The best headsets for your PS4 in 2022

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by William Lobley |

Yes PS5 is the latest and greatest console to hit and immediately disappear from the shelves like toilet paper in a pandemic. But so many of us still have a PS4 with no intention of a console upgrade just yet.

But a headset? That's a different story. It's not foolish to update or invest in a new headset for your PS4. And in any case, if or when you do decide to jump into a PS5, your new headset will almost certainly be able to come with you.

Why upgrade your PS4 headset?

The level of immersion that’s provided by a PS4 gaming headset will transport PS4 gamers to their most beloved worlds. The audio produced by a TV can’t match, and a home-cinema set-up may get close, but the sound isolation offered by a decent set of gaming cans cannot be beaten.

Not only do they sound great, but they’ll also provide a delicious tactical edge, allowing competitors (or enemies) to be pinpointed with ease. You can feel engulfed by your PS4 games, especially racing games with these exceptional gaming headsets.

To help you get the most out of the powerhouse that is the PS4 and PS4 Pro, we’ve searched high and low to find the very best gaming headsets money can buy – and we’re happy to say that there’s something out there for everyone, no matter the budget.

The best PS4 gaming headsets

SteelSeries' S1 speaker drivers deliver a clean and defined audio profile and the DTS X v2.0 surround sound creates an incredibly detailed level of immersion – both of which can be fine-tuned in the SteelSeries audio software.

The air-weave fabric keeps your ears cool during long gaming-sessions, which you can certainly have with the 24-hour battery life. The mic is retractable, bi-directional and Discord-certified, and the on-board volume controls give you the ability to adjust your audio balance on the fly.

Turtle Beach Recon 70P

Best budget PS4 headset
Turtle Beach Recon 70P

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Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PC

If you're on a tight budget, then the Turtle Beach Recon 70 have what you need. Turtle Beach know how to deliver gaming audio, and the stereo sound of the 70's gives a clear audio separation and a good volume.

The headset is comfortable, though the overhead band isn't padded. The microphone offers an acceptable quality, but you'll want to make sure you're in a quiet location as it can pick up a lot of background noise. The wired connection does mean that the set is compatible across all consoles and PCs.

You are going to need to spend quite a bit more to guarantee that the extra cash is really making a difference. But for gaming on a budget, there really isn't a better headset out there.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 headset is feature heavy. The speakers offer a powerful sound with DTS X technology providing a high-quality immersion. You won't be interrupted by the outside world thanks to the active noise cancellation.

The Gen 2 is a substantial upgrade over the original, doubling the battery life to 20 hours, providing a new and improved button arrangement, a clever mic, and a surface makeover. The wireless capability doesn't let the side down and operates from a reliable USB-dongle connection. It's Bluetooth tech means that you can take calls or listen to music while gaming, and the Audio Hub software lets you turn up specific in-game audio too.

Designing gaming headsets is what Turtle Beach does, and this really shines through when it comes to comfort – this set will comfortably see you through a whole day of gaming, even if you wear glasses.

Logitech Pro X

Best bang for buck
Logitech Pro X

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Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, PC

The Logitech Pro X is a remarkable headset, thanks to its accomplished design, immaculate spatial audio, and crystal-clear mic performance. It's hard to beat, even at twice the price.

We were blown away. The drivers deliver a powerful and organic audio profile, while the DTS HEADPHONE:X provides a wide surround sound experience, perfectly showcasing near- and far-field sounds. The mic is powered by BLUE VO!CE too, so you're in safe hands there.

Razer has tried something unusual with this Nari Ultimate headset – it rumbles. In an attempt to increase the immersion that's already provided by the awesome THX spatial audio, the headset utilises Haptic tech to offer the truly unique experience. The feature does indeed add an extra dimension to gaming and genuinely heightens the immersion.

The rumble only kicks in during the loudest of game noises, so the headset doesn't vibrate continuously, and it can be disabled, which will extend the battery life from eight hours to 20. Don't let this feature draw your attention from the fact that this headset is brilliant in all the key areas – it's light and comfortable, the audio is marvellous, and the wireless connection is solid.

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