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Best PS5 headsets 2024

The best PS5 headsets will revolutionize your gaming experience, and we've picked out the best choices from SteelSeries, Sony, Razer, and Sennheiser.

The best PS5 headsets help bring to life the immersive soundscapes of all your favorite games. Official Sony models even have 3D soundscapes which make it feel like you’re right there in the world of the game. On top of that, they make it so much easier to communicate with friends and foes when playing online games.

The PlayStation 5 is one of the best gaming consoles of all time and if you’re playing without a headset, you’re not getting the most out of the platform. Consider getting the right headset to be just as important as using the best PS5 controller. Trust us, once you’ve got the right one in place, your gaming sessions will be so much better – below you’ll find our expert recommendations.

Here are the best PS5 headsets: 

  1. Sony Pulse Elite – best overall choice
  2. Sony Pulse 3D – best wireless headset
  3. Steelseries Arctis 7P – premium choice
  4. Sennheiser GSP 600 – best wired option
  5. Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum – best PS4 headset
  6. EPOS H3 – wired value king
  7. Razer Kraken – budget wired choice
  8. Corsair HS65 Wireless – budget wireless choice
  9. Turtle Beach Recon 500 – most comfortable budget choice
  10. Gtheos Captain 300 – cheapest wireless PS5 headset
  11. Turtle Beach Recon 70 – cheapest wired PS5 headset

Best PS5 headsets: The Sony Pulse Elite headphones against a light green background.

1. Sony Pulse Elite

The best PS5 headset is the Sony Pulse Elite.

Sony PS5 Pulse Elite wireless headset specs:

Drivers 40mm
Frequency range 4Hz – 40kHz
Weight 413g
Wired or wireless Wireless
Battery life Up to 30 hours


  • Great audio quality
  • Convenient audio controls and EQ options
  • Included charging headphone mount


  • Microphone quality could be better
  • Unusual design

The Pulse Elite are the latest and greatest in Sony’s official lineup of PS5 headsets, following up the stellar Pulse 3D from the console launch with a more powerful – and pricey – model.

As you can expect from Sony’s gaming headsets, the Pulse Elite very much sticks to the sleek design of the console itself. This certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste. This headset does look a little weird at times, though it’s not all about visuals. With great padding and a well-designed headband, the Pulse Elite is comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions fighting back enemies of Super Earth in Helldivers 2.

The best feature of the Pulse Elite wireless headset, however, is that it makes great use of PlayStation integration. Using PlayStation Link, wireless connectivity is as easy as plugging the USB dongle into your console and turning the headset on. From here, you can use the PS5’s audio controls to adjust volume and even handy EQ presets to tailor your audio to the type of game you’re playing. Building on the excellent audio quality of the Pulse 3D, the Elite is a joy to listen to – especially with its great spatial audio that brings everything to life.

While the microphone quality isn’t quite as strong as the audio quality, it’s far from terrible. In fact, it fits more or less right in line with the pack, with somewhat flat tones. Nevertheless, if you’re hanging out with friends and playing games, then the Pulse Elite will do just fine.

Excitingly, the Pulse Elite also come with a wall-mounted headphone hanger that can be used to charge the headset. This is a very convenient way to store them while also ensuring they’re always fully charged. Fret not, if you’re unable to fit a small wall mount anywhere in your setup, the Pulse Elite also come with a simple USB-C cable to charge them like any other headset. 

Best PS5 headsets: the Sony Pulse 3D headset.

2. Sony PS5 Pulse 3D

The best wireless PS5 headset is the Sony Pulse 3D.

Sony PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset specs:

Drivers 40mm
Frequency range 4Hz – 40kHz
Weight 521.6g
Wired or wireless Wireless
Battery life Up to 13 hours


  • Comfortable headband
  • Integrated noise-cancelling microphones
  • Crystal clear 3D audio


  • Not much sound customization
  • Microphone could be better

Sony’s official budget PS5 headset is an absolute winner. It shares the sci-fi vibe of the Pulse Elite, DualSense controller, and the WiFi router-esque console, tying everything together in a pretty bow that whispers aesthetics.

The headset is comfortable to use, and all of the tech is hidden away inside: there’s not even a boom mic, although that does hinder voice chat a little. Still, the discreet form factor and the lack of ‘gamer’ branding means it’s something you won’t feel too bad about leaving around or on the coffee table. It also looks sleek and stylish fitting the rest of your PS5 set-up in your front room.

