Top Best 50 PC Gaming Headsets in December 2021

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Sony Interactive Entertainment
Sony Interactive Entertainment - PlayStation - Pulse 3D Wireless Headset - Midnight Black
Description

Enjoy a seamless, wireless experience with a headset fine-tuned for 3D Audio on PS5™ consoles. The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset features a refined design with dual noise-cancelling microphones, built-in rechargeable battery, and an array of easy-access controls.

5 Features
  • Fine-tuned for 3D Audio: The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset has been specifically tuned to deliver the 3D Audio made possible by the PlayStation®5 console.
  • Refined design: Play in style with a sleek headset that perfectly complements the look of the PS5 console and features refined earpads and a headband strap for added comfort.
  • Dual hidden microphones: Ensure you’re heard by your friends online2 with two built-in microphones, optimally positioned for clear voice capture and enhanced by noise-cancelling technology.
  • Easy access-controls: Adjust your set-up as you play with built-in mic mute, master volume and in-game audio to chat mix controls.
  • Wireless adaptor: Enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless play thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery. Connect to PS5 and PS4™ consoles as well as compatible Windows and macOS® computers using the included adaptor.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Greatness, 10 out of 10
    Awesome PS5/PS4/PC Headset!

    Love the Pulse 3D headset… it works awesome with the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Although on PS5 their is no available companion app. It’s built inside of the PS5 settings in audio. The Pulse 3D clearly demonstrate it runs native to the PS5 console and connects flawlessly and sounds awesome on Sony first party titles! Other 3rd party titles sound great too!

    I use my Pulse 3D headset on PS5 and my Gaming PC, with a purchased Dolby Access subscription - you are able to get Dolby Atmos codec on your Pulse 3D headset! Im rocking Sony’s proprietary Tempest 3D codec on PS5 and Dolby Atmos via Dolby Access on my Gaming PC. They sound great both on these gorgeous Midnight Black Sony Pulse 3D headphones.

    The only flaw is its plastic feel, but of course these are only $100. Not $300 headphones. Awesome quality for the price!

    Nov 04, 2021 10:11
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    3DAudio

    This headset rocks. It is so comfortable, and sounds great

    Nov 04, 2021 04:20
  • Review by Jrain, 10 out of 10
    I here you coming

    I’m excited about these my second pair (wanted in blk) . Great $99 value with great sound from all directions. 3D audio is really nice. First pair I have still in excellent condition.

    Nov 10, 2021 07:19
  • Review by 3DPulseMidnightBlack, 10 out of 10
    3D Pulse Midnight Black

    The quality is amazing, it even seems that you are not wearing it, very comfy and sounds really good. Happy with my purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:22
  • Review by Weeboo, 8 out of 10
    Would buy

    Love the look, sounds great. I have a smaller head. It sits a little weird and I can see it getting uncomfy if I wear it for a long time.

    Nov 07, 2021 08:54
  • Review by Yousef, 10 out of 10
    Must Have For PS5 Owners

    This headset sounds and looks great. The 3D audio really makes a difference and it's something you have to try first hand to really understand. There's different presets built in the PS5 interface that lets you change the sound for the current game you are playing. Really been enjoying it so far, and for the price + easy compatibility, this headset is a no brainer.

    Nov 05, 2021 11:20
  • 9.6score
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    Sony Interactive Entertainment - PlayStation - Pulse 3D Wireless Headset - Midnight Black
    Description

    Enjoy a seamless, wireless experience with a headset fine-tuned for 3D Audio on PS5™ consoles. The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset features a refined design with dual noise-cancelling microphones, built-in rechargeable battery, and an array of easy-access controls.

    5 Features
  • Fine-tuned for 3D Audio: The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset has been specifically tuned to deliver the 3D Audio made possible by the PlayStation®5 console.
  • Refined design: Play in style with a sleek headset that perfectly complements the look of the PS5 console and features refined earpads and a headband strap for added comfort.
  • Dual hidden microphones: Ensure you’re heard by your friends online2 with two built-in microphones, optimally positioned for clear voice capture and enhanced by noise-cancelling technology.
  • Easy access-controls: Adjust your set-up as you play with built-in mic mute, master volume and in-game audio to chat mix controls.
  • Wireless adaptor: Enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless play thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery. Connect to PS5 and PS4™ consoles as well as compatible Windows and macOS® computers using the included adaptor.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Greatness, 10 out of 10
    Awesome PS5/PS4/PC Headset!

    Love the Pulse 3D headset… it works awesome with the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Although on PS5 their is no available companion app. It’s built inside of the PS5 settings in audio. The Pulse 3D clearly demonstrate it runs native to the PS5 console and connects flawlessly and sounds awesome on Sony first party titles! Other 3rd party titles sound great too!

    I use my Pulse 3D headset on PS5 and my Gaming PC, with a purchased Dolby Access subscription - you are able to get Dolby Atmos codec on your Pulse 3D headset! Im rocking Sony’s proprietary Tempest 3D codec on PS5 and Dolby Atmos via Dolby Access on my Gaming PC. They sound great both on these gorgeous Midnight Black Sony Pulse 3D headphones.

    The only flaw is its plastic feel, but of course these are only $100. Not $300 headphones. Awesome quality for the price!

    Nov 04, 2021 10:11
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    3DAudio

    This headset rocks. It is so comfortable, and sounds great

    Nov 04, 2021 04:20
  • Review by Jrain, 10 out of 10
    I here you coming

    I’m excited about these my second pair (wanted in blk) . Great $99 value with great sound from all directions. 3D audio is really nice. First pair I have still in excellent condition.

    Nov 10, 2021 07:19
  • Review by 3DPulseMidnightBlack, 10 out of 10
    3D Pulse Midnight Black

    The quality is amazing, it even seems that you are not wearing it, very comfy and sounds really good. Happy with my purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:22
  • Review by Weeboo, 8 out of 10
    Would buy

    Love the look, sounds great. I have a smaller head. It sits a little weird and I can see it getting uncomfy if I wear it for a long time.

    Nov 07, 2021 08:54
  • Review by Yousef, 10 out of 10
    Must Have For PS5 Owners

    This headset sounds and looks great. The 3D audio really makes a difference and it's something you have to try first hand to really understand. There's different presets built in the PS5 interface that lets you change the sound for the current game you are playing. Really been enjoying it so far, and for the price + easy compatibility, this headset is a no brainer.

    Nov 05, 2021 11:20
  • 9.6score
    3
    SteelSeries
    SteelSeries - Ultimate Gaming Bundle Arctis 1 Wireless headset, Apex 3 keyboard, Rival 3 Wireless mouse, and QcK mousepad - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming experience using this SteelSeries all-in-one wireless gaming bundle containing everything you need for PC and Mac gaming. Arctis 1 Wireless, Apex 3, Rival 3 Wireless, and QcK. From one of the pioneers in gaming peripherals and esports, you can enjoy playing with professional grade hardware that’s perfect for any skill level.

    4 Features
  • Game at Home or On the Go: The Arctis 1 Wireless is a gaming-grade wireless headset designed for PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, and Android thanks to an innovative USB-C dongle design, making it perfect for gaming at home or on the go with a sleek lightweight design and Arctis quality.
  • Water Resistant for Protection against spills: The Apex 3 gaming keyboard was built for the needs of gamers, with IP32 water resistance for protection against spills and accidents. Its whisper quiet gaming switches provide comfortable low friction performance for over 20 million keypresses.
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless: All-new Quantum 2.0 Wireless technology transmits wireless data at unreal speeds in a more stable, reliable, and power efficient way than ever before with Rival 3 Wireless.
  • High quality Surface: The SteelSeries QcK is compatible with all types of mice and is ideal for starters because of its great value for the money and has a high quality cloth material, optimized texture which guarantees smoothness.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brycennotwillis, 8 out of 10
    Good over all

    Head set likes to disconnect and reconnect regardless of battery life. Which serious flabbergasts me cause it has a predominant 2.4 ghz dongle which should be better than blue tooth. I also had to buy new ear muff pads off amazon cause the stock ones arent thick enough, the hard plastic part of the head set rests on your ears.

    The mouse is great, works excellent for all games when not in power saving mode. The power saving mode should not make the mouse take much much longer to reconnect after being put to sleep from inactivity, it also reduces the range the mouse can reach.

    The keyboard is a non mechanical soft touch actually feels really fluid and smooth.

    All in all would recommend the set for 200 any more and no.

    Nov 12, 2021 17:36
  • Review by McKrinklesac, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    So good! Great quality and amazing price! Got this for $150 Black Friday price. In my opinion the headset alone is nearly worth that. Mic is crystal clear and fits adult and kids heads perfect. Setting everything up was super easy. Literally plug and play.

    Nov 08, 2021 00:29
  • Review by Nico, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great set for a great price! Just starting the pc gaming adventure and I am very pleased! Highly recommend!

    Nov 19, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Sun28, 10 out of 10
    Buy it!

    Excellent package it has everything you need and great quality

    Nov 13, 2021 10:56
  • Review by Edgcast, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries

    Very nice deals for early blackfriday, Thanks Best Buy

    Nov 15, 2021 18:42
  • 9.6score
    Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC with MixAmp Pro TR Controller - Blue/Black
    Description

    The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for PS5, PS4, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Audio processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags.

    7 Features
  • Tuned for gaming: ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro-quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming from their living room or in the pits of a tournament’s competitive play.
  • ASTRO Command Centre software: Enhance your control of voice communication and audio settings by fine-tuning every input and output parameter to the specific needs of your gaming environment.
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR: It’s like the Swiss Army knife of gaming audio, providing you with a plethora of inputs and outputs, EQ settings, game:voice balance, digital daisy-chain connectivity.
  • Dolby Audio: Cinematic gaming audio delivers clarity and positional audio for a competitive advantage. Hear crisp lows and clear highs, and never miss another audio cue.
  • Superior fit and finish: Designed for marathon gaming sessions, the A40 TR Headset is lightweight, comfortable and built to last.
  • USB sound card functionality: For PC gamers without an optical port, the MixAmp Pro TR delivers sound card functionality such as Game:Voice Balance, game and voice streaming via a USB port.
  • 3D audio ready: Spatial audio gives you full 3D positional audio support.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    Lives Up to the Hype

    Been wanting to upgrade to a Astro Headset for a long time. Finally had the money to buy the A40s. And they do not disappoint.The sound quality is rich and full. The Dolby technology combined with the mixamp, which allows endless customization thought the Astro Command Center application, are what really put this headset above its direct competition. Save for buying a pair of Sennheiser headphones, you’d be hard-pressed to find a gaming headset with objectively better audio quality. It even handles the 3-D audio from the PS five pretty much flawlessly.

    Feb 05, 2021 18:06
  • Review by MKREBELDE1, 10 out of 10
    PS4 Streamer

    My first Astro headset and I’m in love with them, easy to set up, I also have a Razer headset and nothing compare with the sound with my Astro , I play Search & Destroy in Modern Warfare and Black Ops 4 and I can hear the foot steps like never before with my other headsets.

    Jan 10, 2020 16:12
  • Review by Efrainh04, 10 out of 10
    Best Headset ever.

    Well it does look pricey but let me start off by saying... the price is knitting compared to the quality it gives. The sound is so crispy, you have 4 different modes that you can tweak with on your laptop or pc to lower bass, or make some frequencies higher than other. It is the best headset i’ve ever had and probably the only headset I will buy from now and on. Don’t see any signs of it breaking on me anytime soon. Good job Astro.

    Jan 22, 2021 21:51
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and sound, PC USERS, FOLLOW MY TIPS!

    Great headset, the build quality is superb and they produce great and clear sound. Voice over mic is clear too! Install was easy on my PC. Plug the mixamp via USB, then the headset to it. It was recognized. Then, download the Astro command center FROM THE WINDOWS APP STORE (not the one from Astro's website, or you will have problems). There was a firmware update, and the I was ready to go. It comes with 4 equalizer presets, which one can modify. The volume and chat balance dials feel sturdy and made with great quality, I'm loving this setup and its helping me improve my sound positioning in Rainbow six Siege, which is vital!

    They were a little bit stiff out of the box, but after a 30 min gaming session, they became way comfier and no problems with my glasses.

    The sound quality and the surround sound is superb, as long as you follow my tips bellow, for PC users.

    @@@PC USERS [email protected]@@

    1-Download the Astro command center from the WINDOWS APP STORE, not from Astro's web, only the Windows app store version works ok with this gen 4 device.

    2- The included Dolby audio surround on the Mixamp is only for the PS 4 (or if you output dolby digital live from your PC's sound card, in short, its only for when the mixamp is receiving audio via optical port), don't use it if you have the MIXAMP via USB!, how to bellow.

    3- In order to correctly get surround sound on a PC via a USB connection, you must set the MIXAMP TO PASSTHROUGH MODE, THAT IS THE STAR ON THE FIRST BUTTON TO THE TOP.

    Then:

    Head to the Windows Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel on the right hand side.

    Under the playback devices, right click on the ASTRO MixAmp Pro Game and select Properties.

    Select Spatial Sound. Change the Spatial Sound Format to either Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos for Headphones and enable the turn on 7.1 virtual surround sound.

    This is straight from the horses mouth, Astro. Unfortunately they failed to put this on their manual, but their reddit community is very active and I got this directly from an Astro rep. This is how they recommend it to be plugged in a PC via USB, otherwise if you enable the dolby audio on the mixamp all you will get is reverberation and echo but not truly positional surround sound.

    Also, if they wanted the above, they should have included a code for the Dolby Atmos purchase on windows, but its not that expensive, $15, but for the price of the headset, I feel a free code should have been included.

    I hope this helps PC users, if you follow the above, you will get great surround quality sound!

    PS4 users, can use the included Dolby on the mixamp, as it works fine with dolby via optical.

    Jun 01, 2019 00:40
  • Review by RudyDoesntMiss, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely great headset

    Absolutely great headset and I’ve now converted 2 people over from turtle beach headsets after I let them hear, see, and feel the quality of this headset.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:38
  • Review by SiL3nC3r666, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    ASTRO gaming headsets have always been the best I highly recommend 10 out of 10 theres no other gaming headsets out there that can compete with ASTRO #FAN4LIFE #1 #TheBest

    Mar 09, 2020 15:29
  • Review by Ash111, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Heasdset. Works w/ Ps5 Get Optical Adapter

    Incredible Sound & Quality! The A40 with MixAmp Pro is truly amazing and since I wanted to reaming with the best expirience possible I got the Optical adapter made my Best Buy Insignia which works great! Since the astro Optical adapter was sold out I couldnt wait and got the insignia adapter which does not come with an extra HDMI cord like the Astro one does.

    You will need to HDMI cords as one goes from the playstation into front of adapter and the second HDMI goes into back of adapter then to your tv.

    I have an extra 2.0 HDMI cords and after hook up everything sounds grest.

    Keep in mind if you have the newest 2.1 HDMI tv’s then these current adapters would not work properly for the best expiroence and hopfully Astro makes a 2.1 adapter so everyone old and new can enjoy amazing headset with Optical!

    Microsoft and Sony really should have left the optical port on their next gen consoles and that was a bad decision on both of them!

    Thank goodness this adapter is made because the optical set up along with the Mix Amp Pro makes gaming an even better experience!

    They are very durable, the quality is great and I reccommend always keeping headsets stored in a headset case for a longer lifespan. Hanging them in a room on a headset stand will shorten the life. Storing them in a case keeps it from invisible dust and humidity that can shorten the life over time.. Your headset will last longer keeping them in something like the Astro Headset carrying case.

    I know you might want to display the elegant look of them but keeping them in a case keeps them in better shape as the human eye cant see all the wear and tear always.

    I love the design of the Astro 40’s/50’s and the reason they hold around the same retail value for so many years is their disign was ahead of its time!

    Its that good from aesthetics to quality you cant go wrong with this headset!

    Now, with all mass produced items their will be some odd cases where someone gets a defective headset, but keep in mind no matter how high end the item somewhere down the production run will have defects! Every product has a defect rate so if you ever get a bad one with any electronic dont judge thinking like its a bad product since you were unlikely that time getting a defect.

    It happens and things like that can be resolved fast with the store. Its also. Some consumers think they tale care of their things when they really take care of them poorly. So, when someone trashes an item for not working or breaking I would suggest not just listening to them but what the majority is saying.

    When you pick up this headset you can feel the Quality and craftsmanship that goes into an a40 headset as well as the Mix Amp Pro feels like good quality with a nice soft bottom to the touch.

    I have the a40 Halo edition for Xbox with Mix amp Pro TR & the a40 for Ps4/Ps5 With Mix Amp Pro and...

    Both headsets I got the optical adapter and now my a40’s are sounding great on next gen consoles!

