best gaming earbuds

 

Best Gaming Earbuds

When playing a game what do you consider to be the most important features in it? The graphics that are so realistic you feel like you’re in the game? The story that catches your attention from the start? What about the sound that pushes the game along?

The sound is one of the most important features in the gaming world. Unfortunately, some of us have to play with headphones to properly hear things, or we may just not have the quality we want coming out of our speakers.

So, what’s a gamer to do? Pick out a fantastic pair of headphones to help them along their journeys of course.

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What To Look For

So, what are some of the things you should look for when buying gaming earbuds to use for your personal enjoyment?

As always, let’s look at what you are buying them for and what you expect out of them. What type of environment are you in?

Do you have parents or a partner who prefers you to keep your game to yourself or are you a pro gamer who wants to be as involved in the sights and sounds of the competitive world as possible?

Next, what is your budget for the earbuds, to some surprise gaming audio equipment can easily end up tipping upwards of $200 USD rather easily. How often do you plan to use them, the more you game, the more comfortable they need to be when in your ear to keep from extended use discomfort.actionpie best gaming earbuds

Some of the best places to find good gaming earbuds will be at electronic specialty stores or through online retailers like Amazon. Always shop where you can have help from a knowledgeable employee or with reviews available for you to read through.

Earbuds are one of the few items that can be all over the place with quality.

Things to look for:

  • Good Reviews- A lot of earbuds get tons of reviews that will reveal their usage time.
  • Clear Audio- Audio that is crisp and easy to make out when listening to music or playing a game.
  • Clear Bass- Bass that plays at a precise level and causes no pain or discomfort to your inner ear.
  • Stability- Make sure the earbud stays put with little to no movement while you play.

 

Competitive gamers should look into earphones that boost crystal clear audio focused on gaming. A lot of earbuds you can buy also can have a microphone built in which helps in competitive play with teammate competition.

Be sure to check out the strength of the bass in the earphones to make sure it falls into a middle zone. If the bass is too heavy, it will block out other sounds, and if it’s low or nonexistent you won’t get the feedback you need.

More casual gamers who want a good pair of earbuds for all around use should care about a consistent audio quality no matter what they are input into.

As for Bass, it depends on how much you enjoy it in your music. You may want to spring for a cheaper model of headphones without any fancy add on’s.

You also may find you have more variety in cosmetic choice compared to competitive gamers to choose from as the earbuds you may look at can afford to focus on design more than having the ultimate sound output.

What to look out for when purchasing earbuds:

  • Bad Wiring- Reviews are alluding to easily broken cords or reports of only one earbud working at a time.
  • Crackling while the sound is playing in the earbuds- When earbuds are bad you may hear popping while listening to loud audio.
  • Inconsistency in sound quality- Some earbuds will have random sound quality drops leading to murky audio.symphonized 2 best gaming earbuds
  • Cheap easily injured wires- some of the best wires you can get are made of braided cloth. These are easier to keep safe than the thin plastic you usually see.
  • Fit- Make sure the earbuds you are buying come with multiple earpieces in a wide array of sizes to fit your ear best.
  • Earbuds with too much weight- If an earbud is too heavy you may find it constantly removing itself from your ear.

 

Some earbuds may look nice or have an expensive price tag, but they may be total duds. There are a lot of earbuds on the market with a brand on them that suckers people into purchasing them at higher prices than they are worth.

This often results in earbuds that are broken in a few weeks to a few months much to the buyer’s dismay. With things that can be easily and cheaply mass produced like earbuds, it’s almost completely essential you look at reviews for them.

You also may find that some of the plainest looking earbuds may only look that way thanks to the producing company spending the money towards the speakers inside.

 

Here is our list of Best Gaming Earbuds

 

BEES In-Ear Headphones with Mic Stereo Headset

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These earbuds employ a rather simple design with both comfort and quality in mind. They do include a microphone located in the wire with standard mic controls, and while they are ideal for smartphones and MP3 devices, they are compatible with any device with a 3.5mm port.

This set has a soft plastic covering that is designed to keep your ear comfortable while the earbuds are in use as well. This set is also fairly cheap compared to most earbuds, so when on a budget these are a great option.

Pros
  • High Sound Quality
  • Comfortable Design
  • Ideal for mobile gaming
Cons
  • Lower end materials
  • Shorter lifespan

 

Turtle Beach Call of Duty: Black Ops II Earbuds

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Turtle Beach is a company well known for offering some of the absolute best earbuds, headsets, and headphones for gaming. These earbuds were designed with that same level of quality, and feature a Call of Duty themed aesthetic.

This set was designed with sound isolating in mind to keep out noise distractions, as well as a mic to allow for communication with teammates. This brand is also known for being extremely comfortable, and these earbuds offer that famous level of comfort as well.

They are priced fairly, but will be a little more expensive than your run of the mill earbuds although you will see higher quality from this set.

Pros
  • High Fidelity Audio
  • Noise-isolating Design
  • Cloth Braided Cable
Cons
  • Older model
  • Low availability

 

Razer Hammerhead Pro In-Ear PC and Music Headset

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Razer is another well-known brand. However, their reputation is most notable for computer mice and keyboards. With that said they put their best foot forward when designing this set of earbuds.

