The SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless is an excellent gaming headset with dual wireless connectivity. It can simultaneously be connected to the supplied 2.4 GHz RF dongle and a Bluetooth source, which opens it up to a host of interesting use cases.
Ikko is a relatively new brand to the audio space with a focus on in-ear monitors. Today, we take a look at their $200 OH10 IEMs, which are of superb build quality. Sound quality is excellent as well, and price-to-performance can easily compete with much bigger brands.
Lypertek is a relatively recent audio brand that recognizes the importance of value-driven products to break into the market. With the PurePlay Z3, we see an excellent set of true wireless earbuds with a neutral sound signature, good battery life with quick charging support, and easy controls for media playback on the go.
The MSI Immerse GH61 is an interesting $100 USB gaming headset equipped with a pair of 40-millimeter speaker drivers installed by the famous hi-fi brand Onkyo, as well as an ESS Sabre DAC/headphone amplifier you may also use with other headphones you might own.
The Creative SXFI Trio in-ear headphones are equipped with three speaker drivers per ear piece, which are driven by the SXFI Wire, a more compact version of the SXFI Amp DAC/headphone amplifier. They offer USB-C connectivity, as well as the powerful Super X-Fi headphone holography technology.
The Thermaltake RIING Pro RGB 7.1 is a $95 USB gaming headset equipped with the ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE 9601K headphone amplifier, and based on a dual-headband design. It also offers a retractable microphone and fully supports the TT RGB Plus and Razer Chroma RGB ecosystems.
The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 4 is an inexpensive USB gaming headset based on an intuitive dual-headband design. It's equipped with a pair of gaming-tuned 50-mm dynamic speaker drivers, a retractable microphone, and a configurable RGB lighting system.
The Creative SXFI Gamer is an amazing USB gaming headset, offering excellent sound and microphone quality, intuitive controls, and an advanced Super X-Fi technology with the addition of their so-called Battle Mode, which will give you a competitive edge in multiplayer shooters.
HiFiMAN's original HE400 turned a few heads in the headphone industry when it launched eight years ago. Since then, the design has been updated a few times, most noticeably with the release of the i-version. Today, we will have a look at the 2020 version of the HE400i. Despite the upgrades, it remains relatively affordable at $169.
The $100 Corsair HS70 Bluetooth takes everythingwe know and like about the award-winning HS gaming headset lineup and adds extensive connectivity options. These make this headset extremely versatile, opening it up to a host of possibilities you won't get elsewhere.
The Creative SXFI Air headset features four different modes of connectivity, onboard and gesture controls, dedicated mobile and desktop programs for customization, RGB lighting, and integrated Super X-Fi Gen2 headphone holography for an excellent price.
The Corsair HS75 XB Wireless is an officially licensed Xbox Series X and Xbox One gaming headset. Based on the same excellent hardware platform as other Corsair HS headsets, it's built like a tank, pleasant to listen to, and comfortable. For the best surround sound experience in existence, a Dolby Atmos license is also included.
The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 2 is an affordable gaming headset with a practical dual-headband design, retractable microphone, and pair of 40-millimeter dynamic speaker drivers tuned for excellent spatial awareness, which makes them a good option for multiplayer shooters.
The Corsair HS60 HAPTIC gaming headset offers excellent build quality, an engaging, bass-heavy sound signature, a solid microphone, and a unique haptic bass technology to improve immersion while gaming, which it does successfully!
The AIAIAI TMA-2 is a modular headphone system based on an interesting concept, as you get to pick the headband, speaker drivers, earpads, and cable. You then put it all together—only with that done can you start enjoying the performance of these headphones.
The Thermaltake Isurus Pro V2 is an inexpensive $40 in-ear gaming headset primarily meant for mobile gamers, although also fully compatible with any platform with an analog audio input/output. It offers a couple of features that differentiate it from "regular" wired in-ear headphones, such as a detachable steel headband and a microphone mute switch.
The ANANDA is a brand new full-size headphone featuring HiFiMAN's most advanced planar magnetic drivers. The huge NsD membrane drivers coupled with an ear cup design from the HiFiMAN Edition X and headband from the Sundara make for an interesting proposition. Currently priced at $699, the ANANDA sits below the Arya and the Susvara in terms of price, but still offers many of the advantages of its bigger brethren.
The MSI Immerse GH50 is a well-made USB gaming headset with excellent wearing comfort, good sound quality, and a decent microphone. Coming in at $70, it's very reasonably priced too.
The Patriot Viper V380 is a USB gaming headset with massive 53-millimeter speaker drivers, a detachable omnidirectional microphone, 7.1 virtual surround sound support, and an interesting RGB lighting system. It will set you back $75, which fair for such a solid USB gaming headset.
HiFiMAN's new Deva is a planar magnetic headphone which doubles up as a Bluetooth headset when you attach the Bluemini device. Currently, the Deva bundled with the Bluemini retails at $299 which also makes it the most affordable of the current planar headphones from HiFiMAN.
The Vissles 2-in-1 Music Pill combines truly wireless in-ears with the ability to transfer the audio to a small 3W speaker within the charging case.
The 1MORE Dual Driver ANC Pro wireless headphones are built around a neckband design. They offer excellent sound and microphone quality, and a host of nifty features, such as solid hybrid active noise canceling technology, high-bandwidth LDAC Bluetooth codec support, and IPX5 water/sweat resistance.
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 is the least expensive gaming headset in the entire Arctis lineup. Even though it doesn't quite match the quality of its brethren in some aspects, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck at $50.
The XPG Precog is an innovative gaming headset with a combination of dynamic and electrostatic speaker drivers, two in-line remote controllers, a detachable microphone, user-selectable sound profiles, and other interesting features. It's the most ambitious gaming headset XPG has produced to date.
The Cooler Master MH630 is a no-nonsense $59 analog gaming headset. The MH630 should be at the top of the list for anyone who is after a brand-name gaming headset that doesn't break the bank and has a good price-performance ratio.