass or treble. The bass can sound a little muddy in e.g. blasts and explosions.

    Build: Is closed-back and over-ear. Durable and very lightweight. The cups tilt and pivot, so they should adjust to the shape of your head nicely. The earpads have decent quality and are soft and removable, but they're shallow.

  • Philips SHP9500

    Sound: Has a soundstage with medium width and depth. It has good imaging, separation and detail retrieval and very good clarity. It doesn't over- or under-emphasize the bass or treble.

    Build: Is open-back and over-ear. Durable and lightweight. The cups tilt and pivot and the cable detaches. The earpads have good quality and they're soft and removable, but they're very shallow. Replacing them requires modification or buying/making 3D printed rings that the new earpads attach to. Modifying is very easy and quick to do and doesn't require special tools or extra parts. I've made a tutorial. 3D printed parts can be bought from Mod House Audio and Thingiverse. The clamping force is very light, so I don't recommend the headphone for children or if you frequently move your head down and have an average sized head. For aftermarket earpads, I recommend Shure HPAEC1840. These tighten the clamping force for a little, and personally, I love the comfort and fit with these.

  • Superlux HD668B

    Sound: Has a wide and deep soundstage, I'd say 50% bigger than SHP9500. It has very good imaging, separation, clarity and detail retrieval. It has emphasized treble and a small boost in the mid-bass.

    Build: Is semi-open-back and over-ear. Sturdy and lightweight. The cups tilt and pivot. The cable and earpads are detachable. The earpads have bad quality and are shallow, so I recommend replacing them with earpads from HiFiMAN.

  • Superlux HD681 EVO

    Sound: Has the same soundstage as HD668B. It has very good clarity and good detail retrieval, but has poor imaging and separation. It's warm sounding with deep bass.

    Build: Is semi-open-back and over-ear. The cups tilt and pivot. The cable and earpads are detachable. The earpads have decent quality and are soft and detachable, but they're shallow and the drivers stick out quite a bit, so I recommend taking out the loose felt inside the cups, unless you're sensitive to treble, and replacing the earpads with earpads from HiFiMAN, or earpads from Brainwavz if you want much more depth. These are expensive, but they have great quality, they are made of memory foam and are very soft and roomy, and the sound quality is absolutely worth it.

    I also compare to AKG Q701, Audio-Technica ATH-AD700x, Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohms), HiFiMAN HE400i, HyperX Cloud, Philips Fidelio X2 and Sennheiser HD700, which I got for gaming, except for HE400i, but it's great for gaming. I don't recommend HyperX Cloud / Cloud II / CloudX. I strongly advise against them if you don't need closed-back. My evaluations derive mostly if not only from gaming (so take it with a grain of salt for music entertainment listening). I can't emphasize enough that perceived performance in headphones is relative.


    Glossary | ℹ️
    Closed-back x | Cups with solid shells that largely isolate sound from passing in and out.
    Open-back / semi-open-back | Cups with perforations/grills that allow outside sound to freely pass in and sound from the drivers to freely pass out. How loud you hear outside sound and how loud people around you hear the sound from the headphones depend on the volume, of course. The sonic benefit to open-back is generally a big soundstage.
    Soundstage | Perceived space and environment of sound. It can be compared to virtual surround sound; both attempt to produce the same spacious, three-dimensional effect. VSS can sound more ambient and immersive, which depends on the processor you use (CMSS-3D, Dolby, SBX, etc.), but it degrades the sound quality and diminishes detailing due to compression from digital processing. You might also experience less accurate imaging and separation if the headphone already has good imaging and separation. Note that a deep soundstage is equally important as a wide soundstage.
    Imaging | Accuracy of sounds/objects positioned across the soundstage. And I mean where they are positioned -- not merely what direction they come from. This distinction is important because being able to tell only what direction objects come from isn't good enough to me when playing against people. Imaging is inherent to the audio content, so if the game is recorded or mixed poorly, a headphone with good imaging won’t improve the positional audio, so don't judge the headphone before using it in games you're very familiar with. I test mine mostly in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
    Separation | Separating individual sounds from a range of sounds. Good separation makes it easier to filter out or discern overlapping sounds from other sounds and track them.

u/hhhealthy · 5 pointsr/PS4

Having a long micro usb cable to keep a wireless controller charged is a good call (though you need to keep your system in standby if that is where you charge from)

However, i would recommend getting a second controller (some good couch co-op games this gen) and a dock like this:
and then just swap controllers when one dies.

There are a bunch of free-to-play games now, so you might have things to play before you start paying $60 for AAA games (I got into warframe for a while, but it is confusing to start). Also, a lot of cheaper ($10-20) indies too.

Of course i'd recommend paying the $30-$40/yr for PS+ (it should hit $30 on black friday, but you can find $40 every now and then. Normal price is $50/yr) you probably got a free one month card with your console, keep an eye out for the cheaper sales (this subreddit seems good for that) subscription stack. So if you can go until november, grab a couple for cheap then.

PS+ includes a bunch of free games every month, and further discounts on others. Of course the PS4 games are there (2 per month) but often times the vita or PS3 games might be on multiple systems and are "cross buy" or buy once play on any system. Also, go on a computer and "buy" all of the available games each month. It doesn't cost anything and sometimes a PS4 version of the game comes out later and is "free" if you had grabbed the other version when it was available. (happened recently with hotline miami.)

The camera accessory isn't necessary yet, don't worry about it.

A vita is a pretty great system on it's own, but it is really great paired with a PS4. You can remote play the system, leaving the TV open for other folks. This can work on the same network, but also from far away too (I've done it between NYC and Chicago but there was some noticeable delay, great for some games, not great for others (shooters)).

There are a bunch of great subreddits for various games (or trophy hunting, or finding PSN friends) so check those out.

Personally i'm just playing destiny now, but there is already a huge catalog of great games. Just don't listen to the nobs who complain about all the indies. They are some of my favorite games and they certainly aren't slowing down big games like Destiny, but you hear about it a lot on subs like this.

u/thingsyoucouldthink · 9 pointsr/PS4

In my opinion, the best option is to buy a regular pair of great headphones, then buy a mic to go with them. No gaming headset will sound as good as a pair of headphones for the same price. Get a pair of headphones in your price range, then a mic and the audio splitter will be an extra $18.
I currently use a pair of Audio Technica M50x's, which I bought to listen to music with and wound up using them for gaming. They are very comfortable and sound fantastic, although I personally wish they had a bit more bass, for gaming. For a microphone, I prefer the Pyle-Pro PMEM1 Headworn Mic, because it sounds far better than any other microphone I’ve used. Some people like the Zalman Clip mic, but in my experience it didn’t capture my voice clearly and picked up a ton of ambient noise. I just wear the mic underneath the headphones, which is perfectly comfortable. MAKE SURE YOU BUY A SPLITTER! The mic won’t work on the PS4 without one. I use this one. Overall, it’s ~$180 for a great gaming setup, and you get an amazing pair of headphones that you can listen to music with and wear out of the house.
If you want to look into a different pair of headphones, The Wirecutter has some phenomenal advice on headphones. They also have a list for gaming headsets, and I would take their advice on those if you have your heart set on a headset.

Consider getting a cheaper pair of headphones The Wirecutter recommends if you won’t use the M50x’s for anything else other than gaming, but they are among the best headphones for listening to music, and work great for gaming.




Other Headphones:

u/IVIajesty · 8 pointsr/PS4

I can't believe that after 173 comments, no one has the explanation as to why this is the case. I guess it's finally my time to shine. Simply put, the PS3 uses a wi-fi standard that's currently in most homes today. The PS4 uses a newer, faster standard. So why is it slower then? Because most people's routers aren't upgraded to this new standard yet. Sony made the PS4's wi-fi module more future-proof, but as of now it's definitely too future-proof. There are two work-arounds to this issue. You either A) buy a router that uses the new wi-fi standard or the better option IMO, B) buy one of these genius little network powerline adapters. Why do I think the powerline adapter is better? It's cheaper than most routers that use the new wi-fi standard and it's a wired connection. You ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS, want a wired connection with your gaming devices. Save the wi-fi for your phones and tablets. Wire connections are faster and more stable than wi-fi. The network powerline adapter allows you to have a wired connection even if you don't have the ethernet wire routed to the room with your PS4.

"But wait u/IVIajesty, how does this marvelous machine pull off such a magical feat???"

It's simple young padawon. You connect the first module into the outlet and into your router. It sends the ethernet connection throughout your homes circuiting. You connect the second module into the outlet by your PS4 and into your PS4 via ethernet cable, and alakazam! The internet signal is transferred over through the rooms. It's like having a wired connection, without having a wired connection! Woo!

Bonus LPT: If you have an electronics store like Best Buy or Fry's by you, you can buy the device from them and make sure it works. If it doesn't, they have 15 day return policies. This device works in pretty much 99% of home circuiting layouts. There are a few cases where the circuiting of the home isn't compatible with this device, but it's rare. If it doesn't work, you can always return it.

Bonus-Bonus LPT: Best Buy and Fry's both price check, so if it's cheaper on Amazon or any other reputable online vender, make sure you take advantage of that to save a couple extra bucks.

Edit: Used some bolding and italics to make my comment sexier.
Edit 2: It seems as though I might've have confused standard with a different word or I might've gotten my info from an unreliable source. Crossed out the wrong info. Guess I'm not a savior after all :'(

u/pansensuppe · 10 pointsr/PS4

While the Xbox One controller is a great evolution to the 360 controller, the PS4 controller is a real revolution if you compare it with the DS3. It feels so great in your hand. The size is perfect and the buttons and the D-Pad are by far the best compared to any other controller. The new surface feels really good, especially with sweaty hands like mine. Even the triggers are now better than the ones on the Xbox One controller (despite the nice rumble feature).

