Top rated headsets for PlayStation

Trying to pick out a new console headset can be tiresome at best and overwhelming at worst, with arguably too many options on the market. That’s why we’re here to show you all the best PS5 headsets currently available.

We have more than enough experience when it comes to gaming headsets as our team has reviewed countless models over the years, from the most premium variations all the way down to the cheap and cheerful options. Putting this experience to good use, we’ve curated this definitive list of all the best headsets we’ve ever tested for the PS5 console. 

Every headset that features on this list has been put through its paces by a member of our team for at least two weeks and has been used with a multitude of games. We ensure to evaluate as many aspects of the headset as possible, including audio quality, microphone performance and battery life, where applicable. 

Moreover, every headset on this list is compatible with the PS5 console through either a wired or wireless connection. Premium features like Active Noise Cancellation, 3D Spatial Audio and Haptic Feedback are also things that we keep an eye on in case you’re looking for a particularly immersive experience. 

If nothing on this list catches your attention then make sure to bookmark this page and come back soon as we strive to update this list every time another impressive PS5 headset comes through our doors. 

If you’re happy to broaden your horizons past the PS5 to see what other headsets are available, then make sure you check out our best gaming headset round-up for a more general overview. For something more specialised, take a look at our best Xbox headset, best headphones and best wireless headphones for even more options.

Without further ado, read on to find out our top picks for the best PS5 headsets you can buy.

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We use every headset we test for at least a week. During that time, we’ll check it for ease of use and put it through its paces by using it in a variety of games, as well as playing music in order to get the full experience.

We also check each headset’s software (if applicable) to see how easy it is to customise and set up.

Corsair HS80 Max Wireless

Best overall PS5 headset


  • Immersive audio
  • Sleek looks
  • Excellent battery life


  • Suspension headband seems fiddly
  • Heavy

If you want the very best wireless PS5 headset on the market right now that offers the perfect blend of connectivity, design and performance, look no further than the Corsair HS80 Max Wireless. 

The HS80 Max Wireless looks sleek with either a black or white finish, classic gamer RGB lighting and a high-end build that matches its equally high price tag. Premium elements like the soft headband and memory foam padding around the earcups provide an exceptional level of support, making it a headset you can comfortably wear for hours on end. 

Sporting 50mm drivers, it’s safe to say that the HS80 Max Wireless delivers a detailed and immersive gaming experience. Every single gunshot, nearby explosion and enemy footstep was clearly heard in online shooters, giving gamers an edge in competitive gameplay. It also makes use of Sony’s Tempest 3D Audio tech to deliver directional sound with impressive accuracy, and if you’re also a PC gamer, you’ll enjoy the Dolby Atmos support too.

Importantly, the wireless cans utilise both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi for low-latency connectivity and allow you to connect your phone to your headset while gaming. That, combined with elements like RGB lighting, may make you worry about battery life but fear not; you get a full 24 hours with the RGB enabled, extending to a whopping 65 hours if you decide to turn it off.

Essentially, if you’re looking for the ultimate PS5 gaming headset that ticks all major boxes, the Corsair HS80 Max Wireless is the ideal option. 

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: Corsair HS80 Max Wireless review

AceZone A-Spire

Best PS5 headset for eSports


  • Lots of connectivity options
  • Clear and crisp microphone on calls
  • Comfortable fit
  • Versatile and luxurious sound


  • High price point
  • Dated design

The AceZone A-Spire may not look as sleek as other options in this chart, but it still does a job, and it does it well. 

Weighing in at 270g, the streamlined headset is exceedingly comfortable to wear over long periods – our reviewer used it for multiple 8-hour work days without complaint – with a flexible leather-clad headband and soft ear cushions that make it ideal for long gaming sessions eSports stars are known for.

Moreover, the microphone can be positioned just about anywhere and stay in place, with a green mark on the mic itself to properly align it to your face for optimal communication, and it flips out of the way when not in use. The headset also boasts a range of connectivity options, from USB to Bluetooth and even Aux to allow you to interface with multiple devices to deliver the lowest latency possible. 

