At this kind of price point, you can start expecting better microphone and sound quality than lower tier headphones. But it’s crucial not to get too excited by high-spec technology, and to remember that simple things like comfort are more important.
Products in this list might be a little more pricey than your average product, but we decided to pick them because of their comfort and the “gaming” features they offer. Whether you are a casual or hardcore gamer, these headphones will not disappoint you in any way.
Editor’s Pick: Our winner for this list is the Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 450 Fully Wireless. If you’re looking for a high-quality wireless alternative, then get the Ear Force’s.
Here is our list of:
Best Gaming Headset Under $150
HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 (HX-HSCR-BK/NA)
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The first thing that stands out about this headset is just how good the Soundstage is. Soundstage can provide you with a huge competitive advantage in-game because it lets you know where different noises are coming from.
The Soundstage on these headsets is magnificent, and you can tell the direction of sounds very precisely.
I thought these were very comfortable, they fit nicely over my head, and the ear cushions are soft and squashy. They are made out of leather, so if you don’t like that for any reason, you might be better off with a different pair.
50mm drivers guarantee excellent sound quality, it’s very detailed, and you can use these to listen to music or watch films as well as a game.
They’re on the lower end of this price bracket which is nice.
These are wired, so if you want to run to the bathroom between matches, you’ll have to take them off.
I like the look, but some people might not. They do look quite wide on your head, so if you’re trying to look cool while streaming you might want to find a different option.
Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-03-26 at 11:08 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.At first look, this headset looks different, which can be pretty cool considering it’s unique look. What makes it unique? I’d say it’s metal like structure.
You might wonder, if it’s made out of metal is it still comfortable? Yes, it is, it’s a little bit heavy which might bother some people. They offer a great comfort with their memory foam leatherette ear cups plus the added thickness offers, even more, support, plus some excellent noise canceling effect.
Whether it’s for games or music of video the sound is crystal clear. When looking at it for the first time, you might think the microphone is not removable. Wrong, the microphone boom is removable, perfect for listening to music, and when it’s time to destroy kids online you can just put it back!
One thing I thought might bother people is the weight of these headphones, since they are made out of metal they might hurt after long gaming sessions. Which can also lead up to some heat building.
Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
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Very impressive surround sound and directional audio. Of the products we’ve looked at so far, it performs the best in this category. This makes it an excellent headset for multiplayer games where you need to quickly identify the direction of the noise.
Good microphone. This makes it good for streamers as well as players of multiplayer games. Your teammates won’t want to strangle you for clogging up the audio feed, and anyone listening to your games will clearly hear what you’re saying.
I didn’t find it that comfortable. It was quite tight on my head! After doing a bit of research I can see that most people didn’t have this problem, but it was a little tight for me, and when I tried to loosening it, it just didn’t feel secure.
Some people have had problems with build quality. I have to say that I haven’t experienced this, and my set felt pretty solid, but users who have been using the product for a couple of months have complained that it isn’t the most robust headset.
Obviously you don’t want to spend this kind of money on a headset only for it to break.
Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 450 Fully Wireless
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of the 2017-03-26 at 12:49 and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.One of the main issues with wireless headsets is that the audio quality is a bit lacking. In particular, wireless sets tend to lack good surround sound, so you can’t tell where noises are coming from in-game.
I’m very pleased to say that this isn’t the case with this model. Not only is the sound outstanding, but it’s very easy to tell where sounds are coming from. This gives you such a big advantage in multiplayer games.
These are very comfortable, they fit nicely over my ears, and the padding is very soft.
Wireless is nice, and the headset has a 15-hour battery life, so you might like it if you’re into all-night gaming sessions.
All the controls are located on the right-hand side of the headset. It’s difficult to know which buttons you’re playing with, and this means it’s easy to accidently boost the bass when you’re trying to turn the volume down. It’s not a big deal, but it’s a flaw.
I had no problems with the build quality, but I will say that the plastic did seem a little fragile.
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Gaming Headset – Black – Xbox One, PS4, PC
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The perfect headset for home gaming, LAN parties or big tournaments why? Because it offers features like user customization to adapt to any environment.
The audio from this headset is crystal clear when using on the PC. You can use plug them in your console controller but, the sound takes a bit of a hit when doing so, but not in the quality sense, but the positional nuance is lost. Which is why you might need the MixAmp Pro TR to get back the surround sound.
Because I’m a gamer, I find it imperative for a headset to offer a good fit and comfort, having a not comfortable headset on your head for hours will hurt you.
This headset is vented, which means there is space on the back panel of each ear cup. Combined with the cloth-covered padding, this lets the headset breathe comfortably around your head which is ideal for long gaming sessions.
Another great feature especially if you’re playing online with friends is the highly sensitive mic it focuses on your voice and minimizes background noise. It can be positioned on either side of the headset.
finally, you can even go from an open-back to a closed-back noise isolating headset with swappable Mod Kit components, unfortunately you will need to buy these separately.
these headsets might look expensive at first sight, but when you look at what they can offer in terms of comfort and durability plus all of the “gaming” focused features they have, you will understand why we picked them, even if these are on the high end tier.
These are an excellent headset with good sound quality and comfort. The sound isn’t quite as good as the wired alternatives, but that’s to be expected.
We hope our list gave you a better idea in which kind of headset you want to fulfill your gaming needs. If you think we missed a great headset don’t forget to comment below.