Best headset for Gran Turismo 7: Top picks for PS4, PS5, and PC

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With the game now out, it's time to begin searching for the best headset for Gran Turismo 7.

GT7 looks to be one of the best games in the franchise's history, so finding a top-of-the-line device to match looks to be the best way to maximise your in-game experience.

Fortunately, we've compiled a list of our top picks, based on specs, price, and reviews, to help you find the perfect set of headphones.

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From standout PlayStation devices, like the SteelSeries Arctis Pro, to excellent but slightly cheaper alternatives, like the Turtle Beach Recon 500, we've got everything you need right here.

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Best headset for Gran Turismo 7

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Best PlayStation headset for Gran Turismo 7 - SteelSeries Arctis Pro

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Brand: SteelSeries | Style: Over-Ear | Noise Control: SoundIsolation | Compatibility: PC, PlayStation

We've previously featured the SteelSeries Arctis Pro's in our list of the best headsets for racing games, so it may come as no surprise we're including them again as a top option for GT7.

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What we like about this set is that they have been designed to deliver exceptional realism and clarity thanks to their wireless 2.4G audio and 40,000Hz solution speakers.

Moreover, the Arctis Pro's feature a ClearCast mic which should enhance your vocals whilst minimising background noise, making it the ideal headset for online gameplay, and is another reason why we're featuring them on our list.

Best PC headset for Gran Turismo 7 - Logitech G433

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Brand: Logitech | Style: Over-Ear | Noise Control: Sound Isolation | Compatibility: PC, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

This Logitech G433 headset features 7.1 Surround Sound so will likely completely immerse you in the highs and lows of engine roars and your surroundings for the ultimate audio experience.

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Furthermore, the Logitech G433 headset comes with a detachable noise-canceling mic so you can communicate to your friends online, but also remove all distractions when you want to get down to some serious GT7 racing.

It's also worth noting that they feature sports-mesh earpads as well, which should mean you remain comfortable whilst you race, even during longer GT7 sessions.

Best premium headset for Gran Turismo 7 - ASTRO Gaming A50

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Brand: ASTRO Gaming | Style: Over-Ear | Noise Control: Sound Isolation | Compatibility: PC, Xbox

If you're fully committed to your racing games and looking to upgrade your setup significantly, it may be worth investing in a premium wireless headset like this ASTRO Gaming A50 that feature 15+ hours of battery life on a single charge.

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It comes with ASTRO Gaming's Audio V2 technology plus Dolby Audio which, ASTRO boasts, provides crisp highs, controlled mids, and distortion-free bass for crystal clear audio throughout the entire sound spectrum.

When it comes to online gameplay, the ASTRO Gaming A50's feature Command Centre Software, designed to enhance your control over your voice communication and audio settings, making them a solid option to consider for all aspects of GT7.

Best budget headset for Gran Turismo 7 - Turtle Beach Recon 500

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Brand: Turtle Beach | Style: Over-Ear | Noise Control: Sound Isolation | Compatibility: PC, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

From premium options to a budget alternative, this Turtle Beach Recon 500 should deliver excellent audio quality through its 60mm Eclipse dual drivers.

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Additionally, this headset comes with Turtle Beach's AccuTune Precision earcups which are injected with a wood composite that lends itself to enhanced acoustics for more realistic sound imaging.

Ultimately, if you're a more casual racer who perhaps only needs a headset for late-night sessions, then we feel this Turtle Beach Recon 500 is worthy of consideration.

Best earbud headset for Gran Turismo 7 - Razer Hammerhead Duo

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Brand: Razer | Style: In-Ear | Noise Control: Unspecified | Compatibility: PC, Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

We've previously featured the Razer Hammerhead Duo's in our list of the best headsets for Forza Horizon 5, but we feel they'd also do a solid job for GT7 as well.

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What we particularly like about these headphones is that they come with three different sized silicone earbuds to ensure a comfortable fit, especially if you prefer to wear earbuds instead of over-ear headphones during extended racing sessions.

Moreover, they come with an in-line mic for online communication and a 3.5mm jack to make them compatible with both PlayStation and PC so, no matter your console, the Razer Hammerhead Duo's have you covered.

