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Tuesday 26 September 2017
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Best Gaming Headset for PS4, PC & Xbox One

A gaming headset should provide a console user with deep immersion & a clear pin-point sound-staging. The best gaming headsets have solid sound quality, reliable microphones and a comfortable design. If you are a new gamer or a pro here are the best headsets for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The list rounds up budget, wireless, 7.1 surround-sound, Stereo and USB headset models.

1. SteelSeries Arctis 7

The Arctis 7 is a SteelSeries gaming headset for PC and PlayStation gamers who want a reliable and all-round headset.

Key Features:

  • 12 m wireless range
  • DTS-headphone x 7.1
  • PS4 & PC compatible.
  • Universal 3.5mm jack support.
  • 24 hour battery life
  • Review price: £159.99.

The Arctis 7 fuses a pair of audio drivers which deliver loud and clear solid sound quality. It’s designed with an intuitive self-adjusting head band offering comfort during long periods of gaming sessions in addition to the soft matte-finished ear-cups. The headset’s frame is coated with aluminum and connected to the ear-cups via a plastic hinge which allows a 90 -degree rotation.  

Arctis has excellent battery life & range thanks to its USB transmitter. Compared to its competitors, its retractable microphone is a strong audio link and sound vocals always come across as loud and clear as possible. When gaming on a PC, the DTS HeadPhone: X provides the user with an extra sense of space via the virtual surround-sound.  

Arctis 7 is controlled with buttons found on each ear-cup and although the buttons are small, it’s very easy to get used to them. This headset is an outstanding audio equipment and if you are looking for a gaming headset with an expensive look and a functional design, then look no further.  

2. HyperX cloud II

It’s one of the Best Xbox One Headset which offers everything that an average gamer wants from a headphone.

Key Features

  • Universal 3.5 mm support
  • 7.1 virtual surround-sound processing.
  • 53 mm drivers.
  • USB connection
  • Premium-build quality
  • Supports PC, PS4 & Xbox One
  • Review price £ 75

The HyperX Cloud II is a sensible gaming choice for those looking for a new gaming headset. With a retail price of £75, HyperX cloud II is an affordable audio equipment which supports PS4, PC and Xbox One (when it’s used with an adaptor.)  

The lightweight gadget is made with a luxurious design which screams versatility & quality. It offers great sound quality with deep low-pitched sound reproduction in games & clear music vocals. Its ear-cups are cushioned with memory foam in addition to a luxury leatherette finish.  

The detachable microphone has a big pop-filter for clear voice pick-up while the optional USB connection for recordings is free from static interference. If you’re a console user after a jack of all trades type of headset at an affordable price, then Cloud II is for you.

3. Razer Kraken Pro V2

Kraken Pro V2 is Razer’s Stereo Headphones that is used by gamers who want a simple easy-to-use headset for audio & voice chat purposes.

Key Features

  • Retractable microphone.
  • 50mm drivers which have neodymium magnets.
  • Universal 3.5mm combo jack support
  • Metallic construction
  • Review price £ 80.

Kraken Pro V2 is one of the best console headsets for gamers who are after an easy to use headphone. it has a metallic frame and soft, round ear-cups with ear-cushions for good ear-coverage. Its cable is short which makes it easy to connect it to the controller. The unidirectional retractable microphone has a nice finishing giving the headphones some versatility.  

Kraken Pro V2’s sound quality is excellent thanks to its 50mm audio drivers. Explosions, gunshots and heavy bass can be heard & felt without the mids & highs getting washed away. If you want a headset that is simple & easy to use without any charging hassle then Kraken Pro V2 should be your choice.

4. Sennheiser GSP 300  

For gamers who want a versatile audio equipment for gaming, music and video chat then GSP 300 is the most suitable headset.

Key Features

  • Analogue Stereo Sound.
  • Console & PC support
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • Universal 3.5mm jack support
  • 2-year warranty
  • Review price £ 90

For just £ 90, Sennheiser GSP 300 provides solid audio quality. It has a respectable design with a lightweight feature allowing the user comfort during gaming marathons. Although it doesn’t have a virtual surround-sound, console users who want simplicity will find that this headset offers a well-rounded performance at a reasonable price. It doesn’t matter which kind of audio you are listening to, Sennheiser GSP 300 delivers clarity & substance. As an often case with most analogue cans, a DAC or decent soundcard is needed to get the best out of it.  

Its ear-cups are oval shaped thus any type of ears can comfortably nestle inside them. It has a large microphone and even though they are not retractable, GSP 300 is arguably one of the best gaming headsets in the market.

5. Corsair Void RGB Wireless

Corsair Vid RGB Wireless lets you take you gaming strategy to the next level. The noise canceling headsets makes it simple for you to lay your attack plan with over 12m wireless range for gaming flexibility.

Key Features

  • Dolby 7.1-Channel Sound Surround
  • RGB dynamic multi-color lighting
  • 12m wireless range
  • 50mm neodymium drivers
  • Unidirectional microphone
  • Compatible with PC & PS4.
  • Review price £ 100

Void is an innovative gaming headphones from Corsair. Corsair Void RGB Wireless headsets give you the power to control and command your gaming sound-Scape. Void RGB is strong and has a 12m wireless range with over 16 hours of battery life. As a console user, this headsets will offer you unrivaled comfort. Its ‘true-form’ shape fits perfectly on ears and if you are planning a gaming marathon, the ear-pads enable extended game play thanks to its microfiber memory foam.  

The dolby 7.1 channel provides an immersive audio while the unidirectional microphone cancels noise offering clear dialogue while gaming with your allies & enemies. The RGB Lighting has over 15 million colors for customized appearance. Also, you can sync your headphones with other Corsair RGB devices for a more coordinated look.

6. Astro A40 TR

Astro is one of the best gaming headsets for play-station consoles & PCs.

Key Features

  • Open-back or closed-back design
  • Detachable microphone
  • Astro-Command Center Software.
  • Universal 3.5mm head jack support.
  • Optional ‘Mix-Amp’ DAC
  • Customization options
  • Review price £ 150

For gamers who value audio quality above everything else, we recommend The Astro A 40 TR. It’s a simple headset with an appeal to competitive e-sport gamers mainly because it’s wired. The sound quality is top notch with explosions and subtle sounds produced clearly. For comfort, the ear-cups are cushioned and each ear-cup has a removable side piece for an even much more open feeling sound. Although its exterior design may not appeal to a lot of people, it’s strong as it’s constructed to offer safety.

Astro A40 TR’s sound quality is excellent. It’s by far one of the most suitable gaming headsets in this audio aficionado’s roundup.