Top Best 50 Computer Headsets & Microphones in November 2021

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Aluratek
Aluratek - Omnidirectional USB Microphone With Mute Button
Description

Aluratek’s USB Microphone with Mute Button provides you with clear and professional sound with 360 degree audio pick-up for podcasting, video conferencing, game streaming, YouTube productions and more. The microphone features a built-in mute button on top so you can easily mute and unmute the mic as needed. Setting up the mic is extremely easy. Simply connect the microphone to a USB port on your PC or Mac computer to start recording live audio. Compatible with Windows and Mac OS.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

3 Features
  • Broadcast Quality Sound: Features 360 degree audio pick-up for clear and crisp broadcast quality sound. Great for podcasting, video conferencing, game streaming, YouTube productions and more.
  • Easy Mute Button: Simply press the button on top of the unit to mute (red light) and unmute (blue light) the microphone.
  • USB Plug-n-Play: No need to install drivers or software. Get up and running quickly by simply connecting the microphone to a USB port on your PC or Mac computer to start recording live audio. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JC75, 10 out of 10
    Ideal for educators

    Due to the pandemic, I record my lectures for students who need to isolate. Because the computer in my classroom is not equipped with a microphone, I needed a microphone that was lightweight and user-friendly. Not only does this mic meet these needs, but it also picks up my voice clearly although I double mask.

    Oct 09, 2021 21:16
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Worked like a charm for large Zoom meeting

    This mic worked very well in a large room with 12-15 people scattered as far away as 20 feet and it picked up all the voices. Very happy with it.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Nice microphone.

    Pretty much as "Plug and Play" as you can get. Worked very well with no issues.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:35
  • Review by jspinosi, 10 out of 10
    Microphone

    Works great, it was just what I expected, I couldn't ask for anything more

    Oct 01, 2021 15:57
  • Review by reviewdude, 8 out of 10
    works well

    easy to use and works as well as i expect. would recommend

    Sep 10, 2021 17:30
  • Review by lisa, 10 out of 10
    great value

    Works very well and set up was plugging it into the usb in back of my desktop.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:55
  • Review by reayx5, 10 out of 10
    So far, works really well. Recommended.

    So far... five stars! Easy hook-up with USB A (and C adaptor). Worked right away. Mute button is handy. My desktop computer did change speaker audio to USB Mic, so I had to change that back (no problem). Reproduction of my voice is very good - clear, not tinny. Extremely small size - slightly smaller than the base of a 12oz. soda can. There is a headphone minijack. I have to right-click the speaker icon on the Taskbar to switch to headphones instead of normal speakers. And then I switch back again when done. Not a big deal. I even finally set up Cortana, and it works surprisingly quickly. Solid quality piece.

    Sep 03, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Stevenvt, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive and does what it says it will

    We used this microphone for a very important Zoom conference first time out of the box. It worked flawlessly and picked up voices from over 8 ft. away from the mic. Just plug it into your usb and you're ready to go!

    Sep 04, 2021 07:47
  • 9.8score
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    Aluratek - Omnidirectional USB Microphone With Mute Button
    Description

    Aluratek’s USB Microphone with Mute Button provides you with clear and professional sound with 360 degree audio pick-up for podcasting, video conferencing, game streaming, YouTube productions and more. The microphone features a built-in mute button on top so you can easily mute and unmute the mic as needed. Setting up the mic is extremely easy. Simply connect the microphone to a USB port on your PC or Mac computer to start recording live audio. Compatible with Windows and Mac OS.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    3 Features
  • Broadcast Quality Sound: Features 360 degree audio pick-up for clear and crisp broadcast quality sound. Great for podcasting, video conferencing, game streaming, YouTube productions and more.
  • Easy Mute Button: Simply press the button on top of the unit to mute (red light) and unmute (blue light) the microphone.
  • USB Plug-n-Play: No need to install drivers or software. Get up and running quickly by simply connecting the microphone to a USB port on your PC or Mac computer to start recording live audio. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JC75, 10 out of 10
    Ideal for educators

    Due to the pandemic, I record my lectures for students who need to isolate. Because the computer in my classroom is not equipped with a microphone, I needed a microphone that was lightweight and user-friendly. Not only does this mic meet these needs, but it also picks up my voice clearly although I double mask.

    Oct 09, 2021 21:16
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Worked like a charm for large Zoom meeting

    This mic worked very well in a large room with 12-15 people scattered as far away as 20 feet and it picked up all the voices. Very happy with it.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Nice microphone.

    Pretty much as "Plug and Play" as you can get. Worked very well with no issues.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:35
  • Review by jspinosi, 10 out of 10
    Microphone

    Works great, it was just what I expected, I couldn't ask for anything more

    Oct 01, 2021 15:57
  • Review by reviewdude, 8 out of 10
    works well

    easy to use and works as well as i expect. would recommend

    Sep 10, 2021 17:30
  • Review by lisa, 10 out of 10
    great value

    Works very well and set up was plugging it into the usb in back of my desktop.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:55
  • Review by reayx5, 10 out of 10
    So far, works really well. Recommended.

    So far... five stars! Easy hook-up with USB A (and C adaptor). Worked right away. Mute button is handy. My desktop computer did change speaker audio to USB Mic, so I had to change that back (no problem). Reproduction of my voice is very good - clear, not tinny. Extremely small size - slightly smaller than the base of a 12oz. soda can. There is a headphone minijack. I have to right-click the speaker icon on the Taskbar to switch to headphones instead of normal speakers. And then I switch back again when done. Not a big deal. I even finally set up Cortana, and it works surprisingly quickly. Solid quality piece.

    Sep 03, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Stevenvt, 10 out of 10
    Inexpensive and does what it says it will

    We used this microphone for a very important Zoom conference first time out of the box. It worked flawlessly and picked up voices from over 8 ft. away from the mic. Just plug it into your usb and you're ready to go!

    Sep 04, 2021 07:47
  • 9.8score
    3
    Shure
    Shure - MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone
    Description

    The Shure MV7 is a professional-quality USB/XLR dynamic microphone, ideal for close mic applications that require vocal intelligibility with a balanced tone. A touch panel interface on the microphone itself provides control over microphone gain, headphone level, monitor mix, and muting, and the ShurePlus MOTIV™ Desktop Application allows users to save their own presets or enable auto-gain, compression, and EQ presets for easy real-time audio processing. The attractive and durable all metal design features an adjustable yoke that can be mounted onto a variety of microphone stands for flexible placement options.

    5 Features
  • Dual output dynamic microphone: XLR - Mixers, Interfaces, Recorders. USB - Laptops, iPhones, iPads.
  • Excellent audio performance: “Radio sound” into any device, anywhere. Tight pickup pattern with amazing isolation. Internal shock mount
  • On-board touch panel control: Gain, Headphone, Mute, Lock
  • Available in two colors: Silver or Black finish
  • Shure MOTIV Desktop App: Support for polar pattern control, gain, and DSP
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Amen, 10 out of 10
    Amazing dynamic mic with minor cons

    After upgrading from my Yeti to the MV7, the difference is day-and-night. The USB sound alone is phenomenal. Even so, I bit the bullet and purchased a Scarlett Solo interface to compliment the MV7 - it was worth every dime.

    If you're like me and you're wanting an upgrade from a sensitive condenser mic, the MV7 is perfect. If you're a content creator, gamer, podcaster, streamer or do voice overs, I'd dare call the MV7 perfect. It feels and sounds premium, which nearly justifies its price tag.

    However, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. For some reason, the MV7 uses a micro-USB connection, and includes both USB-A and USB-C conversion cables to connect to a device. It's almost an insult that it includes a micro-USB to USB-C cable - an acknowledgement of today's USB standards as Shure proceeds to use micro-USB nonetheless. It's a fragile, dated and inconvenient way of connecting devices.

    Moreover, the MV7 has a touch panel to modify gain & volume settings. The touch panel can be extremely finicky and awkward to reach. It feels like more of a gimmick than anything. After giving the touch panel a chance, I disabled it and have stuck to the software alternative. The MV7 could've been more affordable had Shure dropped the touch panel and went with solid analog controls.

    Micro-USB connections and touch panels aside, it's a fantastic mic! I'll give it 5 stars because it works well for my needs. If there were ten stars, I'd give it a 9/10, docking a star due to the micro-USB connection and unnecessary (although ambitious) touch panel

    Nov 05, 2020 17:43
  • Review by cjviscito, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Podcasts, Conferences, and Recordings

    Since working from home for over a year now due to COVID, I've invested in better quality gear for my home office. I've also started creating content for LinkedIn, YouTube, and other platforms. So I needed to get a microphone that could work as a desktop microphone, but I also wanted something that was able to plug into a sound board via an XLR cable because I might end up picking up one down the road - so I wanted a "future proof" microphone.

    A buddy of mine who also hosts his own podcast series recommended the Shure brand because that's what he uses, so when I saw that Shure had the MV7 that could connect via XLR or USB, I picked it up. The MV7 also features capacitive touch controls on the device for gain level and muting. There's also an AUX port available for connecting headphone to monitor the sound quality.

    The microphone itself is designed to be attached to either a tripod stand, or a boom-type arm. Right now, I'm using a stand for it on my desktop until I find an arm that I like. It's important to note that the MV7 does not come with a stand on it's own - so make sure you have one ready to go or plan to get one before using it.

    As far as cables, it's nice because the MV7 comes with 2 cables: a MicroUSB-to-USB-A and a MicroUSB-to-USB-C for connecting to a computer. I was pleasantly surprised because it's been my experience that most devices like this come with one type of cable and it's on you to figure out how to connect it.

    The sound quality of the microphone is excellent. I've had people on Zoom and Teams calls remark how much clearer I sound versus using the built-in microphone on my laptop. I've recorded audio segments, speaking naturally and I've been impressed with how well they sound and how much background / white noise is reduced or eliminated.

    The MV7 also has some accompanying desktop software to adjust the sound quality, but I found that I could leave it on the auto settings, you can see those in the images I uploaded. I really like the Shure MV7, it feels solid from a build quality perspective, can connect to Mac / PC or mixing board, and is also small enough that you can take it on the go if needed.

    Mar 10, 2021 08:13
  • Review by luigi7, 10 out of 10
    2 ways to use it

    I can conect with an Interface or just direct to my computer

    I let it do the work

    For computer need to download the sofware for more options

    Sep 22, 2021 11:01
  • Review by Maclemoor, 10 out of 10
    Crisp sound

    This is my first shure mic. It was an easy plug and play to my Microsoft 10 usb. Nothing to download. Joined a zoom and picked this mix for sound.

    Cons: you will need a mic mount or you can hold it. You will need to be 2” or less away from the mic for the best sound. That’s close if you don’t want the mic in the picture.

    Pros: the sound is perfect. The install is seemless.

    Mar 04, 2021 20:33
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Terrific Microphone

    I always think it’s helpful to explain why/how I use a particular product to help explain my perspective. I’m a legal professional who conducts a lot of business over Zoom, and I create Presentations and videos used as exhibits. These tasks require me to have great sound. So while I’m not recording music or creating a podcast, I still rely on high end audio products (and other things) to create high end material. With that being said, the Shure microphone has been a significant upgrade to the microphone built into my Logitech webcam. I’m no audio engineer or otherwise audio professional so keep that in mind. I’m generally speaking to those like me with limited to no knowledge in microphones.

    IN THE BOX

    You will find the microphone, a mini-USB to USB-A cable as well as a mini-USB to USB-C cable. What it doesn’t have, and this is important to first time microphone buyers, is a stand. It does have an XLR output for those who want to record in analog.

    SETUP

    In terms of plugging it into your computer, it’s straightforward. (I don’t have the necessary equipment to use the XLR output, so I’m not mentioning it here). Your computer should recognize it immediately. You can visit the Shure website to download their MOTIV software, which gives you “advanced” controls.

    The more important thing to remember in the setup, is that you’ll need either a table/desk stand or boom arm. I actually went with a boom arm because I don’t use my microphone everyday and the arm keeps it at the ready, but also out of the way. And I kind of like having it on my desk for the aesthetics. You can purchase either option at Shure, or Amazon. The stand or boom arm isn’t expensive.

    There is also a headphone output. For those that don’t know, you can plug in a set of headphones so you can hear yourself talk (as well as the background audio, i.e. hearing someone else talk on a Zoom call). That allows you to know how loud, or how clear, your voice is or isn’t.

    CONTROLS

    The controls are touch sensitive. I’m not a huge fan, but they certainly work fine. I just like the tactics of physical buttons. But that’s an extremely minor issue. Once the microphone is tuned, via the Shure desktop software or otherwise, there’s really not a reason to use them other than mute. But the controls are volume and gain. You have to hit a microphone/headphone button to toggle between which setting the slider controls. Other than that, there’s no other buttons. (which isn’t a bad thing, this microphone looks slick and professional).

    DESKTOP SOFTWARE

    The Shure software itself is pretty bare bones. It’s software that runs in the background. It has natural presets like mic position (near or far), adjusting the monitoring mix (whether your voice or the playback sounds is louder in your headphones) and dark natural or bright tones. There’s also manual settings, but there’s not much there to control. There is a mic gain slider, EQs, limiter toggle button and compressor buttons. Frankly, for me, a newbie to professional microphones, these settings didn’t matter to me (at least not yet).

    PERFORMANCE

    As I mentioned before, I’m a legal professional. Court hearings, calls with clients, etc. have all been held over Zoom. My ability to be heard and sound great is a priority. This microphone fits the bill. I’ve literally gotten compliments about how well I sound. That’s a testament to this microphone. I’ve also used it to record narrations for legal videos. I went from sounding like I was recording a voice with the wind blowing to documentary level sound (I’m speaking in relative terms here, I’m by no means a documentary film maker).

    EDITING

    I’ve used Audacity to narrate over background music. I’ve also used this microphone to record narrations directly into Adobe Premiere, with the latter being my preferred choice to ease of use. But using this microphone was dead simple with Audacity. My only concern was that when I plugged the microphone in, after Audacity was opened. It didn’t seem to recognize it. But once I restarted the application it worked every time. It’s not been an issue since, since I leave it plugged in the whole time.

    CONCLUSION

    If you care about the quality of your virtual conference calls or have ambitions to create your own podcast (or narrate stories), this Shure microphone should be high on your list. The microphone itself is built extremely well, it has the flexibility of having an XLR output (in case you either have or later upgrade to a mixing board) and sounds fantastic. I highly recommend it if you’re in the market for a new computer microphone. It will greatly enhance your presentations/talks/conversations, etc.

    Mar 19, 2021 13:58
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Legendary Dynamic USB Microphone

    The Shure MV7 Dynamic Cardioid USB Microphone is well designed with a lot of great features discussed below.

    Pros:

    *Sleek quality design - The microphone is well made and looks great. It is attached to a yoke and ready to go out of the box. Simply attach it to a microphone mount of your choice and plug in the USB or connect a XLR cable to use a mixer/audio interface.

    * Voice isolation technology - The microphone is able to isolate the users voice so speech is crisp/clear while rejecting unwanted background noise. This is one of the main benefits of upgrading to a dynamic microphone over a condenser microphone. I have received many compliments from those who have listened to recordings using this microphone or heard me talk on Discord. Shure did a great job making the MV7 a top contender in its class/price range. The MV7 is designed for the individual looking to take the jump into the tier of professional level home microphones while maintaining an affordable price point.

    * USB and XLR connections - It is nice to see both connection types included in the design. The microphone can be connected to a large variety of devices via USB. When connected to a PC/mobile, the user has access to the ShurePlus MOTIV app discussed below. XLR can be used to connect it to a mixer/audio interface.

    * ShurePlus MOTIV app - A very intuitive and easy to use app. It offers an auto level mode which has a few customization options including microphone placement (near or far) and tone (dark, natural, bright). Think of this as the "plug and play" mode. It also has a manual mode for fine tuning. Manual mode has many features such as an EQ setting (flat, high pass, presence boost, and high pass & presence boost), compressor (off, light, medium, and heavy), limiter, microphone gain, monitor mix, and microphone mute. These settings can be saved under a dedicated profile for easy retrieval at a later time.

    * Microphone touch panel - This is a nice feature which allows the user to quickly adjust the gain, headphone volume, monitor mix, and mute function. It takes a little practice to get used to the sensitivity of the panel but overall it works great.

    Cons:

    * Micro-USB connector - It really shouldn't have this. I hope to see future iterations only include the USB-C variant following the evolving USB standards.

    Overall, the Shure MV7 is an outstanding microphone with a lot of professional features. I highly recommend this microphone.

    Mar 10, 2021 00:38
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    The podcast mic of your dreams has come true!

    As a recording engineer, I’m quite familiar with the Shure SM7B. It was a birthday gift last year, in fact! The Shure MV7 is the younger, shorter and slightly fatter version of it. It’s also more reasonable at $249, compared to the $399 price tag for its bigger brother.

    The greatest benefit of the MV7 is that you don’t need an audio interface to operate it, which means you save even more money. You can just plug it into your computer with the included USB cable and you’re ready to go. I consider this an advantage, because without an audio interface, there’s one less item on my desk, leaving more room for other things. It even comes with two different USB cables, USB-A and the more modern USB-C, which makes it compatible with many smartphone devices, in addition to your PC or Mac.

    If you prefer the old fashioned way, you can certainly plug an XLR cable into the mic and plug it into your true and tested audio interface. It will then operate as a regular dynamic microphone.

    Let’s talk about the most important aspect, the sound. I’m quite familiar with the response of an SM7B, and the MV7 is definitely sharing that same sonic quality. Remember that this microphone has a noticeable proximity effect, so if the low frequencies are overbearing, move away from the mic a few inches more, don’t reach for the low cut right away. This will benefit the sound tremendously. I was very impressed with the clarity and detail in my voice; very much like it’s older sibling.

    Speaking of the low cut, the MV7 encourages the use of an app called ShurePlus MOTIV to make any adjustments. The SM7B has physical switches for low cut and presence boost on the mic itself, but with the MV7, you have to change those settings virtually. I installed the app on my PC and Mac, and it worked fine on both. The settings are saved on the mic, so they were the same when I switched from my PC to Mac. You can use an auto setting that works pretty well, or you can have full control in manual mode, which allows you to change the mic gain, low cut, presence boost, limiter and compressor.

    Like an SM7B, you will probably have to crank the gain up a lot. When I stream, I have my mic 8 - 9 inches away from my face, and I had to crank it all the way up to get a proper level. The mic itself does have controls for volume and mute, but keep in mind that if you plug this in with an XLR cable rather than USB, you will not be able to use the onboard controls nor the app. This also applies to the headphone jack.

    No mic stand is included, but this mic has many uses, so it’s up to you to figure out the type of stand you need. Shure does offer a variety of options on their website to get you going in the right direction.

    If you’re a streamer or want to start a podcast, look no further as this is the mic for you. It’s designed to give both beginners and professionals everything they need to get that broadcast quality sound; fast, easy and affordable!

    Mar 02, 2021 13:00
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    Console/PC At The SAME TIME?! Yes.

    I’m going to start this review of with this: This is NOT a cheaper version of the Shure SM7B. It does not sound anywhere near as good and is a lot cheaper for a reason with a completely different target market and purpose.

    So, what is the target market? Streamers, YouTubers, podcasters, vocalists, etc. who are just starting off or those users who want a single microphone that offers the most flexibility by allowing you to use USB, XLR, or both AT THE SAME TIME. The main application that will make this microphone a banger is the ability to use the microphone on your computer to talk to stream while also having it plugged into your PS5 (or Xbox) and talk to game chat/party chat at the same time. No more having two microphones plugged in. It’s also great for those people who need a microphone to travel with. As this will work on an XLR setup or PC by just plugging it in via USB. The build quality and aesthetics are also premium.

    I was able to plug this into my PS5 and get it to work via USB. I was also able to plug this into my computer and get it to work either from USB or XLR. Last, I was able to get it to work for USB to PS5 and XLR to PC at the same time and record audio. Which was freaking brilliant I tell you!

    To explain further. If you are just starting off and are looking at buying a USB microphone you really shouldn’t look any further. As this microphone provides brilliant sound quality via USB. With the ability to upgrade at a later date to XLR which doesn’t sound any better than the USB counterpart. Which is super impressive as usually USB microphones don’t sound anywhere near as good as an XLR microphone.

    But that isn’t to say this microphone is all rainbows. I tested it mostly from an XLR point of view because I already have an Audio Interface and everything you would need for that. As an XLR microphone it performs well but you can buy a lot cheaper microphones that provide just as good or better sound. I found for my voice (which will also play a huge roll in the correct microphone you buy) to not work all that well for this. I have a relatively deep voice with strong Mids. This microphone heavily emphasizes mids and bass which makes me sound muddy and hard to understand. I had to do a lot of tweaking on my audio interface to make it sound what I considered to be good. But once I got that sound on lock things sounded GREAT. Another issue that I ran into was if you are hitting the microphone arm, XLR port, or USB port, that the sound is transferred into the microphone. Which is a bit disappointing at this price point. But otherwise, it did a great job at isolating sound from the sides and when manipulating the microphone itself which you’d expect from a dynamic microphone. Speaking of it being a dynamic microphone the windscreen on it is not the best as they skimped on the padding on the very front which makes plosives (p, s, etc.) kind of harsh. Along with having an extremely strong proximity effect. If you are 2 inches away and then move 1 inch away the volume nearly doubles. So, you need to be highly cognizant of that when doing recordings.

    It comes with a USB Micro to USB C or a USB Micro to USB A. It would have been nice to see USB C instead of USB micro. But whatever. Both of those cables are super long so you shouldn’t have too much issue getting the microphone where you want. It does not come with an XLR cable or an actual mount. So you’ll need to buy those separately, especially the mount. Setup is super easy no matter which one you use. The onboard touch controls do not work via XLR but do through USB and they work well. The application that you need to install to get the full use out of the USB connection is also simple to navigate and works well but is not needed.

    CONCLUSION:

    I absolutely love the flexibility and design of this microphone. As a USB microphone it is an easy recommendation if you can afford it. If you are using it for an XLR microphone I would recommend doing more research on other microphones. If you are trying to capture both PC and console voice at the same time this is probably some of the best you will find which also makes it an easy recommendation. If you are traveling a lot and need a microphone to work on multiple devices it is also a great choice. The only big issue is that this does NOT sound anywhere near as good as the Shure SM7B and should not be compared to it. I found the sound quality for my voice (bass and mid filled) to not be great and often left me unimpressed for the cost. But once I did some dialing in it was a lot better. As the frequency response isn’t terrific especially for the price. It also has a poor mic cover and has a lot of sound transfer when hitting the mic arm or cables. But otherwise does good. I think they are asking a bit too much for this guy. I think 150 – 200 would be a more competitive price. As 250 takes you into another bracket that opens up a lot of possibilities if you know what you are looking for or willing to do your research.

    Mar 06, 2021 18:43
  • 9.6score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Professional Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide, producing clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound and enhanced Blue VO!CE vocal effects for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Thanks to Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology and four pickup patterns, you can produce professional recordings and streams with legendary ease. Yeti also features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain that put you in chargeof the recording process. Set up in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Blue’s legendary broadcast-quality sound: Makes the professional difference for gaming and streaming.
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MovieMD, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic choice for Dragon Dictation!

    Compared to just a few years ago, dictation software has vastly improved (especially on the Mac). After a horrible experience 3 years ago, I decided to give it a second go when Nuance released the new version of Dragon Professional for Mac. I started out using a cheap headset microphone, but it was uncomfortable and made me feel tethered.

    After hearing from other Mac users of Dragon, the Blue Yeti came highly recommended and was also "officially" supported by Nuance. While $130 initially felt a bit pricey, after getting my hands on it and using it for a few weeks I consider it to be an absolute steal for the price. This mic is a legitimate professional mic that can used in so many different ways - Podcasts, Skype / FaceTime, Google Hangouts, GarageBand, YouTube Blogs, conference calls, and dictation just to name a few.

    Initially I thought I would have to have the mic sitting pretty close while I dictated, but I just leave it sitting next to monitor facing towards me at an angle. Despite being nearly 2 feet away, it performed leaps and bounds better than the original plastic headset mic I used initially (which sat about an inch away from my mouth).

    The Yetti is nearly perfect, but I do have 1 major complaint. I really wish it had an on/off switch because if you leave it plugged into your computer, it has a red LED that is constantly lit up (if it is muted the LED will blink). The only way to turn it off is to unplug it which can be inconvenient. However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it. Despite this one drawback, I still give it 5/5 stars and my full recommendation!

    Oct 30, 2016 18:06
  • Review by Norm, 10 out of 10
    Great for all entry level and semi professional

    I am a tech enthusiast gearing up to start a YouTube channel. This was recommended to me by multiple individuals. The three condensers in this mic allow for amazing audio pickup and sensitivity. It probably wouldn't hurt to get a pop filter with this. The overall build of this is solid. This is a quality item being encased in a mix metal body. It looks sharp on the desk. However, the in box mic stand does pick up every tap on the keyboard and thumping on the desk. Other wise no complaints.

    I use this for voice overs, recording acoustic instruments and to make regular FaceTime, google hangouts and skype calls as well (paired with my Logitech C930e). Being that I use a Mac Pro I also receive and make phone calls using this mic. Note this can be done with any Mac with OSX Yosemite. I highly recommended this mic. Don't wait on it just jump.

    Apr 29, 2016 21:48
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality

    The quality of this mic is impeccable, however it picks up literally everything. If you are looking to use this as a microphone for your computer to stream or do anything other than have short conversations or voice commands then a boom arm is mandatory. The stand it comes with picks up every tap, touch, bump, mouse click, or keyboard stroke that you make. I turned the mic onto cardiod and the gain all the way down and it still picks up my mouse clicks. I have gotten it down to a minimum with some third party programs, but it is still there.

    This microphone is excellent for recording your voice or sounds that you need for editing, however it might pick up more than you would like.

    Nov 30, 2017 23:04
  • Review by MoonMusic, 10 out of 10
    Sound Choice for Audio Recording

    This has been recommended by professionals in the live webinar and speaking platforms. It has a clear recording sound and picks up the voice nicely without the need to hold a mic or angle it toward your face.

    Oct 02, 2020 17:49
  • Review by SmokyLinks, 10 out of 10
    Blue Yeti for creating Radio Broadcasts at Home

    During the pandemic CJAM 99.1 FM had to close so we could no longer broadcast live. Using the Blue Yeti and Audacity software I was able to create a fantastic sounding program from home for broadcast in my normal time slot. You will need to buy a pop filter for the Blue Yeti for better results.

    Mr. T, host of Positive Amplitude, Sundays from 6-8 PM EST on CJAM

    Jun 13, 2020 07:00
  • Review by Lizzy, 10 out of 10
    Awsome mic

    I have it for a good while and it is a great use. The price is abit steep but i think its worth it for a good mic but i added a windshield because it dose pick up alot of background noise but overall a great mic.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:20
  • Review by R11podcasts, 10 out of 10
    Professional microphone at a fraction of the price

    Starting a podcasts for the various things we do such as filmmaking and collecting we wanted to have to best in sound. And after researching for microphones the YETI by BLUE kept coming up. Focussing primarily on that microphone I found it to have everything we needed to give us the professional sound we wanted. The fact you can simply unbox it and plug it in without having to download software was amazing and the THX certification was a huge plus We love it so much we bought two.

    Aug 16, 2013 16:18
  • Review by Cypherlytics, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners with a range of needs

    This microphone covers a variety of needs very well. I use it to record podcasts with multiple people and tutorials with just me. I have not used it to record music but I am blown away with what I have experienced already and would recommend this to anyone looking to take their podcasts and tutorials to the next level in quality.

    Sep 20, 2017 17:26
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Nano Premium Wired Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti Nano is a broadcast-quality USB mic for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Yeti Nano features Blue VO!CEeffects, 24-bit sound quality and plug ’n play operation with Mac or PC. With a no-latency headphone output and onboard controls, Yeti Nano is the essential mic for today’s streamers.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    8 Features
  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound: Yeti Nano features 2 custom mic capsules to give your voice exceptional presence and detail for professional-level recording and streaming.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Multiple pickup patterns: The cardioid pattern is perfect for recording and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your audio recordings with precision thanks to the onboard headphone output and volume control, ensuring great sound every time.
  • Pro Gaming Microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Plug 'n play onMac and PC: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • Compact footprint and aesthetic: Fits great on any desktop and looks great on camera, simply plug 'n play on your Mac or PC and start recording instantly.
  • Onboard Controls: Quickly adjust headphone volume, mic mute and pickup pattern so you can focus on your performance and connect directly to your computer or laptop via the included USB cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WiRick, 10 out of 10
    Great quality mic for streaming or meetings from h

    This is a great quality mic for work applications, voice over and podcasting. Bought it due to a new environment of working from home. Works well with Teams and Zoom.

    May 01, 2020 16:55
  • Review by Jeffinms, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for streaming twitch

    Use for streaming twitch and picks up great. Has setting for unidirectional or omnidirectional.

    Apr 17, 2019 19:25
  • Review by K8tekat, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for conference calls!

    Love this mic. I bought it for using on conference calls and it's been awesome. I was torn between this and the larger version, but I'm glad I went with this one because of its size. It doesn't take up too much space on my desk and the quality is great.

    Jul 06, 2021 09:07
  • Review by Teddybear47, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly clear!

    Using in a large room for audio for video conferencing, so for all testing gives clear audio for this large area.

    Jul 19, 2019 16:39
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Works With iPad Pro

    Sounds great. I can use this with my iPad Pro. I just needed to get a USB adapter so I could connect it.

    Apr 04, 2020 12:07
  • Review by covinabornhippy, 10 out of 10
    Clear crisp sound.

    The directional works great, the TV behind the Yeti does not come through at all. Just me speaking into the Yeti. Compact, yet great sound.

    Jun 13, 2020 00:11
  • Review by Eebbb, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Good blueblueblur

    Good microphone phone phone

    Nice nice

    Jul 30, 2021 15:48
  • Review by YetiMicrophone, 10 out of 10
    Yeti Microphone

    So far so good. I like the size of the microphone as it fits very well on my desktop. Quality is very good.

    May 28, 2021 17:57
  • 9.4score
    Razer - Seiren Mini Wired Ultra-compact Condenser Microphone
    Description

    With the Razer Seiren Mini, big sounds can come in small packages. Introducing our ultra-compact condenser mic made for streaming with smaller or portable setups, and capable of producing professional-grade audio—thanks to a supercardioid pickup pattern and a 14mm condenser capsule. System Requirements: Windows 7,8, 10; Mac OS 10.8 onwards; Sony PS4

    6 Features
  • Ultra-precise supercardioid pickup pattern: The Razer Seiren Mini is tuned with a tighter pickup angle, so it can focus on your voice while ensuring that background noises like typing and mouse clicks don’t get picked up.
  • Professional Recording Quality: With its 14mm condenser capsule and flat frequency response, the mic broadcasts your voice with stellar clarity that’s filled with crisp highs and deep lows.
  • Ultra-compact build: Made for minimalist or smaller setups, it barely takes up any desk space and is discreet on-camera, putting more focus on you. Easy to bring along if you need take your streaming elsewhere.
  • Heavy-duty tilting stand: Sitting on a sturdy support, the mic can be angled to find the perfect sweetspot for your voice. It can also be detached and mounted on a boom arm or mic stand that uses a standard 5/8-inch thread.
  • Shock Resistant: When things get exciting, accidental knocks and bumps happen. The built-in shock mount dampens these vibrations to help protect your stream against sound anomalies.
  • Plug-and-play with USB: Within seconds of plugging into a USB port, the Razer Seiren Mini is good to go. Simply set its volume level using your streaming software of choice, and let your voice do the rest.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Miles, 10 out of 10
    Good microphone, built well

    This mic is built well & the sound quality is decent. Worked right out of the box on my PC running Windows 10. Minimal assembly, you just screw on the base and plug in the usb chord.

    I am not an audiophile so I don’t have high expectations but after initial tests the microphone exceeded my expectations.

    Nov 13, 2020 20:13
  • Review by Amazing, 10 out of 10
    Awesome mic

    This mic is probably the best mic you can get for the price. It’s cheap (for a mic) compact and has good quality. I picked up this mic because I really just wanted a good cheap mic. Best purchase for a mic I could get. It’s build structure is a bit basic, but if you game care of it you can have it for a while. Good mic for the price.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:11
  • Review by customer, 8 out of 10
    Quality small mic

    I bought this mic because I wanted one that was simple and plain without any big or annoying features. The mic lived up these expectations and it also comes with a long cable which is nice. I don’t know much about sound quality and testing but it’s definitely a step up from my laptop mic as my voice is much more clear on discord and zoom. I would recommend putting it as close to yourself as possible because it sounds distant whenever you put it too far. I found the best position to be in front of my keyboard. I also adjusted the settings in windows because it was not loud enough before.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:26
  • Review by GamerGirl, 10 out of 10
    Razer speaker

    Love it! Honestly it’s the best thing. I can’t wear headphones because I get headaches easily and the pressure from the headphone kills me haha so this little guy is the best. So happy with it. Would recommend to anyone.

    Feb 16, 2021 19:53
  • Review by Bill85, 10 out of 10
    Works great!

    Works great for my needs. I'm a sucker for Razer products and needed a microphone for work meetings.

    Feb 20, 2021 16:45
  • Review by JerricC, 10 out of 10
    Sound like a pro in a fraction of the price

    Bought the white one of this, I first noticed this tiny microphone due to it's aesthetically pleasing design, I was looking for a mic that will match my desktop setup, so I bought it without thinking much about it's performance, but when I started to use it in conference calls at work, people started to notice how clear and loud my voice was, saying "you sound so much better than before", well that's a pleasant surprise.

    Then I decided to record my own voice (which I rarely do, because I hate to listen to my cracking, dying like voice) just for measure, and man this mic works like magic! I was just in my room without filter or sound isolation, but I sounded like I was in a studio, the clarity and how well it receives my voice even in a certain distance, it really is impressive, well this inspires me to do other things, which I look forward to doing!

    Bottom line is, this mic is certainly bang for your buck! And I can't recommend it enough!

    May 19, 2021 22:49
  • Review by Shawn, 10 out of 10
    The best USB mic money can buy?

    I own a Razer Seiren X and have been using it for close to 1 year now. I love the mic and the quality, however, as part o my living now comes from using my voice online, naturally, I began looking for an upgrade after my business began to accelerate. After looking around at different products and reviews, I came across the Seiren mini. At half the price of the Seiren X that I own, I could hardly believe what I was reading and hearing. The hardest to believe was the claim that it was "The best USB mic money can buy". Well, my wife and my teenage son were both in need of an upgrade from the cheap mic they were using, so I decided to pull the trigger and get 2 of these mics. Oh My Lord. Every I had heard was true! I was expecting to plug this mic in and have some decent quality and to have to apply layers of filters etc but no. This was not the case. Day one, out the box this mic absolutely demolished my expectations! From the better build quality to the increased vocal clarity. Better range, pitch, and gain. Buy this mic for anyone that needs a mic. Trust me, its the best buy you can get without going into XLR mics.

    Mar 22, 2021 19:18
  • Review by Hashim, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth the money

    All these fancy mics that are over 100. Don’t need those!!! This one does the job perfectly I’d say not for streaming but perfect for talking through discord etc. definitely worth the money!

    Jan 13, 2021 11:58
  • 9.4score
    Elgato Wave Shock Mount
    Description

    Wave Shock Mount perfectly isolates your Wave microphone from handling and impact vibrationthat causes low frequency noise. The solid steel chassis with reinforced elastic suspension is builtto withstand knocks while maximizing shock attenuation, enabling you to capture clear rumble-freeaudio with confidence. For ultimate flexibility, an included adapter ensures compatibility with mainstreamboom arms. Custom-built to decouple your Wave:1 or Wave:3 microphone from mountingstructures and surrounding surfaces, Wave Shock Mount fortifies your audio feed so you can stay inthe flow.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MaxP, 10 out of 10
    Perfect.

    Works amazingly! I also love how it gives extra tilt adjustment for the mic. Attaching it to a boom arm really gave a much better sound to my Wave: 3. Takes a minute to Mount, since it requires twisting the entire mic, but overall perfect.

    Nov 13, 2020 15:46
  • Review by Garret, 10 out of 10
    Perfect mount even if the mic already had one

    Putting the Wave 1 or the Wave 3 on a suspension arm by itself is fine. Shock mounts allow the mics to resist, surprise surprise, shock from movement. A must-have if you're planning on doing intense audio recording and streaming.

    Oct 03, 2020 19:27
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    Glad I bought

    Definitely a necessity, I’m very glad I bought it. It’s super high quality shock mount

    Apr 17, 2021 10:54
  • Review by Arod, 10 out of 10
    Elgato wave shock mount

    Great product. Easy to adjust and looks great. Goes perfect with the Elgato Wave Mic arm LP.

    Aug 27, 2021 15:27
  • Review by teddy, 10 out of 10
    absolutely excellent

    I scoffed at the idea of buying this when the microphone comes with a mount for boom arms, but it makes all the difference. You literally cannot hear the noise from my desk or the stand coming through.

    It also helped that it was part of the Elgato Bundle and I received 15% off of this and the microphone.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:20
  • Review by ElgatoWaveUser, 10 out of 10
    *THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY ACCESSORY BUT A GREAT BUY

    *THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY ACCESSORY*

    You do not need this to attach to a boom arm UNLESS you are using The Blue Compass or the RODE PSA1 due to the weight of the Elgato Wave 1/3 is not enough to be held in place on its own.

    It is a very useful item because it reduces small vibrations from your desk or wherever you mount it however it would be more beneficial to buy a boom arm. However if you do buy it you wont regret it. Highly suggest you get it on sale

    Lastly there are adapters included and you can screw them into the base if you are not using the base so you don't lose them.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Mida4, 10 out of 10
    Works as advertised

    Somewhat hard to screw the mic on at first but provides great stability afterwards. Eliminates vibration noise as advertised as well and looks aesthetically pleasing

    Oct 08, 2021 01:08
  • Review by Flamenco01, 10 out of 10
    Good mount,

    Exellent mount, and is the when you have the elgato wave arm lp, you mic look better with this

    Oct 01, 2021 03:11
  • 9.4score
    HyperX Cloud Core +7.1 Gaming Headset - Black
    Description

    The HyperX Cloud Core with virtual 7.1 surround sound* provides clear positional audio for a more immersive gaming experience. It also features signature HyperX memory foam and soft leatherette making it comfortable for long gaming sessions. The detachable noise-cancelling microphone keeps ambient sounds from interrupting your voice chat and can be removed when not in use. Cloud headsets are known for their legendary sound, comfort, and durability — optimized for the way you play.

    5 Features
  • Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound: 7.1 surround sound creates a more immersive game experience
  • Advanced Audio Control Box: Easily toggle 7.1 surround sound on and off
  • Multi-platform compatibility: Headset designed to work on PC, PS4 Pro™, Xbox One S™, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms with a 3.5mm port.
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: Easy to plug in for gaming use or unplug for music-only purposes.
  • Signature HyperX Comfort: Comfortable for prolonged gaming sessions
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ariana, 10 out of 10
    My new favorite Headset

    The surround sound sounds amazing love the design and the long cord is amazing. The only con is that they didn’t put the headset box inside of another box and the box is now scratched up and ripped at the top but the packaging on the inside was really nice.

    Aug 03, 2021 12:49
  • Review by Kaminarineko, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    I had an older generation of HyperX Cloud, and when they finally broke after about 6 years of use, I was so excited to get this set.

    The headphones have an amazing fit, not only due to the extendable arms, but also a swivel on the arms and an extremely flexible headband, as well as oval shaped earpads. The matte finish also feels quality, not cheap like some cheaper headphones. They are also lightweight enough that sometimes I forget they're even on my head.

    Overall, highly recommended in my opinion.

    Jun 13, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Zero7159, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Headset at an Amazing Price

    I bought this gaming headset for my almost 7 year old daughter, so she can listen to videos on her iPad. The headset has great build quality and the cable is braided which means our cat will not chew thru it. The sound quality is great and the price was right. It fits her little head quite nicely. I am somewhat jealous that its hers, now I want one for myself.

    Buy with confidence!

    Oct 23, 2021 11:27
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Love this headset

    Crisp clear sound with amazing range. The mic works well. Comfortable to wear for long periods of gaming and streaming. I have nothing negative to say about this.

    Nov 22, 2021 13:27
  • Review by xara, 10 out of 10
    def. buy

    This is second pair ive had (first broke by my mistake) would def. recommend. Easy to use and really great.