Importantly, the audio performance is impressive. The 40mm cans aren’t the largest around but they deliver impressive clarity nonetheless, and an accompanying app allows you to tweak the output further. There are even dedicated profiles for FPS games like Apex Legends created in-house at AceZone.

If you’re looking to get into the eSports world, the AceZone A-Spire is a great place to start. 

Reviewer: Sarah Thwaites
Full review: AceZone A-Spire review

Turtle Beach Recon 70

Best budget PS5 gaming headset


  • Loud, clear audio
  • Decent looks
  • Relatively comfortable


  • Very plasticky
  • Some exposed wires

Great gaming headsets needn’t cost the earth, and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 is a great example of that. Coming in at a fraction of the price of some of the top-end options in this chart, the Recon 70 offers the core of what a gamer needs with the right compromises. 

Clad in a sturdy plastic finish available in the signature blue and white colourway of PS5 accessories, the Recon 70 can certainly take a beating with decent flex in the construction and solid-looking wires that won’t snap after a few weeks of use. You’ll find a retractable mic with lift-to-mute tech, a volume wheel on the cups and a wired 3.5mm headphone jack for easy connectivity. 

The audio isn’t to be sniffed at either; the cans delivered a solid balance between hectic explosions, ambient noise and dialogue lines in use, with easily distinguishable footsteps in the likes of Overwatch 2. Things could be improved somewhat in the bass department, but it’s not enough to be a cause for concern. 

Sure, you won’t get premium features like ANC, customisable audio or wireless connectivity, but for the price, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 does the job.

Reviewer: Josh Brown
Full review: Turtle Beach Recon 70 review

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro 2023

Best microphone on a PS5 headset


  • Brilliantly clear microphone
  • Generous battery life
  • Comfy cushions


  • Pricey
  • Synapse app is a bother

If you’re a streamer, a great-quality mic can be your biggest asset – and that’s where the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) comes in. If you don’t like the idea of using a dedicated microphone on a boom arm, the V2 Pro’s incredible built-in microphone has you covered. 

It’s not only a massive improvement on its predecessor, but with a 9.9mm condenser mic running a 32kHz sample rate, it’s capable of delivering a warm response usually free of background noise. The accompanying arm is also sufficiently stiff to not drift away as you game, negating the need to constantly fiddle with it. 

It doesn’t just have a great mic either; using the same Razer Triforce as other Razer headsets, the V2 Pro sounds glorious when playing PS5 shooters with a particularly detailed mid-range and a surprisingly wide sound considering the closed-back design of the cups. 

You’ve also got plenty of choices when it comes to connectivity. You primarily use 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (connected via a dongle) for PS5 gaming, but you’ve also got the option of connecting via USB-C, and Bluetooth support means you can connect your phone for music playback too.

Throw in solid battery life – 70 hours on Wi-Fi, 90 hours on Bluetooth – and you’ve got a solid gaming headset with an exceptionally good microphone. 

Reviewer: Callum Bains
Full review: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review

Sony Inzone Buds

Best PS5 earbuds


  • Comfortable fit
  • Warm and wide sound
  • Sublime ANC
  • Excellent battery life


  • Thick charging case
  • Connectivity is inconsistent
  • Mic is rather thin sounding

Gaming headsets are great, but what if you want something a little more compact? Maybe something you could also use on your daily commute to listen to music? Well, that’s where a new category of gaming earbuds comes in, and the Sony Inzone Buds are by far the best we’ve seen for PS5 gamers. 

As you might expect, the Inzone Buds are pretty compact, sporting a mix of a matted and glossy finish that looks good – though you won’t find any gamer-esque RGB lighting here. 

The key thing here is that the buds are much more comfortable to wear than traditional gaming headsets, with a design not too dissimilar to the AirPods Pro with a range of eartips to choose from. That also helps create a decent seal to maximise the ANC capabilities of the buds, which is some of the best around, gaming headset or not.

