The Best Gaming Headsets for 2021
A good headset or what you call gaming headphone is a must for online gaming. Without this, you may not have a reliable way to coordinate strategies with your team or guild. On the flip side, gaming headsets are pretty good tools for your home office too, especially if you are someone who is working from home in these pandemic days.
HyperX Cloud II Wireless
Bearing the fruits of HyperX Cloud’s long legacy of excellence, the Cloud IIs presents amazing sound and build quality with the important features done well and no feature-flab inflating the price. This closed-back design’s stereo soundscape is punchier in the low end than we would usually go for. Still, the extra bass doesn’t interfere with overall clarity—and frankly, in games and music environments, it sounds fantastic. The 53mm with neodymium magnets is intended to give low, medium, and high frequencies space to resonate without interfering with each other, and you do get a sense of that while listening to them.
Elsewhere it’s the usual impressive build quality, generous padding, clear mic, and high comfort levels over longer play sessions that the Cloud II design has always offered.
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT
From the stables of Corsair comes one of the best gaming headsets they have ever made, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT. This headset is not only extremely comfortable, but it also provides amazing sound quality. It works wirelessly with PCs and PlayStation consoles via USB, as well as mobile devices, streaming players and smart TVS via Bluetooth. You can connect it to a Switch, Xbox controller or older system via 3.5 mm audio cable. There’s very little that the Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT can’t do. However, all that functionality doesn’t come cheap. The Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is one of the more expensive gaming headsets, costing even more than the JBL Quantum 800, the JBL Quantum One and the previous Corsair Virtuouso RGB Wireless SE. The battery life is not anything great; some of the Virtuoso’s competitors can run for twice as long on a single charge. Still, first and foremost, a gaming headset should be easy to wear and provide great sound, and the Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT succeeds on both counts.
Creative SXFI Gamer
The Creative SFXI Gamer headset is a good headset though it has not had any rave reviews. However, the lack of hype should nott deter anyone looking for a great overall listening experience. The positional audio, aka Battle Mode, is perfect for anyone looking to immerse themselves into their favorite Battle Royales like Call of Duty: Warzone for less than $150.
The microphone works well for competitive gaming (though that red light at the tip is infuriating) if you want to be heard loud and clear. The 50mm neodymium drivers provide some good bass between both stereo and with surround sound modes.
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