With the PlayStation 5 officially taking to lounges, it's time to find out which headsets will enhance the experience on the next generation of consoles..
Headsets are a simple way to enhance the in-game audio experience for consoles and PC. The audio quality is better and the sound is cleaner. Using a headset can also improve the overall gaming experience in certain situations, creating a more immersive environment. If you play a multiplayer game like Overwatch or Fortnite , helmets allow you to communicate with the team to better coordinate and better anticipate the movements of opponents.
The PS5 includes the Tempest 3D AudioTech, a sound engine created to make a complete immersion for the player by replicating the sound according to the place of the player and the environment. An official PlayStation blog post discusses the compatibility of the Tempest 3D AudioTech with headphones; he explains that most are compatible when connected via the USB port or via the jack on the controller. Wired and wireless headsets are compatible with Tempest 3D audio, but it is not yet known whether wireless headsets that are not manufactured by Sony are compatible without having a wired connection..
Likewise, RGB headsets like Razer depend on desktop software to perform at their maximum potential. So while they can be compatible with the PlayStation 5, RGB and other customization options may not be.
The Corsair Virtuoso is one of Corsair's best wireless headsets. The main disadvantage of this helmet is its price. If you've already spent a lot of money on the PS5, it can be tricky to expand your budget for some really expensive headphones. The Virtuoso is more expensive than Sony's 3D Pulse, which is built in conjunction with the PS5..
On the bright side, it has a 20-hour battery life, smart wake-up call, and standby functions to preserve battery life and a range of 18 meters. The frequency is 20Hz to 40Hz. It has 7.1 surround sound and RGB lights. The microphone comes off and is omnidirectional. Corsair calls it "one of the best microphones put on a headset" thanks to its dynamic range and the clarity of its floor that rivals microphones.
As with any third-party headset, no matter how good it is, some features won't be as effective on console. There are a few accounts of conflicts regarding the functionality compatibility of the Virtuoso. For example, if the headset's RGB features seem to work on the PS5, its customization options won't switch from PC to console. Sony's 3D audio will work once connected, but it is not certain that it will work wirelessly. Some gamers explain that 3D sound has better quality when the headset has a wired connection.
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core
The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core is a cheaper alternative to the other options on the list. It has its price, but it is always lower. The Hyper X Cloud Stinger has a light weight and comfortable cushions. It includes metal sliders to adjust it. The microphone is attached but can be muted. It also has echo reduction to remove background sounds that might be annoying.
Pulse 3D wireless
The best audio option on PS5 is the Sony Pulse 3D wireless headset. It is specifically created to be 3D audio compatible. The headset also has an appearance aligned with the design of the console.
As for configuration, the headset has a built-in dual mic. There's no need to worry about a stretchable mic or losing a detachable mic; the built-in microphone also includes echo reduction technology. In addition to the hidden mics, the mic has easy-to-access controls that adjust volume, game and chat audio, and a mute function. It also has a dedicated mic management button to see how the audio is for teammates.
The headset includes a USB adapter to connect to the PS5 and has a battery life of 12 hours. It is also compatible with the PS4, Windows and the Mac. It can also be plugged in via a 3.5mm jack.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Razer is a popular peripheral builder, best known for its PCs, but the company also builds console peripherals. The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is a PS5 compatible headset that does not have RGB functionality. It might seem like a downside, but it will help in the long run. Instead of paying for features that can perform poorly on console, buyers get a quality headset that works just as well on PC as it does on PS5.
The Blackshark V2 Pro has similar 50mm drivers as most other headsets in its price range. It has cooling gel infused cushions for added comfort. The microphone is detachable. the headset can close and uses passive echo reduction to block out background sounds.
The headset uses a wireless dongle or a 3.5mm jack. Both types of connection work on PS5. The key must be connected to the console, and the jack to the controller.
Soulion Wireless Gaming Headset
The Soulion Wireless Gaming Headset is an affordable alternative to the list. It fits into the budget more easily, although wireless headsets are still more expensive than wired, even the cheaper options.
While it's also not the cheapest option, it does come with good value for money. With a range of 15 meters, there is no need to worry about disconnections. This headset has a 25 hour battery life. In addition to having echo reduction, the microphone is detachable. Soulion's wireless headphones also have a 3.5mm jack for wired connections to PS5 controllers or other devices.
SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless
SteelSeries is a big name in the gaming headset industry. The company has been building helmets for a long time and has grown into a leading brand.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless is specifically created to run on the Tempest 3D AudioTech technology of the PS5. It has a 2.4GHz wireless connection, so there won't be any worry about disconnections and audio loss. While being Discord certified doesn't mean much on PS5, it's good to know that the chats app trusts audio quality. It has an autonomy of 24 hours.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2
Turtle Beach's Stealth 700 Gen 2 includes Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to take calls or play music from the laptop without pausing in-game audio. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 is the only wireless headset on the list that will work wirelessly with mobiles. It has an autonomy of 20 hours.
The Stealth 700 Gen 2 also allows you to mute the microphone by returning it to the headset. The microphone has a greater sensitivity for a more distinct discussion. Turtle Beach also includes gel infused pillows.
Whether you wear lenses or blue light filter gaming glasses, the headset can match with a dedicated eyewear fit, which can be more comfortable.