The Ultimate List of the best gaming headset 2017

The Ultimate List of the best gaming headset 2017

Best Gaming Headset

As an audiophile myself I always strive to find the best gaming headset you can use, but there are so many you may be confused what to get.

From Earbud headphones to over the head, what is better and expensive always better in terms of sound quality, noise cancellation, bass or overall audio fidelity?

Famous headphones like Beats charges ridiculous amounts of money but are they really good? Overall the appeal of Beats coupled with famous athletes and artist endorses them makes you want to own one, though for me the price does not justify it.

If you’re like me and depending on what you’ll be using I always have two headphones in hand, when gaming I love the over the head headphones, the bass and audio fidelity as well as the surround sound this headphones offer is a thing of beauty.

Whether playing survival horror or FPS having that headphones that covers your whole ear fully immerses you in the experience and it’s quite a good one.

Especially if you’re playing survival horror!

On the go or in the gym I prefer an in ear pair of headset my reason behind is for example on the gym you can be sure that there will be music or the overall chatter of people.

In ear headphones also is a beauty commuting let us be drowned in our favorite music or audiobooks and make the daily commute less dreadful.

Honestly I prefer audiobooks but that is just me. Xoxo

If you’re confused about what proper headphones or in ear headsets you need look no further as this list will cover the best headphones under $100 Dollars, best headphones under $200 dollars,  Best In Ear Gaming Headset and the best headset for gaming and music.

Let me guide you and after all of this selecting the best headphones for you will be easy, so shall we?

Best gaming headset under $100 Dollar

  1. Sades SA902 7.1 Channel Virtual USB Surround Stereo Wired PC Gaming Headset Over Ear Headphones with Mic

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Sades SA902 7.1 Channel Virtual USB Surround Stereo Wired PC Gaming Headset Over Ear Headphones with Mic Revolution Volume Control Noise Canceling LED Light (Black/Red)
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Sades SA902 7.1 Channel Virtual USB Surround Stereo Wired PC Gaming Headset Over Ear Headphones with Mic Revolution Volume Control Noise Canceling LED Light (Black/Red)
  • Sades high-performance decoding chip, USB 7.1 channel surround sound effect for PC gamers with LED light. Experience an immersive 360-degree sound field that lets you hear what you can't see.
  • Unique 4-pieces of reinforced padded headband offers levels of height adjustment for perfect fit. Extreme soft,comfortable and ventilate protein ear cushions guarantees hours of gaming comfort.
  • The microphone is flexible for exact positioning. Spotlight design on the earcups. Little smart in-line Remote Control for sound and Mic.

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

SADES,with over 20 years of professional production experience and strong technical force,is outstanding in the circel of gaming peripherals,devoting whole life to provide highest standard and professional gaming accessories.

Company with its own industrial park and 250 R&D technicians for modeling, structure design, electronics, user interface, and software,has introduced latest advanced modernization production assembly line ,the check-out facility,and automatically mechanized production equipments,more while being both lead-free and environmentally responsible.ISO9001, ISO14001,CE,ROHS,SVHC,FCC,UL,FDA are certified.

FEATURE:

*Omnidirectional Microphone:Adjustable mic to reduce environmental noise so you can be heard clearly. You can adjust it up and down or move it completely out of your way for clearest voice pick up.

* Excellent sound quality:40mm HIFI capable driver with 20~20KHz frequency response, deep bass and 7.1 virtual surround sound

*The protein leather foam headband adjust to itself according to who’s wearing it, over ear super soft ear cups to keep your ears comfortable during long gaming session.

With more that 1000 customer reviews this headphone is no doubt popular with gamers, it is also compatible with the PS4.

Volume rocker is present along with a microphone that is flexible for exact positioning. Spotlight design on the earcups. Little smart in-line Remote Control for sound and Mic.

And compatible with almost all Operating Systems.

You can’t be the price for this one, for a $30 Dollar gaming headphone the sound is amazing.

  1. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset for PC, Xbox One¹, PS4, Wii U (HX-HSCS-BK/NA)
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HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset for PC, Xbox One¹, PS4, Wii U (HX-HSCS-BK/NA)
  • Lightweight headset with 90-degree rotating ear cups.
  • 50mm directional drivers for Audio precision.
  • Hyperx signature Memory foam. Adjustable steel Slider.

