Gaming computer market have seen a rise in the past few years. This followed with high quality gaming peripherals at a budget price. There are many types of gaming mice, keyboard, headsets and other accessories are available out there. This is also true regarding gaming headsets market. Previously, a lot of compromises have to be done when buying budget oriented headsets. However this is no longer true, because there are many great headsets below $100. In this review we will be checking out several gaming headsets costing below $100 that are available on Amazon.
Best Gaming Headset Under 100 dollars
Kingston HyperX Cloud II
HyperX Cloud II is extremely comfortable, you can wear it for hours without feeling discomfort. This means even a long gaming session will be comfortable. That is not the only good thing about this headset. HyperX Cloud II features balanced sound with great enhancements that create a clear sense of the direction that sounds are coming from, and good low-end rumble. 7.1 channel virtual audio sound makes you feel like you are inside the game or movie. It is also great for movies and music, which is rare for a gaming headset.Solid aluminum body makes this headset feel durable and strong yet light. The microphone is removable and earcups are exchangeable with memory foam and velour earcups. This headset also features in line microphone mute and volume control on the cable. This headsets uses 3.5mm connection and USB extension cable which makes it universal. The frequency range is 15-25,000 Hz. The microphone has noise- canceling function and has great sound quality, which is great for streaming.
Logitech is well known for making one of the best gaming gear from entry all the way to premium gaming. Priced $69.99 Logitech G231 Prodigy is another awesome entry-level headset for gaming in the sub 100 dollar range. The unique characteristic of Logitech G231 Prodigy is its cool design and colors. The main strengths of this model is that it is one of the lightest gaming headsets on the market which is just 255g. It has cloth earcups which are comfortable and can breathe, which means long gaming session will be comfortable and ears will not sweat. Earcups can rotate so that user can choose the position that is more comfortable for him. Furthermore, earcups are washable. This model have received very positive reviews on amazon and by many reviewer in the internet. The headsets uses 3.5mm jack, which makes it compatible with a wide range of devices, not just pc. Its frequency range is 20 Hz – 20000 Hz, impedance is 32 Ohms andsensitivity is 90 dB. It has a good quality microphone that can be raised up when not used. The microphone is decent and can be used for streaming.
Sennheiser is well known for high quality premium headsets. GSP 300 is one of the attempts that company is doing to enter gaming peripherals market. It costs more than most people are looking to spend, but it has best sound quality and noise-cancelling microphone that make it worth considering. If audio is what you are looking for then GSP 300 is the best choice for you. Unlike many other gaming headsets that focus on gamery aspects with lighting and such, GSP 300 provides better audio performance and a far better microphone which creates far more immersive gaming experience. Furthermore, unlike other gaming headsets, this one is great for listening music or watching movies. The build quality of the headset is great, it feels high quality and it is sturdy. The earcups are comfortable even for long gaming sessions. The frequency range is 15 – 26,000Hz, impedance is 19 Ohms and sensitivity is 113 dB.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is one of the budget headsets in this category and it provides one of the best values for its price.Unlike other low cost headsets Cloud Stinger isn’t just a cut down version of Kingston’s premium headsets. This unit features a great microphone which is muted when raised and it is good for streaming. Despite being made out of plastic, the build quality is solid and the headsets are very comfortable to wear for long time. The sound however cannot impress with quality, because there are some other headsets that sound great but cost more. For the price it is a great performer with great build quality and microphone and good clear sound, with good details and bass. The sound quality is much better than many other budget models at this price category. Another strength of this model is that it uses 3.55mm jack which can be used with other media devices as well.
Sades SA902 is our budget choice. Previously priced $71.99, this headset can be bought for $26.99 during writing this review. For that price this is one of the best picks. Many headsets of sub $30 category are poorly made, but this model is solid. It is made of good quality plastic and has LED lighting embedded on its sides. It creates 7.1 sound and connects to the pc using USB connection. The audio is good with clear sounds and 7.1 channel creates realistic and immersive audio. The microphone is good for streaming or Skype calls. This headset does not impress with many things, but what you are paying for, it is a great budget choice for those who are looking good headsets below $30.
To sum up, there are many great and interesting headsets available in the sub $100 category. The great thing is that many people do not have to spend $200-$300 for a great gaming headsets. If you are looking for a cheap and good gaming headsets then SADES SA902 is great and Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger is best for value. Kingston HyperX Cloud II is the most comfortable and sounds great, while SennheiserGSP 300 is great for music and movies. Lastly, Logitech G231 Prodigy is a great gaming headset with great quality and great sound for gaming.