Best gaming headset 2020

Best gaming headset 2020: Our favourite wired and wireless headsets for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

Headsets are the quintessential gaming accessory these days. For party chat and hearing all the nuances of your favourite titles, it’s important to find the headset that’s right for you. We’ve pulled together our top picks for best gaming headset 2020.

From wired to wireless, stereo sound to surround sound, we’ve looked at the highest-quality, most feature-packed headsets for all kinds of budgets, from top brands like SteelSeries, Turtle Beach and Astro Gaming. Check them out below…

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The best premium wired headset: SteelSeries Arctis Pro with DAC

Incredible sound quality

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

SteelSeries produces incredible headsets in and of themselves, but what makes this a must-buy is the GameDAC unit included. DACs (digital to analogue converters) provide high-fidelity sound for gamers who value quality.

The ClearCast microphone features noise cancellation technology and is engineered for clarity. Everything about the Arctis Pro is meticulous.

The best premium wireless headset: Astro Gaming A50

The best in modern tech

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 array of features is too long to list, but essentially it has the best sound quality, the best design, the best customisation, and the best battery life. Goals.

The best wireless headset under £100: SteelSeries Arctis 1

Incredible specs for the price

SteelSeries is one of the best manufacturers of gaming headsets right now, with top-rated options available at all price points.

The Arctis 1 is arguably the brand’s crowning achievement of this console generation, offering elite-level wireless audio for under £100. It offers players up to 20 hours game time on a single charge, and features a detachable ClearCast microphone for use as wireless headphones.

There’s also an official Cyberpunk 2077 edition you can order right now – we’ve included a link here.

The best wireless headset for PC: Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero

Join the master elite

Turtle Beach has long been the go-to brand for everyday console headsets, but the Elite Atlas Aero proves the company can deliver at the higher end, too.

This headset is designed for PC gamers and streamers. It features 50mm Nanoclear speakers, a high-sensitivity microphone, 30-hour battery life and access to Control Studio software for fine-tuning audio settings.

Clarity and volume are the name of the game. Never miss a thing again with this elite wireless PC gaming headset.

The best budget headset for consoles: Corsair HS35 Stereo

A choice for everyone

For those of us quite happy to sit in the entry level and spend under £50 on a headset for our platform of choice, the Corsair HS35 is one of the best bets around.

Available in a range of colours to suit your allegiance or preference, the HS35 is a comfortable, durable, high-quality headset which delivers the essentials. The microphone is detachable, there’s an on-ear volume control and mute button, and the 50 mm neodymium speaker drivers deliver fantastic sound.

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André Pusey