Video game headsets are awesome, but getting a quality video game headset for less than $100 is even more remarkable. Thanks to increased competition due to the Fortnite phenomenon (seriously), you can now grab seriously good headsets cheaper than ever before, and we’ve rounded up some the best we’ve tested right here.
Turtle Beach Atlas Elite
The Atlas Elite from Turtle Beach feels premium in every sense of the word, with truly impressive audio tuning and quality, exceptional materials and construction, and supreme comfort. It’s missing some of the higher-end features like 7.1 surround, and voice monitoring, but I am still a little stunned that this headset is as cheap as it is.
HyperX Cloud II
Honestly, the battle between the HyperX Cloud II and the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas effectively comes down to aesthetics. Both headsets sport great sound, great construction, and excellent comfort, all with a similar price point. The Cloud II is an excellent piece of kit that won’t disappoint.
Great budget wired
SteelSeries Arctis 1
The SteelSeries Artcis 1 might not have the greatest build quality or sound, but it ticks all the boxes for those looking for a no-nonsense wired sound solution for their console.
As far as cheaper alternatives go, the LucidSound LS20 is an excellent choice for those not wanting to break the bank. With rock-solid construction, decent audio, and a surprisingly capable microphone, the LS20 is one headset that won’t disappoint in the cheaper price bracket.
Light ’em up
HyperX Cloud Alpha
This is another option in the higher-end range, with a unique dual-chamber configuration for truly sensational audio. Big red aesthetics may be your bag too (oh, and the Cloud Alpha also comes with a carrying bag, sweet.)
The Astro A10 is a cheap and cheerful alternative to the more expensive wireless A20, boasting some great gaming features like a flip-to-mute microphone and decent sound quality. A lot of people prefer Astro for its soft over-ear cups and rich sound tuning, and the A10 delivers these signature features on a budget.
Great headsets on a budget
If I had to recommend just one product from this list, it would be the impeccable Turtle Beach Atlas Elite, which has some of the best design and construction work across the entire industry right now, with sound quality to match. The large speakers are packed with airy memory foam, which stays quite cool on the ears and has a channel for glasses. The robust aluminum headband and generally all-around quality construction ensures longevity. This headset won’t disappoint.