While cheap headphones can technically reproduce the sound of a game, great gaming headsets emphasize important sounds, deliver rich music, and allow you to customize your soundscape for different applications and communicate with your teammates through a high-quality microphone.
Powerful gaming headsets can turn a video game into a fully immersive experience. They prove their worth by allowing you to play late at night without waking up the whole household, even if you’ve a good pair of speakers.
Some of the best gaming headsets offer quality sound and comfortable fits, but they all try to outdo their competitors. Sometimes, they do this by offering the basics without asking too much money; other times they offer a premium experience at a premium price.
There is an incredible selection of headsets available, all of which offer serious audio quality. Gone are the days when headsets were seen as just multiplayer aides, with many of the utmost quality that they are the perfect ways to enjoy games.
Whatever you play, they will increase your immersion in the game and your experience. Your television speakers may seem good enough at first glance and even give the impression that they will serve you well in all games.
Best Headsets for PS4 Console – Our Top Picks 2020
These are the top 7 PS4 headphones we’ll be reviewing:
- Steelseries Arctis Pro
- Astro A50
- HyperX Cloud Flights
- Steelseries Arctis 7 2019 edition
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700
- Corsair HS60
- HyperX Cloud Alpha
Steelseries Arctis Pro
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro offers more features, and it is the first gaming headset certified for Hi-Res audio.
SteelSeries once again opts for an elegant, matte look and an ergonomic design. The steel headband is made of gunmetal and padded on the underside.
The swiveling ear cups feature removable panels with a soft-touch finish and Airweave cushions inspired by athletics.
It also has a secondary headband resembling a self-regulating goggle suspensory ligament, which the wearer’s head for a perfect fit readjusts.
Of course, users can use the headband and the magnetic earpiece against something more interesting.
- Game DAC
- DTS Headphone: X2.0 tech
- OLED screen display
- 5mm audio jack
- USB and optical audio connection
- Dimension: 9×16.6×18.7cm
- Weight: 522g
- Mute button
- Volume control
The headphones sit on slightly offset hinges and have pads made of something called air weave fabric. It’s between leather and velour, but more flexible than leather, and stiffer than velour.
The air fabric cushions don’t get as hot as leather, and they’re big enough to fit comfortably around your ears.
The best feature of the Arctis Pro is its digital-to-analog audio converter specifically developed for games. While most games panels and PCs have their in-built converters, which in Arctis Pro contained GameDAC this is, however, invalidated because it offers higher audio quality.
It has its amplifier circuit. That helps deliver extremely low distortion even at the highest output levels. Its sound performance is of an audiophile type, regardless of whether you choose analog or digital.
This gaming headset creates an impressive EQ frequency curve. There are no strange bumps in the highs, mids, and lows. There are no cuts so you won’t feel like something is missing when gaming or listening to music, you won’t feel like something is missing. The bass is not overwhelming either (but if you want it, the EQ can boost it).
- Very convenient.
- DAC offers many options.
- The sound of the Audiophile
- Ergonomic design and accessible controls
- Dedicated DAC
- Bass can be pushed
- Microphone peaks easily
- Sound stage, not the widest
- Surround sound could be better
Available at $179.99. Steelseries Arctis Pro seems to be a product designed to deliver as many options and functions as possible in one practical package.
The Astro Gaming A50 has long been one of the most popular wireless gaming headsets.
The 2016 version was an Editors’ Choice in its category, and the updated 2019 version improves the design and added some useful features.
It’s still an excellent wireless headset that works with your PC and optionally with PlayStation 4 or Xbox One,
The A50s is available in two similar color – elegant black and gray for PS4 and black and gold for the Xbox One. The only discernible contrast between the two is the small mark on the headset and base station.
The Astro A50 is large and bulky, but surprisingly comfortable. Every part of the headset that comes in contact with your head, i.e. the earpieces and the underside of the headband, is enclosed in a soft, foam-like material. The fit of the A50s is not that tight.
The microphone is super flexible and durable, and has a clever feature: If you point it straight up, it is locked and muted.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx format
- Optical connection
- 5mm input jack
- Built-in MixAmp
- Software for Astro command center
- Astro-audio V2
- 15 hours of play
- USB connection
The boom microphone is fixed to the back of the left earpiece and can be folded up to be switched to automatically mute.
All physical controls are located on the right earcup and include a volume wheel, an equalizer preset button, a Dolby surround sound button, and a power switch on the rear edge, as well as a rocker switch for game/voice mixing on the back.
