You’ve just sprung for a new Xbox. You pick up the essentials such as an extra controller, a few games, and a month of Xbox Gold. You need a headset but you’ve already spent so much money on the other stuff.
Sounds like it’s time for you to hit the web.
You can get a budget gaming headset that will be cheaper and work just as well as the high dollar ones that you buy in the store. All you have to do is look around at all of your resources. To help you with this endeavor, here are a few headsets for you to consider.
1.) SteelSeries Arctis 5
If you tend to game for long periods of time then you’re in luck because the SteelSeries Arctis 5 is good for it. It’s comfortable and adjustable so if you wear glasses you won’t have to worry about it shoving them into the side of your face.
The audio quality is great so the only way you could get a more immersive experience is by going to an escape room at Breakout Games. The ear cups illuminate which is good if you set them down and lose track of them in the dark.
The only thing that may get on your nerves is the long cable. That could be good or bad depending on how you look at it.
2.) HyperX Cloud Stinger
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is really sturdy which is surprising given the small price tag. The padding is soft and cups around your ear rather than laying on top of it. Again, great if you wear glasses.
The volume button is easy to get to so you can adjust the volume without having to awkwardly reach around the headset while you’re wearing it. The biggest problem that you’ll have with this headset is the audio quality.
It’s fine at lower volumes but the louder you crank it the more distorted the sound gets. It can get quite painful.
3.) Corsair HS35
If you don’t want a bunch of cord in the way while you’re playing then this is going to be the most affordable headset while also being good. It has memory foam cups that make it super comfortable.
They can pump out 7.1 surround sound which is pretty solid given the price you’ll pay for them.
4.) HyperX Cloud Alpha
The sound on this one is a little bit better than the HyperX Cloud Stinger. You won’t have to deal with as many distortions anyway. Despite this, it doesn’t have surround sound.
Even without it, the bass is really good and the stereo sound is good enough to make up for the lack of surround sound.
5.) Logitech G Pro
The Logitec G Pro will be perfect for you if you tend to game for hours on end. It’s comfortable to wear so you’ll barely feel like it’s on. The mic is removable so you can take it off when you’re not talking to your friends online.
It gives off a heavy bass sound that’s really good for the price. The biggest problem that you may run into is the weird in-line controls.
6.) Astro A10
These Astro A10 gaming headphones are a great mixture of stylish and sturdy. It’s lightweight and the earcups are made with memory foam so it’s pretty comfortable to wear as well. If you have big ears though the earcups may fit a bit too snug and could get uncomfortable.
The sound that you’ll get out of them will be nice and crisp. You’ll be able to clearly hear your teammates talking to you and your enemies sneaking up on you.
7.) Plugable HS53
The Plugable HS53 has a ton of features for less than 50 dollars. The frame that connects the earcups is made of sturdy metal. Speaking of the ear cups, they are memory foam so they are comfortable for long gaming sessions.
The mic is retractable instead of removable which can be handy or bad depending on what your needs are and what you prefer. It’s lightweight so you’ll barely realize it’s resting on your head.
It has in-line controls and it has cross-platform support. The only hangup you’ll find is that there is no option for USB.
8.) Razer Man O’War
Everything on the Razer Man O’War’s is fitted to be on them which makes it easy for you to take them anywhere you need to. It’s easy to set them up so you won’t be fussing with them for hours on end.
They will give you one of the best surround sound experiences out of most of the cheaper headsets floating around out there. They are bulky so it makes them annoying to wear after a while though.
They aren’t uncomfortable per se but after wearing them for several hours at a time, they may start to get a bit annoying. They have a USB cord that allows you to connect them up to about any device.
Getting a Great Budget Gaming Headset for the Ultimate Experience
If you’re looking for a great budget gaming headset then you’ll want to turn to some of the ones on this list. They may not have as many features as the high dollar ones but the sound that comes out of them will be enough.
They’ll also be comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions. Find something for all your gaming needs.
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