best headset under 150

 

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 those simple things like comfort are more important.

As a gamer myself, I often play online with my friends and having a crystal clear microphone is a must. Especially when we play video games where we have to communicate to win the game. It could mean the difference between a win and a loss.

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 Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum – RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. Great pair of wired headset, crystal clear sound and a fantastic microphone. The Artemis lets you choose between wireless and wired option. Unfortunately, there is a price difference. What I prefer about this headset is the platform compatibility, if you’re like me, and you own a PC and multiples consoles, you won’t have to buy a headphone for each, these will do a fantastic job.

 

Here is a quick overview of the featured products on our list. Scroll down for more detailed information about each product.

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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.

Pros
  • Excellent Soundstage
  • Very comfortable
  • 5Clear microphone
Cons
  • Low bass sound.
  • Vibrating metal headband

 

Logitech G533 Wireless DTS 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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The second pick on our list, the Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset. This pair only offers a wireless option, but nowadays with the constant updates and evolution of gaming headsets, wireless technology is becoming better by the day. I remember a couple of years most gamers would hate wireless headphones, now a lot of people have converted towards them.

The Logitech G533 shines in the battery life department, as this one offers a wonderful 15 hours of battery life, which is amazing compared to other wireless options in this price range. Perfect for those long gaming sessions and when you’re done you can recharge the battery for the next one.

Speaking of long gaming sessions, these offers a superb comfort, the mesh fabric ear cups are exceptionally soft, breathable, plush and pliable, plus you can remove them for cleaning. This model is a little bit heavy, but the even weight distribution makes the G533 easy to wear for hours on end, perfect for playing long hours.

The G533 has settings for both stereo and surround sound in addition to a variety of equalization options. Using surround sound for FPS games is incredible, you can hear the footsteps of your enemies, that can give you the small edge to defeat them. Meanwhile, the stereo settings are perfect for other types of games such as MOBA’s and RPG’s.

G533 features a noise-cancelling microphone on a folding, extending boom for crystal-clear voice chat and communications. Fold the boom up to automatically mute the microphone. Having a good quality microphone is a must when playing online, some video games rely on communication, thus having a crystal clear voice will give you the advantage.

When we think about wireless headphones, we automatically think about the signal range and strength. This model offers an incredible 15 meters range. G533 is designed to maintain a strong connection even in noisy EMI environments.

Overall, this is an amazing pair of wireless headphones, whether you are a casual gamer or a hardcore one, these will offer you great gaming features.

Pros
  • Good sound quality for a wireless pair
  • Comfortable for long gaming sessions
  • 15-hour battery life
  • Excellent wireless features
Cons
  • No audio jacks
  • No wired option

 

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 hear what you’re saying.

What I preferred about this pair is the multiple platforms compatibility. If you are like me and have multiple gaming platforms, these are an excellent option. You can use them for PC gaming mobile devices, PS4s, the Xbox One, and more. You won’t have to buy a pair for each platform, thus making you save money by only purchasing the G633.

Another cool little feature is the millions of lighting colors, which you can setup via the Logitech gaming software. This feature is not needed for gaming, but it adds a neat little bonus to this pair of headsets.

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 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.

Pros
  • Cool design.
  • Really good microphone
  • Programmable colored lighting
Cons
  • Build quality could be better
  • The software

 

Plantronics RIG 500E Lightweight E-Sports Edition Gaming Headset with Surround Sound

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At first look you might say this headset has a unique and elegant look, well you are right. As competitive gaming grows more and more massive, gaming peripherals are evolving to support those users who strive to be the best. Plantronics is the prime example of that.

This unique pair of headphones lets you lets you switch out ear cups for varying levels of comfort and performance, as well as swap in headbands, which standard headphones don’t offer. These are extremely comfortable and flexible, great for long gaming sessions. On top of that, the Plantronics are very flexible, and each set of included ear cups provided its unique benefits.

These monsters are equipped with 40mm drivers. The Rig 500E delivered strong audio performance across a variety of genres, regardless of which ear cups is used. 7.1 Dolby technology, and surround sound, to be exact.

The microphone quality of the RIG 500e is splendid. You will have no problem communicating with your teams mates in those intense online gaming matches. On top of offering a crystal clear quality, the microphone is removable, noise-canceling and very flexible, you can bend it to your preferred taste without breaking it.

Overall, if you want to take a step in the future of gaming headphones then these are perfect for you. On top of offering all the gaming features standard headset offers, these go to the next level by offering to let you switch out the earcups and the headband.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Can be mostly disassembled for transport
  • Great sound quality
  • Two sets of ear cups
Cons
  • Not a very good noise canceling
  • No chat controls

 

Sennheiser PC 360 Special Edition Gaming Headset

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The last but not the least, the Sennheiser PC 360 Special Edition. When we see the name Sennheiser we know it’s going to be a good pair of headset, and this one is an amazing one. This model is an open back design that lets air in and delivers a natural listening experience.

When it comes to long gaming sessions it is crucial to have a good pair of headphones to avoid head and ear pain. The Sennheiser PC 360 offers an ultra comfort, with its velour covered XL ear cushions and padded headband. Despite their good comfort this model can feel tight on your head.

Having good sound quality is a must, especially if you play online games and need to hear all the small details in order to survive. Sennheiser transducer technology delivers accurate and dynamic sound giving you the edge to win those intense online matches.

Sound is not the only important thing when it comes to online gaming, communication is equality important. The PC 360 Special Edition features a pro noise-cancelling microphone delivering crystal-clear game talk. Perfect for communicating with your teammates to destroy the enemy team.

The controls on this model is on the right ear cup, making it very accessible to raise or lower your volume. To mute your microphone you simply have to raise the boom arm, it will mute your microphone.

The Sennheiser 360 comes  with a PCV 07 Combo Audio Adapter. That adapter makes this pair of headset compatible with other gaming platforms such as Mac, PS4 & consoles with 3.5 mm jack input. Which will save you money, you won’t have to buy a headset for each platform.

 

Pros
  • Solid design and build
  • Superb noise cancelling microphone
  • Extremely comfortable
  • On ear controls
Cons
  • Microphone not detachable
  • Can feel tight

Conclusion

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.