In a bit of a financial squeeze, but still want a headset that will drive excellent game and chat audio for your Playstation 4? That’s perfectly understandable. After all, not everyone has $100 or more to invest in a set of headphones. Plus, it’s not always necessary to have the top-of-the-line models if you’re a casual gamer or just don’t need the ultimate sound experience.

That being said, we have thoroughly tested dozens of different headsets. We’ve run each one through tests for overall sound performance, durability, ease of use, and a number of other aspects. We’ve already put together a list of what we believe are the best PS4 headsets on the market, but that list includes a few higher-end models that may be out of some people’s price range.

Best PS4 Headsets Under $50

 

For that reason we’ve gone back through our data and created a list of the best budget-priced headsets for the Playstation 4 as well. The list below features only models that are $50 or less. While these headsets don’t offer all of the bells and whistles of pricier models, they’re still excellent choices and provide great audio performance. They provide a lot of bang for your buck.

#1 – Tritton Kunai Stereo Headset

Tritton has taken the gold medal on our list with their Kunai headset. At just under $50, this headset is easily one of the best budget models available for the Playstation 4. It provides great game and chat audio, easy-to-use controls, a comfortable and flexible design, and it works for the PS3 and even the PS Vita as well.

Tritton is one of my personal favorite brands. It doesn’t get as much recognition or respect as it used to, primarily because it’s not as heavily marketed as brands such as Turtle Beach or Astro, but it’s still an excellent choice for gamers with just about any budget.

The Kunai provides superb audio for the price. Both the high and low ends come through with brilliant clarity and power. Game sounds are enhanced immensely. For FPS gamers, you’ll have the upper-hand by being able to hear your enemies coming from all directions. For RPG gamers, you’ll get to experience the audio ambience of your favorite titles like never before.

TRITTON Kunai Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Mobile Devices
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TRITTON Kunai Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and Mobile Devices
  • In-line audio controller's 3.5mm breakaway cable directly connects to DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller
  • Durable and flexible performance microphone supports PS4/PS3/PS4 Pro/PS4 Slim online chat
  • Ergonomically designed for extreme comfort and prolonged gaming sessions
  • Separate game and voice volume controls for PS4 and PS3 gameplay
  • Includes everything needed to connect to any version PS4, PS3 or PS4 Pro/PS4 Slim

Here’s what our tests showed:

Sound Quality: 7/10

Ease of Use: 7/10

Level of Comfort: 8/10

Overall Rating: 7.3/10

Did we mention how comfy this headset is? The Kunai is easily one of the most comfortable options on this list. The headset is ergonomically designed, has plenty of padding, and is perfect for extended gaming sessions into the wee morning hours. We loved how well the headset fits and how lightweight and comfy it is.


#2 – VersionTech G2000

Our second place choice is a bit of an unknown brand to most. VersionTech definitely isn’t a well-recognized name in headsets, but maybe they should be. The VersionTech G2000 typically sells for $40 or less, produces excellent audio, is quite durable, very comfortable to wear The , and it’s compatible with the PS4, PC, and even mobile phones.

Sound Quality: 7/10

Ease of Use: 7/10

Level of Comfort: 7/10

Overall Rating: 7/10

The G2000 provides incredible sound clarity and great noise isolation in a very affordable package. The sound isn’t quite on par with the performance you’d get from our top two choices, but it’s still quite good for such an affordable headset. The big, well-padded ear cuffs also do an excellent job of cancelling out outside noises, leaving you to get the full audio experience of your game.

This headset uses a 3.5mm connector which makes it a viable choice for not only the Playstation 4 console, but other devices as well. The connector is able to be used on most PCs and laptops. It’s also compatible with a variety of different mobile phones and tablets including the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, Samsung S4 and S5, the Apple iPad, and loads more.

VersionTech G2000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One, Bass Over-Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Lights and Volume Control for Laptop, PC, Mac, iPad, Computer, Smartphones, Blue
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VersionTech G2000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One, Bass Over-Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Lights and Volume Control for Laptop, PC, Mac, iPad, Computer, Smartphones, Blue
  • 【UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY】Support PS4, NEW Xbox one, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, Laptop, Computer, Tablet, iPad, Mobile Phone. An extra Microsoft Adapter is required (Not Included) when connecting with an OLD VERSION Xbox One controller.
  • 【CRYSTAL-CLEAR SOUND】Built-in industry-leading high precision 50mm magnetic neodymium driver pursues a more immersive experience; The omnidirectional noise reduction technology ensures that microphone picks up your voice clearly in-game or online chat.
  • 【PERFECT FOR GAMING】In-line controls conveniently place mute button and volume control right at your fingertips; Glaring LED lights add sense of ambience to gameplay.
  • 【HUMANIZED DESIGN】The retractable headband design with synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cushions allows you to play for hours in complete comfort; Adjustable headband suits all gamers at any age.
  • 【RELIABLE QUALITY】Robust material construction and high tensile strength is bearable to all kinds of squeeze, crash or fall, no deformation after twisting; 2.2m military-grade durable braided wire is made for long service time.

