Are you looking for decent gaming headsets under your budget? Want to know what the characteristics of good gaming headsets are? To get a good gaming headset, you just have to know where to look, what to look for, and be willing to settle for less than perfect.
Firstly, you should know that a headset is nothing more than a pair of headphones with a built-in microphone. Secondly, there are no practical differences between a gaming headset and a regular headset except physical design and appearance. And thirdly, some features are more important than others.Here is the list of features that you should consider while buying gaming headsets.
Over-ear vs. on-ear vs. in-ear: Over-ear headsets are the only ones that you can get below the price level of $25. On-ear headsets cost more due to their subtle designs, and in-ear headsets won’t have the sound and microphone quality needed while gaming.
Physical Weight: A large headset feels good for about few minutes. After then, you’ll want to take them off, either because they’re making your neck tired or are pushing down on your ears. You may want a light and comfortable headphones, particularly for long gaming sessions.
USB vs. 3.5mm: USB headsets incorporate their own sound cards, and they’re less prone to the radio frequency interference. 3.5mm jacks are much better and better for console gaming. In the case of PC gaming, go with USB whenever possible.
Stereo vs. surround sound: Surround sound in gaming headsets is fictitious. Not only do most of the surround sound headsets lack the driver count to create the true surround sound, but it is intended to take advantage of room acoustics, something that you can’t get in a headset. On the other hand, stereo drivers produce better quality than surround sound, so prefer going with them.
Build quality: When we talk about build quality, don’t expect anything that feels great on your head or in your hand. The ear pads won’t feel comfortable, metal components will be rare, the plastic won’t be strong or robust, and the cable will feel fragile. You can expect them to last for about 6 to 12 months, or slightly longer if you take good care of them.
Wired vs. wireless: For gaming, you can think of buying both wired and wireless headsets. You just need to consider your budget and the brand name.
So which headset are you using right now? Or tell us about the best gaming headsets you have owned in the comments section!
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