Which are the best PS5 headsets to buy?
The PS5 is quickly becoming one of the most popular consoles of all time.
With stocks sold out before the product has even become available, it’s clear that PlayStation remains one of the go-to choices for gamers around the globe.
The Best PS5 Headsets Reviewed
However, no gaming setup is complete without a dedicated PS5 headset to provide clear sound and undisturbed gaming sessions.
For that reason, we’ve researched the current market for the best PS5 headsets available and will present you with our top 10 picks, in no particular order.
10. ASTRO Gaming A20 Wireless Headset
ASTRO has updated its wireless headsets to make them compatible with PS5s and deliver pristine sound quality without the need for bulky cables.
The ASTRO headset has a USB transmitter that is inserted directly into the PC or console and has an effective range of 15m with its 2.4GHz signal. This allows you to walk freely around the room without the fear of snagging cables. The microphone sits on the left ear cup and automatically mutes when flipped up.
The ear cups themselves are quite comfortable but can get pretty warm during prolonged use, which some gamers might have a problem with. The sound quality is good, with a slightly enhanced treble and bass that can be adjusted according to preference.
A somewhat peculiar feature of this model is the master volume adjustment. The master volume button will adjust both the voice chat and game audio volumes while using the headset, but always inversely. This means that you can have louder voice chat and quieter game sounds, but you can’t lower both at the same time with master controls.
The included software works decently across all platforms, although the packaging consists of limited instructions on making all the features work and customizing them appropriately.
- Wireless, long-range
- Comfortable ear cups
- Good sound quality
- Includes microphone
- Limited instructions provided
- Odd volume controls
9. PULSE 3D Wireless Headset
PULSE’s wireless headset is a bit of an oddity. With a design that focuses more on looking good than being functional, it has a few quirks you might need to get over to use it.
This headset supports both USB transmitters and 3.5mm cables, so you can use it with a DualShock controller even if the battery is dead and you don’t have time to charge it.
Note that using the headset this way doesn’t charge it and that you need to charge it separately.
The two microphones are hidden inside the ear cups to prevent external tinkering and provide a sleeker, more elegant appearance. The microphone quality is not affected by this, as the two microphones allow for clearer sounds and make up for the absence of a stalk.
The ear cups are somewhat small compared to what you’d usually find in gaming headsets. This can cause some discomfort and is one of the small downsides of PULSE’s aesthetically pleasing design.
The sound quality of this product is nothing remarkable. With more focus on construction design than performance, the sound can crackle at louder volumes.
- Wireless or wired headsets
- Includes hidden microphones
- Made for PS5 3D Audio
- Sleek and light design
- Non-adjustable ear cups
- Subpar comfort
8. Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless
Turtle Beach is no stranger to PS5 headsets, designing successful products for previous console versions. This headset is no different, as it’s primarily intended for PlayStation consoles (PS5 and PS4). The Gen 2 design takes direct inspiration from the previous iteration and makes several improvements.
The wireless headset uses a USB transmitter. However, we’ve found that these have a slightly lower range than the competition. This shouldn’t pose a problem unless you have a penchant to move around during gameplay.
The microphone can be flipped up to automatically mute it. The mic is low profile and slots into the ear cup when raised. It provides reliable audio quality, and you can monitor it directly from the headset to perform adjustments.
The aerogel ear cup cushions are designed to provide cooling and comfort. The speakers’ centers are not covered by any sort of protective fabric, so they may get dusty or dirty after prolonged use. The headset is adjustable and metal-enforced, providing durability and structural integrity.
The headset comes with a mobile app to change audio presets and adjust settings and has a glasses-friendly design.
This model’s sound quality is superb, but the connectivity issues might convince you to try wired options instead.
- Comfortable aerogel cups
- Easy sound controls and settings
- Durable build
- Good sound quality
- Has connectivity issues
7. SteelSeries Casque Gamer Arctis 7 Noir
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is one of our top choices for the best PS5 headsets, and for a good reason. The excellent sound quality combined with the comfortable and ergonomic design of the cups and microphone make this a reliable option for all platforms.
