The Best Gaming Headsets 2019

Enhance your gaming experience with the perfect gaming headset for you.

steelseries arctis pro

An often overlooked but incredibly important aspect of gaming is the quality of your headset.

Along with the fact that it massively affects your gaming experience, it’s also such a waste to spend all that money on your gaming set-up only to drag it down with an awful headset.

Quick recommendations:

There are headsets that are suitable every type of gamer.

If you’re a competitive FPS gamer in games such as Rainbow Six: Siege or Overwatch you might prioritise pinpoint audio accuracy and mic quality.

If you love being completely immersed in an RPG experience such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice or Total War: THREE KINGDOMS you might prioritise surround sound and comfort.

You might want every feature in one incredible headset, the ease of use of wireless headphones with long battery life or just the best possible value for money.

No matter what your requirements are, you’ll find the perfect gaming headset for you below.

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1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

The best all-round high-end gaming headset.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC (Image Credit: SteelSeries)

Wireless: No (USB, optical, 3.5mm) | Features: 40mm drivers, retractable boom mic, DTS Headphone:X v2.0, RGB lighting, compatible for PC and PS4, included DAC controls

Pros:

  • Pristine high-res audio
  • Useful DAC controls
  • Incredibly comfortable
  • Gorgeous RGB lighting
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • High-quality mic

Cons:

  • Can be quite expensive

SteelSeries has always been known for providing headsets with pristine audio but the SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC is head and shoulders above the rest.

It makes full use of its excellent high-res audio with a 5Hz – 40KHz frequency response range and thanks to the included DAC, it’ll satisfy the most critical audiophiles. The DAC is a digital to analogue converter, a preamp and a control centre all in one which allows you to easily customise the headset’s settings.

Whether you’re playing games, watching TV/movies or listening to music you can’t go wrong with this headset. It can be quite expensive, but when you consider how incredible it is in every department, you can’t deny that it’s worth it.

The wireless version makes no compromises on its quality and has a unique and ultra-convenient dual-battery charging system. Although it comes without the DAC and isn’t compatible for the PS4, it’s absolutely one of the best wireless headsets available right now for the PC.

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2. Razer Nari Ultimate

By far Razers best all-round headset yet.

Razer Nari Ultimate
Razer Nari Ultimate (Image Credit: Razer)

Wireless: Yes (USB wireless, 3.5mm) | Features: 8-hour battery life, HyperSense haptic feedback, compatible with many devices, 50mm drivers

Pros:

  • Well balanced sound quality
  • Great haptic feedback execution
  • All-day comfort
  • Solid wireless connection
  • High-quality mic

Cons:

  • Limited wireless compatibility
  • Poor noise-canceling

The Razer Nari Ultimate truly is a great all-round headset and is by far the best Razer has produced so far.

Probably the best execution in gaming headsets so far, the haptic feedback makes you feel completely immersed in whatever it is you’re playing (or watching). A big reason for that is the wide array of haptic frequencies that are featured which means the rumble effects are extremely realistic. Although great, the haptic feedback is quite divisive so be sure it’s for you before buying.

The Nari Ultimate isn’t just about haptic feedback, it also boasts a very high level of sound quality with an added range of highs, mids and lows. As well as that, it’s compatible with every gaming device and every game, the wireless connection is consistent and the headset is very comfortable with gel-infused ear cushions.

Yes, it can be quite expensive but the experience is definitely worth it.

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3. Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset

A well-rounded budget headset.

Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset
Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset (Image Credit: Logitech)

Wireless: No (3.5mm) | Features: Passive noise isolation, Pro-G drivers, detachable mic, Dolby Atmos support

Pros:

  • Top quality all-round sound 
  • Very comfortable
  • Clear mic

Cons:

  • Quite bass-heavy
  • Feature light

The Logitech G Pro gaming headset is all about providing no-nonsense raw performance without any extra frills.

The sound quality is great for the price, it’s comfortable over long periods of time and it’s sturdy over long-term use. Not much else in on offer but it has all the essentials you need in a gaming headset for a great price.

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4. HyperX Cloud Revolver S

Top quality audio and feel.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S
HyperX Cloud Revolver S (Image Credit: HyperX)

Interface: Wired (USB & 3.5mm) | Features: 7.1-channel surround sound, 50mm drivers, Dolby DSP

Pros:

  • Top quality all-round sound 
  • Very comfortable
  • Clear mic

Cons:

  • Oddly placed mic

The HyperX Cloud Revolver S delivers fantastic 7.1 surround sound through Dolby’s trademark digital signal processor.

It’s also incredibly comfortable and is reliable. Although it can be quite expensive, you can’t go wrong with this headset if you simply want great all-round sound quality and all-day comfort.

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5. Astro A50 Wireless

Stunning 3D surround sound.

Astro A50 Wireless
Astro A50 Wireless (Image Credit: Astro)

Wireless: Yes | Features: Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound, compatible with most devices, Astro Audio, 5.8GHz wireless tech with MixAmp, 6.0mm uni-directional noise cancelling mic, USB charging with a base station

Pros:

  • Stunning 7.1 surround sound
  • Supremely comfortable
  • Extremely versatile
  • Excellent noise cancelling

Cons:

  • Fiddly charging station

The Astro A50 Wireless version of the already great Astro A50 offers more of the same incredibly immersive 7.1 surround sound audio.