Because Sony developed the headset to complement the PS5, the Pulse 3D headset takes advantage of 3D Audio. It can identify the direction of incoming rounds in Warzone or increase the scares in a horror game like Resident Evil Village.

Best PS5 headsets: the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+.

3. Steelseries Arctis 7P+

The best premium headset.

SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ specs:

Drivers 40mm custom neodymium
Frequency range 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 771.1g
Wired or wireless Wireless
Battery life up to 30 hours


  • Long battery life
  • Broad compatibility


  • Expensive
  • Could be better at noise-canceling

Steelseries has long been known for its premium headsets and gaming peripherals, and the Steelseries Arctis 7P+ is no different. The top-of-the-line PS5 headset has excellent audio quality with 3D Audio support.

With a wide variety of options and controls, you can customize the audio experience for each game you play on PS5, perfecting the sound for a fight with your foes or a leisurely stroll through the landscapes of an open-world adventure. The only real limitation is the fact that its design is not quite as effective at noise-canceling as other headsets.

Its price tag is high, but the Steelseries Arctis 7P+ is a top-tier headset for the PS5 that is an unmissable bit of tech if you can stomach the price. Let us be clear though, it very much earns that high price tag.

Best PS5 headsets: the Sennheiser GSP 600.

4. Sennheiser GSP 600

The best wired PS5 headset.

Sennheiser GSP 600 headset specs:

Drivers 50mm
Frequency range 10Hz–30KHz
Weight 521.6g
Wired or wireless Wired
Battery life N/A


  • Memory foam ear cushions
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • Volume control wheel


  • May feel a bit tight
  • No sound customization

In all honesty, most sets of Sennheiser cans are worth a punt if you’re in the market, but one of our favorites is the wired GSP 600 headset, which has a cushioned design that makes it perfect for long game sessions.

The GSP 600 has some clean lines and a chunky design that makes it look the part. It’s not feature-rich (there’s no sound customization), but we appreciate the fact the microphone automatically mutes when you raise up the boom, and the earcup lets you quickly adjust the volume by twisting a knob that feels pretty slick.

The GSP 600 is missing a few features you might expect for the price you pay, but you do get clean, clear audio, and it’s easy to differentiate sounds in the thick of the action. The over-ear design also means there’s minimal sound leakage, which is always a bonus – though we must admit that it’s a little bit of a tight fit.

Overall, the Sennheiser GSP 600 series is an attractive package, even if the price is a little steeper than most.

Best PS5 headsets: the PS4 Platinum headset.

5. Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum

The best PS4 headset.

Sony PS4 Platinum wireless headset specs:

Drivers 50mm
Frequency range 4Hz – 40kHz
Weight 1kg
Wired or wireless Wireless
Battery life Up to 14 hours


  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use with PSVR


  • Fairly fragile
  • Pricey

Although not built for Sony’s new system, the Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum headset is another great PS5 headset.

Sony’s Platinum headset has a sleek look with a metallic trim, and a design that is similar to the PS5 console’s design, although this headset is black instead of white. The headset also works well with the PSVR.

In the PS4 era, the Platinum headset was renowned for its audio balance, and the ability to store different sound profiles. The headset app used to do this isn’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, but the headset is still a solid choice if you want a cheaper option that will work well.

It packs a fairly substantial battery life, promising up to six hours of play, which is enough for anyone who is looking for a night of playing Warzone matches or is excited about a lot of the new PS5 games releasing on Sony’s new system.

Best PS5 headsets: EPOS H3

6. EPOS H3

Wired value king.

EPOS H3 specs:

Drivers 40mm
Frequency range 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 270g
Wired or wireless Wired


  • Comfortable memory foam earcups
  • Great microphone quality
  • Solid audio quality


  • Clamping force can be a little tight
  • So-so frequency range
  • Mixed build quality

While EPOS owner Demant no longer has the backing of Sennheiser, the hearing tech firm has continued to delight in the gaming sphere, and the EPOS H3 is a worthy addition to its lineup. What was once a pricey proposition for what it offered, the H3 is a very affordable headset nowadays and is often on sale.

While it doesn’t boast the widest soundstage – it’s certainly more condensed than the old Sennheiser GSP 300 it spiritually succeeds – sound quality remains great, both when it comes to audio coming into your ears and audio heading out through the crispy boom mic attached to it. Build quality varies, as the solid metal headband is betrayed by cheaper-feeling controls.

The clamping force can be quite tight, especially if you have a larger head, but this is offset by the comfort of those memory foam earcups. While we’re not convinced the suedette material will last long-term, EPOS does have replacement pads available – likewise with the H3’s cables. As such, even if you do start facing issues with wear and tear down the line, you can get them back to factory fresh condition.

