The 15 Best Gaming Headsets for Every Budget and Every Need

By 04.25.17

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A good gaming headset is crucial if you want to have a truly immersive gaming experience. You don’t want to end up with a bunch of crackly distorted noise that leaves you shouting “What?” at your bros over and over again like a deranged Stone Cold Steve Austin.

But picking out the best gaming headset can be hard. I mean, they all promise the same things, they all look pretty much the same, and god forbid you buy one that’s not even compatible with your system. But that’s what I’m here for, to make it easier for you, my dear bros, to find the best gaming headset that’s right for you.

The following gaming headsets run the gamut from bargain to premium, from console to PC to phone and everything in between. In short, if you want a gaming headset, one of these will be perfect for you.

HyperX Cloud Stinger

Lightweight, with memory foam ear cups, the Cloud Stinger is a headset you can wear for hours without feeling like you were put in a headlock by The Rock. And it works with PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and your PC, so compatibility shouldn’t be an issue. It’s listed as a “best seller” by Amazon for a reason.

Price: $49.99
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SteelSeries Arctis 5

The Arctis 5 is designed to contour to your head for comfort, and the 7.1 Surround Sound promises a crystal-clear 3D audio experience. It’s compatible with PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Android and, intriguingly, Virtual Reality.

Price: $99.26
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LOGITECH G430 DTS

This headset gives you a 360-degree experience, offering surround sound that allows you to hear the things that you might not be able to see – important if you’re playing, say, Call of Duty. It’s compatible with PS4 and Windows PCs, and that level of specialization can be nice because you know that it’s made just for your system.

Price: $44.00
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Sades SA-708 Zombie Version

This headset has EMI/RFI Shielding, which means that your headset won’t be screwed up by electromagnetic or radio interference. But really, the allure of this headset is that it is probably the best bargain headset out there. It’s only $14.99 right now, and even though it’s PC only, you’re not gonna beat that price anywhere.

Price: $14.99
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ENVEL G2000

At only $21.99, the ENVEL G2000 comes close to that Sades. But what sets it apart as a budget headset is that it comes with an audio adapter which allows you to turn this PC headset into an all-purpose headset.

Price: $21.99
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Turtle Beach – Stealth 420X

This headset promises “superhuman hearing,” and is 100% wireless, which means that you don’t have to deal with any adapters. Designed to work with the Xbox One, this headset has a distinct purpose, which means that you’re getting quality that most all-purpose headphones just can’t deliver.

Price: $111.53
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HyperX KHX-H3CLW

Designed for comfort, this headset made in Sweden also claims to be “recommended by the world’s most elite gaming organizations”, so, you know, there’s that. It’s compatible with just about every platform, including VR, and it comes with a two-year warranty.

Price: $75.99
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collee 3.5mm Gaming Headset

Another budget PC gaming headset, this offering by collee has a unique feature: the headset is fitted with LED lights that accentuate the gaming experience. There are no drivers here to install either, which is always a plus.

Price: $19.99
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Sennheiser GAME ONE

This is a premium gaming headset for hardcore gamers. Sennheiser designs their headsets for extreme clarity using original transducer technology. As a PC gaming headset only, it is specifically made for Windows so you don’t have to worry about it screwing up your computer. This is a top of the line headset, but if for some reason it craps out on you, it comes with a two-year warranty. At $158 it’s certainly expensive, but it’s expensive for a reason, and it’s actually almost $100 off its list price.

Price: $158.00
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BENGOO Gaming Headset

This headset is interesting because it’s designed for the PS4, but it also can be used for your PC, tablet, smartphone or anything else that isn’t a console. Plus, it’s got that camo design for when you need to really immerse yourself in that battlefield experience.

Price: $25.99
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Upgraded Etekcity Gaming Headset

Etekcity really, really wants you to know that they worked overtime to bring you the best possible sound, including enhanced bass vibration speakers, along with noise isolation technology that allows you to isolate environmental noise. Basically, Etekcity understands that since it’s, you know, a headset, that what you hear is what matters. A PC gaming headset, it’s also compatible with MACs, which often goes overlooked.

Price: $39.99
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Maeffort Stereo PC Gaming Headset

This PC gaming headset is among the highest rated on Amazon, and what makes it unique is it’s seven different-colored lights, all of which are meant to enhance the gaming experience. A good, solid, budget headset that you can have some fun with.

Price: $28.99
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HyperX Cloud II

This headset has everything you’d expect from a kickass gaming headset, but what really sets it apart is that it promises compatibility with the Nintendo Switch, which makes it the only gaming headset on Amazon that currently claims that. At least explicitly. It’s also compatible with both PCs and the major consoles.

Price: $99.99
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Beexcellent GM-2

All gaming headsets claim to be the best quality, but sometimes the best way to know for sure what you’re getting is to look at the user ratings, and the Beexcellent GM-2 is tied for the highest rated gaming headset on Amazon. It’s also compatible with virtually every system out there. That makes it a bargain headset in more ways than one.

Price: $26.99
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SADES 938 Gaming Headset

Remember when I just said that the Beexcellent was tied for the best rating on Amazon? Well, this is what it’s tied with. The difference between the two – they’re both compatible with multiple systems – is that the SADES 938 is a $200 headset. You ready for the real difference? It’s currently on sale for $49.99.

Price: $49.99
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