Connecting to PS5 via a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dongle, there’s 0 latency compared to regular Bluetooth-powered TWS buds that’s perfect for gaming – especially compared with the spatial audio tech on offer that seriously widens the soundscape. Bass performance isn’t quite as impressive as over-ear cans, but that’s to be expected from such a small form factor. 

Importantly, these can also double up as regular earbuds. And with similar tech to the top-end WF-1000XM5s, they do a pretty good job overall. 

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: Sony Inzone Buds review

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless

Best PS5 headset for battery life


  • Big, meaty sound
  • Sturdy construction
  • Simple controls
  • Incredible battery life


  • Expensive
  • Lack of RGB may not please some
  • Lacklustre software

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset features 50mm drivers and a purposeful and stylish design, according to our reviewer. We liked how sturdy and comfortable these cans were, with the blend of metal and smooth rubber on the earcups making it feel like a truly premium peripheral.

We also found the audio to be fabulous, offering a big, meaty sound profile, which works great for gaming. It supports DTS Headphone:X spatial audio, which we found provided some additional direction for in-game sounds and attacks.

And of course, the standout feature of this headset has to be the 300-hour battery. Our reviewer mentioned how this was tricky to test, though said how the battery never appeared to drain significantly, and how the headset didn’t need to be charged even after a week of usage.

We did note that the microphone was okay, with a clear but thin performance. This will still work well for most gamers, though it is slightly disappointing for the price.

So, if you are after a headset that offers a ridiculously long battery life and comes with impeccable audio, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is one of the best PS5 headset options available, even if it is on the expensive side.

Reviewer: Reece Bithrey
Full review: HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless review

PlayStation Pulse Elite

Best PS5 headset for Sony purists


  • PlayStation Link is a genuine connectivity upgrade
  • Planar magnetic drivers squeezed into £130 headset
  • Pillow-soft earcups are comfy and block out noise
  • Long battery life


  • Design won’t be for everyone
  • Sub-par Bluetooth audio performance
  • No ANC

There’s a lot to like about the original Pulse 3D headset that launched alongside the PS5, and while it’s definitely worth considering if you’re tied to a strict budget, it absolutely pales in comparison to the far superior PlayStation Pulse Elite.

This newer headset is a far more premium product in almost every way. For starters, it now boasts magnetic drivers which amplify audio quality to a noticeable degree, pairing perfectly with the immersive nature of PlayStation’s 3D audio. It’s surprising too to see magnetic drivers here as they tend to appear on pricier headphones, but to have them on the £129.99/$149.99 Pulse Elite is fantastic.

There’s even a retractable boom mic that allows your vocals to come through clearly to any of your teammates, and it also makes the Pulse Elite brilliantly suited for calls too. Speaking of which, it is possible to connect the headset to your phone although our reviewer noted that it presented a lesser experience in this area, particularly when listening to music. When listening to music on the PS5 however, the Elite did the job perfectly.

Part of the reason why the Elite headset works best with PS5 is because of the PlayStation Link software, which allows for a quick and seamless connection with your console. While it works brilliantly in execution, it does require a USB-A dongle in order to work, but it is included in the box.

There’s also a wall-mounted charger bundled in too, which serves as a handy place to put your Pulse Elite headset when it’s not in use. We found that a quick 10-minute charge could nab you two hours of audio playback in a pinch, but you’re unlikely to need a top-up midgame. Our reviewer was able to get through 10-hours of playtime with more than 50% battery still left in the tank.

Reviewer: Chris Smith
Full review: Sony Pulse Elite review

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Are all of these headsets only for the PS5?

No, many of the headsets listed here can be used with other devices, like the Nintendo Switch or a PC.

What is Spatial 3D audio?

Spatial audio helps to create 360-degree sound around the listener, which means that the audio can be more immersive. It helps the listener feel like the sound is coming from a multi-speaker system.







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