Best PS5 headsets: the Razer Kraken.

7. Razer Kraken

The best cheap PS5 headset is the Razer Kraken.

Razer Kraken headset specs:

Drivers 50mm
Frequency range 12Hz – 28kHz
Weight 358.3g
Wired or wireless Wired
Battery life N/A


  • Cheap
  • Lightweight
  • Different colorways


  • Lower sound quality than premium choices
  • Gets uncomfortable after long sessions

Razer’s famous and ever-popular Kraken headset is a shoe-in. The Kraken is renowned for its quality sound at a cracking price

You get what you pay for with sound. The mid-range can sometimes be a little underwhelming but the bass and low-end are remarkable, and the microphone offers clear and precise voice chatter.

The Kraken is distinctive looking and one of the better headsets in the price bracket, and there’s even a cheaper version — the Kraken X — that costs less than a new PS5 game. If you want a decent pair of headphones without breaking the bank, the Krakens aren’t the best in the business but they’re more than worth the asking price.

Best PS5 headsets: the Corsair HS65 Wireless headset.

8. Corsair HS65 Wireless

The best cheap wireless PS5 headset.

Corsair HS65 Wireless specs:

Drivers 50mm
Frequency range 20Hz – 20 kHz
Weight 272.2g
Wired or Wireless Wireless
Battery life Up to 24 hours


  • Decent price
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Good battery life


  • Constant connection drops
  • Choppy microphone

Wireless headsets are usually going to be on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but the HS65 is a great example of a quality budget headset with a lower price tag. It sounds absolutely fantastic, and we found it to be very comfortable to wear while gaming.

Its microphone is generally pretty good (easy to mute as you go) and most of the time the quality is just fine. Unfortunately, we did find that it can sometimes be a bit choppy, but if you’re using it for online play (rather than streaming) then you shouldn’t have too much of a problem.

The biggest criticism we can level at the Corsair HS65 is that we found some annoying connection problems. Any time we connected it to a new device, it would drop without fail. Sure enough, once we reconnected it, it was fine, but doing that every time was a bit irritating. Considering the lower price though, we can’t be too grumpy.

Read our Corsair HS65 Wireless review.

Best PS5 headsets: the Turtle Beach Recon 500 laid down flat.

9. Turtle Beach Recon 500

The most comfortable budget headset.

Turtle Beach Recon 500 specs:

Drivers 60mm Eclipse dual drivers
Frequency range 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 345.86g
Wired or Wireless Wired
Battery life N/A


  • Comfortable design
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Great sound quality


  • Detachable boom mic is really long
  • No sound customization

When you go for a cheap headset, there’s always the risk that you’re going to get something that puts loads of pressure on your head or ears and becomes uncomfortable after a short while. Not so with the Turtle Beach Recon 500, which is the most comfortable budget headset I’ve personally had the chance to use.

Its metal-reinforced plastic, padded headband is sturdy without being uncomfortable. Meanwhile, its memory foam earcups are perfectly sized, giving your ears plenty of room to breathe (unlike other models which cramp them in a bit). That’s probably my favorite thing about the whole headset, actually.

Admittedly, as a budget headset, it doesn’t really offer any options for customization, which may be disappointing for some players. It is also a wired headset, so if you’re a wireless supremacist, then the Turtle Beach Recon 500 isn’t going to be for you.

Read our Turtle Beach Recon 500 review.

Best PS5 headsets: Gtheos Captain 300

10. Gtheos Captain 300

The cheapest (good) wireless PS5 headset.

Gtheos Captain 300 headset specs:

Drivers 50mm
Frequency range 100Hz – 20kHz
Weight 362.8g
Wired or wireless Both
Battery life Up to 20 hours (RGB on) / Up to 40 hours (RGB off)


  • Detachable microphone can be adjusted
  • Multiple ways to connect to devices
  • Microphone quality is very respectable
  • PS5 aesthetic match


  • Can get microphone popping if too close to your mouth
  • Microphone noise cancellation is hit-and-miss
  • Quality control issues

Perhaps the biggest surprise on our list is the Gtheos Captain 300. For just $40 (though it can often be found for less than that), you’re getting a wireless headset that can not only be connected to your PS5 through the included wireless dongle, but to your other devices either via Bluetooth 5.2 or the included 3.5mm cable. Its detachable microphone also performs very well for the price, making for an excellent, modular option that won’t break the bank.

