The best Black Friday PS5 headset deals are worth shouting about – straight into your newly purchased microphone if that's what you're into. And if you're interested in upgrading your PlayStation setup, or if you've recently picked up a PS5 console, then the best Black Friday PS5 headset deals are always going to be the best time of year to upgrade for less.
We always see some of the best PS5 headsets get absolutely slashed in price in the Black Friday PS5 headset deals meaning you can get great headsets for whole 'price categories less' - premium sets become mid-range, and mid-rangers become entry-level. It's not an exact science, but you know what I mean.
And with another year of the PS5's lifespan under our belts by the time the Black Friday PS5 headset deals come around this year - the console will be three years old! - the headset market for the console will also be richer than ever. If you want to upgrade, November is the best time to do it, and you'll likely save a bunch of cash in the process.
When will Black Friday PS5 headset deals start?
Black Friday PS5 headset deals always start early but for there to be an 'early', there needs to be a date, and that date this year is Friday, November 24.
But, as we have all grown accustomed to now, we should all be keeping our eyes peeled for early Black Friday PS5 headset deals to start appearing from mid-to-late October, and we should all be wallet-ready come November itself as that's when a lot of retailers launch sales with Black Friday price guarantees (hopefully).
Where will the best PS5 headset Black Friday deals be?
We'll be rounding up the very best deals once again when the time of year comes around, but we've all seen this movie before: it's the usual retailers who play the game: check out the below links now to get your eye in early, or get your bookmarks in order.
Amazon: regular discounts on high-end and budget headsets (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: frequent sales on SteelSeries and Razer devices (opens in new tab)
Microsoft: wide range of HyperX headsets available (opens in new tab)
Newegg: best for budget brands and official PlayStation gear (opens in new tab)
Walmart: discounts on cheaper headsets and big brands (opens in new tab)
Amazon: best for official gear bundles and discounted big brands (opens in new tab)
Argos: sales often include Turtle Beach bundle deals (opens in new tab)
Currys: regular bundle deals available (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer: save even more with refurbished devices (opens in new tab)
Very: regular discounts on Turtle Beach, SteelSeries, and Astro (opens in new tab)
Black Friday PS5 headset deals: what do we expect?
We will see PS5 headsets change entire price categories during the Black Friday PS5 headset deals - and probably more so than ever this year. With the market having grown another full year, we've got even more models jostling for position and thus jostling to get your money in the sales.
Be vigilant and thorough - in a cost of living crunch like the one we're experiencing right now, there is even more emphasis on being savvy and getting such a luxury purchase right.
We're hoping to see premium models get some heft discount treatment too - and that goes for new ones as well. The new SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro range are ones to watch: the excellent wireless model has only seen a handful of dollars shaved off since its release; and the wired one has seen nearly $40 take off it but that wasn't part of a sales event. As a result, watch this space as, if these drop down, they could be your one-and-done solution. Similarly, we'd like to see the Astro A50 reduced again from its lofty $300 MSRP. The good news on this one is that it has received price tag cuts in November sales before and so could drop - though we haven't seen a truly bombastic lowest-ever price ($239.99) since 2019. However, with the release of the Astro A30, the now-older A50 could be primed for a big cut.
In the mid-range territory, we could see some cracking discounts. Given the MAX variants of both Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 and 600 Gen 2 releasing this year, we've already seen the non-MAX sets go to lowest ever price this year - $107.95 and $66.71 respectively. We predict that these will get even bigger cuts as Turtle Beach tries to use the MAX lines as the new flagships. If the 600 Gen 2 gets nearer $50 it'll be one of the best deals of the lot; while the 700 Gen 2 for les than $100 is basically changing price category totally.
In this price bracket, we're also going to be keeping tabs on the official Pulse headset too. The new INZONE headsets from Sony could impact the Pulse, and we're expecting to see at least the same $10 discount, if not more on that headset this year.
And, do not forget or dismiss those excellent cheaper options. Headsets like the Corsair HS35, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired, and Razer Kaira X are all value-busting headsets at their MSRP. But all are likely to see the deal treatment in the upcoming Black Friday PS5 headset deals. The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired is slightly older now and has been replaced by the Nova 1 (broadly speaking) so could see a return to its record low of just $25 that we saw last month. The Razer Kaira X also got the lowest-ever price treatment from Amazon last month (down to $44.99) so that should return at least. The Corsair HS35 is a great $50/$60 headset but last year crashed to just $29.99 in the sales so that should appear again - and if it does, expect competitors to drop to similar amounts in response.
If you're after something stealthy, though, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on Black Friday AirPods deals and Black Friday earbuds deals as well.
Last year's deals
PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless headset |
$99.99 $69 at Walmart
Save $30 - Sony's official headset is particularly brilliant as it includes support for the PS5's new 3D Audio, which makes the sound go into your ears according to the direction the thing is actually coming from. Sounds basic, but it's super effective!
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset |
$99 $77.87 at Walmart
Save $22 - A solid saving on an excellent wireless headset. With the introduction of the 'Nova' series from SteelSeries last year, we saw a few excellent prices on those slightly older - but still excellent - headsets such as the Arctis 1.
Razer Kraken |
$80 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $40 - The easiest of recommendations and a seriously impressive price for what you get. The famous Kraken headset, with its no-frills, simple audio excellence for this price - while not a record low - was a great Black Friday PS5 headset deal.
Razer BlackShark V2 X | (opens in new tab)
$59.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - Another great price on a great Razer headset for PS5. The BlackShark V2 is still one of our absolute favorite headsets across all platforms, and the X edition channels a lot of that brilliance for a lower price tag. Getting $20 off last year was a tasty discount.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 |
$199.99 $139.95 at Amazon
Save $60 - Turtle Beach needs no introduction when it comes to gaming headsets, and its Stealth series is among the manufacturer's best lines. Although designed primarily for Xbox Series X and S consoles, the Stealth 700 is an amplified wireless headset that's compatible with the PS5, PS4, PC (Windows 10 & 11), and the Nintendo Switch. With a saving of $60, this deal was one you didn't want to miss.
Last year's deals in the UK
HYPERX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset |
£74.99 £39.99 at Currys
Save £35 - The HyperX Cloud Alpha is one of the best gaming headsets on the market, period. At full price, it's great value - and with a £35 discount, at just over half-price, it was an absolute steal in last year's deals.
Should you wait for the Black Friday PS5 headset deals?
Whatever you're looking for in a headset, with only a few weeks to go before the big day, we really recommend you hold fire and wait for the Black Friday PS5 headset deals to properly kick in at the end of the month.
This is especially true if you're thinking about picking up a premium PS5 or multi-platform headset. Those with the highest price tags often fall the furthest and hardest during the sales and the difference between going early and waiting can be really significant - and super satisfying.
If you really need something immediately as you're without a set then we'd recommend looking at a cheaper one so at least you can keep your options open later this month. Or, if you'd rather start shopping in earnest now, then just be sure to check prices and ensure you're getting good value. A Black Friday price guarantee here would be most worthwhile.
Otherwise, the best plan is to wait - the best deals will be those that come close to, or on, the day itself. For further proof of that, you can check out some of last year's highlights below to see the kind of thing we're going to experience.
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.
The sales season is going to be very far-reaching this year, so also consider swotting up on what the Black Friday PS5 monitor deals and Black Friday PS5 SSD deals are going to look like too.