    Dec 04, 2020 11:53
  • Review by jago, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, great sound, premium headset

    The Astro A40 TR Gaming Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for the PS4 and PC are very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and they are easy to adjust once they are on your head. I really like the barrel design of the arms and the removable microphone that you can attach to either side. The ear pads are a cloth material and fit nicely over my ears. They don’t block outside noise, which I would have preferred that they did, If you did want that feature Astro has a mod kit available to block out the noise. Over all construction is very good for these and they appear that they can take a lot of abuse and still work. The box that it comes in can also serve as a storage case and everything can be secured safely. The mix amp wasn’t a strong feature for me and I had some varying results with it. Some times I felt it was too much and others it was just too quite, but I am not an expert in using this and this is my first one so I was probably not doing it correctly. The mix amp is heavier than it looks and it also feels very well made. The dials have a very satisfying feel to them and they have some resistance to their movement. It allows you to use either Dolby or pass-through if your current set up already has Dolby. Included in the box are all the cables that you need, USB (provides power as well), 3.5mm with inline mute switch, optical audio (for PS4 connection), and the cable for connecting multiple mix amps. The Astro gaming software will allow you to configure customized EQ settings so you can fine tune everything to your exact liking. I was happy with the presets that are already present and I didn’t play around too much with that. I think over time I would see a need for these for specific games. The removable microphone is a bit long and I wish it was shorter, but it does sound good and my friends had no issues with hearing me at all. I really do like that you can mount it on either ear when you swap the covers. Overall, I am very happy with the sound, fit, and adjustments you can make with the gaming volume with this headset. This is definitely the most premium gaming headset that I have every owned.

    Jun 02, 2019 23:41
  • 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
    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 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 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
    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 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
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha Pro Wired Stereo Gaming Headset, for PC, PS4, Xbox One - Blackout - Black
    Description

    Get solid comfort in a radiant package with this HyperX Cloud Alpha Blackout pro gaming headset. Enhance your gaming experience with cleaner, smoother sound. The HyperX Cloud Alpha’s dual-chamber driver system separates the bass from the mids and highs, allowing them to be tuned individually for reduced distortion. Keep yourself in the zone and climb the ranks with signature HyperX comfort, perfect for prolonged gaming sessions. Get crystal-clear communication with your team and take your game to the next level with the Cloud Alpha audio advantage. Compatible with for PC, PS4/5, Xbox Series.

    6 Features
  • Over-ear design with memory foam: Provide ultimate comfort for prolonged gaming.
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions with durable aluminum frame.
  • 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.
  • In-line audio controls: For easy volume adjustment and mic muting.
  • Warranty: 2 year limited lifetime warranty
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GamingGeezer, 8 out of 10
    Works with hearing aids

    I spent considerable time researching reasonably-priced headphones with a boom mike that would provide a bit of sound isolation and wouldn't require me to remove my behind-the-ear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer, my approach was to let the aids take care of compensating for my high-frequency hearing loss, which meant that they had to stay in. Otherwise, I'd have to get an equalizer and create a similar frequency amplification profile, which seemed needlessly complicated.

    I first tried SteelSeries Arctis 1's, which were a disaster. Too much bass and too little space between the speakers and the hearing aids, which sang like canaries. The HyperX Cloud Alpha was much better - flat frequency response and enough room around the hearing aids that they didn't break into oscillation. I occasionally find it necessary to reduce the hearing aid volume one stop, but never more than that and I still hear the treble range very well. I can't comment on distortion because I'm sure that the hearing aids contribute far more than any headphones would. If you wear hearing aids and don't mind looking a bit like an air traffic controller, I recommend the HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones.

    Mar 18, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Dillon, 10 out of 10
    Great headsetf for gamers!

    I bought this Hyper-X wired gaming headset because it has a replaceable charging wire. The problem with these wires is they tangle very easily and eventually break. This is a great headset and when the wire does tangle a new replacement wire can be purchased very inexpensively. That is so much better than replacing the great headset at least twice per year.

    May 08, 2020 18:25
  • Review by Swtpofpa, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X headset

    I personally really enjoy this headset, & I don’t regret buying them. It fits perfectly on my ears and are super comfortable! The only downside is that from time to time, the mic would cut out & others can’t hear me, I’m not exactly sure if I plugged them in wrong or not, but overall, then headset is amazing!

    Jan 01, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Ceecee, 10 out of 10
    Another world

    I bought it fir my grandson and his very happy the color the quality .

    May 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X

    Hyper X is the best gaming head sets on the market

    Jun 06, 2021 19:33
  • Review by DrRage77, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headset for Xbox Series X!

    I researched ALOT of different brands of headsets for my new Xbox Series X, and this one seemed to be extremely well rated, with expert review sites indicating it was the best sounding headset for the price...so when this was on sale, it was a no brainer to try this one out.

    Fit and Feel - First thing i have to say, is that the materials and construction feel really great. The detachable mic and detachable audio cables are thick, braided and feel sturdy . The earcups are EXTREMELY comfortable. I have a slightly bigger (wider) head, and these did not produce "pressure" om my head. They felt great right away, and after 4 hours of wearing them, i couldn't even feel they were on my head...that is comfort! The padding is great and the headband construction is aluminum with additional cushioning and it feels great.

    Sound - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Some people indicated that the sound on these is very low, almost at a whisper level when you plug it into the xbox controller and were disappointed, even when they turned up the in-game volume in COD all the way up. The Xbox Series X has a SEPARATE headphone volume control menu that needs to be turned UP! (See my pictures in this review) This is DIFFERENT from the General Audio settings in the regular Settings Menu. When you are in a game or even on the xbox home screen, if you press the round Xbox Home button (that pops up the xbox home quick screen), at the very bottom right of the menu is a sound icon...if you go to that, the audio menu pops up for headphones. Xbox has this at 50% by default, and if you turn it up, BOOM! These headphones are LOUD, and then you can use the inline audio wheel to lower it or adjust to your desire, or use in-game sound menu controls after that. It is something that can EASILY be missed, and apparently has been, by all of the reviews i read about these being really quiet on Xbox and people returned them....when I first plugged these in, the sound was low and i was disheartened because i through the reviews were correct about these being quiet on the xbox, but then i found the separate headphone menu and WOW. I feel sorry for people that didn't realize the Xbox has a separate headphone sound menu because they missed out on fantastic headphones! The microphone sounds great also, because my buddies all said they could hear me loud and clear the entire time. Again, use the headphones menu to turn up the volume for the microphone as well if it seems low, and then use specific in-game menus for tweaks and you are all set!

    The sound coming through these is fantastic on the Xbox Series X. I used these for COD Black Ops and you can hear bullets whizzing past your head, and footsteps of other players getting louder or fainter as they run near you, and you can hear the direction they are coming from! I enabled the Windows Sonic on the Xbox Series X for the headphones and it produces a really good surround sound. I will test this setting for about a month before i switch to the Dolby Atmos setting, since I want to make sure I let my ears and senses get used to the surround sound, and then i'll be able to compare if Atmos is that much better on these headphones or if Windows Sonic will suffice, since it's free and you have to pay for a one-time license for Dolby Atmos to activate it on Xbox.

    I am EXTREMELY happy with these headphones, granted i've only used them for one day so far. But the sound, clarity and comfort are all top notch on these and they didn't break the bank. If you can get these on sale, you can't find a better bang for the buck!

    Jan 07, 2021 11:51
  • Review by SDIMoneymaker, 4 out of 10
    A major problem for them to 100% work

    First off, these headphones are really great. The sound is beyond excellent. However. I bought these for my Switch as it is advertised for it. When you plug them in directly, sound and mic work fine. But, if you use the extension that comes with it, the mic will not work. The reason is the extension only has 2 rings on it and 3 rings are needed for the mic to work. I will gladly change this to 5 stars if Best Buy or Hyperx will refund me 10 bucks for my Amazon bill and hassle. Ball is in your court. I would highly reccomend these if they could fix this problem.

    Mar 03, 2020 21:56
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Wire bad

    Wire intimating sound go on and off. I put into head set sound goes on and off.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:10
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Base Station V2 Chroma USB Hub Headset Stand with USB 3.1 Hub and 7.1 Surround Sound powered by Chroma™ RGB - Black
    Description

    CONNECT AND CONTROL. Improve the functionality and flair of your gaming setup with the Razer Base Station V2 Chroma—a central device that lets you plug in all your gaming gear. Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB, this USB hub doubles up as a headset stand and has a newly added 3.5mm combo port that supports 7.1 surround sound.

    4 Features
  • USB hub with 7.1 surround sound: to connect more devices and headsets
  • Integrated headset stand with non-slip base: to keep your setup organized and stable
  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB: for customizable lighting and greater game immersion with access to 16.8 million colors and a suite of lighting effects
  • Dual USB 3.1 ports: Designed with two USB 3.1 SuperSpeed ports, providing a convenient outlet to plug in your peripherals or other devices
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  • Review by AngelaK215, 10 out of 10
    Best Headset Stand!

    I own a pair of the Razer Kraken Quartz headset and I absolutely love it! I always hung my headset over my lap until recently my lap broke and I no longer had a place to put my headset. Decided I was going to purchase a headset stand by Razer since I already own majority of their products. I like how it is pink and matches my headset and everything else pink that I own! I had a hard time deciding if I wanted the V1 or the V2, I came to the conclusion that I like the V2 better simply because it came with a 3.5mm headphone port and 2 USB 3.1 Superspeed ports so I can easily connect my phone or a usb drive without having to plug it directly into my PC. Overall, I think this is the best choice especially if you like pink (✿◠‿◠)

    Mar 01, 2021 15:21
  • Review by Nerdyjock, 10 out of 10
    Good stand

    In short, it works. It does what I want it to do, my headphones charge on it, it works perfectly. I only wish that Razer headphones were better quality so I could have a matching set.

    Sep 24, 2021 22:42
  • Review by Goatboy124, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Great headset stand. I got it because of the rgb lights. Love the colors ans light up. It has a couple usb ports which is perfect for charging my wireless headset and small fan I have connected to it. Very sturdy and well built

    Sep 22, 2021 17:51
  • Review by Mtb25, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Headset Stand

    It's a "extra" item in the end of the day but this complements my build and is a nice place to put my headset and charge it. It's not a necessary item so I only recommend if you can

    There is 2 usb and the headjack hole.

    Also the 7.1 sound is nice. Also we know that RGB lights increase your eyes fps by +20 LOL

    Apr 11, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Habu87, 8 out of 10
    Great accessory for PC

    I do own Razer headset (Nari model) in which I decided to get this base. After owning it for two months it is still holding up. The stand does come with two USB ports in which makes it easy to plug in my headset receiver and as well an open port for any other accessory.

    Pros (nutshell):

    - Comes with 2 USB ports to expand connectivity

    - RBG does tend to have options on pattern/color

    - Connects with one USB port to your PC without any additional power cable.

    However I did find that when I use the port to charge my heat set, the charging indication still shows Red after having it connected all day vs charging in an outlet in which will charge in 2 hrs. Also once installing chroma software, it will make adjustments to your settings on your pc. In my case the sound began to come out of my headsets vs my usual speakers. It did took me a while to find out that I had to toggle through my sound settings in order to get my speakers to send out sound. I did find that charging does take longer to charge as well I came across the issue where my headset (Razer as well) kept indicating a Red indication on the charging status.

    Cons (nut shell):

    - Chroma might change your audio settings from speaker to automatic headset option.

    - Software may ask you to log in when you start up your PC and as well long load times.

    - Charging may be a bit slow if you use the front port, I had my headset plug for 2 days and charging light still showed Red.

    - The RGB lighting does not turn off unless you do it from Chroma software. The light can be bright if you have it in your room.

    Oct 18, 2021 03:43
  • Review by SO007, 10 out of 10
    A must have for Razer fans

    this stand is a must have for Razer fans. if you have a Razer setup, this will add a nice look to your set up. the RGB light at the base are bright enough and when you sync up all your lights with games, the effects are great. you also get 2 additional USB ports which i use for when i have to connect my USB flash drive. it is also a solid build and does not feel cheap plastic.

    Oct 30, 2021 16:48
  • Review by Kittyluvsphotos, 10 out of 10
    Cute headphone stand.

    I enjoy the lights and having a designated stand for my headphones. Works seamlessly with my headset and has an extra USB port to charge my phone! Not a necessity but still fun.

    Nov 21, 2021 13:05
  • Review by Tehtech, 10 out of 10
    Nice Hub

    I needed a headphone hanger. I needed a USB hub. This is a nice combo of the two and matches my other peripherals. My biggest issue is finding a place for the cord for my headphones.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:01
  • 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.
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  • 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
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch - Red/black
    Description

    Improve game audio with this HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset. The detachable noise cancellation microphone makes it easy to communicate with teammates, and the dual chambers reduce distortion and separate bass for crystal-clear sound. This HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset has an adjustable aluminum headband to create a custom fit.

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  • Review by GamingGeezer, 8 out of 10
    Works with hearing aids

    I spent considerable time researching reasonably-priced headphones with a boom mike that would provide a bit of sound isolation and wouldn't require me to remove my behind-the-ear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer, my approach was to let the aids take care of compensating for my high-frequency hearing loss, which meant that they had to stay in. Otherwise, I'd have to get an equalizer and create a similar frequency amplification profile, which seemed needlessly complicated.

    I first tried SteelSeries Arctis 1's, which were a disaster. Too much bass and too little space between the speakers and the hearing aids, which sang like canaries. The HyperX Cloud Alpha was much better - flat frequency response and enough room around the hearing aids that they didn't break into oscillation. I occasionally find it necessary to reduce the hearing aid volume one stop, but never more than that and I still hear the treble range very well. I can't comment on distortion because I'm sure that the hearing aids contribute far more than any headphones would. If you wear hearing aids and don't mind looking a bit like an air traffic controller, I recommend the HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones.

    Mar 18, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Dillon, 10 out of 10
    Great headsetf for gamers!

    I bought this Hyper-X wired gaming headset because it has a replaceable charging wire. The problem with these wires is they tangle very easily and eventually break. This is a great headset and when the wire does tangle a new replacement wire can be purchased very inexpensively. That is so much better than replacing the great headset at least twice per year.

    May 08, 2020 18:25
  • Review by Swtpofpa, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X headset

    I personally really enjoy this headset, & I don’t regret buying them. It fits perfectly on my ears and are super comfortable! The only downside is that from time to time, the mic would cut out & others can’t hear me, I’m not exactly sure if I plugged them in wrong or not, but overall, then headset is amazing!

    Jan 01, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Ceecee, 10 out of 10
    Another world

    I bought it fir my grandson and his very happy the color the quality .

    May 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X

    Hyper X is the best gaming head sets on the market

    Jun 06, 2021 19:33
  • Review by DrRage77, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headset for Xbox Series X!

    I researched ALOT of different brands of headsets for my new Xbox Series X, and this one seemed to be extremely well rated, with expert review sites indicating it was the best sounding headset for the price...so when this was on sale, it was a no brainer to try this one out.

    Fit and Feel - First thing i have to say, is that the materials and construction feel really great. The detachable mic and detachable audio cables are thick, braided and feel sturdy . The earcups are EXTREMELY comfortable. I have a slightly bigger (wider) head, and these did not produce "pressure" om my head. They felt great right away, and after 4 hours of wearing them, i couldn't even feel they were on my head...that is comfort! The padding is great and the headband construction is aluminum with additional cushioning and it feels great.

    Sound - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Some people indicated that the sound on these is very low, almost at a whisper level when you plug it into the xbox controller and were disappointed, even when they turned up the in-game volume in COD all the way up. The Xbox Series X has a SEPARATE headphone volume control menu that needs to be turned UP! (See my pictures in this review) This is DIFFERENT from the General Audio settings in the regular Settings Menu. When you are in a game or even on the xbox home screen, if you press the round Xbox Home button (that pops up the xbox home quick screen), at the very bottom right of the menu is a sound icon...if you go to that, the audio menu pops up for headphones. Xbox has this at 50% by default, and if you turn it up, BOOM! These headphones are LOUD, and then you can use the inline audio wheel to lower it or adjust to your desire, or use in-game sound menu controls after that. It is something that can EASILY be missed, and apparently has been, by all of the reviews i read about these being really quiet on Xbox and people returned them....when I first plugged these in, the sound was low and i was disheartened because i through the reviews were correct about these being quiet on the xbox, but then i found the separate headphone menu and WOW. I feel sorry for people that didn't realize the Xbox has a separate headphone sound menu because they missed out on fantastic headphones! The microphone sounds great also, because my buddies all said they could hear me loud and clear the entire time. Again, use the headphones menu to turn up the volume for the microphone as well if it seems low, and then use specific in-game menus for tweaks and you are all set!

    The sound coming through these is fantastic on the Xbox Series X. I used these for COD Black Ops and you can hear bullets whizzing past your head, and footsteps of other players getting louder or fainter as they run near you, and you can hear the direction they are coming from! I enabled the Windows Sonic on the Xbox Series X for the headphones and it produces a really good surround sound. I will test this setting for about a month before i switch to the Dolby Atmos setting, since I want to make sure I let my ears and senses get used to the surround sound, and then i'll be able to compare if Atmos is that much better on these headphones or if Windows Sonic will suffice, since it's free and you have to pay for a one-time license for Dolby Atmos to activate it on Xbox.

    I am EXTREMELY happy with these headphones, granted i've only used them for one day so far. But the sound, clarity and comfort are all top notch on these and they didn't break the bank. If you can get these on sale, you can't find a better bang for the buck!

    Jan 07, 2021 11:51
  • Review by SDIMoneymaker, 4 out of 10
    A major problem for them to 100% work

    First off, these headphones are really great. The sound is beyond excellent. However. I bought these for my Switch as it is advertised for it. When you plug them in directly, sound and mic work fine. But, if you use the extension that comes with it, the mic will not work. The reason is the extension only has 2 rings on it and 3 rings are needed for the mic to work. I will gladly change this to 5 stars if Best Buy or Hyperx will refund me 10 bucks for my Amazon bill and hassle. Ball is in your court. I would highly reccomend these if they could fix this problem.

