Best PS4 Headset:Top 10 Best PS4 Gaming Headsets 2017

A dedicated PS4 headset is just the thing to finish off any gaming setup, whether you’re on Xbox One, PS4, PC or even a hardcore mobile gamer.

There’s something about having a ps4 headset to appreciate the intricacies of a great soundtrack, really hear when your enemies are coming up behind you or having the ability to shout profanities across the internet with crystal clear clarity.Find all things to check Best PS4 Headset:Top 10 Best PS4 Gaming Headsets 2017 please.

And thankfully, there are plenty of great gaming ps4 headset around that will let you do such things. There are some that are console specific, while others will work across multiple platforms and sport designs that you might even want to wear in the outside world.

We’ve updated our recommendations for the Best PS4 Headset:Top 10 Best PS4 Gaming Headsets 2017 ever with some fantastic entries from 2017. Just remember, whether you’re commanding your team in Battlefield 1, catching up with your mates over a game of FIFA 17 or boasting about being named Player of the Game yet again in Overwatch, there are plenty of PS4 headset out there to choose from and we’re here to help.

Best PS4 Headset:For PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360

1.TRITTON KATANA HD


PROS

  • Solid battery life
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Works on PC, Xbox One and PS4
  • Above-average audio quality

CONS

  • Feels cheap
  • Virtual surround-sound doesn’t fully deliver

Key features:

  • HDMI connectivity
  • 7.1 DTS surround sound
  • 50mm drivers
  • On-ear controls
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One and PS4

The Tritton Katana HD is an excellent wireless gaming ps4 headset that’s focused on delivering uncompressed virtual surround sound for PC, Xbox One and PS4 without a fuss.

It’s all down to its nifty little box of tricks that plugs directly into your console or PC via HDMI. It delivers 360-degree virtual 7.1 surround sound via twin 50m drivers and it does a great job of it. The audio is well-balanced and the Katana HD performed much better than other wireless ps4 headset we’ve tested.

Battery life is great too, with the Katana HD offering around 12-14 hours on a single charge. It’s not the most subtle headset, but it’s incredibly comfortable with memory foam ear pads and an adjustable headband. We love the fact all your volume controls are on the PS4 headset itself too, with a volume dial on each cup, a mute button on the detachable mic and more.

Central to the Katana HD is the little box of tricks that does all the heavy lifting. It’s powered by USB and has two HDMI ports – one input, one output. You plug your console or PC into the HDMI input and the HDMI output passes the video signal to your TV or monitor.

Once setup, you simply have to charge the headset using the supplied micro-USB cable, screw in the provided omni-directional boom mic, and then turn on the base station and headphones. From there the two will automatically sync. On PC, you’ll also have to set the Katana as your primary audio and communications device in Windows Sound settings.

The setup process was quick and easy on the PC, but a little more fiddly on the Xbox One. My Xbox initially didn’t recognise the Katana and required me to go into the console’s settings and manually instruct it to recognise the HDMI audio output. The boom mic also has to be cable-connected to the Xbox One controller’s 3.5mm jack to work, which is more faff than I’d like for a wireless headset.

This is isn’t a subtle headset, either. The white and orange unit I tested resembles a prop from Mass Effect and is one of the most garish headsets I’ve worn in quite some time. It’s available in a black and orange colour combo, too, but that too looks a little over the top.

In hand, the Katana HD feels a little flimsy for a £120 piece of kit. The headset’s frame is mainly made of smooth plastic, and carrying it to a LAN party, the headphones picked up plenty of dirty marks. On style alone, I wouldn’t choose them, but that’s my personal preference.

Luckily, what the Katana HD lacks in style it makes up in comfort. The memory foam pads and adjustable headband provide a strong, but not too demanding, seal around your ears.

There are ample controls on the headset, too. Each ear cup has a volume dial: one controls the game’s audio volume; the other lets you adjust player communication volume. A mute button on the detachable mic makes it easy to shutdown voice chat if get stuck with a wannabe PewDiePie during matches.

2. Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless


  • PROS

    Excellent sound quality. Sturdy, comfortable design. USB receiver and included cables can work with nearly any game system. Programmable colored lighting. Removable battery.

