The 8 Best PlayStation 4 Headsets of 2019

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

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If you’re seeking the best headset to grab for a PlayStation 4 gaming session, look no further than HyperX’s Cloud II. Coming in at under $100, this offering by HyperX provides a well-built, sound-immersive, and comfortable experience at a fantastic value. The headset’s 53mm drivers deliver an impressive frequency range, ensuring you’ll hear even the faintest of footsteps in your favorite FPS with an impressive 15 to 25,000 Hz range. If you want to become immersed in your content, use the included USB audio control box to experience virtual 7.1 surround-sound directly from your PS4.

Your teammates won't be complaining about the dialog they hear coming from your headset either — the included TeamSpeak-certified microphone can be detached when you want to kick back for a Netflix session. The Cloud II headset is crafted from a lightweight aluminum frame and features interchangeable memory foam earpads so you'll still be comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. Included cables allow you to use the Cloud II with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC systems. When purchasing, you can opt for the headphones in a more subtle black or more vibrant red color scheme.

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Runner-Up, Best Overall: Sony Platinum Wireless Headset

Who better to buy a PlayStation 4 headset from then the manufacturer of the actual PlayStation? The Platinum Wireless Headset is the higher option in Sony’s lineup of gaming headphones for their console, featuring a clean, modern design with a 7.1 virtual surround-sound experience and 3D audio for a truly immersive experience. The Platinum headset connects wirelessly to your PlayStation 4 and via an included wire for PlayStation VR. Most uniquely, gamers can download the headphone’s companion app onto their console to utilize unique headset modes created by game developers themselves.

This headset isn't banking on its impressive list of features and manufacturer's name to prove they are worth it. Sony has been making headphones for a long time, and it shows with their premium offering for PlayStation. Featuring impressive 50mm drivers, you'll hear your character's heartbeat as though it's your own. The high-treble PlayStation boot sequence and the booming roar of a racing car all sound fantastic. And you can continue to enjoy the headset for hours thanks to the company's extended battery technology.

Best Budget: RUNMUS Stereo Gaming Headset

Who says that a good headset for PlayStation 4 can’t be affordable? Whoever it might be, RUNMUS is here to prove them wrong with the ultra-affordable Stereo Gaming Headset coming in at less than $30. Featuring virtual surround sound, a microphone with noise cancelation, 50mm audio drivers, and, of course, LEDs to stand out from the crowd, there is always something to love about this headset whether you are taking down enemies in "Battlefield" or cruising the course in "RIDE."

The simulated surround-sound experience puts you directly in the action and allows you to hear everything with the impressive 20 to 20,000 Hz frequency range. Soft earpads and a lightweight design also ensure that this headset won't weigh you down during a firefight. An adjustable padded headband and memory foam earcups keep your gaming experience comfortable for hours at a time. Worried about longevity at such a low price? RUNMUS puts the detail in this headset down to the durable black knitted audio cable. Additionally, you can rely on the company’s twelve-month warranty period if anything happens to go wrong. Included cables also let you use the headset with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC systems. It's available in both black and blue.

Best Wireless: SteelSeries Arctis 7

If you’re searching for the best wireless gaming headset for PlayStation 4, look no further than the SteelSeries Arctis 7. It not only features DTS surround-sound support, but also a lossless connection with ultra-low latency, designed for zero interference. Unlike other wireless headphones that might cut-out or cause audio delays, the Arctis 7 will provide you with high-quality sound in real time. The long-lasting 24-hour battery life will help to ensure that you don't lose your audio mid-game.

The headset is also lightweight and comfortable, crafted from a steel alloy frame with breathable ear cushions and a ski-goggle-style suspension headband. Controls are incredibly accessible, and we applaud SteelSeries for including an on-ear dial for adjusting the balance between game and chat audio with the flick of your finger. As with other headphones, the Arctis 7 includes virtual surround sound experience, this time powered by DTS, rather than Dolby. Included cables allow you to additionally use the headset with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC systems. This headset is available in both black and white.

Looking for the best wireless headphones for listening to music? Be sure to check out our guide on the best Bluetooth headphones.

