Holiday 2019 Gift Guide: Best Gaming Headsets For Any Budget

COGconnected’s Holiday 2019 Headset Gift Guide

Headsets are a critical accessory for gamers of all types. Whether you’re into gaming competitively, gaming with some friends, or just gaming by yourself, a good headset can be a huge asset. A few advantages of a good headset include the ability to communicate with other players while also offering some peace and quiet for your housemates. Another positive about headsets is the huge cost advantage over a full surround sound stereo system. Our most expensive headsets are still only a fraction of the price of a worthy sound system – and a heck of a lot less cumbersome. However, not all headsets are alike, and there are a few key things to consider when picking out the perfect headset. The first consideration is the gift-giving budget – oftentimes, the more expensive the headset, the more immersive the audio experience. The second consideration is the headset’s comfort. The type of material, the size of the headset cups, and the headband all play a factor in this. The third consideration is compatibility. Some headsets are geared towards specific platforms such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, or PC. With this guide, we’ll show you some of the best gaming headsets that have arrived this year. We’ve linked each headset to our COGconnected review, so you can get even more specific details.


Elite Atlas Aero Gaming Headset

Elite Atlas Aero Headset

…the sound was excellent. You truly get a full 3D audio. While playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, there were numerous occasions when I noticed things I hadn’t noticed before with other headsets or my normal home theatre surround sound. It’s the little details, little ambient sound effects that are scattered throughout maps to add realism, but usually, get lost in the fray of battle – they were so much more apparent using this headset

Perfect for: PC gamers, gamers with glasses

Budget: Under $200

Buy the headset HERE on Amazon

Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

Pairing is quite simple too, with it both being initiated and completed in the span of about eight seconds. Sound quality is excellent overall, with VTOLs in Modern Warfare sounding suitably terrifying, or the sound of me fighting my way through a horde of enemies in Dead Cells.

Perfect for: PC, Switch, and PS4 gamers.

Budget: Under $200

Buy the headset HERE on Amazon

Razer Tetra

Razer Tetra

My teammates were all appropriately impressed by how crisp and clear things sounded. My vocals were clean, crisp, and loud, although this meant that background noises did sometimes get through the filter.

Perfect for: budget gamers looking to communicate with other players

Budget: Under $50

Buy the headset HERE on Amazon

Razer Nari Ultimate Headset

Razer Nari Ultimate

The Razer Nari Ultimate is wireless which is great for folks like me who hate dealing with wires. Pairing the Nari to the Xbox is accomplished with ease and you don’t need any kind of adapter to pair it.

Perfect for: Xbox One gamers looking for a wireless headset, gamers with glasses.

Budget: Under $300

Buy the headset HERE on Amazon

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