Choosing good headphones to use while playing your favorite video games can be a hard decision. Some online shooters or multiplayer role-playing games have awesome sound effects and totally worth buying a good headset to listen at them. So, which gaming headphones are the best in 2018?
To know the answer of this last question you might wonder in first place:
What should I look for in this type of headphones with surround sound? What should I look for in this type of headphones for video games?
Well, in experts words, there are three main points to focus on:
Compatibility (PC, consoles)
That been said, here I’m listing you a top ten of the best options on stock
Best gaming headphones with surround sound – 2018
1.-Steelseries Siberia 800
Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound technology
Directional retractable gooseneck microphone with mute light
Two hot-swappable Li-Ion batteries
Next-generation SteelSeries drivers for rich, low-frequency sound
Works with Xbox 360, PS3/4, PC/Mac, AppleTV/Roku, home entertainment systems, and mobile devices.
One of the best options, and also one of the most expensive. Their surround sound is spectacular and their compatibility is infinite. The Siberia 800 are really comfortable (they are very big and the foam has ‘memory’ capacity) and very adjustable for different types of sound. The microphone is retractable and only thing we can throw at them is that their configuration is kind of complicated. Even perfect for listening to music or watching movies.
2.-SteelSeries Siberia 840
If you thought the previous ones were good, these are spectacular. The Siberia 840 are both wireless and compatible with all types of devices (Xbox One, PS4, Mac, PC). They also have 7.1 surround sound, bluetooth/2.4GHz WIFI and can be connected to your smart phone.
These headphones are very comfortable and allows to create one single audio profile for each game. Plus, sound quality is from another world. It includes two batteries (to charge the battery you have to take it out of the headset and put it in the charger). Battery life reaches 20 hours.
3.-SteelSeries Arctis 7
The best wireless headphones for gaming: SteelSeries Arctis 7
A special wireless headset for Gaming that is not too expensive and is one of the best options this year. They are compatible with PC, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation, Android, VR, and Xbox.
Artics 7 are really comfortable to wear for long periods of time thanks to a self-adjusting band. It couldn’t be more comfortable. They use a USB transmitter that always works very well and has a retractable microphone that is heard perfectly at all times (with background noise cancellation). The audio quality is very good, and features 7.1 Headphone: X surround sound from DTS. If you are a PS4 or PC player… look no further.
Astro A50 – Gaming Wireless Headphones
Professional audio quality
Superior comfort and finish
5 GHz wireless technology
Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound
15 hours of battery life
1 m ignition cable; 1 m optical cable; 1 m Micro USB cable
PS4 and PC compatible
Other wireless gaming headset that isn’t that cheap, but it’s tottally worth. They have a really comfortable over-ear design, a micro USB jack for charging and the right earpiece has a volume control, EQ and power button. In PC World they say they are a little heavy (380 grams), but that doesn’t take away so you can be with them for hours and barely noticing them. The basses are tremendous and the mids and highs are crisp. In addition, microphone works perfectly and the conversations are very clear.
5.-Corsair Gaming VOID
WIFI 2.4 GHz, up to 15 meters.
16 h battery
Genuine Dolby 7.1.
Dynamic RGB multicolor illumination
Complete control with CUE software
PC compatible and PS4 partially compatible
One of the best options for price quality, especially if we compare them with the other two models. The audio quality is still very good, it has an equalizer, Dolby virtual sound and some rectangular glasses. They are also somewhat heavy and somewhat smaller than usual in these models. Their soundproofing is not perfect. Definitely one of the best options.
You can also opt for the new version of this model, the Corsair VOID PRO RGB Wireless, a tremendous model that has cloth with microfiber grille and foam with memory, customizable and dynamic RGB backlighting, 50 mm neodymium speaker transducers, 16 hours of autonomy and an optimized unidirectional microphone with LED silence indicator reduces ambient noise to improve voice quality.
6.-Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Offer precise treble and deep bass.
Play 12 hours on a delayed charge with 2.4 GHz wireless or use the 3.5 mm analog input without draining the battery.
Fully customizable: configure lighting, audio, and buttons with Logitech Gaming Software; adjustable RGB lighting to choose up to 16.8 million colors.
Mixing audio from various sources.
Multi-platform compatibility: Gaming PC, gaming console, and mobile devices (Xbox One requires a 3.5 mm wired connection).
Other wireless gaming headphones that deliver near-perfect sound. They are compatible with almost everything: PC, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One. They have 7.1 Dolby and DTS sound. In PC Magazine they value them very well. It’s hard to find something wrong with them. The surround sound is not the best of this model. Its price is very reasonable.
7.-Turtle Beach Elite 800
Best gaming headset on PS4: Turtle Beach Elite 800
Headphones for PS4 and PS3 superbly designed, with high-quality surround sound, wireless and active noise cancellation. They have DTS 7.1 surround sound and functions to be able to chat loudly over the sound of the game (Dynamic Chat Boost). The Elite 800 is also suitable for PC or Mac. The sound is spectacular.
8.-Turtle Beach Elite 800X
Best Gaming Headset on Xbox One: Turtle Beach Elite 800X
A wireless headset for the Xbox One with excellent battery life (up to 10 hours), active noise cancellation and 7.1 surround sound. You can program the audio for each game and have a Dynamic Chat Boost system to listen without problems to your fellow players. They connect via Bluetooth and the sound is tremendous in all frequencies. They have a magnetic load support. The only drawback is their rather high price, but it is worth the investment.
9.-Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR
Best headset for gaming under 250 euros: Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR
They have Virtual 7.1 Surround sound, active noise cancellation and are compatible with PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Android and iOS. Creative’s SBX Pro Studio technology gives us unique profiles for gaming, music and video. The sound is crisp and crisp. Dual microphones are hidden inside the headphones. These are excellent wireless headphones that sound spectacularly good.
10.-Sony – Official Stereo Wireless Headphones
The perfect headphones for the PS4, PS3, iOS or Android. They have 7.1 sound, a long battery life and specific audio profiles for gaming. They are the official headphones of the PS4, and they are very good. Their manufacture is excellent and the minimalist design make them look even nicer.
When used with the PS4 or PS3, you’ll have virtual surround sound and the option to load custom audio settings. If you download the Headset Companion application from the PlayStation Store, you will have access to specific audio profiles of the game or you will be able to adjust the sound to your preferences. Native support is available in the menu Translation? See updates on the status of the headset on the screen.
So, which is the best headset option with surround sound?
If money is not a problem, Steelseries Siberia 800 and 840 are the perfect choice. There is no way you are regretting on this.
On the other hand, if you want to spend 100-150 euros, Corsair Gaming VOID models are very good. Then a lot will depend on the gaming platform you use. Each one has its favorite headphones.
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