They are ideal for PC, but they offer a sleek design, microphone, lightweight components, and a comfortable earpiece. These earbuds are praised for their beyond superior sound and microphone quality and above average comfort.

They even include a tidy carrying case to keep your earbuds safe and extend their already extended longevity. They are rather expensive as far as earbuds are concerned, but they offer unmatched performance.

Pros
  • Lightweight components
  • Superior Sound Cancellation
  • Enhanced bass
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • No added protection
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Symphonized NRG 2.0 Premium Genuine Wood

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A unique set of earbuds, this set offers a wooden construction of the earpieces. The aesthetics on this set are unique and look fantastic. Just as well they offer above average sound quality and comfort.

As with the other earbuds of this list, there is a microphone attached to the wire to provide communications abilities. The quality is above average for their price range, and they have a particularly durable cord.

Just as well the set comes with extra pairs of ends for the earbuds to offer various sizes for personal comfort.

Pros
  • Comfortable design
  • Extra ear tips included for individual comfort
  • Carrying case included
Cons
  • Wood is difficult to keep clean
  • Aesthetic focused design

 

ActionPie VJJB-V1S High Resolution Heavy Bass In-ear Headphones

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These earbuds have an interesting design that implicates just how high quality they are. The look is very futuristic, and the quality of the earbuds reflects their appearance.

Advanced designs cancel out noise interference at various frequencies, meaning that there are fewer clicks and pops when using this set.

They offer a microphone of course, and similar comfort and general sound quality to other sets on this list. These earbuds run an average price for higher quality sets, but the perks of their lowered errors really drives their value.

Pros
  • Sleek and advanced design
  • High Definition Sound
  • Few sound errors
Cons
  • Lesser known brand

 

Tt eSPORTS ISURUS PRO Detachable Microphone

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This set is one of the designs that focused mostly on gaming and not just general quality. New technology offers both a microphone on the earbud wire, as well as a detachable headset-styled microphone for even higher voice quality.

This means you can use them on the go for phone and music functions, and swap to the stainless steel constructed headset mic at home for higher quality communication with your gaming friends.

They of course also offer higher end sound quality and comfort, as well as a flat cord design to keep them tangle free and extend longevity.

They’re priced a little higher than average earbuds, but this is due to the added microphone.

Pros
  • Flat cord to reduce tangling
  • Superior sound quality and comfort
  • Three button control for attached mic
Cons
  • Above average price
  • Heavier design

 

Sentey Green Earbuds Earphones In ear

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Another simpler designed earbud set, this set is a very well rounded option. Plus the flashy green color gives it a nice design.

The style isn’t the only thing these earbuds offer. They offer an excellent sound quality, plus a build in mic for hands free talk functionality. They provide an excellent comfort with they black ear cushion. People might not like the metal built of these earbuds, that mean their durability is excellent.

A great option on these headphones are the replaceable back caps, what does it do? Depending on which back caps you choose it modifies the Bass and Pitch for different use such has gaming , jazz & classic music.

Pros
  • Sound Quality
  • Flashy Design
  • Build Durability
Cons
  • Size and Weight
  • No Bluetooth

 

Honstek In-Ear Earbud Headphones X6, Mic Control and Noise Isolating Earphones

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A great pair of earbuds brought to you by Honstek. The Honstek In-Ear Earbud Headphones X6 have an ergonomic comfort fit. The earbuds are made out of silicon which provides comfort and noise isolation perfect for gaming and traveling.

The in-line remote control lets you answer calls easily, you can play/pause songs, press twice to jump to the next track, press thrice to jump to the previous track. A very easy to control remote might be small for people with big hands.

For the price these earbuds are very good, weither it’s for you job, for gaming or just for listening to music, these earbuds are great!

Pros
  • Ergonomic Comfort-Fit
  • Dynamic Crystal Clear Sound
  • Built-in Mic Control and Remote Control
Cons
  • Buttons on remote control to small

 

Symphonized XTC Wood

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Another set of wooden earbuds, these are designed to look more like average earbuds but offer a higher build quality. As with the previous wooden earbuds on the list, this set excels in physical quality and appearance while not sacrificing functional performance.

They also focused design efforts to create sound canceling earbuds, and that is evident in their performance. They also offer the same options for earbud ends as many other sets on this list.

They come at a similar price to the others listed, so this would be great if you prefer the wooden components but prefer a more contemporary design.

Pros
  • Noise Cancellation Design
  • High Quality Sound
  • Various earbuds ends and carrying bag included
Cons
  • Difficult to keep clean
  • Smaller earbuds may fall out easily
Overview
Overall, you should always buy items based on your individual needs and price points. For us, the best earbuds on our list are the eSPORTS Isurus Pros.

These earbuds really stand above the rest in technology and offer some of the best quality for a more fair price.

They also have options to perform like traditional headsets but still retain the ability to be used on the go without sacrificing quality for either function. The Turtle Beaches may have slightly higher quality, but their price tag is just too steep to make up for the difference.