Top Things to Consider When Buying a Gaming Headphone

So I here you’re looking to buy your very first gaming headphone? Or are looking for a better alternative for your current headset. Either way, today I’ve got some very good tips for you if you’re looking to purchase a one.

If it really is your first time then I know for sure that you will be reluctant to spend a lot of money. Most gamers are like that the first time, heck even I was like that when I bought my first headset. But the point is, always remember that you’ll get what you pay for.

You can’t really expect to get 7.1 surround sound and a metallic body on a headset for under $50. That’s just not going to happen, although you may find one in used condition but always aim for new.

Secondly you probably don’t know what you want right now simply because you’ve never really used a gaming headphone before. That’s okay and that’s where you should search a bit online, you know, just to get on the right path.


Now that we have got those things out of the way, you people should know that there is no difference when buying a headset for the first time or buying it for the third, fourth or fifth time. The things I’m going to tell you below apply to all situations.

So let’s dive right in…

Things to Consider When Buying a Headset

  • Always do research and read reviews before hand – This is really important because if you jump in blindly and buy any model just because you saw that it was cheaper than the others doesn’t mean that you won’t regret it later. So always utilize the vast knowledge of the web.
  • Make sure the product is from a reputable company (Logitech, Razer, Turtle Beach etc). Don’t make the mistake of going for an unknown brand. Mark my words, you will regret it later.
  • If there is an option to test out the headset before you make the purchase, do it immediately. This way you’ll know what it sounds and feels like.
  • Try going for a headset that has a superior build quality and is sturdier, even if it means going over your initial budget a little. You’ll thank me later for this. You don’t know how many times I’ve cheaped out and got a crap product which broke a week later.
  • Keep things simpler. Always go for a product with the least bells and whistles because the more fancy features something has, the more it is likely to be expensive and the more it is easier to break. Sometimes simple is just enough…
  • Last but not the least make sure you get a healthy warranty on the product. These peripherals are very much likely to break if you don’t use it like humans, so instead of whining later, just buy something with a lot of warranty.

So these were my tips on buying a good gaming headset. Did I miss anything? Or did you want to add anything? Please do so in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post with your gamer buddies 🙂


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