If you take your gaming serious then a good gaming headset can make all the difference for both online and offline gaming. Even if you’re on a budget there are still reliable gaming headsets to enhance your gaming experience. With these Top 7: Best Gaming Headsets 2017 for Gamers you’ll be able to game as loud as you want up until early morning hours without disturbing the neighbors.
The truth to be told but not all headsets are made equal. A good headset consists of some important aspects such as noise canceling, wired or wireless, detachable mic, in-line controls, sound quality and compatibility with other devices. With this in mind, we’ve found some reliable gaming headsets and compiled a Top 7 list of Best headsets 2017 for Gamers.
7. Logitech G430 Gaming Headset
With advanced technology and lightweight design, the Logitech G430 will let you experience a virtual world maximizing your online or offline gaming efforts. The lightweight design features a 90-degree swivel ear cups which are also removable for easy cleaning.
The mic can be rotated for the best possible position and reduces distracting background noises that might occur. It has a Low-Frequency Effects Engine combined with a powerful 40mm neodymium driver to hear detailed multi-channel sound around you.
Furthermore, the in-line volume control let you access the volume dial and mute function without distractions. The Logitech G430 is also versatile and can be used with your Playstation 4 in the stereo mode providing a better experience in for the chat, gaming audio, and detailed sound.
6. SADES A60 over Ear Gaming Headset
At number 6 on our list of Best Gaming Headsets 2017 for Gamers we have the SADES A60 with a retractable microphone. It is compatible with all audio devices supporting USB input. Plug and play peripheral with no setup or installation required on your part. The device is compatible with most operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10.
The SADE A60 is made out of a high-grade electroplating exterior that doesn’t allow for reasonable fit adjustments. In addition, it’s also not compatible with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. This gaming headset has some minor faults but it does block out the majority of external noise with its closed cup ear design. With 3 colors to choose black, white and blue to suit your preference color. Moving on to our top 8 on our list is the:
5. VOMACH Over-Ear Headphones
The Vomach Stereo Gaming Headset is one of the cheapest headsets on our list but features stunning craftsmanship with the braided cord with a flexible plastic shell. It also features a cool looking design with LED lights and no setup or installation is required. The Vomach Over-Ear Headphone is also compatible with a PlayStation console so there’s no need to buy a separate pair.
Along with the beautiful craftsmanship, the Vomach delivers rich and amazing sound quality at its best. The closest ear cushions block out most external sound while the fixed noise-cancelling mic reduce background noise.
4. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is HyperX’s most affordable wired gaming headset which can connect to your Xbox One, PS4, Wii, Mac and mobile devices if it’s got a 3.5-millimeter audio jack available. The Stinger is made out of plastic but doesn’t have that crackling sound when bent that you’ve probably noticed most inexpensive gaming headset produce. You’ll notice the distinctive HyperX logo on top of the headband while the padding inside the headband is filled with a good amount of cushion.
The earcups are filled with a good amount of memory foam keeping your ears from touching the drivers inside the earcups. Each earcup can rotate and pivot while the headband clicks at each notch when adjusted. These earcups do look a bit big and bulky but fit nicely once it’s clamp down allowing for a snug fit.
The 50mm directional drivers produce high-grade sound quality positioned directly into the ear. The adjustable volume control unit is located at the bottom of the right ear cup for easy access to adjust the audio volume. Easily mute the mic by flipping it vertically against the headset and with the HyperX Cloud Stinger’s built-in passive noise canceling feature reducing background noise for clearer voice quality.
3. Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound USB Gaming Headset
The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset is an average priced and a decent looking pair of headphones with a 40mm driver and a frequency range of 20 – 20 000 hertz. The non-removable cable connects through a regular 3.5-millimeter jack. The Kraken can reach up to 110 DB which is pretty much loud (just be careful not to damage your ear drums). This closed cup headphone provides a good amount of noise isolation so you don’t need to worry about any external noises.
Built quality is has been done well while the flexible ear cups have a good amount of swivel and can be folded inside making it more compact for travel. The Kraken is also very lightweight around 239 grams. It’s made out of breathable material while most of the weight is placed in the ear cups.
Sound quality is as good as can be expected from Razer. With the Kraken Gaming Headset, you will immediately feel a good amount of bass and really crisp highs. One major lacking point is the lack of mid tones produced so it will be harder to differentiate between certain mid-tones while gaming.
2. Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset
This high-end gaming headset the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum is adapt with one of the best designs, RGB lighting effects, 7.1 surround sound and it is wireless. The lighting effects can be set to different modes through Logitech’s proprietary software. While the large padded headband doesn’t extend that much but once it’s put on it allows for a secure comfortable fit.
The ear cups are made out of mesh breathable foam for extra long gaming sessions. The ear cups can be removed for easy cleaning and it also has removable panels to store the adapter and even the battery for safe keeping.
The 7.1 surround sound produce clear crisp sound with almost n delay in wireless sound output when in gameplay or watching your favorite movie in stereo sound. The Logitech G933 has three additional cables to be used for any mobile device, gaming console or television set. Battery life can last for up to 7 hours with the lighting effects on and around 12 hours without RGB lighting.
The folding boom mic with its flexible arm allows you to line it up with your mouth for better sound tone for online gaming while canceling out the most surrounding sound and even one’s own breathing. The Logitech G933 with its quality build design, custom features, and crisp clear 7.1 virtual surround sound is one of the best gaming headsets on our top 8 list of Best Gaming Headsets 2017.
1. Sennheiser GAME ZERO PC Gaming Headset – White
Last on our list of Best Gaming Headsets 2017 for Gamers one of the most expensive gaming headsets the Sennheiser Game Zero. The headset with it’s clean black and white design with spots of red dots in between features an adjustable headband and 90-degree tiltable ear pads. These ear pads are made out of thick soft leatherette double layer foam for hours of gaming without any discomfort or pressure.
Due to its sleek design, this headset is relatively light weight and comes with a carry case for gamers on the go. This gaming headset folds easily into the supported carry case showing off its flexibility you will rarely find on a gaming headset.
Nothing can be worst buying a good looking headset just to discover the sound quality is worst than a fifty dollar headset but the Sennheiser don’t fall victim to this. This expensive headset does a magnificent job eliminating background noise even in crowded environments.
Thanks to Sennheiser’s Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement Technology delivers clear surround sound with almost no sound distortion while gaming or listening to music or movies. One minor setback of this quality headset is the non-detachable mic which is a bit bulky but automatically mutes when it’s pulled up. Even though the overall design looks a bit bulky the headset is adaptable, extremely comfortable and great sound quality for gamers and audiophiles.
Some things to consider: If you are a casual gamer and don’t need the hassle of tweaking profiles, lighting effects and are on a budget than the Logitech G430, SADES A60 or even the VOMACH Over Ear Headphone is our best and most affordable choice. For gamers who need a little bit of everything but wants to stay below $100 then the HyperX Cloud Stinger or even the Razer Kraken with 7.1 surround sound is our best mid level gaming headsets.
If you consider yourself an audiophile who loves tweaking and needs a cool looking headset with wireless connection and RGB lighting then our editors choice is the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum or the Sennheiser Game Zero. That conclude our Top 7: Best Gaming Headsets 2017 for Gamers on a budget and without one.