It's a new year, and a great time to give your PC set-up a proper refresh. One of the ways to make a big difference for less money is to pick up a cheap gaming headset deal, enhancing the audio of your games without having to actually buy-in a new component for your PC. And, to be clear, grabbing a new headset can make a significant improvement to your games, be they older retro titles, persistent RPGs or cutting edge shooters. What also makes a big difference in January is saving some money, because no-one has much cash after the holidays, do they?
That's why we hunt down the cheapest gaming headset deals for you each week, to help you save a little money and get something that's actually good. The cans we're looking for are plucked straight from our guides to the best gaming headset and the best wireless gaming headset, but we're only selecting the ones with a significant saving applied to them. Ideally, we'd love to be able to say that our #1 pick, the Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC is on offer every week, but that isn't the case so keep checking back to see what's available, if you don't find anything good today.
The US deals are up top, but click here to get straight to the UK deals.
US cheap gaming headset deals
Logitech G430 gaming headset | $29.99 (save $20)
Not the fanciest gaming headset, but this is a brilliant budget buy at at great saving. For $30, you get 7.1 surround sound and a lovely, comfy pair of cans. Buy at Walmart.
Steelseries Arctis 7 wireless gaming headset | $124.78 at NewEgg (save 10%)
One of the best wireless gaming headsets you can get, the Arctis 7 is $13-off at NewEgg. It's a decent, if not mind-blowing deal, and a good price if you're considering the Arctis 7 anyway. Buy at NewEgg.
Turtle Beach Recon 50x stereo gaming headset | $29.99 (save $10)
Another decent budget pick, these Turtle Beach cans have a removable mic, a comfy design, and decent sound. Buy at Amazon.
UK cheap gaming headset deals
HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset | £69.99 (save £20)
A decent saving on a great mid-price gaming headset. The Cloud Alpha is super comfortable, has excellent frequency response, and a decent mic to boot. Buy at Amazon.
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Pro gaming headset | £84.99 (save £5)
One of the best Turtle Beach headsets, and one designed specifically for PC play. The saving isn't great, but this is a lovely pair of cans, and it's as cheap as it has ever been. Buy at Amazon
Corsair CA-9011172-EU Gaming Headset | £49.99 (£10 off)
A tiny discount for this pair of Corsair headphones with memory foam ear cups. These are budget, but they're a decent buy. Buy at Amazon
Our favorite gaming headsets
1. Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
The best gaming headset for PC
Wireless: No | Drivers: 40mm neodymium | Connectivity: USB, optical, 3.5mm analog | Frequency response: 10Hz-40,000Hz | Features: Retractable noise-cancelling mic, DTS Headphone:X 2.0, RGB
If you want the absolute best gaming headset for PC, this is it. What really makes the difference is that broad 5Hz-40KHz response range, which means that not only do you get a great, broad sound when gaming, but the headset will also cope with everyday use. This means you can take it with you while listening to audio on your phone, and you can watch movies and TV without getting that echo-y 'empty' sound that some gaming headsets produce. The drivers aren't the biggest, but the response range means they perform efficiently.
The GameDAC is a boon for PC users, especially, because it acts as a control center and it takes away any processing, leaving your PC to focus on running the actual games. It's neat and tidy, and fits perfectly into the rest of your set-up. The neat RGB lighting, which is subtly implemented, is the finishing touch. The only real drawback is that the headset doesn't feel as weighty and premium as some of its rivals. Overall, it's a great pair of cans that punches well above its weight, even if the price is quite high to start.
2. Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha
A great budget gaming headset for PC
Wireless: No | Drivers: 50mm dual chamber neodymium | Connectivity: 3.5mm analog | Frequency response: 13Hz-27,000Hz | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, in-line cable controls
This is a good, solid gaming headset at a great price. HyperX's Alpha model has some very punchy 50mm drivers in each headphone, so can deliver forceful sound. However, it also does so with reasonable finesse, thanks to a decent response range and a dual-chamber design, so you rarely feel like one sound type is more dominant than the other. With budget gaming headsets you often get overwhelmed by bass, but the Alpha manages a good range without charging a premium price.
It's a chunky, comfortable design too, like you get with most HyperX cans. This means that it feels solid, so you can be a little rough with them and not worry about breakage. The only exception is the in-line controller, which feels relatively cheap compared to the rest of the headset. However, for the price, this is a great buy.
3. Steelseries Arctis 7
The best wireless gaming headset for PC
Wireless: Yes | Drivers: 40mm neodymium drivers | Connectivity: Wireless via USB, 3.5mm wired | Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz | Features: Retractable noise cancelling mic, DTS Headphone:X, 7.1 surround
So, you want a wireless headset at a price that won't blow your mind clean off? This is the one to go for. If offers the same sound quality as mid-range wired headsets, and while it isn't quite as accomplished as the Arctis Pro, it does offer 20 hours of wireless use on a single charge, which is a phenomenal achievement. What's more, that sound quality is (for the most part) perfect, with none of the break-up and artifcating that can potentially hamper other wireless cans.
It's damn comfortable too, with the Arctis' rather unusual headband feel, and it isn't that weighty so you don't feel like you've got a large lump of plastic on your head. Plus, there's an added convenience factor with the fact you can still use the headset while you're charging it, a feature sadly lacking from many rivals. If you can forgive the mic, which doesn't perform as well as the one in regular wired models, then this is a real winner.
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