With brand new consoles arriving to the market, and new games like Fortnite urging everyone to play, what better time would it be to buy a new headset dedicated for Gaming? Well, that is why today I will be going through my favourite three headphones for gaming, and I hope that one of them will match your own personal style!
How I chose these 3 Headphones
For this review, I have rummaged the web to find three headphones, not in order, with their own style which make all three of them slightly unique. This way, it will be a lot easier for you to find a pair of headphones that suit you, and your wallet, the most. Anyway, let the reviewing begin!
1. SteelSeries Arctis 7 (Best Overall)
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a expensive pair of gaming headphones with okay sound, brilliant for locating footsteps in a video game, and really comfy padding. Equipped with a adjustable head band, they fit my head perfectly and I could wear them for hours. The headphones connect using a USB transmitter, that have a really good connection, and the microphone can not be detached. The battery life exceeded my expectations and would last for two weeks when using them roughly an hour per day.
If you add all the factors, you’ll end up with a £150 headset that might not be the best if sound is a big priority, but is otherwise fantastic and is therefore best overall. So if you need a pair of gaming headphones for PC or PlayStation, and you have £150 to spend, then these are definitely the best choice for you!
2. Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X (Best Sound)
If you ignore the daunting name, these wired headphones work for all devices. They are extremely comfortable over long periods and if you add the fact that they have superb sound quality, that even beats some headphones that are dedicated to music, then these might be golden! However, the price tag is £300, the microphone is attached to the headset butcan be tucked away neatly to the side. The headset is really light weight however it feels plasticky and to be honest, the design is not for everyone.
What makes these headphones one of my favourites is the fact that it is the first of it’s kind to introduce a hybrid between audio and gaming. If you find that the earbuds that come with your smartphone are good enough headphones, then these are not the ones for you. However, if you have £300 to spend and you want to use a pair of headphones for gaming and music, then these are the ones for you!
3. HyperX Cloud Stinger (Best Budget)
Last on this list, we have the HyperX Cloud Stinger. First of all, these wired headphones have a good looking design, and are super light-weight. Sound quality is impressive for the price, but does not reach as far as the Arctis 7 and the ATH-ADG1X. The microphone works well but can not be detached, and the padding is nice and soft and I could wear the headset for long sessions. And finally, they cost a staggering £50, which is really impressive for what you get.
Overall, these headphones are definitely not as good as the ones mentioned above. However, some might not have the money to spend on them and so these would be your budget headset for your console or gaming PC, that still have great sound quality for the price, and a really comfortable design.