Best gaming headsets 2019: T3's best gaming headset top picks for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

T3's roundup of the best gaming headsets available to buy right now

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the best gaming headsets and best gaming headphones on the market in 2019 – your indispensable companion if you're thinking about making a purchase in the near future.

We love quality gaming audio here at and, as such, have filtered out only the very best gaming headsets available to buy. You won't find any filler here, just top-notch devices worth a place around your ears.

As well as bringing together the best gaming headsets for 2019, we've also given you some advice on what you should be looking for in this segment of the market. One of the models here is sure to be perfect for your gaming needs.

These best gaming headphones 2019 are also likely to be kinder on your wallet than you might have expected: hardware makers are competing with each other to offer the best value technology on the market, which means there are plenty of deals around, if you know where to look.

With this guide, we'll show you where to look. If you want one single gaming headset recommendation right off the bat, though, then the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is's top choice of right now. 

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is one of the most attractive, best sounding headsets we've ever tested, with its Hi-Res capable speaker drivers, lightweight aluminium alloy and steel construction, and swappable dual-battery system delivering a super all-round gaming package.

For those who wish to peruse the best gaming headsets on the market for maximum choice, however, then read on for some of the best headsets you can buy on the market right now in 2019.

How to choose the best gaming headset for you

As you've most likely gathered already, there are a lot of headsets and headphones out there angled at gamers, with most firms offering multiple versions that might seem identical. Now it's easy to just go with a certain model because of a recognisable brand, but before you blow all your cash on such folly, you should consider exactly what you need from the headset your looking to buy.

For example, do you want a great sounding headset for gaming that can also be used as a regular pair of headphones? If so, you need to go for a pair of on-ears and, for style and portability issues, one with a built-in or detachable mic.

Equally, if you are looking for a dedicated, heavy duty headset for streaming and super long gaming sessions, then you're going to need a set with excellent battery life, a good boom mic, and an over-ear comfortable fit. The best gaming headset 2019 is going to be different for everyone.

How we've curated our best gaming headset guide

Best gaming headphones or best gaming headset, that is the question

So how have we made our choices? Well, we've selected headphones from across the best manufacturers producing headsets today, giving you a chance to see what all the biggest brands are offering and, crucially, how they differ – such as the Astro A50 and its stunning 3D surround sound, or the colossal 7.1 surround sound of the Sennheiser PC 373D, and onto the classy Roccat Khan Aimo that delivers a built-in DAC with passive noise cancellation tech.

Each one might appear to offer the same functions at first glance, but everything from build quality to fit, and the comfort of the cups to features can differ, making each one a unique investment.

So whether you're looking for a super high-end model or something to dip your toes into the gaming audio market, T3 has all the bases covered with this new and improved guide to the best headsets for 2019 and beyond.  

Best gaming headsets: the best headphones for gaming

Best gaming headset 2019 SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

Best gaming headsets 2019: SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

Dual-wireless, lossless, Hi-Res audio can be yours on PS4 and PC

Reasons to buy
+Hi-Res Certified audio+40ft wireless range+Excellent wireless transmitter

The best wireless gaming headset on the market today, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless is an awesome piece of kit, delivering a best-in-class audio experience for PS4 and PC gamers.

The headset not only features a dual-wireless audio system that allows for both 2.4G and Bluetooth connections simultaneously (meaning you can listen to music or chat while gaming), but it is also comes packing Hi-Res capable speaker drivers and lossless audio, too.

A very impressive 40-feet range, well-built wireless transmitter, lightweight aluminium construction, and swappable dual-battery power system complete a superb all-round package. hasn't heard better from a wireless gaming headset in 2019.

Best gaming headset 2019 LucidSound LS35X

Best gaming headsets 2019 : LucidSound LS35X

2. LucidSound LS35X

The best gaming headset for Xbox One gamers looking for quality wireless audio

Reasons to buy
+Connects directly to Xbox One wirelessly+Stylish, comfortable design+Excellent audio reproduction

LucidSound is one T3's favourite gaming headset makers thanks its ability to deliver top-draw audio reproduction and stylish, comfortable builds at attractive price points. T3 was very impressed with last year's LucidSound LS40 and LS20 gaming headsets, for example, which both offered excellent quality and value for money.

