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Best Gaming Headsets 2017

A decent gaming headset is a must-have component for an enjoyable gaming experience. A pair of good gaming headphones can play not only sounds but also immerse yourself into the game. 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound lets you hear sounds all around you. This may be essential if you’re serious about gaming or just seek the most realistic game feedback. Get yourself the best gaming headset for your budget with a crystal clear microphone, and we guarantee you will be able to experience games like never before.

Whether you need a gaming headset that’s connected through a 3.5mm headphone jack or USB, features surround sound or just stereo, wired or wireless gaming headset, we have picked the best possible choices that will improve the way you hear and feel in the game.

Find your gaming headset among our top picks.

The Best Gaming headset comparison table

 

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Before getting your gaming headset, you should know what gaming platform you are going to use. Some of the headsets support an only certain type of gaming platforms. However, most of them will work just fine with all consoles. Almost all gaming headsets work with PC. Usually, there are three ways to connect your gaming headphones to your PC

  1. via 3.5mm audio jack
  2. via USB
  3. Wirelessly

If you’re planning to use your headset with Xbox One you might have to get an additional Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter that connects to the bottom of the Xbox One wireless controller. This adapter allows you to use any headset with 3.5mm audio jack for your Xbox One. Some of the more expensive headsets comes with their own stereo adapter, so you don’t have to buy one. Another choice is just to use a wireless headset.

Unlike as with Xbox One where you have to get an additional adapter for a wired headset, PS4 DualShock controller has a built in adapter. This means you can just plug a 3.5mm audio jack into the bottom of your controller and you’re ready to go. No adapter required.

Gaming Headset Buying Guide Contents:

Top 3 Gaming Headset all-rounders

 

Simple, classy gaming headset with great build quality
Razer Kraken Pro V2 Analog Gaming HeadsetRazer Kraken Pro V2 Analog

This surely is the headset for those who appreciate simple, sturdy but yet classy design. Razer Kraken Pro V2 has a single purpose, and it excels at it. Comfort and durability are the key for this headset.
Razer Kraken V2 has large, well-padded ear cups, which rest on an aluminum frame. The headset itself is very lightweight, making it easy to carry around. Razer’s headset features a retractable microphone. No one of my friends/teammates complained about sound clarity when I was voice-chating while playing PS4. The headsets 4.3-foot cable gives you a plenty of space to plug in your 3.5mm jack without any worries of cable beeing too short.

Sadly to get 7.1 surround sound you must step up to Kraken 7.1 V2 which is a bit more expensive, however still stands in sub 100$ zone. It all depends on you whether you want to save few bucks or get 7.1 Surround sound. On the bottom line – although the microphone is great. It may lack a bit volume.

One of the best sounding headsets
HyperX Cloud II Gaming HeadsetHyper X Cloud II

HyperX Cloud II is loved a lot among gamers, and there is a reason for that. This sub 100$ headset has many features – 7.1 surround sound, noise cancelling microphone and is TeamSpeak certified. It’s also compatible with all gaming platforms – PC, PS4, and Xbox One, though you have to buy a Xbox One Stereo Adapter that’s not included in the package.

Sound quality is excellent. With 53mm drivers you can really hear high notes, the bass is decent, but we would like it a bit deeper. Frequency Response is 15 Hz – 25Khz which is quite a bit greater than standard 20Hz – 20kHz.

The design of HyperX Cloud II is undeniably stylish, the ear cups are connected by metal forks on either side and features HyperX logo. The microphone is detachable, and no complaints about its quality. Another thing we would like to mention is that these headphones are very very comfortable. You will be just fine doing 6+ hour gaming sessions.

Stylish allrounder with a great build quality
Steelseries Arctis SeriesSteelseries Arctis Series

Steelseries Arctis Series is one of the best gaming headset all-rounders you can find. They just have it all – design, build quality and proper audio. The best thing is you can find the best Arctis Series headset depending on your budget and needs as there are – Arctis 3, Arctis 5 and Arctis 7. Each version is a step up from previous. Arctis 3 is the most basic and cheapest headset of the series. It’s wired and features 7.1 surround sound, for connection 3.5mm audio jack is used. Arctis 5 is a little bit more improved Arctis 3, it features ChatMix and RGB Illumination for those who need that extra style. And at last Arctis 7 is wireless.

Comfort is up to its level too. Arctis Series features elastic headband that instantly conforms to your head. You can also adjust it with velcro straps, making this headset super comfortable. This headset is compatible with all gaming platforms and will also perform well if used for listening to music, it’s hard not to recommend this Steelseries as it’s just great in every aspect.

 

The Best Budget Gaming headsets

 

Superb audio quality, compatibility and price
HyperX Cloud StingerHyperX Cloud Stinger Headset

Can you want much more from a headset in this price range? The only thing that HyperX Cloud Stinger may lack is beeing wireless, and that’s it! Cloud Stinger is one of the most budget-friendly headsets on the market and one of the most decent as well.

Basically, you get a great sounding and very comfortable gaming headset with tons of features. Where is the catch? Well, with HyperX Cloud Stinger it’s build quality. It’s made entirely from cheap plastic, in hands it feels a bit flimsy. However, this headset is durable enough to survive regular use and won’t get you into problems. Sadly it won’t feel so great in your hands as other – more expensive headsets might.

Otherwise, this headset is a great buy. You get a pretty decent audio quality, of course, it’s not comperable with high-end headsets like Astro A50 or Steelseries Siberia 800, but it’s still good. Also, the microphone could be better – it tends to pick up background noise. However it still works great and offers a very clear sound for your friends and teammates.

Turtle Beach budget headset
Turtle Beach – Ear Force PX24