Best PC Gamer Headsets 2011 – 2012

Having a gaming headset makes your game play more real as it blocks out sound and lets you focus on the game entirely. If you like to play online with your friends, being able to chat is also a fun option. There are headsets listed here for any budget, so find one you like and start listening today.

Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound

This is one of the bestselling sets for Xbox. This headset features 50mm speakers which give you crisp sound and deep booms. If you are just listening to the sound through your TV or monitor, you might miss the sound of your enemy walking up behind you. But with this headset you will hear it so clear that you’ll think someone is really behind you! You have complete access to your chat volume controls and adjustable bass control. There are separate connections for the microphone and line signals.

The Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 is a great headset for gaming. You can clearly hear your own voice in the headset so you won’t need to speak so loud just to make sure you can hear what you are saying. Not only is it great with your
Xbox, but your PC as well.

Chat Headset with Microphone for Xbox 360 Video Games


This would be a great option for a younger player because of its ease of use and affordable price. This has a built in microphone with a headpiece that can extend for comfort.

Chat Headset with Microphone for Xbox 360 Video Games comes with volume control and a muting button. This is a great set for the online community with Xbox.

Yapster TM-YP100A Universal Gaming Headset


At a great value, this headset comes with quality sound, a comfy fit and versatility for your listening and chatting sessions.

Yapster TM-YP100A Universal Gaming Headset was designed for the PC gamers, internet chatters, or VOIP. And it is also compatible with your MP3 player.

PS3AC EX-01 Wireless Headset


This is a headset that is specifically designed for gamers and not phones. The wireless feature makes moving around very comfortable without worrying about accidentally unplugging your headset during game play and missing valuable information.

PS3AC EX-01 is great paired with your PS3 and comes with controllable volume and mute buttons. You get reversible ear hooks so you can switch ears if you choose.


Plantronics Gamecon X10


If you have extended gaming sessions, this headset comes with very comfortable cushioning shields to protect your head for long term use.

The Plantronics Gamecon X10 over the head design stays in place when you jump out of your chair by being startled by an enemy and offers quality sound from the loudest gunfire to the quietest of whispers.

Logitech G35 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Headset


Logitech is one of the best creators of quality gaming devices around. This comes with intense Dolby surround and eliminates outside noise so you can concentrate. The noise cancelling microphone will make sure that your voice, and your voice alone, is heard clearly. It comes with three different headband pads that will work for any shaped head and any length of game play. With three customizable G keys you can install the software it comes with to make your voice sound like a specific character, or just disguise it in general.

Who doesn’t sometimes want to sound like a troll or mutant? You have all your audio controls on one earpiece for convenience and a light to let you know when you are on mute or not. To mute, you can either push the
button, or rotate the piece in the designated position. Logitech G35 7.1 is
probably one of the most fun headsets out there.

Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth


If you are looking for amazing sound while you play your games, look no further. For the price, you get the most complete headset ever designed. This is designed for PS3 and Xbox 360 gaming. It gives you a dual radio feature – one for game audio and the other for chat on the PSN via Bluetooth. You have the option of listening to music while playing your game as well and it can be used to make and receive calls while you play. Although it was created for gaming, you can use it for watching movies or listening to your favorite tunes.

This quality head piece is designed to let the chat volume automatically increase when the volume of the game increases so you never miss any dialogue. With up to 18 customizable presets to enhance your game and
chatting experience is a value in and of itself. You can also disguise your voice
if you have a reason to do so. And when you are so engrossed in your media
experience that you might miss a blinking light to let you know that your battery
is low, a voice prompt cuts into your trance so you know to take care of business.

Logitech Gaming Headset G330


This set is lightweight and of a behind the head design, making it a very comfortable choice. It is a great option for long gaming sessions. With a noise cancelling microphone, all your background noise is greatly reduced and it rotates out of the way if you are just listening and choose not to provide your own dialogue. This Logitech Gaming Headset G330 comes with a USB adapter to connect digitally.

PS3 Ear Force P22 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset


This gives you clear communication for your PSN and PC/MAC. This also is two headsets in one. You have the USB for chat sound and the amplified stereo for game sound. If you are a serious gamer, then consider this headset for advanced game play.

PS3 Ear Force comes with amplified directional audio, oversized 50mm speakers and mic monitor which allows you to hear yourself as you speak to others so there is no need for shouting. A bass boost gives you ultimate booming sound when you want it and there are no batteries required.

If all you want is to hear your game better and chat with your friends while playing, some of the less expensive headsets will do the trick just fine. But if you are a serious gamer and want a competitive edge, it is recommended that a higher quality headset be purchased. Some come with better sound quality and more user options, while others are very basic. Either way, a gaming headset adds an element of fun and excitement.

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