    May 28, 2021 16:59
  • Review by Agoldsmith, 10 out of 10
    comfortable and sound great

    Got these for work, but they are great for gaming too.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:12
  • Review by Tyler, 10 out of 10
    Decent Headset

    A good replacement headset for my previous headset. Only needs a usb port, unlike my old headset that also needed a mic and audio jack. Would be better if microphone could retract and not stiff

    Jul 09, 2021 19:14
  • Review by KingLotus, 10 out of 10
    Good cheap high quality headphones

    I purchased two of these, have had them over a month and can say they were well worth $50. Great buy!

    Sep 05, 2021 19:33
  • 9.4score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 X Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Black
    Description

    Embrace the sound of esports with the Razer BlackShark V2 X—a triple threat of amazing audio, superior mic clarity and supreme sound isolation. With our best headset mic and audio drivers packed into a unique aviation-style headset, your competitive play is destined to turn pro.

    5 Features
  • Razer™ TriForce 50mm Drivers for high-end audio performance: Our new, cutting-edge proprietary design divides the driver into 3 parts for the individual tuning of highs, mids, and lows—producing brighter, clearer audio with richer highs and more powerful lows.
  • Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic for enhanced voice capture: An improved pickup pattern ensures more voice and less noise as it tapers off towards the mic’s back and sides, with the sweet spot easily placed at your mouth because of the mic’s bendable design.
  • Advanced passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted focus: Whether it’s the crowd or your rig, sturdy closed earcups fully cover your ears to prevent noise from leaking into your headset, with its cushions providing a closer seal for more sound isolation.
  • Lightweight design with memory foam ear cushions for long-lasting comfort: At just 240g, the headset features thicker headband padding and leatherette with memory foam ear cushions to keep you in peak form during grueling tournaments and training sessions.
  • 7.1 surround sound for accurate positional audio: Heighten your match awareness and let nothing escape your ears with accurate positional audio that lets you pinpoint intuitively where every sound is coming from.*Only available on Windows 10 64bit
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Fanatic, 10 out of 10
    Awesome product, comfortable

    I been using them for a month now. I kind of have a big head and this are really confortable. I used to watch Tv but these are noise proof cant hear nothing now. Cable seems a bit large and mic is good but not that flexible. Overall is an awesome product.

    Jan 23, 2021 10:00
  • Review by Muka, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    Awesome headset, it’s super comfortable, amazing sound quality and has a great mic; also the build quality is top notch. Personally use it on PS4 pro, but does work in any platform. Would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a budget headset!!

    Jan 09, 2021 10:23
  • Review by Yamato, 8 out of 10
    Great for 40$ but not 60$

    Great headset for the 40$ sale but wouldn't pay the full 60$ price.

    Pros: Sounds good

    Works on xbox/ps with 3.5mm jack

    included 7.1 surround sound razer code (NOT THX Spatial App just their old 7.1 app)

    REALLY long cable that also has a splitter for pc plugins mic/audio

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    Cons: microphone on pc is kinda low already did the settings correctly and its still low

    The metal bands are really thin feels like you might snap it from the plastic part and the headphones are not durable for some people

    Nov 08, 2021 12:02
  • Review by laffer1, 8 out of 10
    Nice sound quality

    First, let me say the sound quality on these is really nice. It also has a nice extension included which is a huge advantage over other brands I've used. It was packaged well and seems reasonably sturdy for the price.

    It's a little uncomfortable on me. They are just a little bit too small for my ears to get a good cover. They'd be great for kids of folks with smaller heads.

    On the plus side, the sound quality is good and they're working well for zoom calls on linux.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:55
  • Review by Joel, 10 out of 10
    worth it!!

    Worth it. Ive had my kraken X since january but the finally snapped. Got these bad boys for $40 and its a huge upgrade. It doesnt sound washed and too high on highs etc. Sounds clear plus the volume knob. Mic sounds even more clearer. Blacksharks the best headset hands down. Defnitely would cop the Pros if I had $200

    Nov 06, 2021 05:43
  • Review by Philo, 10 out of 10
    Best headset so far at this price point

    At first i thought the mic would be bad but when i tried it with my friends on discord they said that this is the first time they hear my voice loud and clear so i am very impressed and also the sound itself is soo amazing when it comes to gaming and hearing everything around and at this price you can't ask for more.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:59
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Comfort

    The comfort of this headset is second to none. As someone that wears eyeglasses, over the ear headphones can be uncomfortable and painful. I can wear these for hours. They are very lightweight and super comfortable. I am very happy with this purchase.

    Nov 09, 2021 07:31
  • Review by Natalie, 8 out of 10
    Great Headphones

    I've had these for about a month. I use them for xbox gaming and to talk over xbox live. They work as advertised but the mic pad slips off easily and the head piece often slides while I'm talking. Everything else is sleek and the sound quality is great. My friends don't complain about my sound on the other end being distorted or too loud/quiet.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:29
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in FPS action with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Its 2.4Gb connection delivers lossless wireless audio and ultra-low latency, and the ClearCast microphone provides studio-quality voice clarity, so teammates hear your commands. Enjoy long playing sessions thanks to the 24-hour battery life on this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset.

    5 Features
  • Lossless 2.4G Wireless: Designed for gaming, the 2.4G connection delivers rock-solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference.
  • Outlast the Competition: 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions.
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • S1 Speaker Drivers: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MamaBear21, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones, hands down!

    My son said these are the best headphones (and we’ve been through several)! The range is exceptional! He can walk all the way to the family room and still have perfect connection. When he has the headset on (both ears), he can’t hear me at all. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL He uses them for both, gaming and virtual learning, and says they’re comfortable to wear all day. When he doesn’t want to use the mic on the headset, it retracts into the headset Setup was quick and easy on his Windows 10 pc.

    Jan 08, 2021 22:26
  • Review by BlewKash, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good,maybe I got a bad pair

    The headphones were pretty good but they keep shutting off by itself (and they are charged)and they keep cutting in and out when I’m playing the game

    Jan 21, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Canesfan13, 10 out of 10
    MUST HAVE

    They could have charged 200 bucks for these and they’d still be worth it. I paid 350 for my Astro A50’s and these are leaps and bounds ahead

    Jun 04, 2021 16:25
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Ears blown away!

    Hands down the best I've used and that was before installing SteelSeries GG software to turn on Surround Sound 7.1! The headset is comfortable on my head with the universal band and the earcups are soft. Love all the physical audio controls, which make a hassle free experience.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Steel series Arctic 7 Review

    Great Product! I can walk all around my house without it disconnecting or cutting out. They also do a really good job with their software, they have their own presets for equalizer settings or you can customize it!

    Apr 23, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Flood, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset

    Great sound quality for games, music & movies. Designed well. Battery last for a very long time. The mic is good. Noise cancelling is good. Very light weight. They dont get too hot or uncomfortable after long period of use.

    Only thing I think could've been done differently is the ear cuffs. I feel like they could've used leather or even faux leather.

    Very good choice for anyone willing to spend a moderate amount on a great headset. 5☆

    Jun 27, 2020 03:35
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    One of my fav headsets!

    I’m really enjoying using this. It’s very comfortable and of high quality!!

    Apr 02, 2021 02:08
  • Review by sean, 6 out of 10
    Broke in the first 6 months

    It's a great headset, but after 6 months the charge port broke and now I have to use it as a wired headset.

    Nov 25, 2020 17:39
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7P Wireless – Lossless 2.4 GHz Wireless Gaming Headset – For PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 - White
    Description

    The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless headset is designed specifically for PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 4 and other platforms. It has 24-hour battery life for nonstop gaming, easy on-headset controls, a durable and adjustable build, and lossless ultra-low latency wireless connectivity.

    5 Features
  • Designed for PlayStation 5: Designed for PlayStation 5 and also compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and Nintendo Switch
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz for gaming: Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio designed for ultra-low latency gaming
  • On-headset controls: Discord-certified ClearCast bidirectional microphone
  • Signature Arctis sound: Hear stunning detail in all next-gen games with award-winning sound
  • Rechargeable battery: 24-hour battery life outlasts even your longest gaming sessions
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Docc, 10 out of 10
    The best head set

    I had several headsets and the is the best by far I have owned turtle beach, and Sony pulse 3D and now this and this is the best feel great when very comfortable and great connections no drop out was able to hear sounds better overall battery life longer and you able to hear what the direction footsteps are coming

    Feb 24, 2021 13:55
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Solid gaming headphones, but PS5 is true test...

    Had these for about a week now, going to do a YT review for these, but long story short, very impressed. Clear sound quality, long lasting battery that’ll cover you for days without recharging (unless you play 24 hrs straight), the USB-C dongle is clutch, along with the USB-A cord it comes with. Feels very light on your head with a light clamp on the headphones that feels secure without pressuring your skull.

    Only cons: a lot of wires- charge, micro usb to 3.5mm audio plug, usb-a to usb-c female adapter to use on switch dock, ps4, or pc... the 7P won’t work with XBox wirelessly, but the 3.5mm plug can go into the controller to dodge that whole thing. And the price... not really worth $150 to me, $120 would’ve been a more attractive price point honestly, but the real test is how this will work with PS5 3D audio, which Steelseries says online that all their headphones will work with... stay tuned.

    Oct 28, 2020 20:03
  • Review by McKrinklesac, 10 out of 10
    So happy and crystal clear.

    I had a wired pair of these bought for me about 3 years ago. A friend talked me into going wireless. And man we’re they right. So good! I Dont have to worry about bending, breaking or snagging cables anymore. And these are way more sturdy and comfortable than my RGB, “higher grade” wired version.

    Nov 08, 2021 00:42
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    Beast Headphones

    Love it....the best headphones by far for my Ps5.....

    Oct 26, 2021 11:13
  • Review by Bay707, 10 out of 10
    Overall amazing

    I’ve never really owned a quality headset until this one. I have a Turtle Beach 70 wired headset, while I thought that sounded great I was totally wrong. Obviously there is a big price difference between them. This headset has rich base and makes it very easy to hear where your opponent is coming from! I like that you can monitor your audio with the dial on the headset. I have the 7X version of there for my Xbox Series X and honestly these 7P’s sounds a lot better. Not sure if it’s because of the 3D audio from the PS5 but they are just truly amazing sound wise. Build wise they are very comfortable, the ear cups are soft and the head strap is just makes it sit perfectly on your head. Another great thing is having the retractable mic, as a father of 3 it helps it survive a little longer from being broken by accident. The only thing i wish these had were a voice chat/game sound dial like the 7X. You can adjust that on the PS5 menu but that means interrupting your game to do so. Battery life is great, i go days before i have to charge the headset. Although I don’t game many hours a day so that’s also a factor as to why they last me son long. Other than that they are worth every penny, they match the PS5 color scheme and have zero complaints.

    Mar 26, 2021 01:41
  • Review by Ducman1098, 10 out of 10
    Arctis 7p

    Best headset replaces my turtle beach unit. I think it has a better build vs turtle beach

    Nov 19, 2020 09:18
  • Review by Evol, 10 out of 10
    Paired with PS5 and PC

    Best headphones I have ever have… definitely I have found a good pair of headphones after purchasing a lot of cheap one and broke after a few months. This ones looks solid I hope it last long.

    Sep 04, 2021 12:09
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Another great SteelSeries product

    Another amazing SteelSeries product! These look gorgeous the moment you take them out of the box. High quality construction!

    Aug 24, 2021 19:00
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Kraken Ultimate Chroma RGB Wired THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset for PC - Classic Black
    Description

    Enjoy clear audio while gaming with this Razer Kraken Ultimate headset. The active noise-canceling microphone ensures crisp sound pickup for easy communication, while the lightweight bauxite-aluminum frame offers a flexible fit. This Razer Kraken Ultimate headset uses THX Spatial audio to deliver accurate, realistic sound, and the 50mm drivers produce powerful bass for total immersion in your favorite games.

    9 Features
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Headset controls: Include volume control, microphone on/mute and THX Spatial Audio on/off.
  • 50mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 100Hz - 10kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 112dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 6.6' cable: Permits a flexible range of motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Talenikov, 10 out of 10
    Love this headset

    Got compliments on the mic from a few people I play the division 2 with. Sound is great. You can tell what direction sounds are coming from. Making it alot easier to find enemies when you play fps games. Lighting looks great, ear muffs are nice and cool. These do not noise cancel well. You will still hear your clicks on mechanical keyboards unless you turn the volume up a bit.. That's my only con for this headset.

    May 11, 2020 07:37
  • Review by Orlando, 8 out of 10
    Great set of cans

    The only reason its not 5 stars is because they dont have a wireless version for this line. Aside from that the surround sound it pretty good, they are very comfortable for prolonged use. The mic is really decent with a bunch of nice features like noise canceling. As for music they are amazing this is where they really shine for me, several EQ's with the ability to customize to your liking and the bass is sweet, clean but deep makes my eardrums rattle which is just was I was looking for. A great set of cans for a reasonable price. If only they had a wireless version and no I dont like the nari's

    Dec 18, 2020 16:35
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    The best of the best!

    I have had the Razer Kraken Ultimate for a few weeks now. And I have already had many better experiences with this headset than others in the past. It’s sound quality is outstanding and the money you have to pay for this is all worth it. It’s microphone was instantly hooked up to my computer and I had to change the audio from my computer speakers to my Kraken Ultimate, so it’s a very simple set up. Not only is the mic easy to set up but it has a great noise-cancellation setting and you can boost its gain in Razer Synapse. And what makes it even better is the fact that you can apply any effect of lighting you wish on the headset itself. I personally use wave and fire effects for my razer set up. Besides that, it’s overall a great headset and it’s all worth it!

    Jan 08, 2020 22:24
  • Review by ScytheGoddess, 10 out of 10
    Great headsets!

    These headsets are great. The mic is good and very comfy. When using the mic suppression, you absolutely have to have the mic opening in front of your mouth. If it's slightly looking downward or upward, it can cause your voice breaking in and out. It sounds great even without suppression and don't hear much background noise if any.

    The only thing about the headset, you can't change which side the mic is on. I can't see out of my left eye, so I can't actually see if the mic is muted or not. That would be the only bad thing I have to say.

    No problems with comp program, mic, or headset In general. :)

    Feb 26, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Dasherman, 10 out of 10
    No problems!

    I had no issues with the headset! I always prefer wired headsets/headphones so I don't have to worry about charging, connection, or losing them. The regular and THX surround sound both work wonderful. The mic is so crisp, you always sound clear when talking to others. So glad I got these!

    Aug 28, 2020 21:47
  • Review by Fordgirl1996, 10 out of 10
    Great for the price and comfy

    Very nice light weight headset. Like the enhanced sound capabilities. The RGB colors are cool and can be customized. I can wear these all day so very comfortable.

    Jul 05, 2021 14:46
  • Review by nikiNIk, 10 out of 10
    You'll love them

    I LOVE the headphones ! the audio is awesome and the mic is crystal clear ! the only minus is that the mic sponge is not included , but that's not important .The setup is fast and easy +the rgb lights on the side are customizable!

    I recommend the headset!

    Oct 12, 2021 16:25
  • Review by GhostryderID, 8 out of 10
    Finally, a Genuinely Good Headset from Razer!

    I have an Arctis Pro + GameDAC that sounded really good with excellent 3D positional sound, but the DAC was extremely glitchy it’s entire life and kept switching from Game to Chat every time I woke the PC from sleep or launched a game. I had to unplug/re-plug the DAC nearly every time to get it to run the GameDAC Game mode. Eventually the DAC crashed entirely and Game would no longer work at all, leaving me with only Chat and the chat mode sounded meek for in game audio.

    Steelseries agreed to RMA it even though it was out of warranty (Good on you Steelseries!) since it was a known issue, but they would only RMA the DAC and not the entire headset & DAC. Stock on the DAC only was constantly MIA thanks to covid, so I waited nigh on 11 weeks before the DAC alone was available. In the meantime, I first bought the Astro A40 + MixAmp, which I owned less than 24 hours, then took that back and bought the Kraken Ultimate headset instead, so I would have quality game/chat audio with clan mates while I waited for the DAC. To be honest, I was intending to return the Kraken if the DAC showed up within the 14 day return period, or sell the Kraken when the DAC showed up if outside the 14 days. *shame faced*

    Well color me surprised because this headset truly kicks gluteus maximus, and I may just sell my $243 Arctis Pro + GameDAC if the replacement DAC ever arrives, and keep the Kraken Ultimate instead. This is a really good headset and for $120 less than the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, or the even more expensive ($250) and abysmally bad Astro A40 + MixAmp.

    With the THX Spatial audio on the Razer Kraken Ultimate ($129 on BestBuy), you can tell exactly where an enemy is in 3D sound, vs approximately knowing the direction with the 2D plane surround of many competitors, which doesn’t help locate opponents above/below you. And the Kraken Ultimate is ridiculously better than the abysmal stereo from all directions at once, bad guy echoing from everywhere “directional” sound of the Astro A40 + MixAmp (Why does the A40 + MixAmp get nearly 5 stars?! Really, it was awful! Like $30 ultra budget headset bad!).

    The sound on the Kraken Ultimate is deep, rich and full with solid bass, while not sounding muddy and bears full presence while sounding crisp (as long as you don’t turn bass boost on, which makes everything in game sound muddy). By comparison, the Astro A40 + MixAmp distorted at low volumes, had no presence, and 16" naval guns sounded like those paper 4th of July snappers you throw at the ground, or a drum stick against a galvanized trash can lid, and that is being generous. (I know I said it, but I'm still trying to figure out why that pile of awfulness gets nearly 5 stars?? It is shockingly bad for a $250 headset!).

    Audio on the Kraken Ultimate is genuinely great, customization & personalizing options for the sound settings and EQ tweaking is abundant, it has double the EQ band adjustments over it’s far more expensive A40 brethren (10 vs 5 bands) and more MIC adjustments to dial in how your voice sounds. The MIC is also clear and easy to understand and mutes easily with a press on the MIC itself, with a red light on the MIC to let you know it is muted. It is also comfortable on the head with no pressure points and has larger ear cups than any Razer headset I have previously owned, so no pressure on the ears at all. This headset seriously competes with rivals far senior in price ($243 Arctis Pro + GameDAC), and annihilates the $250 Astro A40 + MixAmp in every category.

    My one and only quibble with the Kraken Ultimate headset, is that the cord is about 3 feet shorter than the others (approx 6’ vs 9’), necessitating plugging it into a front port on your PC tower vs the rear port that I had the others plugged into, and a re-route of the cord as a result. If Razer would add 3 foot of cord to this thing, it would be a 5 star headset all day long without even blinking. Even with the short cord issue, I still give the Kraken Ultimate a solid 4 and totally recommend this headset. Just make sure your front ports are working & reliable before buying.

    Mar 26, 2021 10:40
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 5 Wired DTS Headphone Gaming Headset for PC and PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    Specifically designed for the PC Gamer, Arctis 5 combines independent game and chat control, cutting-edge DTS surround sound, and dual zone RGB illumination to create the perfect audio solution for your battlestation.

    5 Features
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • Award-Winning Arctis Sound Quality: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • DTS Headphone:X v2.0: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: USB ChatMix Dial lets you balance the volume between your game and chat audio on the fly.
  • Prism RGB Illumination: Personalize to perfection with 16.8 milion colors to choose from. Create custom colorshifts and effects or link all your SteelSeries gear with Prism Sync.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Melvin, 10 out of 10
    Great

    So I came from turtle beach’s which was great I loved them for my Xbox not for my pc. These are great it has a control where you can pick if you want to hear the game or your chat more. It also has a led ring around each headset so that’s dope. A little on the heavy side if your use to smaller headset but over all it’s a go

    Feb 01, 2020 18:16
  • Review by MrDing, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries Arctis 5

    It was a very good headset. first time having it and I was so impress except for the program in changing sound quality.

    Aug 10, 2021 22:08
  • Review by Tyler, 4 out of 10
    Overpriced for the quality, Not durable as claimed

    I've been looking for a durable headset with good sound quality that I could use for my playstation. And let me tell you, the Steel Series Arctis 5 is NOT that headset. Very mediocre sound quality, not worthit for a $90 headset. It's still wired even though the packaging claims it's misleading "bluetooth" features. Selling a wired headset at anything over $60 is a joke in my opinion. Finally my biggest issue, the durability. What led me to buy this product in the first place. Most of my headsets in the past have mic or audio quality that deteriorates and the physical toughness of most gaming headsets, or lack there of has made me search for a TOUGH headset. The arctis 3 claims to be durable and seems so out of the packaging. But less than a month after my purchase, the left ear broke off. After investigating where it broke, I discovered the two ear cups are attached to the main headband with a piece of 3-4mm wide plastic. I have no idea how such poor engineering took place, but this "durable" headset has the strength of a #2 pencil.

    Jul 09, 2021 11:24
  • Review by Buck, 8 out of 10
    Good sound

    Sound is great, nice bass, and i wasnt really expecting it to light up and change color on the ear covers. The headband is also pretty comfortable and adjustable. However, the mic light can shine in your eyes, the light turns off when youre muted. So if you have a side conversation while streaming, its at least a good visual reminder that youre not muted.

    May 17, 2021 13:16
  • Review by ITguy, 10 out of 10
    The brand lives up to it reputation

    i have a Steelseries bluetooth controller. and just like the controller, this headsets quality. ease of use are top notch. very comfortable to wear. retractable mic when not using it. an on headset mute button that illuminates a red light just within peripheral so that you dont forget you are muted. but does not distract from gaming. it also has a game/voice chat audio mixer so that you can get just the right amount of video into the headset if you so choose.

    Aug 07, 2020 15:45
  • Review by DriveHardTech, 8 out of 10
    Gorgeous but a little heavy

    I love the design of Steel series and love the retractable mic. I even love the felt adjustment band, but I have a bit of a weight issue on the ears. Not a drastic issue but i think the felt adjustment just isn't holding the most of the weight.

    May 29, 2020 18:46
  • Review by Morty, 10 out of 10
    Gud Sound Ear Pillows

    Much yes.

    Pretty Lights

    Much Softness

    Sound Gud

    Mic can slide in and out of headset (giggity)

    RGB and equalizer are addressable in app.

    Works on Xbox and PS4 or anything with 3.5mm aux but only bad thing: RGB no-worky unless used on PC (which you plug headset into via USB)

    Knob can easily adjust volume of game or chat. Turn knob to chat to hear people better / turn knob to other side to shut-up everyone else and focus on game.

    Cons:

    Is not fireproof - don't roast marshmallows with it.

    RGB might or might not increase FPS - Probably not but you should still get every component and peripheral you possibly can get that has RGB!

    ( o_O) Would you buy this? I'd buy this...

    ~~ ( )~~

    __/ \_

    Jun 12, 2019 12:41
  • Review by Devan, 10 out of 10
    GREAT BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

    When I first got these, I thought they seemed too quiet. After downloading the EQ software and making some adjustments, I found it super easy, and I’m super happy with the product. This is the BEST headset on the market for an affordable price. The only “bad” thing about these is that they don’t have as much bass as my old Razer Nari essentials. If I could give them 6/5 stars, I would.

    Mar 06, 2021 07:27
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 - White
    Description

    Be an effective teammate with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Its ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality clarity for effective communication between players, and its S1 speaker drivers prevent audio distortion so you catch every detail. This SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset has a 24-hour battery life to last through extended hours of play.

    5 Features
  • Lossless 2.4G Wireless: Designed for gaming, the 2.4G connection delivers rock-solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference.
  • Outlast the Competition: 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions.
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • S1 Speaker Drivers: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MamaBear21, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones, hands down!

    My son said these are the best headphones (and we’ve been through several)! The range is exceptional! He can walk all the way to the family room and still have perfect connection. When he has the headset on (both ears), he can’t hear me at all. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL He uses them for both, gaming and virtual learning, and says they’re comfortable to wear all day. When he doesn’t want to use the mic on the headset, it retracts into the headset Setup was quick and easy on his Windows 10 pc.

    Jan 08, 2021 22:26
  • Review by BlewKash, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good,maybe I got a bad pair

    The headphones were pretty good but they keep shutting off by itself (and they are charged)and they keep cutting in and out when I’m playing the game

    Jan 21, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Canesfan13, 10 out of 10
    MUST HAVE

    They could have charged 200 bucks for these and they’d still be worth it. I paid 350 for my Astro A50’s and these are leaps and bounds ahead

    Jun 04, 2021 16:25
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Ears blown away!

    Hands down the best I've used and that was before installing SteelSeries GG software to turn on Surround Sound 7.1! The headset is comfortable on my head with the universal band and the earcups are soft. Love all the physical audio controls, which make a hassle free experience.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Steel series Arctic 7 Review

    Great Product! I can walk all around my house without it disconnecting or cutting out. They also do a really good job with their software, they have their own presets for equalizer settings or you can customize it!

    Apr 23, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Flood, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset

    Great sound quality for games, music & movies. Designed well. Battery last for a very long time. The mic is good. Noise cancelling is good. Very light weight. They dont get too hot or uncomfortable after long period of use.

    Only thing I think could've been done differently is the ear cuffs. I feel like they could've used leather or even faux leather.

    Very good choice for anyone willing to spend a moderate amount on a great headset. 5☆

    Jun 27, 2020 03:35
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    One of my fav headsets!

    I’m really enjoying using this. It’s very comfortable and of high quality!!

    Apr 02, 2021 02:08
  • Review by sean, 6 out of 10
    Broke in the first 6 months

    It's a great headset, but after 6 months the charge port broke and now I have to use it as a wired headset.

    Nov 25, 2020 17:39
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Yeticaster Studio Professional Wired Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Desktop Bundle
    Description

    Yeticaster Studio is the ultimate professional recording studio setup for your desktop. Featuring the professionalYeti USB microphone, Radius III shockmount, Compass premium desktop boom arm, and software from PreSonus and iZotope, Yeticaster Studio delivers everything you need for professional gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. With stunning sound quality, professional features and sophisticated on-camera looks, Yeticaster Studio instantly transforms your desktop into a state-of-the-art studio.

    6 Features
  • Yeti USB condenser microphone: Record and stream with unparalleled sound quality direct to your computer or laptop on PC or Mac with our number 1 USB microphone.
  • Compass broadcast boom arm: Attach Yeti USB mic to the Compass boom arm featuring a premium internal spring design with built-in cable management for game streaming, podcasting, voice-over and more.
  • Radius III vintage-style suspension shockmount: Complete your personal broadcast studio setup with this vintage-style suspension mount designed to isolate Yeti microphone from noise, shock and ambient vibration.
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced voice effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Onboard audio controls: Studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and mic gain put you in charge of the recording process, simply plug 'n play via the included USB cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kazides, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good microphone

    The microphone is great. I'm no audio expert but I think the microphone sounds great during my meetings and the videos that I create. The swivel arm is really good how we I noticed the microphone cuts out everytike I love the arm. I am not sure it's the microphone, cable or just straight up my computer. I do notice that the microphone isn't straight. It leans to the right. I have the microphone dead center in the desk.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Jihme, 10 out of 10
    Amazing even for conference calls

    Working from home, doing conference calls all day, had me leaning into my laptop to have the microphone in the screen pick up my voice. This microphone is plug and play - just plug in and no special software or anything to set up on my company laptop (which wouldn't allow for third party software anyways). Now, i can sit back and have the microphone tower over my head and I can use a regular voice level to be heard. I love this thing. A little pricey for a microphone but totally worth it. High quality.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Mic and Boom Arm!

    This is a really great mic and boom arm. I’ve seen so many negative reviews on here and amazon but I’m here to say that this is the best boom arm I’ve used. It’s very sturdy and one major complaint I heard was the arm doesn’t lock in place. This is true. It gets tight though and the pressure and weight of it keeps it in place so it allows you to move it around seamlessly and it stays put in whatever angle you have it in. This frequently goes on sale for $170 so wait and buy it then!

    Oct 18, 2019 16:12
  • Review by Leet, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone with desktop arm!

    I love this thing, I already have another yeti that I got free from Dell, but I wanted the arm, and figured I'd snag another mic along with it since the value was much better that way. Highly recommend!

    Feb 27, 2021 10:47
  • Review by BoriPhotography, 10 out of 10
    Love it.

    This mic is awesome for our podcast. And the arm flexes enough that we have a clear and crisp shound. The good thing is that’s compatible with Windows and iOS.

    Feb 16, 2019 06:40
  • Review by Umbrous, 10 out of 10
    Is good

    10/10 would buy again. Come watch me use it at https://www.twitch.tv/umbrous ;) it really do be capturing my amazing vocal chords

    Sep 16, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Nebary, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    Strong enough to handle microphone and additional sound proof screen I bought separately.

    Sep 14, 2020 18:49
  • Review by skygunner27, 10 out of 10
    Bought the Yeticaster to have the Yeti off my desk

    Not much to say. Great audio quality. Awesome Mic arm.

    Aug 09, 2019 15:37
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 - White
    Description

    Be an effective teammate with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Its ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality clarity for effective communication between players, and its S1 speaker drivers prevent audio distortion so you catch every detail. This SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset has a 24-hour battery life to last through extended hours of play.

    5 Features
  • Lossless 2.4G Wireless: Designed for gaming, the 2.4G connection delivers rock-solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference.
  • Outlast the Competition: 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions.
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • S1 Speaker Drivers: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MamaBear21, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones, hands down!

    My son said these are the best headphones (and we’ve been through several)! The range is exceptional! He can walk all the way to the family room and still have perfect connection. When he has the headset on (both ears), he can’t hear me at all. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL He uses them for both, gaming and virtual learning, and says they’re comfortable to wear all day. When he doesn’t want to use the mic on the headset, it retracts into the headset Setup was quick and easy on his Windows 10 pc.

    Jan 08, 2021 22:26
  • Review by BlewKash, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good,maybe I got a bad pair

    The headphones were pretty good but they keep shutting off by itself (and they are charged)and they keep cutting in and out when I’m playing the game

    Jan 21, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Canesfan13, 10 out of 10
    MUST HAVE

    They could have charged 200 bucks for these and they’d still be worth it. I paid 350 for my Astro A50’s and these are leaps and bounds ahead

    Jun 04, 2021 16:25
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Ears blown away!

    Hands down the best I've used and that was before installing SteelSeries GG software to turn on Surround Sound 7.1! The headset is comfortable on my head with the universal band and the earcups are soft. Love all the physical audio controls, which make a hassle free experience.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Steel series Arctic 7 Review

    Great Product! I can walk all around my house without it disconnecting or cutting out. They also do a really good job with their software, they have their own presets for equalizer settings or you can customize it!

    Apr 23, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Flood, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset

    Great sound quality for games, music & movies. Designed well. Battery last for a very long time. The mic is good. Noise cancelling is good. Very light weight. They dont get too hot or uncomfortable after long period of use.

    Only thing I think could've been done differently is the ear cuffs. I feel like they could've used leather or even faux leather.

    Very good choice for anyone willing to spend a moderate amount on a great headset. 5☆

    Jun 27, 2020 03:35
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    One of my fav headsets!

    I’m really enjoying using this. It’s very comfortable and of high quality!!

    Apr 02, 2021 02:08
  • Review by sean, 6 out of 10
    Broke in the first 6 months

    It's a great headset, but after 6 months the charge port broke and now I have to use it as a wired headset.

    Nov 25, 2020 17:39
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7P Wireless – Lossless 2.4 GHz Wireless Gaming Headset – For PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 - White
    Description

    The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless headset is designed specifically for PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 4 and other platforms. It has 24-hour battery life for nonstop gaming, easy on-headset controls, a durable and adjustable build, and lossless ultra-low latency wireless connectivity.

    5 Features
  • Designed for PlayStation 5: Designed for PlayStation 5 and also compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and Nintendo Switch
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz for gaming: Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio designed for ultra-low latency gaming
  • On-headset controls: Discord-certified ClearCast bidirectional microphone
  • Signature Arctis sound: Hear stunning detail in all next-gen games with award-winning sound
  • Rechargeable battery: 24-hour battery life outlasts even your longest gaming sessions
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Docc, 10 out of 10
    The best head set

    I had several headsets and the is the best by far I have owned turtle beach, and Sony pulse 3D and now this and this is the best feel great when very comfortable and great connections no drop out was able to hear sounds better overall battery life longer and you able to hear what the direction footsteps are coming

    Feb 24, 2021 13:55
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Solid gaming headphones, but PS5 is true test...

    Had these for about a week now, going to do a YT review for these, but long story short, very impressed. Clear sound quality, long lasting battery that’ll cover you for days without recharging (unless you play 24 hrs straight), the USB-C dongle is clutch, along with the USB-A cord it comes with. Feels very light on your head with a light clamp on the headphones that feels secure without pressuring your skull.

    Only cons: a lot of wires- charge, micro usb to 3.5mm audio plug, usb-a to usb-c female adapter to use on switch dock, ps4, or pc... the 7P won’t work with XBox wirelessly, but the 3.5mm plug can go into the controller to dodge that whole thing. And the price... not really worth $150 to me, $120 would’ve been a more attractive price point honestly, but the real test is how this will work with PS5 3D audio, which Steelseries says online that all their headphones will work with... stay tuned.

    Oct 28, 2020 20:03
  • Review by McKrinklesac, 10 out of 10
    So happy and crystal clear.

    I had a wired pair of these bought for me about 3 years ago. A friend talked me into going wireless. And man we’re they right. So good! I Dont have to worry about bending, breaking or snagging cables anymore. And these are way more sturdy and comfortable than my RGB, “higher grade” wired version.

    Nov 08, 2021 00:42
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    Beast Headphones

    Love it....the best headphones by far for my Ps5.....

    Oct 26, 2021 11:13
  • Review by Bay707, 10 out of 10
    Overall amazing

    I’ve never really owned a quality headset until this one. I have a Turtle Beach 70 wired headset, while I thought that sounded great I was totally wrong. Obviously there is a big price difference between them. This headset has rich base and makes it very easy to hear where your opponent is coming from! I like that you can monitor your audio with the dial on the headset. I have the 7X version of there for my Xbox Series X and honestly these 7P’s sounds a lot better. Not sure if it’s because of the 3D audio from the PS5 but they are just truly amazing sound wise. Build wise they are very comfortable, the ear cups are soft and the head strap is just makes it sit perfectly on your head. Another great thing is having the retractable mic, as a father of 3 it helps it survive a little longer from being broken by accident. The only thing i wish these had were a voice chat/game sound dial like the 7X. You can adjust that on the PS5 menu but that means interrupting your game to do so. Battery life is great, i go days before i have to charge the headset. Although I don’t game many hours a day so that’s also a factor as to why they last me son long. Other than that they are worth every penny, they match the PS5 color scheme and have zero complaints.

    Mar 26, 2021 01:41
  • Review by Ducman1098, 10 out of 10
    Arctis 7p

    Best headset replaces my turtle beach unit. I think it has a better build vs turtle beach

    Nov 19, 2020 09:18
  • Review by Evol, 10 out of 10
    Paired with PS5 and PC

    Best headphones I have ever have… definitely I have found a good pair of headphones after purchasing a lot of cheap one and broke after a few months. This ones looks solid I hope it last long.

    Sep 04, 2021 12:09
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Another great SteelSeries product

    Another amazing SteelSeries product! These look gorgeous the moment you take them out of the box. High quality construction!

    Aug 24, 2021 19:00
  • 9.2score
    HyperX - Cloud II Pro Wired Gaming Headset - Red
    Description

    Plan out strategies with your allies using this HyperX Cloud II gaming headset, which features 53 mm drivers and a condenser microphone for clear communication. The audio control box includes a built-in DSP sound card.

    5 Features
  • Over-the-ear design: Along with a memory foam headband and leatherette ear cushions offers a comfortable fit for extended gameplay.
  • 53mm drivers: Deliver rich sound, so you feel like you're in the middle of the action.
  • USB and 3.5mm interfaces: Allow you to connect to your Windows or Mac computer as well as PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.
  • Condenser microphone: Lets you communicate with other players.
  • USB audio control box: Features a built-in DSP sound card.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nolan, 10 out of 10
    One of my best headsets

    This headset has been put through a lot. it’s been thrown MULTIPLE times(im a cry baby i know) and it has held through perfectly since i got it. the balance in the equalizer could be better but everybody has preferences so that’s just me. super comfortable to wear and lightweight surprisingly. the only problem is with the adjustable mic. it did last me around probably 3 months by now but it’s starting to stop staying where i position it but it’s an easy 15 bucks for a new replacement mic. overall this thing has been one of the best headsets i’ve ever owned. 100 percent recommend to anyone looking for a cheap but not cheap out buy with great quality. don’t mind the fuzz on the ear covers lol

    Oct 11, 2021 09:46
  • Review by JasonB, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    Great quality headset. I love how it comes with a travel bag and two sets of ear cushions. You can either use the leather ones or the softer felt like ones depending on your preference. These work great on my PS5 as well using the 3D surround sound.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:37
  • Review by EveJuly2020, 10 out of 10
    HyperX Headset

    I really enjoy this gaming headset, they are comfortable and sound clear. One of the best headsets I have purchased. I highly recommend.

    Dec 09, 2020 16:40
  • Review by Dbambs, 8 out of 10
    Nice headphones

    These are pretty good headphones. There are a couple flaws with them though. The sound quality is really good so that is a positive with these. The headphones also look nice. You can either connect the headphones via USB or a headphone jack. If you use the headphone jack the cord is really short - 2 to 3 feet probably. That is the downside. Also we don’t think the microphone is the best, but it is detachable. Overall a good set of headphones.

    Jul 01, 2020 08:01
  • Review by Joshua, 10 out of 10
    Hyperx Cloud 2 Pro Wired Version

    Been using this for a while now,and i have to say this is the best for when you're playing music,games,and phone the mic is super delightful the stereo 7.1 IS GOOD FOR MUSIC DEFINITELY and the mic comes off too and the overall headset is superior when you're traveling 5 stars highly recommend

    Jan 01, 2021 16:59
  • Review by Adrian, 10 out of 10
    For PS5

    Perfect 3D experience. I am using for PlayStation 5.

    Sep 03, 2021 17:55
  • Review by ClayDog, 10 out of 10
    Great for 7.1 Sound

    Had to upgrade to a 7.1 surround sound headset. I had the HyperX stereo before so I knew these would be a good fit.

    This headset works great for Fortnite. Makes a world of difference. This is a PC only review. The one thing you will find you have to get used to is how deep down the person is below you. If you are in the attic and you hear a player below you they might be all the way in the basement when you think they are only a floor below. It does take getting used to.

    Sep 04, 2020 18:18
  • Review by ProNoobGaming, 10 out of 10
    The best gaming headphones ever!

    I've been waiting to buy hyperX cloud II, when it's finally on sale I couldn't resist. It's literally the best, it's got an additional 7.1 surround system, once you turn it on, you get the greatest surround audio ever. Would suggest anytime 10/10 an absolute masterpiece.

    Dec 20, 2019 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Samson - Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone
    Description

    Optimize your recording sessions with this Samson Q2U recording and podcasting pack. The Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone is ideal for studio recordings and stage performances and can be connected directly to your computer or mobile device via USB. This Samson Q2U recording and podcasting pack comes with a range of accessories, including a tripod, a windscreen and a 3m XLR cable, for a complete package.

    9 Features
  • Compatible with most Samson digital voice recorders: For use with your existing device.
  • Q2U Dynamic USB Microphone: Enables recording of voiceovers, narration, interviews, reports and presentations.
  • Die-cast zinc and heavy guage mesh materials: Provide style and durability.
  • Cardioid uni-directional pattern: Picks up your voice and insulates it from other signals.
  • Windscreen: To help keep your audio focused on your subject.
  • Tripod stand extention: For optimal positioning.
  • 50Hz - 15kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables simple digital recording.
  • 10' cord: Offers a flexible range of motion during use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kabrokwah, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Look No Further

    Honestly, this microphone is absolutely fantastic. I came from gaming headsets and a Blue Snowball. The difference here is staggering. Being a dynamic mic, it does a great job of reducing background noise. After adding noise reduction in OBS it went from great to excellent. The clarity of your voice really shines through. Major upgrade over your standard mic.

    Having the option of either USB or XLR with this mic substantially raises the value. Why spend $100+ on a Blue Yeti, when you can buy this mic and a stand for less? It is more durable, requires less tweaking to get the sound you want, and in my opinion sounds better. On top of that, you can use an interface and make it sound even better! The value and upgrade path of this microphone is hard to beat. This is an outstanding microphone for whatever your needs may be.

    Not to mention it feels cool talking into an actual mic like you're a radio host.

    Oct 20, 2021 10:46
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great XLR MIC

    I use this for discord and gaming sometimes FL studio and it works great for all! Immediate notice in quality from my old Blu snowball

    Aug 29, 2020 10:19
  • Review by danyul, 10 out of 10
    Can't beat the price

    Price to performance is perfect. All you do is plug it in and turn it on. Great audio quality for streaming, Zoom, discord/Xbox chat etc.

