$100 Gaming Headset Roundup


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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The Arctis 5 headset we used is the original 2016 version, not the current 2019 revision. The newer revision adds extra ear cushioning, offers a couple EQ updates (and DTS Surround X 2.0, although the legacy Arctis 5 also received this via a software update), and has minor aesthetic changes. We welcome these updates, but they don't change our overall verdict on the headset. Apologies for the confusion!

  • M Ξ P i K

    M Ξ P i K

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Berg Globus well we said we dont want the immigrants bc we dont have space for them, dont have money for social stuff, work is kinda hard to find.. and generally Poles are territorial.. we like immigrants but on a small scale, to much shit happened in history. I personally dont give a frick.. for me it doesnt matter if we had them or not and stuff, bc i want to live somwhere else, govrment is ruining this coutry year after year and our president is a fkn joke.. And to add to that... here people still react like crazy, or scared when they saw a man with different skin colour.. maybe not the youngest of us.. but people like 35 and up.. its always so weird..

  • Berg Globus

    Berg Globus

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @M Ξ P i KI was thinking about going abroad and studying in Poland (I'm German) and tbh it kinda turned me off. Some of our city's cut their relationship to polish city's because they where openly homophobic but yeah. I know that not all polish people are like that. Tbh looking around Europe there isn't so much good anymore. At least Hungary, Poland and Holland/Netherlands have right winged governments, the rlly right winged party in Germany is rising and most European countries support what frontex is doing and ignoring the help that immigrants need while sayin "Our European Values Are So Good And We Really Value Human Rights"

  • M Ξ P i K

    M Ξ P i K

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Berg Globus i found it funny our goverment sucks as hell too, school are kinda ok i guess? And about homophobic people.. yeah imagine that 1 news paper put singns across town with "lgbt free zone" for fake news and wievs and now half of people in eu thinks we have them everywhere, that is stupid haha 😅

  • Berg Globus

    Berg Globus

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @M Ξ P i K yeah... German people can be strange sometimes. Tbf our school isn't that good in teaching English... But still use translate than. I won't say most Germans are unlikable but they can be a bit distanced and we have a dangerously strong right winged movement and my government is pretty bad. So yeah a lot of people are not good. But I guess that's comon in Europe. Like so many countries are homophobic

  • Berg Globus

    Berg Globus

    10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @Flav C except I'm from Europe, not America lmao

  • Heghehog
    Heghehog2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I like how he was listening to crab rave

  • Saro
    Saro19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    HyperX Cloud Alpha or HyperX Cloud II ?

  • coolerkater1991
    coolerkater199119 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Could you please do a test with 150$ to 250$ headphones that are made for music you know like beyerdynamics, audio technica and other brands

  • BraveN
    BraveN21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Blackshark V2 is just king of all headsets these past 2years. Love them, and the wireless version is even better in audio quality. Perfect

  • Leo Felder
    Leo Felder22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    "99.99 or as i like to say it: 100 bucks" best joke in a ltt video ever

  • スワガー

    .... the logitech G PRO in game is f'ing insane. Mediocre????

  • Superboy

    The one I like to use is amzn.to/3glnX3t and it’s a good price

  • nabeel alsayegh
    nabeel alsayeghวันที่ผ่านมา

    Why does no one talk about the astro a10, I've tried a few of those and I think my a10s are way better

  • YooToob Moderator
    YooToob Moderator2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where are the AKG??

  • Inpersona64
    Inpersona642 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I own the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth Headset and that audio bug where you get white noise is in those as well. IDK why it does that. I went out and bought the Corsair Virtuoso Headset for like 160 buck and i don't get that audio issue. But yeah, it happened a lot for me. At least like once a week. Sometimes twice. It must be something with Corsair's HS series of headsets.

  • Sour Wolf
    Sour Wolf2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Logitech G pros def better than the SS Artic 5s

  • Mmmm Hmmmm
    Mmmm Hmmmm2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Gotta go with the Reddragon H510!

