As far as audio quality is concerned, headphones are always inferior to earphones as they bring out the oomph in game soundtracks. However, earbuds or earphones provide portability and flexibility that big and bulky headsets just can’t seem to achieve.
With cutting-edge technology, there are a couple of earphones making headlines for their quality and are starting to skirt around headset territory. Depending on your budget, gaming platform of choice and connectivity preference, here are the best gaming earphones that the Malaysian market has to offer.
Best wireless earphones for gaming
Price from RM175.00
The SoundPEATS Q30 PLUS Wireless Magnetic Headphones uses Bluetooth 4.1 with a connectivity range of up to 10 metres. That is definitely more than enough for you to play games on devices or walk away for awhile. As it comes with an in-line microphone, you can easily voice chat your teammates during in-games or when needing to AFK.
Lasting up to eight hours on a single charge, you will have enough battery juice for back-to-back matches. Moreover, another cool feature is that the earbuds can easily attach to each other magnetically. So, you can wear them around your neck when not in use.
Whether it’s the sounds of gunfire in a shooter game or your favourite tunes, you can count on the 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones for some great sound quality. The earphones are an audiophile’s dream-come-true as it features three drivers to produce tones that are extremely detailed and distinct from one another.
If you’re the kind of gamer that likes music to be turned up, you’d be pleased to know that the extra driver helps in producing distortion-free, loud music. This stunning pair of earphones also features a smart in-line remote control for volume control and a high-quality microphone so you can chat up with your squad.
We all know how communication is important in teamwork-based games. The HyperX Cloud Earbuds comes with a slim in-line microphone to allow for game coordination with your teammates easily. As it comes with three sizes of patented silicone ear tips to choose from, the earphones are designed for comfort which is especially important during long gaming sessions.
This pair of earphones is optimised for handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch as it features a 90-degree angled plug and a rubberised, tangle-free cable. More importantly, the audio output produces sounds that are not only bass-enhanced but also have crystal-clear highs, mids, and lows for an incredibly immersive experience.
As the Cooler Master MH710 Gaming Headset features a 3.5 mm cable, you can easily connect the earphones to your Xbox One controller. This durable pair of earphones features the exclusive Focus FX 2.0 Technology which lets you choose between clear highs, balanced mids, and immersive lows.
Enabling the Game Mode setting in the earphones will give you an edge in FPS games as you can hear the footsteps of your approaching opponents clearly. Furthermore, joining in-game chats will be a breeze with the earphone’s in-line microphone.
The Plextone G30 feature adapters to enable compatibility with a multitude of platforms which includes the PlayStation 4. It provides great noise isolation to produce clearer sounds by blocking most of the outside noise for a truly immersive experience.
A unique plus point to this pair of earphones is that it uses a detachable microphone so it’s closer to your mouth to pick up your voice more clearly. Besides that, the spheroidal in-ear foam design of the earphones makes it comfortable to be used for long gaming marathons.
Best noise cancelling earbuds for gaming
Price from RM380.00
Get your head in the game and drown out noises from the outside world with this Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. With active noise cancellation option enabled, the QuietComfort 20 can provide more than 23dB of isolation in the bass range. This translates to cancelling out rumbles that come from airplane and bus engines.
The silicone ear tips will sit comfortably in your ears while its small wings is designed to fit securely onto the cup of your outer ears. At the click of a button, you can activate the Aware Mode to throttle down noise cancellation, enabling you to instantly hear what is going on around you.
If you’re a member of the glorious PC gaming master race, the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 will bring all your gaming sounds to life, with an impressive bass to boot. Its aluminium housing makes for a very durable build quality. Plus, its flat and tangle-resistant cable is excellent for gamers who are on-the-go.
The pair also features an in-line microphone which produces crystal clear voice chat so you can coordinate with your teammates easily. Razer even included an adapter that allows you to plug in the earphones to older computers that has a separate microphone and headphone jack.
This Edifier P270 is a solid pair of earphones that won’t break the bank. It’s especially useful if you’re into FPS games as its sound output is very detailed so you will have better awareness in your game surroundings.
The P270 has a nice metallic finish that makes for an elegant and sophisticated-looking piece of hardware that’s suitable for everyday use. To top things off, the P270’s in-canal design creates a seal around the ears to isolate outside noises so you can game in peace.
The BeatsX Earphones is the epitome of comfort thanks to both its flex-form cable that conforms naturally around your neck and its earbuds that sits snugly in your ears. All it takes is five minutes of charging and it’ll last you up to two hours whereas a full charge gives you eight hours of playback.
BeatsX provides impressively well-balanced sounds across all the frequency ranges so you can enjoy the sounds that come from all sorts of games. You are getting your money’s worth as the BeatsX has impeccable wireless constancy so you won’t experience any connection drops and Bluetooth blips.
If you are looking for the complete no strings attached sound experience, then look no further than the SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones. The sound quality on this pair is simply excellent, boasting powerful audio and satisfying bass thumps.
This IPX4 water-resistance rated earphones feature ear tips that provide excellent grip and flexibility which are cut above the rest. On top of everything, the earphones are capable of playing up to five hours on a single charge. Otherwise, its portable charging case will provide you with two additional full charges which translates to up to 10 hours of battery life.
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