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Best Headset For Gran Turismo 7


Gran Turismo 7 in-game image of a blue Subaru, silver Mitsubishi, and a red super car inside an arena.
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If you're looking for the best headset for Gran Turismo 7, you've come to the right place. With the game one of the best in the franchise's history, finding a top-of-the-line device to match can help you take your immersion in all the racing action to the next level. Fortunately, we've compiled a list of our top picks based on specs, price, and reviews to help you find the perfect headset for you.

What features should you be looking for? We'd recommend something that can deliver 360-degree audio to bring the racing action after the 1.41 update to life, and to help you become more aware of your surroundings to minimise the risk of causing a racing incident.

We'd also advise picking up a headset that's going to be comfortable to wear. A good amount of padding and a lightweight build are must-have qualities for a more enjoyable audio experience during longer racing sessions.

With these features in mind, if you're searching for a standout PlayStation headset, like the SteelSeries Arctis Pro, to something a little cheaper, like the Turtle Beach Recon 500, we've got everything you need right here.

Don't worry if you have any questions along the way either because we've answered some of the most frequently asked queries to help you come to an informed decision. So, without further delay, let's get into it...

Best headset for Gran Turismo 7

  1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro
  2. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
  3. ASTRO Gaming A50
  4. Turtle Beach Recon 500
  5. Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED
SteelSeries Arctis Pro product image of a black over-ear headset with a red light around the left earcup.
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1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro

Best PlayStation headset for Gran Turismo 7

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

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

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

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro product image of an all-black over-ear headset featuring a mic that extends around the front.
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2. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

Best PC headset for Gran Turismo 7

Style: Over-Ear
Noise Control: Advanced Passive Noise Isolation
Compatibility: PC, PlayStation, Android & iOS

In our opinion, the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro nails it as one of the sickest headsets out there for racing, particularly on PC. Why? Well, let's break it down.

First off, Razer has put a major emphasis on positional audio, so you can keep tabs on your surroundings like a pro while tearing up the track. And when it comes to communication, its crystal clear mic is excellent at transmitting only your voice rather than background noise.

What's more, this headset sports some serious firepower with its 50mm titanium drivers and Razer's excellent triforce technology. As a combination, the device can deliver exceptional highs, crispy mids, and deep bass. Plus, the headset incorporates titanium-coated diaphragms, which contribute to improving in-game clarity. And trust me, you won't be bothered by any outside noise thanks to the Advanced Passive Noise Isolation and its closed earcups.

So, if you're on the hunt for a gaming headset that'll transport you straight into the heat of a race, the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro is an absolute no-brainer.

ASTRO Gaming A50 product image of a black over-ear headset with an adjustable mic sat on a black stand.
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3. ASTRO Gaming A50

Best premium headset for Gran Turismo 7

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 features 15+ hours of battery life on a single charge.

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 features 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.

Turtle Beach Recon 500 product image of an over-ear, black, wired headset with a mic that extends around the front.
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4. Turtle Beach Recon 500

Best budget headset for Gran Turismo 7

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

From a premium option to a more budget-friendly alternative, the Turtle Beach Recon 500 promises to deliver exceptional sound quality with its advanced 60mm Eclipse dual drivers.

Additionally, you get Turtle Beach's AccuTune Precision earcups, thoughtfully crafted with a wood composite infusion. This innovation is designed to improve acoustics, resulting in more lifelike sound imaging for an immersive experience.

In short then, if you're a casual gamer who enjoys late-night sessions, the Turtle Beach Recon 500 is a headset worth considering for its impressive audio performance.

Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED product image of a black over-ear headset with yellow wires between the earcups, the headset next to a USB.
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5. Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED

Best lightweight headset for Gran Turismo 7

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

Turning our attention back to Logitech, we have the G435 LIGHTSPEED headset, a prime choice for extended GT7 gaming sessions. Its lightweight and comfortable design set it apart, weighing a mere 165g, making it one of the lightest headsets available.

In terms of connectivity, the G435 LIGHTSPEED offers both Bluetooth and Logitech's Lightspeed USB-A dongle, providing a virtually latency-free connection to your gaming console, ensuring maximum immersion in every wheel-to-wheel race.

Furthermore, the G435 LIGHTSPEED boasts an impressive 18-hour battery life, enhancing its appeal for those extended GT7 sessions.

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 in 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.

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 cancellation do?

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.

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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