There is only one thing where the Xbox One controller is still superior and that are those great new thumbsticks with the slip-proof rim. But guess what... you can replace the PS4 with those original X1 sticks pretty easily or even get some fancy 3rd party plastic or metal sticks in any color for a couple bucks to create the ultimate controller: DS4 with X1-sticks!

u/dunger · 1 pointr/PS4

I have the PX51 which are pretty much the same as the PX4 just with a different transmitter. Excellent headset, but mine is also starting to show its age. I also have the XO Seven, which is a technically an Xbox One headset. But works great on PS4 plugged into the controller. XO Seven has a really good mic and great sound quality. I use that XO Seven when playing with friends and the PX51 for playing solo or watching movies. The XO Sevens are a little bit tight fitting though. I have always had good luck with the quality of Turtle Beach though. I tried the Astro A50 but did not like them as much as the PX51.

I have been eyeing the V-Moda BoomPro though. Thinking of pairing it with the Philips SHP9500. Non gaming headset. Comes out to about $107 from Amazon.

u/unforgiven1189 · 2 pointsr/PS4

There are absolutely some decent gaming headphones out there, but almost all of them sacrifice something in order to keep the price point at bay and to pay for the Dolby and DTS licenses. In my experience, you're almost always better off grabbing a pair of decent headphones and adding a mic to them.

My setup is a pair of Philips SHP9500S with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. Unfortunately, these amazing headphones were discontinued recently, but they were $50 cans that beat out many $200. These are open-back headphones though, which means that you will be able to hear some of your environment around you, but the benefit is that the way sound escapes creates a much wider sound where it sometimes sounds like things are happening across the room. Can be very beneficial for hearing precise movements.

If you live in a noisy environment, then maybe the Audio-Technica M40x are more up your alley. These are regarded as some of the best headphones ever made, used by professionals around the world, and what's even more nuts is that they can often be had for less than $100. Sometimes under $80 if you're willing to be patient.

Both of these headphones also have detachable cables so if they ever short out, all you have to do is change the wire and they're good to go. The BoomPro mic also plugs right into the jack at the bottom of the speaker, so the headphones basically turn into a gaming headset, just with none of the gimmicks and non-sense. Just good, balanced/neutral audio.

Just make sure that whatever you buy, whether gaming audio or actual headphones, you're not paying for fancy tech, licenses, and gimmicks that you may not even find to sound good.

u/evilarhan · 8 pointsr/PS4

Unlike the other PC gamers in this thread, I'd say that rig for a PS4 is a decent deal - if you do plan on replacing your PC with something a little more powerful, as you say in another thread.

Once you pick up the PS4, what you need first and foremost is a PS+ subscription, which I think is $50 a year. Multiplayer is more or less dependent upon it (except where noted, in certain games). With the service, you also get two free games every month. So far, they've all been smaller indie titles, though the PS3 is seeing some older AAA releases. You can still make a PSN id to buy games and suchlike off the PS store.

Next, you'd probably want a second controller, especially if you're into fighting games like Mortal Kombat or Injustice. Sportsfriends, one of the free PS+ games this month, is also local MP only, and I've really enjoyed it so far.

If your WiFi is not ideal, and you don't have a LAN connection direct to the PS4, you could look into one of these.

Finally, you could look into upgrading the hard drive. 500 GB doesn't last long, since the PS4 installs all games, even ones on discs, to the hard drive. With each title clocking in between 25 and 40 GB, not to mention the two free PS+ games every month, it's gonna run out fast.

Thankfully, it's really easy to replace, as detailed here. I've heard good things on /r/PS4 about a certain 2TB Samsung hard disk, but I cannot find it right now. Or you could go for an SSD, which is faster but more expensive.

That's about all I can think of at the moment. Now for the disclaimer:

If your primary motivation for the PS4 is Destiny, you might want to hold off. I'm enjoying the game, but I would not recommend it to anyone who hasn't already tried it and decided if it's the game for them. I played the open beta for between six and eight hours before deciding to buy it. If you can, play for at least an hour or two on a friend's system before taking the leap.

I know unsolicited advice is often unwelcome, so feel free to skip the following paragraph if you want to:


You could upgrade your GPU and get a PS4 for cheaper than assembling a new rig from scratch. I'm pretty sure you could sell just the GPU for between eighty and a hundred bucks.


Cheers, and welcome to the PS family!

u/mhero18 · 1 pointr/PS4

I personally don't think an SSD is worth the extra money. it will be faster in terms of load times, but the difference is not that noticeable.

if you want a 2TB HDD, this one (ST2000LM015) is great and recommended. If you want slightly better speed for a good price, get this SSHD (ST2000LX001).

and if you really want to save money, then this one (STDR2000100) is pretty common. more work involved though, because you have to crack open the case. there is guide in the sidebar. one benefit is you can re-use the case for your old ps4 hdd.

I referenced US amazon because i don't know canada stuff, but you can just look up the model numbers for each.

u/gamerholic · 1 pointr/PS4
  1. On my lunch break, walk like a boss into Best Buy to pick up my precious.

  2. Head to Best Buy's restroom and make love to my precious.

  3. Go home after work with my precious and open up the HDD bay, and insert a brand new spankin 1TB HDD and load OS.

  4. Boot up my precious and play a bit with the new OS.

  5. Download PS Plus free games.

  6. Open up AC 4's case and smell the inside.

  7. Open up Injustice: Gods Among us' case and smell the inside.

  8. Pop in COD: Ghosts and jump into the Multiplayaaaaa!!! Awww YEAA!!
u/Lemonbullets · -1 pointsr/PS4

Download Transistor because it's the best thing in the world.

Also I recommend upgrading your HDD to a 1TB SSD hybrid. I just did it myself and the space alone is worth it as 500GB on a next gen console is gonna go pretty fast.

Just a thought to do before you get too much saved on your HDD and have to find a way to transfer it over to a new one.

That's the one I bought and it's pretty awesome!

Good luck on your PS4 fun :)

u/treyguad · 7 pointsr/PS4

I just bought the xbone thumb sticks and installed them on my DS4. This was the best decision ever! At first I was skeptical but all the people over at r/ps4mods highly recommended it! Just be sure to watch a few how to install videos and then you'll be golden. I bought these ...

They fit perfectly and if you have ever used a xbone controller you know they have wonderful grip. Good luck bud!

u/Korpse223 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Most 120hz TV's are really 60hz displays with software that makes it look smoother. Many TV's come with a game mode that disables the software because it adds input lag. Also look out for input lag in TV's. Some brands tend to have a higher input lag but generally Sony, Samsung, LG, and Vizio are pretty good.

I'd definitely pick a 1080p display over a 720p one. Even though a few games like assassins creed unity output at 900p the ps4 will scale it up to 1080p and there is a very noticeable difference between 720p and 1080p.

If you have kids or need to be quiet at night pick up a pair of headphones. They can plug right into your controller and the games audio will go through them. If online will be your thing skip the headphones and pick up a headset. Sony's gold wireless headset is a pretty good one and should be on sale either right now or by Monday. No cooling fans will be necessary but make sure you have a spot set up that gives your ps4 enough room. If you're picking up a second controller consider picking up a charging station that plugs into an outlet. I have the nyko one and it has been great so far but I've also heard really good things about the power A one. If you're not getting a second controller don't worry about buying a dock. I don't own the PS camera or a sound bar/sorround sound system so I can't really help there.

Here's a few TV's that an input lag website recommends for gaming:

Power A charging dock:

Nyko charging dock:

Edit: Target has the gold wireless headset for $40. The deal is for in store only.

u/dfnj123 · 6 pointsr/PS4

Any 2.5" (laptop-sized) hard drive that is 9.5mm in height or smaller should work. I recommend the 2.5" Seagate FireCuda (which comes in 2TB size), since it will give your PS4 a minor speed boost in addition to a storage increase. The FireCuda is a "hybrid drive", which means it contains a combination of both a standard HDD and a small SSD. In simple terms a hybrid drive automatically loads frequently accessed files onto the SSD to improve speed. A hybrid drive would still be slower than a SSD only hard drive, but would be much more reasonably priced. I recommend googling "hybrid hard drive" if your interested in getting a better understanding of what it is.

Also keep in mind that the upcoming 4.5 update is going to allow external HDD to be used as storage for your system. That would be another possibility in the near future to increase your storage, but since the update is currently in beta I would recommend waiting for the official release before making any purchases.

The process to replace the hard drive in a PS4 is very simple. I recommend following a detailed guide on youtube if you are in need of step-by-step instructions.

EDIT: Here's a link to an overview of the benefits and limitations of using a FireCuda with a PS4:

u/emuchop · 1 pointr/PS4

you'll want a second controller with a stand-alone charger like this: battery life is super short on PS4 controller and this will help him play if he forgets to charge one controller.

second: you'll want to replace the stock headset with something affordable like this: headset that comes with ps4 is not good. not good at all.

third: give him subscription to PS+. it is a similar service to xbox subscription. it will allow him to play online.

sounds like your kid likes sports games. Playstation has the single best baseball game ever made called "MLB the show" keep an eye out for it. it is very very good game. even many non-sports game players play it.

u/halpmeplz01 · 1 pointr/PS4

Hmm. I may have tried something similar last week actually. (Without success. My goal was to actually attempt to use my MacBook Pro and DAC to patch in copyright free music and my mic into a ps4 twitch stream).
Can you outline what you're thinking so I can get a better picture? Is your DAC also a headphone amp/have a headphone out?

