The greatest gaming headset is exactly what it sounds like: the cream of the crop, the top dogs, the best audio partners you can find to go with your setup. And, at the very top of the pyramid, investing in a fantastic gaming headset is critical since it is one of the simplest and most effective methods to improve your gaming experience. Wholesale.

If you're looking for immersive top-tier gaming audio as well as crisp conversation audio, one of the finest gaming headsets - possibly from this bunch - is what you're looking for and will fill that audio need in your life. Despite the fact that the gaming headset market is quite crowded, here is our condensed list of the finest gaming headsets money can buy - and there's something for everyone on this list, since many of these are cross-platform compatible. If you're seeking for the finest gaming headset for your platform, it'll most likely be found here as well.

Top 13 Best Gaming Headsets In 2022
No matter how delighted we are by current TV speakers and sound systems of various kinds, nothing compares to the immersive experience provided by the greatest gaming headphones. Both for video games and other forms of media. These gaming headphones will simply present you with an extra level of clarity, range, depth, and detail that even the top gaming TVs and monitors can't match.

However, because the gaming headset market is crowded, finding the finest one is difficult, especially if you want the greatest fit for your setup, games, and, of course, price. That's where our guide comes in, because we've tried all of these headsets and can attest for their quality and unique features. We meticulously examine products, looking for good audio quality, long-term comfort, and microphone clarity, so you can make an educated decision about which gaming headset is right for you. Whatever one you select, the results will be excellent when combined with your favourite console or even one of the top gaming PCs - such as the ASUS ROG GA15 PC that I use in my setup. Here are Top 13 Best Gaming Headsets In 2022-

1. Razer BlackShark V2 

Razer BlackShark V2
It's probably the greatest gaming headset I've ever used. The Razer BlackShark V2 embodies brilliance in every aspect, taking the original BlackShark design from eight years ago - a helicopter pilot-esque look - and arming it with fresh new electronics, a lightweight build, and Razer quality and stylings. Its design is lightweight and comfy; its audio quality is great owing to brand new Titanium drivers; its microphone is one of the finest I've ever used - and it's brand new; and it has features and customization coming out of nowhere thanks to a companion app. With this headset, the stars have truly aligned, and I can't wait to use it every time I sit down to play.

When combined with the recently announced THX Spatial Audio software, you'll have access to a whole new world of game audio customization and refining, allowing you to take the headset's already amazing audio to new heights. With a price tag of $100, you get a lot of bang for your buck. This is the one to acquire if you have the funds and want the finest.

2. Astro A50 

Astro A50

For the better part of a decade, Astro's A50s have been a high-tide mark not just within the manufacturer's own product line, but also in console-compatible wireless headphones. After only a few minutes with the current version of the A50, it's evident why: unrivalled comfort and build quality, along with a rich sound that would impress even the most ardent audiophile. This version's wireless base station has been shrunk down to save space on your desk, and it charges the headset for roughly 15 hours, which is about average for current wireless versions. The charge time is a little long, but you can connect through USB and keep using it while you're juicing.

Although Astro's Command Center software isn't quite up to par for such a high-end device, it nevertheless offers a variety of EQ settings and modifications inside its user-friendly interface. It's not as if modifications are required; the sound you receive out of the box is quite unique.

It's authoritative but tight at the low end, allowing you to hear the low resonant frequencies without drowning out the finer subtleties higher up the frequency spectrum. In fact, it may be the greatest sound articulation device on the market right now. Of all, it's still a gaming headset, so the response isn't completely flat. It's just flat enough to shine in both music and gaming, but'scooped' enough to make the bombast extra-exciting in the virtual trenches.

3. Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT 

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT

Despite the hefty asking price, this is still one of the finest gaming headsets. Corsair's amazing Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT competes with more expensive audiophile setups while still providing a really premium gaming experience. In games, music, and movies, the sound quality is excellent, with crisp mids, strong bass, and undistorted high notes.

The detachable 'broadcast-quality' (debatable, but near) detachable microphone performs admirably for voice chat with little compression, and the Virtuoso XT's four distinct connection ways allow you to use it with practically any device. The Dolby Atmos surround sound is superb, and the battery lasts for a full day of use.

