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The Dual Shock 4 review is coming a little later today, but before that goes live, here's one of the very best things about Sony's next-gen controller: you can stream the system's audio out through the DS4's 3.5mm headphone jack.
We've all been there: maybe you're getting in some late night gaming while your better half is asleep. Perhaps you live in a block of flats with really thin walls and psychotic neighbours. Maybe your housemates are really loud, or the guy upstairs insists on playing Tom Jones on loop, and you want to sink yourself deeper into your gaming experience by plugging in some earphones and blocking out the background noise.
The best thing about the PS4 is that you don't need a fancy headset to do that, or to scrabble around the back of your TV or monitor with extender cables and all sorts of leads. Remember those slightly busted but super comfy headphones you've been using to watch Netflix in bed? They'll work just fine. We've tried Creative earphones, a couple of Tritton headsets, a rubbish non-branded VOIP headset, and a set of cups from a doctor named Dre through the DualShock 4, and they all brought the visceral aural landscape of Killzone to life in immediate fashion.
All you have to do to set it up is hold down the PS Button locate in between the two analogue sticks, and head to Device Settings whereupon you can adjust both the levels for speaker volume and also choose to play all audio through your headphones should you wish.
Of course, doing so will probably make that sub-10-hours battery life dwindle a little quicker, mind.