Out of all the unpleasant in gaming, none is worse than that piss-poor mic jerk who blows out their teams’ eardrums with a mic every time they need healing. Think you may be that gamer? Or, mic etiquette aside, are you looking for a good headset to further immerse yourself in VR or one of the many story-driven games on the horizon? Whatever your audio requirements for video games, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of the five best gaming headsets in the video game sphere that you can buy right now.
Cloud II Gaming Headset
The Cloud II is probably the most durable headset on this list. This military-grade headset is the perfect option for those whose headsets keep breaking. It has solid high-definition audio, a good mic, and material that will outlive you and your kids. With a nice, utilitarian design that is a blessing when everything else on the market is too fragile or has too many moving parts, this everyman’s plug-and-play headset still offers tremendous quality for the price. Watch for the wire, though.
PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset
This is the must-have headset for PlayStation console owners. Wireless Bluetooth connectivity, impressive battery life, and a sleek, intuitive interface design make this the easiest, most accessible headset for anyone putting in time on PS4 or PlayStation VR. The headset is designed to work with the PS4 software seamlessly and offers 3D sound to create a stellar experience for players.
GSP 600 Professional Gaming Headset
Sennheiser is a huge name in the audio world, leaning more on the side of gear for digital and sound producers. But the audio behemoth brought its skills to the gaming world with the GSP 600. This is an all-around utility headset, with fantastic high-def sound, noise-cancelling ear pads, and a broadcast-quality mic that will have your squad thanking you. This bad boy is the best headset for a more audio-oriented gamer.
Arctis Pro + GameDAC Gaming Headset
The Arctis Pro is the best-looking headset we’ve seen, with a very subtle but slick RGB LED outline on the earphone. Beyond looking stylish, it has pretty good sound quality and includes the accessible GameDAC control, which allows for quick changes to volume, surround sound, and other features through a small remote. With this headset’s easy audio control, you’ll stay focused on the game.
Mobius 3D Gaming Headset
The Mobius headset has state-of-the-art audio, Bluetooth and a 3.5mm cable for connectivity, and head-tracking technology for experiential sound in virtual reality. It works with everything from consoles to PC, and even to mobile. While the price may scare some players off, this is the best choice for anyone looking for a durable and immersive headset.