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It’s not always easy to achieve that immersive gaming experience, and it can get frustrating if you’ve been spending lots of time at home but can’t find the right items to make your gaming area pop. Crafting the best gaming experience can be as simple (and complicated) as narrowing down the perfect pair of headphones. If you’re a marathon gamer, investing in the right headgear makes all the difference, but the price tag doesn’t necessarily mean that the sound quality will be up to your standards.
When shopping for the perfect headgear, you’ll want to make sure to have a few things on your checklist such as durability, noise cancelling capabilities, and a sound crisp enough to amplify your gaming experience. Of course, the right gaming headphones have to be comfortable and not too bulky, especially if you’re going to be wearing them for hours at a time.
To help you out on the search for the right gaming headphones, we put together a list of the seven best models that are available in a range of prices, and compatible with all of your favorite consoles including, PS4, PS5, XBox, XBox One, PCs, laptops, smartphones, tables and more. These gaming headphones will make a nice gift for that special gamer in your life (even if that means you). Below, find our list of the best headphones on the market.
These sleek black and blue faux leather noise-canceling headsets deliver pro quality audio when they need it most, whether live streaming or engaging in competitive play in the pits of a pro tournament. If you’re mostly into live streaming, the headsets include Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing with digital components for lag-free/interference-free operation. The headphones are compatible with Playstation 4 or PS5, as well as Mac laptops and PCs. Additional features include a Mod Kit (sold separately) which includes a voice-isolating mic, and sealed Speaker Tags.
Compatible with PS4, PC, XBox, Nintendo 3DS, Laptop, iPads and other tables, PCs and more, Begoo’s G9000 headsets are great for the buyer on a budget. The headset features an adjustable headband with thickened cushions and LED lighting on the over-ear pads. A strategically placed control box on the side of the headphones has a volume wheel and one-key mute abilities to easily adjust the mic and the volume while gaming, making them perfect for games including “Halo 5,” “Guardians”, “Metal Gear Solid,” “Call of Duty,” “Star Wars Battlefront,” and “World of Warcraft Legion.”
XBox wireless headsets don’t have the best reputation when it comes to microphone and noise canceling capabilities (and system updates), but these newly released wireless headphones could help change that. Featuring rotating ear cups, crystal clear sound, and voice isolation abilities so that you can play games comfortably (or listen to music) for hours on end. The headphones are designed for XBox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and mobile devices with Bluetooth. They also include Window Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone sound technologies for an elevated listening experience.
If you’ve been hunting for a good quality gadget at a cheap price, try these headphones from Runmas. A budget-friendly starter pair for your gaming needs, the headset is compatible with PS4, X-Box One (you’ll need an adapter to connect), PSP, laptops, and more. The pair features most of the standard bells and whistles as its competitors, including a microphone mute button, volume control, and a durable cable.
Step your listening experience up a notch with the Razer Blackshark V2 headsets. This light-weight, comfortable headset features 7.1 surround sound capabilities, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The oval cooling gel and breathable memory foam ear cushions help keep your ears comfortable for up to 12 hours at a time before you’ll need to charge the headphones. There’s also a detachable microphone, which is compatible with PS4, PS5, XBox, XBox One, PCs and other tech gadgets.
A rich soundscape with advanced noise reduction with 7.1 surround sound, the G Pro X Gaming Headset from Logitech is built to last. Featuring a premium aluminum and steel frame, the headphones include Blue Voice microphone technology, noise canceling ear pads outfitted with soft memory foam, and a detachable microphone.
Another option for XBox users, the SteelSeries Arctis 9x Wireless Gaming Headset with in bluetooth. The built in XBox wireless connectivity makes it easy to connect to your console and begin playing almost instantly. Connect to bluetooth so that you can play video games and take calls (or listen to music) simultaneously. The headphones feature the latest power efficiency technology, a retractable and bidirectional microphone, and over 20 hours of battery life.