How to make gaming headsets more comfortable if you wear glasses

Using headsets while wearing a pair of eyeglasses can be quite uncomfortable, as you may find that the sides of the headset press the rims of your glasses into your face. However, there are some things that you can do in order to improve the experience and ensure that the amount of discomfort you feel is minimal.

Products used in this guide

Choosing a headset

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas (Image credit: Windows Central)

Before getting started, it's important to pick out a good headset in the first place. For maximum eyeglass compatibility, there are three main things to look for: adjustability, a large earcup size, and comfortable, snug padding.

Due to the fact it satisfies all of the above requirements, as well as that it's simply a fantastic headset overall, we strongly recommend the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas. However, it's worth noting that the tips in this guide can be applied to any adjustable headset, so don't feel like the Elite Atlas is your only option.

Loosen your headset

  1. Pick up your Turtle Beach Elite Atlas or another adjustable headset.
  2. Set the headband to your normal preferred length.
  3. Extend the length of the headband by pulling down on the earcups.

Extending the headband length will make the headset fit slightly looser around your head, which will lead to less pressure being exerted against your eyeglass frames. Most headsets use thick and secure padding, which ensures that the headset won't fit too loosely.

Make sure earcups cover your ears

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas (Image credit: Windows Central )
  1. Pick up your Turtle Beach Elite Atlas or another adjustable headset.
  2. Stretch the headset and center the earcups around your ears.
  3. Ease the earcups over your ears. Make sure that the pads are not touching your ears or eyeglass frames.

Making sure that your earcups cover your ears entirely and that the padding isn't touching your ears or eyeglass frames. This ensures that the padding doesn't contribute to the pressure that pushes your eyeglass frames into your skin. Since the pads are designed to fit snugly, it can be painful if a part of your frames is caught underneath them.

Our top equipment pick

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas is an excellent choice for eyeglass wearers because it has snug padding, large earcups, and an adjustable headband — all of which are important features to have when trying to make wearing a headset with glasses more comfortable.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.