Gaming headsets are a must-have accessory for your gaming sessions for a number of different reasons and there are lots to choose from, but if you want the best ones as options, then you need to wade through the ones that aren’t worth your effort.
We’ve put together a list that has ten different options for you so you can save some of that precious game time. Which means you can spend more time on gaming with a headset you’ll love and less time trying to find something that works. Regardless of whether you’re playing on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, or other options like mobile or Stadia.
This is a rolling post so we’ll be updating the list every month. The options on the list may not always change completely, but there will always be something that works for every user.
Best Gaming Headsets Summary
Below you’ll find a short summary table of all the best gaming headsets we’ve selected.
If you’re short on time, you can scan the table below and see every option we picked, along with how much they cost and buy links to jump right to where you can get them for yourself.
Should you have a little more time, you’ll find short descriptions of each headset below the summary table along with the same information as well as videos and buy links to snag the headset of your choice.
|Gaming Headset||Cost||Where To Buy|
|Master & Dynamic MG20||$449||Amazon, Master & Dynamic|
|EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670||From $173.98||Amazon, Walmart|
|Beyerdynamic MMX 100 & MMX 150||From $99.99||Amazon|
|Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless||From $176.82||Amazon and Various Other Retailers|
|Razer Kraken V3 Pro||$199.99||Amazon, Razer, GameStop, Best Buy|
|SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless||From $99||Amazon, Walmart|
|Sony Pulse 3D||$99||Amazon, B&H, Target, Best Buy, PlayStation Direct, GameStop|
|Razer Black Shark V2 Pro||From $139.99||Amazon, Best Buy, Razer|
|SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless||$349.99||Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries|
|HyperX Cloud Alpha||From $69.99||Amazon, Best Buy|
Master & Dynamic MG20
- Price: $449
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Master & Dynamic
Xbox Series X|S has the Beoplay Portal headset, and now PS5 has its own luxury gaming headset in the Master & Dynamic MG20. While pricey at $449, you’re paying a premium for a super high-quality gaming headset that comes with just the right features. And trust us, you’re getting every single damn thing you pay for here.
For starters, Master & Dynamic is using materials like magnesium earcups, lambskin leather earpads, and an Alcantara and canvas-coated headband. Additionally, it comes with a detachable boom mic which comes with a pop filter, and it has a second built-in mic for voice calls or chat in a more casual setting.
It also comes with a low-latency adaptor, a premium carry pouch, and it uses USB-C for charging. There’s 7.1 surround sound onboard as well, and it comes with up to 22 hours of battery life. I could go on. As there are many more features that make this headset worth it. Sure, it’s $50 less than the Disc Edition of the PS5 console itself. But, you’ll be glad you picked it up if you want a more premium experience in your games as this is one of the best gaming headsets out there.
EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670
- Price: From $173.98
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Walmart
When it comes to PC gaming, Sennheiser’s GSP 670 is the cream of the crop. It’s expensive, but Sennheiser knows audio and it’s excellent on this headset.
Perhaps the best part is the mic. The swivel motion that lets you flip it up to mute the mic is the easiest way to mute yourself in chat. Period. The headset is also extremely comfortable and can be worn for all-day gaming sessions without getting uncomfortable.
Speaking of comfort, it features adjustable fit on both sides of the headset as well as on the top of the band for more or less tension. The mic is also noise cancelling. So even if you’re using Discord which has a decent software-based noise filter, this just ensures that you’re voice is coming through crystal clear.
And, you have separate volume dials for regular game audio and chat audio. Letting you adjust things perfectly.
It works for PC, PS4, and mobile devices too, and it offers extremely low-latency gaming audio. It works ok with PS4 and mobile, but it doesn’t have the benefits of the PC software that really make the audio shine. For PC this is one of the best gaming headsets you’ll find.
Beyerdynamic MMX 100 & MMX 150
- Price: From $99.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon
These two closed-back headsets from Beyerdynamic are some of the best you can get for around their price point. Which is $150 for the MMX 150 and $99.99 for the MMX 100. Fitting, we know.
Both come with detachable META Voice cardioid condenser microphones for vocal clarity, as well as an impedance of 32 ohms, dedicated volume dials for precise audio adjustment and more. And if you go with the MMX 150 you get the benefit of the augmented mode. Turning this on enables sounds from outside the headset to filter in some. So you can hear both the game audio and what’s around you.
Both headsets are wired so you’ll not have the freedom of a wireless headset here. But the comfort and sound quality are awesome and they’re both relatively affordable.
Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless
- Price: $176.82
- Where To Buy: Amazon and Various Other Retailers
Next to the Sennheiser (or EPOS depending on which version you have) GSP 670, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless Lightspeed gaming headset is one of the best headsets we’ve ever had the pleasure to put on our heads. The large, soft ear cushions wrap your ears in a pillowy goodness that makes these extremely comfortable to wear for many hours on end. Heck, wear them all day if you want. We have, and it still felt great even in the second half of the day.
What’s even better is that Logitech G gives you two pairs of ear cushions. One made from a plush leatherette, and another set made from a soft microfiber that should help to cut down on perspiration. The latter pair is great if you live in a warmer climate. Or if your ears just get really hot when wearing headsets for extended periods of time.
