3 Best Gaming Headsets for 2018 [TL;DR]
- Editor’s Pick: SteelSeries Arctic 7 – VERY stylish, can get lugged around outside your home. Sound quality is legit AF.
- Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset – Good quality gaming headphones that don’t come with a steep price tag.
- Razer ManO’War – Retains Razer quality, comfortable, and easy to set up.
A gaming rig isn’t complete without a proper gaming headset. Sure, you can go with a full digital surround sound with multiple speakers and an integrated bass amp but still, headphones, man. They complete that, “gamer” feel, you know?
But seriously, if you can’t fill your rig with high-end speakers but would still want to enjoy your games to its fullest, then denying the audio acuity from your ears would be a sin. Hence, we here at Threebest.ph would want to present to you the three best gaming headphones that would handle all your gaming needs.
These headphones are all top-notch, but let’s separate them into three categories:
The Budget King: Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset
Price range: No more than Php 5,800
- 50mm drivers
- Easy on-ear volume
- Mute controls
- Multi-platform compatibility
It’s a common thing for gaming peripherals that “you get what you pay for.” It’s a simple alchemical rule. But Corsair just went for this rule and shattered it to pieces.
The HS50 is no doubt a very good mid-to-high end gaming headset, but its price-for-usage is over the top. There are many gaming headsets out there that has the same sound and microphone quality as this one, but the price is doubled.
Yes, you get half the price for the same quality as a lot of other gaming headsets out there. Definitely one worth checking out if you still want a good headset for your rig, but is still tight on a budget.
The Mid Slayer: Razer ManO’War
Price range: As low as Php 8,000
- Software-based 7.1 surround sound
- Ear cup-mounted controls
- Chroma RGB multi-color lighting
- 12-meter range, 14 if an extender is used
A headset made by gamers, for gamers. Razer has proved time and time again that good quality gaming peripherals are something that can only be understood by those who use it for themselves.
With this in mind, the ManO’War was built. With an easy-to-setup wireless USB receiver, the ManO’War is a heavy contender amongst all the surround-sound headsets in the market.
The leather-ish ear cups make the clunky headphones comfortable even when worn on an extended period of time. And as always, the customizable Razer lightning makes it look pleasant to the eyes as well.
The Real G: SteelSeries Arctis 7
Price range: Php 7,400 – Php 10,000+
- 40mm Neodymium Drivers
- Effective Range 12 m, 40 ft
- Retractable Microphone
- Microphone Noise Cancellation
This is probably one of the best gaming headsets out there, in terms of fashion and usability. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 has got to be one the most beautiful headphones we’ve seen, and by far it has the crispest sound we’ve ever heard on a headset that looks like this.
Like seriously, it does not look like a gaming headset at all. You can take it out when you are going somewhere, just hide the mic, and voila, you are wearing what looks like a DJ headset. And again, even though it looks stylish as heck, the sound quality is intense due to its 40mm Neodymium drivers.
This is our top pick, hands down, and the price is still not too shabby for its worth.
How about you guys? Are you using gaming headphones? What model are you using? We would like to know, so do comment below!
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