Is it: PS4 optical out->Computer (optical)->USB DAC out -> headphones?

One idea that comes to mind is to take a regular 3.5 patch cord and use the ps4 controller headphone jack as a line out to your computer, if the optical idea doesn't work. (Though at this point I have to wonder whether using the Bluetooth audio and whatever quality compromises result may or may not negate the purpose of the DAC :). )

I actually found the output from the controller to be pretty darn good considering.

Or you could try using something like this to connect both your headphones and mic to the DS4 controller (your mileage may vary)

Personally I think it's worth it to look out for a good used home theater receiver as the good ones can take a surround sound signal and output it through the headphone jack in a very nice 5.1 simulated way. I found a NAD home theater receiver on craigslist for $50 a while ago.

u/QuantumInteger · 1 pointr/PS4

Okay, here's what you do. I know because I literally just upgrade my HDD and carefully backed up my library (which has PT in it) and successfully transferred it to a new drive.

First off, buy this drive

This one works with the PS4. It's cheaper than an equivalent naked 2TB drive ($99 something on Amazon) and you get a harddrive enclosure out it that you can reuse. You're going to take it apart and use the drive inside for your upgrade. It's not as hard as it sounds. I did it and it's very easy. Before you do anything, hook it up to your PC and format the drive to FAT32 (or just FAT if you're on Mac) and use Master Boot Record as your partition.

Gently place the knife in the crevice between the top cover and the rest of the case to wedge them far enough apart for you to pry it open yourself. Digital Foundry has a video on this. Remove the rubber covers and the screws. Gently remove the aluminum sheets covering the top of the drive and disconnect it from the SATA/USB 3.0 adapter.

To backup your games, make sure the HDD is bigger than the total install size on your PS4. Make sure that you formatted as exFAT or FAT32 and that you choose Master Boot Record instead of GPT or anything else. This is important because PS4 doesn't like anything that is not MBR and it won't recognize your drive or return an error (like there not being enough space for backup). Backing up using this method will backup your game saves, your screenshots/videos, your apps, and games to the external.

Now you're going to need the PS4 firmware. This page has the firmware you need. Be mindful which update you download because the one you want is the full firmware, not the one intended to only update the PS4. I've directly linked it here. It's about 800 MB. Put it on a thumb drive (separate from the external drive that you used to backup your games). Make sure that drive is also formatted as FAT32 or exFAT and that you have the folder tree done correctly. It should be Thumb Drive -> PS4 -> UPDATE in that order. Put the 800 MB PS4UPDATE file that you downloaded into the UPDATE folder. Make sure everything is named correctly, including the update file (don't add numbers to it).

Once that's done, just do as Digital Foundry shows you. Power everything off, push the faceplate off to expose the drive, use a Phillip screwdriver to remove the screw, pull out the harddrive cage and unscrew the harddrive. Now put the 2TB one in. Be mindful here because the Seagate drive is actually thinner than the stock drive so the screws won't align correctly. I recommend putting the drive into the cage upside down to make it easier for you to align the screws with the drive. Screw everything back in, put the drive back, and put the cover back. Connect your DS4 to the PS4 and hold down the PS button for 7 seconds until you get into the PS4 recovery (it should be pretty obvious what it is). Choose the last option to install the firmware. Connect the thumb drive and let the PS4 do its thing.

Now walk through the start up process again and then connect your external HDD. Now restore everything that you backed up. This should take a while depending on how much stuff you backed up. Notice that this backup does not transfer over your profiles so you'd have to sign back into PSN again after the upgrade. You won't have to make any changes like deactivating the PS4 before removing to the drive and activating it as primary again after installation. That's tied to your console ID, not the harddrive. Last step is to take the old PS4 harddrive and put back into the Seagate case that you took your new drive out of.

u/thePOWERSerg · 1 pointr/PS4

The DS4 is super comfortable and surprisingly light weight. The analogs feel great and soft, and their movement is very fluent. Triggers feel smooth and stick out more than the DS3 (which felt sunk'ed in), not to mention they have quick respond, because of their shape. Other than that, I advice that you get soft rubber tops for your Analogs, since a lot of people are complaining that they wear off (even tho I have not had the problem, I still bought some just for the long run - here's what I bought, which I HIIIIIIIIIGHLY RECOMMEND

Congrats and happy gaming!

u/Luffydude · 21 pointsr/PS4

4tb is probably way too much but 2tb can easily handle 30+ games

If anyone is looking to upgrade, I'd recommend the best value for money upgrade which is Seagate's FireCuda 2TB SSHD that was released just a few months ago. Not only you get a huge storage boost, you also get better loading times. I swear my Witcher 3 loads now take 20-30 seconds less

UK link I got it for £99, it is now being sold for £120 the price fluctuates according to orders I think

US link cheaper than in the UK

u/CPaladino · 1 pointr/PS4

Similar situation here. My tips:

  • Use - as you use it, you'll get better. Crappy answer, but the most realistic one.
  • Sensitivity Settings - Figure out what you are trying to do. If you have to lower the settings, go for it. If you need to increase it to give you that feeling of mouse/keyboard - then do it. Eventually you'll hone in on what you need your settings to be dependent on the game. Shooters sometimes have a separate down-the-sights sensitivity that can help for headshots.
  • Controller config - There are usually 4-5 different types of config in the game's settings. For COD BLOPS3, as an example, I found the setting with jump on the L1 trigger, and melee on Circle - since I found I want to aim while jumping, and rarely melee.
  • Comfort - They sell silicone controller shells, and many (including me) use thumbstick covers or addons (I use these, and love them.) Find what makes you the most comfortable physically (and mentally.)
  • Aim - You can't move as much on console. Especially in shooters you should have your sights aimed where you mostly need them. In an FPS, run with the reticule around chest/head level, so when you turn a corner, you can start shooting without trying to aim first.
  • Sounds - many/most pc gamers are used to gaming with a headset on, for FPS especially, hearing footsteps is a huge gamechanger advantage. Get Sony Golds, or Astro A40s if you have a little more money (OR a VSS optical-to-digital box + your favorite seinheiser cans if you have the desire), and go to town.
u/SD456 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Firstly, Welcome to the PlayStation community!


Let me answer Your questions.

  1. You should buy a bigger HDD, because most of the new games are over 40GB, the bigger HDD You get, the longer it lasts.

  • Also, consider buying a hybrid drive (like this one) it isn't that pricey, but they are faster than normal 7200rpm HDDs.
  • SSDs are better in speed, that's true, but the 1-2TB versions are very pricey at the moment.
  • Get a Seagate Expansion STBX2000401 - 2TB HDD if You want to save some money.


  1. You can find HDD speed comparisons here and here.


  2. You can make backups of Your save-games to a USB drive read more about this here.


  3. Sadly, I don't know anything about the Voucher code.


    I hope that I've answered Your questions.

    If You have any more question, feel free to contact me.

    Have a nice day!
u/Shillen · 318 pointsr/PS4

Glad that the update is coming tomorrow. Still no folders option, but looking forward to these features:

>Info: Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.

Back-up and restore HDD to USB
>Info: Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.

Good that I waited with updating my HDD, with our slow network connection it would have taken ages to re-download all my games.
For those upgrading their PS4: (NOT up-to-date with the new backup feature)

u/Ahobo1 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Can't answer your question about Diablo as I have not played it.

Most games are downloadable, but I loved Second Son and First Light. SS lacks replay value, but I enjoyed playing it through twice, once good and once evil. First Light is short, but has massive replay value and the battle arenas are serious fun.

You aren't going to find a better headset in the price range than the PS Gold Wireless. I have one and it's better than a $200 pair of Tritons I owned on PS3.

EDIT: added link

u/PS3RULZ13 · 3 pointsr/PS4

1)not difficult at all
best drive for the PS4 right now in terms of largest amount of memory.
3) after the install of the ps4 firmware, you have about 1768 GB'S left. usually a game is anywhere from 20-50 GB's so you're looking at being able to hold 50+ FULL games. (just an estimate). Indie games however are much smaller so you can also throw in a lot more of those while not worrying about space.
4)No. Sony encourages you to upgrade your Hard drive if your heart desires. It does not cancel your warranty.
5)If you have PS plus you can transfer all your saved game data to the cloud, otherwise you can save all your saved data to a usb external hard drive and then transfer it back once you have your new hard drive in.

im going to buy the 2 TB hard drive i just linked you to. It's price is great and im looking forward to putting my ps4 hard drive into my ps3 so i can finally download some more free ps plus games.

u/Hellraiser_Fanatic · 0 pointsr/PS4

My reply is certainly going to reak of "sony apologist/asshole". That is not my intention.

Your biggest problem with the DS4 is the battery life, and even though you play it 3 hours a day (based on your post) you can't be bothered to do something extremely easy to fix it? Charging the controller is easy to do man, just plug the thing hard is that? It takes you less time to plug the controller in than it does for the PS4 to turn on!

In all seriousness I do agree with you on finding plugging things into the stupid cables every single time you touch them to be annoying. You know those memes about "I plugged in the usb cable...and it was facing the right way on the first try....winning!" That is a real thing. But why? Back in the day the only device commonly found in the house that was used every day that had a rechargeable battery was our home phone. These always had a desktop cradle charger. Can you imagine a cordless phone where you had to charge it by plugging it with a cord all the time? And let's not forget how shitty those nicad batteries were...I kid you not, there are people who made their fortune on selling those stupid things in a retail store, having to be replaced every 6 weeks, people buying the wrong ones, or heaven forbid if you had the audacity to not follow the impossible charge/discharge practices they recommended.

