Best Gaming Headsets Available For 2022

Best Gaming Headsets Available For 2022

Whether you're playing on PC or console, you'll want a great gaming headset to get the best audio quality for gameplay or chatting online

What is the best gaming headset I can buy?
You may think of gaming headsets as an optional purchase limited to the most hardcore of hardcore gamers, but there are actually plenty of people who could benefit from a decent set of cans.

Whether you want to play online and trash talk your competition, want surround sound audio to pinpoint enemy locations, or just want to save your family or partner from listening to the sounds of gunfire while you game, a decent gaming headset is worth the investment - though it doesn't have to cost a fortune.

In our reviews below, we break each headset down by audio quality, features, design, and price, to offer buying advice no matter your budget or requirements.

1. Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

1. Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2
Pros
  • Immersive directional audio
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • Extremely comfortable
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Different versions for different consoles
$249.99

It may be an expensive headset, but we think the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is well worth a purchase. The Elite Pro 2 boasts incredible audio quality with crisp highs and rich, booming bass, directional audio thanks to 7.1 surround sound support and smartphone compatibility that allows you to take calls via the headset.

We haven't even begun to talk about how comfortable the headset is either. The Aerofit Ear Cushions are incredibly soft and cool to the touch, and mould to the shape of your head as you wear them for extreme comfort over long periods. There is even a gap for glasses wearers!

If money is no object, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is the best option right now. 


2. Nuraphone

2. Nuraphone
Pros
  • Nura-personalised audio
  • Great mic quality
  • Everyday headphones
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Comfort issues with longer sessions
$399

Nuraphones started life as a Kickstarter campaign, but after a whopping $1.8m in backing, the dream became a reality. Nuraphone headphones are expensive, but there's a good reason for it. Not only do the headphones offer personalised audio playback tailored to your hearing, but the hybrid design of both in- and over-ear headphones provides a stunning immersive effect with powerful bass perfect for gaming.

The Nuraphone headphones are primarily Bluetooth-connected, ruling them out as a dedicated gaming headset due to Bluetooth lag, but the company's new Gaming Mic accessory changes all of that.

Featuring a great-sounding boom mic, wired 3.5mm connectivity and in-line controls for volume and media playback, the Gaming Mic turns the Nuraphone headphones into an incredible gaming headset with personalised audio and levels of bass rarely seen.

And, when you're not gaming, you can remove the cable and use the wireless cans for everyday use - what's not to like? 

Read our full Nuraphone review

3. Razer Nari Ultimate

3. Razer Nari Ultimate
Pros
  • Immersive haptic feedback
  • Comfortable
  • THX Spatial Audio
Cons
  • Nine-hour battery life
$199.99

The Razer Nari Ultimate is a beautifully-designed high-end headset that delivers not only an exceptional audio experience, but a comfortable one too. Featuring a lightweight aluminium frame, a self-adjusting headband and cooling gel-infused earcups, it’s a headset you’ll be able to wear for hours on end without any uncomfortable aches or behind-the-ear sweats.

HyperSense technology helps the Nari Ultimate stand out from a crowd of gaming headsets, offering intelligent haptic feedback on PC and consoles that can really help immerse you into the world of the game you’re playing. Couple that with THX Spatial Audio support and wireless capabilities, and you’ve got a premium audio experience that shines not only when playing games but listening to music and watching movies too.


4. Logitech G Pro X

4. Logitech G Pro X
Pros
  • Great value
  • USB DAC included
  • Blue Mic support
Cons
  • Wired-only connection
  • Some features exclusive to PC
$129.99

If you game on PC and don’t mind using a wire, the Logitech G Pro X is almost a no-brainer: tremendous sound, comfort, and design for an attractive price point, paired with Blue microphone software that’ll have you sounding better than you ever have before.

On console it’s a trickier proposition - the headline features will only work on PC with the included USB DAC, and while the Pro X still feels competitive without them, it would be understandable to be tempted by one of the great wireless headsets you can find around the same price point.


5. EPOS H6PRO

5. EPOS H6PRO
Pros
  • Extremely comfortable earpads
  • Choice of open- or closed-back acoustics
  • Immersive sound
Cons
  • No wireless support
  • Expensive
  • Possible audio leakage
$179

If comfort is the aim of the game, the EPOS H6PRO is a worthy purchase - and more specifically, the Open Acoustics variant with a combination of soft-touch material and leatherette on the earcups. It doesn't clamp your head like many gaming headsets, making it the ideal option if you're gaming for hours on end.

