Gaming is an all-encompassing sensory experience. PlayStation 4 games like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn might look good on your telly and feel good to play with a controller, but it all counts for nothing without the right audio to properly immerse you in their virtual worlds. And for great sound, you can't go wrong with some of the best PS4 headsets currently on the market.
For a good gaming headset, you need to watch out for a couple of things. Sound quality is the obvious factor, but there's also the matter of comfort, visual appeal, customisation options, and whether the accompanying microphone is up to snuff.
You're going to be wearing this thing for several hours at a time, so it needs to look and feel the part. Below, you'll find an updated selection of the best PS4 headsets that money can buy right now, with a variety of options that are able to suit different tastes and needs. Get shopping to make your gaming experience sound as amazing as it looks.
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The best PS4 headset you can buy
1. Razer Kraken Pro V2
The beefiest sound machine around
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 3.5mm | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 322g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, mobile
Razer's Kraken Pro V2 is a powerhouse in almost every regard, with a meaty internal sound system complimented by a strong design that nevertheless is lightweight enough to rest comfortably over the ears with no trouble, even during those longer gaming sessions. Those hefty ear cups are comparably larger than what you might be used to, but the advantage is easily identified with the Pro V2's punchy bass tones, which sounds great when streaming music from your PS4 or getting swept away by those cinematic soundtracks that triple-A gaming is known for.
The extendable microphone is also an attractive edition, capable of cancelling outside noise and reproducing your voice to make sure its as clear as day during multiplayer sessions with friends. For the price tag it's currently going for, the Kraken Pro V2 is a great choice for those prefer to invest in high quality audio-visual gaming.
2. Turtle Beach Stealth 700
Versatile and ergonomically robust in equal measure
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: Wireless up to 3.5mm | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 283g | Compatibility: PS4, Xbox One
Turtle beach's latest range of wireless cans are a brilliant balance of sound quality and comfort. The lack of any cable is an immediate plus, but that practical feature doesn't result in any compromises to the sharp sounds emanating from the in-built speakers. Crafted with noise cancelling capabilities, it's in the long hours in game that you'll notice just how ridiculously comfortable the headset is.
The Stealth 700 also has a lot of flexible tweaking options, including the ability to amplify sounds like footsteps and gunshots, in addition to Bluetooth connectivity and an official mobile app which lets you take calls and steam music from your phone. Add in an ultra clear mic and this makes for a perfect headset with brilliantly clear sound that puts you straight in the game.
3. SteelSeries Arctis Pro
High powered, prestigious sound
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 3.5mm | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 312g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, mobile
It's comparatively higher price tag might be daunting for a headset at first, but you'll absolutely be getting your money's worth with the Steelseries Arctis Pro. It's high-res audio system is industry leading in its clarity and range, while the option to go wireless and bypass the PS4's DAC with SteelSeries' own GameDAC peripheral accentuates the quality of this sound like never before.
All of these features are fully cutomisable via the peripheral's OLED menu, too, while the headset's alloy build also looks and feels as sleek as it sounds, all of which lives up to its prestigious nature as a hi-fi, high price piece of kit for the dedicated gamer. Worthy for any type of gaming experience, the Arctis Pro is a bona fide gem of a PS4 headset.
4. Sony PlayStation Wireless Platinum
The PS4's official companion headset
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 3.5mm | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 318g | Compatibility: PS4
You would be hard pushed to find another wireless headset with the sound quality and feature set of Sony’s dedicated PlayStation Platinum cans. In fact we’d argue that it’s pretty much an impossible task - the Sony headset has a fantastic mix of price and performance.
The 50mm drivers maybe lack a little power at the low-end but they have an impressive level of clarity to their overall audio. They also neatly hook up to your PS4 offering game-specific audio profiles. But the big tick for them is the 7.1 virtual surround that links into those profiles. Well, that and the fact your headset battery will likely outlast your controller’s too.
5. Corsair HS50
Cheap and cheerful
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 3.5mm | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 331g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, mobile
If you want something slightly better than any regular old headphones, but can't afford some of the more premium options on this list, the Corsair HS50 is your best bet. It's going for less than $50/£40 online, but offers a decent stereo system that provides an impressive audio experience for any PS4 game or programme, with a universal 3.5mm cord to allow for easy 'plug in and plug out' accessibility.
That cord, along with the detachable mic, means the HS50 is also good for use with other devices like a mobile phone or PC, which gives it even more lasting value as a headset worth owning. Inevitably, you're not going to get any surround sound or unprecedentedly high quality audio from a kit that's this cheap but, for what it's worth, it's a total steal.
6. Astro Gaming A50
The gamer's best friend
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: Wireless up to 30 feet | Weight: 363g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac
It's expensive, aesthetically uninteresting, and doesn't quite pack the same audio bunch as its contemporaries on the market, so what makes the Astro A50 worthwhile for PS4 users? Firstly, there's the base station, which is a genius work of design that acts as a charger, stand, and wireless hub all at the same time. The magnetic docking system makes it incredibly easy to put down and pick up the headset with no hassle, and the 30 feet range of the wireless signal - without ever dropping in quality - is seriously impressive.
The A50's surround sound system is equally fab, bringing out all the subtle details in your game's audio with perfect clarity, and a thumping bass equaliser to boot. In terms of both hardware and software, the A50 is a brilliantly mouldable device, which allows for all sorts of customisation to find the perfect set up for you. It's not the best headset out there, but it's a damn good choice nonetheless.
7. HyperX Cloud Flight
Heavy sounds, light build
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: Wireless up to 30 feet | Weight: 300g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PC, PS4
What it lacks in style and features, the HyperX Cloud Flight makes up for in accessibility, comfort, and audio quality. At first, HyperX's first foray into wireless headsets looks very much like a budget third party device, but beneath the bland design lies a competent piece of kit which your ears will be thanking you for later.
That's because the headset's build value utility over fashion, and is designed to provide maximum comfort and strong sound power all in one reasonably priced product, and the HyperX absolutely achieves that goal. What's more, it's battery life can last up to 30 hours, and that in-built microphone is surprisingly sophisticated in its capacity to record clear audio free of any background noise. If you don't care about logos or looks, the Cloud Flight is a really great deal of a headset.
8. Sennheiser GSP 600
Beefy, bodacious techology
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: Wireless up to 30 feet | Weight: 394g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
Coming in at over £200/$250 (and almost 400g), the Sennheisser 600 is not a casual investment, but it is a worthwhile purchase for those who want their audio sounding tip top for the long term future. Powered by German technology and ergonomic ingenuity (as the name suggests), the Sennheisser 600 is a force to be reckoned with, offering rich, deep sounds within a device that uses a unique hinge system that can react to any tension and motion to stay comfortably on your noggin.
The sound system offers dynamic, bass-heavy audio with competent noise-cancellation power and an incredibly advanced microphone to boot, while that robust build is unlikely to wear and tear years into its usage. It all screams professionalism, which is what takes the edge of off that equally... professional price tag.