Best Earbuds For Gaming (2020)

We reviewed various in-ear headphones to find what we think are the best gaming earbuds for 2020. Overall, we think the KLIM Fusion are the best in terms of bang of buck, offering the greatest value per dollar spent. Want to find out why we picked them, check out our Top 5 earbuds below.

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Top Pick
KLIM Fusion Earbuds with Microphone + Long-Lasting Wired Ear Buds + 5 Years Warranty - Innovative: in-Ear with Memory Foam + Earphones with Mic and 3.5 mm Jack - New 2020 Version - Black
Marsno M2 Wired in Ear Headphones, Earbuds, Full Metal Earphones with Mic and Volume Control, High Definition, Noise Isolating, Deep Bass, Ergonomic Design &Crystal Clear Sound (3.5mm Jack, Premium)
TUNAI Drum Hi-Resolution Audiophile in-Ear Earbud Headphones – Powerful Bass and Lively Sound Stage with Improved Noise Isolation; Comfortable for Workout, Running and Great for Gaming (Shadow Black)
1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Earphones Hi-Res Headphones with High Resolution, Bass Driven Sound, MEMS Mic, In-Line Remote, High Fidelity for Smartphones/PC/Tablet - Gold
Linklike Quad Dynamic Drivers Air-flow Hi-Res Extra Bass Headphones Noise Isolating Wired Earbuds with Microphone, Lightweight Earphones with Volume Control 3.5mm Jack In-Ear Headphones (Bright Black)
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KLIM Fusion
Marsno M2
TUNAI Drum
1MORE Triple Driver
Linklike Quad
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Item Dimensions
2.99 x 1.97 x 0.43 in
6.7 x 1.5 x 4.1 inches
0.6 x 0.6 x 4.3 inches
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
4.24 x 0.66 x 0.63 in
Top Pick
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KLIM Fusion Earbuds with Microphone + Long-Lasting Wired Ear Buds + 5 Years Warranty - Innovative: in-Ear with Memory Foam + Earphones with Mic and 3.5 mm Jack - New 2020 Version - Black
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KLIM Fusion
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Item Dimensions
2.99 x 1.97 x 0.43 in
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Marsno M2 Wired in Ear Headphones, Earbuds, Full Metal Earphones with Mic and Volume Control, High Definition, Noise Isolating, Deep Bass, Ergonomic Design &Crystal Clear Sound (3.5mm Jack, Premium)
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Marsno M2
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Item Dimensions
6.7 x 1.5 x 4.1 inches
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TUNAI Drum Hi-Resolution Audiophile in-Ear Earbud Headphones – Powerful Bass and Lively Sound Stage with Improved Noise Isolation; Comfortable for Workout, Running and Great for Gaming (Shadow Black)
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TUNAI Drum
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Item Dimensions
0.6 x 0.6 x 4.3 inches
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1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Earphones Hi-Res Headphones with High Resolution, Bass Driven Sound, MEMS Mic, In-Line Remote, High Fidelity for Smartphones/PC/Tablet - Gold
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1MORE Triple Driver
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Item Dimensions
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
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Linklike Quad Dynamic Drivers Air-flow Hi-Res Extra Bass Headphones Noise Isolating Wired Earbuds with Microphone, Lightweight Earphones with Volume Control 3.5mm Jack In-Ear Headphones (Bright Black)
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Linklike Quad
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Item Dimensions
4.24 x 0.66 x 0.63 in

Best Overall

The KLIM Fusion is the best earbuds for gaming for many reasons: great audio, tight grip, strong yet lightweight build, and just all-around amazing for its price. It shows its true gaming colors once you realize how much more elaborate the bass and trebles are in-game.

Pros:
  • Memory foam earbuds
  • Fusion stereo
  • Strong build
Cons:
  • Still slips when sweaty

We could name you dozens of reasons to get the KLIM Fusion over any other earbud for gaming, but we’ll just break them down to the nitty-gritty. First of all, the buds are fitted with memory foam – the same padding used for high-end beds – in order to offer you the most comfortable pads for your inner ears – no matter the size. They even include 3 additional pairs of all sizes. Also, KLIM are quite confident enough in the Fusion that it lasts longer than “98.5%” of headphones; and so far, reviews are met with positivity. And then, of course, you have the exclusive “Fusion stereo” which is basically a broader quality stereo sound. These are just the icing of the cake – the rest comes with the performance – especially with music-rich games.

Best Value

The Marsno M2 is not just ergonomic, it is very affordable too. Usable even when your ears are sweaty and retains good stereo sounds, the Marsno M2 is more than just your regular earbuds – it blooms better in theater-like gaming experiences.

