Don’t make the mistake of overspending on the highest resolutions and frame rates while your competition takes full advantage of built-in audio immersion provided by a quality gaming headset. Most gaming monitors don’t come with built-in speakers, and enthusiasts are obligated to shell out cash for either a gaming headset or a pair of speakers. With so many options to choose from, deciding on a headset can be difficult. Luckily, XOTIC PC has the experience and know-how you need to make a sound investment. In this guide, we review some of the best gaming headsets available to provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of models you’ll certainly see on the market.
Choosing a headset is pretty personal, but the best headsets come with all the same bells and whistles as a pair of speakers. Enjoy privacy while immersing yourself in first-person shooters, multi-players, and pixelated paradises.
ASUS: This computer hardware and consumer electronics company might be leading the industry in motherboards and notebooks, but their headsets are beloved for immersive sound and audio sensation. Since its establishment, ASUS has aimed to place an emphasis on PC gaming. They founded the Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand in 2006 to deliver hardcore hardware to dedicated gamers. Their ROG headset selection includes wireless solutions for PC and console gaming. The ROG Strix Fusion 500 headset features RGB light synchronization, touch controls, and a breathable mesh fabric construction that’s less likely to leave you dripping with sweat. The ROG Centurion 7.1 set features Sonic Software compatibility, DHMI passthrough, audio profile and channel volume controls, as well as a unidirectional microphone.
Corsair: After more than 20 years of PC performance innovation, it’s no surprise that Corsair launched the gaming brand in 2014. The Corsair HS50 stereo gaming headset is perfect for budget gamers and can rival sets that cost twice as much. This set features a wired interface, 50mm neodymium drivers, on-ear volume and mute controls, multi-platform compatibility, and a detachable microphone. If you play PC games with a budget motherboard, you’ll want to invest in an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to make the most out of this headset. Looking for a wireless solution? Look no further than Corsair’s Void Pro RGB Wireless headset. This set delivers up to 40 feet of range, as well as Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound. With RGB controls, this headset can also synchronize lighting effects with other gaming peripherals through the Corsair Utility Engine.
HyperX: They may be the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, but HyperX collaborated with QPad to co-develop pro-gaming headsets starting in 2014. Escape the limits of cable connections and roam free with the Cloud Flight headset, which features gaming-grade wireless with long-lasting battery life, a detachable noise-cancellation microphone, and rotating ear cups with LED lighting effects. The Cloud Alpha headset features an aluminum frame with an expanded headband, a detachable braided cable with convenient in-line audio control, as well as dual chambers for more distinction and less distortion. Looking for a budget-friendly solution? The Cloud Stinger set comes with a noise-canceling microphone, 90-degree rotating ear cups, 50mm directional drivers, and intuitive volume control.
SteelSeries: With such a broad selection of gaming peripherals, it’s no surprise that SteelSeries headsets are a top choice for console, mobile, and PC gaming. The Arctis 7 headset features a 12m wireless range, a 24-hour battery life, a retractable microphone, and audio quality that’s sublime regardless of the application. The Siberia 840 headset provides the convenience of wireless or wired connectivity, with closed back earcups, surround sound, a retractable directional mic, and memory foam ear cushions. The Arctis 5 set is also wireless or wired, with a 15-hour battery life, built-in digital audio control, and a professional design.