Top Best 40 PS5 Headsets in November 2021

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SteelSeries
SteelSeries - Arctis 7P+ Wireless Gaming Headset for PS4|5, PC, Switch, and Android - White
Description

The SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless headset is designed for powerful next-gen 3D Audio on PlayStation 5, with PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility, and support for PC, Mac, Android, and Switch. It has a 30-hour battery life, easy on-ear headset controls, a durable lightweight steel frame, and lossless ultra-low latency 2.4GHz wireless.

8 Features
  • Designed for PlayStation 5: Made specifically for next-gen 3D Audio on PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 4.
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz Gaming Wireless: Designed with ultra-low latency 2.4GHz lossless wireless for high fidelity audio, so you can enjoy a lag-free gaming experience on PlayStation 5 using the USB-C Dongle.
  • USB-C Power & Connectivity: Featuring the latest USB-C port onboard with play-and-charge functionality and a 2.4Ghz wireless dongle with USB-C (USB-A adapter is included for maximum compatibility).
  • 30 Hour Battery Life: Arctis 7P+ Wireless features an enhanced 30 hours of nonstop wireless usage, more than 2x other wireless PlayStation headsets, so you can game all day and night on a single charge plus 15 min quick charge for 3 hours usage.
  • Signature Arctis Sound: With the same high-quality audio as the award-winning and best-selling Arctis 7 family, the Arctis 7P+ features the signature Arctis soundscape, emphasizing subtle yet critical details to give you an audio advantage in your favorite next-gen games.
  • Multi-Platform Versatility: Game how you want using the compact USB-C dongle for a seamless transition between PlayStation, PC, Mac, Android, and Nintendo Switch.
  • ClearCast Noise-Cancelling Microphone: The retractable Discord Certified ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews. It provides superior noise cancellation so your voice sounds clear and natural.
  • Sound Sharing: Want your friend to listen while you play or watch? Simply connect another set of headphones using the 3.5mm port on your Arctis 7P+ and let them hear all the action!
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ceci, 10 out of 10
    So far so good

    I had to order this through steelseries because next but didn't have it in stock for a while. But headsets are very comfortable sounds is clear I use them on COD and can hear footsteps clearly. I also love that you can use the C cable to charge it and fast charge, I also like that it last about 30hrs. So far i havent charged it for 3 days i am trying to see how long it last before i charge it. I do recommend on comfort alone and overall sound.

    Nov 08, 2021 05:10
  • Review by Titans, 10 out of 10
    Womderful

    Super comfy. Mic is crisp and clear. Sound is good

    Nov 05, 2021 11:42
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    HyperX - Cloud Core Wireless Gaming Headset - Black
    Description

    The HyperX Cloud Core Wireless with DTS® Headphone:X® spatial audio provides clear and accurate positional sound 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 easily removed. Cloud headsets are optimized for the way you play, and famous for their legendary sound, comfort, and durability.

    6 Features
  • DTS® Headphone:X®** Spatial Audio: Delivers accurate 3D audio spatialization and localization to help provide heightened senses of perception, awareness, and immersion while gaming.
  • Up to 20 hours of Gaming-grade Wireless*: Lose the cord, but keep the communication going with a fast 2.4GHz connection and up to 20 hours of battery life.
  • Signature HyperX comfort: Game longer and more comfortably thanks to the comfort provided by HyperX memory foam.
  • Durable aluminum frame: Built tough with asturdyaluminum frame so it is equipped to handle the wear and tear of daily use.
  • Detachable noise-cancelling microphone: The flexible, detachable, noise-cancelling mic is Discord and TeamSpeak certified, and will give you a clear line of communication with your squadmates.
  • Multiplatform compatibility: he USB adapteris compatible with PC and PS5 and PS4 systems,giving you the flexibility to easily transition from PC gaming to your console.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Nice upgrade

    Love this headset had a previous pair that are wired lasted me forever decided to get these for my ps5 and they came before it lol but the sound quality is there and I am not let down

    Nov 11, 2021 16:27
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    SteelSeries
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wireless Cyberpunk Edition - Playstation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    The Arctis 1 Wireless Cyberpunk 2077 Netrunner Edition is a limited-edition, all-platform gaming headset with design inspired by the In-game ability to see the Net overlaid on the real world. Designed for PC, PS4, Switch, and Android thanks to an innovative USB-C dongle design. Its sleek and lightweight design includes the same high quality speaker drivers as award-winning Arctis line.

    5 Features
  • The Definitive Cyberpunk 2077 Experience: Inspired by the in-game ability to see the Net overlaid on the real world, the Netrunner Edition is part of the official Cyberpunk 2077 headset collection by SteelSeries
  • Game at Home: Features SteelSeries lossless 2.4GHz wireless for ultra-low latency wireless connectivity on PS4, PC, Xbox, Android, and Switch/Switch Lite
  • ClearCast Detachable Microphone: Detachable ClearCast noise canceling microphone with natural sounding clarity, Discord-certified
  • Game on the Go: Same high-performance speaker drivers as the award-winning Arctis 7, revealing every detail
  • Steel-Reinforced Headband: Padded AirWeave ear cushions and adjustable, steel-reinforced headband provide longlasting comfort and durability
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Civic3085, 10 out of 10
    Good Deals

    Yes good I love shopping at Best Buy always gets very good deal

    Jan 22, 2021 14:42
  • Review by Edward, 10 out of 10
    Simple but works

    Worth the money i spent but very limited on features. I would recommend to someone if the price was right.

    Sep 01, 2021 17:08
  • Review by Jamison, 10 out of 10
    Jamison78

    Love this my son loves them the head phone mic is removable and quality of mic and headphones are worth every penny

    Jan 01, 2021 17:35
  • Review by 00100100, 10 out of 10
    Unique looking headset with amazing audio quality!

    I absolutely love the style and colors, not to mention that the sound quality is amazing and it's wireless which is a huge plus

    May 21, 2021 16:57
  • Review by CHUNKUN, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great value , great sound and the quality is good. Nothing to be impress, but it is just for gaming.

    Jan 19, 2021 11:10
  • Review by FVPdrone, 10 out of 10
    Cyberpunk headphones

    Very good headphones and style for cyberpunk style!

    Apr 02, 2021 15:27
  • Review by Commi, 10 out of 10
    Phenomenal Headphones

    These headphones are phenomenal! Everything is perfect on them!

    Mar 12, 2021 19:37
  • 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
    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
    Sony - PlayStation - Pulse 3D Wireless Headset (Compatible for both PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5) - White
    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.

    9 Features
  • Built for new generation:
  • Fine-tuned for 3D Audio¹: 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 ear pads and a headband strap for added comfort.
  • Designed for gamers:
  • 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 setup as you play with built-in mic mute, master volume and in-game audio to chat mix controls. Easily check how you sound to your teammates too with the dedicated mic monitoring button.
  • Take your adventures further:
  • Wireless adapter: Enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless play owing to the built-in rechargeable battery. Connect to PS5 and PS4™ consoles, as well as compatible Windows and macOS® computers using the included adapter.
  • 3.5mm jack: Simply plug the headset into PlayStation®VR, as well as mobile devices with the included 3.5mm jack audio cable.³
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by David20200, 10 out of 10
    The sound quality is insane for gaming!

    I never thought I’d say this but the 3D audio engine Sony built is better than ATMOS. I will say this, if you plan to play call of duty Cold War you better have this headset! It gives you such an advantage being being able to hear footsteps on different floors and on different surfaces. This headset is extremely comfortable it doesn’t block all the surrounding noise from your environment which I actually appreciate because noise canceling headphones kind of give me claustrophobia and make me feel stuffy.

    I do wish the ear cups were a little bit bigger for people that have bigger ears. My ear tends to “crunch” a touch on the top of the cup just a bit.

    Dec 02, 2020 21:44
  • Review by SinisteR, 10 out of 10
    Kind of magical

    I purchased this headset to replace the platinum headset I had that got VERY uncomfortable after a couple hours...

    So far, I’ve played Ghost of Tsushima and BF1 with this headset and it’s kind of magical. The engineering that went into this headset is ridiculous and I don’t know how they did it, but it’s kind of insane...

    Playing BF1, I can seriously hear enemy footsteps from like 30 feet BEHIND me and the location is SPOT ON. If I closed my eyes I could point in the exact direction the person is and probably tell you for far away they are just based on the sound this headset produces... kind of magical...

    BF has always had a world-class sound design. But if the sound is this good on a non Tempest audio 3D game, I can’t even imagine what it’ll sound like with that audio encoding...

    The headset is pretty comfortable and definitely lighter than the platinum was. I just sits on the head better.

    All the controls are on the left ear can and they can be confusing so you’ll want to study them a bit. But you can also see what you’re doing on screen which really helps.

    The Pulse also has mic monitoring which is huge! No more raising my voice because I can’t hear myself...

    So far, I’ve used the Pulse for a few sessions and the battery hasn’t budged from the 2/3 charge that it came with. So I imagine on a full charge you’ll get the 12 hours Sony quoted.

    If you’re looking for a really good headset that won’t crush the bank, the Pulse is it! If you’re getting PS5, I seriously think it’s a must! The Pulse with the Tempest audio is probably going to be absolutely mind blowing!

    Nov 08, 2020 11:41
  • Review by Jay23, 10 out of 10
    Pluse 3d headset

    This is my second time buying this headset, the first time I allowed myself to believe that there was something better so I got rid of them and purchase the steelseries PS5 version headset and honestly I didn't see it being worth the extra money with all the extra stuff that had to be done just to get it to sound like the PS5 headset out the box so I returned those and now I'm back and completely satisfied with my PlayStation 5 pluse 3d headset and see no point in purchasing any other headset over $100 when the PS5 pluse 3d headset is made to work flawlessly with the PS5 or the PS4. So i definitely recommend this headset.

    Jun 10, 2021 13:56
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Super happy I would recommend to everyone

    I purchased these today my first PS5 headset was The GEN 2 700’s Super disappointed with them ended up returning them and I decided to get the pulse 3D oh my God let me tell you these headphones are such a great deal for 100 bucks Super user-friendly you just have to plug and play no system update or firmware update on an app 50 bucks cheaper as well and they have a party chat and game sound adjustment Gen 2 700’s didn’t have that I could of gotten the 7p steel series Didnt have a party chat/game adjustment so I ended up going with the pulse 3D and if anyone’s reading this and you’re deciding over the turtle beach or the Pulse 3D buy the 3D you won’t be disappointed

    Sep 06, 2021 15:33
  • Review by PD1982, 10 out of 10
    Best PS5 headset in my opinion

    I bought these as soon as I got my PS5 and don't regret a single thing. They sound amazing! I also bought the turtle beach ps5 headset, the ASTRO ps5 headset, and the Steele Series PS5 headset for comparison. None of them came even close to the sound the pulse 3d has. Returned them ALL. So glad I got these.

    Oct 03, 2021 14:40
  • Review by gilbert2837, 8 out of 10
    Nice set, but not the best

    I bought this for my 13 year old gamer, and he enjoyed it, the only complaint I have is never is on sale ,when you compare it with another brand like, ASTRO A40, or HYPER X CLOUD 2, or TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 , this are much more expensive brands and sometimes we found it @ the same price, ($99 on sale)overall is not a bad product, good sound, light weight, comfortable and pretty fast charging and if you have a big ears this is not for you

    Sep 19, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Nino, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    These are one of the best gaming headphones I have experienced. Love this product, the sound quality is superb and the microphone is amazing. They feel perfect on your head no pressure from the band or anything. Definitely recommend it.

    Oct 28, 2021 06:09
  • Review by Shall, 10 out of 10
    Good headset!!

    It’s a nice headset and sounds great. I was afraid it wouldn’t fit me due to all of the negative reviews I was reading on them. That was not the case and they fit me just fine. I do think that the controls on them are a bit awkward and not user friendly. They are comfortable and you kind of forget you are wearing them for a long time. I would recommend this headset.

    Feb 20, 2021 10:51
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Aug 24, 2021 19:00
  • 9.2score
    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
    HyperX - Cloud II Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC and Playstation - Black/Red
    Description

    The HyperX Cloud II was built to be an ultra-comfortable gaming headset. As millions continue to utilize it as their preferred gaming headset, we proudly present the HyperX Cloud II Wireless. Featuring long-lasting 30-hour battery life. The 53mm drivers deliver impressive audio, along with a 7.1 virtual surround sound toggle for improved positional audio. It's compatible with Windows PC and PlayStation.

    7 Features
  • Gaming-grade wireless: The low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection. With 20 meters of wireless range, you can step away from your system while still staying connected to voice chat and the entertainment.
  • Signature HyperX comfort: Premium memory foam and soft, pliable leatherette deliver legendary comfort. It’s also lightweight, making it more comfortable to use during long gaming sessions.
  • 53mm drivers deliver immersive audio: Get immersed in your games and audio entertainment with the high-quality sound provided by the large, 53mm drivers.
  • HyperX 7.1 surround sound: Toggle the virtual 7.1 surround sound on to take better advantage of important positional audio cues and an expanded sense of space.
  • Durable aluminum frame: Tough enough to withstand the perils of daily gaming and adjustable to comfortably fit around a variety of head sizes.
  • Battery life: Long lasting 30 - hour battery life.
  • Compatible: Windows PC and PlayStation
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mario, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!

    Great wireless headset! Great sound quality but the mic could be better but not complaining as people can still hear me kind of clear. Good feeling over the ears! Battery also last so long.

    Feb 18, 2021 19:07
  • Review by Will, 8 out of 10
    3-4 stars. Not quite as good as the original

    First off I owned the original cloud 2 for my PS4 and it was phenomenal with the sound card to amp it up and really push the drivers. Do to multiple dogs the cord was a huge inconvenience and was a major hinder so I upgraded to the cloud flight. Holy cow was that ever the right decision because it was like getting almost the sound quality of the cloud 2 but wireless and best all around for all audio. I always said if they ever made the cloud 2 wireless I wouldn't hesitate to grab them. Now that they're here and I have them they aren't the same. Sound quality is really good but somewhere they just aren't as loud which is a bummer which leaves them just lacking from the original. The bass gets a little muddy when watching movies and they just need a few more decibels for gaming. That would definitely make these the best competitive gaming headset for the money. The improvements on "7.1 surround sound" was most impressive and definitely a huge upgrade but the flight is definitely the better option for less money. Unfortunately I will probably return these unless I can find some software update I'm missing and heading back to the flight or flight S. The price should be lower on these as well, feels like the wired should be $80 and the wireless $100-$120 tops. To simple, no swivel, not loud enough and no replacement ear cushions for $150 is kinda over priced seeings how the market is so competitive at this price range with better bang for the buck. The wired version comes with a travel bag, sound card and replacement ear cushions for $80. Hyperx you need to take note and rethink riding the coat tails of the OG cloud 2. In closing a solid headset but look for them to go on sale

    Jan 27, 2021 22:41
  • Review by sidezr, 10 out of 10
    Best wireless gaming headset I've owned

    I bought this headset after a failed Steelseries 9 purchase, and I don't regret it.

    Pros:

    - Works great and sounds great.

    - Doesn't need setup out of the box.

    - The surround feature is noticeable.

    - The battery life is great.

    - Feels sturdy and high quality.

    - Comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

    Cons:

    - Mic must be removed from the headset to get it out of the way. I can see this being a problem in the future if it is removed and re-inserted constantly.

    - No Bluetooth for extra connections to other devices.

    - Can't configure time length of auto turn of feature.

    The things I have against this headset are basically extra features I would have liked, but the simplicity of this device speaks for itself.

    I would recommend it.

    Oct 05, 2021 23:36
  • Review by Toms, 10 out of 10
    Surround Works - Great Mid tones

    These are No.1 on many charts and I was skeptical. I didn't want some gimmicky gaming headset but these are pretty fabulous. They support 7.1 channel or Stereo. The surround sound works and the balance of audio levels is fantastic. Some surround headphones are buggy to but these work really excellent and the audio quality is fabulous. High quality 48k 16bit with excellent sound production 7.1 support for gaming and Stereo for music. I'm extremely happy with these after having several different pairs of headphones. They look good as well!

    Nov 07, 2021 08:46
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Great value for USB receiver headset.

    after a month of use, the comfort is unmatched. the audio quality and noise canceling are solid, battery life is good. Visual indicator on Mic Boom of when you are muted (via the headset, big deal for work from home scenario). connects via USB receiver, can use the HyperX app for more granular controls and firmware updates, but not required. overall very pleased with this after having the wired version for a few years.

    Nov 02, 2021 09:56
  • Review by skam, 10 out of 10
    Good phone me use often

    me like, good product :) I have to have at least 50 characters to post this so this is just filler

    Jack Harper : How can man die better: than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods. ...

    Jack Harper : If we have souls, they are made of the love we share... ...

    Jack Harper : I wonder, if I come to you, at night - in dreams, in the day - as memories.

    that's from Oblivion (2013) staring tom cruise and some guy named jack

    I've never watch the movie i just searched oblivion and that is what came up

    Sep 19, 2021 17:37
  • Review by Humathecat, 10 out of 10
    Great wireless gaming headset

    Great wireless gaming headset. We use for a desktop pc and the sound and mic clarity are great compared to cheaper model gaming headsets. The construction is robust as well with metal rather than plastic at maximum stress spots.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:47
  • Review by KingKnight, 8 out of 10
    Very good headset.

    The cord to power the device is very short (about 2 ft). So I purchased an extension. Sometimes there are glitches and it does not "take". For the most part I have not had any issues and am free to walk around while listening to the audio. The headset is very comfortable. Sound is clear.

    Oct 29, 2021 21:21
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Barracuda X Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, and Android - Mercury
    Description

    The Barracuda X is a slim, lightweight headset designed for maximum versatility. It is a 4-in-1 wireless headset, with a USB-C dongle that allows wireless connection to PC, PlayStation, Switch and Android. Incredibly comfortable with swivelling earcups, plush memory foam ear cushions and weighing just under 250g, the Barracuda X is a gamer’s ideal multi-purpose headset for gaming both indoors and on the go.

    6 Features
  • Wireless USB-C Multi-Platform Connectivity for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Android Device: With a high-speed 2.4GHz connection, enjoy seamless audio whether you’re gaming at home or out with your phone, easily jumping between devices thanks to a versatile USB-C dongle with USB-A extender.
  • 250g Ergonomic Design for All-day Comfort Both Indoors and Out: Built for gaming marathons yet portable enough for daily commutes, its lightweight build is complemented by breathable memory foam ear cushions and swiveling earcups for a snug, comfortable fit.
  • Razer™ TriForce 40mm Drivers for High-end Audio Performance: Our patented 3-part driver design pushes out exceptional highs, mids and lows that doesn’t muddy, providing deeper gaming immersion and a more dynamic listening experience for music and videos.
  • Detachable Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic for Crystal-clear Voice Capture When Needed: While the mic is tuned to suppress background noise for enhanced voice capture during gaming, it can also be easily removed to make the headset more travel-friendly for mobile use.
  • On-Headset Controls for Greater Convenience: Enjoy effortless control over your music, videos, and call with easily accessible buttons located underneath the Razer Barracuda X’s earcups.
  • 20 Hours Battery Life with USB-C Charging for All-day Use: With enough juice to power you through a full day of gaming and commuting, the Razer Barracuda X is designed with an endurance that matches its versatility.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly (!!!) outstanding multi-role headset

    BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:

    I can't say as I've ever been a big Razer fanboy when it came to their headsets. I have tried and passed on various wired/wireless iterations of the Kraken, Nari, and Blackshark for a variety of comfort, sound, and sometimes even software support issues. BUT, the Barracuda X came out of nowhere to totally blow my expectations out of the water and turn in some remarkably fine gaming AND multimedia performance for both the PC and Switch, all while overcoming some of the comfort issues that dogged a few of their previous outings. And all of this was on tap without needing Razer's sometimes bloated and resource-heavy Synapse client! Frankly, I was skeptical that the Barracuda X would be a keeper after a recent disappointment with the Blackshark V2 X, but Razer appears to have put its best foot forward with this headset and the results were simply outstanding. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED if you're hunting in the crowded $100 headset market for something comfortable, versatile, and sporting a powerful, engaging, but definitely not bloated, sound signature.

    A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK:

    Starting with style, build quality and comfort, Razer has eschewed their normal, over-the-top gamer aesthetic and loud RGB bling for something that looks more like a middle-of-the-road consumer headset with styling cues very similar to the Sony WH-1000XM4. In fact, if it weren't for the subtle Razer logos etched in the earcups, you'd be hard-pressed to identify the Barracuda X as a Razer gaming headset at all--definitely a plus if you want these to fit into a workplace or other subdued public setting. The mostly plastic construction keeps the weight down (just 250 grams), yet the construction feels solid with nary a creak to be heard. The underside of the headband is generously padded with a very long strip of faux leather that runs virtually the entire length of the headband assembly. Thankfully, the headband itself features a fairly natural curvature that dramatically reduces topside hotspots (at least for someone with a reasonably adult-sized head) by spreading the points of contact along a much wider section of your skull. The internal headband support is metal but still slightly flexible--this allows the headband to retain its primary shape yet still respond to gentle pressure so you can personalize fit and curvature even further--there's even a quick passage in the manual about making these slight adjustments to the headband to improve longevity.

    The earpads feature pillow-soft memory foam under a breathable mesh covering. While this does decrease passive noise isolation a bit, it makes them VERY comfortable against the skin, and keeps your ears from overheating during longer gaming sessions. Although billed as over-the-ear cans, the earpad openings on the Barracuda X are actually pretty small, falling somewhere between the wider stadium-shaped openings of the Arctis 7/Wireless Pro and the narrower ovals of the Audeze Mobius. In practice, this meant that a good deal of the earpads were pressing in on the lobes/outer anatomy of my ear. However, the soft earpad material, coupled with the design/construction of the headband, meant that on-ear contact and inward clamping forces were actually VERY comfortable. Unlike the unyielding construction and high clamping force of the Blackshark V2 X (which resulted in so much discomfort I had to remove the headset every 20-30 minutes), I was EASILY wearing the Barracuda X for 2-3 hour gaming sessions at a single go without ever needing to touch or readjust the headset even once.

    Moving on to function and controls, the Barracuda X puts all the controls and ports on the left earcup. Although the control possibilities themselves are minimal, this also means you're never really fumbling around from one earcup to the other trying to find volume, mute, or the power button. The volume wheel is nestled between the power and mic mute buttons...all are spaced far enough apart to allow easy access and manipulation without undue risk of adjusting one control while reaching for another. Although they are the same shape, the mic mute button features a longer push-button action than the power/multi-function button; however, there are no accompanying tones or LED status lights to indicate when the mic is muted. Nevertheless, the mic-on position (raised) feels different enough from the mute position (flush against the earcup) that I doubt anyone would mistake one position for the other--note that there is no mixing control dial for mic & playback volume levels. The main power button produces a set of rising & falling tones when the headset powers up or down--there are no spoken voice status indicators here. Beyond that, a single, double or triple press of the power button provides functions for play/pause & call accept/end, skip track and previous track--these functions worked perfectly from the headset when I was streaming Amazon music from my PC.

    The Barracuda X works wirelessly with a small, paddle-shaped USB-C dongle; Windows reported output formal support up to 16-bit/48khz. The male USB-C connector on the dongle was long enough that it still seated securely in my daughter's Nintendo Switch, even through a full-body bumper case; the dongle does not appear to be large enough to intrude during handheld use. The Switch recognized the dongle immediately and playback began instantly without any setup or menu adjustments--very nice! You are also provided a USB-A to female USB-C cable that gives you a connection point in case you don't have an open USB-C port. Wireless range was about 25-30 ft around a corner before I noticed the first bit of signal degradation; range was even better (~50 ft) while I maintained direct line of sight to my PC. The headset can also operate in passive/analog mode using the provided 3.5mm combination (stereo and microphone) cable. Note that Razer did not include an audio/mic breakout cable, so you'll need to provide one of your own if your PC, laptop, or other device has separate analog jacks for audio output and mic input. The headset will not function as an external sound card without the dongle--the additional USB-A to USB-C cable is for charging only. The removable microphone (thank you!) features a foam windscreen and an idiot-proof, one-way insertion design into the earcup. The boom is long enough to position the mic well inside the outer edge of your mouth, and it nicely stays in place once bent into position (that has not always been my experience with other boom-style mics!). It would have been nice if Razer had included a small bag or case with the headset (though the earcups do swivel flat for low-profile stowage), and the analog cable is only about 53" tip-to-tip so you can't game in wired mode very comfortably if your PC is situated quite far from your seat. But aside from those observations, the Barracuda X comes very nicely appointed.

    Finally, let's talk about performance. I didn't find mic recording quality or levels to be problematic at all; my teammates online had no trouble hearing me in the heat of battle, and my voice was devoid of any extreme distortion or tinny/metallic tones that I've experienced with lesser quality mics (YMMV depending on your setup/software support). As indicated up front, this headset does NOT require Synapse, but Razer's simulated 7.1 audio application is a separate (though mercifully small) client/download. Once you register your headset, you'll get a code to activate the program; but frankly, it doesn't seem all that necessary, at least on a Windows machine. The Razer 7.1 virtual surround solution isn't integrated with the OS like Windows Sonic or Dolby/DTS--you have to select a virtual 7.1 device (from the 'Sounds' settings page, or from the system tray) and then turn on 7.1 surround processing using the separate Razer 7.1 app (and then leave it running). The effect does add some depth/reverb, but it sounds pretty close (if not slightly inferior) to Windows Sonic IMO--Dolby & DTS are far more immersive and provide much greater realism in terms of a wide soundstage and convincing sound-source panning/localization. Once installed, you may upgrade to THX's Spatial Audio app (and are given a 50%-off code as incentive), but the number of supported games is currently somewhat limited so I eventually uninstalled Razer's 7.1 client in favor of the Dolby and DTS virtual surround processing solutions.

    Yeah, great...but how did the Barracuda X actually SOUND? In a word--fantastic (especially at this price point)! Overall, I found these cans to be very pleasant and non-fatiguing with just a bit of "gamer-appropriate" bloom in the low end. Transient response felt very accurate--instruments & notes on busier tracks didn't seem to be distorting or smearing into each other. Highs and mids seemed quite articulate with female vocals & acoustic instruments sounding clear and clean without getting harsh or sibilant at very high frequencies. Compared to the Acrtis Pro Wireless and Audeze Mobius headsets, the Barracuda X did feel just a hair less "airy" or "breathy"--it was only a subtle difference in detail retrieval, but still noticeable, especially during some quick A/B comparisons on a repeating loop. However, those headsets also cost 3x-4x more, so the fact that the Barracuda X turned in such a strong performance in comparison is more than admirable. In the low end, however, the Barracuda X definitely kicked things up a notch--mid-bass and deep bass (like bass guitars or kick drums) had some extra oomph and almost palpable heft over both of those higher-end gaming headsets. Fortunately, however, all that extra warmth and low-end body never sounded muddy or overblown, nor did it wear me down over time. If you favor a warmer/bass-tilting sound signature, I'm very happy to report that the Barracuda X felt like it delivered without overpowering everything else in the mix. Well done, Razer--this one is a keeper!

    Aug 06, 2021 16:26
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    LOVE the Headset - HATE the Dongle

    While suspiciously similar to the (older and cheaper) Steelseries Arctic 1, Razer’s Barracuda X is a great headset - so long as you are not bothered by the dongle (which is required for the wireless functionality).

    The headset is affordable, lightweight, produces balanced sound, is comfortable to wear (even with glasses), very simple to control, has great battery life, a stellar microphone, and is compatible with nearly every device (except for iPhones) - But, I absolutely hate being tied to the dongle. Apparently the Hyperspeed Wireless technology has virtually no latency - which makes it technically better for gaming compared to Bluetooth. Bluetooth, however, is universally compatible with nearly every product that produces audio and it doesn’t require a dongle.

    The dongle plugs into a USB-C port, but it is so wide that it blocks the other inputs on a laptop (see attached picture). To solve this issue, Razer has included a USB-A to USB-C extension cable. The added cable does ensure that the dongle doesn’t block other ports, but makes the dongle bulky. I would honestly rather have a Bluetooth connection as it would GREATLY improve the convenience of the Barracuda X.

    ...Bluetooth headsets are able to connect to multiple devices - which means that while you are gaming, you can also connect to your phone and listen to music, or accept phone calls. With the Barracuda X, you only have a single audio connection - which is really too bad. The headset design is low profile enough that it can actually pass as a pair of stereo headphones - instead of being the average bulky gaming headset that makes the wearer look like an air traffic controller. If the dongle was not required for wireless use, the Barracuda X could be the only headphones I need for home and for travel.

    For a headset that is only used primarily in one location, or with one device - I do absolutely recommend the Barracuda X. But, if you want a single headset for multi-use that will travel with you - I believe that a Bluetooth headset is a better option.

