Best gaming headset August 2020: This month's top picks for gaming headsets for consoles and PC

There seem to be so many choices for headsets nowadays. If you're struggling to choose one, check out our top recommendations for the best gaming headset August 2020 below, and find out which are the best for your needs...


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The best high-end wireless gaming headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro

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If you want the absolute best sound quality in your gaming experience, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro is a great wireless option for those with deep pockets.

The Arctis Pro is one of the few high-fidelity, lossless audio headsets around at the moment, providing some of the best sound quality you could ask for. The dual-wireless system ensures a rock-solid connection for total reliability.

The best high-end wireless console headset: Astro Gaming A50

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For elite performance on PS4 and Xbox One, the Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset is the best on the market right now, if you’ve got the cash to spend on it.

Although knocking on the door of £300, this striking black headset delivers everything you could possibly want from your game’s audio. It’s tuned specifically for gamers with Dolby Audio, with a two-year trial of Dolby Atmos included.

The best value wireless gaming headset: Corsair VOID ELITE RGB

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If you're after a wireless headset for between £50 and £100, the Corsair VOID ELITE RGB is one of the very best bets on the market right now.

With 7.1 surround sound allowing you to hear everything in super-high quality, this is a fantastic headset for the price. It also features extra flairs like customisable RGB lighting and plush memory foam ear cushions.

The best value headset for PS4 players: Turtle Beacon Recon 70P

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If I had to hazard a guess as to the most popular headset among PS4 gamers, I’d feel pretty safe placing money on the Turtle Beach Recon 70P.

The Recon headset is one of Turtle Beach’s finest achievements, and at under £30 in most places it’s one of its most affordable, too. Top quality, a whole range of colour options, and super comfort make this is a must-buy if you’re strapped for cash.

The best value headset for Xbox One players: Corsair HS35 Stereo

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The Corsair HS35 Stereo is another fantastic value option for console headset. Available in a range of colours, it is comfortable, durable and high-quality.

The HS35 has everything you could ever need in a headset, all for a brilliant price: the microphone is detachable, there’s an on-ear volume control and mute button, and the 50 mm neodymium speaker drivers deliver fantastic sound.

The best value headset for Switch players: PDP LVL40 Wired Headset

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One look at the LVL40 wired headset will show you that it's the perfect choice for Nintendo players, but there's more to it than just the complementary colour scheme.

The LVL40 is super lightweight and more compact than the majority of other headsets around right now, making it perfect for portable play. You can also flip the mic up to instantly mute it, which is handy.

If you prefer a headset with a detachable mic, we recommend the

PowerA Fusion


The best high-end wired gaming headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro

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Does it seem like we're repeating ourselves? Two versions of the same headset making it onto this list shows just how bloody good the SteelSeries Arctis Pro really is.

The wired version features arguably even better quality sound than its wireless cousin, thanks primarily to the included DAC unit. Combined with premium-quality speakers, the GameDAC provides some of the best game audio possible.

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