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Android Audio Weekly: Five Great Android Gaming Headphones

March 20, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Okay, so a good pair of headphones will be good for anything, and really you can use whatever you like to play games on your smartphone or tablet, but if you’re looking for something that might work well with another console, or your PC as well, then there’s more to it than just buying any old pair. Besides, you might also want a pair of mobile headphones to match that fancy headset you use with your PS4 or Xbox One. Here, we’ve put together a list of five great gaming headsets for on the move.

ROCCAT Syva

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Avid PC Gamers will be familiar with the ROCCAT brand and while they’re better known for surround sound headsets and PC gaming mice, the Syva are a pretty good pair of gaming headphones on the move that don’t cost all that much. They also look pretty cool as well and they’ll match a ROCCAT desk setup quite nicely, giving you the same cool, black and blue theme that ROCCAT products are known for. A decent set that won’t set you back too much, these are worth a look.

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Turtle Beach Earforce M3

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Anyone who considers themselves a big gamer will have heard of, and probably used Turtle Beach products. The Earforce M3 sure sit towards the bottom of the product lineup, but they’re well priced and well suited for gaming on the move. They’re lightweight, not too bulky and have a simple 3.5mm plug for smartphones and tablets. They also work great with a PS VITA or 3DS and there’s a PC adapter in the box as well, making them fairly versatile. Unlike many gaming headsets this doesn’t have a gigantically long cable either, so it makes them easy to manage while on the go.

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. M Wireless

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The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. M Wireless might be oddly named, but there’s no funny business when it comes to their versatility. These are APT X enabled Bluetooth headphones that work with anything and include a discrete microphone for calls and in-game chat as well as a number of cords to use them with other devices. These are a little pricey, but as I found out in my review, they’re worth the ask. Especially considering how much punch they really have for such a small and easy to carry pair of cans. With a decent carrying pouch and wireless capabilities these are good for the gamer that travels a lot.

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Razer Hammerhead

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As with ROCCAT, Razer is a brand that avid gamers will know and love, and they’ve become known for good-looking, quality products. Cut from the same cloth as their excellent Kraken headset, the Hammerhead line is for those on the move, with an in-ear design. They come with a myriad of different ear tips, a neat carrying case as well as a PC adapter, too. These are great for their bass response and overall clarity. They might be a little more expensive than most, but if you know and trust Razer products these might be the pair of in-ears you’ve been waiting for, plus that black and green paint job looks great.

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

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These things look huge! I hear you crying well, they are in fact pretty large, and while they’re first use isn’t necessarily for your smartphone, I’m including these because they work with practically anything. There’s an adapter to work with your smartphone, a detachable microphone, an airplane adapter and a control box for PC Gaming. There’s a neat little carrying case for it all and if you’re looking for something that works with all of your devices, then these will do just that. Great value as well as being super-comfy, these are a do-it-all pair.

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