    - CONS:

    - Requires a dongle for wireless functionality

    - No Active Noise Cancelation

    - Ear cups are rather small

    - Ear cups are shallow so ears press against the inside fabric

    - No cooling gel used in the padding

    - Ear cup padding is not replaceable

    - No official iPhone support

    - No built in audio controls other than Play/Pause

    - No Bluetooth functionality

    - Cannot connect to multiple devices at once

    - No battery meter / indicator

    - 3.5 mm cord has no microphone or controls built in

    Aug 17, 2021 16:13
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight with wide range of compatibilty

    I have had the pleasure of owning and using a large variety of gaming headsets – the Razer Barracuda X makes my 9th I believe. However, these are only my second pair of wireless headsets. My first wireless headphones are my Plantronics Rig 800HD, which I have been using as my daily drivers for 3 years now. I have come to appreciate the mobility of wireless headphones in the last year and a half while being WFH and virtual learning for my two younger kids. Something about being able to maintain a chat on my basement computer while making sandwiches upstairs for my kids is really convenient. Usually this extra freedom comes with some tradeoffs – added weight, reduced features compared to wired sets of similar price, and compatibility. I’ve have found this isn't necessarily the case for the Barracuda’s.

    Build Quality/Design

    The Barracuda X has a pretty standard closed back design with a detachable mic boom and a few on-body controls. The headset uses a traditional headband with leatherette wrapped foam padding (about 3/8-1/2” thick). The earcups are wrapped in a breathable nylon mesh. Each earcup is able to rotate – they rotate inwards slightly to better fit different head shapes and can lay flat when rotating outwards (keeps the mic from hitting the other earcup when rotating like this). The headset itself is fairly lightweight (250g) – maybe a touch lighter than my Rigs. The plastic doesn’t feel cheap and the fit and finish is good – no sharp points, or unfinished edges. One thing I always look out for is if the headphones creak when you put them on, but the Barracuda’s don’t show any hint of that. The earcups are mated to the headband with a metal strap that adjusts for different head sizes – pretty standard.

    The left earcup holds all of the controls/ports – power, mute, volume wheel, mic port, USB C charging port, and 3.5mm port. The mic port is also a 3.5mm but it has a different opening – circle with a flat on one side that acts as a guide for the mic. Included in the box are all of the connection cables. The charge cable (USB A to USB C), 5ft long 3.5mm (male-male) audio cable, extension cable (USB A male to USB C female), and the USB C wireless adapter. Each of the cords comes with an attached rubber cable wrap to bundle the cord up. Each cord appears to be well made, but are just jacketed in a textured rubber – no braid or anything like that. The 3.5mm cable utilizes TRRS connectors on both ends – the headphone side is a straight connector, and the device side is a 90° connector. If this cable ever gets damaged or lost you could replace it with an off the shelf cable without any problem. The box also includes a pretty nice setup/user guide which is somewhat rare these days.

    The volume control is a scroll wheel with stops (it doesn’t spin infinitely in either direction). This control only affects the headset and doesn’t adjust the sound output of the device. I’m used to wireless headphones/earbuds controlling the overall system volume, not just the headphones volume. The power button has multiple functions. If connected to a phone or PC you can use the power button to play/pause a song (single press), answer an incoming call or hang up (single press), skip track (double press), previous track (triple press). These button presses are very responsive and easy to execute which is nice for a change. Turning on the headset requires pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds, and once on a tone plays through the speakers. Powering off is the same method, but a different tone plays. The headset auto shuts off after some period of time if nothing is playing or using the headset (maybe 20 min).

    Comfort

    The design of the Barracuda X lends itself to long term comfort. The lightweight design and soft padded earcups keep them comfortable for long sessions. The earcups breathability kept my ears from feeling hot/sweaty. The headband is wide enough to spread out the load and keeps it from producing a pressure band across the top of my head. Overall the Barracuda’s could comfortably be worn for hours at a time without feeling any fatigue or discomfort.

    Compatibility

    One of the big selling points of the Barracuda is its broad compatibility. Using the USB C dongle its compatible with Android phones, the Switch, PS4/5 (with included USB extension adapter cable), and PC (extension cable might be needed unless a USB C port is available). Using the 3.5mm cable the headphones expand their compatibility to Xbox and any other devices that carry a 3.5mm jack. The only area the Barracuda X doesn’t cover is Bluetooth connectivity.

    Sound

    The Barracuda X’s come with a single, preloaded EQ. There is no adjustability on this front outside of controlling the EQ’s on the source device.

    Moving on from that the headphones employ Razer’s 40mm Triforce drivers. 40mm is a fairly standard driver size in most of today’s headphones and usually translates to small, but punchy bass, good mids, and highs. Playing music or games that employ a lot of low/rumbly bass the drivers are a little lacking, which I have found is the norm unless you go to 50mm drivers. This is more or less what I found while using the Barracuda’s for music and games. Playing FNF the headphones kept up well with the music/beat and remained crisp. I played a lot of Halo and Wreckfest on PC, and those games sounded great. Footsteps were as sharp and easy to hear as the gunfire and grenade bangs. Even though the earcups aren’t perfect at noise isolation due to their material, they still blocked enough of the outside world to allow the finer details to come through (footsteps and movement sounds). Wreckfest played well with the abilities of the headset – engine noise, crashes, squealing tires were all replicated well.

    For music reproduction the Barracuda’s worked great. Again, they are a limited by how deep/rumbly they can get but that only plays into some genre’s of music that I listen to. For the most part the music sounds great. Rock/pop both play well, and are on par with most of my headphones.

    The edge the Barracuda’s have is they are light and comfortable enough to handle listening to music or playing games for long periods without needing to take a break.

    Mic

    The mic the Barracuda uses is on a detachable flexible boom with a somewhat large foam windscreen. The mic itself is setup to filter out as much background noise as possible while keeping your voice clear. I have a tower fan blowing right by me that the mic filtered out, and it even filtered out the sound of my semi-clacky keyboard. However, all of this filtering seems to come at the cost of me sounding quieter. On PC I can adjust my mic volume to boost my voice, but on my phone I don’t have that luxury. It’s not that I sound muted or anything, but when comparing to my other headsets I come across the quietest with the Barracuda’s.

    The one thing that bums me out is the lack of side tone/mic monitoring. This is just a crucial feature to me nowadays. I have become accustom to it on my other headsets, and the ones that don’t have it don’t isolate my ears as well as the Barracuda’s. It’s almost like if you are going to do a good job of providing noise isolation, then you need to have a provision for sidetone. This should be absolutely doable with a wireless headset.

    Other Thoughts

    I wish the Barracuda’s came with a bag or case. There are so many cords, the dongle, and the mic that I can see something important getting easily lost. Thankfully I had a spare headset pouch I wasn’t using that these can now reside in.

    I want to have a better battery indicator. With my Rig’s I can bump the power button really quick and it will tell me (via audio through the speakers) if my battery is high/med/low. With the Barracuda’s you only get informed when you are at <30% by the little status light on the back of the left earcup turning red. You are again alerted at <10% when the light starts to blink red. Both of these indications require you to remove the headset to check the little light. Just seems this could be handled better.

    The volume wheel is precariously placed. I find myself accidentally scrolling it with my thumb just by taking the headset off or putting it back on. Either the wheel needs to be a little more resistive to accidental scrolls, or it needs to be relocated.

    Conclusion

    Overall, the Barracuda X’s provide a great value proposition for anyone looking for a solid headset platform with more compatibility than you normally get in a wireless setup. The headset is lightweight and comfortable, and they provide fairly good sound reproduction as well. The mic does a great job of filtering out background noise, so even in a noisy environment your voice will still be heard. I wish it had a couple of features (carry pouch, side tone), but none of them are dealbreakers.

    Aug 08, 2021 01:49
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Super versatile gaming fun!

    Razer Barracuda X I found in my time of use very solid PC headphones I would easily recommend but there is so much more that makes the price way more compelling. With these headphones, there is a USB-C Dongle that you can use with a variety of consoles as well. This making headphones with the Nintendo Switch / Android / and a Playstation 5 as easy as plugging it in. I like what they have done with these new Barracuda X: the ease of use and its design to be as versatile as your gaming limits.

    They come with a wireless USB-C Dongle for PC, Switch, and Android. For Playstation (and PCs without a USB-C) Don't worry, because you can still use these headphones with the provided USB-C to USB-A cord. There is an AUX cord for older devices with a headphone jack so your hardware is never left behind. Razer has taken care of every angle when it comes to your gaming needs for private listening. You have a detachable mic that is very clear with voice chatting, people were able to hear me clearly in matches of Overwatch.

    For PS5 users, it's a great option to have for 3rd party headphones, They seem to be on par with the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset from Sony. The sound and Bass aren't strong but it's clear with a wide range of sound to hear footsteps and gunshots in the game you are playing. but I found these headphones way more comfortable than PULSE 3D, Barracuda X is lightweight and feels so good on the head. Cushions are nice and padded with the earcup feeling plush. Big thumbs up in that department to razer; even with the on-headset controls all of the buttons feel naturally placed in position from the volume rocker to the placement of the mute button. I can't tell you the countless times game manufacturers get this wrong. USB-C charges the headphones pretty rapidly.

    For Switch Users, This is probably one of the best headphones to get. The USB-C dongle doesn't protrude out that far from the bottom part of the switch. As far as sound well it is as good as the Switch allows it to be. These are just a nice wireless option to have.

    I mainly used these headphones on a Switch and a PC (Asus ROG M16) with Dolby Atmos activated and it was an amazing experience. I just think they are really great headphones in this price range. They sound good and they don't break the bank at all. They also look great and aren't too flashy with RGB or a wild light show. Design-wise they don't stand out much but they look nice with Razer branding on the headband glossy black.

    After coming off using the Barracuda X, it's a headset that is or could be the only ideal multi-purpose headphones you'll need. They sound good, look fantastic, are lightweight, wireless, and work with many gaming devices. The bass is a little lacking but the headphones are overall just great if you are a gamer especially if you are using a Nintendo Switch. Razer made a good product and if you want great headphones that are affordable, these are a good model to start with.

    Aug 02, 2021 20:07
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Decent sounds, very comfortable

    I am always in need for gaming headsets due to the variety of platforms I can use it on. Living in a world of virtual meetings and online classes, it’s essential to have good sounds, microphone, and a sense of comfort for these long meetings. The Razer Barracuda is a nice entry for all of my needs, as I need cross platform: gaming, zoom, and entertainment.

    I really enjoy the simplicity of these headsets. It is literally a “plug-in-play” device. Included is the usb-c receiver that you plug into your device. The headset will automatically pair up. This is so someone. Yes, you do lose a usb-c port and that is a struggle for devices that only have 1 or 2 ports. I used this for my Surface Pro 7 and Pixel Slate that has limited ports. My gaming computer does offer more connection so that is not a problem.

    The sounds are decent. Bass is full and deep while the mids are clear. The over the ear cushion is a nice feel for my ears along with the cushioned headband. Microphone can be detached, which is nice for those moments you need to transport it in a bag. Included are a couple of usb cords for charging and plug-in for computers without a usb-c port, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack which is good for my XBox controller.

    Overall, a nice sounding headset with great sounds and comfortable feel to it.

    Aug 06, 2021 17:53
  • Review by iMyx, 2 out of 10
    Terrible build quality

    Great sound. great functionality

    very comfortable. TERRIBLE BUILD QUALITY! Less than a month of use and they break while in my bag. Razer needs to make their products more durable.

    Nov 01, 2021 11:20
  • Review by BillFromKC, 10 out of 10
    Solid headset for gamers on multiple platforms

    I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    The Razer Barracuda X wireless gaming headset is a solid choice for those who game on multiple platforms. While it lacks Bluetooth connectivity, the USB-C wireless dongle makes connection to modern platforms like Android phones, the Nintendo Switch, the iPad Pro, and computers with USB connectivity. An included USB-A to USB-C adapter cable makes connecting to a console or an older computer without USB-C easy. Charging the headset itself is also easy thanks to its USB-C connector. There's also an analog feature with included cable with this headset, which is handy if you have older devices or you want to use these with an iPhone (make sure you have a Lightning to headphone adapter).

    Audio quality is pretty great overall - I didn't notice a difference between lossless streaming on Apple Music with these using a wired or wireless connection on my Mac. The microphone is clear and doesn't pick up on too much background noise. Bass is clear, highs are clear, and voices don't get muddy as you turn up the volume.

    They're also surprisingly comfortable for longer gaming sessions. I kept at it with my Switch for a few hours and while I did realize I had them on, they stayed cool and comfortable.

    Even the price for these are good. I was expecting the "Razer Tax", and these don't have that.

    The biggest and only drawback I have with these is the lack of Bluetooth; I'd like to connect them to my iPhone without the cable, even with audio quality loss. If there's any other drawback for anyone, it's the lack of RGB lighting on them. While this doesn't bother me at all (I find RGB distracting), I realize some people want RGB.

    All in all, Razer did well with the Barracuda X headset.

    Aug 02, 2021 17:20
  • Review by TheRealDanimal, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the price

    I am a razer fan boy for sure and when they came out this affordable wireless headset i low key lost my mind. Just looks so clean and the removable mic is essential if you want to go out in public using it with your phone or laptop. Its has just enough the right amount of gamer look where you arent telling everyone "hEy iM a gAmEr." Sound quility is very good for the price. No sennheiser but its good never the less. Wish there was straight bluetooth capabilities for my phone but the dongle for my pc and laptop is great. Plug and play is 11/10.

    Nov 06, 2021 08:47
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Barracuda X Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, and Android - Mercury
    Description

    The Barracuda X is a slim, lightweight headset designed for maximum versatility. It is a 4-in-1 wireless headset, with a USB-C dongle that allows wireless connection to PC, PlayStation, Switch and Android. Incredibly comfortable with swivelling earcups, plush memory foam ear cushions and weighing just under 250g, the Barracuda X is a gamer’s ideal multi-purpose headset for gaming both indoors and on the go.

    6 Features
  • Wireless USB-C Multi-Platform Connectivity for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Android Device: With a high-speed 2.4GHz connection, enjoy seamless audio whether you’re gaming at home or out with your phone, easily jumping between devices thanks to a versatile USB-C dongle with USB-A extender.
  • 250g Ergonomic Design for All-day Comfort Both Indoors and Out: Built for gaming marathons yet portable enough for daily commutes, its lightweight build is complemented by breathable memory foam ear cushions and swiveling earcups for a snug, comfortable fit.
  • Razer™ TriForce 40mm Drivers for High-end Audio Performance: Our patented 3-part driver design pushes out exceptional highs, mids and lows that doesn’t muddy, providing deeper gaming immersion and a more dynamic listening experience for music and videos.
  • Detachable Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic for Crystal-clear Voice Capture When Needed: While the mic is tuned to suppress background noise for enhanced voice capture during gaming, it can also be easily removed to make the headset more travel-friendly for mobile use.
  • On-Headset Controls for Greater Convenience: Enjoy effortless control over your music, videos, and call with easily accessible buttons located underneath the Razer Barracuda X’s earcups.
  • 20 Hours Battery Life with USB-C Charging for All-day Use: With enough juice to power you through a full day of gaming and commuting, the Razer Barracuda X is designed with an endurance that matches its versatility.
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  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly (!!!) outstanding multi-role headset

    BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:

    I can't say as I've ever been a big Razer fanboy when it came to their headsets. I have tried and passed on various wired/wireless iterations of the Kraken, Nari, and Blackshark for a variety of comfort, sound, and sometimes even software support issues. BUT, the Barracuda X came out of nowhere to totally blow my expectations out of the water and turn in some remarkably fine gaming AND multimedia performance for both the PC and Switch, all while overcoming some of the comfort issues that dogged a few of their previous outings. And all of this was on tap without needing Razer's sometimes bloated and resource-heavy Synapse client! Frankly, I was skeptical that the Barracuda X would be a keeper after a recent disappointment with the Blackshark V2 X, but Razer appears to have put its best foot forward with this headset and the results were simply outstanding. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED if you're hunting in the crowded $100 headset market for something comfortable, versatile, and sporting a powerful, engaging, but definitely not bloated, sound signature.

    A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK:

    Starting with style, build quality and comfort, Razer has eschewed their normal, over-the-top gamer aesthetic and loud RGB bling for something that looks more like a middle-of-the-road consumer headset with styling cues very similar to the Sony WH-1000XM4. In fact, if it weren't for the subtle Razer logos etched in the earcups, you'd be hard-pressed to identify the Barracuda X as a Razer gaming headset at all--definitely a plus if you want these to fit into a workplace or other subdued public setting. The mostly plastic construction keeps the weight down (just 250 grams), yet the construction feels solid with nary a creak to be heard. The underside of the headband is generously padded with a very long strip of faux leather that runs virtually the entire length of the headband assembly. Thankfully, the headband itself features a fairly natural curvature that dramatically reduces topside hotspots (at least for someone with a reasonably adult-sized head) by spreading the points of contact along a much wider section of your skull. The internal headband support is metal but still slightly flexible--this allows the headband to retain its primary shape yet still respond to gentle pressure so you can personalize fit and curvature even further--there's even a quick passage in the manual about making these slight adjustments to the headband to improve longevity.

    The earpads feature pillow-soft memory foam under a breathable mesh covering. While this does decrease passive noise isolation a bit, it makes them VERY comfortable against the skin, and keeps your ears from overheating during longer gaming sessions. Although billed as over-the-ear cans, the earpad openings on the Barracuda X are actually pretty small, falling somewhere between the wider stadium-shaped openings of the Arctis 7/Wireless Pro and the narrower ovals of the Audeze Mobius. In practice, this meant that a good deal of the earpads were pressing in on the lobes/outer anatomy of my ear. However, the soft earpad material, coupled with the design/construction of the headband, meant that on-ear contact and inward clamping forces were actually VERY comfortable. Unlike the unyielding construction and high clamping force of the Blackshark V2 X (which resulted in so much discomfort I had to remove the headset every 20-30 minutes), I was EASILY wearing the Barracuda X for 2-3 hour gaming sessions at a single go without ever needing to touch or readjust the headset even once.

    Moving on to function and controls, the Barracuda X puts all the controls and ports on the left earcup. Although the control possibilities themselves are minimal, this also means you're never really fumbling around from one earcup to the other trying to find volume, mute, or the power button. The volume wheel is nestled between the power and mic mute buttons...all are spaced far enough apart to allow easy access and manipulation without undue risk of adjusting one control while reaching for another. Although they are the same shape, the mic mute button features a longer push-button action than the power/multi-function button; however, there are no accompanying tones or LED status lights to indicate when the mic is muted. Nevertheless, the mic-on position (raised) feels different enough from the mute position (flush against the earcup) that I doubt anyone would mistake one position for the other--note that there is no mixing control dial for mic & playback volume levels. The main power button produces a set of rising & falling tones when the headset powers up or down--there are no spoken voice status indicators here. Beyond that, a single, double or triple press of the power button provides functions for play/pause & call accept/end, skip track and previous track--these functions worked perfectly from the headset when I was streaming Amazon music from my PC.

    The Barracuda X works wirelessly with a small, paddle-shaped USB-C dongle; Windows reported output formal support up to 16-bit/48khz. The male USB-C connector on the dongle was long enough that it still seated securely in my daughter's Nintendo Switch, even through a full-body bumper case; the dongle does not appear to be large enough to intrude during handheld use. The Switch recognized the dongle immediately and playback began instantly without any setup or menu adjustments--very nice! You are also provided a USB-A to female USB-C cable that gives you a connection point in case you don't have an open USB-C port. Wireless range was about 25-30 ft around a corner before I noticed the first bit of signal degradation; range was even better (~50 ft) while I maintained direct line of sight to my PC. The headset can also operate in passive/analog mode using the provided 3.5mm combination (stereo and microphone) cable. Note that Razer did not include an audio/mic breakout cable, so you'll need to provide one of your own if your PC, laptop, or other device has separate analog jacks for audio output and mic input. The headset will not function as an external sound card without the dongle--the additional USB-A to USB-C cable is for charging only. The removable microphone (thank you!) features a foam windscreen and an idiot-proof, one-way insertion design into the earcup. The boom is long enough to position the mic well inside the outer edge of your mouth, and it nicely stays in place once bent into position (that has not always been my experience with other boom-style mics!). It would have been nice if Razer had included a small bag or case with the headset (though the earcups do swivel flat for low-profile stowage), and the analog cable is only about 53" tip-to-tip so you can't game in wired mode very comfortably if your PC is situated quite far from your seat. But aside from those observations, the Barracuda X comes very nicely appointed.

    Finally, let's talk about performance. I didn't find mic recording quality or levels to be problematic at all; my teammates online had no trouble hearing me in the heat of battle, and my voice was devoid of any extreme distortion or tinny/metallic tones that I've experienced with lesser quality mics (YMMV depending on your setup/software support). As indicated up front, this headset does NOT require Synapse, but Razer's simulated 7.1 audio application is a separate (though mercifully small) client/download. Once you register your headset, you'll get a code to activate the program; but frankly, it doesn't seem all that necessary, at least on a Windows machine. The Razer 7.1 virtual surround solution isn't integrated with the OS like Windows Sonic or Dolby/DTS--you have to select a virtual 7.1 device (from the 'Sounds' settings page, or from the system tray) and then turn on 7.1 surround processing using the separate Razer 7.1 app (and then leave it running). The effect does add some depth/reverb, but it sounds pretty close (if not slightly inferior) to Windows Sonic IMO--Dolby & DTS are far more immersive and provide much greater realism in terms of a wide soundstage and convincing sound-source panning/localization. Once installed, you may upgrade to THX's Spatial Audio app (and are given a 50%-off code as incentive), but the number of supported games is currently somewhat limited so I eventually uninstalled Razer's 7.1 client in favor of the Dolby and DTS virtual surround processing solutions.

    Yeah, great...but how did the Barracuda X actually SOUND? In a word--fantastic (especially at this price point)! Overall, I found these cans to be very pleasant and non-fatiguing with just a bit of "gamer-appropriate" bloom in the low end. Transient response felt very accurate--instruments & notes on busier tracks didn't seem to be distorting or smearing into each other. Highs and mids seemed quite articulate with female vocals & acoustic instruments sounding clear and clean without getting harsh or sibilant at very high frequencies. Compared to the Acrtis Pro Wireless and Audeze Mobius headsets, the Barracuda X did feel just a hair less "airy" or "breathy"--it was only a subtle difference in detail retrieval, but still noticeable, especially during some quick A/B comparisons on a repeating loop. However, those headsets also cost 3x-4x more, so the fact that the Barracuda X turned in such a strong performance in comparison is more than admirable. In the low end, however, the Barracuda X definitely kicked things up a notch--mid-bass and deep bass (like bass guitars or kick drums) had some extra oomph and almost palpable heft over both of those higher-end gaming headsets. Fortunately, however, all that extra warmth and low-end body never sounded muddy or overblown, nor did it wear me down over time. If you favor a warmer/bass-tilting sound signature, I'm very happy to report that the Barracuda X felt like it delivered without overpowering everything else in the mix. Well done, Razer--this one is a keeper!

    Aug 06, 2021 16:26
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    LOVE the Headset - HATE the Dongle

    While suspiciously similar to the (older and cheaper) Steelseries Arctic 1, Razer’s Barracuda X is a great headset - so long as you are not bothered by the dongle (which is required for the wireless functionality).

    The headset is affordable, lightweight, produces balanced sound, is comfortable to wear (even with glasses), very simple to control, has great battery life, a stellar microphone, and is compatible with nearly every device (except for iPhones) - But, I absolutely hate being tied to the dongle. Apparently the Hyperspeed Wireless technology has virtually no latency - which makes it technically better for gaming compared to Bluetooth. Bluetooth, however, is universally compatible with nearly every product that produces audio and it doesn’t require a dongle.

    The dongle plugs into a USB-C port, but it is so wide that it blocks the other inputs on a laptop (see attached picture). To solve this issue, Razer has included a USB-A to USB-C extension cable. The added cable does ensure that the dongle doesn’t block other ports, but makes the dongle bulky. I would honestly rather have a Bluetooth connection as it would GREATLY improve the convenience of the Barracuda X.

    ...Bluetooth headsets are able to connect to multiple devices - which means that while you are gaming, you can also connect to your phone and listen to music, or accept phone calls. With the Barracuda X, you only have a single audio connection - which is really too bad. The headset design is low profile enough that it can actually pass as a pair of stereo headphones - instead of being the average bulky gaming headset that makes the wearer look like an air traffic controller. If the dongle was not required for wireless use, the Barracuda X could be the only headphones I need for home and for travel.

    For a headset that is only used primarily in one location, or with one device - I do absolutely recommend the Barracuda X. But, if you want a single headset for multi-use that will travel with you - I believe that a Bluetooth headset is a better option.

    - CONS:

    - Requires a dongle for wireless functionality

    - No Active Noise Cancelation

    - Ear cups are rather small

    - Ear cups are shallow so ears press against the inside fabric

    - No cooling gel used in the padding

    - Ear cup padding is not replaceable

    - No official iPhone support

    - No built in audio controls other than Play/Pause

    - No Bluetooth functionality

    - Cannot connect to multiple devices at once

    - No battery meter / indicator

    - 3.5 mm cord has no microphone or controls built in

    Aug 17, 2021 16:13
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight with wide range of compatibilty

    I have had the pleasure of owning and using a large variety of gaming headsets – the Razer Barracuda X makes my 9th I believe. However, these are only my second pair of wireless headsets. My first wireless headphones are my Plantronics Rig 800HD, which I have been using as my daily drivers for 3 years now. I have come to appreciate the mobility of wireless headphones in the last year and a half while being WFH and virtual learning for my two younger kids. Something about being able to maintain a chat on my basement computer while making sandwiches upstairs for my kids is really convenient. Usually this extra freedom comes with some tradeoffs – added weight, reduced features compared to wired sets of similar price, and compatibility. I’ve have found this isn't necessarily the case for the Barracuda’s.

    Build Quality/Design

    The Barracuda X has a pretty standard closed back design with a detachable mic boom and a few on-body controls. The headset uses a traditional headband with leatherette wrapped foam padding (about 3/8-1/2” thick). The earcups are wrapped in a breathable nylon mesh. Each earcup is able to rotate – they rotate inwards slightly to better fit different head shapes and can lay flat when rotating outwards (keeps the mic from hitting the other earcup when rotating like this). The headset itself is fairly lightweight (250g) – maybe a touch lighter than my Rigs. The plastic doesn’t feel cheap and the fit and finish is good – no sharp points, or unfinished edges. One thing I always look out for is if the headphones creak when you put them on, but the Barracuda’s don’t show any hint of that. The earcups are mated to the headband with a metal strap that adjusts for different head sizes – pretty standard.

    The left earcup holds all of the controls/ports – power, mute, volume wheel, mic port, USB C charging port, and 3.5mm port. The mic port is also a 3.5mm but it has a different opening – circle with a flat on one side that acts as a guide for the mic. Included in the box are all of the connection cables. The charge cable (USB A to USB C), 5ft long 3.5mm (male-male) audio cable, extension cable (USB A male to USB C female), and the USB C wireless adapter. Each of the cords comes with an attached rubber cable wrap to bundle the cord up. Each cord appears to be well made, but are just jacketed in a textured rubber – no braid or anything like that. The 3.5mm cable utilizes TRRS connectors on both ends – the headphone side is a straight connector, and the device side is a 90° connector. If this cable ever gets damaged or lost you could replace it with an off the shelf cable without any problem. The box also includes a pretty nice setup/user guide which is somewhat rare these days.

    The volume control is a scroll wheel with stops (it doesn’t spin infinitely in either direction). This control only affects the headset and doesn’t adjust the sound output of the device. I’m used to wireless headphones/earbuds controlling the overall system volume, not just the headphones volume. The power button has multiple functions. If connected to a phone or PC you can use the power button to play/pause a song (single press), answer an incoming call or hang up (single press), skip track (double press), previous track (triple press). These button presses are very responsive and easy to execute which is nice for a change. Turning on the headset requires pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds, and once on a tone plays through the speakers. Powering off is the same method, but a different tone plays. The headset auto shuts off after some period of time if nothing is playing or using the headset (maybe 20 min).

    Comfort

    The design of the Barracuda X lends itself to long term comfort. The lightweight design and soft padded earcups keep them comfortable for long sessions. The earcups breathability kept my ears from feeling hot/sweaty. The headband is wide enough to spread out the load and keeps it from producing a pressure band across the top of my head. Overall the Barracuda’s could comfortably be worn for hours at a time without feeling any fatigue or discomfort.

    Compatibility

    One of the big selling points of the Barracuda is its broad compatibility. Using the USB C dongle its compatible with Android phones, the Switch, PS4/5 (with included USB extension adapter cable), and PC (extension cable might be needed unless a USB C port is available). Using the 3.5mm cable the headphones expand their compatibility to Xbox and any other devices that carry a 3.5mm jack. The only area the Barracuda X doesn’t cover is Bluetooth connectivity.

    Sound

    The Barracuda X’s come with a single, preloaded EQ. There is no adjustability on this front outside of controlling the EQ’s on the source device.

