1. Astro Gaming A40
Whilst the Astro A50 is a much newer headset, gamers around the world - both professional and amateur - swear by their A40s. For that reason, Astro has continued to support the older model, and has released an upgraded 2013 edition for those who have yet to jump on the bandwagon. The upgrades include improved surround sound accuracy and an updated MixAmp Pro that allows game-to-voice audio balancing, multiple equaliser presets and connections to link multiple Mixamp Pros for a private voice network. The Mixamp Pro also has a port to output your voice, making life incredibly easy for YouTubers and live streamers. If there was ever a time to get on board with one of the communities favourite headsets, it's now.
Price: £200 | Link: Astro Gaming | Compatibility: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC
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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, 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.