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These are the best cheap gaming headset deals for August 2020

When it comes to fully immersing yourself in a game, a quality headset is every bit as important as your keyboard, mouse, and even your monitor. A good headset doesn’t just let you enjoy the game’s soundtrack and audio design, it also lets your ears pick up every minute detail — from ambient noises to the approaching footsteps of a nearby enemy — while also allowing you to communicate with your teammates, chat with friends, and trade banter with foes via a built-in microphone (a convenience that regular headphones lack).

Whether you’re after a cheap gaming headset or a premium pair of cans that feature all the latest bells and whistles, there’s sure to be one out there with your name on it, and we’re here to help you find it at a discount. Below, we’ve rounded up all the best cheap gaming headset deals available online right now that cover all the bases when it comes to price and features. Read on:

Today’s best gaming headset deals

  • Nubwo Wired Gaming Headset$26 with on-page coupon, was $60
  • Turtle Beach Recon 200 Amplified Gaming Headset$50, was $60
  • Razer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Headset$75, was $100
  • Logitech G633 Wireless Gaming Headset — $86, was $150
  • Alienware AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset$152, was $230

JLab JBuds Air Play Gaming Earbuds

Expires soon
Most wireless earbuds have too much latency for gaming, but the all-new JBuds Air Play Bluetooth earphones let you enjoy your mobile games on the go -- without the insufferable audio lag.

Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset

$65 $80
Expires soon
Simulated 7.1 Surround Sound, a sturdy aluminum frame, and plush over-ear cups make the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition a strong contender for the best cheap gaming headset on the market.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50P Gaming Headset

$25 $30
Expires soon
Leatherette earcups, 40mm drivers, and an adjustable high-sensitivity mic make the Turtle Beach Recon 50P headset a great value if you're on a budget but want something that's not too bare-bones.

Alienware Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$219 $230
Expires soon
Alienware built its name on high-end gaming PCs and its headset lives up to its lofty pedigree. Its acoustically-tuned drivers deliver great sound, and it can be used in both wired or wireless mode.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless Gaming Headset

$90 $100
Expires soon
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a solid choice from a reputable gaming headset brand if you're looking for the convenience of wireless connectivity for less than $100.

Nubwo Wired Over-Ear Gaming Headset

$30 $60
Expires soon
At a glance, you may not guess that the plain-looking Nubwo headset is built for gaming, but a built-in mic, comfortable over-ear design, and suspension headband make them a fine super-cheap option.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset

$83 $100
Expires soon
No list of gaming headsets is complete without SteelSeries. Its Arctis 3 is a very solid sub-$100 wireless pair that offers great sound, a built-in ClearCast mic, and comfortable around-ear cups.

Logitech G432 DTS:X 7.1 Surround Sound Wired PC Gaming Headset

$50 $80
Expires soon
The Logitech G432 is one of the most popular full-sized over-ear gaming headsets on the market for years now, and this is your chance to grab them at a very affordable price.

Razer Nari Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$75 $100
Expires soon
With RGB lighting, wireless connectivity, plush over-ear cups, a suspension headband, and 7.1 virtual surround, the Razer Nari has all you could want from a wireless headset -- all for less than $100.

Sony Playstation 4 Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

$89 $100
Expires soon
If you want to go wireless without spending too much, Sony's own Gold gaming headset crafted specifically (although not exclusively) for the PS4 is a fantastic option that won't break the bank.

Sennheiser GSP 550 Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround

$160 $250
Expires soon
Sennheiser is most famous for its high-end headphones, but the GSP 550 headset is no slouch, either, with plush velvet earcups, great sound, sleek aesthetics, and classic Sennheiser build quality.

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Amplified Wired Gaming Headset

$50 $60
Expires soon
If you game on a console or PC and need a headset for one of those or both, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 is a solid cheap pick with features like a metal-reinforced frame and flip-up boom mic.

How to choose a gaming headset

Choosing the right gaming headset isn’t as big of a decision as buying your next PC or console, but as with a mechanical keyboard or gaming mouse, you naturally don’t want to end up spending your hard-earned cash on one that isn’t a good fit. That’s why after setting your budget, it’s a good idea to spend a little time figuring out exactly what headset features you want and which ones you can live without (or maybe even ones you definitely do not want).

The first consideration after the price is what platform you’re gaming on. The vast majority of gaming headsets are universal in their basic functions, typically using a 3.5mm wired or Bluetooth wireless connection that allows them to interface with most devices (be they computers or consoles). Certain gaming headsets, however, are built with a specific system in mind and may have additional features that only function with that platform. For instance, a PlayStation 4 headset’s in-line remote or other onboard controls might not work properly with on your Xbox or PC even if the audio and basic in-game chat capabilities do, to name one common example. Just be sure to look over the specs and read customer reviews to make sure the headset you’re eyeing will operate fully with your chosen gaming setup. This is especially important if, like many gamers, you play on more than one platform.

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Choosing between a wired or wireless headset boils down to sound fidelity and convenience. Audiophiles generally agree that wired connections produce the best sound (which is not to say that a cheap wired gaming headset will sound better than a high-end wireless headset), so if you don’t absolutely need a wireless headset at your battle station, then it might not be worth paying the premiums that come with Bluetooth-enabled cans. That said, many if not most wireless headsets also include a 3.5mm audio jack and detachable cable, giving you the option for a wired connection when you want it. Along with possibly providing better audio, this also prevents you from draining your wireless headset’s battery all the time.

A final note before you buy: As with most electronics, you tend to get what you pay for, but you also get diminishing returns on your dollar after you cross a certain budget threshold — for gaming headsets, that’s typically around the $80-$100 mark. Nicer gaming headsets will naturally have better sound quality, sturdier construction (usually), nicer materials (namely metal instead of plastic), and clearer microphones, and even nicer ones will feature things like detailed EQ settings you can tweak to fine-tune your experience as well as 7.1 virtual surround sound. Don’t get too caught up with those additional features, however; while nice to have if you’re willing to pay for them, these are not essential and jack up the price. Know what you need, stick to your budget, adjust your expectations to your chosen price point, and you won’t end up with buyer’s remorse.

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