Which 2018 gaming headset should I buy?

Nobody wants their gaming experience to sound shoddy. It breaks the immersion and, if you’re playing online, the difference between a good and bad gaming headset can sometimes mean the difference between winning or losing.

Here are our picks for the best gaming headsets you can buy in 2018:

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition - What are the specs?

The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition headphones boast dynamic 50mm drivers and built-in noise cancelling. Weighing just 323 grams, the RIG 500 Pro also comes bundled with a code for Dolby Atmos and Plantronics new RIG Volume Dial.

Compatibility is another big pillar here, as the RIG 500 Pro is compatible with Playstation 4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, Laptop and PC. No matter what kind of gamer you are, chances are you can get the most out of the Plantronics RIG 500 Pro.

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition - How much does it cost?

The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition is priced at an Australian recommended retail price of $200.

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition - What did we think of it?

In our review of the PLantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition we said that “No, the RIG 500 Pro don’t sound as good or feel quite as comfortable as a Sennheiser. No, it doesn’t have the RGB integration of a Razer. Still, for the more-affordable price, the RIG 500 Pro picks all the right fights and ticks all the right boxes.”

You can read our full Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition review here.

Logitech Pro G Headset

Logitech Pro G Headset - What are the specs?

The Logitech Pro G is a gaming headset equipped with Hybrid-Mesh Pro G drivers, up to 16dB of passive noise cancelling and a detachable Back electret condenser mic.

Logitech Pro G Headset - How much does it cost?

The Logitech Pro G Headset is priced at an Australian recommended retail price of $139.

Logitech Pro G Headset  - What did we think of it?

In our review of the Logitech Pro G Headset, we said that “If anything, longevity and reliability might just be the thing that pushes the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset over the line from good to great here. No matter the condition. It just works. It always sounds good. It’s never not comfortable and, for the price, there are no real caveats beyond the absence of any RGB.”

You can read our full Logitech Pro G Headset review here.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud Alpha - What are the specs?

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a wired gaming headset that delivers 2.1-channel stereo audio via 50mm drivers with neodymium magnets and a has a frequency range of 13Hz–27,000Hz. It also comes with a two year warranty and fabric carry pouch.

HyperX Cloud Alpha - How much does it cost?

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is priced at an Australian recommended retail price of $169.

HyperX Cloud Alpha - What did we think of it?

In our review of the HyperX Cloud Alpha, we said that “They’re the best gaming headset the brand have added to their roster yet. If you think the hype around the dual-chambered design sounds good, let me tell you, the real thing sounds even better.”

You can read our full HyperX Cloud Alpha review here.

Sennheiser GSP-600

Sennheiser GSP-600 - What are the specs?

The Sennheiser GSP-600 is an over-ear wired headset that comes equipped with dynamic drivers, a pivot table noise-canceling microphone and an adjustable headband.

Sennheiser GSP-600 - How much does it cost?

The Sennheiser GSP-600 is priced at an Australian recommended retail price of $399.

Sennheiser GSP-600  - What did we think of it?

In our review of the Sennheiser GSP-600, we said that “the Sennheiser GSP 600 lives up the brand’s pedigree for sound quality but fails to seal the deal on other fronts. As far as gaming headsets go, there are more comfortable headsets out there, cheaper headsets out there and headsets that offer a more immersive gaming experience overall through RGB integration.”

You can read our full Sennheiser GSP-600 review here.

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