Gaming Headset Reviews For 2019

Gaming HeadsetsFind the latest gaming headset reviews at Gadget Review, where experts take the time to analyze the newest gaming hardware and gaming accessories for PC’s and other consoles so you don’t have to worry about picking up a lousy product. If you’re a serious gamer, you’ll probably want the best gaming headsets 2018 to choose from, or the best wireless gaming headsets, whether it’s for active noise cancellation, sound quality, clear mic communication, or extra features to make gaming even more life-like. Gadget Review can help you sift through your video game options and the many brands available, including Razer, Astro Gaming, Logitech, Sennheiser, and many more.

What is a Gaming Headset?

These headsets are designed specifically for gaming – especially multiplayer or competitive gaming where hearing key details in the environment and communicating with teammates can give you an advantage as you are playing. They are available for both consoles and computers, and tend to be far more customizable than the average music-oriented headset, with many more settings and software personalization options. They also tend to have some extra style, from flickering LED lights to bright ear cover colors.

Latest Gaming Headset Reviews And News

How To Fix an Xbox One Headset

How To Fix an Xbox One Headset

Having problems with an Xbox headset? Here's how to fix those common issues!
EasySMX COOL 2000 Gaming Headset Review

EasySMX COOL 2000 Gaming Headset Review

If you are looking for the best gaming headset for Xbox One 360 PS4 and PC, check this out. EasySMX COOL 2000 is an affordable entry level gaming headset that actually proves to be pretty versatile. It’s compatible with most popular platforms like the XBox One, PS4, mobile, PC and…
Plantronics RIG Flex Review Roundup

Plantronics RIG Flex Review Roundup

How does the customizable Plantronics RIG Flex compare to other gaming headsets? Let's see what the reviews have to say!
Turtle Beach XO One Review Roundup

Turtle Beach XO One Review Roundup

Find out what people and reviewers are saying about the Turtle Beach XO One model!
Astro A50 Review Roundup

Astro A50 Review Roundup

Astro's A50 headset has a great reputation, but let's see what real reviewers and users have to say about it!
Mad Catz Tritton Ark 100 Review: Best Sound for the Money Xbox One

Mad Catz Tritton Ark 100 Review: Best Sound for the Money Xbox One

Check out this alternative to the ASTRO Gaming A50 – Best Gaming Headset WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: The Ark 100 takes a step back with solid sound, but some confusing design choices. Price: Check Price Sound: Surround sound Weight: 1.8 pounds (with batteries) Battery Life: 25 hours Compatibility: Xbox…
Astro A40 Review: The Best Headset for Those Don’t Like Charging Batteries

Astro A40 Review: The Best Headset for Those Don’t Like Charging Batteries

Are you looking for the best gaming headset for Xbox One 360 PS4 and PC? WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: A step behind the A50, the A40 is still one of the best gaming headsets around. Price: Check Price Sound: Surround sound Weight: 12.7 ounces Battery Life: N/A Compatibility: Depends…
Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headset Review: The Most Affordable Xbox One Headset Upgrade

Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headset Review: The Most Affordable Xbox One Headset Upgrade

WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Simple and minimalistic, Microsoft’s Xbox One headset is ideal for those on a budget and is especially lightweight for those who hate heavy headphones. Price: Check Price Sound: Stereo Weight: 9 ounces Battery Life: N/A Compatibility: Xbox One Mic: Flip-up Drivers: 40mm neodynium Microsoft’s design…
Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+ Review: Most Durable Xbox One Headset

Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+ Review: Most Durable Xbox One Headset

WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: This compact headset offers plenty of durability and a welcome wireless experience on Xbox, with a price that’s easier to handle than most, which makes it a great Xbox One headset in our book. Price: Check Price Sound: Fully wireless stereo with superhuman hearing Weight:…
Turtle Beach Elite Pro Review: Best Headset for Competitive Gaming

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Review: Best Headset for Competitive Gaming

WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: The audio controller really bumps this headset from a good choice to one of the best Xbox One headsets around for those who spend a lot of time on a single competitive game. Price: Check Price Sound: Surround sound with audio controller required Weight: 13.76…
LucidSound LS40 Gaming Headset Review: Best Surround Sound for Xbox One

LucidSound LS40 Gaming Headset Review: Best Surround Sound for Xbox One

WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: LucidSound makes a splash with a mostly-wireless headset that offers extra high quality sound at a surprisingly affordable price, making it a top Xbox One headset in our book. Price: $199.99 on Amazon Sound: Tethered wireless surround sound with digital optical audio Weight: 12.5 ounces…
Astro A50 with Xbox Adapter Review (2018): Best Wireless Headset for Xbox One

Astro A50 with Xbox Adapter Review (2018): Best Wireless Headset for Xbox One

WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Astro’s headset is one of the best Xbox One gaming headsets because it has fully wireless capabilities, an extremely useful charging dock, and some of the most incredible audio quality we’ve heard. What’s not to love? Price: $299.99 Sound: Fully wireless surround sound with digital…
How To Connect an Xbox One Headset: Easy Setup for Wired and Wireless Headphones

How To Connect an Xbox One Headset: Easy Setup for Wired and Wireless Headphones

Wired or wireless, we'll show you how to connect your Xbox One headset properly and get it set up without problems!
Logitech G533 Gaming Headset Review

Logitech G533 Gaming Headset Review

The Logitech G533 gaming headset is a lightweight pair of cans that packs in a lot of sound, but look elsewhere if you're a basshead like me.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a great wireless headset for amateur audiophiles and avid gamers alike!

What Else Should You Know About Gaming Headsets

Key Features to Look for When Shopping

Surround Sound: There are high-quality gaming headsets out there without surround sound options, but the very best tend to include some type of surround sound option. This is particularly useful for making an RPG environment come alive, or hearing the footsteps of your enemies in Overwatch.

Customization: The best headsets allow you to customize sound settings, sometimes even between profiles or games. They may also allow you to personalize LED lights and other headset features for a more complete, professional experience.

Mic Options: A mic that automatically clarifies your voice, lowers background noise, or performs other important functions is a real advantage during multiplayer. Also note the physical properties of the mic – is it retractable or flexible? What do you prefer in a mic, anyway?

Wireless: Wireless headsets are getting less expensive and more effective these days – and they're very handy to use if you find a quality model.

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Gaming Headsets

Ignoring Compatibility: There are headsets for Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Mac, and more – and they don't always work with all systems. This is particularly true for Xbox One, which tends to have compatibility issues that get in the way of wireless features. Software options may be available on PC, but rarely on Mac – these details have a big impact on your experience.

Buying What You Don't Need: Headsets are marketed to professionals, single players, multiplayers, highly competitive players, and more. There's no reason to pay for flashing LED lights unless you really want them. You don't need wireless if you sit close enough to the screen – and so on. Save money by focusing on what you really want.

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