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I’ve been in headset market lately and been doing quick searches on a couple website, eyeing the top rated ones (you know, Amazon). I haven’t been really ready to commit because I wasn’t sure what was out there and if a top rated headset was already becoming outdated. This week I felt like I need to go ahead and get up to date on headsets. Therefore I looked up some of the newest headsets. I’m talking about headphones that were just announced and/or are only on pre-order at this point.

A lot of these headsets were announced at E3 (Electric Entertainment Expo) earlier this June. Some are just getting ready to launch, this is the big time for it, with the holidays coming up a lot of places like to get their money makers out before Halloween. What I have found are eight brand new gaming headsets. Whether you want the latest tech in gaming headset gear, or would just like to know how the older models you are looking at are holding out, this blog should help you out.


#1 LucidSound LS25 & LS15X Esports Gaming Headsets

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First up is the LucidSound LS25, clocking in at modest $79.99 and coming out October 1st. It is available for pre-order from Amazon or LucidSound if you are in the market. This headset is compatible with every console on the market (Windows, Linux, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch). You can even use the headset with Android and Apple phones.

The sound is described as very precise. You won’t hear the heavy bass, which might make the sound feel underwhelming to those of us who are used to a strong bass. However, that does not mean they lack quality. The aim with these headsets was clarity, not overpowering depth.  Check out the specs listed from the LucidSound website:

  • 50mm High Fidelity speakers with Neodymium magnets have been specifically engineered for gaming
  • A remarkably clear sound stage so that gamers can easily identify teammates, enemies and audio cues that provide the difference between victory and defeat
  • Dual mics allowing players the option of using the integrated discrete mic (Ideal for phone calls and casual chat) or the unidirectional, flexible boom mic for intense gaming sessions
  • Direct to PC connection via a 3.5mm audio jack, ensuring a simple connection to any gaming rig
  • Reliable audio connection with no batteries required, pro gamers can be assured of uninterrupted game and chat audio
  • Proprietary control system, allowing gamers to adjust volume simply by twisting the ear cup

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The second LucidSound headset on the list looks funky for a gaming headset. The LS15X is $99.99 and will be released December 1st. Again, you can go ahead and pre-order if you feel ready to commit. This headset is only for Xbox One and Windows 10. Actually, though it seems made for Xbox and will automatically connect to your Xbox.

The first unique thing about this headset is it is wireless! This new design is supposed to help solve issues that crop up with a bulkier headset from long-term sessions. Things like sweat, overall heat, and even ear fatigue. Since this one still has some time to go before release there isn’t much info on how it stacks up. Here are some details about it from Amazon:

  • True wireless: connects directly to your Xbox One or Project scorpio Console in the same way as a wireless Controller and configures automatically. No wires or base station is needed.
  • Comfortable and ultra lightweight: Designed for long-play sessions the LS15X features a comfortable in-ear design that reduced Heat and ear fatigue caused by on-ear or over-ear Designs.
  • Digital microphone: advanced digital microphone design offers noise cancellation to reduce background noise during online play for crystal clear communication.
  • Sound quality: immerse yourself in the signature LucidSound audio acoustics with custom tuned earbuds and speakers and support for Windows Sonic for headphones and Dolby atmos for headphones.
  • Multi-function audio system: the LS15X can be used for game and chat audio, or chat audio only. Switch between earbuds and built-in speakers to give your ears “a break.”

#2 Razer Thresher Ultimate

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The Razer Thresher Ultimate is already out and costs a whopping $250. These are another wireless gaming headset option. This is apparently a very comfy headset with impressive surround sound. Other perks are a long battery life and easy to use. The cons to this headset are a large stand, no 3.5mm audio jacks, and no Bluetooth. Check out the details from the Razer website:

  • Comfortable with eyewear – With foam indentations for temple relief
  • On-Headset Controls – Quickly adjust mic & master volume
  • Noise-isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions – Stay completely focused on your game
  • 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound – For best-in-class positional audio
  • Retractable Boom Mic – Stows completely in ear cup
  • 50 mm Driver – For powerful lifelike audio
  • Up to 16 hrs battery life – On a single charge

#3 Astro A10 Headset

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This headset is already out and only costs about $58. The consensus seems that this is a great headset for the price. This is the first cheaper headset from Astro, and so it has caught a lot of people’s eyes. It is comfy, offer great sound, and has a clear microphone. There are no special features to this headset though, considering its price. That means no simulated surround sound or accessories. Check out the details from Amazon:

  • Durability: The A10 Headset features durable headband anodized aluminum wrapped in a damage resistant polycarbonate blend so your headset will withstand wins, losses, and everything in between
  • Comfort: Extended comfort memory foam ear-cushions keep you from fatigue so you can play as long as you want in complete comfort
  • Communication: With the omnidirectional mic featuring flip-up mute functionality and in-line Volume Control, you and your teammates will always hear each other clearly and accurately
  • Sound Quality: Tuned for Gaming, the A10 features immersive and accurate audio the way sound developers intended. Low latency and precise voice communication mean you’re always in sync
  • Compatibility: Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, MAC, and PC

#4 Logitech G433 7.1 and the G233 Prodigy Gaming Headsets

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The Logitech G433 7.1 is already on sale for $86. The sound is well-rounded, the mic is clear, the design looks good. However, some say it isn’t that comfortable, and the sound is only okay. Plus, there are a ton of cords. Here are some details listed at Amazon:

  • Extremely lightweight for maximum comfort
  • Hydrophobic, stain-resistant fabric shell and comes with two sets of ear pads – sports mesh and microfiber
  • Maximum audio performance with DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound and Pro-G drivers for dynamic range
  • Detachable boom mic and two audio cables included to work with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile
  • Removable boom mic has micro-pop filter to reduce environmental noises and deliver clear communications

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The G233 from Logitech is available for $80. There are a lot of official reviews out there I trust entirely, but so far it seems the crowds range from thinking it’s great, to believe there are better options at this price (but overall still not a bad headset). It seems the broad appeal to this headset is for people who want a headset for multiple consoles. This guy is simple and can be used on anything with a 3.5mm jack. Here are some details listed at Amazon:

  • Extremely lightweight for maximum comfort
  • Pro-G technology featuring hybrid-mesh audio drivers. By solving common distortion problems, Pro-G delivers booming bass and precise highs so you hear the game, the music, the movie … as intended
  • Immersive gaming audio is wrapped in sleek, streetable headset. It’s time to take PC performance out into the world
  • Detachable boom mic and two audio cables included to work with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile
  • Removable boom mic has micro-pop filter to reduce environmental noises and deliver clear communications

#5 Asus ROG Strix Fusion 300

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The new Asus headset is coming out the end of this month, and the only named price so far is £100. If they sell it at an equivalent price in US dollars, that’ll be about $135. This headset is made for long marathon gaming sessions in mind. That means comfort! They are bragging that the mesh design keeps your ears from getting too hot and being sweaty. It’ll have both a 3.5mm audio jack that will fit most things and a USB 2.0 connector. It has  50mm ASUS Essence drivers and 7.1-channel surround sound. Which sounds like a pretty great headset, but hard to know until it comes out.


#6 Aorus H5

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The Auris H5 has just been announced, and there is no release date or price so far. It is another incredibly versatile headset with the 3.5mm audio jack. What makes this headset so special is it’s lighting up feature. Another thing that makes this headset stand out is its choice to use beryllium metal drivers instead of the more typical neodymium magnet driver. This decision was made because they claim beryllium offers better sound output. We shall see!


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24 thoughts on “Lilo’s Lair #38: Newest Gaming Headsets

  1. Chatingale says:

    I would like to use a headset that is lightweight. Also, the sound quality is very important to me. Makes me feel like real action is in my room.

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  2. I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a high quality gaming headset before. Maybe now is a great time to fix that problem and get me one of these beauties.

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  3. zeus04 says:

    For a long-time gamer like myself, I find gaming headsets more of a novelty than anything. I use Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and haven’t had any complaints with my in-game audio for a long time. I go with Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 when I need to interact with teammates (has built-in mic), though.

    For the most part, gaming headsets set themselves apart from consumer headphones because they are designed with clearer mics… but if you can overlook this, consumer headphones will do your gaming hobby alright.

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  4. t1na84 says:

    Comfort is my primary criteria when choosing a headset (for gaming or otherwise).. you don’t want to get disrupted from listening to your favorite tunes or playing your fave video game just because a pair gives your ears a little discomfort. My two cents.

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  5. Mau says:

    Some people are really into headsets and the overall experience they give. To me, I’m not really picky… any old kind of headsets will do.

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  6. valine13 says:

    Looks very high quality! I would love to have headphones like these too!

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  7. darkkvader says:

    Looks like you’re really going to focus on gaming better! Cool!

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  8. stephanie254 says:

    The LS15X’s price is quite hefty😂…but it looks so unique and sleek. The Razer Thresher Ultimate Though😍😍😍😍..too damn fine….. officialy in love.

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  9. ive always had good luck with asus but there are a couple on here that may take that place..we will see

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  10. geegeeangie says:

    All the gaming headsets seem pretty cool. The ASTRO A10 headset is more affordable and looks good too.

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  11. LUCID SOUND for me. Sure it is a bit expensive but at least it stays in place. For some reason Head sets and I have a pretty bad relationship. It never seems to stay in place. In fact it falls out of my head.

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  12. chinodc1 says:

    The article says it all. These headsets are top notch and will not let you down. The LS15X is the one I liked the most because of its portability.

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  13. micorobin says:

    I may buy these head sets not for gaming but because my job calls for it. Does these list have a noise cancel feature?

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  14. I think the LS15X will be perfect for my boyfriend. And he just recently got an Xbox so it’s good to know that this type of headset is made for it!

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  15. headphones are the best things to play with. I really like Astro A10.

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  16. I have no plans of buying a gaming headset right not but if I will, I’l go with ASUS ROG STRIX FUSION 300 because I use an ASUS laptop and it’s a brand that I trust.

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  17. charleenmae says:

    I have a friend who loves to collect good quality headphones. She will be head over heels if I share this to her. But I doubt that she still doesnt know about it.

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  18. mchesk16 says:

    I don’t think you should spend any more than $200 on any headset. The more systems you can connect to the better.

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  19. kulengs says:

    Haven’t tried using a headset when playing, maybe I might give it a try now. Looking at those headsets feels like they are lightweight and enhances the gaming experience. This is a great post.

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  20. Razer Thresher Ultimate looks great but comes with a great price too. I also know that LucidSound makes good headset for gamers. I am not really into headsets, I go for speakers.

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  21. psylockexmen2012 says:

    How do you differentiate head phones anyway from a sound stand point? They all look the same to me aside from obvious features.

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  22. I am for comfort more than anything else. I choose Lucid the earphone variation. IT is not that bulky yet still stylish.

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  23. who is the chick in the picture?

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    1. That’s Lilo Nash, one of our gamer girls.

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