15 Best PS5 Headsets of 2020

Even though it’s still early, Sony did announce pricing for their new consoles, which begs the question, what are some good accessories for it? PlayStation 5 headsets spring to mind instantly, and you can get some of the best PS5 headsets today, no need to wait.

The reason is simple – Sony confirmed that third-party that connect via USB or audio jack will work with the PS5, which is why we’re comfortable making this list of the best PS5 gaming headsets. Some of them are actually PS4 headsets that either Sony or the manufacturer, has confirmed that they’ll work well with the PS5, too.

Now, as part of the list, we made sure to be rather inclusive. We cover various brands, we cover wired and wireless options, and we have various price points so everyone’s pockets can be happy.

And even though it is certain that some manufacturers will update their headset lineups a few months after the consoles come out, there’s no denying that not everyone wants to wait for that, and instead, some would prefer getting one of the best PS5 headsets now. If that’s the case with you, by all means, read on as we take a look at the options.  

1SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 371g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile, Switch, VR

Key features:

  • Excellent compatibility with devices
  • Lossless 2.4GHz + Bluetooth
  • Discord-certified microphone
  • ChatMix control
  • 20 hours of battery life

SteelSeries has some awesome headsets, and the Arctis 9 Wireless is probably the best pick for PS5. Why you may ask? Well, while it’s not the top of the line model, it still gets you all the necessary functionality, without costing too much or giving you useless features.

The Arctis 9 Wireless is a headset that works with both 2.4GHz wireless, and Bluetooth, so you can use it both with your console, and other Bluetooth enabled devices like your smartphone, all while gaming. And it works very well.

The microphone is very good, which is why it has Discord certification, and the noise canceling is great. The mic is rather natural sounding, and when you’re gaming, your teammates will be able to hear you without any problems.

The sound itself is pretty much on point, whether you’re gaming or listening to music. The bass is great, and the mids and highs are clear and crisp, even at higher volumes. Overall, they sound really good.

Add to this the ChatMix control to manage your voice and game volume, and 20-hour battery life, and you’ve got one of the best PS5 headsets you can buy now, and everyone loves it.

2Astro A50 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 380g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • ASTRO Audio V2 tuning
  • Built-in mixamp
  • USB soundcard functionality
  • 3D Audio ready
  • Charging dock

Astro is a household name in the gaming industry, and their A50, while expensive, offers a lot of functionalities you won’t find anywhere else. They’re a tad heavy, yes, and have pretty small drivers, but they’re tuned well and perform admirably.

To begin with, you get a charging base that also works as a receiver – when you’re done just pop the headset on the base and it will be charged and ready next time you pick it up. The battery lasts for about 15 hours, which is pretty good.

The sound has been tuned with ASTRO Audio V2 and has been specifically set up for gaming. Noises that you’d need in-game are slightly emphasized, like enemy footsteps or shots in the distance.

The microphone has a flip-to-mute functionality, and when you’re using it, the sound quality is pretty great. Your voice is heard loud and clear, and there’s minimal background noise to get in the way.

Add to this compatibility with Astro’s Command Center software, as well as the guaranteed compatibility for PS5, and you’ve got yourself a winner. It’s a great headset if you can get past the pretty high price tag.

3PlayStation Pulse 3D

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: Unknown | Drivers: Unknown | Compatibility: PS5, PS4

Key features:

  • Very comfortable design with a suspended headband
  • USB Type-C charging
  • Modern design that’s in line with the PS5
  • Easy-access controls
  • 3D Audio (with compatible console/titles)

Even though at this point we don’t really have a lot of information regarding the headset itself, expectations are pretty high about how the Pulse 3D headset will perform with the new console. What do we know so far?

The design looks like it’s extremely comfortable. This seems to be a lightweight headset, and the earcups themselves are plush and thick. This usually means comfort, provided they fit your earcups well because they do have a lot of padding. The headband does come with some kind of suspension system, which is definitely comfort-oriented.

As far as the sound goes, there is not a lot of information nowadays, but Sony is expected to offer 3D audio, a feature that, with supported titles, will offer a much more immersive experience than regular stereo audio. How, and how well, the new headset works, remains to be seen, but it’s rather confidence-inspiring at this point.

Last but not least, you will get easy-access controls on the headset, and one seriously underrated feature – USB-C charging. When you take everything into consideration, if you want to stick to official accessories, the PS5 Pulse 3D headset is probably one to keep an eye out for.

4Turtle Beach Stealth 600 White Gen 2

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 380g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Flip-to-mute microphone with excellent quality
  • Commands on the right headset
  • Turtle Beach exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting
  • Extremely comfortable, plush ear cups and thick, comfortable headband
  • 15-hour battery life is pretty neat

Turtle Beach has been making headsets for consoles for a good while, which is why we aren’t surprised the Stealth 600 Gen 2 is one of the best PS5 headsets. It’s on Turtle Beach’s compatibility list, so you are guaranteed to be able to use it with the new console, but what exactly does it offer?

