The PS5 brings with it some seriously impressive enhancements with graphics, but if you want to get the most out of next-gen audio, then you'll need to bag yourself the best headset.
Sure, the Pulse 3D may sound like the obvious contender, but there's actually much more to it than you would think.
Which do you go for PS5 3D Audio vs Dolby Atmos, can you use Bluetooth headphones with PS5?, do you actually need 3D audio to get a quality experience with PS5...and what PS5 games can you experience 3D audio with?
And it feels as though there are some brand new PS5 headsets flying in from all angles, so if you're interested in checking out something new, then the HyperX Cloud Flight is available now, and the ASUS ROG Delta S Animate is coming soon, too.
Let's get into it!
Best PS5 Headsets
- SteelSeries Arctis 7
- Pulse 3D Headset
- Razer BlackShark V2
- Logitech G435 Lightspeed
- Turtle Beach Recon 200 White Amplified Gaming Headset
- Razer Kaira Pro
- HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
- Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless
- Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
- Razer Barracuda X
Best PS5 Headset Premium - SteelSeries Arctis 7
Brand: SteelSeries | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wireless | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 353g | Battery Life: 24h+
This SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset is a fantastic choice for PS5.
With 50mm drivers, we think the audio on offer should have plenty of detail as well as some rather punchy bass. Their construction as an over-ear headset also allows for heightened immersion.
Moreover with a lot of breathable padding and what Steelseries has called a 'ski goggle suspension headband', it should also make the Arctis 7 a rather comfortable headset.
A 24 hour+ battery life also ensures that you've got plenty of playtime with this excellent headset.
Well made, durable, and mighty-fine looking too!
Best Official PS5 Headset - Pulse 3D Headset for PS5
Brand: Sony PlayStation | Colour: White / Black| Connectivity: Wireless / Wired | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 40mm | Item weight: 295g | Battery Life: 12h+
If you're wanting the official Sony solution for PS5 audio, look no further than the Pulse 3D headset.
These offer quite a minimalistic design that mimics the PS5, as well as what we think should be rich stereo and surround audio thanks to the fact it harnesses support for 3D Tempest Audio Tech.
Alongside this comes some handy creature comforts including USB-C charging and a 12 hour battery life that should be plenty for a day's gaming.
The Pulse 3D can also work in both wired and wireless forms, making them quite the versatile choice, too.
Best PS5 Headset Mid-Range - Razer BlackShark V2
Brand: Razer | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wired 3.5mm audio jack / USB DAC | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 1.25 Pounds
The Razer BlackShark V2 is a good choice for PS5 for a number of reasons.
It boasts large titanium 50mm drivers which can deliver on highs, mids, and lows, which means you'll be getting a seriously immersive experience when playing a wide variety of games.
Of course, Razer delivers when it comes to comfort too with the familiar cooling gel-infused ear cushions there to keep you from getting too hot, even on the longest gaming stints.
It also features Razer's HyperClear mic, so you can keep up comms with teammates effectively!
Best PS5 Headset Lightweight - Logitech G435 Lightspeed
Brand: Logitech | Colour: Black, Blue, White | Connectivity: Lightspeed Wireless, Bluetooth | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 40mm | Item weight: 165g
For those gamers wanting a lightweight headset that should be comfortable to wear for those long sessions, the Logitech G435 Lightspeed looks to be a great option.
A total mass of 165g makes this one of the lightest headsets available today, and its bright-eye catching design also means we think it's a good looking headset too.
When it comes to connectivity, you'll find both support for Bluetooth and Logitech's Lightspeed USB-A dongle that should offer a pretty much zero latency connection to your PS5.
The audio quality looks to be pretty decent, with particularly good tonal balance and depth of sound. It should also be pretty crisp across all supported platforms.
The Logitech G435 Lightspeed also offers up a decent battery life of 18 hours which means you can spend plenty of time gaming and not worry about needing to charge this headset up for a while.
Best PS5 Headset for Immersion - Turtle Beach Recon 200 White Amplified Gaming Headset
Brand: Turtle Beach | Colour: White | Connectivity: Wired, 3.5mm audio jack | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 40mm | Item weight: 1.1 Pounds
If you're looking for some serious power, then it makes sense to go for a headset specifically designed for the job.
The Turtle Beach Recon 200 has Powerful Amplified Audio, essentially rechargeable battery-powered amplification, which is perfect for adding even more immersion to your gaming experience.
To go with this, a stylish white colouring also matches up with the PS5 as well as the sheer power of this headset, too.
You will have to charge the Recon 200 to charge this headset to use it, but the good news is that it has a whopping 12 hours of playtime, so it'll last for a good while.
Best PS5 Headset With Haptic Feedback - Razer Kaira Pro
Brand: Razer | Colour: White | Connectivity: Wireless | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 332g
The Razer Kaira Pro looks to be a marvellous headset for PS5, especially given one of its rather clever standout features.
It offers up Razer's HyperSense tech which adds haptic feedback to the overall experience. In short, what this does is allow the headset to vibrate along to prominent in-game noises to add an extra layer of immersion - particularly useful for that true cinematic listening experience.
Add to this support for Sony's own 3D Audio and it looks like Razer are definitely onto a winner with what looks to be one of the most immersive headsets money can buy today.
The Kaira Pro also looks the part with a sharp white, black and blue colour scheme that matches the PS5 nicely. There's also plenty of leatherette padding present too, which should allow for great comfort and passive noise isolation.
Audio quality should be rather powerful with plenty of low-end rumble which will work well in tandem with Razer's SuperCardioid mic that will also be rather clear so your mates will be able to hear you properly.
