$100 Gaming Headset Roundup

Avaldati 29 märts 2021
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Looking for your next gaming headset under $100 to help you get the most frags? We've got you covered with this round up!
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  • The Arctis 5 headset we used is the original 2016 version, not the current 2019 revision. The newer revision adds extra ear cushioning, offers a couple EQ updates (and DTS Surround X 2.0, although the legacy Arctis 5 also received this via a software update), and has minor aesthetic changes. We welcome these updates, but they don't change our overall verdict on the headset. Apologies for the confusion!

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  • Spend an extra $30 and pick up the Logitech g733 Got them recently and really enjoy them. Mic is good, audio fidelity is much better than expected, bass is a bit muddy but still good.

  • I still got my MSI Ds501’s from the first one and they still work good! After the time length I recommend them, just get a separate microphone if you need a good microphone

  • I like how he was listening to crab rave

  • HyperX Cloud Alpha or HyperX Cloud II ?

  • Could you please do a test with 150$ to 250$ headphones that are made for music you know like beyerdynamics, audio technica and other brands

  • Blackshark V2 is just king of all headsets these past 2years. Love them, and the wireless version is even better in audio quality. Perfect

  • "99.99 or as i like to say it: 100 bucks" best joke in a ltt video ever

  • .... the logitech G PRO in game is f'ing insane. Mediocre????

  • The one I like to use is amzn.to/3glnX3t and it’s a good price

  • Why does no one talk about the astro a10, I've tried a few of those and I think my a10s are way better

  • Where are the AKG??

  • I own the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth Headset and that audio bug where you get white noise is in those as well. IDK why it does that. I went out and bought the Corsair Virtuoso Headset for like 160 buck and i don't get that audio issue. But yeah, it happened a lot for me. At least like once a week. Sometimes twice. It must be something with Corsair's HS series of headsets.

  • Logitech G pros def better than the SS Artic 5s

  • Gotta go with the Reddragon H510!

  • just get hyper x cloud stinger, they only about 60 bucks and have good base

  • wtf is this letterbox cropping

  • And I confidently rock the turtle beach gen 2s

  • spiderman!

  • The subtitle is for a different video , for English at least.

  • Wtf is going on with closed captions

  • Razer Mics always suck but they look and sound soooooo goood

  • no hyperx cloud 2?

  • My mic sounds better and its 15$

  • Beanie used during a headphone review.... Even purely B-roll, still not good. Shows a lack of professional discernment. "If you have larger ears..." (B-roll ears completely covered by a thick beanie) I basically learned these examples are not good for gaming by any means.

  • So my headset mic blew after watching this video!!!! CONSPIRACY!!!!! So after watching this video 3 more times, I bought the HS60 Haptic, and WOW Ive never had headphone that did this! However they will take some getting used to they arnt as comfy as my HyperX but Ive only now used them for 2hours. THANKS FOR VIDEO!

  • You forgot mine 😭😭😭 Sennheiser GSP 300 www.amazon.com/dp/B01KV3BB0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_J8034NRKR4ZW1AYQVX03 And it's on sale rn

  • watching this I got the impression that all of them are just bad

  • I've noticed woth my blackshark v2, the pop filter helps a lot with the harsh tinniness of the mic as well as the tuning for the mic in synapse

  • the stealth 600s are good on xbox i use them and it’s not as bad as he makes them sound

  • steelseries headsets suffer a major flaw due to the driver software i had 2 sets and both did this to me they occationaly swap channels left becomes right and visaversa the only way to swap them back is to unplug them and plug them back in


  • I'd go for the Corsair Void Elite over the Haptic, it's just straight up a better performing headset for pretty much the same price (30% better high range frequency for just a 5 dollar increase)

  • I actually gotta disagree with this, HyperX makes the best quality gaming headsets you can buy in my experience

  • Turtle beach sucks

  • Do yall think bluetooth headsets are nice?

  • why no logitech :(

  • I bought a headset back in January. The headset cord is now going bad. Hopefully they will replace it. The headset was only 28$ but it should last longer than 3-4 months.

  • Is any one going to tell em that their captions are wrong 5:12 and above.

  • Try the Panasonic SHP9500 with a V-Moda boom pro mic = the best gaming headset.

  • "Black shart"

  • I would recommend the Sennheiser Game One. These are actual Sennheiser headphones they slapped a mic on. They're open back and have a great sound quality for a rather cheap gaming headset. They are also very comfortable and light, but still robust.

  • I have some iTeknic IK-BH002 that were given to me as a present by my sister, but I have that same problem, where if I try to use the microphone on the headset, it only has an option to use it as hands free, and if I dont change the audio output from bluetoth stereo to hands free it just stops working the sound, and as you can guess the hands free audio output is so bad that it looks like you are listening trough a 1980s fix phone speaker. I wish I could see better what you did to configure those headphones to use microphone to, at 5:56 , just to see if I can do the same with mine.

  • exceedingly mediocre?

  • What's up with the subtitles from ca. 5:20 on? 😅😄

  • Hyperx cloud 2s being mediocre?? Bruh?

  • shp9500, if you know what I mean

  • I wish everyone who clicked on this video the most love, peace and abundance. You’re so much closer than you realize.

