If you consider yourself to be a serious PlayStation 4 gamer, you will know that a quality set of headphones can make a significant difference to your gaming experience. A quality headphone will allow you to experience and appreciate every sonic detail, maintain crystal clear lines of communication with your teammates, and rest comfortably on your head for hours as you immerse yourself in your preferred virtual reality.
Based on price, specification, technology used and audio quality, we believe the HyperX Cloud Alpha is the best pair of PS4 headphones for the money.
The 10 Best PS4 Headphones for the Money:
Below we’ve reviewed and detailed the 10 best PS4 headphones that will help enrich your gaming experience for the years to come:
1. HyperX Cloud PS4 Gaming Headset
HyperX Cloud (now upgraded to HyperX Cloud Alpha) is the official headset for professional gaming organizations like Team Liquid and SK-Gaming – evidence of its Swedish designers’ commitment to providing an elite gaming experience at a relatively affordable price.
It comes equipped with comfortable memory foam earpads and interchangeable ear cups that accommodate varying sound profiles and different texture options.
Its 53mm drivers make HiFi capable, delivering low, mid, and high tones in crystal clear clarity while its enhanced bass-reproduction allows for an even more immersive gaming experience. You can easily detach the premium microphone when you listen to music or take a break from gaming.
2. Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
Created exclusively for Sony PlayStation, the Gold Wireless Stereo Headset comes with custom audio modes that provide amazing depth and audio clarity (7.1 virtual surround sound), allowing PS4 games to sound exactly like they should.
The Headset Companion App allows you to download custom game modes that are specifically calibrated to enhance the audio in your favorite games. With the hidden noise-canceling microphone, you can communicate with your teammates easily.
The comfortable Gold Wireless Stereo Headset is available in stylish jet black or gray-blue, allowing you to further customize your look by swapping out the removable faceplates. It is also compatible with a home computer (wireless) and your PS Vita system or other mobile devices via the included 3.5-millimeter audio cable.
3. SADES SA708 GT PS4 Gaming Headset
Weighing only 11.2 ounces, the SADES SA708 rests comfortably on your head as it provides superior sound quality, allowing you to appreciate all the subtle sonic variances that are part of your gaming experience. It comes with a soft leather padding that protects your ears and head from pressure, thus helping you sit through marathon gaming sessions.
It comes with EMI/RFI shielding, which prevents electromagnetic/radio-frequency interference and ensures an uninterrupted gaming experience.
The sleek, futuristic black and blue design also provides valuable visual appeal, while the retractable and omnidirectional microphone allows you to communicate clearly and easily with your teammates.
The SADES SA708 is also compatible with PCs, Macs, iPhones, and smartphones.
4. Turtle Beach Recon 50X PS4 Headset
While it was officially licensed for the Xbox One, the Turtle Beach Recon 50X (now upgraded to Turtle Beach Recon 70) also works with PS4s, PCs, Macs, and mobile/tablet devices. It offers a sleek green-on-black, lightweight design with synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups that promise complete comfort over long gaming hours.
The in-line controls are conveniently placed, allowing you to mute the microphone and adjust the volume controls with ease.
The large 40mm Neodymium speakers provide crystal-clear stereo sound, capturing both high and low volume sound effects. You can use the high-sensitivity adjustable boom microphone for in-game and online chat, remove it when using the headset to listen to music or watching movies.
5. PDP Afterglow Kral PS4 Wireless Headset
As its futuristic design suggests, the Afterglow Kral (upgraded to PDP LV50) is a high-performance headset from Performance Designed Products, designed for use with the PlayStation 4. (It is also compatible with PC/Mac and mobile devices).
It features rich plush ear cups, anatomically-contoured polyurethane ear pads, thick padding on the headband, and a metal adjustment band for extra comfort for prolonged gaming sessions.
You can easily find all the controls on the back of the left ear cup, and adjust the headband for the optimum fit. You can communicate with your teammates easily via the flexible, noise-canceling microphone with audio monitoring.
6. ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset
The ASTRO Gaming wireless A50 Headset allows you to enjoy a gaming experience backed by Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound – KleerNet’s strongest 5.8Ghz solution promises the please even the most demanding audiophile.
You can expect to hear even the most discrete sound details – like an enemy’s footstep or a distant gunshot – with precise clarity. The same auditory excellence can be expected when listening to music or watching movies.
You can wear your Astros around your neck pro-style clamp them on your head for hours: the superior materials fit, over-ear cushions and in-line microphone controls allow for hours of gaming in ultimate comfort. It is also compatible with the Xbox 360, a PS3, a PC, or a mobile platform.
