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Best PS5 headset: select the best audio companion for your PS5

PS5 Pulse 3D headset
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Finding the best PS5 headset for you is the simple act of finding the absolute best PS5 companion accessory right now. Be it to go with your brand new PS5 - or in preparation for future PS5 stock waves - a top PS5 headset will get you a premier, uniquely awesome audio experience that TVs and even sound systems can't match. For those that haven't got their PS5 yet: fear not as this is still the best purchase you can make in anticipation of your new console. Plus, you might even be able to get a PS5 headset that doubles up as a best PS4 headset or best PC headset for gaming too!

PlayStation's own Sony headset for gaming range is worth some acute attention, particularly but you'll see this list grow and grow over time as we extend our testing and reach over what is one of the most important PS5 accessories to get. 

After a full generation of game audio development, honing, and general excellence under our belt now, we know a thing or two about what makes a great console headset and this page will soon be filled with the best PS5 headsets to give you all the best options. Sure, we'd all want to complement our new console with the best audio, but even the best gaming TVs can't compare to the best PlayStation headsets. The best gaming sound systems will come close but even then the difference is unbelievable when going back to a head-cuddling headset.

First, the honest to goodness, great news: some of the PS4 headsets will work on PS5. Simply put, if you have something that's got an audio jack connection, we know that'll work by plugging straight into the PS5 DualSense controller. We even know that headsets with a USB connection will be compatible straight away - though this would require sitting very close to your PS5 or getting a cable extension, so not ideal.

After all the PS5 will have its own official headset at launch date which we fully expect to see on this list as we get our hands on it. The Pulse 3D wireless headsets likely a premium headset and if it's anything like a natural evolution and progression on from the PS4 Platinum headset then it'll be one of the best PS5 headsets going. You can check out the latest Pulse 3D headset pre-order situation right here. Spoilers: it's very popular already.

Anyway, the headsets list below will start off with a solid but considered, and modest bang with a small handful of choices we know will work and that we can absolutely vouch for. We're marking these on both their current-gen performance as well as their potential for PS5 too, so things could change and shift as more headsets come out, more companies adopt the 3D audio, and if Sony updates the Tempest 3D audio part of the PS5 with future firmware updates too.

However, expect this to grow and grow as we get our hands on more and more PS5 headsets to give you loads of options. For example, we'd expect to see more of the likes of Razer headsets, Sennheiser gaming headsets, Turtle Beach headsets, Astro headsets, and Logitech headsets, all throwing their hat in the ring, vying to be the best PS5 headset for you.

The best PS5 headsets...so far

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P

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SteelSeries Arctis 7P

A comfortable, well-built wireless PS5 headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: 40mm Noedymium | Weight: 354g | Compatibility: PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Mobile

Excellent audio quality and detail
Very comfortable 
Excellent battery life
SteelSeries quality in build and audio
Bass is a bit lacking

The SteelSeries Arctis 7P is indeed a seriously good PS5 headset, and definitely one of the best PS5 headsets in these early months. It oozes both the SteelSeries quality and Arctis line quality in every way and that's immediately obvious from getting it out of the box. The design is sleek, and the build is robust and sturdy, but also light and comfy. The ski-goggle type headband, I find, very comfortable and easy to adjust - but it can slide a little bit. The retractable microphone is of excellent quality, while all the onboard controls are neat, tidy, and responsive. The bonus of dial for the mic volume for your own voice is nice - though I never have it on and the feature set on PC will allow you to customise to some extent when you're playing on PC.

The overall audio quality is excellent, particularly in terms of it being crisp, clear, and detailed. The 40mm drivers do a great job of giving me Valhalla's music, natural sounds, and much of the combat noises too. I would really like a bit more oomph at the bottom of the audio spectrum though - there's a noticeable lack of bass sometimes which can, at times, lead to an overwhelmingly alarming amount of treble that's being thrown straight into your brain. It can even make you wince and lose richness and roundness sometimes.

Overall, it is a great package for anyone looking to next-gen while also keeping their PS4, say, but the SteelSeries Arctis 7P is definitely a contender for best PS5 headset, and worth your money this winter.

Important note: Demand has been very high for this headset since its release, and supply has struggled to keep up. As a result, you may find it hard to find right now, but keep checking back and our price finder will automatically present the best prices and deals for you wherever you are in the world.

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PS5 Pulse 3D headset

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Pulse 3D wireless headset

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Sony PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset

The best way to embrace PS5's new Tempest 3D AudioTech

Acoustic Design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: 40mm | Weight: 295g | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, PSVR

Official companion accessory
Potential of Tempest 3D AudioTech
Easy to use
Very comfortable
Built-in microphone could be better 

Sony's official PS5 headset is, unsurprisingly, a top performer. Sharing the same design language and aesthetic that the PS5 and its accessories have, the Pulse 3D headset maintains a subtlety in its form - there's no extruding boom mic, and all the tech is discreetly hidden. 

