Does PSVR 2 come with headphones?
The PSVR 2 includes three audio options for players to choose from when it comes to headphones
PSVR 2 includes everything you need right in the box aside from a PS5. PSVR 2 comes with controllers, it doesn’t need a camera to work on PS5, and if you want to know how to clean your PSVR 2, the retail box can double as a handy storage case to keep your headset in top condition.
But does PSVR 2 come with headphones? Yes, but they might not be to your liking. Unlike other headsets on the market like the Meta Quest 2, the PlayStation VR2 doesn’t have in-built speakers but thankfully a pair of earbuds are included. You also get some different-sized rubber tips that may fit your ears better.
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The earbuds can be neatly plugged into the headset’s 3.5mm headphone jack and even attach to the headset itself to make things more tidy. There’s no dangling wire to worry about here.
Despite feeling rather cheap, the free PSVR 2 earbuds do a decent job at delivering the PS5’s proprietary 3D audio, which is even more important if you want to fully immerse yourself in VR.
Not everyone likes wearing earbuds, though, and thankfully over-ear headphones can also be worn with PSVR 2, including some of the best PS5 headsets on the market like the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. Wired headphones will also work too, but be careful you don’t get tangled in the wire mid-game.
However, not every pair of over-ear headphones will fit, as you’ll need to wear them over the PSVR 2’s rather bulky headband. Be careful before you buy a new pair of headphones expecting them to fit snugly over your ears and the PSVR 2 headset, then, as some simply won’t work.
It’s worth pointing out that when you’ve got the PSVR 2 sitting on your head, a pair of headphones on top of that, and the PSVR 2 controllers wrapped around your wrists, it can feel a little suffocating wearing so many peripherals at once. That makes the included an earbuds appealing option and may be enough for most users.
It would have been nice if the PSVR 2 could also let you ditch headphones entirely like the Meta Quest 2 and HTC Vive XR Elite for a more open audio experience, but unfortunately, that’s not the case.
To put it simply, then, you have three audio options when it comes to PSVR 2: use the free earbuds that come included, use other headphones that can be plugged into the PSVR 2’s 3.5mm headphone jack, or use a wireless headset that can connect to PS5. Again, the main thing you need to keep in mind when using an alternative to the earbuds is whether your chosen pair will fit over the PSVR 2’s headband comfortably.
Last updated: August 21, 2023