Good gaming headphones can literally make a difference , especially for those who play online on competitive games.
In addition to having a quality microphone, ideal for dialogue with friends, they are also an excellent ally for gamers who play mainly at night, especially if you want to enjoy a powerful and bright sound without annoying roommates and neighbors.
Since there are dozens of different models online (and many Chinese ones), in this guide we have classified what we consider the best gaming headsets for PCs and consoles.
If you have a PlayStation 4 , we have also written a more specific guide dedicated to the best PS4 headphones.
What are the best gaming headphones of 2020?
Below we have share the detail one by one so you can easily review of each headset.
HyperX Cloud Revolver S – best with cable
The HyperX Cloud Revolver S are the best 360 ° gaming headphones that we have tested so far, excellent for gamers but also ideal for much more. The 7.1-channel surround system offered through Dolby DSP creates a very precise sound stage, useful not only for intercepting enemy footsteps but also for maximum immersion in film and music.
But these Revolver S are not only distinguished by their sound performance.
They are in fact well-built headphones: metal, plastic, eco-leather and memory foam combine to offer comfort and robustness at the highest levels. With these, even after 10 hours of playing in a row, you will not have any comfort problems.
The removable microphone is not the most flexible we have reviewed, but our voice is reproduced with the utmost clarity, for the happiness of your companions.
Finally, the price, which is now around 150$, is the icing on the cake: you will not find better, if not spending at least twice as much (buying the ASTRO Gaming A40 ).
These HyperX Cloud Revolver S are compatible with all devices with a 3.5 mm jack port, but Dolby Surround 7.1 audio is appreciated only by PC, PS4, PS4 Pro, PSVR, and devices equipped with USB audio input.
Logitech G935 – Best Wireless Headset
The Logitech G935 are the best all-round wireless gaming headphones, starting from the attractive design that, combined with high quality materials, guarantees extraordinary comfort, even during long gaming sessions.
The buttons are then customizable via software, as well as RGB lighting.
But clearly these G935 also shine in terms of sound performance. The bass is booming, the treble is crisp and clear, and the soundstage is impressive, allowing you to pinpoint the origin of the noises with incredible precision .
The integrated microphone is also excellent.
Speaking of compatibility, they are designed to be used on PC, so on 7.1 the Surround 7.1 is lost (while remaining our favorite choice) while on Xbox One they can only be used in wired mode.
Logitech G433 – better quality / price
The Logitech G433 are the best quality / price gaming headphones, offering a complete package for less than 100 dollar.
They support the 7.1-channel surround system (DTS) via USB card (compatible on PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro) and sound great considering the price, both in terms of involvement and in terms of soundstage.
They have a removable microphone and can also be connected via a 3.5 mm jack (supplied) on smartphones, Xbox, Switch and so on.
Let’s not forget about the design and construction, in plastic, but with a fabric covering that is beautiful to look at. For these reasons, they can also be used as travel headphones.
Corsair HS35 – Best Budget Headphones
The Corsair HS35 are the best budget gaming headphones to buy (they cost less than 50$). A real best buy at this price.
The construction is mainly plastic, but this does not represent a compromise in terms of comfort: we have used them for hours and hours without perceiving the slightest nuisance , also thanks to the memory foam padding and the fabric covering of the pavilions.
Compatible with practically any device with 3.5 mm jack input, PS4 and PC in primis but also Xbox and Switch, they sound great , and the lack of the more expensive 7.1 Surround does not make itself heard, making them ideal for demanding gamers who do not they want to spend an exorbitant amount.
These are also detachable and discord certified gamer headphones with mic.
ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless – best wireless top of the range
If you want the best wireless gaming headset for PC and console, then the ASTRO Gaming A50 is worth the investment.
This fourth generation is renewed in the coloring, now total black, but maintains the typical gaming design, ultra-technological.
The sound performance is always at the center of the company’s attention and thanks to the Dolby Audio / Dolby Atmos standards, the result is the maximum involvement in the game actions , with a first-rate soundstage and a lot of clarity on all frequencies.
We also like that the microphone is not removable , but just position it parallel to the pavilions to deactivate it. Let’s not forget that through the controls integrated in the headphones it is possible to change the balance between game audio and party.
Our only real complaint is that if you own both PS4 and Xbox One, you have to buy two pairs.
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR – best with top of the range cable
Without a doubt the best cable gaming headphones on the market. Excellent from every point of view, these new fourth generation ASTRO Gaming A40 TRs present a completely new, unique and premium design.
In addition, the MixAmp Pro TR is the extra feature we needed, especially for console players. The sound performance is excellent (and customizable) for any video game genre, from Battlefield to Fifa, from Rainbow Six to Fortnite. You can then adjust the balance between game audio and party audio.
As with the A50, the microphone is not removable, but it is sufficient to position it parallel to the pavilions to deactivate it.
Again, our only real complaint is that if you own both PS4 and Xbox One, you have to buy two pairs.
HyperX CloudX / CloudX Flight – best for Xbox One
If you are looking for the best Xbox One gaming headphones, we can only recommend these two models.
Both with official Xbox license, the CloudX are wired headphones, while the CloudX Flight are the respective wireless alternative (30 hours of autonomy).
They are comfortable, well built between metal and good quality plastics, and the sound performance is the best to identify enemies and to immerse themselves in football games, motorbike races or futuristic wars.
Finally, the integrated microphones work very well and the price is low for both models.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless – Best Wireless Headset for Nintendow Switch
Do you have a Nintendo Switch? You could buy one of the many wired headphones that we recommended a few lines ago, or you could buy the best wireless gaming headphones for this console, or the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless .
These connect to the console using the innovative adapter with Type-C connection (the same standard is integrated on the Switch body).
These headphones, in addition to being divinely comfortable, sound great and the autonomy is between 20 and 25 hours of real use .
Then there is also the removable microphone and the price perfectly reflects their qualities.