With a premium structure of robust machined aluminium and plush leatherette, the Virtuoso XT's artistry shows through. Under the mirrored Corsair emblems on either side, subtle RGB lighting flashes. Although it is pricey, this headset accomplishes more than enough to justify its cost.

4. Razer Kraken V3 Pro

Razer Kraken V3 Pro

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro is the top-of-the-line model from the gaming hardware behemoth's newest Kraken revamp. And this isn't simply a product refresh; this is a complete overhaul of prior Krakens, which enhances them in practically every way. It's also one of the top gaming headsets on the market in 2022.

The V3 Pro has a lot of firepower, which comes in two forms. Razer's latest audio advancements and improvements were the first to be adopted. The drivers are beautiful and provide a wealth of richness over the sound spectrum, with enemy footsteps as well as the sound of the wind howling being clearly heard, and gunfire in particular is a delight. It's also ideal for music and business gatherings. Because it's a touch trebly out of the box, tweaking is beneficial and quite simple in Synapse as well.

The headset's haptic feedback technology is the second area in which it excels. I'm a big admirer of this - I used to use the Nari Ultimate a lot - and this is a fantastic immersion-enhancing tool that's even better than before. There are four options (including 'off') for fine-tuning, and it's definitely a feature worth mentioning while playing single-player. One disadvantage of the haptics is that when your teammates or friends speak to you, the rumble will be activated as well, which is bothersome; perhaps the future generation of haptics will be able to distinguish between in-game audio to enhance and chat audio to ignore.

The microphone is one minor flaw, with coworkers and teammates claiming I sounded thin, tinny, and lacking in richness, but our conversation was never hampered, so it doesn't detract from the headset's overall performance. Overall, another fantastic Razer wireless gaming headset that is well worth the money - it has replaced my BlackShark V2 Pro as my go-to, daily headset.

5. EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370

EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370

In short, the EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370's excellence is a result of a mix of all the aspects that go to an excellent headset. The sound quality lives up to Sennheiser's reputation, with clarity, detail, and depth; the build and design are strong, durable, and the appropriate weight, with the ear cups fitting snugly enough to shut out extraneous noise by design alone; and the battery life is truly astounding - about 100 hours. At first look, the price may appear high, but it's not uncommon for a premium gaming headset to cost more than three figures these days, and if there's one headset that does more than enough to justify that price, it's this one. If you get this, you'll never go back.

It's interesting to note that determining the size of the GSP 370's drivers is difficult. Sennheiser appears to want to keep this information close to their breast since they don't want these data to be used to assess their headsets, according to some online searches. Make what you will of it. And it doesn't really matter because I really liked them, as you can see in my entire EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 review. This would be the greatest for everyone if they were also compatible with the Xbox One and Switch consoles. If audio quality and battery life (if you had to choose two aspects) are the most significant qualities of the best gaming headset for you, then the GSP 370s should be your choice.

6. Audeze Penrose X

Audeze Penrose X

The Audeze Penrose X is an excellent set to consider if you have a large budget and want some of the most specialised, gorgeous sounds you can get from a gaming headset. This set truly combines high-end gaming audio with the highest build quality, performance, and adaptability in one fantastic package.

The Penrose provides an audio experience that is nearly unequalled; deep bass, remarkable clarity, and a true depth and texture to the sound that helps to immerse you in your favourite virtual worlds and give you a deeper understanding of the events unfolding around you in multiplayer arenas. When the Xbox variation is used in conjunction with Dolby Atmos on the Xbox Series X, you'll receive a simulated surround sound output that enhances and elevates the audio for movies and TV shows.

The Penrose is pricey, but it's also a long-term investment: it's an Audeze premium headphone that provides sound clarity, depth, and density that few of its competitors can equal, and as a result, it's one of the finest gaming headsets on the market.

7. Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Generally speaking, the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is our top pick for anyone trying to get the most bang for their buck on a budget of little around $100 / £100. In terms of what you receive for your magic beans, the value is superb. The 50mm drivers produce a clean, powerful 5.1 sound that readily rivals those of more expensive and high-end headsets. It's one of the best headsets for online play, enabling you pick out opponent movements and distant firing at a good range and with exceptional precision. It's built by Razer with online and competitive gaming in mind.

