HyperX Cloud Alpha
This first headset is made especially for gaming, with good mid-range settings and a sleek and stylish design that will make you the envy of your fellow Nintendo players. It has a noise-canceling microphone built-in that will enable you to chat with your friends without worrying about interruptions – introducing the HyperX Cloud Alpha.
You can easily adjust the volume on the side of your headset. It is made from memory foam ear cups that will mold perfectly to the shape of your ear in a very comfortable way. This will be very important for playing for longer hours, where coarser material might irritate the skin.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset
This next set of headphones are wireless and gives you plenty of room to move around, which is especially important if you are a gamer that tends to get excited. This tactful black matte design will fit snugly to the head and look super cool in the process – introducing the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset.
This headset has 20 hours of battery life, meaning you can play to your heart’s content without it cutting out suddenly. This also comes at a decent price, so you can get all the plush features of a more expensive headset for half the price. This will be perfect for a casual gamer who doesn’t have that much money to spend.
Corsair HS50 Pro
This next headset gives you superb sound quality and a durable construction that will last you for a few years, at the very least. This has a wireless setup that is also the cheapest unit on this list, making it ideal for an entry-level gamer. It has noise-canceling capabilities, perfect if your gaming in a public environment and need to focus – introducing the Corsair HS50 Pro.
This headset will give you a very crisp output, with an in-depth sound that will help you identify if an opponent is creeping up behind you. This will be very important to giving you that advantage over other players, especially in an online shooting game.
Beyerdynamic Custom Game Interactive Gaming Headset
This next set of headphones are very flexible, made from a comfortable metal and fabric composition, allowing you to keep it snug to the shape of your head for a lot longer. This has a great option where you can swap the side panels of this headset, which gives you more options when it comes to sound control – introducing the Beyerdynamic Custom Game Interactive Gaming Headset.
This has an optional slide on the side that you can use to crank up the bass. This is great if you want to have that deep rumbling when you hear explosions or fire your gun. Again, having options to increase the immersive aspect of your gaming will be very important to some gamers – as long as you have the cash to splash.
Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset
This final headset is the best budget option, so if you are a casual gamer but you want the best experience from your console, then we would certainly point you in the direction of this one. It has a great flip-to-mute microphone that enables you to talk to your friends, with 40mm speakers to immerse you in the sound – introducing the Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset.
This headset comes with leather-wrapped features that will sit very comfortably on the side of your head. Again, if you are a bit of a night owl and like that extra comfort from your headphones, then you’ll want to shell out for this set. They also have very decent noise-canceling capabilities.
There will be several things that every gaming headset will need, although you might want to lose certain luxury features if you aren’t planning on playing for days on end. Here are some of the more basic elements you’ll want from your next headset
How Durable Are They?
If you take your gaming seriously, then you might have a hook on the wall to hang your headphones from to stop them from getting damaged. However, this is very rarely the case for a lot of users and you’ll often feel comfortable to the sight of your headphones being strewn across the floor.
If you have headphones made from metal and plastic components, this will help it withstand the repeated stresses and strains that come from intense gaming.
How Comfortable Are They?
Obviously, this will be a very important question for a lot of people, especially if you spend many hours hard gaming! The point where the earphones connect with your ears will be very important, as you won’t want them to chafe and have to waste precious seconds adjusting them during a fierce game.
Ideally, the best materials to have for the headphones will be leather or foam material.
Do They Have Noise-Canceling Abilities?
Very often you’ll be wanting your headphones to have the option of being able to eliminate a lot of the noise that might be coming from the other areas of your house. Luckily, a lot of the headphones listed above can make sure that all you hear is the sound of your game.
You can pay anywhere between $50 and $200 for a good set of gaming headphones that have all the features listed above. If you want the ability to set the bass and other audio settings coming from your game, then you can get ones that have dials on the side, although this will cost you a lot more.
You’ll have to offset the amount of money that you’re going to pay along with the level of playing that you’ll be doing. If you are only a once-a-week gamer, for example, then you’ll probably want to spend no more than $100 on your headset.
Can You Adapt A Nintendo Switch Headset To Another Console?
Yes, you should be able to use your NS headphones with other consoles including X-box, Playstation, and PC gaming. Often they will have USB or standard line-in connectors that will enable you to swap between a lot of different game consoles.
You can also use your headphone for playing music, either from your phone or separate music playing device. A lot of these headphones have Bluetooth capabilities, so that will make them very flexible when it comes to using them for more than one function. You also won’t have to worry bout trailing leads, which can often feel constructive when playing games.