On this page, I’ll be reviewing a few of the lightest gaming headsets on the market, each of them weighing between 250 – 360 grams. The weight of a gaming headset drastically affects how comfortable it feels on your head, and in most cases the lighter the headset is, the more comfortable it will be. Some gaming headsets put more effort into achieving a low weight than others, hopefully this page helps highlight some of the options you have when looking for a lightweight headset. I have only included headsets from reputable brands such as Logitech, HyperX, Sennheiser, Corsair, Razer, and SteelSeries.
1. Razer Kraken X Ultralight
The Lightest Gaming Headset
The Razer Kraken X is the newest version in the Kraken series, and as you would expect it has seen some notable improvements. As the name suggests, the Kraken X is impressively lightweight, at just 250g it’s easily the lightest headset on this list.
Despite the weight loss, Razer have managed to keep the classic comfy ear pads as seen on the previous editions. Razer have always been great at providing multiple colours for their products, the Kraken X is available in Classic Black, Gunmetal Grey, and Mercury White.
The headset is hooked up with ultra-immersive 7.1 surround sound perfect for competitive gaming. Underneath the left earcup you’ll find some convenient audio controls including a volume slider and a mute button. Your friends will be glad to know that the crystal clear microphone is equipped with active noise cancellation.
When compared to the other gaming headsets on this list, the Kraken X is relatively cheap. So while it may be missing a few fancy features like RGB and wireless, the fact that it’s almost three times cheaper than some of the alternatives more than makes up for it.
- The lightest gaming headset available
- Relatively cheap
- Three colours to choose from
2. HyperX Cloud Stinger
The Cloud Stinger is the lightest headset HyperX currently make. Designed with comfort in mind, the Cloud Stinger is equipped with two XL memory foam earpads and a thick sponge headband, making the headset feel even lighter than it is. Uniquely, the earcups on this headset can be rotated a full 90 degrees, allowing you to angle them for the perfect fit.
This headset also comes installed with HyperX’s 50mm directional drivers, giving you the ability to adjust the audio to your preferences. Design-wise this is one of HyperX’s simpler designs as it sports a standard but ergonomic shape finished in a stealth matt black.
It’s important to note that this headset is currently less than $50 making it one of the cheapest headsets on this list. So if you are someone who is looking for something stylish and comfortable on a budget, the Cloud Stinger is an option to consider.
- Relatively cheap
- Chunky comfy design
- The lightest headset from HyperX
3. Logitech G733
The Lightest WIRELESS Gaming Headset
The Logitech G733 is part of Logitech’s Colour Collection, a collection of gaming products with unique colour schemes. It’s a high-end gaming headset that uses Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. The 2.4Ghz connection provides a wired-like experience without the hassle of cable management. The low weight of the headset (278g) paired with the unique suspension strap provides a comfortable experience for even the longest of sessions. Speaking of long sessions, the headset boasts a 29+ hour battery life giving it a 5 hour lead on the Arctis 7.
Logitech have equipped the headset with next-gen surround sound technology giving you clear and precise audio clarity. When it comes to competitive games, especially FPS games, surround sound headsets provide an undeniable edge against your opponents. On the back of the headset you’ll find some conveniently placed controls, including a volume wheel and a mute button.
The 6mm discord-certified microphone is both noise-canceling and detachable. You can use the BLUE VO!CE software to tune the mic to your own personal preferences, there’s even the option to use broadcaster presets from some of the biggest content creators around.
The G733 is clearly in the lead when it comes to customization. Not only are there 4 colours to choose from, but you can also buy custom headband straps as well as mic covers to personalize the headset even further. As far as I’m concerned, the G733 has everything you would want in a gaming headset. The low weight, lightspeed wireless, and customizable mic makes it a great choice for live streaming or content creation in general.
- The lightest wireless headset
- Logitech LIGHTSPEED Wireless
- 29+ hour battery life
- BLUE VO!CE microphone software
- Four colours to choose from
4. Logitech G432
The G432 and its previous models are some of the best-selling gaming headsets in history, while some of the older versions were a little lighter, the G432 makes up for that with its build quality and tech. The headphones are installed with 7.1 surround sound technology for 360 audio, this combined with the extra-large ‘sports mesh’ ear cups provides complete immersion.
The 6mm flip-to-mute microphone should produce a clear and consistent sound. You’ll find conveniently placed volume controls just behind the left ear. Although the earpieces are large, they can be rotated a full 90 degrees making the headset easy to store and travel with.
Overall, the G432s are a simple yet effective option for a lightweight gaming headset and are expected to be relatively cheap compared to some of the wireless alternatives.
- Simple and comfortable design
- 7.1 surround sound audio
- Flip-to-mute noise-canceling microphone
5. Sennheiser GAME ZERO
Coming in at 300g we have the Sennheiser Game Zero. The headset has ultra-soft triple-layered leather cushions, with a padded stainless steel headband. Everything is very circular on the headset, preventing any rigid angles from bothering you when on a long session. Like a few others on this list, the headset can be completely collapsed making it easy to store.
Comfort and sound quality are two features synonymous with the company. 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-canceling mic, hovering around 54DCB. It also has a handy auto-mute function, the microphone will automatically mute whenever you lift it up vertically.
When seeking out high-quality audio products, it’s hard to go wrong with Sennheiser. It’s impressive how they fit in all of these high-quality features, and still keep the weight down to only 300g.
