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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.