Black Friday gaming headset deals 2022: discounts that are music to our ears

Black Friday gaming headset deals
Black Friday gaming headset deals

Black Friday gaming headset deals

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These are all the Black Friday gaming headset deals still live going into the weekend, but we're now switching focus to what's coming up with the Cyber Monday gaming headset deals. That's where all the latest and greatest discounts will now be curated going forward, so come take a look.

Black Friday has given us some of the best gaming headsets at the lowest prices they ever hit. And even now Black Friday is done and dusted, the deals are hanging around—right up through Cyber Monday and beyond. Golly. That means it's your best chance this year to grab a gaming headset, wired or wireless, for a tasty price. A new set of cans could also make a great gift for that special gamer in your life. 

No matter the style or budget, there are all sorts of gaming headsets receiving genuine discounts from all the usual suspects, such as SteelSeries, HyperX, Logitech, and Razer. There are even some great quality headsets selling for as little as $40, and some of our absolute favorites for not much more than that.

A few tips before we get deep into the deal: Unless you've got a desktop mic, it's crucial for gamers playing online to ensure a headset comes with a microphone that doesn't sound like you are broadcasting from a World War 2 submarine. Your buddies will thank you. Directional audio has also gotten so much better over the years, so it's something to keep a look out for if you're after a little competitive edge. Not only will it help pinpoint footsteps in games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but it adds a level of tension in slower, more atmospheric games like Scorn and Resident Evil. 

If you're looking for wireless headsets, anything with a battery life of over 25 hours is a good place to start. You want it to last out the day, right? And finally, comfort goes a long way, considering how much time we spend these things resting on our delicate ears and craniums. 

Those are just some things we look at when curating our best wired and best wireless gaming headsets throughout the year. We're constantly reviewing new headsets to ensure our buying advice is bang up to date during Black Friday weekend. Not only are we here to save you some money, we also want to save you time by sifting for for only the very best headset deals.

Where are the best Black Friday gaming headset deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

Black Friday gaming headset deals in the US

Razer BlackShark V2 CouRageJD Edition | 50mm drivers | 12-28,000Hz| Closed-back | Wired | $109.99

Razer BlackShark V2 CouRageJD Edition | 50mm drivers | 12-28,000Hz| Closed-back | Wired | $109.99 $54.99 at Best Buy (save $55)
The BlackShark dethroned the HyperX Cloud Alpha to become our top gaming headset, with sound quality "far above what you will get with most other sets in this price point," thanks to drivers with smartly separated bass, mids, and treble. It's the champion for two years running.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud Alpha| Wired | 50mm drivers | 13-27,000Hz | Closed-back | $99.99 $54.99 at Amazon (save $45)
The lowest-ever price for the more affordable wired version of our favorite wireless gaming headset. The Cloud series is legendary, and the Alpha has held strong for 5 years now as the best pair of cans HyperX has ever made.


Razer Kraken Ultimate | 50mm drivers | 20–28,000Hz | Closed-back | Wired (3.5mm) | $129.99 $64.99 at Best Buy (save $65)
If you love the look and design of the Kraken but wish it had a little oompf. The Kraken Ultimate might be more up your alley. It offers THX spatial audio and better bass than the cheaper, greener base Kraken. 

Drop x Sennheiser HD 6XX | Wired | 10–41,000Hz | Open-back | $279

Drop x Sennheiser HD 6XX | Wired | 10–41,000Hz | Open-back | $279 $179 at Drop (save $100)
Our Jacob is a huge fan of the Sennheiser HD 650. It's basically Sennheiser's classic audiophile headset and it sounds absolutely stunning. The HD 6XX is Drop's version of that same headset, in partnership with Sennheiser, of course. So you're getting a slightly modified version of the HD 650 for quite a bit less cash, especially with this deal. Just note it doesn't come with a microphone, so you'll need one of those separately. Similarly, you might need a more powerful amp to get the most out of this headset, but that's not necessarily a requirement.

Our state-of-the-art price-searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day.

Black Friday wireless gaming headset deals in the US

Razer Barracuda X

Razer Barracuda X | 40mm drivers | 20–20,000Hz | Closed-back | Wireless | $99.99 $56.60 at Amazon (save $43.39)
The Quartz pink version of the Razer Barracudas here are loud in sound and in style. This headset sounds great, and it's multiplatform with enough battery life to wear all day. Plus it's super comfy.


