With the PlayStation 5 having been out for well over 6 months now, there’s been plenty of time for accessories manufacturers everywhere to develop the ideal headset for Sony’s next-gen console. Sony itself has, of course, thrown its own hat in the ring with its official first-party solution in the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. However, what about other options? There’s plenty more PS5 gaming headsets that pack a punch, focussing on excellent sound quality and optimum comfort.
A decent PS5 gaming headset is worth investing in because it’s your link audio-wise to the vast range of worlds, characters and stories you’ll experience on Sony’s console. With that said, the following is a list of the 10 best PlayStation 5 compatible gaming headsets you can buy in 2021. We’ll break down what each headset does best, in addition to its best current price. Take a look:
PlayStation came out swinging with an ideal audio option with the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. The Pulse 3D a solid choice because it’s been specifically designed from the ground up to deliver crystal-clear 3D audio in every PS5 title that supports it. The wireless headset’s aesthetic also obviously perfectly ties in with the PS5 console itself, serving as a perfect blend between the eco-systems cool black-and-white tone. It supports 12 hours of wireless function on a full charge, and it won’t break the bank considering the achievable audio quality.
Our pick of Turtle Beach’s best PS5 gaming headset offering falls to the Stealth 600p, which has a reputation for having a comfortable fit alongside modern style. It marks a huge step up on Turtle Beach’s previous PlayStation effort, the Recon 70P, packing in wireless support, amplified audio and 50mm-sized speakers which have now become the norm. PS5 players get all this alongside some of the best audio clarity out there, expertly balancing varied levels between such noises as quiet footsteps and loud explosions. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600p is well worth considering.
Another first-party PS5 gaming headset is the Sony’s last gen offering, which is a sleek and functional alternative to the beefier Pulse 3D. The so-called PlayStation platinum wireless headset makes use of a sleek and comfortable design, which neatly packs in a lot of sound thanks to the cushioned audio drivers. It may have been originally designed for PS4 consoles, sure, but it works just as well on PlayStation 5. Style conscious players will be relieved its available in White and Rose Gold as well as Black, providing 3D audio with 7.1 surround sound support for absolute immersion.
LucidSound has been hard at work developing a stereo headset suitable for dedicated PS5 gamers, and the result is the LS15P. Combining a comfortable and lightweight frame with high-def stereo sound, it’s a sleek, glasses-friendly PS5 gaming headset that works flawlessly with the PlayStation 5. Two separate built-in mics ensures crystal clear chat audio, and there are three precision-tuned EQ modes you can adjust between. If you want a PS5 headset that is smart, easy to set up with a fair few extra QOA benefits then look no further than the LucidSound LS15P.
If it’s a flashy PS5 gaming headset that doesn’t come at the cost of sound quality you’re after, the GS635 from Logitech is the perfect blend. RGB lighting stretches across the front and back of both ear cups, but this excessive style is matched by immersive 7.1 surround sound that keeps you immersed and at the centre of the action. Also packed in are three programmable buttons that stop you fumbling around with headset controls. Simply set and forget them however you like. This is a PS5 headset with several great audio features packed in.
Easily identifiable from other PS5 gaming headset options by its ski goggle suspension band, the Arctis 3 from SteelSeries is a comfy fit thanks to how it can perfectly contour on your head. It might be wired and not tout much in terms of style, but it delivers 7.1 surround sound to a high degree, balancing out audio distribution thanks to the patented S1 audio driver. The Arctis3 also provides a nice touch to PS5 players by way of a retractable headset mic, which can be neatly tucked away when not in use.
If you’re a PS5 player operating on a high budget and you want to enjoy some of the best audio features around, the Astro A40TR Gaming Headset will do the trick. This is a beast of a headset solution designed specifically for extended play sessions, providing Dolby Atmos supported 3D audio while remaining lightweight, comfortable and built to last. The headline feature is the MixAmp Pro, which processes audio in real time to better reduce lad and ensure crystal-clear voice communication. It’s one of the higher-priced PS5 gaming headsets out there, but is on another level.
JBL might be a lesser-known brand in the headset world, but with the Quantum 600 it certainly earns the attention of PS5 players. It serves as a stylish over-ear audio solution that is wireless, maintaining strong and latency-free communication thanks to a lossless 2.4 GHz connection. It’s been specifically designed with precision and immersion in mind, packing in a balance char dial certified by Discord. It sits at the edge of the £100 price bracket yet deservedly so.
HyperX is an accessories manufacturer that doesn’t play around, dedicated to developer gear compatible across all console platforms and PC. When it comes to a PS5 gaming headset solution, though, the Cloud II allows players to enjoy supreme sound quality for a fairly reasonable price. It’s microphone comes with advanced noise cancellation built in, letting you clearly communicate with your party online as you enjoy immersive 7.1 surround sound. Its big defining feature, however, is the USb sound card audio control box, which allows you to adjust audio settings easily on the fly.
If you don’t mind your PS5 headset being wired and are seeking a premiere audio solution ideal for eSports level play, the Razer brand’s Kraken line will see you through. This 3rd generation Kraken sports such features as cooling-gel cushions, deep sound clarity and bass-boosted 50mm drivers all for under £100 on average. Such elements deliver long-lasting comfort and impressive levels of sound quality in any game played on PS5.
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