The PS5 is a high-end and very recent gaming console, so you might be concerned about having something that is not designed to adapt to some of the newer features. Luckily, the PS5 has connections for all previous versions of the Playstation, so you won’t have to worry about fitting your headphones to their unique features.
Here are some of the features that you’ll be looking for with any pair of headphones for your gaming console:
How Comfortable Are Your Headphones?
Having headphones that fit snugly but not too tightly will be very important for gaming health. This will reduce the levels of aches and pains that you’ll experience when playing games for a long period. With tighter headphones, you can expect to see circulation problems such as numbness and tingling on your head.
Do Your Headphones Have Wireless?
While wireless capabilities are not essential, they will make your gaming seem a lot freer, as you won’t have to worry about any tangling issues. However, the one downside of having these types of headphones is that you can experience latency issues and even audio dropout if the connection isn’t strong enough.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Headphones Better For Smaller Ears?
We would recommend that you get a headset as opposed to earbuds, as the latter can be very fiddly when it comes to getting the right shape for your ear canal. Earbuds also don’t have the dynamic range of surround sound like headphones, although they are catching up very quickly.
Are PS5 Headphones More Expensive?
Generally, as the technology is so new, headphones that are specifically marketed for the PS5 will be a bit pricier. However, as we have mentioned above, the PS5 has been specifically adapted to accommodate all PS4 and older accessories, so you won’t have to bin your old headphones.
What Is Better: Wireless Or Wired Headphones?
There are definitely pros and cons to both wired and wireless headsets, although we would probably say that wireless headphones are better for gaming, simply for the freedom of movement they afford you.
However, if you want a more reliable and stable connection and don’t want to run the risk of any audio dropouts, you’ll want to pick up a wired option. You can get plenty of wired headphones that are over 10 feet in length, so you’ll probably not feel too restricted when playing.
This first PS5 headset comes from the very popular SteelSeries, which have been known to make many types of headsets for previous models of Playstation and other consoles. This has a stable wireless connection, with surround sound and the ability to stay powered for over 15 hours on a single charge – introducing the Steel Series Arctis Pros High Fidelity Gaming Headset.
These have a great sound profile as soon as you take it out of the box, so if you are not that inclined to fiddle around with the settings, then you can just plug in and play with this pair. This comes with a boom microphone that has a very impressive recording quality, giving you everything that you need for issuing clear instructions to your teammates.
Our next set of headphones have a great design – with very comfortable padded ear cups that do a great job of keeping noise out and not letting noise in. This comfortable design also gives you enough to be able to keep you gaming for much longer – introducing the Astro Gaming A50 Wireless + Base Station For PlayStation 5.
These headphones come very well balanced out of the box. They also have a great microphone that you can use for recording your streams. The noise levels can be tweaked, so you can amp up the bass for that extra deep rumble in your explosions or to feel that gunfire ringing in your ears.
This next pair of headphones are probably the best looking on our list, with a detachable microphone that you can remove if you fancy a solo game. This comes with a very resilient design that has a sturdy metal component with a metal hinge and a comfortable leather cloth on the inside – introducing the Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset.
This has a great Bluetooth voice feature, which allows you to occupy the microphone’s sound setting features. You can amend the presets to give you that amazing sound quality that you won’t be able to get on any other devices. This is a headset that is built to last.
This next set of headphones that come under $100 is this one, with not only a very durable construction but with a flexible microphone that you can position anywhere to get the ideal sound for your gaming. You can have around 16 hours of continuous playback on just a single charge – introducing the Roccat Elo 7.1 Air Wireless Surround Sound RGB Gaming Headphones.
This set of headphones are a great budget unit with a lot of features of some of the higher-end models. This comes with an auto-timer that will turn off to help you conserve a lot of power, this is great if you find yourself distracted and you leave your headphones powered on after you have turned off your console.
This final set of headphones are probably the plushest looking on our list, with Planar Magnetic drivers that will give you a decent sound output, along with a broadcast-quality microphone. This has a solid build quality, with a Bluetooth connection that gives you a smooth sound output – introducing the Audeze Penrose Wireless Gaming Headset.
These have closed cup devices that will cancel out all extraneous noise, perfect if you enjoy late-night gaming sessions. These have great build quality too, so if your headphones have been left on the floor for whatever reason, you can be sure that they can resist an accidental footstep.