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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Which PC gaming headset should you buy?

The question is which gaming headset should you buy?
There are headsets that look cool and have flashy lights(which is kinda dumb because you cant see them) and all sorts of features, but which one is right for you?  What do you need in your gaming experience and what is marketing nonsense.
We have narrowed the field down to our top 5 gaming headsets and of course that includes our XcerptShow Top Pick!

So what do you need in a gaming headset?
The requirements are actually quite simple.

Good Sound:
You need 7.1 surround for tactical games like Rainbow Six: Siege and other shooters.  You never realize how much sound impacts your daily life until you hear a guy walking on the other side of the wall, turn and shoot him through it.

Bad Sound:
This isnt necessarily noise cancelling but plenty of sound dampening to at least block out most environmental sounds in your gaming space.  Bad sounds are usually case fans, ac units, pets, parents, siblings, vibrating sex toys, ect...

Comfort:
Imagine how long you typically game for.  Now imagine that with something digging into your head or ears for hours at a time.   Good padding around the ear cup is crucial for this.  Also, take into account the top of the head pad. It can make or break the experience as well.
With the above in mind here are our top picks. The wired options are noted next to price.




5. Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2 $100 wired
This barley made it in but the large drivers cant be denied.  The ear cups were my holding point. The sound is very bold. Only comes wired. On Amazon it has 4 stars across 1100 reviews.


4. TB Earforce Stealth 450 $90
A proven headset maker.  The wireless option in this device is great for tv gamers that sit back far from the pc. A very adequate choice.  On Amazon it has 4 stars across 284 reviews.


3. Sennheiser Game One $163 wired
This didnt make the top of the list mainly because of the price and the lack of wireless option. Amazing sound, great padding and quality all around.  It is the highest priced set on our list.  On Amazon it has 4 stars across 442 reviews.


2. Logitech G933  $153
The second highest priced device, but it is a commonly used product and has that Logitech quality.  Wireless and wired(wired is slightly cheaper).  It has lights...cool. On Amazon it has 3.5 stars across 1100 reviews.


1. Logitech G930  $60  
By far one of the more widely bought and used devices on the list.  Logitech did it right with this one.  The price, the sound, the comfort, it has it all.  Not the best sounding, remember, you get what you pay for, but this is more than adequate to hear sounds move around you. On Amazon it has 3 stars across 8000 reviews this is the largest user pool on this list.  This is also the XcerptShow Top Pick


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