  • ImaGeeuhraf
    ImaGeeuhraf2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    just get hyper x cloud stinger, they only about 60 bucks and have good base

  • Friano Marelli
    Friano Marelli2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    wtf is this letterbox cropping

  • Lmao Die
    Lmao Die2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    And I confidently rock the turtle beach gen 2s

  • mas2ery
    mas2ery3 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • H Doan
    H Doan3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The subtitle is for a different video , for English at least.

  • Soumil Baldota
    Soumil Baldota3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wtf is going on with closed captions

  • RJT
    RJT3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Razer Mics always suck but they look and sound soooooo goood

  • smiley face
    smiley face3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    no hyperx cloud 2?

  • hamslice
    hamslice4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My mic sounds better and its 15$

  • Tim Ralston
    Tim Ralston5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Beanie used during a headphone review.... Even purely B-roll, still not good. Shows a lack of professional discernment. "If you have larger ears..." (B-roll ears completely covered by a thick beanie) I basically learned these examples are not good for gaming by any means.

  • SpykeJuggalo
    SpykeJuggalo5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So my headset mic blew after watching this video!!!! CONSPIRACY!!!!! So after watching this video 3 more times, I bought the HS60 Haptic, and WOW Ive never had headphone that did this! However they will take some getting used to they arnt as comfy as my HyperX but Ive only now used them for 2hours. THANKS FOR VIDEO!

  • Daan NYSa
    Daan NYSa6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You forgot mine 😭😭😭 Sennheiser GSP 300 www.amazon.com/dp/B01KV3BB0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_J8034NRKR4ZW1AYQVX03 And it's on sale rn

  • David
    David7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    watching this I got the impression that all of them are just bad

  • Nick Gray
    Nick Gray7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I've noticed woth my blackshark v2, the pop filter helps a lot with the harsh tinniness of the mic as well as the tuning for the mic in synapse

  • Michael Liebtag
    Michael Liebtag7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the stealth 600s are good on xbox i use them and it’s not as bad as he makes them sound

  • ujambo
    ujambo7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    steelseries headsets suffer a major flaw due to the driver software i had 2 sets and both did this to me they occationaly swap channels left becomes right and visaversa the only way to swap them back is to unplug them and plug them back in

  • Dan Maloney
    Dan Maloney8 วันที่ผ่านมา


    MISTER SIR8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'd go for the Corsair Void Elite over the Haptic, it's just straight up a better performing headset for pretty much the same price (30% better high range frequency for just a 5 dollar increase)

  • Garrett Green
    Garrett Green8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I actually gotta disagree with this, HyperX makes the best quality gaming headsets you can buy in my experience

  • Stanley Kinzinger
    Stanley Kinzinger8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Turtle beach sucks

  • Stanley Kinzinger
    Stanley Kinzinger8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do yall think bluetooth headsets are nice?

  • 31Hosaf
    31Hosaf9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    why no logitech :(

  • BraveCougar
    BraveCougar9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I bought a headset back in January. The headset cord is now going bad. Hopefully they will replace it. The headset was only 28$ but it should last longer than 3-4 months.

  • Suleman Qasim
    Suleman Qasim10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is any one going to tell em that their captions are wrong 5:12 and above.

  • LG Ramirez
    LG Ramirez10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Try the Panasonic SHP9500 with a V-Moda boom pro mic = the best gaming headset.

  • Syndro Dome
    Syndro Dome10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Black shart"

  • Wilhuff Tarkin
    Wilhuff Tarkin10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would recommend the Sennheiser Game One. These are actual Sennheiser headphones they slapped a mic on. They're open back and have a great sound quality for a rather cheap gaming headset. They are also very comfortable and light, but still robust.

  • Francisco Tuga
    Francisco Tuga10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have some iTeknic IK-BH002 that were given to me as a present by my sister, but I have that same problem, where if I try to use the microphone on the headset, it only has an option to use it as hands free, and if I dont change the audio output from bluetoth stereo to hands free it just stops working the sound, and as you can guess the hands free audio output is so bad that it looks like you are listening trough a 1980s fix phone speaker. I wish I could see better what you did to configure those headphones to use microphone to, at 5:56 , just to see if I can do the same with mine.