To begin with, this is a pretty bulky headset, and it’s somewhat heavy. However, the padding on the earcups and the headband still make it one of the most comfortable headsets out there. Even wearing it for extended periods is no issue at all.

The sound is Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing system, which comes with four signature audio settings. They work very well, and you can choose the one that suits you best for the games you play. The microphone is also pretty great, with clear sound and no background noise. The flip-to-mute functionality is rather neat, too, and when you flip it up, the microphone disappears and stays out of the way.

With USB wireless connectivity for reduced latency, the Stealth 600 Gen 2 is a great choice for gamers who want to have a great headset for Sony’s new console.

5Astro A20 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 318g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • 2.4GHz wireless for zero latency
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • ASTRO Audio V2 tuning
  • Plush, comfortable earcups
  • Over 15 hours of battery life

Not all of Astro’s wireless headsets are expensive – just look at the A20. It gets you excellent features and decent performance, and it costs a fraction of the price of its more expensive brethren. If you find yourself limited with your budget, but still want a good wireless headset, it’s certainly one to check out.

First things first, this is a pretty compact headset, and yet a comfortable one. Well, somewhat comfortable, because the headband itself isn’t all that plush – we definitely prefer the comfort of the earpads’ material instead. But compromises must be made somewhere, right? It’s still good, but not great.

The audio quality is pretty great, thanks in part to the ASTRO Audio V2 tuning, and you can easily distinguish where footsteps or gunshots are coming from in an instant. However, for listening to music, we found the bass somewhat lacking.

The microphone works great, though, and it has flip-to-mute functionality. The wireless connectivity works perfectly, too, with no latency whatsoever. Oh, and you also get over 15 hours of battery life, but you don’t get the charging dock of the more expensive models. You can still use a cable though, it’s not that much of a problem when you consider the price.

6Razer Kraken X Ultralight

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 250g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Extremely lightweight design adds comfort
  • Thick, plush earcups and headband are great
  • Immersive 7.1 surround sound
  • Bendable microphone
  • Flexible, durable construction

Razer is pretty much synonymous with PC gaming peripherals, but the Kraken X Ultralight is our pick for a PS5 headset. Why? Because it gets you a combination of great performance, PS5 compatibility, and a brilliant price in an excellent package.

The main thing about the wired Kraken X Ultralight is the weight. At 250 grams, few headsets can match it without compromising on comfort. And Razer didn’t compromise here – the earcups are thick and plush, and so is the part of the headband where your head would be. No complaints whatsoever in terms of comfort, we just love it.

The sound quality is pretty great, too. Razer has its 7.1 surround sound technology here, which makes this quite an immersive experience. Positional accuracy is great, but note that some of these features are PC only, and there’s no word on whether or not they’ll work with the PS5.

Last but not least, the cardioid noise-canceling microphone almost eliminates all kinds of background noise, so your teammates can hear you, and not the kids playing outside your apartment. If lightweight and wallet-friendly are two things that are important to you, the Kraken X Ultralight is just perfect.

7Audeze Penrose Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back, Planar Magnetic | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 320g | Drivers: 100mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Audeze 100mm planar magnetic drivers
  • Low latency 2.4GHz connection + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Detachable microphone
  • Memory foam earcups and headband
  • Audeze HQ app compatibility

Audiophiles will instantly recognize the name Audeze, as they have some of the world’s best planar magnetic headphones. Well, now they’ve decided they want a piece of the PS5 market, too, and they’ve introduced the Penrose gaming headset. This is, in true Audeze fashion, a planar magnetic headset, and boy does it sound good.

Even though the headset doesn’t look too big and bulky, you’ve got 100mm drivers. They work really well, and the sound quality is pretty much unmatched by any other pair of gaming headphones. You’ll be able to pinpoint where sounds come from with relative ease, which makes this a great choice.

The wireless connectivity can go over 2.4GHz, as a lossless signal, or via Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC and SBC support. The lossless connection also means that you can use these to enjoy music, and the sound quality will be phenomenal. Oh, and no latency there, too.

Comfort is on point, with memory foam padding that’s thick and comfortable, even when you’re wearing the Penrose for hours at a time. Add to this the detachable microphone, which by the way has great quality, and you’ve got yourself a great headset for the PS5.

8SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 252g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Extremely affordable price
  • Plush, comfortable earcups
  • Detachable, Discord-certified microphone
  • Provided USB-C dongle for Switch, Android, and PC
  • Steel-reinforced headband

SteelSeries’ Arctis lineup is rather extensive, but if you can’t really spend too much money on some of the higher-end models, it starts at the Arctis 1. The wireless model is a great choice for a budget headset that checks all the boxes, without price-increasing, useless features.

