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How to Select the Best Gaming Headphones for your PS4

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Are you looking for a pair of headphones for your PS4 and don’t know which one to choose? Need a pair of headphones – possibly inexpensive – with a built-in microphone to wear during your online gaming sessions? No problem, you’ve come to the right place at the right time. I’ll describe here below what are the features you need to consider before buying a pair of gaming headphones and how to find the ones that best suit your needs.

As you might guess, there are plenty of PS4 headsets on the market: different shapes, sizes, prices; wireless or wired; stereo or with a 7.1 surround sound system. You name it! Keep reading this post to learn how to distinguish each type of them and find out which are the best ones for your budget and your needs.

Let’s start with a quick- brief but explanatory – list of the technical features that must be taken into consideration before buying a pair of headphones for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim or PlayStation 4 Pro (the indications are valid for all models of the Sony consoles). At the end of this post, we will share with you a review of one of the best PS4 headphones currently available on the market.

Connection type

Headphones can be connected to your PS4 in various ways. Let’s find out together which ones you should be looking for and analyze their main strengths and weaknesses.

Audio jack of the controller – the PlayStation 4 controller includes a 3.5mm jack that lets you connect any pair of headphones to the console and receive wireless audio signals. It is a practical and economical solution (you can use any headset, even if not for gaming). However, since the sound is transferred from the console to the controller via Bluetooth, there is a considerable loss of audio quality.

USB port – there are many headphones with a USB output that can be connected to the PS4 through several ports on the console. These headphones can be plugged with a cable (basically the wire that goes from the headphones to the USB port of the console); or you can rely on their Wireless technology, with a USB adapter to be connected to the PS4 which then sends the audio signal to the headphones via Bluetooth or RF radio. The sound quality is optimal in wired headphones, while it can vary with the wireless ones and this depends a lot on the quality of the adapter. Before buying a pair of USB headphones, make sure they are compatible with your PS4 because not every model is.

Bluetooth – PS4 only supports a few Bluetooth headsets: those that use a Bluetooth 4.0 technology and an HSP protocol. What that means is that you can’t use Bluetooth headsets with different protocols or older versions of the Bluetooth standards. The same is true with those that support pairing with multiple devices simultaneously or those with an A2DP profile. Moral of the story: it’s better to let go of the direct connection via Bluetooth and connect the headphones to the PS4 using the USB ports on the console or the controller’s jack input.

Which PS4 gaming headset to buy?

At this point, you should have a better idea on how to choose the PlayStation 4 headphones that best suit your needs. So without any further ado, let’s discover together one of the most interesting PS4 headphones that the market currently has to offer.

SOMiC G951S Purple Gaming Headset

With a nice mix between lilac and lavender, the G951 Purple gaming headset have detachable cat ears. It is made of silicone and the rest of the headphones is made of durable plastic, with some metal parts. The 3.5-mm plug ensures a strong compatibility with Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, computers, laptops, iPad, iPhone. The SOMiC G951 Purple is perfect for gaming and for chatting, and a nice gift for girl gamers and children aged between 9 and 16. Besides the built-in 40-mm high-fidelity speakers for a rich bass effect, the G951 Purple also has a flexible microphone and a self-adjustable headband. Its large-size earmuffs have an outstanding passive-noise-reduction technology for less interferences and more comfort. In particular, the left earmuff is called “zhu” and the right earmuff has the name of “xian”, which can be roughly translated together as “kill the immortals”. The powerful and inspiring meaning of these two Chinese characters will make your look stand out from the crowd.

 

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Cullen

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