And, pleasingly, this year the maker has returned with the absolutely stunning LucidSound LS35X Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One.

On top of the usual excellent audio reproduction via custom tuned 50mm speakers with neodymium magnets and lush build quality, the big sell here is that the LS35X connects wirelessly directly to the Xbox One without any additional cables or a base station.

What's more, the LS35X also automatically configures itself as well, making it a true plug-and-play product.

Throw in dual mics with mic monitoring, a delightfully lightweight build, and top surround sound capabilities, and it's easy to see how the LS35X gaming headset is one of the absolute best on the market today and a must-see for any Xbox One gamer looking to upgrade.

Best gaming headset 2019 HyperX Cloud Mix

Best gaming headsets 2019: HyperX Cloud Mix

3. HyperX Cloud Mix Wired Gaming Headset + Bluetooth

Simply the best gaming headset for versatility and wear-everyday style

Reasons to buy
+Modern, understated design+Premium build materials+Versatile Bluetooth functionality 

HyperX is one of T3's favourite gaming peripheral makers right now and, in the gaming headset market, it has been hitting nothing but home runs as of late with quality sets of cans such as the HyperX Cloud Flight and the HyperX Cloud Revolver S (both of which feature in this guide).

Its latest effort, the HyperX Cloud Mix, is for our money the best overall gaming headset the company has ever made, combining top-rate audio reproduction with premium build quality and understated modern design.

The latter two of these qualities hit you as soon as the headset is out of the box, with a rigid and cool-to-the-touch aluminium frame wrapped with a plush, soft-touch headband securely carrying memory foam-clad ear cups. Everything is a finished in a delicious matte black coating, with the only notable detailing being HyperX's logo printed in silver. The whole look of the set does not communicate garish gaming headset, and for us here at T3, that's just fantastic.

That premium headphone style is crucial, too, considering the big sell with the Cloud Mix – its Bluetooth functionality. This allows you to ditch the cabling and use the Mix as simply a very rich pair of regular headphones, which is ideal for portable gaming on the go, as well as listening to music and watching media, too.

The fact that the HyperX Cloud Mix can be used with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, Mobile and VR, as well as any other Bluetooth-enabled device or console, makes it one of the most versatile headsets on the market today, and a definite pick for our best gaming headphones 2019 list.

Crisp and balanced Hi-Red Audio, a long-lasting 20-hour battery life, detachable boom mic, lush braided cabling and an included carry bag complete a quality package.

Best gaming headset 2019 Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 with SuperAmp

Best gaming headsets 2019: Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 with SuperAmp 

4. Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp

Turtle Beach absolutely kills it with this stunning and comfortable gaming headset

Reasons to buy
+Excellent audio reproduction+Very comfortable+Luxe, modern design

Turtle Beach returns with a new revision to its Elite Pro offering and, simply put, it delivers one of the very best gaming headsets available in 2019.

The Elite Pro 2 Headset has been designed in collaboration with leading esports teams and, well, it shows. The large 50mm drivers allow this over-ear set of cans to deliver incredibly balanced audio reproduction and crisp team chat, while the sleek metal headband with neat suspended head pad means comfort is top table, too.

The headset is controlled through the Elite SuperAmp, which apart from sounding a tad silly, is actually a very powerful and useful piece of kit. 

As well as letting you control the levels of the gaming headphones manually, the SuperAmp can also be connected to via Bluetooth with Turtle Beach's Audio Hub app, which allows you to customise the headset's output in many ways and also enable specialist features like the Pro 2's Superhuman Hearing mode and Dynamic Chat Boost feature.

Throw in a selection of useful audio presets, a quality mic with variable monitoring, and super-soft ear cushions, and it's easy to see how this is one of the most complete and best gaming headsets of 2019.