    Moving on from that the headphones employ Razer’s 40mm Triforce drivers. 40mm is a fairly standard driver size in most of today’s headphones and usually translates to small, but punchy bass, good mids, and highs. Playing music or games that employ a lot of low/rumbly bass the drivers are a little lacking, which I have found is the norm unless you go to 50mm drivers. This is more or less what I found while using the Barracuda’s for music and games. Playing FNF the headphones kept up well with the music/beat and remained crisp. I played a lot of Halo and Wreckfest on PC, and those games sounded great. Footsteps were as sharp and easy to hear as the gunfire and grenade bangs. Even though the earcups aren’t perfect at noise isolation due to their material, they still blocked enough of the outside world to allow the finer details to come through (footsteps and movement sounds). Wreckfest played well with the abilities of the headset – engine noise, crashes, squealing tires were all replicated well.

    For music reproduction the Barracuda’s worked great. Again, they are a limited by how deep/rumbly they can get but that only plays into some genre’s of music that I listen to. For the most part the music sounds great. Rock/pop both play well, and are on par with most of my headphones.

    The edge the Barracuda’s have is they are light and comfortable enough to handle listening to music or playing games for long periods without needing to take a break.

    Mic

    The mic the Barracuda uses is on a detachable flexible boom with a somewhat large foam windscreen. The mic itself is setup to filter out as much background noise as possible while keeping your voice clear. I have a tower fan blowing right by me that the mic filtered out, and it even filtered out the sound of my semi-clacky keyboard. However, all of this filtering seems to come at the cost of me sounding quieter. On PC I can adjust my mic volume to boost my voice, but on my phone I don’t have that luxury. It’s not that I sound muted or anything, but when comparing to my other headsets I come across the quietest with the Barracuda’s.

    The one thing that bums me out is the lack of side tone/mic monitoring. This is just a crucial feature to me nowadays. I have become accustom to it on my other headsets, and the ones that don’t have it don’t isolate my ears as well as the Barracuda’s. It’s almost like if you are going to do a good job of providing noise isolation, then you need to have a provision for sidetone. This should be absolutely doable with a wireless headset.

    Other Thoughts

    I wish the Barracuda’s came with a bag or case. There are so many cords, the dongle, and the mic that I can see something important getting easily lost. Thankfully I had a spare headset pouch I wasn’t using that these can now reside in.

    I want to have a better battery indicator. With my Rig’s I can bump the power button really quick and it will tell me (via audio through the speakers) if my battery is high/med/low. With the Barracuda’s you only get informed when you are at <30% by the little status light on the back of the left earcup turning red. You are again alerted at <10% when the light starts to blink red. Both of these indications require you to remove the headset to check the little light. Just seems this could be handled better.

    The volume wheel is precariously placed. I find myself accidentally scrolling it with my thumb just by taking the headset off or putting it back on. Either the wheel needs to be a little more resistive to accidental scrolls, or it needs to be relocated.

    Conclusion

    Overall, the Barracuda X’s provide a great value proposition for anyone looking for a solid headset platform with more compatibility than you normally get in a wireless setup. The headset is lightweight and comfortable, and they provide fairly good sound reproduction as well. The mic does a great job of filtering out background noise, so even in a noisy environment your voice will still be heard. I wish it had a couple of features (carry pouch, side tone), but none of them are dealbreakers.

    Aug 08, 2021 01:49
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Super versatile gaming fun!

    Razer Barracuda X I found in my time of use very solid PC headphones I would easily recommend but there is so much more that makes the price way more compelling. With these headphones, there is a USB-C Dongle that you can use with a variety of consoles as well. This making headphones with the Nintendo Switch / Android / and a Playstation 5 as easy as plugging it in. I like what they have done with these new Barracuda X: the ease of use and its design to be as versatile as your gaming limits.

    They come with a wireless USB-C Dongle for PC, Switch, and Android. For Playstation (and PCs without a USB-C) Don't worry, because you can still use these headphones with the provided USB-C to USB-A cord. There is an AUX cord for older devices with a headphone jack so your hardware is never left behind. Razer has taken care of every angle when it comes to your gaming needs for private listening. You have a detachable mic that is very clear with voice chatting, people were able to hear me clearly in matches of Overwatch.

    For PS5 users, it's a great option to have for 3rd party headphones, They seem to be on par with the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset from Sony. The sound and Bass aren't strong but it's clear with a wide range of sound to hear footsteps and gunshots in the game you are playing. but I found these headphones way more comfortable than PULSE 3D, Barracuda X is lightweight and feels so good on the head. Cushions are nice and padded with the earcup feeling plush. Big thumbs up in that department to razer; even with the on-headset controls all of the buttons feel naturally placed in position from the volume rocker to the placement of the mute button. I can't tell you the countless times game manufacturers get this wrong. USB-C charges the headphones pretty rapidly.

    For Switch Users, This is probably one of the best headphones to get. The USB-C dongle doesn't protrude out that far from the bottom part of the switch. As far as sound well it is as good as the Switch allows it to be. These are just a nice wireless option to have.

    I mainly used these headphones on a Switch and a PC (Asus ROG M16) with Dolby Atmos activated and it was an amazing experience. I just think they are really great headphones in this price range. They sound good and they don't break the bank at all. They also look great and aren't too flashy with RGB or a wild light show. Design-wise they don't stand out much but they look nice with Razer branding on the headband glossy black.

    After coming off using the Barracuda X, it's a headset that is or could be the only ideal multi-purpose headphones you'll need. They sound good, look fantastic, are lightweight, wireless, and work with many gaming devices. The bass is a little lacking but the headphones are overall just great if you are a gamer especially if you are using a Nintendo Switch. Razer made a good product and if you want great headphones that are affordable, these are a good model to start with.

    Aug 02, 2021 20:07
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Decent sounds, very comfortable

    I am always in need for gaming headsets due to the variety of platforms I can use it on. Living in a world of virtual meetings and online classes, it’s essential to have good sounds, microphone, and a sense of comfort for these long meetings. The Razer Barracuda is a nice entry for all of my needs, as I need cross platform: gaming, zoom, and entertainment.

    I really enjoy the simplicity of these headsets. It is literally a “plug-in-play” device. Included is the usb-c receiver that you plug into your device. The headset will automatically pair up. This is so someone. Yes, you do lose a usb-c port and that is a struggle for devices that only have 1 or 2 ports. I used this for my Surface Pro 7 and Pixel Slate that has limited ports. My gaming computer does offer more connection so that is not a problem.

    The sounds are decent. Bass is full and deep while the mids are clear. The over the ear cushion is a nice feel for my ears along with the cushioned headband. Microphone can be detached, which is nice for those moments you need to transport it in a bag. Included are a couple of usb cords for charging and plug-in for computers without a usb-c port, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack which is good for my XBox controller.

    Overall, a nice sounding headset with great sounds and comfortable feel to it.

    Aug 06, 2021 17:53
  • Review by iMyx, 2 out of 10
    Terrible build quality

    Great sound. great functionality

    very comfortable. TERRIBLE BUILD QUALITY! Less than a month of use and they break while in my bag. Razer needs to make their products more durable.

    Nov 01, 2021 11:20
  • Review by BillFromKC, 10 out of 10
    Solid headset for gamers on multiple platforms

    I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    The Razer Barracuda X wireless gaming headset is a solid choice for those who game on multiple platforms. While it lacks Bluetooth connectivity, the USB-C wireless dongle makes connection to modern platforms like Android phones, the Nintendo Switch, the iPad Pro, and computers with USB connectivity. An included USB-A to USB-C adapter cable makes connecting to a console or an older computer without USB-C easy. Charging the headset itself is also easy thanks to its USB-C connector. There's also an analog feature with included cable with this headset, which is handy if you have older devices or you want to use these with an iPhone (make sure you have a Lightning to headphone adapter).

    Audio quality is pretty great overall - I didn't notice a difference between lossless streaming on Apple Music with these using a wired or wireless connection on my Mac. The microphone is clear and doesn't pick up on too much background noise. Bass is clear, highs are clear, and voices don't get muddy as you turn up the volume.

    They're also surprisingly comfortable for longer gaming sessions. I kept at it with my Switch for a few hours and while I did realize I had them on, they stayed cool and comfortable.

    Even the price for these are good. I was expecting the "Razer Tax", and these don't have that.

    The biggest and only drawback I have with these is the lack of Bluetooth; I'd like to connect them to my iPhone without the cable, even with audio quality loss. If there's any other drawback for anyone, it's the lack of RGB lighting on them. While this doesn't bother me at all (I find RGB distracting), I realize some people want RGB.

    All in all, Razer did well with the Barracuda X headset.

    Aug 02, 2021 17:20
  • Review by TheRealDanimal, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the price

    I am a razer fan boy for sure and when they came out this affordable wireless headset i low key lost my mind. Just looks so clean and the removable mic is essential if you want to go out in public using it with your phone or laptop. Its has just enough the right amount of gamer look where you arent telling everyone "hEy iM a gAmEr." Sound quility is very good for the price. No sennheiser but its good never the less. Wish there was straight bluetooth capabilities for my phone but the dongle for my pc and laptop is great. Plug and play is 11/10.

    Nov 06, 2021 08:47
  • 9.2score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 X Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Green
    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 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
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming experience with this SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset. Advanced drivers deliver clear, detailed audio, and the bidirectional ClearCast microphone filters out background noise so your teammates can hear every word. This SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset has a steel-reinforced headband and soft ear cups that ensure a comfortable fit.

    4 Features
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 20 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great headset for its price.

    I bought this headset to replace my aging, crappy headset. My original headset was the Turtlebeach ear force stealth 700 gen 1 which was $150 when I bought it 5 years ago. The Steelseries Arctis 1 is $50 cheaper but the quality way surpassed the more expensive Turtlebeach’s.

    The steel headband provides great clamp holding the headset snuggly in place without pushing too hard to where it’s squeezing your head. If you drop something and bend over to pick it up, this headset will sit in place instead of crashing to floor as you forgot you were wearing the it.

    The material they used to create the ear cup cushions is top notch. It is very breathable and comfortable as they don’t use vinyl or pleather but instead choose a breathable fabric. You can easily wear this headset for hours and have no discomfort, personally tested and I have a big head.

    I haven’t been on the receiving end of the mic so I can’t not speak to quality of it. I haven’t experienced anything bad with the mic yet. The mic being detachable is a plus.

    Sound wise, this headset can get pretty loud and while it does have good bass it could be better. Sound quality is great for gaming as I’m always able to hear footsteps and gunfire behind me in COD and Valorant.

    The battery life is absolutely fantastic. I no longer have to hide mid game in a panic because my headset died and I need to plug it in. This headset will make it through an entire day of gaming before you start pushing low battery.

    My only gripes with this headset are the facts that it doesn’t support Bluetooth and the headset receiver being usb type c is a little ahead of its time. While they do proved a standard usb to usb c cable it’s more a burden then it is helpful if your device don’t support usb c.

    Apr 23, 2021 20:07
  • Review by NoelNM22, 10 out of 10
    My first and favorite wireless headset

    These SteelSeries Arctis 1 are my first pair of wireless headset I’ve ever owned for gaming... As a PC/Xbox One player I constantly switch between the Xbox app on party chat or a chat room on the Discord app and I’ve had zero issues with this headset. Battery life is amazing for the price!! I play usually 5-6 hours through the day and I find myself charging the headset once weekly. I AM NOT KIDDING!! Battery life is really good and doesn’t take too long to charge up to 100% either. Charges using MicroUSB not USB-C. Has a mute switch and a single dial for volume. Has a detachable 3.5mm mic port. Brings a 3.5 mm to connect to other devices where Bluetooth is not supported. Uses a USB-C wireless adapter to connect directly to a Nintendo Switch if you want. The design is simple and not too heavy or tight around my head. Mic is super crisp and clear, all my fiends knew I had gotten a new mic because they told me I sounded like I was next to them talking. I recommend this to anyone wanting to transition from a wired headset to a wireless headset. Of course SteelSeries has many other headset options but for the price and what you get, it really is the headset I can easily and comfortably recommend to anyone.

    Aug 31, 2020 12:42
  • Review by LPwll, 10 out of 10
    Great first headset

    Got the Arctis Wireless headset to use with my PS4. They’re great and really immerse you in the game you’re playing.

    I love that they’re minimalist and I can wear them out and about with it being obvious it’s a gaming headset.

    I bought a small usb-c to usb-a connector to get rid of the cords in front of my PS4, though just be aware that when using the adapter it only works one way, so had to flip it to work. Other than that I’m really happy with my purchase. I got mines on sale, so for basically the same quality sound as the Arctis 7 I got a much more affordable headset

    May 31, 2020 23:25
  • Review by Mike, 8 out of 10
    Suited my needs, great for OTG gaming

    I was looking for something that I could use with all my devices when I'm on the go, something I don't do a WHOLE lot, but every once in a while. I wanted wireless, a good mic, preferably something tunable (on pc at least), and something that was light/small enough to stay in my backpack at all times.

    My devices are a OnePlus 6t, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Surface Book 2. All of which have a USB C port, so this was already looking good. I was honestly considering something wired with USB C, so I wouldn't have to charge anything, but the 20 hour battery life should be good enough to make this work.

    The audio quality is good on phone and switch, but it's GREAT on PC. Thankfully the steel series software works with this headset on PC, so I'm able to really eek out the best it can offer, I usually have two profiles for my arctis 7 headset, one for gaming and one for music so this offers that as well. It supports both Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos on PC as well, another huge benefit.

    The microphone is good on android, and great on PC, again the Steel Series software brings a bit more out of it I guess. I was talking to my buddies on my phone through Discord, and they all said it was pretty good, but then when I switched to my PC they said it sounded even better.

    It also offers a wired connection in case the headset dies I still can plug in with a regular 3.5 cable to continue it's use.

    Mar 08, 2020 10:56
  • Review by Snow, 10 out of 10
    Great Wireless Headphones for the Price

    Works excellent with PS4, iPad Pro, and Mac. Sound quality of great.

    Look is minimalistic with no rgb.

    Connectivity is also great, I can be on the other side of my apartment and still get uninterrupted audio.

    You can even change audio profile and adjust it to your liking with a computer.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:16
  • Review by fluffy, 10 out of 10
    Theres nothing better for the price

    this is an excellent headset for $100. i replaced it for my old logitech g533. These are so much more light and much more comfortable then my old logitech's. the sound is good. i bought this because you can use it on your phone too and its really convenient and it doesnt have to pair its just plug and play.

    the only gripe i have are the ear cushions. They are pretty bad. mainly because they are a little short and makes my ear touch the driver shield. after a couple hours your ears will be sore. definately should invest in some pleather ear cushions which ive transferred from my old headset.

    this headset is a no brainer. just get them.

    Jul 08, 2020 12:42
  • Review by MisterJ, 6 out of 10
    Decent first headset

    The headset took some getting used to. Although they are pretty flexible, I felt they were a bit tight around the head at first. Also my ears rub against the speakers which was initially annoying.

    I can't complain about the sound quality. Video games and videos are crisp, and to my surprise I was able to listen to music anywhere in the house without my device nearby.

    The microphone on the headset picks up everything. My voice is clear, however when I play back a recording, I can heat the cat purring near me, as well as clatter upstairs. While gaming, the case seems different as others had trouble hearing me, until I raised mic volume on the console.

    Mar 06, 2020 17:42
  • Review by Joet422, 10 out of 10
    Better than the others.

    I have owned other brands in the same price range and higher. Steel Series are perfect super comfortable lightweight the sound is genuinely clear and loud enough. the set up is really easy (which unfortunately isn’t always the case lol) ALSO the distance at which the Bluetooth finally disconnects is impressively far! One pair I previously owned only had a 10 foot range which if you go to the bathroom or go grab a beer and the thin cuts out and then you have to reconnected it will drive you crazy just get these guys it’s a good company. I have owned other brands in the same price range and higher and these are perfect super comfortable lightweight the sound is incredible the set up is really easy and the distance that the Bluetooth operates at is really far one pair I owned only had a 10 foot range which if you go to the bathroom or go grab a beer and the thing cuts out and then you have to reconnected it will drive you crazy just get these guys it’s a good company #runonsentence

    Sep 11, 2020 21:08
  • 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
    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
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    Turtle Beach - Recon 500 Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS5, PlayStation 4, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Black
    Description

    Hear a revolution in gaming audio with the Turtle Beach Recon 500. Featuring first-of-their-kind 60mm Eclipse™ Dual Drivers delivering stunning sound with dedicated woofers and tweeters, engineered with AccuTune™ for acoustic perfection. Keep in touch with your teammates (or taunt your enemies) on the removable TruSpeak™ noise-cancelling mic delivering clear, pro-level comms. Play in comfort – even during marathon sessions – thanks to breathable memory foam ear cushions and a durable, lightweight, metal-reinforced headband. And its simple wired connection works perfectly on any device using a standard 3.5mm jack, so your Recon 500 is always ready for battle, no batteries required. Black

    9 Features
  • 60mm Eclipse Dual Drivers: Patented, industry-first dual drivers are designed with separate chambers that control low and high frequencies for vastly improved audio detail over a conventional driver. The larger 60mm size produces a massive soundstage for an ultra-realistic gaming experience.
  • Pro-Level Comms: Developed for professional gaming, the TruSpeak uni-directional, noise-cancelling microphone delivers clear, reliable chat and removes easily for use when chat isn’t needed.
  • AccuTune Precision: With Eclipse Dual Drivers, we needed our most precisely engineered earcup to date to maximize performance. Our AccuTune precision tuning process uses a wood pulp composite injection in the Dual Driver cap for a completely new internal design to deliver rich, natural sound.
  • Supreme Comfort: Soft memory foam ear cushions wrapped in athletic weave fabric keep you comfortable and cool in the heat of the battle.
  • Durable, Lightweight Design: The adjustable, metal-reinforced headband is built to last, flexible, and lightweight for marathon gaming sessions.
  • ProSpecs Glasses Relief: Turtle Beach’s exclusive ProSpecs comfort-driven design removes pressure on your glasses while you play.
  • On-Ear Controls: Easily accessible volume control and mic mute located on the earcup.
  • Multiplatform Compatibility: Works perfectly with your favorite game consoles, controllers, mobile devices, or anything with a standard 3.5mm jack. Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One | PS5™ & PS4™ | Nintendo Switch™*
  • *: Only compatible in handheld mode; chat available for games that support in-game chat capability.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Zaryth, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones

    I spent a lot of time researching a good set and this is the winner. They truly sound amazing! I picked them due to the dual drivers for treble/bass and also having a larger driver. The cord is long enough so I don't even notice that I'm connected. The cups and band have a great feeling. If I had any complaints, being minor to me, it's that the cups do get warm/hot but you only notice that once they come off. I also don't like that there isn't any physical adjustment for the mic but it doesn't get in my way. If you pair this with the audio controller + then you will have all the features needed, except for wireless.

    Aug 31, 2021 11:40
  • Review by Jmart12, 10 out of 10
    Turtle Beach Recon 500

    Great sounding headset to go with the recon control. A must have together. Very well built and easy use.

    Aug 15, 2021 12:18
  • Review by Luv2Trvl, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound

    Bought to replace old Turtle Beach headphones that broke and my son says they are awesome. They don't hurt his ears and the sound is much better than his old ones.

    Aug 21, 2021 11:18
  • Review by Keesha, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    My son loves it! He uses it with his ps5 and tablet.

    Jul 16, 2021 20:23
  • Review by twright, 10 out of 10
    headphone with mic

    high quality product...my son enjoys these headphones

    Aug 09, 2021 12:41
  • Review by Sunny, 6 out of 10
    Headphones

    It’s hard for my child to work it, maybe he’s to young.

    Jul 16, 2021 17:12
  • 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
    Turtle Beach - Recon 500 Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS5, PlayStation 4, PS4, Nintendo Switch - Black
    Description

    Hear a revolution in gaming audio with the Turtle Beach Recon 500. Featuring first-of-their-kind 60mm Eclipse™ Dual Drivers delivering stunning sound with dedicated woofers and tweeters, engineered with AccuTune™ for acoustic perfection. Keep in touch with your teammates (or taunt your enemies) on the removable TruSpeak™ noise-cancelling mic delivering clear, pro-level comms. Play in comfort – even during marathon sessions – thanks to breathable memory foam ear cushions and a durable, lightweight, metal-reinforced headband. And its simple wired connection works perfectly on any device using a standard 3.5mm jack, so your Recon 500 is always ready for battle, no batteries required. Black

    9 Features
  • 60mm Eclipse Dual Drivers: Patented, industry-first dual drivers are designed with separate chambers that control low and high frequencies for vastly improved audio detail over a conventional driver. The larger 60mm size produces a massive soundstage for an ultra-realistic gaming experience.
  • Pro-Level Comms: Developed for professional gaming, the TruSpeak uni-directional, noise-cancelling microphone delivers clear, reliable chat and removes easily for use when chat isn’t needed.
  • AccuTune Precision: With Eclipse Dual Drivers, we needed our most precisely engineered earcup to date to maximize performance. Our AccuTune precision tuning process uses a wood pulp composite injection in the Dual Driver cap for a completely new internal design to deliver rich, natural sound.
  • Supreme Comfort: Soft memory foam ear cushions wrapped in athletic weave fabric keep you comfortable and cool in the heat of the battle.
  • Durable, Lightweight Design: The adjustable, metal-reinforced headband is built to last, flexible, and lightweight for marathon gaming sessions.
  • ProSpecs Glasses Relief: Turtle Beach’s exclusive ProSpecs comfort-driven design removes pressure on your glasses while you play.
  • On-Ear Controls: Easily accessible volume control and mic mute located on the earcup.
  • Multiplatform Compatibility: Works perfectly with your favorite game consoles, controllers, mobile devices, or anything with a standard 3.5mm jack. Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One | PS5™ & PS4™ | Nintendo Switch™*
  • *: Only compatible in handheld mode; chat available for games that support in-game chat capability.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Zaryth, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones

    I spent a lot of time researching a good set and this is the winner. They truly sound amazing! I picked them due to the dual drivers for treble/bass and also having a larger driver. The cord is long enough so I don't even notice that I'm connected. The cups and band have a great feeling. If I had any complaints, being minor to me, it's that the cups do get warm/hot but you only notice that once they come off. I also don't like that there isn't any physical adjustment for the mic but it doesn't get in my way. If you pair this with the audio controller + then you will have all the features needed, except for wireless.

    Aug 31, 2021 11:40
  • Review by Jmart12, 10 out of 10
    Turtle Beach Recon 500

    Great sounding headset to go with the recon control. A must have together. Very well built and easy use.

    Aug 15, 2021 12:18
  • Review by Luv2Trvl, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound

    Bought to replace old Turtle Beach headphones that broke and my son says they are awesome. They don't hurt his ears and the sound is much better than his old ones.

    Aug 21, 2021 11:18
  • Review by Keesha, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    My son loves it! He uses it with his ps5 and tablet.

    Jul 16, 2021 20:23
  • Review by twright, 10 out of 10
    headphone with mic

    high quality product...my son enjoys these headphones

    Aug 09, 2021 12:41
  • Review by Sunny, 6 out of 10
    Headphones

    It’s hard for my child to work it, maybe he’s to young.

    Jul 16, 2021 17:12
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC - Black
    Description

    The Arctis 1 is an all-platform gaming headset that doubles as your on-the-go headphones. With the same high-quality speaker drivers as the award-winning Arctis 7, a detachable microphone, and sleek low-profile design, the Arctis 1 is made for all gaming platforms, so you can enjoy the award-winning performance of Arctis no matter where you are.

    5 Features
  • All-Platform Capability: Made for all gaming platforms, including PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch via the universal 3.5mm wired connection.
  • Signature Arctis Sound: Featuring the same signature soundscape of the award-winning Arctis line, emphasizing subtle, yet critical sounds to give you an audio advantage.
  • ClearCast Microphone: Detachable ClearCast noise canceling microphone - natural sounding clarity, Discord certified.
  • Adjustable Steel-Reinforced Headband: Steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability.
  • Game Everywhere: Perfect for on-the-go with a sleek, low-profile design, detachable microphone, and fold-flat earcups.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Revox, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset!

    This is one of the best headset for $50! Great deal and great headset.

    Apr 29, 2021 07:04
  • Review by Macy59, 10 out of 10
    Great product.

    I now work from home at a call center. I needed a new microphone headset. This works perfectly! Background noise (ex. Dog barking, neighbors being loud, lawn mowers, etc.) has dramatically reduced. I also like the fact that I can hear what I’m saying in my ears when I talk. Almost like when you plug your ears and talk. That makes it easy to not get distracted. I usually don’t write reviews but this one deserved it. Especially for the price. Hope this helps!

    May 16, 2020 00:58
  • Review by Surpreme, 8 out of 10
    I think it’s a great headset.

    It works very good when I’m playing video games. The only thing I don’t like is where the mute button is located.

    Dec 13, 2019 16:53
  • Review by aShloogreview, 10 out of 10
    Regrets

    I ended up returning because I thought they were broken, but my voice chat audio in cod was just set to 7/100. Great headset, would’ve definitely kept them.

    Nov 20, 2021 08:41
  • Review by Daniel, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones

    This is my first steel series headset and I can say it's amazing. I would play cod and r6 and not be able to hear footsteps with my past headsets. But with the steel series I can tell if someone is creeping up on me in fps games. Two problems, the headset lasted 7 months before it gave out. And two if you have the volume to the max people will be able to hear what you are doing if you're watching a video, movie, or just playing a game. But other than that I'm definitely getting another steel series headset.

    Apr 11, 2021 17:40
  • Review by Brine, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Awesome headset for the price, son loves it. Comfortable

    Nov 17, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Andres, 8 out of 10
    I like it

    The are pretty good for the price. Nice noise cancelation, and comfortable for an affordable price

    Oct 16, 2021 07:31
  • Review by SonyPlayer, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    For the price, the sound quality is excellent and clear.

    Nov 15, 2021 17:11
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming experience with this SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset. Advanced drivers deliver clear, detailed audio, and the bidirectional ClearCast microphone filters out background noise so your teammates can hear every word. This SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset has a steel-reinforced headband and soft ear cups that ensure a comfortable fit.

    4 Features
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 20 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Great headset for its price.

    I bought this headset to replace my aging, crappy headset. My original headset was the Turtlebeach ear force stealth 700 gen 1 which was $150 when I bought it 5 years ago. The Steelseries Arctis 1 is $50 cheaper but the quality way surpassed the more expensive Turtlebeach’s.

    The steel headband provides great clamp holding the headset snuggly in place without pushing too hard to where it’s squeezing your head. If you drop something and bend over to pick it up, this headset will sit in place instead of crashing to floor as you forgot you were wearing the it.

    The material they used to create the ear cup cushions is top notch. It is very breathable and comfortable as they don’t use vinyl or pleather but instead choose a breathable fabric. You can easily wear this headset for hours and have no discomfort, personally tested and I have a big head.

    I haven’t been on the receiving end of the mic so I can’t not speak to quality of it. I haven’t experienced anything bad with the mic yet. The mic being detachable is a plus.

    Sound wise, this headset can get pretty loud and while it does have good bass it could be better. Sound quality is great for gaming as I’m always able to hear footsteps and gunfire behind me in COD and Valorant.

    The battery life is absolutely fantastic. I no longer have to hide mid game in a panic because my headset died and I need to plug it in. This headset will make it through an entire day of gaming before you start pushing low battery.

    My only gripes with this headset are the facts that it doesn’t support Bluetooth and the headset receiver being usb type c is a little ahead of its time. While they do proved a standard usb to usb c cable it’s more a burden then it is helpful if your device don’t support usb c.

    Apr 23, 2021 20:07
  • Review by NoelNM22, 10 out of 10
    My first and favorite wireless headset

    These SteelSeries Arctis 1 are my first pair of wireless headset I’ve ever owned for gaming... As a PC/Xbox One player I constantly switch between the Xbox app on party chat or a chat room on the Discord app and I’ve had zero issues with this headset. Battery life is amazing for the price!! I play usually 5-6 hours through the day and I find myself charging the headset once weekly. I AM NOT KIDDING!! Battery life is really good and doesn’t take too long to charge up to 100% either. Charges using MicroUSB not USB-C. Has a mute switch and a single dial for volume. Has a detachable 3.5mm mic port. Brings a 3.5 mm to connect to other devices where Bluetooth is not supported. Uses a USB-C wireless adapter to connect directly to a Nintendo Switch if you want. The design is simple and not too heavy or tight around my head. Mic is super crisp and clear, all my fiends knew I had gotten a new mic because they told me I sounded like I was next to them talking. I recommend this to anyone wanting to transition from a wired headset to a wireless headset. Of course SteelSeries has many other headset options but for the price and what you get, it really is the headset I can easily and comfortably recommend to anyone.

    Aug 31, 2020 12:42
  • Review by LPwll, 10 out of 10
    Great first headset

    Got the Arctis Wireless headset to use with my PS4. They’re great and really immerse you in the game you’re playing.

    I love that they’re minimalist and I can wear them out and about with it being obvious it’s a gaming headset.

    I bought a small usb-c to usb-a connector to get rid of the cords in front of my PS4, though just be aware that when using the adapter it only works one way, so had to flip it to work. Other than that I’m really happy with my purchase. I got mines on sale, so for basically the same quality sound as the Arctis 7 I got a much more affordable headset

    May 31, 2020 23:25
  • Review by Mike, 8 out of 10
    Suited my needs, great for OTG gaming

    I was looking for something that I could use with all my devices when I'm on the go, something I don't do a WHOLE lot, but every once in a while. I wanted wireless, a good mic, preferably something tunable (on pc at least), and something that was light/small enough to stay in my backpack at all times.