    May 10, 2021 18:54
  • Review by VESPA5, 10 out of 10
    Great price for a great mic w/accessories

    Pros:

    -Excellent sound quality via USB

    -Even more excellent sound quality via XLR

    -Great sound isolation focusing mainly on your voice

    -Comes with windscreen, mini tripod, boom arm/stand mic holder

    -quality USB cable that has ferrite on it to eliminate any unwanted audio noise

    -They even threw in some quality XLR cables to go with it

    Cons:

    -Probably the blandest looking mic I own

    -the pouch it comes with isn't exactly durable

    -mini tripod has plastic legs

    Overall: I wish I tried this mic out before getting my Shure MV7. Although the MV7 is a great mic (it's my main) you just get the mic, some cables and pamphlet. The Q2U is quite the bargain with everything that you get from it. Dare I say it sounds better than the Samson Q9U! I've tinkered with the Q2U via an audio interface and EQ settings in my DAW and OBS and I couldn't tell the difference between this and my Shure MV7. I think you can tweak mostly any mic to sound similar. Overall, for $70, this is a keeper. Definitely worth using if you are on the road and need a commuter mic.

    Apr 07, 2021 14:01
  • Review by mamerc, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Microphone for podcasting

    Great Microphone at a good price. I have been using this microphone for a couple of months now and it has been my go to when I make a podcast with my friend. It does not pick up the background noise that much(Since it is a dynamic Microphone). The fact you can connect via XLR or usb is a great feature and makes its worthy to be used in all kinds of situation and events. Samson quality in recording has been superb even since, I switch from a Blue Yeti microphone to this one(Though this is dynamic and the yeti is a condenser microphone). Overall I have been really with product and will likely buy it again if I need a new one.

    Nov 07, 2021 07:55
  • Review by markusmalery, 10 out of 10
    best USB mic

    honestly after a littel tweaking, utilizing the rtx noise suppression. this 60 dollar mic is better then even its higher end usb mics like the yeti. people do not realize the yeti is a condensor mic which people dont realize if your room is not noise treated, it will pick up every echo. where as this style of mic is meant for what is right in front of it, and like i said, you can get it to sound better then a yeti for less. and have the option to upgrade as you go along to XLR with an audio interface.

    Aug 28, 2020 17:42
  • Review by Bernardo, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Quality and Price!

    Very good for voiceover and podcasting, which I do both. I love that I can use it with my computer via USB and XLR for podcasting with my Zoom Podtrak P8. Recommend for beginning Voice artists, or Podcasters! And I don't say this lightly I studied for a couple of months because of the need to upgrade my current VO Mic and with the new Podcast. Always do your homework before buying any items like this! The only "Con" is the stands that come with the Mic too low for me and my guests. Fortunately, I already have better stands for the mic's.

    Nov 08, 2021 13:01
  • Review by Peter, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for calls and voiceovers

    Lets just say most people who bought Blue Yetis and popular condenser mics because they saw streamers and youtubers with it probably should have bought this for themselves (especially since they're buying the accompanying arms and put the mics in front of their face anyway). Super clear audio (it's a dynamic mic - should be in close vicinity of your mouth) without having to hear every click and clack from your keyboard or mother/roommate in the background yelling at you (well, you'll still hear that, but the people you're in a channel with won't).

    Sep 19, 2021 02:51
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Snowball iCE Wired Cardioid USB Plug 'n Play Microphone
    Description

    With Blue’s Snowball iCE you get high-quality sound for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Its custom cardioid condenser capsule delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone. The adjustable tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source. Plug ‘n play USB connection works with any software or computer.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    7 Features
  • Custom condenser capsule: Powered by Blue’s custom condenser capsule, Snowball iCE delivers crystal-clear audio quality that’s light-years ahead of your built-in computer microphone.
  • Cardioid pickup pattern: Snowball iCE’s cardioid pickup pattern is ideal for capturing your voice for Skype, podcasting, gaming, and more.
  • Stylish, retro design: The stylish, retro aesthetic is inspired by classic recording equipment and looks great on your desktop and on camera.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: The included tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
  • Premium gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Snowball iCE USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Skype and Discord certified: Whether you’re conducting interviews over Skype*, streaming live gameplay**on Twitch, or communicating across the globe, you’ll be heard loud and clear.
  • Plug 'n playon Mac and PC: Instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by xanosaucy, 8 out of 10
    Good Not Great but Sometimes Great

    Good enough for most things. Great for budget podcasting, it would sometimes sound better than the more expensive Blue Yeti. Podcasting buddy uses Yeti to record and we'd notice that in certain settings the Snowball sounded superior. I'm not an audiophile so I'll say that it may have been room acoustics and the Yeti recording setting used in those sessions that caused the difference in quality. Still, not bad for a mic under $50. The tripod is built in sadly and recently a leg snapped off in less than a year of owning it. I remember remarking to my wife that the legs feel flimsy and I was not too bothered by it thinking I wasn't going to be packing it and unpacking it so often. I was wrong, I did need a more mobile friendly mic. Oh well. Buy it if you're on a budget. you won't regret it.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:11
  • Review by Santiago, 10 out of 10
    Great PC-USB Mic on a budget

    For just under $70 you are getting a high quality mic that is great for PC-Gaming communication. The only downside to this Mic is that it captures a great range of ambient noise, however, other than that, it is an amazing purchase.

    Jun 11, 2019 12:55
  • Review by izzojackal, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    I've been using this for a little bit now and it's a huge improvement from what I was using. I use this to stream games on twitch and people can actually hear me now and I sound clear. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesnt need anything fancy and is on a budget. Twitch.tv/izzojackal

    Jul 21, 2017 18:43
  • Review by pmonsi, 10 out of 10
    Excellent microphone

    It's unbelievable how clear the sound is with his microphone!I highly recommend it! It's a breeze to install, just plug it and that's all.

    Nov 30, 2018 19:15
  • Review by Selena, 10 out of 10
    Satisfied

    I'm so glad I purchased this microphone. I did a lot of research on it and found out that this is a really good one. I haven't opened it yet because I'm saving it to give to someone as a birthday present. But I know I need the right choice because of all the reviews.

    Mar 23, 2021 00:55
  • Review by Goated, 10 out of 10
    Recommend this

    It’s good bigger than I expected so get it if you want it

    Sep 04, 2021 14:01
  • Review by PIDCAST, 10 out of 10
    The perfect mic

    Works great especially being a beginner on podcast. It’s the perfect size for traveling around with you. Works very well. I am enjoying my snowball mic.

    Apr 02, 2021 21:17
  • Review by GivemChills, 10 out of 10
    BLUE SNOWBALL ICE - WORTH THE $50! [JUNE 2020]

    This Blue Snowball ICE preformed really well in my opinion. It did a really good job in not picking up background noise but at the same time it just means you need to be closer to it for a clearer and crisper audio.

    Full review here:

    https://youtu.be/YYOr4qS7qjY

    Jun 15, 2020 13:25
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Yeticaster Studio Professional Wired Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Desktop Bundle
    Description

    Yeticaster Studio is the ultimate professional recording studio setup for your desktop. Featuring the professionalYeti USB microphone, Radius III shockmount, Compass premium desktop boom arm, and software from PreSonus and iZotope, Yeticaster Studio delivers everything you need for professional gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. With stunning sound quality, professional features and sophisticated on-camera looks, Yeticaster Studio instantly transforms your desktop into a state-of-the-art studio.

    6 Features
  • Yeti USB condenser microphone: Record and stream with unparalleled sound quality direct to your computer or laptop on PC or Mac with our number 1 USB microphone.
  • Compass broadcast boom arm: Attach Yeti USB mic to the Compass boom arm featuring a premium internal spring design with built-in cable management for game streaming, podcasting, voice-over and more.
  • Radius III vintage-style suspension shockmount: Complete your personal broadcast studio setup with this vintage-style suspension mount designed to isolate Yeti microphone from noise, shock and ambient vibration.
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced voice effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Onboard audio controls: Studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and mic gain put you in charge of the recording process, simply plug 'n play via the included USB cable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kazides, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good microphone

    The microphone is great. I'm no audio expert but I think the microphone sounds great during my meetings and the videos that I create. The swivel arm is really good how we I noticed the microphone cuts out everytike I love the arm. I am not sure it's the microphone, cable or just straight up my computer. I do notice that the microphone isn't straight. It leans to the right. I have the microphone dead center in the desk.

    Sep 17, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Jihme, 10 out of 10
    Amazing even for conference calls

    Working from home, doing conference calls all day, had me leaning into my laptop to have the microphone in the screen pick up my voice. This microphone is plug and play - just plug in and no special software or anything to set up on my company laptop (which wouldn't allow for third party software anyways). Now, i can sit back and have the microphone tower over my head and I can use a regular voice level to be heard. I love this thing. A little pricey for a microphone but totally worth it. High quality.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Greg, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Mic and Boom Arm!

    This is a really great mic and boom arm. I’ve seen so many negative reviews on here and amazon but I’m here to say that this is the best boom arm I’ve used. It’s very sturdy and one major complaint I heard was the arm doesn’t lock in place. This is true. It gets tight though and the pressure and weight of it keeps it in place so it allows you to move it around seamlessly and it stays put in whatever angle you have it in. This frequently goes on sale for $170 so wait and buy it then!

    Oct 18, 2019 16:12
  • Review by Leet, 10 out of 10
    Great microphone with desktop arm!

    I love this thing, I already have another yeti that I got free from Dell, but I wanted the arm, and figured I'd snag another mic along with it since the value was much better that way. Highly recommend!

    Feb 27, 2021 10:47
  • Review by BoriPhotography, 10 out of 10
    Love it.

    This mic is awesome for our podcast. And the arm flexes enough that we have a clear and crisp shound. The good thing is that’s compatible with Windows and iOS.

    Feb 16, 2019 06:40
  • Review by Umbrous, 10 out of 10
    Is good

    10/10 would buy again. Come watch me use it at https://www.twitch.tv/umbrous ;) it really do be capturing my amazing vocal chords

    Sep 16, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Nebary, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    Strong enough to handle microphone and additional sound proof screen I bought separately.

    Sep 14, 2020 18:49
  • Review by skygunner27, 10 out of 10
    Bought the Yeticaster to have the Yeti off my desk

    Not much to say. Great audio quality. Awesome Mic arm.

    Aug 09, 2019 15:37
  • 9.2score
    Blue Microphones - Snowball Wired Cardioid and Omnidirectional Condenser USB Vocal Microphone
    Description

    Capture studio-quality audio for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more with the popular Snowball USB microphone. Snowball utilizes a unique two-capsule design that produces a crisp, clean and natural sound. Cardioid and omni pickup patterns (with an optional -10dB pad in cardioid mode) give you the versatility to capture all sorts of recording and streaming projects. Snowball’s adjustable metal stand lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality. Simple USB plug 'n play operation means you don’t need any extra gear –just plug in and start recording and streaming with amazing quality.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    8 Features
  • Legendary Blue broadcast sound: Two-capsule design gives your voice exceptional presence and detail.
  • Multiple pickup patterns: The cardioid pattern is perfect for gaming and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls.
  • Stylish, retro design: Inspired by classic recording equipment, Snowball's stylish, retro aesthetic looks great on your desktop and on camera.
  • Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide: Based on independent sales data (April '19 -March '20) of PC microphones in both units and dollars in the US and Canada.
  • Premium gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Snowball USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • -10 dB pad: Keeps Snowball sounding clean and distortion-free on louder voices and instruments.
  • Adjustable desktop stand: The included tripod lets you position the microphone in relation to the sound source, improving sound quality.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Start streaming quickly and easily with driver-free operation on Mac and PC.What’s included:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NomadicGamer, 10 out of 10
    Sick A** Mic

    Got this on sale after Black Friday for 40 bucks. I use it for live streaming and music recording. The sound is crystal clear on any app I use it for. Definitely worth the buy.

    Jan 13, 2018 06:11
  • Review by GreatInvestment, 10 out of 10
    Great Choice

    I am really enjoying my snowball! It gives a good crisp sound and I am very pleased with this product.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:43
  • Review by BatteriesNotIcluded, 8 out of 10
    I actually give it 3.5 stars

    This is one of the first mics that i purchased and actually liked. It records in studio sessions very well and has 3 different settings available to record on!

    Oct 18, 2017 18:12
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Believe the Reviews

    I always read reviews before making a tech purchase. So many people were clamoring how easy it was to use this Blue Snowball microphone in conjunction with their gaming needs that I decided to go against what I really wanted, which was the Turtle Beach Microphone that is now available.

    The Blue Snowball is extremely easy to use. It doesn't even come with software to install. The booklet said that it was plug and play with any PC/MAC. I have a Mac, so I connected it and it automatically appeared in the following software by name: Elgato Video Recorder/Editor, Garage Band, Final Cut Pro X, and iMovie. I haven't plugged it into my PC, but I assume it should work just as well.

    The microphone has 1 switch on the back with three options. Option 1 is recommended for game-play/podcast recordings. Option 2 is best suited for musical needs. Option three is best suited for outdoor recordings. I had a concert to go to the day after I received the mic. I took my Mac book and recorded the concert (it was a high school choir in an auditorium). The sounds quality was impressive. My wife (choir director) said she had never heard her choir sound like that.

    For voiceovers on my video gameplays, I can provide you a link to a video I uploaded that showcases how the mic sounds with my voice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEk9LCFiKrM&t=48s

    Judge for yourself. Using the ELGATO software, as I hit record, it automatically records my voice over the gameplay so that I don't have to sync the video with the audio later. It's seamless, easy, and sounds great. I now look forward to recording with the microphone because it has eliminated a time-consuming task of having to sync the audio with the video. Definitely worth the investment. I'm sure there are better microphones out there, but none will be as easy to use as this Blue Snowball microphone. There aren't many options to highly customize the mic, the booklet itself even says that if you want a mic that you can custom modify, to look elsewhere because this mic was meant for people who just want something that works out of the box. In that sense, the goal is over-accomplished.

    Dec 04, 2016 23:30
  • Review by TB91, 10 out of 10
    Great mic for a great price :)

    This is a great mic, esspessialy this version which has 3 different mic settings to fit the different needs for the streamer/content creator. Plus it's very portable for easy travel and easy set up. Just plug into your desktop or laptop and your ready to go :)

    Nov 25, 2018 20:18
  • Review by RandomCABBCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Great Mic for Conference Calls

    This is a great desktop microphone. I like the sensitivity settings... two for Cardioid (one being more focused on straight ahead, the other having wider pickup range) and one for Omnidirectional. In my testing, I can really discern the difference between the Cardioid settings-- there's a very pronounced drop-off in pickup as the sound source moves to one side or the other.

    I installed the Mac software to see what it does. It allows you to mute and unmute the mic. As that's a feature of Zoom and other similar applications, I figured I didn't need the extra software and I deleted it. Maybe there's more the software can do with other models of mics.

    I plan to use it for Teams on my company computer and Zoom on my Mac.

    Looks like a well made piece of gear. I like the sturdy stand it comes with. The threaded socket fits a regular mic stand, too, if you ever want to do that

    Oct 29, 2021 17:22
  • Review by AnonMovieFan, 10 out of 10
    Great for music

    This is a really solid microphone for playing music, especially these days when everybody is connecting online via videoconferencing. This mic picks up a large frequency range, so won't clip or cut out when you are playing something high-pitched. And it is really convenient to use; just plug into the USB port and it's ready to go. No extra software needed.

    Oct 07, 2021 14:42
  • Review by BobE, 10 out of 10
    Clarity! Range! Quality!

    Clarity. Range. Quality. We use in a conference room and it works so well I'm getting ready to purchase another for a different setting.

    Nov 04, 2021 13:25
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - H390 Wired USB Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headset - Black
    Description

    The H390 USB Headset lets you experience clear internet calls with a simple plug-and-play USB connection and a noise-cancelling mic that minimizesunwanted background noise for clear conversations. Laser-tuned drivers deliver enhanced digital audio from your favoritemusic and games. The rigid, left-sided mic can be positioned for better voice capture and the moveable boom can be tucked out of the way when you’re not using it. Simple controls on the headset cord let you adjust the volume or mute calls without disruption. The adjustable headband features swivel-mounted, leatherette ear cushions for hours of comfort. It is easy to clean, too.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    7 Features
  • Compatibility: SB computer headset, common calling applications across almost all platforms and operating systems.Compatible with PC, Mac, Laptop, Chromebook.
  • Active noise-canceling microphone: Minimizes background sound for clear audio transmission. Rotating design lets you move the microphone away while listening to music or watching a movie.
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity: Enables easy connection without the need to install software and delivers clear, digital audio.
  • 7.64' cable: Permits a wide range of motion.
  • In-line audio controls: Let you adjust the volume or mute the microphone with ease. LED mute indicator provides at-a-glance information.
  • Over-the-ear design: With plush ear pads for comfort during extended wear. Adjustable, padded headband allows easy customization.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 100Hz - 10kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Lashundra, 10 out of 10
    Great USB headset

    No complaints I'm having to get another one only because my dog loved it so much too that he tried to eat it.

    Apr 16, 2021 09:36
  • Review by Pooh, 10 out of 10
    Great

    I can hear clearly and speak clearly have not heard my Manager's complain about back ground noses it’s comfortable because I work 8 hours with them so no pain at the end of my shift. Plug in and it works no extra I am a no fuse person I like easy !!!!

    Jun 19, 2020 19:09
  • Review by LazyBone, 10 out of 10
    A must buy for WFH

    Excellent product! I’m not a fan of cord. I prefer wireless but my employer’s software from the virtual desktop is only compatible with a USB connected headset so I was forced to buy it. Surprisingly, it performs better than and more comfortable to wear for long hours than the one I had with a headphone jack. Works great with my iMac.

    Nov 06, 2021 02:34
  • Review by LWalk, 8 out of 10
    Great But for the Price

    There is no software setup for these headphones so that’s a plus. My clients can hear me clearly. The only reason I did not give it a 5/5 is because after a long while they become super uncomfortable and hurt your cartilage but that’s to be expected if you are wearing them 8 hours a day.

    Oct 16, 2020 15:54
  • Review by thafilapino, 10 out of 10
    Cheap, easy, exactly what i needed :)

    All of the above. I needed a super basic headset to use while I play online with 2 buddies. It was in stock, had the necessary length for my table setup. Yup. Mission accomplished!

    Jan 08, 2017 01:51
  • Review by TeacherM, 10 out of 10
    Like a pro

    I love how it registers your voice, very clean and audible. Deserves 5 stars

    Jun 19, 2020 12:51
  • Review by wavyda, 10 out of 10
    Exceptional

    Works a little too good tbh. Just wish I could switch the mic piece back so that it’s on my right side, but it’s nowhere near a deal breaker. Would recommend.

    Dec 21, 2020 13:53
  • Review by Slim58, 4 out of 10
    Customers complain they can't hear me

    I purchased this headset to use for my Call Center - it was fine for the first few calls and now customers are saying they cannot hear me. I would not recommend

    Nov 17, 2019 10:12
  • 9.0score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 Wired THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Black
    Description

    If esports is everything, give it your all with the Razer BlackShark V2. Introducing a triple threat of amazing audio, superior mic clarity and supreme sound isolation. Fitted with titanium-coated drivers, a USB sound card, softer ear cushions and THX Spatial Audio, your time to turn pro is now.

    5 Features
  • Razer™ TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers: With titanium-coated diaphragms for added clarity, our new, cutting-edge proprietary design divides the driver into 3 parts for the individual tuning of highs, mids, and lows—producing brighter, clearer audio with richer highs and more powerful lows.
  • Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card: Tuned to have a more focused voice pickup area, get the most out of the headset’s removable mic with a USB sound card that lets you tweak and improve your voice output even further via Razer Synapse.
  • Advanced passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted focus: From cheering crowds to the hum of your rig, shut noise out with special closed earcups that full cover your ears, aided by plush cushions that form a perfect seal for greater sound isolation.
  • Ultra-soft breathable memory foam ear cushions for premium comfort: Wrapped in plush leatherette, the foam’s improved density greatly reduces the headset’s clamping force, while a breathable fabric minimizes sweat and heat build-up generated by skin contact.
  • THX Spatial Audio pinpoint positional accuracy for greater immersion and competitive gaming: Stay on top of your opponents’ movements and gain valuable map knowledge with next-gen surround sound that optimizes the game’s sound design to bring you true-to-life acoustics.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Solrak, 8 out of 10
    Nailing the basics … and then some

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    Bottom Line Upfront: The Razer Blackshark V2 is exactly what it appears to be: a lightweight, well thought and executed headset with a clear gaming focus. It won’t break the bank – and the added USB sound card really gives it much appreciated flexibility when jumping from different PCs or laptops on the go. No, its, not perfect – but it is totally worth the price and is a quality piece of kit to add to your gaming set up.

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    Detailed Observations after a regular usage:

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    >>> Exterior Design thoughts:

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    Starting with the physical design of the headset – it definitely “gamer centric” with its two Green “Razor Serpent” logos on the exterior of each earcup - and will not be confused with a high end / premium styled headset that cost upwards of $200 out there. I personally would have liked to see those logos light up or have some kind of RGB element to them – but I can wholly appreciate the “muted gamer” aspect these manage to pull off – plus I imagine that would have added to the overall cost of the unit as well (if they ever found a way to put that option in there without raising the price that would be awesome though). It still manages to feel solidly built where it counts, particularly with the knobs and switches for volume and mic muting. The headband stitching and material seem durable and quality on top of that as well. I am not a fan of the hardwired/non removable cable that leads into the earcup – I would have preferred something modular that I can replace, or would not be subject to strain/wear and tear when traveling with them in my bag/backpack. It would also have been nice is the earcups offered some kind of rotational adjustment so that they could be folded flat against my chest, or storage/travel as well when not in use. The wires that support the up and down adjustment seem sturdy enough – but I would like to have a thicker gauge of metal used for added reassurance of “durability” over the long haul.

    >>> Earcup padding and fabric thoughts:

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    The fabric Razer uses for the earcups is simple, but functional. Its soft and has more than enough ventilation holes -without feeling scratchy against me skin. Razer says the BlackShark V2 has memory foam – but in my personal experience this can be pretty vague since there are essentially what I consider to be 2 types of memory foam products out there..either the “classic” – slow forming, quicksand feeling – “heavy” memory foam from the TV mattress commercials where someone places their hand on it … OR … the newer “lighter” memory foams that are blended with other foams to “breath better” and rebound faster. The Blackshark V2 definitely has the latter – which helps the whole set to have a light feel, without giving me a “head trapped in vice” feeling that I have gotten from other headsets in the past. I still would have preferred the “classic” heavier memory foam in the cups, even if it added extra weight and reduced breathability – but I think that would have also helped reduce background noise when the headset is on as well. The headset still does a good job of blocking ambient and background noise – but I wouldn’t say it was “stellar” in that regard. I don’t believe the earcups are removable for washing, and I did not see anything in the product literature/instructions that says it could be removed -so that really is some I am concerned with. I keep saying I travel a lot – because I do – and I like being able to clean my things after heavy usage. Sweat, dirt, grime builds up quicker and I worry that this may be an issue further on down the line.

    >>> THX Spatial audio:

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    For the record I have never been overly found of “spatial audio” effects in headsets. Having owned and tried a couple of these “spatial audio” styled headset recently and in the past -I am still not overly impressed OUTSIDE of gaming applications. I repeat…OUTSIDE of gaming applications. While gaming – the THX spatial audio delivers on its promise of immersive enhancement all the way. Playing Fortnite, I could clearly and distinctly hear the directional location of gunfire and footsteps with it on, and saved me from elimination on more than one occasion while indoors and in certain environments by accurately letting me gage where people where sneaking around to try to get the drop on me. All that being said – THX spatial audio is not so great on anything else. Often distorting to altering music and movies in a way that was not natural to my ears. Fortunately, it is a simple couple of clicks to turn it off in Razer’s Synapse software – and you can go back to enjoying excellent sounds from all the other non-gaming applications.

    Closing thoughts:

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    Razer has been part of the gaming scene for what seems like forever to me…since I was back in high school…literally 20 years ago. That being said, I can say that they have consistently brought new, innovative products, devices and peripherals over those couple of decades. Some of those products didn’t deliver on expectations, while others far exceeded expectation and helped to push the industry forward. I am happy to say that the Razer Blackshark V2 (with the included USB soundcard in use) safely falls into the latter of those two in that comparison… and truly delivers on what a gaming focused headset should do – while not requiring a car payment sized investment as part of the price of admission. I think the part I honestly found that made the difference was the USB soundcard dongle. While you can use the headset without the USB soundcard as just a regular 3.5mm plug/input - that's not what made this headset special to me. I jump from my Gaming laptop, to my ultra-portable laptop, to a friend’s laptop – and then back to my home gaming rig … all the time. Having the ability to have a consistent, good sounding headset – that didn’t make me feel like my head was in a vice – wasn’t something I initially thought I would appreciate until after using it for a bit. The Razer Blackshark V2 delivers on all the basics, adds external USB sound card functionality, and seems well built for under $100 MSRP. Yeah – it could offer some nicer included goodies and design choices - and even some additional RGB lighting – but wouldn’t hold it against it. What I would say is that the non-removable ear cup covers/foam is disappointing to me personally – and affects my rating of the product the way I use it significantly.

    Interesting things to note:

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    - The headset/USB cables are all braided, helping to reduce tangling, reduce cable noises while gaming and look legit in any setup / desk setup

    - The included “Storage/Carrying” bag is a nice thought – but it is a little on thing side and not made of the most durable fabric. It caught a ton of pet hair in my use, and it managed to act as a dust and crumb magnet in my bag when I transported it – these things may not bother/apply to you

    - I liked the little mic imprinted on the exterior casing of the removable microphone. Little things like that make me feel like Razor is actively trying to make sure people face the wrong end of the mic to face

    - You NEED to download and install the Razor Synapse software to unlock ALL of the features of the mic. Everything from Custom EQs, Spatial sound modifications, to microphone recording enhances are tucked away inside – and really help the Blackshark V2 punch above its weight

    - I like having the detachable mic in the Blackshark V2 headset V.S. having it built in adding more bulk and making it non user serviceable as well. I did not use the microphone heavily – but when I did, I never had any distortion or recording issues with my teammates or while in any games

    - I have mixed feelings about the tactile volume “knob”. I like how I can turn up/lower the volume quickly and easily by feel alone from “off”position all the way to the to 50% - and to 100% positions – but I can’t feel that just a normal sized knob, with maybe “off”-25%-50%-75%-100% positions would have been more appreciated by me - since I don’t need to fine tune from 50% -100% - but rather 75%-100% (as complicated as that all may sound)

    Aug 15, 2020 00:49
  • Review by Acadius, 8 out of 10
    Clear and Sharp

    Gaming is a way of life for a lot of us.

    Whether it’s to entertain an audience during a broadcast, hopping online with some friends to unwind from a long day or just to immerse yourself into a rich story. No matter what your gaming motivation is, the sound of said game is important to any experience.

    Razer’s Blackshark V2 headset delivers some great sound for your gaming world.

    Comfort: The Blackshark is probably the most comfortable gaming headset that I’ve ever worn. And that’s saying a lot since I’ve owned several headsets since 2013. It’s a low profile aviator design fit with breathable ear cups which is important for those long gaming sessions. I didn’t feel any overwhelming heat or sweat from wearing them during my sessions that last for several hours. For an incredibly lightweight headset, I am amazed at how they can cup my ears firmly without becoming irritating after an hour. You might even forget that you’re wearing them. It happened to me twice already.

    The volume is a direct access dial that’s located on the right ear cup. It’s easy to adjust and you’ll feel a ‘click’ when you’ve dialed to the halfway mark. Just behind the volume dial is the mic mute button which is easy to use. I can appreciate the location of these two features since your fingers know exactly where to go rather than fumbling for the mute slider that’s on a cord that we’ve seen with other headsets.

    Sound: The Blackshark V2 has A LOT of options for you to experiment with regarding the sort of audio experience you are looking for. However, I have to inform you, all of these sound options are meant for PC players only. That’s not to say that you cannot use the Blackshark for your PS4, Xbox One, or Switch. Instead of using the built-in USB soundcard, you can plug the headset via the 3.5mm audio jack directly into the Switch, PS4, or Xbox One controller/handheld. That’s not to say that your audio experiences with the Blackshark are going to be horrible, it’s just that with the consoles, you cannot fine-tune the type of audio you are seeking. The PC audio options via the Razer Synapse app are PLENTY:

    Mic Volume

    Mic Boost

    Mic Sensitivity

    THX Spatial Audio Equalizer

    And that’s just to name a few of the customization options for the PC gamer. And even if you’re using this headset for your console, the sound is insanely sharp and clear. For me, the sounds are distinctive. Footsteps aren’t overridden by other audio cues in games like Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends where you NEED to be aware of your audio surroundings.

    For the gamers that are looking for a deep and pronounced bass sound, then you’ll find that the Blackshark does not offer that sound experience. Even after I experimented with the calibrations, there was no ‘booming’ bass sound. I’m assuming that this was done so as not to conflict with the other sounds that I mentioned before. I played Apex Legends on my PC and then played Ghost of Tsushima on my PS4. Both games have different uses for sound but both were astounding to hear. From the gunfire approaching closer to my location in Apex Legends to the sounds of wind and thunder in Ghost of Tsushima, I felt like I was in those moments.

    Unfortunately, there’s no vocal feedback when using the headset on consoles. This means that you can’t hear yourself and will be talking at a louder tone to your online team or friends unless you pull one of the ear cups slightly off your ear.

    If you’re anything like me, you tend to use your gaming headset for other things such as watching movies. Just like the gaming sound, the sounds from the movies were clear, sharp, and distinct. A surround sound theater around your ears.

    The Blackshark distributes a clean and sharp audio experience for ALL gamers but offers customization for the PC gamer. If you’re looking for comfort, clean sound without being overwhelmed by multiple wires, and the weight of the headset, I believe you will be satisfied with the Blackshark V2.

    Aug 17, 2020 14:39
  • Review by VangTfz, 10 out of 10
    Great budget gaming headset

    The Razer Blackshark V2 headset...

    TLDR: best bang for the buck in this price range!

    Sound Quality: This is a closed-back headset and it does well to provide very accurate directional audio. Compared to my A40s, mids & highs are a bit less pronounced but still good enough to hear what you need to to play at a high level. If you play FPS games, you'll appreciate these headsets as footsteps and directions are very discernible. The addition of the Razer USB soundcard is also a nice addition to provide better audio quality compared to your standard 3.5mm outputs. One thing to note is the volume knob - it is in reverse from what i'm used to... Turning it counter clock-wise will go up in volume and clock-wise will lower the volume. Thought that was strange, but eventually i got used to it. This may not be an issue for others, so it's not worth docking any stars over but worth mentioning.

    Comfort: These headphones have some very comfy earpads. I have pretty big ears, and when gaming over a few hours, i don't experience any discomfort with my ears or my head from the headset. The inner ear pads have a thin layer that sits between your ears and the drivers, thus if your ears are big, there won't be any hard contact that would cause ear discomfort. One thing to note also is that these are very light as well, so this helps to alleviate any strain you may experience with other headsets with prolonged use.

    Form Factor & Build Quality: Since this is a budget gaming headset, this is an area where you can see some corners were cut. Each earcup is connected via two adjustment rods that move independently of each other. What this means is that when adjusting the headset, if you don't evenly apply pressure to lengthen/shorten the earcup, then it may be uneven (one rod may have more length than the other). This mechanism makes it certainly more tedious to adjust the headset, however once set you wouldn't have to repeat this process again so it's not a make or break factor. Outside of the earcups, the microphone is detachable and very good. Compared to my A40s, the microphone quality is on par, so that is a big plus! Razer also provides software to adjust mic & sound profiles as well, so don't forget to download it to adjust to your liking. The audio cable on the other hand is not detachable, so you will not be able to replace it if you need to (or detach it when you are putting it in your bag to travel).

    Overall, in this price range i would definitely recommend this headset.

    Aug 15, 2020 23:08
  • Review by Yomamma, 10 out of 10
    Best birthday gift ever!

    Purchased this set for my grandson for his 15th birthday! He’s an active gamer and his other headset was disintegrating. Theses were a big hit! He said they were super comfortable to wear and very easy to install with excellent sound quality!

    Oct 28, 2021 09:08
  • Review by AllisChalmers, 10 out of 10
    Better sound & comfort than Razer Krakens

    This review is from the viewpoint of a middle-aged female casual gamer who mostly plays Fortnite and Fall Guys on PC. I'm no audiophile and mostly care about finding a gaming headset that will fit my fat head and not give me headaches. I've been using a Razer Kraken Tournament headset, but the band hurts the top of my rotund melon. Here is my Cliff's notes pros and cons list for those of you old enough to know what Cliff's notes are.

    Pros:

    + Ultra padded band

    + Soft earcups that swivel to match head shape

    + Removable microphone (not on Blackshark V2x)

    + Mic monitoring/sidetone feature in software

    + Clear sounds during gameplay

    + Lighter than Krakens (255g vs 340g approx.)

    Cons:

    - Annoying mic cover (removable though)

    - Sound adjustments require Razer's software

    - Stronger clamping force than Krakens

    Some YouTube reviews mention better sound without the sound card attached, but it's fine for my basic needs. I love that this headset/software offers the mic monitoring feature so I can hear how loudly I am talking, and it's crystal clear. I would use my Blue Yeti microphone for voiceovers in video editing, but the Blackshark's mic is sufficient for gaming comms.

    Most importantly, the lighter weight and ultra padded band on the Blacksharks allows me to wear them without immediately getting a headache. I still prefer speakers to headsets for my sensitive head, but the Blacksharks are the best I've tried for comfort...and I've tried SteelSeries, HyperX, and Logitech.

    For those wondering what the major difference is between the Blackshark V2 and V2X, this version has a stitched band, different material on the ear cups, sound card, detachable microphone, and slightly heavier weight. The detachable microphone and more luxurious headband are what sold me on the more expensive version. Although the mic is a bit annoying because it isn't retractable like on the Krakens, I plan to keep this Blackshark headset and use it instead of my Krakens due to improved sound and comfort. I did purchase Best Buy's protection plan since the flimsy side adjustments and exposed cord worry me about durability. Thus far, build quality appears excellent, and this old lady is pleased with Razer's latest headset. If you also have a fat head, give these a try!

    Aug 15, 2020 17:12
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Superb sound quality at a reasonable price!

    The Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset offers great sound, features and comfort at a reasonable price. When unboxing the headset you're greeted with a fold up top that is usually a part of premium packaging so that was a nice touch. Inside of the inner cardboard tray you'll find the headset in a fleece like bag that includes the headset with attached USB sound card a detachable mic and the headset itself. The headset is adjustable on the sides by sliding the ear cups along the skinny black rails that hold them to the band it does feel a bit delicate. The top of the headset does offer a bit of cushion and does feel comfortable and so do the cushions on the ear cups. The detachable mic can only go in one way and it did sound loud and clear on my mic tests as well as voice chatting. The sound quality of the Razer BlackShark V2 did sound good for its price point thanks to the 50mm Titanium drivers and the included software that installs on your pc from the USB sound card adds a bunch of features like spatial surround sound that helps you hear directional footsteps as well as different equalizer settings to tune the sound to your liking. At first I thought the overall sound levels were low but it turns out that the volume adjuster on the side of the headset was turned about halfway down so when I raised it to the max the sound was much more immersive. The cups seal around your ears and give a decent amount of passive noise cancelation and the software included does also give your mic some noise cancelation to cancel out loud keyboards, clicks and background noise when you use your mic. The headset does feel light and never felt heavy on my head even after several hours of testing. Adding on to all of these features you have a 2 year warranty that instills a sense of reliability and making this a no brainer for me to recommend getting whether you game on PC, Console or Mobile.

    Aug 13, 2020 14:46
  • Review by Dan0Sterling, 10 out of 10
    Well mic'd, Comfortable isolated sound

    Wireless is all the rage, but it doesn’t always deliver the performance you can get with a wired headset. With the Blackshark 2, Razor built a very versatile, comfortable, and quiet headset with the only downside being the 6 foot wire connecting you to your device.

    Overall, it’s a great set up to use with a very well designed microphone, great comfort, and good earphones. Gamers, virtual students, and virtual workers will all find something to like with this wired headset.

    Let’s start with the microphone. I’ve used various headsets over the years for voice recognition and for communication. Noise cancellation has always been key for voice recognition. It’s now becoming more important as I share my workspace with my wife and children all day. Razer provides the Blackshark with the clearest microphone I’ve ever used. My voice recognition has never been more accurate. Callers have complimented me. You can feel comfortable using this to record podcasts.

    Comfort is important if you’ll be wearing this headset all day. Again, this scores well. Earpieces envelop your ears blocking out sound while sitting comfortably on pads as soft as my cat’s feet (though much thicker). Despite all the padding, there is ample room for my eyeglasses. My head does not feel pinched at all, even after wearing the headset for a couple of hours. Despite lacking active noise cancellation, it’s hard to hear anything happening more than a few feet away.

    What’s a headset without good sound? You get decent all around sound quality, but I wouldn’t call it world class. They deliver a very balanced soundscape which is mildly rich in detail. Razer packages the headset with a USB soundcard. This allows you to customize some of the spatial audio features. Using the soundcard, the soundtrack I was listening to (Star Wars 9) seemed just a little bit brighter and more open. It won’t be confused with true 7.1 immersive sound. The sound card also reduced the volume of the microphone quite a bit. For clear communication, I preferred plugging it into my PC's headphone jack.

    Gamers will find the side mounted mute button very handy. It can quickly be used to keep your reality from disrupting your friends. When it’s time to pack up and go, the microphone unplugs from the headset for easy portability. The wire cannot be detached from the headset for replacement. You should therefore be sure to take care of the wire carefully when slipping it into the included carrying case.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Razer, 10 out of 10
    Razer blackshark V2 pro

    Recently bought the pro version of this headset because I loved this wired version but didn’t know Razer had a pro wireless option so now I have two headsets that work great and never have to worry about battery since I have the wired version to swap with while the pro wireless is low on battery

    Oct 31, 2020 02:33
  • 9.0score
    Razer - Kraken Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Black
    Description

    Chat with friends while playing games using this Razer Kraken multi-platform wired gaming headset. The earpieces are made with memory foam for added comfort, while the stereo sound offers a more immersive experience. This Razer Kraken multi-platform wired gaming headset features a retractable microphone, letting you stow it away when not in use.

    6 Features
  • Custom-Tuned 50 mm Drivers: Enjoy superior sound clarity and deep, punchy bass for a wide soundscape. Listen to every detail from subtle footsteps sneaking up behind you to climatic explosions that blow you away.
  • Cross-Platform Compatability: The Razer Kraken is compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One|X|S, PS4, PS5 Nintendo Switch and mobile devices with a 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Retractable Unidirectional Microphone: The unidirectional microphone offers crystal-clear team communication. It is retractable and flexible, allowing you to pull it out of the ear cup when needed and adjust for proximity and position.
  • 3.5mm Audio Cable With In-Line Controls: Control the volume or mute the mic so you can stay focused in-game. The extension splitter cable provides full audio and mic access for platforms requiring separate audio output and mic input ports.
  • Cooling Gel-Infused Oval Ear Cushions: Cooling gel-infused ear cushions reduce heat build-up, while the leatherette rims provide superior sound isolation. The oval design ensures that they house your ears comfortably.
  • Bauxite Aluminum Frame With Thicker Headband Padding: The Bauxite aluminum frame of the Razer Kraken is lightweight, flexible and extremely durable. A thicker headband padding relieves even more pressure on the head for long-lasting comfort.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jordan, 8 out of 10
    Quality and Sizing

    Quality is great, gives wire options for both pc or console, only compliant is the headsets comfortability. It’s a bit too big on the ears making it easy to fall off my head. While the head band itself is adjustable, the ear cushions have an out ward angle to them making them easy to slip by the turn of your head. I do suggest just making sure the measurements will fit your head comfortably before purchasing.

    Jan 07, 2021 15:04
  • Review by KingC, 10 out of 10
    Great

    It’s a great headset if you are in need of a wired headset. If you need a wireless one for gaming on your Xbox Series X get the Microsoft option for $99.

    Jun 04, 2021 20:09
  • Review by ARIANNA, 10 out of 10
    razor headphone pink

    Literally awesome and i hear no echo also super comfy to wear

    May 01, 2021 23:17
  • Review by Edawwgg24, 10 out of 10
    Love love love them!!!

