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If you are a pro PC gamer and you want to give your best in every match you play, then you should seriously consider investing in a good gaming setup. Except for the machine that can run high-end games, you will need the right tools like a good mouse, keyboard, monitor and a headset. While monitor, mouse and keyboard play a considerable role, crystal clear audio can help you feel the actual soundstage and improve your performance. Before buying, you must look for audio quality, comfort, mic quality, soundstage and other features. In this article, we've compiled the list of four high-end corded gaming headsets that are made for pro gamers. These headsets are available on Amazon and are ranked based on their listed features.
HyperX Cloud has a legacy of coming up with great gaming headsets. The Cloud Alpha continues the ritual with its good sound, build quality and other useful features that work pretty well. Apart from a pleasant stereo soundscape its comfortable design, and soft material make it a worthy contender. It has 50mm dual-chamber neodymium drivers and a frequency response range of 13Hz-27,000Hz that result in a well rounded and well-balanced sound across different frequencies. Lastly, it also has an inline cable control and a detachable noise-cancelling mic.
The Arctis 5 from Steelseries is the company's one of the most popular gaming headsets. Apart from its sound quality, it's the attractively neat design and comfortable fit that makes it worthy of this list. It's not only good for gaming but also a great companion if you like watching movies. The company says it to have one of the best mics for gaming, which is a Discord-certified ClearCast mic, that is claimed to deliver studio-quality voice clarity and also has background noise cancellation. It offers a frequency response range of 20–22000Hz that should result in a good sound output for games and movies alike.
Similar to Cloud Alpha, Cloud II is also the company’s pro-grade wired gaming headset. It comes with 7.1 surround sound which the company claims can create distance and depth that makes the gaming experience more realistic. The headphones are also claimed to offer clear audio using its 53mm drivers. For voice chat, it has a detachable mic that is TeamSpeak certified and assures clear voice quality with lesser echoes, background noise and voice distortion. It also has a multifunction remote that allows you to turn 7.1 surround sound on and off, and also controls for audio and microphone. The headset is said to be very comfortable for long gaming sessions where the ear cups are made of 100% memory foam that also offers interchangeability for different sound profiles. HyperX Cloud II comes with leatherette and velour ear cushions and a mesh bag to carry it.
This gaming headset from Logitech boasts of being the most futuristic of the four. It comes with 50mm drivers that are fitted with a woven hybrid mesh that delivers better sonic detail, depth and clarity at varying volume levels. It has DTS headphone:x 2.0 surround sound that claims to offer precise in-game positional awareness. With Logitech G hub, users can also play with the RGB lights present on the headphone and also program the G-keys on the headphones with macros and in-game commands. It also has a 6mm flip-to-mute microphone that is claimed to give clear sound output and can be muted by simply flipping it. The headphone is compatible with PC, PS 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices using 3.5mm jack.
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