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The best PS5 headsets for 2021

Whether you are trying out the atmospheric new Demon Souls remake or leaping back into Spider-Man for some Miles Morales action, your new PS5 deserves an excellent headset to enable your gaming. For that next level of immersion and communication, we suggest these top-notch headsets packed with the right audio features!

If you are wondering — yes, PS4 headsets will be compatible with the PS5 too. But this is still a great time to upgrade, so check out these great new picks with both wireless and wired options available (plus a range of prices so you can match your budget).

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Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

Sony’s own wireless headset, designed specifically for the PS5 consoles, is an easy top recommendation for anyone who wants a pair of high-quality headphones that are specifically designed to match the PlayStation 5’s aesthetic. But that’s only part of what makes this headset special — it’s also specifically made to support 3D Audio formats on PS5, so it has the best chance of working with the latest PS5 games and supporting all the little audio cues that developers create, from pinpointing footsteps to copying the sound of wind rushing through the trees above you.

The headset also has dual noise-canceling mics for better chat quality, and although the sleek design doesn’t make it obvious, there are onboard controls for mic muting, controlling master volume, and adjusting the chat mix. It’s also designed for full support of the PSVR! The headset charges via USB-C and has a battery life rated for around 12 hours.

SteelSeries Arctis 7P

SteelSeries comes out swinging with the excellent Arctis 7P, a wireless headset designed for PlayStation 5 (plus compatibility with PC, Switch, Android, and more). SteelSeries created this headset to support low-latency gameplay, which means audio data is less likely to get lost on the 2.4GHz wireless connection, and you get to hear every little detail more reliably. It includes microphone monitoring features with a retractable, noise-canceling mic, and onboard controls for muting — plus options to share audio or use a wired connection, if you prefer. The headset also supports an impressive 24-hour battery life.

While the Arctis 7P is a great pick, if you want to upgrade sound quality and you care a lot more about audio fidelity than wireless features, we suggest trying the SteelSeries Arctis Pro instead, which has a steeper cost but provides remarkable sound quality.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

This wireless headset sports an extra-durable design that remains comfortable. The top-notch 40mm drivers are particularly well-suited for massive, immersive audio, with a focus on improving the bass for all your favorite booms and bass drops. The mic includes both noise-canceling tech and a swivel-to-mute function, and there are basic onboard volume controls for quick changes. The battery for the headset is rated at 17 hours. It’s a particularly good pick if your headset needs to take a little punishment and keep on working fine.

Razer BlackShark V2X

Yes, Razer had PS5-compatible headsets! And this BlackShark is especially impressive, with its massive 50mm titanium drivers and extra-comfy memory foam cushions (not quite as durable as some pads, but really great for preventing headaches). And while the headset is wired (3.5mm jack), this also lowers the price and makes the Razer headset an excellent pick if you are looking for a budget option. It supports 7.1 simulated surround sound and positional audio, so performance is certainly not an issue here, and the cardioid mic — designed to pick up a heart-shaped sensitivity pattern that helps avoid feedback — includes noise-isolating technology to reduce all background noises while chatting.

Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4

The A50s are known for being consistently among the world’s best gaming headsets, and the latest generation maintains the standard. The remarkable wireless headset features PS5 compatibility, 40mm neodymium magnet drivers for excellent sound, and 3D Audio and Dolby Audio compatibility. The convenient, flexible flip-to-mute mic is more durable than it looks.

The design is outstanding, and it’s also incredibly functional. The charging base station supports USB sound cards and you can swap out the ear pads for other models made of different materials. Astro’s audio software allows the built-in MixAmp features to provide plenty of tweaking options, too.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 200

If you want a budget-friendly model, this wired Turtle Beach model is worth checking out. It can work with just about everything, including the PS5. Its durable design features synthetic leather and memory foam around 40mm neodymium drivers, and it includes a flip-to-mute mic, as well as onboard volume and mic monitoring controls. If you also have an Xbox in the house, good news – you’ll be able to effortlessly flip between consoles, too. And as the icing on the cake, available colors look stunning when paired with the PS5.

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