Shopping for a new headset can be overwhelming. There are so many options now from a whole host of brand names, ranging from the super cheap to the super elite. Well, we're here to help.
If you're on a budget, check out these picks for the best cheap gaming headset 2020. And "cheap" here doesn't mean conceding to live with cruddy sound quality; many of these give higher-cost headsets a run for their money.
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Turtle Beach Recon 70
Turtle Beach is still the biggest name in the headset game. With killer choices from under £30 up to more than £100, there's something for everyone in its range.
The Recon 70 is the lowest in the range, costing just £29.99, but that doesn't make it any less impressive. With great sound quality, a rugged build and comfortable fit, this should be your go-to if you look at no other options.
There are numerous colour options available, including choices intended for PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
Mpow EG3 PRO
Mpow’s EG3 PRO gaming headset is constantly applauded for its high sound quality and pro gaming aesthetic. It’s a solid choice for under £50, for sure.
With 50mm speaker drivers, a high-sensitivity microphone, breathable ear cushions and striking LED lighting on the outside, this is a great headset that’ll serve you well.
This one's also available in multiple colours, displayed through LED lights on the outside of the ear cushions. Nice.
HyperX Cloud Stinger
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a great headset to choose if you find others heavy on your head and neck, or if you need a cheap noise-cancelling microphone.
Weighing just 275 grams (9 ounces), you'll barely notice this HyperX headset during long gaming sessions with your mates. The mic features noise cancellation technology, so you can be sure that no one in the party hears anything in the background.
Turtle Beach Recon 200
If you want to make the step up from the basics and can stretch to £50 for your new headset, check out the Turtle Beach Recon 200, available in black or white.
Although more straightforward in design from the Recon 70, the 200 has higher specs. The headset features amplified stereo sound and bass boost for more volume and dynamics. Plus, with variable mic monitoring you can choose how to hear your own voice in party chat.
Mpow Air Wireless Headset
For complete freedom and versatility, check out the Mpow Air headset. It can be used wirelessly with a strong signal range, or you can plug it in to save battery.
The Mpow Air is the cheapest wireless headset worth buying. With a noise-cancelling mic, 2.4 GHz low-latency wireless connection and up to 17 hours' battery life, it's an incredible investment for around £60.