This model is connected wirelessly, using a standard USB transmitter. The cups are relatively broad, can fit easily over the ears, and are comfortable to wear for prolonged gaming sessions. The microphone on the Arctis is somewhat unique, presenting a pull-out design that allows the microphone to slot in the cups when not in use.
When it comes to sound quality, the Arctis is no slacker. Both the microphone and the speakers work efficiently, and the headset automatically turns off to save power when it doesn’t detect sound for a long time.
However, to get the most out of the speakers, you’ll have to heavily customize the sound settings, which isn’t the most intuitive process on the dedicated SteelSeries software.
- Comfortable to wear
- Good microphone quality
- Large ear cups to fit your ears
- Needs to heavily customize sound settings to work properly
6. Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset
The Sony PlayStation Gold headset is among the older models, but it’s still a flagship among PS5 headsets due to cross-generation compatibility. While designed primarily for the PS4, the functions and build quality translate well to the PS5.
The headset focuses on 7.1 surround sound quality to deliver excellent 3D sound results. The hidden microphone doesn’t have any issues delivering high-fidelity audio to your gaming companions.
The PlayStation Gold can be connected both wirelessly and using a 3.5mm jack, has PS VR support, and can be used with phones as well.
Overall, the Gold wireless headset has set a standard for PS4 models and will most likely continue to be the product to beat for the PS5.
- Solid build quality and durability
- 7.1 surround sound
- PS VR compatibility and custom software
- Excellent range on wireless mode, can use cables
- Slightly smaller
5. Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
HyperX is well-known for delivering high-quality gaming accessories, and their foray into PS5 headsets is no exception.
However, this is an older model, which works perfectly well with PS4s, and should have no problem keeping up with the modern generation of consoles.
The over-ear cups provide all the comfort you need. But the cup covers will deteriorate and flake over time, so don’t consider them a lifetime purchase.
The sound quality of this product is admirable, and the microphone isn’t lagging behind. The headset is durable and will easily live through long gaming sessions and abuse. The speakers’ frequency range will work well for most common needs, but you might need specialized headphones for audio editing.
Unlike previous models, HyperX is a wired-only headset, so you don’t have to tinker with USB transmitters and ranges.
Overall, HyperX is a solid investment for any gamer and should work well for a few years until the wear starts to show.
- Solid, sturdy build
- Cross-platform compatible
- Good sound quality
- Comfortable to wear
- Can deteriorate noticeably over time
4. Razer BlackShark V2 X Gaming Headset
Razer is one of the household names when it comes to gaming accessories. Their experience translates well into PS5 headsets, which is why we have not one but two of their models on our list.
The BlackShark V2 is one of their most popular products, with excellent sound fidelity and comfort.
This model includes breathable memory foam cups that add comfort during prolonged use. It also comes with an adjustable microphone that you can set up according to your needs. The model’s sound quality is excellent, focusing on delivering crystal clear sounds for games rather than movies or music.
Razer’s BlackShark is completely wired, which might sound bad, but you can plug it into the DualShock controller and won’t have any issues.
The only drawback to this headset’s outstanding performance is the slightly lower sound quality at higher volumes and frequencies, making it less forgiving when listening to music.
- Good build quality
- Memory foam cups for comfort
- Adjustable cardioid microphone
- Lower sound quality at high frequencies for music
3. Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset
Razer’s Kraken X is a slightly lower-grade headset than BlackShark, but still excels in sound quality and durability when it matters most.
This model comes with leatherette cushions that don’t provide as much sound isolation as memory foam and tend to heat up the ears over time. The drivers are slightly less powerful than BlackShark’s but perform decently for most games.
You’re much better off getting a dedicated headset for music if you plan on purchasing the Kraken X.
When it comes to additional features, the Kraken has a good cardioid microphone, only connects by wire, and has decent padding on the headband to increase comfort. It’s also very light, adding to the ease of use. However, that takes a toll on the product’s overall durability, as it can show signs of wear earlier.
Overall, the Kraken is a sidegrade to the more potent BlackShark when you’re looking to save money for a slightly less powerful sound and build.