Best gaming headphones 2019 Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x

Best gaming headsets 2019: Audio Technica ATH-ADG1x

5. Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x

Superb audio reproduction and wearing comfort make the ATH-ADG1x one of the best gaming headsets going

Reasons to buy
+Incredible comfort+Super sound quality+Standout design

The audio wizards at Audio-Technica bring their expertise to the gaming headset field with a product that, price tag aside, is pretty much perfect. 

That's because the ATH-ADG1X not only delivers a very high-fidelity audio experience while gaming, with 53mm drivers delivering crisp and accurate sound reproduction, but also a 3D Wing support system that helps completely mitigate its weight (which is already pretty light). 

The result is superb levels of comfort even when in prolonged gaming sessions. A vivid and clear microphone, soft ear pads, and a bundled 2-metre cable extender complete a top package that earns a spot on our best gaming headsets 2019 list.

Best gaming headsets 2019 HyperX Cloud Flight

Best gaming headsets 2019: HyperX Cloud Flight

6. HyperX Cloud Flight

One of the best gaming headsets for battery life and powerful bass

Reasons to buy
+30+ hours of battery life+Comfortable fit+Chunky bass

HyperX's first attempt at a wireless gaming headset has produced a versatile and robust set of cans for playing games or streaming on other platforms. 

With 30 or so hours of battery life on a single charge you won't have to worry about the Cloud Flight running out of juice, either, and its bass is something to be reckoned with, with a meaty punch that is right up there with the best sets on the market.

It comes with a pair of rather handy 90-degree rotating ear cups, too, and even adds in some LED lighting effects for good measure. A very attractive and competitively priced gaming headset for PC and PS4 gamers.

Best gaming headset 2019 Roccat Khan Aimo

Best gaming headsets 2019 Roccat Khan Aimo

7. Roccat Khan Aimo

Hi-Res audio, 7.1 surround sound and noise cancellation combine superbly

Reasons to buy
+Hi-Res audio compatible+7.1 surround sound+Passive noise cancellation

Roccat really knows what it is doing with gaming headsets and here, with the Khan Aimo, delivers an incredible package at a very attractive price point. It's an easy choice for our best gaming headphones 2019 list.

The Khan Aimo comes rocking Hi-Res audio compatible speaker drivers, delivers 7.1 surround sound, has a built-in DAC with passive noise cancellation tech, and also boasts a 16.8M colour lighting engine with various effects and presets.

If that wasn't enough, the Khan Aimo also sports some seriously comfortable memory foam ear pads, and premium stainless steel sliders, too. A gaming headset that's very easy to recommend.

Best gaming headset 2019 Sennheiser GSP 600

Best gaming headsets 2019: Sennheiser GSP 600

8. Sennheiser GSP 600

The best gaming headset for a head filling soundstage

Reasons to buy
+Loud and light+Strong mic

If bouncy sound is your thing, Sennheiser's bombastic GSP 600 wired cans should be top of your list. They're loud, brash, and the closed-back ear cups with memory foam ear pad mirrors absolutely swaddle your ears in audio, forcefully pushing you into the audio environment.

Notable features include automatic microphone muting when the boom arm is raised, robust and customisable headband, and delicious multi-platform compatibility with PC, PS4, Xbox One, and anything else with a 3.5mm audio jack.

Even in a best gaming headsets of 2019 list as tightly packed as this one, the GSP 600 headphones have enough about them to catch the eye.

Best gaming headset 2019 Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum

Best gaming headset 2019: Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum

9. Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum

Logitech's wireless wonder hits all the right notes

Reasons to buy
+Cup-mounted hot keys+Superior comfort on long uses

Logitech has really upped its headset game of late, and the G633 Artemis Spectrum is one such example of the firm bringing together a bevy of impressive highlights into one package. 

The build quality is great, feeling both light and sturdy all at once (they also look pretty rad as well). There are also a set of handy hot key-esque G-keys on the side of the headset that can be customised for certain quick in-game actions.

The wireless audio transfer never compromises on audio quality, and it's compatible with PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 via 2.4 GHz wireless tech. The only slight niggling issue is the battery life levels out around the 10-hour mark, but unless you're an esports athlete or very hardcore gamer then this won't be an issue.

