No matter what console you’re playing, you’ll want to consider a few things when buying your next of headphones: the first one being how often you’ll be playing as well as how intense your gaming sessions will be.
You should also make sure that your headphones can be adapted for the PS4. Some models will result in latency issues, as they will not have the most suitable drivers for your PlayStation. You will also be very restricted when operating your sound levels, which might not give you that immersive experience you’ll be craving.
Are They Comfortable?
As we all know, gamers like to play for hours at a time. So if you are going to be doing this, then it’s important to have headphones that do not chafe or cause excessive sweating over a few hours.
Do They Have Noise Canceling Features?
Having noise-canceling will be very important when gaming, especially when you are playing with other people in the house. You won’t want your mom coming in to tell you to turn it down in front of your online opponents!
Noise-canceling headphones will also stop extraneous sound from leaking into your game, which could cause you to become very distracted and might make you miss that all-important headshot. This will be crucial to players who are gaming in busy houses.
Do Your Headphones Have Wireless Capabilities?
Having wireless headphones will be very important for most players, with many craving the freedom to move around during an intense shooting game. Without any cumbersome leads, you also won’t experience any snagging issues that might yank the headphones out of your ears during a crucial moment.
Wireless headphones can experience latency issues, which is when the audio drops out. This will be very difficult if you’re in the middle of a hectic match and you want to issue some instruction to your teammates. Having consistent audio will also be very important for finding targets or solving puzzles in your game.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Your PS4 Headphones Be Compatible With The PS5?
We get asked this question a lot, and all you PS4 headphone owners won’t have to worry, as most standard PS4 wired headphones will be compatible with the PS5. The new console comes with an audio jack in the controller that allows you to hear all the action in your game.
Also, the new PS5 controller comes with a built-in microphone that will help when it comes to making commands and immersing yourself in your games.
Are All Bluetooth Headsets Compatible WIth the PS4?
In short, if your headphones have wireless functions, then they will be compatible with your PS4. All you have to do is go into the settings for your PS4 and enable Bluetooth.
Some older models of headset might not be compatible with the PS4, so you might have to buy a wireless dongle that you should connect to the center of the controller or through the back of the PS4 itself. You can also set up a wireless unit running from the back of your TV. This is a great method of monitoring all the sounds that come from your big screen.
Are Headsets Better Than Earbuds?
A pair of decent headphones will give you that more expansive sound, as it covers most of the ear. However, most earbuds these days have innovative technology that features the benefits of surround sound, as well as microphones built into the earbuds themselves. We would recommend that you use earbuds if you want to save on storage space.
This first set of headphones are in the top-level category when it comes to having clear, deep and rich sound coming through your cans. These are a great pair of headphones to have for your gaming, with noise-canceling capabilities – introducing the Sennheiser GSP 370 Over-ear Wireless Gaming Headset.
This set of headphones gives you over 100 hours of battery life, so if you are a hardcore gamer who likes to dedicate your evening and late nights to Call Of Duty, then we would certainly recommend these for longevity.
This next set of headphones have a very solid headset design, with an optical to dongle wireless setup and a retractable microphone. This will give you great dynamic sound, with a mic that will eliminate all the background noise – introducing the Razer Thresher Stereo Headset.
This microphone has drivers that you can use to install software that will help you to adjust the audio settings of your headphones. If you prefer to have more bass than treble, then we would recommend that you pick up the Razer to give you great audio output.
As you can see from the title, this next set of wireless headphones are made by Playstation themselves, providing you and your gaming with crystal clear clarity. You can hook them up and create your very own tailor-made profiles, depending on what game you’re playing – introducing the Sony Playstation Platinum Wireless Headset.
These headphones are designed with premium sound output in mind, coming in either a Gold or a Platinum model. They also have surround sound capabilities and a lengthy power supply that will last you for months, if necessary.
Our next set of headphones are one of the best in terms of performance and price, with audio features that you can fine-tune for certain games. It comes with a 3.5mm connector that gives you consistent sound quality with latency issues – introducing the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset.
These headphones are great for using with your online games, as they will detect the various atmospheric sounds that are crucial for helping you identify your enemy’s position. This will be paramount for intense multiplayer games.
Our next set of headphones are another pair from Razer, except this has very unique features: it rumbles when you play. This vibration element is perfect for those who want that 4D gaming experience. It’s much more than just a gimmick and is well worth trying for experienced and newbie gamers alike – introducing the Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset.
The battery life of these headphones is amazing, with 8 hours of life on a single charge. The connection is very solid, with a light and comfortable fit around most sizes and shapes of head.