    Mar 03, 2020 21:56
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Wire bad

    Wire intimating sound go on and off. I put into head set sound goes on and off.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:10
  • 9.2score
    Turtle Beach - Recon 200 Gen 2 Powered Gaming Headset for Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch - Black
    Description

    Hear Big. Win Big. Take your game to the next level on Xbox or PlayStation with the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2 powered gaming headset. Powered by a rechargeable 12-hour battery, the Recon 200 Gen 2 multiplatform gaming headset delivers powerful, amplified audio, and can keep going without power in passive mode. Whether you’re chatting with teammates or trash-talking the enemy, the flip-to-mute mic picks up your comms loud and clear. Play for hours in comfort with ultra-soft memory foam ear cushions with ProSpecs technology.

    10 Features
  • Amplified Audio: Amplification drives 40mm speakers to deliver immersive, detailed gaming audio plus always on bass boost & variable mic monitoring.
  • Next-Gen Comfort: New for the Gen 2, ultra-soft memory foam ear cushions wrapped in athletic fabric keep you cool and comfortable over hours of gaming.
  • Glasses-Friendly Comfort: Patented ProSpecs dual-foam ear cushions alleviate pressure so gamers with glasses can play in comfort.
  • Flip-to-Mute Mic: Turtle Beach’s renowned, high-sensitivity mic picks up your voice loud and clear and flips up to mute.
  • Continuous Play: A 12-hour battery delivers amazing, amplified audio features, can be charged while playing and even supports basic passive headset functions without power.
  • Durable Design: An adjustable metal-reinforced headband is redesigned for added rigidity, while maintaining its lightweight and flexible structure for long-lasting durability.
  • Variable Mic Monitoring: Hear and adjust the volume of your voice inside the headset so you never have to shout.
  • Multiplatform Compatibility: Works perfectly with your favorite game consoles, controllers, mobile devices, or anything with a standard 3.5mm jack.
  • Battery Life: An onboard rechargeable battery delivers over 12-hours of gaming per charge, so you'll always be ready to play.
  • Bass Boost: Powered by the rechargeable battery, feel the earth-quaking rumble of always-on Bass Boost.
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  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GOOD GLASSES FRIENDLY GAMING HEADSET TURTLE BEACH

    TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 GEN 2 POWERED GAMING HEADSET FOR XBOX ONE & XBOX SERIES X|S, PLAYSTATION 4, PLAYSTATION 5 AND NINTENDO SWITCH - WHITE

    Model:TBS-6305-01

    Best Buy Tech Insider Network

    GOOD GLASSES FRIENDLY GAMING HEADSET BY TURTLE BEACH

    OVERALL

    The TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 has many great features, and is a good value at this price point. It is a gaming headset first, but does a good job at just audio as well. Since I play on PC, PS, and XBOX, I think it is great that it works well for all 3, with a physical switch to select between them (use PS for PC). I wear glasses, so it is sometimes hard to find a headset that is comfortable with glasses.

    The TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 has just enough pressure to keep the headset on, without smashing your glasses into your ears.

    I especially appreciate that there is a separate microphone monitor volume, so I can hear myself when I talk and I don’t have to remix it through the console. I also like the flip up MIC to turn off the mic.

    The controls are easy to find without being too close together as is the case with some headsets. It is a wired headset, but if you want to use some of the features like mic feedback and bass boost, then you will want to charge it before your next gaming session. I did find that if I had it charging and playing at the same time, I had a slight buzzing sound (probably a ground issue on my PC). This is easily solved, by not charging it while playing.

    The fit is comfortable for my large head, though it does not use the newer “floating” style headband found on heavier sets. Overall, that is OK, as the TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 is not very heavy at only about 275 grams. It was still very comfortable. The padding on the ear cups is perfect, not too hard or too soft.

    Note that if you use it on a PC that has separated MIC and HEADSET jacks you will need a splitter/combiner that is not included with the headset.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Audio is really subjective and hard to review, you have to test things out for yourself to find your own sweet spot Here are my subjective ratings. (10 = Best)

    OVERALL SOUND CLARITY = 7/10

    BASS NOTES / RUMBLING / EXPLOSIONS = 6/10

    CRISP HIGH NOTES = 6/10

    For my taste the sound was good, but average, nothing wrong, but nothing special. It was surprising to me that the bass was not stronger given the “always on” bass boost.

    MICROPHONE QUALITY

    The microphone is very clear (better than most in this range), but because there is no active noise canceling, you could also hear every keypress on my mechanical keyboard, while I was gaming on my PC. The mic almost seems omnidirectional due to all the background noises it was picking up.

    PRO’s

    - Lightweight

    - Glasses Friendly

    - Hardwired, so you know it works with everything

    - Powered for bass boost

    - Selectable between PC/PS/Xbox

    - Quality Build Overall (but I don’t like the cheap cord vs braided cords)

    - Great sounding Microphone

    - Microphone Monitor W/ Separate Volume

    - USB-C Charging Cable (instead of Micro USB)

    RECOMMENDATION

    The TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 is a great value headset. It is not an ultra high-end headset that costs 10X either. It is a very attractive and overall good all-around performer that works on all platforms without breaking the bank. I have other gaming headsets in this range, that might sound a touch better, but without as many features like flip up mic or microphone monitor. As I said, the sound part is really subjective and changes even from headsets of the same make and model due to slight variations in the mfg process.

    Even though the sound is not perfect, I still give the TURTLE BEACH - RECON 200 full marks due to its overall build quality, comfort, and features. In other words, I don’t expect studio quality sound in this range.

    Oct 18, 2021 20:20
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Great Budget Gamer Headset

    I haven’t used a Turtle Beach headphones in a long time and I decided to try these and I wasn’t disappointed by the Recon 200 Gen 2. The headphones came in a simple no-fuss box with just the headphones (wired), a USB C charging cable, and the usual paperwork.

    The headphones have a simple design and seem to be constructed of mainly plastic with a steel piece running through the headband. I must point out that the headphones are very light and this might work out very well with wearing them for very long sessions (after a while I barely felt it, and I have a big head). The earcups of the headphones are very comfortable, they have somewhat of a mesh design and they are very breathable, they didn’t heat up much while wearing them for a couple hours. You can also stretch them out very far with no fear of them breaking, I tried this a few times and they felt fine and returned to their original default shape with no issues. The earcups can also rotate so that they can lay flat on a table.

    Next, we have the controls, which are all located on the lower third of the left earcup, and easy to use. You have a volume dial, a microphone volume dial, a switch that goes between the Playstation setting (shift it up), off setting (center) and the Xbox setting (shift down), USB-C port, then the 3.5mm cord( not detachable). On the outside of the left headphone, you also have a nonflexible mic (you cant extend it or bend it into your preferred position) that flips up for mute.

    When it comes to sound, I don’t have much to complain about here. I must first point out that to use the headphones they don’t need to be charged, but to get the console-specific sound profiles which include a boost to the bass, the headphones will need to be charged. According to Turtle Beach they should last about 12 hours, and I have used them on and off for the last two days for about 13 hours and they are still working, so I can confirm they beat the time suggested by Turtle beach. Eventually, when the batteries run out of juice the sound does change and sound less impactful but it doesn’t stop. The most noticeable change you will notice is that the Playstation setting, is clearly much louder than the off setting, but it is also louder than the Xbox setting.

    I’ve used this on a Playstation, a Switch, and on a PC, and across all of them, the sound was ok. I can say the gaming experience was definitely enhanced by using these headphones, not anything out of this world but definitely noticeable and it was appreciated. Also, the mic is pretty decent and I had no complaints from anyone who heard my voice through the Recon.

    My only serious gripe with the Recons is that the sound bleeds pretty badly. Even at low volumes, anyone nearby to you even in a not so quiet environment will be able to make out what you are listening to.

    Overall, the Turtle Beach Recons Gen 2’s, are a decent pair of budget headphones that are comfortable, durable, and would be greatly suited to gamers and anyone who doesn’t care too much about sound leakage.

    Oct 22, 2021 08:17
  • Review by Cupra, 10 out of 10
    Really Comfortable Gaming Headphones.

    These Turtle Beach RECON 200 (Gen 2) headphones are incredibly comfortable! They are replacing a 7+ year old pair of genuine Sony Silver Wired headphones that I've been using most weekends.

    Our normal gaming sessions last for about 5 hours on a Friday or Saturday night, and these new Turtle Beach headphones are so incredibly comfortable to wear. The memory foam ear cushions are covered in athletic fabric, and the foam itself is very soft and breathable. I would usually end up with hot ears and have to move my original headphones around to remain comfortable. I was able game for 5 hours without even thinking about the headphones. They memory foam also helps accommodate people who wear glasses, the pressure from the cups on the head is minimized, leaving them a lot more comfortable for glasses wearers. The padded grey headband also just rests on top of your head, and doesn't feel heavy or dig in at all.

    Sound was loud, clear and crisp, although, I did have a slight amount of really low level feedback in the background, and with the variable mic monitoring feature that these headphones have, I could hear my voice within my own ear cups when talking, which took some getting used to. But once leveled out with the independent game volume and voice volume controls incorporated into the ear cup, they were great.

    The sound was truly immersive, clear definition of sounds, explosions, footsteps, and according to my buddies, my voice was clean and crisp and they had no issues hearing me at all. This is absolutely key, as when you are strategizing, you don't want to have to keep repeating yourself, or interrupting. Everything was clear and crisp, both talking to my buddies and also hearing every word they said. You can also flip the mic up to mute, if you need to snack/drink/cough!

    These headphones also feature 'always on' Bass Boost, provided by the 12 hour battery life included in a single charge (that can also be charged while playing). I wouldn't say it was 'earthquaking rumble', but it was definitely present and sounded good.

    Overall, very happy with these lightweight, durable, and 'color co-ordinated with my PlayStation 5' (i.e. white) headphones! They are very comfortable, with clear sound, decent bass, good microphone pick up, easy of use controls on the ear cup to dial in your volumes (and even switch between XBox and PlayStation settings).

    Oct 25, 2021 17:38
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Great When Powered, Decent Without It

    --- SETUP ---

    This wired headset needs no charging for use. Plug the headset into any 3.5mm jack and you’ll be listening to your audio in no time.

    --- FEATURES ---

    40 mm speakers with rechargeable battery-powered bass boost, lightweight, ear-covering cushions, flip-to-mute mic, glasses-friendly, mic monitoring.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    As soon as I put on the headphones, my glasses-wearing self immediately appreciated the comfort. It is noticeable compared to headphones that don’t feature glasses-friendly comfort. I first tested this gaming headset with my PC on single-player games like the atmospheric Death’s Door (on Steam), and 12 Minutes (on Xbox GamePass). I listened to my games for about an hour without turning on the power and I was enjoying the games just ok. After my ears normalized the audio, I flipped the power switch. The switch features flipping up for PS or down for Xbox. As per the instruction manuals, when connected to a PC, it’s recommended you flip up for PS. The audio suddenly felt more full and louder. I had to lower the volume so that it wouldn’t be so loud. Definitely the best was to play, but if they run out of juice, you can still continue enjoying the audio sans the boost.

    I then plugged in my headphones to the Xbox Series X to enjoy co-op matches of Back 4 Blood with a friend. We joined a party and my friend didn’t notice any difference in hearing me, which was great. My normal headphones for the Xbox Series X are a wireless surround sound headset priced way higher than the Turtle Beach Recon 200. Before I played with him, I made sure to set the Xbox settings for optimal sound. The instruction manual tells you what to change in the sound menus (pictured in this review for easy reference). I enjoyed hearing every undead squeal as my friend and I mowed them down.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    After 2 8ish hour sessions of multiplayer and a few 3 hour sessions of single player games, the headset felt comfortable on the head and while wearing glasses. The mic is more than capable of keeping up with my other higher end headsets and I like that even if I run out of battery for the bass boost, the sound is decent enough to enjoy. I love the control of the volume on the headset itself as well as the control of mic monitoring.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    If your significant other needs a new headset or you have a new gamer in the family, this is a great starting place that I would easily recommend to anyone.

    Oct 19, 2021 22:12
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 10 out of 10
    Form Fitting Sound

    First thing I asked was, what's with the charging cable for a wired headset? Apparently this is actually pretty cool. The drivers are battery powered to amp up the sound quality for a more immersive gaming experience. I don't know why they feel the Playstation setting is louder than the Xbox setting. Reason being, it doesn't matter what system you play on, even for pc, just leaving it on Playstation mode and you'll get that extra kick. The revocable driver muffs are cloth and very comfortable. I've gamed with the for 5 hours straight before taking a break, even then, I didn't feel any ease fatigue. I just needed take a break, intermission, so to speak. I wear glasses, so it's important to have comfortable headphones. Job will done, on that front. The white goes great with my pc and would look great with a Playstation 5 or Switch OLED as well. All about that color coordination y'all. The 3.5mm jack allows you to use this for any of our consoles, PCs or smartphone with an aux port. Of course there's the boom mic and easy to use controls on the ear muff. Turtle Beach has made these very durable for the price tag. I really can't say anything bad about them. Only thing I can say is, if you can splurge, get yourself some wireless headphones, just for the ability to move more freely, but that's really it. These are some excellent headphones. And this is a great price for them. I believe they come in black or white, so you get to pick your flavor. Happy gaming. Yes. I recommend these.

    Oct 20, 2021 12:57
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Powerful sound, comfy.

    Great headset, I like that I can use it with multiple devices. So far I have used it on my PS4 and my Nintendo Switch (I would guess you can use it with a PC too, however your pc may need one of those mic and headphones in one minijack, if not, you can buy an Y adapter).

    These are battery powered, however don't get confused, it doesn't mean they're wireless, as they still need a physical connection to your console of choice via the minijack cable (it connects to your PS4 controller audio minijack output, or the switches out minijack). It has a battery because, and this is my guess, it has some sort of DAC or power booster (it definitely has, as the sound is much more powerful than any passive headphones). So you have to make sure they are charged with the included USB type C cable (finally, type C usb is becoming the norm).

    The mic flips up or down (effectively muting or unmuting the mic), very convenient. Also, they memory foam is really good, when I'm not wearing my contacts and wearing glasses these were extremely comfy, so peeps with glasses, don't be afraid.

    Highly recommend them, these are a no frills very powerful gaming headphones!!

    Nov 03, 2021 23:24
  • Review by jsisko76, 8 out of 10
    Good Headset and a Good Price

    I have used many headsets on my various Xbox models over the years. This is the 3rd from Turtle Beach. They continue to put out good gaming audio products.

    Pros:

    - My favorite feature is the mic monitor. None of my prior headsets had one and this was handy to be able to check if others can hear me ok or if my breathing could be heard. You never want to be the annoying person with a noisy mic in the party.

    - Sound was crisp and clear. Terrific audio quality for the price

    - This headset is compatible not just with Xbox models, but also the PS4, PS5, and can be used on PCs as well.

    - The headset is rechargeable, allowing for up to 10 hours of gaming at a time.

    - The feature to mute yourself simply by lifting the mic up and back is creative

    Cons:

    - My concerns all have to do with the USB-C charging cable and port. While the headset is rechargeable, the charging cable isn't long enough to conveniently play and charge at the same time. It's barely 2 feet long so expect to charge in between gaming sessions rather than during unless you have a USB port very close by. Another concern is that the USB-C connector doesn't fit neatly into the port on the headset. I have to use a little bit of force to get it plugged in. This doesn't impact functionality, but does seem like a minor design flaw.

    Overall, I'd encourage others to give this headset a look. It's affordable and performs as advertised. I'm a Turtle Beach fan.

    Oct 20, 2021 23:27
  • Review by PhillipB, 8 out of 10
    Great game playing headphones.

    Great headphones.

    Easy to use. Easy to setup.

    I charged them up plugged it in and I was all set.

    Used on my switch. Volume and mic controls are easy to use.

    Can run without power assistance. Volume is just low. Turn on for volume booster. Mic mute is neat. Just raise the boom and it mutes.

    Comfortable to use. This uses a different material. It feels more breathable but it does not seal out all ambient noise because it is porous. So make sure you know that before you buy it. Was very easy to wear.

    Battery use is pretty good. Played 5 straight hours and no problem.

    Tested using Dolby Atmos sound and it was pretty decent with surround sound capabilities.

    Cord came attached which is good and bad. Good you will never loose it. Bad that it might get in the way sometimes.

    Regardless. Based on my experience I would recommend this product.

    Oct 22, 2021 09:38
  • 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
    Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Mac with MixAmp M80 Controller - Black
    Description

    Defeat virtual enemies while streaming content with this Astro Gaming headset and MixAmp M80 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One controller. Its unidirectional microphone delivers clarity and detail at every volume level, and the rugged yet lightweight construction provides enhanced comfort over hours of play time. This Astro Gaming headset and MixAmp M80 let you control what your audience hears thanks to its customizable output options.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Headset/Amp for XB1

    This pair of Astro A40 TR’s with the MixAmp M80 (for the Xbox One) is the latest iteration of the A40 and MixAmp bundle. I personally have no experience with the first gen A40 TR’s, so I won’t really be able to speak to what has been upgraded/changed from the previous generation. I’ve gotten around to playing a couple of extended gaming sessions of the MCC, as well as a couple of days in the office. With that being said, I think I have a good impression of the A40’s capabilities.

