We have scoured the internet for the best gaming headset under 100. We have brought to you our top 5 picks!
Gaming headsets get a lot of abuse and therefore are replaced on the regular. It isn’t uncommon to go through 2 or 3 pairs in any given year. You might have the budget of $300 for a nice pair but you know you will chuck them across the room in a League of Legends match that just didn’t go the way you thought it would. With that in mind, we realized we needed to determine which gaming headset under 100 offers the best performance but is sturdy enough for the abuse.
|Gaming Headset||Surround Sound||Wireless||Noise Cancellation||Price|
|Plantronics GameCom 780||Virtual 7.1 Dolby||No||Yes||See Price|
|Sades SA902||Virtual 7.1||No||No||See Price|
|Corsair Gaming VOID ||Virtual 7.1||Yes||Yes||See Price|
|Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger||No||No||No||See Price|
|Logitech G430||Virtual 7.1 Dolby||No||Yes||See Price|
Top Pick – Plantronics GameCom 780
The gamecom 780 has everything a gamer could want in a gaming headset under 100. It has the best comfort with breathable earpieces, an adjustable headstrap and it is light enough for you not to realize it is there. It has exceptional in game audio quality when you install the dolby driver from their website here. The microphone is maneuverable and picks up only what it should, which is your voice. It also has a strudy body that allows for you to chuck it on the ground in a fit of rage.
Best Budget Friendly Gaming Headset – Sades SA902
If you want a great gaming headset for a great price, then the Sades SA902 is for you. They look cool with side logo lights, they are lightweight and adjustable and they are dirt cheap. The audio quality is above average with the virtual 7.1 surround sound driver installed. However, we found the mic to not be as great as our other picks. The mic is not noise-cancelling at all! This required us to use a push-to-talk instead of having the mic always open. Oh well, they are priced under $30 and are an excellent pick for the price.
Best wireless gaming headset – Corsair Gaming Void
Damn these look cool. We especially like the fact that you can get up and get a drink or go to the bathroom without taking them off. The battery lasts about 18 hours on a full charge. They fit snuggly around any size head and they are comfortable to boot. They feel very sturdy and well made, not cheap at all. The best feature of this headset is the microphone info light. It tells you EQ settings, Dolby, microphone mute status, and battery life all through the use of LED lights. They are slick, they have dolby surround sound, noise cancelling mic and are wireless. They are the most expensive out of our picks but they are well worth the price. Just under $80.
Most Comfortable Headset – Logitech G430 DTS
Have you ever looked up at the clock and noticed you have been gaming for 12 hours? No judgement from us. But how would you ever get to be a marathon gamer if your headset was causing you to sweat and digging into your ears? We know how important comfort is and we think it is the most important for the not-so-casual gamer. If you are looking for comfort above all but still durable and high-quality sound, then this is the pick for you.
Best PC and Console Headset – Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger
Are you gaming not just on your PC but also on your Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U? Why own multiple headsets? Since this headset uses 3.5mm jacks it can be used across all platforms. Just get this headset and problem solved. It has a super long cord at around 7feet. They look and feel expensive. The soft cushion on your ears allows you to game for hours across multiple platforms. Kingston didn’t go cheap on audio quality either, these sound amazing. The fidelity of the speakers allow for you to hear things not possible on other headsets, like an enemy flanking you. You won’t go wrong with these and you should definitely give them a shot.
Bestselling gaming headsets
- Mpow 071 USB Headset/3.5mm Computer Headset with Microphone Noise Cancelling, Lightweight PC Headset Wired Headphones, Business Headset for Skype, Webinar, Phone, Call Center
- Panasonic KX-TCA430 Comfort-Fit, Foldable Headset
- Vtin Headset with Microphone, USB Headset/ 3.5mm Computer Headphone Headset Noise Cancelling and Hands-Free with Mic, Stereo On-Ear Wired Business Headset for Skype, Call Center, PC, Phone, Mac
- HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset for PC, PS4 & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (HX-HSCA-RD/AM)