While that's a bit less convenient than a Bluetooth connection, for example, it does allow you to use the set with a PC or Mac as well. The set lacks the well-defined lows and mids that tend to come with more expensive options, and comes off sounding a bit chintzy.
The mic fairs a bit better with more premium options like noise cancellation, though in our tests, others would complain that we sounded a bit distant.
Turtle Beach Ear Force P12 Turtle Beach's budget-oriented P12 is a capable contender despite its modest price point.
The big change with this edition over the last line is that the construction is somewhat modular.
You can switch from an open back set to a closed one, change out the ear pads and more. If you're playing solo and want the best quality, an open back design is really the way to go.
More than two years on from the launch of the PS4, the field of excellent gaming headsets has started to fill out – no matter what price point you're looking at.
Between Sony's own headsets and the bevy of third party cans from Polk Audio, Turtle Beach, Astro, Kingston, and Steel Series, we've spent dozens of hours weighing the options to bring you our top picks.