If you’re a PS4 gamer looking to maximize your gaming experience with a great headset, then you’ve probably been confronted by the dizzying array of PS4-compatible headphones out there. Having a good pair of gaming headphones is the key to a truly immersive experience. A great PS4 headset may be significantly bulkier than your favorite pair of in-ear headphones, but it will also have more gaming-specific features, like dedicated software support, high-quality audio, surround sound, and a clear, reliable mic all in a comfortable design. If you don’t game with a microphone, it’s also worth checking out our recommendations for critical listening headphones.
We’ve tested 283 headphones and below are our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets to buy in 2019. If you’re looking for our top pics for other consoles and PC, check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets, the best gaming headsets for PC, and the best gaming headsets for Xbox One.
The best wireless PS4 headset that we’ve reviewed so far is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. This outstanding gaming headset is a connectivity champion, supporting wireless connections over Bluetooth and their base transmitter simultaneously. This means you can chat on your smartphone and game on your console and mix audio from both sources at the same time.
They are comfortable, well-built headphones with a well-balanced sound that lends itself well not only to video games but movies and music too. What sets the SteelSeries Arctis Pro apart from other models is their unique dual-battery charging system. Though their battery only lasts for about 15 hours, you get two batteries.
Though the SteelSeries Arctis Pro have great microphone quality, they have no microphone level adjustment controls. There have also been reports of the microphone levels being too low on mobile devices and consoles, with the Arctis Pro Wireless requiring firmware updates or factory resets for the mic to be normal again. If you like the design but want to have microphone control, consider the Arctis Pro GameDAC. They have even more customization options than the Arctis Pro Wireless, including microphone level adjustments, but rely on a wired connection.
If you’re not only an avid gamer but also like watching movies and are searching for a good home theatre headset, then get the Astro A50 with the PS4 base. They don’t support Bluetooth, but their charging station may be a better option for those who prefer having a dedicated place to place their headphones while they charge. The headset looks great charging on your TV table and has great sound performance to match.
Unfortunately, their isolation is even worse than that of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. They have very comfortable soft padded cups, which let a lot of ambient noise seep into your audio, but this shouldn’t be a problem for people who want to just play games or watch movies in their living room. The proprietary charging station that also serves as a wireless dock may be limiting to gamers on the move, but should be perfect for those who want to set up these headphones for use in the comfort of their own home.
If you like the premium look and feel of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless but don’t need Bluetooth and would like to save some cash, get the SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition. They have nearly the same comfortable, well-made, and durable design of the Arctis Pro Wireless, with a great overall gaming performance that makes them an excellent value for their price.
The Arctis 7 sound great and have a very good microphone. They don’t have the same great dual-battery system of the Pro Wireless, but their integrated rechargeable battery is still very good and lasts for 24 hours. Their wireless dongle also gives them a few connection options, so you can set them up with your TV (via an aux cable) and have wireless audio for watching movies and TV shows.
Unfortunately, since they don’t have the same base station as the Arctis Pro GameDAC or the Pro Wireless, you can only EQ their sound using the companion app on a computer. That said, they have more customization features in the SteelSeries Engine app than the Arctis Pro Wireless do, so if you’re a PS4 and PC gamer you get even more options.
If you find the price of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless and the Astro A50 a bit steep but love the customization options, then get the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum. They may not look as premium or as well-built as the headsets higher on this list, but they G933 sound good for the price and can be used wired or wirelessly. The microphone isn’t as good as that of the SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition, but they have 3 programmable buttons directly on the earcups that you can map to trigger certain commands, which is a truly unique feature that makes these headphones stand out.
The Logitech G933 have a good but slightly plasticky build quality, and they have a very bulky and obviously gamer-centric design, which means they won't be the most versatile headset out there. That said, the Logitech Gaming Software companion app is excellent, offering a wide range of customizable settings to fine-tune your gaming experience, which makes them an excellent choice if you also game on PC.
If you don’t like having to remember to recharge your headphones and don’t mind using a wired connection, get the HyperX Cloud II. They don’t sound quite as good as the SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition, but they’re still very well-built and are super comfortable, which is great for long gaming sessions. They also have an outstanding microphone which makes them a very good choice for online multiplayer gaming.
Though their sound is decent overall, more trained ears or critical listeners may find them less balanced than the Arctis 7, especially since you cannot EQ their sound. That said, this shouldn’t be a problem for most gamers, and they’re still good gaming headphones, especially for multiplayer gamers looking for excellent mic quality and zero latency.
If you’re looking for the best PS4 headphones in the budget category, then get the Corsair HS60. They provide great bang for your buck, with impressive build quality, very good sound, and a decent microphone.
The Corsair HS60 come with a USB adapter that can be plugged into your PC to provide different settings to control, like a parametric equalizer and the adapter can also be plugged into your PS4 to provide better surround sound. They might not have all the unique customization features of the Logitech G933, but they offer great value for their price.
Although some people find a wired connection less convenient, you also don’t have to worry about latency or battery issues. That said, if you love the design of the HS60 but really wish they were wireless, check out the HS70. They’re more expensive, but will please those who prefer a wireless design.
If you need an even cheaper alternative, the HyperX Cloud Stinger are your best bet. Like the Corsair HS60, the HyperX Stinger are wired headphones that provide volume control and microphone support when plugged directly into a PS4 controller. They sound good, with great bass, a decent mid-range, and good treble, but don’t sound as quite as good as the Corsair HS60.
At their price, it’s no surprise that the HyperX Stinger headset doesn’t have the same premium feel and impressive build quality of the Corsair HS60, which also have a better control scheme. These headphones are significantly better at noise isolation than the HS60, though, which is a welcome advantage given their low price tag. They also have a better microphone with excellent recording quality and noise handling, but it's not detachable. All in all, the HyperX Cloud Stinger are decent, versatile gaming headphones with a respectable performance-to-price ratio.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best PS4 gaming headsets to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper headphone wins over a pricier one 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.