Which gamer headset should you buy? The answer is: None of them. Just like building your own PC, you should build your own headset to create the ultimate audio experience. It’s easier (and cheaper) than you think!
Comfort is King
Before we even touch on sound quality let’s be clear. Good headphones from name brands like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, or Bose are miles ahead of nearly every “gaming” headset. Gaming headsets tend to be heavy and clunky, made from uncomfortable materials. Quality headphones, however, are designed for things like long plane trips or relaxing and listening to music. In short, the first thing you’ll notice when you put on real headphones is how different they feel.
Communication is Everything
The problem with these comfy cans is they almost never have a mic. That’s why we created the ModMic, the world’s best attachable microphone that turns any pair of headphones into a gaming headset. The mic quality is so good that YouTube personalities and Twitch streamers with millions of subscribers and followers make it their every day microphone. Combined with quality headphones, you’ll have created the ultimate gaming headset.
Picking the Right Headphones
If you start researching headphones you’ll quickly find there’s a lot of opinions and information out there. Don’t get bogged down in the details. Start by deciding on your budget, don’t forget to add in the cost of a good mic. Next, determine where you’ll use these headphones. If you plan to use them in a quiet home you want open back. If you use them in a noisy environment you want closed back. If you use them for travel as well as gaming you may want active noise canceling.
For more detailed information you can read our guide on selecting the best headphones!
The Perfect Headset
Don’t pay the gamer tax and get a less comfortable, lower quality, mic and headphone. The headset you should buy is the one that custom fits your needs by combining the world’s best attachable microphone to the exact pair of headphones you want. Don’t settle for anything less.