Hey guys, Marc here from rtings.com. So we’ve
tested more than 50 gaming headsets and over 358 headphones in total, and here are our
best picks for gaming on PS4 in 2019. We’ll start off with the budget options, but you
can always jump straight to the mid-range or top picks by clicking on the time stamps
in the video description. You can also follow the links to the in-depth reviews of each
headset and if you want to see all our test results, how we do the tests and compare even
further check out our website. With that being said, let’s start off with the more budget
recommendations. So around 50$, you have the option between
the Corsair HS60 and the HyperX Cloud Stinger. The Corsairs will generally be the better
pick for most when compared to the Hyper X Stingers.
The Corsairs have a more casual design with a detachable mic and a better build quality.
This makes them a versatile option that you can also use outdoors as well as with your
Consoles controllers and PC. The HS60 come with a USB adapter which gives
you access to the iCue/utility engine software on windows, so you get a bit more customization
options, than the HyperX Stinger but only on PC since the saved settings will not carry
over to the PS4. On the other hand for your Consoles, they
both connect via the 3.5mm or 1/8trs audio jack of your controller and both have audio
and mic support for the PS4 and even Xbox One.
The HyperX Stingers are a good alternative if you find the Corsair HS 60 a bit out of
your budget, especially since they have a better boom mic.
They won’t be as practical or as versatile as the corsairs, since you can’t remove
their mic and their design does not look as good for outdoor use.
However, if you strictly use your headphones for gaming on your PS4 then they’re an affordable
wired, option with a good bass heavy sound that sounds exciting when gaming and just
listening to music. For something a bit more mid-range, so around
100 dollars, we would recommend the Logitech G933 or the Hyper X Cloud 2.
The Logitech G933 are the more versatile option of the two and can be used wired or wirelessly
with your PS4 and PC. They have decent 12hr battery life and very
little latency when used wirelessly (about 22ms which is barely noticeable). They also
have programmable buttons and one of the best software supports that we’ve tested for any
gaming headset thanks to the GHub. The hub gives an unparalleled level of control for
the G933 which is excellent if you also game on PC. You can set windows commands and even
launch programs by mapping them to the great physical buttons.
You get a great 10 band eq, Presets, room effects, an auto-off timer, profiles, mic
control, and DTS 7.1 surround sound settings. The similarly designed G935 are a bit more
recent and have rgb lighting to match your gaming set up, but, they are slightly more
expensive and have fewer features and control options than the 933, especially if you plan
to use them with your phone, since their audio cable doesn’t come with an inline control
module. In this case, if you do end up using your
gaming headphones outdoors, then the Hyper X Cloud II may be the better option.
They have a sturdier and sleeker build quality than the logitechs and a more comfortable
design. They also have a detachable mic, which you
can remove to have a more casual look when using these headphones outside.
Unfortunately, they are not wireless so they may not be as convenient for all gamers, but
on the upside, you can use them with you pS4 controller and have audio and mic support
with no latency since they are wired. Their mic is also a little better for both
recording quality and noise handling than the G933 and they come with a few accessories.
There’s a second set of pads included in the box, and a USB adapter that gives you
a few more controls at your fingertips and some customization options on PC. The Cloud
Core is basically the same headset with less accessories at a slight cheaper price point,
and if your phone doesn’t have a headphone jack and you prefer a wireless option when
using them casually outdoors then check out the Cloud mix instead. They support Bluetooth
but are considerably more expensive than the Cloud II and may not be worth it for some
since they still connect to your PS4 via the controller.
lastly, the best gaming headsets you can get for your PS4 in 2019 so far are the SteelSeries
Arctis Pro wireless or the Arctis 7 2019 edition, if you need something a little cheaper, and
the Astro A50s for PS4. The Two steel series headsets have a solid
build quality long battery lives and a good comfortable design that some may prefer over
the A50, although they may be a bit tight on the head for some.
The Pro Wireless are the slightly more well-rounded pick when compared to the cheaper Arctis 7
since they have they support Bluetooth, and have a wealth of customization at your fingertips
thanks to their feature packed transmitter. They also come with a mobile adapter to use
with your phone and have a retractable mic which makes them quite a bit more versatile
than the Astro A50. They have a good wireless range, low latency
(about 37ms ) an excellent 24hr battery life with an extra battery so you’re never really
without power since you can charge the other battery in transmitter while gaming.
The two Arctis headsets also have a great suite of customizable options that you can
personalize on your PC and the settings hold when switching to PS4 as long as you use them
wirelessly with their respective transmitters. On the upside the Pro Wireless do not need
a PC to tweak some of its settings thanks to the more feature packed transmitter but
unfortunately the mic of the Pro wireless has a few known issues that have yet to be
patched. It has a fairly loud hiss that varies per unit and you can’t control the mic level
as easily within the app unlike the Arctis 7.
However, despite the slightly inconsistent mic performance the pro wireless are still
one of the best and most feature packed gaming headsets we’ve tested for gaming on PS4
and PC and if you need something a little cheaper the Arctis 7 are a great alternative.
As for the A50 they’re a great option for wireless gaming on your PS4, provided you
get the right base station for your console. (There is a roundabout way to get the Xbox
Variant working on PS4 but it won’t be as easy or as practical as the getting the PS4
variant of the headset). On the upside they have quite a few connection
options which also makes them a good home theater headphone and dock charging on the
base station looks great when resting the headphones next to you console on your TV
stand or table. Unfortunately, they do not have a versatile design that you can use with
your phone or outdoors unlike the SteelSeries. The A50s mic is not removable, does not retract
into the earcup and you can’t use them wired with an audio cable. They also do not have
as great a battery life but the motion-based auto off feature does help extend the battery
performance enough to be suitable for most gaming use cases.
They also have a decent app with a a good amount of customization options on PC, that
will hold once you switch over to your PS4. So Overall if you want a budget option and
do not mind a wired design then go for the HS60, or the HyperX stinger if you strictly
use your headphones at home for gaming. If you want a wireless option for your PS4
and also sometimes game on PC then the G933 are a great pick with lots of customization
options but they’re not as well designed or as outdoors friendly as the HyperX cloud
II. And lastly, if you want the best option for
your PS4 then the Steelseries Arctis pro wireless would be your best pick but their mic has
a few issues and they are somewhat expensive. In this case go for the slightly cheaper Arctis
7 or Astro A50 if you want the great looking base station and dock charging.
a few notable mentions that didn’t make cut but are still good options for gaming on ps4.
The Razer Nari have a unique haptic bass effect that makes the low rumbles and explosions
in games sound really exciting. however, they are very bulky and aren’t as customizable
especially since the Eq doesn’t hold when switching to ps4.
The HyperX Cloud Flight, are a good mixed usage option if you want wireless gaming with
your ps4 in a casual enough design you can use outdoors, wired with your phone but unfortunately
when wired they do not have a mic that will work with your console controllers.
and lastly the Turtle Beach SuperAmp or Astro A 40 MixAmp are great headsets if you don’t
mind a wired design with a dac for added controls and customization options at your fingertips.
However, being wired they may be a be more convenient for gaming on PC than the PS4 unlike
some of the wireless options on this list. And that’s pretty much it let us know in
the comments if we missed any great gaming headset that you think should have been included
on this list. You can also check out all our measurements on our website and If you like
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