Best Cheap Headsets For Gaming (2020)

We researched high and low and found the best cheap headsets for gaming. In the end, we settled on the HyperX Cloud Stinger as the best among the top 5 in our list. Check out the rest of the cheap headsets below.

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Top Pick
HyperX Cloud Stinger - Gaming Headset – Comfortable HyperX Signature Memory Foam, Swivel to Mute Noise-Cancellation Microphone, Compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices
Logitech 981-000541 G230 Stereo Gaming Headset with Mic
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Cardioid Mic - For PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - 3.5 mm Headphone Jack - Green
BENGOO Stereo Pro Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, Xbox One Controller, Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Light, Bass Surround, Soft Memory Earmuffs for Laptop Mac Wii Accessory Kits
CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless - 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Discord Certified Headphones - Special Edition
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HyperX Cloud Stinger
Logitech 981-000541 G230
Razer Kraken
BENGOO G9000
CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless
Prime
Item Dimensions
9.5 x 10.75 x 3 inches
9.84 x 8.98 x 4.33 inches
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
8.3 x 4.4 x 7.9 inches
6.1 x 3.9 x 8.1 inches
Top Pick
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HyperX Cloud Stinger - Gaming Headset – Comfortable HyperX Signature Memory Foam, Swivel to Mute Noise-Cancellation Microphone, Compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices
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HyperX Cloud Stinger
Prime
Item Dimensions
9.5 x 10.75 x 3 inches
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Logitech 981-000541 G230 Stereo Gaming Headset with Mic
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Logitech 981-000541 G230
Prime
Item Dimensions
9.84 x 8.98 x 4.33 inches
Price
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Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Cardioid Mic - For PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - 3.5 mm Headphone Jack - Green
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Razer Kraken
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
Price
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BENGOO Stereo Pro Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, Xbox One Controller, Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Light, Bass Surround, Soft Memory Earmuffs for Laptop Mac Wii Accessory Kits
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BENGOO G9000
Prime
Item Dimensions
8.3 x 4.4 x 7.9 inches
Price
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CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless - 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Discord Certified Headphones - Special Edition
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CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless
Prime
Item Dimensions
6.1 x 3.9 x 8.1 inches
Price

Best Overall

The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a complete package of a gaming headset. It is cheap, it is made with high quality and it is quite ergonomic.

Pros:
  • Memory foam ear cups
  • decent quality microphone
  • Good stereo quality
Cons:
  • Mute swiveling doesn't work at times
  • Fragile when dropped

The HyperX Cloud Stinger could be described as an all-in-one gaming headset for cheap. It has most of what you need: a decent microphone that you can mute by swiveling, stereo speakers, 90-degree rotating memory foam earcups, a sturdy braided cord and 50mm directional drivers. It’s a great choice and a high demand in the gaming headset market so you should get yours right now before it runs out of stock.

Best Value

Now in a huge discount, we can say that the Logitech 981-000541 G230 has a lot of value for such a very low price. Great frequency responses, ergonomic ear cups and top quality stereo sound make this gaming headset a delight for both your head and your wallet.

Pros:
  • Soft ear cups
  • Lots of features
  • Great frequency response ratios
Cons:
  • Slightly muffled mic quality
  • Adjustments are a bit stiff
  • Standard cord

The Logitech 981-000541 G230 used to be quite an expensive mid-range gaming headset, but now the brand has dropped the ball. With a massive permanent discount, the Logitech 981-000541 G230 makes it into our list as a cheap gaming headset with the most value. So, what value are we talking about here? Let’s see:

It has clothed ear cups to avoid common ear stings after hours of usage, crisp stereo sound speakers, noise-cancelling boom mic, convenient sound controls, a headphone Frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz and a microphone Frequency response-50-20KHz. Now that is a lot of value.

Best Surround Sound

Behold, the Razer Kraken – a heavy-duty gaming headset that is light on the price. We chose the Kraken into our top 5 list because of the high-quality noise-canceling feature along with the clear surround sound quality.

Pros:
  • Signature Razer design
  • Amazing surround sound
  • Retractable microphone
Cons:
  • May be a bit too large
  • Ear cups are not too comfortable

When it comes to a good Razer gaming headset that does not demand a lot of money, you look forward to the Razer Kraken. It sports the signature neon green color that Razer is known for and has quite a large build. Nevertheless, despite its largeness, anybody can wear it with no problem. The Razer Kraken is great when it comes to the surround sound category – it utilizes a 7.1 surround sound quality for full gaming immersion. The Kraken also has a noise-canceling mic that automatically mutes when you retract it. It also uses a custom 50mm directional driver.

Best Microphone

Say hello to the BENGOO G9000: a flashy gaming headset that does not cost a lot. It is the best-selling BENGOO headset mainly because of 3 aspects – the stereo sound, the lit design and the microphone quality.

Pros:
  • Lit-up outer design
  • Excellent microphone
  • Surround sound speakers
Cons:
  • Slightly tacky outer design

If you need a good gaming microphone because the others you had were either too muffled or too broken like a ear-tearing meme, then you will want to have the BENGOO G9000. A lot of gamers are very happy with the headset because it packs so much quality content within a cheap price. What quality are we talking about?

The BENGOO G9000 is equipped with a pair of 7.1 surround sound speakers with a compact subwoofer, a 40mm driver, a noise-cancelling omnidirectional microphone and a very humane design using leather ear cups and light alloy frames.

It’s the choice for gamers that want good communications for team-based games or just for the sake of trashtalking the enemies in quality sound.

Best Wireless

Finally, we have the CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless – the best choice when it comes to budget wireless gaming. So, what makes this special compared to other wireless gaming headsets? Simple: low latency.

Pros:
  • Unnoticeable lag
  • Super sound quality
  • Spot-on syncing
Cons:
  • Polarizing design
  • Charging takes a while
  • Low-quality mic

CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless is a great budget wireless gaming headset because it has all the foundations of what makes wireless gaming great. Move over, Logitech – CORSAIR got this one covered. The HS70 SE, in particular, has all the right moves to make it worth your while. Arguably, it may not look very appealing but its functions certainly make up for the appearance. Most notably, the latency is very low with a 20Hz – 20KHz headphone frequency response. That means you will barely notice any lag at all between sounds and visuals; syncing is on par. Beyond the good latency, the gaming headset can live up to 16 hours but you can always use it while charging. Its microphone is detachable and the stereo speakers are surrounded by memory foam cups.

What We Would Buy

In conclusion, every cheap gaming headset mentioned in this page is good; it all depends upon your preference. However, if you ask us, we’ll go with the HyperX Cloud Stinger above all else simply because it is so ergonomic and fueled with lots of high-quality designs for a low price. The Logitech 981-000541 G230 makes a great choice for value because of the hefty permanent discount with so many features. Meanwhile. the Razer Kraken is the best choice for when you need a high-tier surround sound quality while on a budget. Contrastingly, there is the BENGOO G9000 – a perfect choice for when you need a utility gaming headset with a high-quality mic. Lastly, the CORSAIR HS70 SE Wireless is a great option if you generally do not like wires scattered around.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.