A Gaming Headset is all you need to hear footsteps and other sound cues of your foes in a game but buying the perfect headphones for gaming can be tough and time-consuming. In this piece of text, you will get to know the best headphones under 100 bucks with built-in mic.
Gaming Headphones have rushed a new era in sound technology. You have to pay premium prices for premium headphones but even budget headphones can perform well if they satisfy your needs. What you basically require is Good Sound Quality and Great Comfort especially for long gaming sessions. Along with that if you are into Multiplayer Games like CS: GO, PUBG, Fortnite, etc. you need a great built-in microphone as well.
As Gaming is constantly booming and due to presence of big brands in-game, there are a plethora of options available but instead of complicating things out, We have picked the best performers and a list of leading Gaming Headphones under 100 bucks.
1. HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II
The mic with Cloud 2 is connected via a 3.5mm jack and is detachable. It works great and captures audio well even if you are streaming. Its Noise Cancelling capability is amazing with frequency response rate up to 15-25KHz. Inline Card also supports Echo cancellations to make your Streams and Gaming echo-free.
HyperX Cloud 2 from Kingston is one of the coziest and Best Gaming Headsets under 100$. It is the perfect combination of great mic and amazing sound quality producing speakers. The design is very premium and stylish as well. The material used is of high quality and feel and finish is at its par.
Memory Foam on Earpads is of very high quality and ensures you can game for long countless hours without any problem. HyperX Cloud 2 are TeamSpeak certified for Voice Chat and Ambient Noise Attenuation. Though it is accused of low end lacks but it never went like that while testing it out with PUBG and CS: GO.
2. Sennheiser GSP 302
Sennheiser GSP 302 are featured as focusing more on close acoustics and bass while you are focused on your game. The left side contains the out-coming mic which can be moved up or down as per convenience. Behind the mic, is the 4ft USB cord ending with a splitter on the other end. Box includes an adapter for using it with Xbox as well.
The mic captures crystal clear voice and cancels all the noise around you, let it be music or other noises. As per our tests, other friends in my party couldn’t hear the music which I played for testing, on speakers on mid-volume. As per Sennheisers, they will work great with mobile gaming as well.
Sennheisers is popular for its acoustic and crystal clear sound notes and Sennheiser GSP 302 follows the same line-up as well. The foam covers ears completely and is of very premium quality. The material is very soft, durable and long-lasting.
3. SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB
When you hear Gaming, the very first brand that comes in your mind is SteelSeries. SteelSeries has been in this community for a long time and growing exponentially because of their quality products. Arctic 5, another budget gaming headset under 100 bucks is packed with features and great sound quality.
Arctic 5 is a type of Over-The-Ear headphones and material used is of high quality. Though you may find it more of plastic but the feel and finish is decent and won’t let you down. The overall features can be controlled via the SteelSeries Engine completely and require no expertise. The mic is Discord Certified, captures voice clearly and noise cancellation works great on the other hand helping in sending extremely clear voice over the air.
The Cushion foam for covering ears is extremely soft and won’t give pain even for long gaming sessions. Speakers are S1 driver engineered and proposed to capture every little sound detail of the game.
4. Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2
Razer is infamous for its premium gaming products around the globe. Kraken 7.1 Chroma V2 is just another premium product coming from a premium brand. It features RGB lighting, lightweight frame and noise-canceling mic with 7.1 surround sound in one product.
Also, it is built on a light-weight aluminum frame ending with two massive earcups on both ends. The foam on earcups is of premium quality and covers ears nicely with great isolation. Mic of Kraken is extra-ordinary in terms of capturing audio quality with 0 noise. Noise Cancellation works brilliantly on these specific headphones and sound quality is just something else.
Kraken is packed with highly precise and clear sound-producing speakers that capture low acoustic sounds in an excellent manner. In terms of Gaming, this can be a great opt-in if you want to go beside the above 3 or if you are a Razer fan.
5. Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 450 Wireless
Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 450 is a wireless gaming headphone in this list with 15-hour battery backup claimed by Turtle Beach. The headphones are truly wireless and comfortable for long hours of gaming.
The design might look very plasticky but overall feel and finish are decent in this price range. With growing technology, headphones are becoming better with low latency response rates for more precise gaming. The cushion foams covering ears are soft and earcups are of decent size as well. Overall, an okayish design in such pricing.
Sound Quality is great in terms of gaming but might not feel great while listening to songs. Speakers support 7.1 surround system and hence are great for watching the latest sci-fi movies as well. Superhuman Hearing feature of turtle pushes it harder towards more competitive gaming.
6. Logitech G433
Logitech G433 is extremely light-weight and one of the most comfortable gaming headphones you’ll get under this price section. The headphones feature a light-weight frame and two big earcups with detachable mic out of the box.
The headphones are covered with fabric all around featuring camo and other colors as well. The quality of fabric and plastic used is premium and earcups are big enough for normal ears. Also, the earcups and fabric are replaceable so your headphones never turn old.
Sound Quality of Logitech is good for Gaming but it didn’t turn out fascinating while listening to songs though it worked fine with movies. It captures little acoustic sounds very clearly and you won’t miss a single footstep of your enemy in-game.
7. Corsair Void Pro RGB Gaming Headset
Corsair Void Pro is a sleek and stylish looking headphone with tangy design, a little bit different from mainstream headphones and features RGB lighting which is programmable.
Memory Foam ear cups are super soft and comfortable for long non-stop gaming sessions. Earcups are wide and cover ears completely providing a great isolation from the outside world and allow you to focus on your game. Some streamers even use this for playing their regular games and streaming side by side.
Corsair builts are long-lasting and durable. Void also follows the same fashion and is a great option under this price section. The sound quality is amazing as it captures details very clearly and the mic is Discord Certified for clear communication. The mic can be muted with a single button on the headphone to keep privacy from your viewers or people in the same party.
8. Corsair Vengeance 1500
Corsair Vengeance 1500 is made up of chunky plastic and looks decent and futuristic. The overall feel and finish are great with soft foam on earcups as well as on headband. Headphones are a bit on the heavier side but the quality is just something else.
The sound quality of Corsair Vengeance 1500 is decent and it captures close details clearly. Vengeance supports 7.1 surround sound and provides great feedback while watching movies. The mic is noise cancellation enabled and sends 0 noise over the air to keep your communications hindrance free.
The headphones built quality is amazing and durable concluding they will last longer if kept with proper care. It has almost all the features except RGB lighting which makes it a great option in the mid 100 price section.