The best gaming headset deals you can get right now

A good gaming headset is practically a necessity these days. Clear and accurate audio is essential for competitive gaming, allowing you to not only locate your enemies but also communicate effectively with your teammates. In addition, recent advances in spatial audio and virtual surround sound have enabled headsets to meet – and sometimes exceed – more expensive audio setups, giving even the most budget-conscious gamer a competitive advantage at a fraction of the price.

While you could always invest in a huge pair of speakers, they’ll probably earn you the dubious accolade of worst roommate of the decade. Luckily, with the right headset, you can keep the running and shooting to yourself. That’s why we’ve put together a roundup of the best deals you can find right now on some of our favorite models.

For clarity, we’ve divided the deals into two categories: wireless and wired. The former is aimed at gamers looking for a little less clutter in their setup, while the latter is aimed at anyone who doesn’t mind a little extra cabling, or looking for a headset that’s a little more budget-friendly.

The best deals on wireless gaming headsets

Logitech G435

Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch

Definitely the boldest headset on our list, the Logitech G435 is a gaming headset that’s perfect for anyone who isn’t afraid to make a statement. This comfortable, colorful headset is available in the blue colorway at Amazon and walmart for $59, a modest $21 discount.

This on-ear headset has both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, making it compatible with PCs, as well as consoles and mobile devices. The 18-hour battery life is also impressive, and while the more traditional 3.5mm audio jack is missing, the included USB-C cable can be used to charge and listen at the same time.

While the lightweight headset lacks the mainstream boom-mic design used by other headsets in this category – opting for beamforming mics – the integrated mic still manages to provide an adequate audio input solution. This has the added benefit of giving the headset a more traditional on-ear profile, giving you the option to wear it in public without broadcasting your gamer status.

Logitech G435 Lightspeed

Logitech’s G435 Lightspeed is a lightweight and comfortable wireless gaming headset that won’t break the bank. It is compatible with PlayStation consoles as well as the Nintendo Switch and PC. It also supports Bluetooth so you can listen to music or answer calls while gaming.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch (via 3.5mm audio)

The wireless version of Razer’s esports-inspired BlackShark headset features a lightweight kite design and is currently discounted to $139.99 at game stop and $149.99 at Amazon† This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for the comfortable headset, but it’s still a solid discount on an excellent gaming headset that normally retails for $179.99.

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is sturdy and perfect for longer gaming sessions. The only break in the otherwise innocuous profile is a dedicated knob on the right earcup that allows for quick volume adjustments when needed, and the detachable boom microphone. The headset also has a 3.5mm audio jack and can be paired via 2.4Ghz wirelessly thanks to the included dongle, but the lack of Bluetooth is a bit disappointing. The V2 Pro is also capable of THX 7.1 surround, but this requires a separate THX Spatial Audio license to be purchased through Razer, which costs $19.99.

As for battery life, the V2 Pro can last up to 24 hours on a single charge, making it one of the more durable headphones on the market. Unfortunately, however, it still relies on Micro USB for charging.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

The wireless version of Razer’s pilot-style esports headset is lightweight and comfortable. This model also has a detachable boom microphone and volume knob.

Razer Barracuda X

Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S (via 3.5mm), Nintendo Switch

Another solid entry from team green, the Razer Barracuda X is definitely one of Razer’s more versatile (and affordable) options when it comes to wireless gaming headsets. It usually sells for $99.99, but the black colorway is available at GameStopTargetand Amazon now for $79.99, just $10 shy of its best price yet.

The Barracuda X is a fairly nondescript headset at first glance, given its stock design, but despite its bulkier profile, it’s actually lighter than the Razer BlackShark series headsets. Our first impressions of Verge collaborator Cameron Faulkner noted how comfortable the Barracuda X was even after wearing for several hours, and mentioned that the design sets a strong precedent for possible future iterations.

While the lack of Bluetooth makes the Barracuda X a poor choice for mobile gaming, the 2.4GHz wireless dongle uses a USB-C connection, meaning you don’t have to rely on a 3.5mm audio cable to connect the headset. use with your Nintendo Switch. The USB-C dongle can enable wireless connectivity to PS4 and PS5 thanks to the included adapter, but cannot be used with Microsoft consoles unless you are using a wired connection.

