These PS5 headsets let you experience immersive audio


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Having the best PS5 headsets ensure that you are experiencing everything the PS5 offers through an all-immersive gaming experience. There is a huge spectrum of options currently available to suit every preference, so regardless of budget, there is undoubtedly a product to fit your style. 

The best PS5 headsets will help you to enjoy the best games on PS5 as they were meant to be heard, so your experience is guaranteed to be uninterrupted and as immersive as possible. Unfortunately, similar to the best headsets for Xbox Series X, hundreds of potential products to add to your setup don’t make the buying process any easier. 

To take the pressure off shopping, we have compiled a list of the best PS5 headsets so you know exactly what to look for. If you’re looking to upgrade your setup, it might be worth turning your attention to the best accessories for PS5 and the best monitors for PS5. 

Best PS5 Headsets in 2022

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1. PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

The best PS5 headset


Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wireless; 3.5mm

Battery life: 12 hours

Features: 40mm drivers; dual-microphones; Tempest 3D AudioTech

Reasons to buy


Affordable price point


Works seamlessly with PS5


Great mic and monitoring

Reasons to avoid

3D Audio quality is game dependant 

Limited battery life

The PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless headset is our number-one pick for the best PS5 headset. This is because of its affordable price point, native compatibility with the console, and a suite of features you do not typically see in the $98.99 / £89.99 / AU$139.99 range. 

The Sony PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is the must-own PS5 headset

PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset review

The simulated surround sound present with the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless headset is solid across the board and delivers decent performance in-game while enjoying media and music. The headset pairs up instantly with the console through the wireless dongle, holding around 12 hours of playback battery life. While not as extensive as other listed models, that’s enough for the average play session or two. 

With that said, it’s the 3D Tempest AudioTech that is the main selling point with this model, though. In our testing, we found that this worked incredibly well to deliver a directional and immersive audio experience in titles such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. It’s no direct trade-off for Dolby Atmos but certainly holds up in comparison. 

Support for the headset’s tech continues to grow, as more recent titles such as Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 also support Sony’s 3D audio. The list continues to develop, too, as there are over 25 games that make use of it. If you’re someone who wants to take sound seriously without breaking the bank, then this option has it all. 


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    2. SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless

    The most versatile PS5 headset


    Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wireless; USB-C

    Battery life: 30 hours

    Features: 40mm drivers; retractable bi-directional microphone; Tempest 3D AudioTech

    Reasons to buy


    Designed for PS5


    Compatible with Tempest 3D AudioTech


    Support for quick charging 

    Reasons to avoid

    Pricier than the original model 

    While we had many praises for the original model in our SteelSeries Arctis 7p Wireless review, this revised model largely addresses many of the first headset’s issues that we had. What’s been improved is the far better battery life with around 30 hours of playback, alongside full support for the Tempest 3D AudioTech here. So, you aren’t missing out on the console’s more unique audio features. 

    The versatility of the Arctis 7p+ Wireless is what’s the biggest standout feature here. You see, through one 2.4 GHz dongle, you’ve got native support for not only the PS5, but also for PS4, Switch, PC, and Android devices. This means that the one headset can not only thrive on Sony’s console but work flawlessly with the gear you already own, too. 

    Priced at $169.99 / £174.99 / AU$419, this is far from the cheapest PS5 headset available on the market, but you’re getting roughly double the battery life of Sony’s proprietary model with the increased build quality and the 3D audio technology here as well. If you’re after a premium option that ticks all the boxes, for the latest system and more. 


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    3. Razer Kaira X for PlayStation

    The best budget PS5 headset


    Connectivity: 3.5mm wired

    Cable length: 4.27 ft

    Features: 50mm drivers; HyperClear Cardioid Mic; memory foam cups

    Reasons to buy


    Built for comfort 


    50mm Tri-Force drivers 


    Decent cable length

    Reasons to avoid

    Wired connection

    There’s no reason that a cheap PS5 headset has to sacrifice build or sound quality, and that’s the mantra of the Razer Kaira X for PlayStation. The cheaper variant of the brand’s officially licensed gaming headset features the same high-quality 50mm Tri-Force audio drivers and memory foam ear cushions of options far above the usual asking rate. 

    That’s because the Razer Kaira X for PlayStation comes in at just $59.99 / £59.99 / AU$120. The main trade-off for that competitive asking price is that you’re not getting a wireless connection. Still, if you cope with being tethered to your console, there’s a balanced sound profile and a quality microphone for use in-game, too.

