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Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming Headsets

/ Nov 23rd, 2016 No Comments

What do you buy the gamer that already has every game? This can be a dilemma during the holiday season. The gamer on your list probably already has the latest Call of Duty or Madden, so what do you get him or her?

A gaming headset is the perfect gift for a gamer because you can never have too many headsets. But the market is oversaturated with different headsets. If you’re having trouble picking out a headset for your loved one’s gift, this handy guide helps you narrow down the list.

Head of the Class

V-MODA M-100 headset $250 – The V-MODA M-100 headset isn’t designed to be a gaming headset — the company touts the M-100 as the “number one choice for DJs.” However, the M-100 delivers amazing sound quality for all types of use. It can easily be hooked up to a PS4 or Xbox One controller or PC for gaming use, and music sounds tremendous when using the M-100 with other devices. The M-100 headset earned a Gaming Illustrated Editor’s Choice Award for its top-notch sound quality and build, and can be found for starting around $200 on Amazon.

V-MODA M-100

The V-MODA M-100s deliver impressive sound.

Steelseries Siberia 840 $330 – When it comes to gaming headsets, Steelseries as at the top of the class, and the Siberia 840 is the Mercedes-Benz of the company’s line. The Siberia 840 is equipped with immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound and Bluetooth technology for use with many types of devices. Aside from its comfort and excellent sound quality, the Siberia 840 also features a unique transmitter box with an OLED display for making easy adjustments on the fly.

Great Value

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum $200 – The $200 sticker price is deceiving because this high quality headset can currently be found for less than $150 on Amazon and other retailers. Featuring DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, the Logitech G933 delivers great quality sound. But the best part of this headset is its large rectangular ear cups and lightweight materials that make it comfortable to wear for hours at a time. Check out our full review of the G933.

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum gaming headset

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum gaming headset

Turtle Beach Stealth 520 $130 – For a retail price of just $130, the Turtle Beach Stealth 520 is one hell of a headset. With DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, the Stealth 520 offers the audio performance of more expensive headsets. The headset sports a sleek design and lightweight materials. A wireless gaming headset with excellent sound quality is typically not available at this price point. Read our full review of the Turtle Beach Stealth 520 gaming headset here.

Budget Headsets

Steelseries Arctis 3 $80 – Priced at just $80, the Steelseries Arctis 3 is a great entry level gaming headset. A simple, understated design makes the headset perfect for users who want a headset they can use on the go. The Arctis 3 is packed with signature Steelseries drivers and 7.1 surround sound for excellent performance, and there are some customization options to tailor the design to each individual user.

Steelseries Arctis 3

Steelseries Arctis 3

HyperX Cloud Stinger $50 – Kingston has slowly been releasing more gaming headsets in its HyperX Cloud line, and the Stinger is a solid option at an incredibly affordable price. 50mm direction drivers produce booming sound and the headset’s light weight and pivoting ear cups create a comfortable feel.


Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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