Best Wired Headsets for Gaming (2020)

We hunted down the top wired gaming headsets and we think the Razer Kraken is the best wired gaming headset on our list for its all-around performance vs price (which is awesome). Need more information, check out our top 5 wired headsets below.

Image
Top Pick
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone - For PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - 3.5 mm Headphone Jack - Green
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
RUNMUS Gaming Headset PS4 Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, Xbox One Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & RGB Light, Compatible w/ PS4, Xbox One(Adapter Not Included), PC, Laptop NS Game Boy Advance
HyperX Cloud Alpha - Gaming Headset, Dual Chamber Drivers, Award Winning Comfort, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices – Red
Sennheiser GSP 500 Wired Open Acoustic Gaming Headset, Noise-Cancelling Microphone, Adjustable Headband with Customizable Contact Pressure, Volume Control, PC + Mac + Xbox + PS4, Pro – Black/Red
Title
Razer Kraken
HyperX Cloud Stinger
RUNMUS Gaming Headset
HyperX Cloud Alpha
Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.9 x 6.7 x 1.6 inches
9.5 x 10.75 x 3 inches
7.48 x 7.87 x 3.54 inches
9.2 x 8.2 x 4.7 inches
7.48 x 3.54 x 7.87 inches
Top Pick
Image
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone - For PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch - 3.5 mm Headphone Jack - Green
Title
Razer Kraken
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.9 x 6.7 x 1.6 inches
Image
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
Title
HyperX Cloud Stinger
Prime
Item Dimensions
9.5 x 10.75 x 3 inches
Image
RUNMUS Gaming Headset PS4 Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, Xbox One Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & RGB Light, Compatible w/ PS4, Xbox One(Adapter Not Included), PC, Laptop NS Game Boy Advance
Title
RUNMUS Gaming Headset
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.48 x 7.87 x 3.54 inches
Image
HyperX Cloud Alpha - Gaming Headset, Dual Chamber Drivers, Award Winning Comfort, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices – Red
Title
HyperX Cloud Alpha
Prime
Item Dimensions
9.2 x 8.2 x 4.7 inches
Image
Sennheiser GSP 500 Wired Open Acoustic Gaming Headset, Noise-Cancelling Microphone, Adjustable Headband with Customizable Contact Pressure, Volume Control, PC + Mac + Xbox + PS4, Pro – Black/Red
Title
Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset
Prime
Item Dimensions
7.48 x 3.54 x 7.87 inches

Best Overall

Behold, the Razer Kraken – a heavy favorite in both our website and in the general gaming community. It is simply the best in the wired headset category because of how flexible and accessible it is for all gaming platforms. Even when just using it for music and content creation, the Razer Kraken surpasses any other known headset within its reasonable price range.

Pros:
  • Relentless surround sound
  • Good microphone
  • Accessible for any gaming platform
Cons:
  • Not that ergonomic
  • May be too heavy for some

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 Value

The HyperX Cloud Stinger makes a great budget gaming headset for the Xbox One. The Stinger edition is the cheapest of the bunch and still retains lots of value to make it a reliable headset whether you are playing a singleplayer campaign or an expansive multiplayer game.

Pros:
  • Great affordable price
  • Good audio
  • Light
Cons:
  • Just decent mic
  • Some struggles with adjustments

The HyperX Cloud Stinger is one of the 3 Cloud series versions. It just so happens that the Stinger is the cheapest of the bunch – and the best for budget gaming. Easy to use on any gaming platform, the Stinger is abundant in features while costing less; making this a highly valuable gaming headset at an affordable price. There is nothing much to say about the Stinger except that it has very good stereo quality with 50mm directional drivers, an ergonomic finish and a lightweight build. We do have to criticize about the mic, however – since it sounds quite muffled. But hey, it has noise-cancelling so that’s not so bad. Overall, buy this if you want an affordable yet effective wired gaming headset for the Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and mobile devices.

Best for Consoles

The RUNMUS Gaming headset is highly valuable for its very low price. Compatible with the PS4, Xbox One and the PC, this titanic gaming headset is a great all-around peripheral especially if you practice budget gaming. Its surround sound and good mic quality will make any console gaming come to life even more.

Pros:
  • Very cheap
  • Amazing mic quality
  • Good surround sound
Cons:
  • Fragile build
  • Thin wire

Console players highly recommend the RUNMUS Gaming Headset for plenty of reasons – mainly for its clear and crisp 7.1 surround sound speakers and good mic quality that is essential for team-based games. For the audio enthusiasts, you can even configure its own audio settings thanks to the 50mm directional drivers that come along with it. It is light on your head and light on your pocket. With a bit of sacrifice on the ergonomic side, the RUNMUS Gaming Headset is a bargain purchase that you will never regret.

Most Ergonomic

The HyperX Alpha may have a polarizing appearance but anybody who laid it onto their ears will all agree that the comfort is almost second to none. It is a great all-around gaming headset but if you are looking for the best kind that is all about overall comfort, the Alpha is the apex.

Pros:
  • Comfortable padding
  • Light build
  • Good audio quality
Cons:
  • Mic is a bit muffled
  • Thin cable

Gaming is better when you are at your most comfortable. Sometimes – and even a lot of times – you get those moments when the headphones become more painful than comfier. But with the HyperX Cloud Alpha, you can shake all that away. With dual chamber drivers that let you configure audio settings to your liking and memory foam earpads, you wouldn’t want to settle for anything less. It is a strong choice for pro gamers and a great option for ergonomic lovers.

Best High-End Wired

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CK4J1SW?tag=bgc05-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

If you prefer something more on the posh side, the Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset is the way to go. It includes all the essentials that make it a great gaming headset and further beyond. Do you need a highly reliable headset for competitive games like Halo or Gears 5? Then, the Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset is your ideal choice.

Pros:
  • Rich stereo quality
  • Good mic quality
  • Ergonomic and light
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • A bit heavy
  • Needs an adapter for Xbox One

Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset is a powerful tool that is not easy on the money. But the pay-off is shown once you experience it. Without a doubt, the Sennheiser GSP 600 wired Gaming Headset is a marvelous accessory for any gaming platform whether you are exploring a vast and rich open-world story-driven game, a linear platformer with an epic soundtrack or need a headset that is vital for any competitive game whether it is for shooters or even sports games. The Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset includes a flip-to-mute mic, a volume control wheel and a very ergonomic design with a flexible headband. Is it worth the expensive price? Yes, it definitely does. 

What We Would Buy

There you have it, the top 5 best wired gaming headsets. Of course, we have to pick the Razer Kraken as the best in the list since it is so strong in the many fields on what makes a gaming headset great. If you want something more affordable yet still very good, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a nice choice. And when you need a good gaming headset tailored for the consoles – whether it’s the PS4, Xbox One or Switch, your best choice should be the RUNMUS Gaming Headset – cheap yet powerful. But, how about a gaming headset that you can wear for hours without feeling any ear pressure? Well, that is where the HyperX Cloud Alpha is best at. And finally, if you want an expensive type that caters to all your headset needs, we have just the one for you: the Sennheiser GSP 600 Gaming Headset.

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.