The G2000 is designed to be used for long gaming sessions, too. The headband features thick cushioning and a well-fitted design that lets it sit comfortably on the head. Additionally, the ear cuffs are by far some of the best we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing. They are thickly padded, incredibly soft, and fit comfortably over the ears. The earmuffs are extremely comfy, eliminate all ear irritations, and allow you to keep gaming for hours on end.

This PS4 headset also features an in-line controller that can be used to adjust both game and chat volume or mute your mic with the press of a single button. It’s super easy to use and allows you to customize your audio experience for any game. Easily one of the best PS4 headsets under $50.


#3 – Tritton Kama Stereo Headset

Coming in third place is yet another model from Tritton. The Kama is a stereo headset that works for the Playstation 4, PS Vita, and a number of different mobile phones and tablets. It’s priced just right at about $30, is super simple to use, works very well with most PS4 online games, has a flexible mic, and features simple in-line controls for game and chat volume.

Sound Quality: 6.5/10

Ease of Use: 7/10

Level of Comfort: 7/10

Overall Rating: 6.8/10

The Kama has an ergonomic design that fits comfortably on the head. Both the headband and ear cuffs have decent padding and are suitable for playing games for a few hours at a time. Longer sessions may demand a more cushioned model.

TRITTON Kama Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
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TRITTON Kama Stereo Headset for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Intuitive Plug-and-play Connectivity
  • Specially built for the PlayStation 4 system's multiplayer online environments
  • Designed for Playstation 4 Online Chat and Party Chat
  • Flexible Performance Microphone
  • Uncomplicated In-line Audio Controls

The sound quality on the Tritton Kama is fairly decent, too. The highs aren’t quite as crisp and the lows aren’t as beefy as more expensive headsets, but it still packs decent audio punch for casual gamers or those that don’t care a whole lot about the sound experience.

This headset has a 3.3 foot long cable, 40mm speakers, and a 3.5mm connector. The connector is the same used on the PS4, PC, iPhone, iPad, and various other mobile devices.


#4 – Badasheng BDS-939P Gaming Headset

Finally, to round off our top 4 picks for best PS4 headset under $50, we come to another rather unknown brand – Badasheng. The BDS-939P is a rather impressive and extremely affordable headset that works for the Playstation 4, iPhone, iPad, PC, laptop, Mac, and even the Xbox One (only with the official headset adapter).

Sound Quality: 6.5/10

Ease of Use: 6.5/10

Level of Comfort: 6/10

Overall Rating: 6.3/10

The BDS-939P definitely isn’t the best headset on the market, but if you’re looking for alright sound, a semi-comfortable option, and don’t want to spend a lot of money – this headset isn’t a bad choice. After all, the cost is pretty low! You really can’t get anything better in this price range.

Badasheng PS4 Gaming Headset (Blue) – Compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Tablet, Smartphones– Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Detachable Microphone – Crystal Clear Video Game Audio
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Badasheng PS4 Gaming Headset (Blue) – Compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Tablet, Smartphones– Noise-Cancelling Headphones with Detachable Microphone – Crystal Clear Video Game Audio
  • Digital wireless technology ,work range 6- 10 meters, high quality crystal sound
  • Light weight design and soft sport cloth ear cups for maximum comfort during long time gaming
  • Detachable and bendable high sensitive Microphone
  • Compatible for Xbox One with using of Microsoft Adaptor or New Controller
  • Sold by manufacturer .

The headset is lightweight and somewhat comfortable. The ears are surrounded with soft padding, as is the headband. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s a decent headset to use for casual gaming here and there.

In case you were wondering, yes, there is an in-line controller that allows you to adjust volume for both chat and game audio. The other nifty thing, however, is that it also features call answering, play, and pause buttons which can be used for your smartphone or tablet.

Looking for Xbox headsets? Check out our full list of the best Xbox One headsets instead.

Have a bit more money to spend? Be sure to read our list of the best PS4 headsets under $100, too!