Best PS5 headset in 2023: Steelseries, Turtle Beach & more

Best PS5 headset in 2023: Steelseries, Turtle Beach & more
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


26th May 2023 14:29


With haptic feedback already enhancing your physical immersion of a PlayStation 5 game, heightening your audio will require one of the best PS5 headsets. With the right headset, you’ll soon find yourself transported into the world of your favourite PS5 titles and their impressive audio.

Here, we’ll be breaking down five headsets that we think you should consider enriching your PS5 experience, looking at audio quality, official products and affordable pricing.

Best PS5 headset in 2023: Sony Pulse 3D

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If the DualSense controller enhances a game’s very feel through haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, Sony’s very own Pulse 3D headset does the equivalent for the sound. With the PS5 utilising Tempest 3D Audio, the Pulse 3D headset is the best way to make the most of the console’s sound.

When it comes to comfort as well, it is difficult to match, with well-padded headphones and a discreet non-protruding mic that will not get in the way. It also fits in perfectly with the sleek and instantly recognisable aesthetics of the PlayStation 5, making a complete set with the DualSense controller and the console itself all the more appealing.

Best PS5 headset in 2023: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max

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When it comes to longevity and reliability, Turtle Beach is the way to go. With a battery life lasting more than 48 hours, the Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max seldom needs charging. But, when it does, it does so exceptionally quickly, allowing you to play for hours after just fifteen minutes of charge.

With its 50mm speakers, it follows the trend of the Pulse 3D headset by prioritising 3D-enhanced audio. So, when you’re trying to get through a Warzone match and someone is sneaking up on your left, you’ll have a better chance of accurately discerning where they are.

At a slightly lower price than the Pulse 3D headset, it also features air cushions made from a breathable material designed for long gaming sessions.

Best PS5 headset in 2023: Razer Kraken X

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Perhaps the most affordable headset on the list, the Razer Kraken X makes for a fantastic entry point to playing with a headset. With a flexible mic that can readily be adjusted for your comfort and convenience.

While the mic can occasionally pick up background noise, the quality is of a generally good standard for clear communication. Moreover, the noise-cancelling headphones themselves will ensure you are not disturbed while you’re wearing them.

While primarily designed for PC gaming, the Razer Kraken X is one of the lightest Razer headsets on the market, once again making it much more manageable for a longer gaming session.

Best PS5 headset in 2023: Astro A50

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Now, we’re moving on to the slightly pricier side of things. The Astro A50 headset is compatible with everything, from PS5 to PC. But, when it comes to balancing your voice and communication in-game, it is second to none using the controls on the headset itself.

While the overall quality of the headset is fantastic, with noise-cancelling comfortable headphones, cinematic directional audio and distortion-free bass, the battery life isn’t the longest.

Boasting 15+ hours or so, you will undoubtedly get a decent session out of them. However, for a longer gaming session, it may not stack up compared to others on this list.

Best PS5 headset in 2023: SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7

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The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 is a fantastic mid-range headset and makes for a great segue from entry-level gaming to long-term. Much like the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max, the Arctis Nova 7 features a hefty battery life, with around 38+ hours on one full charge.

Additionally, with the rapid charging, you can get around 6 hours of playtime after 15 minutes of charge. And with Dual Audio Streams, you’ll be able to communicate or listen to music while playing the game with little concern for lag.

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 feels like the perfect blend of the Sony Pulse 3D, with its 360° audio and the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max in terms of longevity and accessibility.

That's all for our selection of the best PS5 headsets. Any of these choices will put you in the right direction, but hopefully, we’ve been able to give you a wide selection of price points and unique features to help you make an informed decision.

For more hardware recommendations, keep checking back with GGRecon!

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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