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, PC, Xbox One, 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
Best For Xbox One Gamers – LucidSound LS50X$249.99Amazon
Best For PC Gamers – Sennheiser GSP 670$319.99Amazon
Best For PS4 Gamers – Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless$199.99Amazon
Best For Lossless Audio – SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless$329.99Amazon
Best For Gamers On A Budget – Razer Kraken X USB$59.99Amazon
Best For Mobile Gamers – SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless$99.99Amazon
Best Premium Gaming Headset – Audeze Mobius$399.99Amazon
Best ROG Gaming Headset – ASUS ROG Delta Core$76Amazon
Best For Nintendo Switch – Beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game$151.25Amazon
Best Wired Gaming Headset – HyperX Cloud Alpha$79.95Amazon

Best Gaming Headset For Xbox One

LucidSound LS50X

  • Price: $249.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

If you're primarily playing games on Xbox One, the LucidSound LS50X is the gaming headset you want.

For starters, it has the capability to switch between a connection via wireless or Bluetooth. This opens up the headset to be used for multiple types of devices.

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When you're on the Xbox, you can plug in the included wireless dongle for low-latency, high-quality audio. When you're playing on PC, you can connect the headset through Bluetooth.

There's even a detachable boom mic, with easy and intuitive controls for muting the mic, the volume, and switching between gaming mode and Bluetooth mode. Volume and other controls use dials on the ears for easy adjustment.

The headset even works for mobile or just as a pair of wireless headphones for music or other media. Simply detach the mic and you're good to go. It also comes with a zip-closure carrying case for travel.

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On top of all that, it has excellent audio with features like 5 EQ modes, chat with superior clarity, a 20-hour battery life, and it's compatible with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S when they launch on November 10.

Best Gaming Headset For PC Gamers

Sennheiser GSP 670

  • Price: $319.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

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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Best Gaming Headset For PS4

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless

  • Price: $199.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

You can't have a gaming headset list without mentioning Razer, because it makes some of the best gaming headsets in the industry.

The Nari Ultimate Wireless is the best option for PS4 players, because it's a good mix of function and form without being too pricey like other options, such as the Astro A50.

With the Nari Ultimate Wireless, you can also use it for PC and not just PS4. So you get some dual use there. This headset features a retractable mic so you can put it away when you don't need it.

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It also has lag-free, TXH spatial audio with 7.1 surround sound. Making the game immersion that much better while you play.

Razer made it comfortable too, and used cooling gel in the ear pads so your ears don't get overly warm during longer periods of use.

Best Gaming Headset For Lossless Audio

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

  • Price: $329.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

If you want lossless audio, and you want it to be high-quality, and wireless, the Arctis Pro Wireless from SteelSeries should be your pick.

This works with PC and PS4 via the wireless transmitter that you plug directly into the system that you're playing games on. The Headset then connects to that transmitter.

It's Discord certified meaning your game chat is going to be stellar, and it can be used for other devices that accept Bluetooth audio devices. It also has audio in and out plugs, so you could even plug it into home audio systems if you wanted. It can technically be used with Xbox One, but not wirelessly.

For it to work on that console you would need to plug the headset into the controller's audio jack. Even then there's no guarantee that the mic would work for game chat.

Still, this is the best headset for lossless audio if you need something for both PS4 and PC, and this works for mobile and Nintendo Switch too.

Best Gaming Headset For Gamers On A Budget

Razer Kraken X USB

  • Price: $59.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Razer is once again on this list for our selection of the best budget headset. We've been big fans of the kraken line simply because it offered some of the best audio quality at a lower price.

And the Kraken X USB is essentially the pinnacle of that. It even comes in a 3.5mm version that's $49.99 instead of $59.99 if you have the hardware on your PC to support 3.5mm audio headsets. That version is also perfect for the Nintendo Switch, and mobile phones with an audio jack.

These feature 7.1 surround sound for more immersive gaming audio, soft leatherette ear cushions and a plushy headband cushion, a bendable mic, and in-headset audio controls. They're pretty basic, but the no-frills setup means you still get great audio for gaming without spending a whole lot.

Best Gaming Headset For Mobile

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

  • Price: $99.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

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.

Best Premium Gaming Headset

Audeze Mobius

  • Price: $399.99
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Audeze makes some truly amazing headphones for all situations. And low and behold they actually make some gaming headsets.

While this isn't quite the same level of premium as it's LCD-GX that costs a whopping $900, it's still up there with a premium price and it reflects that price with high-quality audio.

The Audeze Mobius are fantastic for a few reasons if you want something ultra premium. They're wireless, which means you don't have to be tethered to a cord while you play. They're also compatible with PC, PS4, Mobile, Nintendo Switch, and Mac.

You can also connect the headphones in three different ways. Through USB, Bluetooth, or through an analog cable if you want the best sound possible.

These also feature AAC and LDAC, a flexible and detachable boom mic, and they're Discord certified.

Best ROG Gaming Headset

ASUS ROG Delta Core

ASUS ROG Delta Core

  • Price: $76
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

ASUS makes some pretty good stuff in its ROG line which all focused on gaming, and the Delta Core is probably its best headset. It's not wireless, but it is very highly rated and it only costs $76.

So it's an excellent value at its price. It features high-res audio, and it's multi-platform and works with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices if you have a USB adapter.

It also has on-headset media controls for easy audio adjustment and mic management/muting, as well as a retractable mic and ASUS' airtight chamber audio design for better immersion.

Best Gaming Headset For Nintendo Switch

Beyerdynamic CUSTOM Game

  • Price: $151.25
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

If you prefer your wired headsets and you want something for the Nintendo Switch, then the CUSTOM Game from Beyerdynamic is a top-tier choice.

It features a detachable cable with controls, though this is a wired headset so detaching the cable is really only for storage and/or travel. You get big over-the-ear pads for excellent gaming immersion and comfort.

There's also a sound slider for setting up custom audio profiles based on the type of game you're playing, and because it's wired you aren't draining the battery life on the Switch, which is already bad enough as it is.

Best Wired Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Alpha

  • Price: $79.95
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

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.