Gaming has become a bigger and bigger part of our daily lives in the last two decades. Before the recent era of gaming, most gaming was done in arcades. After that, we moved to the era of consoles where, if your parents had a few hundred dollars and you were a persuasive child, you would be able to talk them into getting you a system of your very own to play on. Then, with the design and completion of the Gameboy, we entered a mobile world of gaming. This lead to a need for a way to listen to the music of the game while on the go, being able to actually hear our games without holding our ears up to the system or device.
Before we get too deep into the examination of the available options, let’s first take a look at what will be out there, a simple look at the gaming earbuds that are available to us on the market this very moment. Below, you will find a table that will allow us to do just that. Here are the best gaming earbuds 2017, handpicked by experts.
|Name||Microphone Included||Systems Compatible|
|Sentey Bullex Gunmetal Earbuds||In-line microphone||3.5mm|
|Turtle Beach Call of Duty Black Ops II Elite Mobile Gaming Earbuds||In-line microphone||PS Vita|
|Mad Catz E.S Pro 1 Gaming Earbuds||Attached microphone||All common systems|
|Playstation Vita In-Ear Headset||Integrated microphone||PS Vita|
|FKANT Portable Wired In-Ear Stereo Bass Gaming Headphones||In-line microphone||3.5mm|
|Dostyle In-Ear Earbuds Headphones||In-line microphone||3.5mm|
|KWORLD Mobile Gaming and Music Enhanced Bass Headphone S28||No microphone||3.5mm|
|Esonstyle Bluetooth V4.1 Sports Headset||No microphone||Bluetooth|
|AUKAY Sport Earbuds Stereo Bass 3.5mm||In-line microphone||3.5mm|
|Honstek In-Ear Earbud Headphones X6||In-line microphone||3.5mm|
We have made immense steps forward in sound in gaming, and eventually, in communication. When I was young, the sounds of video games were mostly bloops and beeps (I grew up in the NES era). Shortly thereafter, when the Super Nintendo became common, we moved into technology that actually allowed for MIDI files, and with that, we began to get an inkling of just what the future of music in video games might be. I’m reminded of the epic music that was showcased in games like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI on the Super Nintendo, both games that had music that remains some of the most moving in gaming; they showed us where the music of video games was heading.
As multiplayer becomes more and more common and more and more important to making a decent game, you’re going to find that having gaming earbuds with a built-in microphone can be something great for you and your gaming experience. Being able to communicate with teammates with ease, rather than trying to navigate ‘team chat’ wheels with complex controls, may well be the difference between a victory and a crushing defeat, depending on the video games that you are playing.
My point is that when you’re looking to get the best out of your gaming experience, when you’re looking to be sure that you can enjoy the sounds and music of the game and even talk to your teammates, you’re going to likely want to invest in the best gaming earbuds 2017 produced. With the above table, we’ve gotten a good overview of what these products have to offer, so now it’s time to take a bit more of a specific look at each product and what they will be able to do for you and your gaming needs.