    Build Quality

    The build quality of the A40’s is excellent. Looking it over I don’t see a part on the headset that says, “We saved money on this part.” Most of the headset body is plastic with the exception of the metal adjustment tubes. The plastic feels sturdy and robust throughout the frame. The top band is plenty flexible and its attachment to the adjustment tubes appears to be quite robust. Everything on the earcups is magnetic – the pads and the cover tags. They have a very satisfying magnetic click to lock into place. The earcups and headband pad are covered in a soft, velour fabric that feels nice on the skin. The microphone clicks in nicely to its jack, and can swivel a full 360° without a problem. The boom is very flexible, and it is easily positioned while retaining whatever shape you mold it into. This is one of the better adjusting boom mics I have come across.

    The M80 also has a pretty solid build too it. The main body is well put together, and the letter/graphics don’t appear prone to wearing off. The volume wheel has a nice ‘clicky’ spin, and the mute button is easy enough to activate. The red LED ring around the button isn’t glaring for those that like to game in the dark. The LED status bar is a nice touch as well and takes the guess work out of balancing your game/voice volumes. The only part of the M80 that I feel needs improvement is the cord. I wish it was detachable or at the very least braided. The flat cord feels too much like the Xbox chat headset cord, which isn’t my favorite.

    Features

    The first feature I noticed is the adjustable mic position. For years now I have been stuck with the mic and cord on the same (left) side. When I played on the 360 I used the wireless mic, and always had it on my right ear. This is the first time since my 360 days that I have had the chance to put the mic on the right side.

    The EQ modes for the M80: Pro, Core, and Astro (formerly Media). I mostly stuck with the Core setting since that’s what I’m used to. The Pro setting amplifies higher frequency sounds for hearing movement/footsteps. I’m not a fan of these modes, as they don’t do much for me. I have some hearing loss in the higher range on my right side, so I feel like I’m missing out on some sounds when I use these types of modes. Astro mode pumps up the bass for listening to music or watching TV/movies. I used this mode to listen to music and watch some TV. It wasn’t necessary for everything, so pick your EQ based on the source/genre. If you have some boomy/bass heavy music then this is a good EQ for you. Same if you are watching an action movie or show.

    The A40’s also come with a 2 year access code to Dolby Atmos for Xbox One. I actually already had this, and having been using it for the last 8 months. I really like it, and I think it’s a nice little add on. Also, that code carries over to Windows 10 as well.

    This is more of a lacking feature. The M80 does not support mic monitoring AKA sidetone. I was very surprised by this, and I thought this would be an issue for me. Turns out its not really a problem. I can hear everything around me pretty well with the headset on, so I can plainly hear myself speak. I can see this being an issue if you do the Mod-Kit and use the noise isolating earcups. For me I can hold a conversation with my coworkers while I have the headset of at work, or if my kids are talking to me while I’m playing online so hearing myself speak is no issue. For now the only way to get mic monitoring with A40’s is to plug the headset straight into the controller 3.5mm jack or use the chatpad like I used to.

    Comfort

    So far I have found the A40’s to be supremely comfortable. 3 hours of gaming, and my ears were a little warm, but not hot. That was it. No pain on my ears, top of my head, or my neck. The headphones are lightweight enough, and the padding supple enough that they just disappeared on my head. That’s a great experience to have, and truly a first time for me. I have had lots of very comfortable headsets, but that was a first for me. I wore them at work for 4 hours and had the same experience. I thought it might have been just the immersion into the games that kept me from noticing the headsets, but it turns out they are just very comfortable. In my book these are 5/5 for comfort.

    Sound

    For gaming, the sound was rich and immersive. I found myself listening to the sound of waterfalls on the Sanctuary map in Halo 2. It sounded amazing, and it was the first time I had really heard that sound stand out, and I’ve played that map a thousand times. Using the Core EQ setting I found my games had plenty of sound depth, and a decent punch from explosions and weapon fire. The 40mm drivers really do a nice job producing crisp sounds. I was surprised at how much bass these headphones could reproduce. It wasn’t over the top, but the bass was definitely punchy and crisp. If I switched to the Astro mode, though, sometimes the bass would get a little muddy trying to push too much. Again, for the EQ’s, know your source or genre that you are going to fiddle with the settings.

    For music, I really liked the headset. It did a better job of producing sound depth/clarity than my Cloud Core/Alpha, Rig, Omen, or TB Elite headsets. I know gaming headsets are not usually as good as stand-alone quality headsets, but these at least get close to that. My friend’s Sennheiser cans (can’t remember the model) sound better but I found the A40’s more comfortable to wear long term.

    I know some forums online are wondering about the reverb issues carrying over from the previous gen. In my experience, I can’t say I have picked up on that effect. I haven’t truly been listening for it, but at the same time I feel like it’s something I would have noticed happening if it was.

    Issues/Sticking points

    As far as my issues with the A40’s go, I don’t have any. The headset performed well, and I really like them. My issues are with the M80, and I currently have 2. The first issue is a small one, but a potentially expensive one. The hardwired cord causes me concern. If at any point that cord is damaged, you are out $80 for the replacement. I would much rather have a slightly bulkier controller attachment that uses a replaceable cord. The other issue I have is with the random static I encounter. I played for 3 hours the other night, and about 2 hours in a sharp moment of static shot through the speakers. It lasted less than a second, so I was unsure what caused it. Then when I was done with multiplayer I sat in the menu while I was fiddling with some stuff. Over the course of 5 minutes 10-12 sharp static blasts came over the speakers. Turning the volume down only turned down the volume of the static. Changing the EQ’s had no effect nor did changing the balance all the way from voice to game and back. Removing the M80 from the equation halted the static. It seemed like the static only happened while I sat at the menu or while waiting in matchmaking. I don’t think I had any static in game. Something is up there – it could be a connection/handshake issue, firmware with the controller, or maybe something in the menu sounds (bit-rate, encoding, etc) didn’t agree with the M80. I still like the M80, but that static blast really is an annoying issue, but I can deal with it if it is isolated to just the menu’s on the MCC.

    Other Thoughts

    One thing I like about the A40’s is the customization you can do. You have the swappable mic that can go on the left or right side. There also the mod-kits that give your headset some noise isolation and a cool theme. There’re also the speaker tags which let you personalize your headset. Myself being a big Halo fan, I love the options for speaker tags that Astro offers. If what they have isn’t your thing then you can also throw together a custom graphic for a design your own tag. Any way you slice it, personalization/customization is awesome to see in any console/PC gaming peripheral.

    Overview

    I have taken a liking to the A40’s for sure. They are my new daily drivers for my Xbox, supplanting my Hyper X Alpha’s. For the most part I found them to be a great headset/amp combo. My issues really only come down to the cord and static from the MixAmp. I am going to do some more digging to see if I can find a workaround, which I’m sure exists out there on the internet. Anyways I don’t think you will be disappointed with the quality and performance of the headset itself.

    Jun 12, 2019 21:13
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Superior Design - Average Sound Quality

    Astro truly designed the A40 TR headset for gamers. From the moment I took them out of the box, I noticed that the company paid attention to small details that truly enhance the user experience.

    I like that the microphone can be swapped to either side.

    I appreciate that the earcups are soft and breathable (even though they are not made with cooling gel). They don’t apply too much pressure to the sides of your head and they are comfortable for more than 4 hours - even for those who wear glasses (like me).

    It’s very cool that the ear pads and cover plates are held in place with magnets and that they are easy to remove & customize.

    I absolutely love that the cord plugs into the back edge of the headset which keeps the cord out of the way.

    And I was thrilled that the mixamp sits directly under the controller - all buttons within easy reach.

    Though the headset does use a fair amount of plastic, the build quality is solid. I truly believe that this is a headset that will last - which is important because Microsoft has announced that current controllers will be compatible with the next gen Xbox Scarlett. The A40 is a solid investment that will carry you well into the next gaming generation.

    Sadly, where the headset falls slightly short is the sound quality. Mid range is most present while highs and lows leave more to be desired. The dolby atmos will help you hear enemies approaching in shooters, but I have a hard time believing that many customers will truly be blown away by audio quality.

    ...The ear plates can be removed in order to create an open-back headphone experience, but without the costly upgrade kit - the included cover plates don’t actually block any noise (which means the listening experience is the same with, or without the cover plates).

    The mixamp allows you to switch between 3 equalizer settings, but nowhere in the manual, on the box, or on the website does it tell you what impact the 3 different settings have. They’re not even named. You simply have to cycle through the options and see which one sounds the best to you.

    Controlling sound options is a breeze as the mixamp has lights that visually indicate what setting is being changed and at what level/volume you are at. But, having lights on the mixamp does use extra power from your controller batteries. I haven’t noticed a significant change in battery life, but it is a good idea to make sure you are charging your controller between each gaming session.

    I recommend this headset for the build quality, the excellent design, and for the comfort. If you are an audiofile, you will want to keep looking. The more expensive Mixamp Pro TR features customization software that will allow you to finely tune the audio to your liking.

    Also keep in mind that the audio cable (for PC and Phone/Music connection) is only 3 feet long and is annoyingly short. This may not be a good option for PC gaming unless your computer sits very close to you as you play.

    Jun 13, 2019 00:10
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    Customize Your Sound Space w/ Great Sound Quality

    Short: I can easily recommend these headphones. The audio is impressive. The buttons are easy to navigate in-game. The headphones can be customized and they are incredibly comfortable. But PC audio cable is a bit short, audio isolation is a bit lacking without modding the ear pieces, and the audio mixer looks cool but may drain your batteries a bit faster than normal.

    Longer: For my Xbox, I have been using a RIG500. Both headphones support spatial audio via the Dolby atmos app. But between the two, the audio is much richer with the A40. It sounds great and the chat mixer allows greater chat customization.

    The mixer could use some tweaking. Adjustments aren’t as great as you would expect until it just completely cuts out the chat altogether. That was a complaint with the built in Xbox software mixer and it is still present here. But, having the chat mixer at your fingertips is a great improvement over having to hit guide and navigate to the mixer settings while you are in game.

    The equalizer and mute controls light up. It looks cool, but keep in mind that your controller’s batteries are powering all of that.

    Comfort: I think these are some of the most comfortable headphones I have owned. I honestly forgot I was wearing them and compared to my old turtle beach headphones, my RIG 500 headphones, and the Logitech G635 headphones, my ears never felt hot and I never noticed a pressure on my head.

    As PC headphones, the cable is too short. At just about three feet, I found myself greatly constrained by the cable length. And because the cable connection wasn’t standard, it would be difficult to just swap that out with a longer cable you might have lying around. The headphones still sound great, but I can’t recommend them on PC unless you are close to a gaming laptop or you are gaming with an Xbox controller.

    Microphone: I was told I sounded great. The audio from this mic is very clear. The microphone can be swapped to the left or right ear piece.

    In conclusion, I would give these a 4.5 / 5. They sound great. I love the customizations. It took me a bit to get used to the mixer on the controller as I had to adjust my hand placement, but after an hour I forgot the mixer hadn’t always been there.

    These headphones are an easy recommendation.

    Jun 04, 2019 00:18
  • Review by hahanson, 8 out of 10
    Teetering on Excellence

    Astro has refreshed the design on the 4th Gen A40, tweaking the audio and updating the design, though aside from it's more subtle look you'd be hard pressed to notice the change -- all the old mods will still fit.

    Speaking of mods, there's the ear cups. While they are comfortable, with summer coming and the heat rising, they're almost like wearing earmuffs. They get WARM, despite their open back design. They do feel nice, but heat-wise they may get uncomfortable during long gaming sessions.

    Which brings me to the open back design. While they give the headphone a great soundstage, they also let noise in and out. In a quiet room that's fine, but if your console is in the living room with other people making noise, it can be a distraction.

    Overall the sound is very good, with excellent bass and mid-range. As mentioned previously, the open back provides a nice, wide soundstange, but the tradeoff is the leakiness. The new tuning tones down the bass a bit form the previous generation and makes the A40 sound more pleasing and natural, while still providing great sounding explosions. The high notes are a little lacking as they can be a bit muddled.

    Included in this A40 Xbox bundle is the M80 Amp, which sits between your headset and controller. The headphones are corded to the M80 on the controller, which is wireless. The M80 allows you to adjust your game/chat mix, mute and unmute you mic, adjust master volume with a dial around the mute button and there is a button in the middle that allows you to switch between 3 built in EQ profiles. An LED strip along the middle acts as a profile indicator, a volume dial and displays your chat/game mix.

    On the microphone side it's all positive. The mic quality is excellent. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this mic will sound detailed and natural. They also work great in noisy situations as the mic seems to pick up voice audio while ignoring most of the background noise. I have to say it's among the better gaming microphones out there.

    While there are some things I prefer about my Turtle Beach Elite Pro headphones (which for me had better sound than the 3rd Gen A40 I had), this new A40 has slightly better sound than both my Elite Pro as well as the previous A40 and is overall a very good gaming headphone. If the highs were more consistent and the ear cups didn't feel like earmuffs...

    If there was a 4.5 star option I would give it that. The 4th Generation A40 TR is so close to greatness...

    May 31, 2019 01:55
  • Review by TERRILE, 10 out of 10
    BUY IT

    BEST MIC EVER ESPECIALLY TO HEAR EVERYTHING IN EVERY DIRECTION.

    Nov 23, 2021 17:36
  • Review by SteveC, 8 out of 10
    Very impressed. better than others

    I rarely go for headphones that cost more than $150, but I wanted to give the new model of the Astro A40 a try, and man am I happy I did.

    When first unboxing the headphones I was surprised at the size and weight of them. They are pretty big, and in hand feel a little on the heavy side. But once you put them on and get everything adjusted they are extremely comfortable.

    Now for sound quality, I have a set of over the ear Audio Technicas and a on the ear Jabra Bluetooth headphones to compare them to. All I can say is neither of them are as clear sounding to me at the A40s. I have hearing problems and really need a good set of headphones to listen to music, gaming, watching TV or using the phone. I was very happy with the Audio Technicas for my gaming, tv and music needs while I use the Jabra mainly for cell phone calls “occasionally for the other things too”. But once I plugged in the A40s all of that changed. The bass is much better, the highs are very crisp and voices in movies, games, and pretty much everything I use these for are better than the A/Ts and way better than the Jabras, I’ll be relegating the Jabras to phone duty as they are wireless and more convenient to use. I have a LG V40 and luckily it has a headphone jack, with the quad dac processor of the V40 music sounds absolutely superb, “but they are wired” and phones calls sound great too.

    I do like the fact that you can switch the microphone around on these A40s, you can pick which side you prefer by simply pulling out the microphone, swapping the side plates and plugging it back in. You can also remove the ear cushions easily as they are simply held in by magnets and the company has different ones you can purchase on their site, making maintenance very simple.

    The only thing I really don’t like about these is how short the audio cable is “same issue with the A/Ts”, it would be nice if the manufacturers would include a longer cable and not have me hunting for a proper extension cable, “dinging one star for that”, it can’t cost that much to add a couple more feet to the cable. Otherwise these are absolutely fabulous headphones and if you are in the market for great sounding headphones do check these out.

    Jun 10, 2019 18:11
  • Review by drklbc, 8 out of 10
    Best Xbox headset by far.

    I primarily use a Logitech G533 for my PS4 and PC for it's wireless capabilities and a SteelSeries Arctis 5 for the Xbox. While there's nothing wrong with my current headset setup. It's always nice to upgrade every now and then. When I finally got a hold of the A40, I was amp'd to finally get a hold of a headset with a mixer. Playing Red Dead, 2K and COD sounds amazing with the included 2 year sub for Dolby Atmos via app on both the Xbox and PC. The headset itself is very comfortable for long usages, but it gotten a bit warm after awhile due to the cotton material of the cushion for me. Being that the mixer is connected to the controller, I did experience a bit of a shorter life on the battery life, but that's not a big deal since I can easily just swap controllers. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it's the only headset that you can make adjustments with interchangeable mod kits. Both the G533 and Arctis 5 are excellent headset, but the A40 takes it up a notch! Worth it. Thanks.

    May 31, 2019 00:25
  • Review by adam, 8 out of 10
    good headset

    very comfortable headset love the sound but sometimes I get static when chatting with online people

    Feb 24, 2021 13:17
  • 9.2score
    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.
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  • 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
    HyperX - Cloud Stinger Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile Devices and Nintendo Switch - Red/Black
    Description

    Keep your head in the game when you wear this HyperX Cloud Stinger headset. It works with most PCs and the PlayStation 4 for versatile gaming applications, and the swivel-to-mute microphone ensures your personal conversations stay out of battle scenes. This HyperX Cloud Stinger headset has memory foam ear cups for long-lasting comfort as you quest.

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  • Review by Mdr7, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners!

    This headset does the job. I'm not an experienced gamer so I can't compare this headset to others and compare its features but I will say I like it very much. Nice sound quality and they are comfortable for me since I have a big head. Microphone works great but I still bought a small foam cover to filter out wind noise, which might not be a problem for you.

