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Cyber Monday gaming headset deals 2021: find the right pair of cans at a discount today

Cyber Monday gaming headset deals
Cyber Monday gaming headset deals

Cyber Monday is here, so it's a great time to grab yourself a new gaming headset. With so many discounts floating around you can easily replace your aging pair of cans with something a bit flashier and offering more kick. Consider Cyber Monday as your last call to treat your ears to something special before the holidays.

Gaming headsets have everything you need to get immersed in your favorite PC games. Aside from sounding great, these headsets all have built-in microphones you can use to chat with your raid buddies or group-watch a stream on Discord. The best part? Since you really shouldn't pay full price for anything, these deals let you grab a fancy new gaming headset without paying fancy new gaming headset prices.  

We expect to see massive price cuts on new wired and wireless gaming headsets and it's down to your personal preference on which is right for you. Wireless headsets have come a long way and are no longer laggy battery-draining devices and sound just as good a their wired cousins. Importantly, they also free you from your desk when you're listening to music.

We'll be keeping an eye out for not just the Cyber Monday gaming headset deals in the basic wired category but wireless gaming headsets and headphones for gaming as well. A good set of headphones with a quality microphone can make your PC experience a much more enjoyable time.

Where are the best Cyber Monday gaming headset deals?

In the US:

In the UK:

Cyber Monday gaming headset deals in the US

Razer Kraken X

Razer Kraken X | Wired | Closed-back|  $49.99 $29.99 at Amazon (40% off)
If you're after a cheap, lightweight headset for gaming, these will see you right. They can be a little inconsistent, but the mic is top tier, you'll be gaming in incredible comfort with these babies strapped to your brainhole.

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud II | Wired | Closed-back | $99.99 $59.00 at Amazon (save $40.99)
As the wired version of the Cloud II, you don't get the same freedom as the wireless model, but you still get some supreme quality cans. And with a detachable mic, 7.1 surround, and a sturdy, light frame, these will see you right in comfort.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S

HyperX Cloud Alpha S | Wired | Closed-back | $129.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (Save $50)
Similar to the Cloud II, the Alpha S has great quality sound and reliable build quality behind it, with a little more frequency range. Its USB adapter also makes it more versatile for cross-platform usage. We gave it an 82 in our Cloud Alpha S review, so you can bet it's a cracking headset, but particularly so at this price.

Razer BlackShark V2 X

Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | Closed-back | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (save $25)
With a spectacular range of sound, and impeccable comfort this is already a great headset, and that's without mentioning its understated look with sharp, distinctive Razer green accent. Along with 7.1 surround sound, all this makes for a cracking deal.

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition | Wired | Closed-back | $99.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $50)
This Razer Kraken headset is Razer's bread and butter. It's simple, works great, and its USB connectivity means you have the option to adjust volume and mute your mic with the in-line controls. This headset tends to drop down to this price, but nonetheless, this is still cheap for this one.

Drop + Sennheiser PC37X gaming headset | Wired | Open-back| $120

Drop + Sennheiser PC37X gaming headset | Wired | Open-back| $120 $95 at Drop (save $25)
The EPOS (née Sennheiser) Game One's have been a very popular gaming headset for a while now, and these Drop versions take that formula and deliver it at a decent price with discount. It's not often we see many open-back gaming headsets, with a microphone included, and that makes for a more open, wider sound without having to buy separate gear.

Drop + Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $220

Drop + Sennheiser HD 6XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $220 $179 at Drop (save $41)
This pair of headphones is based on the venerable Sennheiser HD 650s, which our Jacob just so happens to own. He loves his pair and couldn't recommend them enough if you're just getting into high-end audio. These HD 6XX are reportedly as much a match for the HD 650s, too, though they come in a swanky blue instead of Sennheiser's grey. You'll want an amp/DAC for these, which Drop also offer in the O2, though Jacob recommends a Schiit combo. He's not joking. 

