When you sit down after a long day and power up your PC or console, you want it to be a good experience. There are some things we can’t control, like trolls on chat, or players who have no idea what they are doing but somehow got to max level.
However, there are things that we can control about our experience, and one of these is the quality of the sound. There is nothing better than a good headset to give us a completely immersive experience, and with this 2017 guide, you’ll find some of the best models for the year.
#1 Razer Man O’ War
Razer is undoubtedly the top brand when it comes to PC gaming. They make the computers, the accessories, and even the headsets. There is very little that could beat this brand at their own game. You might think this headset has a slightly bulky appearance, but once it’s on your head, you won’t even notice. Suitable for MAC, PC, and PS4, it doesn’t matter if you like console or PC gaming, you can use these.
If you are looking for crisp sound and a satisfyingly deep bass, then these are the ones for you. The sound is powerful, providing you with an experience that is fully immersive, and one that you won’t want to turn back from. The mic also offers good quality, allowing you to communicate with friends clearly.
#2 Skullcandy PLYR 1
Most of us have owned a pair of Skullcandy headphones at some point, although they used to be more popular for listening to music than gaming. As a result, you may approach this gaming headset with caution, but there is really no need to. It’s a great headset, and reliable too.
Made for PC gaming, it is also compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 – which is good for those that prefer playing on the older consoles. This model is also compatible with the PS4, although the setup is a little different. You can use this page from the Skullcandy website to take you through the process.
The headset itself provides superb sound quality and a strong bass, allowing you to make the most of your gaming experience. It features an optical audio pass-through for greater connectivity, and the charging base doubles up as a stand – giving your headset a little more style as well as a safe storage space. It’s a wireless headset you won’t want to miss.
#3 Logitech G231 Prodigy
Logitech is a great brand. Trusted and reliable, they have produced some of the best headsets and gaming tech on the market. This headset is perfect if you are looking for something with a lower price point, making them very affordable. Plus, their solid build makes them more durable, which is good for those who are a little rough with their headsets.
Despite a loose fit and the fact that the earcups aren’t as cushy as they could be, you can expect a lot of quality from this headset – especially when you consider their low price. They offer good bass and a pleasant balance that will leave you feeling pretty satisfied with your purchase. Plus, the mic folds away neatly to keep it out of your sight when not in use.
#4 Astro Gaming A50
This headset was made for the Xbox One, although it does work with PS4 and PC. While the price is quite high when compared to many other headsets, it certainly delivers in terms of quality. The 7.1 surround sound is incredible, allowing you to become deeply immersed in the world in which you are playing. Not only is the game crystal clear, but the voices of those you are playing with are too.
They have a perfect fit on your head, sitting snugly, but not tight enough to cause any discomfort over a period of time. The earcups are cushioned nicely as well, preventing soreness after extended periods of use, but also stopping your ears from getting hot. With six hours of battery life, you are sure to get good use out of them on a daily basis.
#5 Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament
We have all had a pair of Turtle Beaches. I have not met a gamer who did not at least start out with these for their consoles. This tournament model has been designed for everything: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. So, no matter what your preference, you know these are going to work just fine. It’s a great brand with a solid reputation.
Offering a crisp quality of sound and a smooth bass, this headset with microphone aims to please, and it certainly delivers. When you place these on your head, you will be nothing but pleased, and you really can’t ask for more than that. The build is comfortable, sitting nicely on your head, and with property cooling memory foam making up the padding on the earcups, alongside a soft leather outer.
The earcups also feature new ProSpecs technology, designed for those who wear glasses when they game. At the flip of a switch, you are able to create a small channel in the ear cushion that is fully adjustable. This allows you to slide your frames through without any added pressure or discomfort. Plus, the mic is superb quality and folds away neatly when not in use.
Hopefully, at least one of these models has gained your interest. Each of them has been carefully chosen so that no matter what kind of gamer you are, there’s something to make the experience that much better. Test a pair out, we are sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
This piece was written by guest writer Dan Anderson, whom is a freelance writer and blogger. You can keep up to date by following Dan on Twitter and Facebook. If you are interested in reading more of his music and audio related content, be sure to check out his audio guides myaudiosound.co.uk.