    May 22, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Mufasa9, 10 out of 10
    Best budget console headset

    These are the most comfortable headphones I’ve used. They are a perfect fit and highly adjustable. The comfort and sound quality cannot be beat at this price. It has a good mic but I’ve seen better like with the A10s. But I would choose this headset over the A10s because it’s better in every other aspect

    Apr 18, 2018 17:59
  • Review by Bingbing77, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    Useful to use, cancels out sound outside, and the audio is clear

    Apr 10, 2020 17:04
  • Review by Marcy, 10 out of 10
    Headphone

    I bought this headphone for my son he loves it so much he uses it to chat with his friends while playing his games he also uses it on his phone he never without that headphone that's how much he loves it.

    Jun 18, 2021 19:06
  • Review by OilFieldPimp, 10 out of 10
    Great Performance

    Junior loves these headphones. And he says they’re comfortable. They were a little steep in cost but, he prefers them over other brands.

    Jan 15, 2021 15:21
  • Review by ChewE, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Good gaming mic. This headset is very comfortable.

    Jun 11, 2021 19:12
  • Review by 2poreair, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound for the Price

    This is my first pair of computer headset. The comfort of these are top shelf. Their rigid enough to hold their form, but flexible enough to not smash your head. The microphone is great and picks up the sound without issue. The fact that you put the microphone in an up position to mute it makes it so much easier to keep side conversations private. Now the sound, is just beautiful. Definitely has quality built in, great for voice chat and/or music. These are definitely my daily drivers. So I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a functional pc headset, without breaking your bank.

    May 10, 2019 22:17
  • Review by Heaphones, 4 out of 10
    Don’t buy this

    It keeps on breaking every two weeks no matter how careful you are .

    Feb 18, 2021 09:19
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 - Black
    Description

    Game loud and clear with the Xbox Wireless Headset, surround yourself with spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X. Auto-mute and voice isolation reduce background noise for crystal-clear chat. The flexible, lightweight design with an adjustable headband makes for a more comfortable experience during extended play sessions while rotating earcup dials provide a quick, intuitive way to adjust volume and game/chat balance. Fine-tune your headset with the Xbox Accessories app for a customized audio experience. Pair directly to your console with Xbox Wireless radio without the need for dongles, or a base station, and connect to your mobile device with Bluetooth® for on-the-go music or chat, even pair to your phone and Xbox simultaneously to chat with a friend on your phone while playing on your console.*

    6 Features
  • Game loud and clear: Game loud and clear with the Xbox Wireless Headset, surround yourself with spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X.*
  • Comfortable design: The flexible, lightweight design with an adjustable headband makes for a more comfortable experience during extended play sessions while rotating earcup dials provide a quick and intuitive way to adjust volume and game/chat balance.
  • Customized audio experience: Fine-tune your headset with the Xbox Accessories app for a customized audio experience.*
  • Wireless pairing: Pair directly to your console with Xbox Wireless radio without the need for dongles, cables, or a base station.
  • Auto-mute and voice isolation: Auto-mute and voice isolation reduce background noise and allow for crystal-clear chat.
  • Connect to mobile devices: Connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth® for on-the-go music or chat.*
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  • Review by GadgetryTech, 10 out of 10
    Top Tier Value Across the Board!

    I review/buy most gaming headsets on the market (GadgetryTech) and this one is really a home run. The fact that you can use this as a Bluetooth headphone at the same time you're paired to an Xbox or Windows 10 PC is amazing. You can also wirelessly connect to a PC if you have an Xbox wireless transmitter, or you can use a long USB-C cable and it will still get detected. The 15 hour battery is normal at this price range, as are the leatherette ear cups and basic design. USB-C is a welcome add and I like the ear-cup style volume and game mix adjustments, as they are very easy to use.

    PROS:

    -Very comfortable at this price point

    -Exceptionally loud (louder than SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless and TurtleBeach Stealth 600 Gen 2). Comparable volume to LucidSound LS15X

    -App for tuning is amazing - very easy to use to cycle presets and customize (which is a must here). It also wirelessly updates the firmware which is a big win

    -One of the more stable direct-paring headsets for Xbox right now

    -Bluetooth works flawlessly (Uses 4.2 with SBC codec)

    CONS

    -Way too much bass in default game profile with little detail (one of the worst in detail at this price point in stock EQ profile

    -Mic monitoring (side tone) where you can hear yourself speak through the drivers is incredibly weak/low in volume, even at max setting

    -Mic Mute light is backwards - Xbox App calls it "mic mute light", but when the light is on, the mic is on (not muted!)

    Important Notes/Final thoughts:

    -This headset NEEDS to be tuned to get the most out of it. The bass is too strong. Use the app to significantly reduce bass at the 125 and 250 Hz levels (set to 3rd lowest notch for 125, and 2nd lowest notch for 250). Leave 1 kHz and 8 kHz alone, and bump 4 kHZ by one full notch. Doing this makes a massive difference in sound quality and puts this headset at the top in sound quality at this price point.

    -This headset pairs to a phone or PC (via bluetooth) while you're gaming which is amazing. It supports Discord, but the hands free profile mode will reduce game volume and make the Discord voice chat sound bad. Instead, send Discord chat to standard BT wireless profile, and use a USB mic or webcam mic for chat via Discord while you play on Xbox

    That's about it! I covered this in much greater detail but overall this is an easy recommend at $100. It's honestly incredible in value and performance. This was NOT sent to me for review.

    Mar 18, 2021 12:00
  • Review by ShaunDog, 8 out of 10
    I adore these with few noticeable exceptions

    The battery life is incredible. I cannot compare to other wireless gaming headphones, as this is my first pair, but with COD, I get up to 15 hours before I need to recharge. I wish, however, that there were a way to gauge the remaining battery life. That’s more of a desire than a need, but still, it’d be nice.

    As far as comfort, it is not great for wear with glasses for more than a few hours at a time. I feel that if they were to add a special adjuster at the top, as opposed to just height at the ears, I think it’d be a vast improvement, and would earn the full 5 stars.

    Lastly, connectivity. Generally it’s really good, but from my understanding, wireless connectivity has been an ongoing issue with the release of the Series X. I can usually play without it cutting in and out, but it does occur for short periods of time here and there.

    All in all, I would definitely recommend this for other players who want to make the move to wireless.

    May 01, 2021 11:11
  • Review by Beans, 10 out of 10
    Get these NOW!!!

    If you have a Xbox, this headset is a must have! I hooked these up to my Xbox One S as soon as I got home, and I was blown away! I'm still listening to them right out the box at a %50 charge, and that was 4 hrs ago! They are loud as heck, and I didn't need to tweek them. All I did was raise the bass boost up to 4 and I was impressed! They have no distortion what so ever, like the Turtle Beach 600 Gen 2. I took those back a month ago, and got these instead! No regrets at all, best decision I've made this year!

    Mar 17, 2021 00:22
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    No dongles!

    i love that it wireless connects directly to the console just like a controller, no dongles needed.

    It connects to your phone also,you can game and answer a call at the same time.

    The only thing missing is bass boost, needs a little more kick.

    Oct 27, 2021 22:36
  • Review by MASTERCHIEF, 10 out of 10
    MASTER CHIEF APPROVED

    I have the hyper x cloud x and those are amazing headset but this wireless headset from Xbox is pretty solid 15 hours of gameplay and I love I can play games and connect my iPhone to make and receive calls or listen to music at the same time totally worth it for only 100 dollars

    Mar 25, 2021 15:34
  • Review by KnownQueenMarySkillazill4, 10 out of 10
    Xbox series x Headphones for the win!

    These headphone are one of the best headphone I have bought for my gaming experience! They actually sound like speaker in my truck…I can actually feel the bass in my chess when turned up. The only negative thing I will say is I do have to feel my way around the buttons to figure out how to turn the sound Up or turn the mic down. I love laying them on their side also when I am not using them.

    Jun 21, 2021 13:21
  • Review by EveryManTEch, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft's Solution to better gaming!

    Arguably the best gaming headphones I have ever used. These are great with the Xbox but are also terrific for video calls on MS Teams and listening to music. These headphones are versatile in that you can pair this with your console and smartphone to listen to music while hearing the audio of gameplay.

    Jun 19, 2021 21:14
  • Review by Tevaughn, 10 out of 10
    Yup that’s it

    Overall very great product build quality sound quality features price amazing.

    Oct 18, 2021 12:25
  • 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
    Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC with MixAmp Pro TR Controller - Red/Black
    Description

    The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Audio processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags.

    7 Features
  • Tuned for gaming: ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro-quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming from their living room or in the pits of a tournament’s competitive play.
  • ASTRO Command Centre software: Enhance your control of voice communication and audio settings by fine-tuning every input and output parameter to the specific needs of your gaming environment.
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR: It’s like the Swiss Army knife of gaming audio, providing you with a plethora of inputs and outputs, EQ settings, game:voice balance, digital daisy-chain connectivity.
  • Dolby Audio: Cinematic gaming audio delivers clarity and positional audio for a competitive advantage. Hear crisp lows and clear highs, and never miss another audio cue.
  • Superior fit and finish: Designed for marathon gaming sessions, the A40 TR Headset is lightweight, comfortable and built to last.
  • USB sound card functionality: For PC gamers without an optical port, the MixAmp Pro TR delivers sound card functionality such as Game:Voice Balance, game and voice streaming via a USB port.
  • 3D audio ready: Spatial audio gives you full 3D positional audio support.
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  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Designed For Gaming – Fantastic Sound/Versatility

    IMHO – This Astro Gaming – A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset with MixAmp Pro TR Controller is the closest a gamer can get to professional-level, engrossing, multi-dimensional sound. I selected this Astro Stereo Gaming Headset in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I was absolutely blown-away by the penetrating sound dimensions and nuances. The absolute, main reason we buy any headset is for the sound quality. Logitech has developed this headset specifically for gaming. And, they have hit a home run. I have been a audiophile from the early 60's building stereo sets for family and friends. Loved building speakers to reproduce rich, energizing, immersive sound magnitudes to match the recording artist's dynamics. Although this unit is not exactly my favorite headset for all music genres, it does make gaming lively and phenomenal for gaming sounds. My Grand Kids 'hooked' me on games because as a Grandpa I needed to bond with them in the things they were interested in and loved to do. So, at 75 I am probably one of the oldest practicing gamers around..... My Grand Kids have figured out that they can eventually best Grandpa because his fingers are just not as nimble on the controller as theirs are. However, every once in a while Grandpa gets 'lucky'. While they are in school I get to practice and explore all the tips and tricks – Bring it ON. WooHoo!

    What do I love about this Astro Gaming Headset and MixAmp?

    ***AUDIO EXCELLENCE*** - ASTRO Audio™ V2 provides the best gaming-theme, digital sound of the particular game that you are playing. Dolby Audio Surround Sound and optional Dolby Atmos. When it comes to background nuances and multi-dimensional sounds gamers like me love to hear, this Astro has no equal. It is designed for serious gamers. I certainly am not one, but I thoroughly enjoy that the percussion sounds are so realistic, and, the background voices, unique sounds only in gaming competitions are so realistic and professional-like. Mic quality is outstanding. My Grand Kids tell me they hear me clear and loud. Love it. The unique high sounds frequently give away enemy positions (Grand Kids). I have listened to Pandora music genres on this headset, and I was super impressed. It is not what this headset is intended for, but proves its versatility and high-quality of sound reproduction. YooHoo!

    ***MIX AMP PRO TR*** - Intuitive controls put my game to voice equalization, master volume control and my choice of four different EQ settings at my convenience. It features Dolby® Digital Surround Sound processing and supports Windows Sonic. I can control the volume of the mic, game, connect to Xbox, PC, Stream, auxiliary, and daisy chain, which provides connection to multiple units and several players at the same time. This unit enables voice lag-free communication and 2 year Dolby Atmos® activation included with Xbox One licensed products to enhance the headset with spatialized object audio (Xbox One and Windows 10 PC only). One of the greatest attributes I like is the balancing between game and voice. I can shout out instructions, or, other words and expressions my Grand Kids love to hear while they are 'cleaning-my-sox'.

    ***COMFORTABLE FIT & BUILD*** – This is a quality - built headset. The composite, plastic, adjustable headband and ear cup holders are strong, durable, yet lightweight. The ear cups are made of a comfortable fabric, richly cushioned, and easily worn over both of my ears. After several hours of 'gaming' with my Grand Kids my ears feel refreshed, and, not stressed.

    Mod Kits are available and include: Noise-Isolating Ear Cushion, Voice-Isolating, Padded Headband, and Closed-Back Speaker Tags. The ear cups are held in place by magnets and easily interchangeable.

    ***CUSTOM SETTINGS*** – I can customize my headset through the Astro Command Center software making changes to my Astro Mix Amp Pro. It is FREE and available for download for PC and IOS (see pics). This piece of equipment is invaluable for gaming audio settings, and switching from PC to XBOX, daisy chain, auxiliary, and streaming. I set my audio to 'Tournament' because the dynamic audio inspires me to be a better player (see pics). YIKES!

    ***CONCLUSION*** - As the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for”. This Astro Gaming – A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset with MixAmp Pro TR Controller is undoubtedly the bestest Headset on the gaming market. After two weeks of constant use, I highly recommend this unit, for gamers, who want the very finest in audio sound, which translates to making you a more focused and better player..... I love it! This makes a extraordinary gift for that special family member or friend, or, for your own personal elevation joy of gaming. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.

    Jun 17, 2019 22:58
  • Review by JerryZ, 10 out of 10
    Made my grandson jealous!

    Made my grandson jealous! He has the Version A10.

    I admit it, these are very comfortable headsets. I wore it in the office for a few hours and almost forgot they were on till I started to leave my desk and realized they were still attached to my head.

    The DOLBY noise reduction was amazing.

    Binaural audio is best heard in headsets.

    * I especially liked the quite,smooth transition when I changed the volume on the MIXAMP. No static like some cheap volume controls.

    * The DOLBY switch to pass through works great too.

    * While I mostly kept the MIXAMP (right knob) centered, you can notice some sort of filtering or tuning of the sound by turning the knob.

    * Dolby ATMOS(phere) seemed to make objects able to be sensed all around me, left, right, behind and above me. Amazing.

    * Comfortable microphone arm can be plugged in on the left or right headset thanks to the magic of magnets used to hold the headphone covers in place. COOL!

    * My grandson love playing ROBLOX on my large screen TV with headsets on so they can play online with their friends online. Keeps the house a little quieter than over my stereo amp and room speakers!

    * Game writers go through a lot of trouble to give us great audio and the Astro does then proud. Tournament Ready*

    * Close your eyes and your sure to feel the sounds come alive. Great bass from drum beats.

    * A friend of mine who plays the trumpet thinks they sound great. I agree.

    * Nice touch: Letter R and L on the headset posts.

    Jun 13, 2019 16:48
  • Review by IlanWieser, 10 out of 10
    A40 fr With Mixamp review.

    This is overall a great headset. Let me get into specifics for you. It is one of the top headsets and all pro cod players use it. The price between the mic amp version and non-mix amp version is totally worth it. I had both and the amount of control and customization features on the mix amp is insane. Not just is the sound great, it has a great feel on your head, grey cushions and has options for other cushions. Honestly I gave it a 5 star because it’s been 2 weeks and I have no complaints or anything I’d change about it. Also since I stream I can say that streamers, this is a great headset and honestly can change the way you play. Now some people may over hype it but until you own it and actually experience it you can’t say anything. Huge streamers like NickMercs and Swagg also use this headset and it’s the most used headset by professional e-sports players. I hope my review convinced you enough to but it even though in no way do I get anything out of this except satisfaction that I hopefully help someone make the right decision.

    Jan 29, 2021 19:54
  • Review by BoyMom, 6 out of 10
    Frustrating

    Not super impressed this was supposed to be a plug in and go headset. After trying to figure it out for two days and dealing with my son’s disappointment I finally found a YouTube video. Turns out my sons Xbox 1 s is an older version and you need an extra cable that you have to buy separately. Let me save you some headache, you need a TRRS cable. If you don’t have this it won’t work with the mix amp pro. Which was the whole reason I bought this headset. It’s the best of the best right? It didn’t even come with instructions or anything that says you need that extra cable. Not to mention you have to plug this into you PC and update it before you can use it.... it was a huge frustration with nothing telling me what to do or how to do it. We ended up skipping the whole mix amp pro and plugging the headset straight into the controller. This works and is easy but it completely defeated the whole mix amp..... good luck to the next buyer!

    Jan 08, 2021 17:58
  • Review by Drnilly007, 10 out of 10
    Great once firmware is updated

    This is a great headset. It has a ton of options for audio quality and allows you to fine tune it in the Astro app. Uses a USB port to work on Xbox series x also supports optical. Headset is light and comfortable. The mixamp is very useful and nicely built.

    Some issues are that the firmware has to be updated on pc and should be able to be updated while connected to the console. Firmware required even on ONe X it was frustrating to learn that because it didn’t work out of the box.

    Also I use keyboard and mouse on the Xbox and prefer to have controller wired to console but it only has 3 USB ports more of an Xbox issue but still something to consider if you have usb Hdds or something similar.

    Also doesn’t come with stand like the original a50s.

    Overall the audio is great and mixamp makes it easy to change on the fly.

