One of the reasons we play video games is to get immersed into the world of gaming. For me to get completely immersed you need a couple of things, a good story, awesome characters, beautiful graphics and last but not least, one of the most important, good music!
Having a crystal clear sound quality is a must, not only does it give you the sensation of really being in the virtual world, it can help you in many different ways. Let’s say you’re playing an online FPS game, with a good headset and sound quality, you could hear from which direction the enemies can come, it can give you the small advantage you need to win the game!
Another important point is the comfort, for me, this one is pretty important, I wear my headset for 10 hours a day, I use it for my work and gaming. Having a not comfortable headset on your ears for more than 10 hours a day will hurt you badly.
We have compiled a list of different categories of gaming headset, each headset has been personally handpicked for different reasons, the price, the build quality, the different gaming features, the comfort and the sound quality.
Here is our list of different gaming headset.
Before jumping into our compilation of best gaming headsets for different categories, we wanted to present to you a guide we wrote about how to choose the perfect gaming headset.
In this guide of how to choose the perfect gaming headset, we go over important features to look into when purchasing gaming headphones. The price, the sound quality, the customization, the microphone quality, and of course the comfortability.
Our goal was to help inform people before making a purchase, so they won’t regret their choices.
To view the full guide click on the title above.
Our first list, in here you will find the low tier gaming headset, these headsets are focused towards people who are on a budget. Do not worry even if these headsets don’t cost a fortune they will do a great job.
The headsets under this list are all wired ones, wireless ones cost a little bit more. All of them have a 3.5m stereo jack connection, you might find some with a USB connection, those connections are only for the led lights on the headset.
The comfort on these headsets are quite good for the price, one might think with the low prices comes a low comfort quality, well that is not true. The ear cups and head pad are quite comfortable some of they are made out of a soft fabric for maximum comfort for long gaming sessions.
If you’re like me and have a lot of different platforms, these headsets are perfect for you, why? Because they are compatible with a multitude of platforms such as PC, MAC, PS4, X-box and even for mobile.
Unfortunately, these headsets do not have a surround sound, which some people might not like, but overall these headsets offer a very good audio quality and microphone sound.
Here are our 5 best gaming headset under $50
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We are entering an interesting category here. The headsets found here are a little bit more expensive than our last category, but they offer a superior quality.
Unlike our last list, some of these headphones are wireless, we decided to pick some wireless options because it could be an advantage for some people like myself. When you have kids it’s pretty useful you can check on them without losing parts of the conversation.
Most of these have a very cool design, with memory foam ear cups and head pad for an amazing comfort, perfect for long gaming sessions.
Once again the majority of them are compatible on multiple platforms which is a great bonus. All of them have a good sound quality with noise canceling microphone which puts your voice in the spotlight.
This section has the same problem has last one, only 1 of theses headsets have the surround sounds, others don’t, but like I said above, not having it it’s a “real” problem.
Here are our 5 best gaming headset under $100
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Now it’s really getting interesting, some of these headsets are often used by pro gamers and streamers, why? Because they offer an amazing comfort and crystal clear sound quality.
Headphones in this category are getting expensive, I won’t lie to you, but they offer so many options and quality it’s worth investing in them.
Unlike the other 2 categories we have seen, in this one, most of the headset offer surround sound, which is great for gamers. Some of them are wireless as well.
Don’t even need to worry about the sound and microphone quality with these monsters, with their expansive soundstage and incredible sound quality you can’t go wrong with these.
Finally, a great option when you’re eating and don’t want to hit your food with the mic is the detachable/retractable microphone, it’s not a big feature but it’s a plus.
Here are our 5 best gaming headset under $150
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Our last category, the biggest one. In here you will find the high-end gaming headsets, that does not mean they are the best, but I can assure you they are pretty good.
Perfect for multiple platforms, some of them are wireless which some people prefer. Not all of our picks have 7.1 Surround sound, but they still offer a great sound quality.
A strong point in this category is the comfort, some of them offer a superior quality in terms of ear cups and head pads. The memory foam is perfect for really long gaming sessions.
You won’t have to worry when communicating with friends or teammates, these gaming headsets will do a wonderful job.
The only real problem in this section is the price, some people might find them expensive, but if your budget allows it these are a pretty good choice.
Here are our 5 best gaming headset under $200
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When it comes to gaming the sound is a pretty important factor, did you try to play video games without sound? It’s way less immersive.
Like any other computer gear, there are so many options it can become confusing when trying to find the right one for you.
We hope our different categories has helped you get a better idea of which gaming headset you need. If you think we missed a great pair of headset don’t hesitate to comment below.