SteelSeries Arctis 7X (Xbox Version) | 40mm drivers | 20–20,000Hz | Closed-back | Wireless | $149.99 $89.99 at SteelSeries (save $70)
The Arctis 7X at a time was one of our favorite wireless headsets for both PC and console gaming. Its ski goggle headband is very comfortable and perfect for marathon gaming sessions. Our only problem is that the bass isn't great for the price, and there's no Bluetooth support, so it's not great for commuting.


Sony Inzone H9 | 40mm drivers | 5–20,000Hz | Closed-back | Wireless | $299.99 $279.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
Sony's new premium PC gaming headset, the Inzone H9, is predictably pricey, and this is the first time it's been on sale since its launch. It has features like ANC, Bluetooth wireless, and a decent 32-hour battery life. While Inzone software isn't the best, the default sound and sleek design are suitable for PS5 and PC gamers looking for a fancy headset. 

Our hard-working price-searching bots are working night and day to find the very best wireless gaming headset deals on the internet. 

Black Friday gaming headset deals in the UK

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 £39.99 at Amazon (save £50)
The venerable Cloud Alpha may be getting on a bit now, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the pound-for-pound best-sounding gaming headsets of all time. The smart driver design has been recently aped by Razer's impressive BlackShark V2 range, and sounds as close as you can get to an expansive open back design in a noise-isolating closed back headset. Highly recommended.

Razer Kraken | Wired | 322g | £79.99

Razer Kraken | Wired | 322g | £79.99 £49.99 at Amazon (save £30)
I prefer the Blacksharks personally, but the Kraken is Razer's standard gaming headset. Not only that, it's a rock-solid gaming headset for the masses. With chunky 50mm drivers and a retractable mic, it delivers what a gamer needs. And it comes in a couple of colours to match your setup. The only thing is, like many gaming headsets, they can be a little too generous on the bass, but that's not an issue for everyone. If you love a little too much low-end, you'll love the Kraken at this price.

Razer Barracuda

Razer Barracuda | 40mm drivers | 20–20,000Hz | Closed-back | Wireless | £159.99 £133 at Amazon (save £26.99)
This headset is a jack-of-all-trades. Go from your PC to your mobile, to your consoles in just a few easy steps. A 3.5mm wire, USB Type-C dongle and Bluetooth make most devices compatible. It has Razer Synapse compatibility to boot, letting you tweak the EQ to suit your hearing needs. Not the most budget-friendly gaming headset, but one I believe is well worth the investment at this reduced price.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99 £109.99 at Amazon (save £70)
The outstanding Arctis Pro briefly dropped lower than this, but at this price remains a solid deal on a set of seriously hi-res gaming headphones. The 10–40,000Hz response of these cans makes them ultra-clear for gaming, and delivers great depth for music too.

Our hard-working price-searching bots are working night and day to find the very best wireless gaming headset deals on the internet. 

Black Friday wireless gaming headset deals in the UK

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Steelseries Arctis 7 | Wireless | 20–22,000Hz | 24-hour battery | £159.99 £94.99 at Amazon (save £65)
The Arctis 7 has long been the de facto wireless headset of choice for many gamers, us included. A few people on the team use this headset and rate it highly for regular use. The mic is clear and the sound is surprisingly balanced for a gaming-first headset. Definitely tough to go wrong with this headset, especially now that it's below £100.

Razer Nari Ultimate | Wireless | 432g | £199.99

Razer Nari Ultimate | Wireless | 432g | £199.99 £99.99 at Amazon (save £100)
I'll be honest, the haptic audio feedback built into the Nari does not float my boat, but that doesn't mean this isn't still a quality wireless gaming headset. And given that the wireless premium usually pushes headset prices well over £100, that makes the Nari Ultimate great value right now.

Our hard-working price-searching bots are working night and day to find the very best wireless gaming headset deals on the internet. 

What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming headset deal?

Before you throw open your wallet, knowing what features are most important to you in a gaming headset is good. Consider how long you will wear it per day and for what purpose.

If you play a lot of FPS games, it's worth investing in a headset with surround sound to you can pinpoint enemies and a noise-canceling mic, so your teammates don't have to listen to your mechanical keyboard going click-clack.

If you're going wireless, consider dropping RGB lighting down your priority list, as it'll sap battery life like nobody's business. Otherwise, if you're looking to stand out among streamers, a wired RGB headset will surely hypnotize those fans into subscribing.

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web. 

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