Best PS5 Accessories - Part 3A - Headsets
Nov 24, 2023
When building the perfect gaming setup, no digital adventurer should be without a quality pair of headphones. Our team at SCRY has traversed through virtual realms to discover the ultimate headphones for PS5 gaming. Whether you seek luxurious, top-of-the-line options or more affordable alternatives, each features its own unique characteristics. We highly recommend trying out the headphones yourself whenever possible, as comfort and sound can differ from person to person.
We shall start this list by examining the best headphone brands. These are some of the headphone brands that have multiple highly recommended headphone options.
What better brand to check for PS5-compatible accessories is SONY themselves. Though better alternatives exist, you can't go wrong with any selections here. If you like to own a complete SONY package of console, controller and headphone than these headphones are for you.
SONY PS5 Pulse 3d Headset
The Pulse 3d is the matching set of headphones created for the PS5. The Pulse 3d has similar aesthetical features as the console itself yet it doesn't sacrifice any of its audio quality. Besides it's aesthetic design, the main selling point of the Pulse 3D is compatibility with the PS5's 3D audio. Simply put, it is the best headphones to have if you want to enjoy any PS5 game that supports 3D audio technology. For its price-point, it is a rather inexpensive option straight out of the box. The only downside is the subpar active noise cancelling feature.
SONY Inzone H9
The SONY Inzone 9 is SONY's answer for a premium PS5 headset. In addition of all the qualities of the Pulse 3D, the Inzone 9 comes with active noise cancellation and an ambient noise feature. Inzone 9 users are able to switch between the two features depending on their desire for complete silence or to allow ambient noise, a handy feature for conversations without needing to remove the headphones. The only downside beyond the premium price tag associated is the subpar microphone quality. The Inzone 9 is better suited for those who enjoy single-player games but it still can perform well in multiplayer, do expect to communicate louder than usual.
SteelSeries boasts an expansive lineup of top-notch products, each deserving of its own moment in the spotlight. Today, we are focused on the highly acclaimed SteelSeries Arctis headphones. While the variety of names may initially seem confusing, the Arctis series has garnered a loyal following within the gaming community. In fact, nearly every ranking of the best PS5 headphones features at least one from the Arctis collection. By the time you finish reading this article, you'll have a full understanding of why. Get ready to be blown away.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
The mere mention of "Arctis Nova Pro" evokes unanimous praise. This exceptional gaming headset is hailed as the pinnacle of the market, boasting flawless performance in every aspect. Its solid construction, flawless sound output, and convenient swappable 22-hour battery system make it a comprehensive solution for all gaming needs. Though it may come with a premium price, the Nova Pro is a worthy investment, delivering unparalleled value for every cent spent.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 (series)
Let's dive into the captivating universe of the Arctis series' unique naming methods. The Nova 7 collection presents a variety of headphones, including the Nova 7, Nova 7+, Nova 7P, and Nova 7X. While these may not have the same prestige as the Nova Pro, they still deliver exceptional performance at a more affordable price. It's important to mention that connecting multiple devices can be challenging, especially with models that do not have Bluetooth capabilities. However, if you're searching for versatile and top-performing headphones, the Nova 7 series is definitely a compelling option to explore.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1
Now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the Nova 1—an affordable and comfortable alternative that skips the bells and whistles of higher-end audio enhancements. It's a true workhorse, reliably getting the job done without putting a strain on your wallet. If you're looking for a straightforward and budget-friendly option, the Nova 1 has got you covered.
It's safe to say that Razer needs no formal introduction, as its reputation precedes itself. However, for those who may not yet be familiar, let us give you a proper introduction. Razer has firmly established itself as the pinnacle of the gaming lifestyle, originally making waves with its exceptional gaming peripherals and laptops. Although, as time has passed, Razer's offerings have expanded and evolved to include a vast array of gaming lifestyle products - all while staying true to its iconic black and green snake-inspired aesthetic. One thing remains constant with Razer - the consistently expertly crafted balance between high performance and affordability, making the brand a trusted and respected choice among gamers worldwide.
Razer Blackshark V2 Pro
Introducing the Blackshark V2 Pro – the ultimate choice for a multiplayer gaming experience like no other. Not only does it boast remarkable sound quality, unrivaled comfort, and an impressive 70-hour battery life, but it truly excels in the realm of microphone excellence. In fact, this headset stands alone in its price range for its superior microphone performance. While it may not have active noise cancellation, the Blackshark V2 Pro is specifically designed for gaming, making it the perfect choice for all your multiplayer adventures. Say hello to your new go-to headset – the Blackshark V2 Pro.
Razer Kraken V3 X
A noteworthy addition to their collection that boasts its own distinct strengths and weaknesses. With a tempting price tag, this headset stands out for its superior audio, comfortable design, and added touch of RGB lighting – a rarity in similarly priced headphones. There is, however, a catch: its full potential is hindered on the PS5 due to the lack of compatible software for sound customization. Despite this drawback, if you value style and want a headset that is plug-and-play ready, the Kraken V3 X is still a reliable option.
Razer Barracuda X
Building upon its predecessor, the new Barracuda X has Bluetooth, longer battery life, and a vastly improved microphone. With consistent audio performance and an all-rounder option, if you dislike having multiple headphones, the Barracuda X is a good choice for those living the gamer lifestyle.
The Razer Kaira has similar color aesthetics to the PlayStation and features Razer’s newest haptic tech. This haptic technology is game-changing in terms of immersive gameplay especially when combined with the haptics of the DualSense controllers. It is ideal for fans of single-player games but can be quite annoying in multiplayer games as haptics are applied to chat speak. The mic quality is fairly mediocre in comparison to the likes of the Blackshark. Highly recommended if you prioritize immersion above all else and hate wires.
Thank you for reading through our brand selections. The actual curated list is fairly long so we decided to split the list into two blog posts: one for multiple headset options in a brand and one for standalone headsets. If you feel like we missed out some other headphones, do let us know through Facebook or Reddit. Stay tuned for PS5 Headsets Part 3B.