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Black Friday PS5 headset deals 2021: everything we expect to see

Black Friday PS5 headset deals
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If you're after some next-gen audio, you'd do well to keep a close eye out for this year's Black Friday PS5 headset deals. With the new console now out in the wild for a year, many of the accessories designed to release alongside the PS5 have matured on the shelves. That means younger, cheaper, and more feature rich devices are starting to crop up, and day one headsets need to drop their prices to stay in the game. 

That's exactly what we expect to see in 2021's Black Friday PS5 headset deals, with a strong chance of some record low prices on the best PS5 headsets of the year.  We're expecting to see savings spread across the price range this year, so whether you're spending $30 or $300, there's going to be plenty on offer. 

That wasn't always the case though. Last year's surge in gaming interest, and of course the rocky PS5 launch itself, meant that we didn't see too many Black Friday PS5 headset deals. Big names like SteelSeries and Astro were a little quiet last November, with their best gaming headsets absent from proceedings. 

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 and SteelSeries Arctis 7P were still young when last year's Black Friday PS5 headset deals landed (as was the official PS5 Pulse 3D headset), but low stock levels made even finding one on the shelves impossible. 

We're showing you everything you can expect from Black Friday PS5 headset deals in 2021 right here, including the best retailers to visit and our predictions for the best discounts. 

If you're after more accessories, or for November PS5 restocks, check out our full guide to PS5 Black Friday deals as well. 

When will Black Friday PS5 headset deals start?

Black Friday PS5 headset deals will likely start properly the week before the main event. Last year we saw retailers offering early Black Friday deals well ahead of the November weekend, with the global pandemic's surge in online retail landing offers as early as October. 

We expect a similar situation in 2021, following from the success of last year's elongated sales period. However, it's crucial to remember that even last year the best deals were kept back for the main event, with bigger discounts kicking off from the start of Thanksgiving week. 

While Black Friday officially lands on November 26 this year, we'd recommend keeping a close eye out for record low prices from Monday November 22 as a result.

Where to find the best PS5 headset Black Friday deals

We'll be bringing you all the best Black Friday PS5 headset deals right here when those offers do land. However, if you're going it alone, we've found that the retailers below offer some of the best discounts during the holiday sales. 

US
Amazon:
regular discounts on high end and budget headsets
Best Buy:
frequent sales on SteelSeries and Razer devices
Microsoft:
wide range of HyperX headsets available
Newegg:
best for budget brands and official PlayStation gear
Walmart:
discounts on cheaper headsets and big brands

UK
Amazon:
best for official gear bundles and discounted big brands
Argos:
sales often include Turtle Beach bundle deals
Currys:
regular bundle deals available
Ebuyer: save even more with refurbished devices
Very:
regular discounts on Turtle Beach, SteelSeries, and Astro

Black Friday PS5 headset deals: what to expect

In general, this year's Black Friday PS5 headset deals will offer up discounts on a far wider range of products and many more devices specifically built with the next-generation console in mind. That's because many of the cups that were released alongside the new console have now had a whole year on the shelves. Not only are they older and ready for some of their first discounts, but competition is creeping up on them with lower price tags and more features. 

These top-of-the-range devices don't see too many discounts in the US. However, early UK discounts often act as an indicator that bigger things will occur later on across the pond. 

The Astro A50 looks primed to take a significant price drop in November, for example. Even though there were no discounts on this particular model in the US last November, and haven't been throughout the course of 2021 so far, there is wiggle room. Last year, the PS4 / PS5 model dropped to £199.99 in the UK, down from that £299 RRP. That means there's space for the A50 to breathe a little, especially considering headsets like the Arctis 7P might offer a few savings as well. 

SteelSeries Arctis 7P

(Image credit: SteelSeries)

Like the A50, SteelSeries' PS5-oriented set of cups didn't drop a single cent in last year's offers. However, in the UK we've already seen those costs start to waver a little, falling down to £133 from the £159 RRP a couple of times throughout the year. Again, there's been no such luck in the US, but if those numbers can wobble across the pond, it's likely there's something in store for State-side gamers come November.

If you're looking for more of a sure bet, we'd point you towards the SteelSeries Arctis 7. It's a very similar set of cups, but loses a few bells and whistles to keep the price tag low. What's more, we've seen it dropping down to $129.99 (usually $149.99) in previous Black Friday sales, and considering it's ageing on a little, we're expecting to see an improvement on 2018's $99.99 offer as well.

Then there's the classic Pulse 3D headset. We're betting on the official Sony headphones taking their first real discount in the US over 2021's Black Friday PS5 headset deals. So far retailers have been stubborn with their $99 MSRP, though UK deal-hunters have been rewarded with a £10 discount down to £78 so far in 2021 and plenty of bundle deals with other accessories and games.

Watch out for: 

  • Astro A50 
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • Pulse 3D headset
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

How to find the best Black Friday PS5 headset deals for you

If you've ever shopped on Black Friday before, you'll know that offers can come and go in a flash. Some of the best discounts can be sold out within minutes, especially if they're on some of the more popular products. 

However, the 'best discounts' on paper might not be the best Black Friday PS5 headset deals for your budget or needs. That's why it's essential to get your game plan ready. We've been tracking these discounts for years now, and you'll find all our top tips to make sure you find the best Black Friday PS5 headset deals for you just below. 

Today's best deals

If you can't wait until November to start your deal-hunting engines, you'll be happy to know that many PS5 gaming headsets take significant discounts throughout the year as well. While you may not be getting the absolute best price of the year, those who need a new set of cups now can still find excellent value in the offers below.

We're also rounding up all the best Black Friday gaming headset deals across a range of consoles, or take a look at the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals for more accessories. If you're looking for a little research ahead of November, it's also worth checking out the best wireless gaming headsets as well.