7. Sennheiser GAME ONE PC and PS4 Gaming Headset
Sennheiser is invested in delivering a pristine quality audio experience, and the GAME ONE headset promises exceptional sound clarity and accuracy via Sennheiser’s model specific transducer technology (50-ohm). The noise-canceling microphone provides crystal clear conversations and automatically mutes when the boom arm is raised.
The GAME ONE headset boasts a lightweight design that comes equipped with intuitive, integrated volume control (conveniently located on the right ear cup) and comfort-plush XXL velvet ear pads that will let your skin breathe – and an open-back design that will keep your head cool. It is available in a sleek black or white design.
It comes with a two-year warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer.
8. Poly (Plantronics) RIG 500E E-Sports Edition PS4 Gaming Headset
Engineered for the competitive intensity of e-sports and endorsed by the ESL (Electronic Sports League, the world’s largest e-sports company), The Plantronics RIG 500E is a pioneering headset that was developed via years of collaboration with professional gamers.
It provides exceptional 24-bit audio quality (7.1 Dolby Technology and surround sound) and flexibility and is suited for both intense training sessions and high-stakes tournaments.
Its’ flexible, durable frame, vented and isolating earcups and self-adjusting headband also allows for maximum comfort, preventing fatigue from long hours of gaming. The swappable components allow you to configure the RIG 500E for a specific game, further optimizing your performance.
9. Razer ManO’War Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound PS4 Gaming Headset
The RazerManO’War is powered by gaming grade lag-free 2.4 GHz wireless technology with a 12+2 meter range capability, allowing you to experience every sonic detail via high-performance 50-millimeter Neodymium magnet drivers and immersive 7.1 surround sound. With a single charge, you can experience up to a week of wireless gameplay (2 hours per day) or 14 hours continuous play on a single charge.
The retractable digital microphone and Quick Action Controls on the ear cup allow you to communicate effectively with your teammates. The retractable digital microphone equipped with an optimized algorithm for exceptional voice reproduction, easily surpassing the capabilities of traditional analog microphones.
10. SteelSeries Siberia 800 PS4 Gaming Headset
The Siberia 800 SteelSeries promises an unparalleled audio experience with a lag-free and low latency headset that features three Dolby surround sound technologies. The closed-back earcups provided exceptional accuracy, clarity, and detail on virtually all gaming platforms.
Meanwhile, the memory-foam ear cushions and smooth headband padding surfaces ensure maximum comfort. You can easily control the volume and toggle menu options via the click wheel on the ear cup and communicate with your teammates via the retractable, directional microphone.
The Siberia 800 SteelSeries is available in seven sleek colors: black, white, Alchemy Gold, Forged Red, Gaia Green, Proton Yellow, and Sakura Purple.
Whether you plan to game as a hobby or as a profession, you will surely be able to enhance your gaming experience and improve your scores by opting for one of the PS4 gaming headsets on this list.
Each has been designed with serious attention to sound quality, user comfort and visual aesthetics – a perfect prospective accomplice for some record-breaking game scores and winning streaks.
PS4 Headset Compatibility Table
|Afterglow Dolby 5.1||$200||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Audio Technica AD700x||YES|
|Audio Technica ATH-M50||YES|
|Audio Technica ATH-AG1||$300||YES|
|Audio Technica ATH-ADG1||$300||YES|
|Beats Studio Wireless||YES||YES||YES|
|Bose Noise Cancelling|
|Bowers & Wilkins P3||$160||Yes|
|Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D||$150||YES|
|Creative Tactic3D Sigma||$90||YES||YES|
|HD One Headphones|
|iPod Headphones||Pack in – $79||YES|
|Klipsch Image One||Discontinued||YES|
|Koss Pro DJ100||$80||YES|
|Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7||$200||YES|
|PS4 Stock Headset||N/A||YES|
|PS Vita Headset||N/A||YES|
|Polk 4 Shot||$159||YES|
|Sony Pulse Elite||$149||YES||YES|
|Steel Series Siberia V2 Frost blue||$99||YES|
|Superlux HD-681 Evo + Zalman ZM MIC1||$31 + $8||Adapter|
|Tritton AX 180||$70||YES|
|Tritton AX 720||$150||YES|
|Tritton AX Pro|
|Turtle Beach Ear Force Delta||$300||Yes|
|Turtle Beach Ear Force PLa||$40||Yes|
|Turtle Beach Ear Force Seven||$280||Yes|
|TurtleBeach Elite 800||$300||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Turtle Beach PS22||YES|
|Turtle Beach P11||$60||Yes|
|Turtle Beach PX4||$150||YES||Yes||YES|
|Turtle Beach PX5||$250||Adapter||Yes|
|Turtle Beach PX21||$60||Yes||YES|
|Turtle Beach X12||$60||Yes|
|Turtle Beach XP7||$280||Yes|
|Turtle Beach Spectre||YES||YES|
|V_Moda Crossfade LP||YES|