The open-back design of the H6PRO offers an improved soundstage compared to some, more claustrophobic headsets, providing an immersive experience suited to single-player games, but it comes at the cost of sound leakage. For competitive players, the closed-back variant may prove more useful, with better passive noise reduction and a tighter, brighter response. 

Whichever one you opt for, you'll get a boom mic with flip-to-mute functionality, and thanks to a magnetic connection, it can be removed entirely when not in use.

It's just a shame that there isn't wireless connectivity, a fairly common staple among gaming headsets at such a premium price. 

Read our full EPOS H6PRO review

6. Logitech G935

6. Logitech G935
Pros
  • Cool RGB lighting
  • Customisable buttons
  • Impressive audio
Cons
  • 12-hour battery life
  • PC-exclusive wireless connectivity
$169.99

The wireless Logitech G935 boasts a gorgeous design that when combined with premium materials offers impressive comfort, even over long gaming sessions - although it's not quite as comfortable as the Elite Pro 2, found above. The customisable buttons are a plus, allowing you to program macros or just about anything else and activate them on-the-fly, and the RGB lighting is bound to impress some.

But while it boasts a great design, the G935 truly excels in the audio department. Bass is booming, highs are crisp and clear, and the soundscape is impressive, allowing you to pinpoint the source of audio with incredible accuracy.

Oh, and (wired) compatibility with just about every console alongside PC is a bonus too.


7. EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid

7. EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid
Pros
  • In-ear bud design
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Great sound
Cons
  • No mic when gaming
  • No on-bud controls
$199.99

The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid is different to the other gaming headsets in our roundup in a fairly obvious way - they're wireless earbuds, rather than over-ear headphones. That's something not traditionally done by earbud manufacturers due to latency issues, but the included USB-C dongle enables flawless low-latency audio performance across PC and consoles - including the Nintendo Switch.

The earbuds are comfortable to wear and stay in place, and unlike with regular gaming headsets, you don't get headset fatigue after longer gaming sessions. It really is a great alternative to standard headsets.

Plus, with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, you can use them as your go-to wireless earbuds for everyday use - no need to have separate headphones for gaming and commuting.

The only catch is that you can't use the built-in mics when connected via USB-C, only via Bluetooth 5.1, so these would be suited more to single-player gamers. 


8. Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless

8. Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless
Pros
  • Great wireless performance
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Hi-Res Audio
Cons
  • Middling battery life
  • Hit-and-miss floating headband
  • Small RGBs
$149.99

The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless boasts a premium, understated build that doesn't scream 'gamer' like other headsets in our chart. It's made from aluminium and matte plastic with an all-black body, sporting only small RGB-lit logos on each can, customisable via the iCue app for PC. 

Though the floating headband design isn't compatible with all head shapes, the earcups themselves are extremely comfortable, made from memory foam and coated with a soft fabric. It's not the most soundproof, but it's one of the more breathable, and therefore comfortable, headsets we've used over long periods of play. 

Crucially, the headphones sound great, with Dolby Atmos support - and a license included - for spatial audio when playing games on PC (though not on PS4 or PS5, which are also supported). It's also Hi-Res compatible in both wireless and wired modes, making the cans great for listening to music as well as gaming.

The battery life isn't the best at 20 hours, and the built-in EQ only works when iCue is running on PC, but overall, the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless offers premium features at a price cheaper than many of its rivals. 


9. Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4

9. Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4
Pros
  • Works with Nintendo Switch wirelessly
  • Hi-Res Audio support
  • Included carry case
Cons
  • No Bluetooth
  • Expensive
£149.99 (around $186)

The ROG Strix Go 2.4 is the perfect gaming headset for those looking for a wireless headset to use with the Nintendo Switch - it’s one of a very limited number of headsets to do so. The understated design looks great, and the hard-shell carry case is a handy place to store the extra wires and dongles that come with the headset. 

The USB-C nature is what limits it from being the one wireless headset you use for gaming and listening to music on your commute, as there's no Bluetooth on offer as a backup, although you do have a 3.5mm wired connection at your disposal. 

