Best Affordable Gaming Headsets of 2016
Finding the right gaming headset can be difficult, with so many options out there (and so many expensive price tags) it can be hard to figure out which gaming headset is right for you.
Here are the current 8 best gaming headsets that you should look into buying (in no particular order).
VersionTech EACH G2000 Professional (PS4 Compatible)
The VersionTech G2000 is considered a high-quality gaming headset option particularly for how comfortable it is to wear with its over-ear muffs that don’t cause pain to your ears if you are gaming for longer periods of time. It also has very clear, crisp sound quality. Users have also expressed that the stylish design of the gaming headset makes it even more appealing for everyday gaming usage and after weeks of use the headset remains comfortable.
The VersionTech G2000 gaming headset also boasts PS4 compatibility and with nearly 700 reviews on Amazon along with a “Top Seller” label makes this headset one of the best affordable gaming headsets on the market.
• Crisp sound
• Stylish and comfortable design
• Microphone isn’t adjustable towards the mouth
Sentey GS-4730 7.1 Digital Surround Sound Gaming Headset
This affordable gaming headset is crafted with metal bolsters at all the stress points while also being comfortable over-ear headphones. Its look can be compared to that of the Steelseries Siberia V2 gaming headset but at a more affordable price. The Sentey GS-4730 provides digital surround sound and clear sound quality for gaming and music. It is available in 2 colors (black or white) and customer reviews on the GS-4730 gaming headset are insane. With over 1300 reviews on Amazon alone and a 4.5/5 star rating, you can’t go wrong. All in all, this is one of the best budget gaming headsets, if not the best on the market today and will save you $50-100 compared to the more expensive gaming brands.
• Highly rated
• Looks too similar to other headset
Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset
A good alternative to the Logitech G930. This wired gaming headset has a noise-cancelling microphone just like the G930 at a more affordable price. It is lightweight and has nearly 2000 ratings with an average of 4/5.
The Logitech G230 works on consoles but you will need to get an adapter to use it. The mic can be folded upwards when not using it which is perfect as it doesn’t get in your way the whole time if you just want to use it to listen to music or when you are not on Skype or Teamspeak. Only the best over ear headphones provide such a soft material for your head.
• Slick design
• Mic can be moved out of your way
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset (PS4 Compatible)
This Over-Ear gaming headset is a widely used product due to being recommended by pro-gaming organizations such as Intel Extreme Masters; as well as being designed with enhanced gaming comfort in mind. The Microphone is easily detachable, converting the headset into high-quality music headphones.
HyperX boasts high quality sound for any situation making it one of the best headphones for gaming and music lovers.
• Enhanced comfort
• High-quality sound
• Detachable mic
• Boring appearance
• Higher price point
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (PC, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One)
The upgrade of the HyperX Cloud headset. This Noise-cancelling version of the popular HyperX gaming headset is designed with comfort in mind and has been recommended (as with other HyperX models) by eSports companies for use in competitive tournaments and marathon gaming.
HyperX Cloud II also provides a USB sound card audio control box that amplifies voice and audio for a higher quality experience. The headset has 7.1 surround sound so you should have no problem immersing yourself in both games and music. Customer reviews state a comfortable fit, intelligent design and a more stylish look over the HyperX Cloud model.
The Cloud 2 gaming headset comes in 3 colors which are red, pink, and gun metal and works on PC, Mac, PS4, as well as Xbox One.
Note: If you’d like to use it for Xbox One you would need to get a separate adapter.
• Recommended by pro gamers
• PS4/Xbox One compatible
• Expensive compared to others
Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound
This wireless gaming headset provides 7.1 digital surround sound and is designed for comfortable over-ear wear during use. While it isn’t the most interesting looking of headsets, this headset also boasts lag-free wireless use, up to 8 hours of usage on a single charge, and a noise cancelling microphone to eliminate background noise. The headset has gone through many versions and can sometimes be difficult to connect wirelessly at first if there is a lot of interference.
The G930 has a few buttons on the side that you can customize and you can switch between 7.1 surround sound to 2.1 with a flick of a switch. There are not too many wireless gaming headsets that outperform the Logitech G930 as this one works on both PC and PS4. Experience wireless freedom with one of Logitech’s top of the range wireless gaming headsets.
• Wireless for up to 8 hours
• Can change between 7.1 and stereo easily
• Comfortable with over ear headphones
• Prone to interference at startup
Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500P Wireless Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth gaming headset is compatible with PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and mobile devices. The battery life on the headset is advertised as lasting for over 15 hours of wireless gaming before needing to be recharged. Mic Monitoring is also provided, allowing you to hear yourself through the headset so that you can make sure you aren’t shouting at your team-mates.
This headset has tons of amazing features that you don’t see on any other wireless gaming headset. You can connect your phone to the headset which allows you to still hear any phone notification or call whilst playing your games. Though this might not be one of the most affordable gaming headsets on the market the quality of its audio is phenomenal.
Enjoy a wireless gaming headset like you should, with amazing sound and great comfort due to its over ear headphones. For those wanting to get this at a cheaper price you can also look at its certified refurbished options which makes this headset a more affordable option for those on a budget.
• Long battery life
• 360-degree sound stage
• Can connect with phone for notifications
• Tight with glasses
Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset
As the name suggests, the Razer BlackShark is one beast of a headset! Designed for competitive gaming, and inspired by real-world helicopter pilot headset designs, this noise isolating headset allows you to immerse yourself in the games you play without distractions and background noise bothering you.
The BlackShark is fully adjustable to you needs and boasts a 60% 5-star rating on Amazon. The microphone can be removed transforming the BlackShark into great headphones for gaming and music, a Must Buy headset for anyone who wants to look cool and be immersed in their games or music.
• Memory foam for extra comfort
• Detachable microphone
• Fully Adjustable
• Blocks unwanted sound
• Replacement parts are not sold for this model