The Playstation is the world’s most ubiquitous games console, which means there are dozens of accessories promising to enhance your gaming experience. Below are the essentials for more absorbing gameplay.

Hear Better

High-quality technology and comfort, but without the high price tag. Amazon

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Games are so immersive and cinematic that losing subtle sound effects can mean the difference between life and death—or at least the difference between cursory entertainment and total captivation. That’s where a set of high-quality gaming headphones come in. Made from breathable mesh fabric, these options by Nubwo are comfortable enough to wear for hours on end, and come with in-line volume and mute controls so you can adjust the volume, or mute the sound, without interrupting your gaming. And, if you’re playing with others, the noise-cancelling microphone means no crackle or hiss when you’re discussing tactics.

The Best Experience

Entry-level virtual reality gaming at an affordable price. Amazon

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Conventional games are more immersive than ever, but many still don’t hold a candle to VR. The downside of VR gaming is that it can mean you need a super high-spec (and high-priced) PC, if you want something like the Oculus Rift, or Valve Index. Or you can buy a stand alone, all-in-one console like the Oculus Quest, but it’s not going to be cheap. Alternatively, you can go with PlayStation VR. This starter pack has everything you need to convert your PS4 or PS4 Pro into a VR console, with a headset, camera, and five virtual reality experiences to get you started.

Keep Playing

Compact power station for seamless gameplay. Amazon

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While you can connect four controllers—and have four game players—to the PS4 at any one time, if you’re using your control to charge them, you can only charge two of the wireless controllers at once. That’s where an external charging station comes in. This well-priced charger allows you to stack two controllers vertically, meaning a smaller footprint.