Gaming Headsets and You

We take a look at a small selection of headsets.


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For those of you looking to upgrade your gaming equipment, many people turn to gaming headsets to immerse themselves in the experience. However, if you don't know what you're looking for ahead of time, you run the risk of buying a headset with poor audio. To aid you in your search, we've selected a few headsets to help you find the perfect pair for you.



If you like first-person shooter games, you'll probably want a headset that muffles the sounds of gunfire. Something like the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma ($89 MSRP) would protect you from extra-loud explosions. If you don't, you can sometimes miss the sounds of footsteps behind you, leading to your in-game demise. While this headset isn't ideal for most types of games, shooting games pose very unique issues for gamers and their headsets.



If you move from game system to game system, you may want a headset that works with pretty much anything under the sun. If this sounds like you, the Astro A40 ($199 MSRP) fits the description, and should serve your needs well. After all, the Astro A40s not only perform well, but can work with any console. The only potential drawback is the $50 extra for an adapter.



If you like to play games on your PC or Mac, you have many headsets to choose from, but two less expensive models stand out from the crowd. The SteelSeries Siberia V2 ($89 MSRP) and the Razer Carcharias ($79 MSRP) provide some of the best performance for the price with any game as tested in our labs at HeadphoneInfo.com.

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