Like the design of the PS5? You might like Sony’s new gaming monitors and headsets
Sony Electronics is launching a new gaming hardware brand called InZone this year. The line of headphones and monitors is specifically designed for use with Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Windows PC games. And those products, for better or worse, match the PS5’s black-and-white beauty.
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Sony’s Inzone lineup currently has two gaming monitors, the M9 and M5. The M9 is a 27-inch 4K monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate, while the InZone M5 has a 240 Hz refresh rate at 1080p resolution. Both models have HDMI 2.1 and USB-C ports as well as variable refresh rate support – similar to the PS5 – but only the high-end M9 offers full-array local dimming, which improves image quality by delivering better contrast. The M9 will be priced at $ 899 at launch, while the M5 is priced at $ 529.
Sony is using special interoperability features for these gaming monitors when they are connected to the PS5. The M9 Auto offers HDR tone mapping, which automatically tunes the HDR color format and will automatically switch to picture mode depending on whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie.
Two wireless InZone-branded headsets are also coming from Sony – top-of-the-line InZone H9 and H7, both with 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity – along with a wired headset, the H3. They are significantly larger and more robust than Sony’s existing Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PlayStation 5. Sony says the wireless headset will get 32 and 40 hours of battery life, respectively. The H9 will be priced at $ 299, the H7 will be priced at $ 229 and the H3 will be priced at $ 100.
Monitors will be available from Sony.com and other retailers this summer, Sony said in a news release. Gaming headsets are currently available for pre-order on the Sony website.