Best Gaming Headsets Under 100
HyperX Cloud II
Sennheiser GSP 302
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
SteelSeries Arctis 3
1. HyperX Cloud II.
The Cloud II takes the first spot in our list, for its impeccable comfort, surround sound features and durability.
Starting with the comfort of this headset we’ve got fantastic memory foam cushions. The ear cushions provide great comfort and padding around your ears. The padded leatherette headband makes the Cloud II fit snugly on your head.
The audio quality provided by the 53 millimeter drivers is amazing for the price point. You’ll be able to pick apart sounds in game and listen to your enemies approaching.
The HyperX headset comes with passive noise cancellation to block out your PC fans, family talking or cars driving by.
The headset is built with durability in mind. The aluminium frame ensures that your headset will last for years to come. It’s been built and tested to withstand daily wear and tear.
The microphone on this headset is detachable. It’s also noise cancelling, so your teammates won’t hear annoying background noise from your house.
Although this list comprises of PC gaming headsets, the Cloud II stereo headset is compatible with console gaming such as the Xbox and PS4. It beats out most wireless headsets we found and is a great pick.
2. Sennheiser GSP 302.
This closed acoustic gaming headset comes with fantastic comfort alongside audio quality.
The extra large memory foam ear pads ensure you’ll be at maximum comfort levels, whilst being immersed in the game.
The audio is engineered by EPOS, so you’ll be able to react faster in game, whilst having the quality to distinguish various sounds.
Whether you’re looking for the crisp clear audio to understand your teammates better or you’re looking for that heavy bass sound to immerse yourself, the GSP 302 delivers it all.
Something clever with this headset is the boom arm of the microphone. To mute the mic, you simply raise the arm up. When in use you lower it down and adjust it and it unmutes.
The design of this headset gives it a ergonomic look that is built for durability. You can adjust the headset in various ways to fit your head size and shape.
The GSP 302 is compatible with Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and of course PC, making it a versatile gaming headset and much better than other gaming headsets.
3. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition.
This headset from Razer is a classic wired peripheral.
It is capable of providing THX 7.1 surround sound audio quality. This provides spatial audio and immersive capabilities, bringing the game to real life.
The headset is created with 50mm drivers, further improving the immersive experience.
The cooling gel infused cushions bring comfort to a whole new level. Ever get sweaty ears during a long session of gaming in the summer? Well with these ear cups, you’ll be able to keep cool whilst also reducing the pressure on your ears.
The microphone is noise cancelling to block out any annoying background noise. It’s also retractable, so when not in use you can push it back in, instead of having it tickle your face.
The analog controls for this headset make it easy to adjust. You can press the mute button to mute the mic. The analog wheel can be used to adjust the volume.
Overall Razer has made one of the best gaming headsets to use with your gaming PC. With the volume controls, good overall sound quality and gaming sound performance, it makes it a great headset.
4. Logitech G432.
The G432 is a simple and older model, but has great features and has stood the test of time.
It comes with 50mm audio drivers that provide you with a fantastic immersive experience when gaming. Alongside this you’ll get surround sound audio to precisely locate where the sound is coming from. This will give you an edge over competition.
You can easily mute the microphone by sliding the flip switch. Alongside this you can control the volume very easily with the wheel.
It can be used on mobile devices, game consoles as well as your gaming computer.
The ear pads and headband of this headset are extremely comfortable. You’ll receive premium leatherette ear pads, so you can use this for those all day gaming sessions and not feel a thing.
The G432 is a great choice for those with restricted funds. We think its one of the top budget gaming headsets.
5. SteelSeries Arctis 3.
The Arctis 3 is said to have one of the highest quality mics in gaming and we believe it lives up to the hype. Not only are you getting a stunning gaming headset, but you’re also getting a quality peripheral.
The headset has outstanding voice clarity, that is suitable for studios. It comes with background noise cancellation to get rid of any of those annoying extra noises.
The S1 speaker drivers in this headset, are engineered to provide ultra-low distortion audio to your ears and produce high quality sound. You’ll be able to pick apart every detail with the Arctis 3.
The fabric air weave cushions will provide ideal comfort to your ears, whilst keeping them cool and dry.
Overall it’s a good gaming headset. It might not be the best gaming headset in our list, but it still has great sound quality and is perfect for PC gamers.
What features should you look before buying gaming headphones?
- High quality sound
- Long battery life
- Audio controls
- Good microphone quality
- RGB lighting
- Audio jack
- Detachable microphone
- 7.1 surround sound
What are some alternative gaming headsets that are not in the list?
- Steelseries Arctis 5
- Corsair Void Pro RGB
- Logitech G533
- HyperX Cloud Alpha
- Turtle Beach Xbox Series
Should I go for a wired or wireless gaming headset?
For PC gaming, stick to a wired gaming headset. Whilst wireless gaming headsets are great for the movement it provides you, charging them constantly and having them run out of battery during games is very annoying. A wireless headset often has lower quality sound too, you rarely see wireless gaming headsets for PC users. Console users on the other hand always use a wireless gaming headset as they are far away from their screen or TV.
How long should a gaming headset last me?
The best headset should last you for several years. Cheaper headsets will last you sometimes a few months up to a couple of years and thats why you should avoid the majority of budget headsets. It also depends how you take care of your peripherals, in the gaming world people are quite rough on their hardware with long gaming sessions, so although you might not have issues in the sound department, your braided cables are likely to start to wear.
Whilst having a retractable mic is great and its an awesome mic to have, they tend to break a lot, so avoid those if possible. Another issue is deterioration in the ear cup which starts to let in lots of background noises.