Buying the correct headset for PC or gaming console can really help to boost your gaming experience. The importance of high-quality audio in games cannot be understated as it will it determine the level of immersive-ness when paired with good graphics.
There are three major advantages of a gaming headset over a speaker system. First is the cost taken into account as even the best gaming headsets are a fraction of the cost of high-end speaker systems.
Second is the ability to play your games at full volume without bothering others. And third is the minimal amount of space required to house your headset in comparison to a speaker system.
For those keen to enhance their gaming sound system, we’ve listed some of the best gaming headsets available on the Malaysian market today.
Pulse 7 Gaming Headset (7 Colour Lighting) By Armaggeddon
If you’re on a tight budget, we’ve also included the best budget gaming headphone in the form of the Pulse 7 Armageddon.
Armageddon is a Singapore-based tech company which specializes in gaming peripherals and is a sister company to the well established Sonic Gear and Power Logic.
What you’ll get for your money is a comfortable headphone set with a foldable microphone that provides solid audio performance on par with higher priced mid-range gaming headsets. There’s even a little bling added in the form of RGB lighting effects.
Like other products in ASUS’s ROG series, the Centurion 7.1 is a beast made exclusively to fulfil the needs of hardcore gamers. It features true 7.1 surround sound with 10 discrete drivers and active noise cancelling for clearer microphone communications. There's also full audio control using Sonic Studio as well as HIFI Grade ESS headphone amplifier.
Out of the box, the ASUS Centurion is truly a unique and gorgeous sight to behold which will make you the envy of your friends. This product is especially suited for FPS (first person shooter) where directional sound quality may make a difference between winning and losing the game.
Be warned though, as the setup is a bit complicated due to the variety of options and settings that come with this kit.
If you’re a PC gamer who needs total control of the game’s sound output, the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 programmable wireless gaming headset may be the right choice for you.
Not only is the headset extra comfortable to wear, but the use of 50mm drivers ensures superior sound quality whether on consoles or PC games. Out of the box, there is a wide range of Preset settings which should fulfil most of your audio setting needs. If you want, there are custom settings that can be programmed in or downloaded from the Turtle Beach Website.
As a wireless headset, the PX3 boasts a 15-hour continuous usage time on a single full charge, in which the battery can be charged while in use to ensure you don’t have to stop playing.
By putting excellent audio performance and comfort first, the Logitech G Pro wins with its premium sound quality for the discerning gamer, on top of its RGB lighting cues that can be customized for a seamless gaming experience.
What you’ll get is a subtle but comfortable headset with superior sound performance. This is all thanks to the incorporation of the latest Pro GTM audio drivers with Dolby Surround Sound 7.1 and Dolby Atmos support.
Moreover, the G Pro can be used wirelessly via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection or as a wired headset via detachable cable. It can connect using USB or RCA output and is compatible with a wide range of devices including PCs, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360. In wireless mode, the built-in batteries can last up to 12 hours of continuous usage.
The Steel Series Siberia 840 is one of the best Bluetooth wireless headsets on the market today. For starters, you’d get superior closed-back earcups and audio output of supreme clarity and accuracy in full Dolby Pro Logic, all of which are important traits favoured by gamers.
Controls are physically available on the sides of the headset for quick accessibility. It's compatible with PC as well as most modern consoles including XBOX and PS4. For Nintendo Switch users, the Siberia 840 is compatible with your console in mobile mode using the 3.5mm cable.
The steel series is provided with two hot swappable li-ion batteries for uninterrupted wireless play although it can be connected in wire form using the supplied analog cable which also supports a separate aux input. The Siberia 840 is well suited to multiplayer FPS such as CSGO.
The Razer Man O’War is one of the quickest and easiest wireless USB gaming headsets to set up and use straight from the box. Its large ear cups are well padded for hours of nonstop use and offer high fidelity gaming audio through extra-large 50 mm custom-tuned drivers.
The sound quality is especially great for multiplayer battle royale games such as PUBG and Destiny 2 where audio clarity is an important gaming factor. Enjoy its wireless range of 12 meters which can be extended to 14 meters with an extender. Additionally, there’s also some added bling with the customizable Chroma RGB lighting on this headset.
If fantastic 7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound is what you require, then look no further as Kingston’s HyperX Cloud Revolver S is equipped with plug and play audio technology, which delivers excellent surround sound through its next-gen 50mm directional drivers.
Priced somewhere in the midrange of high-end gaming headsets, it proves to be a good value for money as it comes with memory foam padding for greater comfort during long gaming sessions.
Meanwhile, the built-in microphone is equipped with digitally enhanced noise cancelling mic by Teamspeak and Discord. In terms of design, the HyperX Cloud Revolver is rather subdued which is great for those who don’t want to draw too much attention to themselves.
Corsair has updated their award-winning gaming headset, the HS50, with the introduction of their latest HS70 to include wireless connectivity and virtual sound capability.
Coming with Corsair CUE suite of software, the set is one of the most complete gaming headset systems on the market.
Other notable features include tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers which deliver wide sound range and accuracy, a fully detachable microphone and a long-lasting rechargeable battery that lasts for 16 hours on nonstop usage.
Creative has successfully carved a niche by producing high-quality audio products for PCs which have made them a trusted brand for many years, and the Soundblaster H7 Tournament Edition is a new addition to the brand’s legacy.
The H7 combines comfort, durability and Hi-fi audio for a totally immersive gaming experience. It features a built-in USB DAC, 50mm full spectrum drivers, and a detachable flexible mic as well as a full range of controls for the audio output.
There’s even an analog mode to allow users to replicate the original signature of the audio. The USB DAC of the H7 is particularly useful for further boosting your built-in soundcard in your laptop.
SteelSeries is well renowned in the gaming community for its pristine audio. The Steel Series Artic Pro in particular, comes with Game DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor) which enhances the sound of your PS4 or PC.
Connectivity is via USB. The ESS Sabre DAC and Amp along with the 40mm drivers provide the unsurpassed audio quality and is the reason why the Artic Pro is Certified as a Hi-Res Audio System.
Built to be comfortable for long sessions of usage, this pair of headphones is also suited to listening to music in high degrees, apart from playing games.
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