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

With a 4.3 out 5 star review on amazon you can be sure that this HyperX Cloud Stinger is a fan favorite by most gamers.

The most outstanding feature for me is how light this headphones are at just 275 grams, HyperX Cloud Stinger won’t weigh you down, making it ideal for prolonged gaming sessions.

HyperX Cloud Stinger’s ear cups rotate in a 90-degree angle to fit better around your neck, so you can play in comfort for hours.

The 50mm drivers are parallel to the ear, to position sound directly into the ear for gaming-grade sound quality.

If you haven’t used any memory foam before then you’re missing out of some comfort, what I don’t like with most foam used on headphones is that it gets hot and uncomfortable over extended used.

The foam used in for this particular headset is a thing of beauty and comfortable at the same time.

Some headphones have cumbersome volume adjuster dangling with the cable, with some used you’ll feel that the controls are heavy trust me it is, HyperX Cloud headphones volume rocker is located on bottom of the right ear cup, making it easy to access and adjust the audio volume.

Overall a great value for the $50 dollar range headsets.

  1. Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 450 Fully Wireless with DTS Headphone

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450
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Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450
  • 100% fully wireless
  • for crystal clear game and chat audio
  • Superhuman HearingTM audio preset which gives you the competitive advantage of hearing enemies before they come into view

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Turtle Beach headphones can be immediately noticed by their sleek and polish design that brings comfort and functionality together.

Experience crystal clear, interference-free game and chat audio with 100% wireless connectivity to your PC.

Creates an amazing, 3D 360-degree sound stage with pinpoint audio accuracy so you can hear the exact location of every sound.

An onboard rechargeable battery delivers up to 15-hours of gaming per charge, so you’ll always be ready to play.

With Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting, you’ll have the competitive advantage by being able to hear all the subtle yet game-changing sounds, like enemy footsteps sneaking up on your six, other players reloading their weapon for an ambush, and vehicles off in the distance approaching with reinforcements.

It’s vital intelligence for the split-second, life-or-death decisions that elevate great gamers above the rest. Hear everything, defeat everyone!

My concern with this one is the non removable battery as changing them can proved to be chore, as you will need to crack it open likely voiding your warranty.

Some minor complains like the auto shutdown feature, but instead of shutting down plays a very annoying robot voice at max volume saying AUTO SHUTDOWN ENABLED,PRESS POWER TO CANCEL. Yes #CAPSRAGE!

Even at max volume certain music will not trigger the threshold to reset the auto shutdown timer, you could very well listen to music a still get the auto shutdown voice enabled.

These design flaws aside, the sound quality for these headphones is amazing for PC gaming as the headphone offers a 7.1 surround sound and they have pulled it off quite good.

The quality of even ambient in-game sound is phenomenal. And although these headphones aren’t marketed as noise canceling, they mute all but the loudest outside noises.

  1. HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC & PS4

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HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch - Red (KHX-HSCP-RD)
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HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch - Red (KHX-HSCP-RD)
  • USB Audio Sound Card with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
  • 53mm Drivers Neodymium Magnets
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone via Inline Sound Card

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Here is another HyperX Gaming headset on the list, with more that 2000 reviews and an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Right of the bat this headset does not immediately turn your head over or give you the impression that this is the most beautiful gaming headset out there.

What HyperX Cloud II stands out is its features, a redesigned USB sound card audio control box that amplifies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience.

This next-generation headset generates virtual 7.1 surround sound* with distance and depth to enhance your gaming, movie or music experience.

It has a cool audio box controls, easily toggle Surround Sound 7.1 on and off with a touch of a button. Includes independent audio and microphone volume controls for added convenience. The Internal sound card DSP amplifies audio and voice for optimal High fidelity gaming experience.

Also it is one of the few gaming headset that is certified by TeamSpeak, if you don’t know TeamSpeak, TeamSpeak is proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) software for audio communication between users on a chat channel, much like a telephone conference call.

Teamspeak certifies the voice quality to be clear and crisp with excellent sound quality. No audible echoes, background noises or voice distortions were detected in tests.

Though before you buy this make sure that the virtual 7.1 surround sound is supported only through the USB sound card only when used on a computer.

