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The best gaming headsets in 2020

6. Razer Kraken X

This budget headset excels on PC for one simple reason—virtual 7.1 surround sound. Available via an app, this gives the headset's already strong audio superior depth and clarity. 

Wireless: No | Connectivity: 3.5mm analog | Features: 7.1 surround sound, ultra lightweight

5. Steelseries Arctis 7

A great headset that's free of the muddiness and audio artifacts that have historically ruined the party for wireless headsets. Its extraordinary battery life clocks in at over 20 hours. 

Wireless: Yes | Connectivity: Wireless via USB, 3.5mm wired | Features: Retractable noise-cancelling mic, DTS Headphone:X. 7.1 surround

4. HyperX Cloud Orbit S

One of the most durable headsets on the market, these cans boast crystal clear audio. Not only does the Orbit S look sleek, its giant memory foam ear cushions are extremely comfortable. 

Wireless: No | Connectivity: 3.5mm, USB Type A, USB Type C | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, Waves Nx immersive 3D audio

3. Razer Thresher Ultimate

It might lack the haptic feedback of the Nari Ultimate, but for our money, this is the better sounding headset. Audio on the Thresher is deep and robust, while the wireless connection is solid.

Wireless: Yes | Connectivity: USB wireless, 3.5mm analog | Features: Retractable unidirectional mic, RGB, 7.1 Dolby Surround

2. Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

The Arctis Pro makes full use of its crystalline high-res sound with a 10Hz-40KHz response range. If you're planning to watch a lot of videos, TV or music on your PC, this is a great choice.

Wireless: No | Connectivity: USB, optical, 3.5mm analog | Features: Retractable noise-cancelling mic, DTS Headphone:X 2.0, RGB

1. HyperX Cloud Alpha

The Cloud Alpha's sturdy build, clear mic and high comfort levels make it our favorite headset in 2020. Cutting out unnecessary features keeps the price down without sacrificing quality.

Wireless: No | Connectivity: 3.5mm analog | Features: Detachable noise-cancelling mic, in-line cable controls

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