Top premium gaming headsets to consider

By Siddharth Parwatay | Published on 22 Feb 2021
Top premium gaming headsets to consider
Top premium gaming headsets to consider

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Gaming headsets are peripherals that can make or break your gaming experience. While normal headsets might get the job done, getting a premium headphone that is specially designed for gaming has many advantages. These include better ergonomics, great microphones, features like mute buttons and more. We’ve picked a few such headsets that are available right here on Amazon. These have been chosen on the basis of their features and specifications.   

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset

Designed to be used on competitive esports tournament stages, the Logitech G Pro X ticks all the right boxes. It has a light but sturdy construction, great ergonomics and a mic that’s almost as good as a discrete USB solution. The removable BLUE VO!CE mic comes with a range of filters via software that can reduce noise, pick up your voice better and make your shot calls crystal clear. Pro-G 50mm drivers deliver high quality slamming bass without compromising on mids or highs, which is partly thanks to the on-board USB soundcard and software EQ presents you can tweak to your liking. If you require an A+ microphone on your gaming headset without sacrificing on anything else, the Logitech G Pro X could be your best bet. 

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

To bring your audio controls within reach, the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core places them on the earcups. The earcups are covered with soft ear cushions and combined with the flexible microphone; they offer a comfortable and ergonomic experience. The audio is powered by 40mm directional drivers, which are supported by the headphone’s closed-back design to deliver immersive sound. The microphone can be muted just by swivelling it to the top position, keeping you in control of your comms. The adjustable steel sliders on the headband offer a sturdy build and adjustability for your comfort.

SteelSeries Arctis 5

The SteelSeries Arctis 5 is a good option for people who indulge in multiplayer gaming online, as it is equipped with a Discord-certified ClearCast microphone that’s claimed to deliver studio-quality sound along with noise cancellation. As a result, your teammates should be able to hear your orders clearly while you lead them to victory. The headphones also have S1 speaker drivers and DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround Sound to ensure in-game sounds are clear. The USB ChatMix dial should let you toggle between the sound volume and chat volume while gaming. The AirWeave cushions on the earpads should help you enjoy a comfortable fit, while the RGB lighting on the headphones takes the ambience up a notch.

Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless

No one likes being attached to a desk. Eliminate that leash and cable clutter by going wireless with the Corsair Void RGB Elite. The headphone maximises compatibility by wirelessly connecting to your PC or PS4. It uses a USB adapter and the 2.4 Ghz frequency band to ensure that you don’t notice any latency, making it just as good as a wired headset. Large 50 mm drivers deliver rich full sound while the memory foam earpads contour to your ear’s shape to ensure a comfortable fit. There is a movable omnidirectional microphone that has been certified by Discord to make sure your voice gets through clean and clear on team comms. As a bonus, the earcups feature customisable RGB lighting that can be controlled via software. 

ASUS ROG Delta RGB Gaming Headset

Ever feel like your current headset doesn’t deliver on the level of detail you’d like? The ASUS ROG Delta RGB is here to address that. It includes an inbuilt quad ESS ES9218 SABRE Digital Audio Convertor (DAC) that caters to four separate frequency ranges - Low, Mid, High and Ultra High. Having discrete DACs for each range allows better processing than most onboard solutions. All this tech is packaged in a well built lightweight frame with protein leather ear cups that will sit comfortably on your head without causing fatigue. What’s more, the ROG Delta comes with a USB C connector as a standard allowing you to connect it to most modern devices easily while an included USB 2.0 adapter takes care of legacy needs. There is also RGB lighting that is controlled by Aura Sync so that you can integrate and control all the LEDs in your setup seamlessly. 

Alienware 510H 7.1 Gaming Headset 

The Alienware AW510H headset looks distinctly futuristing, with plush circular memory foam earpads encased in a sleek exterior. Its 7.1 surround sound is powered by Alienware’s proprietary Immersive Audio technology. A retractable boom mic packs away neatly into the frame to avoid distractions when you don’t need it while the luxuriously padded headband makes you forget that you even have a headset on. Swappable 3.5mm cables make the headset versatile for the times you need to use it on a device without a USB port. For those looking for a good looking headset which can offer a great spatial surround sound experience, the Alienware 510H is worth consideration.

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Siddharth Parwatay

Siddharth a.k.a. staticsid is a bigger geek than he'd like to admit. Sometimes even to himself.

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