A micro USB port on the base of the right earcup allows you to charge the headset via a cable connection when you don’t want to use the base station.
Each earpad has a generous amount of memory foam, which is covered with breathable material, supplemented by padding beneath the headband.
While the supports on the sides of the headset are made of aluminum, the rest of the headset is made of durable matte black plastic. The result is a lightweight, comfortable fit that you can wear for long gaming sessions.
The base station is an upturned black plastic trapezoid with a width of 4.8 inches and a deep of 3.3 inches, with large cutouts that are equipped with charging contacts to hold the headset vertically.
The indicator lights on the front of the base station are now directly under the charging slot.
The lights show the current state of charge of the headset, whether it is in PC or console mode, whether Dolby simulated surround sound is activated, and which of three equalizer presets are currently switched on.
Depending on which type of the A50 you get, you can make use of the headset with the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. You can also use both versions with your PC.
For the PC, simply connect the base station to a USB port using the included micro USB cable (only one is included with the headset, so you will need to get another one if you want to play while charging).
- Excellent sound fidelity and mixing
- Soft, comfortable ear-cups
- Can be connected to anything with an optical connection
- Variable battery power
- Lack of separate channels for conversation and game sound
- Useful cables and adapters available separately
- The bundle/cradle only works with PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
- No wired option for mobile devices.
- The microphone is not the clearest for the price.
Available at $299.99. The Astro A50 is a high-quality gaming headset with excellent sound, an impressive battery, and a variety of adjustment options.
HyperX Cloud Flight S
- Gaming-grade 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity
- Long lasting battery life - up to 30 hours
- Qi Certified for wireless charging
- HyperX custom-tuned 7.1 surround sound
- Game and chat, audio balance
The debut of HyperX’s wireless headset delivers the rich audio quality and premium comfort that the company’s cans are known for, all packaged in a lightweight package with long battery life and compatibility with both PS4 and PC devices.
The Cloud Flight propagates a fair design that prefers the function to the form. The Cloud Flight has a simple black plastic build, which is accented only by small red wires on the sides, as well as a glowing HyperX logo on each ear cup.
The Cloud Flight S is constructed on a frame made up of plastic, with a single metal strip along the inside of the headband.
Unlike many all-plastic gaming headsets, however, it doesn’t feel cheap at all.
Adjusting the headset does not cause unpleasant creaking noises, and it does not require a lot of work to fit comfortably on the head.
The headband itself is also equipped with a comfortable memory foam pad and offers just the right amount of clamping force to feel safe without being too tight.
- Weighs 310g
- Qi wireless charging
- HyperX custom-tuned 7.1 surround sound
- 5mm jack
- micro-USB charging cable
- Detachable microphone with LED mute indicator
- 30 hours playback battery
- Audio balance for game and chat
The headset’s earpads are made of memory foam covered with synthetic leather, which makes attaining a decent seal fairly easy.
The headphone hinges allow for a reasonable amount of tilt and rotation, so adapting to different head sizes shouldn’t be a big problem—although using velour would have been more comfortable for glasses wearers.
The Flight’s power button, micro USB charging port, 3.5-mm jack for wired sound, and the detachable microphone are all on the left ear cup, while the volume knob is on the right. You can mute the microphone by simply pushing in the left ear cup.
The Cloud Flight promises a battery life of 30 hours with the LED lights switched off, 18 hours in breathing LED mode, and 13 hours with the lights constantly on.
The HyperX Cloud Flight S offers an acceptable audio output for a gaming headset with a slight overemphasis in the bass range up to about 200Hz.
The HyperX Cloud Flight S uses a USB 2.4GHz RF dongle to connect to the platform of your choice.
- Fantastic battery life
- Surround on both platforms
- Incredibly light and cozy
- Strong overall sound quality
- Sharp microphone
- The buttons on the side of the headset are a bit awkward
- Microphone quality
- No Qi-charging base bundled
Available at $159.99. The HyperX Cloud Flight S is a good, wireless gaming headset with balanced sound quality. It also has a great microphone for voice chat and is wirelessly compatible with the PS4 and PCs.