    I loved them so much!!!.... I work from home so I use them for games and calls!!!. Color is better in person.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:03
  • Review by Jessica, 10 out of 10
    Awsome

    Mic is okay had to do some tweaks for it to sound good other than that the over the ear is perfect for doesn't give me a headache or anything love the color plan on getting a mouse and keyboard.

    Apr 06, 2020 17:29
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Best in its price range!

    I would like to start this review off by saying that I purchased this about 2 months ago and decided to wait on the review to make sure I could rate it accurately. As stated in the title of my review, this is definitely the best headset in its price range for some very good reasons. The first reason is this sounds amazing for an $80 headset, especially with the included EQ software by Razer. Second reason is the headset is very comfortable to wear for long sessions because of the size and shape of the ear cushions gel in them. I can accurately speak for the comfort of these as I wear them for the majority of a day at a time. The final pro of this headset has to be the built-in retractable microphone, as it is a decent quality mic for the price of the headset and having that extra function of retraction when you don't want it is very useful. This headset does not have any outstanding flaws of function or design, although there are a couple areas for slight improvement. The two areas being the mic and headband. I know I previously stated the mic is decent for the price, and it is, however I am sure it can be improved upon a little. On the headband, I believe there is room to improve it to be more on par with the design of the ear cushions. All in all, I rate the headset 5 stars.

    Oct 08, 2019 13:40
  • Review by Gamer3, 4 out of 10
    Cord Issues

    Cord became exposed within first month of use. I only use these to game and only game a couple nights a week so I was very disappointed. They do still work, but I have to be carful with it since the cored integrity is compromised. Mic also doesn't always pick up my voice, but this is a problem I have consistently with headphones and I'm more soft spoken personally.

    May 28, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Lexus, 8 out of 10
    Very good headset!

    Overall good audio quality, mic is decent, havent gotten any complains from friends not being able to hear me etc. Ear cuffs are pretty comfy, even for someone with glasses. Great for long gaming sessions. Only thing I didn't like was the awkwardly long 3.5 audio cable. Its not detachable and its a lot longer than other wired headsets I've had, often feels like a pile of cable in my lap. Some might like longer cables, I just don't.

    Mar 18, 2020 18:34
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac and PlayStation 4 - White
    Description

    Move around freely while gaming with this white Logitech LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset. The reversible suspension headband with dual-layer earpads is adjustable for a snug, comfortable fit, while the front-facing LIGHTSYNC RGB lets you create customized lighting effects for immersive gameplay. This Logitech LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset features a detachable mic with advanced noise reduction for seamless in-game comms.

    7 Features
  • Advanced audio: Logitech's 40mm Pro-G audio drivers, internal acoustic chambers, and DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surrounds create an immersive sound experience.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 29 hours of gaming per charge, so you'll always be ready to play.
  • Compatible with select platforms: Intended for use with PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.
  • Detachable microphone: Featuring a Blue VO!CE technology, the microphone offers ultra clear voice comms with advanced noise reduction, compression, de-esser and more.
  • 2.4GHz LIGHTSPEED wireless: Professional-grade wireless with up to 66' of range to control the action from almost anywhere in the room without cords.
  • Soft dual-layer memory foam ear cushions: Conforms to your head and reduces stress points for long-lasting comfort.
  • Front-facing LIGHTSYNC RGB Lighting: Customize dual-zone RGB lighting and effects from approximately 16.8 million colors.
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  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Sleek Gaming Headphones with Impressive Audio

    Sound and communication in video games is huge these days! You want to be immersed in what you are playing by hearing every detail, or be able to easily chat with those you are playing with. The Logitech G733 are a fantastic wireless option that covers those needs!

    PROS:

    - Out of the box, this Gaming Headset looks great! For their price point, the headphones still look like nice high end devices. And really you don't even need to read the manual to figure out how easy they are to use.

    - The lights are a great touch! It makes them so unique and I like how you can buy different straps if you want to to further personalize them.

    - I can't stress enough how comfy these are! The padding around the ear, the strap to keep it on your head, everything just works really well together to make for a light feeling on your head while still making sure the sound is for just you to hear.

    - All you do it plug in the USB receiver into your device, turn on the headphones, and its ready to go! Very impressed with how quickly it is to connect right out of the box.

    - I really like how the microphone on this. It sounds great when using it, is nice and flexible for moving it around, and you can detach/attach the mic very easily. It's just nice as gamers are not always talking when they are playing so its easy to just take off.

    - The audio quality really impressed me! Once again, it's price point would make you think the sound will just be average but I found the sound to be crisp, the bass shaking, and just a real feel of being immersed in what you are listening to, watching, or of course playing.

    - Lastly, I did use these on a PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch and had a great experience on all devices! It's really nice how the USB receiver makes it easy to switch from device to device without having to unpair like you would with Bluetooth, but then you get a stronger connection speed with this vs Bluetooth.

    CONS:

    - My biggest issue is the Logitech G Hub Software. You are supposed to download this software from the Logitech website to set up options but I had a difficult time doing so. After a quick Google search I found that other users have the same issue as me. The G Hub is supposed to be how you really fine tune these headphones and I never had the chance before writing this. I hope Logitech can fix this!

    - I wish the USB receiver came with a USB-C adapter with it. A lot of devices are moving towards USB-C so this would be an easy thing to include with the headphones.

    - They are a bit bulky at times. I know that is typically the style with these headphones but I wish they were a bit more slim fitting.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - If you are looking for a pair of high end wireless gaming headphones but don't want to break the bank, the Logitech G733 are an excellent choice! The have great personalization options, the surround sound is impressive, microphone quality is very clear, and the battery lasts all day. I think as soon as you try them out. you'll enjoy them as much as I have!

    Sep 01, 2020 13:05
  • Review by Vandersnoot, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable sleek and stylish!

    Comfortable sleek and stylish!

    This headset offers stunning sound while also maintaining amazing noise cancelation properties. The color options and lights are a plus. No issues with connectivity ever. Good quality. I love the adjustable strap it makes this headset far more comfortable than traditional heasets that rest directly on your head. I have used this for watching movies and gaming with no issues. Easy to use and set up! Easy to keep clean!

    Oct 23, 2021 03:53
  • Review by bamfsig45, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound - Light weight

    I love this headset for PC gaming. After unboxing the headset I realized just how light they are. They are completely made from plastic but they seem premium at the same time. I have all Logitech lightspeed products, speakers, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad. So these fit in perfect.

    The sound on COD is so good, I can hear foot steps perfectly coming up behind me. My buddies say they can hear me clearly during game chat and in the lobby.

    There is not a whole lot of adjustments that can be made as far as fit. You can adjust the elastic headband down one notch which should help those with smaller heads. You can also reverse the headband for a different look, and order more from Logitech for a completely different style.

    Inside the G Hub you can adjust the acoustics, volume, mic, side tone and enable advanced EQ for precise tuning with an EQ. You also can configure the surround sound and select, entertainment, gaming, and sports profiles. You can adjust the volume at each position, left, right, front, back, left, right ect... I increased the volume of the two rear channels to help with footsteps in COD.

    There is also a DTS setting, front, wide, and traditional. I changed mine to wide, I think its the best setting for me. YMMV.

    These are rated for 29 hours of continuous play but come with a USB C charging cable that is around 6 feet so you can easily play and charge at the same time.

    I can recommend this headset as they are budget minded but still great quality.

    Aug 29, 2020 11:05
  • Review by ohdumb, 8 out of 10
    Nice

    Nice set of headphones. My box did come damaged with a hole in it so that’s why i knocked off a star. The glare people talk about with glasses isn’t too bad honestly. Super comfy, light, soft ear pads, real pretty. definitely a solid set of headphones

    May 12, 2021 17:20
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Christmas 2020

    This was for my daughter of 10 years old and she loves it!

    Dec 25, 2020 16:13
  • Review by Applenews9, 10 out of 10
    Very comfortable!

    Super lightweight! It serves its purpose on all levels the only thing Logitech needs to improve is their G hub software. But other than that I have no complaints

    Jul 21, 2021 03:03
  • Review by lydiaC, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Very nice and very comfy. I’ve used them on my Mac and on my PS4 and haven’t had any issue!

    Jun 18, 2021 17:24
  • Review by sgriesch, 8 out of 10
    Decent Gamer Headset

    About the G733 Headset

    The Logitech G733 is a mid-priced gamer headset that can be used with PC, Mac, or Playstation 4. It’s really lightweight and designed for comfort. This headset utilizes lightspeed wireless technology for a low latency connection, and it has a feature called Blue Voice which fine tunes your vocal qualities so that others can hear you clearly. Sound quality gets a boost with its DTS Headphone X 2.0 surround sound. All settings are managed through the G-Hub gaming software.

    What it Comes With

    There’s not much to it. You get the headphones with memory phone ear pads already attached. There’s a larger USB receiver to plug into your computer for connection. A roughly 6 foot USB A to USB C cord is provided for charging. Lastly, there is a detachable microphone.

    The Set-up

    Setting up is quick and easy. Plug the USB receiver into your computer to install the connection. Turn on the headphones and start using. To take full advantage of the headset, install the G-Hub software and personalize your settings. You can do things like change the forward facing light colors and modes, set you Blue Voice vocal settings, create custom EQ settings, and tune your DTS X 2.0 settings.

    My Impressions of the Headset

    Sound – The sound is good. Having the DTS X 2.0 surround sound mode makes the gaming experience immersible. It has deep bass and clear mid-range. Using the headphones for music, they are not quite as high-end as other headphones that I own.

    Blue Voice – This feature lets you fine tune the vocal qualities of your voice when you speak into the microphone. I found that it worked pretty well. There are some custom presets that are easy to try. You can also adjust individually if you’d like. This helps to control clarity instead of just the volume.

    Microphone – The detachable microphone is interesting. What’s really cool is that it bends and stays in place. I liked that quite a bit. What I don’t like is that it is detachable, so you could lose it. Also, there microphone plug is only on the left-hand side. It doesn’t reverse like another headset I have.

    Comfort – This headset is really comfortable. The ear pads are big enough that my ear fits inside of them. The memory foam is great, and the headband makes it really comfortable on the top without a lot of pressure on my head. They are also really lightweight which takes some of the stress off of your neck.

    Lighting Effects – There wasn’t much to the front facing lights. You can change the color, and there were a few preset modes. Mostly, it was broken up into top and bottom lights. They are not controlled separately from left and right. This is managed in the G-Hub software.

    G-Hub Software – This is Logitech’s software to control its gaming hardware line-up. You can use it to control multiple items at the same time. As for the headset, this was my least favorite thing about the headphones. I found the software to be clunky and buggy. It had 3 errors the first time that I used it. For example, I created an EQ setting and renamed it for personalization. The software would not update the name. Second, the G-Hub on-screen battery reading did not match the verbal power level that the headphones stated. They varied by as much as 9%. Last, the volume scroll on the headphones wouldn’t work. I restarted my computer, and the volume scroll started working. It just wasn’t an impressive experience. I have used other manufactures’ software, and like theirs better.

    I’m giving the G733 headset by Logitech 4 stars. The sound quality is good and the comfort is great. I am not impressed with the G-Hub software and did have a few bugs with it off the bat. If Logitech could improve this, shrink the size of its USB receiver, and do more with the front facing lights these could be a 5 star product. Overall though, it does the big things right: good sound and great comfort.

    Aug 31, 2020 21:49
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired Gaming Headset for PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 - Black
    Description

    Take your game to another level with this SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition headset. Its ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity for effective communication between players, and the S1 speaker drivers minimize distortion for a clear, balanced soundscape. This SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition headset's AirWeave ear cushions keep ears cool and dry when the action heats up.

    3 Features
  • ClearCast noise cancelling microphone: The Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancellation so that your voice sounds clear and natural.
  • Revolutionary Comfort: With its lightweight construction, innovative suspension design, and athletics-inspired fabrics, Arctis is proven by Esports pros to stay comfortable over the longest gaming sessions.
  • Windows Sonic Spatial Audio: Designed for full compatibility with Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, the native surround sound built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox ONE consoles
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  • Review by Cynthia, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Heatset

    My daughter is 9 years old and this gaming headset is great for kids. It not expensive $70 and work great has noise control. The mouth piece is attached to the headset when not I’m use you just push it back in. I Love these headset it just plug in and go. The headset don’t feel cheap they are maked of good materials. I have payed $100 for corsair headset and they didn’t even last 6 months and felt cheap.

    Dec 28, 2018 16:26
  • Review by Czar56, 10 out of 10
    Good and Affordable Headset!

    I dont really play a lot of multiplayer games that would require a headset. I have been playing 1 game on and off with a friend. I was using the mic off of the PS Camera, which is not ideal so I thought I'd invest in a headset. I wanted a headset where I'm not paying too much for something I will only use here and there. I cane accross these and they looked cool. The pricing on this pair seemed affordable so I went with them and after trying them out they are great! They are very comfortable, even during long periods of gaming. They don't feel too tight or too loose. The sound is great. I am able to hear the game's audio as well as my friend. Even with multiple people, I was able to hear everyone just fine. The mic is good, I have not had an issue where someone wasn't able to hear me. The mic is a good length away from you so it's not annoying and it's detachable and retractable when not needed. There's also volume dial and mute button on the headset for easy reach. I've only been using them for PS4 but they're also compatible for other consoles. They even work for phones if you need a pair. Haven't tested them out to see if the mic works for calls, though. If you're looking for a good pair of affordable headset for gaming, I definitely recommend these!

    Oct 19, 2021 03:10
  • Review by Luisavila, 8 out of 10
    THE HEADSET

    For a wired headset these are great they are comfortable and the sound is good. I was talking to my friends and they said I sound clear and you really can hear my voice I would recommend this headset

    Jan 07, 2021 17:42
  • Review by KBizzle, 8 out of 10
    2 Yrs & Still Going

    It's actually been 2 years since I bought these and they still work great! Super clear audio and I have been told I'm very easy to hear and that the mic is great as well. The buttons for volume & mute are accessible quite easily and I like that I can put the mic away.

    Only thing, which might just be me, is they could use more bass but EQ can fix this. These aren't $200+ headphones so I didn't expect the highest fidelity and I would not recommend for an audiophile but for gamers and the rest of us, these are pretty amazing. When I have let people wear them, they think they cost more than they do. My only true "wish" or con is that the mic does not automatically mute when put away.

    Oct 20, 2021 03:10
  • Review by Rafical10s, 10 out of 10
    Incredible Bang for Your Buck

    Bought the Arctic 3 Console Edition to replace a Hyperx Cloud Alpha that went bad. Honestly for a $70 headset it's the better value all around. It's lighter, more comfortable, has a better microphone and sounds better to me. It has a removable cable which is replaceable if needed as well as ear cushions which can be changed out. Simple on eat volume and mute controls so you dont have to fumble around with online control. Sounds great as I mainly player shooters and can detect enemy locations and such with incredible ease. Honestly a great headset if you are on a budget or just want to save money. This one does everything the $100-$150 headsets do and does most better.

    Oct 24, 2021 09:30
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    Good Headphones With PS5

    These headphones have been really good so far, only once did the padding on one of the sides pop off but it was fairly easy to put back on and this only happened after a while of owning these. I stay away from headphones with "leather" pads because they just build up sweat around my ears and eventually start to look ugly. The padding on these are like material and feel really comfortable and soft. The adjustable band for the top of your head is not to intrusive and doesn't feel too weird. Bought these for use with the PS5 and they work great.

    Oct 24, 2021 19:34
  • Review by gamer05, 10 out of 10
    SteelSeries Great

    I've had a great experience with these headphones until my daughter started using it and accidentally broke it. They worked fine sound quality was great for listening to music or just voice chatting with friends in game. wish i had used them more but ive move on to wireless headphones.

    Oct 16, 2021 22:17
  • Review by Kenneth, 10 out of 10
    Awesome for the price

    Audio quality is great, no complaints with these. Biggest thing for me is comfort, these fit great and do not make your ears warm like other headphones. Retractable microphone too is a great touch

    Oct 16, 2021 07:49
  • 9.0score
    Alienware - AW510H Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset - Lunar Light
    Description

    Enjoy outstanding sound clarity with this Dell Alienware gaming headset. The 7.1 stereo surround sound technology delivers a fully immersive listening experience, while the uni-directional noise-canceling retractable microphone blocks background noise for crisp, clear audio. This Dell Alienware gaming headset has earcups made of memory foam, sports fabric and leatherette combined with a cushioned headband for comfort during extended gaming sessions.

    3 Features
  • Alienware Area-51m and M15 compatible: Also works with M17, G3 15 3590, G5 15 5590, G7 15 7590 and 17 7790 devices.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Headset controls: Include mute and volume.
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  • Review by ryanmcv, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Headset for Alienware Owners

    If you own a newer Alienware laptop or desktop, this new AW510H headset will likely be an excellent companion for your computer. The headset is very comfortable, sturdy, and has surprisingly good audio quality given its price. However, if you own an older Alienware computer, or even a non-Alienware computer, you might have trouble getting the configuration software to work.

    === SETUP AND UNBOXING ===

    - The package includes the headset, a USB cable with in-line volume control, a standard 3.5mm cable, and a 3.5mm splitter to allow for a microphone connection when using the 3.5mm cable.

    - On my new Alienware m17 R2 laptop, the headset was instantly recognized by the Alienware Command Center application, allowing for audio adjustments and pre-set audio profiles. However, when I plugged the headphones into my 2 year old Alienware Aurora R7, I was unable to install the newest version of the Command Center application. Apparently older Alienware machines use an older version of the Command Center, and I simply could not find a way to have both versions installed at once. The headphones work fine on the Aurora R7, I just can't customize any of the audio settings.

    - Bottom line: If you have an older Alienware machine or even a non-Alienware computer, there's a chance that you'll have trouble getting the Command Center software to work. It's not required to use the headset, but it's certainly nice to have.

    === DESIGN AND COMFORT ===

    - The headset has a surprising heft to it, but once you put it on your head, it actually feels quite light. The ear cups are very well padded and are quite comfortable. The headband isn't as well padded, but it too is comfortable. After a week's worth of gaming with the headset, the weight or feel of the headset has not bothered me at all.

    - There are plenty of levels of height adjustment on the earcups, but you'll have to count how many "clicks" of adjustment you make so that both sides are evenly placed.

    - The Lunar Light color perfectly matches the color of my Alienware m17 R2 laptop.

    - The microphone is nested in the left ear cup and easily tucks away when you don't need it.

    - What I have noticed -- after a couple of hours of gaming -- is that my ears and skin under the headband get quite hot. Every 2 hours or so, I have to take off the headset just to let my ears get some air. I suppose you'll get this with any headset, but I felt that heat builds up rather quickly with this one.

    - The in-line volume controls on the USB cable are nice, but there is one feature that is less obvious: the microphone mute slider, located between the volume up and down buttons. It took me 3 days of using the headset before I realized it was there.

    === AUDIO AND MIC QUALITY ===

    - Alienware touts this as a "7.1 headset," but it's actually just a stereo headset with software creating a virtual 7.1 effect. However, I think you can only get this 7.1 effect with the Alienware Command Center installed, so you might want to do some research to try to get this software installed if you have problems. Regardless, on my m17 R2 system, it sounds very good for its intended purpose -- gaming. During multiple hours of Gears 5 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, I noticed excellent precision in the placement of footsteps and gunfire. Dialogue is crystal clear and soundtrack music is full and rich.

    - Bass is definitely a bit lacking, so I would not recommend these for audiophile-level music listening.

    - I recorded some sample voice clips using the microphone and it sounds crystal clear. I've had no complaints from other gamers either.

    === OVERALL ===

    If you are already deep into the Alienware ecosystem, this headset will be an excellent addition to your gear. If you have a recent Alienware system that already uses the newer Command Center, I suspect you will have no problems getting the software setup. Other users might want to look at other options -- I've read that it is possible to get the software working, but it requires patience and some technical ability. Comfort and audio quality are top-notch, especially given the excellent price of this headset.

    Feb 09, 2020 18:12
  • Review by Albert, 10 out of 10
    Love them after small growing pains

    After spending about a week using these headphones, I can safely say I would happily recommend them to anyone not wanting to shell out big bucks for wireless headphones, though my recommendation comes with a few caveats.

    First Impressions:

    - Premium look, but plastic is thin and doesn't have a premium feel. It's lightweight, so maybe that was a conscious design choice.

    - Premium feel - They feel great to wear, and I've returned a number of other over-the-ear headphones for lack of comfort (my ears are on the larger side and these have plenty of space). The foam padding in the head band as well as in the ear pieces is awesome, quite possibly the best of the several brands of over-the-ear headphones I've tried.

    - Microphone is retractable. I absolutely love this feature because 90% of the time I'm using headphones I don't need a microphone. Having the ability to pull out the microphone when I do need to use it provides much better clarity and directional sound capture than using headphones that don't have a physically separate microphone. It's a really clever feature I would love to see adopted on other headsets.

    - USB controls - I've developed a love/hate relationship with these controls. I love there is a physical microphone mute switch so if I'm talking over discord or ventrilo and leave my mic open, I can use a physical control instead of a keyboard shortcut to control my mic audio. I love that I can adjust the volume up and down, and it changes the actual computer volume, rather than a separate headset volume. I'm not used to using wired headsets, and I sometimes find myself accidentally changing the volume as the controls fall between my arm and body. I've muted the volume at least a few times without realizing it until it starts beeping (which happens when it's fully turned down and you continue to hold the volume down button). It's not that big of a deal though, and I'm overall happy with the control.

    - Sound quality - I have a lot to say about this, so I'm going to dedicate a full section to it below. *In case you don't read the full review, know I'm very happy with the audio quality over USB after adjusting settings*

    I first connected these headphones to my MacBook using the 3.5mm cable, because that's the device I had nearby at the time. The audio quality compared to another set of headphones I had was atrocious. I felt like I was using a $10 pair of headphones I picked up at the airport while waiting for a flight. There was virtually no bass and the treble was "tinny", and it was all around just an awful experience.

    I then connected the headphones to my Alienware computer via the USB connection, and there was a noticeble difference in sound but it still wasn't great when I played back the same music. I launched the Alienware Command Center (which I wish would have launched automatically when I connected the headset), and found the equalizer options and noticed it was set to a default "Alienware" setting. Once I changed this to the "Music" setting and listened to the same song again, it felt like a completely different set of headphones. The bass is rich and deep, and the treble was clear.

    The Alienware Command Center also has some sample audio to show off the 7.1 surround sound as well as allow you to make adjustments, and the surround sound is really impressive. I'm more of a MOBA and MMO gamer than an FPS gamer, but the sample sound bytes showing off the directional audio was really neat. You could clearly hear the difference in footsteps vs shots going off in front of or to the side of you and tell which direction that was coming from. I could see it providing a legitimate advantage in any game where surround audio is supported.

    My advice to the Alienware team would be to launch the Alienware Command Center at least the first time these headphones are connected, as my entire experience with these headphones was completely changed after playing with those settings.

    So, in summary of the audio, the 7.1 surround sound was very impressive, and after adjusting settings in the Alienware Command Center, I was able to get to a point where I was happy listening to music as well.

    - Quirks / Complaints

    These headphones aren't noise cancelling and audio both escapes the headphones, as well as bleeds in from the environment.

    - I noticed while listening to music at a medium-loud setting that the sound was being picked up by the built-in microphone when I listened to audio playback. This isn't a huge deal but if I'm playing a game online and only intermittently talking, I would need to turn the music down or it would bleed into what they hear over the mic. Realistically I'm probably going to have my music on low if I'm grouping and talking so it probably isn't a major issue.

    - When I was listening to music / playing a game while my kids were in the same room watching TV, they could hear my music audio and I could still hear their TV audio. I generally prefer to wear headphones that would prevent this noise exchange.

    As I mentioned above, the audio quality over 3.5mm was just awful, so they should make improvements or not include that cabling option at all.

    Overall, after making the audio adjustments in Alienware Command Center, I'm happy with the sound quality and comfort of these headphones, though I still think it's worth investing in the wireless version if you can afford it.

    Feb 11, 2020 23:48
  • Review by SteveC, 10 out of 10
    Excellent if you already own an Alienware system

    I saw that Alienware was coming out with a new model headphone and had to give them a try. Wanted to pair them up with my Alienware R8 desktop and even though the description states for the Alienware laptops these work perfectly with my R8.

    Unboxing:

    The headphones are really well packaged inside a slide out inner box with the headphones themselves being very firmly held in place by two Velcro straps “nice to keep for cord management”, along with an instruction manual, a USB cable “with control module”, a 3.5mm cable, and a 3.5mm splitter. The headphones themselves feel very sturdy and well made, and they are pretty light for their size.

    Setting up:

    I used the included USB cable to attach them to my R8 and the “already installed “ Alienware Command Center immediately recognized them after windows automatically installed the drivers for them, “couldn’t have been simpler”. The command center shows the headphones being attached and there are quite a few options for tweaking the sound settings. If you don’t feel like messing around with all the controls then there are a bunch of preset settings that you can choose from.

    Use:

    I’m going to be comparing these to my, Astro A40s and Audio-Technica M50XBT, the Alienware being a good bit cheaper that those two so we will have to see how they compare.

    The first thing we’ve noticed wearing these is that they really deaden outside sound a lot more than either of the other two headsets. For me, I have hearing problems, and these block out almost all outside sound sources, “unless they are really loud”, my wife says that they block out a lot of sound but she can still hear, but not nearly as much as with the other two. The earpieces slide up and down within the headband and were easy to adjust for either of our heads. The padding of the ear pieces is also thick and very soft, this helps with the sound deadening and comfort.

    Now for sound quality, I’ve used these playing Wolfenstein II “The New Order”, The Witcher 3, Deus Ex “Mankind Divided” and a few others. Gaming with these on is great!, sounds are very clear, and the surround system works very well gaming, at least as good as the A40s and a little better than the Audio Technica, “although the A/Ts are dual wired / wireless also so they win for that reason only”.

    As for listening to music, we both have to say these are midway between the A40s and the A/Ts, with the A40s sounding just a little bit better overall, I’ve played around with the software to see if I could get them sounding as good as the A40s "the A40s Bass is pretty hard to match", and I haven’t been able to tweak them that far yet.

    Conclusion:

    For the price you are getting an excellent set of headphones, for us they blocked out more sound than the others we compared them to. And they are cooler “temperature wise”, to wear when compared to the A40s, “those really get warm after an hour of gaming”. The headset design is really neat, it compliments my Alienware R8 desktop so I do like that. The pull out microphone works really well and I like how it stows away if you aren’t using it. The A40s swings up out of the way or you can detach it all together. I did use them for some chats and people generally said we sounded better with the Alienware on.

    Now these are not true 7.1 surround headphones, but use a DAC unit “built into the USB cable and software to mimic it, “sort of like the Spatial Sound” in Windows 10 that you can turn on for headphones. It works pretty well, especially with gaming but you aren’t going to get true 7.1 with a set of headphones at this price point.

    I also like the controls on the cables, with the USB one you can adjust volume and turn on/off the microphone. These are handy as the new Logitech keyboard I have eliminated the dedicated volume keys so this feature makes it easy to adjust the volume while gaming. The other plus is the USB cable is nice and long, a good foot longer than the ones that came with the A40 so I don’t have to use an extension cable.

    So if you already have an Alienware system and the Command Center installed these are going to be a breeze to set up and use. For the price they are really going to be hard to beat, so give them a try if you are in the market for a new set of headphones, especially if you already have an Alienware system.

    Feb 09, 2020 12:03
  • Review by SirGalahad, 8 out of 10
    Solid but not perfect.

    UNBOXING/SETUP:

    The unboxing process of this product was great. You feel like you are buying a premium product. You slide the box out which shows the headset, then you have your legal documentation, and your cords (4 pole 3.5 mm to 4 pole 3.5 mm, 4 pole 3.5 mm female to dual mic/sound 3.5 mm adapter, and last USB 2.0 to 4 pole 3.5 mm). It’s simple, clean, and to the point. It has a lot of the technical specs on the box itself. The major one being it’s 20hz – 40,000 hz and 50mm high-res drivers, which is supposed to give you a lot better sound. Which I think it does. It also has 7.1 simulated surround sound (which nearly 98% of surround sound headsets have), and are USB or 3.5 mm. They are closed back (which means they have passive noise isolation and will dampen the sound around you allowing you to focus more on the sound of the game you’re playing). They do NOT have active noise cancellation which uses microphones to cancel out sound.

    At first, I tried just 3.5 mm to 3.5mm which made setup super easy. Second, I tried USB to 3.5 mm. That was also very easy to setup. It automatically installed two programs from Alienware. With one of them allowing you to adjust a bunch of the sound. I left it at stock for review purposes. The software itself is not that intuitive and takes a little while to figure out. I think their animations are also low hz which makes them look like they are stuttering. I wouldn’t rate the software all that high, but it worked, and I didn’t have problems installing it.

    COMFORT:

    Comfort is great. They don’t have a lot of squeezing force. On the top is just faux leather filled with a lot of air. As for the earpads themselves, it’s a mesh material that is very soft and foam like. On the outside it is faux leather. On the inside that actually touches your head it’s a mesh material with little holes like you see on the Steelseries Arctis lineup. The earcups themselves

    The microphone pulls out easily. You can adjust it but only to a small degree. Nobody had any complaints when it came to the microphone. There is no side tone that I was aware of.

    SOUND:

    For a hundred dollars these guys sound great. I think a lot of that has to do with the 20hz – 40,000 hz. They aren’t audiophile headphones. But you’d be hard pressed to find another headset that sounds as good, or better, around the $100 mark.

    At first, I tried the 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm via my GoXLR Mini. Sound was good/great. Second, I tried 3.5 to USB. I found the sound to be a lot better through this method. With just 3.5 mm the bass was more pronounced, which made sound muddy, which made finer details less pronounced or non-existent. However, directional sound was a lot better. In general, I struggled with directional audio with these. But that is a common problem I have with a lot of headsets.

    If I had to describe the sound in audiophile terms it would be as follows: It has more of an airy sound, with good analyticalness (for this price point and USB), with relatively good balance focusing mostly on treble and bass with mids in the background. There is some brightness in the highs but not enough to hurt your ears. There is occasional congestion/muddiness. Relatively good detail but not great depth, soundstage, or imaging. Sound is mostly forward/fun. I would say they sound mostly natural.

    PROS:

    Sound

    Comfort

    Price

    Microphone

    Solid cables.

    Great unboxing experience.

    CONS:

    Not great directional audio.

    Software leaves a lot to be desired.

    7.1 simulated surround sound does not sound better than stereo.

    Build quality is solid. But I’d be afraid with a moderate/severe amount of stress they would break.

    CONCLUSION:

    I think this is worth the asking price. As there won’t be too many other headsets that will sound this good for both microphone and sound that are as comfortable. They aren’t perfect and if you’re an audiophile I’d keep looking. But for most people, especially those who are more causal gamers, this will be a solid choice. I won’t recommend them for those hardcore gamers who want to bring their gaming to the next level. As these don’t bring anything revolutionary.

    Feb 14, 2020 16:03
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Great Look and Solid Performance

    The Alienware AW510H in Lunar Light (White) is the latest headset offering from Dell. It’s a wired 7.1 headset with some unique alien inspired styling. This slots in the middle of Alienware’s headset lineup with the AW988 at the top and the new AW310H at the entry level. The main differences from the rest of the lineup are 988 is wireless, and the 310’s are only stereo. I’ve had a fair number headsets to test and use over the last couple of years, so I gave the 510’s a chance.

    Build Quality

    First off the design of the 510’s is pretty sleek. The Lunar Light color is definitely up my alley – matches my Thermaltake Core P3 Snow Edition tower perfectly (not that that truly matters). The slanted earcups are a unique design characteristic, and the smooth headband blends the aesthetic all together. At first touch the headset feels sleek and well made. The headband pad and outer band are seamlessly assembled, and the connection the earcups is well concealed. The earpads are bonded to the earcup (non-replaceable unfortunately) with a leatherette outer ring and cooling mesh on the face that rests against your head. The leatherette cuts down on outside now intrusions, but also traps a little more heat than an all mesh earcup material. All of the included cords are well made with braided sleeves and inline volume/mic mute control. Integrated into the left earcup is the retractable boom mic. When it’s put away it looks like a small nub sticking out of the angled earcup edge. Fully extended it comes out 4-5 inches and its fully articulating, so you can bend it to whatever position you want. The earcups rotate and lay flat allowing for transportation is a laptop bag. The earcups do rotate a bit too easily for my tastes – they need a bit more tension to if you want the headset to sit just a certain way on your head.

    Comfort

    The biggest issue with headsets that I have found is getting the top band right. Not enough pad or too narrow and you get a pressure band across the top of your head. For the most part the 510’s do a good job of balancing this. The band is pretty wide, and the there’s a re decent amount of pad. I wish it had a bit more pad, but its comfortable to wear for several hours. The earcups are also pretty comfortable. The mesh keeps your ears from getting really hot, and you don’t feel them stick to your skin.

    Sound

    The 510H’s are jumping in with 50mm drivers, which appears to be the trend with headphones in this price bracket (moving away from 40mm). These drivers do have a wider frequency base than most others in its class: 20Hz-40kHz vs 20Hz-20kHz for the other guys. Take from that what you will, but that just means these can produce higher frequency sounds than the competitors.

    The headphones are capable of virtual 7.1 when plugged into a computer with the included 3.5mm to USB cable. If you use the 3.5 to 3.5mm cable you will only get stereo sound but you can use the headset with XBOX, PS4, Switch, etc. There’s also a Y-splitter cable provided if you want to use the headset in stereo mode on a PC with separate mic/speaker ports.

    I used the headset in both modes – 7.1 and stereo. I used it in stereo on XBOX and PC for listening to music at work. In both instances the headset speakers did a good job with the sound reproduction. Highs were pretty good, mids were nice and crisp, and lows had enough present. These aren’t going to blow you away with sound, but you won’t be disappointed with their range – especially at this price point. In 7.1 mode I was able to use either Windows Sonic or the Dolby Atmos sound processor. I played a little Far Cry 5 to test out the improvements from the built in 7.1 simulator. Sneaking around and listening to the surroundings I picked up a little bit of spatial awareness. It wasn’t a huge difference but enough to get a sense of things approaching from the side or rear. Sometimes virtual 7.1 can be a little overt in their implementation, but the 510’s were a bit more reserved.

    Microphone

    The retractable mic is a cool feature. I had a couple of coworkers comment on this feature and seemed intrigued by it. For the most part the mic does a good job of picking up your voice. You do have to be careful with the placement in proximity to your mouth. The mic head doesn’t have any foam or isolating material so your breath can come through, or you can come across a bit loud. I would get Skype notifications to that affect when I’d be on a call.

    Drawbacks

    There are a couple of drawbacks for these headsets. I already mentioned the earcups rotating a bit too easily. The mic has a number of drawbacks in my view. Retracting the boom into the earcup does not mute the mic but rather attenuates it a bit. You have to hit the inline mute button to kill the mic. There’s also no sidetone/mic monitoring available when using the USB cable on PC. I really dislike using headsets without sidetone on PC. This is a failing on Windows but it’s also a wellknown shortcoming that headset manufacturers should address. The last issue I have is the placement of the 3.5mm port on the backside of the earcup. It doesn’t come straight down, but rather slightly out the back making for a larger bend loop to come forward. In doing so the cable has to loop forward to head to the PC causing it to contact my shoulder. I am not a fan of the this because it pulls you out of the immersion when the cord snags on your shirt.

    Overview

    Overall the Alienware AW510H’s are a solid headset offering. They come in at a competitive and crowded price point. The aesthetics of this headset truly set it apart from some of its contemporaries, which make it a cool headset to own. Performance wise there’s nothing here that inadequate, or groundbreaking. These are just solidly performing headphones in my experience. I have a couple of friends make serious inquiries about them, which shows that the design has some decent appeal. Overall I liked them, but I would like to see some improvements made to really refine them.

    Feb 18, 2020 00:16
  • Review by SlowMN, 8 out of 10
    A Competitive Headset

    When it comes to gaming a quality headset can make the difference in the player having a truly immersive experience. The Alienware AW510H Wired 7.1 Gaming Headset does a good job at its price point.

    Pros:

    * It is competitively priced among similar performing headsets with some higher end features.

    * The ear pads are comfortable and completely enclose the ear. I was able to wear this headset for several hours at a time without any ear fatigue/soreness. Additionally, while this headset is not noise cancelling, the enclosed ear design greatly reduces outside sounds.

    * Compatible with both PC and console. It comes with the all the necessary adapters.

    * The headset has a quality feel and sleek design.

    Inconclusive:

    * The sound out of the box is pretty average; however, after adjusting the settings within the software I was able to improve the quality quite a bit. Additionally, within the software you can also use any of the preset settings (ie: shooter/racing/movie/music etc). My recommendation would be to take the time and dial in the sound settings to you have the more immersive experience.

    Cons:

    * The mic quality is poor and my only big complaint which prevents these from being a top 5 star contender. Even with extensive adjustments in the software my friends told me I sounded muffled. While there are a lot of settings that can be tweaked, it doesn't seem to make much difference. I would suspect this is a hardware related issue. My advice would be to put a higher quality mic in the next iteration.

    * I found it difficult to get these connected to the Alienware Command Center.

    Overall, I think this headset offers a lot of great features for the price. I have been very impressed with other Alienware products and think they almost achieved perfection with this headset. It is definitely worth a look!

    Feb 15, 2020 21:33
  • Review by AndrewM, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Gaming Headset by Alienware

    Definitely loving these Alienware 510 headphone! Got great crisp surround sounds and they fit nice and snug around your ears when you playing games and/or watching movies, The microphone is easy to slip pull out on built into the headset and the quality of the mic is excellent

    Nov 20, 2021 03:31
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Bulky Design, But Great for Spatial Awareness

    The Alienware AWH10H is absurdly bulky, but it is lightweight, generally comfortable, has decent sound, an appropriately low price, and truly does help with spatial awareness while gaming.

    The removable earcups are a thick memory foam that blocks a good amount of ambient noise, but they are NOT made with the cooling gel that many higher end gaming headsets now feature. I find that the foam is not especially breathable and my ears get hot fairly quickly. I also find them uncomfortable to wear with glasses. After several months of wearing them in, the cushion may soften up, but I would not suggest this headset for those who wear glasses all of the time.

    Be aware that this is NOT a noise cancelling headset. It is the retractable microphone that cancels ambient noise (to a reasonable degree). The Mic is not removable, but it is easy enough to retract into the bulky left earcup with just one hand. The mic arm does bend, but is not as flexible as I would like. But, with a bit of findgiting, I have always been able to find an appropriate location that allows for effective communication.

    I personally do not like that in order to mute the mic, you have to slide the entire flat face of the on-cord control box up/down. I would much prefer a button or switch (as the slider is stiff), but it does get the job done.

    Surprisingly, the bulk does not equal thunderous sound. When used as a headset for music, the sound is rather disappointing. Until the volume is cranked up to max, the audio levels are surprisingly quiet and rather muted. If you are trying to save some bucks by purchasing a single headset that will be great for music and also gaming, this headset is not what you are looking for.

    I find that the 7.1 surround sound is much more noticeable when plugged into a computer using the USB cable. The computer is also where you will be able to use gaming presets to adjust the audio to your liking. If you are using this headset for Xbox or Playstation, you will not be able to change audio presets. But, because Alienware doesn’t go out of their way to advertise this headset for the Xbox or Playstation, I don’t really hold this against them. The price is pretty fair for a headset that can truly be used with any device.

    Interestingly, the earcups slide up and down on a track inside of the headband. At first I found this design decision to be rather odd, but I like being able to adjust each earcup individually with just one hand. I am able to reach up and hold the headband and push the earcup up with my thumb, or downwards with my pointer finger. This feature adds to the bulk (as the headband sits completely outside of each earcup), but I think it’s an innovative feature that is worthwhile.

    Because the price is low and because they provide great spatial awareness for PC, Xbox, & PlayStation gaming - I would generally recommend this headset.

    Feb 11, 2020 22:20
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - Zone 750 Wired Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headset - Black
    Description

    Step into your zone with Zone 750, the wired headset that lets you sound clear, hear better, and stay focused, no matter where you work. Collaborate better and stay connected. Zone 750 is a USB headset that delivers premium audio and reliable call clarity. In-line controls keep call functions handy while USB-C and included USB-A adapter ensure plug-and-play compatibility. Zone 750 works with common calling applications across most all platforms and operating systems. Noise-canceling dual-mic technology accurately suppresses distracting sounds like keyboard clicks and nearby voices as close as 23 in away.