  • Alex
    Alex11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    exceedingly mediocre?

  • PixelSheep
    PixelSheep11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What's up with the subtitles from ca. 5:20 on? 😅😄

  • Yad
    Yad11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hyperx cloud 2s being mediocre?? Bruh?

  • Narbnator
    Narbnator12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    shp9500, if you know what I mean

  • Wigadama
    Wigadama12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wish everyone who clicked on this video the most love, peace and abundance. You’re so much closer than you realize.

  • Josh O'Loughlin
    Josh O'Loughlin12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    would love to see a comparison in 100-200 between headsets and studio headphones/decicated mic options

    The ONESIDERS12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    at 5:11 wtf 😳 back to 1960 level mic 🤣

  • _diiv
    _diiv12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @linustechtips Can you please do a video how Headphone equalizer work, Thank You!

  • Marcel Meyer
    Marcel Meyer12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The only viable option at that price range is the Coolermaster MH752. You are welcome.

  • Markus
    Markus12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    tbh I like open backed headphones one of the big reasons why I like my AKG K701

  • Nogard
    Nogard13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    HyperX is the best, say what you wanna say...

  • Eddison Campbell
    Eddison Campbell13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headset CDN$ 89.00 on amazon competes with all of these.

  • Jonathan Suniga
    Jonathan Suniga13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What's the diff. between the Razer Blackshark V2 and the Razer Blackshark V2 X?

  • Frederico Cunha
    Frederico Cunha13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    As a Corsair HS70 Pro user I approve de recomenation. Probably among the best headphones I have ever used, even when comparing to my seinheisers or my d hyperx cloud 2. Just really good sound quality and above average wireless with next to no letency

  • Gozew StuffNThings
    Gozew StuffNThings13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just avoid gamer tech. There are SO much better headsets for not much more, that are audiophile grade.

  • JustShay
    JustShay13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Did you just call the HyperX Cloud 2 mediocre?

  • CC Jitters
    CC Jitters14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Man, I was second guessing an $80 usb Mod Mic. Not anymore.

  • jon petersburg
    jon petersburg14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Still using my Sennheiser hd598

  • ebo3000
    ebo300014 วันที่ผ่านมา

    how is the audio technica headset so cheap for you guys? in europe it is 200€ and also audio technica is considered to be on the same level as eg beyer dynamics

  • Narax
    Narax14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "That is why we are here to hurt the environment for you." Thanks to your sacrifice. I now have someone to blame for dumping 3 mega tons of oil into the river.

  • xJvicex
    xJvicex14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How is TB still in business? when i was in middle school i always bought TB because they were cheap and never had any of them last very long

  • Ruben Horne
    Ruben Horne14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have the cheaper version of the razer headset, razer blackshark v2 X, and the mic is way better on mine! Absolute steal at around $60! Was just supposed to be a temporary headset, but im going to keep them. Super comfy, and excellent positional audio.

  • Kevin AP7
    Kevin AP714 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I own the Stealth 600’s, why have my friends never told me the mic sounds so bad? 😥

  • Dan P
    Dan P14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where's the Logitech X?

  • levyweasel
    levyweasel14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where's the Corsair option?

  • John Doe
    John Doe14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Corsair Void Pro - because everything else feels like a burden

  • Pratik Rawal
    Pratik Rawal14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They put the wrong script in the captions lol

  • João Paulo Teixeira Maciel
    João Paulo Teixeira Maciel15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    thanks for the video, it helps a lot

  • Blitz Hacker
    Blitz Hacker15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Watched the video.. didn't notice the drop. Never used subtitles before..ugh

  • en1mal
    en1mal15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    meh no Sennheiser in a sub 100 roundup? Guess its more expensive on the other side of the pond because here its ~80ish €uros.

