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 over 350 headphones so far, and below are our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets to buy in 2019. If you’re looking for our top picks 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. It’s a connectivity champion, supporting not only wireless gaming over its USB transmitter but also Bluetooth audio at the same time, so you can chat on your smartphone and game on your console simultaneously. The headphones are comfortable, well-built, and have a well-balanced sound that lends itself well not only to video games but movies and music too.
What sets them apart from other models is their unique base transmitter. It lets you EQ the headphones, mix game and chat audio, adjust the volume, and manage Bluetooth settings without having to do so on a PC. You also get two swappable batteries that provide about 15 hours of playtime each and conveniently charge in the USB base transmitter, which is very convenient.
Although they perform very well overall, they’re quite expensive. If you like the way they’re designed but don’t need all their active features, consider the SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition. You’ll have to customize them directly on the PC, but they still perform very well overall for a much lower price. That said, the Arctis Pro Wireless are more versatile since they support Bluetooth, so if they fit within your budget, they’re an excellent choice.
If you’re both a PS4 and a PC gamer and you’re looking for a headset that you can customize to your heart’s content, then get the Logitech G933. It doesn’t look or feel as premium as the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, nor does it support Bluetooth, but it features 3 programmable buttons on the ear cups that you can map in the Logitech G Hub to trigger either PC-specific commands, like game macros, or more broad functions like EQ cycling that also work on the PS4. The newer Logitech G935 headphones have improved audio quality, but have their microphone is worse and they don’t have as many connection options as the other Logitech, which come with an in-line mic and RCA cable for additional audio sources.
Get the Arctis Pro Wireless if you game mostly on PS4 and don’t want to need access to a PC to customize your headphones. However, if you’re also a PC gamer, you’ll want to get the Logitech G933 to gain access to their impressive customization options.
The best wired PS4 gaming headset that we’ve tested so far is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC. It’s a comfortable, very well-built headset that comes with a great DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that you can use with your PS4 to access a bunch of neat customization features. The headphones sound great and also have a very good microphone, which is great if you game a lot online.
This headset is compatible with the SteelSeries Engine support software, where you can customize the GameDAC to feature different EQ presets and settings you can activate while gaming on the PS4. The GameDAC is pretty easy-to-use and comes with a couple different cable options to help find the perfect setup with your home theater system.
Unfortunately, these headphones have sub-par frequency response consistency; this means that they tend to sound differently to different people. If you wear glasses or have long hair, for example, you may notice a drop in bass. That said, their support software provides a great 10-band EQ, so you can tweak the way they sound to better suit your preferences.
If you like having a reliable wired connection to your PS4 but are looking for something less expensive, then check out the HyperX Cloud II. They’re not customizable like the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC, but they’re still very well-built and are super comfortable, which makes them perfect for long gaming sessions. They also have an outstanding microphone for online multiplayer gaming and sound decent overall.
Unfortunately, more trained ears or critical listeners may find they sound a bit unbalanced in the treble range. The Logitech G433 reproduce audio more accurately and are customizable, but they don’t feel as comfortable or as well-built as the Cloud II. If you feel strongly about audio fidelity and need a great EQ, then get the SteelSeries, but if you care more about comfort and simplicity, go for the HyperX.
If you’re looking for the best gaming headset for PS4 in the budget category, then get the Corsair HS60. They’re surprisingly well-built for their price and feel like premium headphones despite being under $50. They provide excellent value thanks to their good sound quality, decent microphone, and comfortable design.
These headphones are a solid choice for PS4 gamers who don’t like the bulky, gamer-centric look of most gaming headsets. They look more like headphones you’d see walking down the street, especially since their boom microphone is detachable. Their well-balanced sound profile is also suitable for not only playing video games but also just listening to music or watching movies at home.
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 these headphones but really wish they were wireless, check out the Corsair HS70 Wireless. They’re more expensive but will please those who prefer a wireless design.
If microphone quality is your top priority, then get the HyperX Cloud Stinger. They don’t feel as well-built as the Corsair HS60, but they have a much better microphone. They’re a great choice for fans of multiplayer games who need a really good mic. They sound pretty good overall, but the Corsair sound better-balanced overall. You’ll want the HS60 if you’re after a very well-built budget headset with great audio reproduction, but if you’re more concerned about microphone performance, then get the Cloud Stinger.
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.