Thankfully, battery technology really improved, but unfortunately the GOOD thing about that era (the cradle charger) went the way of the dinosaur and for some reason (profit) companies stopped including them.

The cradle charger suddenly became a "premium" ie: overpriced accessory. I remember the last cellphone I purchased that came with a cradle charger. This was over 10 years ago, in the era before phones even had color screens.

What I'm trying to say here is a cradle charger is the way to go, and there are multiple options for PS4. Here are just a few:

This is the one I personally have. It works great! I have 3 controllers, and it comes with 2 of the little attachments that go on the controller to charge it. Nyko sent me another 2 for free when I asked them.

This is another very popular one, it is very commonly recommended on reddit. It doesn't require any adapters to be connected to the DS4 since it uses the extension port to charge.

There are other options, but most of the other options work by the charger physically plugging in to the micro-usb port on the top of the controller and hanging from it, which seems problematic to me. The 1990's style cradle is where it's at! The Nyko one is the closest thing to that style. And no, the little adapters that let it dock do NOT interfere with the operation at all, it's very small and you don't even know it is connected. Because everyone asks this (completely unnecessarily, as every lithium ion based charger behaves this way) yes, it will automatically stop charging the controller when the battery is fully charged.

There's even another style that connects directly to the PS4, if you are wanting to keep the controllers near the PS4 itself. Although personally, I think it makes much more sense for the controllers to be stored where they are used...ya know, on the couch. But I literally have not touched my PS4 since I purchased it, since I am (obviously) one of those people who only buy digital games, because damn, why should I have to swap a disc just because I want to play a different game?

Why did I post all of this, especially with the assholery beginning? Because so many people just love to complain about every little thing they don't like, when there are a multitude of products available to make all their woes go away. Even if the DS4 had 24 hours of battery life, if they wanted to not buy a charger for it, they'd still be messing with that stupid USB charging cord eventually...which is a crime against humanity.

Spent $20, and you can be a smug asshole who is much happier in life, thanks to having one less usb cord to have to plug in.

(PS: If your phone supports wireless charging, buy a few of those chargers for your cellphone...and if it doesn't, make sure your next cellphone does!) The only time I plug my phone into ANYTHING is when I flash a new rom to it. Charging is as simple as setting it down on the charger, it synchronizes data (such as music/pictures) over wifi, and earphones are bluetooth. They call it a wireless phone...right?

Modern consumer electronics used without wires...will make you a happier person. Your thinning hair will grow back, your penis will become longer, your belly fat will get smaller, you will get a promotion at work without even asking for it, your children will do their chores without complaining, your mortgage company will approve your refinance, and you will get the bonus onion ring every time you purchase french fries.
Comcast will still give you shitty service...but hey, this new way of life can't work miracles or anything.

u/stop_drop_rofl · 3 pointsr/PS4

No third party controllers, but you could try getting either new thumbsticks (Xbox One thumbsticks fit perfectly), or you could get a thumbstick cover.

Ive used GelTabz before and liked them. They add a good amount of gel thickness that should make clicking the joystick more pleasant.

Grip-It thumbstick covers are also considered very good.

u/Serion_R · 1 pointr/PS4

Upgrading the Hard Drive really isn't that difficult.
All you need to do is buy the drive you want and make sure it is 9.5mm x 2.5inch (I recently got this -, next you'll want to make sure that any saves you have are backed up either on the cloud storage or an external drive. To save time later I would advise downloading the most up-to-date version of the PS4 OS from Sony's website (From here you'll want the "Fresh Install option -, follow the instructions and save this to a USB with at least 1Gb of space.

(Note that you will need a small crosshead screwdriver for this)

Once you've got the drive all you need to do is slide the shiny part of the console away from the power indicator and you'll hear it unlock. From here you should notice a small screw that has the well known PS buttons on it, simply unscrew that and pull the drive out in its holder. You'll notice that there are 4 more screws holding the drive to the caddy, simply unscrew these and the drive will come out.

Now all you need to do is remove the packaging from your new drive, screw it into place on the caddy, re-insert the caddy and screw it into place with the "Sony Screw", reconnect the power/TV/Controller/USB, boot up the PS4 into Safe Mode (Hold power for ~7secs) and choose option 7. From here the drive will update from your USB and after that it'll be good for use, all you need to do is reinstall all those lovely games.

Hope this helps and if you have any problems just shoot me a message :)

u/SMYFFL · 1 pointr/PS4

NAT stuff is going to be done on your router. You'll want to navigate to your router settings in a browser (typically at and find the option that says "Port Forwarding" or something to that nature.

Once you're there, select your PS4's IP address (you may have to figure this one out if you didn't already label it in your router, but you can find it in Settings > Network > View Connection Status on your PS4) and forward the following ports for both UDP and TCP:

  • 80
  • 443
  • 1935
  • 3478
  • 3479
  • 3480

    Here is a site that can probably walk you through the procedure for your specific router.

    Edit: Also remember that NAT Type 2 is what you're looking for, not Type 1. Type 2 means that you've got everything configured correctly and your router is doing what it's supposed to, which is what you want.

    Edit 2: You could also look into powerline adaptors, which allow you to use the electrical wiring in your home to carry ethernet signals, allowing you to have a wired connection that is typically much more reliable than wireless but less reliable than straight ethernet. This solution is dependent upon how your house is wired though, so if your house is pretty old or the wiring job is pretty shoddy, then you might want to just look into getting a better wireless access point if it comes to needing a hardware upgrade. Alternatively, wiring a house with ethernet isn't the hardest procedure in the world, but I'm not sure if you're prepared or able to do that.
u/CroissanwichDiarrhea · 3 pointsr/PS4

Exactly this. I've been conflicted for a while, like OP, but realized that while XBONE exclusives are okay now, PS4 is about to blow them out of the water with their future lineup. I'm also much more invested in platinum trophies than 1,000 Achievement Points (stupid, I know). My XBONE is literally collecting dust at the moment because I'm much more of a PS guy, no matter how much I try other things.

OP, you can also easily order XBONE Thumbsticks from this Amazon seller and use this video to replace the PS4 thumbsticks for the best of both worlds. I did this after losing the rubber on my original sticks and am really happy with the results.

u/King_Icewind · 5 pointsr/PS4

Don't. Get this instead:

I have this, and as I and all the other positive reviewers can attest to; it's great. Looks good, performs well, super affordable, and is the best rated.

u/StolenLampy · 1 pointr/PS4

If you're looking for a good and cheap wireless headset, go with the Playstation Gold Wireless Headset (which is black unlike the name suggests). It lasts a while on a charge, the sound is fantastic as well as the mic built in, and super comfortable. It's about the best $60 headset you could possibly find. As for speakers, always go Logitech if you're sitting at a desk.

u/pizzaghoul · 2 pointsr/PS4

Yes, yes, and yes. They also make this controller that I used to make the jump in March. I very quickly got used to the newer one though, as I loved the kitchyness of the touchpad and the speaker and the motion aspects. Like, in Infamous: Second Son, you have to shake the controller and move it around to spray graffiti. Its so cool. But here is the controller that feels like the Xbox one:

EDIT: Also, I literally sold my new PS4 and bought a Pro like a month after and the difference even on a non 4K tv is worth the extra hundo. The FPS improvements are night and day in some games.

u/randybruder · 2 pointsr/PS4

The other link just shows how to replace the hard drive, a good resource, but to answer your original question:

Internally, the PS4 only has room for a 2.5" 9.5mm tall drive. The maximum capacity hard drive you can get that will fit is 2TB. The Segate 2TB is pretty much the only reccomended hard drive, because it's the only 9.5mm 2TB drive at a good price.

However, if you're going for biggest PS4 hard drive, you can buy something like the Nyko Data Bank which lets you install a full-size, chaper desktop hard drive (up to 8TB^1). The downside is, while it matches the PS4 design aesthetic, it does add bulk to your PS4.


^1 From the Nyko website: With the 3.50 firmware update for PS4 we recommend up to 4TB for models below CUH-1200 and for models above CUH-1200, we recommend up to 8TB.

u/stlcarlos989 · 0 pointsr/PS4

If you don't mind a $280 price tag SteelSeries H are incredible. They are very comfortable even after hours of use. The battery life is about 20 hours and you get 2. You can keep one inside the wireless transmitter and when the battery in the headset gets low you just swap them. It has a retractable mic and very easy to use controls.

I used to have the PS golds they are the best headset for under $100, I would definitely recommend these. They are comfortable and sound great, that being said one of the hinges on mine broke after about a year.

u/ZambonieDrivor · 3 pointsr/PS4

PowerA Charging Station - 2 controllers, not little kid friendly, as it has a spring to load/unload the controller and kids will just pull it off. If the spring is in the incorrect position, it can be difficult to put the controller on charge.

Collective Minds PSVR Stand and Charging Station - 2 controllers, 2 move controllers, and 1 USB slot for headset or PSVR AIM controller.

PlayStation Platinum Headset - Went through 2 PS Gold headsets due to weak plastic frame. Platinums feel more sturdy. Haven't used too much to test durability. Great sound, but I am not an audiophobe.

PSVR AIM Controller - Got it bundled with Firewatch. Read that it felt good in hands. I thought it felt a little awkward, but definitely easy enough to use. Just have to get used to the button layout.