    5 Features
  • Noise-cancellation: Advanced noise-canceling mic makes sure that you sound clear in calls and video conferences, even in a busy work environment; use Logi Tune* to control the sidetone and adjust the volume of your voice.
  • 40mm drivers for immersive audio: Featuring 40mm drivers and immersive audio for full bass and crisp high frequencies so you can enjoy music, hear calls and stay focused, even in a bustling office.
  • Plug-and-play: Multiple connections: Simple USB-C and included USB-A adapter** ensure plug-and-play compatibility for all your devices; the cord is durable, reliable, and easy to use.
  • Simple controls: Simple controls right at your fingertips including volume, mute, answer, end, and reject calls; plus play or pause music.
  • One tune, many options: Stay up to date by downloading the latest firmware via the Logi Tune* app; customize and control your headset and manage mute, volume, sidetone, and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Office/Productivity Headset

    The Logitech Zone 750 is a wired USB connected headset aimed at the office/professional user segment. I have used a variety of headsets over the years for office use – Jabra and Plantronics models, but this is my first Logitech office headset. I am currently working from home while the pandemic rolls along, as well as office construction keeps me from going in. When I am in the office I rotate between my Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 (a gaming over the ear headset with a Bluetooth puck for syncing your phone) and my on ear Jabra Evolve 30. I use the Evolves strictly for calls where I need a little better mic noise isolation than the TB’s provide. Otherwise I use the TB’s for greater comfort and sound quality to listen to music – also a much longer cord. Now I would like to ditch juggling 2 headsets once I head back into the office – that’s where the Zone 750’s come in to find that middle ground.

    Like my Jabra’s the Zone 750 is a wired, on ear headset with a rotatable boom mic. The 750 only offers USB connections. A USB C is the default connector but you can use the included adapter to connect to standard USB port. Upon plugging the 750 into my computer (I used both USB connections – I found no difference in usage) my Win10 machine recognized and setup my headset. Since I use Teams I had a popup that said my device is certified for use with Microsoft Teams. The boom mic can be fully rotated for either left ear or right ear users. When the boom is rotated into the up-position it switches the mute function on. The cable itself is actually fairly long at around 80” – this provides some freedom of movement while tethered or allows for a long reach to workstation PC. Located about 20” down from the headset is the inline control. The control module has can control volume, toggle the mute, answer/hang-up/hold calls, and play/pause/skip music selections. The play/pause and call buttons are both multi-functioned. For play/pause one press plays or pauses, 2 presses skips forward, and 3 presses skips back. For the call button 1 press answers/hangs up, and a 2 sec press on incoming calls lets you reject. If no calls are incoming or ongoing, pressing the call button for 2 seconds will trigger your voice assistant if you have it setup.

    The headset construction feels solid and robust enough. There are not swiveling/twisting earcups on the 750 for the earcup attachment point is more rigid. The earcups are mated to a metal band that slides into the main headband. The headband is lightly padded with and sits at 7/8” wide. This seems a little thin for long term usage combined with the lighter padding, but the headset is fairly lightweight, which helps offset this. Each earcup is loaded with a 40mm driver (fairly standard size for a lot of headphones). The earcups are 2.5” across and come with about 5/8” of soft padding (padding compresses about 1/8-1/4” when squished) wrapped in a leatherette material.

    The boom mic features active noise cancellation through the use of a dual mic setup. This helps block out environmental sounds while allowing your voice to come through clearly. The 40mm drivers have pretty standard specs as far as sensitivity and frequency response go - they are lower on the impedance scale (32 ohms), so they won’t draw a lot of power if you are mobile.

    Included with the headset is a carrying pouch and the aforementioned USB C to USB A adapter. The carrying pouch is a nice, but fairly basic nylon (maybe polyester) bag with a draw cord and cinch. Inside the pouch is a mini pouch for holding the adapter, which is a nice little touch to avoid losing it.

    For my usage I have been using Microsoft Teams and listening to music, as well as connecting it to my Android phone via the USB C port. I also downloaded the Logi Tune app that lets me set my mic level, side tone, and equalizer. The Teams integration is seamless. Plug it in and its ready to go. The call controls work without a hitch. The noise cancelling mic keeps me sounding crisp and clear and that’s with several fans (2 tower fans and a box fan) running within 5 feet of me. So far this mic has the best noise cancellation I have come across in any of my headsets. The on-ear-cups do a pretty decent job of blocking out some external noise but fall short of their over-the-ear competition. With the Logi Tune app I set my equalizer based on my usage – Podcast setting for calls and volume boost for music. For music I stayed away from bass boost because things sounded too flat. Overall the headphones are OK for music. The ear cups don’t provide enough isolation or give a good enough seal to let the drivers shine. They don’t do too bad, but they are just a little flat compared to my over-ear headsets using similar 40mm drivers. For calls and presentations the podcast setting is excellent. Voices come through super clear and easy to hear. Using with my phone was pretty easy. Just plug in most of the features transfer over. The biggest exception is the call button is no longer functional, and its answer/hang up function is delegated to the play/pause button. You are also not able to reject a call as far as I can tell.

    It is very clear that office work is the main focus of these headphones, and for that they do excellent. For music though I might still want to use my other over-ear headsets if I want to shut things out with some music when meetings aren’t happening.

    Overall these are really excellent office/productivity focused headphones. I will be ditching my Evolves and using these exclusively for office work. The mic is excellent and does a great job blocking out ambient noise. The sidetone control is excellent and it really helps to hear yourself when you are talking and have headphones one. I wish these were a little more comfortable for me. Part of it is I’m not a huge fan of on-ear headsets because I wear glasses and they don’t play nice with on-ear for long term comfort. However, I can wear these headphones for a several hours without issue, so it’s not too big of a deal.

    Jul 20, 2021 00:39
  • Review by RogueWave, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for online meetings and WFH!

    I am extremely pleased with the new Logitech Zone 750 Wired Over-Ear Headset! I have a lot of meetings over the web, usually webex or Microsoft Teams. The moment I plugged in this headset, an immediate prompt showed up telling me I just plugged in a Teams compatible device and showed me a quick preview on how to operate the headset. I was excited to use this device for my meetings throughout the day. I was not disappointed. My first meeting during the day with this headset gave clear audio and the cups sat perfectly on my ears making the surrounding noise minimal. I further tested the headset by creating a webex meeting with a peer and having a few other colleagues stand around making noise and talking. The colleague on the other end said they could not hear anyone else talking. The noise canceling mic on the headset works flawlessly. I love that there is two ways to mute yourself on a call, either press the mute button or simply put the mic boom in the up position. You can hear a woman's voice say "mute on" or "mute off" to ensure you are either muted or not. Hearing the people in a meeting is clear and concise, without major bass. While testing this headset in meetings showed a high treble tone I was worried about the rest of the day, so I needed to try it with some music. I was very surprised to hear that even music sounded great on these headphones. They had a nice full range of audio that helped the day go by with my favorite music mix playing in the background. They certainly are not audiophile headphones, but they did the job perfectly while at work and even music sounded great.

    Pros:

    -The noise canceling mic works like a dream. Especially if you have kids or loud coworkers in the background.

    -The option to use USB-C or a regular USB-A

    -Soft carrying pouch is perfect to protect the headset and keep it debris free.

    -Sound quality is great for both listening and the receiving end on calls/meetings

    -Music sounds great, nice range from lows to highs

    -Microsoft Teams compatible device

    -VERY comfortable to wear for hours

    -Easy to use and easy to operate buttons on the wire.

    -Packs small when in the pouch

    Cons:

    -Not a headset for strictly listening to music or wanting audiophile type sound, this is more of a work type of headset.

    In all, I am very happy I picked up the Logitech Zone 750 Wired Over-Ear Headset. This has made my day at work much more pleasant. I have a lot of meetings and occasional phone calls to take, and this headset makes it feel more natural and is easier to manage. If you have meetings or phone calls either in the office or if you work from home, I recommend this product. My coworkers were ogling my new headset and they are probably going to also pick up a pair for themselves.

    Jul 10, 2021 20:14
  • Review by xKing, 8 out of 10
    Just right for Microsoft Teams

    I spend most of my work days on meetings and was looking for a great wired headset (wireless tend to die on me a lot). Logitech Z750 turned to be an amazing choice! It's solidly built, USB-A and USB-C compatible (included cable is USB-C but C to A adapter is included in the box) and provides a great sound quality! It works out of the box, just plug it in and any meeting software (Zoom, MS Teams, WebEx) works with it, but if you like a little bit more controls - you can optionally install Logi Tune software from a Logitech web site which will allow you to Fine tune your meeting experience.

    Adjsutments include - Sidetone - which is how much of your own voice do you hear? I normally have this set to 70% so I don't feel weird not listening to myself. Mic Level and Equalizer settings (possible EQ options - Default, Volume boost, Podcast and Bass boost). I have my EQ set to default all the time. Additionally you can choose if you would like Voice Prompts (such as Mute On/Mute Off prompts) and to automatically mute you if mic boom is positioned facing up (out of the way). Headset comes with a little in-line remote about 2 feet away from the headphones which allows you to quickly mute/unmute, adjust volume and pickup or drop the call. Headset can be work with mic boom on the left or right side (however the assumption is that it's on the left, but that only matters if you listening to the stereo podcast)

    Overall - it's a great choice for a whole day teleconference, however if you do have a big head like I do - it may be pressing on your ears a bit too much. I took 1 star off just because I do feel a little discomfort on my ears after a prolonged period of time and have to slide the ear cushions forward just a little big, this reduces background noise isolation but stops the discomfort.

    Jul 15, 2021 16:06
  • Review by JMan, 10 out of 10
    Solid choice for business or home office use

    The Logi Zone 750 headset is lightweight, comfortable, and has good sound quality. The memory foam on-ear pads are soft and remain cool and comfortable during extended wear. The headset connects to devices via a non-detachable six-foot USB-C cable. A small USB-C to USB-A adapter is included if needed. Sound is loud, clear, and mostly distortion free. Individual voices are easily decipherable and distinguishable during calls with multiple participants on the remote side. I seldom hear any muffled or distorted sounds during calls or meetings. On the rare occasions I do hear any distortion, it is typically minor clipping lasting a second or less. It could easily be app related rather than the headset. The inline controller has a talk button, volume adjustment, mic mute and media play/pause buttons. The talk and mic mute buttons are illuminated. The purple illumination of the talk button coordinates nicely with the Teams theme and the talk button launches Teams when pressed. The mic can be muted via the controller button or by raising the boom. Voice prompts supplement the visual confirmations for certain features.

    This Zone 750 sounds good when playing most genres of music if bass frequencies remain at moderate levels. Deep bass and sub-bass cause noticeable distortion. Logitech offers the free downloadable Logi Tune app which can be used to adjust sound settings. The app is available for Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS. It includes a graphic equalizer that allows the use of presets or manual adjustments. The Logi Tune app also allows users to test headset performance and apply firmware updates.

    The noise cancelling mic is superb. Even with significant background noise, remote parties advised me it sounds like I am in a totally quiet room. I thought they were simply being polite but I later tested the mic in the Teams configuration utility and verified it was true. The mic does not pick up any ambient noise away from the mic unless it is considerably loud. Normal ambient sounds like people chattering, office machines running or even a television at moderate volume (which I used to test) are completely silent to parties on the other end.

    The build quality seems reliable and durable. The headset survived being tossed 14 feet up my walkway to my front door by the delivery person. It slammed against the front door and landed with a loud thud that could be heard all the way in the rear of the house yet the headset was completely unscathed. The protective packaging was all plastic and cardboard. It wasn't enshrouded in bubble wrap or other soft protective material. I am not complaining here about delivery, just merely sharing that it was able to withstand such abuse and still works flawlessly. This makes me confident it would survive a full body height or desk height drop. A soft fabric storage pouch with a small separate interior pocket for the USB receiver is included.

    Jul 09, 2021 20:21
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Great for the new normal

    Ever since the pandemic began a little over a year ago, my work has integrated video conferencing/meetings heavily into our everyday work routines. Although it seems like the world is starting to get back to normal, it looks like Teams, Meets, and Zoom meetings are here to stay. I have used regular headphones that I have around the house, both wired and wireless, but they didn’t really work well in meetings. The wireless would have connection or delay issues, and music headphones had poor mics, so I didn’t sound clear to others.

    So, this brings us to the Logitech Zone 750. This checks off just about everything you could ask for in a great headset for meetings. They are light and super comfortable. They are over the ear headsets, which means they sit on your ears. This had me a little worried since these types of headsets sometimes apply too much pressure and press my ears into my glasses. I was happy to see that this headset does not have this problem. I’ve worn them for hours at a time and have felt no discomfort on my ears or head.

    The sound is truly clear, and you can even adjust it with the Logi Tune app. This app will show you some tutorials on how to get the most out of the headset in meetings. It also allows you to adjust the sound settings. Voices come out noticeably clear, and they also work extremely well for listening to podcasts and audiobooks. They also work well with some music. If you are listening to bass heavy music, these aren’t going to be great for that, even after adjusting the EQ for extra bass. Other music that does not rely on bass, sounds great; again clear highs and mids.

    A few other nice features are the flip up of the mic to mute yourself. This is so great considering that I worry often in meetings if I am muted. This takes away some of that anxiety. The other nice feature is that it does a good job of just broadcasting your voice and not so much of what might be happening in the room around you. It uses a noise cancellation mic feature that lets only your voice pass through in the mic, keeping your noisy background noise out. The inline controls are also great. You get a very bright mute notification, play/pause, call, and volume buttons. Another thing that I appreciate is that the headset plugs in with a USB-C connection which works well on my computer, but it also includes a USB-A adapter. This adapter comes in handy with one of my computers at work which only has USB-A ports.

    This headset is great for meetings or listening to spoken word media. Voices come out very crisp and clear. The flip to mute feature is great, the inline controls are super convenient and easy to use, and the noise canceling mic does a great job of muting your noise environment while you speak. This headset is great for anyone looking for something comfortable, and that sounds great for meetings.

    Jul 09, 2021 19:17
  • Review by SUHD, 10 out of 10
    Clear noise-free sound for conference calls

    I have been using the Logitech - Zone 750 Wired Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headset for about a week now and so far they offered the most reliable solution for working from the home office. I used them successfully with WebEx and Microsoft Teams on Windows 10 Pro. The integration with Teams is super nice as it automatically detects them as the default computer audio device and it also recognizes the physical mute button on the in-line controls on the wire. I also used them with Zoom on my Chromebook with the USB-C adapter. The best feature is the advanced noise-canceling microphone which blocks out most of the surrounding noises and only focuses on your voice. Additionally the simple controls built in-line with the cable give you quick and easy access to mute, volume, answer, hang-up, and play/pause music. If you want to further fine-tune the sound EQ to your liking and other settings and features like sidetone volume, voice prompts, rotate/flip mic up to mute, you can use the Logi Tune App.

    All in all, this headset offers superior sound quality especially for conference calls. They’re well built, soft padded “pleather” and fairly light weight, which makes them pretty comfortable for prolonged use. Your ears may get sweaty after a while, but I would still recommend these for work calls if you can afford them or better yet have your employer pay for them.

    Jul 13, 2021 20:56
  • Review by movieluver, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and great sounding headset

    The Logitech Zone 750 headset is a wired headset that has a USB-C connection and comes with a USB-A adaptor to plug into your computer. You can also purchase an attachment to connect the USB-C end of the headset to your iPhone. The quality of the sound or call does not diminish with the attachments. The cord that attaches the headset to your device is about 79 inches (from where it plugs into your device all the way to the actual headset). It has a Velcro strap to tie up the cord neatly. The cord also has a control button where you can control the volume, press a call button, a play button for music and a mute button. The play button-if you press once, it plays/pauses the song. If you press it twice, it skips to the next song. If you press it three times, it skips backward to the previous song. The actual headset has a rotating mic. If you position the mic straight up, you will hear a voice telling you that the mic is muted. You can rotate the mic in either direction to turn the mic on again. The closer you have the mic to your mouth the louder it sounds to the other person. The ear pads on the headset are on the ear. They are surprisingly comfortable. I’ve worn them for an hour at a time and did not experience any discomfort. There is also padding on the head strap which was comfortable for me. I have very short hair, so the head strap was sitting directly on my head. The head strap also has the L/R indicators on the inside of the strap. Right above the indicators, it also has the Braille version of the indicators. The mic is located on the left side. However, the mic can rotate so that you can have the mic on the right side if you turn the headset around. The sound in the headset is also surprisingly good. It has a good deep bass sound, and voices are crisp and clear. If you call the other person on their phone, it sounds like a phone call, nothing is muffled. I was told my voice sounds like it is in between a phone call and a pilot speaking over the intercom on a plane. But it was still a clear crisp sound. There was no lag time between what I was hearing and seeing on the screen. The other person was not able to hear any sounds other than my voice.the notice around me was a muted quite a bit so I was able to hear the sounds through the headset clearly. I would definitely recommend this headset.

    Jul 11, 2021 10:07
  • Review by sgriesch, 10 out of 10
    Easy to Use Headset

    About the Logitech Zone 750 Over-Ear Headset

    The Logitech Zone 750 is an easy to use over the ear headset designed for use with desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It has simple controls and is mostly plug and play. The sound quality is good and it uses noise cancellation to suppression background noise.

    What It Comes With

    The packaging includes the wired headset, a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and a carrying case.

    The Set-up

    Set-up is pretty easy. For a desktop or laptop you plug it in, download the Logi Tune app, and confirm with a speak & listen sound test. The Logi Tune app has an EQ to use to adjust audio settings. When the headset was being set-up I received a confirmation from MS Teams that it worked with that application. For a smartphone, it worked when plugging straight in to the USB-C port.

    Comfort & Audio Quality

    The headset is comfortable on the ears, and the headband is adjustable. The sound quality is good, and the noise cancellation feature helps that quite a bit. There are controls on the wire that allow you to Mute/Unmute, Pick Up/Hang Up, adjust volume, or skip/rewind for music.

    Overall

    As a whole, this is a pretty solid headset. Things worked well during the install. It’s easy to use, comfortable, and has good sound quality. The only negative that I can find is that it is wired. Otherwise, this works as intended.

    Jul 15, 2021 16:47
  • 9.0score
    HyperX - Cloud Stinger Core Wired Stereo Gaming Headset - Black
    Description

    Experience immersive gameplay with these HyperX Cloud Stinger Core gaming headphones. The lightweight design, synthetic leather cups and padding provide a comfortable fit, while noise-canceling technology eliminates background chatter for smooth acoustics. These HyperX Cloud Stinger Core gaming headphones feature in-line volume controls to conveniently adjust the sound.

    4 Features
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • 40mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • Headset controls: Include volume and microphone on/off.
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  • Review by Hydr0p0n1c, 10 out of 10
    my overall reaction to them.

    such a good headset for 35 dollars minus the tax. everything is incredible about them, the earpieces are not too tight or too loose with just the right fit and the mic and volume controls are placed in a good location. the mute feature for the microphone is an upgrade from another pair of hyper X headset that I've had. 10/10. recommend these to anyone that is looking for a budget headset under 50.

    May 17, 2021 01:24
  • Review by Desi, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and good audio quality

    This was for my 13 year old son to play xbox. He was happy to see this and said its comfortable when he wears it. The quality of sound and voice was good. Its been a month and so far so good.

    Sep 26, 2020 09:58
  • Review by Kaelon, 2 out of 10
    Hyper X cloud review

    They broke the second day I hade them I wouldn’t recommend them poor quality the box was beat up when I got it delivered.

    Mar 27, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Julie, 10 out of 10
    Awesome for gaming!

    So I originally got this for my brother since his headset didn’t work anymore. When I tell y’all that I’ve been having to scream my lungs out to get his attention, I’m being for real. You can’t hear anything that anyone is saying and I think he likes that since he gets annoyed quickly when we hug him while playing lol. My boyfriends birthday is coming up and I will be definitely buying this again!! Great purchase!

    Sep 12, 2020 08:14
  • Review by Samantha, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING!!!!

    ITS AMAZING! The sound is excellent and it’s cheap exactly what u need and I was on discord with my friend and she couldn’t hear anything in the background my parents were talking but warning it does make your head look big lol and if there’s like a tv playing like loud loud then they could hear the background.

    Jun 27, 2020 03:30
  • Review by ParkerOG, 10 out of 10
    Great First PC Headset

    Bought this headset for my father, I've been a big HyperX fan since I got my Cloud 2 headphones. Plugged it in for him and adjusted the mic gain and he was good to talk in Discord with everyone. The mic is clear and the sound quality is great. Thank you HyperX!

    May 29, 2020 17:39
  • Review by startech, 8 out of 10
    Pretty decent headset

    I bought this just because I wanted a headset that you can plug in a 3.5mm jack instead of usb. Plus the fact that this headset is good for listsening to my music collection. I bought this headset on sale. The only bad thing is the activation code for downloading the DTS Sound Unbound app was accidently scratched out.

    Nov 19, 2021 18:34
  • Review by Best, 10 out of 10
    Best headset!

    My husband loved his new headsets. He upsets me when I’m talking to him because he can’t hear me with them on lol not because he has it to loud but they block outside noise which is so cool

    Oct 28, 2021 22:02
  • 9.0score
    ROCCAT - Elo 7.1 USB Wired Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset with AIMO RGB Lighting - Black
    Description

    The ROCCAT® Elo 7.1 USB Wired Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset with AIMO RGB Lighting lets you pinpoint enemy locations with ease thanks to 360° visual audio powered by precision-tuned 50mm Neodymium drivers. Exceptional surround sound accuracy is matched by next-level ergonomics with a dynamic fit unique to you. Superior memory foam and a self-adjusting headband mean you can wear it for hours on end and it'll stay as invisible and weightless as when you first put it on. Equipped with a detachable noise-cancelling mic with TruSpeak™ technology, no voice communication is missed while AIMO RGB Intelligent Lighting vividly lights up your setup with 16.8 million colors.

    8 Features
  • Dynamic Fit: Gamers come in all shapes and sizes, but the Elo 7.1 ensures a perfect fit no matter what. A self-adjusting metal headband and rotating earcup hinges for added flexibility create a weightless fit unique to you.
  • Superior Comfort: Superior memory foam ear cushioning featuring Turtle Beach’s proprietary ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System features dual-foam ear cushions, with softer foam in the section that rests against your glasses, alleviating pressure and allowing gamers with glasses to play in comfort.
  • Exceptional 7.1 Surround Sound: We call it visual audio because the 360° sound characteristics let you pinpoint enemy locations for a clear competitive advantage.
  • Precision-Tuned Nanoclear™ Drivers: Hear crisp highs and thundering lows with 50mm Nanoclear™ speakers from Turtle Beach®, tuned to maximize 7.1 audio.
  • Crystal-Clear Communication: TruSpeak™ detachable unidirectional microphone technology ensures your voice sounds the same in the digital world as it does in the real world. Say goodbye to static and crackle with crystal-clear communication with your teammates that sounds completely natural.
  • AIMO Intelligent Lighting Engine: The AIMO illumination ecosystem takes your setup to another level by adding organic light. It synergizes with other AIMO-compatible devices to create a vivid, state-of-the-art aesthetic without the need for extensive configuration.
  • Mic Monitoring Technology: Adjustable mic monitoring so you can hear the level of your own voice to prevent shouting into the mic. An on-ear adjustment monitor wheel makes adjustments easy.
  • 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year manufacturer warranty.
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  • Review by Solrak, 10 out of 10
    Great performance for the price

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    The Roccat Elo 7.1 RGB Headset is arguably one of the best values in wired headsets on the market in my opinion. After a week of dedicated use for about 4-6 hours a day – I came away impressed with yet another Roccat product. Above average audio/sound/playback, excellent 7.1 surround stage, lightweight and sturdy build quality, along with reasonable headset comfort and a decent mic … all for less money than many other competitors competing in or around this price point. Marginally tight “clamp force” on my head, low earcup breathability, a “interesting” plastic sliding adjustment band, and somewhat wonky “Swarm” software hold the Elo 7.1 RGB headset back from being a grand slam.

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    There are so many headsets out there … finding one that tick all right boxes for most, without breaking bank is truly monumental feat to achieve. Having only recently starting to use the Roccat Elo 7.1 headset over this past week, I had relatively low expectations given the fact that I normally use dedicated $300 headphones for musical playback on my PC, and $200 wireless gaming sets from my gaming sessions. As has been the case with several of Roccat products I have been using lately, boy was I pleasantly surprised how the Elo 7.1 headset performed … particularly at its $69.99 MSRP.

    In my humble opinion, the Elo 7.1 won’t be replacing a dedicated “audiophile grade” headset when it comes to musical playback and media consumption – but the 50mm neodymium drivers do a respectable job of delivering clear sound, with reasonable soundstage separation and clarity along with a punchy bass line to boot. That being said – I felt where the Elo 7.1 headset really excelled was in the “7.1” surround department. In that department I felt is was on par/equal with my older headset that was almost 4 times as much. In my usual rounds of Fortnite and other FPS games – being able to spatially pinpoint foot steps above/below/around me really immerse me in the game and help me have an edge.

    On the subject of comfort: overall, its pretty good - but has some room for improvement. The headset has an overall “large-ish” design (read bulky) – but that enabled Roccat to pack in more padding and comfort touches as a result. There are ample amounts of padding in the earcups themselves, providing a pretty good amount of cushion on your head and they appeared to have a very mild taper to their shape to help them fit better on your head as well (which is a nice touch). If you’re not a fan of tight or high “lamp force” style headsets – this is where you might start running into some issues. Compared to my other headsets, I definitely felt more force was being applied to my ear area comparatively speaking. On the bright side, this made them feel more secure and when I was using them for shorter durations of about 60 mins or less, they didn’t detract from whatever task I tackling at the time. I don’t know if I could say the same for an all-night gamming marathon though. Interestingly, I really liked the way the Elo “adjusted” on my head at first. Unlike traditional headsets that have sort of a “clicky” tab or ratcheting adjustment on the ear cup or external facing bad of the headset – the Elo 7.1 using an internal softer plastic slider that seems to do a better job of dynamically adjusting to my head ad I put them on. I have a minor concern that maybe after a long period of time or carelessness, that that plastic inner sliding band might become the single point of failure that might bring the headset down. Only time will tell, but I don’t think it’s going to be a major issue to be honest.

    Throughout the time I have spent with the Elo 7.1 headset, the mic has executed as promised. No drop out / not cut offs – and most of my friends couldn’t tell that I had switched to a different headset until I said something about it. I think that a big compliment again, considering the price of the Elo 7.1 headset. As with the other Roccat products I have been using lately, the Swarm software that provides added functionality through customizable EQ settings, lighting, and voice effects is a little on the clunky side. Speaking of RGB lighting – it is a little rudimentary on the Elo 7.1 – but it sure it bright! Gamers will no doubt rejoice that they can coordinate the lighting effect through Swarm with the other Roccat products.

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    Between the above average sound quality for audio/media playback – excellent 7.1 spatial audio performance – and competitive price – its really hard to not recommend the Elo 7.1 Gamming RGB headset. For my head and comfort level though, I though there was more room for improvement to reduce the clamping pressure effect (maybe my giant head is part of the problem to be fair). I don’t mind my headset feeling large and bulky so I won’t hold that against the Elo 7.1 – especially when it clearly says “Gamming” in the product description. For the price, this head set is solid choice and tough to beat.

    Oct 25, 2020 04:05
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    An excellent headset for any audiophile!

    Wow. That is what I must start off by saying with this review. I have tested no fewer than 5 headsets in the past 6 months, and this headset has no right sounding as good as it does for its price when compared to peers in the same price range. The surround sound 7.1 and an incredible amount of EQ customizability using the Roccat Swarm software is what makes this possible.

    I tested this headset in two facets: gameplay and music. For music, the expectation that people have for gaming headsets is often far too high. When R&D, materials, and programming have to go into creating a headset with a microphone and audio delivery, there has to be give and take at a given price for what quality of audio and mic you get. This headset delivers excellent audio for just standard music and audio processing. It skips the mistake many of its peers make of heavily emphasizing bass, and instead gives you a balanced audio experience out of the box. This can be tailored to user preference using the Roccat Swarm software, but I actually am surprised to find I like the audio I am getting right out of the box—with one exception being that I went into the settings and activated the surround 7.1 setting (it comes set to 2.0) and wow.

    Now for gameplay, any mic that lets you converse with teammates will do the job, so I wasn’t overly concerned with that. My only ding on the mic is I wish it had a foam pop filter covering the mic to minimize the puffs of air being delivered into the chat when talking. What I did focus on was its performance with one of my current favorite games: Hunt Showdown. Hunt is a game all about sound and listening for enemy footsteps, gunshots, movements etc. to give you supremacy in combat. It actually uses Binaural audio, incorporating directional audio signatures into the game play! In plain English, with the right headset like this one, you can localize footsteps etc. with great accuracy and ease, giving you a competitive edge. The right headset with this game gives you a competitive edge, and I did find that this headset when compared to my daily driver gaming headset proved to isolate and localize sounds with greater accuracy.

    As for comfort of the headset, this is highly subjective. One individual’s head shape, ergonomics preferences, etc. are going to very much from one to another. For me, this is about a 7 out of 10 for comfort. I have a smaller head for a man, and this barely fits snug enough to provide good seal of the earcups. I also am not that much of a fan of the headband and adjusting metal band being two separate pieces, I think it makes the headset look kind of cheap. But, at this price point, there had to be compromises and this is one that is acceptable to me. The earcups themselves are comfortable with the memory foam and do not cause issues in my gaming endurance.

    I only have a few knocks against this headset. The first is that the cord is USB only, no option for 3.5mm input/output. The second is that I far prefer in-line controls to the output volume, mic volume controls on the left earcup. Third is that the cord is not detachable from the headset. This means that in the unfortunate incident that your cat chews up the cord, or you vacuum it by accident (ask me how I know about both of these problems), you will have to replace the whole headset, not just get a new cord.

    Overall, I can highly recommend this headset. As part of the Roccat ecosystem (I also have the Vulkan TKL keyboard) it is a fine addition. For anyone seeking a reasonably priced, excellent headset with great audio and comfort, this is a great choice.

    Oct 23, 2020 14:22
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Great Audio with AIMO Lighting!

    With a variety of headsets available from many trusted brands, I was anxious to get my hands on the ROCCAT 7.1 RGB PC gaming set to try. They state that they’re using some, I imagine, proprietary Turtle Beach audio tweaks to provide a superior listening environment while playing games.

    Included in the box you’ll find the ROCCAT headset with an attached USB A cord, a detachable microphone, and the appropriate guide/warranty cards. The ROCCAT headset is compatible with both PC and Mac, and will work in stereo mode as a plug and play headset. However, to take advantage of all this headset offers, you will need to install the ROCCAT SWARM software available on their website. The software will also prompt you to install the appropriate software update for the headset but is quick and painless.

    On the left earphone, on the back, you’ll find the appropriate button for mute of the mic which has an audible tone when pressed, and the volume wheels for both sound, and the mic monitoring. When adjusting the volume on the headset, you’ll see the volume adjusted on your OS. Keep that in mind if you have any other audio source playing, and want to individually control them using the mic mix on your OS. The sides have a light up ROCCAT Cat logo on the left, and the ROCCAT word logo on the right. The attached braided USB cable is also plenty long for most PC setup’s, whether you are close, or sit away from your desktop.

    This can be used with or without the included microphone, especially if you are streaming on a platform and have a more professional microphone set up. Once you have installed the software, you’ll find customizable EQ setting pre-sets, or you can customize the sound EQ to your preference. The Sample Rate can even be set as low as 16 bit/44100 Hz, or as high as 24 bit/96000 Hz range. There is an option to enable “Voice Clarity” which does a great job when listening to dialogue either on a podcast or in a game, followed by an audio clarity, and a bass eq setting with an adjustable scale. You will also find pre-set EQ settings for FPS, MMO, MOBA, and most other gaming scenarios, with profiles easily saved on the SWARM app for switching either with a press of the profile, or when an application is launched.

    The other settings found in the SWARM app are the Master Volume, Mic Monitoring, the Surround settings to enable 7.1, and a mic sample rate. There is even an additional feature to change your voice while speaking, such as Monster, Cartoon, or generic Male/Female voice changing; allowing you to mask your voice online. It’s a fun setting to play around with but opted not to continue using it since I was playing with familiar friends online.

    The 7.1 Surround settings has a “clarity and balanced” eq setting, with a simple test button to test the audio. The test feature didn’t really work well for the purpose of testing, as the surround channels all just blended together on the headset. I wasn’t able to differentiate rear channels or surround channels from left or right, but your results may vary. The 7.1 surround works well in games, such as FPS, but didn’t notice any real change while playing an MMO; in this case World of Warcraft. While I’m sure there are settings that can be tweaked a bit to really demonstrate the 7.1, I found myself rarely using it, as the audio sounded pretty great already.

    The ROCCAT is comfortable to wear, and easily adjusts when placed on your head. No need to fiddle with different settings on each earphone, just put it on and pull the earphones in place. It does a great job staying in place, and the memory foam, along with the light weight, make long gaming sessions comfortable. The mic monitoring allows for listening of yourself while speaking, and the “noise suppression” feature built into the SWARM app does a good job cutting out background noise. You will not notice much of a passive noise cancellation, so if you have something loud (such as a TV) on in the background you will easily hear it.

    The illumination settings are simple to adjust in the SWARM app, with included pre-sets that allow for RGB color customization for Color Cycle, Breathing, Heartbeat, or Fully Lit options. Where this really shines, is the AIMO setting. If you are lucky enough to have a compatible ROCCAT Vulcan keyboard, you will find the AIMO unified lighting system react to your gameplay and key presses. It is easily my favorite lighting setting, provided a unique light up sequence based on your use with the keyboard. Colors of the RGB lights appear to react to things happening on screen, and when pressing buttons on the Vulcan keyboard. I would highly recommend getting at least the keyboard to get the most of the AIMO feature as it is not a feature found on any other competitor lighting system.

    Overall, it is easy to recommend this headset for those looking to compliment their ROCCAT gaming accessories that utilize the AIMO lighting settings. The audio quality is clear, and the bass is responsive. You may or may not love the 7.1 audio implementation, however it does work with some gaming scenarios such as an FPS (Call of Duty Warzone is a good try). Don’t focus too much on the “test” built into the app, as it does not do the best job featuring the 7.1 audio. I found the Windows audio test was able to accomplish the test much better.

    Oct 19, 2020 15:10
  • Review by Ramzy, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Roccat is awesome! Love how everything integrates together. Has a lot of cool features.

    Jan 29, 2021 16:47
  • Review by IronHorseGPS, 8 out of 10
    Sound Quality and Comfort!

    ROCCAT Elo 7.1 USB RGB PC Gaming Headset with Surround Sound, 50mm drivers & RGB lighting - Black offers amazing sound and comfort for all day gaming while ensuring the quality and looks that a real gamer needs. Boasting a 7.1 surround sound experience, a unique comfort band, and unparalleled quality, this headset will deliver upon that promise.

    I found this headset to be all of what it boasts to be and then some. My favorite aspect is the auto-adjusting headband. Most headsets are manually adjusted and often hurt after a short period of time; not with the ROCCAT Elo! Total comfort for extended periods - no adjustment needed! I loved the optional removable mic for when I am not gaming but want to listen to music while working. The only complaint I have is that the hard-wired cord often catches on my face (stubble) or my collar making scratching noise that is distracting.

    PROS

    - ROCCAT design and quality

    - AMAZING sound experience and depth throughout the range

    - Looks and feel are excellent

    - LED is just right, not too much, not too little

    - All-day comfort with auto-adjusting headband and earpads which are compatible with glasses

    - Great for gamers and/or audiophiles alike

    CONS

    - The hard-wire catches and rubs on face and clothing at times

    Nov 06, 2020 11:43
  • Review by LuluZ, 10 out of 10
    My headset

    Good quality I would definitely recommend to a friend

    Dec 11, 2020 15:21
  • Review by JohnnyBoomz, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight on head, solid & sturdy build A+ audio

    Incredible sound, and I’ve have gone through over a dozen PC headsets in the last few years. What you hear when you put these ELO USB headphones on will amaze you! Just make sure to turn mic monitoring off, unless you prefer it on.

    The headphones will work right out the box with Windows 10, but you should absolutely download the Roccat Swarm software to manage your profiles, lighting, and update your firmware. Its lightweight and allows for some handy and common EQ presets, and also allows for custom tuning of both the headphone audio and microphone features.

    Mic clarity is amazing and really does remarkable noise cancellation (turn on in Swarm settings) without a foam padded swab thing on the end. Only thing is I wish the microphone was detachable from the device.

    I like the volume controls on the back of the left ear, especially separate game sound & voice channel controls. Mute button is located there as well.

    Cord is braided and very lengthy, nice thick gauge.

    Earcups fit my average to large ears well and are padded nice so they can be wiped, but also allow for airflow so you don't overheat.

    Fit is confident, but not tight, and light on the head/neck.

    7.1 sound is almost like cheating if you’re a camper type, aka slow, corner waiting player - you can totally hear the direction, distance, and approach speed of your enemies.

    Oct 27, 2020 22:01
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Great sound, and easy to setup!

    Great headset, it was easy to setup as it uses a single usb cable to the PC. Once installed, I had to install their swarm software and after a couples of updates it was up and running. The software is great, intuitive and easy to use. You can change several settings like bit rate, surround sound or stereo, different equalizer settings and mic settings. Any combination you make, you can save to different pre sets for easy loading.

    The headset itself was very comfy, its a closed back one, so it will mute out any external sounds. It auto adjust to your head size (there is no slider or click when adjusting it just moves according to your preference and stays there, very ingenious).

    The sound was amazing, even in stereo. But when I enabled their virtual 7.1 it was amazing, sounded great, not like other virtual solutions that sound like you are under water. This one was very natural and not over done, bass was amazing. The first game I tried it with was Doom eternal: the ancient gods new DLC and it sounded AMAZING!

    They are very comfy, I'm not sure its real leather maybe leatherette but it feels great and I wear glasses and it was great. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for great 7.1 sound at a good price!

    Oct 31, 2020 19:27
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis Pro Wired DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Gaming Headset for PC, PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    Take your in-game audio seriously with this SteelSeries Arctis Pro gaming headset. Its high-resolution speaker drivers with neodymium magnets produce dynamic audio details at 10Hz - 40kHz, and its ski-goggle headband and AirWeave ear cushions provide long-lasting comfort. The ClearCast microphone of this SteelSeries Arctis Pro gaming headset filters out background noise for high-clarity voice chats.

    9 Features
  • Hi-Res Speaker Drivers: Premium Hi-Res speakers with high-density neodymium magnets reproduce a full, expansive frequency range from 10 – 40,000 Hz with stunning realism and clarity.
  • Premium Materials: Luxurious lightweight aluminum alloy and steel construction offers maximum durability and a consistent fit.
  • DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround: Next generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound provides optimal spatial imaging for complete 360-degree immersion.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Dial in the perfect balance of game and chat audio.
  • ClearCast Mic: The Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • Materials: Arctis headsets feature athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions to keep your ears cool and dry
  • Controls: Ergonomic on-ear controls give you easy access to volume and microphone mute
  • RGB Lighting: Prism RGB Illumination helps you choose from 16.8 million colors, separate left and right earcup configurations, and unique effects like color-shift and breathing
  • Compatibility: Compatible with PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HappyWithMyEarphones, 10 out of 10
    As Described. Happy.

    When I bought it, I was still skeptical, so I said that I would return it within 2 weeks if it didn't meet my expectations.

    Item is as described. I am satisfied with these headphones and not considering returning them.

    Keep in mind that these headphones are supposed to work best on your PC with supporting software (SteelSeries gg with Engine) and won't produce Hi-Res audio on your phone.

    Oct 29, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Razer, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries

    Love how they sound. Little tight around my head but the build quality is top notch.

    Jan 08, 2021 17:51
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Best Choice for pc

    So I tried Logitech, plantronics and Alienware headsets for pc. These are by far the best headphones, wired will always sound better over wireless. You don’t need the model with the DAC if you have a newer motherboard. I can hear footsteps and other movements in siege with no issue. Great with ambient games like control as well. Comfortable and mic is clear and crisp.

    Sep 29, 2020 10:19
  • Review by Kaizenkid, 2 out of 10
    AVOID! - Terrible design flaw! Break easily!

    Terrible design. Earcups break off easily. Do your research on these before buying. Numerous issues with users reporting same problem of earcups literally falling off and no easy way to repair. Customer service does not respond or reply to customers.

    Jun 27, 2021 10:03
  • Review by Tommytreesbabe, 10 out of 10
    We like this headset!