Steelseries Arctis 7 2019 Edition
- Designed for gaming, the 2.4 grams connection delivers rock solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference
- Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the discord certified clear cast microphone delivers studio quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
- Sound is your competitive advantage with the s1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail
- Immerse yourself in 360 degrees of precision audio with next generation DTS headphone: x v2.0 7.1 surround sound (pc only)
- 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions; Compatible only with Pc, Mac, PS, Switch and Mobile; Headphone sensitivity: 98 dB
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition is a good gaming headphone. As the upgraded version of the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 headphones, they have an impressive 15-hour non-stop battery life and their comfortable padding can help extend your active playtime.
The Arctis 7 is the luxury gaming headset from SteelSeries for PlayStation and PC gamers who want a reliable can set that does justice to gaming.
It merges a pair of stereo drivers into a design that looks and feels as expensive as it is.
Its design is almost identical to that of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro, with a robust aluminum frame and an adjustable, goggle-like suspension strap.
The headphones are on a moderately offset hinges with panels that have a matte texture.
The headset is gleaming and sophisticated, with a stylish, streamlined outward form and a foolproof adjustable headband
The earcups are coated with a matte soft-touch finish, whereby the entire headset feels good in the hand. The oval ear pads are made from a silky fabric.
- Weighs 12.5 ounce
- Dimensions: 7.8×6.9×3.6 inches
- 4GHz wireless USB dongle
- USB charging cable
- 5mm Audio jack
- 15 hours playback battery
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a wireless headset that is not connected via Bluetooth but via a 2.4GHz wireless RF USB dongle.
The headphone pads included with the headset are made of air-woven fabric that seems to sit stiffly between leather and velour.
The controls are on the bottom of the two headphones. On the left headphone, there is a mute button for the microphone, volume control as well as 3.5mm, Micro-USB, and four-pin connectors. On the right side is the power button and a dial for switching between the game and chat audio channels that support the headset are (shown as Arctis Chat and Arctis Game when the Arctis 7 on PC is used).
In the left headphone, there is also the retractable microphone, which protrudes about four inches on a flexible wire.
The Arctis 7 has 7.1 digital surround sound for gaming with DTS Headphone:X 2.0 technology and offers realistic 3D audio environments.
The SteelSeries offers wired and wireless connection options. When working wirelessly, it uses a USB dongle that is compatible with PC, Play station 4, and the Nintendo Switch when docked.
There is a 3.5mm cord for wired connections to the Xbox One and the undocked Nintendo Switch, although the various software functions and several audio channels are lost.
It offers lossless 2.4 GHz wireless capability with a range of up to 12m (40 feet).
- Great microphone performance.
- Comfortable fit.
- Great accompanying software with many customization options.
- Somewhat bulky design.
- Poor noise insulation performance.
- The bass and treble rendition vary significantly from user to user.
- Some may find the fit too narrow or restrictive
- Rely on an app to use some features.
Available at $149.99. Steelseries Arctis 7 unique ski-band headband can be set so that you get the best fit, while the accompanying software contains a great graphic EQ to further fine-tune your listening experience.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700
- Xbox Wireless – Enjoy the simplicity and superiority of a direct connection from your headset to your console (and compatible Windows 10 PCs) – no wires, no base station, and no adapter needed; May require Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows (not included)
- Windows Sonic surround sound: Windows Sonic for headphones delivers powerfully immersive virtual surround sound for your games, movies and music
- Active noise cancellation: Block out unwanted background distractions and stay fully immersed in your games; Enjoy Hearing Pure game and chat audio; And nothing else
- Bluetooth connectivity – Take calls and listen to your favorite music while gaming. Additionally, connect to the new Turtle Beach Audio Hub app to adjust a variety of settings
- Note: Update your headset with the Turtle Beach Audio Hub for the latest feature updates, and then customize it further with the Audio Hub for Android and iOS.
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 PS4/Xbox One are good gaming headphones with a variety of connection possibility for mobile use.
They are Bluetooth compatible and also have a normal audio jack with a reasonable control scheme that works with your phone.
The Stealth 700 has a sturdy construction that is primarily made of durable, flexible, black plastic. It has a mixture of textures and surfaces that can be a bit messy in some places.
There is a hint of color on both the edges and the insignias of each ear auricles.
Both the top of the headband and each ear cup are provided with plenty of foam pads, all of which are covered with synthetic leather.
They make extended gaming sessions a comfortable affair, combined with the lightweight frame of the 700. The headband can be extended to fit even the largest heads, while both ear cups can be rotated for easier adjustment and repositioning during use.
