Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially announced the completion of the acquisition of Audeze, a manufacturer of high-end headphones known for high-quality flat-magnet audio products for the audiophile community. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be announced, but SIE is confident that “the sale will help strengthen Sony’s innovative efforts to bring hi-end audio experiences to the PlayStation ecosystem.” .
After “joining the team” Sony, Audeze will continue to develop products for both the audiophile and gamer segments. The company will operate independently, and will “benefit from being part of the PlayStation ecosystem”.
SIE’s senior vice president of platform experiences, Hideaki Nishino, believes that the Audeze acquisition underscores Sony’s focus on the strategy of delivering the best possible audio experience to PlayStation users. In the near future, Audeze will actively apply its unique “patented technologies and planar magnetic drivers” to bring a “superior audio experience” to the gaming community. .
Audeze is famous for its high-end product lines using planar magnetic drivers, providing high quality sound for users and professionals. The news of the deal comes shortly after Sony announced the PlayStation Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore headsets for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR2, the upcoming PlayStation Portal and works with PC and Mac at the same time.
Notably, Pulse Explore and Pulse Elite also use a custom planar magnetic driver and a new low-latency audio technology called PlayStation Link. Therefore, it is likely that this deal has been calculated by Sony and Audeze for a long time. Pulse Explore and Pulse Elite will launch later this year, priced at 0 and 0 respectively.