Pre-orders for the company, InZone, are already being accepted.
This year, Sony Electronics will introduce the InZone brand of gaming hardware. The series of headphones and monitors is made especially for use with Windows PC games and Sony’s PlayStation 5. For better or worse, those products perfectly complement the white and black design of the PS5.
Sony’s interest in PC-specific hardware comes at a good time as more PlayStation exclusives from Sony Interactive Entertainment migrate to PC.
Sony’s InZone portfolio now includes the M9 and M5 as gaming monitors. The InZone M5 has a 240 Hz refresh rate at 1080p resolution, while the M9 is a 27-inch 4K monitor with a 144 Hz refresh rate. Like the PS5, both versions support variable refresh rates and include HDMI 2.1 and USB-C connectors, but only the more expensive M9 has full-array local dimming, which enhances image quality by giving improved contrast. At launch, the M9 will cost $899, while the M5 will cost $529.
The M5, which boosts refresh rate all the way to 240Hz, might be worthwhile for more intense PC gamers. Both monitors feature the same fast IPS display, and I just noticed that their humorous black and white stand designs were influenced by the PS5. The best gaming monitors are undoubtedly made for people who own both a PC and a PS5 and want to switch between them on one screen, even though they all seem to have a clearer PC focus. The InZone M5 has not yet been assigned a release date, however the InZone M9 will be available on August 7th.
When these game monitors are connected to a PS5, Sony is promoting unique interoperability capabilities. Depending on whether you’re playing a game or viewing a movie, the M9’s auto HDR tone mapping feature automatically adjusts the appearance of HDR color. It also switches the image mode.
Along with a wired headset, the H3, Sony is also releasing two wireless InZone-branded headsets: the top-of-the-line InZone H9 and the H7, both of which have 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. Compared to Sony’s previous Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PlayStation 5, they are notably bigger and more durable. According to Sony, the wireless headsets’ battery life will be 32 and 40 hours, respectively. The H9 will cost $299, the H7 $229, and the H3 $100, respectively.
Similar technology in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones works reasonably well for music, so perhaps it will also be helpful for gaming. People don’t mind that the noise cancellation of the InZone H9 is also based on the 1000X headphone series because Sony’s noise cancellation is among the best in the audio industry, possibly just behind Bose’s.
The monitors will be sold by Sony.com and other shops this summer, according to a news release from the company. On the Sony website, pre-orders for the gaming headsets are presently being accepted.