    My devices are a OnePlus 6t, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Surface Book 2. All of which have a USB C port, so this was already looking good. I was honestly considering something wired with USB C, so I wouldn't have to charge anything, but the 20 hour battery life should be good enough to make this work.

    The audio quality is good on phone and switch, but it's GREAT on PC. Thankfully the steel series software works with this headset on PC, so I'm able to really eek out the best it can offer, I usually have two profiles for my arctis 7 headset, one for gaming and one for music so this offers that as well. It supports both Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos on PC as well, another huge benefit.

    The microphone is good on android, and great on PC, again the Steel Series software brings a bit more out of it I guess. I was talking to my buddies on my phone through Discord, and they all said it was pretty good, but then when I switched to my PC they said it sounded even better.

    It also offers a wired connection in case the headset dies I still can plug in with a regular 3.5 cable to continue it's use.

    Mar 08, 2020 10:56
  • Review by Snow, 10 out of 10
    Great Wireless Headphones for the Price

    Works excellent with PS4, iPad Pro, and Mac. Sound quality of great.

    Look is minimalistic with no rgb.

    Connectivity is also great, I can be on the other side of my apartment and still get uninterrupted audio.

    You can even change audio profile and adjust it to your liking with a computer.

    Apr 03, 2020 16:16
  • Review by fluffy, 10 out of 10
    Theres nothing better for the price

    this is an excellent headset for $100. i replaced it for my old logitech g533. These are so much more light and much more comfortable then my old logitech's. the sound is good. i bought this because you can use it on your phone too and its really convenient and it doesnt have to pair its just plug and play.

    the only gripe i have are the ear cushions. They are pretty bad. mainly because they are a little short and makes my ear touch the driver shield. after a couple hours your ears will be sore. definately should invest in some pleather ear cushions which ive transferred from my old headset.

    this headset is a no brainer. just get them.

    Jul 08, 2020 12:42
  • Review by MisterJ, 6 out of 10
    Decent first headset

    The headset took some getting used to. Although they are pretty flexible, I felt they were a bit tight around the head at first. Also my ears rub against the speakers which was initially annoying.

    I can't complain about the sound quality. Video games and videos are crisp, and to my surprise I was able to listen to music anywhere in the house without my device nearby.

    The microphone on the headset picks up everything. My voice is clear, however when I play back a recording, I can heat the cat purring near me, as well as clatter upstairs. While gaming, the case seems different as others had trouble hearing me, until I raised mic volume on the console.

    Mar 06, 2020 17:42
  • Review by Joet422, 10 out of 10
    Better than the others.

    I have owned other brands in the same price range and higher. Steel Series are perfect super comfortable lightweight the sound is genuinely clear and loud enough. the set up is really easy (which unfortunately isn’t always the case lol) ALSO the distance at which the Bluetooth finally disconnects is impressively far! One pair I previously owned only had a 10 foot range which if you go to the bathroom or go grab a beer and the thin cuts out and then you have to reconnected it will drive you crazy just get these guys it’s a good company. I have owned other brands in the same price range and higher and these are perfect super comfortable lightweight the sound is incredible the set up is really easy and the distance that the Bluetooth operates at is really far one pair I owned only had a 10 foot range which if you go to the bathroom or go grab a beer and the thing cuts out and then you have to reconnected it will drive you crazy just get these guys it’s a good company #runonsentence

    Sep 11, 2020 21:08
  • 9.0score
    EPOS - H6PRO Wired Open Acoustic Gaming Headset - Sebring Black
    Description

    Experience expansive, natural, high fidelity audio. The H6PRO is the ultimate open acoustic gaming headset, ideal for gamers who want to stay in touch with their environment or who play in quiet surroundings. The proprietary speaker system delivers the signature EPOS sound with an immersive, open and expansive soundstage for the finest natural and realistic game audio across the full frequency spectrum with minimal listening fatigue. The lift-to-mute boom arm is detachable, with a long, slim arm, allowing varied placement without compromising voice pick-up. The sleek headband has variable softness to ensure maximum comfort. Designed for any platform with analog wired outputs, the headset will also perform optimally with binaural headphone surround sound through the EPOS Gaming Suite with sound cards such as the GSX 300.

    5 Features
  • Open Acoustic Headset: The open design creates an expansive, immersive, and realistic soundscape. Gamers can remain aware of their surroundings and hear their own voice naturally instead of processed sidetone with microphone monitoring. The open-backed earcups improve ventilation for cooler ears.
  • Redesigned, Detachable Microphone Boom Arm: The stylish lift—to—mute microphone is on a long, slim boom arm for improved voice pick—up and a lighter aesthetic. It is attached using a brand—new magnetic coupling with a cover—plate to maintain the sleek lines when detached.
  • Exceptional Comfort And Durability: New design with slimmer profile improves aesthetic while reducing weight and enhancing comfort for long gaming sessions. Earcups with a 2-axis hinge to fit different head shapes with balanced pressure distribution and breathable earpads help improve overall comfort.
  • Wired Analog Compatibility: A high performance wired headset with expansive and realistic audio for the ultimate immersive game experience with reliable and wide compatibility. Surround sound is supported when used with dedicated sound cards such as the GSX 300.
  • Superior Quality Components: The hiph—quality, proprietary speaker system offers the spatial, expansive, natural in—game audio experience the developer intended with unparalleled realism and deep levels of immersion. The improved microphone configuration provides voice channel clarity second to none.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bryant, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Headset for this price!

    Audio quality is excellent, has detachable mic, ear cuffs are very comfortable, wire cable is flexible, its lightweight, and looks amazing!

    Oct 28, 2021 10:54
  • Review by austex512, 10 out of 10
    H6 PRO - Wow! This is an Amazing headset

    EPOS H6 Pro is awesome! Amazing sound and fit. I love the open back design. The boom arm microphone is flip up to mute and is removable. Super cool look and feel. One of the best headsets I have ever owned. I am ready to take it out and show people. Blows my old Astro A40 TR's away with its fit, sound and microphone.

    Oct 14, 2021 14:44
  • Review by Zenitsu88, 10 out of 10
    Epos H6 Pro is worth the money

    The EPOS H6 Pro open back headphones are fantastic. Great sound with great quality in its build design. The removable mic is great when your just playing single player games. And when its time for multiplayer games, the mic attaches back with ease and is a very superb mic. Easily worth the $180 and I would highly recommend.

    Nov 05, 2021 19:27
  • Review by Daniel, 6 out of 10
    Good bad mic

    The sound quality was excellent unfortunately my friends said I kept cutting off so I'm not sure about the mic.

    Nov 19, 2021 12:15
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset - Lossless High Fidelity Wireless + Bluetooth for PS5/PS4 and PC - Black
    Description

    Arctis Pro Wireless features rock solid dual-wireless technology with 2.4G wireless lossless audio and Bluetooth mobile audio, combined with 40,000 Hz capable hi-res capable speaker drivers and a ClearCast mic making it the ultimate gaming audio system. Plus, Arctis Pro Wireless is designed with luxury materials like polished steel and aluminum alloy, and the exclusive Arctis ski goggle headband and AirWeave performance fabric ear cushions.

    5 Features
  • Hi-Res Speaker Drivers: Premium Hi-Res speakers with high-density neodymium magnets reproduce a full, expansive frequency range from 10 – 40,000 Hz with stunning realism and clarity.
  • Premium Materials: Luxurious lightweight aluminum alloy and steel construction offers maximum durability and a consistent fit.
  • DTS Headphone:X v2.0 Surround: Next generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound provides optimal spatial imaging for complete 360-degree immersion.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Dial in the perfect balance of game and chat audio.
  • Award Winning Mic: The Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by gdmonline, 10 out of 10
    This is an expensive headset, and worth it!

    I’ve used other wireless headsets, and I’ve found them wanting.

    Started with Sony Gold, the headband hinge broke.

    replaced that with Turtle Beach Stealth 520. They were good for about 2 years, until the charging cable port didn’t work anymore. A friend had Turtle Beach Stealth 700, but has had continued problems with it reliably connecting via Bluetooth.

    I tried a Plantronics Rig 800HS, but couldn’t get it to connec5 to chat. I called up Plantronics Support, they troubleshot the issue and advised me to return it.

    At this point I re-read the reviews of other wireless headsets and chose to get the Arctis Pro. I was not disappointed.

    It set up easily, with a control box with an OLED display that shows status, volume, input, and has a side slot to insert a battery pack to be charged. It comes with all cables needed to connect it to a PS4, including the TOSlink cable and everything else needed.

    It comes with 2 rechargeable battery packs, so you never have to worry about running out of charge. Although there is a charging port on the headset, it is way easier to just swap battery packs, because the headset outer covers are held on with magnets, so you just pop the rights and cover off, flick the old battery pack out, pop the fully charged one out of the control box and put it in the headset, and click the cover back on.

    The headband is steel, so it won’t break, but that doesn’t sit right on your head. Instead, there’s a fabric elastic strap, the call it a “ski goggle strap” that you can adjust to your desired tension. In use, it’s like the headband just floats on your head. The ear pads aren’t leather or plastic, they are breathable fabric covered foam, so you don’t get sweaty under the ear cups, and they don’t squeeze against the temples of your glasses if you wear them.

    The sound is awesome, and you can control the chat to game audio mix either from the headset (the volume control wheel can be pushed in as a button to switch modes), or from the control box.

    The sound is awesome, I can easily hear footsteps in a FPS, and you can also pair to your phone via Bluetooth, and switch to a call.

    The microphone retracts into the left ear cup when not needed, and contains a red LED lit when muted (also has a tone to confirm). It also comes with a foam windscreen to cut down on breathing noise and the like. The pushbutton to control muting is on the back top of the left ear cup, pushed in flush for talking and out for muted, so you don’t even need to look down at the mike if you don’t want to.

    Overall, this has been the best purchase I’ve made for gaming, probably as helpful as getting a custom controller (Scuf) to better my gaming.

    Jan 03, 2020 23:28
  • Review by MrsLemen, 10 out of 10
    The best of the best

    Love love love this headset.

    I always had a had time justifying a $300 anything but this headset definitely makes up for that. I was weary in buying so expensive I wanted the very best when playing COD and I got what I wanted.

    This headset it's so easy to hear footsteps when trying to sneak up on people and my friends say I actually sound like a girl haha (use to sound like a lil boy.....)Everything is clearer and the fact that it's wireless and the batteries 2 batteries!! You can have 1 charging inside the chat mixer while the other one is powering your headset easily switchable when one dies its like icing on the cake with whip cream and chocolate sauce.

    If your on the fence because of the price trust me you will not regret spending the amount you cannot go wrong buying this. Trust me I've gone through sooooo many headsets but I would never ever trade this one.

    Jan 28, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Russell, 6 out of 10
    Great headset, weak plastic

    The Arctis Pro Wireless Headset is a very good wireless headset with some really nice features. Having two batteries and a charger really should be the standard for wireless headsets. You can run the battery until the headset dies, swap for the charged battery, and continue use incredibly easily. The sound quality is fine, it's nothing to rave about, but it's decent, and the microphone quality is acceptable for a wireless microphone. It's a bit pricey, but I was mostly happy with my headset, so I bought one for my wife a few weeks ago.

    However, shortly after buying a second headset, I noticed that the one I had been using for about a year started to fit on my head poorly and rotated strangely. The plastic on the top of one of the earpieces had started to crack and the hinge started falling apart. The causes the one earpiece to hang loosely and the headset sits lopsided on my head. It's disappointing that such an expensive headset is falling apart less than a year later.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:40
  • Review by Boun, 10 out of 10
    10/10 worth every penny

    Okay, first off I had the pro wired, this blows it out of the water. The quality of it, sound is improved, all my headsets I’ve used steelseries due to the comfort I found in it. I would recommend this 100% 10/10

    May 22, 2021 02:38
  • Review by isokramer, 10 out of 10
    Amazing sound, versatility and build quality

    Excellent headset, very much worth the heavy price this comes at.

    First, the build quality is much better then the previous iterations, no creaking noises when adjusting the headphones, can wear these for hours without my ears getting sweaty or head hurting (due to tight pressure). The adjustable band makes it easy to really adjust the comfort level and height of the headset

    Second, versatility, the DAC is amazing, I am able to hook my speakers to the module also so when the headphones are off I can use the speakers. The bluetooth is a great feature, I am able to add my phone to it, so whenever I get a call while gaming, the software automatically reduces the volume (or just mutes its depending on what setting you have ) and I am able to talk on the phone while still playing, The mic is pretty good also, not good enough for twitch streaming or podcasts, but more than enough for team coms during gameplay. The best part is that it retracts back into the headset when you are done with it. The light on the mic turns red when its mute which is very handy. Swap able batteries enables you to be wireless constantly, furthermore these batteries seem pretty common size, like something you find in a camera, therefore if something ever happens or you loose it buying a replacement is no biggy.

    Third, the sound is AMAZING, if you are a competitive gamer and really need to focus on where gunshot's, and player footsteps are, this headset does it the best. There are different EQ settings to fit your personal style. For me the best EQ setting is immersion with 7.1 surround sound. I am able to pinpoint where players are at when they are walking, even in games where you can barely hear footsteps (like Hell Let Loose). Played Escape from Tarkove and was easily able to tell if a player was behind me, on the other side of a wall/barrier and his general location just by them walking. On the DAC you can choose if you want more game sound or increase the chat volume (for example if you have discord up and have difficulty hearing your friends, you can move the slider so that you can hear VOIP better ).

    I am coming from a set of Beardynamic headsets that were a bit more expensive than these, and even though those headsets are praised for their audio quality, nothing beat the 7.1 engine on these steelseries for gaming.

    11/10 highly recommend these headsets, however it is a very steep price to pay, but if you can save up the money its well worth the price.

    Feb 22, 2020 03:37
  • Review by deatharis, 10 out of 10
    Amazing headset that I've been looking for

    I love this headset amazing sound, build and boy does it get loud don't need to put it at full volume, I needed to replace my astro a50's gen 2 headset because the battery was literally dieing with an hour after full charge, so I'll probably be using the Astros for my pc, but the steelseries is amazing on the capability of swapping the battery I've never experienced that but it's amazing all headsets should let you do this. I get about 9 to 10 hours on each battery so they give you two in the box, so that's 20 hours total, and it's so convenient to be gaming then when I can see the battery is going to die I switch out the battery put the dead battery in the transmitter which charges it so it's consistent long gaming sessions, microphone is awesome everyone says i sound clear I'm using these with a ps5.

    Jan 01, 2021 19:26
  • Review by LazyG, 10 out of 10
    First steel series headset buyer.

    This arrived perfectly packaged and sealed to perfection 100% brand new. The headset is lightweight(barely feels like I’m wearing them even for numerous hours), earmuffs are really comfy and breathable, the recharging interface is amazingly easy to use and packed with nice features. You can customize the eq of the mic, eliminate a lot of background noise, control both video game and party chat volume..etc..I love that I can simply Bluetooth my phone to the interface and listen to music from my phone while chatting with my friends online in a chat or game session.(you can do this on consoles too, but it’s more convenient to have a device that does this separately.)

    The only flaw that I don’t like about this headset, like most of them, is I wish they were built with more durable materials(Metal/steel) instead of plastic in some spots..especially for this price point..Other than that, these are worth every penny.

    May 21, 2021 16:00
  • Review by LPwll, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I got the Arctis 1 wireless last year as my first headset, and they're great. But the Pros are such an amazing upgrade. I can use discord and use chat to play with friends when in cross-play, the personalization takes a min to get to your perfect preferences but well worth it. I currently have the PS4 but just ordered my PS5 and I am glad they'll be compatible with both. Also with Switch now supporting Bluetooth, I can use them for it also which is great!

    I already had Brainwavz Microsuede Earpads upgrade on my Arctis 1 Wireless and switched them to the pro and it's still a great upgrade for comfort.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:12
  • 8.8score
    Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Bluetooth Dolby Atmos Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Mobile with Built-in Mic - Black
    Description

    Play doesn’t end when the game does. You play games, play music, and play with friends. It’s who you are. All the time. That’s why we designed the G435 Headset for every aspect of your life. The combo of gaming-grade LIGHTSPEED wireless and Bluetooth give you the freedom to wirelessly connect to your PC, phone and other devices. Its 40 mm drivers deliver incredible sound while the dual beamforming mics eliminate the mic arm and background noise. Play never ends with G435.

    7 Features
  • Immersive sound: This cool and colorful headset delivers carefully balanced, high-fidelity audio with 40 mm drivers; compatibility with Dolby Atmos, Tempest 3D AudioTech and Windows Sonic for a true surround sound experience.
  • Long battery life: No need to stop the game to recharge thanks to G435's up to 18 hours of battery life, allowing you to keep playing, talking to friends, and listening to music all day.
  • Superior voice quality: Be heard loud and clear thanks to the built-in dual beamforming microphones that eliminate the need for a mic arm and reduce background noise.
  • Versatile: Logitech G435 is the first headset with LIGHTSPEED wireless and low latency Bluetooth connectivity, providing more freedom of play on PC, smartphones, PlayStation gaming devices.
  • Lightweight design: With a lightweight construction, this wireless gaming headset weighs only 5.8 oz (165 g), making it comfortable to wear all day long.
  • Total comfort: G435 small gaming headset fits a wide range of people but is designed for younger players with memory foam ear cushions and sizing for smaller head sizes.
  • Safer: An optional max volume limiter at less than 85 decibels can be activated to protect eardrums during extended use.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Linksys, 10 out of 10
    Impressive sound and comfort

    What Logitech didn’t spend on materials they put into the drivers and the the mic! These headphones have truly impressive sound for the price and that mic technology is legit! When playing Cold War on PS5, I was amazed at how much depth these things had and the clarity of it. When you hear the booms, it has the bass you want. When someone is walking you immediately have a sense of where they are. They deliver the kind of sound you want from a gaming headset, but honestly you wouldn’t expect at this price point. My biggest reservation initially was the lack of a boom mic, I mean every gaming headset I’ve ever used has had one. Those concerns faded away quickly as Logitech delivered on that also. Everyone I played with had no problem hearing me and I like that I can hear myself also with the side tone feature. This is a feature that can be turned on or off if you don’t like it. The headset can be used as Bluetooth headphones also with you’re pc, tablet or phone.

    The headset is made of plastic and a nice soft fabric for the ear cups and headband. The plastic isn’t the most premium feeling, but at the same time I think it’s inline with the price you’re paying. That same lightweight plastic also makes them extremely comfortable to wear. The saying light as feather definitely comes to mind when wearing these. Logitech has delivered an impressive set of gaming/Bluetooth headphones that are comfortable and colorful. Plus you get a sticker…who doesn’t love a sticker!

    Sep 23, 2021 23:22
  • Review by tess, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding product (READ FOR ISSUES I'VE FOUND)

    The Logitech G435 is the best wireless headset in the industry that I've tried on. And trust me, I've tried on a lot of both wired and wireless headsets. These headphones feel good on the head, unless you have a big head like me then it may take getting used to wearing them. They, nevertheless, are very comfortable and just feel natural to wear. There are times where I feel like they aren't even on my head, which is pretty cool.

    I've only had 2 issues and 1 complaint about these headphones. I am still going to give it 5 stars because these headphones are literally amazing, but I also want this review to be up at the top of the list so people can see this before they buy them.

    - My one complaint about the Logitech G435 is that the headphones are kind of quiet. The max that these headphones can go are right at my max for what my ears can handle. If you are looking for *loud*, then these may not be fit for you. The max volume for the headphones also almost caused me to blow the speakers because I was listening to dubstep with a bass booster (PSYCHO by Executioner). Just be careful with how loud you go. I also don't recommend wearing your hood while having these on unless you aren't listening to loud music- some types of fabrics in hoodies make the sound muffled, making you want to turn it up, which ultimately almost blew the speakers for me.

    - One issue I've had is that I have no idea how to use the lossless adapter that I have for the headphones. There is a manual, but it is very minimal and does not go over how to use the lossless adapter. I tried just plugging it in and turning on the headphones but they always use Bluetooth for some reason. I'd make sure you know how to use lossless adapters before buying this headset, because I still am not sure of how to get it to work.

    - My final issue with the Logitech G435 is that about every 60 to 120 minutes, the headphones will just turn off, even if I am using them. Due to this, I have to basically kill myself in Dead by Daylight to get them back on, and I have to leave and rejoin my discord call as well as restart any music platform I am using. Not only does this cause me to go completely without sound for about 3-5 minutes in a sweaty DBD, Apex, or Minecraft Bedwars game, but it also is just really annoying. It will happen whenever and there isn't a way to fix the issue that I know of. I've tried looking online and no one else seems to be having this issue.

    Other than these somewhat minor issues and complaints, I am in love with these headphones. The bass is literally incredible for a basshead like me, and they have a very sleek design. I got these headphones and a week after trying them, they marked all the boxes that I had: wireless (Bluetooth), no mic arm (but still has a mic), great sound quality, comfortable fit. The Logitech G435 is an outstanding product that checked all of my boxes for just $90. I am beyond impressed.

    Thanks for the 7 or something Best Buy employees who helped me look for the right headphones at 9pm for nearly an hour in Brentwood, Tennessee!

    Oct 24, 2021 13:29
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 6 out of 10
    Fair sound, light, versatile; not quite for adults

    SOUND:

    Let's get this out of the way right up front--this is only an okay-sounding set of gaming cans. I wouldn't describe the sound signature as very lively, full-bodied, or even "gamery." If you were hoping to squeeze some high-quality sound from the G435, terms like hollow, veiled, or thin more immediately come to mind. Bass is fair but not visceral--there is no real slam or satisfying "heft" in the low end--explosions or kick drums land with more of a dull thud than a satisfying boom. The mids and highs are...fine...I just wouldn't describe them with any platitudes like natural, detailed, or sparkly, even with higher-definition audio sources, files, or streams. That's not to say these headphones produce "bad" sound, they just don't do anything to wow you at any end of the spectrum--but I suppose that also means there is nothing offensive or fatiguing about them, either. If you're simply not all that fussy about sound quality, or are more after wireless convenience for some "casual gaming," these are likely going to be perfectly serviceable and well-suited to your needs.

    FEATURES AND OPERATION:

    Kudos to Logitech for fielding a wireless headset that does NOT require the G Hub client to be installed for configuration and use! The included Lightspeed wireless dongle provides totally lag-free audio for PC while built-in Bluetooth capabilities allow it to serve double duty for phones, tablets, and gaming systems on the go. Once I got past the rather obtuse button combinations on the headset to enter BT pairing mode, the BT connection itself with my iPhone 12 was solid and stutter free to well past 20 feet or so. Better still, I did not notice any significant Bluetooth lag when watching movies or video streams. On my PC, Windows sound properties indicated bit-depth and sampling was fixed at 16-bit/48kHz, roughly DVD quality sound. The boomless microphone actually worked surprisingly well with only a hint of artificial or watery compression-like sound on voice capture; though it did tend to pick up just a bit more ambient noise than a directional boom mic, so I don't think these are necessarily well-suited to competitive gaming or really noisy environments where you still want your teammates to hear you clearly.

    The USB-C port on the left earcup is only for charging as these are wireless ONLY--you cannot use the headphones like an external soundcard with a constant/permanent connection to your PC, nor is there a 3.5mm jack to use the headset in passive mode. I ran the headphones at medium-ish volume on a Netflix auto-play queue for more than 10 hours and the LED status light still did not indicate less than a 30% charge; therefore, I would imagine the purported 18-hour runtime is reasonably accurate. The box also includes a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, though a small cloth pouch or drawstring bag would have been nice to keep the headphones even minimally protected when not in use.

    Despite a surprising number of features, controls are minimal and, therefore, are not exactly simple. A single LED serves multiple duties as status and mode indicators: green for power on AND power off (not red--weird) as well as medium to full battery levels; cyan for Lightspeed wireless mode, darker blue for Bluetooth mode, orange for setting maximum volume levels and sidetone function, and red for low and critical battery levels...all of varying duration of illumination or flash patterns, virtually guaranteeing that you need to have the manual handy to decipher anything going on beyond power on/off and volume adjustment. Similarly, activating those various functions and features is a relatively non-intuitive combination of single and dual-button presses and holds with only a series of tones, rather than spoken status and ready prompts, to serve as audio cues. Again, the quick-start guide is pretty much mandatory reading here--an extra "Mode" button might have done wonders for usability.

    Most of these functions are set-it-and-forget-it, however; so once you have your volume limits set, your headphones paired to all your source equipment, and your sidetone dialed in just right, you really only have to worry about power, volume, mic mute, and switching between wireless and BT modes, which are mercifully simple. Speaking of sidetone, I was not expecting to see accommodations for sidetone activation and volume level in a wireless headset that seemed this "basic" on the surface; so those of you who find team-speak unnatural without hearing your own voice, or maybe don't want to hear your own voice when you're on a phone call, have the option to adjust this feature as desired. Given that the headset is really better suited to younger players (more on that in a bit), having an option to set my kid's volume limit to 85dB or 100dB was actually appreciated.

    DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION:

    The headphones do not collapse, nor do the earcups fold flat for storage. Vertical adjustment is accomplished through an infinitely variable slider system that allows the earcups to glide up and down along plastic rails at each end of the headband; there is virtually no horizontal pivot to the earcups before the headband itself starts to twist. Resistance on the rails is not very high, however, so the earcups routinely shifted position just from putting them on or removing them. There is no click-lock system to retain sizing so you'll probably be readjusting the headset every time you handle them. The ear pads are covered with a breathable mesh which reduces heat build-up against the skin and around the ears. The interior of the earcups are angled--deeper at the back than the front to better match the anatomy of the ear. Basically, if your ears are small enough to fit fully inside the pads, your ear lobes get "tucked" into the rear of the earcups, and the drivers are angled more naturally towards your ear canals rather than sitting perpendicular to the openings. This would normally be fine, even comfortable, but the earcups themselves are actually quite small (again, Logitech seems to be aiming at younger players or those with smaller features) resulting in a relatively poor seal and even discomfort around the bottom of my earlobes which were spilling out below the bottom of the pads.

    The headband is covered with a jersey-like cloth wrap; this helps keep the weight down (and the cost, I would imagine), but offers no padding whatsoever on the underside of the headband. At least on my head, I could feel straight through the cloth to the plastic rails of the headband frame and the slats running between them--it was not good. Also, the cloth covering is not very durable--I can easily see it snagging on some pens, keys, cable ends, or errant Velcro fasteners lying around on a desk or tabletop--mine actually came fresh out of the box with a pinhole in the material that was already starting to widen after only a few days. If you treat your gear pretty roughly, or are nonchalant about throwing them around after you're done using them, I suspect the cloth headband cover may start showing rips and snags pretty quickly. But such concessions in construction and materials are also what account for the G435's absurdly light weight, so you need to take those compromises into account as you decide what you value and want out of your headphones.

    FITMENT AND COMFORT:

    Logitech's marketing literature indicates that the G435 headset "fits a wide range of players but is optimized for the comfort of younger players and those with smaller heads." I disagree; it would probably be less disingenuous (at least based on my experience) to say the G435 isn't really designed for anyone OTHER than younger players or those with smaller heads. As an adult male with a "regular-sized" noggin, the best term I can find to describe these is "cramped." More to the point, I found these headphones supremely uncomfortable with clamping pressure surprisingly high given how light they are--not to mention the fatigue and discomfort I experienced from the smallish earcups and minimally padded headband.

    Now, I wanted to be fair as I generally quite like Logitech's gear, and I am still immensely satisfied with my Logitech G Pro wired headset, so I passed these to my wife and daughter, both of whom are quite smaller than me--and both of whom thought the headphones were actually very comfortable. In that sense, Logitech has probably served its niche market well; they have produced a lightweight headset for younger players who probably care more about wireless convenience than they do about sound quality (or maybe who wouldn't necessarily notice any sacrifices in sound quality they made over more capable headphones). But for a more "average-sized" adult gamer, or at least one with an even mildly discerning ear, I would have a VERY hard time recommending this headset.

    Sep 27, 2021 14:12
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly great sound for a smaller headset

    Logitech continues to evolve and release newer audio products for next gen consoles. So, happy to see they’ve released the Logitech G435 in time for the gift-wrapping season. In the box, you’ll find the headset, a USB Lightspeed adapter, a USB C cable, and a simple setup guide.

    The headset has some basic functional buttons for power, volume, and a simple mute button on the bottom. Holding the mute button allows you to swap between using the USB Lightspeed adapter or with Bluetooth. Once paired, the device connects quickly when turned on. I was surprised with just how light the headset felt as I held it and was even more surprised with how comfortable it was during use. It’s designed a bit smaller than other headsets in the same price range, while offering similar audio performance. The lightweight allowed for longer gaming sessions and required almost no charging for almost 17 hours during my initial use. Using the USB C cable to charge the device took approx. 2 hours to reach full.

