Top 5: best gaming headsets to bring your games to life
Love games? Then get ready to experience them in new ways, by investing in a decent gaming headset. Some of the best gaming headsets let you do more than listen in on the action. They even feature 7.1 surround sound to bring games to life. Here are five of the best. These are headsets guaranteed to transport players into the game world using some of the best headset technology available. With these, you’ll never see – or hear – your gaming collection in the same way again.
Tritton Warhead 7.1 wireless surround headset for Xbox 360 The Tritton Warhead 7.1 uses a strong 5.8GHz signal to ensure a seamless connection between console and headset with next to no interruption from other wireless devices in the vicinity. Its 50mm speakers deliver 7.1 Dolby Headphone surround, while two rechargeable and swappable battery packs ensures that the headset will never run out of juice in a single session. Separate voice and game volume controls lets you turn down the volume on online rivals to leave players free from distraction during online multiplayer.
Astro A30 wireless system – Astro Edition The Astro A30 is one of Astro’s more mid-priced headsets that still manages to offer full Dolby 7.1 sound for console and PC players. A Bass Expander mode gives extra oomph to the action, while voice controls lets players tweak how much voice is heard during play. The Astro A30’s come with three audio cables for connection to a variety of devices, and an inline mic for taking calls, and incredibly light and comfortable – handy attributes for marathon Battlefield 3 sessions.
Razer Chimaera 5.1 Billed as the “ultimate surround sound gaming headset” for Xbox 360, the Razer Chimaera has a lot of audio worthiness to live up to. The 5.1 channel Dolby Surround Sound headset can be used wirelessly for up to eight hours, and promises lag-free voice chats that are “Crystal clear”. Presets let players customise bass levels, while inline controls allow for easy volume control.
Turtle Beach X42 Turtle Beach claims its X42 headset is “engineered for gaming”. To put players att he heart of the action it uses what Turtle Beach calls 360 degree audio Dolby Surround, positioned from different angles for a more surreal aural experience. The result is a tailored surround sound audio experience like no other, making it perfect for playing games such as Dead Space 2, that make you want to jump out of your seat.
Plantronics GameCom 780 (PC) This chunky headset may be lacking a little in the style stakes, but when it comes to sound, the Plantronics GameCom 780 delivers. It transforms all audio into 7.1 surround sound, and is easily stored when not in use. The earpads fold flat for extra convenience. Large cushioned earpads make for a comfy fit, and strong cords ensure that the GameCom 780 will last well into the next generation of PC gaming.
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