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These are the best cheap gaming headset deals for October 2020

Your gaming monitor provides you with a vibrant, immersive, and lag-free visual image, but to get the most enjoyment out of your setup, you need good audio, too. That’s where a quality gaming headset comes in. A good set of gaming cans is one of the surest ways to immerse yourself in your games, letting you experience detailed sound (right down to nearby enemy footsteps) as well as easy communication with your friends and teammates with a built-in mic.

Sorting through the huge array of headphones on the market today can be exhausting, though, so to make it easy for you, we’ve already hunted down all the best cheap gaming headset deals and rounded them up right here. We’ve got something for just about every gaming platform and budget, so read on:

Today’s best gaming headset deals

  • Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50P Gaming Headset$25, was $30
  • Corsair HS60 Pro Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset$50, was $70
  • Logitech G533 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset$74, was $150
  • Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Wireless PC Gaming Headset$100, was $150
  • HyperX Cloud Revolver S Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset$129, was $150
  • Sennheiser GSP 600 Wired Acoustic Gaming Headset$165, was $250

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.

Corsair HS70 Pro Gaming Headset

$92 $100
Expires soon
Attractive cream-on-black aesthetics, a plushy over-ear design, solid build quality, and and a completely detachable mic make the Corsair HS70 Pro one of the best gaming headsets for less than $100.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset

$50 $60
Expires soon
No list of gaming headsets is complete without SteelSeries. Its Arctis 1 is a very solid (and cheap) pair that offers great sound, a built-in ClearCast mic, and comfortable around-ear cups.

HyperX Cloud PS4 Gaming Headset

$70 $80
Expires soon
Immerse yourself in your games with the HyperX Cloud gaming headset, officially licensed by Sony for the PS4 and capable of dishing out high-fidelity sound for heart-pumping excitement.

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$75 $100
Expires soon
Beefy 50mm drivers, simulated surround sound, and plush over-ear cups make the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition a strong contender for the best sub-$100 gaming headset on the market.

RIG 500PRO EX Xbox One Headset

$50 $100
Expires soon
If you aren't equipped with a surround sound home theater, the RIG 500PRO EX Xbox One headset can deliver just as well for a fraction of the price, designed for comfort, quality, and immersion.

JLab JBuds Air Play Gaming Earbuds

$69
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.

Alienware Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$199 $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 Wired Gaming Headset

$40 $50
Expires soon
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a solid choice from a reputable gaming headset brand if your needs are basic and you don't need (or want to pay for) a bunch of unnecessary bells and whistles.

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$180 $200
Expires soon
With RGB lighting, wireless connectivity, a suspension headband, and 7.1 virtual surround, the Razer Nari Ultimate has all you could want from a wireless headset -- for less than $200.

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Wireless PC Gaming Headset

$100 $150
Expires soon
If you want a pro-grade headset for a hundred bucks, the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero is a solid pick with its metal suspension headband and wireless connectivity (note that wireless is for PC only).

Sennheiser GSP 300 Wired Gaming Headset

$83 $100
Expires soon
The entry-level GSP 300 in Sennheiser's EPOS line of gaming headsets is your best bet for a set of Sennheiser gaming cans for less than $100, and it's one of the best sub-$100 pairs you can buy.

Sony Platinum Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$149 $160
Expires soon
Sony's Platinum wireless gaming headset is a worthy upgrade over the Gold model, boasting some notable improvements such as superior alloy-based build quality and a comfortable suspension head strap.

Sennheiser GSP 600 Acoustic Gaming Headset

$190 $250
Expires soon
Sennheiser is most famous for its high-end headphones, but the GSP 600 headset is no slouch, either, with plush velvet earcups, great sound, sleek aesthetics, and classic Sennheiser build quality.

Logitech G533 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Gaming Headset

$74 $150
Expires soon
The Logitech G533 is one of the most popular wireless over-ear gaming headsets on the market, and this is your chance to grab them at an unbeatable price.

Corsair HS60 Pro Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$64 $70
Expires soon
Corsair makes some of the best gaming accessories on the market, and its HS60 Pro wired headset is no exception. Even at its normal price it's a solid value, but this discount makes it a steal.

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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