• Top Five Gaming Headphones in the Market

    While someone is considering a new gaming headphone for the first time, he or she may be worried about the quality of the product or the usability of the product. As gaming headphones are known to be costly in price. Though the higher cost, gaming headphones are very good in case of built quality and performance. Even if some experienced user is considering to buy a new headphone, then also that person needs to know that which is the best in the market. To understand what kind of a headphone one person needs, he has to decide the purpose first. If that person is looking for a headphone to enjoy music then the gaming headphone can be a costly mistake for him. In case of music-headphones, the bass quality is needed to at its peak.

    While in case of gaming headphone bass quality is usually a little overlooked and the quality of surround sound system is the thing which needed the focus at the most. In case of gaming headphone, the comfortability issue becomes a very big thing as gaming sessions use to be very long like 5-6 hours. In that case lightweight and good fittings over the ear help at most.

    The best quality of noise cancelation is also needed for gaming headphones to be in the game while gaming. The quality of the mic is also need be to be premium quality made as the in-game voice chat is a very useful tool for any gamer. To know about the differences and usability of a gaming headphone in more detailed one can read our article on the Why Gaming Headphones are better.

    To end up the confusion about the best gaming headphone available in the market for any kind of gamer and for all general-purpose use, here we submit an unbiased list with an overview and basic review of top Five Gaming Headphones below.

    #5 HyperX Cloud II / HyperX Cloud Stinger

    HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headphone

    HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headphone

    Rating – 8 out of 10

    Pros – Noise Cancelling and Echo Cancelling via in-line Sound card; Premium Quality Mic; Best Quality Surround Sound Experience; 90 Degree rotating ear caps make it more comfortable while hanging it on the neck; Over the ear design; Swivel-to-mute mic in case of HyperX Cloud Stinger, Single 3.5mm Jack Connector makes it easy to connect anywhere even at mobile phones.

    Cons – The HyperX Cloud II is a little heavier as a pro gaming headset, while the HyperX Cloud Stinger is perfect in weight (275gm). No RGB or LED lighting is present.

    • Frequency Response – 15Hz to 25KHz
    • Impedance – 32 Ohms
    • Sensitivity – 90dB SPL/mW
    • Compatible with – PC, XBOX One (Not for XBOX 360), PS4, Android
    • Price – $60 – $110

    Our Opinion – The Cloud Stinger is cheap in Price (i.e. $60) but the Cloud II is much better in build quality. Though the performance is almost the same for these both, so there is no justification for the huge price difference. If anyone is looking for a gaming headset of premium quality within the range of $60-$65 then the Cloud Stinger is the best product for him in the market for sure. There are very few headphones which can actually compete with the performance of these two products.

    Recommended For – Casual, Enthusiast and pro Gamers in any platform. If someone is new at the market of gaming headphone then this is the product from which to start with.

    #4 Logitech G430 / Logitech Prodigy G231

    Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Technology (981-000538)

    Logitech G430 

    Rating – 8 out of 10

    Pros – It comes in number 4 because of it has a better over the ear design, which is really comfortable, even if at first look it does not seem to be so. Logitech is really good with the ergonomics engineering so after putting the headphone on anyone can notice that. 7.1 Surround System gives the output of 360-degree sound field; 90-degree swivel earcups for comfort; to give the best quality sound output a USB sound card is included in the package of G430, which gives definitely better sound output than the onboard sound card in case of surround sound; very good noise cancellation mic boom mic; Extremely Lightweight which makes it much more comfortable than any other gaming headphones; the premium quality long cables are also a plus point.

    Cons – The built quality may seem to be a little cheap in quality, but the price tag is something to be considered in this case. No RGB lighting or LED light available in this. Two Batteries required in the G430 headphone.

    • Frequency Response – 20Hz to 20KHz
    • Impedance – 32 Ohms
    • Sensitivity – 90dB SPL/mW
    • Price – $55 – $75
    • Compatible with – PC, PS4, Android

    Our Opinion – As the looks and feel of both product is same it is confusing to determine which to go for, but anyone can go for any of these two, as the G231 is lower in price ($55) any first-time user can go with it, while the G430 is also a very good idea for all-around use even for hardcore music lovers. Going for the G430 is a good idea for any pro gamers.

    Recommended For – Any gamer and music lovers. Not for the XBOX users.

    #3 Corsair Void Pro Gaming headphone

    CORSAIR VOID PRO RGB Wireless Gaming Headset with DOLBY HEADPHONE 7.1 Surround Sound for PC – Carbon

    Rating – 9 out of 10

    Pros – First to notice that it is a wireless gaming headphone, which already makes it better than the previous headphone on the list. The product of Corsair is always premium in-built quality. All the controls are on the headphone body which makes it more stylish in terms of looks. Retractable mic makes it more attractive, swivel to mute and switch for mute both are available in the headphone. The mic is boom mic so the voice quality catch by it is really good. 90 Degree rotating ear caps make it more comfortable. Instead of having a lithium-ion battery inside the headphone is really very light in weight. The ergonomics are good to provide good comfort and over the ear, design makes it more comfortable. LED customizable indicator lights are available in the headphone. Instead of being a wireless headphone it gives premium quality 7.1 surround sound output.

