The Top 10 Gaming Headsets 2015
All gamers are generally looking for the same thing – total game immersion. To achieve this, you need a great headset with excellent sound quality. Read this list to find the best headset, whether you’re looking for surround sound, stereo sound, wired or wireless headsets, expensive, or low cost.
Our Top Gaming Headsets
Overall Rank: 2
Best Sound Quality
Overall Rank: 1
Best Overall Headset
Overall Rank: 4
Best Wireless Gaming Headset
We found the design of this Logitech to be quite comfortable and it doesn’t hurt that it looks cool too. The ear cups didn’t become uncomfortable after several hours of online gaming, and they swivel 90 degrees which we think made them more comfortable as time went on. And its sound quality really impressed us. Whether playing a first-shooter game, or in a multi-player setting, we found no problems hearing the smallest of noises, to other characters, and our online teammates – nothing was lost with this headset. Even this headset’s noise canceling boom mic worked surprisingly well and actually did.
If you’re looking for a PC compatible headset with surround sound and you have some extra money, check out this Razer Megalodon headset. If you’re looking for a PC compatible headset with surround sound and you’re on a budget, do not check out this headset. The biggest beef we have with this headset is that it costs so much, and there are way better headsets available that cost half the price. And the protruding microphone can easily be folded up when not in use, which also makes it great to use on other.
This is a neat looking headset that comes packaged really well, and unit specifications are listed easily on the packaging – but that’s doesn’t really give insight to the headsets overall ability, which is pretty solid. Design wise, the headset is okay. It seems sturdy enough and we liked that it stayed firmly on our head throughout testing, but if you’re sensitive to headphone pressure, then you might want something that offers a little more room as this can become uncomfortable after prolonged use. The only off putting part for us are the ear cups which are made out a velvet.
Looking for PC Gaming Headset that is compatible with Playstation 3 and XBox 360? Then look no further, and check out the Sharkoon X-Tatic gaming headset! The headband is cushioned and easily adjustable, and the ear cups fit nicely around our ears – even though the ear cup covers are made out of a material that was a little itchy for us, but at least they did not get very hot after several hours of testing. We also like the microphone, which is conveniently detachable so it can be removed when don’t need it.
Creative has a pretty decent track record with producing top-notch gaming headsets, and this HS-800 doesn’t disappoint too badly, but there is one flaw – the microphone. It seems great to the eye – it is detachable and claims to be noise-canceling, and is fairly flexible and stays in securely, but we had an issue with our audio staying consistent. Sometimes it would record normally, and the next time the audio would be muffled with background noise leaking into the recording. But when the mic worked, it worked great, but again we found it to be unreliable.
We think we’ve found the perfect gaming headset for those of you on a serious budget. For its low price it looks great and performs, well, averagely – but for a budget piece, you definitely want to check out the Turtle Beach Z11. Turtle Beach is pretty legit too, as they have been in the game since 1975 – for kids these days, that might as well be the same era as the Egyptian Pyramids. The first thing we noticed about this headset is its design quality. To the eye, it’s really sleek and we love that the headband is faux leather and the ear cups fit nicely on our ears as opposed to covering them.
The greatest thing about this headset is also the worst thing about this headset: its wireless capabilities. It sounds great in theory; you’re not tethered to your desk with a long adapter cord, and it has a forty foot range. But what happens when after seven days, five hours, and thirty seconds of playing whatever intense game you’re into, and your Internet connection craps out and so does the headset?… Face, palm. Okay, we take that back – the wireless capability is not the worst thing about this headset, in fact it’s awesome, but just understand that random disconnections.
If you’re looking for a high quality, multiple use headset but don’t want to spend a fortune, then check out this Yapster Universal Gaming Headset. A huge reason we like this headset, besides the fact that it looks cool and makes us feel like a USS Enterprise employee, is that you can use it with several different platforms and not strictly gaming – its also great for just watching movies, listening to music, or online chatting. The design is extremely comfortable because it is so lightweight, and the ear cups offer just the right amount of plush – and faux leather covering mean our ears stayed relatively cool after prolonged testing.
Overall an incredible choice for 7.1 sound and a super high quality mic, the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q 7 is an amazing choice and looks rad. There are four colors to choose from if you want to match your rig, but there is a lot more to these than their good looks. Check out the noise-cancelling mic for starters. It can be detached and used anywhere you want with its lit up mute indicator. Very cool. The components are made out of a mix of aluminum and other high end materials, not just plastic. Then there is the incredible sound quality.
Ultimate HD sound quality and ultimate comfort. That’s why you need the Sennheiser 363D if you are a serious gamer. Including a professional boom mounted mic and real 7.1 surround sound, this is more than a gaming device. It’s professional audio recording for your gaming videos and theatre sound for when you want to watch a movie. We found that you can wear this headset for hours without even noticing it’s on. The build quality is incredible, and even then there is a two year warranty. Although expensive, this is an investment and there is so much more to talk about.
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