How can you choose the best gaming headset for you? Follow these 4 tips and find the perfect match in no time.
There are countless new headsets on the market, but which one is the right one? It's not an easy choice, but with these 4 tips, you'll find your perfect match in no time.
Almost all headset have an analogue connection which you can connect through the audio jack on your PS4 or Xbox One controller. Do keep in min: most PC-gaming headsets have two 3-pole 3.5mm jack opposed to a single 4-ppole jack. This means you'll need a Y-adapter to go from 2x3.5mm to 1x3.5mm 4-pole like this one: https://www.gamegear.be/startech-y-adapter
A USB-headset is a little bit more tricky. Most gaming headsets work plug & play on the PC using a USB connection, but that isn't the case on your console. Most of the time only voice will work and you wont have any game sound. So double check if the headset works on all platforms when buying a USB headset!
If you don't want any issues and you want the best sound, then a multi-platform headset is the way to go. These headsets come with a special audio mixer that integrates voice chat using USB and offers high quality game sound through an optical cable.
Attention: Xbox One has it's own USB-protocol. This means that a multi-platform headset will either be Xbox One/PC or PS4/PC. You can't mix them between PS4 and Xbox One.
A wireless gaming headset was simply "not done" back in the day. Now the technology is on point and the performance is high enough to have a quality wirelss gaming headset. Additionally the batteries easily make it up to 8 hours (which is more then enough for the average gaming session) and also the audio bandwith is sufficient to send out a noise free quality audio signal without any delay. Only in a tournament setting the wireless gaming solution remains a no go as there will always be a chance on interference. And you don't want your audio to drop out one a critical moment.
Why would anyone still go wired?
Did you pick a wireless headset? Then you can skip this part as they are all closed design because of the build in battery and controls. .
When picking a wired headset, you do have the choice. The most important difference is the way you'll experience the audio and the comfort.
All in a butshell: Open design:
Which design is best for you highly depends on your enviorment and personal taste.
Surround sound is mainly usefull when you play shooting games. There you have clear advantage as you'll know when an enemy is coming around the corner. In other games you can probably better invest the extra cash in a good stereo headset.
Do you have questions about a specific model or gaming headsets in general? Just post a comment
As usual: if something isn't clear or you want some extra information, just post a comment below and I'll get back to you asap :)