On this page, I’ll be reviewing and comparing the best white gaming headsets currently on the market. A high-quality gaming headset allows you to clearly communicate with your teammates while also providing crisp in-game audio. They often have surround sound which is known to significantly improve your situational awareness in FPS games like CSGO or PUBG. Lastly, the best gaming headsets put comfort as a top priority, they aim to be comfortable for both short and long gaming sessions.
I have only included headsets from reputable brands such as Razer, HyperX, SteelSeries, Sennheiser, Corsair, and Logitech.
1. SteelSeries Arctis 7
Heralded as the “Most awarded headset ever” the Arctis 7 has been showered with praise from the likes of PC Gamer and IGN, but is it really as good as its reputation proceeds? A common concern is that wireless headsets will have latency issues, thankfully the Arctis 7 has 2.4Ghz lossless audio promising ultra-low latency and zero interference. Battery life is another common worry when it comes to wireless peripherals, this headset boasts an impressive 24 hour battery life to last even the longest of sessions.
The Arctis 7 has cleverly integrated a chat mix dial, allowing the user to balance the audio of the in-game sound and audio chat separately. If you’re like me and you’re often using discord or skype while playing, the chat mix dial becomes a fantastic quality of life feature.
The headset has a compact sleek design with an elastic adjustable headband providing a flexible fit. SteelSeries promise crystal voice clarity and background noise cancellation from the retractable ClearCast microphone. For those looking for a high-quality wireless white gaming headset, you can’t really go wrong with the Arctis 7.
- “Most awarded headset ever”
- 2.4 GHz wireless
- 24 hour battery life
- Chat mix dial
2. Sennheiser GAME ZERO
Sennheiser are known for their studio-quality headphones, so when they set foot into the gaming world and produce a gaming headset, you can imagine the sound quality will be a top priority.
“With GAME ZERO we have gone back to where we started and completely rethought the concept of comfort for gaming. Our aim was to design the most comfortable and best sounding closed professional headset on the market. We think we’ve done just that.”
Comfort and sound quality are two features synonymous with the company. The XXL ear cups are made with triple-layered memory foam for extra comfort. Sennheiser’s custom 50-ohm transducer technology delivers the extreme clarity seen in their studio products. In the microphone department they hold up just as well, it’s equipped with a noise-cancelling mic, hovering around 54DCB. It also has a handy auto-mute function, the microphone will mute whenever you lift it up vertically.
Design wise, the headset is able to be completely collapsed making it easy to store, the build quality of all Sennheiser products are rarely questioned. When seeking out high-quality audio products, it’s hard to go wrong with Sennheiser.
- Triple-layered memory foam ear cups
- Auto-mute mic function
- Completely collapsible and easy to store
3. HyperX Cloud Alpha
Being both fighting game legend Daigo and Cloud 9’s Skadoodle’s headset of choice, the HyperX Cloud Alpha seems to be a strong pick for competitive gamers. This is likely due to the dual-chamber driver technology within the headset. The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing the player to clearly discern between the faintest of audio cues within the soundscape of any game.
When playing competitive games myself, I’ve found that some characters rely heavily on audio cues to counter or react to certain moves. With audio being so important for competitive gaming, the pros have to choose wisely when picking out a headset.
It’s built with an aluminum frame making it both lightweight and flexible. The microphone is completely detachable giving you the option to make the headset even lighter when not in use. Thankfully the braided aux cable is also detachable, so if there’s ever a case where the cable wears out, it can easily be replaced with another. If you’re someone looking for that extra competitive edge while gaming, the HyperX Cloud Alpha could be the right option for you.
- Popular amongst pros
- Detachable microphone
- Braided detachable aux cable
4. Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Logitech are known to create some of the most legendary gaming peripherals around, it would be wrong to not have one of their headsets on this list. The G933 Artemis Spectrum is packed with every feature imaginable:
- Pro-G drivers for booming bass and crystal-clear highs
- DTS 7.1 surround sound
- 2.4 GHz wireless for a solid, low-latency connection
- Multi-input connectivity lets you connect to multiple devices
- LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting
Unique to the G933 are 4 programmable keys on the side of the headset, using the G-HUB software you can assign these keys to whatever functions you want. Although a 12 hour battery life is the lowest on this list, it’s still reasonably high for a headset this powerful. Fortunately, just like the other wireless headsets on this list, you’re able to use the headset while it charges by simply plugging it into a USB port.
5. CORSAIR HS70
Corsair peripherals are widely known for their amazing build quality, and the HS70 Wireless is no exception. The headset has a sturdy “no creek” design allowing you to move and bend the headset without causing any damage or warping. Unlike some of the other headsets on this list, the HS70’s hosts a simpler design without any of the flashiness you often find with gaming products. It has a 16 hour battery life which is 8 hours less than the Arctis 7, fortunately, the auto-shutdown feature will save your charge whenever you’re away from your PC.
