Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a leading audio technology brand and pioneer of high-end gaming headphones, Audeze. PlayStation’s acquisition of Audeze will strengthen its efforts to continue innovating audio experiences of video games.
Sony claims that Audeze will continue to operate independently and develop multi-platform products (much like Bungie), while benefiting from being a part of the PlayStation ecosystem.
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Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment said:
Audeze is a premier brand for headphones, and this acquisition highlights Sony Interactive’s focus on innovation and providing the best audio experience to PlayStation players. 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.
CEO of Audeze, Sankar Thiagasamudram also weighed in:
Sony Interactive provides Audeze with a unique opportunity to scale our business, as we continue with our mission to deliver best-in-class headphones to recording professionals, audiophiles, and gamers. We’re also looking forward to contributing to Sony Interactive’s efforts to take PlayStation audio experiences to the next level.
The terms of this acquisition alongside the price tag have been kept confidential due to a contractual agreement between both parties.