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Best Gaming Headsets

A Selection Of Gaming Headsets For A Variety Of Budgets

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Sep 22 2010 - For gamers seeking out an all-in-one solution for listening to games and communicating with other players, there are scores of gaming headsets on the market in a variety of price ranges. Below is a list of the top gaming headsets based on budget. Find the best headsets under $100 all the way up to $200.

1. Under $50 - Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
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For gamers on a budget, the Creative Fatal1ty headset offers affordability with function. The lightweight headphones feature velvet and fabric padding for a comfortable gaming experience even after long sessions. Ensure no vocal command is lost with the noise canceling microphone that detaches for easy storage. The Creative Fatal1ty gaming headset uses 40mm drivers with strong Neodymium magnets to provide crisp audio.

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2. Under $100 - Sennheiser PC 161

Sennheiser PC 161 Gaming Headset
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The Sennheiser PC 161 gaming headset tops the list of gaming headsets under $100. Although MSRP on the Sennheiser PC 161 is $119.95, it can be found for around $80 at many large retailers. What makes the Sennheiser PC 161 gaming headset stand out is definitely comfort. An adjustable headband ensures a perfect fit, and the earcups are XXL size for a cozy feel. The 3 meter long cord is also a bonus, as you can move around without losing audio.

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3. Under $160 - Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930

Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset
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If you're sick of wires and have $160 to spend, the Logitech G930 headset scores well. Being cordless with 2.4GHz wireless connectivity ranging up to 40 feet, this headset ensures you will not miss a moment in your favorite game. The Dolby 7.1 surround sound is crisp, and three programmable G-keys offer flexibility. The battery life is decent with up to 10 hours of gameplay on one charge. Recharging is super easy with the universal micro-USB cable that can charge the headset even while you're playing. But what's super cool is the voice morphing option which lets you choose from six voices (troll, mutant, alien, giant, cyborg and space squirrel) for a unique gaming experience.

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4. Under $200 - Sennheiser PC 350

Sennheiser PC 350 Gaming Headset
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The Sennheiser PC 350 headset is designed for professional gamers, but it is phenomenal even if you're a casual gamer. Although retail price on the PC 350 is $229.95, this Sennheiser headset is readily available for under $200. Directly immerse yourself in the game with the noise canceling microphone and noise isolating earcups in a closed headset design. The headphones are comfortable with replaceable earpads, and the entire unit connects to your PC soundcard via dual 3.5mm jacks.

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