The Kraken TE's design and construction are also infused with Razer's gaming DNA: it's light, comfy, and durable - three qualities that are essential in a mid-priced headset. The retractable mic is clear but not spectacular, and the wired connection has an in-line volume and mic muting control (albeit this currently only works on PC). It's one of the most well-rounded and adaptable headsets we've used, and it's a wonderful deal. Note that you'll need a PC to access all of the headset's capabilities, bells, and whistles, but even if you can't use them with consoles, this is certainly one of the best gaming headsets available.

8. Steelseries Arctis 9X

Steelseries Arctis 9X

The Steelseries Arctis 9X is our selection for best gaming headset that prioritises Xbox gaming. It's compatible with anything and provides excellent service regardless of platform. It's been designed specifically to work wirelessly with Microsoft's console, and it offers a near-perfect connection, as well as a great audio experience and long battery life. While the headset's 40mm drivers are smaller than many similarly priced rivals, they've been optimised and tuned to perfection (*chef's kiss*), so you get a well-rounded experience with clarity and detail that you'd expect from headsets costing considerably more.

The Steelseries 'headband' design ensures a high level of comfort, and after a time, you'll barely notice the 1.2lbs / 372g set on your head. The mic is clear, has good noise-canceling capabilities, and can be retracted when not in use. While the microphone cannot be totally removed, it is sufficiently disguised to allow you to use this headset as a daily headphone set, and the headset's Bluetooth connection means that this is really integrated into the design and offers adaptability. If you wish to connect to other consoles or devices, you may use the 3.5mm connector, albeit you'll lose some capabilities like 3D Spacial Sound. The Steelseries Arctis 9X is a fantastic all-arounder, with its major strengths working with the Xbox One. However, if you play on many platforms, the Steelseries Arctis 9X is definitely worth a look.

9. HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha isn't exactly a newcomer to the market. This venerable mid-range headset has been around since 2017, but the fact that it's still around says something: it's fantastic, and it's rightly still in the running for best gaming headset.

Sure, one may criticise HyperX for lacking software, RGB lighting, and other frills seen on many a current gaming headset's spec sheet, but the Cloud Alphas provide unrivalled build quality and in-game performance for the money.

Plug them into your PC or console of choice and you'll get a well-balanced, clear sound right away, as well as a comfortable plush fit that won't get old after lengthy sessions. If you seek personalization in your headset, you may want to search elsewhere; however, if you enjoy the basic things in life, the Cloud Alpha is the HyperX headset for you.

10. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless is definitely your best pick if you're seeking for the finest gaming headset for Switch (and other devices). It's branded with SteelSeries' excellence throughout, starting with the build: it's robust and durable, as well as attractively designed - combine this with its excellent sound quality for Nintendo games, and you've got one of the best gaming headsets on the market. The headset comes with a USB-C dongle that fits into the Switch's base and provides exceptional wireless range of up to 8 metres / 25 feet. While the connection isn't flawless, it's extremely excellent, and there's nearly no audio loss even during hectic games.

The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless includes a cushioned headband with an adjustable steel core and foam ear cushions that are really comfy, even though the headband padding isn't particularly deep - you'll get medium-long gaming sessions out of it before you feel any discomfort (at least, that's what we discovered). The removable microphone performs admirably and is suitable for multiplayer games such as Fortnite. If the 20-hour battery goes out, there's also a cable to connect straight into your Switch. Overall, this is a fantastic headset that is the finest wireless alternative for your Nintendo Switch.

11. Corsair HS35

Corsair HS35

The Corsair HS35 is one of the best gaming headsets on the market when you're on a budget and want to keep it simple (though more may well appear alongside it in this list at some point). In any case, the HS35 defies the general tendency of lower prices implying lesser quality. Just because you're trying to save money doesn't mean you have to give up all the tasty sound effects. The Corsair HS35 is the headset to acquire if you want to save money while still getting a good pair of headphones. This is a well-thought-out piece of gear, with a solid yet comfortable construction and great audio performance.

