You make an excellent point! The Silver headset came and went so quickly from the public sphere/most retail locations that I almost forgot it was a thing.
I actually bought one not long after they launched…and I totally agree with you that the included headset is bad. It’s scratchy, clampy, and uncomfortable. Like you, I was after the included dongle so that I could use other headphones with Sony’s surround software…but I found the headset so disappointing that I actually returned the whole kit.
I’ve barely thought about it since then! And thus I omitted it from this article. While buying this package just for the dongle is still not as value-centric as Microsoft including spatial audio in their operating systems for free…it’s better than nothing I guess!
Thanks for reading, and for reminding me about the dongle…and I’ll try to forget the experience of wearing that headset before I go to sleep. :)