GUIDE FOR THE BEST GAMING HEADSET
In this guide we will try to help you choose the best gaming Headset that suits your preferences. We are not going to give only the positive points that stand out for each section that we have prepared, but quite the opposite. For example, if your preference is a wireless headset, we will talk about latency and, at the very least, you will consider your choice.
First of all, Headset are an accessory that improves the gaming experience and quality is very important, but we cannot avoid comfort, the sum of both factors influences the price. Focusing on all factors results in more expensive headset but in the long run it’s an investment. We complete the list of considerations when choosing the best gaming headset as follows:
In this first classification, the question that we will answer is related to the price and if it is worth the high investment. What is the increase in value of the product that makes it premium?
The Hyper X Cloud MIX have the peculiarity of being able to be used with or without cable. It is probably a step behind the next 2, in terms of product quality and design, but it is also lower in price.
Regard to ASTRO gaming A40. It is a very complete device in all aspects; design, sound quality, microphone and comfort. It incorporates a device, MixAmp Pro TR, which will work as an external sound card with two channels. For those who consider latency (they are wired) very important when playing, this is a great option.
While the ASTRO gaming A50 incorporates a charging device where you place your Headsets (you have to take into account the space of your “gaming setup”). The of the ASTRO gaming in general is spectacular along with the 7.1 sound quality that, in addition to being wireless, maintains this quality when playing. This is the strongest point that makes it premium, however, we cannot ignore the quality of the microphone, which for the price of the device is not acceptable.
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LATENCY AS HANDICAP
When we analyzed gaming mouse in our reviews, specifically wireless ones, we talked about latency because it’s really important for gaming. Regard to headset, this point varies considerably, although it is a fundamental aspect when playing, from our point of view, it is not so decisive.
To listen to music, obviously, latency is not an issue, but when playing games, latency is essential, however, according to some surveys carried out by manufacturers of wireless headset, most people do not notice a latency lower than 20ms, and many do not distinguish between 40-80ms intervals either. However, above 150ms, it is clearly noticeable and even annoying. If the receiving quality of the sound is achieved, some wireless headphones can be maintained with latencies of 40-80ms.
THE 3 HEADSET THAT PASS THE TEST
However, in this part of the guide, we have to say that these 3 headset that we present below are highly recommended, without a doubt, the best wireless on the market today.
After trying many wireless and seeing the shortcomings in positional sound quality and latency (some even over €300), these 3 pass this test with high marks. Design, the compatibility of devices, the battery life, detailed below, could be the factors that would decant your preference in the choice.
BEST GAMING HEADSET WIRELESS
To ends, we have these 3 headsets that decently meet basic expectations for gaming. We can not expect a spectacular design, high sound quality with noise isolation, or any features that we have seen in the previous sections.
However, there are also very strong points in these devices, such as:
- The Razer Kraken for a very acceptable price has high quality finishes, a sound achieved, but with one drawback that we have to highlight, it does not have a USB connector, you have to buy an adapter for certain devices. But in terms of value for money and the support of a highly regarded gaming brand, they are highly recommended.
- The durability of the BG Xonar-X6 added to a more than acceptable sound and microphone quality, comfort and a price of €27. The purchase of this device is essential even to have it in your gaming drawer for some unforeseen event. [I personally bought these headsets in 2015 at a price of €35 and they still work perfectly].
- Without a doubt, with a slightly high price within this section, the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro is the most complete. It also focuses on durability (removable and interchangeable parts) without neglecting factors such as sound quality and materials.
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