If you already game on the PC then it is likely that you know the importance of having good equipment, the right monitor could be the difference between winning a 1v1 and losing one, and having the right keyboard and mouse combo will make sure that everything you want to do happens at the right time.
But you shouldn’t neglect sound also.
It’s very important to have good sound for gaming, not only so you can hear the fantastic soundtracks that exist in a range of games but also so you can hear your surroundings in the game and even work out the position of enemies before they even appear on your radar.
So we are going to take you through what we consider to be some of the best PC gaming headsets of 2017 to help you choose the best option for that purpose. Check them out below.
The SteelSeries Arectis are a fantastic pair of low-cost PC gaming headphones that don’t skimp on the tech.
Not only are they priced at under £100, but they also feature a pretty cool design with some awesome specs. The Arctis 5 is the cheapest model and only features the ability to connect via a 3.5mm jack, however, there is a second model called the Arctis 7 that tops this with 2.4GHz wireless tech for just a little more.
Both also feature a 15-hour battery, digital audio controls built in, virtual surround sound, and compatibility with Steelseries’ Engine software as well as with the Mac PS4, Xbox One, smartphones, tablets and various VR headsets
Oh, and did we mention it has LED lighting around the side?
Sennheiser GSP 350
The GSP 350 are a pair of closed headphones that are definitely worth taking a look at, they only work over a wire, however, they do have compatible with 3.5mm and USB outputs.
They also come with memory foam ear pads, volume control, 7.1 Dolby syrround sound, a noise-cancelling microphone, automatic mic mute, and a split headband design.
SteelSeries Siberia 840
The Siberia 840 are another pair of fantastic PC gaming headphones from SteelSeries that also feature a closed-back design with Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound, a retractable mic that has a mute indicating light inbuilt, two hot-swappable Li-Ion batteries, a click wheel for control, and memory foam ear cushions.
They also work with SteelSeries’ SoundShare audio recording are compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3/4, PC/Mac and a range of other devices in a wireless and wired mode.
Corsair Void RGB
The Corsair Void RGB is another great headset that works for both USB wired and wireless gaming.
It features 7.1 software-based surround sound with 2.4GHz wireless audio technology, a 40-foot wireless range, a 16-hour battery life, and an extendable noise-cancelling microphone that features a mic-on indicator.
It also comes with 50mm neodymium drivers, RGB lighting and compatibility with Corsair’s CUE software.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Logitech also has a wired and wireless headset with the 7.1 surround sound audio, on-headset cup-mounted G-keys for macro controls, and programmable RGB multicolour lighting.
The Razer ManO’War is an awesome wireless headset that follows Razer’s typical design and some great specs.
It features software-based 7.1 surround sound, earcup-mounted controls, Chroma RGB multicolour lighting, wireless audio with a 14-meter range when using an extender or 12-meters without.
And it works with both the PC and PS4.
Astro A50 Wireless
Astro is pretty synonymous with gaming audio tech, they make great headsets for a range of applications.
The Astro A50 Wireless is one of those great headsets, featuring wireless connectivity, it has Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound, fantastic 5.8GHz wireless audio tech, compatibility with PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and mobile, and it also works with Astro’s MixAmp.
It also has a 6.0mm uni-directional noise cancelling mic and can be charged over USB.
Turtle Beach Elite Pro
If you have looked into gaming headsets before you may have heard of Turtle Beach.
They are one of the best and they make a number of great headsets, including the Turtle Beach Elite Pro which is a wired and a wireless headset that features a 3.5mm upstream and downstream jack, 50mm drivers, memory foam earpads, a glasses relief system for those who wear glasses.
It also works with Turtle Beach’s tournament audio controller.
Turtle Beach 350 Stealth VR
If you love virtual reality gaming then you might like the Turtle Beach 350 Stealth VR headset.
It is a wired headset but also features battery-powered amplification for better sound for up to 30-hours on a single charge.
It also has variable bass boost, full-range audio, mic monitoring, removable noise-cancelling microphone, ergonomic VR design. swappable cable system.
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless
The V-MODA Crossfade Wireless is pretty awesome as you can see from its design in the image above.
Although the name only mentions wireless, it is also a USB wired headset.
It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in microphone, up to a 120hour battery, a dual-diaphragm 50mm driver, and more.
Asus ROG Strix Wireless
The Asus ROG Strix Wireless is another wireless headset with a fantastic design, it even has what looks like eyes on the side of the headset.
It comes with 2.4GHz wireless technology, a 900mAh battery, headset-mounted control buttons, and virtual 7.1 surround sound.
It is also compatible with Asus’ Sonic Studio software and it works with PC, PS4, Xbox One, smartphones and tablets.