  • CONS

    Doesn’t include a case or stand. Surround sound isn’t effective in a headset.

  • Too bulky for easy transport

 

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum is a great-sounding, comfortable wireless gaming headset that supports a startling number of platforms.


Finding the perfect balance between price and quality is tough to do in the world of PS4 headset, but Logitech absolutely hits the nail on the head with the Logitech G933 Headset. It’s truly a one-headset for all your devices solution, working with PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and any TV that has a USB slot.

It has fully customizable lighting as well (you customize it on PC with software, for the record). But more importantly, they sound great. They use DTS Headphone: X surround sound (like the Katana HDs above), and 7.1 Dolby surround sound.

What separates them from the pack is the fact that they have multi-source audio mixing, meaning you can plug in up to three devices (one via USB, two analog) to allow you to answer calls and hear notifications while you’re playing your games. It also has three customizeable g-keys to allow you to create custom game macros for on-ear control. They look great, feel great, and work great, and they have a ton of unique features.

All of this for less than $200 makes them our new number one choice for a headset under $200.

The biggest feature of the G933 is its ability to connect wirelessly to a computer. This functionality delivers sound that’s just as good as its wired mode, and boasts a considerable range, to boot. I wandered about 30 feet away from my desk, past a wall and through a great deal of wireless traffic before the signal even weakened, and a few more feet before it gave out. If you have a living room PC setup, the G933 is more than up to the task of providing sound for it.

Other than that, its software functions just the same as the G633’s, except that it will now display the device’s battery life in the upper-left-hand corner. Logitech promises 12 hours of battery life on a single charge, and this seems more or less in line with my own experiences. As with the G633, you can play with equalizers, modify full RGB lighting on the earcups and assign different sound profiles to each game you play.

Music Performance

Music sounds great on the G933, whether you’re listening wirelessly, via USB or through an audio cable. I listened to Bach’s Violin Concerto in E Major as well as selections of music from Old Blind Dogs and the Rolling Stones, and each tune sounded crisp and balanced.

 

 

3.Polk Striker Pro P1

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PROS
  • Attractive, sturdy design
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Soft, cushy ear cups
  • Separate cables for mobile, console and PC
CONS
  • Slightly snug
  • Bass can overwhelm

There are two main variants for the Polk Audio Striker Pro like. The P1, intended for PS4 and PC users, and the ZX for (some) Xbox One owners. Besides that distinction, they’re the same set at two slightly different price points with P1 being a bit cheaper.

The big feature here is Polk’s stellar mic. It’s easily the best in its price range, and is a standout among the general mediocrity of integrated microphones. Besides that though, you’ll get a pretty great set with great noise isolation and sturdy construction.

Music Performance

Polk’s gaming headset doubles as a dependable pair of music headphones — if you love gobs of bass. While the bass in rock tracks from bands like Fall Out Boy and The Wonder Years sounded thick and full, it sometimes overpowered the other instruments. The Striker Pro fared far better for thumping hip-hop tracks such as Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta,” in which bouncy bass is the main driving force of the song.

Overall, I found that the Rig Flex LX offers a better mix of highs, mids and lows than the Striker Pro. However, the Pro’s deep bass and noise-isolating design were better for immersing me in my game, whereas the Flex LX’s more breathable ear cups prioritized comfort for long sessions.

Compatibility and Microphone

This PS4 headset includes three separate audio cables that you can swap out at will, ensuring you can use the headset with just about any device. There’s a console connection cable for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers, a mobile cable with an inline microphone and a PC connection cable with dedicated headphone and microphone jacks. I was particularly impressed by the inclusion of the latter, as dual-jack connections are usually found only on dedicated PC headsets.

If you don’t need an Xbox One audio adapter (or can live without the color green), you should check out the Striker Pro P1, which offers the same great sound for a cheaper $129. Alternatively, you could spend that $129 on the Plantronics Rig Flex LX, which offers superior audio controls, nicely balanced sound, and a lighter, cozier design better suited for marathon competitive gaming sessions. Still, if you prefer immersive sound and an attractive design to all-day comfort, the Striker Pro satisfies.

