Gaming Gift Guide: The best gaming headsets of 2020

These are the best gaming headsets for the gamer in your life this holiday.

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A solid gaming headset can transform a video game experience from a simple one to a completely immersive journey, critical for properly showcasing the method in which a video game is intended to be heard. High-quality headsets can pinpoint important in-game noises, along with detecting every nuance of a particular soundtrack, thus providing a full body of sound that must be heard properly to be truly appreciated. Stock speakers from your TV or computer don’t do justice, so be sure not to overlook this important factor, especially when gaming. Here are the top gaming headsets of 2020, taking into account in-game application, sound and microphone quality, build quality, aesthetics, and overall value for money.

Corsair HS70 Pro

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The Corsair HS70 Pro headset features noise cancellation, noise isolation, memory foam ear cups, good sound, and a fully detachable unidirectional microphone that reduces ambient noise, so you are heard loud and clear when communicating during important in-game situations.

Pros

  • Discord certified microphone
  • 40ft of wireless range
  • 16 hours of battery life
  • Good value for the price point

Cons

  • Limited to PC or PS4 compatibility
  • Lackluster software

HyperX Cloud Stinger

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One of the top-selling headsets, the Cloud Stinger provides excellent value for gaming on a budget. This headset is lightweight, comfortable, easily adjustable, provides ease of volume control, and features multi-platform compatibility. At this price point, you’d be hard-pressed to find better.

Pros

  • 90 Degree rotating ear cups, memory foam
  • Lightweight design
  • Volume control on the earcup
  • Multi-platform compatibility
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Mediocre bass
  • May not last as long as the other headsets on this list

Logitech G Pro X

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The G Pro X from Logitech is an attractive headset, designed and built for esports pros. Featuring a high quality and sturdy build, 7.1 surround sound, memory foam padding, a USB external sound card, and very user-friendly software, the G Pro X is a must-have for gamers.

Pros

  • Detachable microphone and audio jack, braided cable
  • Good microphone, easily configurable through the software
  • Durable steel and aluminum build
  • Reputably comfortable

Cons

  • Sound displays deep base, however, the surround and positional audio is a bit lacking

Razer BlackShark v2

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Arguably the best headset that Razer has released so far. The BlackShark v2 offers superb audio and microphone quality, heaps of software features, options, and configurations, and fits comfortably. The BlackShark is sleeker, lighter, and a more competitive design than the other headset products in the Razer lineup, including the Nari and Kraken.

Pros

  • Impressive sound and microphone quality
  • THX Spatial Audio with USB sound card
  • Sleek, light, comfortable
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Cable is non-detachable

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

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Sennheiser is known for its excellent sound quality, and the PC37X’s are no different. Hearing enemies and sensing surroundings is exceptional with these, due to the angled drivers and open-back design. Additionally, the design is lightweight and quite soft, providing endless hours of gaming comfort. 

Pros

  • Ideal for FPS gamers to pin-point enemies in-game
  • Lightweight design
  • Noise-canceling microphone

Cons

  • Not ideal for music or movies

Steelseries Arctic Pro

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The Arctic line from Steelseries produces loads of excellent headsets, and most notably, the Arctic Pro. This headset features incredible sound quality, lightweight aluminum and steel build, DTS v2.0 surround sound, and one of the best microphones you’ll find on a gaming headset.

Pros

  • Outstanding sound and microphone
  • Luxurious build quality
  • ChatMix dial
  • Clean aesthetics
  • Fits nice and snug, comfortable for long gaming sessions

Cons

  • A tad on the pricy side

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