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Top 10 Best Gaming Headsets – Updated January, 2022

AH Top 10 Best Gaming Headsets
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A gaming headset is 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.

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Best Gaming Headset 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.

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Gaming HeadsetCostWhere To Buy
Master & Dynamic MG20$449Amazon, Master & Dynamic
EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670From $203.14Amazon, Walmart
EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid$208.66Amazon, Best Buy, EPOS
Logitech G Pro X Wireless$199Amazon and Various Other Retailers
Beyerdynamic MMX 100From $99.99Amazon, Beyerdynamic
SteelSeries Arctis 1 WirelessFrom $97.44Amazon, Walmart
Sony Pulse 3D$99Amazon, B&H, Target, Best Buy, PlayStation Direct, GameStop
Razer Black Shark V2 Pro$139.99Amazon, Best Buy, Razer
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal$500Best Buy, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen
HyperX Cloud AlphaFrom $80.99Amazon, Best Buy

Master & Dynamic MG20

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.

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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.

EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670

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.

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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 though there is no equal.

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EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid

 

While these aren’t an over-ear or on-ear gaming headset, they’re still designed mostly for gaming and they’re probably the best pair of gaming earbuds we’ve tried in some time. We were extremely fond of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, but these take things to another level because of their compatibility with the PS5 in addition to mobile, Nintendo Switch, and even PC.

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They provide around 5 hours of battery life so they may not be the best choice for super long gaming sessions. If you see yourself sitting down and playing games for an entire Saturday, expect to take a few breaks to charge these up once or twice.

That aside, the sound quality is insanely good. And these are comfortable enough to wear for the entire 5 or so hours until they need a recharge. These can connect through Bluetooth to devices that support Bluetooth audio, but they also come with a tiny USB-C dongle that you can use for the PS5 and Nintendo Switch. You can use them with mobile devices too if you want a more lag-free audio experience.

Plus, you can use them with mobile devices for things other than games. And it does just as good of a job at providing great audio for things like music or video.

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Logitech G Pro X Wireless

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.

Beyerdynamic MMX 100

The reason we love this headset for gaming is because it’s analog. So you can easily plug it into the controller no matter what console you’re playing on. Whether it’s Xbox Series X|S, PS5, or older consoles, it’ll work as long as there’s a 3.5mm audio port.

Plus, this can easily be used for PC too. And as Beyerdynamic is known for some pretty awesome sounding audio, this will do a pretty good job at delivering great sound for your games. The mic is detachable as well, so you don’t need to have it plugged in at all times. Which is especially useful if you don’t like having the mic in the way.

Since it’s not wireless you don’t have to worry about battery life. So it’ll last as long as you can. And thanks to the super comfortable ear cushions, that should be a while.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

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 the best option 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

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

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.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

Where to begin. The Beoplay Portal headphones from Bang & Olufsen are packed with so many premium features that you get excited to the point you almost forget that they cost $500.

Yes, that is an absolutely insanely high amount to pay for a gaming headset. But, this is more than just a gaming headset. Not only is it a gaming headset from one of the world’s top premium audio brands, it’s also a wireless headset that can be used for on the go listening through your mobile device, or wirelessly on any other device that supports Bluetooth.

The Beoplay Portal offers lossless audio connection to both Xbox consoles and PC using Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless connection. It also connects to your mobile device and other devices using Bluetooth. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support PlayStation wirelessly. It does however allow for connecting to devices via 3.5mm mini jack. So you should be able to plug it into the DualShock 4 or DualSense controllers while playing games on your PS4 or PS5.

Beyond the connection, you’ll find things like supple lambskin ear cups, a soft cushy headband (which is basically silent as you extend and collapse it), and capacitive on-ear controls for volume and other functions. One of the best parts is the virtual boom arm for the voice chat mic.

It’s comprised of six beamforming microphones with active noise cancellation. There’s a lot more to love about this headset too. If you can reconcile with the cost.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

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.