First things first, the comfort. Even though you don’t get the suspension design headband of the higher-end models, the headband is still pretty comfortable thanks to the thick padding. The earcups are pretty comfortable, though, which puts the overall comfort level of the Arctis 1 pretty high.

As far as sound quality goes, you get two things here. First, the drivers are the same as the higher-end Arctis 7, which speaks volumes because that headset has won quite a few awards. The microphone is the same ClearCast, Discord-certified, noise-canceling microphone, which means that your teammates will be able to hear you loud and clear, without any issues. Overall, this part of the Arctis 1 Wireless is much better than expected.

Where we found them lacking is in the overall build quality. You get a plastic headband with steel reinforcement inside, but it still feels cheap, well, because it is. If you don’t mind this, it’s a great choice for a headset.

9PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 318g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PS VR, PS Vita, PC, Mac, Mobile

Key features:

  • 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
  • 3D audio (in supported titles)
  • Exclusive audio modes (in supported titles)
  • Dual microphones
  • Included travel pouch

When it comes to choosing a headset for your console, many people would prefer to stay with official accessories, which is why the PlayStation Platinum Wireless headset found its way on our list. This is the go-to flagship Sony headset for the PS4, and it will also work with PS5 when it’s released.

The first thing to love about this headset is the 7.1 virtual surround sound. It just sounds phenomenal, and in games it allows you to get that positional accuracy that’s crucial with first-person shooters. There’s also support for 3D audio, in supported titles, which makes things even better and makes the entire experience a lot more immersive.

As far as comfort goes, the design is brilliant. The earcups are thick and plush, and sit rather comfortably on your head, while the suspended headband design alleviates pressure from your head and adds comfort. Zero complaints here, as it’s an extremely comfortable headset.

Last but not least, Sony has included two mics with noise cancellation, so you can communicate with your teammates without any problems. All things considered, it’s a nice headset, just a tad overpriced for what it is.

10Astro A10

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 346g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Mobile

Key features:

  • Durable construction
  • Comfortable headband and plush earcups
  • Detachable cable
  • Clear unidirectional microphone
  • Wallet-friendly price

Even though the A10 sit at the bottom of Astro’s range of headsets for the PlayStation system, they’re still an excellent choice for many, and for quite a lot of reasons. They come in various colors, so you can get one that fits your style best, and performance is pretty good, too.

To begin with, you get a durable construction, and overall the headset feels like it punches above its weight in this category. Comfort is also pretty great, with a headband that seems stiff, but is actually pretty comfortable, and thick, plush ear cups. The adjustment system is a bit tricky, though, and whether or not the A10 fit your head is something you’ll need to try out for yourself.

The sound quality is great because even though this is a budget headset, it still gets the ASTRO Audio treatment. There’s no virtual 7.1 surround system here, which is to be expected, but it still sounds pretty great in a variety of situations.

Last but not least, the flip-to-mute microphone has decent quality and eliminates quite a lot of background noise with ease. If you don’t want to spend too much on a headset and don’t mind going wired, the A10 is a good choice.  

11Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: Unknown | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Beefy, durable design
  • 50mm Nanoclear drivers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • 20-hour battery life

If you don’t mind a bulkier headset and would rather get a long battery life and, quite frankly, great performance, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 should be right up your alley. It’s a wireless headset by Turtle Beach that does come in at a pretty high price tag, but it brings along plenty of functionality that you’ll love.

To begin with, we mentioned a long battery life. When you use the mini-USB connection, you can get up to 20 hours of battery. Bluetooth might give you a bit more, but that does introduce a bit of latency, so it’s a matter of what you prefer.

The sound quality with the Stealth 700 is really good. You have precision-tuned 50mm Nanoclear drivers, which give you crisp, undistorted audio, and the entire experience is pretty immersive and rather realistic.

Comfort is on point here, too, with earcups that are thicker than anything else we’ve seen, and full of Aerofit cooling gel-infused memory foam, which keeps your ears cool, and you comfortable, even during extended gaming sessions in the summer heat.

Pair everything we said wit the redesigned flip-to-mute microphone, and you’ve got yourself one of the best PS5 headsets out there.

12HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 270g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC

Key features:

  • Lightweight design
  • Comfortable memory foam earcups and headband
  • Wireless range of up to 40 feet
  • Enhanced bass reproduction
  • Swivel-to-mute microphone

The entire HyperX lineup of headsets is famous for the levels of comfort they provide, and the Cloud Stinger is no exception. It might be the wallet-friendly one, sure, but it still punches above its weight in terms of quality and performance.

