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Gaming Headsets for PC, Console and Smartphones at PB Tech

Posted in Articles on 19/9/2017 (updated on 27/3/2018)

Today we’re taking a look at the best in gaming headsets, our lineup focuses on choices covering the best value, those with premium features for a little more and then onto the high-end headsets with powerful PC specific sound cards to round the list off. 

A great Gaming Headset is more than just quality sound, it's got to have a great microphone for communication with the team - essential for quality PUBG, Sea of Thieves and Far Cry 5 shenanigans - and it must be comfortable as well to be the very best - comfort can be a bit of tricky one with all of our heads being slightly different sizes and shapes so we've focused on lightweight designs with good earcups to keep this list on target for the majority!

With each headset below we've included a few little bullet points covering some essential specs, volume control and microphone are pretty self-explanatory but Frequency Response and Driver Size warrant a little more information.

What is Frequency Response? Most headsets list this on the box and this indicates the range of sounds that the headset can accurately reproduce without distortion, the best ones start low and end high!

What are Headphone Drivers? This this the part of the headset that converts the electrical signal into sound, best described as the speaker within your headset. Bigger units are typically better, and sometimes they'll also say "Neodymium" which is a special magnet used to reduce the weight.

With those technical specifics addressed, let's move onto the list!

Logitech G233 Gaming Headset

BEST VALUE FOR EVERYTHING - Logitech G233 Gaming Headset

The G233 is a near perfect gaming headset from Logitech G, it features a removable boom microphone and interchangeable in-line controls that make them perfect for PC Gaming, and also a sweet set of headphones if you’re playing Sea of Thieves on your XBOX console, PUBG on mobile or just about anything else you want to do. If you're wanting to step up to the next level there is also a set named the G433 which includes a fancy USB DAC and comes in a clean black colour.

Drivers: 40 mm

Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz

Volume Control: In-line

Microphone: Removable boom microphone

The G233 Gaming Headphones are intended to be taken everywhere, so you can play anywhere, and with this is mind the G233 headset has an understandably durable design, with a sports mesh that’s removable and washable – best of all though they lightweight and extremely comfortable making them ideal for just about anything. 

BEST VALUE FOR PC - Cooler Master MasterPulse MH320 Gaming Headset

Design and build quality for the MH320 is great. The headband is made of durable, flexible steel and features a self-adjusting hammock. The soft earcups are also slightly angled so can wear these comfortably over the entire ear.

Drivers: 40 mm

Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz

Volume Control: In-line

Microphone: Fold-away flexible gooseneak microphone

The microphone is what sets the MH320 apart from other value headsets, it’s a bi-directional boom mic which gives you clear audio broadcasting without the background noise, so your entire squad can hear your passionate warcry as you rush that last opponent in Battlegrounds. The MH320 Gaming Headset is the definition of price/performance.

PREMIUM FEATURES FOR ALL DEVICES - SteelSeries Arctic 3 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset

Available in black and white, the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Gaming Headset is a lightweight headset designed to work across multiple platforms and provide you with the comfort needed for long gaming sessions. It features 40mm neodymium drivers, a built-in retractable microphone, and SteelSeries 7.1 surround sound. It’s important to note that SteelSeries 7.1 Surround is available for Windows PC, and software installation and account registration are required.

Drivers: 40 mm

Frequency Response: 20-22,000 Hz

Volume Control: On earcup

Microphone: Retractable gooseneck arm

The Arctis 3 actually uses S1 speaker drivers, the same ones that are found in SteelSeries top tier offerings. It has an interchangeable ski goggle headband and airweave ear cushions that stay cool and dry. When you need to change audio settings, reach up to the on-ear controls for quick and easy access. Furthermore, its detachable cable system lets you pick and choose the right cable for the device you're using, and its audio share jack lets a friend connect their headphone and tune-in to what you're hearing. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 is a feature-rich gaming headset at a reasonable price. (wireless Arctis 7 available here)

EXCEPTIONAL AUDIO FOR PC - Sennheiser GSP 350 Gaming Headset with Surround Dongle

The closed-back gaming headset is powered by Sennheiser’s high-end acoustic technology, which delivers Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound via a sleek and intuitive new Surround Dongle.

Drivers: 40 mm

Frequency Response: 15-26,000 Hz

Volume Control: On earcup

Microphone: Adjustable boom arm

The GSP 350 features memory foam ear pads offer a best-in-class acoustic seal for excellent passive noise attenuation to allow for total focus on the game without being interrupted by outside sound, the superior fit is further assured by a clever ball-joint hinge that makes it easy to perfectly angle the speakers to suit your face shape. The luxurious ear pads have been designed in accordance with Sennheiser's dedicated research into the ergonomics of the human ear for superior comfort - even for extremely long gaming sessions. 

ULTIMATE FOR PC - RAZER Kraken 7.1 V2 Gaming Headset

The Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is outfitted with larger drivers than its predecessor to offer a louder and richer soundstage than ever before. You'll feel like you're right at the center of all the gaming action, while ensuring your team's shot calls are heard with absolute clarity.

Drivers: 50 mm neodymium drivers

Frequency Response: 12-28,000 Hz

Volume Control: On earcup

Microphone: Retractable gooseneck arm

Made of Bauxite aluminium, the entire frame of the Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 is lightweight, flexible and incredibly durable. The headband was designed for balanced weight distribution and a reduced clamping force to ensure comfort during long gaming sessions. The ear cushions are larger, softer and better sound-isolating than before. They are easily interchangeable with a choice between circular or oval-shaped designs allowing for a personalized fit.

We’ll continue checking out more great options from the massive PB Tech Gaming Headset Department, keep your eyes on our Tips & News for the latest!

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