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Best wireless PS5 headsets 2022

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Now that's it's officially out, the PS5 remains pretty hard to find due to low stock and high demand. However, as PlayStation fans continue to check for PS5 restocks, one of the most essential accessories many players need alongside this extremely in-demand system is a headset. Not only does a headset enhance your gaming experience with its immersive qualities, but thanks to the variety of incredible multiplayer games available, you'll need something to interact with your friends and other players. 

Thankfully, there are tons of wireless options available, so we put together a list that features some of the best wireless PS5 headsets on the market. These are just some of the best PS5 headsets available right now.

What are the best wireless headsets for your PS5?

With the PlayStation 5 officially out now and available for players to grab (if you're lucky), one of the many must-have accessories for the system will be a good headset. We strictly focus on wireless headsets for this list, as many players gravitate more toward wanting something that doesn't tether them to the controller. It's understandable: Wireless allows for more mobility, and fewer chances of accidentally ripping any cords out of anything in a heated moment of play.

We've included a range of headsets that all succeed at different things because not every headset is the same. Whether focusing strictly on excellent audio quality, giving you the best battery life, or even offering more colorful options to buy, every company offers something different. With that said, we'll highlight some of the most important aspects of these headsets, as you're still looking to pick up something that will be reliable and last you for as long as your PS5 will.

The best wireless PS5 headsets you can buy

Steelseries Artcis 7p Plus Ps5 Hero

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The best overall

Specifications

Wireless Type: 2.4 GHz
Battery Life: 30 hours
Speaker driver type: Custom 40mm
Mic Type: Retractable
Compatibility: PS5, multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable with ski goggle design and fabric earcups
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Supports 3D audio on PS5
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30-hour battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Microphone is just adequate

From the very start, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ blew us away. Supporting the PS5's use of 3D audio and coming with 30 hours of battery life, SteelSeries has made sure to zone in on a handful of key concerns for players who may be looking to pick this up and make sure they don't have anything to worry about. Not only does the Arctis 7P+ spare no expense when it comes to audio quality, but the comfort of the device is also in the upper echelon of headsets. After picking up the Arctis 7P+, you can also download SteelSeries' app to customize the headset even more and give yourself a fine-tuned experience when you play.

Of course, even the Arctis 7P+ has issues, and one is that its full experience is best heard when using a PlayStation 5. With that said, if you're looking to pick up this headset and use it for a wide range of devices, you'll be able to, but not with the seamlessness that you would on a PS5. SteelSeries has its own version of the Arctis for Xbox consoles, and despite supporting multi-platforms, it's important to note that before picking up the headset. If you only have a PS5, there's no better headset available.

It doesn't get much better than this. SteelSeries made a near-perfect PS5 headset with the Arctis 7P+, combining legendary comfort with sublime 3D audio capabilities and long 30-hour battery life. It may be sold out at most retailers, but it's well worth the asking price should you find it in stock. There simply isn't a better headset for Sony's newest console, and once you pick this one up, you probably won't want to use another.

Pulse 3d Headset Side View

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The official option

Specifications

Wireless Type: USB Type-A RF Adapter
Battery Life: 12 hours
Speaker driver type: Custom 40mm
Mic Type: Dual hidden microphones
Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Good sound quality
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Matches the console aesthetic
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Built-in chat monitoring

Reasons to avoid

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Microphone sounds muffled
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Volume button should have been a wheel
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Lacks premium features

Sony's official offering for PS5 wireless headsets is nothing to sneeze at. The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset sports some good sound quality, and perhaps most importantly, aims to be a comfortable and ergonomic device that can stay on your head for long periods without any real issues. Of course, because it's Sony's first-party device, it also sports 3D audio support. This will be essential if you're interested in playing PS5 games with many new and upcoming titles supporting this audio format, which provides a deeper level of immersion when in a game.

As with SteelSeries' Arctis 7P+, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset won't be the right fit for everyone due to its compatibility issues. The headset is made specifically for PlayStation consoles, and although it does work on the PS4, the headset's primary usage is for 3D audio-supported titles on the PS5. From an experience standpoint, the Pulse's microphone often provides a more muffled sound, perhaps thanks to its hidden microphones not giving you true clarity while talking.

Following Sony's line of wireless headsets for its consoles, the PULSE 3D is the latest headset for the PS5. It offers 3D audio support, as well as dual noise-canceling microphones. The headset also lasts up to 12 hours through its built-in rechargeable battery. Better yet, it will work across both the PS5 and PS4 with a wireless adapter.

Sennheiser GSP 370 headset

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Sennheiser GSP 370

Best battery life

Specifications

Battery Life: 100 hours
Speaker driver type: 50mm
Mic Type: Posable
Compatibility: Multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Stellar sound
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Top-tier battery life
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Comfortable design

Reasons to avoid

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Not the best mic quality
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No way to balance chat and game audio

Sennheiser is one of the biggest names in audio, and for good reason. The Sennheiser GSP 370 provides some of the best audio quality in a wireless headset, and is one of the most comfortable designs. Surprisingly, it gets better from there, as Sennheiser boasts that a single charge will grant players stable and lag-free audio for up to 100 hours. We're not 100% sure whether or not that's entirely accurate, but even getting up to half of that would easily put the GSP 370 far and above most any other wireless headset out there.

