The 5 Best Headsets For PS5 - Winter 2021 Reviews

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Many avid PlayStation gamers like to enhance their gaming experience by using headphones, and there are already a variety of headphones on the market that are compatible with the PS5. Wireless headphones are a great option for listeners who like to game from their couch and don't want a long, tangled cord running across the room from their console. However, if you don't want to worry about running out of battery while gaming, wired headphones may be a more suitable choice. With so many gaming-oriented headphones on the market, you can also find options with lots of additional features, like sound customization, microphone level adjustments, and virtual surround sound features.

We've tested over 560 headphones, and below you'll find our recommendations for the best headphones for PS5 to buy. You can also check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets, the best PS4 headsets, and the best Xbox Series X headsets.


  1. Best Wireless Gaming Headset For PS5: 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 PS5 headset with a wireless connection that we've tested is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. These well-built headphones come with an all-in-one wireless base station that offers lots of gaming-friendly features, like onboard volume control, channel mixing, and an equalizer. You can also use the base station to charge them up, but thanks to their over 15-hour continuous battery life, you won't have to charge them regularly.

    Out-of-the-box, they have a very neutral sound profile suitable for listening to lots of audio content. There's even a graphic EQ and presets available in their SteelSeries Engine software if you want to add a little more thump and punch to your mixes. Their boom microphone has an impressive recording quality, too, and your voice should sound clear to your teammates even if you're gaming in a noisy setting.

    Unfortunately, they have a disappointing noise isolation performance, so you may be distracted by background noises if you're gaming in a lively environment. They also leak a bit of noise, so if you're listening to audio at high volumes, it may bother those around you. However, if you're looking for a feature-packed gaming headset to use at home, they're a solid choice.

    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 looking for a more comfortable pair of gaming headphones for PS5, consider the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019. While they aren't Bluetooth-compatible and can't be used with a wired connection like the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, they have a somewhat looser headband that can be more comfortable for listeners, especially those with larger heads. Their boom microphone has an amazing recording quality, making it easy to communicate with your teammates, even if you're in a noisy setting. Their default sound profile is pretty balanced, and you can customize their sound using the graphic EQ and presets available in their companion software. They also offer over seventeen hours of continuous playback time and come with a dock that acts as a recharging station. Since the PS5 doesn't support an Optical connection, the dock should be connected via USB only. Once you switch to the PS4 mode on the dock, you get full audio and microphone compatibility. Users can also purchase an Astro HDMI adapter for PS5 separately.

    If you want gaming headphones that are Bluetooth-compatible and have a more balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, check out the SteelSeries, but if you prefer a more comfortable fit, check out the Astro.

    See our review

  3. Best Wired PS5 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

    If you prefer wired-only headphones, the best headset for PS5 is the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC. These comfortable, well-built headphones have a DAC that makes it easy to switch EQs or activate surround sound on-the-fly. You can plug the DAC into your PS5 using the included 1/8" TRRS cable to receive audio, and you can use an 8-pin USB adapter on the 1/8" TRRS cable if you want full microphone and audio compatibility.

    They have a pretty neutral and balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, though they may sound a bit dark. The SteelSeries Engine companion software comes with a graphic EQ and presets if you prefer a different sound, which is nice. Their boom microphone also has a good recording quality, and your voice sounds clear and detailed even if you're talking to your teammates from a noisy environment.

    Unfortunately, they have disappointing noise isolation, which may not be ideal if you tend to game in noisy settings. Also, their boom microphone isn't detachable, so you can't remove it to get a more casual look. However, they're still a good choice for wired gaming from home.

    See our review

  4. Alternative With Detachable Boom Mic: Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset

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

    If you're looking for a wired gaming headset for PS5 with a detachable boom microphone, consider the Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset. They aren't as stable as the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC and their default sound profile isn't as neutral and balanced, but some listeners may appreciate that you can remove their boom mic for a more casual look. These comfortable, well-built headphones have a slightly bass-heavy sound profile that adds thump and punch to action-packed scenes in your favorite games. If you prefer a different sound, there's a graphic EQ and presets available in the Logitech G HUB software. Their microphone has a good recording quality and it performs well in noisy environments. However, there's also a G Pro X Blue Voice feature in the companion software that lets you customize your microphone so you can better communicate with your teammates.

    If you want a more stable pair of gaming headphones with a more neutral sound out-of-the-box, check out the SteelSeries. However, if you want a more comfortable pair with a detachable boom mic, consider the Logitech.

    See our review

  5. Best PS5 Headset Under $100: ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless

    6.2
    Mixed Usage
    7.2
    Neutral Sound
    5.6
    Commute/Travel
    5.8
    Sports/Fitness
    6.1
    Office
    7.6
    Wireless Gaming
    5.9
    Wired Gaming
    7.0
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best gaming headset for PS5 under $100 that we've tested is the ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless. These well-built headphones offer full audio and microphone compatibility with the PS5 via their USB-A dongle. Thanks to their sixteen-hour continuous battery life, they can last through multiple long gaming sessions without needing a recharge.

    Out-of-the-box, they have a fairly neutral sound profile, with extra boom in the bass range that adds thump and punch to your favorite games. If you prefer a different sound, you can customize them using the graphic EQ and presets available in Roccat Swarm companion software. Their boom microphone has a good recording quality, and it can transmit your voice clearly even if you're gaming in a noisy setting. It's also detachable, so you can remove it for a more casual look.

    Unfortunately, they leak a bit of noise, which can distract those around you if you're listening to audio at louder volumes. They also have poor noise isolation, which can be disappointing if you like to game in noisy settings. That said, they perform a lot better against higher-frequency background noises, so you don't hear the hum of AC units nearby.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony PULSE 3D Wireless: The Sony PULSE 3D Wireless are a more affordable pair of gaming-oriented headphones designed to be used with PS5 consoles. However, they aren't as comfortable as some of the others we've tested, and they lack customization features like a graphic EQ. See our review
  • Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset: The Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset are comfortable, well-built gaming-oriented headphones, but their default sound profile is a bit bright, and they don't support Bluetooth. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless are a more affordable alternative to the SteelSeries Arctis Pro with a more bass-heavy default sound profile, but their boom microphone doesn't perform as well and they don't support Bluetooth. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless are well-built, comfortable headphones with lots of sound customization options. However, their boom microphone doesn't perform as well as that of the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless. See our review
  • Logitech G935 Wireless Gaming Headset: The Logitech G935 Wireless Gaming Headset are customizable gaming headphones with a bass-heavy default sound profile, but their boom microphone's recording quality isn't as impressive as the other headsets we've tested. See our review
  • Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019: The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 are impressive wired gaming headphones with an open-back design that creates an open, spacious soundstage. However, they leak a lot of noise and their open-back design lets in a lot of ambient noise that can distract you from your game. See our review
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless: The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 are a more affordable pair of gaming-oriented headphones with a comfortable fit and a long continuous battery life, but they don't offer any sound customization features and their microphone struggles to separate your voice from background noises in noisy settings. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best headsets for PS5 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 headphones reviews, sorted by their wireless gaming performance. 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 don't care about having a microphone or wireless features.

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