In the world of gaming, having a good headset can make all the difference. With the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, gamers have been clamouring to find the best headset to use with their new consoles. In this comparison piece, we will be taking a look at the official PlayStation 5 3D Headset and the official Microsoft Xbox headset for the Series X.
First, let’s talk about the build quality of the two headsets. While both headsets are made from durable materials, the Microsoft Xbox headset feels sturdier and more well-built. It has a more premium feel to it and is less likely to break if dropped. There is an undeniable cheapness around the build quality of the PlayStation 3D headset and it is really noticeable when it comes to comfort.
Moving on to audio quality, the Microsoft headset is the clear winner. The sound is crisp and clear, with deep bass and well-defined treble. The PlayStation 5 3D Headset is also good, but it does not quite reach the same level of quality as the Microsoft headset. Additionally, the rotating wheels on each ear to modify the volume on the Xbox headset are far superior to the buttons and input on the PS5 headset, making it easier to adjust the volume without having to take your eyes off the screen.
The large series of buttons along the ear of the PlayStation 5 headset all feel the same, making it very hard to tell which button it is that you are about to press. Not ideal when you are playing online or streaming and need to make some quick adjustments to the audio levels.
One significant area where the PlayStation 5 3D Headset falls short is in microphone quality. The mic is not very good, and many gamers have reported that it picks up a lot of background noise. In contrast, the Xbox headset has a very good microphone that picks up your voice clearly, even in a noisy environment.
Having spent some time playing online with both, moving from playing games on Xbox to playing on PS5 really highlights the significant gap in quality between them both. Crystal clear audio from the Xbox headset when the PlayStation headset is considerably more muffled and lacks clarity.
Both headsets are at a similar price and unfortunately for gamers, are only compatible with their respective consoles. Meaning you will not be able to buy the Microsoft headset and use it on Ps5. The PS5 headset does contain a 3.5mm jack, allowing it to be used on Xbox if you connect it to the controller but when the audio quality is that bad, why spend this much money when you can get better-quality wired headsets for cheaper?
While the PlayStation 5 3D Headset is a good headset, it falls short when compared to the official Microsoft Xbox headset for the Series X. The Microsoft headset has better build quality, superior audio quality, a more user-friendly interface, and a better microphone. For gamers who want the best experience possible, the Microsoft Xbox headset is the way to go.