- DTS Headphone: X surround sound
- Active noise cancellation
- USB radio dongle
- 5mm jack
- MicroUSB connection
- Synthetic leather ear cups with foam padding
- Turtle beach superhuman hearing
The Stealth 700 comes with a wireless USB dongle that connects to the PS4’s optical input that it was paired with upon delivery; manual pairing turned out to be easy enough.
It has three buttons on the left earcup for power—Bluetooth setup—and toggling Superhuman Hearing on and off – cleverly— the volume levels of headphones and chat are controlled by two sliders.
There are two knurled volume controls on the back of the ear cup: one is chatting audio—the other for game audio.
The stub microphone can be clicked up and muted.
There is a micro-USB slot for charging. It is also equipped with the clever system from Turtle Beach, which makes it possible to fit glasses without squeezing them in the head.
The Stealth 700 has a wealth of features to control the Bluetooth devices it is paired with, including answering incoming calls when you are listening to music on your phone, fast-forwarding to the next track, and so on.
There is also a conventional 3.5mm headphone jack input to allow wired connections to devices like smartphones, but this input is also essential for use with the PlayStation VR’s 3D Audio capabilities
- Effortless wireless functionality
- Impressive sound quality
- Many customization functions
- Bluetooth functionality
- Clear microphone
- Active noise cancellation
- Can get a little too bassy
- Controls can be clunky
- Sound can be a little warm
- Battery life is not the longest
Available at $199.99. The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 has active noise-cancellation and wireless connectivity. It also as all, the requirement you can need from a console gaming headset.
- Adjustable ear cups fitted with plush memory foam provide exceptional comfort for hours of gameplay
- High-quality custom-tuned 50mm neodymium Audio drivers deliver superb sound quality with the range to hear everything you need to on the battlefield
- Immerse yourself in 7.1 surround sound on PC creating a multi-channel audio experience that puts you in the middle of your game
- A fully detachable noise-cancelling unidirectional microphone reduces ambient noise for excellent voice clarity
- Multi-platform compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox one, Nintendo switch and mobile devices via a gold-plated 3.5mm connector
The Corsair HS60 is an above-average gaming headphone with a good sound for analytic listening.
They also have a simple but sturdy and high quality looking design that will work for most.
They are also cozy, well-built, and have a good detachable boom microphone.
It is a wired headset, which means that it offers console support when connected to the PS4 or Xbox One controllers and has no latency when gaming.
The Corsair HS60 has a straight-line gaming headset design worn over the ear.
They have a robust metal build with a well-padded headband and ear cups.
They have a well-padded headband that doesn’t feel too tight on the head, and the ear cups are large and fit easily around most ears.
The build quality and the choice of material for this headset are exemplary. The stitched grid design along the inner headband is done at a high level.
The headset is available in “carbon”, i.e. black with white in the headband, or yellow. The bright yellow gives the headset a touch of aesthetics without falling into Toy Town.
There are other yellow seams around the ear cups, which are also flawless. The memory foam enclosed in the outer layer of protein leather feels softer
- Dimensions: 6.3×3.9×8.1 inches
- Weighs 11.2 ounce
- USB-A dongle
- Removable microphone
- Foam microphone tip
- 5mm jack
- 9ft. cable
The Corsair HS60 has a simple game control scheme. They have a volume control on the left ear cup and a mute button to activate and deactivate the boom microphone.
The Corsair HS60 has very good bass. Your bass response varies significantly from user to user and depends on the quality of the fit, the seal, and whether you are wearing glasses.
Both stereo and virtual 7.1 surrounds are available here. The latter is available via a USB Type-A micro sound card dongle, which is supplied with the headset and also enables an interface with Corsair’s iCUE software.
The headset’s virtual 7.1 surround sound can come in handy when playing if you set the EQ to emphasize the sound.
And in stereo mode, the 50mm headset also provides a harmonious game sound.
- Robust construction
- Easy to use
- Good sound
- Good mids and high
- Good bass levels
- The sound is just okay
- Somewhat bulky and unwisely
- Poor noise isolation
- The bass delivery varies significantly from user to user
- Sensitive to glasses
- The software adds very little
Available at $79.99. The Corsair HS60 has a microphone with good noise filtering, balanced audio, and a low-latency wired USB connection.
They are comfortable enough to wear for a long game session and have good app support on the PC.
