There are a few things to consider when choosing a gaming headset. Price and sound quality, of course those are the biggest factors we weighed when picking our favorites for this list. The best gaming headset can make all the difference in your gaming experience. It can be the deciding factor in crucial life-or-death moments in multiplayer or competitive shooters and make you far more comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. Best Gaming Headphones
HyperX Cloud II Wireless
This closed-back design’s stereo soundscape is punchier in the low end than we’d usually go for. Still, the extra bass doesn’t interfere with overall clarity—and frankly, in games and music environments, it sounds great. Bearing the fruits of HyperX Cloud’s long legacy of excellence, the Cloud IIs presents excellent sound and build quality with the essential features done well and no feature-flab inflating the price. Elsewhere it’s the usual impressive build quality, generous padding, clear mic, and high comfort levels over longer play sessions that the Cloud II design has always offered.
Astro A03 In-ear Monitors
The Astro A03 is a stylish pair of in-ear monitors that not only sound good but also cost only $50. A great alternative for folks who find the typical gaming headset too heavy and uncomfortable for long stretches of time. If you’re like most people, your only experience with in-ear headphones is frantically looking for the pair that came with your smartphone inside some junk drawer in an awful tangled mess when the battery on your wireless headset dies. We’ve all been there.
Razer Kraken X
The Kraken X is a budget-friendly option that excels on PC for one simple reason virtual 7.1 surround sound. There are niggles to dampen the party, of course (a non-detachable mic being chief among them), but you can’t complain when you’re getting excellent 7.1 sound for such a low cost.