Every PC gamer wants the best picture. After all, there’s nothing like a curved, ultra-wide, or 4K monitor to really deliver a top-notch immersive experience. So, what about the best sound? As gamers flock to the latest graphics cards, processors, mice, and keyboards, the best PC gaming headsets often fly under the radar. Since they’re “optional”, you have a bit of leeway to skimp when it comes to audio. Best PC Gaming Headsets are out.
PC Gaming Headsets
Razer ManO’War Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Quick and easy to set up using a wireless USB receiver that snuggles inside the headset for easy transportation, the Razer ManO’War is a user-friendly unit primed for surround-sound gaming.
Interface: Wireless | Features: Software-based 7.1 surround sound, earcup-mounted controls, Chroma RGB multi-color lighting, 14-meter range (using an extender, 12 meters without)
Great surround sound
Easy to set up
• Slightly bulky
• No wired option
Asus ROG Centurion 7.1
Neglecting all the unwritten rules of fashion, the ROG Centurion 7.1 is a spectacle to behold. Though it’s a living hellscape to set up, this gaming headset looks incredible and has the brilliant knack for emitting crystal clear sound waves.
Interface: Wired (USB) | Features: 10-driver 7.1 surround sound, dual-USB amplifier, Sonic Software compatibility, HDMI passthrough, an amplifier with audio profile and channel volume controls, unidirectional microphone
• Excellent spatial sound
• Speaker pass-through
• Can only be used with its amp
• Heavy and bulky
Perfect For Gaming
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
If you’re more interested in the sounds coming out of your gaming headset rather than glowing LEDs, macro keys, and other gratuitous extras, then the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless is the headset for you. Its stylish cans are a treat for the ears, booming with a sound that’s bass-heavy with a fantastically crisp treble on the other end.
Interface: Wireless or wired (USB) | Features: Bluetooth connectivity, built-in microphone (Boom Microphone available for gamers), lithium-ion battery with up to 12 hours of continuous music, dual-diaphragm 50mm driver, metal construction with leather, military-level MID-STD-810 tested
• Huge, eardrum-filling sound
• Comfortable padded cups
• Divisive design
• Don’t fold
Astro A50 Wireless
We called the original Astro A50 a “game-changing, experience-enhancing headset”, and thankfully its wireless successor follows the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule.
Interface: Wireless | Features: Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound; Works with PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and mobile; Astro Audio; 5.8GHz wireless tech with MixAmp; 6.0mm uni-directional noise cancelling mic; USB charging with base station.
• Full-bodied Dolby 7.1 Surround sound
• Supremely comfortable
• Finnicky charging cradle
SteelSeries Siberia 840
At time you may find yourself prepared to pay premium prices for a PC gaming accessory that does the lot, and in the headset category that’s the Siberia 840.
Interface: Wireless or wired | Features: Closed back earcups, Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound, retractable directional mic with mute indicating light, two hot-swappable Li-Ion batteries, SoundShare audio recording, click wheel, memory foam ear cushions, compatibility with Xbox 360, PS3/4, PC/Mac, Apple TV/Roku, home entertainment and mobile devices
• Dolby 7.1 surround sound