Best gaming headset

Find out which is the best gaming headset for your needs with our gaming headset buyers guide, including models from Corsair, EPOS and Roccat.

Best gaming headset

Which is the best gaming headset? That’s what we’re here to answer with our comprehensive list of the best options from budget, wired options all the way through to premium wireless models.

A gaming headset is an essential tool for getting the most from your gaming PC, whether you’re looking to optimize your competitive gaming setup, get great audio for your home office, or just want a comfortable way to take in your favorite games or tunes.

We’ve tested all these headsets thoroughly at features such as whether the headset is wired, wireless, or has Bluetooth, whether the microphone is removable, and if many buttons and controls are included. We also assess the comfort, ease of use, accessibility of functions, battery life, and of course sound quality of both the headphones and the microphone.

Here are the best gaming headsets in 2023:

1. EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 300

The best stereo gaming headset is the EPOS GSP 300.

Epos Sennheiser GSP 300 gaming headset black and blue

The GSP 300 is not a stylish headset and its large non-removable microphone means it’s no good for use as a travel headset/headphones as well as gaming. However, it’s very comfortable and light, making it great for long gaming sessions. Its microphone is also class-leading for sound quality and very convenient to deploy and stow away. The large volume control is also easy to use too. All that and the headphones sound good too. It’s just a basic stereo headset so needs a sound card for input and output, but for the money it’s a steal, as we explain further in our full EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300 review.


  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Great sound quality


  • Fussy design
  • Quite bass-heavy sound
  • Fixed cable

Epos | Sennheiser GSP 300 specs:

Connections 3.5mm analog jack
Frequency range 15-26,000Hz
Sensitivity / sound pressure level 113dB
Microphone frequency response 10-24,000Hz
Microphone sensitivity -41dBV/Pa
Weight 266g
Extras Earcup-mounted volume wheel

Price: Expect to pay $50 / £50.

2. Roccat Elo X Stereo

The best budget gaming headset is the Roccat Elo X Stereo.

Roccat Elo gaming headset on white background

The Roccat Elo X Stereo makes for a really compelling gaming headset for the money. It’s comfortable to wear, has all the essential features you’ll need, and offers a sound that, although a little bass heavy, is basically fine and certainly clear enough for gaming. For just $37 USD / £37 GBP, it offers great value, making it our top choice if you want to buy a truly low-cost gaming headset. Find out more in our full Roccat Elo X Stereo review.


  • Comfortable lightweight design
  • Easy-going sound
  • Fantastic value


  • Tethered cable
  • Dull design
  • Few features

Roccat Elo X Stereo specs:

Connections 3.5mm stereo
Frequency range 20-20,000Hz
Sensitivity / sound pressure level Not stated
Microphone frequency response Not stated
Microphone sensitivity Not stated
Weight 304g
Extras Removable mic

Price: Expect to pay $37 / £37.

3. Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE

The best premium wireless gaming headset is the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE gun metal

The Virtuoso SE earns its place on our best headset list thanks to its premium aluminum-clad build and exceptional sound quality. The 20-40,000Hz range of its headphones provides superb clarity with plenty of bass, bringing game, music, and video to life, whether you’re using it in stereo or virtual surround sound modes. Wireless convenience means you don’t have to worry about wire tangle and the mic is removable too. Find out more in our full Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE review.


  • Superb sound quality
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent build quality


  • Headband cushion could be thicker
  • Expensive
  • 7.1 surround sound makes music sound poor

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE specs:

Connections 2.4GHz wireless, USB charging and audio, 3.5mm analog jack
Frequency range 20-40,000Hz
Sensitivity / sound pressure level 109dB
Microphone frequency response 100-10,000Hz
Microphone sensitivity -42dB
Weight Weight: 308g (288g without boom mic)
Battery life 20hrs wireless
Extras Aluminum construction, removable microphone

Price: Expect to pay $270 / £220.

4. EPOS H3Pro Hybrid

The best travel gaming headset is the EPOS H3Pro Hybrid.

EPOS HyPro Hybrid wireless gaming headset green and gold

The EPOS H3Pro Hybrid is in many ways as good as the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE just as a gaming headset but what really elevates this headset is its hybrid travel functionality. While both headsets have Bluetooth connectivity and removable mics, allowing them to function more like a set of travel headphones, the H3 Hybrid Pro also includes active noise canceling (ANC) for greatly reducing external noise.

This can be useful in noisy shared office spaces or when you want to drown out the noise of your family or housemates while gaming but really comes into its own when using this headset while traveling. It’s every bit the rival to premium travel headphones for audio reduction, comfort and sound quality. Find out more in our full EPOS H3Pro Hybrid review.


  • Superb sound quality
  • Removable boom mic
  • Internal mic for travel use
  • Includes ANC


  • Expensive
  • Unresponsive volume wheel
  • Slightly awkward headband adjustment

EPOS H3Pro Hybrid specs:

Connections 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, USB-C charging and audio, 2.5mm analog jack
Frequency range 20-20,000Hz
Sensitivity / sound pressure level 116dB
Microphone frequency response 100-7,500Hz
Microphone sensitivity  -20dB
Weight 308g (288g without boom mic)
Battery life 30hrs wireless (19hrs with ANC), 38hrs Bluetooth (22hrs with ANC), 29hrs with 3.5mm cable (19hrs with ANC)
Extras Detachable mic arm, mic arm joint cover plate, secondary internal mic, smart button, USB-A extension cable, USB-C cable, active noise cancelling (ANC)

Price: Expect to pay $270 USD / £190 GBP.

5. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023)

The best esports gaming headset is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023).

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro 2023

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) is a no-holds-barred wireless esports gaming headset. Its lightweight, comfortable, sounds great, and has a top-quality microphone for clear voice comms. Its mic is also removable and you get Bluetooth connectivity too. Its key feature, though, is the game-optimized sound profiles that have been tweaked by professional players of Apex Legends, CSGO, Valorant and more. The modes automatically engage when playing each game and you can tweak them yourself too. Find out more in our full Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) review.

  • Useful 2.4GHz and Bluetooth wireless connections
  • Smart design
  • Decent sound quality
  • Long battery life


  • No wired connection
  • Expensive
  • No internal microphone

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) specs:

Connections 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, USB-C charging
Frequency range 18-28,000Hz
Sensitivity / sound pressure level 100 dBSPL / mW @ 1 kHz by HATS
Mic frequency response 100 Hz – 10 kHz
Mic sensitivity 42 ± 3 dBV / PA, 1 kHz
Weight 320g
Battery life 70 hours on 2.4GHz wireless, 90 hours on Bluetooth
Extras Detachable mic arm, USB-A extension cable, sound profile button, mic mute button, auto power off, game-specific sound profiles

Price: Expect to pay $270 / £190.

Found the best gaming headset for your needs? Why not complete your setup by looking at our choice of the best gaming mouse or the best gaming keyboard.