AC Infinity Fans - These are 80mm fans. It comes with 2 fans in parallel that are powered over USB. I don't use my PS4's USBs, because those are taken up with other accessories, so I have it attached to my surround sound receiver. One fan pulling air from the back of the Pro, and the other directing the fan out of the shelf area. I recommend these, as I've noticed the spin up on my Pro has significantly went down.

u/usrevenge · 6 pointsr/PS4

honestly, I recommend these

you get 4 in a pack (so enough for 2 controllers or just for yours and you have a spare set)

it took a while to get on right, basically they have to be perfect or they rub the sides while using the sticks and you get resistance but now that I got them on right it's very nice, and seems to be protecting the thumb sticks.

best part is the price, after shipping mine were $9, keeping in mind it comes with a spare set of covers.

I know this isn't exactly what you want, but IMO it's worth getting them even if the controllers seem to be fixed.

u/vr6mole · 1 pointr/PS4

I know it doesn't fix your problem but I picked up this dock and I love it

It just plugs into any wall outlet. Plus it looks nice enough that I can leave it on the entertainment center and not worry about hiding the controllers. You can even "rest" the controllers on top without clicking them in to charge.

u/coma420 · 1 pointr/PS4

Are you looking for speed, or size? I personally recommend the Seagate 1TB SSHD for speed/size for value, as you get twice the standard drive size, and a big increase in speed. It automatically caches the most used files on the SSD portion of the drive, so that game files or OS files that are accessed frequently can be loaded the fastest. It increased boot speed and game load times on games you play frequently. Say you play a LOT of Destiny, it's going to become quite fast loading the assets you use a lot, like the Tower, in game worlds, things like that.
Amazon link

On the other end of the spectrum, you can go for sheer size, and maintain the same speeds you have now, and just never worry about filling up the drive until 5 years down the road. The similarly priced 2TB Spinpoint -
Amazon link

u/necrochaos · 2 pointsr/PS4

The Sony Gold Wireless Headset. It's amazing. One of the best headsets out there for the PS4. Make sure to download the companion app from the PSN Store. I believe the black set is $80. The white set still sells for $100. But watch for this item to appear on Amazon's Warehouse page. I got the whites refurbished for $85. They match my white PS4 nicely.

I use this controller charger. Works really well. Both of my controllers are always ready for me.

u/extremeelementz · 12 pointsr/PS4

Now for my opinion, if your new and have a very limited understanding of how to do the swap do the good or better, those packages give you everything you need for the swap and have excellent customer service/technical help hotline. IF you can figure out how to do it and your have a spare usb laying around, and don't need to re-purpose your stock ps4 hard drive go with the best! Highly recommend the SSHD.

u/Pdb39 · 1 pointr/PS4

It's currently not in stock on Amazon, but this drive is pretty awesome for the PS4.

I use the 1TB version and I get pretty close to SSD timings, at 25% of a cost.

u/derpingUSA · 6 pointsr/PS4

After searching through a ton of thread I settled on the [Philips SHP9500s] ( and a [vmoda boom pro mic] ( This was a super popular option for those that wanted a solid set of headphones that weren't just for gaming. All around great sound, though not that bass heavy. Build quality is amazing for the price, and versatile since the (very good) mic can be removed. Also, You'll need to jack up the volume and it's a little big for small heads.

u/JoeSmashrad · 4 pointsr/PS4

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0

It was extremely easy to install. I made it difficult because I wanted to keep the PT demo so I deleted every game but PT and the save files and made a backup, installed the hard drive and installed every game and updates I owned taking all night and half a day to do, then I forgot to restore the backup, causing me to download everything all over again. That was fun

I have about 300GB of free space after it was all said and done.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/PS4

My launch controller's battery seems to always be dead. They didn't make them very well at first... but you can put Grip-Its or other thumbstick covers on if you want; they work pretty well. The newer controllers are made better, though. (Newest has the light bar on the top of the touchpad as well as the top of the controller)

u/Built_4_Sin · 1 pointr/PS4

Still rocking mine:


I replaced the hard drive with a hybrid for storage and better reliability. I seemed to be catching errors increasingly.

I picked up this hard drive, and it works like a champ. (Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD)


I religiously cleaned my PS4 with canned air and vacuuming the side vents. Well for the last year or so the fans would get spinning so fast, I feared I was calling in my own 'Airstrike', playing COD. So I ended up following a YouTube on disassembly and did a full clean out, pulling it apart cleaning out the heat sink, fan, and power supply. Sure enough, it had buildup that couldn't clear the heat sink.


After the clean, the PS4 is dead silent and running perfectly. I should have done the cleaning earlier, but just never got around to it. Its honestly still weird, I find myself checking it a lot of the time now, just to make sure the fans are still spinning!

I'm not sure if this is the video I used, I couldn't find it in my history; but this one looks fine.

u/SleepingSnorlax64 · 1 pointr/PS4

I use this one which is a mix of both that you described. Both sides with earbuds and a mic. It works for the PS4 too. The price on Amazon is a little expensive, but it might be cheaper on eBay for maybe about $20. This once lasted a long time for me, and the mic seems good. One of my friends used a $10ish Skull Candy with mic, and it seems to last quite a while too. Those two are what I think are the best earbud ones.

u/Zarile · 1 pointr/PS4

I just purchased these

They are great. Found a good tutorial on youtube and was able to replace them easily. Took about 45 minutes. They fit perfectly for me (others have said they need WD40 to make them feel better).

u/J0hnnyArs0n · 2 pointsr/PS4

I bought this last week, the Segate Momentus SpinPoint 2TB. Installing a hard drive is very easy on the PS4.

I'm sure there are better deals for a 2TB hard drive, but I didn't feel like searching and disassembling a portable one to save a few bucks.

Just remember to save your saved games to a USB, and choose the PS4 New Install System Software Update (around 600-800MB), and not a smaller individual updates

u/Justpassingby1623 · 0 pointsr/PS4

Not sure about the second one you got but I got the Seagate 2TB Laptop HDD SATA III 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive 9.5MM (ST2000LM003)

For me it delivered in two days with Amazon prime. The installation took about 5 minutes probably 30 minutes total to format everything. The hardest part was having to download the firmware which was obviously really easy.

Things seems to load a lot faster and obviously I have a bunch of memory. The only problem I faced was for some reason one of my games wouldn't play anymore but played on my brothers console. Luckily the game was on sale on PSN for 20 bucks so I bought it again and gave the hard copy to my bro. Like I said I can't speak for the other harddrive but I really like the one I bought.

u/barduke · 2 pointsr/PS4


ive been looking into the apple earbuds issue for a while...

most people say it has do to with the way the wires inside are soldered to the jack. i went to the point to getting a brand new TRRS jack and soldering it, switching the ground and mic at the pole and sleeve. result, i can hear great through the headphones, mic will still work with the iphone (buttons no longer work), no annoying buzz, but other users can not hear me through the ps4 on either controller i use (which REALLY disappointed me after all the time i invested researching and waiting for parts).

as for the beats, interesting here also. i bought a digicam ds4 controller and my beats studio work great when wired to the controller through the 3.5mm jack. however, if i use the black controller that came with the console (SW:BF bundle, bought Nov 2015), the beats mic does not work. ive read that this is due to a hardware/software change that Sony came out with a while back.

i found the mic that came with the console is uncomfortable for long term use, but i like the mute switch. currently im using some old $7 generic off brand earbuds that are super comfy, but they are really bass-y and its difficult to hear voices clearly.


i have many friends that use the [url=]PS4 Gold Headset[/url] and they seem to like it a lot

apple switches the ground and mic on their headphones. older DS4 might work with Beats.

u/MissedHerPink · 2 pointsr/PS4

Really eh. If the controller's all you like, get the Horipad FPS plus.

I prefer the xbox controller, but I don't hate the PS4 controller. It still feels nice imo, and has way better features. But if I could only recommend one console, I'd go with PS4 just because of all the exclusive titles that xbox lacks, especially if you're not into Halo or Gears.

u/FoN925 · 1 pointr/PS4

This is the exact HDD I used when upgrading to a 2TB drive. I've been using it for two years now and have never had a single problem out of it, even after multiple power failures and outages caused the PS4 to lose power without being able to shut down properly.

This one will also work perfectly, and costs about £15 less.

The good thing about getting a drive like these is that you can re-use the HDD enclosure. Once you've removed the 500GB drive from your PS4, just pop it in the enclosure, plug it up to your PC, format it and you have an extra 500GB external drive for use as you see fit.

I highly recommend following this guide for replacing your drive. I've used it every time I've replaced an internal PS4 drive, so four times now, and it's been excellent because of the detailed descriptions and pictures, so you can be absolutely certain you are doing everything correctly.

u/nemopsp · 1 pointr/PS4

BTW you don't want to use WD. Use Seagate backup slim plus 2tb here in US they are priced at $69.99

Yes the Seagate backup slim plus is an external hdd. You can take it out of the external casing an works and fit perfectly on the ps4. It's cheaper then just buying the hard drive separate as well.

u/Captain_Midnight · 2 pointsr/PS4

When it comes to console storage, hybrid drives are a waste of money, sometimes performing even slower than the stock drive. The solid-state section of the drive is simply too small to be used effectively as a cache, and the OS isn't set up to handle it like that.

You can pick up a 2.5-inch external drive for $86, pop the enclosure open, and pull the drive out. Although it's a 5400RPM, the sheer areal density makes it effectively much faster than its spec implies.

Newegg and Best Buy also carry that drive, currently for $90. It's relatively easy to pop out, because the enclosure is held together with adhesive instead of plastic clips. There are several Youtube videos that will give you some visual aid.

Be aware that removing the drive from the enclosure will void its warranty (but upgrading the PS4's storage will not void the PS4's warranty).

