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Updated: Mar 2, 2015 21:47
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#1
alaScore 100

Parrot Zik 2.0

The sensor-packed Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones are a tinkerer's dream. These Bluetooth noise-cancelling cans let you sculpt sounds and control your device.

7 expert reviews

#2
alaScore 99

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung gets a virtual reality check

14 expert reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless

We wish the Sport Pulse Wireless fit and sounded better. We’re not applying audiophile principles here, it’s just that when music sounds empty and distant, it tends to suck the wind right out of your sails … and your workout. Still, it could be argued...

8 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

Kingston HyperX Cloud II

Gaming headsets don't have to be just for gaming. Any good set can also work well as regular stereo headphones, as long as they have a 3.5mm connection and sound good, and the boom mic doesn't get in the way. However, most gaming headsets embrace...

6 expert reviews

#5
alaScore 98

Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma

Razer Chroma Review – Keyboard, Mouse and Headset

7 expert reviews | 132 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Sennheiser G4ME ZERO

Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset.

16 expert reviews | 333 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Sennheiser G4ME ONE

Audiophiles and gamers are two wildly different audiences. You can certainly be both, but it's hard to be both at the same time. Audiophiles want excellent sound quality that reproduces the audio source purely, without any sorts of tricks or tweaks to...

15 expert reviews | 206 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma

The Sigma is not as a headphone for music enthusiasts. In fact, they sound way different than the other Creative earphones. For gamers however, it makes better sense. The audio module doesn’t do a lot for the headphone. Quality is decent, maybe a tiny...

106 expert reviews | 4209 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

AKG Y50

Product of the Year, Awards 2014. Excelling in sound and style, the Y50s are a promising start for AKG’s latest range

2 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

RHA T10I

RHA is known for its affordable earphones, but with the T10i, the company enters new pricing territory. At $199.95, this pair is more expensive than some of the leading in-canal options, like the $180 Editors' Choice Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2....

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

SteelSeries H

If you don't mind a high price for a device best-suited to a single task, the SteelSeries H Wireless Headset is one of the better wireless gaming headsets you can buy.

17 expert reviews | 110 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 96

Plantronics Voyager Edge

The Plantronics Voyager Edge is a pricey Bluetooth headset that has the features to match. One of the key things that set it apart from other Bluetooth headsets is its peculiar design that does away with the bulk leaving just a thin mouthpiece and a...

12 expert reviews | 95 user reviews

#13
alaScore 96

Jabra ROX

You can find the Jabra Rox Wireless retailing a little lower than its MRP of Rs 6,999. It’s a bit expensive when compared to the competition but we feel they are worth it if you have the budget. The Jabra Rox Wireless offers very good audio quality as...

19 expert reviews | 289 user reviews

#14
alaScore 95

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60

The Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60 offers great features and good audio quality at under £100, making it a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade their gaming audio experience on a budget.

2 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

SteelSeries Siberia V3

A light and comfortable gaming headset

6 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Plantronics RIG

Since this is a Plantronics product, you may expect some kind of Bluetooth support, so I should point out that Bluetooth is not supported in this version. It’s not hard to imagine that other versions could be built with fancier options at some point,...

30 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

#17
alaScore 95

Marshall MODE

Marshall Headphones scores another round, incorporating the legacy of Marshall cabinets and amps into the Mode EQ by crafting a headphone that does justice to its namesake. You’ll have to trade a few accessories for the EQ feature, but from that...

2 expert reviews

#18
alaScore 95

SteelSeries Siberia Elite

Fantastic looks and great sound, but rather heavy for prolonged gaming sessions

16 expert reviews | 112 user reviews

#19
alaScore 94

Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE

Kind of high price but worth it.

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#20
alaScore 94

Klipsch Audio 1013732

Klipsch likely had noble intentions when it decided to adopt “Reference” as the moniker for its top-tier product line, and indeed, the line represents some of Klipsch’s finest work yet. But if you’re looking for transparency and even-keeled balance in...

3 expert reviews | 3 user reviews

#21
alaScore 94

Jabra MOVE Wireless

Its feature set pales in comparison to other headphones we’ve checked out, nor is there really anything too outstanding with its design, but despite that, the biggest attraction to the Jabra Move Wireless is its excellent audio quality and aggressive...

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

#22
alaScore 94

SoundMagic E10S

Decent sound quality and a clever cable make these some of the best sub-£50 earphones.

2 expert reviews | 10 user reviews

#23
alaScore 93

Kingston HyperX Cloud

Kingston have been known for some time now as a manufacturer of high performance memory and with their HyperX brand have added some stylish modules to their range. In more recent times we have seen them branch out into SSDs and now they are taking...

14 expert reviews | 86 user reviews

#24
alaScore 93

SteelSeries Siberia v2

Conclusion If you’re looking for a gaming headset for your PC that boasts a good microphone, decent sound, and won’t break the bank, you’d be hard-pressed to do better for the price than a set of Steelseries Siberia V2s. They’re not perfect, but they...

82 expert reviews | 3407 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Headsets

    Whether it is for a standard telephone, cordless phone, cellphone, or computer, a headset is becoming the most popular way to listen in to an electronic device. Headsets offer optimum mobility, outstanding reception and sound quality, and eliminate the fatigue that can come from holding a handset to your ear for an extended period of time. Many people do not know what they have been missing until they experience firsthand the comfort and convenience of using a headset.



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    Types of Headsets

    First you will need to select a headset that is appropriate for the device you will be using it with. There is some overlap of types, but check for compatibility before buying:

    Standard Telephone Headsets – These are extremely useful, indeed required, for professionals who have heavy phone duties. Hands-free use of the phone allows you to simultaneously use a computer and perform other duties while maintaining contact with a customer or co-worker.

    Cellphone Headsets – Hands-free cellphone use is an increasingly popular option, and may be required in some circumstances. Many jurisdictions now require the use of a headset or hands-free device if you want to make or receive a cellphone call while driving.

    Computer Headsets – These are primarily used by dedicated gamers, and add to the immersive experience of gaming. Headsets may deliver improved sound quality performance over standard computer speakers. They are also useful for people who use their computers for telephone applications.

    What to Look for in a Headset

    Over-the-Head vs. Over-the-Ear: Over-the-Head models are more secure and require less fuss. Over-the-Ear models are less visibly intrusive: they won't mess up your hair or interfere with glasses or a hat. Recent developments include several models that can convert between either style.

    Binaural Receivers: This simply means that the headset has two receivers, one for each ear. This provides improved sound quality and some noise reduction.

    Noise Canceling Technology: This is a requirement for busy office environments, and provides for clear reception and hearing despite abundant background commotion.

    Microphone Configuration: For many consumers , this is as important as the sound quality of the earpiece. A microphone mounted on a longer boom will make your voice sound clearer and stronger, and reduce background noise, the perfect solution to a busy environment.

    Connectivity: Most corded and cordless phones will require a small adapter to accommodate a headset. Most cellphones offer plug-in compatibility. Wireless connectivity is quickly becoming the most preferred method, with Bluetooth technology leading the way in ease and convenience.

    Popular Headset Brands

    Nokia, Sony, and Motorola are all known for quality products across a wide range of performance specifications and price points. Plantronics is a lesser-known name, but has enthusiastic fans based upon its well-reviewed headsets. BlueAnt specializes in headsets that utilize the latest in Bluetooth technology. Sennheiser offers a number of high-end models for consumers who value quality over affordability. Creative has carved out a niche for itself as a provider of high-quality headsets best suited for computers and gaming purposes.

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