Best Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360
Looking for a gaming headset to take your PC gaming online? Need something that's actually compatible with the PS4 or Xbox One? We run through our gaming headset reviews to find the best we've seen this year.
Call of Duty, Fifa, Titanfall, Elder Scrolls Online. Whatever your online gaming fancy is, owning a good gaming headset means you don't miss out on the voice chat. How else are you are going to be able to stay in contact with teammates in the heat of the battle or let your opponent hear the incessant laughing when you've scored your sixth goal before half-time?
If you know what you're looking for in a gaming headset, you might find our quick jump links helpful:
Best Wireless Gaming Headset | SteelSeries H Wireless
Best Affordable All-Rounder | Polk 4 Shot
Best Gaming Headset under £100 | Turtle Beach PX22
Best Gaming Headset under £200 | Sennheiser G4ME One
Best Gaming Headset under £250 | Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR
Best Gaming Headset for PC | Sennheiser PC 363D
What are the qualities to look out for in a gaming headset? The first thing to do is check whether they are compatible with your computer or games console. If you've got an Xbox One, you may need to buy the additional Stereo Headset Adapter for these headsets to work unless they come pre-packed with the adapter. PS4 owners won't need to worry about buying that extra bit of kit.
Comfy ear cushions and a lightweight headband should be high on the list of priorities as well, especially if you are going to be using them for long sessions. If you want orders to come out nice and clear, a good mic with noise cancelling to filter out the background noise is going to be useful.
Something with surround sound support can help create a greater sense of sound positioning like hearing the footsteps of an enemy creeping up on you. If you want the freedom to walk downstairs when you are taking a break and not get tangled up in cables, considering a wireless option instead of a wired headset is also something to think about.
Turtle Beach, Tritton, Steelseries, Corsair and Razer are some of the biggest names in the world of gaming headsets right now but headphone-makers like Sennheiser also have strong contenders.
Whether you are after a dedicated headset or a versatile pair of headphones that also works for gaming, we've looked back at our most recent reviews and picked out our favourites to consider.