Drop + Sennheiser HD 8XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $1,100

Drop + Sennheiser HD 8XX headphones | Wired | Open-back | $1,100 $949 at Drop (save $151)
The Sennheiser HD 800 S are our Jacob's dream headphones, and these HD 8XX from Sennheiser and Drop are made in their image. They're pretty darn similar, too, with the same construction and factory of origin. Yet the HD 8XX have been tweaked a little bit, which reportedly makes them slightly less neutral sounding than the HD 800 S, and so ultimately offer a different listening experience.

Our sophisticated deals bot is working extra hard in order to find you the best prices on gaming headsets in order to save you some money. 

Cyber Monday wireless gaming headset deals in the US

Corsair HS70 Pro | Wireless | 16hr battery | Closed-back | $99.99

Corsair HS70 Pro | Wireless | 16hr battery | Closed-back | $99.99 $74 at Amazon (save $25.99)
Corsair impresses with its budget take on the wireless headset, featuring impressively robust build quality and an overall no-nonsense headset. The sound quality is really impressive for the money too. The battery life isn't as strong as some, but it's still a decent offering, especially at this reduced price. 

Logitech G935 | Wireless | 12hr battery | Closed | $169.99

Logitech G935 | Wireless | 12hr battery | Closed | $169.99 $109.99 at Amazon (Save $60)
A little edgy looking, but still a well rounded headset. You don't get the immense frequency response range that some have, but they're comfortable, and come with surround sound. Being wireless they're also freeing, so that's nice.

Our sophisticated deals bot is working extra hard in order to find you the best prices on gaming headsets in order to save you some money. 

Cyber Monday gaming headset deals in the UK

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 £44.99 at Amazon (save £45)
The venerable Cloud Alpha may be getting on a bit now, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best, and 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 noise-isolating closed back headset.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99 £132.95 at Amazon (save £47)
The outstanding Arctis Pro briefly dropped lower than this, but this is still 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 deliver great depth for music too.

Cyber Monday wireless gaming headset deals in the UK

£148.39

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | Wireless | 24hr battery | Closed-back | £148.39 £117.35 at Amazon (save £31.04)
The BlackShark V2 Pro is the pro version of the headset at the top of our list, and that basically means it's the same excellent TriForce drivers but with a wireless twist. With a banging frequency response and the added convenience of a wireless design, we cant recommend these enough.

Razer Barracuda X | Wireless | 250g | £99.99

Razer Barracuda X | Wireless | 250g | £99.99 £55.99 at Amazon (save £44)
At £100 the Barracuda X cans are a little lightweight on features to justify the cost, but for near half the price they make for a great low-cost wireless gaming headset. The USB Type-C connection makes them compatible across different platforms, and the Razer TriForce drivers mean you get detailed, accurate sound, too.

What should I look for in a Cyber Monday gaming headset?

Gaming headsets have improved in the sound department in the last few years. The wider soundstage makes up for the severe lack of bass in many of these gaming headsets. Audiophiles might be a little turned off by the selection. But just in case you want sound quality over gaming features, we did make a list of some of the best headphones deals at the bottom of the page. You're welcome.  

Of course, using headphones alongside a decent microphone is still an excellent option for gaming, and we've kept an eye on those too. Any wireless headset offering over 24 hours of battery life is worth a second look. Wired users should check the cable length. Six feet should be the minimum, or else you'll have the thing ripped off your head whenever you get up. 

You might be tempted to pick a headset from a brand you never heard of because it's marked down 90%, but trust us, that's a waste of money. Check out product reviews and look at price histories using sites like this.

Since headsets seem like one of the only PC gaming products you actually can buy these days, there will be hundreds of options for you to choose from, with multiple retailers selling the same model at different discounts. But, don't' worry, we will let you know who's got the best deal for you. 

Alan Dexter

Alan has been writing about PC tech since before 3D graphics cards existed, and still vividly recalls having to fight with MS-DOS just to get games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the first time. He's very glad hardware has advanced as much as it has though, and is particularly happy when putting the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops through their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession but limits this to MTG Arena these days.