The design and comfort
At the first glance on the shelf or the online listing it becomes clear: the selection is huge. The optics of the headsets for gamers are particularly eye-catching. They are available open or closed, as a surface-mounted variant or enclosing the ear. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, you should also take a moment longer to weigh the pros and cons carefully.
We recommend that you unpack and put the headsets on before making your final purchase decision. So you can quickly see if the seat and shape are right for you. With online orders you often get a lower price and have the possibility to return the whole thing if you don’t like it. So you can click your way through our guide and look for the right gaming headset.
Choosing the right headset isn’t just about convenience for the next LAN party: if the gaming headset doesn’t fit perfectly, different sounds aren’t reproduced perfectly and the sound quality suffers greatly. Most headsets have different size settings to fit your head shape.
With a rough subdivision into large/heavy headsets and small lightweights, it can be said that large ear cups are advantageous for a better weight distribution. Lighter headsets can also easily be used with small ear pads.
Most gamblers prefer a large headset. It often has large auricles that completely enclose the ear and are not an open system. With the Razer Ifrit Headset we have tested a small, lightweight variant, which is supposed to be practical especially for streamers.
Ear-enclosing headsets are ideal for sound quality and a tight fit that won’t slip even when you move. Disturbing noises from outside are shielded, they do not slip and emit the entire sound waves to the ears. So you always have an even sound and a good fit – also very suitable for spectacle wearers. The disadvantage: Under the comprehensive ear-cups, it often becomes warm, above all in the summer and during hot fights. Very warm.
Despite the heat, enclosing headphones are extremely popular with a gaming headset. The material is also decisive for a comfortable fit and good wearing comfort. Often cheaper models with ear cups made of polyester or even hard plastic are produced – sweating pre-programmed! Ear cups with a leather cover are particularly comfortable and of high quality. They are not so heat-promoting and pleasant to wear. Also for longer gaming sessions such a good companion.
Some gaming headsets are made in part with Velcro to fit the size of the head. In itself, this solution is a good idea, but people with a particularly large head should take a close look here to see if the Velcro is sufficient.