Games are becoming more social and more competitive with each generation. With the rise of battle royale games and the importance of discord communities in gaming, a good headset is a must for the modern gamer. The trick is finding one with all of the features you want while maintaining good audio and having a decent mic. We have all experienced players that make us immediately reach for the mute button. Music blaring in the background, overwhelming white noise, or mic output that sounds like they are trying to talk to you from the moon.
Having a decent gaming headset could fix these problems for these players, or allow you to mitigate them when you end up with these players on your team. Here is a list of the best gaming headsets currently available. All of these headsets feature good mics as well as excellent audio quality.
HyperX headsets are well known for their lightweight quality and comfort. The Cloud Stinger Core headset is easy to forget about even after several hours of play thanks to its lightweight and well-padded headset. There are several different versions of this headset you can pick which one has the features you want without having to pay for all the features you don’t need. The headset can feature immersive 7.1 surround sound provided by NGENUITY software. It also has a noise-canceling microphone to cut out ambient sounds, but it won’t cut out whatever YouTube video you may have going in the background to assail your team’s voice chat. There are both wired and wireless options that feature a great lag-free connection. The series also features a flexible mic that will automatically mute and unmute as it swivels into position.
The Razer Nari is a feature-rich successor to the company’s popular ManO’War headset. It is a high-quality headset designed to deliver immersive audio with maximum comfort and features THX Spatial Audio, which provides an immersive and realistic 360 degree sound experience. The large ear cups have thick cushions infused with a cooling gel that makes the headset a lot more comfortable to use over long periods. The ultimate version of the headset has a flexible retractable mic that slides neatly into the left earcup and glows red when the mic is muted. The headset also features buttons and wheels to control in-game sound, chat sound, and your mic volume independently with the option to mute the mic altogether. The Nari headset can be wired and wirelessly without any lag and compatible with Razer Chroma.
SteelSeries Arctis series of headsets is one of the most popular on the market for both Hardcore gamers and esports professionals. The headset features a lightweight frame made from steel and aluminum that is meant to last. The pro version makes use of neodymium magnets and unique speaker drivers supported by DTS Headphone:X to create a high-resolution surround sound experience. The headsets can be used both wired and wirelessly with no lag. They make use of a retractable and flexible ClearCast mic certified by Discord to deliver clear mic quality. The headset also features a mixing dial to control the mix between in-game sound and chat volume so you can balance the two in any way you like.
Logitech acquired Blue Microphones back in 2018, and the company is capitalizing on it. The Pro X makes use of a Blue Vo!ce To give you the same mic quality that Blue has become so popular for. The headphones use DTS Headphone:X v2.0 to provide immersive object-based surround sound. The earcups of this headset have memory foam padding for comfort, and the frame is made from steel and aluminum, making it harder to break during a rage quit tantrum. Blue Vo!ce gives access to several filters via Logitech’s G HUB software that increases clarity, reduces white noise, and provides studio-quality in-game voice communication. The headset has a set of EQ profiles that can be tuned via G HUB to create a great listening experience.
Astro’s A40 Tournament Ready headset was designed for esports professionals and content creators. The design of the headset allows it to be modified for your comfort and performance needs. You can change out the mic, speaker tags, headband, and ear cushions with many different mod kits to fit your needs. The headset can be used both wired and wirelessly. The headset is compatible with PC, PS4, and Xbox and is set to be compatible with Xbox: Series X upon release. Astro’s headsets are also compatible with the company’s series of mix amps. There are amps available for PC, Xbox, and PS4 with some that can be connected to Xbox controllers like a normal mic control.
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