- Triple-layered memory foam ear cups
- Auto-mute mic function
- Completely collapsible and easy to store
6. HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless
The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless is the second lightest wireless headset on this list. It’s important to note that wireless headsets are generally heavier due to housing a battery inside, so with the Cloud Flight coming in at 313g, it’s still incredibly light for a wireless model.
The wireless functionality of this headset is of the highest standard, it is installed with a 2.4Ghz lossless wireless connection and is host to an impressive 30 hour battery life. This headset also comes with a detachable noise-canceling microphone, allowing you to drop the weight even further when you don’t need to speak.
Like other HyperX models, the headset is also fitted with memory foam ear cups for improved comfort. If you’re someone who is looking for a wireless headset without the extra weight, the Cloud Flight Wireless has the best of both worlds.
- The second lightest wireless gaming headset
- 2.4Ghz lossless connection
- detachable noise-canceling microphone
7. CORSAIR HS50
Corsair’s HS50s are one of the heavier wired headsets on this list, but for what it lacks in weight, it more than makes up for in build quality. The HS50s are encased in a carbon black rugged metal shell for increased durability. The leather earcups and headband are both filled with memory foam for extra comfort.
The headset is extremely versatile, audio wise it’s installed with 50mm neodymium speaker drivers, providing superior sound quality with a wide range and accuracy for all users. The unidirectional microphone reduces background noise and enhances vocal clarity, it is also completely detachable. There’s also plenty of onboard controls, allowing to control volume and mute without hassle.
Specs wise this headset can do it all, and to add to this versatility it is also compatible with all gaming platforms. Being less than $50 as of writing this, the HS50 is a fantastic all-rounder with a low price tag, not one to overlook.
- Detachable noise-canceling microphone
- Relatively cheap
- Onboard volume controls
8. Logitech G Pro X
Professional Lightweight Gaming Headset
While the G Pro X may be the heaviest wired option on this list, the sheer amount of features they have packed into the product may just make up for the weight. Logitech have clearly spent those extra grams wisely.
Much like the G733, the G Pro X is equipped with the unique BLUE VO!CE technology:
“BLUE VO!CE microphone technology gives you a choice of real-time voice filters to reduce noise, add compression and de-essing, and ensure that your voice sounds richer, cleaner, and more professional. Get consistent, studio-quality, in-game vocal comms.”
The headset comes with an external sound card that provides the headset with next-gen 7.1 surround sound tech. Surround sound headsets are known to provide a considerable edge when playing competitive games, especially FPS games. It’s no surprise that this is the headset of choice for pro gamers such as TSM Bjergsen and G2 Jankos.
Logitech have constructed the headset with lightweight and durable materials, the steel and aluminum gives the headset a premium aesthetic. Another thing to mention is the generous amount of accessories you will receive with the device:
- Memory foam & leatherette ear pads
- Memory foam & cloth ear pads
- USB External sound card
- 2m cable with inline volume and mute controls
- Mobile cable
- Y splitter for separate mic and headphone ports
- Logitech Carrying bag
So although the G Pro X is on the lower end of this list, the long list of features is hard to ignore. It’s also important to keep in mind the 320g is still relatively lightweight when compared to some of the alternatives out there.
9. SteelSeries Arctis 7
At 354g the SteelSeries Arctis pro 7 is the heaviest headset on this list, but once again when compared with other wireless headsets, it is still relatively light. The Arctis 7 has been showered with praise from the likes of PC Gamer, IGN, and many more. It has a compact sleek design with AirWeave cushions, a ski goggle suspension band, and two colors to choose from.
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.
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. As mentioned the battery in a wireless headset is what causes most of the additional weight. This headset has an impressive 24 hour battery life to last even the longest of sessions, which for many would make the additional weight worth it.
For those looking for a high-quality wireless 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
The Lightest Gaming Headsets
All of these headsets are designed for gaming and weigh less than 360 grams. Hopefully this page has helped you explore the options you have when looking for a light gaming headset. Remember that while this list is ordered, none of these headsets are necessarily better than another, it all depends on your personal preferences! I would recommend choosing whichever headset looks the most comfortable within your price range.
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How to choose a gaming headset
The level of audio quality is something to consider when buying a headset. It’s important to ask yourself what you will be using the headset for. Some headset audio specialize in creating the best experience for in-game sound, and others specialize in a broader sound, allowing higher sound quality for mixed media. An understanding of the type of audio a particular headset is suited to is vital for getting the best experience for what you are doing.
In regards to microphone quality, you should once again consider your needs. If you are someone who will be using a mic to communicate with friends during a play session or for socializing, then a headset with a standard mic should fulfill these needs. If you are someone who is a content creator, a streamer, or a person who will be using the microphone in a professional setting, then investing in a higher fidelity microphone could be worth the extra cost.
In regards to comfort, you should consider how long you will be using a headset for. If you are someone who will only game for 1-2 hours a day, then a standard headset may be comfortable enough over a short period of time. If you are someone who plays for extended periods, then a headset that invests more into comfort materials could benefit you in the long run.
Although weight is an important feature when it comes to comfort, if the design or build of a headset is uncomfortable it can feel heavier than it actually is over extended use.
If you are someone who owns multiple gaming platforms, it’s key to find a headset that supports these, it will save you money in having to buy separate headsets for different platforms. If you are a single platform gamer then it would be wise to double-check the headset you are buying supports your platform.
Build quality and price
Build quality and price are two aspects that scale together, it’s simply a question of considering how much you are willing to pay for a certain level of build quality. If you are okay with paying for a cheap headset with the potential of having to replace it sooner rather than later, then that’s fine. But if you want a headset that will last you a long time, then you may have to spend a little more.