    Looking for a headset for the pc only. These are actually great quality and the sound is loud. The cord is long and had a game/chat mixer attached Halfway. You have to download software to tweak audio and the sick rgb lights on the mic. You can customize the led for mic mute as well. All the volume controls are on headset along with the mute button. There comfortable and feel real sturdy. Overall really satisfied with my purchase.

    Feb 02, 2021 20:10
  • Review by Frank, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Headset

    I've owned the Astro A40 (2015 Edition) and the HyperX Cloud II, this is certainly better than both of those. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone playing on console because you won't be able to truly customize this the way SteelSeries intended. However, if you're on PC this is an easy buy. Don't listen to the negative reviews, if your headset comes intact then there is nothing to worry about. SteelSeries' software allows you to change nearly everything from mic volume, sound volume, RGB lighting, and more. Finally, I didn't see any review mention this or any pictures but the headset comes with a toggle for switching between volume and voice chat, I think this fairly important especially for those who have used this before, it's hard to buy a headset without it once you've used it.

    Jul 11, 2020 19:59
  • Review by Percules, 10 out of 10
    Good sound

    They sound really good, works great on pc and console

    Oct 01, 2021 16:35
  • Review by SunnyD, 10 out of 10
    Great Set of gaming headphones

    Got these for my son and he really likes them.

    He said the build quality is good, sound is great, comfortable and really likes being able to easily adjust chat volume. Colors are a good addition and works with his keyboard.

    Mar 31, 2021 11:37
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac and PlayStation 4 - Lilac
    Description

    Enjoy an immersive sound experience with this wireless Logitech LIGHTSPEED gaming headset. The lightweight design and an adjustable suspension headband with memory foam earpads ensure lasting comfort during long gaming sessions, while the 65-foot range offers excellent freedom of movement. This lilac Logitech LIGHTSPEED gaming headset uses advanced noise-reduction technology for exceptional voice clarity.

    7 Features
  • Advanced audio: Logitech's 40mm Pro-G audio drivers, internal acoustic chambers, and DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surrounds create an immersive sound experience.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 29 hours of gaming per charge, so you'll always be ready to play.
  • Compatible with select platforms: Intended for use with PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.
  • Detachable microphone: Featuring a Blue VO!CE technology, the microphone offers ultra clear voice comms with advanced noise reduction, compression, de-esser and more.
  • 2.4GHz LIGHTSPEED wireless: Professional-grade wireless with up to 66' of range to control the action from almost anywhere in the room without cords.
  • Soft dual-layer memory foam ear cushions: Conform to your head and reduce stress points for long-lasting comfort.
  • Front-facing LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting: Customize the dual-zone RGB lighting and effects from approximately 16.8 million colors.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Sleek Gaming Headphones with Impressive Audio

    Sound and communication in video games is huge these days! You want to be immersed in what you are playing by hearing every detail, or be able to easily chat with those you are playing with. The Logitech G733 are a fantastic wireless option that covers those needs!

    PROS:

    - Out of the box, this Gaming Headset looks great! For their price point, the headphones still look like nice high end devices. And really you don't even need to read the manual to figure out how easy they are to use.

    - The lights are a great touch! It makes them so unique and I like how you can buy different straps if you want to to further personalize them.

    - I can't stress enough how comfy these are! The padding around the ear, the strap to keep it on your head, everything just works really well together to make for a light feeling on your head while still making sure the sound is for just you to hear.

    - All you do it plug in the USB receiver into your device, turn on the headphones, and its ready to go! Very impressed with how quickly it is to connect right out of the box.

    - I really like how the microphone on this. It sounds great when using it, is nice and flexible for moving it around, and you can detach/attach the mic very easily. It's just nice as gamers are not always talking when they are playing so its easy to just take off.

    - The audio quality really impressed me! Once again, it's price point would make you think the sound will just be average but I found the sound to be crisp, the bass shaking, and just a real feel of being immersed in what you are listening to, watching, or of course playing.

    - Lastly, I did use these on a PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch and had a great experience on all devices! It's really nice how the USB receiver makes it easy to switch from device to device without having to unpair like you would with Bluetooth, but then you get a stronger connection speed with this vs Bluetooth.

    CONS:

    - My biggest issue is the Logitech G Hub Software. You are supposed to download this software from the Logitech website to set up options but I had a difficult time doing so. After a quick Google search I found that other users have the same issue as me. The G Hub is supposed to be how you really fine tune these headphones and I never had the chance before writing this. I hope Logitech can fix this!

    - I wish the USB receiver came with a USB-C adapter with it. A lot of devices are moving towards USB-C so this would be an easy thing to include with the headphones.

    - They are a bit bulky at times. I know that is typically the style with these headphones but I wish they were a bit more slim fitting.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - If you are looking for a pair of high end wireless gaming headphones but don't want to break the bank, the Logitech G733 are an excellent choice! The have great personalization options, the surround sound is impressive, microphone quality is very clear, and the battery lasts all day. I think as soon as you try them out. you'll enjoy them as much as I have!

    Sep 01, 2020 13:05
  • Review by Vandersnoot, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable sleek and stylish!

    Comfortable sleek and stylish!

    This headset offers stunning sound while also maintaining amazing noise cancelation properties. The color options and lights are a plus. No issues with connectivity ever. Good quality. I love the adjustable strap it makes this headset far more comfortable than traditional heasets that rest directly on your head. I have used this for watching movies and gaming with no issues. Easy to use and set up! Easy to keep clean!

    Oct 23, 2021 03:53
  • Review by bamfsig45, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound - Light weight

    I love this headset for PC gaming. After unboxing the headset I realized just how light they are. They are completely made from plastic but they seem premium at the same time. I have all Logitech lightspeed products, speakers, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad. So these fit in perfect.

    The sound on COD is so good, I can hear foot steps perfectly coming up behind me. My buddies say they can hear me clearly during game chat and in the lobby.

    There is not a whole lot of adjustments that can be made as far as fit. You can adjust the elastic headband down one notch which should help those with smaller heads. You can also reverse the headband for a different look, and order more from Logitech for a completely different style.

    Inside the G Hub you can adjust the acoustics, volume, mic, side tone and enable advanced EQ for precise tuning with an EQ. You also can configure the surround sound and select, entertainment, gaming, and sports profiles. You can adjust the volume at each position, left, right, front, back, left, right ect... I increased the volume of the two rear channels to help with footsteps in COD.

    There is also a DTS setting, front, wide, and traditional. I changed mine to wide, I think its the best setting for me. YMMV.

    These are rated for 29 hours of continuous play but come with a USB C charging cable that is around 6 feet so you can easily play and charge at the same time.

    I can recommend this headset as they are budget minded but still great quality.

    Aug 29, 2020 11:05
  • Review by ohdumb, 8 out of 10
    Nice

    Nice set of headphones. My box did come damaged with a hole in it so that’s why i knocked off a star. The glare people talk about with glasses isn’t too bad honestly. Super comfy, light, soft ear pads, real pretty. definitely a solid set of headphones

    May 12, 2021 17:20
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Christmas 2020

    This was for my daughter of 10 years old and she loves it!

    Dec 25, 2020 16:13
  • Review by Applenews9, 10 out of 10
    Very comfortable!

    Super lightweight! It serves its purpose on all levels the only thing Logitech needs to improve is their G hub software. But other than that I have no complaints

    Jul 21, 2021 03:03
  • Review by lydiaC, 10 out of 10
    10/10

    Very nice and very comfy. I’ve used them on my Mac and on my PS4 and haven’t had any issue!

    Jun 18, 2021 17:24
  • Review by sgriesch, 8 out of 10
    Decent Gamer Headset

    About the G733 Headset

    The Logitech G733 is a mid-priced gamer headset that can be used with PC, Mac, or Playstation 4. It’s really lightweight and designed for comfort. This headset utilizes lightspeed wireless technology for a low latency connection, and it has a feature called Blue Voice which fine tunes your vocal qualities so that others can hear you clearly. Sound quality gets a boost with its DTS Headphone X 2.0 surround sound. All settings are managed through the G-Hub gaming software.

    What it Comes With

    There’s not much to it. You get the headphones with memory phone ear pads already attached. There’s a larger USB receiver to plug into your computer for connection. A roughly 6 foot USB A to USB C cord is provided for charging. Lastly, there is a detachable microphone.

    The Set-up

    Setting up is quick and easy. Plug the USB receiver into your computer to install the connection. Turn on the headphones and start using. To take full advantage of the headset, install the G-Hub software and personalize your settings. You can do things like change the forward facing light colors and modes, set you Blue Voice vocal settings, create custom EQ settings, and tune your DTS X 2.0 settings.

    My Impressions of the Headset

    Sound – The sound is good. Having the DTS X 2.0 surround sound mode makes the gaming experience immersible. It has deep bass and clear mid-range. Using the headphones for music, they are not quite as high-end as other headphones that I own.

    Blue Voice – This feature lets you fine tune the vocal qualities of your voice when you speak into the microphone. I found that it worked pretty well. There are some custom presets that are easy to try. You can also adjust individually if you’d like. This helps to control clarity instead of just the volume.

    Microphone – The detachable microphone is interesting. What’s really cool is that it bends and stays in place. I liked that quite a bit. What I don’t like is that it is detachable, so you could lose it. Also, there microphone plug is only on the left-hand side. It doesn’t reverse like another headset I have.

    Comfort – This headset is really comfortable. The ear pads are big enough that my ear fits inside of them. The memory foam is great, and the headband makes it really comfortable on the top without a lot of pressure on my head. They are also really lightweight which takes some of the stress off of your neck.

    Lighting Effects – There wasn’t much to the front facing lights. You can change the color, and there were a few preset modes. Mostly, it was broken up into top and bottom lights. They are not controlled separately from left and right. This is managed in the G-Hub software.

    G-Hub Software – This is Logitech’s software to control its gaming hardware line-up. You can use it to control multiple items at the same time. As for the headset, this was my least favorite thing about the headphones. I found the software to be clunky and buggy. It had 3 errors the first time that I used it. For example, I created an EQ setting and renamed it for personalization. The software would not update the name. Second, the G-Hub on-screen battery reading did not match the verbal power level that the headphones stated. They varied by as much as 9%. Last, the volume scroll on the headphones wouldn’t work. I restarted my computer, and the volume scroll started working. It just wasn’t an impressive experience. I have used other manufactures’ software, and like theirs better.

    I’m giving the G733 headset by Logitech 4 stars. The sound quality is good and the comfort is great. I am not impressed with the G-Hub software and did have a few bugs with it off the bat. If Logitech could improve this, shrink the size of its USB receiver, and do more with the front facing lights these could be a 5 star product. Overall though, it does the big things right: good sound and great comfort.

    Aug 31, 2020 21:49
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG Delta RGB Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices - Black
    Description

    ROG Delta is the world's first gaming headset with the industry-leading, hi-fi-grade ESS 9218 quad DAC, which delivers impeccably clear and detailed sound to give serious gamers the edge they need to win. ROG Delta features a USB-C connector and comes with a USB-C to USB 2.0 adapter to let you game on your PC, console and mobile device without changing headsets. A one-of-a-kind, circular rainbow RGB lighting effect provides a stylish look to set you apart on the battlefield.

    11 Features
  • Hi-Resolution ESS ES9218 SABRE Quad-DAC: The hi-fi-grade ESS 9218 Quad-DAC provides lossless audio processing with each DAC devoting its processing power to a subset of the audible frequency range, from lows, mids, highs to ultra-highs.
  • Exclusive Hyper-Grounding technology: Due to this technology, ROG Delta is able to include an ESS Quad DAC and unlock its full potential to provide gamers rich, powerful sound unmatched by other gaming headsets.
  • Audio Signal Diversion technology: Separates high, low and medium frequency sounds, reducing interference between frequency ranges for purer and clearer audio.
  • Multiplatform compatibility: Equipped with USB-C connector and comes with USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter, which allows you to connect with nearly every gaming platform, including PC, Mac, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
  • Detachable, unidirectional boom microphone: Tuned especially for clear voice communication, and equipped with an indicator on the tip of the boom that flashes red when the microphone is muted, letting you easily see the microphone's status.
  • Ergonomic D-shaped ear cup: This form of ear cups more closely matches the shape of human ears compared to oval ear cups, for a better, more comfortable fit, especially when the headset is worn for long periods.
  • Tilted drivers: The drivers inside each ear cup are tilted by 12 degrees which not only provides better comfort but also helps improve sound quality by enabling the audio signal to travel directly into the ear canal.
  • ROG Hybrid ear cushions: Combination of protein leather and fabric mesh, are thicker, more breathable and provide a contoured fit, perfect for long gaming sessions.
  • ROG Armoury Software: ROG Armoury II is driver-based software that offers extensive controls and an intuitive UI so you can easily tune ROG Delta to play your way.
  • Aura Sync RGB Lighting: Features seven independent lighting zones with the option to customize the RGB lighting with over 16.8 million color combinations and six preset lighting effects.
  • Intuitive control buttons on the earcup: Let you instantly control volume and RGB lighting, and a durable rocker switch lets you easily mute the microphone during gameplay.
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  • Review by Clucker, 10 out of 10
    ROG FTW

    Top notch like everything else Asus ROG makes. I've tried music headsets for years and never "got it" til now. Having a proper headset such as these is like having eyes in the back of your head when it comes to enemy movement. Can't wait for ROG Delta S to hit best buy stores! Had a very Merry Strixmas with this product!

    Jan 18, 2021 14:06
  • Review by OC714, 10 out of 10
    Sound is beautiful!!!

    I got these today, I did so much research before buying. Totally worth every penny. The SOUND IS AWESOME. Not just for gaming but for movies and music. If you are reading this. Buy them. I love that I can plug it into my Motherboard. It does com with usb connection. FPS sound awesome. The mic is really good too. I would definitely buy these after these ones give out.

    Dec 04, 2020 22:39
  • Review by mag298, 10 out of 10
    Nice headset

    Great rgb, great sound quality. Pretty comfortable and i have a huge head. Size 8 hat lol. All my accessories are asus so i use aura sync fir the lightning is nice. Usb c cord kinda short but usb extender is long

    May 22, 2021 05:33
  • Review by Facehead, 8 out of 10
    Great multi-purpose gaming headset

    Full disclosure: I've since returned this headset, but I did enjoy it quite a bit during our short tenure together.

    Out of the box I was very impressed with the overall aesthetic, and the build quality seems fantastic featuring soft leatherette ear-cups and generous padding on the headband. If you're into RGB this is one to consider, as the lightshow these cans put on is impressive.

    The main selling point for me was the quad-dac/amp which is supposed to drive highs, mids, and bass seperately in order to minimize distortion. The sound quality was certainly good, but I found it a bit treble- heavy. Despite this quibble, clarity was great, and overall I'd rate it just below my cloud revolver S in terms of overall sound quality (sim surround is PC-only, which is another minor knock against it if you're using a console, but not an issue if you're PC focused.

    There are two main reasons I ended returning this and trading up to a Cloud Orbit S (which is amazing btw). Firstly, sound quality didn't blow me away like reviews had me expecting, and the big issue for me was comfort. While the "D" shaped ear cups seemed like a decent idea, I found that after an hour of game play I had some minor soreness of the ears, which was a deal- breaker for me.

    Beyond that this is a solid pc-centric gaming headset with top notch build quality, good looks, and sound quality to match. The comfort was an issue for me, but your mileage may vary. Overall, a very solid choice for PC gamers who aren't huge bass-heads, or RGB fanatics looking for the flashiest lightshow in the game. If you're looking for the pinnacle of premium gaming sound, in my opinion this isn't it (Cloud Orbit/Audeze Mobius are your best options by a wide margin), but this is a great mid- range option, and great bang for your buck at this price range.

    Jul 04, 2020 07:17
  • Review by Bevo2005, 10 out of 10
    very comfy

    incredible sound and fix. i would recommend them to anyone that games for hours

    Oct 23, 2021 14:40
  • Review by GentryLE, 8 out of 10
    Really good and worth it if on sale.

    Great but not perfect. Now I didnt expect perfect so I'm ok with that. The only issues I have is the cord could be longer and maybe better quality, I have doubts it'll be working in a couple yrs. The other issue is the ear pads, a struggle to swap and both are cheapish feeling. But still better than the Turtle Beach they replaced.

    Jan 15, 2021 15:31
  • Review by Will, 8 out of 10
    I recommend it

    I liked it but had to return it. At the time it required a separated software to work... it was not integrated with Armory Crate Aura Synch. I think it may work now... I got the Delta S.

    Jul 30, 2021 18:43
  • Review by Mantas, 10 out of 10
    Recomend

    Good. Recomend...................................................................................

    Aug 20, 2021 17:11
  • 9.0score
    Logitech - Zone 900 Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headset - Graphite
    Description

    Take control of your acoustic experience with Logitech Zone 900, the wireless headset specifically designed to enhance focus and productivity at home. Connect to your smartphone and computer, and seamlessly switch between them to experience great audio, suitable for conference calls and immersive music. Active noise cancelation blocks out the noise around you. With comfort, simple controls, and wireless Qi charging, Zone 900 helps you define your workplace soundscape and stay in your zone. Logitech Unifying technology connects up to six compatible devices with one receiver. Stay focused, stay connected, and stay in your zone no matter where you work.

    6 Features
  • Sound clear: The noise-canceling mic isolates your voice from any other noise around you, so you sound natural and clear while working from home on video conferences.
  • Hear perfectly: Active noise cancelation reduces surrounding ambient sound delivering clear, crisp audio for calls and music so you can stay focused in home office.
  • 14 hrs battery life for focus: Up to 14 hours* of battery life from one full charge, and get 1 hour of playback with a 5-minute charge with Qi charging** enabled.
  • Unify your setup: Use Bluetooth or the Unifying receiver to connect to your computer, tablet or smartphone, and seamlessly alternate between them. Connect up to 6 Logi wireless peripherals*** to 1 receiver in one USB port, and stay connected within 100ft wireless range.
  • Simple call controls. Flip-to-mute mic: Easily adjust volume, play/pause music and start/end calls with quick access to power, ANC and Bluetooth, while flip-to-mute mic is suitable for instant privacy on calls
  • Logi tune app: Stay up to date by downloading the latest firmware via the Logi Tune* app; customize and control your headset and manage mute, volume, sidetone, and more.
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  • Review by SamG, 8 out of 10
    Light and Comfortable Headset for Work

    Since the beginning of the pandemic I’ve been using Microsoft Teams a lot for meetings as well as phone calls and I’ve enjoyed the transition away from my old desk phone. While I was working from home I used my Arctis 7X wireless headset and that worked fine, but once I started returning to the office I needed a headset solution for there because I did not want to go back to using my desk phone. I had actually already gotten the Logitech Zone wired headset prior to receiving this after doing my own research and I have enjoyed that, but not being tethered to my PC with the Zone 900 has been really nice. I think it’s a little spendy at list price for what you get, but it’s worth it for me and how much I am on calls to have something that works well and is reliable.

    For something I’m more or less going to be wearing all day, comfort is key and the Zone 900 delivers on that. Right now Best Buy lists it as an over-ear headset, but it’s on-ear. The ear pads are made of a leather or leather-like material and rest on my ears in a way that feels secure but low pressure. The ear cups adjust on sliders to fit my head and it’s easy to get them exactly where I want them. I also have a somewhat large head and there’s still plenty of room for these to fit on even bigger heads than mine. I have not been fatigued at all wearing these all day and have not had any problems with them sliding off my head. The headset is lightweight and while I do think it’s well built, I don’t get the feeling it would stand up to a lot of abuse. It’s not really an issue for me since it will just be living on my desk at the office, but I would potentially worry about something happening to them if I was going to be carrying them around in a bag. They come with a fabric pouch for storage, but a hardshell case would have been nice to have for peace of mind. The headset also folds up, though the hinges make an unsettling snapping sound each time I do it that does not make me feel good; it doesn’t seem like it’s actively damaging the headset or anything but it just doesn’t give me a great feeling.

    Setting up the headset, I was happy to find that this uses a unifying receiver that is also compatible with my existing Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, so I did not have to occupy an additional USB port on my PC to use the Zone 900. The receiver is a little chunkier than the regular ones to accommodate the audio, but for my desktop PC this is not an issue and for laptops I would imagine you’re going to connect via Bluetooth anyway. The LogiTune app lets you adjust a few settings on the headset including EQ and sidetone and is necessary to enable some of the functions on the headset and thankfully not too obtrusive. The microphone technically resides on the left earcup, but can be rotated all the way around if you prefer it on your right ear and audio channels on the headset will switch accordingly.

    I’ve tested the Zone 900 at my office for 2 full days now and it’s been great. It maintained a solid connection with my PC and I was also able to pair it with my cell phone at the same time via Bluetooth. I didn’t notice any audio drop outs and the sound quality is good. The headset has noise cancelling built-in, but it’s only so-so compared to other headphones I’ve used in the past. It does a decent job of blocking out the AC noise from my building, but I can still hear people talking and things happening around me. The headset more or less isolates me from most distracting sounds anyway whether or not ANC is turned on, so this was not a huge issue. The microphone quality is excellent and everyone I spoke to said I came through very clear. The control buttons are easy to access and feel out and I’m able to answer and end MS Teams calls via the middle button without an issue. Play/pause is via double tap on the middle button, which I find odd and unintuitive. I’m guessing some kind of compatibility issue prevents the headset from having play/pause and call answer/end on the same single tap action (you can adjust some of the button functions in the software). Battery life is good and I’ve been able to get through 2 full work days without having to worry about recharging and I started the third day at about 20%. The headset recharges via USB-C or wireless; I plan on getting a Qi wireless charger for my desk at some point to use as a ‘dock’ and make sure it’s charged up at all times.

    Overall I’m happy with this headset as a work-focused type of device. I think if you’re looking at it for any other purpose (music, gaming) you should check elsewhere, but for my day-to-day at the office it’s been just what I was looking for.

    Jul 02, 2021 08:08
  • Review by TonyMSP, 8 out of 10
    High hopes but falls a bit short

    I have been working remote since the pandemic started and that means a lot of Team Meetings online. After the 900th tangle of my old wired mono headset with a mic, I needed a wireless option. I do have a wireless gaming headset that might look cool on Twitch but not over a business conference call.

    Pros:

    • Worked straight out of box

    • Comfy on ear cups

    • Dongle can pair other Logitech peripherals

    • Carrying bag

    Cons:

    • Noise cancellation is bad

    • Button layout isn’t great

    • Can’t unlock full features without app

    • Wireless charging is tricky as it requires balancing

    First and foremost, this headset is comfy. The foam ear cups are very cushy and feels great for long calls. It fits directly on the ear and not over the ear. Over the ear is better for sound isolation but on-ear types are great for lower profile headsets that doesn’t take up too much room in your computer bag.

    The sound quality is great for calls but that’s about it. Listening to music is meh…just meh. The bass sounds muddy and no tweaking of the EQ will fix it. The EQ and “SideTone” is only accessible via the app. If your work laptop won’t let you install 3rd party software without jumping through 50 hoops, then you’re stuck with flat EQ and zero “SideTone” (more on this later). You can circumvent this issue if you install the app on your personal laptop and change the settings. The new settings stays with the headset so that’s the work-around I found to activate “SideTone”. “SideTone” is good but not great. It’s a feature that lets you hear the volume of your own voice while you’re talking so you won’t be yelling during your conference calls. While you can adjust the level of SideTone, the mic picks up every little background noise with it so if you live on a busy street like me, traffic noises will be amplified into headset even with noise canceling on. I have gaming headsets that will only amplify your voice so this is a swing and a miss for Logitech. Very bummer.

    Noise cancelling is almost non-existent. It’s almost like an afterthought. Don’t buy this headset for the sole purpose of noise cancelling.

    Lastly, I want to talk about functionality. The mic’s mute feature is very intuitive. Swing the mic up and the mic will mute. And if you have clear view of the supplied dongle, there is a status light that shows if your mic is hot. Nice touch Logitech! The on/off button is a joke. It’s the same button as Bluetooth pairing so if you press too long to turn off, you will end up in pairing mode. Logitech if you’re listening, would be great if the Bluetooth pairing is a separate button from the power button. The headset does have 2 different charging options. USB-A or USB-C and wireless. Wireless is a nice touch but the balancing act it requires you to do on my Qi charging pad is tricky to balance to get a solid charge.

    In summary, there isn’t too many big-name wireless headset manufacturers out there. There are a ton of gaming headsets but few would pass the “professional” look over a video call. The Logitech Zone 900 is a good attempt into this growing segment as more and more people are working from home. I would give this a perfect score if the noise cancellation worked better and that the sound quality be better at listening to music when you’re not on a call. Otherwise, it does the main job of conference calls great. Turns on quick to answer calls. Just need to work on making the headset worth the extra $$.

    Jul 08, 2021 16:09
  • Review by MrGadget, 10 out of 10
    Logitech Zone 900 is Best-in-Class

    This is a premium, professional-grade BUSINESS headset in a crowded field, $240 at Best Buy.

    Logitech has leveraged their technological expertise in what might be the new GO-TO comfortable wireless stereo headset for busy users tied to their computers for all-day calling and virtual meetings, with a smart feature set.

    **WHAT’S IN THE BOX**

    • Zone 900 headset

    • *Unifying USB-A dongle for computers

    • Short adapter cord for dongle, converts USB-A to USB-C

    • 54” charging cord

    • Drawstring carrying/storage bag

    • Graphical instructions on inside cover of box, with links for apps, support, more, plus QR codes

    **THE SETUP**

    Plug it in to charge while reading the graphical instructions. Become familiar with the functions, buttons and controls. See the versatile charging options using either the generously long charging cord or Qi charging through side opposite the one with controls and boom mic. Qi charger is not supplied, but these are becoming common to users with Qi-capable mobile phones. Just set the Zone 900 on its ear atop a compatible Qi charger.

    As an example, when taking a break, even a short one, set the Zone 900 on the Qi to add some juice without plugging in.

    Zone 900 can also be used while plugged in and tethered to its long charging cable while charging with a typical USB-A charger. Qi charging puts about an hour’s use with only 5 minutes on the Qi. There need be no down time.

    Without topping up the charge during a busy day’s use, Logitech expects up to 14 hours of battery life per charge. The charging options assure that even pulling an all-nighter will never let users down when it comes to being able to use Zone 900 uninterrupted well beyond the time you drop from exhaustion. It will be ready to do it all over again.

    Flipping up the mic engages mute, with audible confirmation, and audible confirmation that mute is off when the mic is pulled down to position for use. A secondary mute is through a small button on the boom mic’s stem.

    ANC (Automatic Noise Cancellation) is engaged and disengaged with its dedicated button on the periphery of the speaker that has the boom mic. Also on that side is the On/Off button that doubles as the pairing engagement button. Audio confirmation is provided for both functions.

    Volume control and Play/Pause is through the connected computer or mobile device’s volume Up/Down mechanism AND using the raised “+” and “-“ buttons on the middle of the outer cap on that same side as the mic boom. A short press on the center of the cap will answer and end calls, while a long press will summon iOS or Google’s voice assistant.

    Though targeted at the business user, the audio specs make the Zone 900 a good companion for listening to music and gaming with good stereo separation. Engage ANC to help set aside intrusive ambient noise.

    *Why the dongle and Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a terrible transmission method when it comes to audio quality. Wired is where it’s at for the best music listening. This is a wireless headset. The dongle, a Unifying + Audio USB receiver affords the best connectivity with a computer. Its own network provides connectivity for not only the Zone 900, but also compatible Logitech pointing device and keyboards. Added to the multi-device connectivity, this method also extends the range of the Zone 900 up to 30m (100 feet). Roam, get up out of your seat and stretch without fear of loss of connectivity. Reserve Bluetooth for mobile device connectivity.

    Zone 900 can connect to two devices simultaneously, which is another plus. While connected to both a computer and smartphone, users can take and make calls seamlessly on the mobile device as well as through the computer.

    **PUT TO THE TEST**

    Charged, apps downloaded and set up with a user account. Through both the mobile and computer app, users can check that the mic and speaker are working as designed. At this writing the iOS app has not been updated to recognize this new headset, but Logitech representatives have said to expect the update in “about 30 days,” which translates to about end of July.

    It was also tested with the Android app. All went perfectly.

    I’m writing this on my Mac while listening to Apple Music. The headband puts just enough pressure to keep the comfortably-padded speakers against my ears without producing ear fatigue throughout the day. They are light enough, too, so they don’t slip forward or backward off my head when tilting forward or back as do many others. This is an important comfort note. Even if this headset was exemplary in all other ways, if it was too heavy and awkward, in constant need of adjustment or if it just would not remain in place, it would be deal breaker. I am so pleased to report on the comfort equation as such a plus.

    The smartly designed dual-muting has been a plus. Someone had a great idea here.

    I have worn the new Zone 900 all day for three days while participating in Zoom meetings, Google Meet calls and a Microsoft Teams calls, plus numerous phone calls. No one commented negatively about the audio quality. After a few minutes on each of these calls I explained briefly to the other participants that I was using a new headset. I asked for feedback. Without exception, all comments were highly positive, not neutral. I count this as a win. My colleagues have become accustomed to my asking for feedback on products in the midst of evaluation and review, and I have come to value their comments as I know they would love to tell me when there are things they do not like.

    The final test today was a movie screening viewed on my 27-inch 4K HDR monitor and listening to the audio track on this headset. Audio sync was perfect . Music sounded good, dialogue was crisp and sound effects were all heard without defects to cite. With ANC on, I was not bothered by the cacophony of background noise from everyone and everything else going on not far from me.

    **CONCLUSION**

    Logitech Zone 900 just works, and without any compromises noted. Nothing was found for the minus column. Logitech has hit a home run with the Zone 900 and is now my favorite wireless, noise canceling Bluetooth headset to wear while working at my computer or for general calling while indoors. This is best-in-class without a close competitor.

    **WARRANTY**

    One year limited warranty as stated on the bottom of the product box.

    Jul 01, 2021 22:47
  • Review by Mrbell1970, 6 out of 10
    Quality Headphones with a few bugs

    So many of us are working from home these days, and a good premium headset is vital for productivity on Zoom calls or similar apps. Things I am looking for are comfortable headsets with decent sound on both video and phone calls. The ability to connect to multiple devices.

    Setup is done by following directions on box that prompts you to use a USB dongle and connect to the computer, this will connect your headset automatically; although you can connect the headset via Bluetooth without the dongle if you wish. The instructions have a URL to download software called Logi Tune, unfornatelly the links opens up the general Logitech web site where you have to click a few links to get to the software (I hate that) the direct links is here: https://support.logi.com/hc/en-us/articles/4403418820119-Download-Zone-900-Bluetooth-Headset The Logi Tune installed without issue and I first checked the firmware for any updates, it was up to date. You can also download the Logi Tune for your phone (Android or IOS) that gives you same features as the desktop app like turn on/off mute, ANC, and voice prompts. It has an equalizer. It allows you to control the level of sidetone (the volume of your own voice in the headset). It lets you adjust how long before your headset automatically turns off due to inactivity. It allows you to update the firmware of your headset. It displays various info such as which devices are connected, battery level, but I could not get it to work because the app will not detect the headphones via Bluetooth and is stuck on the “Let’s connect” screen. (pictured) I checked prior reviews in app store, and many people reported this. According to Logitech, in response to reviews, the problem was solved, but this model of headphones is new to the market so more than likely this can be fixed with a software update. Another issue is that media such as videos and music will not play while headphones are connected to Android phone (Moto G Power, Android 11). I tried general trouble shooting such as rebooting the phone, turning off then on the media settings for the device, forgetting the device and reconnecting via Bluetooth, etc. YouTube videos and apps like Spotify, Amazon Music just would not play which is not a deal breaker for me since I mainly use it for work calls.

    Video calls are outstanding with crisp and clear voice quality and the Advanced Noise-Canceling works well by blocking out outside noises for you on the headset and on the mic so others on the Zoom call do not hear those noises ether. On phone calls the feedback was mixed, some said the sound was clear while others calmed, I sounded better before. The headphones are comfortable wearing for long periods and are not too tight on the ears, a concern for folks like me who wears glasses, also they are light weight with a mostly metal construction that seems durable. Mic quality is excellent as others reported that I came in quite clear on video calls. Flipping the mic up to mute is a nice feature that I use quite often and the voice prompts that inform you of power, battery life, connections are nice as well. The headphones can connect to multiple devices like the desktop, tablet and phone (in my case) that automatically switches seamlessly between them. Headphone has physical buttons such as power button that can be used for pairing if held down, Noise cancellation button (ANC) Volume control and multi-purpose button that accept/reject calls, hang up, play/pause music, skip tracks forward/backward, invoke Siri/Google Voice, and check battery level.

    Battery life is great as I get through a workday with plenty of battery life left and has quick Qi charge that gives you 1 hour playback on a 5-minute charge.

    Overall, these will do for what I need but do have some software bugs were the Android app is not working plus cannot play video or music via phone.

    Jun 30, 2021 19:31
  • Review by ShawnInKB, 10 out of 10
    An ideal WFH (work from home) headset!

    Have used these for a few days including multiple hours of delivering customer presentations on both Zoom and Microsoft Teams. In a nutshell they work great! I really like being able to flip up the mic and it auto mutes the apps automatically.

    It’s comfortable to wear, long battery life – (Wore it for a 3 hour presentation yesterday and then was on 4-5 hours of calls today and still has battery left!) Good sound quality both in the headphones and mic according to my coworkers on the other end of my meetings.

    I can even make it to the coffee maker in the kitchen about 30’ away without losing connection to my pc via the provided dongle.

    Only minor thing I noticed was a very faint hum in the right ear if I’m sitting in total silence with them on and not on a call/meeting. 99% of the time when I’m wearing them though is while on a call/video meeting/listening to music etc. so don’t really notice it.

    Easily connected to both my PC via the dongle and Bluetooth to my phone at the same time. The dongle connector also allowed my wireless Logitech keyboard to connect so I don’t need to tie up 2 usb ports.

    The PC app “Logitune” works great and lets you set your mic level and “sidetone” so that you accidently aren’t too loud, has an equalizer, let’s you customize the buttons and more. Note that there’s a phone Logitune app as well, but it doesn’t currently recognize this headset because it’s so new. I reached out to Logitech support and they said it will be added very soon.

    Pros:

    Lightweight – comfortable to wear for multi hour calls/meetings

    Love the mic flip up to mute feature

    Noise canceling - note that in my opinion these are “on ear” (the cups rest on the ear) and not “over ear” (the cups completely envelop the ear) – you get a bit better noise cancelation with “over ear” headphones, but the noise canceling works fine

    Long battery life

    Qi cordless battery charging! (Note Qi charger not included, but the one I have for my iPhone works perfectly)

    Easy to use controls to answer a call, mute, adjust volume, etc.

    I can get 30-40’ away from PC phone and still had clear audio (perfect to grab coffee while in a long meeting)

    Unifying receiver/dongle works for multiple Logitech devices, not just the headset.

    Cons:

    Travel case is just a cloth bag vs. a hard case, so not sure how well it will protect them when I start traveling again

    The tiny hum I sometimes notice in the right ear cup when in total silence

    Overall dig these as my new WFH daily presentation headset.

    Jul 08, 2021 16:40
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 8 out of 10
    Logitech Can't Care About My Wallet

    Wait! Before you go, hear me out. This an headset for the entrepreneur that's constantly on the move. Or that truck driver that dables in PC gaming. This is an all around great pair of bluetooth. The call quality is great. It kills off all kinds of background noise, so that only your voice comes through on the other end. My dispatcher loves the clarity in the calls when I'm on the road. And I love that I can get home after a long day of driving and keeping people informed and happy, through clear communications and turn on my PC to play a game or take a video call, and this headphone moves from my phone to my PC with effortless abandon. And if I get an in-coming call, they jump right back to the phone. And when I hang up, you guessed it, right back to my PC. It comes with everything needed to get going. The bluetooth to phone situation is just as simple as any pairing scenario. The PC is a little more tricky.( Just plug in the dungle.) or, if you don't have an USB a port available, there's type C to a dungle in the box as well as nice and long charging cable you may never use, because of the really cool wireless charging feature. 5 minute charge gives you an hour of talk/ listening time. And it chages from dead to full in 2 hours, giving you 12 to 14 hours to play with. The dungle allows you to connect up to 6 Logetch peripherals through that one source. And that's not including your phone or bluetooth Chromebook. It is really comfortable to wear. I go anywhere from 1 to 4 hours with it on my head at work, as long as there's ac. These aren't for working out. So try not to sweat too much with them. They aren't going to give you pulse pounding bass, but music sounds really great through the drivers.

    Now here's my problem. The bag that Logitech provides to carry this thing around in, is a pure joke. You're spending a couple 100 bucks on some really epic bluetooth and they expect you to prtoect them with a mesh bag. I have been seeing a lot of companies go this route. And I feel that, for the most part, if the product is at a budget price, that's a pass, but for high end tech like this? A shell should be required.

    With that being said, I still have give this headset a great recommendation, simply because they a really that darned good. In short, I love them. And you will too. Just be careful with transporting them.

    Jul 02, 2021 19:58
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Comfort at Work

    --- SETUP ---

    The Logitech Zone 900 Wireless Headset was quick and easy to set up. After plugging in the USB receiver, my computer recognized it in less than a minute. The receiver and headset already came pre-paired. You may also download the optional Logi Tune Mobile Windows App for more control.

    --- FEATURES ---

    This headset features: Advanced Noise Canceling Mic and Sound (ANC), 14 hours of battery life, 1 dongle for multiple wireless devices, flip to mute mic or push to mute, USB-C chargeable (includes USB-C to USB-A adapter if you don't have USB-C connection) and customizable settings via Logi Tune App.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    This headset performs great. It is better than your traditional earbuds and can be customized to your liking. Working from home, the ANC provides a more focused experience. My wife has to sing as part of her job and often, her voice can be heard on my calls. The ANC eliminates me hearing her and the ANC mic prevents the sound from spilling over to my students, as I teach coding online. The battery lasts up to 14 hours, but if you forget to charge them, you can do a 5 minute charge and that’ll get you up to 1 hour of battery use.

    Muting yourself for privacy is quick and obvious. You have two options to mute: you can push a button on the mic or you can flip the mic up. Additionally, when making an action on the headset, such as muting, a voice in the headset will tell you what you just did, such as, “Mute on,” or, “Mute off.” This is what I mean by obvious, which is helpful because you can be sure that you performed the expected action or pressed the right button. If you’d rather not hear this voice, you can turn the feature off through the app. Your students/customers will not hear this voice.

    You can control the volume easily with your headset and turn ANC on and off as needed. Using the app, you can choose from preset equalizer settings default, volume boost, podcast, or bass boost. Additionally, you can create your own customized equalizer setting.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    I wear headsets daily even when not working because of gaming. Gaming headsets can feel heavy overtime. The Zone 900 was made with comfort in mind. The headset is light so it is comfortable to wear for a full workday. The earcushions do not cover your ears but rest on them. This prevents your ears from sweating and the cushions themselves are soft and comfy. One of the things I like about the app is that you can hear how others will hear you after you’ve made the adjustments to your equalizer. You can run a diagnostic test which includes you recording yourself for 6 seconds. Then, you can play back the audio so you know exactly how others will hear you. This is a great feature, especially when troubleshooting to make sure that the issue is or isn’t on your end.

    --- VALUE ---

    We often invest in personal comfort at home. These are a great value if you plan on spending a large part of your workday wearing headsets.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    Without a doubt, the Zone 900 has replaced my previous headset since it’s lighter and has ANC, a necessary feature when working from home or in a noisy environment. I recommend these wireless headsets for people who are constantly in meetings or teaching online.

    Jun 30, 2021 09:59
  • Review by mobilelawyer, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Performance

    This is a business class headset from Logitech. It is light, comfortable and attractive, and it has noise suppression built in. The design and construction exude Logitech quality.

    It can be used with the supplied USB dongle to mate to your device, or, if you want, you can simply pair the headset via Bluetooth. I chose Bluetooth, and had the headset paired as headphone and microphone under Windows 10 in a matter of seconds after I took it out of the box. According to the headset’s built-in voice, the battery had an several hour charge on it before I attempted to plug in the charging cord. The assistant in the headset orally told me how much charge was left when I pressed the button to turn on the phone. The headset ships with the mentioned USB dongle, USB-C charging cord, a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and an attractive carrying pouch for the headset and all accessories. The headset folds up for storage in the pouch. The pouch has a smaller inner pouch shaped to hold the dongle.

    I was able to use the headset immediately for a Zoom call, and the other participants heard me loud and clear. This was done without the benefit of installing any software at all. I checked the Zoom app to make sure the Logitech microphone and earphones were set to serve as audio sources.