4.KINGSTON HYPERX CLOUD II


PROS

  • Great sound quality
  • Luxurious finish
  • Thoughtful extras

CONS

  • Headphone cord doesn’t detach
  • Flimsy carry case

Key Features:polkstriker

  • Luxurious build quality
  • Great sound quality
  • Thoughtful extras

The Kingston HyperX Cloud II aims to offer everything the average gamer would want from a PS4 headset, but for a price that won’t break the bank .

That price is even more attractive when you consider the Kingston HyperX Cloud II has such excellent sound quality, a superb design and the build quality makes it possible to wear for even the longest game sessions.

Kingston has focused on what’s important to gamers and ditched all the gimmicks. All your controls are helpfully on the USB sound card rather than the ps4 headset itself and you can detach the boom microphone if you’re just playing rather than battling.

Although the Kingston HyperX Cloud II only costs £75, you’d be hard pressed to find a better-sounding wired gaming headset at any price. The stereo sound is powerful and detailed, with the 53mm drivers providing plenty of punch in the low-end, while also being sprightly at the high-end. This PS4 headset is most suited to video games, but it’s impressive in movies and music too.

One of the key features of the PS4 headset is its 7.1-channel virtual surround sound, which is available on PC and Mac through the USB sound card. The sound card takes any multi-channel source such as a game or a movie, and remixes it for the headset’s stereo speakers.

The technology appears to be Kingston’s own, rather than a big-name third party solution, such as the DTS Headphone:X 7.1 featuring on Turtle Beach’s latest models like the Turtle Beach Elite 800. However, Kingston’s version sounds just as good, providing an accurate approximation of where things like bullets, footsteps and grenades are coming from.

We personally didn’t use this feature after our review period, preferring the clarity and overall quality of the stereo output, but the option is there if you want it, and it’s as good as any other surround sound technology on the market.

There’s sadly no active noise cancellation on this best PS4 headset, although the closed headphone design does mean that a lot of external noise is kept out. There is one concession to the traveller though, and that’s an in-flight headphone adaptor, which is extremely rare to find packaged with a ps4 vr headset.

5.Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 Wirelessps4-headset-2


PROS

  • Crystalline audio
  • Top-class surround sound
  • Reassuring build quality
  • Wireless
  • Hugely comfortable

CONS

  • Lacks button voiceover
  • Not much else

A wireless headset with full Dolby 5.1 surround sound? That’s insanity! The Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4 wireless ps4 headset is also stylish, again with blue PS4 accents. It’s 100% wireless for the PS3, and only requires a wired connection to the PS4 for chatting. It sports interference-free, dual-band wireless technology that allows for uninterrupted gameplay and voice chat. Surround sound is more important in some games than others, so if you’re big on games that rely on sound response, this is the PS4 gaming headset for you.

You’ll notice two things at this point – the PX4 is phenomenally comfortable and sounds great. This ps4 wireless headset itself is lightweight and malleable, built around the same overarching design mandate as the Z and P series cans on PC and PS3, respectively.

The headband is wide and well-padded to prevent it digging into your skull after extended use, and its on-message ‘Sony blue’ stitching across this area is well-finished.

And that sound. Vinyl-hugging, Mogwai-evangelising, turtleneck-wearing audiophiles will shrug it off for over-exaggerating the low end and compromising a truly flat mid range (no matter the EQ setting) as a result. But unless you’re planning to use the PX4 purely for listening to rare live Theloniuous Monk bootlegs, that’s a moot point. In-game, these sound fantastic.

As with all Turtle Beach cans we’ve tested over the £100 mark, the positional audio produced by its six-channel surround sound is best-in-class calibre. Usually the wider a surround space sounds, the more it lacks clarity, but with some clever EQ tweaking this ps4 wireless headset suffers none of that.

Those whizzing bullet effects every shooter rips off of Saving Private Ryan’s opening scene sound fantastic, as does the engine rumble in Need For Speed Rivals, and the ubiquitous fifty-a-day voice work that accompanies every Killzone Shadow Fall cut-scene.