You can only really comprehend the mind-blowing level of experience enhancing quality on offer by trying it yourself but honestly, it’s amazing. The Astro A50 Wireless is also extremely comfortable and it’s compatible with most devices including the PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and mobile.

If you’re looking for an immersive, comfortable, robust wireless headset with great battery life then the Astro A50 is for you.

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6. Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

High level, pro gamer worthy audio.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament
Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament (Image Credit: Turtle Beach)

Wireless: No (USB & 3.5mm) | Features: ProSpecs glasses relief, compatible with most devices, 50mm drivers

Pros:

  • Clear and loud high-quality sound
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Compatible with most devices

Cons:

  • Low bass

The Turtle Beach Elite Pro is perfect for gamers who want to hear ‘everything’ when they’re playing.

It’s especially perfect for first-person shooter players. However, since the focus is on being loud and clear, it’ll be loud for anyone else in the same room. That won’t bother most competitive gamers though since any edge over your opponents is worth it. This headset is also extremely comfortable and well made; there’s a lot to love about the Turtle Beach Elite Pro.

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7. HyperX Cloud Alpha

Well rounded and well-balanced audio.

Hyper X Cloud Alpha
HyperX Cloud Alpha (Image Credit: HyperX)

Wireless: No (3.5mm) | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, 50mm drivers, in-line cable controls

Pros:

  • Powerful and clear audio
  • Highly robust
  • Great value

Cons:

  • No detachable cable
  • Finicky controls

Carrying on HyperX Cloud’s long history of powerful, well-made headsets, the HyperX Cloud Alpha provides excellent sound and build quality.

It has all the essential features you want in a headset with no unnecessary flab which keeps the price at a very reasonable level. Packing a high level of bass (but not too much), generous padding, a clear mic and great comfort, the Hyper X Cloud Alpha is easily worth a buy.

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8. Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition

A terrific esports gaming headset.

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition
Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition (Image Credit: Creative Sound)

Interface: Wired (USB and Analog) | Features: 50mm drivers, reinforced steel and aluminium build, detachable and flexible mic

Pros:

  • Clear and accurate audio
  • Very comfortable
  • Great value

Cons:

  • Shaky high’s and mid’s

Creative has a reputation for headsets with great audio and the Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition is no different.

The original Sound BlasterX H7 has been totally revamped so that it now both sounds and looks great. It’s also very comfortable, robust and is a worthwhile alternative to high-end esports headsets.

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9. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

A quality budget esports headset.

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition (Image Credit: Razer)

Wireless: No (3.5mm) | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, 50mm drivers, in-line cable control

Pros:

  • Great sound quality
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Perfect mic quality
  • Great value

Cons:

  • Overly bassy

The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition has a high level of audio quality which competes well with the more expensive headsets.

What makes this unique is the THQ spacial audio which is especially good for helping you pinpoint sound wherever it comes from. Not only that, it’s extremely comfortable due to the gel-infused ear cushions and the retractable mic is loud and clear. Though the sound quality is excellent, it is overly bassy for many peoples tastes. All-round, however, it’s a great headset that’s well suited for competitive play.

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10. HyperX Cloud Flight

A wireless headset with an incredible battery life.

HyperX Cloud Flight
HyperX Cloud Flight (Image Credit: HyperX)

Wireless: Yes | Features: Long-lasting battery life, durable, adjustable steel slider, PC and PS4 compatibility, detachable noise-cancellation microphone

Pros:

  • 30-hour battery life
  • High-quality audio

Cons:

  • No surround sound

The main selling point of the HyperX Cloud Flight is the extremely long battery life of 30 hours. This means a week of gaming (or 2 days for some) without needing to charge.

However, unlike the Astro A20 (which is at a similar price point), it only offers stereo sound and no surround sound. You can tinker with the Dolby Access app to get around this however and it works quite well.

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11. Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

A wireless headset with Corsair’s signature quality.

Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless
Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless (Image Credit: Corsair)

Wireless: Yes | Features: 50mm drivers, noise-cancelling microphone, RGB lighting, Dolby Headphone 7.1 audio

Pros:

  • Great sound quality
  • Unique design
  • Tasteful, customisable RGB

Cons:

  • Battery-life could be better

With Corsair’s move into gaming peripherals recently, they’ve become known for their high level of quality. The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless has fantastic sound fidelity, tasteful RGB lighting and is quite unbreakable. You can even customise the RGB lighting to match your build’s colour scheme, especially if you use Corsair PC components, using the Corsair Utility Engine. The only downside is that you’d often need to charge it with it having low battery-life.

Overall, the Corsair Void Pro RGB is a great all-round wireless gaming headset at a reasonable price.

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12. Astro A20 Wireless

A great mid-rang wireless gaming headset.

Astro A20
Astro A20 (Image Credit: Astro)

Wireless: Yes | Features: Astro Command Center software, compatible with many devices, 15-hour battery life

Pros:

  • High level of sound quality
  • Robust and well made
  • Very comfortable
  • 15-hour battery life

Cons:

  • No surround sound

The Astro A20 is a perfect middle of the road headset that balances features and price quite well. It features clear stereo audio, 15-hour battery life and it’s wireless. Yes, it doesn’t have surround sound but what it does offer more than makes up for that.

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I’ll keep updating this list with new recommendations over time so be sure to check back in the future!