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The best cheap gaming headset deals for October 2020

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Need a new gaming headset and don't want to spend all your hard-earned cash on it? We don't blame you. Headsets can be awfully expensive - and, if you're unlucky - break quickly. 

Instead of shelling out for a headset this holiday season, spend some time perusing our guide to the best headset deals - a collection of the best savings from the net's best retailers. 

Plus, with upcoming Black Friday deals, there are sure to be plenty more offers on the table very soon as well.

Best cheap gaming headsets at a glance

  1. SteelSeries Arctis 5
  2. HyperX Cloud Alpha
  3. Logitech G Pro
  4. Corsair HS70
  5. Corsair HS50
  6. Razer ManO'war
  7. Astro A10
  8. Astro A20

Below you'll find a selection of our favorite headsets - both wired and wireless - at a number of price points. That way, whatever your budget is, you can find a new headset to help you get back in the game without going broke.

Soundseries Arctis 5

1. SteelSeries Arctis 5

Sleek and comfortable

Interface: Wired (USB/3.5mm) | Features: 7.1-channel surround sound, Discord-certified Clearcast bidirectional microphone, 40mm drivers, illuminated earcups

Independent game and chat control
Very comfortable
Excellent audio
Long cables

The Arctis 5's sleek design is also extremely comfortable, making it a great headset for lengthy gaming sessions. Better yet, it's highly adjustable, with lots of different settings for customizing the sound to your liking. As such, it's one of the best gaming headsets you can get for the money.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

2. HyperX Cloud Alpha

The best headset at this price

Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 7.1-channel surround sound, Discord-certified Clearcast bidirectional microphone, 50mm drivers, illuminated earcups

Defined mid-tones
Booming bass
Muddled lows

Though it lacks both surround sound and style, the HyperX Cloud Alpha is the best headset in its price bracket. Its 2.1 stereo sound is top-notch, with its dual-chamber drivers producing less distortion and better low-end sounds. There may be better headsets, but they will cost you more.

Logitech G Pro

3. Logitech G Pro

Big bass at a nice price

Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 40mm drivers, removable mic, inline controls

Sleek design
Punch bass
Oddly design in-line controls

With its 'pro' headset, Logitech eschews flashiness for a solid build and a neutral black finish. The headset produces a nice bass-heavy soundstage and is comfortable to wear for hours at a time, perfect for the serious gamer.

Corsair HS70

4. Corsair HS70

The freedom of wireless for less

Interface: Wireless (USB) | Features: 7.1-channel surround sound, 16-hour battery life, 50mm drivers, Discord-certified microphone, on-ear controls

Loud bass
Mic features ducking
Mic sticks out
Signal not completely even

If you need the freedom of movement that only a wireless headset can provide, these cans from Corsair are a highly affordable option. They're equipped with 2.4GHz wireless audio and Corsair's iCue software for customizing your audio experience. With a low list price, that's quite a lot of bang for the buck.

Corsair HS50

5. Corsair HS50

Best under $50 cans

Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 50mm drivers, Discord-certified microphone, on-ear controls

Lacks surround sound
Mic can easily be misplaced

Another high-quality, low-cost headset from Corsair, this wired option may be the best in the under-$50 bracket. It may only feature stereo sound (instead of surround sound), but it's hardly a noticeable deficit. It produces dynamic sound, and the actual headphones are plush and comfortable. This hardly seems like the budget headset that it is.

Razer ManO'War

6. Razer ManO'war

Big and portable

Interface: Wireless (USB) | Features: 7.1-channel surround sound, 14-hour battery life, 50mm drivers, Discord-certified microphone, on-ear controls

Easy to set up
Accurate surround sound experience
Somewhat uncomfortable

Living up to its namesake, Razer's ManO'War headset is one of the largest you'll ever try on. It's good, then, that everything from the power button to sound controls have been fitted to them so they're easily portable. With a simple USB dongle to connect, these wireless cans are also easy to set up.

Astro A10

7. Astro A10

No frills solid sound

Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 40mm drivers, flip-to-mute microphone

Flip-to-mute mic
No surround sound

To keep the price low, Astro has eliminated any frills from its entry-level A10 headset. Instead, you get a solid-sounding pair of cans at a decent price. It is only a stereo headset, though, so don't expect the experience you would get with surround sound.

Astro A20

8. Astro A20

An affordable wireless option

Interface: Wireless (USB transmitter) | Features: 40mm drivers, 15-hour battery life, flip-to-mute microphone

Strong wireless connectivity
Sturdy build
Lacks surround sound

Astro's affordable wireless option, the A20, still offers solid sound and a comfortable build. Although you don't get surround sound, you do get the freedom of a wireless headset and Astro's quality.