5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Gaming Headset

As a gamer that is looking for all the help needed in order to gain advantages in the games you play, you need to have the perfect headset which complements your performance. As the gaming industry evolves, so does the range of headsets available in the market you can choose from.

Not all headsets, however, are suitable for every type of gamer. There are a lot of factors which need to be considered before making a purchase, and this article is the perfect guide if you are looking for a gaming headset for Xbox one, or any other console on-fleek.

  1. 1. Price
Your budget is the biggest constraint before you buy anything, otherwise, all the luxuries of the world would be available to everyone. If you have been searching online then by now you should have a rough idea about the range you should set in order to get the best headset possible.

Search for headsets within your affordable range, and once you finalize the ones you think qualify to be the perfect gaming headset for you, check out for specs and reviews online to know how well they work.

  1. 2. Wired or not?
This is quite a simple answer because it depends mainly on the type of gamer you are. As a hardcore gamer, it is best to choose a good quality wired one. This is because:

  • For the same price, wired headsets offer better sound quality.

  • No charging or disconnecting issues.

  • Those with long wires allow free movement too.
If the games you play are not very time consuming or money is no issue, only then is it advisable to look for wireless gaming headsets.

  1. 3. Extra Features
The most complementary feature to any headset is a microphone, and as the gaming industry evolves it is a goal to make games so real time that the voice of the people is what voices the characters inside the game. And when you have a conjunction of a task like this, it is a lot more convenient to have one item that meets all needs instead of having two different ones.

Extra features also include audio control, sound equalizers etc.

  1. 4. Comfort
You do not want the sound to be loud and to start bugging your ears because those are the worst kinds of headsets. Try them on for starters and see if they meet your comfort level, and only then go on to purchase them, otherwise, it will be a nightmare to keep touching your ears and your head while playing. Do not underrate comfort while doing such focused tasks.

  1. 5. Audio Channels
Headsets with this key feature are indeed incredible, because they not only allow you to hear all the sounds but also help you determine the direction from inside the game where they are coming from. This is such a key feature in modern gaming because the industry is working to promote virtual reality to its maximum potential, and these audio channels add to the phenomenal experience they want you to enjoy.


Awais Ahmed is a student, blogger and digital marketer who helps small entrepreneurs to improve their online presence. He has a range of interests including technology, apps and small business.

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