Gaming headsets review: Head, set, go!

12 gaming headsets put to the test



In the range of headsets that we've discussed here, there are actually no models that will really disappoint. It is notable, however, that the three motherboard manufacturers still have a lot of work to do; the Asus, Gigabyte and MSI models were least convincing of all tested models. Gigabyte's H5 is very cheap, but if you're looking for an inexpensive headset, the Creative H5 Tournament Edition is better, in our opinion. That one just passes the bar for a Great Value award, but remember that the Kingston HyperX Cloud II is even better, and it can be found for just a few bucks more. It is of course not more than obvious that the Cloud II's Excellent Choice award is hereby renewed.

Still, it is not just a Kingston party, because three other headsets made a positive impression. The Roccat Khan Pro may not be cheap, but it is remarkably light and comfortable to wear, while the sound reproduction is of high quality, as our measurements confirm. It's okay if this costs a little more and an Excellent Choice award is therefore justified. The Logitech G433 also receives this award, as it produces very good test results. The SteelSeries Siberia 350 was able to convince us with its comfort, construction and excellent performance in games and music, with high spaciousness and surround. Here too, an Excellent Choice award is appropriate. This is also the case for the Corsair Void Pro, especially because it offers a surround-enhancing experience in games that few others can match. For music, it is better to search elsewhere.

For example, look at the Sennheiser GSP 350, which we would almost reward, but the high price and plastic finish combined with a somewhat underwhelming sound reproduction in games ensures that we limit ourselves to an honourable mention. This is also the case for the Kraken Pro v2 by Razer. This one would be a must if it cost twenty bucks less, because all-round it is a great headset without any real weak points, but at this price level we simply expect more.

Corsair Void Pro
Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Logitech G433
Roccat Khan Pro

SteelSeries Siberia 350

Creative H5 Tournament Edition

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