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The 5 Best PS4 Gaming Headsets - Spring 2020
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If you're a PS4 gamer looking for a solid pair of gaming headphones, then you're likely already well-acquainted with the overwhelming number of different options out there. It can be even harder to know what to get if you're looking for something to buy as a gift for a friend or family member. It's true that there's a lot to choose from, so knowing your priorities can help with your decision. For those who game mostly from the couch and hate having a long cable running all the way to your PS4, wireless headphones are a must. However, those who find there's nothing worse than having to keep an eye on your headphone's battery life will want a wired headset. Wired headphones are also often more affordable, but there are some more premium, feature-packed options available.

We’ve tested over 400 headphones so far, and below are our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets to buy. If you’re looking for our top picks for other consoles and PC, check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets and the best gaming headsets for Xbox One.


  1. Best PS4 Wireless Gaming Headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

    7.2
    Mixed Usage
    7.6
    Neutral Sound
    6.9
    Commute/Travel
    7.1
    Sports/Fitness
    7.0
    Office
    7.9
    Wireless Gaming
    8.2
    Wired Gaming
    7.9
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best PS4 wireless headset we've tested so far is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. Not only do these wireless headphones have outstanding sound and mic quality, but they're remarkably feature-packed. They support Bluetooth, use a unique dual-battery system, and come with an excellent wireless base station transmitter that has tons of connectivity and customization options.

    They have a very well-balanced, neutral default sound profile, which you can easily EQ to your liking directly on their transmitter. Thanks to their dual-battery system, you can always keep a spare battery charging in the base station, and their 15-hour battery life ensures you won't have to get up the swap the battery too often. Their mic performs well in even the noisiest conditions, and thanks to their Bluetooth support, you can even chat on your phone while gaming over their transmitter's low-latency wireless connection at the same time.

    Unfortunately, their ski goggle-inspired headband design doesn't work for everyone, since it's limited by the size of the surrounding rigid frame. If the frame fits well around your head, you can easily adjust the tension of the elastic strap to your liking. However, if your head is too large for the frame, it can be quite uncomfortable since the frame itself isn't adjustable. That said, these headphones are still among the best gaming headsets we've reviewed, so if their fit is right for you, they're definitely worth considering.

    See our review

  2. More Comfortable Alternative: Astro A50 Gen 4 2019

    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    If you're concerned about comfort, then get the Astro A50 Gen 4. They're not quite as feature-packed as the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, but their adjustable headband more comfortably accommodates a wider range of head shapes and sizes. They don't support Bluetooth or have swappable batteries, but their sound and mic quality are equally impressive. Their battery also lasts over 17 hours on a charge, and they come with a nice charging dock. Unfortunately, they take over 4 hours to charge, and they can't be used wired with a regular audio cable. You can charge them with a micro-USB cable, though, and they can still be used wirelessly while charging this way.

    Get the SteelSeries if you regularly chat on your phone while gaming and you're not too worried about fit issues; however, if you have a larger head, or prefer something with dock charging, you'll want to go for the Astro.

    See our review

  3. Best Wired PS4 Gaming Headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC

    5.8
    Mixed Usage
    7.0
    Neutral Sound
    5.0
    Commute/Travel
    5.7
    Sports/Fitness
    5.6
    Office
    5.9
    Wireless Gaming
    7.6
    Wired Gaming
    7.1
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best PS4 headset for wired use we've tested so far is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC. These gaming headphones are similarly designed to the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, with similar sound and mic quality, but use a wired connection that many gamers prefer. They come with SteelSeries' USB GameDAC which is fully compatible with the PS4 and gives you lots of customization options right at your fingertips.

    These wired gaming headphones have great compatibility with the SteelSeries Engine software - but when you're gaming on the PS4, you often don't have your PC right to you. Fortunately, you can adjust your chat and gameplay levels, toggle DTS surround, and even tweak the way these headphones sound with an impressive 10-band EQ, right on their GameDAC. The app does have more mic adjustment features, though, so it's especially worth setting up for multiplayer gamers.

    Since they share the same headband design as the other SteelSeries, these headphones might not be comfortable for everyone. The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 have a more adjustable fit; however, their MixAmp doesn't have a full EQ, only presets. If you prefer something that gives you more sound customization options without having to download any additional software, the Arctis Pro GameDAC are the way to go.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    If you prefer more a wired connection but you're looking to save a few bucks here and there, get the HyperX Cloud II. While they lack the customizability of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC, they're still an affordable choice that offers a decent gaming experience. These comfortable headphones are impressively well-built and include some nice features such as a 7.1 virtual surround effect as well as channel fixing which can be used on the PS4 via their USB sound card/in-line remote.

    Go for the SteelSeries if you prefer something with a lot of customization options and you don't mind the price, but if you're looking for a simple, wired design at a more affordable price, then get the HyperX.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget PS4 Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger

    5.6
    Mixed Usage
    7.1
    Neutral Sound
    5.0
    Commute/Travel
    5.4
    Sports/Fitness
    5.5
    Office
    5.3
    Wireless Gaming
    7.4
    Wired Gaming
    7.4
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best budget PS4 gaming headset that we've tested so far is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. These wired gaming headphones offer a good price-to-performance ratio which is great when you're trying to save money.

    These comfortable headphones have an excellent boom mic that captures your voice clearly so your teammates can understand everything you say, even if you're in a noisy environment like a gaming tournament. You can easily plug them into your PS4 controller and their wired connection also ensures that you never miss a beat of gameplay by eliminating lag. Their sound profile is slightly excited too, which is great when you want to bring out action sounds like explosions or weapons firing.

    However, they can sound different on each user and those who wear glasses or have thick hair may especially notice a drop in bass. They're not the most durable headphones, and while this shouldn't be too much of a problem if you primarily game at home, some people have reported their units as being easy to break. Although the Corsair HS60 have a better build, they appear to be discontinued, and we haven't reviewed their replacement yet.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Audeze Mobius: The Audeze Mobius are unique Bluetooth gaming headphones with excellent virtual soundstage features. PS4 support isn't the best, but you can use them wired with their audio cable, and customization changes made on PC should carry over. See our review
  • Astro A40 TR + MixAmp 2019: The A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 are great wired gaming headphones with a comfortable design, and are a solid alternative to the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC but have less sound customization options outside the app. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud Flight S: The HyperX Cloud Flight S are solid wireless headphones but aren't customizable like our top picks, and can't be used wired, unlike the previous Flight model. See our review
  • Logitech G935 Wireless Gaming Headset: The Logitech G935 are decent gaming headphones but don't provide as much value as the older G933, which seem to be discontinued. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition are solid wireless gaming headphones that aren't as feature-packed as the Arctis Pro Wireless, but do provide great value for the price. See our review
  • Logitech G433 Gaming Headset: The Logitech G433 are versatile gaming headphones that come with a couple of different cable options so you can use them with your PS4 or with your phone on-the-go, but they don't feel as well-built as other options in the same price range. See our review
  • Corsair HS60: The Corsair HS60 are good wired gaming headphones but are likely discontinued due to the release of the newer HS60 PRO. See our review
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700: The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 are decent wireless gaming headphones with a lot of connectivity options, but don't feel as well-built or as comfortable as our top picks. See our review

Recent Updates

05/20/2020: Minor updates to the text and verification for accuracy; no changes in product picks.

04/20/2020: Logitech G933 and Corsair HS60 removed since they seem discontinued.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best PS4 headsets to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for headphones that are good for gaming. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection, especially if you do not care about having a microphone or wireless features.

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