1. Creative Sound Blaster Evo Z x
This PC-only headset connects simply via Bluetooth and NFC, with some nifty playback controls nested on the flank of the headset. The sound quality from the 40mm drivers is decent enough – you’re able to feel the boom of battle – but it’s not mind-blowing as, though you can customise the balance, overall it remains a bit too polite. The ear cups are a Littleton the firm side too, leading to soreness after a few hours. There’s good connectivity here, but a little more sonic attack would be nice.
Price: £160 | Creative
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T3's round up of the best gaming headsets for PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3 owners so your taunts and commands can be heard loud and clear
If you've had a look at our Best Games for 2013 list, along with the games we're expect for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, we expect that you - like us - are licking your lips at the thought of some of the titanic games due to arrive this year. The last thing you need is to be unprepared, which means you'll need a top-quality headset to immerse yourself in the action.
Good surround sound can help FPS addicts pinpoint incoming fire, while a distortion-free mic is key to MMO clan communication. So, we’ve picked a selection of the best gaming headsets to cater for all your communication whilst in the heat of the battle.
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