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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
3. Logitech G Pro
Big bass at a nice price
Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 40mm drivers, removable mic, inline 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.
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
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.
5. Corsair HS50
Best under $50 cans
Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 50mm drivers, Discord-certified microphone, on-ear controls
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.
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
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.
7. Astro A10
No frills solid sound
Interface: Wired (3.5mm analog) | Features: 40mm drivers, flip-to-mute microphone
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.
8. Astro A20
An affordable wireless option
Interface: Wireless (USB transmitter) | Features: 40mm drivers, 15-hour battery life, flip-to-mute microphone
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.
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