Underneath the stylish frame, however, you'll find all the necessary tech to immerse yourself in the PS5's Tempest 3D AudioTech, with the Pulse 3D headset being the best way to get the most from your new console's audio. In practice - and with only a couple of game's to test it on, it should be noted - the headset delivers gloriously rich and detailed sound as you traverse Astro Playroom's noisy noisy platforms, and gives multi-layered audio detail in the roar of combat in Miles Morales. However, it is in the quieter moments that the Pulse 3D headset and the PS5's Tempest audio magic really combines to create magic: spaceships zooming past your head in Astro, or footsteps' exact direction of travel being discernible in Miles Morales. Early signs are awesome and we can't wait to see how this tech is deployed in the Pulse 3D headset in the likes of Resident Evil Village, Demon's Souls, and Gran Turismo 7. A high-bar has been set early, and the PS5 headset market already looks like a strong one with the Pulse 3D headset kicking things off 'officially'.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

A superb and confirmed-wireless Turtle Beach option

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: 50mm Nanoclear | Weight: 382g | Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Doubles battery life from the previous generation
Incredibly comfortable 
Great microphone accuracy
Might be a tight fit for some

Turtle Beach has revamped the Stealth 700 with PS5 (and the 'other console/s') explicitly in mind and has significantly upgraded the Stealth 700 from its predecessor at the same time to create this Gen 2 version.

The Stealth 700 Gen 2 has had a design upgrade from the previous incarnation with a subtler aesthetic, and a flip-to-mute mic that folds neatly into the earcup. The buttons have been reorganized and moved to just one earcup and are well sized and spaced out. The redone design makes the headset incredibly comfortable, with supple memory foam cushions with Aerofit cooling gel being a highlight, ensuring you can wear them for hours at a time with no aches or strains, or pains. Importantly, the redesign means that they will work wirelessly with the PS5 - a big win.

However, the proof is in the pudding and the Stealth 700 Gen 2 headset sounds excellent. Its large drivers give you some great all-around sound, and the ability to fine-tune the audio to your liking with the Audio Hub adds depth to the possible soundscapes. The Superhuman Hearing feature is a worthy inclusion too and can give you the edge in online shooters, while the bass boost can provide some serious rumble during a heart-pumping campaign mission. A great headset that'll cover you for both PS4 and PS5 and an early, and tough, competitor for the best PS5 headset.

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Sony PlayStation Wireless Platinum

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Sony PlayStation Wireless Platinum

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Sony PlayStation Wireless Platinum

Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum headset

The official and premium PS4 headset is an early favorite for PS5

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Battery life: 6 hours | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 318g | Compatibility: PS4, PS5

Designed exclusively for the PlayStation 4
Super comfortable
Stylish look
Companion app is fairly redundant

Yup here's a familiar face, but an official one that we know will work on PS5 already. And for what it's worth the Sony Platinum headset has a fantastic mix of price and performance. (If the Platinum is too expensive, we'd actually really recommend the Gold version too, which is about $40/£30 less, but doesn't quite offer the same quality of sound or the extra metallic trim.)

The 50mm drivers only lack a tiny bit, and that's in the lower end, but there is an excellent level of audio detail, clarity, surround sound, and richness to everything meaning the overall audio is of exquisite quality. The feature set - on PS4 at least is excellent too with the headset featuring an excellent game/chat audio balancer, and the ability to store onboard some game audio profiles - specifically designed audio soundscapes for particular games - enhancing the audio experience of games no end. Even if we don't know exactly how these features will translate into PS5, we do know the quality of the Platinum headset means it's definitely in with a shout of being one of the best PS5 headsets. And certainly, one to consider for someone wanting an official headset to straddle two great consoles.

For next-gen and this current one, it's still worth remembering that both the Platinum and Gold headsets have been designed with the PlayStation VR headset in mind too. This means they will fit neatly within conjunction with the PSVR gear's headset. Check out the best PlayStation VR bundles here to complete such a package. The battery life and wireless connection range might see it overtaken by other more modern competitors in the near future but it's still a fine headset and one I'm personally am looking forward to taking into the glorious world of PS5.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2

The best mid-range wireless headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: 50mm | Battery life: 15 hours | Weight: 580g | Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Solid battery life
Comfortable for glasses wearers
Excellent audio and microphone accuracy
Next-gen compatible
Plastic across headband feels cheap 
Ear cups started to hurt after long-term wear

The second generation of Turtle Beach Stealth 600's are a great low-to-mid level wireless headset compatible with PS5, PS4 and PC. 