Best gaming headset 2019 SteelSeries Arctis 7

Best gaming headsets 2019: SteelSeries Arctis 7

10. SteelSeries Arctis 7

Subtlety, style and serious sound make this one of the best gaming headsets available today

Reasons to buy
+Understated design+Impressive bass and treble

SteelSeries' Arctis range are probably the closest thing gaming headset market will come to works of art, thanks to a design that makes the various models feel more like something a pro DJ would use in the studio than a gamer in front of their console or PC.

And the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is one of the best gaming headsets available today, offering a stainless steel finish and balanced 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound that delivers powerful bidirectional sound and reliable noise cancellation. And its wireless connection is one of the clearest we've ever tested with nary a moment's lag, too.

Best gaming headset 2019 Turtle Beach Stealth 600

Best gaming headsets 2019: Turtle Beach Stealth 600

11. Turtle Beach Stealth 600

The best gaming headset designed specifically for Xbox One gamers

Reasons to buy
+Incredibly simple setup+Good wireless sound quality+Competitive battery life

If you're an Xbox One gamer and have under £100 to spend on a new gaming headset then the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is, basically, your best-in-class choice.

That's because the headset has been designed in partnership with Xbox (and is officially licensed as a result) meaning that it can connect directly to the console without an adaptor. This leads to a very straight forward 'plug it in once and sit back while everything is automatically set up installation' procedure.

In terms of speaker hardware, the set comes with 50mm drivers that perform admirably across the audio soundscape, a flip-up omni-directional mic, and a 900mAh rechargeable battery, the latter granting up to 15 hours of usage between charges.

Throw in some of Turtle Beach's latest gaming headphones features such as Superhuman Hearing and advanced mic monitoring, as well as that aforementioned affordable price point, and you can see how if you're gaming on Xbox One you absolutely have to check out this set of cans if you're looking to upgrade.

Best gaming headset 2019 Sennheiser PC 373D

Best gaming headsets 2019: Sennheiser PC 373D

12. Sennheiser PC 373D

One of the very best gaming headsets on the market today for comfort and sound clarity

Reasons to buy
+Top mic quality+Superb surround sound

The Sennheiser PC 373D is among the most comfortable professional headsets we've ever tested, with zero pinch and a lightweight design that never weighs on your neck.

The sound quality is killer, too – the 7.1 Dolby surround sound turns every game we tested it with into a cinematic theatre of immersion, with individual sounds kept clean and clear without being washed out by the bass. It's the sort of quality you want from one of the best gaming headsets on the market.

There's also a companion app for adjusting audio levels and tweaking profiles, which is ideal if you're partial to multiple gaming sessions.

Best gaming headset 2019 Logitech G35

Best gaming headsets 2019: Logitech G35

13. Logitech G35

Stylish and very affordable, the G35 is one of the best gaming headsets for PC gamers

Reasons to buy
+Stylish design+Extra comfortable

Logitech has done wonders with the G35's design – its materials might not be the most deluxe, but the matte black colour choice makes everything feel distinctly less budget. The design also extends to the buttons on the cups, which include a handy mute button, a volume wheel and three customisable ones.

While the bass could be a little punchier, the use of two 40mm drivers provides an in-ear soundscape that's not a true surround sound experience. It's crisp and clear enough, even if it's far from the 3D audio you can find elsewhere - for the price though, the highlights elsewhere still make it a decent set of cups.

Best gaming headset 2019 HyperX Cloud Stinger

Best gaming headsets 2019: HyperX Cloud Stinger

14. HyperX Cloud Stinger

The best gaming headset for sound quality at a budget price point

Reasons to buy
+Great sound for the price+Extremely affordable

While there are plenty of headsets out there with the oft-unclean word 'budget' stuck to them, that doesn't mean that every one has to feel like it's just fallen out of a cracker. The brilliant little HyperX Cloud Stinger is one such example, offering a crisp, punchy sound that belies its sub-£50 price tag.

That sounds driven by two 50mm drivers, with cups that swivel 90-degrees for ease of movement. Of course, this being a low-end model, there are compromises – while it is lightweight, the materials do feel very flimsy and the mic (which swivels rather than retracts) fails to offer a decent signal when chatting or streaming.

