PC Headsets

Immerse yourself in sound with these great gaming headsets.

We spend a fair amount of money kitting out our PCs to handle the latest video games, but there are also important peripherals one must consider, like the trusty ol' headset. This handy piece of kit enables you to keep in touch with friends and family, but more importantly, it allows for clear communication with guild members and teammates in-game.

The good thing about headsets, sporting both a microphone and pair of integrated sound drivers for your listening pleasure, is you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a decent model. You can spend as little as $20, or as much as $250, it's entirely up to you.

Much like we did for the Xbox One, we compiled the ideal options for those looking to invest in a new headset.

Updated May 3, 2017: The Steelseries Arctis 7 makes its way into the lineup to replace the Siberia 800 from the same company.

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Chroma Headset

Kicking off our list is the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 headset, the latest revision in a line that's popular with gamers the world over. By no means the most expensive option available, any Kraken headset will provide the ability to take your online gaming to the next level.

The Kraken V2 sports a 7.1 virtual surround sound engine, customizable lighting, and an enhanced digital microphone with active noise canceling. This particular model is USB, so you need to make sure you have a port to spare, but once you're set up and ready to go with the company's Synapse software, you'll be fragging within a virtual 7.1 experience.

Razer is also a solid and reliable brand for peripherals so you know you'll be investing in a headset that will endure countless raids and thousands of Nexus explosions.

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HyperX Cloud II Headset

HyperX Cloud 2

This offering from Kingston's HyperX family is similarly priced to the Razer Kraken range, it connects through USB, and it also has 7.1 virtual surround sound. TeamSpeak-certified, this headset is highly customizable depending on your immediate requirements.

You're able to detach the microphone, remove the 7.1 surround sound dongle and switch from USB to 3.5mm for use with phones, tablets, and computers where you simply have no spare port. But you should probably give the USB dongle a try — it brings along advanced noise cancellation and in-line controls.

If the array of features wasn't enough, this particular headset also won a bunch of awards — so you know you're in for a good ride for the price.

Colors include gunmetal, white and pink, and black and red.

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Senneheiser G4ME One Headset

Sennheiser G4me One

The G4ME ONE headset by Sennheiser is a comfortable addition to anyone's arsenal. Designed for ease of use for prolonged sessions, the headset even has interchangeable cables for use on a variety of platforms. Unfortunately, like many other headsets, the microphone doesn't detach but you do get noise cancellation.

To save you from accidentally cursing at your teammates, there's a handy mute button on the headset alongside volume controls. Better yet, the refreshed model now sports the interchangeable cables and an improved shell design in your choice of black or white.

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Logitech G930 Headset

Logitech G930

Logitech's G930 headset claims to offer "gaming-grade wireless performance," and you can be sure that it lives up to that claim. You'll no longer need to be tied to the PC with a cable, be it AUX or USB, so wire-free freedom is at your ears. As well as wireless capabilities, the G930 comes with 7.1 surround sound for more immersive experience while in-game.

For people who require added functionality, there are three programmable G-keys that can be set to a multitude of functions. For lengthened gaming sessions, the memory foam-lined headband should keep things comfortable, and as an added bonus the microphone has a noise-canceling feature.

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Corsair VOID headset

Corsair VOID

The Corsair VOID is a virtual 7.1 surround sound PC headset, with an RGB lighting twist. You'll be able to personalize the lighting effects to match your PC setup and environment perfectly. Control of effects is managed through the CUE control software.

The company has deployed "oversized" 50mm drivers that are boosted to improve sound quality, while the memory foam ear pads ensure you can keep the VOID on your head for long periods of time. With the noise-canceling microphone, your teammates will be sure to hear your orders loud and clear.

There's also a wireless option, should you wish to fork out extra cash to ditch the cable. Color options include white, red and black for the wired USB variant of the VOID.

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 wireless headset

Steelseries's Arctis 7 takes the place of the more expensive Siberia 800 as the best headset the company makes. It's well-priced, sounds amazing and is probably the most comfortable headset ever made.

It uses a ski-goggle-style headband, so the weight of the headset is suspended leaving you able to wear it for long periods without any fatigue. The bands are also swappable, so you can add your own flair.

The 40mm drivers provide great sound, and while it's sold as a wireless headset you get a cable included in the box should you wish to go wired.

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Razer Man O War

Razer Man O War

Razer's Man O War comes in both wired and wireless forms, but it's the wireless that gets our nod. While you lose a little quality from the microphone when you take the cable away, what you gain is freedom and sublime comfort.

With virtual 7.1 surround sound, up to 14m of wireless range and 14 hours of battery life, the Man O War will stand you in good stead for your extended fragging sessions. Throw in Razer's Chroma lighting and a price that isn't particularly high when talking about great wireless headsets, and you've got a winner.

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