February is here, and with it comes a bunch of cheap gaming headset deals that you can actually afford, now you've been paid. Chances are you wanted to upgrade your gaming cans in January, but either the price of your top pick was too high, or you simply didn't have the money to grab a new headset. After all, the best way to enhance the sound of your games is via a headset, and you don't have to pay a fortune for one that gives you superb surround sound, a sturdy mic for chatting online (handy if you plan to play Anthem, when it's fixed), and a nice comfy cushion around your ears.
We've searched all the major retailers for some great deals on our best gaming headsets. Just because a headset is cheaper than normal, that doesn't make it worth buying, so even where the savings aren't huge we choose to recommend the cans we actually use rather than average ones with big savings. Check out today's cheap gaming headset deals below, and you'll find something you'll like whether you're searching for wired or wireless. And if nothing really stands out now, check back in a few days, as we keep this article updated regularly.
HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset | £69 (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.View Deal
Razer Kraken Tournament gaming headset | £89 at Amazon (save £10)
One of the newest and best mid-range PC headsets. Delivers excellent sound for the price, and comes with a neat volume control box.View Deal
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.View Deal
Corsair CA-9011172-EU Gaming Headset | £49 (£10 off)
A small discount for this pair of Corsair headphones with memory foam ear cups. These are budget, but they're a decent buy.View Deal
Our favourite 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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