Gaming with a headset can make your game play significantly better and more immersive. Being able to hear a person coming up behind can give you a leg up in a competitive first person shooter. A good pair of gaming headphones can bring you into the center of the game and give you the experience the developers intended. It doesn’t just stop their with sound. Online game play would be nothing without the mic. Being able to chat with competitors and teammates really can make the game more enjoyable and more invested into a game. The question though is “Which gaming headset is right for me?” Their are many options out there that will give you a great gaming experience. Here are some of our options for the best gaming headsets for PlayStation 4 in 2017.
Sony – Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
Sony has always made great headset for their gaming system. Users also know that the headset will 100% work with their PlayStation since it’s their brand. The Sony Gold Wireless Stereo Headset not only works with the PlayStation 4 but also with PlayStation 3 consoles. They are equipped with 7.1 virtual surround sound which allows you to pinpoint which direction the action is coming form. You can also download their Headset Companion app that allows you to customize your audio settings. The mic on the Gold Wireless’ are hidden but are still noise cancelling, allowing your voice to be heard clearly when chatting.
Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 520 Wireless DTS 7.1 Surround Sound
Turtle Beach is a household name when it comes to gaming headsets. The Ear Force Stealth 520’s are equipped with channel hopping technology that allows it to maintain audio and deliver uninterrupted chats. The built-in mic leveling also allows you to hear your own voice when speaking. Which helps prevent you from shouting when communicating with teammates. They are also equipped with separate audio controls for game and chat allowing you to change one without effecting the other. Equipped with 50mm Neodymium speakers they provide deep lows and crisp highs.
SteelSeries – Arctis 5 Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Steel Series created a well thought out gaming headset with the Arctis 5’s. The headset contours to your head while distributing the weight of the headset across the entire band. The AirWeave performance fabric used on the headphone helps keep your head from sweating. This helps make the Artics 5’s comfortable for long time wearing. Since it is wired you can use these on not only PlayStation but on Xbox, PC, Android and IOS devices. The headphones also light up around the outer cone, letting you choose millions of color options. You can also adjust game and chat audio and the ClearCast noise cancelling mic is exceptional.
Astro Gaming – A50 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
The Astro Gaming A50’s are well worth the price. They are not only wireless but include 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound. The cushions are soft and provide great comfort for long periods wear. They are equipped with three EQ modes and have a unidirectional mic that provides great clarity during game play. The Astro Command Center software allows you to adjust every input and output parameter. It also allows you to set up your own EQ modes for different listening situations. At a full charge you can get 12 hours of wireless gaming. One of the best features to me is the flip up mute option. Just flip up the mic and you are muted.
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Afterglow – AG 9 Wireless Stereo Sound Over-the-Ear Gaming Headset
The Afterglow AG 9’s may be the ‘coolest’ looking headphone on the list. They are equipped with 50mm neodymium drivers and Pure Audio and Bass Boost modes. You can easily communicate with clarity thanks to their noise and echo canceling microphone. The USB transmitter is great and allows you to chat without interruption up to 40′ away.
Razer – Kraken 7.1 Wired Virtual Surround Sound Chroma V2 USB Gaming Headset
Razer has a long history of providing great quality gaming accessories. The Kraken Chroma V2’s live up to the brand and their reputation of quality. They include 50mm neodymium magnet drivers. The microphone is great on these and cut out all outside noise when speaking. The logo can change color and has effects like pulse and color cycle. The on ear design is comfortable and allows extended listening to be possible. The folding design also makes these easy to take on the go. If you game on Xbox or Pc you can use these as well.