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The 7 best PS5 headsets for 2024

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
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Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
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RIG 900 Max HX
RIG 900 Max HX
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JBL Quantum 910P Wireless - Gaming Headset for Playstation (White),White/Blue, Medium
JBL Quantum 910P
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Razer Kaira Pro HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Headset with Haptics for Playstation 5 / PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile: Titanium 50mm Drivers - Hybrid Mic - Low Latency Bluetooth - 30 Hr Battery - White & Black
Razer Kaira Pro Hyperspeed
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Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4
Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4
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Whether you want to experienceMarvel's Spider-Man 2 in all its immersive glory or the dazzling fights of God of War Ragnarok, your PlayStation 5 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 are compatible with the PS5 too. But this is still a great time to upgrade, so check out these great new picks for both wireless and wired options (plus a range of prices so you can match your budget).

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

Pros
  • Top-tier audio quality
  • Expansive Sonar software
  • High-quality ANC
  • Comfortable fit with multiple adjustment points
  • Fully retractable microphone
  • Dual USB inputs
Cons
  • GameDAC doesn't fully integrate with Sonar
  • Microphone is prone to pick up noise
  • Spatial audio can have nasty interactions with EQ

If cost is no object and you want the latest headphone specs in a wireless package that’s comfortable for your console gaming setup, SteelSeries has the answer with its Arctis Nova Pro Wireless headset. SteelSeries has always had excellent gaming audio quality, and the Arctis line has been a reliable pick for years, but this model goes beyond with a full suite of features including drivers that support the PS5’s Tempest 3D audio, active noise cancellation with an included transparency mode, and a mic with AI noise-canceling technology to cut out all background noise when you’re talking.

But the Arctis Nova Pro can do much more, too. It comes with two batteries you can swap between in a moment in case one is running low, a multi-system receiver for fine-tuning audio to get it exactly the way you want, and simultaneous Bluetooth/2.4GHz connections so you can stream music or calls to your headset without getting in the way of your PS5 connection. It’s one of the most complete, console-friendly headset packages we’ve found so far.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
The Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PlayStation 5.
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Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

Pros
  • Supports 3D audio formats
  • PSVR ready
  • Perfectly matches the PS5
  • 12-hour battery life
Cons
  • Audio quality is limited compared to high-end models

Sony’s own wireless headset, designed specifically for the PS5 consoles, is an easy 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 to around 12 hours.

Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

RIG 900 Max HX

Pros
  • Designed for low-latency wireless connections
  • 50-hour battery life
  • Retractable mic
Cons
  • Needs to use an adapter for PlayStation

RIG has a wide range of headsets, but the latest 900 MAX HX has the most power packed into its super-comfortable frame. Right out of the box, you get a fully wireless headset, with a stand that doubles as a charger and 3D Dolby Atmos power. Using the app, you can fully customize your soundscape to suit whatever game you're playing.

The only downside to this headset is that you need to use the included universal wireless USB adapter, meaning you can't use that port on your console for anything else while using this headset.

RIG 900 Max HX
RIG 900 Max HX
A pair of JBL headphones.
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JBL Quantum 910P

Pros
  • Dual surround sound
  • Noise canceling
  • 39-hour battery life
Cons
  • Microphone can't be detached

The Quantum line of JBL headsets has been making great strides with each iteration. The jump from the 810 series to 910P, however, is far greater than that small numerical difference might suggest. These headphones are completely wireless, with a wired option, and compatible not only with your PS5, but with basically any other device you have that has a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.

The surround sound, coupled with noise canceling, keeps you fully immersed in the game, and the amazing battery provides up to 39 hours of playtime. You can even pair it to two sources simultaneously to hear your game and music or friends on Discord all at once. While the mic isn't as adjustable as others and can't be removed, you can at least fold it up to get it out of the way if you're playing solo.

JBL Quantum 910P Wireless - Gaming Headset for Playstation (White),White/Blue, Medium
JBL Quantum 910P

Razer Kaira Pro Hyperspeed

Pros
  • Super low-latency sound
  • 50mm titanium drivers
  • Positional audio support
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable headset

Yes, Razer has PS5-compatible headsets! And the Kaira Pro HyperSpeed is even fully licensed by PlayStation. It is especially impressive, with its massive 50mm titanium drivers and memory foam cushions (they're not quite as durable as some pads, but really great for preventing headaches). What makes this headset more unique is the inclusion of haptics that can further immerse you in the experience, especially in VR. You also can use either the built-in mic or attachable external mic that boasts environmental noise cancellation. If you want a top-of-the-line headset with all the bells and whistles, splurge on the HyperSpeed.

Razer Kaira Pro HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Headset with Haptics for Playstation 5 / PS5, PS4, PC, Mobile: Titanium 50mm Drivers - Hybrid Mic - Low Latency Bluetooth - 30 Hr Battery - White & Black
Razer Kaira Pro Hyperspeed
The Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4.
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Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4

Pros
  • Durable design
  • 40mm neodymium magnet drivers
  • Flexible mic
  • Base station suports sound cards
  • A variety of ear pad options
Cons
  • Design isn't as comfortable as some picks

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.

Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4
Astro A50 Headset + Basestation Gen 4

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use any headphones with the PS5?

Any headphones that have an audio jack can plug into the PS5 controller. Of course, results will vary greatly depending on the type of headset.

Will my PS4 headset work with my PS5?

Yes, there won't be a problem. However, PS4 headsets are unlikely to support more advanced features like PS5 3D audio formats.

Can I connect my wireless Bluetooth headset to my PS5?

Yes, you can use wireless Bluetooth headphones with your PS5, though the process isn't as simple as you'd hope. Thankfully, we have a detailed guide to show you how to do it.

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