- Leatherette ear cups for comfort
- Good price
- Decent sound quality
- Less durable
2. SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless
Another entry from SteelSeries, the Arctis 7P, is remarkably similar to the Arctis 7 model.
The significant differences between this headset and its predecessor are the improved battery quality and surround sound capabilities. The Arctis 7P is one of the specific PS5 headsets designed for the console, allowing it to make better use of its capabilities than older models.
Overall, the build quality isn’t improved that much, but the sound quality is slightly better, with improved performance across most frequencies and better bass.
The elastic band on the top coupled with comfortable ear cups allow you to use the headset throughout the day, and the 24-hour battery life is perfect for late-night marathons.
However, the Arctis comes at a considerably higher price point compared to the rest of the competition, which might put off some gamers looking for a more budget-friendly option.
- Excellent build quality
- Great sound fidelity
- Comfortable cups and headband
- Designed specifically for PS5
- Very expensive compared to the rest
1. EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headset
Sennheiser is one of the top names in the headset industry, and they have plenty of experience making superior products for music and sound editing. As a result, they haven’t focused on the gaming scene until recently.
Their entry onto the top PS5 headsets list is well-deserved due to their build quality.
The GSP 300 focuses on delivering bass-heavy sounds, suitable for listening to music and enjoying games. The speakers deliver a crisp, sharp sound that is in line with Sennheiser’s standards.
The headset has the standard push-up-to-mute microphone that unfortunately doesn’t perform as well as the speakers but still delivers clear audio to the correspondents in voice chats.
Sennheiser also chose to go down the more ergonomic route for the cup and headband design, with a little padding to provide comfort and skimp on unnecessary weight, which is appreciable. The cups themselves are generously sized and comfortable to wear.
The only downside to the GSP 300 is that it can dampen sounds. Also, the headset’s cable is noticeably lower quality than the rest of the build and is most likely the first to break.
Overall, Sennheiser consistently puts out a solid product for all purposes, and the GSP 300 is similar.
- Comfortable to wear
- Great sound quality
- Attractive aesthetics
- Good microphone quality
- Lower sound volume overall
- The cable is lackluster
If you’re upgrading from a PS4, the PS5 is compatible with all headsets and has a controller jack to plug the headset into. This way, you can keep going with an old headset if you don’t feel like upgrading. However, newer headsets offer better surround sound quality and sturdier builds.
Overall, most headsets perform similarly when it comes to sound quality, but look out for those that perform best at higher volumes and frequencies. Games are quite forgiving when it comes to sound and won’t force the speakers’ full range of sound frequencies and capabilities. On the other hand, music is a more accurate determinator of quality, as some headsets can produce bass inferior to others.
The comfort factor is also essential. The ear cup padding is often the first part of the headset to deteriorate, making sure the ear cups are up to the task. The headband will differ between models, so it’s best to look for what kind and how much padding you prefer.
Leather is usually more comfortable on the ears but tends to heat them up and cause sweating. Sponge and foam types provide less comfort but are more comfortable to wear for longer. But low-quality sponges and foams can deteriorate quickly.
The choice between wired and wireless headsets can be difficult. On the one hand, wires eliminate the inaccuracies of Bluetooth connections and deliver accurate, responsive results. Conversely, the cables are usually the first thing to break on most headsets, which might significantly lower their lifetime.
Headset Above the Rest
When it comes to the most popular PS5 headsets, all of the options are an excellent choice for gaming, as games usually have less stringent quality requirements.
However, if we were to pick the best model, we’d recommend the BlackShark V2 from Razer. It delivers excellent sound quality for games at a solid price point that is perfectly suitable for a budget-aware gamer.
If you’re looking for a wireless experience, there is really no bad choice, but we’d recommend the Arctis 7P due to the best sound quality and comfort of the bunch. But be prepared to break the bank for that one.
Otherwise, we’d also recommend checking out Sennheiser. While their gaming headset is overall great (bar some cable concerns), they are one of the best for sound quality, and their music-oriented headsets should deliver great gaming results. Only be mindful of the larger price tag.
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