Razer Barracuda X

Razer Barracuda X

Razer’s latest gaming headset, the Barracuda X, normally costs $100 and comes with a USB-C audio transmitter. This makes it an easy choice if you mainly play on the go with a Nintendo Switch or if you have a PS5. It is also compatible with other platforms via the included USB-A adapter.

Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset

Compatible with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

While you may not have heard of Victrix, parent company PDP has been developing headsets and other accessories for quite some time now. The Victrix Gambit is a well-rounded wireless headset with a focus on esports and two different models for Microsoft and PlayStation consoles. The headset uses a familiar design, with leatherette ear cups and an adjustable plastic headband, and while the boom mic isn’t removable, it can be flipped up to quickly mute it. The left earcup also has a dedicated dial for balancing game and chat audio, and a button that lets you toggle between three levels of microphone sensitivity.

The headset can last up to 16 hours on a single charge, but like the aforementioned BlackShark 2 Pro, it relies on Micro USB for charging. Headset compatibility also depends on which model you decide to pick up, which is disappointing but can be bypassed if you’re using a 3.5mm audio connection.

Normally $129.99, both the Xbox and PlayStation models are currently on sale at the lowest price yet. The Xbox model is: currently going for $110.50 at Amazon and Targetwhile the PlayStation model is on sale for $78.70 at Amazon and walmart† Please note that if you plan to use this headset with your PC, you will need to purchase the Xbox model.

Victrix Gambit Wireless Gaming Headset

The Victrix Gambit is a wireless gaming headset that adheres to the basics, with good sound quality and intuitive operation. Unlike many of the headsets in this guide, the Gambit charges via Micro USB, which is a drag.

Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset

Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Our top entry in the wired category gets serious marks for choosing a super clean aesthetic. The Logitech G Pro headset is designed with esports in mind and is currently available at GameStopAmazon, and Logitech for $79.99, a hefty discount from the typical $99.99 price tag. This is one of the lower prices we’ve seen for this particular headset, which was already a significant value before the current discount.

The G Pro is remarkably simple in appearance, with no visible buttons or knobs, and no additional ports, except for a second 3.5mm audio jack for the detachable boom mic. In addition to the expected 3.5mm audio cable, the G Pro also comes with velor ear cushions that can be swapped out with the standard leatherette ear cups, as well as an external USB DAC that can be used to fine-tune your audio experience on PC. using Logitech’s G Hub software.

Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset

The wired version of Logitech’s esports-focused gaming headset has the same sharp aesthetics and robust sound that made the wireless version so popular.

HyperX Cloud II

Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch

Reminiscent of the minimalist designs used by Logitech and Corsair, the HyperX Cloud II is a simple and effective headset that is currently on sale for $29.99 at Amazon and Best Buy† This equates to the lowest price we’ve seen for this headset, which usually costs $99.99.

The Cloud II is a versatile wired headset that is remarkably comfortable and offers sound quality typically reserved for headsets that cost twice as much. The 53mm drivers deliver sound that’s both punchy and balanced, much like that in the wireless version we reviewed in 2020, and there’s a virtual 7.1 surround sound mode for added effect. The headset also has a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and an inline remote for adjusting the volume of both the microphone and audio playback.

It may not be as capable as its wireless sibling, but the HyperX Cloud II remains an excellent option that is compatible with all modern consoles and mobile devices as long as you have a USB-C adapter.

HyperX Cloud II

The wired HyperX Cloud II has many of the same features as the wireless version. This includes a comfortable design and virtual 7.1 surround when using a USB connection to your PC thanks to an inline DAC (digital audio converter).

Correction Feb 4, 11:42 AM ET: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated that enabling THX 7.1 surround sound on the BlackShark V2 Pro required the purchase of a special THX Spatial Audio license through Razer. Spatial Audio is actually available for the headset at no extra cost. We regret the mistake.

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