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The 5 Best Headsets For PS5 - Summer 2022 Reviews

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Best Headsets For PS5

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 more suitable. With so many gaming-oriented headphones on the market, you can also find options with many additional features, like sound customization, microphone level adjustments, and virtual surround sound features. That said, any good pair of gaming headphones should have a comfortable fit and accurately localize objects like footsteps in the stereo image.

We've tested over 670 headphones, and below you'll find our recommendations for the best headphones for PS5 to buy. You can also check out our picks for the best gaming headsets, the best PS4 headsets, and the best Xbox Series X headsets.


  1. Best Wireless Headset For PS5

    The best PS5 headset with a wireless design we've tested is the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless. These well-built headphones are the upgraded variant of the SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless with longer continuous battery life. Although the manufacturer advertises them to last 30 hours continuously, we measured almost 60 hours, which is outstanding for long gaming marathons.

    Thanks to their USB dongle, they have very low wireless audio lag. If you like to chat with others while you game, their boom mic offers good performance, ensuring you're heard clearly. Their boomy sound profile can also help emphasize sound effects like footsteps in games, but you can also tweak them using their companion software's graphic EQ and presets if you prefer a different sound.

    Unfortunately, their audio delivery is very sensitive to the headphones' fit, seal, and positioning, so it's important to take the time to adjust them on your head each time you use them. Their headband also has a limited adjustment range that can't expand to fit larger heads. These over-ears offer robust performance with low latency, making them the best wireless headset for PS5 we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Most Comfortable Headset For PS5

    If comfort is your top priority, the best headset for PS5 with the most comfortable design we've tested is the Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset. These wireless headphones come with one pair of cloth and another pair of leatherette memory foam earpads to help you find the most comfortable fit. The ear cups are also large, spacious, and deep, while their wide headband helps to distribute their weight.

    Out of the box, these headphones have a well-balanced sound profile that adds a touch of extra body and boom to your mixes. If you want a different sound, their companion software offers a graphic EQ plus presets for customization. They also have low non-Bluetooth wireless latency, and their mic has a good overall performance, so teammates hear you clearly. Their under 24 hours of continuous battery life should last through long gaming marathons.

    Unfortunately, they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery, and you may especially notice a drop in bass if you have thick hair or wear glasses. Some users have also reported that their unit's hinges broke over time, which is a little frustrating. Still, if comfort is a big priority for you, these headphones offer a spacious and adjustable fit that should please most users.

    See our review

  3. Best Battery Life Headset For PS5

    The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless are the best PS5 headphones for battery life that we've tested. The manufacturer advertises these headphones to last over 300 hours continuously, which is incredible. They also recharge in roughly 4.5 hours and are equipped with an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when you're not using them.

    These over-ears have low latency, ensuring that your audio and visuals stay in sync while gaming. Their well-built design is also comfortable enough for long gaming marathons. Using the 'Balanced' EQ, which results in the flattest response, they have a slightly excited sound profile. That said, unlike other HyperX headphones, their companion software offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to suit your tastes. Their boom mic offers a very good overall performance, so your teammates shouldn't have an issue hearing you clearly.

    These headphones are prone to inconsistencies in bass and treble delivery. You may especially notice a drop in bass if you have thick hair or wear glasses, as this can rupture the ear cup's seal on your head. If you prioritize a long-lasting continuous playback time, their battery life far exceeds other headphones on this list, so you don't need to worry about recharging them every day.

    See our review

  4. Best Wired Headset For PS5

    If you prefer a wired design, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC is the best headset for PS5 that we've tested. These headphones use a 1/8" TRRS cable, which eliminates audio lag and results in better audio quality than wireless headphones. They stand out from the crowd thanks to their digital to analog converter (DAC), allowing you to easily adjust controls like channel mixing and EQs while gaming.

    These well-built headphones have a comfortable fit for long gaming marathons. While they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery due to their ski-band headband design, you can finetune their sound profile to your liking using the companion software's graphic EQ and presets. Changes you make using the software can then be saved onto the DAC. If you like to game with others, their boom microphone has a good overall performance, so your voice sounds clear, even if you're chatting in a noisy environment.

