If you are into competitive FPS games, you’ll want to own all the best gear that you can get your hands on. This means, of course, a comfy chair that will be enjoyable to sit in during longer sessions, a precise gaming mouse that will help you have a steadier aim, a responsive and durable keyboard so that your movement is pristine, and finally, a headset that will help you hear all sounds clearly and to communicate with your teammates with the best microphone.
This guide will cover some of the best headsets for competitive FPS games, in no specific order. We will keep the top FPS games in mind, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Valorant, Rainbow Six, and Escape from Tarkov.
Best Buy Top Gaming Headsets for FPS Games (2022)
We will not be listing the prices as they tend to be volatile on their own, and they are mostly different on different sites, in different countries, etc. For best results, test out the headsets if a friend has them or if a store near you has a display model. As a final disclaimer: everyone has their own taste and preferences.
For example: you might find THE perfect headset, in terms of sound, price, and all that, but it does not fit well onto your head or you do not like the visual look of it. Or, you might feel that the most fitting headset is one of the cheapest, one that no pro player uses. Also, keep in mind that most professionals are sponsored by a brand which does not necessarily mean that they would personally use the product outside of a tournament or off-stream. Take everything with a grain of salt and do your own research about every model in this list, and you will certainly get a good end result.
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HyperX is doing the best it can to assert itself as a serious competitor in the gaming world for hardware. It was founded in 2002 as a subdivision of Kingston (known for its RAM/flash memory products) which specializes in consumer electronics. Here are a few of their headsets that caught our eye:
- HyperX Cloud II
- Cloud Alpha
- Cloud Revolver
- Alloy Elite 2
HyperX Cloud II is one of the most popular headsets among CS:GO pros.
Audiophiles LOVE this brand. They have proven themselves time and time again as a provider of high-quality headsets, however, as asserted above, Sennheiser makes one of the best headsets for movie and music listening purposes, and in recent years, they are pushing their quality into the gaming world with decent success. If you’re into splurging loads of money into your setup, get some pricy Sennheiser headphones and a separate studio microphone and you won’t go wrong.
Take care of their headphones and they will take good care of you for many years to make sure that they’ve paid themselves off. This company is a decent display of German engineering, and they’ve existed on the market since 1945. It’s only logical to assume that a bad-quality brand wouldn’t survive for three-quarters of a century. Anyways, enough with the history, let’s see what GAMING headsets Sennheiser offers:
- Sennheiser Game Zero
- Sennheiser GSP 600
- Sennheiser GSP 500
- Sennheiser PC38x
- Sennheiser HD 800s (no mic!)
- Sennheiser HD 599 (a lot of YouTubers and Redditors LOVE this one, but it has no mic!)
Logitech is basically a household name for peripherals, founded in Switzerland back in 1981. Every gamer is bound to have encountered a Logitech peripheral at least once in their life. Quality is indeed decent, prices are almost always okay and affordable, it’s just a matter of whether you can find a peripheral they made that’s to your liking or not (the personal preference we mentioned above).
So, here’s what Logitech has in store for you:
- Logitech G Pro X (and the wireless counterpart)
- Logitech G535
- Logitech G435
- Logitech G430
- Logitech G35
G Pro X is something we’ll single out. Esports pros have participated in the design of this audio engineering beauty. It doesn’t look flashy (because opponents do not care about the LED lights and fancy colors when you kill them), it is just made to work and to provide maximum performance to the user.
One more modern gaming peripheral brand that has decent horses for the audio race. We believe that they do not require any special introduction as their name is widely known. Here are some of their popular models from the USA-Singaporean company founded in 2005:
- Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless 7.1
- Razer BlackShark V2
- Razer Kraken Pro V3 (Pro)
- Razer Kraken Pro V2
- Razer Kraken X
The Danish brand has been in the gaming world since 2001 and they are mostly developing their Arctis product line right now, which has so many iterations that we could make two additional articles for them. They offer low and high-budget headsets, and their best pieces are:
- Arctis Nova Pro
- Arctis 9
- Arctis 7X+
Last but NOT least, a company that we can write about day and night, with a rich history that begun back in 1946. Their quality does not disappoint, and they have a decent gaming headset (that works great with PlayStation 5’s “Tempest 3D” audio technology, of course).
- Sony Inzone H9
In our attempts to be informative and objective, we’ll list a couple more headsets worth investigating, from companies that might not be that familiar to most gamers out there:
- Epos H6 Pro (Epos is a derivative of Sennheiser)
- Beyerdynamic MMX 100 (more German engineering!)
- Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset (you might know this Californian company better for other hardware though)