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Kotaku Gift Guides: Gaming Headsets

I tend not to use gaming headsets, so I’m really keen for your own feedback on this post: what do you use? What is your own personal favourite headset? Consider the following a quick guide, just a couple of examples and a starting point for conversation. Let us know what you use personally in the comments below!

Money To Burn

Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

These are expensive but good. The wireless version of this headset will set you back $348 at EB Games, but features 7.1 sound and everything just feels so bloody comfortable. It’s probably also worth noting you can pick up the wired version of this headset for $298 if you don’t mind messing with cables.
Cost: $349.95

A Man Of Moderate Tastes

Turtle Beach XP500

These are still pretty expensive, as Turtle Beach headsets tend to be, but it’s hard to argue with the quality here. The range of options borders on the ridiculous, in a good way. But does anyone have over $300 to spend on earphones?
Cost: $329.95 (at Dick Smith, but shop around you can probably find cheaper)

The Cheaper Option

Corsair Vengeance 1500

A really nice PC gaming headset. This should really retail at twice the price.
Cost: $119.95


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