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Gaming Headset on a Budget

written by Jesse L June 22, 2015

Turtle Beach PX4

Nothing feels more terrible than feeling like you’re a step behind everyone playing a FPS. Hearing the footsteps of your enemies can be a great advantage in any FPS. Let alone knowing which direction they will be coming so you can set a trap or an ambush. But which budget headsets are worth it and which is not, that is the question. Struggling to find the right gaming headset? Then it may be best to start by doing some research into the Best Wireless Gaming Headsets 2019 to give you some guidance when it comes to make a decision. With this being said, be sure to take your time. Don’t just go for the cheapest one. Some things are worth the money.

I myself own multiple headsets from some very low-priced ones to $400. But some of my favorite all around gaming headsets are under $150. What is the best bang for your buck? Do you have to spend $400 on a gaming headset just to play and feel like you have a competitive edge?

Turtle Beach makes some well rounded gaming headsets and some not so good. The cheapest headsets are P12 & XO ONE at around $70. The problem I find is there is too much treble and very little bass plus they are wired. In newer games footsteps are becoming more bass so its easy to miss the sound of footsteps around you. Now for around $150 you can pick up PX4 & XO SEVEN. These have adjustable bass and treble which can be adjusted to the player’s preference. Plus being wireless you don’t have to worry about tripping over wires.

I know not many people have heard of this company but I find these gaming headsets to be the best I’ve played with. Skullcandy PLYR 1 are $150 on sale and are worth every penny. It combines the accuracy of Dolby 7.1 with a 3-position EQ plus they are wireless. I like these the most due to its compatibility with Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC.

Astro A30 are a great choice if you have a PS4, PS3, 360, or PC but if you want to use it on X1 you will need to buy a different cable. The Astro A30s run $160 but are worth it for the quality of sound and adjust ability. You can easily adjust the settings so you can hear everything in a game and not worry about being shot from behind. The only problem I have had with the A30’s is long gaming. After a while I find my ears start to hurt and I have to take a break. But the A30’s are all around good.

Out of all the headsets I’ve used I always seem to come back to just one pair. It would have to be the Skullcandy PLYR 1. I find these to be the most comfortable for long gaming and excellent sound. I don’t just use them for gaming but listening to music as well. I’ve never gotten the weird buzz from my Mic that always pisses people off online. So if you’re looking into getting a gaming headset I’d recommend the PLYR 1 from Skullcandy.

Skullcandy PLYR 1

Astro A30


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