    Pairing the headset with Bluetooth or Lightspeed on a PC running Windows 10 (at least in my case), and you have the option to use this with Dolby Atmos for Headphones. There was a couple of random instances when turning on the headset, where my PC was outputting simple mono audio, as if it were a phone call. This was immediately fixed by simply toggling the headset on and off. I’m not entirely sure why Windows would set it up this way, as there was no setting I could toggle to change the audio output, and it only happened a couple of times during the first day of use. If you’re using other Logitech accessories and have the Logitech G Hub app, you won’t see this show up on the main dashboard or in the “gear” section of the app (at least at the time of this review).

    Seeing as this headset is smaller, I fully expected the audio to feel less satisfying, but was pleasantly surprised with the overall quality being output from the 40mm drivers. The headset sounded best with Dolby Atmos enabled on my PC, with fuller sound, deeper Bass response, and a surround sound effect that provides a crisp sound to anything you’re listening to. Music sessions during work hours were pleasant, and the long battery life meant I could easily turn off my PC and jump right into gaming. The headset paired quickly using the dongle, which is required for use on the console, once you hold the mute button to toggle over. I should note, this doesn’t allow for multiple Bluetooth connections, so if you’re needing to swap to another device, you’ll need to initiate pairing with the power/mute button until you’re connected.

    The microphone implementation on the headset doesn’t require a connected boom mic arm, as it’s built directly into the earphone. I never once had anyone complain about my voice capture in gaming chats, or while using this with video calls. I was also surprised at how well it ignored background noise, as it didn’t constantly toggle voice output as my dogs were playing in the background. Not entirely sure if the software of the video calls or if the PS5 was helping but was happy to know it wasn’t an issue. I should note that sound will bleed out of the headset. So, I’d be mindful if you’re working or playing alongside someone, as they’ll be able to make out most any sound coming from the headset if volume is up enough.

    Overall, I’d recommend this to any PS5 player looking for a comfortable headset for longer sessions without all the stress of a cord, a mic to move out of the way, and easy to find buttons. It’s lightweight without feeling cheap, has a long battery life, paired extremely well with Bluetooth 5 devices (with a longer range), and Dolby Atmos spatial audio really makes it stand out. The price seems to be in the sweet spot, and easily bests other headsets in the same price range.

    Sep 30, 2021 10:55
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 8 out of 10
    Great Wireless Gaming Headset At a Wired Price

    Logitech just keeps pumping out cool gear. This headset is definitely a cool piece of gear, if not, cheaply put together. I'm talking down on it only because of the materials. This isn't what you'd expect from a G series headset. It feels like something you'd get from that other company that likes the un-ninja, shelled creatures by the shore. you know who I'm talkin' 'bout. These just feel flimsy and fragile. While I do feel like they are designed for younger gamers, they still allow for you to do other things when you're not gaming. You can pair them to your bluetooth device of choice( your smartphone, for sure) to listen to your music, when you're out and about. The 40mm drivers allow for a nice immersive sound, pushing the rest of the world out, while allowing you to hear every angle of your in-gaming environment. The call quality, while using your phone is good enough, but let's be honest, you'll only be using these for phone calls while you're gaming. These are not hang-out headphones. As much as Logitech would want you to use them for that, these aren't worth the shame of the mochery that you'll receive from using these in public( unless you are between the ages of 12 and 14.) They get the job done, for a pair of low-end gaming bluetooth at a budget price. I think that's what saves these for me. The price is what you'd expect to pay for a good pair of wired gaming headphones, but you get wireless. So simple to set up, by plugging in the USB A dongle into your pc or pairing them to your Playstation, Nintendo Switch or smartphone. When gaming, & linked they headphones will switch from your pc to your phone when you receive a call and return to the action when you hang up. I really like that. It's got a long enough battery life at up to 18 hours I averaged 16 hours during my use, but that's still pretty good. Just have you type c charger available and you're good to go. The fact that they are very lightweight, makes them ideal to wear all day during long gaming sessions. These are stay home headphones. Don't sweat in them, so no working out or yard work is recommended. In my opinion, I'd say these are some good quality headphones with a great price-point.

    Sep 26, 2021 15:41
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Versatile and good quality headset.

    I’m liking this headset, its very versatile. You can use it with a PC, a PlayStation or any other device that uses Bluetooth. They include their famous lightspeed usb dongle, which I’m currently using on my laptop. No lag at all. Setup was easy, you just plug the usb dongle on any usb port on your PC and its ready to go (the mic is in the headset itself, there is nothing to plug). I thought you had to install Logitech’s Ghub software suit to use it/configure it, however the software told there is no need for it to use the headset… nothing shows on the suite. You just control it via the buttons on the earcup for volume, device mode or mute. If you want to use surround sound, you must use other solutions, like dolby atmos for windows or windows sonic.

    They were comfy to use, the padding is very soft and nice. The earcups are a little small though and kind of oval shaped (compared to other headsets I have had), good thing I have small ears, but YMMV depending on your ear lob sizes.

    Sound was clear and punchy, very nice 40mm drivers, but if you want to use an EQ or fine tune them, you may need to use third party solutions, as I said, Logitech’s own GHub told me there’s nothing in them for these.

    Finally, you charge these with the included Type C usb cable (finally, usb type C!), there is no included power adaptor, but any powered usb plug should charge these. I have been using them on a full charge for 4 days in a row now (around 2 to 3 hours gaming sessions each) and battery is still going strong.

    Highly recommend them for an all in one PC and or other devices solution!

    Oct 01, 2021 15:11
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Excellent sound and lightweight

    The Logitech G435 wireless gaming headset is a nice addition to my gaming lifestyle. A lightweight set of headphones that adjust with ease and are comfortable for long gaming sessions. This headset weighs about 5.8 oz and contains 40mm drivers that deliver a nice complete sound for the games I’ve played so far. I can hear all the small details and be immersed in my game to hear voices in the distant and nearby in my virtual world. The capability to get Dolby Atmos is a big plus when playing on compatible games.

    I have liked these headphones' ability to utilize a dual beamforming microphone so I don't have the microphone on the side of my cheek. Microphone works well as my voice carries well and everyone can hear me clearly. Lightspeed USB receiver is a quick connection and stable for hearing everything I need to. This can also be connected to your device with Bluetooth as well. Memory foam cushions are comfortable and feel snug without being tight. 18 hours of battery life allows you to keep doing your thing with gaming, music, and chat. Interesting feature with these is that they are also certified CarbonNeutral, so you can feel good about doing your part to buy a brand that cares for the environment. USB-C charging port for recharging the battery is easy top plug into. Included with the headphones you get a USB receiver, and a USB-A to USB-C charging cable. Well worth it for an everyday gamer that wants some functional headphones with a nice lightweight to them.

    PRO:

    Sound clarity

    Wireless

    Lightweight

    CON:

    Can't be used while plugged in (corded)

    Sep 27, 2021 12:59
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    Sounds Good, Feels Great

    The Logitech G435 headphones feel like a return to simplicity. There's no complicated software to set up. No RGB lights to configure. The headphones are light. There's no bulky microphone hanging off the side of my face. After a while, I forget I'm even wearing a gaming headset. I've owned many headsets and these might be the most comfortable headsets I have ever owned. Audio has been clear with no pops, hisses, or distortions. These headphones are very easy to recommend. They're light, they're comfortable, and they sound good.

    Setup: The headset package comes with a charging USB-C to USB-A cable, the lightspeed USB-A adapter, and the headphones. The headset has three buttons, a power button, volume button, a mic / on off button that also doubles as a toggle for bluetooth or lightspeed audio.

    Pairing with a computer using the light speed adapter is truly plug-and-play. Plug the adapter into your PC and turn on the headset and you're good to go. If you want to pair with a PC or phone via bluetooth, you switch the toggle and an indicator light will flash blue letting you know it is in pairing mode.

    Note: You can't receive lightspeed and bluetooth audio at the same time. You have to switch the headphones over to either bluetooth or lightspeed mode.

    If you decide you want to pair the headset with another bluetooth device, you hold the power button and the mute button to get the headset into pairing mode.

    Audio Quality: The headset has sounded very good in my trials. I can tell a quality difference between some other headphones that have 50mm drivers. (The G435 have 40MM drivers) But, I still think these headphones sound very good. I think they will sound very good for most users. Playing music and games, I thought they sounded good. The audio has been very well balanced.

    On PC you can use spatial audio such as Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos. To activate spatial audio, right click on the volume icon on the bottom right side of the taskbar. (usually right next to the clock / date). The Dolby Atmos plug-in can be purchased from the Microsoft Store, but I believe Windows Sonic is free with Windows 10.

    One of the things that impressed me about this headset was the dual beamforming microphones. On my phone calls and online sessions, I was told I sounded good. I have a fan going in my room and nobody picked up on that noise.

    If I had a nitpick, it might be the buttons. The volume button and the power button are okay, but trying to use the mute button as a multi-tool, felt a bit awkward sometimes. I like to know I have actually activated mute and with the audio cue the headset gives off, it is kind of hard to tell if I am muted or not. There is a red light off and green light on effect on the headset, but I can't see that if I press while I have the headset on my head.

    Battery life has been great. I've only charged it once so far and I've been using it for several days at the computer.

    Conclusion: I really like this headset. I love how simple it was to set up and use. Not every peripheral needs lighting effects, software to download, and half a dozen buttons. Sometimes, less is more and these lightweight headphones sound good and have great battery life. I really like this headset. I think Logitech did a great job and I highly recommend the G435.

    Sep 28, 2021 02:04
  • 8.8score
    Turtle Beach - Recon 200 Amplified Multiplatform Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch - White
    Description

    Louder is better! Immerse yourself in your games with the Recon 200’s powerful amplified audio with Bass Boost. Whether you play on an Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4™ Pro, PS4™, PS5™ or Nintendo Switch, the Turtle Beach® Recon 200 gaming headset delivers high-quality game sound and crystal-clear chat through its superior 40mm speakers and high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. Additionally, the Recon 200’s lightweight design, metal-reinforced headband, and synthetic leather-wrapped memory foam cushions provide added durability and unmatched comfort. The Recon 200 has a rechargeable battery that delivers over 12-hours of gaming per use, and features onboard controls for Master Volume, Variable Mic Monitoring so you can hear and adjust the volume of your voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at other players, and for selecting between Xbox and PlayStation

    9 Features
  • POWERFUL AMPLIFIED AUDIO: Louder is better! Immerse yourself in your games with rechargeable battery-powered amplified sound from your Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4™Pro, PS4™, PS5™ or Nintendo Switch
  • BASS BOOST: Don’t just hear the bass…feel it with Bass Boost.
  • SURROUND SOUND READY FOR XBOX: Optimized to deliver Microsoft’s immersive Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound on Xbox to bring your games, movies and music to life. Windows Sonic for Headphones provided by Microsoft for Xbox. Also compatible with Dolby Atmos® for Headphones
  • HIGH-QUALITY 40MM SPEAKERS: Superior 40mm over-ear speakers deliver amazing game sound so you hear every crisp high and thundering low
  • FLIP-UP MIC: Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic picks up your voice loud and clear to ensure your commands are always heard. Plus, it flips up out of the way to Mute when not in use and blends into the headset’s design
  • METAL-REINFORCED HEADBAND: A metal-reinforced headband provides added durability.
  • VARIABLE MIC MONITORING: Say it…don't shout it, thanks to the ability to hear and adjust the volume of your own voice inside the headset to avoid shouting at teammates and other players.
  • MULTIPLATFORM COMPATIBILITY: Designed for Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S, PS4™ & PS5™ controllers with a 3.5mm jack, and also works great with Nintendo Switch™, PC, and mobile devices with a 3.5mm connection
  • BATTERY LIFE: An onboard rechargeable battery delivers over 12-hours of gaming per charge, so you'll always be ready to play.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeeTJReview, 8 out of 10
    Great Head Set, Missing one Key Feature: Auto-OFF

    First off this is a great headset. Gives you that amplified stereo sound that puts you into the game. The mic works well, if not too well. So when it comes to the Mic your party will be able to hear everything, as there is not a lot of noise cancellation. But this isn't a $200 headset, so I expect there to be shortcomings. The only feature I wish they did included is an auto turn off future when you don't use it for a long time. Sometimes I forget and they stay on and kill the battery. But they can work when connected to a battery pack, so I just do that when I forget to turn it off.

    Dec 21, 2020 12:34
  • Review by jsfreek, 10 out of 10
    Turtle Beach wins again!

    Great Headset! I use it for my PS4 and my Xbox One. You can hear foot steps and the directional speakers let you know where the enemy is coming from.

    Nov 20, 2020 22:41
  • Review by Ghatcher, 10 out of 10
    Peace and quick

    I bought these for My grandson , age 9 he loves them he’s able to chat with his friends plus whatever he’s playing any games we can’t hear it. So gannmaw happy.

    Jan 03, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Reanna, 6 out of 10
    I AM SO PICKY ABOUT MY HEADPHONES

    I there is one thing that I am high maintenance about, it is sound quality and headphone quality/comfort. And I like my things to look nice. These look pretty cheap.

    I am a music producer of many years now, from guitar to piano to ukulele and now I produce EDM. In other words, I am a DJ. As many know, DJs need headphones! I have been through many, many headphones in my time... Even before now. And because of that extensive knowledge that I have gained over the year about music and sound quality, I am an absolute HEADPHONE FANATIC!

    For me, a headphone consists of three important things:

    - Sound Quality

    - Comfort

    - Pressure

    I have to be honest, I have a large head with really sensitive ears. If you have a similar case or you are looking for these for a young child with a big head and/or sensitive ears, then I can speak from experience, these are pretty intense headphones.

    The sound quality is AMAZING!!! But the bass response is really obviously enhanced. This is great for First Person Shooters or suspenseful games, then these are WONDERFUL. If you want a more well-rounded and versatile sound experience, these probably aren’t for you.

    In terms of comfort, my big head does not like these. They are not very comfortable for long-term use, BUT I have gotten used to them. I also like that they are semi-swivable meaning to say that they can move side to side a bit. This adds slight versatility but they still feel uncomfortable. You do get used to them though and that’s a price I’m willing to pay for the sound quality and price of these headphones.

    Finally, these do produce quite a bit of pressure on my head. Despite not being noise cancelling (which typically are the reason for as much pressure as these headphones produce), they still produce a lot of pressure on my head. It feels as if these headphones are so tight that they suction all the noise in and make my brain want to burst, especially as a result of all of the bass.

    All in all, these headphones really failed me. I think these are decent entry level gaming headphones that will be extremely impressive to children and young adults who play first person shooters. But as an adult with a large head, it is really just average. And a word to the wise, be careful giving children powerful bass responding headphones like these. They can really ruin hearing for the youth.

    And finally... these are really overpriced headphones.

    Dec 25, 2020 22:16
  • Review by Gamer19, 10 out of 10
    Works well with xbox1

    We had purchased a different headset and they did not work well plus they cost a lot more. Exchanged for these and love them no problems and sound is great

    Jan 16, 2019 17:54
  • Review by Headset, 10 out of 10
    Great quality for decent price

    I bought two of this item, one black and one white, for my kids. They love it and use it everyday. Quality is good and so is the price!

    Dec 27, 2020 17:24
  • Review by Johnnym, 10 out of 10
    Love them

    Love these headsets. I can hear everything. Even when playing COD an enemy creeping up on me.

    Jan 29, 2021 15:39
  • Review by Charger, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Product

    Great headphones Quality Sound everything and being i can use on Xbox is even much better

    Jan 29, 2021 15:48
  • 8.8score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - White
    Description

    If esports is your calling, answer it with our best vocal clarity headset—fitted with titanium-coated drivers and a pro-grade headset mic. Powered by Razer HyperSpeed wireless technology, it’s time to get tournament-ready with this triple threat of amazing audio, mic clarity and sound isolation.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless Technology lossless audio for low-latency wireless gaming: With a high-speed transmission and extremely low latency, our industry-leading 2.4GHz wireless connection ensures lossless audio that’ll always stay synced to your game, so you’ll never miss a beat.
  • 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 Supercardioid Mic for ultra-clear voice quality and advanced mic controls: Able to cut off ambient noise from the back and sides, the removable 9.9mm mic has better voice isolation and produces a truer recreation of your speech, which can be further tuned via Razer Synapse.
  • Advanced passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted focus: From cheering crowds to the hum of your rig, shut noise out with special closed earcups that full cover your ears, aided by plush cushions that form a perfect seal for greater sound isolation.
  • Ultra-soft breathable memory foam ear cushions for premium comfort: Wrapped in plush leatherette, the foam’s improved density greatly reduces the headset’s clamping force, while a breathable fabric minimizes sweat and heat build-up generated by skin contact.
  • THX Spatial Audio pinpoint positional accuracy for greater immersion and competitive gaming: Stay on top of your opponents’ movements and gain valuable map knowledge with next-gen surround sound that optimizes the game’s sound design to bring you true-to-life acoustics.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Guti08, 10 out of 10
    Wireless Blackshark Headset

    Best Daam headphone in the market in my opinion for the price ofcourse lightweight comfort the Razor Blackshark V/2 Pro wireless have the best directional sound for gaming or any great surround sound movie like war movies etc. the sound on these are perfect of the box but you can always adjust sound if playing on PC through Razer Synapse software which is easy to use never been happier with a purchase been through so many headphones some great but lack in other areas this is by far the most complete headset I have tested and is my (current) headset at the moment I give this 5/5 stars ! Great job Razor !

    Jul 14, 2021 14:46
  • Review by BoostingFL, 10 out of 10
    Best value 3 d headset in the market

    Best headset so far Awsome in and outpost quality use it on my ps5 and i am happy

    Apr 09, 2021 15:39
  • Review by Liljdmef89, 10 out of 10
    Best Ps5 headset , better than astros a50

    I got a ps5 this month and have the pulse 3D PlayStation headset and this headset blows it out the water , best headset to pair up with the ps5, very comfortable and great battery life , check out my YouTube liljdmef where I do the unboxing

    Dec 02, 2020 00:00
  • Review by Cuong, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset :)

    No static white noise when powered and sounds amazing for a wireless headset. Tried this and the g pro and I can say that these sound better, but the logitech g pro wireless is a little more precise for fps games like Rainbow 6. Overall this headset is worth the money if you are looking for wireless. I can't say much for the mic, wireless headsets tend to have very compressed sounding mics.

    May 07, 2021 15:26
  • Review by Anibal, 10 out of 10
    Great headsets, rich sound and quality

    I came from a very dissapoint experience with the Hyper X Cloud Alpha S 7.1 and these headphones DO DELIVER.

    At a discounter price tag (160 USD) I think you get what you pay for. The sound is very rich, these headphones are AWESOME for music as well as for gaming (a thing most gaming headset suck at), and the versatility of the EQ mixer is a key asset as it allows to get the best sound experience out of these headsets

    I felt the stock sound wasn't AS good as it could get, so after googlin a bit I came into a reddit post that suggest the EQ mixer i'm attaching, and I must say the sound is WAY better than the flat default line (obviously this is subjective to every person). But as I mentioned, to be able to have the flexibility is a key aspect of this product.

    Wireless signal has been strong with no hiccups and battery life is also pretty good.

    I dont know why the specific THX competitive profiles for specific games sound like trash, but the "auto feature" in general works pretty good

    Well done Razer and keep it up!

    Apr 18, 2021 10:42
  • Review by Madak, 8 out of 10
    Great sounding + PS5 compatible wireless headset

    Would give these a solid 5 if it weren’t for one simple thing, adjustment. I’ve seen this as a complaint for these but it’s definitely not a deal breaker once you have them on and in use. Using these with my PS5, which by the way you can use wirelessly with the provided dongle.

    Pros:

    -Love the sound, pretty crisp, punchy when it needs to be, not too bass heavy and distorted. And at least when using them on my ps5, and the volume setting on the system set to the max, I can get good volume out of them.

    -comfortable, the cushions are soft, even they don’t have the pleather exterior I actually get good noise canceling out of these, I can tell by how my wife is waving her arms in the air yelling for my attention.

    -physically nice, they are on the light side, they may not seem like it but are sturdy and never worry about breaking or snapping something. Volume control knob is nice and controls are easy to find/memorize on the left ear cup.

    Cons:

    -adjustment, they don’t have set notches by any means, so they have a free and maybe a bit too loose of an adjustment for my personal taste, but I don’t find it enough a problem to where it would make them unusable.

    Feb 23, 2021 18:10
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Headset w/ Clear audio and mic

    Absolutely love this headset… haven’t been able to try the wireless feature because I am using the headset on Xbox Series S which doesn’t allow wireless compatibility with this headset (only downside of this headset but all Microsoft’s fault). Razed outdid themselves with this headset!

    Sep 04, 2021 22:45
  • Review by dantherazeruser, 10 out of 10
    5/5 top tier

    Great Audio quality, and someone whos been using the old razer usb headset for a while now it was a big upgrade and the first thing i noticed putting them on was how comfy they feel on my head almost like wearing ear muffs basically. thx surround sound great for gaming as well. mic isn't as exceptional but its wireless so u cant ask for everything and its used for gaming if u wanted clear voice then get a dedicated studio mic.

    Feb 07, 2021 01:47
  • 8.8score
    Astro Gaming - A20 Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset Gen 2 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac - White/Blue
    Description

    Immerse yourself in dynamic sound with this ASTRO wireless gaming headset Gen 2. The built-in 1050 mAh battery provides ample power for use over extended periods, while the uni-directional microphone helps block background noise for clear communication with teammates. This ASTRO wireless gaming headset Gen 2 has 40mm neodymium drivers for powerful bass, and the 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response delivers efficient audio reproduction.

    9 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Listen to your music wirelessly with up to 15 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Compatible with PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles: Also compatible with PC and Mac.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly up to 50' using USB transmitter.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Headset controls: Include mute.
  • 40mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by hitsuyoo, 6 out of 10
    Great Gutz No Body

    These are good headphones. There's no arguing that fact. These are my first pair of wireless headphones for my Xbox One X and they definitely do the trick. Latency is at a minimum and the sound is top notch, The mic allows for clear and uninhibited chat. the directional surround sound is creepy good. The bluetooth connectivity is fabulous. I mean, dang! This is what you want in a great pair of headphones, much less, a pair of wireless headphones. The dongle transitions easily between the Xbox One X and my PC like a champ. From the way I'm gushing over these things and by the score I gave it, you're probably awaiting a big ol' BUT.

    Well, I'm not one to disappoint. Guys and girls. parents and guardians, hear me now. These headphones are for adults that appreciate the value of a dollar. What I mean by that, is simply this. The build quality of these headphone are a step below Fisher Price. These things are just one rage quit away from the trash or a bunch of masking tape. They're poorly built. Simple as that. These are are great sounding a performing headphones, but $119.99 is too much. I recommend these only to grown folk.

    Oct 16, 2020 20:32
  • Review by KMed, 8 out of 10
    Mid-Level Headset with Flexibility

    The Astro A20 for Xbox will be the first pair of Astros that I've ever owned, so naturally I was excited to give them a try. Overall I'm really impressed with the build quality, comfort and sound that these produce and there's really only one con to speak about, which ends up also being a pro for the unit.

    Overall the build quality is on par with other headsets in this price range. You have mostly reinforced plastic construction, with nice soft fabric ear pads and a rubber like headband. The headset itself puts a little pressure on my upper jaw and I have to extend the headset to the biggest size possible, but I also have a monster head. Normal sized heads will do just fine and will find that this headset is plenty big for them.

    Sound quality is fantastic, both input and output. Mic conversations come in crystal clear and the audio has a crisp mids and deep lows, leaving a little to be desired on the highs, but it's not terrible. Overall the sound is great and I think most people will get exactly what they expect out of these for the price paid.

    Now to the wireless transmitter, or dongle. This dongle is huge compared to other's that I've used in the past. It's going to stick out of a USB port pretty far, so you're going to want to stick this bad boy on the back of your console if possible to avoid breaking it accidentally. Also, a lot of Xbox headsets are using the native Xbox wireless audio and no longer need a wireless transmitter to function. However, this is both a pro and con because you can use this headset on a PC because of this wireless transmitter.

    The only other nitpick I'll bother writing about is the fact that there doesn't seem to be a mic monitor/side-tone feature on this headset and it's not detected by the Astro Command Center yet either. I'm not sure if this will be a function that will be available later on down the line through a firmware update, but I sure hope so as I'm very used to being able to adjust the side-tone on my headsets.

    Pros:

    Comfortable

    Good build quality

    Solid audio performance

    Great mic with flip up to mute

    USB-C Charging

    Xbox and PC compatible wireless transmitter

    Cons:

    Large wireless transmitter

    No side-tone/mic monitor adjustment

    Astro Command Center doesn't recognize this headset yet

    Oct 15, 2020 23:55
  • Review by Naztynestor, 10 out of 10
    you will not be disappointed

    if you enjoy gaming, you prob already heard about astro gaming, when it comes to headset, you can’t go wrong with astro, for me they are one of the best and I haven’t been disappointed!

    Pros

    - the comfort of Astro A20 gen 2 was just right for me, it feels perfect snug on my head if that make any sense

    - the design and price you pay I think it’s perfect for budget wireless headphones, it’s sleek doesn’t have the same spiral wiring like the A40/A50 has but these are one of the design that separates them from the high head Astro.

    - the Gen 2 Astro A20 have a USB dongle size receiver, you won’t have to worry about a separate receiver box and optic cord compare to the first series

    - such an easy setup by plug it on you xbox, or pc by transferring the receiver

    - the ability to plug the usb receiver on the front of the xbox was huge plus for me that I don’t have to move the xbox and plug it on the back for optic cord

    - Astro audio are always been great it’s clean and you get a good balance of bass and tremble. plus adding Dolby Atmos for Xbox and PC gives you an amazing 3D audio support

    - comes with the same 2.4Ghz range of signal like their most expensive headphones

    - if you want to use the xbox headset on your ps4 all you have to do is order another usb receiver and that’s it, pair it and you’re good to go!

    - to mute your mic just flip the microphone upward and that’s it!

    - you have ability to adjust the game and chat audio through the headphones

    Cons

    - don’t be disappointed that you cannot change the ear covers like the high end astro headphones

    - also you won’t be able to rotate the ear cover to place your headphone flat on your table

    if you have a PC don’t forget to check for latest firmware update for your astro , I love using A20 such a comfortable headphone that doesn’t bother me after a long period of time plying Warzone on PC and xbox, also been playing Doom Eternal on xbox with A20 and it sounded amazing hearing all tiny little audio details. highly recommend this headphone as a gift for coming holiday, you will not be disappointed!

    Oct 18, 2020 10:57
  • Review by Trobadour, 6 out of 10
    Sound OK, Get Dolby Atmos

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup for the Astros A20 was quick. In the package you can see a USB-C cable, the headsets, and 1 USB dongle transmitter. The transmitter goes plugged into your Xbox or PC and after a quick automatic installation of the software, the transmitter recognizes the headset.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The key feature of these Astros is that they are forward compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and, if you purchase a separate dongle, you can use them with a PS5 as well. This Xbox specific headset works with the current gen Xbox One/S.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The performance for the stereo headsets was ok compared to others that I’ve used. I tested this headset with DOOM Eternal on Xbox One X and Hades on PC. For games like Hades, I had a great time listening to the voices of the characters with crisp, clear sounds. That game isn’t too intensive when it comes to audio, so it was perfect for that type of game. For DOOM Eternal, a game with lots of heavy bass music and crunchy sounds, I found it lacking in the audio department. However, Xbox has a one-time payment audio feature called Dolby Atmos that turns stereo headsets like this one into a surround sound experience. With that feature on, it was a great improvement.

    This review doesn’t take in consideration the Dolby Atmos add on, but it’s worth mentioning in case you want to get more out of the headset.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The product has its limitations. However, being a multi console owner, these headsets might redeem themselves once I can get my hands on a PS5 and Xbox Series X as the convenience of not having to switch headsets or transmitters could potentially outweigh the downfalls. Otherwise, the headset itself is light on the head and I found it comfortable for a person who wears glasses.

    --- VALUE ---

    The price for the Astros A20s in terms of value is ok for an introductory headset but having to buy only one for two consoles is definitely going to save you money.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    I highly recommend this product for people who are new to the gaming headset space and want an easy entry. Additionally, I recommend these headsets for future multi-console / PC owners.

    Oct 18, 2020 22:55
  • Review by Linksys, 8 out of 10
    Solid wireless headset

    The Astro A20 wireless headset gives you the freedom from cables for long gaming sessions. I have a set of wired A40s and as great as they’ve been, dealing with the cables to the mix amp is a pain unless you’re using them at a desk. Aesthetically, I love the squared off look to the headphones, I think it’s gives them a kinda retro but futuristic look at the same time! In game sound is excellent, you have the situational awareness with nice highs and lows. You can choose from three different sound profiles, though I wish the headset said what the different sound mode was when you switched. In game chat has been clear on both ends for me, and the flip to mute for the mic is nice. The ear cups are the same as the A40s, but are not removable and replaceable like the A40s. The mic also can not switch sides like the A40s. This makes sense as these are at a much different price point.

