Although the PlayStation 4 has some nice looking games, you will be missing out on a lot of the immersion if you don’t have a proper surround sound setup. We suggest using 7.1 surround sound gaming headsets as they are cheaper and more convenient when compared to setting up and using speakers. Not to mention that you will be able to block off any external noise. You can check out our list of the best 7.1 surround sound PS4 gaming headsets, that are currently on the market, to buy on Black Friday and the rest of the 2015 holiday season.
PlayStation Silver Wired, PlayStation Gold Wireless and PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition
Sony has their own set of solid headsets for the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation Silver Wired, PlayStation Gold Wireless and PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition all support 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. By using the free-to-download Headset Companion App from the PlayStation Store, gamers will be able to download custom audio profiles made for specific games (such as Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Until Dawn).The PlayStation Pulse is the best out of the three although it is not supported as much as the other two. So we recommend getting the second best option, the PlayStation Gold Wireless. You can check out all three with the following links: PlayStation Silver Wired Stereo Headset, PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset and PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition Wireless Stereo Headset.Sony also released a 20th Anniversary Edition of the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset, featuring the grey color of the original PlayStation. If you are interested in the retro look, you can find the special version here.
Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500P and Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800 Premium
Turtle Beach also has a pair of PlayStation 4 headset that you should check out. Both the 500P and 800 Premium support DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound. The former is cheaper and has a longer battery life per charge (over 15 hours compared to 10 hours). On the other hand, the 800 Premium comes with a magnetic stand in addition to membership to the Turtle Beach Elite Program, which will give you free extras and benefits (such as better support and extended warranty).If you want to save some money and still experience DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound, you should definitely check out the Ear Force Stealth 500P. If money is not the issue, then you might want to take a look at the Ear Force Elite 800 Premium instead. You can check out both products with the following pages: Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500P Premium Fully Wireless Gaming Headset and Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800 Premium Fully Wireless Gaming Headset.
A40 TR Headset with MixAmp Pro TR and Astro Gaming A50 with MixAmp Tx
Last but not least, you should also take a look at two Astro Gaming headsets. Both the A40 and A50 can produce 7.1 Surround Sound by using their respective MixAmps. The major difference between the two is that the A40 requires a wired connection while the A50 is completely wireless (lasting around 10 hours in terms of battery usage per full charge).You can find the two products with the following pages: Astro Gaming A40 TR Headset with MixAmp Pro TR and Astro Gaming A50 with MixAmp Tx.
As you can see above, there are plenty of options available if you are looking for a 7.1 Surround Sound PS4 gaming headset to buy on Black Friday or during the 2015 holiday season. So make sure to check them out.