HyperX Cloud Alpha
- HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers for more distinction and less distortion
- Signature Award-Winning HyperX comfort. Impedance: 65 ohms
- Durable aluminum frame with expanded headband. Sound pressure level : 98dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
- Detachable braided cable with convenient in-line audio control
- Signature Light Bar and dynamic RGB lighting effects
HyperX is well known for high-quality headsets with a solid sound that does exactly what they say on the can. Great sound, remarkable comfort, and nice mics characterized the HyperX line, and all at reasonable prices.
The closed-back over-ear speakers feel great from any angle, with metal connectors for the adjustable headband. It weighs only 336g with the microphone.
The strap and forks are made of solid metal, and each moving part of the headset is protected by sturdy joints or thick padding.
The earpiece is made of a thick plastic that encloses a metal pad, and they use a super-thick earpad to seal to your head. The construction quality is strong, with a solid aluminum build for the form, and softer matte plastics on the ear cups.
The Alpha is very comfortable on the head, with a firm yet relax grip force and a lot of memory foam padding on the cups and the headband. The band is not self-adjusting like the Cloud Revolver, but it is stuck and easy to adjust.
- 50mm double chamber neodymium
- Connectivity: 3.5mm analog
- Removable microphone with noise cancellation
- In-line cable controls
- Weigh 336g (with microphone)
The Cloud Alpha is also intended for long service life since the microphone, cable, and ear cups can be removed and replaced.
The microphone can be attached quickly and easily to the side of the headset and can be adjusted thanks to the flexible shaft.
In the end, there is also a big pop filter to reduce the breaking up of “p” sound on a vocal track.
Connecting to a computer is easy: a shorter cable with a 4-pin headset socket for use with consoles and mobile devices and an extension cable with two sockets for connecting to the front of your PC. There are Inline controls on the cable that can be used to adjust the volume and mute the microphone.
The earpads are deep and soft. About a third of the length of the supplied cable is a remote control that contains a microphone mute switch and a volume wheel.
In any case, it is convenient to be able to adjust the master volume without having to change the setting on your computer when switching between programs.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha can be connected to just about anything with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It comes with two sets of interchangeable ear cushions: One set made of plush with a leather-like coating for better noise insulation, and another that is more breathable but has little noise insulation.
The headset is connected via USB and has attachable inline controls with which you can switch on the virtual 7.1 surround sound mode, mute the microphone, and regulate the volume as well as fine-tune the volume between voice chat and your game.
The headset comes with a 3.5mm jack, which you can easily remove, and e.g. B. can connect to a PS4 or Xbox One controller, connected to its inline controls.
- Breathtaking sound reproduction
- Great microphone
- Signature HyperX comfort
- High-quality construction
- Not very portable
- Audio quality depends on the DAC
- No surround sound
- Just a choice of color
Available at $ 129.99. The flexible design of the HyperX Cloud Alpha makes it ideal for consoles, mobile phones, and PCs, and the audio quality is far superior to the other headsets.
Why Should You Get PS4 Headphones?
Putting on one of the best PS4 headsets will completely change your mind permanently. Your in-game experiences are consistently brought to a higher level:
- The smallest audio details will become clear, some of which you have never heard before;
- with increased clarity and accuracy, you can suddenly locate enemy gunfire;
- And you are aware that other players and characters moving around you, their exact location is visible.
So, don’t just assume that all wireless headphones you own will be automatically supported, most PS4 headsets are connected directly to your PS4 controller, wireless models that are connected to your console via Bluetooth are rare.
We can give some general recommendations since there is no best gaming headset for every possible use.
The headsets on this list are available in the different price range and offer many different functions.
In general, the more money you spend, the fancier a headset will be.
But even our picks at the lower end still offer good sound and comfortable fits, which are the most important features to look out for in one of the best gaming headsets.
How Can You Choose the Best Gaming Headset?
Choosing the best gaming headset to depend on various criteria. The headset must be comfortable and offer good gaming sound.
Even if your headset produces a sub-optimal sound, you can still hear what’s going on in your game.
But if it is uncomfortable, you will want to remove it from your head after a little while, and that’s not useful for playing any kind of game.
Next, you should think about whether you want a wired or wireless model. Wireless models are almost always more expensive, but the convenience of living without cables can be worth the cost.
In general, wireless headsets are compatible with PC and PS4 are not compatible with Xbox One and vice versa, so a headset that also has 3.5 mm connectivity might be helpful in this case.
To get the best PS4 headphones to buy, you can make your pick fro the options recommended above. Please, be careful not to get enticed by the details of the headsets.
There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preferences, and listening habits play a bigger role in the selection, especially if you don’t care about a microphone or wireless function.