Three Things To Know Before You Buy A Gaming Headset

Plug in, turn up the volume, boost your KDR.

Photo by Fredrick Tendong on Unsplash
A good gaming headset lets you hear the bad guys when they try to sneak behind you.Photo by Fredrick Tendong on Unsplash

To the uninformed outsider, a gamer equipped with a quality gaming headset may appear to have a sixth sense. They react with lighting-quick reflexes and appear to anticipate an opponent’s move a split second before it occurs. Why? Because they hear more than the average player and aren’t distracted by outside-game noise. For the same reason higher-resolution televisions are optimal, clearer audio is highly advantageous. Heightened senses are what make you the ultimate predator in the gaming world. So you have a decision to make. Do you want to be at the top or the bottom of the food chain?

Lightweight

RUNMUS Gaming Headset
At 10.6 ounces, the RUNMUS K8 is lighter than most gaming headsets.RUNMUS

So many competitive games have moved toward skilled-based matchmaking which means most matches are going to be sweaty and you’re likely going to be straining your neck during intense showdowns. You’re going to want a lightweight headset that doesn’t leave you feeling sore at the end of a session.

Surround Sound

Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset
G533 wireless gaming headset features Pro G audio drivers and DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround Sound technology.Logitech

Video games transitioned from 2D to 3D in the 90s so there’s no reason why your audio should still be limited to two directions. Surround sound accurately recreates the in-game environmental effects and positional audio game developers intended you to hear.

Noise-Canceling Mic

NUBWO Gaming headsets
The flexible omnidirectional microphone captures the user's voice yet eliminates unwanted background noise.NUBWO

Whether it be the heater kicking on or a dog barking outside, any audio other than your voice is a distraction to your squad. A noise-canceling mic makes certain they hear your voice, and only your voice, so your whole team can stay focused on the objective.

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