Best headset for NBA 2K21

Best headset for NBA 2K21: Hear every squeak and bounce with these top gaming headsets

NBA 2K21 is just around the corner, and you’re gonna want to hear everything on the court to get the edge. To that end, here are five picks for the best headset for NBA 2K21 to suit all budgets and preferences.

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Corsair HS35 stereo gaming headset

Ballin' on a budget

For under £50, the Corsair HS35 is the best everyman’s headset for gaming on PS4, Xbox One and PC which doesn’t require a bank loan or credit card.

The HS35 features 50 mm neodymium speaker drivers, which deliver competitive sound quality for which you could easily pay much more. It also has an on-ear mute button and volume control, and even comes in a range of colours to suit your brand loyalty.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headset

Top performance under £100

Our top pick for wireless gaming headset right now is the brilliant SteelSeries Arctis 1. This combines everything you could ever want in a headset – top sound quality, great comfort and plenty of battery life – for just £100.

SteelSeries is king of the headsets right now, and the Arctis 1 is the go-to wireless headset for people who can’t shell out too much cash. Check it out if audio is important to you.

Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset

Join the elite ranks

For truly high-end sound quality, the Astro Gaming A50 is unmatched in the wireless gaming headset arena. It might cost up to £200 more than the Arctis 1, but when you put it on and hear every nuance of every game, you’ll understand why.

The headset boasts Dolby Audio technology, representing the very best in class for gamers. A two-year trial of Dolby Atmos is also included, allowing you to add incredible surround sound to your headset with ease.

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero wireless headset

For the PC master race

If you’re playing the latest NBA 2K game on PC, Turtle Beach’s Elite Atlas Aero wireless headset is constantly hailed as the best PC gaming headset on the market at the moment.

Turtle Beach is always reliable when it comes to headsets. The Elite Atlas Aero features 50mm Nanoclear speakers, a high-sensitivity microphone, 30-hour battery life and access to Control Studio software for fine-tuning audio settings.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro wired headset with DAC

The very best in fidelity

SteelSeries kills it again with the best wired headset for gamers, the Arctis Pro with GameDAC. The DAC unit converts digital signals to analogue sound, resulting in a much clearer, louder, more dynamic sound.

Designed for the elite gamer, this is a headset you could win NBA tournaments with. You’ll hear everything on the court in absolutely precise detail, allowing you to act more quickly than your opponent at every turn. If you can invest, you should.

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André Pusey