To round things off, you'll also find some convenient dual connectivity through both Bluetooth and a 2.4GHz receiver.
Best PS5 Headset Under 50 - HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
Brand: HyperX | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wired, 3.5mm audio jack | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 300g
Standout features include its lightweight design and 90 Degree rotating ear cups. Substantially sized 50mm directional drivers also feature, making it an excellent addition to multiplayer gaming.
As for padding, expect the HyperX Cloud Stinger to have plenty of it with the brand's signature memory foam ensuring a comfortable fit.
There's also some intuitive media controls including a volume control that's within easy reach and a swivel to mute microphone makes this great for on-the-fly adjustments.
Best PS5 Headset Wireless - Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
Brand: ASTRO Gaming | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wireless | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 40mm | Item weight: 380g | Battery Life: 15h+
What you'll find here is some sharp audio all-round with ASTRO's Audio V2 tech ensuring some crisp highs and sharp bass that should work well in every eventuality.
Combine this with the fact they offer up Dolby Audio too that should provide a great sense of placement and a cinematic experience, and we think you're onto a winner.
The Astro A50s also feature a handy charging dock and a 15 hour battery life, offering a decent bit of playtime on a single charge, and associated software also allows you to fine-tune with every input to set everything just right.
A sharp design also makes it look fantastic and offer what we think is an incredible all-round set.
Best PS5 Headset for Comfort - Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless
Brand: Turtle Beach | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wireless | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 784.71g | Battery Life: 20h
Sound isn't the only factor on the agenda, however, we should say that the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is up there with the best. The 50mm nano clear speakers produce some crystal clear sound that's for sure.
But where this headset really stands out is its cooling gel-infused, memory foam ear cushions, which are perfect for those 'just one more game' situations, of which we imagine there will be many!
Amazing design, quality sound, and all-in-all a great choice for PS5. The official Turtle Beach Stealth headset stand is a must-have if you want something to hold this beauty!
Best PS5 Headset Under 100 - Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Brand: Razer | Colour: Black | Connectivity: Wired, 3.5mm Audio Jack/ USB | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 50mm | Item weight: 322g |
This particular headset is built with competitive play in mind, meaning that it can actually lend you a slight advantage when playing games that require highly focussed hearing to survive.
Use your hearing to its full effect with this amazing headset, and enjoy a crystal clear mic for team talk also!
Best PS5 Headset Razer Wireless - Razer Barracuda X
Brand: Razer | Colour: Black | Connectivity: USB-C Dongle | Form Factor: Over-Ear | Drivers: 40mm | Item weight: 250g
The Razer Barracuda X looks to be a cracking headset for your PS5, especially if you're wanting the freedom of wireless connectivity and the convenience of it being a USB-C one.
It offers up what we think is some nicely balanced audio with some decent punchy bass, which should also translate well when you're immersed in the latest AAA titles.
Plenty of breathable memory foam padding and a 250g weight should also make the Razer Barracuda X a comfortable fit, and a sleek, minimalistic design also means they look the part, too.
20 hours of battery life is also certainly respectable, and the bendable cardioid microphone should also be rather handy too for when you're chatting with your mates.
So there are our best headsets for PS5 right now, but as mentioned, the best is certainly yet to come and we're looking forward to updating our list with all the latest as they come out. Be sure to check back in with us.
Frequently Asked Questions About PS5 Headsets
Finding the best headset for PS5 can be a little tricky at times, so let's clear up a few things to help you with your search.
Can you connect a Bluetooth headset to a PS5?
No, you can't, as they are not compatible with PS5. If you want to go wireless, you'll need the appropriate USB dongle for it to function normally.
What is the difference between PS5 3D Audio vs Dolby Atmos?
In short, Dolby Atmos and PS5 audio are sort of similar, but Dolby Atmos offers support for owners of the Xbox Series X/S, and partners with Microsoft to add Dolby Vision and Atmos to the latest Xbox consoles and games.
PS5 doesn't support Dolby Atmos, so it shouldn't matter too much on your search.
Read More: PS5 3D Audio vs. Dolby Atmos
What is PS5 3D Audio?
Whilst we do have a handy separate guide about what PS5 3D Audio is, we'll break things down a little for you here.
In short, PS5 3D Audio is Sony's own official form of virtual surround sound that seeks to add an extra layer of immersion to games. This can be especially handy in FPS games when you need to listen out for gunshots or footsteps around a corner.
It's supported on the official PS5 headset from Sony, the Pulse 3D Headset and most of the PS5 headsets we've listed above also work with the clever immersion tech, including the likes of the Razer Barracuda X, for instance.
How much should you spend on a PS5 headset?
You can get an amazing headset for around $60 - $100, with some incredible headsets hitting the $200+ mark.
Typically you pay more for wireless, build materials, and other features like swivel ear-cups, retractable mics, and even custom ear cup plates like with some of the Astro line.
Should you get a wired or wireless headset for PS5?
To be honest, if you want to make life very simple and a little less expensive, we'd say go for a wired headset.
But if you value the freedom of being able to get up and move around between games, without having to leave the action, music, or conversation - wireless all the way!
Is the PS5 headset worth buying?
If you're going for something that delivers when gaming, the PS5 headset is a great call, especially for the price, especially as it's tailor-made for the console.
You may find that other headphones prove better for multi-usage, especially if you're using them across different platforms though, so the choice is yours!
Will any headset work with PS5?
In short, any headset that has a 3.5mm audio jack should work with your PS5 given it will plug directly into the DualSense controller.
With that being said though, the same isn't true for wireless headsets. You can't, for instance, directly connect any Bluetooth headphones to your PS5 without a Bluetooth adapter. Wireless headsets for PS5 also require a dongle in order to work.
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