Playing video games is perhaps one of the most exciting ways for you to enjoy your free time, but some games can be quite loud or noisy, which can often anger your family or even your neighbors.
That is why several companies have turned their focus on providing quality headphones that are specifically used for gaming so that gamers can enjoy their games peacefully without distracting or annoying anybody else.
These are some of the best headphones perfect for playing video games on your PC, smartphone, or gaming console.
HyperX Cloud Mix Wired Gaming Headset + Bluetooth - Game and Go - Detachable Microphone - Signature HyperX Comfort - Lightweight - Multi Platform Compatible - Black
SteelSeries Arctis 5 - RGB Illuminated Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround - For PC and PlayStation 4 - Black
Kicking off the list is the HyperX Cloud Mix, a wired gaming headset that produces high-resolution audio thanks to its built-in Dual Chamber Drivers that prevents sound distortion and improves clarity.
The HyperX Cloud Mix package comes with a microphone that can be attached to the headset via an input jack, and it also has a detachable braided cable with volume control buttons. The headset’s frame is made of lightweight and durable aluminum, and its ear cushions have memory foam to enhance its comfortability. For secure storage, the headset also comes with a cloth bag to prevent the frame and its other parts from being scratched while inside a bag.
While it has a cable, owners can opt to go wireless with this headset as it has Bluetooth functionality. When used wirelessly, the HyperX Cloud Mix battery can last for up to 20 hours. Besides being able to hear sound on the headset wirelessly, its Bluetooth also turns on the Cloud Mix’s built-in wireless microphone, which the reviewers are saying to have much better sound quality than the detachable microphone.
People can buy the HyperX Cloud Mix in its regular black color or a special rose gold colorway.
Sennheiser not only has produced some of the best headphones for listening to music, but they have also come up with quality gaming headphones like Sennheiser Game Zero, a headset that has a closed-back design and noise-blocking double layered memory foam ear cups for high-quality audio output.
Although it is not wireless, the Game Zero makes up for its lack of Bluetooth by having a lower price and a better microphone, which looks massive in contrast to the detachable one found in the HyperX Cloud Mix. This large microphone cannot be removed to the headphones, but it can be muted conveniently by raising its boom arm.
In addition, the Sennheiser headset has two included cables that can be attached depending on the audio jack in your gaming device.
The Game Zero has a foldable design to fit in its included hard carry case, which makes it easier to carry around during gaming parties or while traveling to different places.
Finally, the headphones come in three different colors, which are the standard colorway of black with red accents, a white colorway that also has red highlights, and a special edition colorway that is all-black.
The SteelSeriesArctis 5 is a cheaper gaming headset compared to the other ones on the list, but don’t let its $76 price tag fool you into thinking that it has poor audio quality, because the Arctis 5 is considered by many gamers as the best gaming headset in the market.
It has a built-in retractable microphone called the ClearCast that is perfect for live streaming games because of its clarity and studio-quality voice output.
The Arctis 5’s ear cups are covered in SteelSeries’ AirWeave performance fabric that prevents your ears from overheating since it allows cool air to flow freely in and out of the cups without letting the wearer hear any outside noise. The headset also has a ski goggle suspension band that contours across the user’s head, making it more comfortable to wear as it reduces usual pressure points in the headset by being able to distribute the weight of the product evenly.
Arctis 5 has DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround Sound technology that enables gamers to clearly hear sounds or noises behind and in front of their character in the game.
You can also adjust the volume of the game and the voice chat separately using the USB Chatmix Dial that can be attached at one end of the Arctis 5’s cable, but this feature only works for PC and Mac.
But the most exciting feature of the SteelSeriesArctis 5 is its Prism RGB Illumination that can show more than 16 million different colors on the sides of each ear cup. You can customize the colors that are showing in the headset through the use of the SteelSeries Engine software, which can also control the headphone’s surround sound settings and its EQ.
Razer has gained popularity because of its out-of-the-box approach in the designs of their products, and that unconventional concept carries on with the 2019 version of the Razer Kraken, their flagship gaming headset.
The Razer Kraken has 50mm drivers with THX Spatial Audio technology that produce booming sounds with high clarity and bass quality. In addition, the ear cups are infused with cooling gel to prevent the buildup of heat in your ears that can cause irritability.
Its frame is made of bauxite aluminum that is sturdy, flexible, and lightweight. The aluminum frame is then covered in soft pads that provide comfort for your head. Moreover, for those who are wearing glasses while playing, the Razer Kraken has hidden indented channels on top of the ear cups where your eyewear will be placed conveniently.
The headset comes in monochromatic colors like black and mercury white, but it is also available in outrageous colors such as neon green and quartz pink. The Razer Kraken once had a Kitty Edition that has cat ears located at the top of the headset’s frame.
The RUNMUS Gaming Headset is the cheapest gaming headphones on this list, making it a perfect buy for those who want to experience what gaming using headphones feel like even if they are on a tight budget.
The headset has almost all the essential features that gaming headphones have, such as a built-in microphone, comfortable ear cups, and surround sound, but it delivers all of these at an affordable price of $27.
To mimic the RGB illumination of some gaming headphones, the RUNMUS headset has LED lights at each side, but users will not be able to change the color that it shows.
It is also compatible with almost any platform so that you can use it on your PC or your favorite gaming consoles without any hassle.
The RUNMUS headset is available in black with red LED lights, black with blue accents, and gray camouflage.
Whether you have a limited budget or if you have a lot of money to spend, there are plenty of gaming headsets available in the market that can provide excellent audio output at different price points. Make sure that you have read reviews on your chosen headset before buying to know if it has good build quality and sound quality.