    I was easily able to install the LogiTune software on both my MacBook Air and Lenovo desktop computer at work. My iPhone was a different story. The app was easily downloadable from the App Store, but when I fired up the app, it was never able to pair the headset with the phone after several tries, using the set-up interface built into the app. I resorted to using the native system app in the phone to pair up the device.

    When I tested the phone over the road, however, the headset and mike worked perfectly without any help from the app for phone calls. Conversations were crystal clear on both sides of the call and the noise suppression was fantastic. Callers said they could not tell I was calling from a car.

    Controls are dead simple. A power button serves to turn the unit on or off, and you simply hold it down to put the device into pairing mode. An LED rapidly flashes to let you know the device is in paring mode, and your digital assistant confirms that with an announcement. Another button turns the automatic noise compensation off. There are buttons on the microphone side to pause, play, and turn volume up and down, as well as to start/end a telephone call. There is also a mute button on the mike.

    I rate the headphone sound quality as excellent. Leave them on to listen to music until a call comes in. Continue with music after completion of the call, never taking your eyes off the road. The specs say that a full battery charge gives 14 hours of use. I do not doubt that spec but have not had the chance to fully confirm it through testing. I have already used the headset for hours with pleasure and have never charged them up once.

    This fine headset is definitely a keeper.

    Jul 02, 2021 14:28
  • 9.0score
    CORSAIR - VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset - White
    Description

    Enjoy immersive audio while gaming with this white CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE wireless gaming headset. The 50mm high-density audio drivers deliver full-bodied sound, while the omnidirectional microphone lets you communicate with exceptional clarity. This rechargeable CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE wireless gaming headset features mesh fabric and memory foam earpads for lasting comfort.

    3 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 16 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Headset controls: Include volume and microphone on/mute.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Micki, 10 out of 10
    Great Quality Wireless Headset!

    Very comfortable! Fits my head quite nicely!

    Quality Material!

    It can go very loud without distortion!

    Charges quickly!

    Great quality mic!

    Has RGB (but comes at a cost for battery life)

    Battery life is about 12-16 hrs.

    So here is the deal about the battery:

    1) First charge took about an hour, I let it charge for 2 hours would not go past 96%. I received about 18 hours of audio (RGB off, brightness turned off and mic light was off(no red light)).

    2) However, went from 96% to about 60% rather quickly(About 1-

    2hrs).

    3) Then stayed at 50-60% for about 2 hours.

    4) Next stage went from 50% to 33% quickly (1-2 hrs). Stayed at about 30% for 2 hrs. At this stage at 30%, the audio started to become super choppy and rather annoying, every min or so sound would "pop" and/or "crackle".

    5) Now, from 30% to 26% took about 2 hrs. (Audio continued to be "poppy & crackling".

    6) Battery Life from 26% - 18% took about 2 hours. Stayed around 10-18% for about 1-2hrs.

    7) I continued to use till about 2-5 % took about 2 hrs to go from 10-5% (same popping and cracking audio). Then called it a day and went for a full charge. I want to see what happens to the battery life and the "battery level" on a depleted/full charge. If I can edit and/or comment after review, I will post an update on charge time and usage time.

    8) Update your headset firmware! I feel it is a must!

    96 - 60% - 2hrs

    50 - 60% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~55%

    50 - 33% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~33%

    26 - 18% - 2hrs

    10 - 18% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~18%

    5 - 10% - 2hrs

    TOTAL:

    Approximately ~18hrs

    This is the second void elite wireless headset I have received. The first one I bought, I returned because the battery life was about 6 hours and audio was "poppy and cracking" almost the entire time of use.

    Now, to summarize: Would I recommend this headset? Absolutely! I rather enjoyed the headset. However, if you don't mind cords and/or USB extensions, I would definitely go with the wired version. You can get the RGB, the 7.1 surround sound, the excellent mic all w/o the battery problems.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Emmy, 10 out of 10
    Stellar wireless headset for the price!

    As a disclaimer, I got this on sale $20 off; it goes on sale pretty often. In a market where wireless headsets go for $100+, this headset is the cheapest I’ve seen from a trusted brand like Corsair. As for the experience, it uses a 2.4 GHz USB receiver for audio. The receiver is a full size stick unlike the stubs Logitech devices have which is a gripe of mine, but it’s not a huge dealbreaker. The sound quality is nice and crisp. For a headset of this price you won’t be getting premium sound; the bass is a little underwhelming. You can adjust the sound profiles on the Corsair software which is pretty convenient to get a sound that’s more to your liking. With some tweaking, you can get quality sound out of it.

    It also has a ton of quality of life features that make this such a convenient headset to have and carry around with you. The earcups swivel sideways for easy storage, and help if you put your headset down on your neck. The mic mutes when you flip it up which is quick and easy, easier for me than to fish around for the mute button which is a little hard to differentiate. I also have absolutely no sound echo into the mic which I had happen a lot with my old turtle beach headset which is very nice. The battery life is also pretty decent. It’s rated at 16 hours, and that decreases when you turn on RGB which I don’t really use but is bright and cool. It doesn’t sound like much, but I don’t use my headset all day and every day and it can last me a week until I have to plug it in. It uses microUSB to charge which sucks, but you can just plug the cable into your PC and let it charge, although the headset only works wireless so the cable doesn’t transfer any sound.

    Overall, this is a budget wireless headset but it is solid and if you’re still on a wired headset and don’t want to break the bank this is a great choice and once you switch it feels completely liberating.

    Aug 12, 2021 12:43
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 8 out of 10
    Very comfortable, good sound, ok mic

    This is the first headset that I’ve tried from Corsair, and so far I’ve been pretty impressed with its comfort, performance, and features. The headset uses a lot of lightweight plastic in its construction but that seems to be intentional to offset the weight of the headphones which are actually quite heavy in the hand. The only parts that appear to be metal are the hinges and sliders in the internal headband. Still, the headphones feel pretty durable and can handle some twisting and flex with zero creaking. The expansion capability of this headset is very broad with 9 levels for adjustment on each side, so it’s fairly unlikely that anyone will find these to be too tight. The contoured shape of the headband and thick cushioning on the earpads and bottom of the headband provide enough comfort that 1, it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the sides of your head and 2, the weight is distributed and doesn’t actually feel that heavy once you’re wearing it.

    The microfiber mesh on the earpads is also breathable and when combined with the plush low-density memory foam and large contoured ear cavities makes wearing these for hours on end a pleasant experience with little fatigue. I will say, though, that I’m not a fan of the glossy plastic on the exterior of the earcups because it tends to attract dust and fingerprints easily. Also, it can pick up micro-scratches and won’t look as nice once that happens. That said, I do like that the earcups swivel 90 degrees and can fold flat, which makes them a bit easier to wear around your neck when not in use.

    All the controls exist on the left earpiece which include the power button, mic mute button, volume control, and USB charging port. I thought it was clever that a short press of the mute button would switch off the mic while a long press could toggle on/off sidetone input (listening to your mic input through the headset). You also have the option of muting the mic by simply swiveling the microphone to the up/vertical position. Just note that if you manually muted the mic, folding it back down to the horizontal position automatically switches it back on. The mic boom arm itself is flexible and holds the position that you put it in without permanently deforming, so you can repeatedly position it as close to or as far away from your mouth as needed.

    I was a bit surprised at how large the wireless USB receiver dongle was though, thankfully, the width of it gives you just enough clearance to still be able to use an adjacent USB port. The low latency 2.4 GHz wireless performance of the receiver was excellent and I noticed no lag, stutters, or delay from the audio when gaming, nor when using the headphones to watch movies and video on my computer. The headset is also compatible with the PS4, but stereo only sans 7.1 surround. The internal battery reliably lasts all day and can run about 16 hours on a full charge depending on listening volume level and whether or not you have the RGB lights active. You can view the exact charge level percentage of the headset in the iCue app by checking the device’s settings. However, if you want to use the headphones while plugged in and charging, you still need to have the wireless USB dongle plugged in, potentially taking up two USB ports on your computer. There’s also no Bluetooth connectivity nor 3.5mm input cable option, so you won’t have compatibility with other consoles and devices that use AUX output either.

    Short pressing the volume jog key cycles through five EQ presets, and you can create your own custom profiles, though you’ll have to select your top five and remember the "number" of the setting as that is what is announced as you cycle through them. Surround sound can be turned on in the iCue software or toggled by pressing and holding the volume jogger. In general, I found that in surround sound mode the volume was a bit boosted and sounds were more immersive allowing me to reliably determine directionality, whether a sound was coming from in front, behind, or to the sides. There was also fairly good depth perception to hint at how far away sounds were from the listener giving the sense of a 3D environment.

    As for sound quality I found the listening experience to be really pleasant with present mid-ranges and adequate bass, though the upper ranges tended to sound a little thin without EQ adjustments. Even though these are closed back headphones because the ear cushions are mesh, you don’t get a lot of isolation and external sounds and noise bleed can be a minor issue. The audio from the microphone is ok, but not amazing. While there isn’t a lot of distortion, your voice will sound somewhat compressed, like speaking through a small box and artifacts are occasionally present, especially if you bump up the gain. Since it’s an omnidirectional mic, I did notice a little bit of background noise and hiss in the feed too, but this can be somewhat mitigated by using the included foam wind screen. The mic is fine for gaming and Discord, but I wouldn’t necessarily use it for video voiceovers because the levels are quite low, so it can sound soft.

    Overall, I think the Corsair Void Elite is a solid headphone in the gamer space that offers good audio quality, does so wirelessly, has a comfortable fit for me and decent battery life. Mic audio could be a bit better but is usable, and the RGB options are cool, but you don’t really see them when you’re wearing the headphones anyway.

    Nov 20, 2019 17:07
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 8 out of 10
    Great sound, but a little heavy

    ## Design

    The first thing I noticed about the Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless headset is that it has some weight to it! It’s not overly heavy, but enough that your neck may get fatigued after wearing it for a couple hours. I also felt like it might fall off my head if I leaned too far forward, but it doesn’t unless I start shaking my head violently in a fit of rage.

    The small Corsair logo on both sides of the earphones light up and cycle through a rainbow of LED colors, but other than that, there are not many lighting effects to be seen. If you don’t like the rainbow pattern, you can use the iCue software to set a single color or a different effect (such as pulse).

    The microphone flips up (and automatically mutes) and down (to automatically unmute) and can be adjusted as it has some bend to it. A small red LED on the end lets you know when it is muted, as well as a tone or voice prompt (also configurable via the iCue software).

    There are two buttons on the headphones: the power button and a mute button. There is also a job dial for adjusting the volume as well as a Micro USB charging port.

    ## Sound Quality

    The headset has great sound quality with strong bass so you can really feel those in-game explosions! There are several EQs that can be set via the iCue software, although I found the default settings to be fine.

    Microphone performance also seems great as I hear my voice comes through crystal clear, although it could be a smidge louder.

    ## Features

    Wireless: The Wireless USB dongle seems to have decent range as I can walk into another room with just a little bit of breakup. Connecting the dongle to my Windows 10 computer automatically detected and installed the basic drivers without needing to install the iCue software (although, you get more customization options with iCue). I tried plugging the dongle into the Nintendo Switch’s dock, but unfortunately it was not detected (nor is it advertised to work with the Switch).

    iCue Software: Although the headphones will work without the software, iCue allows you to adjust the lighting effects as well as adjust the EQ settings and update the firmware.

    ## Battery Life

    If you turn off the LED lighting with the iCue software, you can get up to 16 hours between charges. Since the battery has no “memory effect,” you can charge the headphones between gaming sessions (before the batteries are completed depleted).

    Nov 17, 2019 11:37
  • Review by Evolved1, 8 out of 10
    Not far from perfect. Great on many levels.

    The Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless Headset is a nice addition to anyone’s setup for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with what’s in the box. You have the headset taking up the bulk of the space. It’s packed securely and covered in plastic wrap for protection. Accompanying the headset in the box, there is a charging cable, USB dongle for transmitting, a mic windscreen, and a manual.

    On first glance, this headset has some size to it and it even feels a little heavy to hold. There are Corsair logos on each ear that light up and make it look nice. There is also a light strip around the mic that plays a role as well. I’ll dive in to that in a little bit. There are also 4 key items on the left ear piece. Two of those are buttons to control the power as well as the mute button for the mic. They reside close to the middle and make sound when activated. On the bottom of the earpiece, there is a toggle for the volume and the charging port. There is also an LED indicator next to the charging port to let you know what status you are in.

    From a functionality standpoint, the sound is pretty good. I am not an audiophile, but I have used many different earbuds/headsets for various reasons and the VOID RGB Elite WIreless can hold its own. I found the 7.1 surround sound to be crisp and if you download the iCue software, you can even use the equalizer to adjust it for different audio needs. I thought it was acceptable just out the box though. Returning to the mic, it does the job. Nobody had issues when I was communicating so that is nice. As I mentioned previously, there is a light strip around the mic. When it is red, it means that the mic is not on. You can control that with the button on the earpiece or by just turning the mic to the upright position. I think that is a very nice feature.

    As some have mentioned, the USB dongle is rather large. However, it fits nicely in any USB slot on your PC, PS4, or possible anything with a USB adapter. Yes, it would be nice if it had a 3.5mm connection or Bluetooth option, but you told what connection options you have right on the box. Some might also consider the size a negative, but it actually feels a lot lighter. I think the microfiber mesh and memory foam ear pads help there. I have worn these for as much as 2+ consecutive hours and they haven’t bothered me at all.

    While not completely perfect, I think the Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless headset would be a nice option for just about any gamer from beginner to the most experienced. They can get their kicks tinkering in the iCue software for their preferred sound or color desires, or they can leave everything stock and do just fine. Some may want the Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection options, but it’s not necessary when it performs like this. I look forward to continually testing the 16 hour battery life to its fullest and the 40 foot range from time to time when I am walking around watching something. Happy gaming and video watching!

    Nov 23, 2019 16:55
  • Review by ProductReviews7540, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend

    I bought these and have played with them for about a week now, honestly super comfortable with my head and ears. Sounds really good compared to the previous headsets I’ve used. Super easy to set up and understand and charge pretty quick and last a long time, as I usually play for 1-2 hours a day.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:31
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    I love these so much. Almost perfect.

    Corsair's Void RGB Elite wireless is still some of the best PC headphones you can buy. They are still as solidly made with durability but many of the features from the past few years are still here just at a lower price point. Let's get the best things out of the way here and I want to talk about is an immersive audio experience you will be getting because its amazing at 7.1 sound. The RGB is nice and bright, can rapidly change colors insanely fast. I wish the LEDs were just a tad bit brighter but that's just me.

    You can hear footsteps around the maps on games to get a better understanding of where the enemy is. they are perfect for gaming sessions giving surreal 7.1 simulated audio. I can't tell you how much I enjoy the fact they are wireless as well as I have not had an issue with cords getting in the way of my keyboard experience. I truly love the fact that I can freely just use these around the house as well. it goes to about 40 feet which covers most of the area I would go for these headphones to stay in range. These are not bass-heavy headphones as they give off the crystal clear sound that seems true to what the sound represents.

    The mic can be muted by just adjusting it upwards or pressing the mute button the mic. The mic is just basic, its good for when talking to teammates but if you want to do some Twitch chatting they are not good for just general overall use IMO. There was also a missed opportunity here as they could have added media controls like Rewind / Skip for your PC on this giant headset instead of the mute button. Volume controls at the bottom of the headset is a mixed bag for me, but they work and are functional. I would have rather have had them on the side.

    The headset is large and I mean if you have a supersized head it should fit within these cans. At the default settings, they fit on my head but any larger I feel like it would slip off. They are comfortable to have on your heard for most of the day if you need them on. I will give Corsair an A+ on comfort as it just feels nice. iCue Software provides 5 presets but I found most of them to be weak and you are better off tweaking the EQ settings on your own if you want the most out of these. These headphones work on Sony's PS4 as I tested them out for those who want to use them on a console.

    Battery life for these headphones is the thing that suffers as it only lasts about 16 hours (RGB on) which is insanely short and you have to ask yourself if the feature is even worth it if you want the maximum amount of sound time out of these. You will get way more battery life out of these with the RGB lighting turned off. Headphones charge up pretty fast so they are ready to go when you need them. You can't use the USB to listen to sound so you would have to charge them while having the wireless dongle in.

    While lower pricing is great, I feel like Corsair could have made and designed these a little bit better for 2019 going forward. What would have been nice is Bluetooth for those who game on mobile, I know this sounds ridiculous coming from a PC gamer but it wouldn't have hurt to add this. More useful features would have been nice as well but they sound great and I love using them with my setup for sure.

    Overall I love them and with the iCue Software, I can have the lighting in Sync with the rest of my Corsair products that are RGB. I never been this satisfied with Corsair but they have delivered on wonderful products and this is one of them. They sound great, feel great, durable, and functional. But if you want RGB on you will be giving up tons of battery life. So it's up to you if RGB is worth it. I love them though and they are a solid performer.

    Nov 15, 2019 17:08
  • Review by LoLskilled87, 10 out of 10
    Excellent quality for its price.

    Fits great for people with big heads like myself. Sound quality is fantastic for its price as well. Note that the Corsair software to control the equalizer and RGB is quite barebones. Do your self a favor and use Razer Synapse 2.0 (the older version. The newer version only supports modern razer products while the older program supports third party products) for controlling the equalizer as Synapse 2.0 also has great options for controlling player voice and loudness unlike Corsairs software which I only use to control the RGB.

    For PS4 players, the usb charge cable will have to be used in the back of the console because the usb stick is a bit large. The console will automatically pair once the dongle is plugged into the USB slot, which fits in the front.

    Device last about 14-16 hours of constant use.

    8/10 product.

    Jul 24, 2020 18:21
  • 8.8score
    Logitech - G PRO X Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Over-the-Ear Headset for Windows - Black
    Description

    Communicate with your team or taunt your foes with this Logitech Pro X gaming headset. The built-in microphone ensures your voice is transmitted loud and clear, while the padded earpieces make long gaming sessions more comfortable. This Logitech Pro X gaming headset has an adjustable band for accommodating a wide range of head sizes.

    8 Features
  • Detachable microphone with real-time Blue VO!CE technology*: Features a noise reducer, compressor, limiter and more for cleaner, professional-sounding voice communications.
  • Object-based 7.1 surround sound*: Offers great in-game positional, distance, and object awareness during gameplay.
  • Soft-memory foam ear pads: Provide hours of listening comfort and passive noise isolation.
  • Adjustable steel headband with aluminum forks: Ensures durability and fits your head for additional comfort.
  • 50mm hybrid mesh PRO-G drivers: Deliver clear and precise sound imaging with improved bass response. Hear footsteps and environmental cues with clarity to give you the competitive edge in game.
  • USB external sound card with EQ profile storage: Provides tournament-level game sound and voice communications. Take advantage of Logitech G HUB software to save EQ settings to onboard memory to use on tournament systems.
  • Cables included: Choose between a 2 m cable with inline volume control and mute switch, or 1.5 m mobile cable with inline mic and mobile play/pause button.
  • Сarrying bag: Allows you to keep the headset and accessories protected during travel.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Premium Gaming Headset

    I have used the Logitech G Pro X for about 60 hours prior to writing this review doing various tasks such as gaming, listening to music, and chatting on discord.

    The headset is packaged nicely without an excessively large box. It includes the headset, console cable, mobile cable, pc splitter cable, detachable mic, USB external sound card, two types of earpads (Velour and leather), and a nice carrying bag.

    Pros:

    Appearance: Solid black steel and aluminum with a metallic grey/blue G logo. There is no RGB which is a nice change as many competing headsets in this price range light up like a carnival ride. They look classy and well built. *The stand in the pictures is not included with the headset.*

    Comfort: Included with the purchase are two types of earpads, leather and velour. They are fairly easy to swap should you have a particular preference. I ended up using the velour earpads as I found my ears got hot with the leather when wearing them for extended periods of time. The headband is leather and is nicely padded with memory foam.

    Microphone: This is a huge selling point for this headset. Using Blue Vo!ce technology, your voice sounds crisp and professional. I decided to test this out with friends in Discord not telling them I got a new mic. Immediately after speaking I received several comments about sounding different and way less muffled. Using the G Hub software you can customize your microphone voice EQ and are given a large variety of professional broadcaster presets. The microphone is also detachable.

    Sound: Initially I had issues with the sound being "tinny" which ultimately turned out to be a software issue. Shortly after release, the G Hub software had an update that fixed this. Having used several premium headsets, I always had trouble hearing footsteps even with custom profiles. This headset it different. It's default gaming profile is fantastic and can be tweaked further depending on your gaming goals. There are several guides to "optimizing" settings for different FPS games. I went from never really knowing where an enemy was (minus a general direction) to being able to hear each footstep as they ran towards me. A lot of gamers are skeptical of surround sound and say it is a gimmick. I have used this headset in both standard and DTS super stereo with 7.1 channel surround sound and I prefer the surround sound. It makes you feel like you are in the game. Sounds are crisp, clear, and lifelike.

    Verdict:

    The Logitech G Pro X headset is a huge step in the right direction and Logitech should be proud of this headset. It not only looks like a premium product, it performs like a premium product. If you are looking for a well built, comfortable headset with crystal clear voice and sound then look no further.

    Aug 06, 2019 17:28
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Near-flawless execution for gaming/recording/media

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX

    Well-appointed package has everything you need to configure these cans for multiple duties at home and on the go and all can be stowed in the included travel pouch:

    - Velour or pleather memory foam earpads to adjust comfort, fit and sound to taste

    - Removable & flexible 4” boom mic; thoughtfully designed cut-out connector is impossible to insert improperly--depending on your head size, the small, foam covered microphone will be somewhere around the lower left corner of the mouth

    - Rubberized mobile cable with inline mic/single-button control box—though I no longer have a phone with a headphone jack to test the cable’s performance, the single-button worked as expected for playback control on my Android-based FiiO DAP

    - Longer braided cable includes a lapel-style clip-on sliding mute switch (w/red indicator when muted) and rotary volume control

    - Small breakout cable w/separate mic & headphone plugs to use your PC’s own mic & headphone jacks

    - Mini USB soundcard/DAC--unlocks 7.1 surround and features a POWERFUL set of customizations for multiple sound and mic settings via the G Hub platform. These settings can be saved to the DAC’s onboard memory and taken to another PC! If only the dongle had a button to toggle surround/mic effects on and off, this would have taken things to stratospheric heights.

    DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS

    Phenomenal build quality; the steel headband & aluminum earcup hangers keep things incredibly light while still feeling reassuringly solid. Coupled with the ample padding along the underside of the headband and on the earpads, and the even distribution of weight forward and side-to-side, these cans excelled both in initial comfort and for long-term wear. Having said that, inward clamping force was initially a bit high. Fortunately, the steel headband can take a bit of punishment to finesse into a more forgiving shape. In the end, I found these to be at the top of the comfort scale of the more than two dozen stereo & surround headphones I’ve tried over the past several years.

    The G Pro X jettisons gimmicky/showy RGB lighting & any angular, over-the-top Spaceman Spiff styling cues for a more grown-up & sophisticated gamer vibe that says you mean serious business (about your gaming). The only parts of the colorway that deviate from black are the sizing tick marks on the yokes; the “PRO” logo debossed across the top of the stitched headband covering; and the circular-cut “G” logo accents on each earcup. Though nothing lights up, the concentric-cut silver ridges of the logo accents definitely catch the eye and make the earcups shimmer between blue, silver, and even a hint of green.

    The only real complaint I have with Logitech’s design choices have to do with swapping the earpads. Rather than a convenient snap, twist, or magnetized change-out system, Logitech designed their pads with a small fabric skirt extending beyond the inner edges of the pads’ backing. This skirting is stretched around a retaining ring that encircles the edge of the earcup. If you don’t plan to change pads often, it’s not a big deal; but I can see where even a few changes back and forth might stretch that skirting out of shape and possibly impact fit & seal integrity down the road. In addition, it simply takes longer to stretch, wiggle, and swap out the pads than it really needs to. It’s a minor annoyance, and in truth, many headphones are designed for swapping pads in the same way, but I would have preferred something built with longer-term materials integrity in mind, and that would reduce time for pad rolling when mood struck me.

    AUDIO PERFORMANCE

    Hats off to Logitech for sourcing some respectable drivers for gaming that can actually sound musical, too. These were resolving enough that my wife picked out subtle differences between lossless rips and 24/96 recordings of the same songs, yet were not so analytical and cold that they were unkind to some lossy MP3s I had on my workout DAP. As a gaming headset, you could easily leave them on to enjoy your jams or a movie from a PC or phone and not leave wanting for much more until you started craving some truly critical listening sessions with your high-rez library.

    Oh, and props to Logitech for designing a gaming headset capable of producing tight, punchy, authoritative, almost visceral-level bass that doesn’t immediately seem fatiguing, muddy or overpowering. Ultimately, it was the over-emphasis on mid-bass that chased me away from the Hyper X Cloud IIs which, arguably, feels like the bar this headset is clearly aimed at surpassing (for the record, I think it does outpace the Clouds).

    Though you can tweak bass levels via software, LF performance is both pleasant and authoritative--a welcome combination! Personally, I found the default pleather earpads provided the most compelling sound of the two options provided. Sure, my ears got a little hot, but the mesh pads afforded just a little less bass and “oomph” in the soundfield at the added expense of leakage both in and out of the earcups. Nevertheless, those of you prioritizing point-source localization in something like a competitive FPS might appreciate the mesh pads for not drowning out mids and highs within a slightly more laid-back soundfield; otherwise, I personally found the default pleather pads were better all-arounders.

    SURROUND AND RECORDING OPTIONS

    Within the G Hub, the sound profile can be customized via 5-band +/-12 dB slider PEQ with multiple eSports and gaming-oriented presets to choose from if you don’t know where to begin on your own, but feel like the headphone’s default sound signature could use a little sizzle or cut here and there. Meanwhile, surround sound acoustics provided by the new DTS Headphone:X 2.0 platform felt nearly real-world perfect—very smooth and seamless panning effects with easily discernable point-source locations provided for an immersive and compelling in-game surround field that easily held its own with high quality alternatives such as Dolby Atmos or NX Waves.

    The only niggle I noticed had to do with vertical imaging, and it might just have been an artifact of my own physiology. Specifically, the surround settings page includes a per-channel voice-over to identify each channel location in space—when the speaker said “this is the left (or right) channel,” the sound seemed to emanate from a point to the side, but slightly above my head, rather than on the horizontal plane in-line with the center channel and other surrounds. I’ve had other such issues in the past—with the Cloud II, the virtual left channel sounded like it was just against my ear while the right was about 1-2 feet out in space--so I’m more inclined to believe my results with the G Pro X are a product of biology than design.

    You can further customize the surround sound field with one of three presets, Entertainment, Gaming, or Sports. Entertainment dramatically over-emphasized the presence/levels of the surround channels relative to the fronts/center. Sports did just the opposite, seeming to emphasize the front and center channels a bit more than the diffuse surrounds, while Gaming provided the most consistent sound field across all surround channels. Each sound field can be further tuned with individual channel trims--and in an amusing pop-culture nod, each channel’s speaker setting goes to 11!

    But enough about sound output—what about input? There’s an almost dizzying array of microphone profiles, functions, and filters available courtesy of Blue’s (the same people who brought you those dedicated Yeti and iCE mics) “VO!CE” integration in the G Hub. Logitech clearly focused a lot of effort and eSports consulting money here to give streamers, podcasters, content creators, and online chatters/team-speakers maximum control over a multitude of usable, useful, and obvious-sounding results in the mastering/broadcast quality of their mic signal

    In a brilliant bit of usability engineering, the G-Hub lets you record a sample of your voice/mic signal and then audition the various filters, settings, EQ sliders, and preset effects in real time. This allows you to hear the results of all that tweaking so you have a sense of just what your audience, teammates, etc. are going to hear at the other end of the line. Speaking of tweaking (the mic settings), aside from defeatable hardware noise reduction, the Blue VO!CE platform gives you simple control over input gain, master output level, sidetone level, and high-pass filter settings. You also get simple and OCD-level slider adjustment options (each with 3-6 item submenus of additional sliders/settings) for software noise reduction, expander/gate, de-esser, compressor and limiter options. I had look up some of the sub-menu item meanings just to know what sorts of effects to listen for! But if you don’t need/care to adjust all this stuff yourself (or read up on what things like Attack, Release, Ratio, Bias or Hysteresis settings are for), you can defeat all those settings in a single click or just choose a pro/broadcaster preset and monitor the results yourself.

    BOTTOM LINE

    The G Pro X was an exceptionally comfortable, well-built, high-performing set of surround-capable gaming cans that also happened to be great listeners for music and video. While the G Hub’s microphone options may be intimidating at first, it is ultimately empowering to see just how much control and personalization is available to enhance what you have, or what you can potentially overcome, in the gaming/online/physical environment for the sake of your audience/teammates. Unless you’re totally sold on the idea of a separate USB microphone sitting on your desk, the wealth of mic-related features/capabilities coupled with the outstanding audio/surround performance of the G Pro X might just make it one of the best all-in-one gaming headsets you can buy right now. This is one pair I’ll be keeping close at hand—DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!

    Aug 05, 2019 14:14
  • Review by Dlt888, 10 out of 10
    Great Built Quality, Clear Microphone, Crisp Audio

    [Logitech G PRO X - REVIEW]

    I’ve always been a fan of Logitech and Corsair products, took months of research and waiting to find a great headset with high quality microphone audio for competitive communications (I’m very picky) also an Audiophile with Headphones and speakers from Bowers&Wilkins, AudioTechnica, Sennheisser - so trust me on this. IF YOU’RE a Flight Simulator pilot or enthusiast, I highly recommend this headset! It stands out in flight simulators, especially having crisp audio communications, Immersive 7.1 Surround gives a great sound stage atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re in an airplane, Superb Microphone quality 5/5 Clear lossless audio - great for air traffic communications and online flying on VATSIM. (This will be great for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020).

    For FPS Gamers, I’d give this headset a try, some of you may not like it for the way the headset is fine-tuned out the box. But you’ve got to be patient with it, and tweak and adjust the EQ, Audio settings , and Surround sound profile for every game inside the Software G Hub - to sound amazing! (You May need to play around with In-game audio settings too)

    I’m a competitive FPS gamer, and I learned to love this now - your ears require time to adjust to getting used to, especially coming from a different headset and brand for years, you’ll learn to love this! (Give it a week of hours of gaming, and you’ll see what I mean)

    For music and movie lovers:

    This headset may be too much for what you’re trying to accomplish, but if you’re a gamer and also love to listen to music and movies in your PC (Like I do) then you will absolutely not regret buying this! It has a natural sound quality. Enable 7.1 Surround sound for movies, and disable it when listening to music - you may also want to have separate custom EQ presets within the software for movies, music and gaming. But whatever you decide, you’ll find this amazing.

    PROS:

    • Intensively Fully customizable (ability to fine tune your Microphone and Headphone to your liking)

    • Natural Crisp Audio

    • Immersive 7.1 Surround Sound (Great for movies too!)

    • Custom Presets - Hear and sound the way you want in every game.

    • Great Built Quality - Solid metal materials, Comfy plush synthetic leather with memory foam and adequate head padding, tangle-free braided cable wires, solid volume control.

    • Great for streaming with high quality voice

    • Highly-recommended for Flight Simulator Pilots and Gamers.

    • Excellent Stereo Sound (if you disable Surround Sound) - PERFECT FOR LISTENING TO MUSIC!!

    CONS:

    • May need customizing and adjustment in G Hub for certain games to sound great.

    • Takes some time to play around and learn the software

    • Not suitable for people who doesn’t like to tinker around settings.

    • G Hub software may need some refinement updates to be more user friendly (A SOFTWARE PROBLEM NOT HEADSET)

    • Would have preferred a partnership with DOLBY to support Dolby Atmos 7.1 Surround, instead of DTS.

    [Games I play]

    • Rainbow Six Siege

    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

    • Battlefied V

    • Valorant

    • Team Fortress 2

    • GTA V

    • Watchdog 2

    • X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator

    * I am not paid or sponsored by Logitech or BestBuy whatsoever, this is an honest review, I want to share *

    Jul 17, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Excellent sound quality, premium headphone look

    Using the G PRO X in a variety of situations has proven that these are not just for gaming, though they do excel at that! These are perfect for those who enjoy high quality sound and incredible situational awareness while gaming but also are looking for a premium headset for music and movies. I have yet to find the point where these become uncomfortable to where, they hug your head just right and provide a soft cushion to help isolate your entertainment and the outside world. Set up is very easy, you can plug these into your computer, stereo, phone, game system, etc without any additional software to set up or you can download the G HUB software to further tune the headset to your preference. The audio quality through the microphone is top notch, coming through to your teammates with exceptional clarity and almost no hissing, popping, or unwanted excess noise.

    I would definitely recommend these to the gamer that is also into high quality audio to accompany their music and movie experience. Especially those looking for a headset that is more recognizable as a high quality set of headphones and less as an obviously gaming headset! No RGB or unnecessary "gaming" accents on these, just a high quality, solidly built and excellent looking headset that's incredibly comfortable!

    Jul 30, 2019 15:02
  • Review by Randall, 6 out of 10
    Worked great. For a while.

    Audio quality and comfort were top notch. Loved this headset. But after a year of daily use, its done for. I have always been careful with my gear. Never dropped it abused it. Unfortunately the first thing to go was the plastic end piece on the outside of the ear cup. It was ugly but still functional. Then about a week later, the death blow. Putting the headset on every day, multiple times a day, wears on the plastic parts. The end of the headband snapped. Pretty disappointed, as I had every intention of using this headset for a long time. But now that I see where its weakest, I wont take my chances again.

    Nov 06, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Great Value - Impressed

    I have been using this headset for a while now, and I have to say that it has exceeded my expectations. There were some things about the headset that were a pleasant surprise, but all in all I am very happy with them.

    To begin with, the build quality is great, they feel premium. The materials are a mixture of metal and plastic. I've worn them for extended gaming sessions and they have yet to feel uncomfortable. They sit well, and the cups have a great amount of cushioning. I didn't experience any ear fatigue, or pressure were the band rests on the head. The headset comes with a storage bag, and a few cables to be used with the provided USB adapter, a traditional 3.5mm headset jack, or the split dongle to plug into a mic and headphones jack. All of the cables, with the exception of the one used to connect to a mobile device are covered in a nylon/cloth material and help with the premium feel.

    The sound quality is great and does a good job of simulating surround sound. I fired them up with a few games, ESO, WoW, Apex Legends, and Fortnite and they sounded great. I was able to pin point were sounds were coming from easily, and was able to notice sounds I hand't heard before in most of the games.

    Honestly, were they truly shine is when you download and install the Logitech G Hub app. The app pulls in other Logitech devices you might have, it picked up my G602 mouse, and allows you to tweak settings. Once you connect the removable mic and fire up G Hub you are given a ton of settings to adjust your voice. I don't stream my game play but my team mates / guildies noticed a improvement in the way my voice was coming across. I think these would be pretty good for someone looking into starting to stream their game play. The software and headset really let you dial in your voice to remove distortion and even block some ambient/outside noise. Now, this settings are only available when you connect the USB adapter that comes in the box.

    I also used the headphones connected to my Xbox and Switch and again was impressed with the separation and quality of the sound. I know they are sold as a Windows headset, but they were great for console / mobile gaming as long as you have a headphones jack.

    I would absolutely recommend this headset to anyone in the market for a good modestly priced headset. I think these could have easily sold for another $50, but at their current price it is a steal, especially for those looking to stream/voice chat in their games. The G Hub app adds a lot of customization.

    Aug 03, 2019 14:17
  • Review by Hector1908, 2 out of 10
    Terrible .

    The worst head set ever . It fell apart after 3 months of use . I am really careful with all my gadgets and hang them nicely after use so they don’t het smashed or something. After contacting Logitech and 20 emails back and fort i just gave up . Wow what a waist . Terrible product logitech .

    Apr 14, 2021 15:12
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    Comfy and Crisp

    I've used plenty of headphones in my times while i game or stream, and I can easily say that this headset is right up there with the best i have used in the past. Outside of the easy hook up, there are two main reasons why i like this headset.

    Comfortably - These are in fact comfortable, and almost seem to be as comfortable as a studio quality set. The headset adjusts with ease and the leather bound memory foam ear pads assure a cool feeling tight fit. All in all, super good fit, and able to fit my big head, which made me happy as some headsets have not been able to fit my head.

    Next, the sound. Not much to say here, outside of the fact that this headset delivers. High treble and deep, rich base. The mic was sensitive and able to pick up any sound i desired.

    Overall, a solid headset and worth picking up for any gaming or streaming needs.

    Jul 31, 2019 20:27
  • 8.8score
    SteelSeries - Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset - Lossless High Fidelity Wireless + Bluetooth for PS5/PS4 and PC - Black
    Description

    Arctis Pro Wireless features rock solid dual-wireless technology with 2.4G wireless lossless audio and Bluetooth mobile audio, combined with 40,000 Hz capable hi-res capable speaker drivers and a ClearCast mic making it the ultimate gaming audio system. Plus, Arctis Pro Wireless is designed with luxury materials like polished steel and aluminum alloy, and the exclusive Arctis ski goggle headband and AirWeave performance fabric ear cushions.

    5 Features
  • Hi-Res Speaker Drivers: Premium Hi-Res speakers with high-density neodymium magnets reproduce a full, expansive frequency range from 10 – 40,000 Hz with stunning realism and clarity.
  • Premium Materials: Luxurious lightweight aluminum alloy and steel construction offers maximum durability and a consistent fit.
  • DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround: Next generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound provides optimal spatial imaging for complete 360-degree immersion.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Dial in the perfect balance of game and chat audio.
  • Award Winning Mic: The Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by gdmonline, 10 out of 10
    This is an expensive headset, and worth it!

    I’ve used other wireless headsets, and I’ve found them wanting.

    Started with Sony Gold, the headband hinge broke.

    replaced that with Turtle Beach Stealth 520. They were good for about 2 years, until the charging cable port didn’t work anymore. A friend had Turtle Beach Stealth 700, but has had continued problems with it reliably connecting via Bluetooth.

    I tried a Plantronics Rig 800HS, but couldn’t get it to connec5 to chat. I called up Plantronics Support, they troubleshot the issue and advised me to return it.

    At this point I re-read the reviews of other wireless headsets and chose to get the Arctis Pro. I was not disappointed.

    It set up easily, with a control box with an OLED display that shows status, volume, input, and has a side slot to insert a battery pack to be charged. It comes with all cables needed to connect it to a PS4, including the TOSlink cable and everything else needed.

    It comes with 2 rechargeable battery packs, so you never have to worry about running out of charge. Although there is a charging port on the headset, it is way easier to just swap battery packs, because the headset outer covers are held on with magnets, so you just pop the rights and cover off, flick the old battery pack out, pop the fully charged one out of the control box and put it in the headset, and click the cover back on.

    The headband is steel, so it won’t break, but that doesn’t sit right on your head. Instead, there’s a fabric elastic strap, the call it a “ski goggle strap” that you can adjust to your desired tension. In use, it’s like the headband just floats on your head. The ear pads aren’t leather or plastic, they are breathable fabric covered foam, so you don’t get sweaty under the ear cups, and they don’t squeeze against the temples of your glasses if you wear them.

    The sound is awesome, and you can control the chat to game audio mix either from the headset (the volume control wheel can be pushed in as a button to switch modes), or from the control box.

    The sound is awesome, I can easily hear footsteps in a FPS, and you can also pair to your phone via Bluetooth, and switch to a call.

    The microphone retracts into the left ear cup when not needed, and contains a red LED lit when muted (also has a tone to confirm). It also comes with a foam windscreen to cut down on breathing noise and the like. The pushbutton to control muting is on the back top of the left ear cup, pushed in flush for talking and out for muted, so you don’t even need to look down at the mike if you don’t want to.

    Overall, this has been the best purchase I’ve made for gaming, probably as helpful as getting a custom controller (Scuf) to better my gaming.

    Jan 03, 2020 23:28
  • Review by MrsLemen, 10 out of 10
    The best of the best

    Love love love this headset.

    I always had a had time justifying a $300 anything but this headset definitely makes up for that. I was weary in buying so expensive I wanted the very best when playing COD and I got what I wanted.

    This headset it's so easy to hear footsteps when trying to sneak up on people and my friends say I actually sound like a girl haha (use to sound like a lil boy.....)Everything is clearer and the fact that it's wireless and the batteries 2 batteries!! You can have 1 charging inside the chat mixer while the other one is powering your headset easily switchable when one dies its like icing on the cake with whip cream and chocolate sauce.

