Best Gaming Headsets 2013 (Reviews)
If you’re a fan of playing video games, you know that there is no better way to experience playing your favorite game than with a pair of quality headset. They combine a uni-directional microphone with stereo or virtual surround sound headphones to make an ideal combination that works well to communicate with your friends while you’re gaming together. Rest assured, they are not you’re typical pair of headphones either – a gaming headset should have a comfortable head band and large sized ear couplings to ensure hours of non-stop comfort and enjoyment. Below we’ve outlined our favorite choices for 2013, read more to learn more about each one.
Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset w/ Amplified Stereo Sound
- The Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset is one of the most popular, top selling headsets that has ever been produced. Fully compatible for multiple formats including Windows Vista, 7, XP, Mac, and XBox 360.
- Crystal clear sound and communication through two 50mm sized speakers with crisp sound for clarity, and deep sound for low bass.
- Soft, padded, superior comfort ear cushions made from a mesh material that allows your ears to have proper air circulation and ventilation.
- Stiff, yet flexible microphone that can be moved away from your mouth if you don’t want to use it.
- There is an in-line amplifier built into the 12 foot cable that gives you easy access to control the audio and microphone settings including a mute feature.
- Unheard of value. They perform like a headset that should cost well over $100, but are priced at around $50 to fit any budget.
- Variable Bass Boosting feature improves the sound depth to give you rumbling lows that you’d expect to hear in a movie theater.
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound
- The Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 is built without any wires so you can be within 40 feet of your USB adapter and still enjoy high quality sound and microphone communication.
- Incredible 7.1 surround sound brought to you by Dolby gives you positional audio that makes your gaming experience come to life. For example, if you’re playing a First Person Shooter such as Battlefield or Call of Duty, you can hear where shots are coming from or if someone is running by you from any direction.
- On the left side there are 3 programmable keys that can be custom configured to do whatever you’d like. Good examples of this include a mute button, music button, voice effects, or more.
- When not in use, attach it to the USB recharging base and you’ll never have to think about the battery levels. However, if you do happen to be running low on batteries, you can keep it plugged in while you’re using the headset.
- Super cozy headband that’s perfectly shaped and adjustable to the contour of your head. For cushion, Logitech gave the G930 memory foam!
- Microphone is flexible and noise cancelling to reduce background noise. If you turn it out and away from your face, it will automatically mute.
- Backed by a 2 year limited warranty that protects your purchase in case anything malfunctions within the first 24 months of ownership.
SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset
- The SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset utilizes two powerful 50mm speakers to boost pristine quality sound with deep bass that won the PC Gamer’s Editor’s Choice award.
- Noise reduction foam is built in to the ear cups that prevents you from being disturbed when you’re focused on the game.
- The cord features a built in volume controller that will bring the precise adjustment right to your fingertips.
- One unique feature we noticed is that the microphone can be retracted into the left ear bud so if you want to use the headset as a pair of headphones you can do just that without the microphone getting in the way.
- 9.8 foot long cable plugs directly into a 3.5mm jack to give you plenty of movement room.
- Available in a wide range of color choices for any taste. These include White, Black, Black & Gold, Blue, Frost Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Yellow.
Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
- The Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset is an impressive advanced headset by the infamous Razer company that is well-known for producing some of the finest PC gaming products.
- Utilizes the Maelstrom Audio Engine that brings virtual 7.1 surround sound right to your ears. With it, you can hear pristine audio quality for a life-like experience that will knock you off your feet.
- Noise filtering microphone with Mic Sense controls to cut out background gray noise that can be disrupting or distracting. It’s specially designed to amplify your voice so your teammates can clearly communicate with you.
- Carrying case included in the box to help protect it while it’s not in use or when you’re on the go.
- Microphone rotates with a wide range of approximately 270 degrees if you want it out of the way.
- Extremely comfortable to wear. Built with soft material that’s properly cushioned in all the right areas.