It’s the new year, and after all the splurging during the holidays we don’t have much cash laying around.
Now what happens when you are in dire need of a new gaming headset and don’t have thousands of rands to get the top end gadget? Well my budget headset list is for you!
Here are some great gaming headsets you can pick up for under R1,000 if you shop wisely.
SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset
The SteelSeries Siberia 2 comes in between R780 and R921; pretty close to the limit but reviews show that it’s a really good headset with great sound, and the snazzy LED illumination doesn’t hurt either.
Destructoid says “there’s no crazy optional features, switches or breakout boxes here. Just consummate comfort and superb sound”.
SteelSeries does not often disappoint and although not as pretty and sleek as the SteelSeries Siberia Elite, the lower price should make you happy in these dark times.
The Corsair Vengeance 1500 not only has all the features you have come to expect in a gaming headset, it’s also half the price of what you have come to expect too – as low as R600 if you shop around.
With sky-high reviews like 90/100 from CNET, it’s measuring up as one of the better cheap gaming headsets out there. According to CNET: “Delivering solid sound quality with a built-in DSP, it’s hard to believe that they’re not twice the price.”
Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, dynamic range of 95 decibels, and 50mm Drivers – these definitely offer bangs for your bucks.
Weighing in at around R700, the Razer Electra headphones are sleek and cheap.
Featuring a comfortable design but lacking a built-in microphone, DigitalTrends said “Razer’s Electra headphones are comfortable, reasonably priced and surprisingly balanced-sounding, considering the targeted audience.”
Advertised as the most comfortable headset ever made, the Kraken Pro is a frighteningly bright green color. Though some may hate it, I think it’s pretty!
Only just within budget, it goes for around R950. The reviews for this hulk of a headset have been pretty good.
Destructoid have given it a 7/10 saying that they enjoyed their time with it, and even though it does not support consoles, the mobile, portable, and PC gaming crowd will love it by their side.