Tips on headphones for video games

Hi there! 
I was thinking that it would be great if I bought a pair of soft headphones. Till now I’m using the same Bluetooth headphones of my mobile, with which you can not fully immerse yourself in the game. 
What model would you recommend me? 
Thank you!!!

  • The HYPERX Cloud II Pro 7.1 Gaming Headset or Lenovo Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset depending which you can find cheaper. Apparently the HyperX is slightly higher quality as it doesn't suffer from cable rub noise that the Legion does according to reviews, they are both the same recommended retail price

  • I've got a pair of Arctis Nova 7's and they're great. You can definitely get a reasonable pair of headphones much cheaper though.

    I don't care hugely about sound quality, I prefer features which I why I ended up spending quite a bit on a "gaming" pair of headphones but I think the advice every audiophile gives is to buy a low to mid-range pair of non-gaming headphones as they'll blow even the most expensive gaming headphones out of the water.

    You can't go wrong with Beyerdynamic or Sennheiser's in that case.

  • I'm pretty happy with my HyperX Cloud Alpha, although it is wired and the microphone doesn't work on Linux. But the sound quality is fine and it's plenty comfortable.

  • Lenovo have some great headphone in all price range. Wired h300 and h500, also a wireless h600. I’m very happy with h500 comfortable and good sound. 

  • You should check out what do "soundguys" (website) say about the headphones. They've got pretty good reviews on musical hardware.

    It depends on your budget and what you expect from the headphones. If you value sound quality, I'd advise to stay away from most of the "gaming" headsets. Most of the time, they sound shallow and focus on FPS gamers - you need to hear footsteps over anything. Smile

    I use HyperX Revolver 2, but they are wired headphones and I had to modify the earcups for comfort. Shrug

  • I don't have any dedicated gaming headsets, but I do have those big ear-covering headphones (my particular pair is a brand called OneOdio) and for around $30-$40 (or pounds - I can't remember...), they have proved to be a great purchase!

    If you're just using headphones for gaming, then maybe look up some proper headsets, but honestly, even budget headphones can deliver pretty great sound quality these days. I wouldn't go over-the-top when it comes to spending.

  • Thank you!!! Surely , I’ll give a look to the website so maybe I can consider others reviews and opinions. For me the top would be headset wireless, if it’s possible!

  • I've got the EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid which are pretty nice. They do make my ears ache a bit if I have a (rare) reeaaaaaallllllyyyy long gaming session (like over 3-4 hours straight) but other than that they're comfortable and perform well.

    I'd really suggest looking at some proper (professional) review sites and basing your decision on professional reviews of some models that are within your budget. SoundGuys and Rtings are particularly good for reviews.

  • I would recommend you to choose first between open and close back headphones.

    Open back headphones give more immersion and awareness of the stereo field.

    But since they are open, you can also hear external sound sources.

  • I enjoy the JBL 910 Quantum quite a lot, but I haven't tested a current product of the competition, so no idea how the 910 is in comparison.