Edit: It's probably worth spending $8 more to get the bare drive, since its warranty will remain intact.

u/lindseyxsims · 1 pointr/PS4

Why don't you just get an internal drive? The one I got is cheaper than those and would be easier to install since you wouldn't have to take everything apart.

Click on "20 new from $84.99"; I got mine for $90 plus I had a $10 gift card that I got for free from some app on my phone where you download apps and get points to redeem for gift cards. :)

u/Sghenri36 · 1 pointr/PS4

If you can find a set of Philips SHP9500 cans and couple them with a V-MODA BoomPro mic, these things are earcandy. They are open-back however, but if you like a fantastic soundstage and sound then these work a treat. They are also extremely comfortable, can game for hours with them and zero issues with discomfort. ~Cheers~

u/ThisIsScottPilgrim · 3 pointsr/PS4

I bought this headset for the PS4 and it works great. The ear buds are really great quality and my friends have told me that I sound loud and clear on chat.

u/Golden_Taint · 3 pointsr/PS4

Honestly, your best bet is Ethernet powerline adapters. They use the power wiring to transmit from your router, super easy.

u/skwerlbat · 2 pointsr/PS4

I would recommend picking up the cradle style Dualshock 4 charger. Its pretty convenient, especially if you have 2 controllers. I found it on Amazon for $22. I think its pretty good value. heres a link.

u/Chouonsoku · 2 pointsr/PS4

I'm not saying this is for sure the problem but that would be the best way to verify aside from swapping the system entirely. It's very easy to swap drives in the Pro, just like the original model and Slim.

The sidebar guide is still applicable from a software standpoint, the Seagate FireCuda seems to be the new popular drive upgrade. But any 2.5-inch SATA drive that is 9.5mm or less in height will work in the PS4. Externals still tend to be cheaper but opening the case makes you lose out on the warranty (which you'd probably want if you are indeed dealing with hard drive failure this go-around).

Basically if you upgrade the drive all you need to do is backup your current software if you don't want to redownload anything and pop the PS4 System Software onto a flash drive to install to the new drive. If you've got PS Plus all of your saves are stored on the cloud so you don't have to worry about backing those up if you choose the re-downloading your games route.

u/Bill_Brasky01 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Get the SSHD and don't waste your money on an SSD. They're only $80 from amazon, which is an amazing deal. A standard hard drive is around $80 for 2tb so there's no reason not to get the Firecuda. The speed will be better but not night and day faster. Remember the main upgrade is more space. I've had 2TB since PS4 launch and have about 500GB left. It's super nice to have all that space for games.

u/Zcherub · 1 pointr/PS4

Went with the Seagate 1TB "gaming" SSHD:

Seagate 1TB Laptop Gaming SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive) SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000LM014)

Trying to transfer my capture gallery was more trouble than it was worth - I'd recommend just using a USB stick & only back up game saves.

The SSHD so far is great. Obviously bigger, but there's now a noticeable difference boot up times for the system & for my games from rest mode (playing mgsv now). Download times seem slightly better, but the real difference seems to be in apps that are frequently accessed. Hope that helps.

u/John_YJKR · 3 pointsr/PS4

I used this guide:

A user, u/LukeLC , posted here a couple weeks back. The one in the side bar is just as good but perhaps you'll like his better. In it he recommends types of hard drives. I chose this one:

Though I bought it at Walmart for the same price as Amazon had it for. You can buy a solid state (ssd) but the biggest ssd you can use in the PS4 is 1TB and it's a bit expensive. And your only return on that extra investment is some games will load about 15-25 seconds faster. So imo it's not worth the extra money and less than maximum possible storage space. If you google it you can find forums that discuss the pros and cons of hdd and ssd in the PS4.

If you have more questions just message me. I don't mind. Once you get it all set up you'll wonder why you were ever so intimidated by it. Don't worry.

u/Jasonp359 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Playstation Gold Headset

I got it back on Cyber Monday last year and use it almost everyday. Mostly on my PC (wearing them now). It uses a usb adapter so there is no annoying bluetooth to worry about. I have not used on my xbox one yet as I almost never play on that thing anymore, but it works with PC and PS4 with usb and then has a headphone jack and comes with an auxiliary cord to plug into your phone. Also has a built in microphone.

I HIGHLY recommend this headset. Just finished playing Hellblade on the PC using this headset and it was amazing. The virtual surround sound is perfect. Can't get much better than this one.

u/chop924 · 1 pointr/PS4

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the PS4 is not able to use an external HD (as in you're connecting the external HD to the USB input).

You CAN take out the HD itself out of the housing and replace the PS4 stock one with it though. You'll have to check on which ones are compatible.

I replaced my HD with this one, and it works great:

u/MarshawnPynch · 16 pointsr/PS4

Get the PS4 charging dock

It's $17 (which isn't too bad) but you'll always have a place to put your controller when you're done playing and it'll keep them wont ever have to worry about battery life or keep the controller tethered to the system

What kind of games are you interested in? I could give you some recommendations. PS+ is a must-have for online play and is well worth it for the free games.

u/DiscoKid28 · 3 pointsr/PS4

The same thing happened to me. Three months after purchase, the rubber wore down to the plastic (mostly because of Injustice: Gods Among Us).

I called Sony Customer Support: (800) 345-7669
I explained what happened, and a lady explained to me directions regarding shipping the controller to this address...
MTC Fort Wayne
2505 Wayne Haven St,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

They replaced the controller for free, however I paid about $10 for shipping (eh...). Once I got the new controller, which only took a few days, I bought these things:

If I were you, I would just go ahead and buy the grips. They're awesome, comfy, and you can't tell if there is busted rubber underneath them. If you want to know that you have a pristine set of thumbsticks underneath them, however...then yeah, call Sony and they should replace the controller if it's under their warranty. Hope that helps.

u/erikb42 · 1 pointr/PS4

Yeah man, I live in apt building in Manhattan, also I have a career. My own hours I can normally play games are a few weeknights around 9pm to midnight. I will never be able to play with a killer speaker setup, my neighbors would hate me. I've been using headphones with gaming for years now, its great. I've some amazing setups over the years, but if you wanna spend only like 100 bucks, try the Sony Gold Wireless set.

I even starting using it in CSGO recently when I managed to lose my really nice ones, they work great for that.

u/EgoGrinder · 7 pointsr/PS4

Like anything there is no agreed upon "best".

There are GelTabz....


Butterfox (I had these for a while)

Off brand silicone...


You'd be better off watching YouTube reviews of these various products.

None of which might fit great now that the rubber on your controller is actually falling apart. Might require some hot glue or something else if you want them to stay in place.

A lot of people eventually switch to xbox style sticks, not just because the material doesn't fall apart but because it's actually a much better design. These compared to the DS4 sticks is night and day in terms of control and your thumb not sliding all over the place.

Not that hard to install. Hardest thing about taking the controller apart is getting the shell separated for the first time and the fact that the triggers and springs might fall out, so just work on a clean table where you'll be able to find the little springs. Watch videos on how to take it apart.

u/C1NNABUN · 1 pointr/PS4

Thanks. I got this one when I upgraded so there was no enclosure to swap:

It was on the expensive side but a lot of people were praising it. There were plenty of cheaper external ones at the time too, but I opted for the good stuff. Oh well, 10 bucks for an enclosure is no biggie. On a side not, having 2 tb storage is so very nice.. I am just constantly looking for stuff to fill up my HDD lol.

u/BradleyB636 · 1 pointr/PS4

Funny you ask, I'm shopping around right now too. Have you decided on HDD or SSHD? Your options are basically 1TB SSHD or you can get a 2 TB HDD. Personally, I would prefer more space. It's on sale now $89 at Best Buy and Amazon. If you're gonna change out the HDD, you might as well go 2TB in my opinion.

Possible beeping issue with that one? Maybe this would be a good choice instead:
Samsung Seagate 2TB Laptop HDD SATA III 2.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive 9.5MM (ST2000LM003)

u/FznCheese · 30 pointsr/PS4

Not sure what price range you were thinking but I love my PS Gold wireless headset. I've seen them go on sale quite often but I don't regret picking them up for $100 when they first came out. They would allow him to get his game on with the sound cranked without disturbing you and all the neighborhood. They also create virtual surround sound which is pretty cool. The ps4 comes with a little mono (single ear bud) mic that can plug into the controller but it is poor quality and not very comfortable. It works in a pinch but if your husband plans to do any voice chat for online games he will want a better mic than what comes with the ps4 and I've had no complaints using the ps gold headset.

It will also work with your pc. So if he's a pc gamer he can get double duty out of it.

u/riversun · 4 pointsr/PS4

ordered these, completely amazing. takes about 1 day to get used to them, and for them to truly form to the stick. raised, slightly textured and soft-but-not-too-soft silicon

your thumb will never hurt again, it's great for games that require R3/L3 actions, and your stock rubber won't degrade if it hasnt already

u/lightyoruichi · 2 pointsr/PS4

Commented on another thread earlier. I've spent few weeks researching and getting help from /r/headset and /r/gaming_headsets. Best option for comfortablity, price and quality is getting a Philips SHP9500, which has a detachable cable on, and plugging in the V-Moda Boom Pro mic. Dude, i'm telling you man, it's sanely awesome.

Edit: Links for Amazon

u/McChicken6677 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Multiplayer is not splitscreen, everyone plays on the same screen. I am playing through the game with my girl friend and its great, I prefer it over the PC version personally.