All this ps4 wireless headset controls are mapped to buttons on the ear cups themselves, and pressing them triggers a series of beeps that helps you keep track of what you’re cycling through or muting. Unlike the top-end Turtle Beach headsets, there’s no voiceover that explicitly tells you what you pressed, so you do need to take time to memorise the button layout and consult the manual to find out what each EQ preset does.

 

 

6.STEELSERIES H WIRELESS

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  • PROS

    Excellent sound quality for games. ChatMix and LiveMix features balance game sounds with clear voice audio.

  • CONS

    Expensive. Sound suffers a a bit with music outside of games.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    If you don’t mind a high price for a device best-suited to a single task, the SteelSeries H Wireless Headset is one of the better wireless gaming headsets you can buy.


Key features:

  • Wireless and come with spare battery and charger
  • 20-20,000Hz frequency response
  • USB hub with display, volume and menu controls

Compatible with: PC, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation and Xbox

Although the SteelSeries H ps4 wireless headset are pretty pricey, they come scarily close to being the ultimate ps4 headset. They are crammed full of features and even come with a superb USB desktop controller that has a built-in battery charger as a spare for the main that comes bundled with it.

They might not be the comfiest gaming headset we’ve tried or even offer the best sound quality for watching movies or listening to music thanks to rather over-zealous bass. However, they are perfectly balanced for gaming. There’s clarity in gunfire, footsteps and other subtler gaming effects even when you don’t engage the Dolby Headphone virtual surround sound mode.

Plus, you can mix the levels of chat and game sound, making sure you always hear what you need to. Of course, you can also create your own EQ settings too.

Effortless to use, excellent game audio quality and a host of great features make the SteelSeries H Wireless a top notch choice of ps4 wireless headset.

The H ps4 wireless headset is built for gaming and that’s where it really shines. It comes with all the cables you’ll need to connect the receiver to any game console or PC and even supports higher-quality optical audio if you have a device that supports it.
I tested the headset by playing The Typing of the Dead: Overkill and it did a fantastic job of capturing the impact of that game’s intense gunfire, zombie explosions, and gory sound effects. Even at high volumes, distortion only came from the game’s distinct, bass-heavy, and purposefully anachronistic 1970s grindhouse audio, not the headset itself. Characters also sounded like they were coming from specific locations thanks to the strong, accurate directional imaging of Dolby Headphone surround sound.
Despite using a single driver for each cup, the headset offers an impressive simulation of surround sound. But if the inherently limited surround sound of a headset isn’t your thing, just switch it off at any time using the receiver.

7.Turtle Beach Elite 800X


PROS

  • Comfortable and sleek
  • Brilliant sound quality
  • All the features you could want

CONS

  • No PS4 or PC chat compatibility (and no adaptor to fix that)
  • Plethora of buttons to accidentally press
  • 10 hour battery life

Turtle Beach headsets are a lauded staple among gamers, and for good reason. The brand has been widely recognized for delivering some of the best ps4 headset for PCs and consoles ever since the early days of the previous console generation, and the Ear Force Elite 800X continues the trend of Turtle Beach’s high-quality products. The big draw of this headset is its active noise cancelling feature, creating a more immersive audio experience.

Despite its larger size, the Fear Force Elite 800X look slick, thanks in part to the “invisible mic,” which is built into the ear cup, and for its entirely wireless design. Even recharging the 10-hour long battery life is done via wireless charging station. The Ear Force Elite 800X headset makes a great choice for both unfettered play at home and quality listening while on the go.

While there are a lot of little annoyances about the design of the Elite 800X, there’s one area where we don’t have any complaints, and that’s audio quality. This is the best-sounding gaming headset on the market, with ear-shattering volume levels, rich detail and thrilling bass. It’s a headset that’s arguably most suited to games, but it’s no slouch with movies and music either, particularly because Turtle Beach has created specific audio presets for different types of media. If you want a premium audio experience, then the Elite 800X is the headset to go for — you can really hear the difference when you go back to using budget models.