You may also want to brush up on how to connect bluetooth headphones to a PlayStation 4.

Best Mono: Turtle Beach Recon Chat Gaming Headset

If you invite friends over to game online in a PlayStation 4 co-op extravaganza, you might want to consider purchasing a mono headset such as Turtle Beach’s Recon gaming headset. Featuring an earcup on just one side, you keep an ear open to chat with your friends and stay aware of the environment around you. The headset will deliver any online chat audio to your earpiece while keeping the sound of your game streaming to your television. Featuring a reversible design, players can choose whether to place the earcup over their left or right ear for ultimate comfort. Gamers with glasses can also enjoy this headset thanks to a "glasses avoidance zone" design feature.

The response isn't too impressive, with a 40mm driver and 8 to 10,000 Hz frequency range, but it will deliver chat dialog clearly without issue. The included omnidirectional mic means that your teammates won't have trouble hearing you either. Due to the use of a standard 3.5mm jack, you can easily use the headset with your favorite tablet or mobile device — great for video calls and voice chats. The Recon Chat Gaming Headset is currently only available in blue.

Best Customizability: ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR

Do you want full control over your gaming audio experience? If so, then ASTRO’s Gaming A40 TR Headset with MixAmp Pro TR might be the best choice for you. In addition to featuring crystal-clear audio quality and comfortable earpads, the A40 TR allows for a collection of different modification kits including one that converts the headset to closed-backed for more isolated audio. For those who prefer the open-back experience, the A40s will be ready to deliver straight out of the box.

The included MixAmp Pro TR allows you to precisely mix game audio and voice audio to your preference, so you never miss dialog from your team in a firefight. It also allows you to apply customizable EQ modes — switch between the perfect audio balance no matter what game you are playing. Audio can be input to the DAC with a provided USB cable or via an optical input depending on your specific setup. The MixAmp Pro TR has been tested to ensure compatibility with PlayStation and features full Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

Best Sound Quality: Sennheiser GSP 600

When Sennheiser produces a headset, you know the audio quality is going to be superb. While other gaming headsets for PlayStation 4 might sacrifice sound quality for gimmicks, Sennheiser stays true to their reputation with the GSP 600. Featuring a frequency response of 10 to 30,000 Hz and a bi-directional noise canceling-microphone, these headphones will serve you well whether you are listening to the game or trash-talking your buddies online. Featuring aluminum voice coils within its drivers, the GSP 600 can deliver excellent detail within high frequency while also offering a tight bass response.

A customizable band and suede-like earpads with leatherette edges ensure that you focus on the game itself and don’t get distracted by the headset atop your head — you might even forget you're wearing them. The headband itself also features a broad adjustable range.

The GSP 600 headset offers sturdy metal hinges designed to keep your game going. Included cables allow you to additionally use the headset with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC systems.

You may also want to read the reviews in our researched guide to the best wireless gaming headsets.

Best for Comfort: HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

The predecessor of our "best overall" pick, the HyperX Cloud gaming headset comes in at a fantastic price with enhanced comfort to boot. If you’re a marathon gamer — or just someone who often finds their headphones uncomfortable — then this offering by HyperX is likely your best bet. The leatherette earpieces feature memory foam cups along with a soft headband for extra comfort. Additionally, if you're watching a movie or binging your favorite television series, the microphone can be detached for reduced weight and bulk. Best of all, the HyperX Cloud gaming headset is lightweight thanks to its aluminum frame.

Sound quality doesn’t take a backseat either, with powerful 53mm drivers and a TeamSpeak-certified microphone. The 15 to 25,000 Hz frequency range and capable drivers mean you won't be missing out on your teammates' voices or the hiss of a missile flying overhead in Call of Duty. The Cloud headset is also adaptable, quickly switching between your PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch if needed.

Looking for great headsets for the Xbox One? Be sure to check out our guide to the best Xbox One headsets to buy in 2019.

Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the most popular PlayStation 4 headsets on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 24 different headsets overall, screened options from 8 different brands and manufacturers, read over 24 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 2 of the headsets themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.