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Our view: Some of the best gaming headsets

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There’s nothing quite like getting yourself immersed in some fantastic game or other. Whether it’s sports, a fantasy shoot ‘em up or strategy, there are many brilliant ways that the game makers have designed the gaming environment for the player.

It’s not just how a game looks that is one of the brilliant ways game creators plunge you into your gaming. Another of the most important factors is sound.

What you hear, so how the game sounds, is a massive part of the whole happy experience, and so it follows that you need the best gaming headset to make sure you get the most from what you’re hearing as you play. But what are the best gaming headsets?

We thought we’d take a little bit of time to run you through three gaming headsets that we think are truly worthy of your time and your cash. These headsets are amongst the best on the market today.

Is the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition the best headset for gaming?

With THX Spatial Audio, this headset creates realistic depth by simulating positionally-accurate sound in a 360° sphere.

What this blurb translates as during the gaming experience is sound coming at you from all around, meaning you are more aware of your position and what’s going on in your surroundings. From subtle footsteps sneaking up behind you during your strategy game to climatic explosions in your space battles, the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is a headset with mind-blowing gaming audio.

Something that can be a bother for gamers is the balance between the audio of the game itself and the audio of your chat with fellow gamers. With this headset you can customise audio and mic controls – so you have on-the-fly personalisation, and can achieve the perfect mix of game and chat volume.

The ear-cushions of the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition are infused with cooling gel so they reduce heat build-up, while a soft cloth and leatherette combination provides comfort and sound isolation.

Is the ASUS Rog Strix Go 2.4 GHz Wireless the best gaming headset?

The ROG Strix Go 2.4 headset is the world’s first USB-C 2.4 GHz headset, which means ultra-stable cordless connection. You’ll get lag-free listening on PC, PlayStation, Xbox or other smart device. The Strix Go 2.4 is lightweight, so it won’t feel heavy on your head during those intense gaming sessions.

It also charges fast and has an impressively powerful battery. It even boasts AI-powered noise-cancelling microphones so you’ll get crystal-clear communications. The upshot is that everything from keyboard rattle to background chat is more-or-less completely eliminated – so that means you and your teammates can stay focused and in the game.

The ROG Strix 2.4 is perfect headset for console or PC gaming, with a range of up to twenty metres – freeing you up to dash off to the bathroom for a hero break, or to the kitchen for a hero sandwich, without your connection being busted!

Is the Corsair Virtuoso 7.1 Wired / Wireless RGB the best for gameplay?

This headset’s machined aluminium construction is finished in white, so it looks pretty nifty in terms of cool aesthetics. Trim, sleek and lightweight, the Virtuoso is designed to offer the perfect balance between comfort and quality.

And, of course, the Virtuoso is designed to give you great sound! From soft footsteps to deep baritone, you’ll hear everything and more with the Virtuoso. The 7.1 capability means you can really up the ante on yourself.
With a broadcast grade detachable microphone you’ll also be able to chat away to your gaming buddies in stunning clarity.

The wide dynamic range rivals any standalone microphone, so it’ll be almost as if the whole team is physically together! The added bonus is that the microphone is fully detachable, so you can remove it if you’re not in the mood for talking and just want to get down to some action! The microphone also has an RGB LED ring which will indicate live or mute status. So you can slip her on mute and not give away your secret plans!

There are, of course, many other great gaming headsets, gaming PCs and consoles plus gaming peripherals available from our website. But these are the ones we recently put through rigorous testing (well, a mammoth gaming sesh) and found to be the ones we liked the most.

That’s not to say the others aren’t just as good. Defining something as ‘the best’ can quite often be down to something as arbitrary as personal taste.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Or should that be ear?!

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