Top Ten Gaming Headsets 2014

There are a lot of gaming headsets available, so we’re going for the scientific approach – we’re going to count down the top ten headsets, ranked by sales on Amazon.

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Here is a countdown of the top gaming headsets available …. #1 is the most popular!

10. Turtle Beach TBS-2214 Ear Force Z6A Gaming Headset with Multi Speaker 5.1 Surround Sound

The Turtle Beach gaming headset comes packed with eight amplified speakers, including dual sub-woofers enhance your gaming experience. That plus the accuracy of multi-speaker 5.1 surround sound, and acoustically angled speaker deliver more realistic directional audio perception – allowing you to hear sounds from every direction. Users can also monitor the microphone quality by hearing your voice through the headset itself – no shouting required here.

Since this headset is USB powered, attaching and detaching the set from the computer with ease. This means it also takes away the hassle of AC adapters and battery accessories. The Turtle Beach is also Xbox 360 compatible and comes with a one-year warranty. Let it be stated that many users have found this headset to work great, but not to be durable – meaning you might be using the one-year warranty several times, as it seems to have been poorly built.

9. Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset (Black)

Meet the most advanced audio headset of its kind – the Razer Megalodon. Featuring 7.1 surround sound incorporated with Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine, this headset is quickly becoming a favorite among gamers. The Razer also puts the user in control with its independent control over the center, front, side and rear speakers. It also is accompanied with a control wheel, allowing easy sound adjustments to meet your needs. And with its amplifying and noise filtering microphone, you’re guaranteed great quality, and clear sounding audio.

This USB cabled headset is also designed for maximum comfort with its soft padded felt ear cups. And since the wiring is protected by cloth braiding, the cable is less likely to tangle. But since this headset features 7.1 surround sound, expect it to use a lot of USB bandwidth that can cause driver issues.

8. Plantronics GameCom 380 Stereo PC Gaming Headset

Get the most out of your gaming experience with the Platronics GameCom headset. Released in 2012, its padded headband and ear cushions you can stay comfortable during extended gaming sessions. Equipped with 40-millimeter speakers and a noise cancelling microphone, you can expect clear communication and high quality audio. And with on-ear controls you can easily and quickly make volume adjustments and control the microphone mute switch.

Backed with a one-year limited warranty, the speakers conveniently swivel and lie flat for easy storage and stowage. Keep in mind that this headset is not USB connected, so if your PC does not have audio jacks, a converter will be necessary before use.

7. Sharkoon X-Tatic SP Gaming Headset

Experience the sound advantage on the Sharkoon headset designed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but also is compatible on PC. Users can tweak sound levels using the in-line volume controller while communicating with friends and other gamers, as it supports Xbox LIVE and PlayStation 3′s chat function via USB.

It has two high quality 40 millimeter speakers that deliver insane realistic sound, and the microphone’s built in amplifier makes certain you are heard loud and clear. The microphone also snaps in and out for easy storage. With Sharkoon, you’ll truly feel like you’re in the middle of the action.

6. Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Developed with world-famous gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel’s input, this Creative HS-800 headset delivers active in-game audio and a noise-cancelling boom microphone for the best communications.

With its lightweight body,adjustable headband and detachable, flexible microphone, users are guaranteed extended comfort for intense gaming sessions. The microphone cord itself features in-line control giving you the power to adjust sound levels, or mute the mic fast and hassle free. This Creative headset is also backed by a one-year warranty, which many users seem to be using on numerous occasions as the durability of this headset might be questionable.

5. Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Gaming Headset

The headset designed for optimum audio performance is here. This Turtle Beach headset has 500 millimeter, acoustically angled speakers that deliver crisp, realitic directional audio. Its microphone is high-sensitive and flexible for maximum comfort and strong communication. The microphone cord itself has in-line volume controls to give users quick access to the mic mute controls and volume adjustments.

The Turtle Beach also comes with a 3.5 millimeter, 4-pole connector and PC adapter cable that easily connects to most PC and Mac computers, as well as mobile devices and tablets.

4. Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound

Gamers won’t find themselves tied down with the USB adapter, Logitech Wireless headset with a lag-free performance range up to 40 feet. With a 7.1 surround sound powered by advanced Dolby technology, this headset delivers detailed positional audio for the best sound. Cool in concept, just keep in mind that users seem to warn about the headsets ability to maintain a strong wireless connection, or lack thereof. Reports of the wireless going in and out seem to be more common than not.

Compatible with Window’s-based PCs, users can also find convenience in the headset’s three programmable G-keys. Customize these on-ear keys for one-touch commands with audio input and microphone communication. And its noise-cancelling boom mic reduces background noise, and it auto mutes when rotated up.

3. Universal PC/Stereo Gaming Headset – Yapster TM-YB100A – Black

This Yapster headset is not only a popular favorite, but it also is selling for an incredible low price. It features an over-the-ear designed headset with a padded headband to provide extended comfort for gaming enjoyment. Its boom mic swivels up and down with ease to communicate on the fly, and it also has in-line volume control, making it fast and simple to adjust volume levels and use the mic mute control.

Whether you’re gaming, making online telephone calls, watching videos or listening to music; Yapster is built with two universally standard 3.5 millimeter mini jacks. If your PC does not support this certain hook up, a USB adapter will come in handy.

2. Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound

Meet one of the most top selling Xbox 360 compatible headsets available today – the Ear Force gaming headset. With Ear Force, you get superior quality with its amplified audio that enhances game sounds for a more realistic experience. Its variable bass boost adds even more depth and authenticity to gaming audio. The microphone features deep cushioned ear cups and light weight body for maximum comfort, and has a monitor allowing you to hear what you’re saying. Its sensitive microphone picks up the tiniest sounds, so Ear Force has a convenient in-line volume control dial and microphone mute switch.

It also has a twelve foot cable, is USB powered, and is compatible with Xbox 360, PC and Mac.

1. Plantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset

If you’re serious about gaming, then you’re serious about sound; and the Plantronics GameCon Headset takes the cake.

Find yourself immersed in sound with 7.1 surround sound and 40 millimeter speakers that provide the ultimate audio experience with deep bass. The noise-canceling microphone gets rid of background noise for clear communication, and has easy to reach on ear volume and mute buttons – letting you adjust sound levels with minimal hassle and maximum ease.

Its superhero-strength cords are long lasting for tangle free durability; and the ultra cushion headband and ear cups mean continual comfort for extended gaming sessions. The GameCon headset is backed by a one-year limited warranty and is also USB connected and Windows system compatible. And its built-in spin-joints allow the speakers to lay flat for easy storage.

Elizabeth Maartens
Posted by: Elizabeth Maartens