The Elite 800X is no slouch when it comes to features, either. Active Noise Cancellation is the feature that we like the most, because it can really make a difference on public transport or in a busy office. The Elite 800X actively monitors outside noise and filters it out, allowing you to focus on your game or the music you’re listening to. Turtle Beach’s Noise Cancellation technology has really improved on its Elite range — it doesn’t create the sort of pressure that we got used to on previous generation headsets and instead sounds natural and comfortable.

The Elite 800X also offers virtual surround sound when you’re using the transmitter with a Dolby Digital signal. Whether you like it is a matter of personal taste — we found DTS Headphone:X 7.1 works best in action movies where you really want that wide sound stage. Some gamers may also like the fact that they can pinpoint gunfire or incoming grenades using the virtual surround modes. However, we thought the Elite 800X sounded best in its standard stereo setting when combined with Turtle Beach’s “Signature” sound preset.

Turtle Beach has worked with a lot of game developers to create presets for their games. You can load preset audio settings for individual games using Turtle Beach’s Ear Force Audio Hub software on PC or Android. That’s great if you own those devices, but nearly six months on from the launch of the Elite 800 headset, there’s still no support for iOS, which is a sorry state of affairs.

The in-built microphone on the Elite 800X is good, but not as great as on Turtle Beach’s other headsets with a dedicated boom mic. On the Elite 800X, the microphone is tucked away into the headset itself, so your voice isn’t quite as clear to other people as it is on other ps4 headset we’ve used.

However, it was the right design choice for Turtle Beach to make for this headset, as it keeps everything neat and tidy. One of the better vocal features is dynamic chat boost, which means that incoming vocals are boosted, so you don’t lose track of what your teammates are saying if a grenade goes off next to you in Battlefield.

8.Astro A50

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PROS

Excellent sound quality. Very comfortable. Convenient charging cradle.

CONS

Expensive. Bundle/cradle only works with either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. No wired option for mobile devices.

BOTTOM LINE

The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station sounds, looks, and feels fantastic, but carries a high price tag to match its premium features and build.


The Astro A50 has been the company’s flagship ps4 headset for a couple years now, and in that time it’s developed a reputation as one of the best wireless gaming headsets. With a rich, developed profile, comparatively tame appearance and study build, it’s a great all-around contender.

Choice features include a mic that will auto-mute when flipped up and out of the way, as well as 7.1 virtual surround to help you keep track of your competition. The A50s also use a propriety, lossless 5.8 Ghz wireless signal that conveniently avoids a lot of the interference that comes from the overcrowded 2.4 Ghz band that most other wireless sets use.

It can still run you upwards of $250, and retails for $300, and that can be a tough pill for many to swallow. But for those that have the cash, the set is definitely worth a look.

Game audio is excellent, with powerful bass and strong highs to give different sound effects, ambient noise, and voice chat enough distinction that no one sound overtakes the others. I could hear my teammates in Titanfall 2 clearly regardless of how frantic the action got, and the gunfire and explosions coming from the mechs were deep and intimidating without completely overwhelming everything else I had to hear.

The A50 handles bass extremely well. It offers appreciable force and deep low end when playing our bass test track, The Knife’s “Silent Shout,” and doesn’t distort even at maximum and borderline unsafe volume.

Yes’ “Roundabout” sounds impressive as well, with the acoustic guitar plucking getting plenty of high-frequency texture. The electric slap bass has <spanpresence< span=””>but doesn’t overwhelm the mix, and the vocals and quieter strumming can be clearly heard against the bassline and drums. The less bass-filled synth-pop sound of Boom Boom Satellites’ “Shut Up and Explode” gets a similarly strong balance. The guitar riffs and driving drumline both have their place in the mix, standing out on their own while keeping Michiyuki Kawashima’s signature vocals center stage.

 

9.GIOTECK HC-4


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PROS

  • Works with a variety of devices
  • Battery-powered audio amplification
  • Good build quality and design

CONS

  • Microphone isn’t removable
  • Audio cable isn’t detachable
  • Short headphone cable

 

Key features:

  • Works with a variety of devices
  • Battery-powered audio amplification
  • Great build quality and design

Compatible with: Xbox One (with adapter), PS4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS

A gaming headset costing just £29.99 might fill you with dread, but not many at that price would gain a TrustedReviews 9/10 rating. The Gioteck HC-4 definitely impresses, even at that affordable price point.

