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These three. So it always seems like people are looking for that next best gaming headset that meets their price points and all the features that they expect. So the three contenders today are the $49 Corsair has 50 it just came out and I’m quite impressed with it. Then we have the $99 classic HyperX cloud too where they use to be a sound guard and finally the $99 GSP 300 from Sennheiser. So let me break down why. These are my picks for like the best headsets on their a hundred dollars right after this. It’s time to try something new with the cane, 900 M mechanical keyboard by Zalman with kale, Brown switches on board, macro recordings and gorgeous RGB illumination with the white frame. Even your dog will go nuts. Check it out in the description below. All right, so I know the price difference is present the $49 versus the $99 pair.
So let me highlight the value proposition. So the cloud two offers the best value in terms of additional ear cups. So you can swap the leather ones for the Baloo or pads that I prefer more, they’re more comfortable and can breathe more too. We have a USB sound dongle that is decent and would deliver better sound output than most low to mid-range motherboards and it’s awesome corn notebooks as well. Plus it’s the only headset that simulates a surround sound because of the dongle. Now, I don’t like surround sound because while it expands your sound environment and you feel like you’re in the larger audio space, the compromise of losing the detail and the little like the definition of the sound signature itself is not worth it to me. But for many who want to just experience a larger space, that’s a possibility. The Corsair has 50, on the other hand, is very basic.
We only get a splitter cable and no additional accessories and I’m fine with that. At $50 if that’s all you can spend on the gaming headset, this is a no-regret option because for 50 bucks you get a pretty decent deal. And lastly, the GSP 300 at $99 is also bare-bones, no accessories, just a splitter cable included. So it’s all in the product itself. And I do trust Sanhaiser when it comes to audio. So first I want to cover design and while these are all gaming-oriented, the full black and stealth nature of the HS 50 with the, you know, the grey logos on the side, which only are reflective. So at most times, they’re not even visible. This is the only pair that I would choose that I would be okay within public. You know, and when I was choosing my very first gaming headset, I was a bit conscious too because I’m spending money but I don’t want it to be just for gaming and I wouldn’t use it outside in the public.
And so, uh, the HS 50 is the best in that regard. They cloud twos because of that, the red and black colour scheme, they’re fine. Then obviously they have more colour options. Uh, but uh, they do feel a little bit gamer than the HS 50 and then GSP 300 is absolute, this is a stay at home only type of headset. So in terms of value, if you want to also have a headphone for public music listening, then a GSP is a no-go. The next important thing for me would be comfort and feel, and I always say that you know, a headphone or a headset doesn’t have to be full metal to feel great. Both the cloud two and HS 50 have a metal frame, which is great. And some plastic pieces around, they don’t creak, they’re flexible and they just feel like they can withstand some in a rough behaviour like throwing them around or them dropping a from your desk on the floor.
Everything like that is fine and I’m confident they can withstand a little bit of roughness. The GSP 300, on the other hand, is fully plastic, but it has all the same characteristics as the other two in terms of not creaking when you bend it. I can easily throw this on the floor or my backpack, you know, moving it around and you have that confidence that you can handle the headset with some toughness without the thing just falling apart. The HS 50 does stand out a bit in terms of that it’s a bit stiffer and not as flexible as the other two but it’s not a deal-breaker. The GSP 300 for me is the most comfortable because the taller ear cups, thicker cushions and also the deeper drivers. So regardless of how big your ears are, they will never make contact with the interior driver.
They also expand the most to accommodate bigger heads versus the other two, like this thing is just massive. Look at this like I’m halfway the cloud two is the second place because of the slightly soft ear cups and the nice thick material on the middle section so that even if your ears do make contact with the interior, it’s not uncomfortable but they don’t expand as much as the other two. So right now this is here and I could even wear them for the extended on my head. Now the HS 50 does reveal its budget orientation because the material inside of the ear cups here, uh, is pretty thin and you can feel the plastic underneath. However they are the most comfortable out of the three, two air around your neck, they don’t feel like they’re choking you or like closed in as much as the other two.
