A good game the headset can make all the difference when you team up online. You must be able to hear your surroundings and your allies with clarity, without one being overwhelmed by the other. No one likes sweaty ears either. Fortunately, there are plenty of headsets out there that fit the bill no matter what console, computer, or device you’re playing on.
If you’re looking to go completely wireless, check out our Best Wireless Gaming Headsets guide. Here are our favorite helmets with or with optional lanyard from 2021.
Update March 2021: We’ve added Audeze Penrose, Logitech G333, and adjusted pricing throughout this guide.
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