The best gaming headsets that money can buy

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While graphics are very important in gaming, you need good audio to complete the experience. Here are some of the best gaming headsets currently available.

  • How are gaming headsets different from regular headphones? They usually have an upgraded mic for better multiplayer communication.
  • How much do I need to spend on a gaming headset? Budget for at least $60.
  • Where can I find cool gaming gadgets? We have a cool category just for you!

Audio is often under-appreciated in gaming. But when you’re in the middle of a hectic multiplayer deathmatch, it’s pretty important that you can hear what’s going on. Likewise, jumpscares wouldn’t be the same without any eerie atmosphere as the backdrop.

To help you get the full sound experience, we have hunted down the best gaming headsets money can buy.

Razer Electra V2 Gaming Headset

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Razer Electra headset

Version two of the Electra headset offers remarkable quality for the price. There’s no Bluetooth, but the 40mm drivers deliver brilliant surround sound. This headset also has plush leatherette ear cushions. (Price: $59.99 USD)

ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station

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ASTRO A50 and base station

These wireless headphones are made for the Xbox One, but you can use them with your Mac or PC. They offer 15 hours of Dolby Headphones 7.1 surround sound, operating on 5GHz for low-latency audio. You even get a dedicated app for customizing your audio settings. ($299.99 USD)

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

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Arctis Pro gaming headsetthe

Another great wireless option is the Arctis Pro. It uses a 2.4GHz connection to provide a range of 40 feet. It also has Bluetooth, meaning you can hook it up to your mobile devices, and it has dual batteries for longer playtime. ($329.99 USD)

HP 800 OMEN Gaming Headset

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HP 800 Omen

With enormous 53mm drivers, the HP 800 Omen is an audio goliath. Designed for PC gaming, it has a custom DTS Headphone:X profile for multi-dimensional sound. Meanwhile, the cleverly designed headband offers even weight distribution. (Price: $71.99 USD)

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset

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Arctis 3 headset

The second Arctis headset in this list is a little more versatile than the first. You get 7.1 surround sound on PC, and stereo sound on Mac, PS4, Xbox One, VR systems, Android, iOS, and other platforms. (Price: $79.99 USD)

MW60 Leica 0.95 Headphones

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Leica MW60 headphones

The MW60 headphones are not designed specifically for gaming, but they offer incredible wireless sound for 16 hours straight. In addition, the lambskin ear pads and etched details add a touch of luxury. And yes, there is a mic. (Price: $549 USD)

ASTRO A10 Gaming Headset

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ASTRO A10

Although ASTRO A10 sounds good, it’s the build quality of the headset that really stands out. Made from anodized aluminum and polycarbonate with memory foam ear cushions, this headset offers long-lasting comfort. (Price: $59.99 USD)

Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset by Sennheiser

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Sennheiser headset

No audio list would be complete without an appearance from Sennheiser. This headset offers 7.1 Dolby surround sound, four EQ settings, and an advanced noise-cancelling mic. (Price: $249.95 USD)

The best gaming headsets

If you’ve ever heard the spine-chilling sound of Clickers in The Last of Us, you will appreciate the importance of audio in gaming. These headsets should ensure you get the best possible experience.

Do you have a favorite gaming headset? Leave us a mini review in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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