Current PS4 Gaming Headsets Worth Buying

Gone are the days when a high-tier gaming setup absolutely needs a huge and expensive surround sound speaker system to sound good. Nowadays, it’s much more convenient and easier on the wallet to just invest on a high-quality gaming headset. Not only does it allow you to enjoy the full audio range of today’s triple-A gaming without breaking the bank, but a headset also allows you to chat with your fellow players, something that’s essential for winning in multiplayer games. Plus, a headset will let you game as loudly as you want without waking up the household or the neighborhood!

There’s just one problem, though: which headset should you get? Today’s gamers are spoiled with so many choices and many headset brands are competing by presenting their own unique models and lines. This makes it easy for anyone unacquainted with headsets to get lost in the hype. To help you avoid making the mistake of buying a second-rate headset that’ll break in a couple of days, we’ve put together this convenient list of the best Sony PlayStation 4 gaming headsets worth buying in 2017.

But before we get into those, here are a few things you need to consider before buying your first headset:

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Wireless or wired?

Ask yourself: are you alright with cable management and is it perfectly fine for you to take your headphones off before getting off the couch to do stuff? Or do you want to experience cable-free, accident-less gaming? If you said yes to the former, a wired headset may be for you. If the latter appeals to you more, then perhaps it’s time to get a wireless headset. Just be aware that wireless headphones need to be charged every now and then. If you feel like both appeal to you, however, then you’re in luck because many headsets do give you the option to switch to either one.

What’s your budget?

How much can you reasonably afford to spend on a headset? If you think that choosing a headset is like buying branded sneakers—the more expensive they are, the better the quality—well, you’d be both wrong and right in this case. While you can splurge and get a high-quality product, you can also spend a bit less on a lower-tier headset and still end up with a very decent and very adequate headset that’s perfect for your needs. The only thing you need to do is look around for the right pair.

Without further delay, here are our top picks of PS4 gaming headsets, and in no particular order:

SteelSeries 200

Let’s start things off with a headset that’s very basic and entry level for those of us who simply want to compare what it’s like to play with a headset instead of with loudspeakers. The SteelSeries 200 comes in a variety of colors, delivers an excellent sound experience for its price, and has a retractable mic you can stow away if you’re not in the mood to chat. Available at $80 or less, the SteelSeries 200 is a plug-and-play bargain that you won’t want to miss.

RAZER Thresher Ultimate

This bad boy is one of the slickest PS4 gaming headsets around that is well worth your attention and your hard-earned cash. It’s comfortable, its audio quality is amazing, and its 16 hours’ worth of battery charge will allow you to game well into the day or night! And did we mention it’s wireless? Yes, you will never have to worry about twisty cables again with this headset. Forget the risk of accidentally tugging your entire battle station to the floor when you get up without taking your headset off. It also comes with its own receiver stand, so you can simply hook it on when not in use.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

If you’re looking for a headset that’s comfortable to use and stays that way no matter how long or intense the gameplay is, then Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro Tournament headset is for you. Designed specifically for esports players, this headset allows wearers to adjust how tightly the headset clamps onto your head. It has also been designed so you can adjust the headset for gamers who wear glasses while gaming so that it is comfortable. Combine this extreme level of comfort with a clear microphone and great audio, and you’ve got a package that few headsets can rival.

Sony PlayStation Wireless Gold

When it comes to accessories, sometimes you may end up getting an inadequate product by choosing first party peripherals. Not that it’s bad, it’s just how it is. But this isn’t the case with the Sony PlayStation Wireless Gold headset—this model presents the perfect balance between price and quality. Sure, the 40mm speakers may be a little underpowered compared to the other specialized beasts you may find on this list, but put them on and you’ll have impressively-clear audio no matter what game you’re playing. There’s also the fact that it offers exclusive first-party product features when hooked up to your PlayStation 4, such as game-specific audio profiles with 7.1 virtual surround. All of this is available for the low, low price of $80 or less on Amazon. If you’re on a budget but you still want some extra bang for your buck, this is a great choice.

Astro A50

On the other end of the spectrum is the Astro A50, which is designed not only to make your gaming life much easier, but also to make your wallet that much lighter. Yes, this is for the gamer who doesn’t quite mind dropping a few hundred dollars on what is truly one of the best PS4 gaming headsets that money can buy. The Astro A50 is uncompromisingly good: it features amazing sound quality thanks to Dolby technology, true voice clarity, and unparalleled comfort. Wearing this pair is akin to putting on soft clouds over your ears and head. The pair doesn’t skimp on soft foams and plush materials so you won’t even know you’re wearing it most of the time. It’s just that good—and it’s wireless, too!

Kingston HyperX Cloud

Another headset that’s just as easy on the ears as it is on the wallet, Kingston’s HyperX Cloud gives players plenty of customization options as well as uncompromising comfort. The sound quality is not too shabby either. Its 53mm drivers, while unable to match the pricier headsets here when it comes to delivering a pounding bass rhythm, still manage to deliver a crystal-clear output despite the headset’s low entry fee. You can also disconnect the microphone and keep it somewhere safe if it’s not being used or whenever you want to take the HyperX Cloud outdoors.

Asus ROG Strix Wireless

A bit on the medium range when it comes to price, the Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Strix Wireless nonetheless goes all the way in delivering a balance of form and function. It features luxurious soft padding that protects your ears while delivering clear sound. Its sturdy headband cradles and supports, and the microphone does its job well. But what will really get gamers going is this headset’s strong, bold aesthetic. This black headset has striking red-orange highlights and a stylized design that simply catches the eye.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 60P

This offering from Turtle Beach is not as full-featured or premium as the Elite Pro Tournament, but it makes up for it by doing everything a headset needs to do, with the bonus of not breaking your bank in the process. It has no glaring flaws to speak of, besides the twin cables coming from each ear cup, which some may find finicky to deal with, and headband padding that may be on the thinner side. Still, for $50, this entry-level Turtle Beach headset is a steal.

Sennheiser GSP 300

No list of gaming headsets is complete without an offering from Sennheiser, one of the most famous headphone brands ever. The GSP 300 is a great mid-range choice that gives you fantastic audio, whether you’re in a frantic multiplayer firefight or if you simply want to listen to some choice tunes to relax. It’s only a shame that the microphone itself isn’t retractable, but you can swivel it up and out of the way if it’s not in use. It’s also one of the best we’ve ever seen on any headset, which more than makes up for it.

There you have it, our recommendations for the best PS4 gaming headsets worth buying today. Now please be reminded that this is not a definitive list, and with the current market there’s bound to be some gems here and there that we didn’t or couldn’t mention—these are just the ones we feel the most strongly about. Also, the prices listed above may not be accurate depending on where and when you look, so make sure to shop around for the best deals!

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2 Responses to “Current PS4 Gaming Headsets Worth Buying”

  1. Julia Rushmore

    Jan 05. 2018

    this VR stuff is cool. I even can play favorite casino games without going out!

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  2. Er. Arbab Khan

    Jan 08. 2018

    Useful information 🙂

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