When you’re gaming online with your friends, communication is paramount to success. You can’t co-ordinate that raid or play a seamless game of FIFA without being able to talk to your teammates. If you want to be at the top of your multiplayer game, you’re going to need a good headset. The in-box PS4 option is fine, but there are plenty of better options out there. Here are the top 30 PS4 headsets to own in 2019.
There are very few options out there better than Sony’s official wireless offering. The design is lightweight and resistant to damage, the sound quality is top-notch and the build quality is superior. There may be more expensive options, but for a budget all-rounder you’ll be hard-pressed to find better.
For pure sound quality, Turtle Beach’s Stealth 700 headset takes some serious beating. Turtle Beach’s signature big and chunky design complements rock-solid Bluetooth connectivity and a bespoke app for up-to-date firmware. This one comes in either black or white, so pick the colour that best suits your console.
It doesn’t get better for cheaper. The NUBWO U3 is a super-budget option designed to appeal to the wallet-conscious, but it doesn’t scrimp on quality. The audio difference between this one and some of the higher-end options is noticeable, but if you’ve only ever used the NUBWO U3, you won’t feel shortchanged.
For fans of the higher end of the market, the Astro Gaming A50 delivers. The audio quality is absolutely peerless; you’ll hear your friends’ voices loud and clear. The A50 was delivered with the help of professional gamers and game designers, and it shows in everything from the solid build to the included docking and charging station.
SteelSeries is a household name in gaming peripherals, so it should come as no surprise that the Arctis Pro is a seriously great bit of kit. The company’s signature Dual Wireless technology provides a solid Bluetooth connection, and the headset comes complete with two swappable batteries so you never lose gaming time.
The Corsair HS50 is another great-quality budget offering. This one’s wired, so you are tethered to your controller, and it doesn’t boast the surround sound that other headsets do. That said, it’s a nice price, and the sound mix is still respectable enough even without surround. Most who aren’t audiophiles won’t really notice much difference.
Some people might be put off by the Afterglow AG 9’s slightly unusual aesthetic, but those with a penchant for cyberpunk will love it. The sound quality is fine, but it’s the price tag we love. A wireless headset for the asking price of the AG 9 is frankly ridiculous, and this one’s a very solid option with its 50mm audio drivers.
If comfort factor is important to you, then look no further than the Cloud Revolver S. This headset boasts three different connection types, allowing connections to multiple platforms – dual 3.5mm, single 3.5mm and USB. The cans feel great on your ears, and the mic and headphones themselves represent crisp, clear sound.
True to Razer’s stellar form, the Kraken Pro V2 is another out-of-the-park offering from the Singaporean firm. The microphone on this one is extendable and features some pretty impressive noise cancellation, especially for the asking price. It’s not going to set the world aflame with its design, but the Kraken Pro V2’s functionality is there.
German engineering is renowned throughout the world, and Sennheiser products are no exception. The GSP 600 headset isn’t wireless, but if you’ve ever owned a pair of Sennheiser headphones then you know what you’re in for: incredible quality, sturdy build and an all-round fantastic gaming headset.
Specs-wearers, this one’s for you. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 boasts spectacle-friendly design thanks to its ProSpecs system, so if you’ve ever found yourself awkwardly adjusting your glasses while playing, here’s your saviour. The sound quality is great, there’s a range of EQ options via the Turtle Beach Audio Hub app, and the comfort factor is superior too.
This one is a slightly older model, but for our money it’s still well worth it. The Siberia P800 is, simply speaking, a great wireless headset; it’s got a retractable mic, two hot-swap batteries for continuous play, and next-gen speakers with great sound. This headset will work with your PS4, but it’s also great for other devices, making it a fantastic all-rounder.
You may have noticed the same few names popping up on this list, and that’s because these companies consistently make excellent hardware. Turtle Beach’s Elite Atlas Pro has it all – superior sound, huge comfortable cans and comfort. To top it all off, Turtle Beach’s TruSpeak technology allows you to hear yourself. This feature can be turned off if you hate your voice like most people do, but it’s great to have.
Now here’s an interesting option: a PS4 headset for those who need to keep the noise low. Many headsets focus on immersion – being able to hear every single detail in a crisp, pin-sharp audio environment. The RIG 300’s sound is good, but it’s more about the sturdy build and 118dB volume restriction, both of which make this ideal for kids or gamers who are worried about their hearing.
