A good headset can either make or break your gaming experience. It’s vital that you find a headset that delivers in all areas: comfort, audio quality, and construction. However, with so many options on the market right now, finding the right headset can seem like an endless search, or even worse, a waste of money.
We rounded up 8 of the best PS4 headsets in the market and reviewed them one by one, in no particular order.
Astro A50 Gen 3
The latest model of the Astro A50 is back and better than ever. The charging dock is smaller and more streamlined, the audio quality is richer, and the wireless frequency has been moved to 2.4GHz. The A50’s may look deceptively heavy due to its boxy, bulky frame, but it’s actually quite lightweight and comfortable.
The Astro A50’s make for a riveting gaming experience. Aside from the crystal-clear audio, the audio balance is impeccable. You can even personally customize the EQ profiles or choose from a selection of presets by using Astro’s very own Command Center software.
These upgrades have made the Astro A50’s more convenient than ever before. It just goes to show that A50’s are still up to par with other similar offerings in the market.
Perfect for: The serious gamer
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is widely considered to be one of the best headsets that money can buy. It features a dual wireless system and 40 mm neodymium drivers. The dual batteries will leave you with a total of 20 hours of battery life and allow you to swap out batteries during long gaming sessions. It is also incredibly lightweight, due to its aluminum alloy and steel body.
Every little detail about the Arctis Pro Wireless feels meticulous and adds nuance to gameplay. With its full features, sleek design, and immersive audio quality, it is a powerful accessory that enhances the gaming experience. We can definitely say that the Arctis Pro Wireless warrants its premium price tag.
Perfect for: The high-end gamer
Official Sony PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset
This list would have felt incomplete without at least one official Sony headset. And their Platinum Wireless Headset is not one to be overlooked.
It’s great value when you consider its features: 7.1 virtual surround sound, dual mics, and 3D Audio. The 50 mm drivers result in refined sound quality and dynamic bass. The Platinum headset also feels sophisticated, not to mention comfortable.
Overall, the Sony Platinum Wireless is a solid choice for any kind of gamer.
Perfect for: The casual gamer / Playstation Fanboy
Audio-Technica is a beloved, powerhouse brand to audiophiles all over the world, so of course we had to include them on this list. Their spin on gaming headsets has been met with much success, with the ATH-ADG1X being a standout model.
The ATH-ADG1X comes with advanced 53 mm drivers and a first-class microphone. The open-back design also welcomes the natural sounds of your own environment to merge with the audio, resulting in a unique gaming experience. The ATH-ADG1X’s audio quality really shines no matter what you use it for, whether it’s playing video games, listening to music, or watching films.
Needless to say, the ATH-ADG1X is a well-made headset that is worth every penny.
Perfect for: The audiophile gamer
The Corsair HS60 Pro Surround may not be packed with features like some of the other pricier options on this list, but it’s still reliable enough to be an excellent entry-level pair for new gamers or a backup pair for gamers who don’t care for fancy bells and whistles.
The HS60 Pro Surround is well-made, with a clean, minimalist design that makes it seem more expensive than it really is. It also comes with a detachable microphone and offers 7.1 virtual surround sound. For the price, it doesn’t get any better than that.
The Corsair HS60 Pro Surround is a no-frills headset that delivers good quality at a low cost.
Perfect for: The simple/budget gamer
Beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game
The beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game is an exquisite gaming headset. The CUSTOM Game is stylish but has the substance to back it up. The superb audio quality and sturdy build are in line with beyerdynamic’s world-class reputation.
Aside from the ability to wash parts, customers can also order replacement parts. Clearly, beyerdynamic has longevity in mind for their customers, but the CUSTOM Game headset is excellent quality so you won’t need to worry about having to order replacement parts anytime soon.
The beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game is quite the investment, but definitely one that is worth making.
Perfect for: The audiophile gamer
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
The Kingston HyperX Cloud II is one of the best headsets at its price point, offering the complete package: an integrated sound card, 7.1 virtual surround sound, and a comfortable, user-friendly design. The Cloud II’s audio quality is vivid and layered straight out of the box. Despite the lack of noise cancellation, the Cloud II does a good job of blocking out external noise due to its closed-back design.
Instead of putting controls on the headset itself, the Cloud II comes with a USB controller, along with other accessories such as an adaptor, a carrying case, and extra ear cushions. It’s these small touches that add up in the end.
The Cloud II is a great headset that packs a punch.
Perfect for: The average gamer
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
We can always count on Razer to come out with quality products at a reasonable cost. The Kraken Tournament Edition is no different. It looks like it was crafted out of a supple leather couch, with large ear cups that look soft enough to sleep on. The THX Spatial Audio, custom-tuned 50 mm drivers, and fabric-wrapped cables don’t hurt either.
The headset also comes with a USB controller to adjust the volume or mute audio. Another feature that we love is the addition of game/chat balance. It’s clear that a lot of thought and care was put into the design.
The Kraken Tournament Edition headset has the makings of a premium headset without the steep price tag. For $100, you can’t go wrong with it.
Perfect for: The standard gamer / Razer fans
Whether your budget is $100 or $300, quality should never be sacrificed. It’s all about weighing the pros and cons of each product and deciding which one suits your lifestyle best. We hope we were able to help you with that.
Let us know which of our picks worked out for you in the comments section!