As we mentioned, comfort here is as good as it comes. Both the thick memory foam ear cups, and the headband, are wrapped in leatherette, and they fit really well even during extended gaming sessions. The weight of only 270 grams certainly helps here, too.

Sound quality, even though this is a budget wireless headset, is still great. The 50mm drivers get you a rather rich sound, with all the tones sounding pretty good both while gaming, and while listening to music. The microphone is also noise canceling, and if you’d like to mute it, you can just flip it upwards.

Another thing we loved is the wireless range and battery life. You can use the HyperX Cloud Stinger at up to 40 feet, and you can game for about 17 hours before you need to charge it. You also get audio controls on the earcups themselves, and this does add quite a lot of convenience when you don’t want to change the software settings all the time.

At this price, it’s certainly a great choice for a good headset for the PS5.

13Razer Nari Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 430g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC

Key features:

  • Comfortable suspended headband
  • Large, plush earcups
  • THX Spatial Audio
  • Noise-canceling retractable microphone
  • Chroma RGB logo

When you want to go for a reputable brand, and want the model that offers all the nice functionalities of a premium headset, the Razer Nari Wireless has you covered. It checks all the basics for a good headset and then offers a few nice-to-haves without hiking up the price too much.

The sound quality is great, thanks to the addition of THX spatial audio. This simulates sound in a sphere, which helps quite a bit when it comes to positional information such as gunfire or enemy footsteps. FPS players know how important this is.

The microphone is an extendable one that has noise canceling and works very well. Sound is crisp and clear, and background noise is kept at a minimum. You can mute it directly from the earcup, which is where the rest of the media controls are as well.

You’ll love how comfortable the Nari is. You have massive, thick, plush earcups, and a suspension headband design that makes the headset feel like it’s rather light, even though it weighs a non-impressive 430 grams. Razer really knows what they’re doing in this department.

The battery life is pretty good, and you can get around 16 hours of continuous gaming. Charging is done via a micro USB cable, which is pretty much what you’d expect on such a product, and of course, the lighting does consume a bit of extra battery.

Last but not least, Razer includes a Chroma RGB logo on the side, because, who doesn’t love RGB on gaming products?

14EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 290g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Switch, Mobile

Key features:

  • EPOS engineered audio
  • Lift-to-mute microphone
  • Intuitive volume control
  • Ergonomic and very comfortable design
  • Multiplatform compatibility

EPOS has a few headsets made together with Sennheiser, and the GSP 300 is the go-to gaming headset for people who want to stay within a certain budget, but still get good sound quality and comfort. You also get Sennheiser’s reputation backing these up, so let’s take a look at this wired headset.

The sound is tuned by EPOS, and we actually like how they sound. Pinpointing enemies is pretty easy, and none of the tones are overpowering – we’d even say they lack a bit in the bass department. Not something you should mind with games, though. The mic is great as well, and you can lift-to-mute if you need to be quiet quickly.

Comfort, however, is top-notch. You’ll notice the massive earcups that host the 50mm drivers, and the plush padding on them is excellent for extended gaming sessions. There’s also the padding on the headband, which is soft and comfortable and won’t cause your head to overheat when you’re playing for a few hours.  

The only thing that we didn’t really love is the design of the headset, but this is a pretty individual thing, and if you think that you like them, by all means, go for them.  

15RUNMUS K1 Gaming Headset

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 340g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Mobile

Key features:

  • Extremely affordable
  • Comfortable leatherette earcups and headband
  • Flip-up microphone
  • RGB lighting
  • 7.1 surround sound

One way to not spend too much on a gaming headset and still get respectable performance is to go for a relatively unknown brand. And while the RUNMUS K1 may not be as popular as other headsets on our list, over 13 thousand people have given it a good rating on Amazon, so there’s definitely something, right? Let’s see.

First things first, design and comfort. We like the subtle black color scheme, but there are also RGB lights to add a bit of flare. Overall, it’s an interesting design that looks pretty futuristic. The headband and earcups both have leatherette material, and are thick and comfortable. This wouldn’t be our first choice for extended gaming sessions, but if you only play for an hour or two, it won’t be a problem.

The sound quality is average at best. We didn’t expect too much, considering the price, but there are a lot of better headsets in this regard. The virtual 7.1 surround sound does make things a bit better, but we still feel like you have better options. The microphone sounds pretty good, though.

Overall, if you prefer design and aesthetics to good sound quality, sure, give these a chance. If the sound is important, though, there are better options.

Final Thoughts

Ever since Sony announced that all of the headsets that use USB and 3.5mm will also work with the new PlayStation 5 console, we’ve found that there’s not really a need for new headsets. Sure, there will be a few models here and there that take advantage of things like 3D audio, but most of the headsets we spoke about are actually great choices. And with new headsets not coming out for a good while, why not be ready on day one?

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