    While it’s true that some wired PS5 headsets can come in cheaper than this, you’re getting Razer’s coveted build quality, meaning that they will last you many years to come. If our Razer Kaira review is anything to go by it’s that we can confidently recommend a cheaper alternative built on the same solid framework. 


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    4. Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset

    The best premium PS5 headset


    Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wireless; USB-C

    Battery life: 12 hours

    Features: 40mm drivers; flip-to-mute microphone; charging station

    Reasons to buy


    Flawless wireless connection


    Excellent sound


    Dedicated charging station 

    Reasons to avoid


    Battery life isn’t as strong as others

    In terms of premium PS5 headsets, it doesn’t get more boutique than the Astro A50 Wireless. This is reflected in the design language and the high-end construction. 

    It’s a little on the big and bulky side, however, our testing found that meant it had the right amount of heft on the head, fitting well with the strap and cupping the ears nicely to a point where we forgot we were wearing it. Although the microphone cannot be detached, it folds up and mutes automatically, which is a good quality of life inclusion.

    The A50 provides all-around stellar sound, with the kind of excellent localization that will take your gaming experience to the next level

    Astro A50 review

    Priced at $299 / £299 / AU$480, you would expect the Astro A50 PS5 headset to sound the part, and fortunately, it passes this test with flying colors. Arguably the greatest strength here is the 7.1 software simulated surround sound, which we felt largely held its own compared to other encompassing audio solutions. There’s a balanced mix to the audio profile here, separating the A50s from the competition.

    All told, if you’re in the market for a PS5 headset that looks great, is well constructed, and utilizes premium audio features then the Astro A50 is sure to satisfy those with the cash to spare. This isn’t going to be an option for everyone after all and is very clearly aimed at audiophiles and enthusiast gamers. While not essential, could help you get closer to your ideal encompassing setup.


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      5. Epos H3

      Best wired PS5 headset


      Connectivity: 3.5mm

      Cable length: 5ft

      Features: 40mm drivers; bi-directional, noise-cancelling microphone

      Reasons to buy


      Incredibly comfortable


      Excellent mic


      Crystal clear sound

      Reasons to avoid

      Non-detachable mic

      Awkward volume dial

      If you don’t mind being plugged in then the Epos H3 gaming headset serves favorably for those who want to get the best value for money. 

      Our testing found that this model pulled double duty for playing games and consuming media as well, as there’s a clean and flat audio profile which doesn’t distract or subtract from the source audio. Because this is a wired headset, any device with a 3.5mm jack can take advantage of them, too. 

      The Epos H3 is an extremely comfortable headset that delivers well-balanced and detailed sound

      Epos H3 review

      A great strength of the Epos H3 is that they don’t break the bank. While this headset was once a little pricier than some wireless options, that’s now no longer the case. You can score these for $99.99 / £89 / AU$129 but they are frequently discounted below this rate, too. The versatility here means that this headset will also work on other compatible devices, such as your smartphone and rival consoles.

      One thing that we particularly like about the Epos H3 is the built-in mic. While it’s no replacement for one of the best microphones on the market, we found that the one attached to this set sounded excellent and did a more-than-serviceable job of washing out any unwanted background audio when in the middle of intense gaming sessions with friends. 

        Best PS5 headset – Frequently asked questions

        Does the PS5 need a specfic headset?

        Although the PS5 doesn’t necessarily need a special headset, many features are worth making the most of with the headsets on the market. They are designed to make you feel closer to the games you’re playing, so having a headset to encourage things like 3D audio is worthwhile to ensure you’re making the most of your console. 

        What headsets work with the PS5?

         Since the PS5 has a 3.5mm jack, it supports many wired headsets, but the PS5 isn’t necessarily compatible with every wireless headset. So before purchasing, it’s always best to check whether or not the product is compatible with the console, especially with third-party companies. 

        Is PS5 3D audio good?

         If you make the most of the PS5 3D audio, you’ll definitely hear a difference. This audio is designed to create a truly immersive experience during your gaming session, and paired with a great gaming monitor or gaming TV, the greatest PS5 games will have you slipping into new realities for hours at a time without realizing it. So if you’re desperate for a genuinely consuming gaming experience, 3D audio is a great feature to make the most of.

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          Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadarGaming and looks after all hardware coverage for the gaming vertical of the site. Prior to joining TRG, she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+. You’ll also find her hardware coverage and reviews for online publications such as Trusted Reviews, Android Central, The Metro, PC Guide, and Expert Reviews. Outside of gaming, she’s also contributed to the BBC and No Clean Singing, too. In her spare time, you’ll often find her at metal gigs and festivals listening to various different shades of black and death metal. 

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