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Top 5 PC Gaming Headsets of 2022

Updated: Jul 16, 2022


When you're in the market searching for a new gaming headset, you want to be able to check all the boxes without breaking the bank. Finding the right one with great audio, comfort, or sound can be tricky. A quality gaming headset is one of the easiest ways to one-up any gaming experience. Here are the Top 5 gaming headsets that we feel exceed all others.


Best Overall Gaming Headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless: $349

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Drivers: 40mm Neodymium

Features: Wireless, Excellent Build Quality, Simultaneous 2.4GHz wireless/Bluetooth connectivity, Swappable dual-battery system, Active noise cancellation

Compatibility: PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch

Pros: Excellent Build Quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Airweave fabric ear cushions, Signature ski goggle suspension headband

Cons: Pricey

If you are looking for a premium wireless, multi-platform gaming headset then this is definitely a must-have. The Arctis Pro Wireless is packed with tons of cool features that make that $349 price point worth it. With the transmitter base, you can adjust all your audio settings, tweak the onboard equalizer, and manage your Bluetooth settings. As for audio quality, it's the first in gaming to offer DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound where you can feel everything around you come to life. This headset sounds awesome but, since it is a wireless headset, you won't have that extra power like you would with the wired version. One of the best features of this headset is the swappable battery packs. You will find that two battery packs are included in the initial purchase as well as additional packs available on the SteelSeries website. Whenever your headset is low, just swap out the rechargeable packs and you're good to go for another 10 hours. If that's not enough to convince you and you're looking for an alternate wired route, you can get the exact same headset in the wired version which offers an even more powerful audio punch.


Best Budget Gaming Headset: Corsair HS50 Pro: $49

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Drivers: 50mm neodymium

Features: Discord Certified Microphone, Headset controls, Multi-Platform Compatibility, Plush memory foam ear cups

Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox, Mobile

Pros: Comfy, Cheap Price Point, Discord Certified

Cons: Needs Audio Jack adapter for Xbox

This headset is more for the budget gamer that isn't looking to spend a lot, or is just looking for something basic to hold them over for the time being. Now, this headset is far from perfect but if you're looking for something cheap yet nicely built, you should definitely take a look at the Corsair HS50 pro. The Corsair HS50 pro is ready for Discord right out of the box and brings some decent mic quality for the price. The build materials are structurally sound and the comfort is fairly nice at this price point. The earcups are made of plush memory foam and the headset has a durable metal frame. If you only have $50 to spend, this is your headset.


Best Wireless Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7p+ : $169

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Drivers: 40 mm Neodymium

Features: Wireless via USB-C Dongle, Low Latency 2.4GHz wireless, 40ft range, Discord Certified ClearCast bidirectional noise canceling mic

Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4, Mac, Oculus Quest 2, Switch, Mobile (With USB-C Dongle)

Pros: Wireless Range, Comfortable, Great Battery Life, Multi-Platform Compatibility, Retractable Mic

Cons: Lack of Deep Bass

SteelSeries wireless headsets are among the best gaming headsets on the market. The refreshed Arctis 7p+ wireless headset offers a whopping 30-hour battery life with a quick charge USB-C connection port. For those who want an awesome audio experience, the Arctis 7p+ offers a clear, rich, and detailed sound that is fully adjustable. The best part about this headset is that it’s lightweight, comfortable, and of high build quality. To add some icing to the cake, the ski goggle headband, and the retractable mic is one of our favorite features of this headset, and for $169, you won't ever have to look for another wireless headset.

Click the button to check out our in-depth review on this SteelSeries Headset.


Best Wired Gaming Headset: Razer BlackShark V2 : $99

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Drivers: Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm

Features: 5.9ft cable length, In-Line Cable/On-Headset controls, Detachable Mic, THX Spatial Audio, 3.5mm jack or USB Sound Card

Compatibility: PC, Switch, PS5, PS4, Mobile

Pros: Sound Quality, Lightweight, Comfortable, Price

Cons: Non-detachable Audio Cable

Wired headsets have started to become less popular with so many companies offering great wireless headsets yet for a more expensive price point. Those looking to keep to the old-fashioned 3.5mm audio jack are in luck. Whether it's strictly PC gaming or other platforms, the Razer BlackShark V2 gaming headset offers great audio quality and comfort for a great price. The software is user-friendly and is effective in producing sound how you imagine. The 50mm TriForce Titanium drivers are perfectly engineered to separate mid, bass, and treble tones from restricting each other. At $100, you can not go wrong with this headset and you will surely be pleased by the sound quality.


Most Comfortable Gaming Headset: Astro A50: $299

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Drivers: 40mm Neodymium Magnet

Features: Flip To Mute Microphone, Built in Mixamp, 49 ft wireless range, 2.4GHz wireless frequency, Dolby Audio, Astro Audio V2 Tuned, Wireless

Compatibility: PC, Mac, Xbox , PS5 (Xbox/PS5 not compatible with singular headset)

Pros: Sound quality, Comfortable, Easy-to-Swap Earpieces, Comes with Base Station

Cons: Pricey, Software, 15-Hour Battery Life

Coming in at roughly $300, the Astro A50 gaming headset is well known for its comfort, great build quality, and perfect sound that even an audiophile would love. If you want to amp up your compatibility range, you are able to purchase both wireless headset stations so you can connect to both Xbox and PS5 consoles. In the newest design, the included base station has been slightly slimmed down and charges the headset in roughly 2 hours. One of the nicest features of this headset is the ability to swap ear cups and its wireless charging station. The wireless connectivity is awesome and with its low latency and excellent sound quality, you'll never miss a footstep. With this headset, you get what you pay for.


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