    Cons – As it is a wireless headphone a battery is included in the package, recharging the battery and changing it if necessary is to be done. As it is a wireless headphone so instead of the boom mic and the retractable feature the sound quality is not good as a wired headphone, but these cons are really something to be overlooked if one is thinking about getting a wireless gaming headphone. Being very a costly product is also something to be considered.

    • Frequency Response – 20Hz to 25KHz
    • Impedance – 25 Ohms
    • Sensitivity – 110dB SPL/mW
    • Price – $200
    • Compatible with – PC users only

    Our Opinion – Though it is a very good headphone, one should go for it only if he is considering a wireless gaming headphone. Otherwise if looking for a premium quality gaming headphone for pro gaming or tournament then going for the other options in this list should be considered. If this headphone is considered with all other wireless gaming headphones then for sure it is the best, but if comparing with the wired gaming headsets then it is not up to the mark.

    Recommended For – PC gamers who are seeking a premium quality gaming headphone in the wireless segment only, if looking for best quality in the whole gaming headphone segment, then this is not the thing for you.

    #2 Sennheiser GSP 300

    Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headphones (Blue-Black)

    Rating – 10 out of 10

    Pros – This headphone’s around the ear earcups are one of the best in the quality of the entire market. The noise canceling mic is made out of premium quality material, the mic is also a boom mic, and auto-mute by a swivel. Great 7.1 surround sound feelings with best quality stereo speakers. The earcups are a proper fit for any ears no make the user feel comfortable and to cancel all other outcoming noise. The built quality of the ear cups and the headband both are really very high in quality to enhance the comfortless in a long gaming session. The headphone is lightweight (360gm) headphone which enhances the comfort level. The headphone is very sturdy and will last for many years for sure.

    Cons – The headphone has no LED light design in it, though it may seem to be a little costly for some users. Even by looks, it does not seem to be very appealing, and that is the point where it lacks the most.

    • Frequency Response – 15Hz to 26KHz
    • Impedance – 19 Ohms
    • Sensitivity – 113dB SPL/mW
    • Price – $120
    • Compatible with – PC, PS4 (Audio splitter needed), XBOX One (Audio splitter needed), Android (Audio splitter needed)

    Our Opinion – Though it lacks the appealing look, it gives the best quality output at all aspect, it is truly an upgrade for any user. The comfort, the longevity, the sound output, the mic quality and everything else make this headphone a bang on bucks buy.

    Recommended For – Pro Gamers, Music Lovers, Conference Callers and all other purposes of headphone usage. In fact, if anyone wants to have the best quality headphone on the desk, then this is the thing for him.

    #1 SteelSeries Arctis

    SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB Illuminated Gaming Headset with DTS HeadphoneX 7.1 Surround for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, VR, Android and iOS – White

    Rating – 10 out of 10

    Pros – Which brings it one step ahead of the previous one is the stylish RGB lighting of this headphone. SteelSeries is one of the best brands for gaming accessories in the market, so the product quality is premium for sure. The comfort level is the best anyone can imagine from a headphone. Nomic stick is given which makes it more good looking and easy to handle. Even without the mic stick, the mic is much better than almost any other mic of any headphone. The headphone is lightweight (280gm), so in long gaming hours, it will enhance the comfort level. The best quality 7.1 surround sound can be found in this headphone; in simple words, this headphone will make sure you hear everything out there which you cannot see in the game.

    Cons – The price is higher and that is the only con can be found on it. According to some pro gamers, these SteelSeries Arctis headphones are the thing which took the gaming headphone industry into an artistic level.

    • Frequency Response – 20Hz to 25KHz
    • Impedance – 20 Ohms
    • Sensitivity – 115dB SPL/mW
    • Price – $120 – $180 (There are a couple of versions available with the same name and different model number i.e. 5,6, 7)

    Compatible with – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android

    Our Opinion – This is the best headphone on this list, obviously, we have nothing much to say but to suggest you to just go for it. This headphone is all that one gamer can imagine. A good gaming headphone can also be used as all-around users. This headphone got the styling factor in it, best in the case of comfortability, best in the segment of design and ergonomics, the sound output is the best, it has the best quality noise cancellation mic, all together it is the perfect gaming headphone for any daily computer users desk.

    Recommended For – Any gamer, music lover and for all round of headphone users. Anyone can go for the headphone if can afford it without any hesitation and can be sure about that the money will give the best feedback in this case. If worried about the price tag but still want to taste the taste of this premium product one can try for the SteelSeries Siberia which costs around $75-$80 and do offers the closest output quality like the SteelSeries Arctis.

    Conclusion
    Though the definition of best headphone can depend on the user to user, these headphones on the list are everyone’s cup of tea. A gamer can be thinking about the comfortless while another can give more importance to the 7.1 surround sound, while any gamer can be worried about the style of the headphone, while some people also do like high-quality products in the simple look. For each type of users, there is a headphone in this list above.

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