And the next important thing for me would be the seal. So wearing the GSP 300 and the cloud two is a little bit scary at how much isolation they have when you know there’s actual audio playing through because I cannot hear absolutely anything in my surrounding environment and I’ve missed packages. I have missed phone calls I’ve missed who’ve come home at that point when I’m wearing these too. And so at wherever you see that as a priority for you both provide fantastic isolation, which in my opinion, I can’t, I can have that. I, I’ve missed too many packages. The H is 15 as regard is like semi-open headsets and therefore you have a bit more awareness about your ambient environment. And therefore if somebody calling in the door I can hear that, but still, the isolation is good enough but you get a bit more of your environment and so I would say that’s a better thing for me personally.
In terms of features on the headset itself, the cloud too has nothing, a little cover for a removable microphone and a non-removable, a braided cable. The GSP 300 has an extremely satisfying smooth volume dial on the right ear cup and the mic mute when it’s in the upright position with a nice tactile bump, a midway through and an audible click as well. So you know when the mic is mute, NHS 50 has a volume dial that goes all the way to zero and mutes the headphone. We have a mic mute and a removable microphone with a little cover in terms of cable noise of when that cable is brushing it against your shirt. The GSP 300 is the best. Next comes the HS 50 surprisingly I’m guessing is because the cable is non-braided but it still manages to mute it quite well. And then the cloud two is the worst out of the three, I’m guessing it’s because that braiding and picks up a little bit more noise and then shoots right into the ear cup.
So a little bit disappointed here. In terms of the microphone quality, the GSP 300 is by far the best out of the three. It has the most natural pickup, very good base in the voice as well. It’s not nasally and it’s not as compressed. And in terms of noise compression of the background, you can still hear things, but it’s kind of muted. The next mic is the HS 50 I think this one sounds pretty good for 50 bucks. It’s not as natural. It doesn’t have as good of a bass pickup. It’s harsher on the vocals, but as long as the teammates can hear you. And in terms of the volume and the sensitivity, it’s great. If you’re speaking too loudly, you can just simply reposition the microphone a little bit further away from you. Uh, yeah. HS 50 sounds pretty good. And now the cloud is the legendary cloud twos.
Now you can hear it sounds different, right, because it’s plugged into its USB sound card that automatically applies noise cancellation to the microphone. And because of that, it introduces a little bit like this nasal distortion sound, which I don’t like and actually prefer the microphone quality on the HS 50 and the GSP 300 in terms of the sound signature, I prefer the GSP 300 because they have the tightest base, they have very nice and smooth roll-off on a high end. So it’s not super sharp and I mean they are all closed design headsets, but these have the largest soundstage and offered the best directional cues. So you have a better sense of how large the audio environment is. Therefore making them ideal for any gaming situation. The cloud twos are the most closed-off out of the three pairs, but because of that sound dongle, you can widen the sound stage with 3.1 surround sound.
They are the brightest out of the three pairs. So there, the trouble is quite harsh sometimes, but um, it’s very good for competitive gameplay because you can distinctly hear those audio cues and little footsteps and little things to make you aware of your surroundings and they have very a weak base. And by weak, I mean you don’t exactly feel the base, you can hear the base, it’s still there and like really punchy and Basey songs. But in a gaming environment you might not now the ages 50 surprisingly have a larger soundstage compared to the clouds too in stereo, making them ideal for world games and stuff like that. In terms of the higher end, it’s a nicely balanced and smooth. It’s not as detailed and emphasized as on the clouds too. But the base here is more pumped. It’s like in the middle between the GSP 300 and the clouds too.
So I would call them a fun headset and very impressed at $49 experience every pixel with the G4S GTX 10 80 [inaudible] and enjoy these awesome new games in full four K resolution at over 60 frames per second and get destiny two for free for a limited time for details and description below. All right, so for the conclusion, I think the GSB 300 would be like my best $99 headset pig because the microphone is fantastic. The isolation is awesome. The sound signature is superior versus the other two comfort-wise it’s great and just, it’s an awesome experience all around. The HS 50 is a fantastic value with great build, powerful sounds. You know, I’ve never received a complaint from my teammates when using this headset in competitive gaming because they all just want to hear from you. I wouldn’t use this for streaming. Uh, but uh, for end game volume and end game chap quality, it’s possible.
And the HyperX cloud two is like a classic with great accessories, multiple colour options, nice build quality, nice sound, uh, and it’s all in like one contained unit. All thanks for that USB sound dongle. And so these are my picks for the best gaming headsets on their 100 bucks. You know, going from a value budget orientation to something that has a bit more value-added if you’re into that versus like pure performance, uh, which I appreciate the GSP 300.