Sony PlayStation buys premium headphone brand Audeze
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE, a division of Sony PlayStation) has entered into an agreement to acquire premium headphone manufacturer Audeze. This was reported by Engadget.
This will help the company continue to innovate when it comes to the soundtrack of PlayStation games. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. At the same time, SIE clarified that Audeze will continue to operate independently and develop products for different platforms.
“We’re excited to bring Audeze’s expertise into the PlayStation ecosystem, building on the great strides we’ve made with PlayStation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech and the Pulse 3D wireless headset,” said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platforms at SIE.
Sony noted that Audeze’s technology delivers unparalleled sound for both consumers and audio professionals such as sound engineers.
By the way, Sony’s revenue in the first quarter of this fiscal year increased by 33% to 3 trillion yen ($20.7 billion) compared to last year. Instead, the company’s operating profit fell by 31% to 253 billion yen.
Nevertheless, Sony has raised its full-year revenue forecast by 6% to 12.2 trillion yen. This is due to the strong performance of the PlayStation gaming division.