If you’re a fan of playing multiplayer games online, you’ve probably realized that it’s more fun to do with friends, but you can’t strategize and coordinate as a team without some form of communication. Chat is fine for some games, but for tactical or fast paced titles like Rainbow Six: Siege or Battlefield 1, voice chat is the only viable method. You could use a standard desktop microphone, but a gaming headset usually provides a decent microphone and headphones that will allow you to pick up on small, often overlooked audio hints so you hear the footsteps of the bad guy behind you before he has a chance to act.
So which is the best gaming headset under $50? Well, we’ve done some extensive research and put together a list of our top choices to help you achieve the ultimate goal: being the best.
Here are the best gaming headsets under 50 USD, valid as of May 2017.
|Product Name||Driver Size||Frequency Range||Compatible Platforms||Live Price|
|Razer Kraken USB||32mm||20-20,000Hz||PC, PS4|
|Sentey GS-4531 Symph||40mm||15-25,000Hz||PC, PS4|
|LOGITECH G430||40mm||20-20,000Hz||PC, PS4|
|HyperX Cloud Stinger||50mm||18-23,000Hz||PC, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U|
|TurtleBeach Ear Force Recon 50X||40mm||20-20,000Hz||PC, Xbox One, PS4|
All of these are impressive headsets for the price, and the specifications reflect this. That said, let’s jump right in with a more thorough review of each of our recommendations.