For professional gamers, gaming headsets are a must. A good gaming headset will greatly improve your gaming experience and serve you the best. It will allow you to immerse yourself into the fantasy game world. But how to pick a good gaming headset? Hmmm... It doesn't seem to be simple. Here's a look at some of the best gaming headsets we've tested, hoping to help you decide what to buy.
HyperX Cloud II climbed the ranks of this list with its stylish look and unparalleled comfort. It’s a well-built, comfortable, excellent-sounding gaming headset that comes with an optional USB sound card. The detachable microphone and adjustable headband give you max control over your game. It works well with all of the major gaming platforms, including PC/Mac, mobile, PS4 and Xbox One (with an adaptor).
Its virtual 7.1-channel surround sound is just that: virtual. It uses audio processing to mix the left and right channels of the headset to produce a sense of surround sound. When connected to a PC, it's activated by pressing the 7.1-channel button on the USB cable. However, no amount of audio tricks can really get surround out of two drivers, and the effect is more an expanded dynamic range rather than any actual audio positioning. That doesn't mean the audio quality is bad. It's impressively loud, with a very sculpted sound that emphasized both high end and low end to really bring out the sounds of gunfire and explosions.
That being said, that mic isn't the top-quality one they're advertising. For the most part, it's a fairly standard microphone that still picks up on a bit of background chatter and white noise. If you want to have this exit through your stereo or soundbar, you'll have to grab the adapter, which isn't included. While that's a bit of a bummer, it's still a stellar set at a rockin’ price, giving you more green in your wallet, and a fully-immersive gaming experience.
The Corsair Void Pro RGB is a very good gaming headset offering impressive sound quality and a comfy feel. It’s the follow-up to Corsair’s Void RGB headset, which ups the audio and recording quality while bringing 7.1 surround sound and customizable RGB lighting, which is all the rage at the moment.
Corsair positions the Void Pro RGB as a premium headset (with a price tag to match), and its design certainly helps to create a premium impression, with a design that, will nicely understated, should still please gamers thanks to its RGB lighting.
The feel of the headset isn’t quite as premium, though, with a plastic design that lacks the robust feel of expensive headsets like the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless. However, it does mean the Corsair Void Pro RGB weighs less than some of its competitors, making it more comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions.
While the outside is plastic, it features metal pillars that make the Corsair Void Pro RGB feel like a durable headset that won't break easily, and padding on the ear-cups, and on the band that goes over the top of your head, help make this a very comfortable headset to wear.
Sound quality is the most important factor when it comes to headsets, and in this respect the Corsair Void Pro RGB doesn’t disappoint, especially considering its price and the fact that it’s a wireless headset aimed primarily at gamers. Gaming headsets will often concentrate on delivering skull-rattling low tones to make explosions and other action scenes feel more ‘impactful’, but the Corsair Void Pro RGB is pretty well balanced, with non-gaming media, such as music, coming through well.
Gaming-wise, the Corsair Void Pro RGB performed brilliantly, with punchy and vivid audio and a good use of virtual surround sound; a hectic gun battle in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was made far more immersive by the sounds of bullets flying past as we played. Volume can be controlled via a dial on the left headphone can, and the mic did a very good job of delivering speech both during gameplay and on video calls, while also keeping background noise to a minimum.
The best things in life are corded. Take your pick of five different colors, and take to the stream to kick some serious tail. SteelSeries Arctis Pro High Fidelity Gaming Headset comes crafted primarily of steel and aluminum alloy, giving you one of the sturdiest, drop-proof headsets you'll ever wear. If you're ready to cancel out background noise, and make the most of your fully-immersive gaming experience, you're about to hit the jackpot. While the price is a bit steeper than we would've liked to see, it's for good reason: the previous Arctis models (3, 5, and 7), don't come with multi-platform compatibility. For this price, you'd expect to be able to use it with just about anything.
DTS sound features only work for PC, which is just an enhanced sound experience, but even the "standard" way that this works is beyond excellent for all platforms. You do get a USB ChatMix dial, giving you full disposal of your chat and volume features at the tip of your fingers, as well as a 360 degree sound experience. One reason this headset couldn't be beat, is the advanced ClearCast microphone. If you're sick of sounding like static from a WWII era radio in live streams, or you just don't want to hear your mates telling you to fix your settings, you're about to be in your glory.
These are the best gaming headsets in 2019 we’ve tested. Everyone's preferences are different, so are their choices. Which one do you prefer? Welcome to share your opinions in the comment section below.