    Personally I’ve found the headset to be very comfortable to wear for long (maybe an hour or two) gaming sessions. But, I wear them at the highest setting. If you have an XL head, this might be something to consider, as mine is probably large. The A20s offer a solid value as they work with PC, Mac, PS4 and are future proof with PS5 compatibility.

    Oct 14, 2020 17:02
  • Review by Namdnas, 6 out of 10
    Not the Astro's you know...

    I love Astro headsets. I have the A40 TR's (previous gen before the current) on my Gaming PC and the A50 (current gen) on my PS4 Pro. I've also owned several other Astro's in the past. They are, without a doubt, some of my favorite gaming cans. Now, a while back, Logitech bought Astro, but kept the Astro branding. That's finally starting to show and I'm beginning to feel the lower quality is starting to kick in... Let me explain.

    As my current gen A50 wireless cans are what I've been using on my PS4 Pro, I may be a little spoiled by them. I love those headphones. I have a small hearing disability and the volume can get LOUD, while keeping it's superb quality. I listen to it at between 1/2 to 3/4 of the max volume, depending on the game and it's comfortable enough for me. I've always kept the firmware updated on them (I hook it to my PC and check every few months) and have never had any issues. There's a reason I'm prefacing the review of these A20's with this. And yes, I know you cannot fairly compare the A20's to their flagship A50's. But there are some elements and differences I'd like to discuss.

    Now, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X coming around the corner, my A50's will require an HDMI Adapter from Astro, if I want to keep it fully functional - this has a built-in optical input on it, so you can still use the game/voice balance feature. But, here's the problem - that adapter is only HDMI 2.0b...NOT HDMI 2.1. I want to be able to take advantage of HDMI 2.1 when I can and do not want any "bottlenecks", so to speak. I'm using the new LG CX TV and it is ready to go with FreeSync Premium and all the other features. I'm rocking the Samsung Q90R Soundbar as well, but I'm running everything via e-Arc. So, when I seen these A20's, I thought it would simplify my setup and I could just move my A50's to my Gaming PC and take the A40's and use them on my daughter's PC.

    Now, for the biggest selling point of this headset - you can buy the USB transmitter for the other system and can use one headset for both systems. While my A20's (for PS4/PS5) were being shipped, I went ahead and ordered the Xbox USB transmitter, just so I'd have it for when I got my Series X. When I got my A20's, I was so ecstatic. I couldn't wait - the packaging was so nice. I tore into them and put them on charge immediately. They were not fully charged out of the box, so it took a few hours to get fully charged. All that was included inside was the Headset, the USB Transmitter, the USB-C (nice!) charging cable and a quick-start guide.

    Ok, they're charged. First thing I do, as with any new gadget/device, is to check for a Firmware update. So, I put the Transmitter in my PC and verify it's on PC mode (a white light). Fire up the Astro Command center and...they're not detected. Ok, odd. So, I figure you have to hook them up via the USB cable. I plug them in (while leaving the Transmitter in as well) and ...no-go. I spent about 20 minutes trying to get it recognized. Counting it as a loss, I e-mail Astro and then plug them into my PS4 Pro. Tap the button to switch to PS4 mode (a blue light) and everything connects and is defaulted correctly. I put them on, change the Audio from "Chat Only" to "All Audio", like normal and...no audio. Looking at the side of the cans. the volume wheel is labeled "Voice" and "Game". I have it all the way over to the Game side and there's nothing. After about 15 minutes of troubleshooting, rotate the wheel all the way to the Voice side and I have audio. But it's not very loud. I keep scrolling and welp, looks like this is about as loud as they get... Slightly disappointed at the overall volume (I was playing Shadow of War at the time), I discover that the blue wheel controls the volume and that the "Game" and "Voice" are actual BUTTONS and not just indicators on which way to scroll the wheel, as they are on other Astro headsets. Please note: The Voice and Game balance buttons do NOT work on PS4/PS5. These only work on PC and Xbox systems.

    I change games to Nioh 2. The Darkness in the Capital DLC just came out and I'm working my way through it. The audio on Nioh 2 is a bit louder than it was on Shadow of War. So, I've got the volume wheel maxed as far as the audio will go. At max, the volume is about where it is on my A50's at 1/2 - 3/4 of the way. So, I'm slightly disappointed in how loud these get. I was hoping there would be a firmware update to possibly increase this. Speaking of - I did get a reply from Astro. The A20's do not yet currently have an update and is not compatible at this time with their Command Center software. They are working on updates, however. But who knows when this will go live. Astro also said that these would fully support the Tempest audio engine of the PS5 - which I thought was weird because Sony will not allow any 3rd party headsets to use Surround Sound via USB. This is limited to only their 1st party headsets. Hopefully, this will change soon.

    I also wanted to touch base on how they feel and comfort and go over the audio quality. Now, for the price, I don't expect them to feel as premium as my A50's. Which is fine. The A20's are super light-weight and feel great on, but my biggest issue is they just feel stiff. The ear cups do NOT rotate. At all. This would be my biggest caveat with them. As for audio quality, outside of the overall volume, they do sound a bit hollow and "tinny", compared to my other Astro's or even other brands of gaming cans I own. Maybe a firmware update will help, but I'm basing my review on the out-of-box experience, since that's not currently available. Being a bit disappointed, I cancelled my Xbox USB Transmitter. They'd been on order for over a week at this point, never billed and never shipped. So, I'm gonna move these over to the "spare" headset category for my wife and daughter to use on the PS4 in the front room. I'll remain on the search for a better pair of PS5/Xbox headphones.

    Conclusion: These will be the first pair of Astro's where I give less than 5 stars. I'm going with 3 out of 5 stars for these due to the max volume level, quality of audio and the general "stiffness" of them. I'll continue to look elsewhere for some gaming cans that better fit my needs and expectations.

    Oct 18, 2020 11:24
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Love that it is multi use: Xbox, PC and Mac

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    Overall, not a bad headset. The setup was pretty straight forward and quick. The box included the headset, USB-C cable, and USB dongle transmitter.

    Some of the features of this headset are they are NOT only used on one platform. You can use them on Xbox, PC or Mac. For me this feature is amazing as I do no like having different headsets for each platform that I play on. They are wireless and work on the 2.4 GHz range. I found that the range on these headphones was around 50ft like they stated. However, when adding floors and walls the range was around more like 40ft, but for me that worked well as I go up one flight to the fridge.

    The sound output was good. I found the highs and mids to be fairly clear and the bass was just ok for me. One thing to add on the sound is that you have Dolby Atmos for Xbox the surrounds sound really enhances the experience.

    The flip-to-mute microphone worked well, I didn’t receive any “hey who’s mic is echoing” while gaming rants. One, thing to note is that on mine you actually had to move the microphone all the way up to the vertical position to mute it. On others that I have used they had a midpoint mute which I kind of liked better.

    The fit was just ok for me, I have a big head and they fit me but felt almost like they bowed out some around the top. They were pretty comfortable for extended play time. Not the best comfort I have experience but by far not the worst. There is also game/voice balance and EQ presets. These all worked well and as intended.

    PRO’s:

    -Good wireless range

    -Can use on Xbox, PC and Mac

    -Flip-to-mute mic

    -Comfortable for extended wear

    -expandable with additional dongles

    CON’s:

    -No option for upgraded ear covers

    -The earcups do not rotate flat

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, these headphones worked well and were comfortable, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Oct 23, 2020 13:35
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Great headset from Astro

    The Astro A20 Wireless Gen 2 Headset for PC and Xbox is a midrange headset from Astro. In the box you have the headset, USB dongle transmitter, manual and USB-A to USB-C cord for charging (see pictures). I opened it all up and charged the headset. It took almost 90 minutes to fully charge the headset out of the box. Now I was ready for the rated 15 hours of use without another charge.

    My first use of the headset was to connect to my laptop and use for conference calls for work. People could hear me very well. And I could hear them perfectly. I did find I needed to re-pair the headset each day which was a minor inconvenience. I found the headset to be VERY comfortable and wore them pretty much all day for a total of about 10 hours. There is a minor adjustment (see picture) where you can adjust the earpieces up or down. I did adjust them a little. When you swing the microphone up, it mutes the microphone. Swing it back down and the microphone is active. This was an awesome feature for conference calls! It was also nice to walk around while on the calls. I was able to be about 40 feet away and still keep the connection. Even on a different floor. The 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity is AWESOME!

    I received this in time for the Call of Duty Cold War Beta release. First person shooter games are a good test for gaming headphones as speaking with your teammates and hearing where your opponents are is critical to being successful. It is often hard to get a balanced sound that works for you between game noises and teammate voices. All of the controls are on the right headset. The top button is for power. The next lowest button is for the EQ with 3 settings. Near the bottom is a button for game or voice and a scroll wheel for volume. This is the best feature ever! Press the button for game sounds and adjust the volume up or down. Press the button for voice and use the scroll wheel to adjust the volume. A simple mechanical adjustment on the headset to fine tune game and voice volume.

    I have used the headset for about 14 hours and have not needed to charge them yet. They are rated for 15 hours so they should need a charge soon.

    Overall I give these 5 out of 5 stars and recommend them. They are a great midrange gaming headset that has great sound. It is very comfortable. The wireless connectivity worked perfectly. Also, you can get a PlayStation dongle and use the headset on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Of course this is only for Xbox and PC. They are also supposed to be compatible with the new Xbox coming out.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:11
  • 8.8score
    Turtle Beach - Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5 PS5 PlayStation 4 PS4 & Nintendo Switch - White/Silver
    Description

    Refreshed and ready to take its rightful spot atop a new generation of consoles, the Turtle Beach® Stealth™ 600 Gen 2 is the successor to the best-selling wireless gaming headset for PS5™, PS4™ & PS4™ Pro. The Stealth™ 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headset is enhanced with a host of upgrades, including a larger high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic that delivers improved chat clarity and now seamlessly integrates into the headset when muted. The headband and hinge design have been reinforced for added long-term durability, and soft, glasses-friendly ear cushions provide plush comfort while refined 50mm speakers produce high-quality, immersive sound and are optimized to unleash the power of Sony 3D Audio on PS5™. A user-friendly audio preset button on the headset allows for easy access to customize audio, and gamers can still count on Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing® for an audio advantage on the battlefield. Finally, connectivity is made easy with the included, mini-USB Transmitter that wirelessly connects from your PlayStation® console to headset.

    11 Features
  • Wireless Connection: A wireless mini-USB transmitter provides a reliable audio connection on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Windows PC’s and Nintendo Switch while docked. The transmitter delivers an easy plug-and-play connection making setup a breeze.
  • The 3D Audio Advantage: Unleash the power of 3D Audio, delivering precise spatial surround sound for an immersive, realistic gaming experience on PS5™.
  • Gen 2 Flip-to-Mute Mic: Turtle Beach enhances voice chat once again with a larger, high-sensitivity, high performance microphone. The Gen 2 mic improves chat clarity and seamlessly integrates into the headset design when muted.
  • Better Fit, Bigger Sound: Uniquely shaped ear cushions with soft, breathable material improves comfort for long gameplay sessions and allows for a wider audio soundstage and greater depth perception.
  • Robust Construction: Strengthened headband and hinge design ensures added durability and proper functionality over long-term use.
  • Powerful, Amplified Audio: Refined ear cup acoustics and expertly tuned 50mm speakers are powerfully amplified to enable advanced audio features like Superhuman Hearing®, Variable Mic Monitoring and Audio Presets for a gameplay advantage with accurate, immersive audio.
  • Glasses Friendly: Turtle Beach’s exclusive, patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System features dual-foam ear cushions, with softer foam in the section of the ear cushions that rests against your glasses, alleviating pressure and allowing gamers with glasses to play in comfort
  • Superhuman Hearing®: Turtle Beach exclusive Superhuman Hearing® sound setting lets you hear subtle, game-changing sounds so you can live longer and win more. Hear vital game details like enemy footsteps and weapon reloads to elevate your game above the rest, which can improve gamers’ K/D on FPS games.
  • Variable Mic Monitoring: Hear and adjust your own voice while you chat with friends so you’re aware of your own volume and don’t have to shout.
  • Easy Access to Audio Presets: Enhance your gameplay experience at the touch of a button with four signature Turtle Beach audio presets including Bass Boost, Signature Sound, Treble Boost, and Vocal Boost.
  • 15-Hour Battery Life: An onboard rechargeable battery delivers up to 15-hours of gaming per charge using the included USB-C charging cable, so you'll always be ready to play.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by LouRevue, 8 out of 10
    Almost perfect.

    Overall this headset is pretty good however the chat sound could be better

    I previously used the Sony Gold headset since it was a wireless headset. It had good sound and chat quality was pretty good. I recently upgraded to the Astro A40’s which are wired but a vastly superior headset. These Turtlebeach’s are on the lower end of headsets I’ve used.

    The headset is really lightweight which is nice. It’s probably the lightest ones I’ve used and even after a 5 hour Destiny 2 grind, they felt really comfortable. For those with big heads like me, this headset felt a bit tight at the top. I wear a 7 3/8 fitted hat so anyone with a big head, this is something you’ll need to be aware of. While labeled a PS4 headset, these are plug-and-play on PC as well. Setup was super quick on PC so there is that. This headset charges via USB-C so they’re quick to charge and could be wired to your PS4/PC if you wanted to. All the controls are on the left side of the headset along with the boom mic. Pretty easy to get used to them as there is only a sound volume, chat volume dials, Mode/Preset selector and power button.

    The sound quality was pretty nice and robust. Crank up the volume and explosions and gun fire sound pretty beefy and has just enough bass in them. On full blast, the sound isn’t too loud however it provides just enough immersion in the game for a good experience. The chat quality was very good. Chatting with my teammates, they stated my voice came through loud and clear which was great. The main issue I had with the chat is the feedback you hear through your headset. There was a bit of hissing coming through the headset. The louder you raise the chat volume, the more hissing you get. With other headsets, you can hear your own voice crystal clear without any lag or anything. With this headset, your voice sounds like it’s coming from a tin can. It’s somewhat distracting since all the other sounds come through clear. Your own voice sounds like the mic is on the other side of the room. It’s sounds very distant and faint but still kind of distracting. Aside from this, the headset is really nice. Sound is pretty clear and the fit is mostly good for this headset.

    Battery wise, this headset has a pretty good charge time. I played 4-5 hours for 4 days and didn’t need to recharge. Having a USB-C connection, this charges up pretty quickly as well.

    Overall, this is a pretty good headset. The chat feedback/hissing is an issue for me. Had this not been an issue, this would be a really great headset for the price. The lightweight headset and easy connection make it a really nice travel or backup headset. If you’re a casual player, this should be a nice headset for you. For serious gamers, I think you’d prefer one of the higher end headsets over this one. This would be a great pickup if you can get it on sale or on Black Friday or something.

    Sep 08, 2020 11:23
  • Review by Batlacit, 8 out of 10
    Classy Looks and Good Performance

    Given the name it makes sense that the Stealth 600 doesn’t look like a typical gamer headset. Its looks are understated. There’s no RGB or aggressive styling demanding your attention. Just a lot of matte white surfaces and a few gunmetal accents. But don’t let that fool you. Turtle Beach has clearly put a lot of thought into trying to make this your go-to headset on the PS4 (and the upcoming PS5.)

    I’ve found a lot to like about the gear in the time I’ve spent with it so far beyond the design. While it’s pretty much all plastic the fit and finish is good enough to make it feel like a more premium device. The hinges around the ear cups are tight, the size adjustment is just stiff enough to hold its place without requiring you to force it, and it offers excellent noise isolation even when wearing it with glasses. They even thought to use a USB-C charging plug rather than the aging micro-USB most manufacturers seem to still be clinging to, so I don’t need to bother keeping a spare charger by the couch just for my headset anymore. I’d rate the sound quality as very good. An audiophile probably isn’t going to be impressed, but it’s as good as it needs to be for games and voice chat. Frequency response is good at both ends of the spectrum, and unlike a lot of cheaper headsets it won’t try to drown you in bass. You’ve got five built in options for tuning it as well – four equalizer settings and a “superhuman” setting which will try to enhance environmental audio cues like footsteps to give you a leg up. On the transmit side, I’d rate the mic as above average for gaming headsets, which is basically a polite way of saying it’s good enough. I wouldn’t want to run a stream with it as my only audio, but the people on the other side will have no difficulty understanding what you’re saying. And as a bonus, I can confirm that if you plug the dongle into your PC or phone it works there too, albeit support for features like software volume controls seems hit or miss. I certainly wouldn’t recommend buying it if you don’t have a PlayStation, but it’s still nice to know that if you (like me) game on multiple devices you don’t necessarily need to worry about having to buy a separate headset for each one. One additional note for anyone thinking about using it on Discord: when I tried it out during my weekly quarantine gaming night the Windows client was dropping audio constantly until I set a manual activation threshold and turned off echo cancellation.

    There are a few things that keep me from giving it a full five stars, however. First up is the control layout. There are two volume wheels located near the top of the left ear cup. One controls the headset volume, the other acts as a monitor for your own mic. They have the same texturing on the wheels, and are close enough together that even if you don’t mix up which one is which with your thumb it’s easy to accidentally nudge the wrong one while making adjustments. I found myself having to pay a lot more attention to what I was doing when adjusting my volume than I do with other headsets, which isn’t an ideal outcome for a product geared towards multiplayer gaming. Along similar lines to this is the fact that switching between the different audio modes only offers a series of beep codes as feedback rather than the verbal descriptions you get from a lot of wireless headsets these days, requiring you to memorize a chart to know what you’ve just done. Finally, though I’m guessing most have already guessed this after I mentioned the noise isolation, it has to be said that the ear cups are an absolute heat trap. It only took a few minutes after putting it on before my ears became noticeably warm. If you run hot or are just particularly temperature sensitive, I’m not sure how comfortable you’d be wearing this thing for a prolonged gaming session.

    Sep 08, 2020 12:10
  • Review by KMed, 10 out of 10
    High End Headset at a Low End Price

    I own a lot of headsets for every console and PC. I own so many that it's become a point of contention with my wife, so when I give this Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 for PS4/PS5/Switch/PC five stars I truly believe it deserves it. I also happen to own a first generation Stealth 600 and Turtle Beach has outdone themselves with this redesign. Let's get to it.

    I'll be reviewing the headset as used on a PS4 Pro, so first thing's first, the USB dongle is tiny! This is much improved over other headsets on the market and the only drawback is that it might be easily lost. Once you plug in the dongle the headset will automatically pair up and you're good to go. There isn't any set up involved with this headset, unless you include connecting to it to a PC and checking for updates with the Turtle Beach app. As of this review there were no new firmware versions for this Gen 2 headset, but I find it pretty inconvenient to have to plug in a console headset to a PC in order to get a firmware update.

    The Stealth 600 is super comfortable and is way more comfortable than the previous iteration of this headset. The ear pads have been redesigned to fit better over your ears, the headset is super light and it just feels much better built than the original Stealth 600's that I own. Ear pads are foam covered in a soft fabric that didn't get sweaty even after hours of use. Battery life for this headset is rated at about 20 hours and I played for about 22 before my first charge, so I think that is pretty accurate.

    The sound is pretty great for a headset in this price range. Vocals come in clearly, mid and lows are nice and highs are fine until you turn it up too loud or turn on TB's "Super Human Hearing" which is used to amplify all sounds for competitive gaming or to induce headaches. My only complaint would be that other headphones do tend to sound a little richer, but they are also price well above this price.

    The microphone is superb on these. I've had no issues yelling at my friends to get out of the way while playing Fall Guys. They hear me just fine and I hear their cursing coming in clear as day. I have no issues with the microphone and enjoy that it folds into the unit unlike the generation 1 microphone boom that just kinda stuck out there awkwardly. Flip up to mute is a fantastic and natural option, all headsets should have this feature.

    Build quality and construction has been upgraded since the original version. The headband feels sturdier, the connection points more robust and the plastic casing doesn't creak like in my gen 1 headset. Overall I'd say that this headset is one of the better built one's I've used, even with the exception of a metal headband (you'll have to upgrade to the Stealth 700 for that). I see these lasting a good long while if you take care of them like the responsible person I know you are.

    So here's my quick pros and cons list for those that don't like to read.

    Pros:

    Comfortable

    Clear mic

    Small dongle

    Good build quality

    20 hour battery life

    Good sound quality

    Cons:

    Audio quality could be richer

    No metal reinforced headband

    All things considering, even with the cons listed below, considering the price point of the Stealth 600 Gen 2, I have to give this headset 5 stars. It's a fantastic value for a true wireless headset with multiple system compatibility, good sound and a comfortable fit (even for big headed people like myself). If this unit were $50 more then it would fall in line with some stiff competition and my rating might change, but as of now this headset is my mid-range wireless pick for console and PC gamers alike

    Sep 10, 2020 20:45
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Great headset for PS4, Switch, and future PS5 use

    Turtle Beach is beginning to deliver a wave of headsets that are geared for the upcoming release of next-gen consoles, while maintaining backwards compatibility with current generations. This is the case with the PS4 version of the Stealth headset; which is not only compatible with Mac/PC, the Nintendo’s Switch console (more on that in a minute), but is also compatible with the upcoming Playstation 5.

    In the box you’ll find a white headset in a plastic bag (thank you for not covering this in peel layers), a short USB C charging cable, the dongle, and a small folder with the manuals & warranty cards. The box even has a piece of fabric attached on the top, making opening of the box really easy. The quick start guide included in the documents folder make understanding the features easy! You’ll also see something about “Superhuman hearing” mentioned on the marketing materials, and a long charge claim of 15 hours.

    Plugging this into the Playstation 4, the dongle was immediately recognized, and with the headset powered on, took only seconds to pair. The only annoying part of the dongle, is the small LED status light; which has a soft blink that can be a bit distracting in a dark room play scenario. Thankfully, I was able to move it to the back USB port, to avoid the distraction during longer gaming sessions without any loss in function or connectivity.

    The headset if fairly lightweight, making this easy to wear during prolonged gaming use, and the battery, in fact, did last about 14 hours before I needed to charge it again. The foam used on the headset is really soft, the ear phones on each side are easily tilted to provide better comfort & fit. They also do give way easily to glasses, as I wear blue blocking glasses to prevent eye strain, and never once felt like they were being pressed against my head. While these aren’t noise cancelling, you’ll get a bit of a passive effect here, as you put them on. There is just enough external noise for you to hear someone calling to you, or speaking in your general area.

    The included microphone quickly snaps back out of the way, and mutes the mic, or with mic monitoring turned up, allows you to monitor your voice during chat. It also makes for easy listening of the environment around your home or play area. This is honestly an unadvertised benefit of the mic monitoring feature; especially if you have kids and want to hear them call you across the house. I should point out that the mic monitoring volume doesn’t adjust the console’s chat volume, only your ability to hear yourself speak. The volume rocker, on the other hand, will adjust volume locally on your headset. Keep this in mind if you think it’s too low when turned all the way up. You can adjust the actual game audio within the volume settings on the console. I turned mine all the way up, and just used the volume on the headset with no noticeable loss in audio quality. You’ll also want to consider if you want audio output to a speaker system while playing, as the headphones will muffle out lower volumes. This is either a “Chat Only” or “All Game Audio” kind of headset, as this one lacks a TOSLINK/Optical connection to maintain separation of audio. If you set to “Chat only” that’s all the headset will provide, with game audio continuing on your external speakers. If set to all game audio, it will cut off any external audio over HDMI. I should note, the audio can be adjusted either in the game, or with the console settings if one is too loud for you.

    Game chat was very effective during a round of Rainbow Six. My fellow gamers were able to hear me clearly, and the mic monitoring ensured that I was speaking clearly. However, the headset isn’t adjustable like others, it sits stationary when pulled down. This isn’t a con at all, as the microphone does a really great job picking up audio. Players might even hear some background noise in your house, so the adjustable (flexible) microphone won’t be needed. You’ll hear an audible clicking noise when the microphone is pulled down, or pushed up when muted. So you won’t need to guess if people can hear you.

    The included USB C cable makes plugging in for charging with the console or an adapter easy, without a bunch of cable needing to be wound up after gaming. Nintendo Switch compatibility requires the dock with an available USB port for the dongle, and the switch in “dock mode”. It will work wirelessly, but will not work with Switch “Lite” models, since they lack the ability to dock or have any external USB devices connected. In my testing with an original Nintendo Switch, it didn’t require any additional setup, and was just plug and play.

    I do want to call out the “Superhuman Hearing” feature included with the headset. It’s easy to toggle (simply tap once on the power button), and when enabled does a great job of amplifying the sounds in the game. While playing “Last of Us 2” this was extremely helpful in-game while sneaking around infected, and listening for movement. I also have a bit of hearing loss in one ear due to a military injury, so I usually have to turn volume all the way up to hear 360 sound. This eliminated that need for me, and the directional audio was excellent during gaming; allowing me to pinpoint movement in specific directions. Anytime I needed it, it was just a tap away and you’ll notice the sound amplification almost immediately! This is probably my favorite feature on the headset! It’s also not so overpowering that you’ll feel the need to turn it off, or change the volume.

    The included EQ settings can be toggled using the “Mode” button on the headset. It provides a “signature” EQ setting, followed by Bass and Treble boosts, along with a “vocal” eq which works great for cinematic with a lot of ambient background noise. The bass boost is what I used frequently, and was pleasantly surprised with how great it sounded. It easily matched the audio of another much higher priced premium pair that includes a mixer. As with other features on the headset, you’ll hear a light tone for each setting you turn on. The EQ just adds extra tones for each EQ, until you go back to default; all of which work great!

    Overall, Turtle Beach really delivered on the Stealth headset! The price point is lower than other premium sets, and the features made gaming much more engaging (superhuman hearing is excellent). I can’t recommend this enough for PS4 and future PS5 owners!

    Sep 08, 2020 12:41
  • Review by Simo, 10 out of 10
    Sony headset

    Nice, comfy worth the money, i would recommend this product to any one.

    May 21, 2021 17:52
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    SOLID ALL-AROUND WIRELESS PERFORMANCE PS4/SWITCH/P

    SOLID ALL-AROUND WIRELESS PERFORMANCE PS4/SWITCH/PC

    REVIEW: TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 FOR PLAYSTATION

    Best Buy Tech Insider Network

    SUMMARY:

    My Primary use for these headphones is gaming on PS/4. Wireless connectivity is nice. Sound quality is perfectly good. (These are not $1000 audiophile headphones). Bass is good, speech is clear. The other person can hear me just fine even in loud environment. If you want a good all-around performer without breaking the bank this is a good option. I tested the TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 FOR PLAYSTATION on the Switch, PS4, and PC. I also like that they are “glasses friendly”. Controls are easy to use for both the Headphone Volume and Mic Volume (feedback). I really like the flip up mic that acts as mute.

    UNBOXING: (see picture)

    INITIAL IMPRESSIONS:

    They are well packaged and while they don’t scream luxury they also don’t scream cheap. I don’t expect them to fall apart anytime soon like less expensive headsets might.

    SETUP:

    It took some fussing on the PS4 to get them to work. I forgot to take screen shots, but although the instructions say just go to audio settings and make this these are default. You also have to scroll down to the bottom of the screen to select “send all sounds to headset”. The switch worked no fussing. The PC worked no fussing (plug and play).

    SOUND QUALITY:

    This is not going to replace your best audio headphones that you use while listing to music. But they do a good job. I’m listening to “The Wall” while I write this. Everything is clear. They are a little bass forward, but for gaming that is perfectly fine. If my favorite audio only headphones are “9/10”, then these are “7.5/10”. Considering they are also wireless that is pretty darn good in my opinion. (My other headphones are wired).

    For gaming, I can only compare them to my other XBOX headphones which happen to be from another vendor and cost about 50% more. These are lighter, these have better (easier) controls, and the other pair is wired instead of wireless, which makes these easier to use while gaming. The audio is a touch better on my XBOX headphones (maybe 8/10).

    BEST FEATURES:

    Flip up Mic = Mute

    Analog dials for volume and mic feedback adjustment

    Friendly to Eyeglass Wearers

    Wireless

    SUMMARY:

    I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good to very good wireless headphone experience for PS4/SWITCH/PC. If you are really picky about the best audio experience over wireless convenience, you might want to look for a higher end headset, but it will set up back 2x-3x more.

    The TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 FOR PLAYSTATION strikes a good balance between performance, features, and value.

    Sep 08, 2020 14:52
  • Review by Used, 2 out of 10
    Dissatisfied

    When my son opened the box, the headset inside was used and dirty. I was disappointed and frustrated that my 10 yr old had to open this on Christmas morning. How do you explain a used item from Santa. I’m so upset. This was bad customer service from either Best Buy or Turtle for not checking their stocked items to make sure the items are new and not tampered with.

    I will be returning to store.

    Dec 26, 2020 13:22
  • Review by TECHBEENGOOD, 10 out of 10
    Teenage Girl Testing Team Seal-of-Approval

    Turtle Beach® Stealth™ 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headset for the PS4 and upcoming PS5 (and Nintendo Switch)

    I decided to enlist some young family members (15 y/o girls) to weigh in on how successful this new Turtle Beach headphone was at entertaining our gamers. Game play predominantly used “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “Mario Cart-8 Deluxe” on the Nintendo Switch and Gravity Rush 2, Minecraft, and a shark game for the PS4 (Pro). So, after a few hours of play here’s what we learned.

