Best Gaming Headsets 2019
Listen up, people! Investing in a great gaming headset can be the difference between winning and losing online. Hearing those muffled footsteps behind you at the last second could save your life, and help you turn the tables. Exceptional audio can also make your favourite games more immersive, enjoyable and almost tangible experiences. So don’t skimp on sound quality – here are some of the best gaming headsets in 2019.
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headset
The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headset didn’t come to play (ironically). As the first gaming headset to introduce THX Spatial Audio, its audio quality is masterful, offering realistic depth by creating positionally-accurate sound in a 360° sphere. Bass lovers will rejoice, too, with this headset’s Bass Control (which has 17 adjustable levels), while those who like to chop and change their audio settings throughout long gaming stints can do so easily with accessible features such as volume control, a THX Spatial Audio toggle, mic mute and more. Your enemies won’t hear you coming… but you’ll certainly hear them.
Corsair Gaming VOID Pro RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1
Designed to withstand even the most heavy-handed of gamers, the Corsair Gaming VOID Pro RGB Wireless headset combines the company’s legendary durability with epic audio performance. With custom tuned 50mm neodymium drivers, Dolby 7.1 surround sound and low latency wireless performance, you’ll be able to pinpoint enemies at a moment’s notice, without the worry of pesky wires.
You’ll also look damn fine doing it. With customisable RGB lighting, the Gaming VOID Pro can transform your headset into a bright, technicoloured disco, albeit one that trades funky music for the sounds of gunshots and explosions… still, better than One Direction.
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset
Compatible with a whole host of devices, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming headset features a studio-grade sound stage which delivers crisp, precise audio. Ideal for FPS games, it lets you accurately determine sounds from further away, allowing you to get the drop on any unsuspecting foes.
Armed with a USB digital signal processing sound card, you can boost your audio and enhance noise cancellation to optimise your gaming experience. There are also simple controls to activate and deactivate Dolby 7.1 surround sound or quickly mute your mic when necessary. No more crying babies over chat, please.
Steelseries Arctis 7 Black Gaming Headset
Wireless technology is a wonderful thing, but a poor battery life can completely ruin the experience. Thankfully there’s no need to worry with the Steelseries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Enjoy a whopping 24 hours of use before you need to plug it in to charge – perfect for those marathon gaming sessions.
The Arctis 7 continues to impress with its Discord-certified ClearCast microphone, which delivers studio-quality voice chat, along with background noise cancellation. And it doesn’t stop there – these cracking cans support DTS Headphone:X surround sound, providing 360 degrees of precision audio. Wait… is someone behind you?
ASUS ROG Centurion True 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset
One of the few headsets available to offer true 7.1 surround sound, the ASUS ROG Centurion packs five discreet drivers into each ear cup to deliver realistic and impactful audio. If that wasn’t enough, audio quality is improved further still thanks to the Hi-Fi grade ESS headphone amplifier.
If comfort’s also a concern (and it should be) then the ASUS ROG Centurion has got you covered. The headset employs an optimised clamping force based on lab testing using a wide range of head types. You’ll also get two types of interchangeable ear cushions: ultra-soft, full-size memory foam and highly-breathable protein leather. The choice is yours.
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset
Built with the highest quality materials and advanced technologies to provide exceptional audio, this is the first Logitech headset to carry the “Pro” name. Powered by the patent-pending, hybrid-mesh PRO-G Drivers (try saying that quickly three times), the Logitech G Pro Gaming headset delivers booming bass and precise clarity. It also supports Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos for accurate positional audio.
Bark out orders at your teammates using the pro-grade advanced condenser microphone, which offers crystal clear communication, and block out the world around you with the premium leatherette ear pads, which provide 50% more sound isolation compared to other, lesser ear pads. We think we’ve heard enough.