Picking the right gaming headset for you can be hard. No matter if it is an Xbox One headset, PS4 headset or a PC headset you are looking for, we have you covered. There are many things to look for when purchasing a gaming headset, but if you take these things into consideration, you will find the right one for you.
To be fair most gaming headsets these days are compatible with all the consoles and PC. They tend to have a standard 3.5 mm jack and a USB. Getting a “universal” gaming headset is great as you can use it with all your devices. Sometimes you do have to watch out, for example, the original Xbox One controllers have this weird connection on them.
There is nothing worse than having a tiny kind of sound or having a sound that is muffled, causing you to struggle to hear your buddies. The best rule of thumb when looking at the “sound quality” of a gaming headset is to look at the driver. Anything 40 mm or higher is going to result in you getting good quality sound.
You might want to also look into getting a headset that offers noise cancellation which is great for keeping the noise of the outside world away.
The microphone is a very important aspect of your Xbox One headset, PS4 headset or PC headset. A good microphone ensures that the people you are playing with can hear you clearly. When it comes to looking at the mic, getting one that can be moved around is a good way to go.
This means you can move the mic away from your mouth if you want to snack or drink when you are gaming. You can also get some headsets that allow you to actually remove the mic so that is something to consider if you think it would be useful.
While getting a gaming headset that looks cool might sound like the greatest idea ever! You really want to prioritize comfort over looks. Make sure that the headset you are looking at has a nice amount of padding. Try to stay away from headsets that have one ear cup and then a piece of plastic (think the headset that comes with the Xbox One as an example) these are super uncomfortable!
You want nice and padded ear cups and also a headband that is not made of just hard plastic. You want the headband to be nice and soft as it sits on your head. It is also worth looking at the weight of the headset. If you plan on having an all-night gaming session the last thing you want is a bulky, heavy headset!
In all honesty, when it comes to the debate of a wired or wireless gaming headset that choice is up to you. In theory, a wired one will have a much stronger connection (and usually be a little cheaper) however, the wire can break over time so that is one extra thing to worry about.
Wireless is really handy in that you do not have a wire getting in the way. However, you do have to make sure that it is always charged. You can actually get some headsets that offer both wired and wireless functionality.
Picking the right gaming headset for you can be hard. No matter if it is an Xbox One headset, PS4 headset or a PC headset you are looking for, we have you covered. There are...