There are pretty much only upsides to having a good gaming headset. Whether you want to hear the audio quality of your games more meticulously because your TV speakers leave something to be desired, or you’re just trying to avoid disturbing whoever else is living with you, it won’t be too difficult to find a situation where a nice headset exponentially improves your gaming experience.
But what are the best gaming headsets? Like with most pieces of gaming hardware, the amount of choices offered to consumers when it comes it buying one cannot be overstated. With tons of brands making dozens of headsets of their own that land all over the price spectrum, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, and even discouraged from getting one at all. Read more…
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BEST FOR WIRELESS USE
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Headset
Packed with premium features and boasting 2.4G lossless audio, the SteelSeries is a top-of-the-line wireless gaming headset, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one.
BEST FOR CUSTOM AUDIO MODES
PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset
The PlayStation Platinum headset is a totally competent wireless device, but brings two things to the table that others don’t: custom audio modes and 3D audio support.
MOST COMFORTABLE HEADSET
Razer Nari Ultimate Headset
Although some say the sound quality could be better, the Razer Nari Ultimate headset reigns supreme when it comes to long-lasting comfort.
BEST WIRED HEADSET
Logitech G Pro X Headset
If you prefer wired headsets over wireless, go with the Logitech G Pro X — it has a great suite of features, including a Blue Voice microphone and EQ profiles, and is built exceptionally well.
BEST BATTERY LIFE
Sennheiser GSP 370 Headset
Long gaming sessions need long battery life, and the Sennheiser GSP 370 has exactly that (as well as other great features that make it a worthy purchase).
BEST BUDGET PICK
HyperX Cloud Stinger
Exceeds expectations for being a budget device, with enhanced comfort, intuitive audio controls, and a convenient mic setup.
BEST FOR NOISE-CANCELATION
Turtle Beach Stealth 700
Immersion and active noise-cancelation are the names of the game with the Turtle Beach Stealth 700s, and it masters those things exceedingly well.