    SETUP: According to the players, who set up everything on their own, these Turtle 600s have a nice sleek look to them out of the box, and that microphone was really neat. There was some concern about how rugged those ear “shells’” are. I’m betting they’ll tolerate some rough play, but could look scruffy over time.

    The USB C charging cable is welcome (and easy to replace). Connecting to the PS4 is really fuss-free. Don’t lose that “dongle” which is necessary to connect to your PS4. Sound can be modified using the mode button.

    They added, “The instructions could be clearer. (While) the instructions that came with headphones were specifically made for the PS4.. . . the box says that it is compatible with the Nintendo switch. Since it works with the Nintendo switch, there should be a more complete instructions explaining how to connect it to the Switch.” And, yet, game play was underway after some connection frustration and continued for hours.

    HOW DO THEY PERFORM and FEEL? The verdict from my teenage assistants matched my own: “The over ear headphone cushions are soft and comfortable with nice feel, especially for players like me who will play for hours in one sitting, … (and wear glasses)."

    “The audio is clear. I did like that (the snug ear pads) blocked out most of the noises that didn’t come from my games.”

    “They are a little heavy on the head.”

    “I had a strong connection to my console with the headphones on up to 30 feet. After 30 feet the connection was crummy.”

    “The things that I did like the most of these head phones were the controls on the side that allow you to change the volume, the over the ear cushions and the top of the head cushion and that you are able to talk to other players through the built in microphone (which I was not able to test).” They can get loud.

    Play time from a full charge is unusually lengthy, looking like it’ll go for days considering the way we play, easily between12-15 continuous use hours.

    The array of controls on the left ear shell is really busy, including microphone volume control, overall volume, mode switch, and power all under where the hand falls, even when simply putting the headphones on. And, yet, it’s easy enough to figure out where everything is because Turtle Beach didn’t try to be subtle about switch control height or size. We’re here, we’re obvious, and you’ll figure it out. Yep. They’re right.

    I was able to spend some time listening for myself and testing still other features with some undocumented use.

    [ Surprise hidden feature: Nowhere in the descriptions or instructions is any mention made of a Mac computer compatibility. So, this isn’t a recommendation, just an observation from a guy who likes to experiment. Plugging that Turtle “dongle” into my USB accessory device of my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) and I was able to have my Mac recognize the Turtle Headphones. My “SOUND” settings show the Turtle dongle and I selected it for INPUT and OUTPUT. I now have Al Green crooning and Sade delivering some nice tunes. (Yes, I’m old.) I could cycle through the sound modes, but it was never apparent if I was changing anything. (But, remember, it’s not a supported device.) Really detailed; nice satisfying bass and a sound that is very appealing. The voice region stood out and was super clear. it’s easy to understand why this should meet the needs of gamers.

    I even made a FaceTime call! I had a great conversation; the microphone was working exactly as designed . . . Go figure. My voice was exceptionally clear according to my wife at the other end of the call, and her voice was easy to hear for me. All volume controls worked perfectly as did the mute feature. I offer these observations as a test of the usefulness of the microphone as well as the clarity and quality of the headphones. Again, these are undocumented features. ]

    RECOMMENDATION: My teenage girl testing team had a positive reaction to these nicely featured gaming headphones. These headphones make it comfortable and convenient. My time using the microphone for conversations and listening to non-gaming programming like music reveal that these are unusually high quality, nice sounding gaming headphones. Turtle Beach doesn’t short-change gamers in the listening quality department. Recommended.

    Sep 08, 2020 11:16
  • 8.8score
    Insignia™ - Wired Chat Headset for Playstation 5 & Playstation 4 - Black/Blue
    Description

    This Insignia™ Wired Chat Headset for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 was designed for long gaming sessions. This flexible mono chat headset can easily be worn on either the left or right ear. Call out your commands through the flexible, noise-cancelling microphone, or flip it up for instant mic mute. With the on earpad volume control, you can make quick audio adjustments on the fly. No batteries needed.

    7 Features
  • Full chat capabilities: Communicate with your teammates, friends and foes easily in your favorite online games with this PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 compatible chat headset
  • Reversible design: Enjoy a comfortable fit as the reversible microphone design enables use on your left or right ear
  • Easy Mute controls: Turn mute on and off with an easy flip-switch on the ear cup
  • On ear volume control: No more fumbling around with the cord trying to find the volume control
  • Highly compatible and optimized: Compatible with PS4 DualShock and PS5 DualSense with a 3.5mm headset jack
  • Optimized for voice chat audio only:
  • No batteries needed:
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  • Review by 8thWonder, 10 out of 10
    Works Very Well...

    This Headset is actually very good! I needed an immediate replacement, and much to my surprise, this fit the bill just right. It does what it's supposed to do & I'm very happy with it.

    Mar 13, 2021 13:22
  • Review by Happygranny, 10 out of 10
    Happy Mom

    My 9 year old son wanted some headphones for his game when he received these headphones it made his day and mine... I no longer have to hear him playing fortnite great product for the cost

    May 07, 2021 17:56
  • Review by Fred, 10 out of 10
    Love the headphones

    Pretty good headphones for my ps4 at a really great price will be buying another ones for my brother..

    Jun 24, 2021 12:30
  • Review by ControllerPort, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    To be honest I was a little scared about getting these! Because I had read not so many great reviews about them. But my children love them and they are so convenient!

    Jan 25, 2021 14:50
  • Review by Jay361, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    works better then i thought. bought it for my little boy and seems to communicate and hear well all around.

    May 23, 2021 14:51
  • Review by MothersDay, 10 out of 10
    LittleHelper

    Grandson loved the headset. Now he has a pair he keeps at my house when he visits.

    Jun 09, 2021 12:53
  • Review by Nikki, 10 out of 10
    Great for school age kids

    My daughter love this computer. Bought it because she’s currently during virtual learning and this work perfect for her.

    Apr 02, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Gfrank, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great product ! You get what you paid for nothing big and fancy but defenitely works like a charm

    Apr 16, 2021 17:03
  • 8.8score
    Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 - Red/Black
    Description

    Compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Get in the game with this Logitech Astro A40 gaming headset. The lightweight but rugged design provides a pressure-free fit for comfort that lasts through even the longest play sessions. This Logitech Astro A40 gaming headset features a highly sensitive uni-directional mic that filters out background noise for clear in-game communication.

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  • Review by Sagatron, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones for PC and consoles

    I was looking for headphones that worked on PC, Xbox X, PS4 and the switch. I own a pair of 3 yr old Astro A50s that I have connected to my Xbox and while the mic is a disaster; the rest of the components are of very high quality.

    I decided to give these 10 year anniversary Astros a shot and I'm glad that I did. The sound is just amazing and they work on PC and all my consoles. The PC splitter and audio converter cables are very robust and steady. The PC cable is approximately 5 feet long and the audio converter cable that you are going to need to plug into your consoles is approximately 6 feet . Also, the mic, the ear cushions and covers are all swappable. These are great and I don't see myself buying another pair of gaming headsets for a long time.

    Dec 06, 2018 12:41
  • Review by jayandthegames, 8 out of 10
    Good headphones but there’s one problem

    These headphones are alright for what it cost but I have a issue with the paint on the back of the ear cups where it starts coming of and then it covers everything with tiny paint chip that are impossible to remove from skin

    Mar 22, 2020 21:18
  • Review by Psychoviper, 10 out of 10
    Amazing headset

    This is a amazing headset the sound quality is crystal clear and bass the 3d audio effect i can hear people run around me in call of duty heck i can even hear them walking trying to sneak up on me and the mic is amazing my friends can hear me clear as day i can even whisper and they still hear me oh i forget about the noise cancelation these have i put them on and my bro was yelling for me i did not even hear him even when he was 10 feet away just a amazing head set and this was part of best buy open box discount one no damaged to the headsey no parts were missing.

    May 22, 2021 00:13
  • Review by DarkKentX, 10 out of 10
    Not too shabby...

    As a self-proclaimed “Steelseries fanboy,” I must admit, these Astro A40s surprised me. I reluctantly returned my Steelseries Arctis 9Xs, as I wanted one headset that worked with both the Series X & the PS5. Sans the bells & whistles, the sound quality is actually quite good, & they may be the most comfortable gaming headset I’ve ever worn. I also stream with the mic, & the quality isn’t terrible.

    Jan 15, 2021 17:10
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic!!!

    I purchased these for my Xbox Series X and PS5 and could not be happier. I occasionally use them on my PC as well and they are perfect. The sound is crisp and loud just like I like it. I love the fact that you can customize them which I will likely do in the future. I plan on purchasing the noise canceling mods . I highly recommend these. Have fun and Happy Gaming!

    Apr 09, 2021 16:50
  • Review by Breezy, 10 out of 10
    Headset fox X Box s

    I bought these for my grandson who is 16 years old and loves his Xbox and has to have a headset now. He stated this is the best heads that he’s ever had! This is his fourth one.It’s very good at keeping all the noise out so he can focus on his gaming. So I’m very satisfied with the product that I did buy for my grandson I would definitely buy this one again.

    Feb 05, 2021 20:39
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Beat headset P4P

    Best headset I’ve ever owned wired or wireless better then the Arctic 9x Sony pulse headset and Xbox’s newest headset to name a few.

    Jun 25, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Great, 10 out of 10
    Astro

    Love it , crisp audio and good quality. Love the stickers too

    Feb 20, 2021 17:02
  • 8.8score
    Astro Gaming - A20 Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset Gen 2 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac - White/Blue
    Description

    Immerse yourself in dynamic sound with this ASTRO wireless gaming headset Gen 2. The built-in 1050 mAh battery provides ample power for use over extended periods, while the uni-directional microphone helps block background noise for clear communication with teammates. This ASTRO wireless gaming headset Gen 2 has 40mm neodymium drivers for powerful bass, and the 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response delivers efficient audio reproduction.

    9 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Listen to your music wirelessly with up to 15 hours of battery life from a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Compatible with PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles: Also compatible with PC and Mac.
  • Wireless connectivity: Connect to your devices wirelessly up to 50' using USB transmitter.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Headset controls: Include mute.
  • 40mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
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  • Review by hitsuyoo, 6 out of 10
    Great Gutz No Body

    These are good headphones. There's no arguing that fact. These are my first pair of wireless headphones for my Xbox One X and they definitely do the trick. Latency is at a minimum and the sound is top notch, The mic allows for clear and uninhibited chat. the directional surround sound is creepy good. The bluetooth connectivity is fabulous. I mean, dang! This is what you want in a great pair of headphones, much less, a pair of wireless headphones. The dongle transitions easily between the Xbox One X and my PC like a champ. From the way I'm gushing over these things and by the score I gave it, you're probably awaiting a big ol' BUT.

    Well, I'm not one to disappoint. Guys and girls. parents and guardians, hear me now. These headphones are for adults that appreciate the value of a dollar. What I mean by that, is simply this. The build quality of these headphone are a step below Fisher Price. These things are just one rage quit away from the trash or a bunch of masking tape. They're poorly built. Simple as that. These are are great sounding a performing headphones, but $119.99 is too much. I recommend these only to grown folk.

    Oct 16, 2020 20:32
  • Review by KMed, 8 out of 10
    Mid-Level Headset with Flexibility

    The Astro A20 for Xbox will be the first pair of Astros that I've ever owned, so naturally I was excited to give them a try. Overall I'm really impressed with the build quality, comfort and sound that these produce and there's really only one con to speak about, which ends up also being a pro for the unit.

    Overall the build quality is on par with other headsets in this price range. You have mostly reinforced plastic construction, with nice soft fabric ear pads and a rubber like headband. The headset itself puts a little pressure on my upper jaw and I have to extend the headset to the biggest size possible, but I also have a monster head. Normal sized heads will do just fine and will find that this headset is plenty big for them.

    Sound quality is fantastic, both input and output. Mic conversations come in crystal clear and the audio has a crisp mids and deep lows, leaving a little to be desired on the highs, but it's not terrible. Overall the sound is great and I think most people will get exactly what they expect out of these for the price paid.

    Now to the wireless transmitter, or dongle. This dongle is huge compared to other's that I've used in the past. It's going to stick out of a USB port pretty far, so you're going to want to stick this bad boy on the back of your console if possible to avoid breaking it accidentally. Also, a lot of Xbox headsets are using the native Xbox wireless audio and no longer need a wireless transmitter to function. However, this is both a pro and con because you can use this headset on a PC because of this wireless transmitter.

    The only other nitpick I'll bother writing about is the fact that there doesn't seem to be a mic monitor/side-tone feature on this headset and it's not detected by the Astro Command Center yet either. I'm not sure if this will be a function that will be available later on down the line through a firmware update, but I sure hope so as I'm very used to being able to adjust the side-tone on my headsets.

    Pros:

    Comfortable

    Good build quality

    Solid audio performance

    Great mic with flip up to mute

    USB-C Charging

    Xbox and PC compatible wireless transmitter

    Cons:

    Large wireless transmitter

    No side-tone/mic monitor adjustment

    Astro Command Center doesn't recognize this headset yet

    Oct 15, 2020 23:55
  • Review by Naztynestor, 10 out of 10
    you will not be disappointed

    if you enjoy gaming, you prob already heard about astro gaming, when it comes to headset, you can’t go wrong with astro, for me they are one of the best and I haven’t been disappointed!

    Pros

    - the comfort of Astro A20 gen 2 was just right for me, it feels perfect snug on my head if that make any sense

    - the design and price you pay I think it’s perfect for budget wireless headphones, it’s sleek doesn’t have the same spiral wiring like the A40/A50 has but these are one of the design that separates them from the high head Astro.

    - the Gen 2 Astro A20 have a USB dongle size receiver, you won’t have to worry about a separate receiver box and optic cord compare to the first series

    - such an easy setup by plug it on you xbox, or pc by transferring the receiver

    - the ability to plug the usb receiver on the front of the xbox was huge plus for me that I don’t have to move the xbox and plug it on the back for optic cord

    - Astro audio are always been great it’s clean and you get a good balance of bass and tremble. plus adding Dolby Atmos for Xbox and PC gives you an amazing 3D audio support

    - comes with the same 2.4Ghz range of signal like their most expensive headphones

    - if you want to use the xbox headset on your ps4 all you have to do is order another usb receiver and that’s it, pair it and you’re good to go!

    - to mute your mic just flip the microphone upward and that’s it!

    - you have ability to adjust the game and chat audio through the headphones

    Cons

    - don’t be disappointed that you cannot change the ear covers like the high end astro headphones

    - also you won’t be able to rotate the ear cover to place your headphone flat on your table

    if you have a PC don’t forget to check for latest firmware update for your astro , I love using A20 such a comfortable headphone that doesn’t bother me after a long period of time plying Warzone on PC and xbox, also been playing Doom Eternal on xbox with A20 and it sounded amazing hearing all tiny little audio details. highly recommend this headphone as a gift for coming holiday, you will not be disappointed!

    Oct 18, 2020 10:57
  • Review by Trobadour, 6 out of 10
    Sound OK, Get Dolby Atmos

    --- SETUP ---

    The setup for the Astros A20 was quick. In the package you can see a USB-C cable, the headsets, and 1 USB dongle transmitter. The transmitter goes plugged into your Xbox or PC and after a quick automatic installation of the software, the transmitter recognizes the headset.

    --- FEATURES ---

    The key feature of these Astros is that they are forward compatible with the Xbox Series X/S and, if you purchase a separate dongle, you can use them with a PS5 as well. This Xbox specific headset works with the current gen Xbox One/S.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    The performance for the stereo headsets was ok compared to others that I’ve used. I tested this headset with DOOM Eternal on Xbox One X and Hades on PC. For games like Hades, I had a great time listening to the voices of the characters with crisp, clear sounds. That game isn’t too intensive when it comes to audio, so it was perfect for that type of game. For DOOM Eternal, a game with lots of heavy bass music and crunchy sounds, I found it lacking in the audio department. However, Xbox has a one-time payment audio feature called Dolby Atmos that turns stereo headsets like this one into a surround sound experience. With that feature on, it was a great improvement.

    This review doesn’t take in consideration the Dolby Atmos add on, but it’s worth mentioning in case you want to get more out of the headset.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The product has its limitations. However, being a multi console owner, these headsets might redeem themselves once I can get my hands on a PS5 and Xbox Series X as the convenience of not having to switch headsets or transmitters could potentially outweigh the downfalls. Otherwise, the headset itself is light on the head and I found it comfortable for a person who wears glasses.

    --- VALUE ---

    The price for the Astros A20s in terms of value is ok for an introductory headset but having to buy only one for two consoles is definitely going to save you money.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    I highly recommend this product for people who are new to the gaming headset space and want an easy entry. Additionally, I recommend these headsets for future multi-console / PC owners.

    Oct 18, 2020 22:55
  • Review by Linksys, 8 out of 10
    Solid wireless headset

    The Astro A20 wireless headset gives you the freedom from cables for long gaming sessions. I have a set of wired A40s and as great as they’ve been, dealing with the cables to the mix amp is a pain unless you’re using them at a desk. Aesthetically, I love the squared off look to the headphones, I think it’s gives them a kinda retro but futuristic look at the same time! In game sound is excellent, you have the situational awareness with nice highs and lows. You can choose from three different sound profiles, though I wish the headset said what the different sound mode was when you switched. In game chat has been clear on both ends for me, and the flip to mute for the mic is nice. The ear cups are the same as the A40s, but are not removable and replaceable like the A40s. The mic also can not switch sides like the A40s. This makes sense as these are at a much different price point.

    Personally I’ve found the headset to be very comfortable to wear for long (maybe an hour or two) gaming sessions. But, I wear them at the highest setting. If you have an XL head, this might be something to consider, as mine is probably large. The A20s offer a solid value as they work with PC, Mac, PS4 and are future proof with PS5 compatibility.

    Oct 14, 2020 17:02
  • Review by Namdnas, 6 out of 10
    Not the Astro's you know...

    I love Astro headsets. I have the A40 TR's (previous gen before the current) on my Gaming PC and the A50 (current gen) on my PS4 Pro. I've also owned several other Astro's in the past. They are, without a doubt, some of my favorite gaming cans. Now, a while back, Logitech bought Astro, but kept the Astro branding. That's finally starting to show and I'm beginning to feel the lower quality is starting to kick in... Let me explain.

    As my current gen A50 wireless cans are what I've been using on my PS4 Pro, I may be a little spoiled by them. I love those headphones. I have a small hearing disability and the volume can get LOUD, while keeping it's superb quality. I listen to it at between 1/2 to 3/4 of the max volume, depending on the game and it's comfortable enough for me. I've always kept the firmware updated on them (I hook it to my PC and check every few months) and have never had any issues. There's a reason I'm prefacing the review of these A20's with this. And yes, I know you cannot fairly compare the A20's to their flagship A50's. But there are some elements and differences I'd like to discuss.

    Now, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X coming around the corner, my A50's will require an HDMI Adapter from Astro, if I want to keep it fully functional - this has a built-in optical input on it, so you can still use the game/voice balance feature. But, here's the problem - that adapter is only HDMI 2.0b...NOT HDMI 2.1. I want to be able to take advantage of HDMI 2.1 when I can and do not want any "bottlenecks", so to speak. I'm using the new LG CX TV and it is ready to go with FreeSync Premium and all the other features. I'm rocking the Samsung Q90R Soundbar as well, but I'm running everything via e-Arc. So, when I seen these A20's, I thought it would simplify my setup and I could just move my A50's to my Gaming PC and take the A40's and use them on my daughter's PC.

    Now, for the biggest selling point of this headset - you can buy the USB transmitter for the other system and can use one headset for both systems. While my A20's (for PS4/PS5) were being shipped, I went ahead and ordered the Xbox USB transmitter, just so I'd have it for when I got my Series X. When I got my A20's, I was so ecstatic. I couldn't wait - the packaging was so nice. I tore into them and put them on charge immediately. They were not fully charged out of the box, so it took a few hours to get fully charged. All that was included inside was the Headset, the USB Transmitter, the USB-C (nice!) charging cable and a quick-start guide.

    Ok, they're charged. First thing I do, as with any new gadget/device, is to check for a Firmware update. So, I put the Transmitter in my PC and verify it's on PC mode (a white light). Fire up the Astro Command center and...they're not detected. Ok, odd. So, I figure you have to hook them up via the USB cable. I plug them in (while leaving the Transmitter in as well) and ...no-go. I spent about 20 minutes trying to get it recognized. Counting it as a loss, I e-mail Astro and then plug them into my PS4 Pro. Tap the button to switch to PS4 mode (a blue light) and everything connects and is defaulted correctly. I put them on, change the Audio from "Chat Only" to "All Audio", like normal and...no audio. Looking at the side of the cans. the volume wheel is labeled "Voice" and "Game". I have it all the way over to the Game side and there's nothing. After about 15 minutes of troubleshooting, rotate the wheel all the way to the Voice side and I have audio. But it's not very loud. I keep scrolling and welp, looks like this is about as loud as they get... Slightly disappointed at the overall volume (I was playing Shadow of War at the time), I discover that the blue wheel controls the volume and that the "Game" and "Voice" are actual BUTTONS and not just indicators on which way to scroll the wheel, as they are on other Astro headsets. Please note: The Voice and Game balance buttons do NOT work on PS4/PS5. These only work on PC and Xbox systems.

    I change games to Nioh 2. The Darkness in the Capital DLC just came out and I'm working my way through it. The audio on Nioh 2 is a bit louder than it was on Shadow of War. So, I've got the volume wheel maxed as far as the audio will go. At max, the volume is about where it is on my A50's at 1/2 - 3/4 of the way. So, I'm slightly disappointed in how loud these get. I was hoping there would be a firmware update to possibly increase this. Speaking of - I did get a reply from Astro. The A20's do not yet currently have an update and is not compatible at this time with their Command Center software. They are working on updates, however. But who knows when this will go live. Astro also said that these would fully support the Tempest audio engine of the PS5 - which I thought was weird because Sony will not allow any 3rd party headsets to use Surround Sound via USB. This is limited to only their 1st party headsets. Hopefully, this will change soon.

    I also wanted to touch base on how they feel and comfort and go over the audio quality. Now, for the price, I don't expect them to feel as premium as my A50's. Which is fine. The A20's are super light-weight and feel great on, but my biggest issue is they just feel stiff. The ear cups do NOT rotate. At all. This would be my biggest caveat with them. As for audio quality, outside of the overall volume, they do sound a bit hollow and "tinny", compared to my other Astro's or even other brands of gaming cans I own. Maybe a firmware update will help, but I'm basing my review on the out-of-box experience, since that's not currently available. Being a bit disappointed, I cancelled my Xbox USB Transmitter. They'd been on order for over a week at this point, never billed and never shipped. So, I'm gonna move these over to the "spare" headset category for my wife and daughter to use on the PS4 in the front room. I'll remain on the search for a better pair of PS5/Xbox headphones.

    Conclusion: These will be the first pair of Astro's where I give less than 5 stars. I'm going with 3 out of 5 stars for these due to the max volume level, quality of audio and the general "stiffness" of them. I'll continue to look elsewhere for some gaming cans that better fit my needs and expectations.

    Oct 18, 2020 11:24
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Love that it is multi use: Xbox, PC and Mac

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    Overall, not a bad headset. The setup was pretty straight forward and quick. The box included the headset, USB-C cable, and USB dongle transmitter.

    Some of the features of this headset are they are NOT only used on one platform. You can use them on Xbox, PC or Mac. For me this feature is amazing as I do no like having different headsets for each platform that I play on. They are wireless and work on the 2.4 GHz range. I found that the range on these headphones was around 50ft like they stated. However, when adding floors and walls the range was around more like 40ft, but for me that worked well as I go up one flight to the fridge.

    The sound output was good. I found the highs and mids to be fairly clear and the bass was just ok for me. One thing to add on the sound is that you have Dolby Atmos for Xbox the surrounds sound really enhances the experience.

    The flip-to-mute microphone worked well, I didn’t receive any “hey who’s mic is echoing” while gaming rants. One, thing to note is that on mine you actually had to move the microphone all the way up to the vertical position to mute it. On others that I have used they had a midpoint mute which I kind of liked better.

    The fit was just ok for me, I have a big head and they fit me but felt almost like they bowed out some around the top. They were pretty comfortable for extended play time. Not the best comfort I have experience but by far not the worst. There is also game/voice balance and EQ presets. These all worked well and as intended.

    PRO’s:

    -Good wireless range

    -Can use on Xbox, PC and Mac

    -Flip-to-mute mic

    -Comfortable for extended wear

    -expandable with additional dongles

    CON’s:

    -No option for upgraded ear covers

    -The earcups do not rotate flat

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, these headphones worked well and were comfortable, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Oct 23, 2020 13:35
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Great headset from Astro

    The Astro A20 Wireless Gen 2 Headset for PC and Xbox is a midrange headset from Astro. In the box you have the headset, USB dongle transmitter, manual and USB-A to USB-C cord for charging (see pictures). I opened it all up and charged the headset. It took almost 90 minutes to fully charge the headset out of the box. Now I was ready for the rated 15 hours of use without another charge.

    My first use of the headset was to connect to my laptop and use for conference calls for work. People could hear me very well. And I could hear them perfectly. I did find I needed to re-pair the headset each day which was a minor inconvenience. I found the headset to be VERY comfortable and wore them pretty much all day for a total of about 10 hours. There is a minor adjustment (see picture) where you can adjust the earpieces up or down. I did adjust them a little. When you swing the microphone up, it mutes the microphone. Swing it back down and the microphone is active. This was an awesome feature for conference calls! It was also nice to walk around while on the calls. I was able to be about 40 feet away and still keep the connection. Even on a different floor. The 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity is AWESOME!

    I received this in time for the Call of Duty Cold War Beta release. First person shooter games are a good test for gaming headphones as speaking with your teammates and hearing where your opponents are is critical to being successful. It is often hard to get a balanced sound that works for you between game noises and teammate voices. All of the controls are on the right headset. The top button is for power. The next lowest button is for the EQ with 3 settings. Near the bottom is a button for game or voice and a scroll wheel for volume. This is the best feature ever! Press the button for game sounds and adjust the volume up or down. Press the button for voice and use the scroll wheel to adjust the volume. A simple mechanical adjustment on the headset to fine tune game and voice volume.

    I have used the headset for about 14 hours and have not needed to charge them yet. They are rated for 15 hours so they should need a charge soon.

    Overall I give these 5 out of 5 stars and recommend them. They are a great midrange gaming headset that has great sound. It is very comfortable. The wireless connectivity worked perfectly. Also, you can get a PlayStation dongle and use the headset on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. Of course this is only for Xbox and PC. They are also supposed to be compatible with the new Xbox coming out.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:11
  • 8.8score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset for PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4, PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile - Black
    Description

    Coordinate your tactics with this SteelSeries Arctis 1 wired gaming headset for Playstation 5 and PlayStation 4. Powerful drivers deliver detailed audio so you can pick up on subtle cues and hear teammates clearly. This SteelSeries Arctis 1 wired gaming headset has an adjustable headband that ensures a comfortable fit and fold-flat earcups for easy portability.

    5 Features
  • Signature soundscape of Arctis line: Features emphasizing subtle and yet critical sounds to give you an audio advantage.
  • Windows sonic surround sound: Immerse yourself in the native 3D spatial audio included on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Designed for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles: Works with all gaming platforms, including PC, Xbox, and Switch via the universal 3.5mm wired connection.
  • Detachable ClearCast noise-canceling microphone: Provides natural-sounding clarity and is Discord certified.
  • Adjustable steel-reinforced headband: Easily adjusts to fit all head sizes for a perfect fit and long-lasting durability.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Monica, 10 out of 10
    Always wired

    Love them I find it’s always better with the wired as a posed to the wireless to much breakup with wirelessly

    Jun 25, 2021 15:53
  • Review by Grandma, 8 out of 10
    Head phones

    I have know idea. But my 11 year old loves them. Lol. Thats all that mattered.

    Jan 24, 2020 15:50
  • Review by Kevinm, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    I was looking for a replacement had phones for my PS4 and these work great. Super comfortable the sound is awesome my friends can hear me when I'm playing online with the clear microphone.

    May 09, 2020 12:30
  • Review by Deemoney, 8 out of 10
    Great Budget Headphones

    These headphones are everything I ever look for in a headset.

    Plug directly into your Controller? Yes.

    Volume Control on the side? Yes.

    Comfort fit for those of us with glasses? YES!

    No charging or other annoyances? Double extra yes!

    This is my first SteelSeries pair, normally I shop Turtle Beach but those have dropped in quality recently so I took a risk. I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and would recommend these to anyone.

    Apr 29, 2020 10:24
  • Review by ShaddollOnBestBuy, 10 out of 10
    SteelSeries Headset for Nintendo Switch MVP!!!

    These are my first ever Gaming Headsets. Highly used for tabletop gaming and received a lot of good reactions from other players with headsets: I was told that the headset made me sound like a streamer. I have a fairly huge head and these have a snug fit: Not too tight nor not too loose, but just good.