  • would love to see a comparison in 100-200 between headsets and studio headphones/decicated mic options

  • at 5:11 wtf 😳 back to 1960 level mic 🤣

  • @linustechtips Can you please do a video how Headphone equalizer work, Thank You!

  • The only viable option at that price range is the Coolermaster MH752. You are welcome.

  • tbh I like open backed headphones one of the big reasons why I like my AKG K701

  • HyperX is the best, say what you wanna say...

  • Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headset CDN$ 89.00 on amazon competes with all of these.

  • What's the diff. between the Razer Blackshark V2 and the Razer Blackshark V2 X?

  • As a Corsair HS70 Pro user I approve de recomenation. Probably among the best headphones I have ever used, even when comparing to my seinheisers or my d hyperx cloud 2. Just really good sound quality and above average wireless with next to no letency

  • Just avoid gamer tech. There are SO much better headsets for not much more, that are audiophile grade.

  • Did you just call the HyperX Cloud 2 mediocre?

  • Man, I was second guessing an $80 usb Mod Mic. Not anymore.

  • Still using my Sennheiser hd598

  • how is the audio technica headset so cheap for you guys? in europe it is 200€ and also audio technica is considered to be on the same level as eg beyer dynamics

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  • How is TB still in business? when i was in middle school i always bought TB because they were cheap and never had any of them last very long

  • I have the cheaper version of the razer headset, razer blackshark v2 X, and the mic is way better on mine! Absolute steal at around $60! Was just supposed to be a temporary headset, but im going to keep them. Super comfy, and excellent positional audio.

  • I own the Stealth 600’s, why have my friends never told me the mic sounds so bad? 😥

  • Where's the Logitech X?

  • Where's the Corsair option?

  • Corsair Void Pro - because everything else feels like a burden

  • They put the wrong script in the captions lol

  • thanks for the video, it helps a lot

  • Watched the video.. didn't notice the drop. Never used subtitles before..ugh

  • meh no Sennheiser in a sub 100 roundup? Guess its more expensive on the other side of the pond because here its ~80ish €uros.

  • Hyper x is the way to go

  • So I’m not the only one who sets their address as Beverley hills 90210

  • I find it mildly interesting that the cloud 2s got an "exceedingly mediocre" from you guys and were the favorite cheap headset of Dank Pods... Wish you had some H.E.A.R.S like my dude so we could compare with our own subjective opinion... Like obviously there's problems with that compression and filtering through whatever the audience has for audio, but I maintain that it's useful anyway

  • What about the pulse 3d headset? It is great value for money I think

  • Best gaming head(phones), cheapest to most expensive in a reasonable budget: Philips SHP9500, ATH-AD700X, DT990pro, AKG K712. All have pros and cons. Get a modmic or a desktop mic and enjoy being able to actually hear shit.

  • Uhm, why does this video have hardcoded black bars?

  • where are the HyperXs?! For example, the Cloud Alphas!

    • sorry i wasn't paying attencion on the end part because of my HUGE frustration

  • No hyperx than none of them are good trust

  • i think the turtle beach is the best

  • lol, no cooler master mh75x...

  • I was waiting for the disclaimer at the end advising to not buy any "Gaming" headset because they are all built like shit and the MIC is always garbage. Buying a gaming headset is like buying a single-use kitchen appliance. Total waste of money in 95% of cases. Spend your money better by buying a sub $100 audio grade set of headphones with a separate MIC which there are plenty to pick from on the cheap both to plug directly into the headset 3.5mm jack, attach via magnet or a table MIC. At least this way you can use the headphones for more than just games, instead listen to some music or watch movies with and you'll get sound that isn't ass.

  • Please do wireless roundup

  • HyperX Cloud 2 EZ Clap

  • Corsair’s headphone costs 300€ here… hella expensive

  • Why didn't you include Sony's Pulse 3D headset?

  • did anyone get subtitles about graphics cards?

  • There is Mpow Air wireless gaming headset for just 50 bucks, with great reviews from youtubers. Can't see any point of buying wired headsets for higher price

  • Um am I going crazy or was the 3080 thing in this video at some point and now it’s gone. How tf did they do ttat

  • How to choose a gaming headset?you don't, cuz they all suck ass. Get a decent headset without mic, then get a good mic separate. Pair it with a soundcard and you good to go

  • Watch the subtitles for this when they get to the Microsoft headset. They accidentally put in the 3080 stuff instead

  • Logitech G PRO X is really one of top headsets for acceptable price around 100 sometimes under depends where you buy then. Blue voice mic best

  • I will trust you guys with reviewing anything audio related, go watch Z Reviews or DMS

  • Wait, I need to know how much these are gonna indent my hair. That's why I usually aim for a self adjusting headset. Gamer hair is a serious issue

  • I wish these review could mention if a headset has included voice monitoring or not - it's a very important feature for a lot of people that is hardly every commented on!

  • Arctis 5 the best for the price

  • Yo wtf is going on with the under title its complietly weird it is about the 3080 or a pc idk but nice vid

  • Hyper X Cloud 2 is mediocre? News to me, I like them quite a bit.