When it’s time to get your game on, nothing should distract you from being totally immersed in the experience. What’s arguably the most important piece of equipment in your game setup, something that can help keep you focused and maximize your enjoyment? A gaming headset with excellent sound quality, one that shuts out the world around you and keeps you in your chair for as many hours as you like.
All eight of the gaming headsets in this guide can do this for you. But there are several factors we’d like you to consider when investing in a piece of gear that you’ll wear for so long that it’s really more like a piece of clothing. Which of the following topics is a priority is up to you, but all are important to a great gaming experience.
How We Chose These Headphones
In this list, we’ve selected our headphones based on popularity, sound quality, comfort, and compatibility. I ask the following questions with any new headphone or head set I encounter.
- Do they sound good?
- Can I wear them for long periods of time?
- How and what do they connect to?
Sound quality is of the utmost importance to me. If they sound bad, they don’t deserve to sit on your ears to begin with. Comfortability is a big topic. Consider this: one round of League of Legends can last upwards of 45 minutes to an hour. If by level 9 the head band is pressing on your head too hard, it can be incredibly uncomfortable, and can break concentration. LoL may not be your game of choice, but the logic applies the same to ANY gaming session. Lastly, what and how do they connect to? If you play strictly on PlayStation, well then getting a PC or Xbox only headset isn’t going to do you much good. A few other things to consider are things like wired or wireless? If it’s wireless how long does the battery last? Open back or closed back design? Is noise canceling or noise suppression built in? I think no matter the situation, at least one of these headsets will fit your need. So let’s take a look at our top gaming headphones/headsets!