8 best gaming headsets for Windows 10

Madalina Dinita
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What are the best Gaming Headsets for Windows 10

A headset can make the difference between victory and defeat during competition. Whether it’s a shooter, a MOBA, or any other kind of game, a player must have perfect sound to fully understand the situation at hand while enjoying flawless communication with teammates.

It is hard to say what the best headset on the market is because it depends on budget, user preference, and what expectations the user has. Despite the challenge, we made a list of seven headphones from which you can choose a headset according to your preferences.

What are the best budget and high-end gaming headsets?

SteelSeries Arctis 3

  • Recognized as the best mic in gaming
  • 48 dB microphone sensitivity and 98 dB headphone sensitivity
  • 20 to 22000 Hertz frequency response
  • High-performance fabric air weave ear cushions
  • Not too comfortable for extensive usage

The SteelSeries Arctis 3 headphones are unofficialy recognized in the gaming world as having a very good quality microphone so if you want to be heard loud and clear by your team, then this pair should be on your list.

The mic is retractable and the cable is detachable for better portability. These headphones are fully compatible with Windows 10 and Xbox native surround sound.

Razer Kraken Gaming Headset

  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Immersive, 7.1 surround sound
  • Cooling gel-infused cushions
  • Retractable unidirectional microphone
  • The mic can be too short for some

Razer is well known for gaming accessories so it’s easy to think highly about the Razer Kraken headphones. Their 7.1 surround sound not only that will completely immerse you into the game but you will also be able to perfectly pinpoint any sound into the virtual space.

No matter the long hours you will stay in the game, the cooling gel-infused cushions will be extremely confortable to wear. The microphone is retractable so it won’t get in the way when you don’t need it.

HyperX Cloud Flight

  • Wireless headphones with up to 30 hours of use
  • Detachable noise-cancelling microphone
  • Comfortable memory foam cushions
  • Gaming-grade 2.4 GHz wireless connection
  • The mic can suffer after repetitive connect/ disconnect cycles

Gamers usually prefer cable headphones to counter any sound lag but HyperX Cloud Flight headphones work on a 2.4 GHz band for seamless connectivity and the 30 hours autonomy is good for any gaming session.

As you’re probably not using the mic all the time, you can simply detach it and keep it safe for later use. The only problem is that the HyperX Cloud Flight only offer stereo sound and not surround sound.

Razer Kraken Ultimate RGB USB Gaming Headset

  • THX certified 7.1 spatial surround sound
  • Chroma RGB lighting
  • Retractable active noise-cancelling mic
  • Syncs with Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners
  • Pretty expensive

The Kraken Ultimate headphones bring THX certified 7.1 spatial surround sound to any game and that is plenty enough to give them a pretty high place on your gaming acquisition list.

If you pair that with extremely comfortable cushions, a retractable, active noise-canceling mic, and the Chroma RGB lighting that can sync with any Razer and a lot of other hardware, you’ve got the perfect mix for the ideal gaming session.

Razer Nari Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

  • THX 7.1 channel audio
  • Auto-adjust headband and swivel cups
  • Chroma RGB
  • Retractable mic
  • Slight problems with the mic

With THX Spatial Audio, the Razer Nari headphones deliver an amazingly immersive sound that is created in a sphere around you. This way you will experience greater spatial awareness of the virtual environment.

A plug-and-play wireless USB transceiver helps you enjoy a wireless range of up to 12 meters without disconnection and adjust controls on the fly.  And the cooling gel-infused cushions will ensure no heating, perfect comfort experience for your ears.

FAQ: Read more about gaming headphones

  • What is the best gaming headset for PC?

There are many things to consider when choosing one but here’s our list with the best gaming headset for PC.

  • Is a gaming headset worth it?

If you want better sound during the gaming session, yes, you will need gaming headphones. For instance, here are the best gaming headphones from Razer.

  • What gaming headsets do pros use?

Professional gamers use only the best headsets. Here’s a list with the best offers for gaming headsets.

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in September 2016 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.