Best gaming headset to buy in 2022

Best gaming headset to buy

The highlight of each headset

Best Laptop Reviews has been preparing several guides to help you choose your next cell phone to buy, as well as other interesting electronics. And of course, we couldn’t forget about the headphones. We’ve already listed the best options for both in-ear and over-ear headphones, but if you’re a gamer and are looking for a good headset to buy, this guide is where you’ll find your next headphones.

Some headphones are good for games, even if they are not products that are said to be for gamers. With that, you can enter some of them on our list that serves both for playing games and listening to music.

Our list seeks to bring together more affordable models that only deliver a good experience, as well as more robust models that offer more advanced noise cancellation technologies and professional sound quality.

The models will be organized by price, but we will make clear the highlights of each one and the advantages of investing in a more expensive model. As prices change frequently, the listed products may not always be ordered by price perfectly.

Evolved Tmis

Evolved Tmis

We start our guide with a good entry-level option, the Evolut Themis headset. Its highlight is in offering comfort, good sound quality, and a decent microphone for a very affordable price. It manages to be more comfortable than some more expensive headsets.

Its rubberized handle is 2 meters long. It works on a 3.5mm port but needs a USB connection to power the LEDs on the sides. It’s not a very powerful headphone, but it has enough volume to listen to your games without difficulty.

Forrek H2 Pro.

Forrek H2 Pro

Who said it’s not possible to have a headset with a neater design and an affordable price? Fortrek is a brand that invests heavily in entry-level models, so we started our guide with the Pro H2. It has a modern design with blue LEDs and offers good comfort, even with its weight of 499g.

There is a P2 and a USB connection to use with a PC. Its microphone has noise cancellation to improve your communication with other players. Of course, as it is an affordable product, it will have its limitations, such as the audio quality, which is only average, and the cable being quite short.

HyperX Cloud Stinger

HyperX Cloud Stinger

If we’re talking about a gamer’s guide, there’s no way to leave HyperX aside. This is a famous brand among Brazilians and bets on different types of products, including headsets. This is an affordable model that delivers a good finish, powerful sound, and cross-platform compatibility.

HyperX claims it uses “memory foam” foam that adapts to different types of ears. It has 50mm drivers with well-balanced audio in the highs and mids. The bass stands out more, but it will please those who like to feel the headphones vibrate with the explosions in games. A nice feature is that you can just lift the mic to mute it.

Razer Kraken X Lite

Razer Kraken X Lite

Razer has a number of gaming headsets, but one thing the company is known for is that its products are typically expensive. If you’re looking for a Kraken model and don’t want to pay a fortune, the X Lite is the brand’s new entry. It has a simpler plastic finish and a silicone-only handle, all to reduce production costs.

This does not affect the quality itself, and the Kraken X Lite maintains the same standard as Razer. Of course, there are some limitations, such as the microphone that cannot be retracted and the simpler controls, with only one button to mute the mic and no volume adjustment on the cable. However, the sound quality is very good and it does not lack comfort. Its highlight is that it is compatible not only with PCs but also with consoles and cell phones.

Corsair HS50 Pro

Corsair HS50 Pro

Corsair is another brand that bets heavily on gaming headphones. And if you are looking for a good option from the brand in terms of value for money, then our recommendation falls on the HS50 Pro. It offers a good finish with a metal frame and soft memory foam pads.

Like the HyperX model listed above, this one from Corsair also has 50mm drivers, which guarantees distortion-free sound power even when the volume is turned up to maximum. Its microphone also has high sound quality and is unidirectional with noise reduction, which prevents game sound from getting in the way of others understanding what you say. And just like the Razer Kraken X, this one is also compatible with PS4, Xbox, and Switch.

thermaltake Cronos Ring RGB

Thermaltake Cronos Ring RGB

Speaking of gamer products, do you already think about RGB LEDs to configure the lighting as you want? Why not have this customization on your headphones too? That’s the idea behind Thermaltake’s Cronos Riing RGB.

The customization of the lights and sound can be done by Thermaltake’s software. It supports 7.1 audio with 3D virtual surround. Unlike others on the list that bet on a leatherette finish, this one features fabric cushions that heat up less, making it a good option for those who play for many hours. It is compatible with devices with a standard 3.5mm jack.

HyperX Cloud 2

HyperX Cloud 2

If you don’t trust wireless headphones for gaming due to the higher latency and are looking for a good wired option, we recommend HyperX’s Cloud 2. One of its highlights is the smallest sound leakage compared to others in our guide. If you don’t want to disturb people close to you when playing games, this is the phone to choose.

The sound quality is very good. You will have very present bass and well-balanced mids; it’s only the highs that leave a little to be desired, giving too much focus to the ‘S’ sound, which can irritate some. Acoustic isolation in gaming headsets has never been featured, and the same is true of this model from HyperX. Its microphone, on the other hand, is the best among all we have listed, featuring the most efficient noise cancellation.

HyperX Cloud Revolver

HyperX Cloud Revolver

Are you addicted to first-person shooter games? Then you must have already laid eyes on the Cloud Revolver from HyperX, one of the favorite headphones of eSports players. What is so special about him? It brings powerful sound with its 50 mm drivers and 7.1 surround, which ensures greater immersion and precision when knowing exactly where your enemies are.

This is possible thanks to a dedicated sound card that sits in the cable and does all the audio processing. In addition to Revolver, HyperX also released the Revolver S version, which costs a little more and adds Dolby sound as an extra.

Razer BlackShark V2 X

Razer BlackShark V2 X

Razer arrived with a recent novelty in the national market made in partnership with some of the top professional esports players, the BlackShark V2 X. Thanks to this, Razer has placed 50 mm triForce drivers in the product, capable of separating audio frequencies for individual adjustment of bass, mids, and treble.

In addition, it has passive noise cancellation technology and 7.1 surround sound, a feature that makes it easier to locate enemies in games by exploring 3D audio. The product also features a Razer HyperClear Cardioid microphone, which promises more clarity for a closer recreation of your voice.

Logitech G533

Logitech G533

Logitech’s G533 headset is one of the most advanced on our list. It delivers a loud and realistic sound. Pro-G drivers produce clear bass and treble thanks to hybrid mesh construction that dramatically reduces distortion. It works wirelessly and without loss of sound quality, with a maximum distance of 15 m.

The G533 has a lightweight design that fits in the ear, making it comfortable for long gaming sessions. Sport-style ear cushions are designed to allow breathing and can be removed for cleaning. Its rechargeable battery delivers an average of 15 hours of autonomy. Finally, there is an efficient noise-canceling microphone.

Astro A40

Astro A40

The Astro A40 is a headset specifically aimed at consoles. There is a specific version for PS4 and another for Xbox, this being the one we selected as it is the best headset to use with the Microsoft console. It comes with a dedicated MixAmp that takes care of the equalization part and also lets you control the intensity of the surrounding effect. There is a button to switch between console and PC mode.

Its build quality is very good, as is its comfort level. It comes with several cable options, from a USB connection to an optical type. The sound quality is very good, with intense bass and a well-balanced midrange. Just don’t expect too much from the highs, which tend to be a little muffled. Its biggest weaknesses are the sound insulation and sound leakage, which are much lower than the others we mentioned.

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