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The best PS4 gaming setup for the best experience

The PS4 setup that we discuss here is aimed at gamers who only want one thing: to enjoy all the audiovisual splendor that the newest PS4 games have to offer as much as possible.‮‭

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 console with controller.

To get the most out of your favorite PS4 games, the choice here is not a choice at all. In this case, you'll want the larger version of the console, which takes the lead because of its larger graphic muscles: the PS4 Pro. A PlayStation 4 for the best experience meets the following requirements:

  • 4K (in-game) image resolution
  • PlayStation 4 Pro

Gaming headset

Woman with gaming headset.

Besides image quality, sound also plays an important role in providing the best gaming experience. The sound and music enhance the exact atmosphere and emotion that the scenes in your games want to convey. In addition, good directional sound gives you a nice advantage in (online) gameplay, because you can then hear, for example, where opponents are located. A good PlayStation 4 headset has the following features:

  • Surround sound

Internal hard drive

PlayStation 4 console with internal hard drive.

Modern games look fantastic, but in most cases this comes with considerable loading times. Fortunately, this can easily be improved with the PS4 Pro. You can switch the built-in hard drive of your PS4 relatively easily with an SSD or a hybrid drive (SSHD). This gives you more storage capacity and/or shorter loading times.

Television

Fortnite on PlayStation 4 and television.

The last choice is perhaps one of the most important ones and just as essential as the PS4 itself. Whether you play fast games like Call of Duty or slower games like Red Dead Redemption 2, a low input lag prevents screen lag. A high resolution provides more detail. Optimal enjoyment of any graphic feat has at least a number of requirements:

  • 4K resolution
  • HDR support
  • Up to 50ms response time

Monitor

F1 2019 on PlayStation 4 and gaming monitor.

Both monitors and TVs have their own pros and cons, but it mostly comes down to a battle between higher image quality or lower input lag. The best experience here depends on your usage situation and personal preference. A monitor has a lower input lag than a television. That way you can respond to your opponents more quickly. Choose one with the following characteristics for a good experience:

  • At least 27-inch screen size
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1ms response time (superfast)
  • 4K resolution
Jan
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