SonyElectronics is Introducing a new gaming hardware brand this year under the name InZone. The range of headphones and monitors have been specifically designed for use with Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Windows PC games. And these products match the PS5’s white and black aesthetic for better or worse with a T.
The timing of Sony’s interest in PC-specific hardware makes sense as more and more PlayStation exclusives from Sony Interactive Entertainment move to PC.
There are currently two gaming monitors in Sony’s InZone line, the M9 and the M5. The M9 is a 27-inch 4K monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, while the InZone M5 offers a 240Hz refresh rate at 1080p resolution. Both models have HDMI 2.1 and USB-C ports, as well as variable refresh rate support – just like the PS5 – but only the higher-end M9 offers full-array local dimming, which improves picture quality with better contrast. The M9 is $899 at launch, while the M5 is $529.
Sony is touting special interoperability features for these gaming monitors when connected to a PS5. The M9 offers automatic HDR tone mapping that automatically adjusts how HDR color looks, and automatically switches picture modes depending on whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie.
Two InZone-branded wireless headsets also come from Sony – the top-of-the-line InZone H9 and H7, both with 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity – as well as a wired headset, the H3. They’re significantly larger and more robust than Sony’s existing Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PlayStation 5. Sony says the wireless headsets will have 32 and 40 hours of battery life, respectively. The H9 is $299, the H7 is $229, and the H3 is $100.
Sony said in a press release that the monitors will be available at Sony.com and other retailers this summer. The gaming headsets are currently Available for advance purchase on the Sony website.