When it comes to sound quality, we were pleasantly surprised by how its 50mm drivers shaped up, providing a balanced sound profile. However, we did find that the trebles could sometimes sound flat, while the richness of the bass was lacking. If you’re looking to also use these on PC, then Windows’ Sound Enhancements settings quickly rectify these issues.

Of course, as you can imagine, a cheaper headset from a non-reputable brand always runs the risk of sub-par QC. While we seemingly got lucky, we’ve seen reports from other users having to return faulty units. We’ve also seen users having issues with their routers interfering with the dongle’s own Wi-Fi signal, so be aware of that, too.

A final thing to be wary of is build quality. While the Captain 300s are sturdy enough, there are certainly more robust options out there. At this price, though, you’ll be hard-pressed to find them.

Best PlayStation gaming headsets: the Turtle Beach Recon 70. Image shows it besides its box.

11. Turtle Beach Recon 70

The cheapest (good) wired PlayStation headset.

Turtle Beach Recon 70 specs:

Drivers 40mm
Frequency range 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 231.33g
Wired or wireless Wired
Battery life N/A


  • Incredible value for money
  • Good sound and mic quality
  • Broad compatibility


  • Uncomfortable after a while
  • Requires an audio jack

The Turtle Beach Recon 70 headset gets our recommendation for anybody who’s after the absolute cheapest wired option you can get, without veering into the territory of the subpar. While it lacks some of the fancier features of its premium siblings, it’s still a fine headset.

When it comes to sound and microphone quality, we can’t complain. It does the job. Though it doesn’t really offer anything in terms of customization, which we know will be frustrating for some readers, the base quality of sound it offers should be okay for most people. Considering how cheap it is, I wouldn’t hold that against it.

However, even a cheap headset should be comfortable. To clarify, when you first put it on, it’s as comfortable as any other headset. However, after 45 minutes to an hour, you’ll find that it gets quite uncomfortable on top of your head (I did, at least). This is fine for people who play for short bursts, but will probably be a deal-breaker for anyone who enjoys playing for the long haul.

Read our Turtle Beach Recon 70 review.

How we chose the best PS5 gaming headsets

When deciding which headsets were worth including in this list, we took several key pointers into consideration:

  • Price: If you desperately want a headset and don’t care much about premium design or connection features, you can get one for as little as $40 (£30). Anything less than that is probably not worth considering. On the other end of the spectrum, headsets with audio leveling and luxury builds sit in the region of $175 (£150) and come with improved sound and customization options.
  • Wired vs wireless: Though the ease of movement that wireless headphones provide is going to be the more appealing option for most gamers, if you enjoy playing for extended periods and worry about the power cutting out mid-session, you’ll want to go for a wired headset instead – hence our including both kinds in the list.
  • Battery life: Another way to avoid having to worry about your headset cutting out mid-game is to get something with long battery life. The average battery life is probably in the range of 13 – 15 hours, so we didn’t want to include anything that was less than that.
  • Build quality:  We’re not going to recommend anything that isn’t sturdy and reliable. Every headset on this list is durable, however, the more you spend, generally the better the headset looks and feels.
  • Comfort: You want something that’s going to fit comfortably on your head. We’ve only included those that meet a certain level of comfort.

Read our how we test page for more information on how we put these lists together. If you still have questions, read our FAQs below:

Can you use any headset with PS5?

Pretty much, yes. If you have a headset that connects via a USB cable or dongle, then you shouldn’t have any problem using it with a PS5. Of course, they’re not all going to give you a good experience with the console, but if you stick to the ones we recommend here, you should be fine.

Are PS5 headsets worth buying?

Absolutely. While some of them are expensive, they help to significantly improve your experience with the best PS5 games.

How many hours does a PS5 headset last?

This will vary depending on the model you choose. For most, it’s around 15 hours, but if you’re willing to spend more, you might find one that can run for 30 hours or more.

Can you use regular headphones on PS5?

Yes. If you don’t want the benefits of a full headset (such as the mic and sound customization options), then you can just use your regular headphones. This is how:

  1. Plug your earphones into the PS5 controller audio jack
  2. Go to the PlayStation Control Centre
  3. Click ‘Sound’
  4. Click ‘Output Device’
  5. Select ‘Headset (controller)’

Now all the sound will come through your headphones or earphones.

That’s all of our recommendations for the best PS5 headsets on the market, but we’re reviewing and adding new products all the time. If you don’t only have a PS5, and are also repping Team Green, check out the best Xbox headsets for further inspiration. You might even find the perfect headset for both.