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All about gaming headsets

Gaming headsets are evolved versions of good old headphones that revolutionized the gaming experience. With additional features like improved microphones, enhanced sound quality, and noise suppression. These headsets provide gamers with perfect sound and communication quality. #gamer #gaminggears #gaminghaedset

So, let's start all about gaming headsets.

Wireless vs. wired:

Wireless headsets are very convenient for individuals who want to keep their distance while gaming. They provide far more flexibility and are slightly more comfortable. However, there is a drawback of potential audio delay that can be problematic while intense gaming sessions.

Wired headsets provide a direct connection with no noticeable delay whatsoever; however, they lack the flexibility to limit the user’s freedom of movement. They also come in two types: analog and digital, with digital being slightly better, cleaner sound for input and output means a lot less hiss. It also depends on the digital-to-analog converter known as DAC.

Microphone and others:

Almost all gaming headsets have a built-in microphone providing a reliable and precise communication experience among teammates. Furthermore, most headsets also allow users to adjust the different audio settings according to their preferences.

Additionally, some headsets go a step up by adding extra features like customizable RGB lights. Another helpful feature that you can find in gaming headsets is noise suppression which helps to clear the background noise.

The best headsets/brands:

While the choice of a headset entirely depends according to user's requirements, however

there are some popular choices out there like:

● Razer BlackShark V2

● HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless

● SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

● Astro Gaming A10 (Gen 2) Wireless

● Audeze PenroseWhat is the difference between analog and digital wired headsets and their respective advantages?

● SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro

● HyperX Cloud II

Using someone's headset:

One can certainly use someone’s headsets as long as they are compatible with the device that you intend to use. Most headsets have standard audio or wireless connectors that can easily connect to various consoles, pcs, or mobile phones. Also, by using someone’s headset, you have to adjust the audio settings according to your taste.

Headset usage duration:

It depends on the quality of a headset (wireless), and how long you can use it but usually, it has a battery time of 15 to 20 hours, while with wired headsets, the duration of usage solely depends on your comfort level, as there are no battery limitations to consider. However, you should take breaks from time to time as it may cause serious health issues.

Audio, sound, and noise cancellation:

The primary objective of a gaming headset is to provide good audio and immersive sound experience. It is crucial to seek out a headset that also includes noise-cancellation capabilities by effectively blocking secondary noise around you. It minimizes distractions allowing you to enjoy the experience solely.

Most expensive headsets:

These headsets usually come with some high-quality features, which makes them slightly more heavy than usual. Here are the five most expensive, top-of-the-line headsets:

  1. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Gaming Headset

  2. Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset

  3. Audio-Technica ATH-G1WL Premium Wireless Gaming Headset

  4. Sennheiser PC 373D Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset

  5. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Budget-friendly headsets:

These headsets provide decent audio quality with basic features. Here are some convenient models in the market.

  1. Razer Barracuda X

  2. Logitech G432

  3. Razer BlackShark V2 X

  4. Corsair HS50 Pro

  5. SteelSeries Arctis 1

Famous headset brands:

These are some famous gaming headsets brands:

  1. SteelSeries

  2. Hyperx

  3. Razer

  4. Logitech

  5. Sennheiser

  6. Turtle Beach

Considerations before buying:

When considering a headset to purchase within your budget, consider the following factors:

  • check the audio quality, and ensure it provides clear audio from both sides without any delay.

  • check microphone quality like whether there are any hissing sounds or not

  • look for connectivity (wired or wireless), build quality, brand, and extra features like RGB lights.

  • look for noise-suppression headsets.

Moreover, when you select a headset, you should check some reviewing videos on it first, which will help you to make the best decision according to your preferences. If you’re buying from a store, you should also test it carefully to be much clearer of the quality.


You can say that earbuds are an alternative to a headset. They are portable (wireless), mostly used for mobile gaming or when you prefer a more subtle option. Over the years, their sound quality significantly improved but still, headsets are preferable while gaming. Also, noise isolation is a notable feature, but it is not very useful compared to gaming headsets. They are incredibly convenient because of their lightweight that is unnoticeable after a while.

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