From shooters and racing games to simulators and RPGs, sound is largely responsible for your empathy with games. A pair of gaming headset offer a handy solution to all your gaming audio needs. Some brands are so durable so you can use them for years without needing a replacement. However, what makes a good gaming headset?
Wired or Wireless
Just like your average headset, you are able to find gaming headset with wired or wireless. Both connections do have their advantages and disadvantages.
Wired gaming headset is headset that uses cable to connect to a compatible audio source. Usually you will be able to find wired headset with either USB port or 3.5mm headphone jack. Most often wired gaming headset will be cheaper than wireless gaming headset and often packed with more features. By choosing wired gaming headset you do not need to worry about forgetting to charge them. You just need to plug them in and they will work as they should.
As the name implies, wired gaming headset will come with lengthy connection cables which often will become tangled. Due to the wired connection, it means that you are restricted to certain distance and area. Just be careful not to be too excited when you win a round and pulled your device to the floor. It will either break your device or break your headset.
In contrast, wireless gaming headset does not need any cable to establish any connection. The connection is done either through dedicated wireless USB dongle or Bluetooth. With the nature of wireless, you no longer being restricted to a certain area, you are free to walk around without the worry of pulling your devices around.
Battery life is the biggest concern when using wireless devices. This also applies to wireless gaming headset. When you are gaming for long period, you might want to get a break to recharge your wireless gaming headset before it totally gives up on you. However, most wireless gaming headset will provide you the option to use it with the included cable. This enable the wireless gaming headset to be used as wired gaming headset when the battery is low.
Platform You Game At
Your gaming platform will affect how you choose gaming headsets. The most common gaming platforms include PlayStation, Windows, Xbox, Nintendo and even smartphone. Each platform has different ways of gaming.
In general, headsets with a 3.5mm headphone jack should work across all platforms. However, due to certain software dependent features, a particular console might not support all of the functions of a specific gaming headset.
Sound quality plays a big role in enjoying your gaming sessions. The sound quality of gaming headsets or any headsets are determined by drivers and surround sound. Headset with high precision drivers will be able to deliver crisp and superior sound quality, including fantastic bass surround sound. Surround sound offers gamer a huge advantage by enhancing accurate and crisp omnidirectional hearing.
There are few surround sound technologies that you are able to find, Stereo, Virtual Surround and 3-Dimensional Sound. Stereo headset utilizes the sound source by distributing it over 2 audio channels. The compatibility for Stereo Headset is the highest as most platforms support stereo outputs.
Virtual Surround headset on the other hand, utilizes software and specific algorithms to stimulate 7 sound channels. Virtual Surround headset offers better sound clarity and much clearer directional sound than Stereo headset.
3-Dimensional Sound headset provides much precise sound as sound goes through further processing through technologies like Dolby Atmos and THX Spatial Audio. 3-Dimensional Sound headset provide more realistic listening experience.
Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Headset
Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Headset is a wired headset with 7.1 surround sound and dedicated audio profiles. You are able to connect it to your devices through 3.5mm headphone jack or USB ports. It uses 50 mm drivers for the best audio experience and it weighs 350g.
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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headset
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Headset is a wired headset with THX Spatial Audio. You are able to connect it to your devices through 3.5mm headphone jack or USB ports. It uses 50mm drivers with Neodymium magnets for the best audio experience and it weighs 322g.
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Logitech G933S Wireless 7.1 Surround Lightsync Gaming Headset
Logitech G933S Wireless 7.1 Surround Lightsync Gaming Headset is a wireless headset with DTS Headphone:X 2.0. You are able to connect it to your devices through 2.4GHz wireless or through cable with 3.5mm headphone jack. It uses 50mm Pro-G audio drivers for the best audio experience and it weighs 379.
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