Serious gamers understand the importance of great audio is when playing first person shooter (FPS) games, as well as massively multi-player role playing games (MMORPGs). Parents, next door neighbors and other non-players in the area can also enjoy a whole lot of peace and quiet while the gamer goes on his quest in private. Here is a list of the top 10 best gaming headsets available.
10. Astro Gaming A40
Despite the release of the A50, many people are still head over heels with their Astro Gaming A40 headsets. Astro Gaming has acknowledged the popularity of this model which is why it released an updated version to keep its loyal customers happy and to entice new customers with the ability to create a private voice network when playing team games.
9. Plantronics GameCom 380 Stereo PC Gaming Headset
Plantronics has always been a trusted name when it comes to audio headsets, and although the GameCom380 doesn’t look as complicated as its contemporaries, this headset packs a punch in terms of clear, noise-reduced sounds and clear communication lines.
8. SteelSeries Siberia V2
Next on the list of the top 10 best gaming headsets is the SteelSeries Siberia V2. For marathon gamers, having a lightweight and extremely comfortable headset is a must. Not only does this headset look good, it also provides excellent sound quality as well. For a few extra bucks, people can even get the Frost Blue edition complete with LED lights.
7. Monster MVP Carbon
The size of this headset can fool anyone into thinking it has nothing on the competition. What people tend to forget is that it is made by audio giant Monster. The audio company, together with EA Sports has come up with a compact, lightweight headset with audio clarity that can rival many of its larger counterparts.
6. Logitech Wireless G930
A lighter and much more comfortable model than its predecessors, this headset from Logitech allows gamers to enjoy both wired and wireless use. It also boasts of a Dolby 7.1 Prologic II audio for superior sound quality.
5. Turtle Beach Ear Force Z2
Turtle Beach has many models that are far more superior to the Ear Force Z2, but the reason this headset has made the top 10 best gaming headsets list is the value for money it brings. It may be a budget headset, but what it lacks in features, it makes up for in sound quality.
4. Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
This headset is the result of the collaboration between Creative and world-renowned gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel. It offers high quality audio and noise cancellation on its flexible microphone which can also be detached when not in use. The headset’s comfort level is also quite high, so it’s a good choice when continuously playing for hours and hours.
3. Coolermaster’s CM Storm Sirus
This gaming headset may be bulkier and heavier than most of the other headsets available today, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t comfortable. It boasts of true 5.1 surround sound and an external control module that allows users to adjust the audio levels much like when using a professional sound mixer.
2. NOX Audio Specialist
Gamers who travel frequently would love the NOX Audio Specialist. This lightweight headset is comfortable to wear and is extremely portable. It even has its own travel hard-shell case. This headset is definitely the perfect solution for people who like to play games on the go.
1. Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven
Last, but not least on the list of the top 10 best gaming headsets is one that is too advanced and complicated for words. It doesn’t really matter because the hefty price tag it comes with says it all. The Ear Force XP Seven could connect to almost any computer or gaming console, portable or otherwise. It also has a great audio control console where settings can be adjusted and saved.