The GSP 370 also sports a Gaming Suite available for Windows that lets you adjust the headset for a more personalized sound experience. However, the microphone quality isn't the best. Despite the perks of incredible battery life and comfortable design, the headset is a bit pricey, coming in at one of the most expensive.

HyperX Cloud 2 headset

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HyperX Cloud 2

Quality and comfort

Specifications

Battery Life: 30 hours
Speaker driver type: 53mm with neodymium magnets
Mic Type: Posable
Compatibility: Multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable
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Great audio
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Stellar battery life

Reasons to avoid

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About average microphone quality
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7.1 doesn't always work the best

HyperX isn't exactly known for providing stellar audio quality, but its Cloud 2 gaming headset does just that. Coming packaged with an advanced audio control box, the Cloud 2 allows players to easily toggle on Surround Sound 7.1 with the touch of a button. Extra buttons are also available to control independent audio and microphone volume. Sporting some of the biggest drivers of any wireless headset, the Cloud 2's 53mm drivers help deliver some pretty stellar low, mid, and high tones, as well as a pretty beefy bass that helps get you into any game.

HyperX's dedication to delivering a premium headset was apparent, as their main selling point is the incredible 30 hours you'll get on a single charge. Combine that with a durable aluminum frame that almost assures you'll never break your headset, and you have one great accessory. Its wireless nature does have some hitches, not offering much else to deserve a higher price tag, but it is an excellent option for those looking to grab a headset.

Astro A50 headset

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Best professional headset

Specifications

Battery Life: 15 hours
Speaker driver type: 40mm with neodymium magnets
Mic Type: Boom mic
Compatibility: Multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Near-instant pairing
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Comfortable with glasses
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Solid 15-hour battery life

Reasons to avoid

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$300 price tag is extremely high
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Requires separate adapter for full use with PS5

Astro has quickly become one of the most well-known companies for delivering premium gaming products with gamers in mind. The A50's no different, coming with some of the best and most professional setups you can probably find for wireless gaming headsets. The A50 comes with its own charging station to dock in, making headset pairing and charging extremely simple.

Alongside that, Astro has created its own Command Center software that allows players and streamers to tune every input and output parameter of the A50 for a precise, specific setup. Astro also offers a Mod Kit that will enable users to add different accessories to their headset should they want, including a synthetic leather headband and more noise-isolating ear cushions.

Of course, all of these incredible perks come with a very steep price tag. Astro's A50 headset is the most expensive device on this list, and shouldn't be a choice unless you're looking to get professionally involved in gaming in some form. If you're looking to start a stream and need a headset that will let you control every aspect of audio, this could be for you. Otherwise, only pick it up if you have the money.

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro Headset Ps5

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All-around pro

Specifications

Battery Life: Up to 24 hours
Speaker driver type: 50mm
Mic Type: Supercardioid mic
Compatibility: Multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Unparalleled comfort
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Audio quality is superb
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Razer Synapse app makes for easy customization

Reasons to avoid

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Premium features not fully compatible on consoles
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Design of earcups makes them awkward to wear around neck

Razer has been making gaming products for decades now, and the BlackShark V2 Pro headset represents some of their best efforts ever. Rivaled only by the likes of the SteelSeries Arctis 7P, Razer's headset is one of the best wireless headsets you can buy right now. Not only does it provide superb audio quality, but it's also the most comfortable headset on the market.

This is a key feature when it comes to something that will be sitting on your head for hours on end, and despite some awkward ear cup shapes that make it tough to leave the headset resting around your neck, the BlackShark V2 Pro feels like a premium device in every sense of the word.

Alongside its premium comfort factor, Razer also supports the headset with its Razer Synapse app so that you can customize the headset in various ways. Unfortunately, this customization doesn't extend to consoles, so those mainly playing a PS5 won't get to fine-tune everything to their heart's content. The BlackShark V2 also features THX Spatial Audio, which again doesn't work on a PS5. The lack of 3D audio didn't present a huge difference in our headset review, but it is worth noting if you're looking for something strictly for Sony's latest console.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

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Best customizable headset

Specifications

Battery Life: Up to 20 hours
Speaker driver type: 50mm
Mic Type: Flip-up Omni-Directional mic
Compatibility: Multi-platform

Reasons to buy

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Above-average microphone quality
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Solid battery life
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Bluetooth compatibility

Reasons to avoid

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Audio quality is only decent
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Not as comfortable as other headsets

Turtle Beach is the grandfather of gaming products, and when it comes to current-gen console headsets, they're back with a surprisingly solid offering. The Stealth 700 Get 2 headsets represent the best Bluetooth variety for the PS5. This means that alongside playing games with it, you'll be able to use this outside of the house if you wish, fielding calls or even listening to your favorite music playlist while gaming.

Turtle Beach also offers its own Audio Hub app that lets players easily adjust game and chat audio settings to whatever their custom preferences may be. Finally, with an upgraded battery life that promises up to 20-hour charges, the Stealth 700 represents a pretty updated model from its previous entries.

