Top Gaming Headsets of 2019: Because Your Gaming Experience Matters

Top Gaming Headsets of 2019: Because Your Gaming Experience Matters

We all know that graphics cards, powerfull CPUs and awesome high refresh rate screens are the bread and butter for the absolute gaming experience but how can you actually enjoy those superb graphics and competition without a proper gamig audio solution? We think that every gamer shoud have one of the best gaming headsets for sound that will make your favorite game not only an absolute pleasure but also your teammates will also praise you for using a more than decent microphone in teamfights.

So with this in mind we tested more than 60 headphones available on the market since the beginning of 2019 and we built a list with what we think are the top gaming headsets that anyone should use to enhance the gaming experience. Here is what we have.

1. HyperX Cloud Alpha

Coming strong with a great legacy of excellence from the HyperX Cloud series, the Cloud Alpha delivers excellent sound and build quality with all the essential features done extreamly well. (Read the full review here)

What we liked:

  • Clear and powerfull sound

  • Excellent buld quality

  • Drivers: 50mm dual chamber neodymium

  • Frequency response: 13Hz-27000Hz

  • Detachable noise-cancelling microphone

  • In-Line Cable Controlls

What we did not like:

  • No detachable cable

  • Kind of dodgy inline controls

  • Only 3.5mm analog connectivity

2. Audeze Mobius

This headset should have been on the first place, but the price is absolutly nuts. Comming at $400 these headsets are not for everyone. The sound quality goes well above the Cloud Alpha but the build quality is not really worth the extra cash. Yes they sound great, they look great but why this price?

What we liked:

  • Compatible with all gaming plaforms

  • Can be used both wireless or wired

  • Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm audio cable

  • Drivers: 100mm Planar

  • Frequency response: 10Hz-50000Hz

  • 7.1 Virtual Surround

What we did not like:

  • Price

  • Build quality not deserving a premium

3. Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDac

The Steelseries Arctis Pro are a high-end gaming hedset that can do it all. It has a great frequency rate and crystal sound but we feel that it can do allot better if they would have used bigger drivers. Although the current 40 mm one do deliver great qulity and good frequency response rates.

What we liked:

  • USB connectivity, optical nd 3.5mm analog

  • Frequency response 10Hz - 40000Hz

  • Retractable noise-ancelling micropthone

  • GameDAC controls

  • RGB

What we did not like:

  • Cables feel fragile

  • Price

  • 40 mm neodymium drivers


4. Corsair HS70

The Corsair HS70 delivers something that most of us look for when shopping. A gaming headseat that is both cheap and provides wireless connectivity for just around $70 is simply just great.

What we liked:

  • Compatible with all gaming platforms, Mac, Switch, Mobile

  • 7.1 Virtual Surround

  • 50mm Neodymium Drivers

  • Price

What we did not like:

  • Only wireless connectivity

  • Frequency response 20Hz - 20000Hz


5. Razer Nari Ultimate

The Razer Nari Ultimate delivers the first proper execution of haptic feedback in a gaming headseat. Using the new HyperSense technology wearing this headseat feels like wearing a pair of subwoofers on your head. They do come at a premium price but if you choose them it will be money well spent in our opinion.

What we liked:

  • 50mm Neodymium Drivers

  • USB, Wireless and 3.5mm analog connectivity

  • Haptic feedback

  • Balanced sound quality

  • Cooling gel-infused cushons

  • RGB

What we did not like

  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20000Hz

  • Limited wireless compatibilty

  • No support for noise-cancelling

6. Astro A40 TR + MixAmp TR

Astro is one of the oldest and biggest headset producers to date. The Astro A40 TR is maybe one of the most comfortable headset to wear all day long. The design might not have suffered allot of changes over the years but it is sill one of the best design for breathable ear cups and perfectly balanced headband that you will find on the market.

What we liked:

  • Compatible with all gaming platforms Mac, Mobile

  • 7.1 Dolby Audio Surround

  • Excellent build quality and design

What we did not like

  • Only 3.5mm analog connectivity

  • 40mm Drivers

  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20000Hz


7. Steelseries Arctis 7

What we liked:

  • Wireless connectivity via USB or 3.5mm wire

  • Retractabe noise cancelling microphone

  • 7.1 Surround

  • DTS headphone:X

  • Great Battery life

  • Comfortable “ski goggle“ headband

What we did not like:

  • Headband can slacken over time

  • Average microphone

  • 40mm Drivers

  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20000Hz


8. Creative Sound BlasterX H6


What we liked:

  • Great sound quality nd depth

  • Versatility

  • RGB

  • 7.1 virtul surround sound with three built-in EQ profiles

  • 50mm Neodymium Drivers

  • USB and 3.5mm analog connectivity

  • Detachable mesh earcups

  • Detachable microphone

What we did not like:

  • Non extensive voice range picked up on the microphone

  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz


9. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

What we liked:

  • 50mm Neodymium Drivers

  • Frequency response: 12Hz - 28000Hz

  • THX spacial surround

  • Very confy during long gaming sessions

  • Good microphone

  • in-line cable audio

What we did not like:

  • Only 3.5mm analog conectivity

  • Quite expensive

  • Bass-heavy sometimes


10. Logitech G Pro X

What we liked:

  • Clean design

  • hybrid mesh Pro-G neodymium drivers

  • Detachable microphone

  • Price

What we did not like:

  • Bass-heavy sound sometimes

  • Basic quality build materials

  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20000Hz

  • Only 3.5mm analog connectivity












What to look for when choosing a Gaming Headset?

When shopping for a new gaming headset there are a few things what we pay attention to and we think so should you.

First, and the most important thing in our opinion is the size of the drives, and the bigger they are the better. Drivers are the internal components inside any headsets or headphones that are responsible with creating soundwaves for you to hear by vibrating the back and forward in response to an electrical impulse.

So when we say the bigger the driver the better, we mean that the more air these drivers can move will not only make the sound better and clearer but will also be able to produce more higher range of frequences.

Speaking of frequencies, the second thing you should look for is the frequency response. Headsets can hit a minimum of 20Hz and a maximum of 20000Hz and as you go from the bottom to the top sounds can go from a low and heavy sound to a warm steady hum.

The third thing to look for is the surround capabilities offered by the targeted headset. Most of them offer from 5.1 surround options up to 7.1. But also most of them offer virtual surround sound, which basically is faking the surround with complex math, making it not only just not the same as the real deal but sometimes the math goes wrong and sound is not what you expect it to be. There are very few headsets that come with real surround incorporated and usually they are very expensive. We will be testing a batch of the real 7.1/5.1 headsets soon so keep an eye on us for an updated article.

HyperX Cloud Alpha - Probably The Best Headset of 2019

HyperX Cloud Alpha - Probably The Best Headset of 2019

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