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Best PS5 headsets 2022: the top PlayStation 5 gaming headsets

Best PS5 headsets
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The best PS5 headsets can have a transformative effect on your entire gaming experience. If you're searching for the best PlayStation 5 headsets you can buy today, you’ve come to the right place. 

Sony’s two-toned behemoth is designed with stellar audio quality, thanks to the proprietary 3D audio tech inside the PlayStation 5, which helps make your gaming experience feel more immersive than ever before. Games like Returnal and Demon's Souls take full advantage of the PS5's 3D audio, and the results are certainly impressive. 

But what should you be looking for in your hunt for the best PS5 headsets available today? Well, you'd want something that can be worn comfortably for hours, has a crystal-clear microphone, and, more importantly, does the sound design in your favorite PS5 games justice.

You might also be looking for more specific features, like wireless connectivity, the ability to connect to a Bluetooth device or a headset that works on practically everything, including your PS5. If you're a PC gamer too, some of the best PC gaming headsets are also PS5-compatible.

Whatever your needs, we’ve rounded up a fine selection of headsets we've previously tested that not only sound great, but tick all the boxes you’d possibly hope to check. From the budget-friendly to the high-end, these are the best PS5 headsets you can buy right now. 

Oh, it’s worth bearing in mind that the gaming headsets below will also work on PS4, so there’s some additional value if you ever want to use these on the PlayStation 4 in the future.

PS5 Pulse 3D headset

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The perfect companion

Reasons to buy

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Affordable price point
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Works seamlessly with PS5
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Great mic and mic monitoring

Reasons to avoid

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3D Audio felt weak
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12-hour battery life

Sony’s PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is the perfect companion to the PS5. Not only does it sport the same white and black two-tone styling of the PlayStation 5, it’s specifically designed to get the most out of the console’s 3D audio tech. However, we weren’t particularly impressed with how it handled spatial audio, and the 12-hour battery life leaves much to be desired.

For under $100 / £100, though, it’s an affordable option for those who want a new headset to go alongside their new purchase, and its 40mm drivers are capable of delivering a well balanced sound. It works seamlessly with the PS5, so you won’t encounter any compatibility issues here. 

There’s an option to use a 3.5mm for wired connection if you run out of battery when gaming, and the 2.5GHz dongle also allows you to use the PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset on PC. That means they’re more versatile than some wireless headphones tend to be. 

Read our full Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset review

Best PS5 headsets PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset

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Easy to set up with an excellent sound

Reasons to buy

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Incredible audio performance
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Ultra-plushy earpads
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Great value

Reasons to avoid

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Obtrusive design
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Surround sound lacks panache
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Plastic parts feel fragile

Exceptional audio quality awaits those who put the PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset over their ears. It’s a terrific wireless headset that belies its price tag, armed with 50mm drivers that help bring the boom when onscreen action starts getting hectic. 

The headset’s build quality is slightly concerning, though. It folds in half, which is a handy space saving feature, but its plastic parts feel noticeable fragile. The odd creak and pop isn’t too uncommon either, if you’re the type of player who moves their head a lot when gaming. 

However, this headset can be connected wirelessly to your PS5 via the Bluetooth dongle, and you can also use the headphones wired through the 3.5mm if your cans run out of battery. The microphone is built into the headset discreetly, and we were told that the quality was perfectly acceptable when playing with our pals.

Read the full PlayStation Platinum Wireless headset review

Best Xbox Series X headsets EPOS H3

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Super detailed sound

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly comfortable
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Excellent mic
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Crystal clear sound

Reasons to avoid

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Non-detachable mic
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Awkward volume dial

A terrific-all rounder, the Epos H3 excels where it matters most: sound, microphone quality, and comfort. We were impressed by how detailed the Epos H3 sounded when playing our favorite titles, especially with how well they handled the PS5’s 3D audio in games like Returnal and Demon’s Souls

As a wired headset, the Epos H3 works on any device that has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which gives them some flexibility if you want more bang for your buck. The non-detachable microphone prevents the Epos H3 headset from being anything other than an “at home” pair, though; however, the microphone is excellent, and has an easy to use flip to mute feature.

We also found the Epos H3 to be one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones we’ve worn for quite some time. The soft padding and earcups that swivel slightly provide a snug and pressure-free fit, and they’re pleasingly light, too. Better still, the build quality is satisfyingly sturdy.

Read our full Epos H3 review

SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless

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A PS5 focused headset from SteelSeries

Reasons to buy

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Good sound quality for gaming
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Retractable mic
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Full PlayStation 5 compatibility

Reasons to avoid

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Strap-based adjustment isn’t for everyone
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General music listening sounds a bit flat

Built specifically for Sony’s next-generation hardware, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P excel when connected to the PS5, but fall flat in terms of working elsewhere. However, if you’re solely interested in using these cans for gaming, read on.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7P is a wireless headset that comes with a retractable mic, providing good sound quality for gaming while maintaining a solid battery life. The ski-goggle style headband ensures a comfortable fit for most head types, though it won’t be for everyone. We do like the mic mute light, which indicates when the headset’s microphone is muted, and it’s handy that you can also use these headphones using a 3.5mm cable. 

The white and blue color scheme also means they won’t look out of place when placed near the PS5 and DualSense controller, so if you’re bothered about aesthetics, these could be a good choice.

Read our full SteelSeries Arctis 7P review

Astro A50

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Premium sound

Reasons to buy

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Flawless wireless connection
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Excellent sound
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Charging station keeps you playing

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Doesn't work on many devices

When you hear the name ‘Astro’, you tend to think of high quality gaming headsets. The company’s reputation is well-warranted, and the Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is another product that’s bound to make rival companies a little envious.

With a sound signature specifically designed to get the most out of games (there’s no lack of bass on these cans), and some great quality of life features, the Astro A50 is expensive but offers a comprehensive package. 

The wireless base station charges the headphones when they’re not in use, so you’re unlikely to ever run out of battery. The microphone’s flip to mute feature is simple and effective, too. They’re also incredibly comfortable, with soft cushioning around the earcups, which means you can wear these cans for hours without issue.

Read our full Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset review

Adam Vjestica
Adam Vjestica

Adam is TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. (He’s still recovering to this day.) 

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