The best PS5 headsets

A PlayStation headset can make all the difference to your game, so here are some of the best

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on Sony's new funbox, the first accessory you'll want for the PlayStation 5 is a headset. If you like to play games online with your mates, you're playing late into the night, or just have slightly pants speakers on your telly, a great set of cans will make your PS5 feel even more revolutionary.

There's some good news: if you don't yet have a PlayStation 5, most of the best PS4 headsets on the market will work on the new console. If you've got an audio jack connection, you can plug headsets straight into the PS5's DualSense controller. USB cables are also possible, however as that will tether you to the console, we're going to try to give you a bit more flexibility. We're also keeping an eye out for things that'll work best with the PS5's Tempest 3D audio feature.

Anyway, you need a list of the best PS5 headsets and we've got one right here.

Here are the best PS5 headsets: 

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Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

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

Sony’s official PS5 headset is an absolute winner. It shares the sci-fi vibe of the DualSense controller and that odd looking 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.

Because Sony developed the headset to compliment the PS5, the Pulse 3D headset takes advantage of what the PS5 can really do. Identifying the direction of incoming rounds in Warzone is easy, but the headset really shines during the quiet moments.

What we like…

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

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Sennheiser GSP 600

The best gaming PS5 headset is the Sennheiser GSP 600.

In all honesty, most sets of Sennheiser cans are worth a punt if you’re in the market, but one of our favourites 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 make it look the part. It’s not feature-rich, 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 dialogue, 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 a bonus.

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

What we like…

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

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Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum headset

The best PS5 PSVR compatible headset is the Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum headset.

You might have seen this set of headphones before: it’s Sony’s official PS4 headset, and a strong option for using with the PS5, too. Sony’s Platinum headset has a sleek look with a metallic trim, and a design that promises to work with Sony’s PSVR headset, too.

The PS4 the Platinum headset was renowned for its audio balance, and the ability to store different sound profiles. The headset app isn’t compatible with the PlayStation 5, but it’s still worth a go, especially if you’re currently on a PlayStation 4 and want a headset that will work across your PS4 and PS5.

The Platinum headset was one of the best you could get for the PS4 and that’s still true if you’re considering it for the PS5. It packs a fairly substantial battery life, promising up to six hours of play. Sure, these are features that will be overtaken by the PS5’s lifecycle as technology improves but, like the Spice Girls and Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, it’ll never go out of fashion.

What we like…

Tick Lightweight
Tick Good battery life
Tick Easy to use with the PSVR

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Razer Kraken

The best budget PS5 headset is the Razer Kraken.

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.

What we like…

Tick Cheap
Tick Lightweight
Tick Different colourways

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That’s all of our recommendations for the best PS5 headsets on the market. We’ll continue to keep this list updated, so do check back if you’re on the fence about picking one up.

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