First of all, when you like gaming, at some point you are going to want a headset for gaming. This article shows you the best gaming headsets costing under 100 available for PC. However, many headsets also work easily on Xbox and PlayStation.
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1. The SteelSeries Arctis 5
- The SteelSeries Arctis 5 is available in two colors: black and white
- SteelSeries is a well-established gaming equipment manufacturer and stands for good quality.
- ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: studio-quality voice clarity and exceptional background noise cancellation
- Lightweight Design: You forget you’re wearing them.
- The sound is excellent due to Premium Audio Drivers
- Mic is very good for a gaming headset
- The cable is fragile and maybe too long
- The software, although slick and apparently polished, is fragile and messes up sometimes
- Out-of-the-box sound quality is bad, tinkering is required
2. The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
- The HyperX Cloud II also comes in two colors: red and grey
- Detachable Microphone
- TeamSpeak Certified – Voice Chat Optimized
- Compatible with PC , Xbox One , Xbox One S, PS4 , PS4 Pro, Mac, Mobile and VR
- Sound quality for music playback is good. A little too much bass, but overall good
- Sound quality for WebEx is excellent. Voices are clear
- Comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They come with two type of ear pads
- They block out noise. When playing music, they totally block the outside world.
- Look cool
- The wire easily gets twisted
- Cable is short. The cable for the 3.5mm connector is about 3ft long.
- They come with a USB cable with a built in sound card. This is terrible. The sound quality is good, however, the mic is useless when using this cable. Mic is ok when you plug in using the 3.5mm connector.
3. The CORSAIR Void PRO
- The CORSAIR Void PRO comes in two colors: black and white
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20 kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB (+/-3dB)
- Compatibility:PC with USB port,Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7,Internet connection (for CUE software download)
- The Void has awesome build quality. Rugged and sturdy. It will not break easily
- Sound is 8/10 with no tweaking necessary. A frame of reference is the Bose QC35 10/10 and the Arctis 7 a 9/10.
- Value: At this price point, they are unsurpassed for a wireless headset
- USB dongle and the charging cord are quality. This may seem like a small thing, but they are well built and not just a cheap piece which is appreciated for an everyday use item like these
- Fits well and is fully adjustable
- The lights look cool and are customizable
- Mic lifts up which auto-mutes it
- Has volume control on the bottom of the left earpiece
- You can get up and walk to grab a drink without having to take my headset off
- No drop in call quality when walking
- Very snug fit over the ears, which blocks out a lot of sound even when your game or music volume is low.
- No ability to to pause/play music
- The lack of a software to tweak settings like the Steelseries has is a bit of a bummer, but not a dealbreaker
- Power button is a bit awkward and would’ve benefit from having a raised up area to find easier with finger…not end of world…but doesn’t make sense that mute button so close and can feel same if need to mute in hurry, etc..
- Mic works well, but the arm raises up and down but doesn’t bend as much as most to adjust for voice chat. It could benefit by being just a bit more bendable as everyones distance to mouth not the same.
4. The Sennheiser GSP 300
- Sennheiser GSP 300 is available in four colors: blue, black, black/red and white/black
- 3.5mm connectors for both audio and microphone
- Closed-ear design
- Retractable boom microphone
- Non-Surround Sound
- Sennheiser is a well known and reliable manufacturer
- Mic quality is fantastic, amazing for a headset.
- Sound quality is great for the price.
- Great seal on the closed cans. Sound simply won’t bleed into your mic, no matter how loud.
- Plug and play, low impedance, easy mode for anyone with basically any PC setup.
- Sennheiser, at this price, with a 2-year warranty.
- They look sexy on your head.
- The cable is very short
- The cable looks and feels flimsy. It seems inevitable that it will get accidentally tugged slightly, and potentially cause problems.
5. The Razer Destiny 2 ManO’War Tournament Edition
- The Razer Destiny 2 ManO’War Tournament Edition is only available in one color: white
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, Impedance: 32 Ω ¬ at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
- Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
- Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in
- Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
- Gameplay sound is perfect
- If the volume is up all the way and the details you can make out in sound with these when you’re playing are incredible.
- Good Price
- With the Razer surround software the sound is excellent
- The microphone is good
- The cushoning on the top of the headset is trash and often hurts after prolonged use
- Headset itself feels heavy
- Playing music in the background is a little strange sounding
Are Gaming Headsets worth it?
Are gaming headsets really worth their money? It depends on how often you are gaming. If you play games only occasionally, then a normal headset might be enough for you. However, if you are playing regularly or with friends, then a gaming headset, especially with a microphone, is a must.
What is the best Gaming Headset Brand?
There is no single best brand for gaming headsets. However, there are some manufacturers that have made themselves a very good reputation among gamers. Very solid brands are Sennheiser, Razer, SteelSeries, Corsair and HyperX. Of course, every brand has some better and some worse products depending on the price. But under 100 there exist some very decent headsets that are good enough for almost every gamer.