    Jan 11, 2021 22:27
  • Review by DarthNeyehilus, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Tough Gaming Headset

    Astro is probably the biggest name in gaming headsets, and I now understand why. This A40 setup delivers stellar audio, a classy, modern design, comfort, and portability. Really, it's almost the perfect headset.

    The good: this is a quality product, one that screams premium device. It looks like a gaming headset, but if you didn't know any better you could mistake it for a high-end pair of headphones. The design is comfortable for long sessions, and in fact, is the most comfortable headset I've ever tried.

    Audio is great, especially at this price point. It delivers a rich sound that allows you to become immersed in whatever you're playing, and also isn't too shabby for music or video listening too.

    The MixAmp Pro is also good, albeit with a few caveats behind it. The idea is great, and setting up everything is easy to follow, though the directions could be confusing if you aren't used to hooking up tech.

    You can use it with Xbox One or PC, and I've tried both. I prefer it with PC simply because the software plays nicer with Windows (from my experience) but it worked either way. I love being able to tweak all the audio settings from the MixAmp rather than have to use Windows mixer, etc.

    Now, the results are a little quirky, and I found, at times, that changing the overall sound worked better for some games over others, which is to be expected, but something to note.

    The bad: honestly, the only real con here is that there isn't any carrying case for the headset itself. Every other headset I've ever bought has come with a pouch, case, etc. to tote around if needed, but the A40's did not.

    That said, this is the minor-ist of gripes.

    Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their gaming or audio experience on Windows PC or Xbox One.

    Jun 17, 2019 14:37
  • Review by Parker, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Headset

    The Astro A40 + Mixamp Pro are a great combo for the Xbox. It is packaged very nice. Contents include the headset, mic, mixamp, usb cables, aux cable, optical cable, 2 yr subscription card for Dolby Atmos.

    Sound: Sound is great, gets loud and you can hear a lot of details.

    Comfort: These feel comfortable. Earcups are soft and the headband fits snug without being overly tight. Long gaming sessions without discomfort.

    Mixamp: Nice smooth control knobs. Everything plugs into this and it has preset EQ settings. It is also lighted to see what settings are on, I do wish there was an option to turn this off. But not a deal breaker by any means.

    Build quality: Seems nicely built. Light weight but a bit on the plastic side but still feels quality. Very customizable. Mod kits are sold separate to modify headbands, speaker covers etc...

    Overall a very nice pair of gaming headsets that hit a lot of check marks for me.

    Jun 05, 2019 09:14
  • Review by jsisko76, 10 out of 10
    A Pro Gamer's Dream

    If you are a serious gamer then you have already heard of Astros. They have been some of the most popular gamer headsets for many years. This latest offering continues their tradition of excellence.

    Pros:

    - Perfect for streamers and hardcore gamers. Adjust your game and chat volumes on the fly.

    - Crystal clear audio. Music also sounds amazing!

    - Comfortable fit for long gaming sessions.

    - Extraordinary customization opportunities. Mod kits are sold separately.

    - I love having quick access to a mute button with headsets and this one delivers that with an in line switch.

    Cons:

    - Set up is a bit of a hassle with firmware updates but not a huge concern.

    - They are a bit heavier than I like but the sacrifice for performance is worth it.

    This model of Astros should be considered by any serious gamers that only want the best quality audio performance. They are top-notch.

    Jun 08, 2019 11:16
  • 9.0score
    HyperX - Cloud Stinger Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile Devices and Nintendo Switch - Red/Black
    Description

    Keep your head in the game when you wear this HyperX Cloud Stinger headset. It works with most PCs and the PlayStation 4 for versatile gaming applications, and the swivel-to-mute microphone ensures your personal conversations stay out of battle scenes. This HyperX Cloud Stinger headset has memory foam ear cups for long-lasting comfort as you quest.

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  • Review by Mdr7, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners!

    This headset does the job. I'm not an experienced gamer so I can't compare this headset to others and compare its features but I will say I like it very much. Nice sound quality and they are comfortable for me since I have a big head. Microphone works great but I still bought a small foam cover to filter out wind noise, which might not be a problem for you.

    May 22, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Mufasa9, 10 out of 10
    Best budget console headset

    These are the most comfortable headphones I’ve used. They are a perfect fit and highly adjustable. The comfort and sound quality cannot be beat at this price. It has a good mic but I’ve seen better like with the A10s. But I would choose this headset over the A10s because it’s better in every other aspect

    Apr 18, 2018 17:59
  • Review by Bingbing77, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    Useful to use, cancels out sound outside, and the audio is clear

    Apr 10, 2020 17:04
  • Review by Marcy, 10 out of 10
    Headphone

    I bought this headphone for my son he loves it so much he uses it to chat with his friends while playing his games he also uses it on his phone he never without that headphone that's how much he loves it.

    Jun 18, 2021 19:06
  • Review by OilFieldPimp, 10 out of 10
    Great Performance

    Junior loves these headphones. And he says they’re comfortable. They were a little steep in cost but, he prefers them over other brands.

    Jan 15, 2021 15:21
  • Review by ChewE, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Good gaming mic. This headset is very comfortable.

    Jun 11, 2021 19:12
  • Review by 2poreair, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound for the Price

    This is my first pair of computer headset. The comfort of these are top shelf. Their rigid enough to hold their form, but flexible enough to not smash your head. The microphone is great and picks up the sound without issue. The fact that you put the microphone in an up position to mute it makes it so much easier to keep side conversations private. Now the sound, is just beautiful. Definitely has quality built in, great for voice chat and/or music. These are definitely my daily drivers. So I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a functional pc headset, without breaking your bank.

    May 10, 2019 22:17
  • Review by Heaphones, 4 out of 10
    Don’t buy this

    It keeps on breaking every two weeks no matter how careful you are .

    Feb 18, 2021 09:19
  • 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
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha S Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC with Chat Mixer and Adjustable Bass - Blackout
    Description

    Enjoy outstanding sound clarity with this blackout HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset. The 50mm custom-dynamic driver delivers powerful audio, while the 13Hz - 27kHz frequency response ensures efficient sound reproduction. This HyperX Cloud Alpha S gaming headset has a detachable noise-canceling microphone that blocks out background noise for clear communication between teammates, and the breathable leatherette ear cushions offer comfort for use over extended sessions.

    7 Features
  • Custom-tuned HyperX 7.1 virtual surround sound*: Delivered through the advanced USB audio control box.
  • Bass adjustment sliders: Fine-tune the bass level of your audio with ease.
  • HyperX dual chamber drivers: The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound.
  • Multi platform compatibility: Versatile Cloud Alpha S is designed mainly for PC and other 3.5mm platforms.
  • Detachable noise cancellation microphone: Offers crystal-clear communications.
  • Signature HyperX comfort: Afforded by the memory foam ear cushions and extra-breathable leatherette.
  • USB audio control box: Allows you to adjust the audio and mic volume, mute the mic, activate 7.1*, and even adjust the game audio/chat balance.
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  • Review by Andy, 10 out of 10
    It works for PS4! YES Virtual 7.1 USB dongle works

    I purchased this headset to be able to hear the game louder and clearer than the Turtle Beach Recon Spark, my previous headset. They definitely do that when connecting directly to PS4 controller.

    If you are looking to use the FULL FUNCTIONALITY of the Virtual 7.1 surround sound which is supplied through the USB, you will need to download HyperX Cloud Alpha S Device firmware update on your PC and update the headset.

    They have a reddit post posted by the company itself titled “The new Cloud Alpha S 4.1.0.4 firmware update is here” (posted 5 months ago)

    Through basic instruction you will be able to update the headset sound card and then it will work seamlessly for your console AND your PC.

    After updating, all functions on soundcard will work on PS4 and the game sound will blow your socks off. I hope this helped everyone because it definitely helped me!

    Jun 27, 2020 15:57
  • Review by Rafical10s, 10 out of 10
    The Definitive Version of the Cloud Alpha

    Bought the Alpha S as a replacement for a Logitech G Pro X that died out. As a former Cloud Alpha user I like the improvements made to the Alpha S. It's ear pads feel better and it has a sportsweave extra set included. I personally use the sportsweave as they stay cooler when playing for long sessions. You lose some isolation but it's a good trade off for me. The adjustable bass sliders almost seem like a gimmick as they all sound quite close in sound signature. There are slight differences but I keep mine on the middle as that sounds most like the original Alpha. Now I play on a Xbox Series S do the surround sound USB card doesn't work. I plug the headset directly into my controller and use Windows Sonic for surround sound. Works perfect and everything sounds great and derailed. I'm not a fan of the included 3.5mm console cable as it has no volume or mute control on it. I'm using the cable from my old original Alpha which has inline volume and mute and it works great. Highly recommend buying a replacement cable if you play on console. Honestly if I didn't get the Alpha S on sale for less than the original I would have just gotten the original due to the conso9cable being a hassle.

    Oct 11, 2021 06:56
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Ok, but not the best for the price.

    They are very comfortable, but the volume is a little low and it lacks of bass. Also the 7.1 option sounds saturated.

    I have a corsair hs 60 pro and have better sound and are cheaper.

    Apr 19, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Abovegroundpoolitems, 10 out of 10
    Great service

    Very satisfied with Best Buy and their hospitality, from the customer service, geek squad, sales persons, all helpful and kind. We love this store.

    Aug 03, 2021 20:51
  • Review by yesu, 10 out of 10
    HYPER X CLOUD

    good audio quality definitely recommended to gamers

    Dec 01, 2020 12:27
  • Review by gReyes, 8 out of 10
    Headset

    Great sounding headset. The game/chat amp works great! The blue and black go perfect with each other. I would highly recommend

    Jan 15, 2021 15:33
  • Review by gogojoseph, 10 out of 10
    Great improvement on my original alphas

    These were a great pick up after my older alphas started to show so wear. I was surprised by the whole base slider thing as i'm not incredible audio savvy but it was really noticeable in certain games and while watching some of my youtube or Netflix shows. Also, are comfortable as always with the metal band never feels like they'll fall off like some of my previous headsets. Overall well worth the upgrade for the slight increase.

    Oct 09, 2019 01:01
  • Review by CharlieMartin, 4 out of 10
    Just not that impressed.

    Thought they eod be more intense and loud. Using with Lenovo Legion 5i tower PC. Just not blown away. They are okay as far as surround sound goes. Not that impressed.

    Jul 17, 2021 03:48
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|S|X, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS - Black
    Description

    Hear music and sound effects clearly with this Steel Series Arctis 3 gaming headset. The ergonomic, lightweight design keeps you comfortable through hours of play, and the on-ear controls let you easily adjust volume. This Steel Series Arctis 3 gaming headset has high-quality audio drivers and a microphone that reduce distortion and ensure clarity.

    8 Features
  • Designed for everywhere you game: With superior sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR and mobile via detachable 3.5mm cables
  • Widely recognized mic: The Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
  • Sound is your competitive advantage: With the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail
  • Play all day: With athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions that keep your ears cool and dry
  • Exclusive ski goggle suspension headband: Perfectly contours across your entire head, comfortably distributing the weight and eliminating pressure points
  • Windows Sonic spatial audio: Fully compatible with native surround sound built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles
  • Ergonomic on-ear controls: Give you easy access to volume and microphone mute
  • Construction: Built with strong, ultra-lightweight materials for maximum comfort and durability
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  • Review by InquisitorKurt, 8 out of 10
    SteelSeries great for gaming w/(audiojacks)

    The headphones are very comfortable and adjustable. The elastic headband at the top stops any pressure/sweat issues. the boom microphone is Good quality for the price and only has minimal pop or distortion noticeable. It has standard 3.5mm audiojacks but, does not have USB connector so that is something you need to be aware of, in addition the cord is single input plug but the extension cable is microphone and audio split. The 4 foot primary cable should be enough since you have to plug directly into the controllers for console machines. For laptop users you are restricted to 4 feet based on plug, extension wont work as you would lose microphone capability. Luckily my PC has front Audio connectors or the added length of the extension wouldnt have helped much as some PCs only have back audio 3.5mm connection points.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:40
  • Review by VET007, 10 out of 10
    Work From Home Headset

    I am a professional Automotive Warranty Claims Adjuster whom works from home. This headset is Grrrrrrreat.

    Mar 27, 2020 22:17
  • Review by Ethan, 2 out of 10
    No

    had this for a couple months and it stopped working. Do not recommend buying this product

    Jan 31, 2021 11:00
  • Review by david, 10 out of 10
    really comfortable and don’t put a dent in ur head

    i’ve been looking for a headset that wouldn’t give me a dent in my head after hours of gaming. this one is perfect. the sound and mic quality is great and the strap is really comfortable and doesn’t leave a dent. would 100% recommend steel series headsets to anyone.

    Mar 03, 2020 19:56
  • Review by Shaneollila, 10 out of 10
    One of The best headsets I’ve ever bought

    These are solid! Great sound! Great feel on your head and you don’t have to scream into the mic like it seems with some headsets I’d recommend these to anybody if you use them on Xbox make sure to change your settings to the windows sonic setting they sound excellent!

    Apr 24, 2020 16:03
  • Review by CatB, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and surprising

    I was tired of using headsets that made my ears ache or my head sore… I decided to buy something comfortable. These are indeed lightweight, and the ear-cups are soft and breathable. I noticed the way the head band is set up stops any pressure on the top of my head, so no sore spots. It has a retractable mic, which I have not tried (I don’t use it). The audio quality is not bad, it’s above average for the price range this headset is in. If you need a headset you can wear for a long movie or game session that won’t empty your pockets, this headset fits the bill.

    Oct 23, 2021 04:26
  • Review by controller, 10 out of 10
    Superb stereo Headphones for a budget

    Quite comfortable and convenient. The microphone is a compact device that goes into the earpiece. Easy USB port that stays secure - all and all the product was rather a good buy.

    Jun 21, 2021 05:54
  • Review by Vizio, 10 out of 10
    Steel Series Review

    This is the best headset I’ve ever used! I highly recommend this headset I used to use Razer products but I’m glad I made the switch. Especially since these headphones come with cotton ear pads rather than your typical tpu leather. You can really see the quality difference compared to other headsets. This is great for gaming and everything else. Sound and mic quality are amazing!

    Nov 07, 2021 19:26
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    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 - 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.
  • 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
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wireless Lossless Surround Sound Headset for Nintendo Switch with Detachable ClearCast Microphone - Black
    Description

    Enjoy audio and the freedom to move around when gaming with this SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset for Nintendo Switch. High-quality speaker drivers let you hear all of a game's details, and the ClearCast noise-canceling microphone offers natural-sounding clarity. This SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset is sleek and lightweight, letting you play comfortably.

    10 Features
  • ClearCast detachable microphone: The Discord-certified microphone uses a bi-directional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for ideal noise cancellation.
  • DTS Headphone:X surround sound: The high-performance speaker drivers provide crisp, detailed sound and clear communication during gaming sessions.
  • SteelSeries Engine software: Tweak your audio to perfection using SteelSeries Engine, allowing you to fully adjust and customize EQ settings, mic level and more.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 20 hours of use on a charge, so you never have to worry about running out of power at home or on the go.
  • Versatile compatibility: Arctis 1 is a gaming-grade wireless headset designed for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Android thanks to an innovative USB-C dongle design, making it perfect for gaming at home or on the go.
  • Steel-reinforced headband: Built to last with a steel-reinforced headband that easily adjusts to fit most head sizes while remaining lightweight and durable.
  • 2.4GHz wireless connection: Ensures lossless, ultra-low-latency audio with your Switch dock, PC, and PS4.
  • On-ear controls: Easily adjust the volume level, or mute and unmute the microphone on the fly with intuitive controls right on the headset.
  • Listen longer: Keep listening to your music without battery power by connecting the 1/8" (3.5mm) audio cable.
  • Over-the-ear design: Provides a secure fit.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Lauren, 10 out of 10
    Smooth!

    These are pretty great if you dont want to spend the money on the arctis 7 or other versions, works pretty much with anything, I'm using them for pc and ps4. Battery life is more than 20 hours as well I got close to 24 hours on a single charge and I have the volume up pretty loud too, audio in general is fantastic they use the same drivers as the arctis 7. I did swap the earpads with some from wicked cushions nothing wrong with the ones they come with though!

    Feb 04, 2021 15:05
  • Review by Paradime11, 8 out of 10
    Great Headset for Nintendo Switch!

    Pros:

    This headset is very comfortable and light even during extended gaming. They block out or muffle most external sound. You can customize a lot of settings such as the equalizer, dynamic range compression, and mic sidetone using the free Steelseries Engine software on a computer. It will connect directly into the USB-c port where you put the Nintendo Switch charging cable. And it has the wire to plug into the USB port on the Switch dock as well.

    Cons:

    The mic needs to be close to the mouth to pick up your voice loud enough for the sidetone, which allows you to hear yourself through the headset since it is noise cancelling. The mic will then pick up the sound of breathing out of your nose as well. The ear cups also make it feel as if your ears aren't "breathing," and ears tend to get very warm.

    Overall I really like them, especially cause they have great sound quality and settings, and they pair perfectly with the Nintendo Switch!

    Jan 09, 2020 14:58
  • Review by Adamelitemember, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Wireless headphones

    If you have a Nintendo switch, this is pretty much the only officially supported option but they are fantastic. Comfortable and I appreciate they didn't choose the ski head band for adjustment and went with the traditional adjustment. Extremely flexible and no way that I see to break these.

