Gaming headphones have recently become a boon to the gaming community. With the advent of online games, many gamers are now playing against each other in virtual worlds where they can speak directly to each other while playing a game. This is definitely more popular with role-playing games such as Halo or other first person action games. The ability to speak directly to each other makes the game that much more interactive and fun. The only thing that would make this “less-fun” is to have poor audio quality. To keep your gaming audio quality consistent and crisp, you will want to make sure that you buy a good pair of headphones. Don’t cheap out on inexpensive pair of headphones if you really want to immerse yourself in the action! So I have put together a list of 5 great headphones that will truly enrich your gaming experience.
- Sennheiser PC360
If money is no issue and you are ready to drop some cash of a nice pair of high quality headphones, then go with the Sennheiser PC360. Sennheiser has long been known for top quality audio equipment. They have velour ear cushions to make sure your ears never get tired coupled with an open design to keep consistent ventilation. These feature an ultra-long cable for easy mobility and the microphone goes to mute when it’s flipped. There is no actual mute button, all you have to do is flip it upwards!
- Razer Megalodon
Talk about cool – these headphones light up while using them. The Razer Megalodon connects to your computer or gaming station via USB which is an easy way to connect. They come equipped with an audio processing chip that does the work right on your ears instead of on your computer. These headphones come in at the mid-range price but also offer first rate sound – 7.1 surround sound to be exact.
- Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5
Finding the right headset for the Xbox 360 or the PS3 can be tricky. If you have an Xbox 360 and/or a PlayStation 3 game console, then the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 should be a serious contender for you. These gaming headphones are extremely expensive, however they are worth the price. These come packed with cool features like voice morphing and on-ear controls. The on-ear controls prompt you to things like low battery. The headset is both wireless and rechargeable. The headband is cushioned and breathable to ensure you don’t even realize that they are on.
- Logitech G930
Looking for a great price on a good pair of headphones? The Logitech G930 is a perfect choice. They include the standard features such as 7.1 surround sound, wireless technology and programmable keys. A really neat feature about these is the memory foam headband that provides a super comfortable fit. A noise-canceling microphone provides clear audio that gives your peers a clear gaming experience. These provide a great value for the features they offer and the price that they come in at.
- Plantronics GameCom 777
Looking for the best headphones your small budget can afford? The Plantronics GameCom 777 features a great price along with some super features. Its got an extra long cord and easily concealable microphone boom. Its got “inline” mute and easy volume controls along with 7.1 Dolby surround sound. Oh and the earpiece is very comfortable to boot.
So, in retrospect, we’ve listed a few great pairs of headphones that can really turn your gaming experience into a fun and interactive experience.