The 13 Best Gaming Headsets For Xbox, PlayStation, PC And More – Forbes
Wearing one of the best gaming headsets can make a real difference to your gaming experience. Not only does it give you better quality sound for improved immersion in whatever game you’re playing, but a comfortable fit can let you game for longer, and a quality microphone can make all the difference when it comes to communicating with your team.
A SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset, taken on March 9, 2017. (Photo by Olly Curtis/PC Gamer … [+]
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Right now, we consider the SteelSeries Arctis the best gaming headset for most people, offering a great all-round audio experience with an affordable price and solid platform support. It has well-balanced audio, with a comfortable fit and it looks pretty good too. Sadly, it only works fully wirelessly on PC and PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. If you have other consoles and devices, you can upgrade to the excellent Steelseries Arctis Pro, or opt for one of the many other excellent gaming headsets recommended below.
Best Gaming Headset Overall
Super Comfortable And Gorgeous To Listen To
- Pros: Very comfortable, well-balanced sound, quality mic, great battery life
- Cons: Bass could be a bit better
- Compatibility: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5; Partially Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
SteelSeries has long been one of the top players in the gaming accessories world, and for good reason. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a well-balanced headset that offers a sleek design, extremely comfortable fit and wireless connectivity (only on PS4, PS5 and PC, cable required elsewhere) that should retain a good connection for the length of your gaming session. The headset has a hefty 24-hour battery life, too.
Many people swear by SteelSeries sound, which prefers turning down the bass to more easily invite other subtle sounds into your ear. Although a little flimsy feeling, the retractable microphone is also one of the best you’ll find.
Best Gaming Headset Under $100
Awesome Sound In An Affordable Package
- Pros: Excellent sound quality, a comfortable fit, attractive price tag, great virtual surround sound.
- Cons: Microphone quality is underwhelming.
- Compatibility: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switcho Switch, Mobile.
Razer’s BlackShark V2 gaming headset upgrades the original design in a number of important ways, making it one of the best gaming headsets you can buy today, and easily the best wired headset under $100. It packs powerful triforce titanium 50mm drivers in each earcup, allowing for individual tuning of the highs, mids and lows for better sound. It also has a super comfortable design with gel-cushioned earcups and virtual 7.1 surround sound for immersive movies and gaming.
That sound can be tuned through Razer’s cloud-based hardware configuration tool: Synapse 3. That lets you bring your configurations with you wherever you go, making this the perfect headset for someone who games on different systems in different locations — a LAN party lifesaver.
It’s also available in a variety of colors, so …….