Our Top Five Gaming Headsets for Audiophiles

18 Dec 2019

Picture this: You love listening to music through high-end headphones with incredible sound, deep bass and superb clarity. But, you’re also a gamer who loves a truly immersive experience. Audiophiles can find themselves slightly at a loss in the gaming world, because a gaming headset is in reality vastly different to your standard music enthusiast’s setup.

Audiophiles typically indulge in headsets with high impedance that require more than your PC’s internal amplifier, while gaming headsets are designed for more surround-sound and communicative functions. So, what to do? Well, the tech geeks at Computer Lounge have a few suggestions that should strike a balance between wicked sound and incredible realism. 

Sennheiser GSP 600 - Closed Back

The first thing that stands out about the GSP 600 headphones is that they are engineered for a comfortable fit. The suede-like padding around the ears doesn’t stick to your skin when you’ve been gaming for extended periods of time. The headset’s headband is full adjustable which allows the contact pressure to be adapted to the wearer’s preference.

The headset’s microphone filters background noise using noise-cancelling technology to ensure that your team can hear your commands clearly over the sound of your keyboard. And if you’re ready to ride solo, you can just flip the mic out of the way and it will automatically be muted.

The audio quality of these headphones is exceptional with an extended frequency response of 10 – 30,000 Hz

  • Ergonomic
  • Flip-up mic

Beyerdynamic Tygr 300 R + Fox - Open back

The TYGR 300 R headphones and FOX condenser microphone bundle is an open-back headphone that is designed to be used for gaming. The acoustic fleece used in the ear pads helps prevent the fatigue from high frequency noises without dampening them. This design choice also has the benefit of reducing the weight of the headphone making them easier to wear for extended use.

The Fox microphone provides the elegant studio-quality voice streaming expected from an audiophilic product while also providing the simplicity of a standard USB connection. The Fox is assisted by a pop shield which prevents you from deafening your team mates when you get excited.

  • Open-back
  • Separate microphone

Corsair VIRTUOSO - Wireless

The Corsair VIRTUOSO has all the specs that you could want in a gaming headset and even better – it looks really good. It supports Hi-Fi audio quality with up to 24bit/96kHz audio meaning you’ll be able to hear both your games and your music really well. There is also the option to plug in a USB wireless dongle and ditch the wires with a range of up to 15m and a battery life up to 20 hours. The 50mm drivers made from high-density neodymium have a wide frequency range up to 40,000 Hz so you should be able to clearly hear every in-game sound.

One of the benefits If you want to ditch your PC and take these headphones on the go then you can detach the mic and plug in a 3.5mm jack to your phone. 

  • Wireless
  • Detachable mic
  • 7.1 Surround Sound

Logitech G Pro X - Personalizable

The Logitech G Pro X has got to be one of the most comfortable headsets that you can wear. The ear pads are made from memory foam and the headset comes with two pairs – one covered in leatherette and one in cloth. Leather feels more comfortable for short periods of time but if you’re about to start an intense battle the breathability of the cloth ear pads is highly desirable. Premium materials are used literally everywhere in this headset – the headband is made from Steel, the forks are Aluminium and the drivers are Neodymium – making for a premium feel.

The Logitech G Pro X has some pretty sufficient hardware but the thing that makes it stand out from other gaming headsets is the software. The software lets you filter your voice if you want to add some compression, an equaliser or even set-up some de-essing. You can fully customize how you hear your games as well as how your voice sounds to your team.

  • Lightweight – 320G
  • Detachable mic
  • BLUE VO!CE

Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless Detachable Boom Microphone - Alternative

If you don’t have the cash ready to fork out on a brand-new gaming headset then why not upgrade your current headphones with a detachable microphone? The Antlion Audio ModMic Wireless contains dual mic capsules so that it can cancel out background noises if you want your team mates to hear you but not your clicky mechanical keyboard. If you are recording then you can switch to the omnidirectional microphone for higher-clarity recordings. The ModMic Wireless also features a quick-access mute switch so that you can mute yourself whenever and however you want.

Antlion Audio has thought of everything; the microphone can be charged while in use and the USB adapter can even be used with a Mac or PS4. 

  • Use your old headphones
  • Easy mute switch
  • aptX Low Latency
 

Talk to the guys at Computer Lounge about your new headset today.

We stock high-value gaming headsets at all different price points, and for all kinds of gamers. If you’re not sure what you’re after, let the team help you out with our range of audio products, and build a rig for the ultimate immersive experience. Get in touch now


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