Categories: Gaming

The Gaming Headset – ideal for online games

Anyone who plays online games like Call of Duty often has to stay in touch with their fellow players, since this direct communication is what makes these games so special. That’s why it’s best to use a gaming headset with a built-in microphone.

With soundcard or without?

An important purchase criterion is the built-in technology: Many game headphones have installed sound cards and you connect them easily via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth. Most of the time you need to install suitable drivers and additional software for these headphones to work. They are a good alternative if your PC soundcard is not good enough. If you already own a high-quality sound card, a headset without a sound chip would be sufficent.

Wireless freedom – models with Bluetooth

If you like to play with consoles connected to your TV, we recommend models with Bluetooth technology. They offer you freedom of movement while gaming. Although these headphones are usually more expensive, kinked or too short cables are then a thing of the past.

In the middle of the action – headphones with surround sound

Several built-in speakers let the sounds come from different directions, which ensures a realistic sound impression and lets you experience games even more intense. However, these models are larger and heavier, the comfort can suffer and with some cheap representatives of this genre, the surround quality is unfortunately bad.

Open or closed?

Closed headphones sit firmly on your head and give you a direct and intense sound. However, for some people these headphones might be a little too tight, if you bother, you should look at the open models in more detail: they are more comfortable but also let in many ambient sounds from the outside.

The latest Gaming Headphones Reviews

Gaming by Pete Schloßnagel 2 months ago

Logitech G733

Wireless gaming headset with surround sound

With the G733, Logitech add a wireless gaming headset to its range that claims to have been specially designed with wearing comfort in mind. It also offers surround sound, voice filters from subsidiary Blue Microphones and RGB lighting that can be configured via software.

3.6

Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 2 months ago

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

Premium Gaming Headset with ANC, Transparency Mode and Dolby Atmos

After Bang & Olufsen announced a partnership with Microsoft in mid-2020 and specifically mentioned the US software giant's Xbox gaming console, it was only a matter of time before we got the chance to wear a pair of gaming headphones from the Danish hi-fi specialist...

4.3

Gaming by Andreas Proß 4 months ago

Audeze Penrose

Gaming headphones with planar drivers for excellent sound

Good things don't always have to be expensive. On the other hand, quality usually has its price, and you'll have to dig a little deeper into your pocket for the Audeze Penrose.

4.5

Editor's recommendations: Gaming Headphones

Finals E500 are excellent all-rounders at a very reasonable price. These wired in-ears make listening to music fun; allow fatigue-free listening to podcasts or radio broadcasts, and score points with their good spatial reproduction even in binaural productions. These minimalist headphones do not offer a remote for controlling the device, but otherwise, there is not much that this comfortably fitting bargain can do wrong.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 31. August 2020
Final E500

To call it by its full name for once: The Audeze Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset is the sports car of headsets. It looks good, has a lot of power, focuses on the essentials, but is unfortunately also uncomfortable. The excellent sound and the various connection options nevertheless make you want to put it on your head, again and again, to take it for a little spin. And once you’re inside, it’s time to open your ears and enjoy. So the question is not so much whether it’s worth the expense, but which version (Playstation or Xbox) is the right one for you.

Andreas Proß
Andreas Proß 3. March 2021
Audeze Penrose

Thanks to their removable cable and the sonic characteristics of the Audeze LCD-GX, gaming friends won’t just buy these headphones to get great sound at LAN parties. Rather, these headphones are also fantastic for hi-fi use and can do a great job when used for mixing in the home studio. The headphones are not only super-robustly built and superbly manufactured, but they also convinced with a range of features. The gooseneck microphone with its on/off switch impressed us with its sound, but unfortunately, it makes a lot of crackling sounds when switched on and off. In terms of sound, the LCD-GX otherwise offers exactly what you would expect from open Audeze headphones. Here a sound with fine resolution in the treble meets subtle bass and offers a detailed mid-range reproduction between these frequency ranges. The well-balanced and near three dimensional sound of the Audeze LCD-GX is perfect for audiophile gaming fans with the necessary coins who are looking for a headphone solution for HiFi and home cinema and/or who would like to acquire a high-quality tool for their home studio at the same time.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 18. August 2020
Audeze LCD-GX