I have this headset and love it

u/Aerowen69 · 1 pointr/PS4

There is no 2TB drive of 7200RPM that will fit in the PS4. Your best options are either more space or more speed. For space it's the 2TB seagate one which you'll have to wedge out of that bracket it comes in. And for speed it's the 1TB SSHD(Solid State Hybrid Drive) from seagate([amazon link] (

I have the SSHD personally and it gives a noticeable speed increase (it's also great for the PS3). It loads stuff into the cache, everything the game uses a lot gets put in and read from the much faster cache instead from the HDD platters. So it's not just loading times that increase but also reduces texture pop-in etc. Here are some yt links.

If you plan on getting a lot of games the extra space might be better, especially because even disc games install everything to the harddrive with the PS4. But do the math to see if you really need that many games installed. I'm currently up to about 22 games on my PS4, although only about half of it are large disc installs or free2play games like War Thunder. But I still have about 700GB left free.

u/macneto · 1 pointr/PS4

As the other user's have said, its pretty much hands down a Wi-Fi Issue. It could be a hundred different reasons why your Wi-Fi just doesnt work in that room. And its simple to address they are plenty of options.

Personally I have had great success using Powerline Adapters in the past in Apartments, even in a Duplex.

This Should solve your problem

u/Rackornar · 3 pointsr/PS4

Hey, not the OP but I upgraded to a 1TB SSHD a week after my PS4 arrived (I ordered it a bit late had hoped to just do it instantly). It is pretty simple, the SSHD I bought is this one. Here is a nice video that will show you exactly how to replace it once you have it.

u/b1shd · 1 pointr/PS4

I picked up Grip ITs and have really enjoyed them, and really good value at under $5.

They do not raise the height of the sticks but provide a nice tacky surface and I have found I am controlling games alot better

u/WhoTheFuckIsKarma · 2 pointsr/PS4

I like my Skullcandy Ink'd earbuds, both the audio and the microphone sound great.

Also, I understand a lot of people like and recommend Sony's PSVita earbuds as well.

u/JustTurrble · 1 pointr/PS4

Folks, this charging dock is probably the best one on the market. Trust me, I got it day 1 and love it.

u/xBTGx · 0 pointsr/PS4

This is the hard drive that I swapped into my PS4. I chose this one over some of the older 2tb drives for two reasons.

  1. To me at least, the Hybrid part does make a slight difference because the way it works is that it recognizes the files that are used most often and switches them over to that to increase load time, a slight improvement but it is noticeable with certain games.

  2. My new drive is 7200 rpm and not 5400 rpm. That was the big difference, i have seen much faster load times in games like destiny, tomb raider, and other games that have a lot of loading time.

    If you are just going for space then get the 2tb but if you want some extra speed, go for the hyrbid.

    I've only filed about half of my hard drive with every free game for ps plus and about a dozen physical games.
u/Maximus77x · 1 pointr/PS4

So basically, Seagate Expansion, Seagate Backup Plus, or Samsung Seagate Momentus SpinPoint are all solid options?

If I got the Seagate expansion would it be the same drive as the Samsung -- I would just have to pop it out of the case?

Thanks for your help! This is an awesome answer, and it's one of the first times I have searched and actually found what I was looking for on the first thread.

u/mbsolo · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you already have a set of good headphones that sport a 3.5mm non-locking detachable cable, the V-MODA BoomPro is a great add-on option. The connector is fairly slim so it should hopefully work with the vast majority of detachable cable headphones, but make sure to do a little research through Google or Amazon reviews to be sure.

u/MSP930 · 1 pointr/PS4

I have mine full, but my connection is pretty good, so I can delete and download all the time. I have thisátil-respaldo-dispositivos-plateado/dp/B00FRHTTIA/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?crid=1XIVGQ8OOL900&keywords=seagate+2tb&qid=1556657225&s=gateway&sprefix=seagate+&sr=8-5

You need to open the case and youll have the internal HDD ready

u/DITC01 · 5 pointsr/PS4

get yourself a pair of Grip-Its, they're awesome and super comfortable.

u/felixmontoya92 · 21 pointsr/PS4
  1. Here are step by step instructions on how to game share with friends and family.
  2. PS Plus is usually $60 a year. However, it is currently on sale at Gamestop and Amazon for $40.
  3. The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, and Uncharted are a few of my personal favorites that I recommend.
  4. Some games might be up already but the vast majority are not. Here is a doc the sub put together with all of the best deals on games, accessories and cosoles.
u/MrMediaGuy · 2 pointsr/PS4

I just got a new controller sent to me by Amazon US since I bought mine through them as well. My left stick had the rubber pulling off and tearing so I called their customer service line. They just asked for the order number, then added a PS4 controller to my online cart for $0.00. All I had to do was check out and pick my shipping. It really couldn't have been any easier. They don't even make you send the busted controller back. So, buy yourself some grip-its and you basically get two controllers that work perfectly fine. I ordered these:

They fit on the PS4 sticks fine, will cover the damage on the older controller and will keep the new one from wearing and tearing until they figure out what the manufacturing issue is/was.

u/Superrandy · 7 pointsr/PS4

The official Sony charger is not sold in america still. I got the Power A charger and it is fantastic. Could not recommend it enough. Love being able to have them docked and easily swap to another controller when one dies.

They're on sale on Amazon right now, and I know you can find them at Walmart as well.

u/onlythecosmos · 1 pointr/PS4

I recommend this if you can get them. They're like a miracle sent from the internet gods haha TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

u/zero260asap · 2 pointsr/PS4

Honestly I'd recommend this.

It has 8gb of solid-state memory on it for extremely fast performance. I have one, and have probably close to 20 games on it. Big titles and small. I still have over 500 gb left free. I have over 30gb of saved video and screen shots. I'd say skip the extra terabyte and go for the flash memory. Here's a comparison video of the standard HDD, the hybrid 1tb and a solid state drive
Tested: PlayStation 4 Hard Drive vs. SSD vs. Hybr…:

u/jazdk4 · 7 pointsr/PS4

I have the "geltabz" brand ones. The gel part raises the height of the thumbstick up a mm or two but I have found the transition to be easy to adapt to. MUCH more durable than the original cover material on my DS4. I have 30+ hours on them and they seem to be a good replacement. Don't even notice them anymore.

u/DJXiej · 2 pointsr/PS4

Sony Gold Wireless Headset

I picked mine up last summer for about $60. Treat them nice and they work pretty good for the price. Official fully wireless 7.1 surround headset.

u/Wescyde · 1 pointr/PS4

Good, thankfully it was an easy fix. If you have two controllers, you may look into the Power A Dual Charger, its a great charger and you would not have to use rest mode it just plugs into a wall and charges the controller through a different port. Have had mine 4 years now

u/willydearborn · 1 pointr/PS4

Extremely unlikely, although there have been some rumors that they’ve already updated controller material quality in newer consoles. If you want to be safe, I would recommend these: I personally use love and vouch for them. If not, and you do get joystick peeling, Sony will send you a replacement.

u/Hothicron · 17 pointsr/PS4

Pick up the 1TB 7200rpm HGST drive for $55. Twice the space, a little faster then stock drive, runs very quiet and cool. Great upgrade, loved mind in my PS4 and pro before I went SSD

u/Kasendou · 1 pointr/PS4

Not really much choice in the 2TB 2.5" HDD realm. For the price, the current Seagate that most people use is the best value. You could wait for other drives to come out, as I'm sure they are on their way.

I like this model because you basically get the case for free. You can pop the internal HDD out, swap your PS4 HDD into the case and have a 500GB external for whatever you need.

-Make sure you're running the latest firmware on your PS4 (3.50 or later)

-Test the HDD before you go taking it apart, run a full scan on it to verify no bad sectors and that the thing isn't an RMA dud.

u/raskrask · 1 pointr/PS4

Installed 2TB by dismantling this

This contains Samsung drive small enough to fit in PS4.

Before firmware update (1.4 or something?) it had issue with detecting from a cold boot. You could work around by pressing power button for about 6seconds (basically releasing just before entering the safe mode). Once it's on, going in/out of standby was fine. I used it like for few weeks.

After the patch, it now detects fine and no problem.

I am happy with it. Speed is not stellar or anything but just fine. Not much noise I think. Having so many games install on HDD these days, it's better to upgrade earlier than later I thought.

BTW, I coudln't make this HDD work with PS3 (fat, slim)

u/thekingswitness · 3 pointsr/PS4

A guide is in the sidebar as well. I purchased mine a year ago and it was a great decision. You won't regret it. Not having to delete games is amazing.

u/_31415_ · 3 pointsr/PS4

I just use a pair of over-the-ear headphones that I really like along with a Zalman mic and it works fine. Put them together with this and pop it right into the controller like a dedicated headset. Haven't had issues yet, and I can easily swap between open-backed headphones and closed-back headphones.

u/DapsAndPoundz · 3 pointsr/PS4

I just purchased and installed 2TB Seagate sshd on my own PS4. Super easy to do and I’m really enjoying not having to delete 3 games just to install a new one.

u/smashadages · 1 pointr/PS4

I have this one that I plug my headphones into. It's perfect and I bought it for like $3. It's sold out on amazon but I think there's a link to the black version somewhere on the page.

I have heard that the ps vita headphones are awesome.

u/DowneasterJC · 2 pointsr/PS4

Try these.

I went from 2Mbps/300kbps over wifi to 25Mb/5Mb over these. Still not as good as a direct connection, but much better than wifi. Everyone I talked to said they wouldn't work in my old apartment because the wiring was probably too old, outlets not on the same circuit, etc., but I tried them anyway and they worked like a charm after ~30 seconds spent plugging them in.

u/Fuu-nyon · 3 pointsr/PS4

The PSN transaction servers have been giving me trouble for over a month now. I'd recommend buying PSN credit on Amazon and buying your games while they're still on sale.