    They also work with the STeelSeries Software for adjustments but they are USB Type c connection. Just plug into the USB Type C connection on your tablet, android phone, windows PC etc and it just works and sounds great.

    The ONLY COMPLIANT I have is WHY SteelSeries did you make these charge on MICRO USB and not on USB TYPE C? The Switch is USB type C, the dongle is USB type C?

    Please do an updated version that makes sense

    Besides that these are great options and for $100 with the sound and build quality you cant beat them.

    Go get one you will be happy you did

    Apr 06, 2020 17:58
  • Review by TheMicrosoftMan, 10 out of 10
    Best-in-class headset

    Best headphones out there for switch at this price point and they are supremely comfortable. Love the physical mute switch that lets you wear them and cough without worry. Beware that if you are thinking of leaving the dongle plugged into the switch and intend on playing without the headphones, you will have no sound on the TV. So, you'll have to unplug the dongle for the TV to play the sound from the game.

    Apr 19, 2021 04:20
  • Review by Maksim, 10 out of 10
    Nice no bull#### wireless headphones.

    Pretty good and universal headphones. Nice design allows them to be worn publicly and not looking like a total gamer.

    Sound quality? Nice bass, mid and high frequencies are.. fine for a gaming headset, anyway if you are an audiophile, you'd get smth for your preamp, not some wireless gaming set.

    Very comfortable fit. Hold nicely on the head and not really tight.

    Mic quality is OK. Not the best, but people will hear you roar.

    Also work if I plug the wireless adapter to my phone (Galaxy Note 20 Ultra).

    I'd recommend there over Corsair or Razor for similar price.

    Cons? No rgb, but hey who needs that crap anyway.

    Nov 22, 2020 18:55
  • Review by RPoyner23, 10 out of 10
    Wireless headphones

    Great purchase for a great price. Perfect bday gift for my son and I purchased the same item earlier this year for my othe son. No complaints about either one.

    Nov 17, 2021 22:52
  • Review by fouhater, 10 out of 10
    Playstation 5 Ready

    This is my first time trying Steel Series and I must say I am very pleased with these headsets. I've been using the Sony Platinum Wireless Gold for years but I wanted to try something new for The Playstation 5. I did my research on Steel Series and many people said Steel Series make some the best gaming headsets. I tried these out and they blew me away. I would recommend these to anyone who want a good set gaming headsets.

    Nov 07, 2020 12:27
  • Review by Sonoak, 6 out of 10
    Ok if you get them for 50 ish. Go with pulse

    It's an okay headset. People i played with actually liked the muc better on the 3d pulse. Thats where i get mixed up. The 3d pulse are actually better overall with the newest ps5 update. It lets you equalize the headset. I just didnt like the "leather" hear muffs. Made my ear sweat. Back to the arctis. Is better on the hear muffs. Almost equal on sound. Mic is pretty bad. People said i sounded tiny. As in like no bass to my voice. Over all i wouldnt buy them or recommend them. I would rather go with the 3d pulse or astro a50.

    Oct 15, 2021 23:09
  • 9.0score
    HyperX - Cloud Flight Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC/PS4 - Black
    Description

    Communicate effectively with teammates with this HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset. Its 30 hours of battery life powers you through consecutive games, and the dynamic 50mm drivers deliver clear sound for added realism and immersion. This HyperX Cloud Flight wireless headset has padded ear cups for extended comfort during marathon gaming sessions.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Williedjs, 10 out of 10
    Quality Gaming Headset

    I own a pair of Logitech G933 gaming headphones and now these. In terms of comfort these are by far more comfortable. In terms of battery life there is no comparison. I have my daughter on distant learning 7 hours a day with no need for charging for the entire day which includes a few hours of me gaming on them after we finish up with her studies. I highly recommend these.

    Sep 11, 2020 18:29
  • Review by brax, 8 out of 10
    Awesome headset, but buy Atmos

    This headset is actually a little old, but it's a solid headset. Paired with Dolby Atmos you can't go wrong. But in the same throw, my g535 wireless headset sounds amazing paired with Atmos too. Dolby has bridged an audio rendering gap that is supposed to be Universal across headsets now. Soooo do your research about the audio drivers on your headsets cause Dolby will help you get the most out of the money you spend.

    May 30, 2020 20:35
  • Review by tryit, 10 out of 10
    great battery life

    excellent... would by it again in the future if anything goes wrong

    Feb 09, 2021 03:51
  • Review by Coltonx3, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Love it I was skeptical about the mic being detectable but just buy it if you don't like it take it back but I like it

    Mar 06, 2020 17:45
  • Review by Rosendo0991, 10 out of 10
    1

    I recommend really good sound all you need is in choud flight

    Nov 29, 2019 17:07
  • Review by Triple, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Really enjoy this product, sounds good and it's wireless

    Aug 31, 2018 18:05
  • Review by Bazz, 10 out of 10
    Best for the price range !!

    Did have the PlayStation golds they only lasted two months and one day before the speakers started falling out. Hyper x Cloud flights have by leaps and bounds better build quality. Can't say anything bad about them. They are great so far. I also have the hyperx Cloud 2 and they are wired. The hyperx cloud II or great also. Wired always sounds better than wireless in my opinion, it depends on what you're looking for. The hyperx Cloud flights can be used with a wire also but the cloud 2 come with a 7.1 virtual surround card. I think the sound card makes it a little louder and gives a little more sense of openess. If you are looking for wired don't buy the cloud 2's just because of the 7.1. I think the 7.1 is overrated. Stereo is fine. Both sets I'm very happy with.

    Jun 23, 2019 11:33
  • Review by gak0090, 10 out of 10
    works on a switch mac mini w/M1 chip and W10 PC

    My son games and codes, and recently we purchased a Mac mini for him because he needed Mac OS for doing some kind of coding on. We purchased a KVM switch with 3 USB ports so he could switch between the Mac mini & the PC. One port for KB, one for mouse and one port for the USB Corsair headset he had at the time. Could get the KB monitor and mouse to work fine switching back & forth, but had no luck with the Corsair USB headset. The I purchased a separate USB switching box, thinking maybe that would solve the problem. But it did not. Finally, I figured I would give this a try since it had pretty good compatibility with MAC and since it was completely wireless, I figured it might be worth a try. It worked. We maintained using it on the USB designated switch (and not adding it to the KVM switch)- this way he had more flexibility on where he wanted to stream the audio from and didn't have to have it linked to what the KVM was doing. In short- this headset will work on the USB switch being used between a PC w/ Windows 10 and a Mac Mini w/ M1 chip.

    Aug 16, 2021 06:55
  • 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
    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 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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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    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
    CORSAIR - VOID RGB ELITE Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Carbon
    Description

    Immerse yourself in surround sound while gaming with this carbon CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE headset. The 5.9-foot cable with a USB connector offers a secure connection and freedom of movement, while the aluminum construction ensures durability. This CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE headset has a memory foam lining and breathable microfibre mesh on the earpads and the headband for added comfort during long hours of gaming.

    4 Features
  • 7.1 channel virtual surround sound: Creates a multi-channel audio experience that puts you right in the middle of your game.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Breathable microfibre mesh and memory foam pads: Designed for guarantee lasting comfort during long gaming sessions.
  • Headset controls: Include volume and microphone on/mute.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by psychotics, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good, needs some tinkering.

    So the presets and sound sucks at first, but I got the cure for you. Overall, the headphones are good. Discord friends say I sound a lot better then my razer kraken 7.1. Make sure you download the IUE software from Corsair website to control the EQ settings and colors.

    Feb 28, 2021 18:49
  • Review by CATCH5, 10 out of 10
    Solid headset for many uses

    I’ve had this headset for a month and here’s what I can tell you. Corsair makes fantastic headsets - I’ve previously owned a wireless gaming headset of theirs and the sound and build was amazing - lasted me years. However, this one is legitimately a 4.9 out of 5.

    A headset has 4 goals to accomplish.

    - Sound

    - Build

    - Design

    - Integration.

    Sound? Sounds great. Bass is crisp and clear, highs aren’t rattle-filled or raspy. I think it would sound even better if it wasn’t for what I talk about under “Build”.

    Build: Whoever designed this headset obviously hasn’t seen someone with a head like mine. For reference I am 6’1. Tall dude but thin. This headset *almost* sits 100% contact-wise around my ears.

    Design: I mean it’s pretty. The RGB looks good, it’s tasteful, but “integration” is uh...rough. The headset has a fairly durable/quality cable and fittings. Doesn’t feel cheap at all.

    Integration: absolutely horrid. Corsair’s “iCUE” software is used for all of their hardware now. I also have a Corsair water cooler so, I figured it was about time I downloaded it. As soon as it was installed, my headset’s mic was stuck on mute and pressing the button did nothing, restarting the PC did nothing. I uninstalled and rebooted and it was fixed, but I haven’t touched the button since.

    Oct 09, 2020 17:40
  • Review by Midde, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset!

    I've recently purchased this headset and have really enjoyed it so far!

    Pros:

    - Frame is built to last.

    - Cushions fit nicely and are breathable.

    - Adjusts smoothly in size.

    - Sound quality is pretty decent.

    - ICUE App is easy to navigate.

    Cons:

    - Somewhat bulky in design.

    - Speakers only turn backwards rather inward.

    - No cord strap.

    Overall this set is one the best I've tried and the price is reasonable. I do wish there was mobile support for the ICUE app but maybe I've just overlooked it or possibly something to be included later on?

    Nov 19, 2020 11:05
  • Review by Ricky, 10 out of 10
    I like this Headset

    CORSAIR - VOID RGB ELITE Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Carbon

    Oct 02, 2020 21:03
  • Review by Matt, 4 out of 10
    Not that great quality of headset

    The sound is ok and not great. I bought this to replace the previous non ELITE version of this headset. I've had this for less than a year and the wires are already starting to get very worn.

    Feb 04, 2021 09:34
  • Review by Omen, 8 out of 10
    Corsair void RGB elite wired 7.1 PC usb headset

    THis headset is for PC only. The only way you can use it for Xbox is if you stream through the Xbox app to your PC. Other than that it will not work with Xbox. I believe it works with PS4 but only in the stereo mode not 7.1 mode. When you purchased the headset download iCue software. To. Personalize your experience with the equalizer presets. And RGB lighting .

    Oct 15, 2019 06:49
  • Review by Justin, 6 out of 10
    Nice headset with one annoying issue

    I have used these for about a week now and the headset is great. I will say I don't know if this was something wrong with just my headset or many others but its like the cord no matter how much i try will not go straight. How the cord is folded in the box has made my cord permanently bent in a very awkward way that makes it impossible to prevent the cord from tangling (even while sitting perfectly still)when using them. The cord about every inch or so bends like 90 degrees or so and whenever you try to fix it it feels like the actual cable under the protective layer is twisted and due to this I never completely get to enjoy this headset because I'm too busy untangling the cord.(which is essentially pointless)

    To summarize, I've had 20 dollar headsets with a cord infinitely better than the on corsair used in the product.

    Apr 22, 2020 19:15
  • Review by rushcs, 10 out of 10
    great headset

    Top of the line headset really, I started having problems once my cat chewed the cable. I think that is expected with any headset though. Outside of that very good headset with a great price.

    Nov 01, 2021 00:06
  • 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. **
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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 - G432 Wired DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC with Flip-to-Mute Mic - Black/Blue
    Description

    Logitech G432 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is enhanced with advanced soundscape technology. Hear more of the game with huge 50 mm drivers that deliver a big sound. For maximum immersion, DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound creates precise in-game positional awareness. Hear enemies sneaking up behind you, sense air attacks or special-ability cues, and enjoy the full cinematic experience of your favorite games. Its slim and lightweight, with rotating sports-performance ear cups, a large 6 mm, flip-to-mute mic, and convenient multi-platform compatibility.

    5 Features
  • 50 mm audio drivers for detailed audio: Big 50 mm audio drivers deliver an incredible sound experience.
  • DTS Headphone:X 2.0: Surround sound* that goes beyond 7.1 channels lets you detect enemies from all sides, giving you a positional clarity that can make the difference between victory and defeat. Feel like you’re right in the middle of the action!
  • Large 6 mm flip-to-mute mic and volume control: You’ll be heard loud and clear by gaming partners with the big 6 mm boom mic. Volume control is at your fingertips.
  • Multi-platform compatibility: Your headphones work with yourPC or Mac via USB DAC or 3.5 mm cable, mobile devices with 3.5 mm cable or with gaming consoles including PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (USB wireless stereo sound only), Nintendo Switch (wireless stereo sound when docked)
  • Game for hours in comfort: Everything about these headphones is about comfort: The deluxe lightweight leatherette ear cups and headband are made to keep pressure off your ears. Ear cups rotate up to 90 degrees for convenience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JohnathanFromJersey, 10 out of 10
    Can't be beat at any price for what you get!

    Writing this review after 2 days of purchasing two other, more expensive and highly reviewed headphones that I KNEW would not be like the ones I purchased here. That's the difference between listening to others advice and simply reading the technical specifications of the manufacturer and knowing EXACTLY how the product is going to perform based on those specs. For $49.99 (plus tax) this is probably one of THE BEST purchases I've made in terms of value-to-quality I've made in a quite some time (this entire computer in 2012 as well as the longevity and outpacing of 95% of what's out there with 5-6 years ahead of it was probably THE best).

    Prior to today, I was using the Corsair Vengeance 1500 V2 for some 10 years and they finally broke for good. If you try to find them now, they've gone up in price, from between 2-3 time and even 10 times what I paid for them, no lie.

    They had the best processor for Dolby II, DTS & 2.0/5.1/7.1 Surround and the sound was clean, not muddy, not brash or too bright, and the frequency response was good enough to drop some bass through. For video games, you were hearing people in any direction, 360 degrees around horizontally, 360 degrees around vertical (above and under) as well as panning at any direction. Guy walking in brush and you could pop your head up and know exactly where to aim. Sounds in the distance and oncoming planes, tanks, whatever... and again, you knew at what distance and it only enhanced the visual experience even greater.

    So I salvaged them for a very long time, even using duct tape to keep them together... but like all good things, they come to a final end. Now the problem was, where was I going to find something that rivaled them and not pay an arm and a leg to do so.

    First things first and I knew I had to start with at least a 50mm speaker so as to induce the proper bass tones I needed. A frequency response of 20-20,000, (with companies like Sennheiser always advertising 12-44,000Hz, ranges that most studios neither use at either end as they are both inaudible, unusable and could damage 95-99% of the rest of speakers out there). But SNR is important and so at a sensitivity of107 +/-3dB and you're talking a very clean sound coming out of them.

    Before I even installed their G-Hub software (which enables all of the DTS surround features, as well as graphic equalizers and more) I tested these plugged directly into Windows 7 to listen to the flat response with no EQ. SMILES FROM EAR TO EAR as I didn't hear some muddy, hollow or low level sound that needed to be boosted (with an impedance of 39 Ohms (passive), 5k Ohms (active) why would I?) and then tried it with some EQ shaping and it was brilliant on both passes. At no time did I hear any distortion, crackling, feedback, hum or clashing of frequencies and the EQ I tested on could be configured for 15 or 31 band, with customizable settings on the Hz of each band.

    Installing the G-Hub software was easy, intuitive and worked without any conflicts (which is usually a finger crossing experience on a Windows 7 for most people... but my machine is lean and clean and free of bloatware or Microsoft's mitts on it). The testing panel for surround sound and with it's own EQ system were again, straightforward and the demo for the surround was excellent in that it lets you shape the sound that sounds best for your ears, per speaker, delay, distance and +/-db levels per individual 7.1 channel.

    Now, if this sounds like overkill to you, you should know something about me first... I have SUPER sensitive hearing and perfect pitch. So much so that I can pick out and identify sounds that are often inaudible to others. In fact, I had a 7.1 home theater system back some 20 years ago and I noticed that with some DVD Blu-Ray titles, there was a terrible popping sound, sounding more like the sound of "Ffffffttt" and only when the scenes were loud, action packed and kicking in the DTS surround or similar. It wasn't on every title, but enough that I noticed it throughout many titles. I brought the main unit to a local dealer as it was under warranty yet and they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I hooked it up and sure enough, it was still there. They tried listening again, this time with high quality speakers in a special soundproof room and with equipment that picks up electrical hum and other sound phenomena. The guy calls me up from the shop and says, "Sir, you must have ears like a dog because we hooked this thing up and every, single scene you said you noticed the problem, our ears in the shop couldn't hear it, but our equipment probes picked it up exactly." (I had written down scenes with times at where I heard the problem and was correct on all of them). He then laughed and said, "Would you like a job? Not for nothing, but I'd hate to have your sense of hearing, it must be annoying". Like you have no idea.

    Anyway, all I can say is, if you are looking for gaming headphones that can also handle sound AND, ones that aren't made for tiny heads or for teenagers and kids the same, these things expand quite a bit and don't make you feel like a vice clamp is on the sides of your head. The sound quality is superb and the value again, is what we all need in a product like this. Good luck on your future purchases!

    Sep 08, 2020 14:57
  • Review by TwitchyNoob, 10 out of 10
    Great headset

    I’ve had the original from 2010 it just broke so I’m not upgrading to this new version . I would say if you are Pc gaming this is a phenomenal buy for the price and the sound quality you get .