It’s considerably cheaper than other best ps4 headset and works with anything that has a 3.5mm headphone jack input, which is pretty much everything you’d play games on (including the Xbox One with that special headset adapter).

What distinguishes the HC-4 is that it has a built-in rechargeable battery, which can be used to boost the sound in this budget headset. Basically that means it can go loud enough that you won’t miss noise cancellation technology.

With on-ear controls, versatility and great build quality wrapped up in a minimalistic design, the Gioteck HC-4 is the perfect entry point in the gaming headset world.

The Gioteck HC-4 is a simple PS4 headset – there are no bells and whistles when it comes to surround sound or noise cancellation. To be honest, that’s probably a good thing for most people; we love the Turtle Beach Elite 800 headset, but all of its various presets and options can actually be an annoyance.

You shouldn’t buy the HC-4 expecting an sound as subtle and detailed as PS4 headset that cost twice this price, but for the money, they put in an excellent performance. The 40mm drivers are more than up to producing deep bass for action games, while ample treble performance means that voices and musical instruments also remain clear. If you play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, for example, then the HC-4’s work great.

The HC-4s really excel in how loud they go. We’ve often been disappointed at just how weak a lot of gaming headsets are, especially from Turtle Beach; they go loud, but not really loud. With the battery-enhanced amplifier engaged, the HC-4s go so loud that you’ll do your ears some damage and annoy anyone else who happens to be in the vicinity.

It’s important to note that the HC-4 isn’t a noise-cancelling headset, but if you’re eyeing up a pair of headphones to take with you on a flight, then they go loud enough to block out most ambient sound. And if the battery runs out, you don’t need to recharge the battery immediately, as the HC-4 headset will work passively, just at lower volumes. In our tests, the battery lasted just under 9 hours from a full charge.

10.MAD CATZ F.R.E.Q 9


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PROS

  • Excellent audio quality
  • Compatible with a wide range of gaming devices
  • Lots of features and long battery life

CONS

  • Big, bulky and heavy
  • Ugly design
  • Some annoying button placement

BEST ALL-ROUNDER GAMING HEADSET

Key Features:

Excellent boom-free built-in Mic
Wireless Bluetooth connectivity
Multiplatform support
Digital active noise cancellation

Compatible with: PC, PS4, Xbox One (with separately sold adapter), PS3, Xbox 360 and mobile devices

If money is no object and you’re looking for a headset that will work with all your devices and offer fantastic audio quality and features, the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 9 is your best option.

This ps4 headset will set you back £280, but with the F.R.E.Q 9’s skillset, you’ll be getting the most out of your investment. It’s constructed from quality components, making it comfortable to wear for long periods. Mad Catz top end headset also does an especially good job of noise cancellation, without the awful head clamping pressure of some PS4 VR headsets.

As for audio quality, the F.R.E.Q 9 is a fantastic-sounding pair of headphones, which is capable of creating really immersive audio across a variety of genres.

If Mad Catz doesn’t approach Bose in terms of style, then it thankfully does when it comes to audio quality. The F.R.E.Q. 9 is a fantastic-sounding pair of headphones capable of creating really immersive audio across a variety of genres.

These are headphones that you can use for everything: equally great at games as they are with video and music, making them a great choice of headphones for people who play games at night and listen to music at work, for example.

While the headphones produce punchy bass and rich detail at normal volume, they also maintain this quality at loud volumes, going way louder than equivalent headsets we’ve used. As a result, we found they were great for those bombastic story moments in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but they were also sprightly enough to produce details such as grenade drops and footprints in multiplayer games.

Whereas most headsets require some level of tinkering to sound their best, the F.R.E.Q. 9 sounds great out of the box. The flipside is that the F.R.E.Q. 9 offers no real way of tinkering with the audio levels, because there’s no accompanying software. Audiophiles may lament this lack of control, but we’ve often found these features are often too in-depth and unnecessary on competing headsets, and the F.R.E.Q. 9 headset performed well without them.