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A new PS5 firmware update available now is set to improve the console's audio experience when you're playing with the new Pulse Explore earbuds, and the Pulse Elite headset releasing next month. A new equalizer is designed to enhance overall sound quality while a sidetone feature lets you adjust how much of your own voice you hear in the microphone.

You can grab the 1.186GB PS5 firmware update now in order to gain access, then the new features will be available in the Sound tab in the Control Centre. You can then edit some equalizer presets across five different options and preview what it'll sound like. Your settings will be stored on the earbuds and they'll carry over and be automatically selected should you connect them to another device.

The Pulse Explore PS5 earbuds are available now for £199.99 / $199.99, while the new Pulse Elite headset releases on 21st February 2024 for £129.99 / $149.99. Both come bundled in with a PlayStation Link USB adapter, so you'll get all the benefits of that Sony technology with the accessories.

Other new features included in the PS5 firmware update are upgrades for Parties functionality, some improvements to messages, and more stability. Are you excited to try out these new audio features? Let us know in the comments below.