    Sep 16, 2020 16:43
  • Review by Avidgamer223, 10 out of 10
    One of the best headset out of the bunch

    I’m a avid gamer and I’ve been using tons of earphone headsets but they’ve often disappointed me as they break at the hunches or end up losing sound after a few months. “Looking at you turtle beach”. I saw the G430 on sale for Black Friday last year and bought them and they have been perfect since purchase to now. I also bought these G432 since they are an upgraded version of the G430 and they are much better than the previous iteration.

    Dec 02, 2019 13:33
  • Review by Deaner65, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    Good Quality product.Have purchased this item before.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:37
  • Review by J0A0A7, 8 out of 10
    A solid 7.1 headset that excels on PC

    Let me start off with how comfortable the G432 headset is even for someone that wears glasses. I was playing Crysis 3 for a couple of hours with no ear pain or my ears getting warm. Normally with previous gaming headsets, I would have to stop after an hour to take a break due to either one of those issues. Normally Leatherette earpads are comfortable to use but they tend to get warm on extended game play periods. But whatever material Logitech use on this bravo cause they somehow managed to stay cool.

    As for the style, they pretty much look the same as previous models before except for the color scheme. I actually like the look of the G432 it’s not over the top and the blue earpads go well with the black scheme.

    For the build quality it’s good overall they don’t feel cheap. The only complaint I have is the cable it’s too thin for my taste and I would of prefer it to be detachable. So if the cable goes out the entire headset will need to be replaced. Now for the USB DAC dongle, it does feel cheap and every time I plugged in the cable it can hear a clicking noise from the inside almost like something is loose. It does feel hollow overall.

    Sound quality is very good when you take advantage of it using the included USB DAC dongle. They sound good without it but the effect is not immersive when using them with DTS surround option. Games like Crysis 3 campaign I can tell a big difference with and without the DAC dongle. The Logitech G Hub provides default sound profile for current popular games like Apex Legends and Destiny 2. You can also adjust the volume level individually for the 7.1 speakers. If you don’t like the default settings you should be able to find one to your liking with so many options to adjust. As for the mic, you can quickly mute it by flipping it back. Logitech did a good job with noise suppression even with a loud fan on the background my friend was able to hear me loud and clear. So far it’s been the best mic I’ve used for online gaming.

    Overall Logitech did a fantastic job on with the G432. They’re not too expensive and you also get tons of sound customizations. The complaints are minor mainly due to the thin non-detachable cable. Just keep in mind if you’re a console player you will not be able to take advantage of those sound profiles. For PC gamers it’s a solid pick up for a wired gaming headset.

    Mar 12, 2019 23:54
  • Review by Bappy, 8 out of 10
    Awesome for surround sound based gaming

    The Logitech G432 Surround Sound Gaming Headset is a good device for gamers looking to have an immersive gaming experience. I recently acquired this headset and have tested it out with a few different types of games, ultimately having my preference of using it for adventure, exploration style games where understanding surroundings and sensing directions of sounds is key. This is one of the great aspects of the 50mm Drivers and DTS Headphone X 2.0 Surround Sound. Good sound quality that is robust for the adventure experience. While nice for this type of game, other genres like sports or fighting games don't really need the feature as much. In those instances, the headphones become a way of simply playing a game without using TV audio.

    The microphone works well enough for what is advertised. The flip to mute function is handy and not a distraction while wearing the headset. In general, the headset is comfortable for long play sessions, having been tested by me for multiple sessions of 3+ hours without issues. I had no issues with pain or pressure on my head or ears and felt that the padding was good for the design. The main issue I had with this headset was using across multiple platforms. I primarily game using the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles. I also occasionally use mobile devices for gaming. While the functionality of the Playstation 4 and mobile device market makes this headset easy to use (with a 3.5 mm cable), the Nintendo Switch is another story. In handheld mode, the Nintendo Switch device works fine with this headset for gaming audio. However, syncing with the Nintendo Online service app via your phone renders native voice chat useless. This is a Nintendo, not Logitech issue. But still nonetheless, voice chat while listening to gameplay is not possible. Using the headset while the Nintendo Switch is in docked mode is also not practical, as there is no 3.5 mm audio port on any current Nintendo controllers. So unless your Nintendo Switch device is within 3-5 feet of you, it isn't worth using.

    Overall, my experience with this device was great on the Playstation 4 and mobile device platforms, while adequate to poor on the Nintendo Switch. If in the market for a gaming headset, I would purchase this device provided the platform I game on has functionality conducive to its use.

    Mar 12, 2019 16:47
  • Review by MVilla, 8 out of 10
    Great wired gaming headset with surround sound

    I have a PS4 and so this plugs into the 3.5mm port. To take advantage of the listening experience when you game, you must set the output volume on the PS4 controller to the max, and then adjust the volume on the headset.

    So, in comparison with another headset I have with relatively the same specs, it’s also great with just a few differences. Here, you have a volume adjustment knob that is behind your left ear pad, which means if you had to adjust while your gaming, you’d have to make one hand free (left) and perhaps pause or “stop moving”. Some other headsets have volume knobs near the 3.5mm male plug going into the input of the controller, whereas it’s a bit easier. That’s just different and for this Logitech design, you would just have to adjust to it.

    Microphone works the same way (like my other one, flip up to mute and down to talk).

    The weight feels a bit heavier but not much. I would think it’s because of the leatherette used and also metal within the headset adjustment (my old one is plastic).

    Though I don’t have a gaming PC, it does come with an extra accessory of a USB male to 3.5mm analog stereo female, which this headset plugs into.

    So this can be already advantageous right out of the box when you have a desktop gaming PC with an available USB for audio.

    I do like the colors and it does compliment my dark blue 500million series collectors edition DualShock 4 controller.

    I will look forward using this in many new games to come, especially horror when you need to hear carefully; these are a must.

    Mar 06, 2019 23:48
  • Review by bart, 2 out of 10
    broken after 1 year of use

    Broke in half 13 months after purchase. Right earpiece broke off. It was great until I put it on today and snapped like cheap tableware.

    Nov 01, 2021 15:25
  • 8.8score
    Astro Gaming - A50 + Base Station RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Mac - Black
    Description

    Experience legendary performance and sound of ASTRO Audio V2, with the convenience and freedom that comes without wires. The A50 Wireless + Base Station for Xbox One/PC delivers premium acoustics, ergonomics, comfort and durability that gamers demand. The all-new Base Station provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. The ASTRO Command Center software allows Pros and Live streamers to tune every input and output parameter of the A50 precisely for their specific setup. Experience absolute audio immersion with the A50 Wireless + Base Station.

    7 Features
  • ASTRO Audio V2: By providing a precise and smooth frequency spectrum, ASTRO Audio V2 delivers crisp highs, controlled mids and distortion-free bass for clear dialogue, music and in-game sound.
  • Dolby Audio: Immerse yourself in the game thanks to cinematic, high-resolution audio and sound directionality that give you a competitive advantage.
  • Up to 15+ hours of battery life: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for up to over 15 hours of gameplay.*
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.
  • Game:Voice Balance: You have total control over your game and chat audio by using the controls built into their headset.
  • ASTRO Command Centre Software: Fine-tune your audio and voice communication preferences; create, save and share custom EQ profiles, as well as adjust noise gate, sidetone settings and mic level.
  • USB sound card functionality: On a PC, USB sound card functionality provides game:voice balance, game and voice streaming without the need for optical cables.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Namdnas, 10 out of 10
    The gold standard for gaming headphones.

    I've always had a soft-spot for Astro gaming gear, especially the headphones. I've owned the A50 in the past, back when it was gen2, I believe. I've also currently have a pair of the A40 TR Editions, which I LOVE. I have those connected to my PC for gaming there. It has been a challenge finding a great pair of headphones for the PS4 because in my experience, most of the headphones have a generally low "overall" volume. Since my last pair of A50's, I've owned at least 4-5 pairs of gaming headphones, all from the top manufacturers. All I'm going to say at this point is that outside of the A40's (wired), the A50's (wireless) are the absolute BEST gaming headphones you can get, currently. Don't get me wrong, there are a few close competitors, especially on the PC front. But for the PS4, the A50's are hands-down the clear winner.

    As with all Astro products, I love the unboxing experience. Everything is super heavy-duty and packaged so well, you really feel the "premium" of it and that you got what you paid for. Taking everything out, it's so shiny. I was really surprised at how lightweight the actual cans were. And equally impressed with how small (and also lightweight) the footprint was of the base/stand for these. If I had any complaints at just the general, overall "look" of everything, it would be that I wish there were more matte to the design than gloss. But, I can see why the lower half of the base is shiny/glossy - due to all of the LED lights and such that is built into it. So, I can live with that.

    Setup was dead-on simple, but does have a little bit of REQUIRED reading (more in this in the next paragraph). Regardless of if you plan on using these on PC or PS4, you will first need to ensure they are in "PC Mode", and download the Astro Command Center firmware - which was just updated to support these headphones and was released on Friday, 8/2/2019 (Version 1.0.209 for Windows - there is also a Mac version, too). Once this is done, just plug the included USB cable in, run the Command Center program and you will be prompted to update the base station and the headphones. Just click "Yes" and it will automatically do everything for you. If hooking into a PS4 afterwards, just make sure you switch it back over to PS4 mode prior to hooking up.

    This review will focus on the PS4 aspect of the headphones, as this is the primary reason why I got them. A40's are perfect for my PC, as the wires are not an issue. PS4, on the other hand, is a different story. I do want to say that if you have a dedicated sound system installed already that your PS4 is hooked into, this headset WILL slightly complicate your setup a bit - but it's WORTH IT. I'm using a Sony HT-Z9F Dolby Atmos soundbar. Simple setup and everything is via HDMI. The base station requires the included optical audio and USB cables to be plugged into the PS4. Once this is done, there are some settings you need to adjust. Please don't let this scare you off - once you do it a few times, it takes no time to make these changes back-and-forth, as you need.

    Here are the steps to take to set these up, optimally (These were taken from Astro's "Quick Start Guide):

    1) From the Dashboard, navigate to 'Settings’ then select ‘Devices' and select ”Audio Devices.”

    2) Ensure Input Device is set to USB Headset (Astro A50 Voice) and the Output Device is set to the same.

    3) Ensure the Output to Headphones is set to “Chat Audio.”

    4) Navigate back to the Settings menu, then select “Sound and Screen.”

    5) Navigate to Audio Output Settings, and ensure Primary Output Port is set to Digital Out (Optical) and Audio Format (Priority) is set to Bitstream (Dolby).

    6) Change the Input and Output Device to USB Headset (ASTRO Wireless Transmitter).

    Once this is done, I noticed that audio came from both my headphones AND my soundbar. So, I have to either mute the soundbar or turn it all the way down to 0. However, I have verified with Astro directly that "Chat Audio" is the correct setting. If you use "All Audio", this will render your Game/Voice balance feature useless.

    Now, you can leave these settings as-is. Docking or turning off your headset will allow audio to output through your receiver/soundbar...but I'm not sure if you will get the correct audio scaling from your receiver without it being set back to HDMI properly (when I do, it switches it back to 7.1 audio).

    I have one huge PLUS and one huge MINUS regarding the A50's. The PLUS is that they employ a smart auto-on/auto-off feature. So, if you take them off and lay them down, after a few minutes, they will go into standby to preserve battery. Simply pick them up and put them on and you will hear a beep and the headphones power back up. The MINUS is that given the volume is controlled directly by a wheel on the headphones, there is not actual volume level indicator. There's no way of knowing that they are maxed out or not other than scrolling the will and seeing that they are not going any louder (I've experienced this on some game with naturally low-sounding audio). My only other issue is in the length of the USB cable. It pretty much forces you to have your headphones set-up within 3 or so feet of your PS4. So, you may want to invest in a longer USB cable if you plan on displaying these nicely.

    They also have smart-charging technology built into them, so they will not overcharge if you leave them on the base station for a long period of time. Additionally, while the Xbox version of these are advertised as Dolby Atmos; the PS4 version is not, as the system does not have Atmos capabilities. However, in PC mode, it is Atmos capable. You just do not receive an Atmos code with the PS4 version, like you get on the Xbox version.

    One final tip that I want to share is with the Game/Voice balance. If you are not using the mic, make sure you press the Game side of the rocker all the way until you hear a beep. This will ensure you are getting the max audio volume from your total volume level. When using the mic, pressing Voice will lower the game volume so you can hear the chat better. There is a chime at the halfway level, then another chime at the full voice level, like there is at the full game level, so you do have an indicator where your balance is.

    Overall, these are a solid 5 star rating. They are the very best gaming headphones I've ever used on the PS4 and yes, they sound even louder (rivaling my A40's) on the PC. I've never understood why the PS4 has such a naturally "low" volume with headphones, but the A50's completely resolve that! They are beautiful, as well as super comfy (I can't wait to get my mod kit that I pre-ordered!!!) and while they may complicate your setup, it's something I can live with. I have a minor hearing disability and these are one of the few cans I can use and still be wowed and amazed by. Every. Single. Time.

    Now, my only hope is that when the PS5 comes out (next year?), these will work. Because I really, really want to use these for a very long time. Amazing. If you've made it this far in my review, then I can only say this: Do not hesitate. Add to your cart and buy now. You will not regret it.

    Aug 04, 2019 17:25
  • Review by gadgeTT, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, Great Range, Sound Great

    Pros:

    * Very comfortable to wear for long sessions.

    * Sound great with tons of customization options.

    * Convenient recharging base station.

    Cons:

    * Missing some of the audio feedback that other brands do.

    My Review:

    I work from home for a tech company and spend a good portion of my day on Skype calls. While this is advertised as a great gaming headset, it also is awesome for PC use with Skype calls or other video conferencing. The headset is comfortable to wear for long periods of time and the swing-up boom microphone is convenient for going silent during a call - for bathroom breaks or other reasons.

    There are a ton of audio customization options in the provided Astro Command Center software for Windows/Mac. There are even a few buttons on the headset itself to adjust the Game/Voice balance, the overall volume, the audio source and even the EQ settings.

    So far, the range has been excellent as has been the battery life. The wireless communication box doubles as a drop-in charger so whenever you’re not wearing the headset, you just drop it on the charger which keeps it topped off for the next use.

    My only small complaints are a few “niceties” that other brands have such as audio feedback when muting/unmuting the microphone, etc… With this headset, if you rotate the microphone boom up, it mutes the audio, but you get no feedback so you don’t really know if the microphone was muted. With other similar headsets, rotating up the boom mic also mutes it, but the headset either says “Microphone muted” with a voice in the headset to confirm, or at least has a beep to signify that an action happened. Same for unmuting. I tried suggesting to these feature requests to the manufacturer and gave up after 4 attempts of them not reading my request and instead just saying that rotating up the boom mic mutes the audio.

    Anyway, this is a solid headset for gaming, PC audio calls and even movie and music playback. The battery life is great, the range is more than you’ll probably need, and the drop-in charger is really convenient. I can’t quite give it a perfect 5-star rating but it’s ][ this close.

    Aug 04, 2019 12:05
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    my most favorite gaming headset

    About six years ago, I purchased the Astro A40 with the mix amp and absolutely loved them. Then recently, I tried the Turtle Beach Stealth 700s and did not love them. So, I decided to get myself the Astro A50s and love them.

    They're extremely comfortable, even though after a couple of hours they can get a little heavy on your head. The dock system is amazing and extremely easy when it comes to setting it up. It took me less than 10 minutes to set up the headset.

    The battery life, ear cups, sound quality are all amazing as well. The mic is quite sensitive (which can be adjusted in the settings in the Astro Command Center, the software for the headsets) although I love that because my Turtle Beach Stealth 700s mic was not as sensitive and did not always pick up my voice. Also, the mic flips up and locks in place to automatically mute the mic which I find to be very easy. I have always been an Astro user and will continue to be after buying these.

    There are only three cons that aren't too big of an issue for me but are worth mentioning.

    Cons:

    - no Bluetooth connectivity

    - can get heavy on your head over an extensive period of time

    - if flipping up the mic to mute it bothers you then this would be considered a con

    Pros:

    - extremely comfortable earcups and headband

    - the Dolby speaker quality is incredible and can change easily

    - the quality of them is worth the price

    - the setup process is quick and extremely easy

    - they work with my MacBook pro

    - the design is sleek

    Aug 27, 2021 09:41
  • Review by elconnero, 10 out of 10
    Astro A50's they are just a great headset.

    I have been using Astro products now since 2015 and I have always loved the design of the headset. I have had the Astro A50's for a while now and I still do not plan on changing them. I bought it when I was mainly using the Xbox One X and I also would use them on my MacBook Pro to edit videos with. Today, I use them with my Series X, MacBook Pro, and now my gaming PC and it works flawlessly on all platforms.

    I see people talking about how it is difficult to charge sometimes, just push the head strap all the way down when it is on its stand and wiggle front or back till you see your power button turn orange and boom, it is charging.

    The other thing I see people get upset about is sometimes that I can act wonky at times. Update it and it will fix everything.

    I don't think I will ever change brands, I have been a big fan of Astro since the old Halo 2 days and I will keep using them.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:39
  • Review by TheJames, 10 out of 10
    Astro Family for the win!!!

    I usually read other reviews before I post mines just to see if I can relate to any issues or compliments made by other customers. However, not with thi