Gaming headset recommendations (Sonic Visions consensus)


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So you have come to Sonic Visions to seek out gaming headphones? Well since this is such a commonly asked questions we have created a recommendation list we can refer you too quite easily. Below is a list of headphones that although might seem a bit expensive (compared to logitech or other 'gaming branded' junk headphones), in the long run it will be cheaper since they will last longer and have the side benefit of being vastly superior for music.

We have broken the list into closed (if you need sound isolation) and open (if isolation is not needed). Microphones are not included unless specified. In general we do not recommend wireless headphones/microphones due them generally being of poorer audio quality, a hassle in terms of charging and less reliable in general.

Headphones (open)
Sennheiser HD6XX, 650, 600
Beyerdynamic DT990 pro / DT880

Headphones (closed)
Beyerdynamic DT770
AKG K371, K550

Blue Yeti

Sometimes a headphone amp/dac can greatly enhance the music performance of headphones. Here are some relatively affordable recommendations although they are not strictly needed if your main use case is gaming/youtube etc.

Schiit Magni

Schiit Modi


Thanks to the contributors: PCChip, Humble, Reverie
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