  • PA- PYRO
    PA- PYRO15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hyper x is the way to go

  • Ads RBad
    Ads RBad15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So I’m not the only one who sets their address as Beverley hills 90210

  • Steven Randall
    Steven Randall15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I find it mildly interesting that the cloud 2s got an "exceedingly mediocre" from you guys and were the favorite cheap headset of Dank Pods... Wish you had some H.E.A.R.S like my dude so we could compare with our own subjective opinion... Like obviously there's problems with that compression and filtering through whatever the audience has for audio, but I maintain that it's useful anyway

  • Tejan Singh
    Tejan Singh15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What about the pulse 3d headset? It is great value for money I think

  • Walker
    Walker15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Best gaming head(phones), cheapest to most expensive in a reasonable budget: Philips SHP9500, ATH-AD700X, DT990pro, AKG K712. All have pros and cons. Get a modmic or a desktop mic and enjoy being able to actually hear shit.

  • Georg F
    Georg F15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Uhm, why does this video have hardcoded black bars?

  • João Soares
    João Soares15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    where are the HyperXs?! For example, the Cloud Alphas!

  • João Soares

    João Soares

    15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    sorry i wasn't paying attencion on the end part because of my HUGE frustration

  • Foxtra
    Foxtra15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No hyperx than none of them are good trust

  • Hilpeä Lölli
    Hilpeä Lölli16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i think the turtle beach is the best

  • h4X0r99221
    h4X0r9922116 วันที่ผ่านมา

    lol, no cooler master mh75x...

  • mdem
    mdem16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I was waiting for the disclaimer at the end advising to not buy any "Gaming" headset because they are all built like shit and the MIC is always garbage. Buying a gaming headset is like buying a single-use kitchen appliance. Total waste of money in 95% of cases. Spend your money better by buying a sub $100 audio grade set of headphones with a separate MIC which there are plenty to pick from on the cheap both to plug directly into the headset 3.5mm jack, attach via magnet or a table MIC. At least this way you can use the headphones for more than just games, instead listen to some music or watch movies with and you'll get sound that isn't ass.

  • vadim negru
    vadim negru16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Please do wireless roundup

  • Wolfieee
    Wolfieee16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    HyperX Cloud 2 EZ Clap

  • Killer King
    Killer King16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Corsair’s headphone costs 300€ here… hella expensive

  • KuterBreath
    KuterBreath16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why didn't you include Sony's Pulse 3D headset?

  • Ethan Hann
    Ethan Hann16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    did anyone get subtitles about graphics cards?

  • Sergey Demidov
    Sergey Demidov16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    There is Mpow Air wireless gaming headset for just 50 bucks, with great reviews from youtubers. Can't see any point of buying wired headsets for higher price

  • ZMSaypol
    ZMSaypol16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Um am I going crazy or was the 3080 thing in this video at some point and now it’s gone. How tf did they do ttat

  • ZiFFA
    ZiFFA16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How to choose a gaming headset?you don't, cuz they all suck ass. Get a decent headset without mic, then get a good mic separate. Pair it with a soundcard and you good to go

  • Joe Ker
    Joe Ker16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Watch the subtitles for this when they get to the Microsoft headset. They accidentally put in the 3080 stuff instead

  • Emil
    Emil16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Logitech G PRO X is really one of top headsets for acceptable price around 100 sometimes under depends where you buy then. Blue voice mic best

  • fclp67
    fclp6716 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I will trust you guys with reviewing anything audio related, go watch Z Reviews or DMS

  • OlivGaming
    OlivGaming17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wait, I need to know how much these are gonna indent my hair. That's why I usually aim for a self adjusting headset. Gamer hair is a serious issue

  • René Murillo
    René Murillo17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I wish these review could mention if a headset has included voice monitoring or not - it's a very important feature for a lot of people that is hardly every commented on!

  • killerzomb
    killerzomb17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Arctis 5 the best for the price

  • Jeraruuu BTW
    Jeraruuu BTW17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yo wtf is going on with the under title its complietly weird it is about the 3080 or a pc idk but nice vid

  • Jasper Hursley
    Jasper Hursley17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hyper X Cloud 2 is mediocre? News to me, I like them quite a bit.

  • verts_tv
    verts_tv17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't know why I'm watching this when I have some dt770s

  • damagedpig mercier
    damagedpig mercier17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No cooler Master headset? Maybe it's not expensive enough, I don't remember the exact price, but the mic is pretty good in my experiences!