Best headset gaming under 50
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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
2. HyperX Cloud Stinger
Last but not least and the most popular gaming headset 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.
3. LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones IPX7
One of the most popular gaming headsets is the LETSCOM Bluetooth Headphones IPX7 . It has over 3400 customer reviews and offers very good value for the buck.
- The headphones arrived nearly completely charged right out of the box. I was able to pair them to my Android phone and Windows PC. Pairing was easy for both.
- Initially I was disappointed with audio quality coming from the PC. The music sounded like it was coming from a tin can at the bottom of a pool (really bad), but podcasts from the computer and conversations over the phone were fine.
- After double checking I realized I was listening to music with the hands free profile but I should have been using the stereo profile.
- Once I switched to stereo profile the music from the PC was great. Battery life seems great as well.
- Once I charge them (which doesn’t take long) they tend to run all day even though I am using them for music as well as for phone conversations.
- Charging the headphones disconnects them from devices so reconnecting after charging is necessary (takes seconds but has to be done).
- It was too easy to redial the previous call and not cancel / hang up before the other person answered.
4. 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
5. BENGOO V-4
Another very popular choice is BENGOO V-4. It looks really cool and there are over 1200 customer reviews.
- Headset LEDs are very cool but requires you to plug it into a seperate usb port to power the LEDs.
- As far as durability is concerned, the only thing i’m more worried about is how long will the “mic mute slider button” last?
- Cable build is okay
- Mic quality is good when sound drivers are up to date
- Most of the parts are plastic, but it’s very well molded and looks great
- Sound quality somewhat heavy on the bass side.
6. Razer Electra V2
The Razer Electra V2 is just a little bit higher priced than 50. The reason for this is the good reputation of Razer among gamers. The sound quality is very good but the microphone could be better. If you are a solo gamer, then this headset is for you. If you are mostly a group player, then choose a different solution.
- Amazing sound quality and noise canceling effect for the price
- Any noise outside my my office is pretty much blocked
- The ear cushioning is very comfortable and seems to grip fairly well
- The cable is OK, but not braided (which is expected from a razor product)
- When you disconnect the mic, there is not a built in mic so it turns off the ability to speak
- The adjustable band is tension based and you cannot set it to a specific size. Meaning if you have a large head, the headset will grip your head and start to retract up against the bottom of your ears.
- Microphone is usable, but Razer offers much better ones on more expensive headsets
7. TOZO T10 TWS Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds
Another popular choice is the TOZO T10 TWS Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds. Even though they are no headset, they are definitely worth considering. They have almost 3000 customer reviews.
- Rich bass. They definitely belong to the group with deep bass
- Support wireless charging. This is a rare feature for earbuds in this price range.
- IPX8 waterproof rating. I accidentally dropped one in the sink and washed it under running water without an issue.
- The battery lasts the whole day
- The carrying/charging case is a bit bulky to keep in your pocket.
- No single earbud mode. I normally listen to audio with only one earbud, and it will keep trying to pair with the second one for couple minutes before giving up.
- The beeping during pairing attempt is very noticeable
8. ONIKUMA Pro Stereo Gaming Headset
The ONIKUMA Pro Stereo Gaming Headset is an option for the low budget and hobby gamer. It has more and 3000 customer reviews.
- Definition of sound is good for identifying direction and distance of sounds in game (i.e. footsteps, shots, etc.)
- Sound of teammates’ voice is clear
- So far, friends tell me the voice from mic on my end is clear, not too loud, and no static or feedback.
- These are well-made with sturdy construction and heavy material
- These are not quite as comfortable as the ONIKUMA II
- The mic is stiff – not very adjustable (just moves up and down) but far enough out of the way to just play without if playing solo.
- The USB cord that comes off of headphone jack is a little annoying as it comes out right where cord plugs into PS4 controller
- The lights from usb cord work, but need to be plugged directly into system, so without an extension this will NOT work for PS4 players
9. The RUNMUS Gaming Headset Headset
RUNMUS Gaming Headset is another option for the low budget and casual gamer. It has more and 1800 customer reviews.
- Build quality is WAY beyond 20-30$. Extremely comfortable and the “leather” is soft.
- Mic Quality is great also beyond this price point.
- Volume control works well but to be honest it has no point for me.
- Mute button works well.
- Cords are again made out of heavy duty material
- Sound quality is quite bad and undermines most good about these. Bass is overpowering and just clunky. Trebles and mids are all lost sounding like they are coming from a long tube even while trying to fix that issue with a very good EQ. Sounds awful especially with games.
- The edges on the body of the headphones are sharp
10. Picun P26 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear
The Picun P26 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear comes in three colours: Black, Platinum Grey and Rose Gold. They have around 500 customer reviews.
- Charging light indicator
- Voice messages (connecting, turning on/off, incoming calls)
- Folding parts
- Comfortable pads
- Decent working controls over the headphones
- The plastic material seems a little fragile but as long as you don’t sit on them
- The battery life could be better. It doesn’t last for 8 or 10 like it’s advertised