Firmware Upgrade for PlayStation 3 Gets Rid of Voices in Your Head

Do you enjoy the sound of your own voice? Don't worry, we're not here to judge, and truth be sold, we sometimes feel the same way. The exception to our vanity is when we're playing a game and yelling at our teammates through a headset. That became a problem when Sony rolled out its v4.10 for the PlayStation 3, which enabled you to hear your own voice through the company's new Wireless Stereo Headset, a feature many users complained about.

Sony heard you loud and clear and is getting ready to roll out another firmware update, v4.20, which will give you the option to select one of five levels of microphone audio to tone down the effect, or turn it off altogether so that you're not yelling in your own ear.

"For those of you who use the Wireless Stereo Headset to watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your PS3, this system software update will also enable virtual surround sound functionality, giving you a superior audio experience," Sony said.

Also included are couple of other minor enhancements, including the ability to set a time limit on when the system will shut itself down, and the ability to select multiple saved data items and delete or copy them as a group. Keep your eyes peeled, as the firmware will drop later today.