Best Gaming Headsets at the Moment

Best Gaming Headsets at the Moment
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For any serious gaming setup, the choice of headset matters. The ideal gaming headset will feature some combination of high-end aesthetics and ability to deliver a spectacular gaming experience.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro 

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro has all the features you might want in a professional quality gaming headset. Its sound quality is the first area where it distinguishes itself. With 2.4G lossless audio, the Arctis Pro means you will be able to hear high definition game effects or soundtracks.

The frequency of the sound produced is in the range of 10-40000 Hz, with plenty of resonance to please audiophiles. Noise canceling technology is an integral part of this unit, allowing you to play games with little interference from the environment around you.

Besides the sound quality, the durability of the construction will please gamers. This headset is made from a tough alloy of aluminum and steel. This combination means it will last longer than cheap headsets made from plastic or other low integrity materials.

Razer Thresher Ultimate

If you want a high-end gaming headset, look no further than the Razer Thresher Ultimate. This headset works for the XBox and via PC wireless, or other gaming devices. To enhance comfort during long gaming sessions, the Razer Thresher packs noise-canceling ear cushions.

Besides comfort, this headset overdelivers on the sound experience. It has lag-free Dolby Digital surround sound. Quick control buttons offer immediate access to turn up or turn down the sound as required. A retractable microphone makes interacting with voice easy and convenient.  A battery with a  capacity to last for up to 16 hours makes it possible to go a long time without charging up the headset. This keeps charging to a fringe concern since you can game wirelessly most of the time.



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HyperX Cloud Stinger

This gaming headset is great for those on a lower budget who don’t want to compromise the gaming experience. Available for around $40, it nonetheless packs a powerful sound system. It operates in the frequency range of 18,000-23,000 HZ. The sound you get has a good mix of bass and medium range, with a fine upper range as well. You can use this headset on a wide range of gaming devices, including:

  • XBox
  • Wii U
  • PC
  • Mobile phones

The headset uses HyperX memory foam to make gaming for long hours more comfortable. The earpieces cover the ears well and fit comfortably even for those with large ears. You can use controls on the base of the earpiece to finetune the volume. This headset also features a microphone. To mute the microphone, all you have to do is swivel it slightly, and it will go silent

Astro Gaming A50

The Astro Gaming A50 boasts high definition Dolby 7.1 surround sound, delivered via noise isolation ear cups. Astro has made a name for itself by working directly with gamers to deliver the best sound experience, and this headset reflects that. The sound is delivered by 5.8GHz wireless technology. The earpieces fit precisely for maximum gaming comfort.

You can use the headset for voice interactivity with games or consoles using next-generation technology. In addition, using Astro software, you can adjust equalization levels to create your own optimal gaming sound profile.

To Consider Before Your Purchase

  • You can get in the game for a good gaming headset relatively cheap, for around $50.

  • For the high-end experience, such as the Razer Thresher Ultimate, you should plan a budget of $250 and up.
  • A premium headset may cost more initially, but it can more than pay off for the cost in durability and quality of the gaming experience. 

Our Notes

HyperX Cloud Stinger: Costs very little and has good sound capabilities, however, it might not last as long as premium headsets with heavy use.</p>
Astro Gaming A50: If you want an enhanced noise-canceling ability, you can buy the Astro Mod Kit, which is sold separately.

What Do They Say on Other Sites

On the SteelSeries Arctis Pro:

"The best-in-class gaming headset by virtually every factor" (Digital Trends)

"Not sure if I got a defective one or what. But not even two months into using them the connector just randomly broke off the headphones and stayed inside my PS4 controller" (Tanner Spendley - Amazon)


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