Best Headphones for Gaming (2020)

We checked out different headphones for gaming and found ourselves the top 5 that you might just like. And so, we confirm that the Bose QuietComfort 35 II is simply the best among the 5 of them. Read more below to see our reviews of the top 5 headphones that are very usable for gaming.

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Top Pick
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR – Black
COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work, Black
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Cardioid Mic - For PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - 3.5 mm Headphone Jack - Green
KLIM Fusion Earbuds with Mic Audio - Long-Lasting Wired Ear Buds + 5 Years Warranty - Innovative: in-Ear with Memory Foam Earphones with Microphone - 3.5mm Jack - New Earphone 2020 Version - Black
Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones (Black)
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Urbanears Plattan 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
KLIM Fusion
Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series
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Item Dimensions
3.2 x 6.7 x 7.1 in
5.6 x 2.9 x 5.7 inches
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
2.99 x 1.97 x 0.43 in
5.87 x 1.81 x 7.87 in
Top Pick
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR – Black
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Bose QuietComfort 35 II
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Item Dimensions
3.2 x 6.7 x 7.1 in
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COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work, Black
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Urbanears Plattan 2
Prime
Item Dimensions
5.6 x 2.9 x 5.7 inches
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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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Sennheiser PXC 550
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.87 x 6.69 x 1.55 inches
Price
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KLIM Fusion Earbuds with Mic Audio - Long-Lasting Wired Ear Buds + 5 Years Warranty - Innovative: in-Ear with Memory Foam Earphones with Microphone - 3.5mm Jack - New Earphone 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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Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series Stereo Headphones (Black)
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Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series
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Item Dimensions
5.87 x 1.81 x 7.87 in
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Best Overall

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II includes over 3 different levels of noise-cancelling and world-class audio with built-in smart features such as Alexa and a noise-rejecting dual mic system that works with in-game chat. We could argue that it is also the best wireless gaming headphones on this list (well that’s because it is the only wireless type on this article).

Pros:
  • Usable microphone for voice chats
  • Studio-level audio
  • Fits comfortably
Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • auto audio shifts that changes at awkard times
  • No software set-ups

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II flaunts style and substance altogether as a very fashionable yet sustainable pair of headphones. For gamers that prefer headphones over headsets, it is a hidden S-tier gaming headset in disguise because the mic compliments the superior sound quality.

Also, it features one of the most dynamic sound qualities you will ever hear, especially with games that include big-budget music and sound effects. Another unique characteristic of the QuietComfort 35II is the ability to shift volumes depending on what you are listening to. However, unless you turn it off, it tends to soften or even get louder during gaming moments when the scene either calls for more or lesser volume. And yet, this is still the best you can buy as headphones for gaming.

Best Value

Honestly, there are no stand-out features in the Urbanears Plattan 2 – but what it does have are ergonomics and strong build under a very valuable price.

Pros:
  • Great stereo
  • Flexible design
  • Strong biold for cheap
Cons:
  • no on-ear control panel
  • Still more fragile compared to more expensive ones
  • No configuration

You could just choose any headphones for gaming at this point, but we just want to tell you that the Urbanears Plattan 2  is the most value you are going to get. Not only does it sound really good when you are listening to some epic war music or indicating enemy positions in an online game, the Urbanears Plattan 2  is great for all-purpose headphones usage whether you are up for long sessions of gaming or strolling out to the open with your mobile phone, listening to Billie Eilish while reading on normie memes on Facebook.

Most Convenient

No one can ever get enough of the Razer Kraken and we wouldn’t lie to you when we say it is the most versatile gaming headphones around. It includes a retractable microphone in case you want to treat it as a casual sound device which technically converts the Kraken from headset to headphones. And we love it; so should you.

Pros:
  • Classic Razer colors
  • Amazing sounds
  • Can retract the mic
Cons:
  • Not too ergonomic
  • Cable isn't that tough

Gamers love the Razer Kraken not because of the brand ego but rather because of how adaptable it is in any given situation. It can be used for esports, casual play, listening to Spotify, spending your day on meme compilation videos or even just strolling around as part of your fashion. If looks could kill, then… the Razer is arguably quite loud but at least that screaming will kill you with its superior specs. These specs include 7.1 surround sound, clean mic quality, and of course, 50mm directional drivers. It still suffers from not being that ergonomic but it still checks out especially for people who like to flaunt their gamer vibes everywhere.

Best Earbuds

Earbuds still count for the Headphones category. And for that, we select the KLIM Fusion as the best in its region. Thankfully, these earbuds are very inexpensive yet retains most of the qualities from its bigger headphone counterparts.

Pros:
  • memory foam earbuds
  • Good stereo quality
  • Very cheap
Cons:
  • Not fall-proof
  • Coiling may lead to loose wires

KLIM Fusion is one of the few earbuds that use memory foam – which results in lesser drops from ears and even ear ache. The foams come in 3 additional pairs of all sizes. KLIM is also quite confident in their build. According to their official website, they “focused on building a product that lasts. 98.5% of earphones are still working after 6 months and 97% still operational after a year. We’re confident enough in our product to offer a 5 year warranty, something you’ll find is quite rare for electronics. This is a zero risk purchase.” Personally, not everyone in our team likes earbuds yet this is a major exception thanks to a lightweight yet very comfortable design. We wish every headphones were like these.

Best Stereo

On a debatable scale, Sony always makes delightful headphones whether they are the cheapest of the bunch or the most grandeur of them all. The Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series is one of those mid-range earphones that serve very well on video games.

Pros:
  • Cheap
  • Awesome stereo quality
  • Adaptable to games
Cons:
  • Not very ergonomic
  • Pads are a bit stiff

The Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series is a mid-range headphones that has one distinguishable feature: the stereo quality. Patrons love Sony when it comes to the sound department purely because of how competitive they are when it comes to audio products. As a result, the Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series does not hold back when it comes to near-audiophile levels of good sounds. For headphones this cheap, the added bonus 30mm directional drivers are customizable for any game or music that you are playing. In fact, the Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series is one of their best releases ever. And if there should be a standard in affordable stereo sounds, it is the Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series that should set that example.

What We Would Buy

Who said you can only enjoy gaming with just a headset? Headphones are great too and these items are what make them worth your while when it comes to a great experience.

Over everything else in this list, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II should be your top priority. And when it comes to affordability with the great value we highly recommend purchasing the Urbanears Plattan 2 or the Sony MDRZX110/BLK ZX Series. They may not be the most ergonomic but they are truly effective for video games. Next up is the Razer Kraken which can be described as “Casual travel headphones by day, ultimate esports headset by night.” And finally, if you like earbuds more than any other type, we would like to say that you better stick to KLIM Fusion.

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.