PlayStation Headsets

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Level up with gaming headphones

When it comes to gaming on the PlayStation platform, you want to make sure to maximize the experience with the best sound quality possible. It’s not always an option to have a full home audio system on full blast. Living conditions or budget can present challenges, enter the gaming console headset as the solution. Best Buy Canada offers a wide variety of PlayStation headset options from the biggest brands like ASTRO Gaming, EPOS, SteelSeries, Turtle Beach, Razer and more to help take your adventures to the next level.

Headset compatibility with PlayStation

Whether gaming on the PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation 5, forward and backward compatibility of the hardware is flexible. Both platforms will generally work with first and third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack. Direct Bluetooth connectivity can present some issues, so be sure to check with the specific manufacturer’s instructions before making your headphone purchase to ensure it works with the PS4 and/or PS5 platforms.

Advantages of using a PlayStation-focused headset

Picking up the right headphones can really maximize your PlayStation experience.

Opting for full noise cancelling headphones are far and away the best option, as they completely block out external noise. Wearing a headset without noise cancelling features still helps to limit interruption from noise in your environment. Either way with a headset, you are in for a more intimate, detailed sound experience. A gaming headset offers crisp, and clear sound delivered straight to your ear, helping players to hear more nuanced sound. A vast majority of headsets also come with a microphone, allowing players to communicate with teammates. These mics vary in quality depending on the model, but even baseline hardware offer mics that let you clearly communicate.

In terms of PlayStation 5 specific advantages, Sony’s PULSE 3D Wireless Gaming Headset is tailored for use with the console. It is specifically tuned to deliver 3D Audio technology and immersive soundscapes made possible by the audio engine that drives the PS5.

Wired vs. wireless headsets

There are a bevy of options available with headsets one of the biggest differences in design is between a wired vs. wireless headset.

A wired headset tends to offer more simplicity, affordability, and uninterrupted sound due to its direct connection. Wired headsets also offer more compatibility with a wider range of devices thanks to their 3.5 mm audio input. The potentials drawbacks are less freedom due to the connected wires and physical damage to the connection. You also need to deal less with drivers, charging and connection issues.

Wireless headphones offer great sound quality with higher end models and more freedom due to their untethered design. The biggest potential downside comes from compatibility issues and the need to constantly charge the hardware.

High end vs value-based headset options

As you begin looking for a PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 headset you might notice a big disparity in pricing. Wireless headsets tend to be more expensive due to more complex components found within their designs like transmission modules and rechargeable batteries. Wired headsets are more affordable because they simply don’t have as many complex components. Outside of wired vs wireless’ cost there are other quality differences with higher end headsets. From example, microphones and audio drivers in more expensive headphones put up more nuanced sound and can deliver deep bass.