Gaming headset recommendations?

Soldato
Joined
29 Aug 2010
Posts
7,883
Location
Cornwall
So it looks like my Steelseries Arctis 1 headset is on the way out.

Any recommendations for a headset with good sized ear cups (is that the term?) and a decent microphone?
Also needs to use a 3.5mm connection (either split into headphones and microphone or includes a splitter).

I don't want to spend silly money as I only use them when gaming with friends or playing games where directional audio is important (I'm thinking under £100, but it really depends on how much over and what I get for that). That said I don't want them to be so cheap that they're no good or will fall apart in no time.
I'm also not a fan of the fake leather stuff that ends up flaking off, but it's not a deal breaker.

I quite liked the Arctis 1s. I like the floating headstrap thing but wasn't overly keen on the way the microphone retracted. They seemed comfy enough though. The model I have seems to have been replaced though and I'm not sure if the new ones are as good.

So yeah, would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks.
 
Associate
Joined
27 Dec 2003
Posts
1,219
Location
Preston, Lancs
I've just upgraded from a 4 year old pair of Arctis 7 wireless with Micro USB charging to a Nova 7 headset, massive difference in quality and battery life. The headset itself is lighter although the buttons take a bit of getting used to.
 
Last edited:
Soldato
Joined
3 Oct 2013
Posts
3,670
Arctis pro wireless!

You get two batteries with them.

Pricey mind but are good .

 
Associate
Joined
1 Aug 2011
Posts
205
Location
Cornwall
Just bought the Turtle Beach Altas Air and they are incredible (about £160). Open Backed though so sound may leak a bit but they sound great with games - sufficiently so for fps games that I'm ditching the Audeze Maxwell. The TBs are a real surprise to me. Removable, flip to mute mic also so can be used for music listening if needed.
 
Associate
Joined
19 Jul 2013
Posts
144
Just bought the Turtle Beach Altas Air and they are incredible (about £160). Open Backed though so sound may leak a bit but they sound great with games - sufficiently so for fps games that I'm ditching the Audeze Maxwell. The TBs are a real surprise to me. Removable, flip to mute mic also so can be used for music listening if needed.

this would be my choice if i was buying now, purely based on comfort.
light, low clamp force on head, nice ear cups and sound can be EQ to suit.
 
Soldato
Joined
18 Feb 2007
Posts
3,094
Location
Wirral
Something I don't see recommended often but have been the best headphones I've ever owned. The JBL Quantum 810. Work wireless with USB and wired with 3.5mm
 
Back
Top Bottom