The best gaming headsets in 2020

Great audio in a video game can provide a fully immersive experience of sound. While cheap headphones may technically play a sound, but best gaming headsets can draw you into a digital world with best effects, realistic details, as well as surround sound. The best gaming headset can make that possible while you chat with your friends or teammates. After testing lots of headsets base on sound quality and comfortableness for this update, we selected the SteelSeries Arctis 7, most comfortable, and the provides good quality of sound.

The best gaming headset overall

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SteelSeries Arctis 7
Compatibility: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, mobile, PC
Drivers: 40mm
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Wireless: Yes
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$310.00
PROS:
  • Great sound
  • Comfortable fit
  • Reasonable price
  • Seamless wireless
CONS:
  • Fine-tuning music takes some work
  • Clunky phone and speaker functionality

Big sound on a budget

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HyperX Cloud Stinger
Compatibility: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, mobile, PC
Drivers: 50mm
Frequency Response: 18 Hz - 23 kHz
Wireless: No
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$46.00
PROS:
  • Very comfortable design
  • Handy controls
  • affordable price
CONS:
  • Sound gets blown out at higher ranges

Built for tournament play

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Logitech G Pro X
Compatibility: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Drivers: Hybrid mesh Pro-G 50mm
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20K Hz
Wireless: No
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$130.00
PROS:
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Versatile
  • Comfortable build
  • Useful mic features
CONS:
  • Hard to get a good fit
  • Not easily portable

Stellar wireless under $100

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SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
Compatibility: PS4, PC, Switch, Mobile (USB-C wireless), Xbox One (wired)
Drivers: 40mm
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20K Hz
Wireless: Yes
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$100.00
PROS:
  • Excellent wireless connectivity
  • Compatibility with almost everything
  • Decent sound for gaming and music
  • Comfortable fit
CONS:
  • No elastic headband
  • No iOS compatibility

This is wireless greatness

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Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero
Compatibility: PC, PS4 (Wireless); Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile (Wired)
Drivers:50mm Nanoclear
Frequency Response: 12 -20K Hz
Wireless: Yes
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$150.00
PROS:
  • Comfortable fit
  • Fantastic gaming and music sound
  • Compatible with many systems
  • Robust software
CONS:
  • Crowded controls
  • Could use a few more presets

Superior style, sound and value

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HyperX Cloud Alpha
Compatibility: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, mobile
Drivers: 50mm Dual Chamber
Frequency Response: 13Hz -27K Hz
Wireless: No
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$100.00
PROS:
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Soft and cushy ear cups
  • Impressive audio quality
  • Versatile cables
CONS:
  • Ear cups can feel snug
  • Microphone picks up some noise

Audiophile sound for gamers

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SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
Compatibility: PS4, PC (with GameDAC), Xbox One, Switch, mobile (analog)
Drivers: 40mm
Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 40 kHz
Wireless: No
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$249.00
PROS:
  • Superb design and comfort
  • Hi-Res audio support
  • Great overall sound quality
  • Lots of customization options
CONS:
  • Expensive
  • Made for the desk, not the couch

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How we test gaming headsets

The selected headset we test and use daily for at least a week. During the test we listen different kind of sound so we can compare it to with  other competitive models, then head to Discord to get some feedback from our friends on how we’re sounding. 

During that week, we focused to test each headset in a number of different game battle royales, genres—shooters, and racing games make for particularly good testing scenarios since the former tends to test the low-end and reveal muddiness and distortion, while PUBG et al are great for positional audio tracking. Finally, good racing sims feature a very particular mix designed to help you hear brake lock-up and tires losing traction. It’s often in Project CARS 2 where great headsets are separated from merely good. 

It’s not just about gaming, though: we wear the headsets while we work, listen to music, watch distracting YouTube videos people send us, and everything else that crops up while we’re at our desk. Finally, we compare a few lossless music tracks by listening through our Beyerdynamic DT770s and then the test sample. The 770s have a really flat EQ that makes them great for music production and critical listening applications—hearing another headset immediately after them really brings EQ peaks and dips into focus. 

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