Premium headphones for the PlayStation 4

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 17 Feb 2020
Premium headphones for the PlayStation 4

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The PS4 is a console that has a host of features. It comes with a Blu-ray drive to enjoy your movie collection, support for HDR games and above all, some games support 3D audio to give you an immersive experience. If you have a PS4 Pro, then you can enjoy games in glorious 4K. But what's the point of all the visual fidelity if the audio experience isn't up to par. If you are one looking for an immersive audio experience while gaming on your PlayStation 4, then these are some headsets to consider that are available on This list is based on the features and specifications the headsets bring to the table. 

ASTRO Gaming A50

The ASTRO Gaming A50 brings with it an over the ear design and a mic that can be moved out of the way when you want an intimate single-player experience. It boasts of support for Dolby 7.1 surround sound. It comes with a base station. The headset connects to the base station wirelessly. It also sits magnetically on the base station to charge. The headset has a claimed battery life of more than 15 hours. Apart from the PlayStation 4, the headset is also compatible with a PC or Mac. The ASTRO Command Center software offers users access to different EQ presets and these presets can be accessed from the comfort of the headset.

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition has THX Spatial Audio to add to the immersion. The headset also claims to simulate positionally-accurate sound in a 360-degree sphere for a more natural and lifelike experience. It also boasts of custom 50mm drivers. The headset plugs into a controller that lets users customise audio and mic controls for on-the-fly personalisation. The headset also claims to provide a perfect mix of game and chat volume, which is key during team-based competitive play. 

PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset

The PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset boasts of 7.1 surround sound capabilities. In addition to that, it also boasts of 3D audio technology. There are some games like Uncharted 4 that exploit the 3D audio capabilities of the headset to add to the immersion. You can connect the headset to a computer via Bluetooth making it compatible with more than your gaming console. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio cable to give you a wider array of connectivity options.

The headphones have 50mm drivers. Users can also tune the headphones with the companion PlayStation app. It also has built-in microphones to chat with your friends. 

Turtle Beach Stealth 700

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 boasts of 10-hour battery life and can connect to your console via the bundled USB dongle. The headphone boasts of DTS: X surround sound support along with 7.1 surround sound. These headphones also boast of active noise cancellation which helps to add to the immersion by drowning out outside noise. Apart from your console, you can connect the headset to other devices like your PC or smartphone as it also supports Bluetooth connectivity. The headset also claims to be a comfortable fit for those that wear glasses thanks to Turtle Beach's ProSpecs glasses friendly design which removes pressure on your glasses.

Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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