Best gaming headset 2019 PS4 Wireless Headset 2.0

Best gaming headsets 2019: PS4 Wireless Headset 2.0

15. PS4 Wireless Headset 2.0

Sony's branded headset is one of the best on the market

Reasons to buy
+Surround sound for PS4 and PS3+Clear internal mic

Sony's second swing at a first-party headset for PlayStation 4 offers much of the same features the original boasted, designed specifically for use with the firm's three major consoles – this means you can employ its 7.1 Dolby surround sound on your PS3 as well as your current gen machine. It'll also work with your PS Vita (but the surround sound won't work with the handheld, sadly).

It offers a clean audio transfer with a punch to its bass, and even the mic performs remarkably well for an internal version. It's just a shame the battery life (which offers a paltry eight hours) and foldable design bring it down – but otherwise this is absolutely one of the best gaming headsets of 2019.

Best gaming headset 2019 Roccat Khan Pro

Best gaming headsets 2019: Roccat Khan Pro

16. Roccat Khan Pro

Crisp, comfortable and great for party chat

Reasons to buy
+Deep lows and crisp highs+Both lightweight and comfortable

While the Roccat Khan Pro doesn't deliver an eye-catching design, it does what you actually want a top gaming headset to do and that is to deliver excellent sound quality, with rich lows, ultra-clear highs and support for frequencies up to 40Hz. It's a shame the in-built mic isn't detachable, but it's crisp signal makes it great for party chat or live streaming.

It ticks a lot of the boxes you want to be ticked if you're looking for some of the best gaming headphones around in 2019, and we're rather taken by the angular style of these cans as well.

Best gaming headset 2019 HyperX Cloud Revolver S

Best gaming headsets 2019: HyperX Cloud Revolver S

17. HyperX Cloud Revolver S

A powerful gaming headset for gamers shopping at the high end of the market

Reasons to buy
+Sumptuous surround sound+Extremely comfortable for long sessions

HyperX knows what it's doing when it comes to big and bold gaming headsets, and here the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is pushing its way into the premium end of the market.

That price tag might put some potential buyers off, but considering you’re getting one of the best 7.1 surround sound setups on the market, powerful 50mm drivers and a noise-cancelling microphone (that’s detachable, no less), it all adds up to one of the best gaming headsets of 2019.

It works with PC and PS4 (including most VR headsets), but you’ll need to fork out for an extra adaptor if you want to use this with the Xbox One family of consoles.

Best gaming headset Astro A20

Best gaming headsets 2019: Astro A20

18. Astro A20

Simplicity meets style in this stunningly minimalist gaming headset

Reasons to buy
+Striking yet minimalist design+Excellent battery life

Sat right in the middle of the gaming headset range is the Astro A20, a wireless headset that combines a blocky yet minimalist look with a robust audio experience. We think it more than justifies a place on our best gaming headsets of 2019 rundown.

Whether you’re streaming, chatting in a party or just enjoying your game’s audio as it was intended, this set of cups offers an impressive 15 hours or more of use on a single charge.

It's made from tough materials to so it can take a few knocks without losing its looks or its fidelity. Its 40mm drivers ensure the best audio signal at all times, but make sure you buy the right one for your system of choice as some versions don’t work with PS4/Xbox One.

Best gaming headset 2019 Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

Best gaming headsets 2019: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

19. Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless

One of the best gaming headsets for wireless audio with all the trimmings

Reasons to buy
+Dolby 7.1 as standard+Impressive audio quality

Corsair may be known more for its prolific PC peripheral ranges, but that hasn’t stopped it making waves in the world of gaming audio as well. Its latest model, the Void Pro RGB Wireless, might have a weighty asking price, but it's packed with all the features you’d want from a premium set of cans.

The 7.1 audio really brings you game audio and chat to life with deep bass and clear treble, while its wireless signal holds true however long your session might be.

That eye-catching design also includes RGB lighting, which can be synchronised with other Corsair products for your very own desk-based light show.