Best lightweight headset for Gran Turismo 7 - Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED

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Brand: Logitech | Style: Over-Ear | Noise Control: Unspecified | Compatibility: PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

Back to Logitech now and the G435 LIGHTSPEED headset which, we think, should make for the ultimate headset to wear during longer GT7 sessions.

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This is due to its lightweight and comfortable design. In fact, the LIGHTSPEED has a total mass of just 165g, making it one of the lightest headsets on the market.

In terms of connectivity, you'll find it supports Bluetooth or Logitech's Lightspeed USB-A dongle that should offer a pretty much zero latency connection to your games console to help increase your immersion in the wheel-to-wheel action.

It's also worth pointing out the G435 LIGHTSPEED comes with 18-hour battery life as well, thus adding another reason why we think it's a top pick for longer GT7 sessions.

Latest gaming headset news

With headset technology constantly improving, we've decided to highlight some of the latest news surrounding them to keep you in the loop with the upcoming releases.

Turtle Beach launch Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX

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The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX is a new premium gaming headset that boasts an immersive audio experience with up to 40 hours of battery life, and memory foamed ear cushions for longer racing sessions.

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Moreover, the headset is said to offer a wide range of compatibility, working with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

If this sounds like the device for you, then you can pick up the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX from the Turtle Beach website right now.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When it comes to finding the right headset for GT7, you probably have a few questions. Don't worry though as we're here to answer some of the more common queries.

What should you look for from a headset for Gran Turismo 7?

There are a number of factors you'll need to consider, most notably that the headset you're planning on purchasing is compatible with the console you're going to be playing. This can typically be found in the product description.

You'll also want to look for something comfortable. If you find over-ear headphones to be too heavy, then you may be better off choosing a pair of earbuds like the Razer Hammerhead Duo's.

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Also, to get an idea of how good the sound quality will be, keep an eye out for the speaker size and type, for example, anything with 7.1 Surround Sound will likely deliver a truly immersive audio experience.

If you're going down the wireless route, make sure you double-check how long the batteries are meant to last as you'll probably want a device that can go for hours on a single charge.

How much should I spend on a headset for Gran Turismo 7?

As GT7 isn't so much about listening out for faint footsteps like in FPS games, a high-end headset may not be entirely necessary for improving your in-game performance.

With that in mind, if you're looking for a headset to use solely for racing games or you're just a casual racer, then it's probably more beneficial to pick a slightly cheaper option as you won't require the absolute best audio quality available.

However, if you're after something to hear all the sounds of your favourite titles in exceptional quality, then you may be more tempted by one of the more premium options out there.

What does noise cancelling do?

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Noise-cancelling headsets are designed to reduce unwanted background noise using active noise control, making it easier to listen to your surroundings and car on GT7.

This is also beneficial when talking to your mates online as you don't want your mic picking up unnecessary noise over your voice.

Are all headsets compatible with PlayStation consoles?

Unfortunately no, not all headsets are compatible with PlayStation consoles, therefore, you'll often find devices that have versions for PS4 or PS5 and a separate headset for Xbox consoles.

This is mostly down to different audio firmware, inputs, and capabilities between consoles; however, there are some that cross over, particularly devices with 3.5mm wired connections.

We'd advise checking each manufacturer's website to see if any given headset is compatible with the console in question.

What is PS5 3D audio?

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PS5 3D Audio is Sony's official implementation of virtual surround sound that adds an extra layer of immersion to games like GT7.

This can be especially handy in FPS games; however, we feel PS5 3D audio can also be useful for racing so you know where opposing vehicles are around you and your car.

The technology can be found on the official PS5 headset from Sony, the Pulse 3D Headset and most of the PS5 headsets we've listed.

Can you connect a Bluetooth headset to a PS5?

You can connect a Bluetooth headset to your PS5, but only if you have the appropriate USB dongle as the console doesn't support Bluetooth connectivity by itself.

That means any wireless earbuds or headsets like a pair of Apple AirPods are not compatible with the next-gen console.

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