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Apple AirPods (2nd generation) 2019

Wireless, In-Ear, True Wireless, Microphone, Bluetooth

£110.67

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GAMING HEADSET

FAQ

A good gaming headset is one that, like many other products, meets your exact requirements. The requirements most likely vary depending on the types of games you play.

For example, if you play a lot of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, then it might be worth considering a headset that can simulate 7.1 surround sound, so you get a more accurate sound picture of where your opponent is. It is also important to remember that price and quality are typically connected. Although some cheaper headsets can easily pull their weight, it can often pay off, in the long run, to invest from £90 and over. In this way, you get a quality sound image, good materials, and a product that is built to do well for many years.

Before buying a headset for gaming, there are several things that are worth considering. We have put together a small to-do list here with questions that you should ask yourself before you buy.

  • Will I need dedicated surround sound? Many modern games already simulate surround sound, but with a 7.1 headset, you get a more authentic experience. Especially good for people who play competitive shooting games.
  • How much does the headset weigh? Headsets vary widely in weight. If the headset is more than 400 grams, then it might feel heavy.
  • Is the headset comfortable? Many gamers spend a lot of time in front of the PC or console, so of course, it is important that the headset is comfortable to wear for many hours at a time.
  • How high is the impedance? As long as the headset is below 45 ohms, you should have no problems. Most gaming headsets run between 32 - 37 ohms. The impedance is important in terms of which machines the headset can work with, as they must be compatible. You can find headsets that go all the way up to, and above, 200 ohms, and they typically require their own amplifier.
  • Should it be a closed or open design? A closed design does not allow sound in or out of the headset, so you remain undisturbed while playing. An open headset typically has a bit more natural sound but also shuts out sound both in and outside of the headset.

There are several manufacturers in the market today who are incredibly quality conscious about their headsets. Some brands that are especially worth mentioning are:SteelSeries, Razer, HyperX, EPOS, Audeze, and AudioTechnica.

In the end, however, it is all about preference and what you personally prefer - especially when it comes to visual expression - but if you choose a gaming headset from one of these companies, then you can’t go completely wrong.

(Note: None of the above companies have done anything to be mentioned here. This is solely the writer's opinion after 20+ years of gaming as a serious hobby)

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