The only downside here is the headset's audio quality. The Stealth 700 doesn't precisely deliver the same stellar audio that other headsets in its same price range do. Combine that with a design that isn't the most comfortable, and there might be better options out there for those looking.

Logitech G733 Hero

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Most stylish headset

Specifications

Weight: 278g
Driver diameter: 40mm
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Microphone pattern: Unidirectional - Cardioid
Battery life: 29 hours (No lighting)
Wireless range: Up to 65 feet

Reasons to buy

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Multiple colors options
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RGB lighting
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29-hour battery life with LEDs turned off
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Stylish design

Reasons to avoid

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The headband feels like cheap plastic
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Blue Vo!ce mic filters are a letdown
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Battery life takes a hit with LEDs on

Logitech has quietly been building itself up as one of the best and most reliable providers of gaming accessories over the last couple of years. With its G733 headset, the company isn't aiming to be the best headset on the market, but instead offers itself as an option for gamers who might be looking to customize their setups a bit more. The G733 comes in many color options; each sports wildly different looks than the standard all-black design of most headsets.

Better yet, the G733 also allows players to completely personalize their device thanks to front-facing, dual-zone Lightsync RGB lighting options. These RGB lights are also customizable and can be cycled through preset animations or tweaked for you to create your very own light show within the G HUB software.

While the G733 is by far the most customizable and "gamer"-centric headset, it doesn't exactly excel in the actual headset department. The headband feels too much of cheap plastic to be super secure, and the mic filters on the headset's "Blue Vo!ce" system are a bit of a letdown. It sports a solid 29-hour battery life, but that's with the LED lights turned off. Turning them on will sap the battery pretty quickly, which nearly defeats the purpose of the headset in the first place.

Corsair Virtuoso

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Best microphone

Specifications

Weight: 372g (with microphone attached)
Driver diameter: 50mm
Frequency response: 20 Hz-40kHz
Battery life: 7-8 hours
Wireless range: Up to 60 feet

Reasons to buy

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Very comfortable
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Pairs easily via USB
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Can be used wired or wirelessly
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Great audio quality

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life is quite lower than many competitors
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Mic sensitivity requires adjusting

Corsair provides some of the best quality accessories across a wide range of devices, and their jump into the gaming world is no different. For example, the Corsair Virtuoso has arguably the best microphone on any gaming headset around. Thanks to its solid (and detachable) microphone, it has crystal-clear voice communication. The headset also pairs pretty easily via USB and can be wired if that's something you'd prefer.

Unfortunately, the Virtuoso is hindered in many ways, including its shockingly poor battery life. In our review for the Virtuoso, the headset lasted no longer than seven hours, and the final hour of the headset's life comes with a "persistent, annoying" beep that reminds you the device will run out of power. Unfortunately, this happens enough times that you're forced to stop using the device to charge it and avoid interruptions.

Of course, not everyone will play games for seven to eight hours on end, but considering some other headsets on this list can last upwards of two or more days, it's a bit disappointing to see the Virtuoso falter in such a critical department. If you don't go on long gaming sessions and want a headset with an incredible microphone, this is it.

How to pick the best wireless PS5 headset

Finding the best PS5 headset can be a little tricky. When shopping for one, you'll want to find the best possible sound quality without sacrificing microphone quality and comfort. After all, you'll likely be wearing it for long periods, so you don't want to get something that will leave you uncomfortable after just an hour or so.

If you're looking for something that will definitively work on the PS5 and is built with its specifications in mind, then the new SteelSeries Arctis 7P is for you. With 3D audio support and a wonderfully comfortable fit, this USB-C headset is an excellent addition to your collection and worth buying.

Spend a bit more, and you can pick up the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, another top-tier headset from a brand name company you know you can trust. The BlackShark V2 Pro also offers 24-hours of battery life and supports 7.1 surround sound on PC, which is a nice bonus.

If you're looking for a comfortable PS4 headset that works exceptionally well on the PS5, you'll want to go for the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset. It's incredibly comfortable with fantastic audio and a sleek design, though the battery life isn't great.

Now, if you want the best battery life possible, you'll want either the HyperX Cloud II or GSP 370. While the HyperX Cloud 2 only has 1/3 of the battery life of the GSP 370 — and still at a whopping 30 hours — we'd say the former is more comfortable than the latter.

Should I get a wired headset?

While many people prefer wireless headsets because of their freedom, a wired headset can still offer spectacular audio. Wired headsets are usually cheaper comparably, so this is the option you'd want if you're looking for a new headset on a budget. With a wired headset, you also won't need to worry about battery life as it will always be plugged in and ready to go when you are.

Another important factor is that not all wireless headsets will be compatible with PS5. Some connect through Bluetooth, and without an adapter, they won't work on PS5. Generally, if a headset is wired and connects with a 3.5mm cable, it's compatible with PS5 and many other devices like Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile.

The choice is yours

With so many brands and models in the headset market, you're spoiled for choice. You really can't go wrong with any of the above options, and regardless of which you choose, you'll be treated to a superior audio experience over your monitor or television's speakers. 

Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

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