When it comes to gaming one of the best accessories you can buy is a headset. Whether you are looking to gain a competitive edge in online gaming or just want to immersive yourself in single player. You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to purchasing a new headset. Take a look at our picks for the best gaming headset under 100 dollars.
When you think of Razer, you usually think they would be overpriced. Not this time. The Razer Kraken is one of their older models of gaming headsets, however it is a solid gaming headset that will last you for years to come. For those looking for an immersive experience it comes with 7.1 surround sound and positional audio. Making it a great pick for online or offline gaming.
The microphone it comes with has built in noise isolation. It might not be perfect, but it should help reducing the background noise when communicating online. For those who don’t plan on using the microphone it is completely retractable so it’s not in the way.
Razer knows its audience which is why they built and designed the Kraken gaming headset to be comfortable to use all day. The cushions prevent overheating and pressure build-up overtime.
One final note is that the price of the Razer Kraken varies depending on the color you choose.
- 7.1 Surround sound and positional audio makes it a great choice for online and offline gaming immersion
- Decent enough microphone with noise cancellation
- Designed to be comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions
- Comes in many other colors at an increased price
- Kitty Ears accessory makes it expensive
Those familiar with the esports scene should be familar with the HyperX brand. Many professional and top level gamers use HyperX and for good reason. It also features a 7.1 surround sound, however it also uses large 53 millimeter drivers, give it high quality audio. Much better than the previous option in my opinion, which is why it is more expensive.
The HyperX Cloud II is also compatible with every modern console out there, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and even the Nintendo Switch.
The microphone is also completely detachable for those that want to use a different microphone or if you plan to use this for a single player gaming experience.
Just like the Razer Kraken, HyperX knows its audience and has designed this headphones to be comfortable and durable to wear for long gaming sessions. It also features over the ear cups to block out any outside noise. Keeping you immersed, less distracted, and completely focused.
I would also like to note, that there is a wireless version of this headset, however, it bumps the price significantly, once again breaking our budget. The HyperX Cloud II only comes in two colors, red and silver so customization options are limited. No cat ears this time around either, sorry about that!
- High quality 7.1 surround sound audio
- Comfortable design, made for long gaming sessions
- Compatible with any PC or console
- Not a lot of customization options
- Wireless version costs a lot
Next up on our list for the best gaming headset under 100 is the Corsair Void Elite. It features audio drivers with a wide range of 20 Hz – 30,000 Hz. That basically means you will hear everything, from the lightest footstep to the loudest thunderstorm. All in crisp high quality 7.1 surround sound.
This headset also features a microphone that is not retractable unfortunately. You can fold it upwards when you are not using it. This is also the first headset featured so far that has RGB. You can use the software which can be downloaded for free from Corsair to customize the colors and patterns for your headset.
This headset also has a non RGB version and wireless version. These different versions of the Corsair Void still manage to keep the price around the same. The pro version version of this headset spikes up the price a significant amount, and is completely unnecessary to buy.
Just like our previous options, and because Corsair is a gaming brand, this headset is also designed to be durable and comfortable to wear for long hours. The ear cups use microfiber mesh fabric for extra comfort.
- Great for gamers with larger heads
- Wide sound range, you can hear everything!
- Great customization, RGB, wireless, free software allows further customization
- Comfortable design
- 7.1 Surround sound is not supported by Apple M1 Chip devices
- Doesn’t work well with consoles
For the hardcore competitive gamers out there, this is your best option. SteelSeries is one of the best brands, known for an all around high quality headset. With it’s advanced audio drivers giving it’s users crisp high quality audio, to its award winning microphone design. Not to mention it is compatible with just about every platform, PC or console. You can’t go wrong with this option, that is, if you’re okay with the steep price.
It is also lightweight and has a detachable cable for easy transport and storage. If you’re a gamer on the go and you travel a lot, whether it be to a friend’s house or local tournaments. This is your go to gaming headset 100%.
It even features a wider range of hearing compared to the previous option by Corsair, it has a range of up 10Hz to 40,000Hz. It also has noise cancellation for complete focus and immersion, and is once again comfortable to wear for long hours.
- The best option for competitive gamers with both high-quality audio and microphone
- Lightweight headset and a detachable cable for easy transport
- Compatible on PC or console
- Steep price
- Limited customization, wireless costs way more
Last, but certainly not least we have Logitech, a brand that has been around for decades. Featuring “Advanced Pro-G 50mm drivers” to deliver clear and accurate sounds with an improved base response.
It comes with a 6mm microphone that is also detachable if you just want to relax and play.
You can also download Logitech’s free software, the Logitech G HUB, to fine tune the audio to your liking. You can even store your preferred settings so you can quickly switch between immersive sound, or a more competitive gaming setting.
This headset is made of high quality aluminum and hard plastics, as well as a braided cable. This makes the headset durable and will last you for years to come.
The only downside to this headset seems to be that it is not designed well for people with larger heads unfortunately.
Finally, as we mentioned in previous options, this gaming headset was designed to be worn for long gaming sessions. You can even adjust the volume using the buttons on the cable for quick audio tuning.
- Made with high quality materials, making it last for years to come
- Can use free software to save your EQ settings
- Comes with a USB sound card for increased audio quality
- Advanced sound and microphone technology to deliver the best performance
- Not comfortable for people with larger heads
- No RGB or other color options, only black
Found the Right Headset for You?
I hope you were able to find the perfect headset that suits your needs. As you can see, there are many high quality options for the best gaming headset under 100 dollars. From known brands like Razer, Corsair, Logitech, etc. There are many more options than the ones we listed as well, all for under 100 dollars too. If you are interested, in buying these headsets or seeing more options check out our store at Prime Electro Lite.