    Pros: On/Off switch comes in handy when you do or do not want to have other players listen to you button smashing or background noise. Also, headset has a volume slider and really makes it a nice touch when you don't want to use your consoles volume control while playing. Replaceable ear cushions!! OMG! I can buy different styles for it at their official website!! That's soooo awesome!!

    Cons: Cable length is slightly shorter than average. I have Sony MDREX15LP in-Ear Earbuds and the cable length extension is twice as long compared to Arctis 1. There are moments that I forget about cable length and have snagged my Nintendo Switch off the table and dropped to the floor when I moved because I had my headset on. oops!

    Overall, these are the best for the price in terms of design, audio/mic quality, comfort, and value. A random teammate on Fortnite squads recommended me SteelSeries headsets when I asked what headsets he was using because the sound sounds sooooo crisp, smooth, and clear!! *chefs kiss*

    Aug 31, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Amanda, 10 out of 10
    Arctis 1

    Is there a teenager out there who doesn’t have their headphones on 100% of the time? My son is almost 14 and says they’re comfortable for extended wear - the biggest “plus” is that he can go from his Chromebook to his Samsung phone to his Xbox to his PC for gaming and keep the same headphones on. I’m also not entirely devastated that I just bought these for Christmas and am having to replace them because a tiny metal piece at the end of the cord broke off - I wish I’d bought the protection plan but it’s an affordable replacement and I’ll be adding it this time!

    Jun 02, 2021 12:40
  • Review by Dante, 8 out of 10
    Good headphones

    The Arctis 1 are good headphones overall. Sound is great and the ear cups are foam so that is helpful if the leather style can make you sweat, like my last set did. The detachable microphone feels slightly cheap since it is very malleable. The downside to the headphones is that if you are working from home, video chat/teleconferencing programs do not recognize the headphones have a microphone.

    Aug 28, 2020 16:51
  • Review by TheFreeHandsome, 10 out of 10
    I enjoy them

    I use them often and have no problems with them. Honestly easier to use than my sony or turtle beach head sets.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:43
  • 8.8score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS - White
    Description

    Enjoy immersive sound while playing virtual battles with this SteelSeries Arctis 3 gaming headset. It produces high-quality sound with ultralow distortion for a detailed listening experience, and the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone has a noise-canceling feature for excellent voice clarity. This SteelSeries Arctis 3 gaming headset ensures hours of comfortable use with its contouring band and AirWeave ear cushions.

    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
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ThatreviewforBBdotcom, 8 out of 10
    Steelseries Arctic 3

    Arctic 3 was great, but decided to upgrade to a different color to fit my style!

    Sep 13, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Perfect, 8 out of 10
    Decent

    Nice but funny that its so thick on the head band part . They need to reinvent the head gear .

    May 14, 2021 08:52
  • Review by nickname, 10 out of 10
    It’s a fantastic headphone

    It has a good quality. And I always trust the quality of steel series.

    Mar 30, 2019 01:59
  • Review by Sandman, 10 out of 10
    12 year old approved

    My 12 year old boys use this model on Xbox and PC Gaming. Well liked by both on both platforms. They look and feel rugged.

    Jan 22, 2021 18:24
  • Review by Gigi, 10 out of 10
    Better than hyperx

    I love them! Great quality, better than hyperx headset that broke in 3 months

    Feb 26, 2021 16:16
  • Review by K2miss, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    This headset is very comfortable especially if you’re going to play for a long time I’m happy with this headset

    Dec 25, 2020 16:53
  • Review by Bagel, 10 out of 10
    Arctis 3 Review.

    TL;DR: The Arctis 3 is a very comfortable and clean-looking headset which sounds great.

    It sounded amazing from games like Minecraft to Call of Duty. The footsteps were very clear in both games, and the gunshots and explosions were nice and boomy in Call of Duty.

    The ski headband on this headset is different, but very comfortable if you can find the perfect adjustment on it. The earcups are nice and soft too. No complaints in the comfort part.

    The mic sounds great from the feedback I've gotten from my friends, and from the sound tests I've done.

    Overall, the Arctis 3 headset is amazing for the price, and would recommend to everyone.

    Dec 14, 2020 14:26
  • Review by Orii, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Can be a pretty good headset for your casual gamer

    Feb 11, 2021 15:35
  • 8.8score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S - Black
    Description

    Coordinate with your team using this SteelSeries Arctis 1 wired gaming headset for Xbox One. The detachable noise-canceling microphone filters out background noise, so teammates can hear you, and offers easy adjustment to improve audio quality. This SteelSeries Arctis 1 wired gaming headset has high-quality drivers that deliver clear, detailed audio.

    5 Features
  • Signature soundscape of Arctis line: Features emphasizing subtle and yet critical sounds to give you an audio advantage.
  • Windows sonic surround sound: Immerse yourself in the native 3D spatial audio included on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • Designed for Xbox Series X and XBOX Series S, and XBOX One gaming console: Works with all gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Switch via the universal 3.5mm wired connection.
  • Detachable ClearCast noise-canceling microphone: Provides natural-sounding clarity and is Discord certified.
  • Adjustable steel-reinforced headband: Easily adjusts to fit all head sizes for a perfect fit and long-lasting durability.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nef100, 8 out of 10
    Great headset

    Great for the Xboxone great sound very lightweight mic is awesome will definitely purchase again or for an gift

    Oct 05, 2019 10:26
  • Review by Dfwbisc, 8 out of 10
    Good for the money

    Nice set for the money. Sound is good but you don’t get the clarity as good of footsteps because of the deeper sound. Still good for the money.

    Nov 08, 2021 08:38
  • Review by beneyweney, 8 out of 10
    Review

    I personally think the headset was good but it felt uncomfortable for me at times.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Babyd, 10 out of 10
    Headset

    I got these to replace my old head phones for my xbox x series. These have great clarity, I would buy them again.

    Nov 08, 2021 06:48
  • Review by Sletic, 8 out of 10
    Not bad

    Its not bad for the lower end of head sets. Works well

    Oct 08, 2021 22:17
  • Review by babyburd, 10 out of 10
    Xbox x HeadSet

    These are good headset. I was unsure how the quality going to be but was surprised. very comforabLE. set. Good overall quality of build,

    Jul 30, 2021 19:22
  • Review by CrazyWoody, 10 out of 10
    Great quality

    My 10-year-old loves his headphones. He says they work great and have had no issues with him.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Starr200520, 10 out of 10
    Steel series headset

    Great headset and the sounds coming through are awesome especially on call of duty!

    Oct 18, 2021 16:17
  • 8.6score
    SteelSeries - Arctis Prime Wired High Fidelity Over-The-Ear Gaming Headset for PC and Console - Black
    Description

    Every aspect of the Arctis Prime headset was meticulously designed with a single goal in mind: victory. Co-developed with the world's leading competitive players, the Arctis Prime headset has advanced high fidelity audio drivers, lightweight durable metal construction, noise-isolating ear cushions, noise-canceling Discord-certified mic, detachable 3.5mm cable, on-headset controls.

    7 Features
  • High Fidelity Audio Drivers: Advanced sound drivers calibrated for maximum detail separation at the highest competitive levels of gameplay
  • All-Platform Capability: Made for all gaming platforms, including PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch via the universal 3.5mm wired connection.
  • Discord-certified ClearCast Microphone: Advanced bi-directional mic design for superior noise cancellation and crystal-clear voice comms
  • Lightweight Aluminum Alloy and Steel Construction: Lightweight steel and aluminum alloy construction offers maximum durability and a consistent fit
  • Noise Isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions: Premium soft ear cups allow you to hear less background noise so you can focus comfortably
  • On-headset Controls: Easily adjust volume on-the-fly and mute the microphone directly on the headset without fumbling with the cable or settings in the heat of battle.
  • Detachable 3.5mm Cable: Universally compatible with all gaming platforms and detachable cable at both ends for easy transport and damage protection
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GadgetryTech, 10 out of 10
    Almost Perfect

    SteelSeries really went for it at $100 to offer HiRes sound (according to them) at an affordable price point. In many ways, they did a good job, but it's not perfectly executed across the board. As a quick note - the Arctis Prime uses the same drivers as the Arctis Pro (a $170 wired headset). The Prime lacks RGB, the athletic mesh earcup fabric, and the USB DAC that has a chat/game mix. This was not sent to me for review, I purchased this (like many other headsets I test). So, with that being said…

    SOUND QUALITY for Music - Starting with Music, it does an admirable job but has some faults. The bass output isn't really flat, with some notes hitting harder than others. I wish it had more sub bass (below 30 Hz) but overall the headset is still incredibly clear sounding. I think Rock exposes this headset’s weakness the most where there mid-range guitars don't quite "ring" as hard as a music-focused headset. It's certainly an enjoyable headset for music, but not class leading at this price (HyperX CloudX has better music performance.) I still enjoyed listening to music on these, as the sound stage is very open and wide.

    SOUND QUALITY for Gaming - This is where SteelSeries focus shows. While having some issues in music performance, these things absolutely crush it with game performance. For competitive players, I haven't tested a headset that gives you more positional awareness at the $100 price point. It’s truly remarkable, even with a straight connection to a controller or PC without using something like Atmos. The game performance is phenomenal with just the right mix of bass, mids, and highs that don’t overpower each other. These have a very open sound stage, with lots of detail without being too sharp or harsh sounding (like the Arctis 7X).

    MIC Quality – It has a higher mic sensitivity rating than the HyperX Cloud (by only 1dB), and higher sensitivity than new Recon 500, and BlackShark V2. Overall the mic quality is above average. It has good clarity and detail, and surprisingly strong background noise rejection considering it's a passive headset. The low bass is a little lacking but for chat it's fine (Recon 500 mic has more bass). The foam sock is a nice add, as it helps reduce wind and breathing noise into the mic.

    Comfort - Clamp force is a little higher than average, like all Arctis headsets using the Ski-Goggle style headband. The leatherette ear pads are nice and create a good seal around the ear but don't breathe as well as some other options. The Recon 500 is more comfortable for long gaming sessions, as it has a much lighter clamp force and uses athletic mesh fabric ear pads which breathes really well. The HyperX CloudX uses a similar ear cup shape and material as the Prime, but has a lighter clamp force. Lastly, although the Arctis ear cups rotate flat to lay around your neck, the clamp force is too strong for this and puts a lot of pressure on your neck (like a weak strangle-hold on your neck).

    Controls/Features - This is a big callout for me because I cannot stand in-line volume controls (cough, HyperX CloudX). The volume wheel on the left ear cup is amazing, with a smooth, high quality feel. No static sounds when adjusting volume. The mic mute is a push button right above the volume wheel that works well enough for its purpose. The Arctis Prime uses a rubber cable which is proprietary but detachable. A lot of people like braided cables but rubber is much quieter (no noise transferring into the ear cup as it brushes against you).

    Overall, this is an amazing headset. The Turtle Beach Recon 500 has a much softer/smoother sound profile, so if you like a more laid back sound, consider those. The HyperX CloudX sounds incredibly close to the Arctis Prime and is $30 less expensive, so you could argue that it’s a better value headset. If having a real volume and mic control is important to you, and you like the SteelSeries design, then I would consider the Arctis Primes. I like having a real volume and mic control enough that I could easily justify the $30 price premium over the CloudX. Lastly, the Arctis Prime includes a 5’ Y-Adapter so you can connect this to a desktop or sound card that uses a separate headphone and mic jack, should your machine not have a combo port. Overall it’s a solid buy and easy to recommend for gamers looking for an edge on a budget!

    Jun 29, 2021 11:36
  • Review by htxwn, 8 out of 10
    Awesome sound but DIY on the audio settings

    I had the SSAP Pro Wireless before, and the sound was the best I've ever had in a gaming heatset. It has one critical flaw that this headset shares -- the connection from the band to the earcup is very prone to cracking/breaking over time. If you take these off one handed a lot it will strain that spot and eventually get a crack that will get worse until it snaps off completely.

    With that said I loved the sound so much that I got this pair because they have the same exact drivers, but this is standard audio not USB or wireless. I just attach them to my Logitech mic and then use the same equalizer settings. It's worth the value if you already have sound setup and don't need a USB DAC or otherwise.

    Nov 19, 2021 16:11
  • Review by Studio42, 6 out of 10
    Gets the job done for most users.

    Gets the job done but doesn't meet my needs for professional grade. Then again, this was purchased to be a tool to use for distance-learning classes and it fills the need just fine.

    Other than I'm not happy with the overall sound quality, do keep in mind I am an audio professional and am very picky about audio quality.

    This does lack silly features like color/LED garbage. Straight forward, to the point, rather comfortbale and the collapsing mic makes put-away nicer. Detachable cable packs nice. 2-piece main cable gives loads of options.

    Lost stars due to limited functionality, at least for me. Completely unsuitable for critical listening at least for me. Not suitable for mixing. Not suitable for live. I'm not gamer, so no comment on there but if being super accurate is your thing, these won't work. If being audible/intelligible is your thing, they'll suffice. For the distance learning stuff I am doing, I can only wear these cans for about 90 minutes before the quality gets to me and I gotta go take them off for a while. Then again, I really can't wear any cans for that long anyways as I don't like to regardless of brand or quality.

    Feels durable but will it stand the test of time? The first point of failure I see is the cable connection at the headphones. By not opting to use a standard 3.5mm TRRS port, once this breaks, these are garbage. Never been a supporter of proprietary ports that add cost and don't add value.

    Nov 17, 2021 21:46
  • Review by Anon, 10 out of 10
    Great gift

    O bought these for my son-in-law for an early Christmas present and he loves them. They work great and are very clean.

    Nov 15, 2021 13:10
  • Review by CMK1997, 8 out of 10
    seems sturdy to me

    headset needs an amp to get full range. it does have a line in on it qnd i have yet to see the quality of it as i havnt really used it

    Jul 24, 2021 03:59
  • Review by Rich65, 10 out of 10
    GREAT PURCHASE

    JUST WHAT I EXPECTED ! BEST GAMING HEADSET ! I WILL RECOMMEND

    Oct 15, 2021 16:08
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Prime

    My daughter like the headset a lot and it only $100

    Jul 06, 2021 12:03
  • Review by Sadpanda, 4 out of 10
    Great sound terrible mic

    Gameplay sounds amazing. Mic is terrible for some reason. You basically have to have the mic in your mouth and be yelling for the xbox to register any input from you. Im using this on a xbox 1x. Returned it already the mic was definitely a deal breaker

    Aug 14, 2021 22:25
  • 8.6score
    SteelSeries - Arctis Pro + GameDAC Wired DTS X v2.0 Gaming Headset for Playstation 5 and Playstation 4, PC - Black
    Description

    Experience high-quality audio with this Arctis Pro + GameDAC gaming headset system. An Arctis ClearCast microphone delivers background cancellation and voice clarity for use with multiplayer co-op games, while the ski goggle suspension headband allows for a comfortable fit. With premium Hi-Res speakers and a dedicated DAC and headphone amp, this Arctis Pro + GameDAC gaming headset system offers dynamic sound quality through your desktop or laptop.

    5 Features
  • GameDAC: Dedicated DAC and headphone amp transforms any PS5, PS4, or PC into a high performance audio source by bypassing the low fidelity, poor quality DACs found in typical console controllers, USB headsets, and PC sound cards.
  • Hi-Res Audio: Gaming’s first certified Hi-Res Audio system ensures that you hear high-fidelity 96 kHz / 24 bit audio at its purest full resolution with no down-sampling.
  • Legendary Sound: Arctis Pro + GameDAC is the first gaming headset system to include the legendary ESS Sabre DAC and amp for unsurpassed audio quality with 121 dB of dynamic range and -115 dB THD+N.
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TX99517, 6 out of 10
    Breaks easy

    Got this for my kid. Overall it’s good, but the ear cups keep breaking. For $250, you’d think that it would be more sturdy. It’s not even a year old and this one broke.

    Dec 29, 2020 18:09
  • Review by ANONYMOUS, 2 out of 10
    HEADPHONES WILL BREAK STAY AWAY FROM STEEL SERIES

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE HEAD PHONES THEY ARE KNOWN TO BREAK. THE RIGHT EARCUP HAS A DESIGN FLAW AND OR POOR PLASTIC. COMPANY ONLY GIVE YOU A ONE YEAR WARRANTY. THE HEAD PHONES BROKE AFTER 2 YEARS OF NORMAL USE. STEEL SERIES WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THIS MFG DEFECT. SEE PICTURES.

    Oct 15, 2020 11:23
  • Review by mvgt, 2 out of 10
    Stay away

    Breaks easily just by taking off the headset. Stay away from this headset.

    Jun 20, 2021 14:16
  • Review by Jrod, 10 out of 10
    Finally, a gaming headset for audiophiles!

    I've used countless headphones and headsets for gaming, Audio-Technica, BeyerDynamic, Sennheiser, Astros, HyperX, etc. Finding the right comfort AND stellar audio is really hard to find. I had been using the 2016 SteelSeries Arctis 5's and while they were super comfy, they lacked the punch and treble I was looking for, it sounded rather flat.

    Once I my new Arctis Pro w/GameDAQ arrived, I was able to set it up within minutes on my PC. The clamp force on the headset is a little more firm, allowing less of a sound leak in the ear cuffs. The super simplistic design of the ski goggle strap works wonders whether youre wearing a hat or not, alleviating the weight of the headset and reducing wear fatigue.

    The GameDAQ is simple to customize and navigate given the large knob and very legible LED display. The equalizer has presets but also allows you to set your own settings and it does not fail to deliver. Watching Netflix, listening to Tidal (for Hi-Res audio), and playing games like Siege and PUBG all welcomed the headset with open arms. There is literally nothing but love on this headset, you can tell SteelSeries wanted to offer something for those who really wanted a focus on audio in the days of graphics, graphics, graphics. The highs and lows are accurate and you feel it. The situational audio works flawlessly, you know whats approaching from all sides.

    (SteelSeries Software hasn't updated at the time of this review)

    Mar 17, 2018 16:25
  • Review by J2020, 8 out of 10
    2nd best headset

    Listen I had these for 6 months they sound good not bad at all but you have to setup the sound yourself to get the best to hear footsteps which sucked I think I had it the best tbh I didn't find myself having issues hearing after setup and had no problems with it at all just compared to the astro a50s these are 2nd best

    Nov 24, 2020 19:01
  • Review by FLEx, 8 out of 10
    This headset is worth your time.

    My experience is with PS4 Pro console. I have only gamed on console(all playstations). My experience with headsets are mostly with Turtle Beach products (wireless, COD edition ones), Sony Gold, and most recently, TB elite 800. I play, COD, Smite, Fortnite. I enjoy the sound aspect of games, how it develops what you see and how you play. I am not an expert audio head, just really enjoy "total emersion" into my gaming.

    My first experience with SteelSeries product. The headset feels so clean and worth the price. Simple button control on the headset makes for less fumbling around, or hitting something on accident. It is a very comfortable headset. I have a medium head size, (7 3/8 hat size), and never felt squeezed or uncomfortable. Setup was very simple. PS4 recognized it, and simple instructions off the DAC walked me right through the process. Take your time and play with the DAC. See what it does and doesn't do. Do the firmware update. You paid for the headset, get it right. Wires are a little wild out of the DAC, so make sure you clean it up. Cable length from headset to the DAC is shorter than I would have hoped for. If it is designed for PC AND console, it should accommodate for the length at which most gamers play from. The DAC itself, is simple and easy to navigate.

    The sound is tricky. You really have to take your time. The mix chat, the EQ, the new DTS upgrade, takes time to tweek. But the result is worth it. It is loud, it captures all the little details, (especially in Fortnite), and I was very happy with the result. I don't have stats or specific detailed spreadsheets to explain this headset. Just been playing games for twenty years, and this headset brings everything!

    Hi Res audio feature? Why not! Spares me having to get ANOTHER headset to do the same thing. Will you use it much, doubt it. But you have it!!

    Overall, the headset feel matches the price. The headset quality matches the price. The sound will match the price, once you tune it to what personally works for you. Only reason it is not a 5 star rating, the cord from headset to DAC needs to be longer. I got wired headset for a change of pace. Lights on headset, guess its cool, if i look in a mirror! Hope to really really enjoy this headset.

    Apr 26, 2018 09:54
  • Review by The203guy, 10 out of 10
    Arctic FTW!

    This is by far one of the best headsets i have purchased in the last couple of years. They are comfortable to the MAX! The sound is amazing and so is your mic, so the other guys in the lobby say. This is one of the best headsets for console gamers if you ask me, dont believe me? Just try em out yourselves. Wont be going back to any other headsets, is a fact.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:49
  • Review by DAROG, 8 out of 10
    Headphone

    It's a good headphone for PS5 and everything but for anything else society it's not very good it doesn't cancel all noise very well so not one of the best headsets that I've played with so I recommend if you don't care about the noise cancellation that is OK

    May 30, 2021 12:18
  • 8.6score
    Logitech - ASTRO Gaming HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 - Black
    Description

    Connect your ASTRO Gaming headset seamlessly to PlayStation 5 with this Logitech ASTRO Gaming HDMI adapter. Game-to-voice balancing technology creates an optical signal through S/PDIF, enabling audio mixing for select ASTRO Gaming devices that require an optical port. This Logitech ASTRO Gaming HDMI adapter passes through a 4K signal for zero picture degradation or lag.

    4 Features
  • HDMI 2.0b adapter: Designed to connect your ASTRO Gaming products to PlayStation 5 for maximum enjoyment.
  • Compatible with select ASTRO Gaming devices: Including MixAmp Pro TR Gen 4, MixAmp Pro TR Gen 3, A50 Base Station Gen 4, A50 Base Station Gen 3, and A20 Wireless Headset Gen 1.
  • 4K-ready: Passes through a 4K signal to allow you to take full advantage of your PlayStation 5 (HDCP-compliant).
  • Game-to-voice balancing technology: Take full advantage of your A50s and MixAmp Pro by creating an optical signal via S/PDIF for game-to-voice balance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KrazyDemi, 10 out of 10
    Works as it should for me

    I don’t understand the other negative reviews but it works for me as it should. I have the A50 wireless headset and needed this for the headset to work properly. I have not noticed a reduction in video resolution. PS5 and my monitor is stating that it’s displaying at 4K. Only 1 thing that bothers me and the other one does not matter to me.

    The adapter takes up a USB slot so when Sony finally has external storage available and it requires a USB port then there is no place for it. The front port is used for charging my controller and the back two are used by the headset docking station and the adapter. Only thing left is the USB-C port and maybe Sony will utilize that for external storage.

    The other thing is that the audio settings for the headset should be Bitstream (Dolby) but once I switch it over to that it begins to crackle like an audio cable is not working properly. The one that works fine would be the Linear PCM audio. No issues there and it honestly does not make a difference for me.

    Other than that, it works perfectly fine for me and it’s just what I needed.

    Dec 09, 2020 14:57
  • Review by KingJames1440, 6 out of 10
    Astro PS5 Adapter

    This Astro adapter gets really hot during game play and also it looses signal to the hdmi port during game play and kicks back in which I don’t like make you loose a gun battle in Cold War that’s my honest opinion about this Astro adapter

    Jan 17, 2021 12:16
  • Review by Waffles, 10 out of 10
    Astro

    It works as intended. Just make sure you buy the newer higher bandwidth cables, 48gbps I believe.

    I have astro TR40 with base, it is the older one.

    Fyi i only have a 60hrz tv but with using the better cables from the playstation to the adapter and tge same to your tv, you should be able to get 120hrz. But if that is not correct please let me know so i can correct this post.

    Apr 30, 2021 16:57
  • Review by SiL3nC3r666, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!

    I highly recommend this item it really does give you the ability to get both sounds from the headset game & voice at the same time rather than plugging the headset optical cable to a TV which does not give you both game & voice audio at the same time

    Dec 18, 2020 15:44
  • Review by Pressure, 4 out of 10
    Not Recommend For PS5

    After buying Astro A40+MIXAMP PRO for PS5 and testing it without this attachment quality was “ok” after buying this adapter the quality is “fair” would not recommend period! Test it out but keep your receipts, I went though YouTube for every tutorial for best quality - PRICE - Astro A40 $249.99+ $99 for 2year warranty + ASTRO Gaming HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 $39.99= $388.98 with out tax!!!

    Sep 02, 2021 23:20
  • Review by XxCaseyxXc, 8 out of 10
    Great HDMI Extractor

    Works as described. Great build quality and warranty. I've noticed zero decline in my audio quality. Yes it's not HDMI 2.1 but for most of us that still run 1080p this will allow your PS5 to run at 120hz/120fps. That's all folks.

    Nov 30, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Evergreen, 10 out of 10
    Game HDMI adapter

    Thanks for the product. I am higher recommend this game adapter. Great buyer.

    Mar 05, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Mukbang, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    I really dont uderstand all the negative reviews. This adapter works just fine. Gets the job done with zero issues. I even bought the insignia 4 port hub to use that as a splitter and connect it to my ps5 so i can use the last port for my external hard drive and it still works great. Until astro releases another headset for next gen i’ll be rocking this setup.

    Oct 08, 2021 20:23
  • 8.4score
    EPOS - H3PRO Hybrid Closed Acoustic Gaming Headset with Wireless ANC for PC, PS5/PS4, Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One, Nintendo Switch - Sebring Black
    Description

    The H3PRO Hybrid headset is created for the demanding gamer that accepts no compromises in their wireless gaming needs. Cutting edge wireless technology ensures secure lag-free transmission of audio cues via dongle for instant in-game reaction. Simultaneous Bluetooth allows for pairing to a smart phone and audio mixing when gaming on wired connections while Android users can also mix their audio streams when connected via dongle. EPOS Hybrid products deliver multiple connection options. The H3PRO Hybrid offers lag-free transmission of audio cues via dongle, exchangeable USB/console cables and Bluetooth. Enhanced noise cancellation with ANC is especially handy when on-the-go while the detachable boom arm adds versatility. The EPOS Gaming Suite for PC provides more audio controls and 7.1 Surround Sound.

    14 Features
  • Cutting-edge Wireless Performance: Designed for the gamer seeking premium audio to enhance their wireless gaming experience, the H3PRO Hybrid headset delivers a no-compromise audio experience with a secure lag-free connection with the low-latency dongle.
  • Enhanced Noise Cancellation: Closed acoustic design eliminates high frequencies while a built-in ANC slider on the headset gets rid of low frequencies to reduce distractions for full immersion in the game. ANC is especially useful for constant background noise like those experienced on your commute.
  • EPOS Audio Technology: EPOS engineered audio delivers clarity, resolution, and precision for instant in-game reaction. The deep bass response delivers the immediacy of in-game action while acoustic clarity delivers crisp intelligible chat for in-game strategy discussions.
  • EPOS Gaming Suite: Enhance your audio experience through the EPOS Gaming Suite. Get 7.1 Surround Sound, and tailor game sound and communication on your PC.
  • Smart Button: Set the smart button in the EPOS Gaming Suite for quick control of your audio, e.g., switching between sound profiles or enabling/disabling 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Audio Mixing with Bluetooth: Audio mixing with simultaneous Bluetooth is possible with your wired gaming connections. With separate volume control over each stream, you can make a call or chat with your friends using a 3rd party app on your smart phone while gaming.
  • Wireless Audio Mixing with Android: Wireless audio mixing is supported with Bluetooth on Android. With separate volume control over each stream, Android users can mix two audio streams and make calls or chat with friends while gaming on the lap-free wireless dongle connection.
  • Dual Microphones and Detachable Boom Arm: With a mic in the boom arm and a secondary in the ear cup improves the noise cancellation for voice pick-up and delivery of clear conversation. The detachable boom arm adds versatility, and its magnetic connection makes for effortless removal and reattachment.
  • Instant Mute: The lift-to-mute feature gets you off the air for best in-game chat control. Lift the boom arm to mute automatically and instantly.
  • Integrated Volume Control on The Ear Cup: Make quick intuitive volume adjustments on the fly with a built-in volume wheel in the right ear cup of the headset. Adjust the loudness of your game audio without having to switch out of your game.
  • Lightweight Adjustable Fit: Adjust the lightweight headset for an optimal fit with a built-in stainless-steel slider in the headband and hinged ear cups that angle to fit any face shape. Remember your best fit with length indicators and click stops in the slider.
  • Exchangeable Ergonomic Ear Pads: Designed based on the anatomy of the ear, the ear pads are shaped to conform to the ear for a better acoustic seal and long wearing comfort. The ear pads are exchangeable and available for purchase from EPOS.
  • Long Battery Life: A single charge provides up to 30 hours of wireless gaming on the low-latency dongle, 19 hours with ANC. Up to 38 hours of audio on a Bluetooth connection, 22 hours with ANC. Up to 29 hours with the 3.5 mm cable, 18.5 hours with ANC.
  • Multiplatform Compatible: Works on PC, PS5, PS4 with the low-latency dongle or the USB cable. Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Macs with the 3.5 mm console cable and wirelessly with Bluetooth mobile devices.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Shawn228, 2 out of 10
    Not wireless for xbox!!!

    They are not wirless with xbox consoles. only with playstation!

    Nov 23, 2021 17:30
  • 2.0score