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These are the best cheap gaming headset deals for July 2020

Any gamer will tell you that a good headset is just as vital as a proper keyboard or mouse when it comes to serious gaming. If you’re tired of dealing with a lousy headset (or worse, tinny-sounding TV or monitor speakers) when gaming, then now’s a fine time to upgrade. Today’s gaming headsets have a lot to offer when it comes to sound quality, mic clarity, and value, and no matter your budget, there’s a pair out there somewhere with your name all over it. We’re here to help you find it and save some money: Below, we’ve rounded up a large handful of the best cheap gaming headset deals you can score online right now.

Today’s best gaming headset deals

  • Nubwo Wired Gaming Headset$25, was $60
  • SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset$45, was $55
  • Razer Kraken X Wired Gaming Headset$50, was $60
  • Corsair HS70 SE Wireless Gaming Headset$70, was $100
  • Logitech G633 Wireless Gaming Headset — $95, was $150
  • Sennheiser GSP 550 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset$150, was $250

Razer Kraken Wired Stereo Gaming Headset

$65 $80
Expires soon
The Razer Kraken has remained one of the best and 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.

Sony Playstation 4 Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

$80 $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.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S Wired Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

$103 $130
Expires soon
The HyperX Alpha S is one of our strong favorites, and at this discount, it's a serious contender for the best gaming headset that you can get for around 100 bucks.

Sennheiser GSP 550 Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround

$150 $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.

Razer Nari Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$110 $150
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 $150.

AbkonCore RGB LED Gaming Headset

$38 $43
Expires soon
Leatherette earcups, a suspension headband, and RGB LED lighting make the AbconKore gaming headset a great value pick if you're on a tight budget but want something that's not too basic.

Alienware Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$152 $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.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset

$45 $55
Expires soon
No list of gaming headsets is complete without SteelSeries. Its Arctis 1 is a very solid entry-level pair that offers clear sound, a built-in ClearCast mic, and comfortable around-ear cups.

Nubwo Wired Over-Ear Gaming Headset

$25 $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.

Sony Platinum Wireless 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Gaming Headset

$129 $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.

Corsair HS70 SE Wireless Gaming Headset

$70 $100
Expires soon
Corsair makes some of the best gaming accessories on the market and its HS70 SE wireless 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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