A good gaming headset gives you directional audio and deep sound without annoying your roommates, as well as a boom mic for voice chat–essential in many multiplayer games. Some have real 7.1 surround sound, others have onboard DACs and require no separate soundcard. Some have both. Here are OCN’s top three.
Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headset
“I would recommend these to anyone looking for a wireless solution. Or that just want some awesome sounding headphones.”
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset
“The microphone is crystal clear and it is generally a NICE set of headphones. Can’t really fault them, other than the fact they sound too good. It makes listening through my speakers upsetting.”
Razer Tiamat 7.1
“I can definitely hear the positional audio working throughout the game. What’s great about the headset is the ability to adjust the sound for each driver. I can focus most of the audio output to the rear drivers to listen in on any enemies sneaking up from behind, or turn down the subwoofer level if the tank rumbling is too much.”