    Unfortunately, their headband has a limited adjustment range, and if you have a large head, the headphones may not fit you well. The headphones also do a poor job blocking out background noise, which can be frustrating if you're gaming in a shared space. These wired headphones offer a comfortable fit and customizable performance worth checking out.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Headset For PS5

    The Sony PULSE 3D Wireless is the best PS5 headset at a budget level that we've tested. These decently well-built headphones are designed to match the PS5's look and have a ski-band headband to help them fit a variety of different head sizes. They can also access a 5-band graphic EQ and presets directly in the console's interface if you want to adjust their sound.

    These headphones come with a USB dongle that offers low latency, so you shouldn't notice lip-syncing issues. Their out-of-the-box sound profile has a touch of extra warmth, which can help emphasize sound effects in your gameplay. Their mid-range is also exceptionally flat and neutral, ensuring that dialogue and instruments sound clear and accurate. They have over 13 hours of continuous battery life, and you can use the headphones while charging in a pinch.

    Unfortunately, unlike other headphones on this list, they have an integrated mic, which sits further away from your mouth compared to a boom mic. As a result, even though the mic can capture your voice fairly clearly, it struggles to separate speech from background noise. The ear cups also don't form a good seal on your ears, and this can be uncomfortable over time. However, if you're looking for more wallet-friendly PS5 headphones, these are a good budget option.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019: The Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 are very customizable and comfortable wireless gaming headphones. However, while you can connect them via USB, some users have reported a drop in audio quality using this connection. If you want to connect them via Optical, you need to buy an Astro HDMI adapter separately. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless offer a versatile and customizable sound profile, thanks to their wireless transmitter base. However, they have somewhat high non-Bluetooth wireless latency, which may cause your audio and visuals to fall out of sync. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud Alpha S: The HyperX Cloud Alpha S are very well-built wired gaming headphones with bass sliders on each ear cup so that you can adjust the amount of rumble and boom in your audio. That said, they lack more robust sound customization features like an EQ. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless are gaming headphones that you can use wirelessly on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, which is nice if you own multiple consoles. However, unlike the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC, they don't have a dock. See our review
  • Razer BlackShark V2: The Razer BlackShark V2 are wired gaming headphones with a customizable sound profile, thanks to the graphic EQ and presets in their companion software. However, unlike the ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless, they don't feel as well-built. 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. They leak a lot of noise and their open-back design lets in ambient sounds that can distract you from your game. See our review
  • ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless: The ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air Wireless are budget-friendly headphones with customizable RGB lighting and robust companion software. However, they have high non-Bluetooth wireless latency. See our review
  • Drop + Sennheiser PC38X: The Drop + Sennheiser PC38X are open-back gaming headphones, which helps them reproduce a more immersive audio experience. However, they lack sound customization features, and they don't feel as well-built as the Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless are the base model of the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless. They have a shorter continuous battery life than the upgraded variant but otherwise perform similarly. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless are highly customizable headphones, thanks to their Sonar software support, which offers a parametric EQ plus presets as well as chat and microphone levels. However, their latency is slightly higher than the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless. See our review
  • Logitech G432 Gaming Headset: The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset are wallet-friendly gaming headphones with a comfortable fit and good overall mic performance. However, they have poor noise isolation, and parts of their build, like their joints, don't feel very solid. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 19, 2022: We've moved the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset to Notable Mentions and added the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless as 'Best Battery Life'.

  2. Apr 21, 2022: We've checked our picks for accuracy and product availability. However, there hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  3. Mar 22, 2022: Replaced the SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless with the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless as the upgraded variant has longer battery life. Also moved the HyperX Cloud Alpha S to Notable Mentions and made the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset the 'Cheaper Alternative' of the Sony PULSE 3D Wireless.

  4. Feb 18, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations in their categories and that the products are in stock.

  5. Jan 11, 2022: Changed the Logitech G PRO X WIRELESS LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headset to 'Most Comfortable PS5 Gaming Headset'. Checked our picks for accuracy and product availability.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best headphones 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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