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Headset Reviews

Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:54
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#1
alaScore 100

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...

7 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

#2
alaScore 99

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 | 106 user reviews

#3
alaScore 99

Razer Kraken 7.1

Powerful bass with customisable 7.1 virtual surround sound.

10 expert reviews | 106 user reviews

#4
alaScore 98

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 | 72 user reviews

#5
alaScore 98

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...

129 expert reviews | 3346 user reviews

#6
alaScore 97

Sennheiser G4ME ZERO

Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset.

15 expert reviews | 303 user reviews

#7
alaScore 97

Plantronics BackBeat

Plantronics BackBeat FIT offers a good feature set in a lovely looking package. For outdoor runners, cyclists and gym freaks, the BackBeat FIT could be a great companion due to the wireless component. Thanks to its light weight, you will not feel any...

12 expert reviews | 57 user reviews

#8
alaScore 97

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 | 40 user reviews

#9
alaScore 96

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 | 102 user reviews

#10
alaScore 96

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,...

29 expert reviews | 78 user reviews

#11
alaScore 96

SteelSeries Siberia Elite

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

16 expert reviews | 58 user reviews

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#12
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....

3 expert reviews

#13
alaScore 95

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 | 42 user reviews

#14
alaScore 95

SoundMagic E10S

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

2 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

#15
alaScore 95

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 | 2 user reviews

#16
alaScore 95

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung gets a virtual reality check

10 expert reviews

#17
alaScore 94

Asus Cerberus

21 Flares 21 Flares × While ASUS might be more well known for motherboards than peripherals, that doesn't mean their headsets aren't worthy of consideration and today we look at one of their latest models. It's called the ASUS Cerberus, and with...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

#18
alaScore 94

Turtle Beach EAR Force XLC

If you’re a serious gamer with a mix of media passions - and a bit of a control fetish - it’s hard to go wrong with the XP Seven.

30 expert reviews | 938 user reviews

#19
alaScore 94

Corsair H2100 Dolby 7.1

I have 5 head phones total, My Corsair Vengeance 2000s are by far my favorite overall, the HD598s sound better, but are open, and have a wire. Naturally, going to the H2100s, I thought it would be as good if not better, but I'm disappointed, they don't...

1 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

#20
alaScore 93

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60

it works really great and great sound and has long cord and it just feels great on my head and covers the ears well

1 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#21
alaScore 93

Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Bluetooth Headset

The Plantronics Voyager Legend CS is priced at Rs 12,000, plus an additional 10 percent as taxes. This is too expensive considering the Voyager Legend, minus the charging dock, can be found for a lot less online. The CS version is designed for...

4 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

#22
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...

83 expert reviews | 2994 user reviews

#23
alaScore 93

Corsair Vengeance 1400

The Corsair Vengeance 1400 offers the excellent construct of the Vengeance stable along with large ear cups and 50mm drivers. The comfort factor generally is very good, but some may prefer a different material on the ear cups over the fabric ones...

3 expert reviews | 79 user reviews

#24
alaScore 93

SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism

A colorful new contender in gaming headsets

2 expert reviews

#25
alaScore 93

ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo

This is a really cool headset, and the sound is better than you can expect from a 50$ headset. The sound was clear and the tone of the bass is just perfect, not too much boom but still enough to be comfortable listening to both games and music.

3 expert 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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