Beyond the comfort factor, the Lightspeed wireless technology is bar none the best wireless tech for any peripherals. It’s hard to interfere with so you should have little to no issues with audio breaking up. And it has a decent range. So you can easily get up from the chair or couch and grab something from the kitchen if you need to.
There’s also easy to use on-ear controls, and a detachable boom mic. Which is always a huge plus. Overall, these sounded nearly as good as the GSP670s, and they were on average more than $100 less.
Razer Kraken V3 Pro
- Price: From $199.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Razer, GameStop, Best Buy
The Razer Kraken V3 Pro is one of Razer’s newest headsets coming with much of the same high-quality audio features you know and love, but with some advanced new features too. Like the HyperSense stereoscopic haptics. This lets you essentially feel parts of what you’re hearing so you get new levels of immersion you’ve never experienced before in your games.
In addition to the HyperSense, the headset is also wireless and works for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and it should work with Xbox one and Xbox Series X|S as well. All thanks to the 2.4GHz wireless adapter. THX spatial audio with 7.1 surround sound and Razer Chroma RGB are also familiar features that make a return. And one of the best features, at least we think so, is the detachable mic so you can remove it when you aren’t using voice chat.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
- Price: From $99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Walmart
Razer isn’t the only brand returning further down the list. SteelSeries makes all kinds of headsets and the Arctis 1 Wireless is the perfect option for mobile gamers.
This is another headset that’s multi-platform, and works with four different systems. While we consider it tone of the best gaming headsets for mobile specifically, it also works with Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4.
It has the same high-quality audio drivers as the Arctis 7, ultra-low latency lossless audio, a detachable mic that’s Discord certified and features the ClearCast technology (never be unheard again), and of course an adjustable headband for better comfort that’s also extremely durable because it’s made of stainless steel.
Plus at $99 these are great for the price.
Sony Pulse 3D
- Price: $99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, B&H, Target, Best Buy, PlayStation Direct, GameStop
Sony’s Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PS5 is probably going to be the most popular option for PS5 owners. Quite simply because it is pretty decent and it’s available at a good price point. $100 is a good price for something that offers 3D audio support, stereo sound, and a lossless 2.4GHz connection to keep you immersed.
The Pulse 3D wireless headset also has a built-in mic that doesn’t protrude outward like some other options. So if you prefer that more seamless look this is a good trait. It also makes it easy to ensure you aren’t bumping the mic if you’re ever lifting your hands up towards your mouth to take a drink or snack on something during games. There’s on-ear controls as well.
You also get pretty decent battery life of up to 12 hours of play time, and quick charge time. If you need to conserve some of that battery life, you can even plug the headset into the DualSense controller via a 3.mm audio jack. Which you may need to do from time to time. Comfort wise there may be some better options out there. But you’ll likely spend more.
So for the price, you get a very comfortable headset that carries the same design as the PS5 console, great audio quality, and because it’s coming directly from Sony you should have pretty good support if anything ever goes wrong.
Razer Black Shark V2 Pro
- Price: From $139.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Best Buy, Razer
Razer is rooted in Esports. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that our pick for the best Esports headset is Razer’s Black Shark V2 Pro.
This is a wireless headset so you’re unencumbered by long, annoying cords that do nothing but get in your way and brush up against your arm when you’re in the heat of the moment, causing the immersion to break.
It also has a detachable mic for when you don’t need team voice chat, and it supports THX 7.1 surround sound audio. The best thing about the headset though is the comfort. Whether you’re playing competitively or you’re playing on your own during your own time, you can wear these all day and not get fatigued.
The giant oval-shaped cushions help you stay comfortable during longer gaming sessions. And the infused cooling gel inside of them helps keep your ears cool and prevent sweat. Or at least excessive amounts of it.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
- Price: $349.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries
Of course we had to make sure one of the clear contenders for the best overall headset was added to this list. The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. As the successor to the Arctis Pro Wireless, the Nova Pro Wireless has a lot to live up to. But it seems that it manages to surpass the older model with some pretty great upgrades.
For starters, it now comes with Active Noise Cancellation and a transparency mode. So you can either choose to block out anything but your game or let a little bit more sound in. The retractable mic also now sits flush with the headset earcup.
SteelSeries also got rid of the ski goggle headband and has made the headset extendable. It even comes with a slightly smaller gaming DAC than the last model. Which still lets you connect to two devices at once. So you can plug it into your PC and your console. Best of all, it comes with two hot-swappable batteries so you can always keep one charged and never have to worry about the headset battery dying on you in the middle of a game.
All that said, the headset is certainly pricey. But you get what you pay for. And you’re paying for quality here. If you want one headset for basically everything, this should do the trick. You can also pick up the wired model for Xbox and save $100. Whether you go with wireless or wired, this is one of the best gaming headsets out there.
HyperX Cloud Alpha
- Price: From $69.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon, Best Buy
HyperX has been around making gaming headsets for quite some time and the Cloud Alpha is one of its best.
This is a wired gaming headset and like many of the models HyperX makes, it features an aluminum frame so it’s pretty durable and still very comfortable.
It also works with just about every platform, comes with dual chamber drivers, and large comfy earpads so you can wear these for long gaming sessions.