Gamers with a higher-end home cinema setup will appreciate the Razer Thresher Ultimate. This headset features full Dolby 7.1 support (as long as your TV has an optical sound connection), and for full immersion we recommend it highly. The mic and sound quality are both excellent, as you might expect for such a chunky, well-built unit.
Another excellent budget-friendly option, the Recon 200 is cheerful, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The build quality is solid on these headphones, and although the design won’t appeal to everyone, the Recon 200s offer a great low-cost alternative to some of the monsters we’ve listed so far.
If you’re the kind of person who has one of those spiky, futuristic-looking gaming PCs, consider the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum headset. Sporting a truly idiosyncratic design, the G933s boast up to 12 hours on a single charge, as well as multi-source audio mixing for those who need to take calls during a gaming session.
Like Sennheiser, Audio-Technica are household names in the world of high-fidelity audio, and they’ve brought that expertise to bear on the ATH-AG1X. Here is a headset with Audio-Technica’s signature booming, expansive sound, as well as a high-quality mic and great comfort thanks to the 3D Wing mechanism.
Loud environments should fear the Roccat Khan Aimo headset. The noise cancellation on this thing is superb; we sat in a crowded room and couldn’t hear anything except the game we were playing. Roccat is an up-and-comer when it comes to gaming headsets, but with equipment like this it won’t take them long to join the pantheon.
Another top-level offering from Sennheiser here. The PC 373D contains patented Sennheiser transducer technology which cuts out noise and focuses your attention on the game. There’s also a companion app which allows you to switch between multiple profiles, which makes this the perfect headset for the versatile gamer.
Once again, we see the return of Logitech, and their G35 headset is perfect for PS4 players on a tight budget. The design is sleek and intriguing, and the sound quality is great, especially given the low price point. There are control buttons on the cups themselves which allow you to mute players, adjust the volume and assign custom functions (if you’re playing on certain platforms).
Down at the ultra-budget end of the market, we have the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which combines a ridiculously low price point with surprisingly accomplished sound quality. Obviously, something like this isn’t going to touch Sennheiser or Razer’s crown, but the sound is good here, the mic is clear and the headset is light for extended wear sessions.
The angular design of the Astro A20 headset really complements the PS4’s sleek, spiky look, so we’re including it here. The design combines a blocky retro aesthetic with modern minimalism, creating a striking conversation piece, and the sound is good quality too. This wireless headset will give you upwards of 15 hours on a single charge, great for marathon Call of Duty sessions.
PC gamers will know Corsair’s products; they’re top-quality peripheral makers who put the right price on their stuff. The Void Pro is no exception; boasting 7.1 surround sound and a strong wireless signal, the Void Pro is a must-have. Its real selling point is the signature Corsair RGB lights, which can be synced with other Corsair stuff, making this more than just a PS4 headset.
Speaking of lighting, we’d be remiss not to mention the HyperX Cloud Flight in this department. This sleek wireless headset lights up subtly when it’s in use, giving it the perfect “just enough” vibe for gamers. The sound is excellent, but it’s the comfort we really want to champion – we’ve used this one for serious gaming sessions and genuinely forgot we were wearing it.
Don’t let the slightly clumsy name fool you: the Razer ManO’War headset is a seriously accomplished bit of kit. The wireless audio is incredible, with practically nonexistent latency and a single charge granting an astonishing seven days of usage (usually, anyway). The build is chunky as anything, but it’s worth it for quality this high.
Another official offering from Sony here. The Gold wireless headset is slightly cheaper and lower-quality than the Platinum alternative, but for those on a budget who want some official kit, this is the option for you. Since this headset was designed by Sony, you get a bunch of features like customisable profiles that aren’t available on other models.
Beyerdynamic is another household name in audio making the jump to gaming peripherals, and not a moment too soon. The Custom Game Interactive is a bulky, weighty headset that nonetheless sits nice and snug on the head. With fantastic sound quality and a great mic, the Custom Game Interactive might be a bit pricey, but it’s worth every penny.
Although we recommend the Arctis Pro over the Three, this is still a thoroughly respectable option for those wanting a PS4 headset. The Arctis Three can be taken with you wherever you go thanks to a compact and lightweight build, while the audio is virtually distortion-free no matter what the source. Excellent.
Coming complete with a dedicated mixer and amplifier, the Astro A40TR is a fantastic option for competitive gamers. The Command Centre software gives you full control over every aspect of your audio gaming experience, and the sleek, professional design is the cherry on the already-wonderful cake. The A40TR takes some beating for serious gamers.