5 great gaming headphones

Headphones hardware

Gaming headphones are becoming increasingly popular among serious gamers, and if you’re looking for a quality set to boost your experience, there are 5 headsets that stand above the rest.

The following 5 sets were the highest-rated gaming headphones by TopTenReviews – a respected review site, part of the Tech Media Network, which specialises in comparisons between PC hardware and tech products.

Astro A40 headphones

The Astro A40 headset was deemed the official headset of the Major League Gaming (MLG).

The headset features stereo sound output, 15 – 28,000 Hz frequency response, 50 ohm impedance, 40 mm drivers, and a uni-directional mic to minimalise background noise during chatty game sessions.

Astro A40 headphones

Astro A40 headphones

Turtle Beach Z6A

The Turtle Beach Z6A set is acclaimed for having eight in-set speakers that create true 5.1 surround sound.

The set features a 20-20000 Hz frequency response, 32 ohm impedance, 40 mm drivers, and is the only surround sound headset to make the list.

Turtle Beach Z6A

Turtle Beach Z6A

Sennheiser PC 330 G4ME

The Sennheiser brand is known for its high-quality, and the PC 330 G4ME set is one of the standouts for gaming.

The set features a 15 – 28000 Hz frequency response, 32 ohm impedance, and the volume control is positioned with gamers in mind, since it is located on the right ear cup rather than integrated into the cable.

Sennheiser PC 330 G4ME

Sennheiser PC 330 G4ME

SteelSeries 7H

The SteelSeries 7H headset is known for featuring clear and precise sounds, and features a snug fit for the head.

The set has a frequency response fo 15 – 28000 Hz, 32 ohm impedance, 50 mm drivers and a unidirectional microphone.

SteelSeries 7H

SteelSeries 7H

SteelSeries Siberia V2

The SteelSeries Siberia V2 are also highly-regarded headphones in the gaming space.

The headphones feature large 50 mm drivers that reproduce quality sound.

The headset also features 50 – 16000 frequency response, 32 ohm, a unidirectional microphone, and a number of great colours.

SteelSeries Siberia V2

SteelSeries Siberia V2

Source: TopTenReviews

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  • YePsy

    I can only see CoD and CS players wearing these, there should be some thing like the Razer Tiamats or CM Storm Sirus’ in here aswell for Battlefield or Starcraft players

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Can we maybe get the normal retail price next to each? I am actually looking for a new headset… Some of these look awesome!

  • Verrayne

    I Love my Roccat Kave’s

  • http://www.gennath.za.net/ JC (Gennath)

    Tsk tsk, no prices? *snore*

  • http://twitter.com/tiensvanzyl Tiens van Zyl

    No Logitech?

  • http://twitter.com/IanAKemp Ian Kemp

    Wireless or GTFO.

  • http://twitter.com/IanAKemp Ian Kemp

    To be fair Logitech has slipped a bit in recent years. But I still would’ve expected to see their G35 headset here.

  • McTSA

    Agreed. The RRP should be inserted as a mandatory feature of these articles.

  • McTSA

    Sennheiser PC 330 G4ME – cannot seem to find a local price. Amazon seems to be selling at +/- R800 to R1,000

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.wing.963 Martin Wing

    I wish they stocked Astro headsets locally, even getting hold of the sennheizers and turtle beach is next to impossible unless you go through one of those importing online stores (have2have etc) which are just way too overpriced (R3800 for Astro A40’s are you serious?). For this reason this article is quite useless, thanks for showing us awesome gear we can’t have at a reasonable price.

  • Rynier G Schoeman

    IM not entirely sure where you got this info,

    I have a set of kaves that run of a Xonar sound card. I also have a Logitech G930 set and the digital 7.1 audio is far superior to that of my kaves in Black ops 2. I also like the fact that you can game for several hours on wireles.. The price range of the G930s are well within some of these and as GAMING HEADSETS will stomp most , if not all , of the above .

  • http://twitter.com/NomNomZA Jonathan King

    Wireless for gaming? no thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/NomNomZA Jonathan King

    Yeah agreed, I love my CM Storm Sirus. It may not be the best in terms of quality sound but it is by far the most comfortable headset I have ever used.

  • Almost A Hero

    I don’t know. Bought myself a PS3 wireless headset (the old version) and it works pretty well. Pricey but worth it.

  • The Rich

    Agreed. We’ve been asking for it for a long time now but evidently the gods of MyGaming haven’t heard our cries!

  • Murph

    Have2Have is one of the dodgiest sites I have ever seen. Borderlands 2 – R794 for PC? Gears of War ONE on Xbox – R373? Their new releases include Quake: Enemy Territory and Company of Heroes. Looking for an old Phat Xbox Elite with 120GB HD? Only R9000!
    I wouldn’t touch that site with a proverbial 10-foot barge pole.

  • YePsy

    The sound on those are still good though

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