    If your on the fence because of the price trust me you will not regret spending the amount you cannot go wrong buying this. Trust me I've gone through sooooo many headsets but I would never ever trade this one.

    Jan 28, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Russell, 6 out of 10
    Great headset, weak plastic

    The Arctis Pro Wireless Headset is a very good wireless headset with some really nice features. Having two batteries and a charger really should be the standard for wireless headsets. You can run the battery until the headset dies, swap for the charged battery, and continue use incredibly easily. The sound quality is fine, it's nothing to rave about, but it's decent, and the microphone quality is acceptable for a wireless microphone. It's a bit pricey, but I was mostly happy with my headset, so I bought one for my wife a few weeks ago.

    However, shortly after buying a second headset, I noticed that the one I had been using for about a year started to fit on my head poorly and rotated strangely. The plastic on the top of one of the earpieces had started to crack and the hinge started falling apart. The causes the one earpiece to hang loosely and the headset sits lopsided on my head. It's disappointing that such an expensive headset is falling apart less than a year later.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:40
  • Review by Boun, 10 out of 10
    10/10 worth every penny

    Okay, first off I had the pro wired, this blows it out of the water. The quality of it, sound is improved, all my headsets I’ve used steelseries due to the comfort I found in it. I would recommend this 100% 10/10

    May 22, 2021 02:38
  • Review by isokramer, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound, versatility and build quality

    Excellent headset, very much worth the heavy price this comes at.

    First, the build quality is much better then the previous iterations, no creaking noises when adjusting the headphones, can wear these for hours without my ears getting sweaty or head hurting (due to tight pressure). The adjustable band makes it easy to really adjust the comfort level and height of the headset

    Second, versatility, the DAC is amazing, I am able to hook my speakers to the module also so when the headphones are off I can use the speakers. The bluetooth is a great feature, I am able to add my phone to it, so whenever I get a call while gaming, the software automatically reduces the volume (or just mutes its depending on what setting you have ) and I am able to talk on the phone while still playing, The mic is pretty good also, not good enough for twitch streaming or podcasts, but more than enough for team coms during gameplay. The best part is that it retracts back into the headset when you are done with it. The light on the mic turns red when its mute which is very handy. Swap able batteries enables you to be wireless constantly, furthermore these batteries seem pretty common size, like something you find in a camera, therefore if something ever happens or you loose it buying a replacement is no biggy.

    Third, the sound is AMAZING, if you are a competitive gamer and really need to focus on where gunshot's, and player footsteps are, this headset does it the best. There are different EQ settings to fit your personal style. For me the best EQ setting is immersion with 7.1 surround sound. I am able to pinpoint where players are at when they are walking, even in games where you can barely hear footsteps (like Hell Let Loose). Played Escape from Tarkove and was easily able to tell if a player was behind me, on the other side of a wall/barrier and his general location just by them walking. On the DAC you can choose if you want more game sound or increase the chat volume (for example if you have discord up and have difficulty hearing your friends, you can move the slider so that you can hear VOIP better ).

    I am coming from a set of Beardynamic headsets that were a bit more expensive than these, and even though those headsets are praised for their audio quality, nothing beat the 7.1 engine on these steelseries for gaming.

    11/10 highly recommend these headsets, however it is a very steep price to pay, but if you can save up the money its well worth the price.

    Feb 22, 2020 03:37
  • Review by deatharis, 10 out of 10
    Amazing headset that I've been looking for

    I love this headset amazing sound, build and boy does it get loud don't need to put it at full volume, I needed to replace my astro a50's gen 2 headset because the battery was literally dieing with an hour after full charge, so I'll probably be using the Astros for my pc, but the steelseries is amazing on the capability of swapping the battery I've never experienced that but it's amazing all headsets should let you do this. I get about 9 to 10 hours on each battery so they give you two in the box, so that's 20 hours total, and it's so convenient to be gaming then when I can see the battery is going to die I switch out the battery put the dead battery in the transmitter which charges it so it's consistent long gaming sessions, microphone is awesome everyone says i sound clear I'm using these with a ps5.

    Jan 01, 2021 19:26
  • Review by LazyG, 10 out of 10
    First steel series headset buyer.

    This arrived perfectly packaged and sealed to perfection 100% brand new. The headset is lightweight(barely feels like I’m wearing them even for numerous hours), earmuffs are really comfy and breathable, the recharging interface is amazingly easy to use and packed with nice features. You can customize the eq of the mic, eliminate a lot of background noise, control both video game and party chat volume..etc..I love that I can simply Bluetooth my phone to the interface and listen to music from my phone while chatting with my friends online in a chat or game session.(you can do this on consoles too, but it’s more convenient to have a device that does this separately.)

    The only flaw that I don’t like about this headset, like most of them, is I wish they were built with more durable materials(Metal/steel) instead of plastic in some spots..especially for this price point..Other than that, these are worth every penny.

    May 21, 2021 16:00
  • Review by LPwll, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I got the Arctis 1 wireless last year as my first headset, and they're great. But the Pros are such an amazing upgrade. I can use discord and use chat to play with friends when in cross-play, the personalization takes a min to get to your perfect preferences but well worth it. I currently have the PS4 but just ordered my PS5 and I am glad they'll be compatible with both. Also with Switch now supporting Bluetooth, I can use them for it also which is great!

    I already had Brainwavz Microsuede Earpads upgrade on my Arctis 1 Wireless and switched them to the pro and it's still a great upgrade for comfort.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:12
  • 8.8score
    Logitech - G935 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC with LIGHTSYNC RGB Lighting - Black/Blue
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming gear with these Logitech 7.1-channel wireless headphones. The 50mm Pro-G drivers deliver bold audio with minimal distortion, and the fully programmable RGB lighting lets you customize the look. These Logitech 7.1-channel wireless headphones feature DTS Headphone: X 2.0 Surround Sound technology, giving you a fully immersive listening experience.

    6 Features
  • Up to 12 hours battery and up to 66” range: Game wirelessly up to 12 hours with complete freedom in movement with powerful 2.4 GHz wireless. Also mix in an additional audio source with the included 3.5 mm cable. *
  • Console compatible: Compatible with PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch in Dock. Stereo sound only via USB wireless dongle.
  • 50 mm Pro-G drivers: Hear the Unheard Get expansive sound. 50 mm PRO-G audio drivers are made from proprietary woven hybrid mesh. They deliver an incredible sonic experience, with greater depth and detail, and minimal distortion.
  • Loud and Clear 6 mm Mic+: Get amazingly clear and precise voice comms with a big 6 mm boom mic. Mic+ flips up to mute with a red mute light indicator.
  • Full-Spectrum LIGHTSYNC RGB: Enjoy fully programmable and reactive RGB lighting by using G HUB software. Program lighting to match your room, rig, and style. Or choose to let the ~16.8 million color RGB react to in-game action, audio, or screen color.
  • Immersive DTS Headphone: X 2.0 surround sound: Hear enemies sneaking around you, special ability cues and immersive environments with positional clarity. It can be the difference between victory and defeat. **
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  • Review by Trobadour, 8 out of 10
    Best Sounding Headset at a Great Price

    This headset was tested on a gaming PC, PS4, and Xbox One X.

    ---SETUP---

    The setup for the G935 is simple for the PC and all consoles as a plug and play headset. Installing the software allows you to customize your headset a bit further.

    ---FEATURES---

    The key feature is the wireless option, but that is only for the PC. The consoles require you to use the included auxiliary cable. It can be color-synced with other Logitech products, like a keyboard and mouse, and that feature works seamlessly.

    ---PERFORMANCE---

    PC

    The performance on was outstanding. I tested this headset wirelessly for a good 10 hours of gameplay and I didn’ lose power. The sound is phenomenal. I am deaf on my right ear, but even playing at low level of volume, the large 50mm Pro-G drivers would vibrate enough for me to “feel” that I was getting shot at from the right side, making my reaction time faster than with other headsets. In regards to the microphone, all my friends told me I sounded louder (in a positive way) and clearer.

    PS4

    On PS4, I was able to use the headphone with the auxiliary cable connected to the headset and the controller. At first, I had an issue where I wasn’t able to hear party chat but I was able to hear the game. I fixed this issue by connecting the cable ends opposite of the way I had the first time. Don’t really know why this fixed the issue, as both ends have the 3 ring circle connection required for a microphone to work. I also discovered that just by connecting the headset without turning it on, you can hear you gameplay. You just need to turn it on for the full surround sound and the mic chat. Everything I mentioned in the PC performance applies here as well.

    Xbox One

    This is the console I was planning on using it the most, but as it turned out, I couldn’t get the mic to work. I connected the cable the way that I do my many other headsets that I have, using the auxiliary cable. I do have a chatpad connected to my Xbox One Elite controller and the audio worked but not the mic. I removed the chatpad and connected it directly to the controller and I would hear sound, but the mic wasn’t working. I switched to a normal Xbox One controller and the mic didn’t work either. I own 7 other headsets and I tried them all on my Xbox controller. The headsets that I already owned worked fine with audio and party chat. I was disappointed that I couldn’t use chat, but I might still use it for single player games on Xbox.

    ---EXPECTATIONS---

    The product meets my expectations in all aspects with a few exceptions. The fact that mic didn’t work on my Xbox was slightly disappointing, but I decided that this will be my main PC headset, so not a big deal-breaker. The software is simple to understand but there is supposed to be a G-Shift option so that the three customizable buttons can turn into 6 customizable buttons (think of it like an FN key on a keyboard). I couldn’t get that to work properly. I customized one of the buttons to tell me the percentage of battery left, but it never told me anything. I do like that one option is to turn off surround sound quickly, which is great if you own Dolby Atmos and want to watch a movie that supports it.

    ---VALUE---

    The price for the G935 headset in terms of value is comfortable, considering the only other pair of wireless headsets that I own for consoles and PC cost me almost double than what these cost.

    ---APPROVAL---

    I highly recommend this product for people who will mainly use it wirelessly for their gaming PC or with their PS4. Unless an update fixes the Xbox issue mentioned above, I suggest that if you plan on strictly using them on Xbox, for you to hold off on them. Overall, though, they are the best sounding headset I have used to date.

    Mar 11, 2019 01:23
  • Review by zero325, 8 out of 10
    Quality Gaming Headset

    TLDR: Well built, good audio quality, average mic, a little bit of “gamer” aesthetic, comfortable, but a little heavy on the head. Overall – excellent product.

    At first look, the G935's have a very solid construction. The cups do seem a bit large and the style seems a little dated. They’re a little bulky and heavy – but not beyond acceptable. I don’t dislike the RGB and it can easily be controlled via the G Hub software (supports light sync between Logitech RGB products). The RGB comes under fire as being “unnecessary”, but I think it’s an expected touch for most “gaming” product.

    As for sound quality, listening to music was good. Solid bass and clear highs. I don’t expect to use the headphone jack, but it’s kind of nice to know that I can plug it in with the included premium 3.5 mm braided cable if I need to. I spent a few hours playing Black Ops 4 and Overwatch with these so far and I the 7.1 surround delivers a solid performance here too.

    The stow-away goose neck mic is a nice touch. It mutes when rotated up and has a good range of adjustment. As far as audio quality goes, it’s about average. Nothing amazing, but adequate for gaming and voice chat.

    Mar 11, 2019 00:43
  • Review by York, 8 out of 10
    I like it anyway

    the sound is good, the buttons are complicated to use, and the rgb lights on the back are ridiculous, and within 5 months they stopped working properly.

    Oct 15, 2021 12:50
  • Review by Gamingchair, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    Satified with all gaming purchaes i have warranty on these devices i no longer shop @ gamestop to many problems with warranties

    May 01, 2021 20:14
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 8 out of 10
    Great Wireless Gaming Headset

    So, the G935 is a pretty large headset, but it is not too heavy and feels very comfortable when worn for a couple hours. This might be due to the mainly black plastic chassis (part shiny, part matte) with the only visible metal portion being in the headband. The leatherette ear-cups are square in design, very comfortable and both rotate to a flat position, which is good for storage. Down the back- side of each ear-cup you have two RGB lighting zones along with a Logitech Gaming G logo on each cup. The left earcup has a storage spot for the usb dongle under a magnetic cover, this is great as I know dongles are an easy thing to misplace. Also, in the left earcup there is a well-hidden retractable boom mic, that is muted when retracted. The right ear-cup houses the rechargeable battery while the left ear-cup also houses all the inputs and buttons. You have power switch, a mute button, three programmable buttons and a volume dial. I have two problems, the buttons are too close and indistinguishable to the touch and the other problem is the volume dial that’s too slick making it too easy to accidentally change the volume, after you’ve found your sweetspot. You can use the dongle with your pc or console, but you also can use it with the supplied 3.5 mm audio cable.

    To unlock the full potential of the G935, you have to use it with the Logitech G Hub software, which I found easy to use. Even without the software, this headset sounds great. I tried it both with a PS4 (Red Dead Redemption) and a PC (Wolfenstein 2) and the sound was clean and impactful. With the software things open up. You can tweak your sound as much as you desire. You can have various EQ presets as well as turn on the DTS and customize the surround sound. The lighting zones can also be customized, with many color options but I don’t know how much of a purpose the lights have when I look at where they are placed, which is essentially behind you. I guess if you are completing a particular look with your other RGB devices. With the mic, all persons who I spoke to, said I came through clear and with no distortion or cutting in and out.

    When it comes to battery life, I’ve used it for about 10 hours (some gaming and some music) , with the lighting off and at about 50% volume, so I can assume with lights on it would cut that time down to 6-8 hours.

    I think this is another solid entry from Logitech and I would suggest that is a definite buy, if you have been looking for a stylish gaming headset.

    Mar 11, 2019 12:50
  • Review by Logitech, 10 out of 10
    Easy Peasy

    Ordered online for curbside pickup. Super easy, fast, and very happy with my purchase! Thank you Best Buy!

    Dec 11, 2020 16:47
  • Review by teasten, 10 out of 10
    Wireless PC, PS4, Switch Gaming Headset

    The Logitech G935 is close enough to perfect that I am giving it 5 stars. The headphones cups enclose my ears so well that the noise isolation works almost like noise canceling.

    The Logitech G935s are not bluetooth. They connect via wireless using a USB dongle which is discretely tucked behind a headphone (see picture). The G935s pair instantly and on a PC, PS4, or Switch (docked) you have an instant wireless connection with no need for drivers. Xbox doesn't support wireless in my tests but it works well via the included audio cable plugged into the Xbox controller.

    Sound is great. Deep rich base and good mid to highs. The Dolby sound is impressive and really improves games. On a PC the Logitech G Hub software lets you customize the colors and G keys - although I didn't really need to customize the buttons.

    SUMMARY OF WHAT THE G935 WORKS WITH

    PC - Wireless via USB Dongle

    PS4 - Wireless via USB Dongle

    PS4 - Corded via Headphone Port on Controller

    Switch - Wireless via USB Dongle in Switch Dock

    Switch - Corded when Portable out of Dock

    Xbox - Corded ONLY via Headphone Port on Controller

    The Logitech G935 is a great headset.

    Mar 09, 2019 14:04
  • Review by Newtopc, 10 out of 10
    Great all around pc.

    This PC is great for someone who is switching from console to pc. It's easy to use and very easy to set up.

    Mar 06, 2020 15:53
  • 8.8score
    Logitech - G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Gaming Headset for Windows with Blue VO!CE Mic Filter Tech and LIGHTSPEED Wireless - Black
    Description

    Experience object-based positional sound with this Logitech G PRO X LIGHTSPEED gaming headset. Advanced PRO-G 50mm drivers immerse you in a clear soundscape with enhanced bass, while noise-reduction technology and excellent compression ensure superb voice communication through a detachable 6mm microphone. This black Logitech G PRO X LIGHTSPEED gaming headset features memory foam earpads and an adjustable headband for lasting comfort.

    6 Features
  • Blue VO!CE Mic Filter Technology: Tune the detachable 6mm microphone for ultraclear voice communications with pro-level noise reduction, compression, de-esser and more.*
  • LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology: Pro-grade wireless provides up to 20 hours of battery life and over 43' range.**
  • Supreme comfort and durability: Premium aluminum forks, an adjustable steel headband, comfortable memory foam headband, and earpads provide hours of wearing comfort.
  • Designed for PCs with Windows operating systems: Requires a PC with Windows 8 or later and one free USB 2.0 port.
  • DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound: Detect enemies from all sides with the next-generation 7.1 channel and object-based positional surround sound.*
  • Advanced Pro-G 50mm drivers: The woven hybrid mesh construction produces amazingly clear, precise sound imaging and enhanced bass.
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  • Review by MarkusKong, 10 out of 10
    I can hear those footsteps... +comfort +style

    Logitech - G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Gaming Headset for Windows with Blue VO!CE Mic Filter Tech and LIGHTSPEED Wireless

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    *****Review*****

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    First impressions are always the most important aren’t they? Logitech has taken no step back in “first impressions” because the Logitech G PRO X Wireless is a thing of beauty. Upon opening the packaging; you’ll be greeted with some quality built wireless headphones. The mic that is included with your G PRO X Wireless is also detachable and Logitech was nice enough to give you a replacement knitted fabric velour type of ear cushions. The already pre attached earcushions are a faux leather type of material. If that’s not enough… Logitech even provides you a nice cushioned carrying pouch for those of you that want to bring them everywhere you go. So ultimately it depends on your necessity, comfortability and usage of how you want to put your Logitech G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones to good use.

    Logitech has honestly impressed me with the G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones. The build quality on it in my opinion appears “premium”. But that doesn’t stop just there… Logitech has made it so that these headphones are in fact “premium”. The headphones feel sturdy and also provide you an enjoyable yet comfortable experience. I wear glasses and I love the fact that the G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones provide enough tension so that it stays securely on my head but doesn’t provide so much tension that it hurts my ears; again I wear glasses… And I also sport some big ears. So headphones off to you Logitech for keeping us big ear glasses wearing folks in mind when designing the G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones.

    When it comes down to performance and “ease of use”; I have to say I am not let down in any way, shape or form. Logitech has integrated the G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones directly within their Logitech G Hub App. So all you have to do is install the Logitech G Hub App and you’re good to go. Now, if you want to customize these headphones; you’re taken care of by Logitech. There are typical settings that you can change such as the customizing of the equalizer and enabling things like surround sound. My question to you is… do you play any first person shooters that require you to hear footsteps? Well guess what… Logitech gives you the ability to customize the virtual sound of your headphones so you can increase things like footsteps. I mean comeon… That is AMAZING! But it doesn’t stop there… Have you heard of Blue Vo!ce? Blue Vo!ce gives you the ability to fully customize the way your mic sounds and the output of your voice. The G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones come with Blue Vo!ce. So even if you’re not a full-time gamer and require a mic that is clear for things like conference calls (especially in this day and age); Logitech has you covered here. This is like the “icing on the cake”. I had the opportunity to test the mic with fellow co-workers through Skype for Business and everyone had the pleasure of saying how much better my mic sounds compared to before. All in all, I am pleased to say that the Logitech G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphones give you what you need in terms of performance when it comes to sound quality and microphone output.

    In conclusion; I have to recommend the Logitech G Pro X Wireless DTS Headphones. If you’re currently on the market for a new pair of wireless headphones to use for full-time gaming, part-time gaming or even conference calls; give the Logitech G Pro X Wireless DTS Headphones a shot. With the full customizability of these headphones from everything to the sound down to the microphone; you have no reason to be disappointed here. On top of all that they are really comfortable for those long headphone sessions that you are either required or wanting to do.

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    *****Quick Features & Specs*****

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    Blue VO!CE Mic Filter Technology: Tune the detachable 6mm microphone for ultraclear voice communications with pro-level noise reduction, compression, de-esser and more.

    LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology: Pro-grade wireless provides up to 20 hours of battery life and over 43' range.

    Supreme comfort and durability: Premium aluminum forks, an adjustable steel headband, comfortable memory foam headband, and earpads provide hours of wearing comfort.

    Designed for PCs with Windows operating systems: Requires a PC with Windows 8 or later and one free USB 2.0 port.

    DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound: Detect enemies from all sides with the next-generation 7.1 channel and object-based positional surround sound.

    Advanced Pro-G 50mm drivers: The woven hybrid mesh construction produces amazingly clear, precise sound imaging and enhanced bass.

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    *****What's in the box*****

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    Logitech G PRO X Wireless DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Gaming Headset for Windows with Blue VO!CE and LIGHTSPEED Wireless

    Memory foam leatherette ear pads

    Extra memory foam cloth ear pads

    USB LIGHTSPEED Wireless adapter

    Detachable mic with foam wind screen

    6.56' USB A to USB C charging cable

    Carrying bag

    Owner's manual

    Aug 11, 2020 18:41
  • Review by SUHD, 10 out of 10
    Great Surround Sound for Games, Movies and more

    I’ve only had this Logitech G PRO X Wireless DTS Gaming Headset for a few days, but it was enough to make an impression. I can’t really compare it with any other modern gaming headsets, but I can tap in to my experience using several high quality bluetooth and wired over the ear headphones from Sony, AKG, Bose and Microsoft.

    The build quality is solid, a mix of durable steel, aluminum and generous padding. The main ear pads are stuffed with memory foam and covered in very smooth, comfortable leatherette. Another set of cloth ear pads is also included for less external noise isolation, or just a different feel overall, perhaps less sweating. They do feel a bit heavy, but not uncomfortably so, after all they are not built for portability or travel, but you can still bring them along with the provided carrying pouch.

    The sound quality is where these shine, but in order to get the most out of it, you must install the Logitech G HUB software that unlocks a considerable list of advanced features, such as DTS 7.1 Surround Sound and tons of preset and custom Microphone, Acoustics and Equalizer options. Just to put it in perspective, the Blue VO!CE Mic Filter Technology allows you to tune your voice from the basic input gain level to an extensive voice equalizer with 5 Pro/Broadcaster presets and another 8 Blue VO!CE presets, and the option to create and save your own custom presets. The Acoustics options allow individual volume controls for the 7.1 surround sound channels, and save your custom “Room” sound settings for Entertainment, Gaming or Sports. The Equalizer section is “equally” customizable with 7 presets and add your own equalizer “Moods”. There are 10 different sliders to adjust frequencies between 32 Hz and 16 KHz.

    With all the fine tuning available, it would be hard not to please everyone. With the 50 mm drivers, the sound is full, yet crisp, and with enough bass to help you immerse yourself in any gaming, movie or music listening experience. The surround sound is extremely useful in shooter games where you need all the 360 degrees awareness you can get to avoid your opponents sneaking up from behind.

    Last but not least, the 2.4 GHz wireless USB dongle connection works seamlessly and with no noticeable delay, providing a better, faster, more stable connection than Bluetooth with a generous range. All in all, if you are an avid PC gamer and can afford it, you’ll be glad you got these.

    Aug 15, 2020 21:32
  • Review by killaDANKz, 10 out of 10
    Best wireless gaming headset AND mic for $200

    My purchasing experience was wonderful, I actually didn’t find what I was going to buy initially. But with the customer service rep helped me by telling me, these..the G Pro X wireless (my number 1 pick but wasn’t in stock) could be at my door step in 2 days, same week. I was instantly sold, but the headset themselves...are beyond what I was expecting. The G Hub app, provides so much tuning adjustments for not only the Blue microphone but for the virtual surround sound! The bass is nice and deep, the surround sound when watching movies is super immersive. I personally play with surround sound on, but I know others prefer stereo and it also sounds crisp and clear.

    The headset comes with a leatherette set of ear cups installed, and found them too tight with my glasses on. So I switched to the AMAZINGLY CONVENIENT included cloth ear cups, and can wear them forrrr hours! And they actually don’t get excessively hot neither, which I was worried about!

    The nice ~3ft usb-c cable included is really nice quality and length.

    I have YET to kill the battery life in a whole session of gaming, longest being almost 8 hours straight with volume relatively around level 36-50. Which kinda blows my mind really! I don’t know how long it’ll last in the long term but I suspect it’ll be just fine.

    The detachable, flexible mic is nice especially if you have an exterior microphone like a Yeti or Shure. I only wish there would be a visible indicator letting me know if the mic is muted or not. But there is an audio indicator that gives a mellow tone that changes whether you’re turning on or off the mic.

    I love how paired with my Logitech G213 keyboard I can control the volume via media buttons, including play, next, etc. I don’t know if it functions with other branded keyboard media buttons so just be aware.

    Overall, I’m absolutely satisfied with these headsets. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a quality pair of headsets for gaming, movies, and even music. For $200 I think they’re pretty up there in price but I say they’re worth the wallet hit!

    Feb 12, 2021 16:17
  • Review by gadgeTT, 6 out of 10
    Excellent Build and Fit but Missing Stuff

    Pros:

    * Excellent build quality.

    * Physical power button (slides for on/off).

    * Mute button with audio feedback.

    * Comfortable fit.

    * Includes swappable foam ear pads and carrying pouch.

    Cons:

    * Boom microphone has no button or LED for mute.

    * Provided software doesn’t install on vanilla Windows computer.

    My Review:

    For gaming headsets, there are a few must-haves; comfortable fit for wearing during long-duration sessions and great sound quality. This Logitech G PRO X headset does both. The built quality is superb, from the metallic accents on the sides to the simple and sleek metal arms.

    Unfortunately, that’s where the good stuff ends. The boom microphone is nice enough but unlike some competitors, this microphone is an analog plug so there is no mute button or mute status LED on the boom itself. Sure, there’s a physical push-push button on the left ear to mute the microphone, and you do get a nice audio beep either way, but I prefer the headsets that put these things on the boom itself so I don’t have to feel for one of the several buttons on the ear cup that I can’t see.

    To get the most out of this headset (similar to others), you need to download and install their G HUB software. After weeks of trying and numerous calls to tech support, the software still doesn’t install on my vanilla Microsoft Surface Book 3 notebook. One would think that the most recent Microsoft-branded notebook would be able to install the software, but nope.

    The provided USB dongle is a tad large, too. It’s got a USB-A plug and most newer notebooks have USB-C ports, so you might need to find an adapter or hub to plug it into. At least this headset charges with a USB-C cable (provided).

    Overall, I can’t recommend this headset simply because the software won’t install, tech support couldn’t help, and there are competing products out there with a nicer set of features. The build quality is great, but that doesn’t matter if you can’t use them to their fullest potential.

    Sep 07, 2020 10:52
  • Review by Chuck, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and comfortable

    The Logitech G Pro X Wireless Gaming Headset is a very comfortable headset with great sound and a nice sounding mic that allows an almost limitless ability to change the way you sound to others. Just out of the box, the headset feels well built, definitely not flimsy or cheap. The first thing I noticed was that the hefty metal head-strap. That, combined with the padding on the strap, makes the headset somewhat heavier than the headset I usually use. However, the added weight isn't apparent at all while you're wearing it. The ear-cups are quite comfortable, and although they don't swivel horizontally, the strap flexes enough, and allows for enough adjustment, to allow for a nice fit. The headset comes with an extra set of cloth covers, which I installed after a few days since the leather ones made my ears hot. The cloth covers don't isolate sound like the leather, so some of the surround experience might be lost, but it's not that noticeable. I'd also mention here that changing the covers was a pain, at least for me; it only took abut 10 mins, but it felt like much longer. The boom mic is detachable and flexible, but it doesn't swivel, so you can't swing it up and away from your face, which I'm used to doing. Connecting the headset to my machine was simple; just plug in the dongle and turn on the headset. I already had GHub installed, so as soon as I connected the headset, it was recognized, and I was able to get to all of the record/playback settings. One of the nice functions of the Blue Voice mic setup is the ability to record a clip of your voice and then play it back using different filters so you can hear what you sound like. I also had fun changing the filter in the middle of gaming and wondering how long it would take someone to say something about it. The sound experience is incredible while gaming, very immersive with great clarity. I was expecting a bit of delay since the headset is wireless, but there is none that I can hear. The range of the headset is also quite remarkable. I believe it's marketed at about 40 ft, and it easily covers that claim; I've actually gone downstairs to the kitchen which is about 30 ft plus walls, and I was talking to friends the whole time.

    In short, this headset is very good in my opinion. It's quiet comfortable, the sound while gaming is great, and can be customized to your own personal preference, and the mic with Blue Voice provides a very clear voice on the other end while allowing you to customize the way you sound. I'd easily recommend this headset to anyone looking for a good gaming headset.

    Aug 27, 2020 13:19
  • Review by Thomas, 4 out of 10
    Logitech headphones

    Not exactly what I thought it was going to be, when I opened it up it looked like someone had already been in the box and there were a few scratches on the headphones themselves, I really needed headphones at the time so I couldn’t return them but I definitely would have. I put the quality as low because they had some scratches in them and the box looked like it had already been torn apart. I did really enjoy the Bluetooth experience no problems there the software takes some time to get used to all in all of my headphones and box came in better condition I would of put 4 stars

    Sep 29, 2021 14:21
  • Review by Wirelessheadset, 8 out of 10
    G pros wireless headset

    The headset is great! The only issue i had was the wireless dongle went out in 5 months on my first headset.

    Jun 25, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Kris1973, 10 out of 10
    Stellar gaming headset

    I could not be more impressed with the G Pro X gaming headset. The headset is solid but not too heavy to wear for long gaming sessions (or even a very long day of conference calls).

    Sound:

    The sound from the large drivers is impeccable for picking out tiny sounds in games as well as listening to music. I'm not a die-hard audiophile, but I was impressed by the sounds in familiar games that I had never head before from my desktop speakers.

    Microphone:

    I especially loved the sound profiles in G Hub. I have a deep voice that sometimes does not come across clearly with other microphones. With the "Low Voice - Loud" profile, my friends and work colleagues could hear me loud and clear.

    Comfort:

    I tried to wear the headset for a full day of work conference calls, music and after-hours gaming sessions with the installed leatherette ear cup pads and found them to have a little issue with sweat after about hour 4 or so. I swapped those out for the included (!) fabric cups and can (for better or worse) do a full day with the headset in comfort - which is not something I've ever been able to manage with another headset.

    Connectivity:

    I've been able to roam my entire house and remain clearly connected to my PC with no dropped audio at all and no latency that I can sense. The dongle is a little large, which might be an issue for laptop users, but causes no issues sticking out the back of my desktop tower.

    Controls:

    The feel of the volume control wheel and microphone mute *switch* (not a button, which is nice for tactile feedback while wearing the headset) is premium all the way.

    I can only think of one, very minor, negative to share: turning off the headset does not disconnect the audio connection at the dongle. This means that you will need to manually set your audio back to another source when turning off the power switch on the headset itself.

    Aside from that, my entire experience with the G Pro X headset has been a pure joy. Installation was a breeze and it's a lot of fun experimenting with different equalizer presets. I'd recommend this headset without hesitation for its excellent audio quality, great mic and software and, most importantly, quality build and comfort, particularly with the fabric ear cups.

    Aug 15, 2020 13:22
  • 8.8score
    Logitech - G PRO X Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Over-the-Ear Headset for Windows - Black
    Description

    Communicate with your team or taunt your foes with this Logitech Pro X gaming headset. The built-in microphone ensures your voice is transmitted loud and clear, while the padded earpieces make long gaming sessions more comfortable. This Logitech Pro X gaming headset has an adjustable band for accommodating a wide range of head sizes.

    8 Features
  • Detachable microphone with real-time Blue VO!CE technology*: Features a noise reducer, compressor, limiter and more for cleaner, professional-sounding voice communications.
  • Object-based 7.1 surround sound*: Offers great in-game positional, distance, and object awareness during gameplay.
  • Soft-memory foam ear pads: Provide hours of listening comfort and passive noise isolation.
  • Adjustable steel headband with aluminum forks: Ensures durability and fits your head for additional comfort.
  • 50mm hybrid mesh PRO-G drivers: Deliver clear and precise sound imaging with improved bass response. Hear footsteps and environmental cues with clarity to give you the competitive edge in game.
  • USB external sound card with EQ profile storage: Provides tournament-level game sound and voice communications. Take advantage of Logitech G HUB software to save EQ settings to onboard memory to use on tournament systems.
  • Cables included: Choose between a 2 m cable with inline volume control and mute switch, or 1.5 m mobile cable with inline mic and mobile play/pause button.
  • Сarrying bag: Allows you to keep the headset and accessories protected during travel.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Premium Gaming Headset

    I have used the Logitech G Pro X for about 60 hours prior to writing this review doing various tasks such as gaming, listening to music, and chatting on discord.

    The headset is packaged nicely without an excessively large box. It includes the headset, console cable, mobile cable, pc splitter cable, detachable mic, USB external sound card, two types of earpads (Velour and leather), and a nice carrying bag.

    Pros:

    Appearance: Solid black steel and aluminum with a metallic grey/blue G logo. There is no RGB which is a nice change as many competing headsets in this price range light up like a carnival ride. They look classy and well built. *The stand in the pictures is not included with the headset.*

    Comfort: Included with the purchase are two types of earpads, leather and velour. They are fairly easy to swap should you have a particular preference. I ended up using the velour earpads as I found my ears got hot with the leather when wearing them for extended periods of time. The headband is leather and is nicely padded with memory foam.

    Microphone: This is a huge selling point for this headset. Using Blue Vo!ce technology, your voice sounds crisp and professional. I decided to test this out with friends in Discord not telling them I got a new mic. Immediately after speaking I received several comments about sounding different and way less muffled. Using the G Hub software you can customize your microphone voice EQ and are given a large variety of professional broadcaster presets. The microphone is also detachable.

    Sound: Initially I had issues with the sound being "tinny" which ultimately turned out to be a software issue. Shortly after release, the G Hub software had an update that fixed this. Having used several premium headsets, I always had trouble hearing footsteps even with custom profiles. This headset it different. It's default gaming profile is fantastic and can be tweaked further depending on your gaming goals. There are several guides to "optimizing" settings for different FPS games. I went from never really knowing where an enemy was (minus a general direction) to being able to hear each footstep as they ran towards me. A lot of gamers are skeptical of surround sound and say it is a gimmick. I have used this headset in both standard and DTS super stereo with 7.1 channel surround sound and I prefer the surround sound. It makes you feel like you are in the game. Sounds are crisp, clear, and lifelike.

    Verdict:

    The Logitech G Pro X headset is a huge step in the right direction and Logitech should be proud of this headset. It not only looks like a premium product, it performs like a premium product. If you are looking for a well built, comfortable headset with crystal clear voice and sound then look no further.

    Aug 06, 2019 17:28
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Near-flawless execution for gaming/recording/media

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX

    Well-appointed package has everything you need to configure these cans for multiple duties at home and on the go and all can be stowed in the included travel pouch:

    - Velour or pleather memory foam earpads to adjust comfort, fit and sound to taste

    - Removable & flexible 4” boom mic; thoughtfully designed cut-out connector is impossible to insert improperly--depending on your head size, the small, foam covered microphone will be somewhere around the lower left corner of the mouth

    - Rubberized mobile cable with inline mic/single-button control box—though I no longer have a phone with a headphone jack to test the cable’s performance, the single-button worked as expected for playback control on my Android-based FiiO DAP

    - Longer braided cable includes a lapel-style clip-on sliding mute switch (w/red indicator when muted) and rotary volume control

    - Small breakout cable w/separate mic & headphone plugs to use your PC’s own mic & headphone jacks

    - Mini USB soundcard/DAC--unlocks 7.1 surround and features a POWERFUL set of customizations for multiple sound and mic settings via the G Hub platform. These settings can be saved to the DAC’s onboard memory and taken to another PC! If only the dongle had a button to toggle surround/mic effects on and off, this would have taken things to stratospheric heights.

    DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS

    Phenomenal build quality; the steel headband & aluminum earcup hangers keep things incredibly light while still feeling reassuringly solid. Coupled with the ample padding along the underside of the headband and on the earpads, and the even distribution of weight forward and side-to-side, these cans excelled both in initial comfort and for long-term wear. Having said that, inward clamping force was initially a bit high. Fortunately, the steel headband can take a bit of punishment to finesse into a more forgiving shape. In the end, I found these to be at the top of the comfort scale of the more than two dozen stereo & surround headphones I’ve tried over the past several years.

    The G Pro X jettisons gimmicky/showy RGB lighting & any angular, over-the-top Spaceman Spiff styling cues for a more grown-up & sophisticated gamer vibe that says you mean serious business (about your gaming). The only parts of the colorway that deviate from black are the sizing tick marks on the yokes; the “PRO” logo debossed across the top of the stitched headband covering; and the circular-cut “G” logo accents on each earcup. Though nothing lights up, the concentric-cut silver ridges of the logo accents definitely catch the eye and make the earcups shimmer between blue, silver, and even a hint of green.

    The only real complaint I have with Logitech’s design choices have to do with swapping the earpads. Rather than a convenient snap, twist, or magnetized change-out system, Logitech designed their pads with a small fabric skirt extending beyond the inner edges of the pads’ backing. This skirting is stretched around a retaining ring that encircles the edge of the earcup. If you don’t plan to change pads often, it’s not a big deal; but I can see where even a few changes back and forth might stretch that skirting out of shape and possibly impact fit & seal integrity down the road. In addition, it simply takes longer to stretch, wiggle, and swap out the pads than it really needs to. It’s a minor annoyance, and in truth, many headphones are designed for swapping pads in the same way, but I would have preferred something built with longer-term materials integrity in mind, and that would reduce time for pad rolling when mood struck me.

    AUDIO PERFORMANCE

    Hats off to Logitech for sourcing some respectable drivers for gaming that can actually sound musical, too. These were resolving enough that my wife picked out subtle differences between lossless rips and 24/96 recordings of the same songs, yet were not so analytical and cold that they were unkind to some lossy MP3s I had on my workout DAP. As a gaming headset, you could easily leave them on to enjoy your jams or a movie from a PC or phone and not leave wanting for much more until you started craving some truly critical listening sessions with your high-rez library.

    Oh, and props to Logitech for designing a gaming headset capable of producing tight, punchy, authoritative, almost visceral-level bass that doesn’t immediately seem fatiguing, muddy or overpowering. Ultimately, it was the over-emphasis on mid-bass that chased me away from the Hyper X Cloud IIs which, arguably, feels like the bar this headset is clearly aimed at surpassing (for the record, I think it does outpace the Clouds).

    Though you can tweak bass levels via software, LF performance is both pleasant and authoritative--a welcome combination! Personally, I found the default pleather earpads provided the most compelling sound of the two options provided. Sure, my ears got a little hot, but the mesh pads afforded just a little less bass and “oomph” in the soundfield at the added expense of leakage both in and out of the earcups. Nevertheless, those of you prioritizing point-source localization in something like a competitive FPS might appreciate the mesh pads for not drowning out mids and highs within a slightly more laid-back soundfield; otherwise, I personally found the default pleather pads were better all-arounders.

    SURROUND AND RECORDING OPTIONS

    Within the G Hub, the sound profile can be customized via 5-band +/-12 dB slider PEQ with multiple eSports and gaming-oriented presets to choose from if you don’t know where to begin on your own, but feel like the headphone’s default sound signature could use a little sizzle or cut here and there. Meanwhile, surround sound acoustics provided by the new DTS Headphone:X 2.0 platform felt nearly real-world perfect—very smooth and seamless panning effects with easily discernable point-source locations provided for an immersive and compelling in-game surround field that easily held its own with high quality alternatives such as Dolby Atmos or NX Waves.

    The only niggle I noticed had to do with vertical imaging, and it might just have been an artifact of my own physiology. Specifically, the surround settings page includes a per-channel voice-over to identify each channel location in space—when the speaker said “this is the left (or right) channel,” the sound seemed to emanate from a point to the side, but slightly above my head, rather than on the horizontal plane in-line with the center channel and other surrounds. I’ve had other such issues in the past—with the Cloud II, the virtual left channel sounded like it was just against my ear while the right was about 1-2 feet out in space--so I’m more inclined to believe my results with the G Pro X are a product of biology than design.

    You can further customize the surround sound field with one of three presets, Entertainment, Gaming, or Sports. Entertainment dramatically over-emphasized the presence/levels of the surround channels relative to the fronts/center. Sports did just the opposite, seeming to emphasize the front and center channels a bit more than the diffuse surrounds, while Gaming provided the most consistent sound field across all surround channels. Each sound field can be further tuned with individual channel trims--and in an amusing pop-culture nod, each channel’s speaker setting goes to 11!

    But enough about sound output—what about input? There’s an almost dizzying array of microphone profiles, functions, and filters available courtesy of Blue’s (the same people who brought you those dedicated Yeti and iCE mics) “VO!CE” integration in the G Hub. Logitech clearly focused a lot of effort and eSports consulting money here to give streamers, podcasters, content creators, and online chatters/team-speakers maximum control over