Choosing the right gaming peripheral can be a tedious job. You need to check for tends of things like quality, comfort, noise-cancellation, sound clarity, and the response. Above all, these accessories, be it a gaming mouse or a keyboard, should give you the best gaming experience. And the same rings true of gaming headphones as well.
Similar to most gaming peripherals, headsets are available across a wide price bracket. You can find headsets priced as less as Rs. (boAt Rockerz 510) and they can go as high as Rs 20,000 (SteelSeries Arctis Pro).
Worry not, we are not going up the entire price range. Here, we are just going to list some of the best gaming headsets out there in India priced under Rs 5,000. These will help you get the best gaming experience.
Starting at the top are the Corsair HS50 headsets. If you're looking for a gaming headset that balances both quality and performance, this is the headset you should get. This one packs large cans that not only look great but are also comfortable to wear. To add to it, the pair is made of faux-leather, which only adds to its sleek looks.
Furthermore, the small volume dial is on the cup itself. So, yeah, you do not have to press the buttons to tweak the volume. All you have to do is roll up the dial, and that's about it. And that's not the end of the story. There's a nifty toggle button that turns the microphone off when not in use.
Coming to the sound quality, the Corsair HS50 sounds great with booming bass. As per the folks at Tech Radar, the HS50 delivers precise highs and solid, which adds to the gaming experience.
Apart from that, a cable with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack hooks the headphone to just about any gaming platform such as your phone, PC, or a simple game consoles.
User reviews have been great so far for this product, with many users praising it for its comfort, robust build, and as well as for its clear sound signature. If you have the budget for it, this is the one you should get.
Another popular gaming headset with a cool look is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Though it's an entry-level accessory in the HyperX line-up, the good thing is that it doesn't look cheap and plasticky. Instead, it packs a premium matte look, which is not only comfortable, all thanks to the faux leather ear cups and headband padding. Furthermore, these are stereo headsets meaning that you can find and sense the direction of your enemies simply from the sound.
However, the HyperX Cloud Stinger doesn't offer any inline controls much like the above headphone. On the upside, there's a slider on the right earcup that lets you tweak the volume.
When it comes to sound quality, users have had good things to say about it and its clear and precise sound. Apart from that, the ear cups pack memory foam, which makes them ideal for long gaming sessions.
Last but not least, it comes with a long cable that lets you do the cable management as per your preference.
The one thing that separates the Redgear HellFury from the above two headsets is that it comes with an inline remote. With it, you no longer have to shuffle with the controls on your earcup. Instead, you can tweak the volume or mute the volume, all from the inline remote. To add to it, the HellFury comes with 7.1 surround sound meant to give you an enhanced sound experience.
The best part is that these headphones look premium for its price. The ear cups are comfortable, and the headband is flexible as well. And yeah, you also get a retractable microphone, and customizable LED lighting is the cherry on top.
These headsets have a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5, and many users have commended these headsets for the surround sound, noise-cancellation for the price.
The Cosmic Byte G1500 Gaming Headset boasts of an incredible 7.1-channel surround sound and a pretty cool design. On the one hand, you have a top-notch sound that removes distraction, and on the other hand, you have a noise-reduction mic that lets your game communication to be as clear as possible. Furthermore, the mic is flexible, and you can adjust the mic as per your convenience and is movable in any direction.
The LEDs light up in around seven different colors, and though you can't see the colors yourself, they look cool. And similar to the Corsair HS50, there's a volume slider below the left earcup. And not only that, but you also get control for vibration.
Last but not least, the Cosmic Byte G1500 is lightweight, which makes them extremely comfortable to wear even for long gaming sessions. Moreover, the wire is braided, making it both durable and sturdy. On the downside, the RGB lighting effects are switched on by default. You won't be able to switch them off or customize them as per your preference.
Another well-built headset is the Kotion Each G2000. These are budget headsets that come with the usual bells and whistles like good sound quality and satisfying bass. Plus, the microphone is up to the mark, and you'll be able to easily communicate with your team members should you choose to buy these. Apart from that, there's an option to toggle the mic switch on and off.
Furthermore, the earphones are well-cushioned and comfortable. However, the ear cups are non-breathable. So, if you live in a hot climate, you might want to consider this.
Plus, the Kotion Each G2000 headset does comes with LED lighting. However, they can be a tad too dim.
The boAt Rockerz 510 may not have flashy features such as surround sound or RGB lighting. However, it does excel in two categories - comfort and looks. And to add to it, the Rockerz 510 are wireless headsets that will let you enjoy your gaming without any hassles of adjusting wires and the likes. Plus, all the volume controls are at the ear cup itself, which is the cherry on top.
These headsets deliver one of the best sound quality for its price. The bass is balanced with good noise cancellation. And well, all the 60% positive reviews out of the six thousand reviews (at the time of writing) proves the point.
The good thing about the Rockerz 510 is its weight. It's light, which makes it convenient to use it for long gaming sessions. At the same time, the 10-hour long battery life and its lag-free experience is the added bonus.
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