With nicely-tuned 50mm drivers, a solid-but-unspectacular 15-hour battery life, a comfortable fit - even with glasses - the bang for buck value is strong. Throw in an easy setup process, and a very accessible price tag, and you really are off to a winner. This is certainly a great choice for gaming on a budget, as the sound quality is top-tier and the microphone sensitivity is ideal for those who want to communicate without shouting. However, because of the reasonable price, the headset plastic does feel a bit cheap, especially across the headband and on the ear cups, and unfortunately, the ear cups do get a little uncomfortable in longer gaming sessions.

However, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2's are a good sequel to an affordable wireless headset. It looks pretty good, feels pretty good, and sounds great - a no-brainer if you're looking to get a pair of headphones ahead of the next-gen release that won't bankrupt you. This is definitely one of the best wireless gaming headsets, and certainly of the best Turtle Beach headsets.

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EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 300

Great value Sennheiser audio excellence

Acoustic design: Closed-acoustic, over-ear | Cable length: 2m | Drivers: N/A | Weight: 10.2oz | Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mobile, Mac

Sennheiser-quality audio
Excellently clear mic
Comfy
Affordable (for Sennheiser)
No chat/game audio balancer
Limited features
Design is OK

Because it only needs that 3.5mm audio jack connection, this is a fine headset that'll bag you Sennheiser-level audio quality without paying the premium price tags. As I said in my review "Getting a Sennheiser-quality headset like this, at this price point, and with this device-versatility, is an excellent proposition and one that is easy to recommend."

It's compatibility with devices through that connection aside - meaning it's great for those who want to cover their bases when looking at the best PS5 headsets - the detailed audio, excellent surround/directional accuracy, and great overall richness on offer here go a long way to justify the already-reasonable price tag. The mic, while not detachable or hidden is good, too.

The audio is so good that everything comes through excellently and of the same quality and volume, which means it's not that easy to discern between incoming voices when you're playing in a team of three or more, and it'd be nice to have some more features but the stripped-back approach helps to keep the costs down. For versatility without the frills of features, and for those who put audio first, then this is a great PS5 headset to consider. 

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Asus ROG Delta S gaming headset

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ASUS ROG Delta S

A great PS5 headset for wired setups

Acoustic design: Closed back | Cable length: 1.5m | Drivers: 50mm Neodymium | Weight: 300g | Compatibility: PC, Mac, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Android mobile

Lightweight and comfortable
Plenty of customization options
Excellent audio performance...
... once the EQ is sorted

The ASUS ROG Delta S certainly packs a punch. Straight out the box things are geared very much towards the higher ranges, which means bass lines can flatten out under dialogue-forward scenes. However, that EQ software allows for an incredibly in-depth set of controls which means you can adjust levels across the entire spectrum, making this a great feature in one of the best PS5 headsets for gaming. We mention the software up top in this PS5 headset recommendation because the ROG Delta S can be altered while plugged into a PC but then retains the settings chosen for when it is plugged into your PS5 - neat!

All of the audio excellence and software customisation opportunities are housed in a sturdy yet lightweight shell, with durable plastic cups lined with clean (and easily personalized) RGBs and heavy memory foam cushioning. The cups themselves sport a unique triangular shape inherent to the Delta design, but aside from standing out to the eye they also provide plenty of support while remaining roomy enough to withstand longer sessions. 

This is certainly a powerful headset, but it's worth noting that PS5 players who have the option of plugging into a PC to delve into those settings will benefit the most here. 

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Razer Kraken

Great sound at a good-looking price

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 1.3m | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 322g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, mobile

Lightweight and comfortable
Beefy bass
MIc is great for voice chat
Mid tones are lacking

There's a reason the Razer Kraken is the latest iteration of Razer's famous and popular headset. It offers great sound at great value, and can be used across a wide variety of devices - and because of that and it's 3.5mm audio jack it's a great pick for a PS5 headset.

 This popular Razer headset is lightweight and despite the large earcups, you can wear them comfortably for long gaming sessions. Sound-wise, the mid-range is a bit muddy, but the bass packs a punch. The fully retractable, unidirectional microphone allows for clear voice chat, and you can even choose between oval or circular ear cushions. If you're looking for a Razer headset under £100/ $100 that still performs, this is it. There's even a stripped back version of the Kraken called the Kraken X which keeps a lot of what is good about the headset, slightly repackaged into a cheaper pair.

I'm one of the Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and lean on it to write about games' landscapes and environments too.