Gaming is an interesting pass-time enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Whether you are using a gaming console such as the PlayStation or Xbox, or a desktop or laptop computer, one of the most essential multimedia accessories that you should own to enjoy a scintillating gaming experience is a good gaming headset. Many good brands are available in the market. However, to ease the research process and help you make the best decision; here is a review of the top 10 best gaming headsets in 2017:
Table of Contents
- 10. Ear Force XLa Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach
- 9. Ear Force PX22 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach
- 8. Audio 478 Stereo USB Headset by Plantronics
- 7. Kraken Sound Over-Ear USB Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround by Razer
- 6. Fatal1ty Gaming Headset by Creative
- 5. GameCom 780 Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound by Plantronics
- 4. Yapster TM-YB100A Universal PC/Stereo Gaming Headset by TekNmotion
- 3. G430 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset by Logitech
- 2. Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset with Amplified Stereo Sound by Turtle Beach
- 1. G930 Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound by Logitech
10. Ear Force XLa Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach
The Ear Force XLa gaming headset by Turtle Beach is a regular in many top 10 best gaming headsets in 2014 reviews, for many reasons: First, if you own an Xbox and spend tens of hours in front of a screen every weekend while enjoying your favourite game(s), this ergonomically designed headset is compact and very comfortable. Its speakers are also powerful and encased in well-padded noise-isolating cushions, for an immersive gaming experience. With it, you will be able to enjoy a heart-throbbing multiplayer campaign, while limiting distractions. To boost the realism and depth of gaming audio, Turtle Beach has added a responsive Bass Boost system and independent volume controls on this gaming headset. You will be able to chat and enjoy the realism of gunfire and or explosions, while playing your favourite game(s). Finally, the Ear Force XLa is USB powered and has a responsive microphone monitor that filters background noise and tracks your voice when chatting or cheering.
9. Ear Force PX22 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset by Turtle Beach
For those who are looking for a premium and versatile gaming headset, the Ear Force PX22 by turtle Beach is a serious contender. It is compatible with many gaming platforms such as the Sony PSP, Windows computers, PlayStation, and Xbox 360. In terms of productivity, the Ear Force PX22 does not disappoint. Its premium 50mm speakers coupled with an advanced in-line amplifier produces dynamic sound during gameplay, independent of the gaming platform that you are using. Unlike many popular designs made of leather, the padded headband and noise-isolating cushions of this headset’s speakers are made of a durable, comfortable, and breathable mesh material. You will enjoy hours of gameplay comfortably, if you buy this one-of-a-kind USB-powered headset.
8. Audio 478 Stereo USB Headset by Plantronics
Over the years, Plantronics has earned the reputation of manufacturing some of the best multimedia accessories in the market. Its Audio 478 stereo USB headset, for instance, is one such creation. If you buy this headset for gaming purposes, you will like its premium quality sound and unique foldable design, which makes it easy to use and store. It also has a noise-cancelling microphone that is effective when chatting, and an integrated Digital Signal Processing Technology that helps to kill echo, when you are gaming in a small room. To heighten your chances of having a positive experience while using this one-of-a-kind headset, Plantronics offers 30 days free tech support, for each Audio 478 bought.
7. Kraken Sound Over-Ear USB Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround by Razer
An interesting feature that set the Kraken Over-Ear USB gaming headset by Razer apart from its competition is its integrated 7.1 surround system. This advanced sound engine helps to generate dynamic sound, for extended gaming sessions. Apart from its surround system, this headset has an enhanced digital microphone that is helpful if you chat often during gameplay. Its boom design is responsive and can retract into the left ear cap after use. This minimizes the risk of damage. It also makes it easy to transport, especially when space is a limitation. Finally, this headset’s headband and speakers have plush leatherette padding that are comfortable, and do not tear or degrade easily.
6. Fatal1ty Gaming Headset by Creative
As per our review, the Fata1ty gaming headset by creative is the sixth best design in 2014 for the following reasons: First, its two 40mm Neodymium magnet powered drivers generate premium and realistic sound. Whether you like a quieter listening experience or want to enjoy the sound of all explosions or bullets that spray during gameplay, the Fatal1ty will never disappoint you. For chatting and communication purposes, Creative has added an extendable boom-style digital microphone that has noise-cancelling properties. You will never be distracted or miss a command, just because you are playing in a noisy room or environment. Finally, this Energy Star Certified headset is portable; has an adjustable headband for maximum comfort; and one-year warranty.
5. GameCom 780 Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound by Plantronics
Key attributes that have earned the GameCom gaming headset by Plantronics the number five spot on our review are: 1) Responsive 7.1 surround sound. If having crisp and high quality sound is of primary concern when playing your favourite games, this headset has Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Headphone technologies that transform standard audio from Windows-based computers into surround sound. 2) The immersive 40mm speakers on the GameCom 780 are powerful. They are encased in comfortable padded cushions and have in-built seam joints for easy usage and storage. 3) The headset connects to gaming platforms via a responsive USB adapter. It also has a durable digital microphone that cancels background noise for a crisp and clear listening experience during gameplay.
4. Yapster TM-YB100A Universal PC/Stereo Gaming Headset by TekNmotion
For PC gaming enthusiasts, the universal Yapster Tm-YB100A model by TekNmotion is among the best headsets in the market. Its 3.5mm connector is compatible with many gaming platforms, while its characteristic boom-style microphone, in-line controls, and responsive mute button make it easy to use. The quality stereo sound that it generates is also unmatched. Finally, even though the Yapster TM-YB100A connects to gaming platforms via a 2.2-meter cable, you get quality for their money.
3. G430 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset by Logitech
Logitech’s G430 gaming headset with 7.1 Dolby surround system ranks third on our list. It is light and comfortable. It also generates high quality sound for a full 360-degree listening experience, whether you are playing computer, PlayStation or Xbox games. This headset’s sound controls such as the volume and mute switches are located on its cable, while its retractable boom-style microphone is located on the left earpiece. The microphone is sensitive. It also has an integrated noise-cancelling technology that filters background noise and clears echo when in use.
2. Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset with Amplified Stereo Sound by Turtle Beach
By far, the Ear Force X12 with amplified stereo sound by Turtle Beach is among the best-selling gaming headsets in 2014. Its powerful speakers, Variable Bass Boost technology, and Amplified Audio system improve the depth and realism of sound during gameplay. On the other hand, its in-line amplifier eases access to audio controls, while its well-designed digital microphone filters noise and echo, for a quieter and immersive chatting experience. The X12 connects to gaming platforms via USB.
1. G930 Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound by Logitech
As per our review, the best gaming headset in 2020 is the G930 wireless gaming headset by Logitech. Like many headsets in Logitech’s franchise, its advanced Dolby technology with 7.1 surround improves audio, for an enthralling gaming experience. It also has programmable G-keys, a noise-cancelling microphone, and a gaming-grade wireless technology that is responsive up to 40 feet.
Many gaming-grade headsets are available in the market. However, instead of buying the cheapest or the first headset you come across, consider buying one of the foregoing top 10 brands, for best results.