So you have to have a 7.1 sound card on your computer.

  1. Razer Kraken USB Over Ear PC

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Razer Kraken USB Over Ear PC, Playstation 4, and Music Headset - Black
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Razer Kraken USB Over Ear PC, Playstation 4, and Music Headset - Black
  • The Razer Kraken USB, undisputedly the most popular eSports gaming headset platform is compatible with PC and PS4
  • Everything from gunfire, to footsteps, voices, and even the wind in the trees can be heard with positional accuracy relative to your location in the game world
  • The unidirectional microphone of the Razer Kraken USB leaves no room for miscommunication: crystal clear audio reproduction, with balanced natural sounding tones, and little background noise pickup

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Razer products has been synonymous with gaming peripherals, they have a vast array of gaming gears someone with deep pockets can sink into.

Razer products can be distinguish quite easily with it’s color scheme and the impactful razer logo in the side of the headphone.

Razer’s selling point is it’s Personalized audio calibration Each game’s audio design is a beast of its own, and everybody’s ears register sound differently but with the Razer Kraken USB, you can customize a specific profile for each application and fit the sound to your ears – everything from surround channels, to bass levels, and even incoming voice audio can be fine-tuned to your needs.

Razer also has a cloud configuration software where you can store your audio calibration on the cloud ready to use wherever you game.

As for the 7.1 compatibility it won’t require you a sound card installed on your PC but you have to download the Razer Surround Application and a Net framework 4.0 or later installed on your pc.

The bass on this headphones are really good, though you can tune it down a bit if you don’t like them, but honestly who doesn’t love the sound of bullets coupled with an extremely good bass sound, amirite?

Best headphones under $200 Dollars

We are finished with the $100 gaming headphones so we will move on to a much expensive gaming headphones and see what products are being offered in this price range.

  1. Sennheiser GAME ZERO PC Gaming Headset- Black

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Sennheiser GAME ZERO Gaming Headset- Black
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Sennheiser GAME ZERO Gaming Headset- Black
  • Closed back design featuring tailored leatherette double layered memory-foam ear pads for maximum acoustic seal to block outside noise
  • Modern, lightweight yet robust design featuring XXL ear cups incorporating Sennheiser's model specific transducer technology delivering extreme sonic clarity (50-ohm)
  • Crystal-clear conversations ensured with the professional quality noise-canceling microphone that automatically mutes when boom arm is raised

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Sennheiser has been a very respectable brand through the years, if you’re not familiar with the company Sennheiser is a private German audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of both consumer and high fidelity products, including microphones, headphones to name a few.

Though apart from headphones they also sell Avionics headset for consumer and telephony accessories to name a few.

This particular headphone can be considered an instant classic for all I know it’s just recently that Sennheiser entered the gaming niche and produce their very own gaming headsets.

As you can expect from the company one thing that stands out very well with the headphone is the sound quality.

The sound quality as well as the noise cancellation is second to none, whether you’re using this headphones for gaming or for productivity purposes.

In gaming, this headphones shines the best though can still be used for listening to music or movies, gaming is where this headset excels.

One concern most people had with the headphone is replacement parts are hard to come by, overall a very minor concern but for this price point it very well be as $200 dollar headphone you want to keep this for a very long time.

  1. HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC & PS4

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 (HX-HSCR-BK/NA)
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HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 (HX-HSCR-BK/NA)
  • Studio-grade sound stage
  • Signature HyperX memory foam with premium leatherette
  • Durable steel frame

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

You’ll be hard pressed not to get this today since it’s on sale in Amazon, and for a fraction of the original price nothing can beat the sound quality this gaming headphone can offer.

HyperX Cloud Revolver has a wider audio range that creates depth and width for optimal audio precision and a competitive edge. You’ll hear your opponents’ location more accurately from further away.

Its larger sound stage is ideal for FPS and open environment gameplay and for a concert hall-like experience when listening to music.

Signature HyperX award-winning memory foam, almost all headphone makers should adopt this as wearing headphones for extended periods of time tends to be uncomfortable and hot.

HyperX Cloud Revolver comes with a 2 meter audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs for PC and this is ideal if your gaming pc has a sound card installed.

