Best headset for Fortnite: First of all, there is to say that there is no single best headset for Fortnite gaming. In this article, we show you two options you can go for when you are searching for a gaming headset.
The first option is the cheap and popular. The second option is the expensive and superb.
1. Best headset for Fortnite: Cheap and popular
1.1 Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear
One of the most popular wireless headsets is the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear. It has over 21000 (wow!) customer reviews and offers one of the best performance under 50.
- Comfortable even on large heads
- Battery lasts many hours
- Pairs easily with my smartphones
- Clean, rich sound
- Build quality acceptable for this price. Soft earpads and padded cross support
- Adjustable enough to find perfect comfort position
- Good volume and surround and noise rejection
- First time Bluetooth connection can be hard but once paired they work very well
- No tactile feature on the buttons so it’s hard to feel if you are on the volume button or the on/off button
1.2 Logitech G430 7.1
The Logitech G430 7.1 headset is an extremely popular choice among gamers. It has over 5000 customer reviews on Amazon and almost 800 answered questions. Of course, the durability is limited in comparison to a headphone that costs 300. All in all, it’s a solid choice when you need a microphone and when you are fine with a cable.
- Very high quality audio; surprisingly good.
- Durable (3 years)
- Above average mic for a headset
- 7.1 surround sound is almost alien like (it’s so accurate and sensitive)
- Ear cushions are incredibly comfortable for long hour gaming sessions.
- The mic is incredibly decent for a 40 dollar headset. It gives a very crisp sound and 90% of the time with no background noise (has automatic noise cancellation).
- The cord is long (about 6 feet) and is great for any setup whether you are looking for a home theatre for just yourself, or if you are looking for a really solid gaming experience.
- USB attachment plays your own voice back at you to counter act the noise cancellation (AUX jack does not)
- Mic is bendable
- The ear pads get dirty after 3 months but it can easily be hand washed.
- After 3 years the fabric on the earpads started to crack and peel
- Ear pads are quite warm
1.3 Popular choice: HyperX Cloud Stinger
One of the most popular gaming headsets is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. It has over 2600 customer reviews and offers one of the best performance under 50.
- Most of the parts are plastic, but it’s very well molded and looks great
- Very comfortable to wear for hours on end. They give enough pressure so that you can hear well, but not so much that it squeezes my head and causes me to sweat
- The speakers are surprisingly good. Certainly not audiophile headphones, but the speakers have a very wide range, and respond to both bass and treble very well
- Mic quality is again rather good for the price
- On-ear volume adjuster could be could be of better quality. As you adjust the volume, it does not adjust evenly on both sides. Then again, the ear adjuster is mainly for a bit of fine-tuning on the fly. If possible, leave the ear slider wide open and adjust predominately on your device.
2. Expensive and superb
2.1 Bang & Olufsen flagship headset: Beoplay H9i
Very aesthetic design and also high price offers the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i. If I have to buy a new headset and could choose between all the presented solutions, I would buy this one.
- Sound quality is CRISP
- Noise canceling is awesome
- Great call quality, has some low volume positive feedback, so you can hear yourself and any possible background noise
- Battery life is great, not as good as the h8s, but who needs 30 hours of battery life when you can easily plug them into your mac charger to charge them up
- Bluetooth is very strong, and you can connect to multiple devices. For techies this is great
- Customizable sound settings let you choose the sound you like best
- The design is classy, they look good
- They’re large and loose.
- The proximity sensor seems like a nice feature, but it doesn’t work very well, resulting in my music pausing when the headphones are still on my head
- Maximum volume isn’t very high, but they are loud enough that it shouldn’t be a major issue unless you’re hard of hearing or really wanna jam out
- The touch sensor on the ear cuff isn’t very sensitive, doesn’t work with cold hands, and the volume up/down is hard to stimulate; however, transparency mode works very well, and the touch feature is much improved over the manual functions on the h8’s
- The headphones didn’t come with enough instruction and details on the product
2.2 beyerdynamic flagship headset: MMX 300
The beyerdynamic MMX 300 is a very minimalistic designed headset. No LEDs, no fancy stuff, just pure quality.
- Sound is great!
- Sound is not flat but isn’t v-shaped either. There is a slight bass boost but the mids and highs are still present and clear
- Comfy headset
- No user guide to get you started
- They dropped the USB adapter from the original MMX 300
- This is a stereo headset, no gimmicks like surround sound
2.3 ASTRO flagship headset: Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset
Best headset for Fortnite: The next headset of the 5 is the ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset. It’s quite a contrary headset to the SteelSeries Arctic. With the SteelSeries Arctic the sound quality is amazing, the comfort might not for people with big ears or big heads. In contrast to that, the ASTRO A50 offers amazing comfort but the sound quality is not for audiophiles. So both headsets are quite contrary.
- Amazing comfort
- A jack of all trades headset
- Base stand has came a long ways and the new style is very nice
- Two ways to charge (magnetic base or by USB)
- Not for audiophiles. If you are an audiophile you will be unhappy with the sound, go back and buy your “stereo” headset.
- Regarding the software, the average user might not be able utilize it to its fullest
- Loud volume does indeed bleed out. However, they sell a kit to silence it.