The Corsair HS35 is tight without being unpleasant after several hours of play, thanks to memory foam ear-cups and a soft headband, and it's sturdy enough to resist being dragged on and off your head without too much care, as well as the occasional inadvertent fall or bump. Although the audio won't win any awards, it's on pace with most mid-range headsets and has some sharp treble (even if the bass falls short of the Razer Kraken TE). The mic is transparent and removable, and the wire is color-coded for use with any 3.5mm connector. Simple, straightforward, and inexpensive.

12. Razer Nari Ultimate

Razer Nari Ultimate

The Razer Nari Ultimate gets first place among premium, specialised candidates for best gaming headset, as well as premium headsets from established experts Razer. The excellent incorporation of L5 haptic drivers distinguishes the Nari Ultimate from competing headsets. These are insanely awesome, immersion-enhancing modulated feedback producers that put you right in the middle of the action. You'll enjoy a superb sound quality and immersion with remarkable clarity and bass that's boosted by HyperSense haptic technology.

It may be used wirelessly with a PC as well as a PS4 - albeit you won't get the entire bundle on offer. Aside from that, it may be utilised with a wide range of devices thanks to the inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jacket. It's high-end in every manner, including price, and has a sturdy, slightly big design, but it's a wise investment. It's also very probably the best Razer headset we've tried and evaluated here in a crowded field.

13. EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 300

EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 300

"Getting a Sennheiser-quality headset at this price range, with this device-versatility, is a wonderful offer and one that is simple to recommend," I said in my review. The Sennheiser GSP 300 is the headset for you if you're looking for Sennheiser-level audio quality without the premium price tag in your hunt for the best gaming headset. It works with all devices and offers detailed audio, outstanding surround/directional accuracy, and overall richness. Its microphone is also excellent, albeit the fact that it is not removable may limit it from being a good match for mobile gamers.

It would be good to have certain features in an ideal world, but the stripped-down approach also helps to keep prices low. Its pure bang for buck value, on the other hand, cannot be questioned, and this is one of the finest gaming headsets under $300.

How we put the finest PC gaming headphones to the test?

We test gaming headsets on a daily basis, always thinking about what it takes to be regarded one of the finest PC gaming headphones available - only a select handful make our list. Each member of this prestigious club has excellent sound quality and is pleasant to play with for extended periods of time. Some have more features and better audio than others, but that higher quality generally comes at a higher price. It's easy to get caught up in numbers like frequency response, range, and the size of the drivers within each headset, but there's no alternative for trying one on and experiencing how it functions in real-world situations. That is exactly what we do. 

We put headphones through their paces in multiplayer shooters to see how the surround sound works, and we put them through their paces in epic single-player games to see how the music sounds. We assess the depth of the bass in shooters and the richness of the conversation in RPGs. Finally, we look at the pricing to see if you're getting good value for your money (and not just buying an overpriced headset).

What is the finest PC headset brand?

The PC gaming headset industry is vast, diversified, and extremely crowded. As a consequence, and because many firms have been doing this for a long time, there isn't a single brand that stands out for everyone.

There are, however, a few of brands that are consistently trustworthy and great, and you can't go wrong with anything from them. For good reason, Razer, Astro, SteelSeries, Corsair, Sennheiser (now EPOS), and HyperX are all favourite brands among gamers. While each will be somewhat different, with slightly different features and audio implementations, they will all fit differently owing to design and comfort, pricing, and adaptability. Start with a clear idea of what you'll need and you'll be able to narrow it down quickly.

What is the finest gaming headset for a PC?

Everyone will have a favourite PC gaming headset, but there isn't one that can be recommended for all users and requirements. However, if you consider what you require from a headset, the parts will begin to fall into place. When you start drawing lines in terms of pricing, for example, you'll come closer to finding the ideal headset for you, and then you can make decisions about whether to go wireless or stay tethered, which features are essential, and so on. This is how you can choose the finest PC gaming headset for you.

What kind of headsets do professional gamers use?

Most of the world's most well-known brands and manufacturers are represented at the top of the esports table, including Logitech, Razer, EPOS, and others. Looking at what the experts use and attempting to reproduce it has never been simpler, thanks to the accessibility and sometimes downright affordability of the best setups; the distance between ordinary gamers and the pros is not as great as some may imagine.