Its sleek sturdy design is coupled with 50mm Neodymium speaker drivers for powerful audio quality. Much like the SteelSeries Arctis 7, it also provides low-latency 2.4GHz wireless audio with an improved range of up to 40ft.
The Corsair HS70 is a simple wireless headset equipped with everything a gamer needs, if you’re someone who wants a quality headset without the bells and whistles, this could be the one to consider.
- 2.4GHz wireless
- Auto-shutdown feature to save battery
- Simple design
6. Razer Kraken Pro V2
Razer’s Kraken Pro V2 is their answer to a lightweight comfort option in their headset range. The new lightweight aluminum headband has extra thick padding providing increased comfort for extended play sessions. Razer have also equipped the headset with over-ear cooling gel infused cushions, they are extra soft and the cooling prevents your ears from getting too hot, once again another indication of the Kraken V2 being designed for long sessions.
The retractable cardioid microphone has reduced background noise allowing you to clearly communicate, you can use the in-line controls to adjust your volume on the fly. Audio wise, the Kraken V2 is equipped with Razer’s 7.1 audio software, the immersive surround lets you hear the finer details in whatever game you’re playing.
If you are someone like myself who values comfort for extended sessions, the Kraken V2 is certainly a choice to consider.
- Cooling gel infused cushions
- In-line controls
- Extra thick padding
7. CORSAIR Void Pro RGB
The Void Pro is another headset from Corsair but with a less subtle design than the HS70s, it’s the company’s answer for someone who wants a headset with a little more style while still remaining below $100. The headset has a sharp futuristic design that looks even cooler with the RGB lighting enabled. It’s large ear muffs are lined with a microfiber mesh fabric as well as memory foam to keep all head sizes comfortable. Just like the HS70’s, the Void Pro also retains both the Corsair build quality and the 50mm Neodymium speaker drivers.
It has an optimized unidirectional microphone with a small LED mute indicator at the end. The built-in Dolby 7.1 surround sound ensures that audio quality won’t be an issue, surround sound is great for improving your in-game awareness.
Overall the Corsair Void Pro is a solid wired headset with Dolby surround sound, RGB lighting, and a comfortable stylish design. It’s around $60 as of writing this making it ideal for anyone looking for a high-quality white gaming headset without breaking the bank.
- Relatively cheap
- Memory foam cushions
- Unique design
8. SteelSeries Siberia 650
For a wired option, SteelSeries also offer the Siberia 650 (formerly known as the Siberia Elite Prism). This is definitely an option for the more audio quality orientated user. The headset is built with rich 55mm speakers, and runs off of Dolby’s ProLogic IIx and surround sound technology. This stylish headset is fantastic not only for gaming but also for music and movies.
The Siberia 650 has a built-in EQ wheel on each earmuff, allowing you to easily rebalance the levels when moving between mediums. With spongy memory foam ear cups and a two-pronged suspension headband, it’s reminiscent of what you would see with high-end studio recording headphones. Each side of the headset is lit up with full RGB backlighting which can be customized almost endlessly.
For anyone who wants more than just a headset for gaming, not only does it look cool, the Siberia 650 also provides you with those extra sound options to cover all mediums and purposes.
- EQ wheel on each earmuff
- Memory foam ear cups
- Two-pronged suspension headband
Best White Gaming Headset
Remember that while this list is ordered, none of these headsets are necessarily better than each other, it all depends on your personal preferences! There are a lot of great white gaming headsets to choose from, hopefully this list has helped you decide which one is best suited for you. I would recommend choosing whichever headset looks the most comfortable within your price range.
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How to choose a gaming headset
When buying any peripheral, it’s important that the product is compatible with the type of system you own. If you’re a console gamer, make sure you are purchasing the correct version of your headset, some are exclusive to one system and some are universal, don’t get caught out. With PC headsets it’s important to make sure the headset is compatible with the inputs and operating system you’re using.
Of course, everyone wants their headset to be comfortable, but some of the headsets on this list go the extra mile. Before buying you should ask yourself if you are someone who will often be using the headset for an extended period of time, and if spending the extra money for additional comfort is worth the added cost.
Audio quality is a broad topic, not all headsets will be focusing on the same aspects of audio. Most gaming headsets will be aiming to provide the best audio quality for in-game experiences, while others may specialize in producing a more rounded sound, catering to mixed media such as music and films. It’s helpful to have a good idea of what type of audio is the most important to you.
Before considering the microphone quality, you should ask yourself what will you be using this headset for, will it be for gaming, talking to friends, creating content, or possibly all of those things combined. A microphone good enough for chatting to friends may not cut it for content creation for example. It’s easy to over or underspend when it comes to mic quality, when you find a headset you like, I would recommend watching some mic tests on Youtube before making the purchase.