$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]

$10 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]

u/TRDeadbeat · 1 pointr/PS4

I personally prefer the 1TB Seagate SSHD over the 2TB 7200RPM. If you're going for raw space, the 2TB is obviously the correct option, but if you can sacrifice some space (while still doubling what the PS4 shipped with) for a bit of a performance boost, then go with this:

The performance boost is not night and day, but it is certainly there. I originally used the SSHD, then decided to buy the 2TB, so i've had both. After a few weeks with the 2TB, i actually put the SSHD back in the console and it's been there ever since.

u/celestiaequestria · 3 pointsr/PS4

First, you want the [Seagate Backup Plus Slim] ( - it's a piece of cake to open the case, it just pulls apart and you smoothly remove the connector, rip off the foil, etc... to get the drive out. If you do it carefully you can reuse your old drive in the case, which is what I did.

Second, get the 2tb drive, the price difference is like $20 ~ $30 now, but it saves you from having to buy another drive down the road. Game installs, patches, add-ons and demos are only getting bigger... so the number of games you can keep fully installed in 2016 will be lower if your drive is too small.

I just did the upgrade last week, I trusted my 130-hour FFX save to a transfer, worked fine.

u/M0rmont · 1 pointr/PS4

I'm pretty sure most people use this drive, but the internal hard drive is the same so that one could save you $10.

If you plan on using the shell for a 500GB external anyway, the slim version is definitely sleeker.

u/blck_lght · 2 pointsr/PS4

Just get something like this and you don't need to fuck around with enclosures
Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5-Inch Notebooks / Laptops Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LX001)
Seagate or WD are usually the top recommended

u/james26685 · 1 pointr/PS4 is probably the better way to go if you are more interested in space over a slight disk speed increase. And yes you do have to extract the drive from the external casing.

u/SpyreFox · 1 pointr/PS4

Either the Sony Gold or Pulse Elite (if that's still around). I have the Pulse and friends have the Golds; they both perform very well and have good mics. While they are known to be fragile, I have not had that experience. But then I seldom rage quite and throw my headsets... Your mileage may vary.

Golds are US$85 at Amazon right now.

u/NapalmOne · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought this a little after launch It's pretty awesome and I feel like it will be quite a while before I run out of space, I've used a little over 500gb.p

u/bblaze19 · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought some of these when my rubber started rubbing off.

They work fine and were super cheap. Great alternative till I get the White destiny controller.

u/lateeveningthoughts · 1 pointr/PS4

You can try this powerline stuff. I use ethernet, but might be the next best solution. TP-Link AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps (TL-PA4010KIT)

u/Dead1 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Good to know and thanks for the reply. I actually just found a nice workaround for this problem, should it be something that I actually face. Apparently, I can buy a device like [this] ( or like [this] ( I've just read all these complaints about how WiFi isn't good on the PS4 because apparently it only uses the 2.4GHz N network, which I guess is overloaded for a lot of people because it's old and everyone in a neighborhood uses it now.

u/DexRogue · 1 pointr/PS4

Just buy the 2TB bare drive, and call it a day.

  • Two year warranty
  • Bare drive, you don't have to remove it from a case.
  • If the drive doesn't work or DOAs, you can get it replace without issue.
  • It's more expensive.

    Everyone likes to suggest the slim drive because it's cheaper. To me, knowing that one year down the road if I start having issues I won't have to deal with putting it back in the case and hoping they don't deny my warranty claim because I voided the warranty by opening the case is well worth the extra money.

    I bought the family a PS4 for Christmas and the first thing I did before I even booted it for the first time was swapping out to the bare drive. Zero issues, if you've ever replaced a laptop hard drive, it's similar and just as easy. I'd rather spend a bit more money now and not have to deal with issues down the road of not having enough space. Time is money, I'd rather spend my spare time playing games!

    If you decide to buy an external drive, TEST, TEST, TEST. The last thing you want is to rip it from the case without testing it and end up having a drive that doesn't work and now has a voided warranty.

    From Seagate's warranty website, "This limited warranty is void if a product is returned with removed, damaged or tampered labels or any alterations (including the unauthorized removal of any component or external cover)."

    Good luck!
u/lennythelaserdisc · 1 pointr/PS4

> What do you guys recommend that I do?

Do whatever you feel like its best for you

Hybrid performance is so small and depend on game to game basis there is no point paying extra $30 for it

> Are these the same hard drives?


u/YaztromoX · 4 pointsr/PS4

Two options:

  1. Get a set of Powerline Ethernet Adaptors. These allow you to run ethernet through the existing power lines in your home (without impacting their ability to deliver power), or
  2. Get an external WiFi ethernet adaptor. This will plug into your PS4s ethernet jack, and will then connect to your WiFi router. A decent such adaptor is likely going to have better WiFi than is built into the PS4 (and you may be able to find one that has a better antenna as well).

u/kasual7 · 1 pointr/PS4

You can always use a powerline adapter: not as fast as an ethernet connection but definitely better than wifi; that is if you electric circuit are fine.

u/desirelife · 4 pointsr/PS4

I got these:

Love em, fit perfect and everything works but with much better grip.

u/Kneegrowilly · 1 pointr/PS4

I ordered these, My rubber was nearly completely off on one joystick and starting to peel on all the others. For the price I'm pretty satisfied, they feel and look nice

u/TBoneTheOriginal · 3 pointsr/PS4

Once you toss in shipping, it's the same price as this beauty, which is infinitely better designed.

I know there's store pickup, but it's still worth the extra $4 to get the PowerA dock. It's amazing.

u/MrMaple24 · 1 pointr/PS4

Awesome, thanks! My audio setup is pretty awkward, so having everything work is a bit hard.

PS4 > HDMI Audio Splitter > RCA Male to RCA Male Adapter > RCA to 3.5mm Adapter in to Sound Card on PC > Playback through PC to hear through headset.

Going to grab this one since it's Prime shipping.

u/pixelpushing · 4 pointsr/PS4

That's not actually an SSD, it's a SSD/HDD hybrid. These types of drives have negligible benefits for load time over a 7200rpm HDD and provide no benefit in terms in actual game performance.

You'd be better off purchasing a cheaper 1TB 7200rpm HDD like this one.

If you aren't bother about saving an extra second or two on load time you could pick up a 5400 rpm drive even cheaper (this is the speed of the default PS4 HDD).

u/foofad · 1 pointr/PS4

If it's a refurb there's a chance you might be getting first generation controllers. They're fine mechanically except that the thumbsticks were prone to wearing and then splitting and losing their rubber finish. You may want to get brand new controllers, they have a harder plastic finish on the thumbsticks instead of the rubberized plastic.

This is a really nice charging station for controllers:

I have it and it works very well. Other than that, save up for PSVR!

u/MrAkai · 2 pointsr/PS4

Not sure what's wrong (I often use my phone charger to charge the DS4) but it might be worth investing in a charging dock like the Power A since you made a nice shelf for it all.

u/srbman · 4 pointsr/PS4

Unless you get a Slim or Pro, your best option is an Ethernet Wall plug adapter (something like this). It would help you get a wired connection without moving the router or PS4.

u/coreygrandy · 3 pointsr/PS4

Why not go with this? $89.99 and you can re-use the enclosure with the PS4's original drive afterward. There is a guide here as to how the whole replacement is done, and it looks as though you only need a Phillips head screwdriver.

Edit: I may have meant to link the Slim drive. Perhaps the other one isn't 9.5mm. $99.99, still saves a bit versus your original post.

Edit: Last one, I promise. I checked my saved posts and found a more thorough guide. It looks as though that user went with the Slim drive linked in my first edit. It shows literally every step, and confirms that it's just a Phillips head for the replacement. Opening the external drive, however, will require a Flathead. Still, nothing that most homes shouldn't have.

u/wanderjahr · 2 pointsr/PS4

> Standard 5400rpm drive will give you a 59s load time in KZ while a Hybrid drive will mark at around 41s and an SSD will be 39s.

That's a 30% increase wih a SSHD! Why wouldn't you want that, especially if you're going to upgrade your drive anyways? This SSHD is $97 for 1TB, more than enough room for games.

Yes, you're right, the increases aren't as dramatic as PC's, but they are increases nonetheless. If you're going to spend ~$100 to upgrade your drive, shouldn't some of that money see increased loading times, however slight?

OP, I definitely suggest getting a SSHD if you're going to upgrade your drive. I know that's what I will be doing at some point.

u/bnnyblncofromdabronx · 1 pointr/PS4

This one has worked great for me

I believe it is also available at Best Buy and they should price match it.

u/e_x_i_t · 2 pointsr/PS4

It's worth investing in a bigger HDD, 500gbs just doesn't cut it after a while, this 2TB external is one of the more commonly recommended ones. All you gotta do is pop the case off and you just save yourself $20 or so compared to its internal counterpart, plus you can put your old HDD in there and have yourself a nice 500gb external.

u/HeyCarpy · 2 pointsr/PS4

Do yourself a huge favour and pick up the Power A charging station for your second controller. Functional AND cosmetic. I love mine. You won't regret it, trust me.

u/CkPhX · 11 pointsr/PS4

This is the one he linked but for the US I think, but the one that you linked would work as well. And you have to replace the internal drive which is EXTREMELY easy to do. Here's a video that can guide you through it if you decided to do it.

u/avlambo21 · -1 pointsr/PS4

I havent had any issues with my Sony Gold Geadset. Works great, good sound can changed volume of chat vs game sound. Decent battery life, ok build quality though

PS Gold wireless headset