Still, with great High-Res Audio-certified audio quality that suits both gaming and music playback, the ROG Strix Go 2.4 remains a solid choice for consumers.


10. Astro A50 Wireless

10. Astro A50 Wireless
Pros
  • Premium design
  • Great audio performance
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • Not great for music
$299.99

The Astro A50 Wireless is premium in just about every respect, from design and build to the features and audio quality on offer, and the price-tag reflects that.

The USB base station doubles up as a wireless charger, making sure your headset is always fully charged, and the 40mm drivers produce Dolby Audio-powered audio that not only sounds great, but is highly directional too. The headset is largely comfortable to wear thanks to soft-touch padding, but the fit is a bit tight for those of us with larger heads. 

The main issue is that it costs a lot more than most gaming headsets in our chart, and while the A50 Wireless is phenomenal, there are cheaper options that perform at a similar level. 


11. Audeze Mobius

11. Audeze Mobius
Pros
  • Planar-magnetic audio tech
  • Multi-platform support
  • Great design
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • 10hr battery life
$399.99

Traditionally a big-name in the hi-fi market, Audeze is a newcomer to the gaming scene, and the Mobius is one of the most expensive gaming headsets currently available. However, the hefty price tag includes impressive sound quality, versatile connectivity features, and a great sense of space that really puts you right in the middle of the action.

Based on the company’s ‘planar magnetic’ technology, the Mobius headphones sound great, with clear, sharp high frequencies and a rich, strong bass sound that works well both for music and shoot-em-up action games. There’s USB-Audio output for PCs and Macs, 3.5mm connector for older devices, and Bluetooth wireless. You can even buy special cryo-gel earpieces to keep you cool in the heat of battle.

Read our full Audeze Mobius review

12. SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

12. SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
Pros
  • Highly customisable audio
  • GameDAC provides quick adjustments
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Wired-only support
$249.99

You really can’t go wrong with SteelSeries products and the Arctis Pro + GameDAC is a perfect example of this - exceptional build quality and design meet harmoniously with exceptional, highly-customisable sound quality and diversity.

The GameDAC allows you to create your own audio profiles with ease and switch them on the fly, so you can manually boost the highs to hear those footsteps over the gunfire or drag the lows up for that thumping, concussive, immersive sound.


13. Sennheiser GSP 670

13. Sennheiser GSP 670
Pros
  • Strong bass
  • Immersive audio
  • Bluetooth connectivity
Cons
  • Can't save EQ to headset
  • Uncomfortable headband
  • Expensive
$349

With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, Sennheiser's premium GSP 670 is a great option for those that want a high-quality headset both for gaming and everyday use, although the chunky nature of the headset might make you stand out like a sore thumb on the bus.

It offers a blend of plastic and soft-touch padded material that should provide a comfortable experience for the majority of consumers, but we found pressure would build up around the headband over long periods of play.

But, unsurprisingly with a Sennheiser product, audio quality is the main reason to pick up the GSP 670. It offers booming bass, and a simulated 7.1 surround sound experience really helps immerse you in the game.

It’s further improved via preset EQs available as part of the Sennheiser Gaming Suite on PC, but without the ability to save profiles to the headset, the EQs aren’t available when using the headset with the PS4 or listening to music via Bluetooth.


14. EPOS H3

14. EPOS H3
Pros
  • Understated design
  • Great spatial audio performance
  • Multi-platform support
Cons
  • No wireless connectivity
  • No software
$119.99

The EPOS H3 ticks a lot of boxes: it's comfortable to wear, the understated design looks great and most importantly, the headset sounds exceptional with a balanced audio output. It's also great at handling spatial audio, with the ability to process a range of frequencies without drowning out the finer details, producing an immersive soundscape on PC and consoles.

It's wired with a 2m braided cable and a 3.5mm headphone jack, making the H3 compatible with most consoles and PC, with a splitter cable also included in the box for the latter. There isn't any software to tweak audio output, nor is there wireless connectivity, and those factors may be a barrier to some, but if immersive audio is what you're after, the EPOS H3 delivers. 

Read our full EPOS H3 review

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Best Gaming Headsets Available For 2022 Best Gaming Headsets Available For 2022 Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on Monday, June 27, 2022 Rating: 5

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