Another feature that Manufacturers should implement is the detachable microphones, The removable microphone boom makes it easy to plug in for gaming or unplug to listen to music.

Some minor gripes with this headphones is some compatibility issue with the PS4 once plugged you lose the ability to adjust volume and mute mic, I don’t know if this is a persistent issue with all PS4 users but if you are experiencing this leave a comment down and how did you address the issue.

Also a user complained that the metal portion of the headset makes noise that reverberates loudly to the earphones. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if it didn’t happen from the slightest adjustment, touch, or brush against it.

Again some minor gripes in an overall great quality gaming headphone.

  1. SteelSeries Siberia v2

SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (Blue)
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SteelSeries Siberia v2 Full-Size Gaming Headset (Blue)
  • Closed ear headphones
  • Pull-out microphone
  • Crystal clear high, low and mid-tones

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Man this headphone is popular with almost 2000 customer reviews and an average 4.0 out of 5 this peice of gaming headset is a go to accessory by most gamers.

Based on the award-winning SteelSeries Siberia Full-size Headset, the v2 features major enhancements in sound quality, comfort and its microphone. Every element of the v2 has been optimized for pro gaming, making the headset a preferred piece of equipment for the worlds’ best competitive PC gamers – the most demanding headset users in the world.

With its exceptional sound quality and great microphone, this headset is the right choice for both entry level gamers and the most discriminating pro players. The Siberia v2 is also a great choice for VOIP calling and simply listening to music for hours with its unmatched comfort and optimized soundscape.

Though the Mic is not removable it can easily be hidden and retracted in the left earcup of the headphone, I like touches like this mic often get in the way at least for me.

The earcups feature a noise reducing foam, which helps you to focus on the important audio or voice communication, and not being disturbed or interrupted by outside noise.

In terms of build quality some user complains that the lifespan of the headphone worked only for 16 months as the mic suddenly doesn’t work, though there is a 2 year warranty extension that will run you about $4 which you could get just to be sure.

Best In Ear Headset For Gaming and Music

  1. Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black
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Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black
  • Ideal for iPod, iPhone and iPad
  • Noise cancelling reduces surrounding distractions, letting music stand out. Stay Hear+ tips provide long-lasting comfort plus stability
  • Aware mode lets you hear what's around you when you need to, at the touch of a button

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Though Bose is not know to produce gaming headphones I have to include this on the list, a very popular in ear headphone with a 4.5 star rating, you can’t be wrong with Bose.

It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music.

Proprietary StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. Cone shape spreads contact evenly for maximum comfort and forms a gentle seal contributing to full-spectrum noise reduction.

Convenient control as all functions are right at your fingertips: on/off on the slim control module, calling, Aware mode and music functions on the inline remote.

A feature that stands out for me is the Aware mode that lets you hear what’s around you at the press of a button, a neat little feature.

Some minor gripes on this in ear headphones is the mic quality is not too great, though you have to think that this phone is made for listening and not for calls ideally the design was not emphasized on the mic but the overall sound quality this headset produces.

  1. Sennheiser IE80 Headphone

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Sennheiser IE80 Headphone
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Sennheiser IE80 Headphone
  • Dynamic speaker systems with powerful neodymium magnets ensure outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity
  • Excellent attenuation of ambient noise of up to 26 dB
  • Extremely durable housing and rugged, interchangeable cable

Last update on 2017-07-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Sennheiser is the brand of choice for many high-profile recording artists and live sound engineers, delivering the ultimate audio experience to people who crave true-to-life sound.

For over 65 years, Sennheiser has applied its in-depth audio research to the development of premium headphones and microphones. Every Sennheiser product endures rigorous quality control tests to ensure you receive durable, great-sounding gear that will withstand daily use in a variety of environments.

This pair of ear-canal phones features powerful neodymium magnets for outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity. It offers excellent levels of noise isolation and a unique bass tuning function.

Sennheiser recommends this headphone for music lovers who want to enjoy the same professional-grade audio quality that professional musicians rely on onstage.

The Bass on this in ear headphone is detailed and refined as there hasn’t much difference between the high and mid settings, the one problem people had with this particular headphone is the silicone attached as they doesn’t seal well.

Build quality on this thing is fantastic even if they were made of plastic they feel really solid as expected from this particular price point.

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