Pros:
  • Great stereo
  • Sweat resistant
  • Very cheap
Cons:
  • Thin cables
  • Earbuds pop out at times

Earbuds within the below $20 are usually the stock earbuds that come along with phones such as Huawei, Samsung and Vivo. However, these stock buds lack ergonomics and sound frequencies – causing some unwanted hearing issues. But with the Marsno M2, you can forget all those. Ditch those pesky oligarchal earbuds and settle with the M2! Even when it comes to gaming – be it mobile, console or PC – the experience is always great. Sure, it may seem more fragile than any of the earbuds on this list, but the Marsno M2 is a testament of quality earbuds in a very budgeted price.

Best Sweat-Resistant

Sometimes, we cannot help but sweat from the high-pressuring game. And if you are playing with earbuds, they may just pop out of your ears. Hence, the TUNAI Drum solves that problem thanks to its firm grip and sweat-resistant capabilities.

Pros:
  • Great bud grips
  • Fully sweat resistant
  • Amazing bass
Cons:
  • Thin cables
  • Cables tend to coil easily

The TUNAI Drum is originally meant for working out and outdoor activities but we discovered how effective the Drum is on gaming – especially the competitive scene. It is true; lots of multiplayer moments will have you sweating in pressure and heart-pounding clutches and the last thing you will ever want is your earbuds slipping off your ears because of the sweat – which is very common for any cheap earbud. But with the TUNAI Drum, even if you are sweating profusely, the earbuds will never go away from your ears unless you voluntarily (or involuntarily by doorknobs or any dangling obstacle) pull them off.

But is the TUNAI Drum only good for sweat? Not at all! In fact, it has one of the most boombastic bass ever – which makes it a delight to use for games with lots of shooting and explosions.

Best High-End

If you want a more luxurious set of earbuds, we recommend the 1MORE Triple Driver: complete with a MEMS mic, HD audio, deep bass and in-line remote.

Pros:
  • sophisticated design
  • ergonomic finish
  • Triple drivers
Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • More expensive than headsets with the same features

The 1MORE Triple Driver is like something your rich classmate or co-worker would buy. In fact, the 1MORE Triple Driver is like bling laced with earbud features – because it is THAT classy-looking. And if you are willing to pay for it, go ahead; although the price is mainly due to the sound designer of the 1More Triple Driver: Grammy-winning sound engineer Luca Bernard. It has lots of great features such as three drivers which have “two balanced armatures and a separate dynamic driver” which greatly enhance the sounds of anything you listen to – especially with video games. The design is quite ergonomic too since the earbuds are more oblique than just plain circle, which results in a better grasp on your inner ears. Overall, it is a very fancy pair of earbuds. Purchase only if you have more than enough money to save.

Best Bass

If you like more boom to your games, then the Linklike Quad is what you are after. Featuring HD audio, noise-cancelling and a quad diaphragm system, the Linklike Quad is a very powerful pair of earbuds that are best enjoyed on video games.

Pros:
  • Godly bass
  • Flexible cord
  • Lightweight
Cons:
  • Slightly expensive
  • Can't use MEMS mic for games

The Linklike Quad looks intimidating as it is with its sound quality. It features carbon fiber mycelium diaphragms which significantly improves the bass and richer details. Its bass drivers are packed with a dual dynamic system; in other words, double woofers and sound-absorbing holes.

The coating is shiny thanks to the aluminium alloy which results in a very light build – as if you carrying 2 pieces of feathers. It’s just a shame you cannot take advantage of its MEMS-powered mic which could have been vital for in-game chats though. And then of course you have a very ergonomic design that lets you wear it for hours on end without feeling any sting.

You can also toggle noise-canceling anytime – perfect for ambiance-heavy games and focusing on enemy movements. And lastly, the cable maybe thin but it is made of microfiber – which makes the cord more flexible even if you keep folding it multiple times. 

Overall, it’s a bass fan’s fantasy. Great for high-impact and sound-reliant games.

What We Would Buy

We had a great time reviewing the earbuds since they’re quite unorthodox to use for gaming. And yet, here they are and effective for awesome gaming experiences. Of course, we have to give it to the KLIM Fusion for its superb overall performance and build. And then, there is the Marsno M2 which has a lot of value for a very affordable price. Following up, the TUNAI Drum is best for when you need earbuds that do not slip easily – great for competitive games. The 1MORE Triple Driver was designed by a Grammy winner so no wonder it is expensive; but wow, the sophisticated features though. And lastly, the Linklike Quad is hands down the best with the bass. What you want to buy first is up to you.

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.