The best affordable headsets for PC as for the next post Swan in 2019 with that said, let’s get into it. So first headset or the first lineup of headsets that I would highly recommend is the arctis lineup from Steele. Series now still serious is selling a wide range of headsets in this family and depending on your budget you can get a few extra features such as wireless surround sound or RGB. Again, depending on your budget. Now, what’s true for every headset though is that Arctics three or five chairs, the same base design and three-five and seven are all faced with the same kind of speaker, which is still serious calls them as one speaker. And yet this is a very, very good speaker. The best speaker I’ve had a chance to try on gaming headset to this dayBeats and it beats my biodynamic DT 990 and my Dean on G H 24 gaming and is even on power when it comes to audio fidelity, which is very impressive.
So for critical listeners, this headset works for you as well. Now to make it even better, make sure to pick up the 2019 edition because still serious made some important update this year to the whole arc, this family, which made them even greater than the 2017 models. Are we going to talk a bit more about this updates in a second buffer? Now let me just show you through the different options you have here. So first and foremost, what you’re looking at here is the Arctic Southern, which currently sets you back at one $20 on Amazon. This is their mid-range headset in the artist’s family. We do get some premium futures with this one, such as 2.4 gigahertz wireless operation and up to 12 meters or 40 feet wireless range. Our oven testing the wireless connectivity for a few days now, and it seems very, very stable. I can have my computer in my living room, for example, a walkaway to my kitchen, which is on the other side of my apartment, about eight meters away with a couple of walls without getting any sort of lags or disruption.
I’m also living in a very crowded area here in Sweden, but there are lots of wireless connections being broadcasted from neighbours. That is very impressive. On top of that, the rechargeable battery will last you up to 25 hours of continuous gaming whilst listening to Spotify and it took me about three hours to recharge. It’s back up again. If you happen to run out of views in the middle of a session, you can just plug in the USB and keep using it and you don’t have to [inaudible] if you don’t want to simply plug in the included 3.5 millimetre Jack or you could use it like Annie corded headsets. There is no difference here in terms of sound quality like worst sound running on a cord or in wireless mode. Just to clarify, this works and X box one as well. I’ve been gaming a bit of Fortnite without any problems.
I should add that it works flawlessly for PS four as well. How to use the wireless mode. You need to set up the USB transmitter. This is done by downloading steel series and gen and plugging the USB transmitter. The software will the transmitter and all you have to do is to hold this standby for a couple of seconds and you will notice that the software is showing the headset to essentially don’t have to deal with pairing the devices that have already been done and to happen to on power the headset. There is a button on the transmitter. Tell lets you pair them up again, keep in mind the wireless only works for PC and PS4, not for Xbox and the experience is a tad limited on P for a while you’re getting wireless audio and microphone functionality. For shad, the shad mix and surround sound which is done on a software level only work on PC.
Unfortunately, honestly, I don’t think this is a deal-breaker though since I’m not entirely sold on software-based surround sound. But yeah, it is there if you want to use it and it works pretty good and gives you a richer immersed experiencing the game and it helps a bit in certain situations that I won’t go any deeper into how the surround works because it’s beyond the scope of this video. But I might make a separate video for that. Talking about the shot makes is available on artists five and seven and it’s a pretty awesome idea. So how does the chat mix work? So the headset appears as two separate audio devices and windows you assigned game as the default audio device and then assign chat in discord. Chat makes control of the headset. Then allows you to balance the two audio streams on the fly without even leaving your game.
Now features like shadow make cam mega gaming headset the superior option over audio field headphones. For example, on my DT 990, I have to adjust the volumes manually windows, which is something to happen mind on this comparison picture here you can see the difference between each had said, for example, the most basic model, the entry-level arc, this three which is common in at 70 MSRP. Batya right now you can pick it up on Amazon for 60 bucks does only support 3.5 audio Jack and the Richards’ round features are unfortunately not supported here. You’re still getting 7.1 virtual surrounds through windows Sonic which is still okay but this requires that you’re running on windows town. Also, there is no wireless and there is no RGB here but other than that you’re still getting the same microphone, the same speakers as the seven model speakings or come forward.
This is the most comparable gaming had said I’ve tested so far. The updated 2019 model carries a few updates that make this even better. Like thicker padding, slightly improved soundscape or steel series have bumped up the travel and base a bit and we got slightly slimmer volume dials with slightly better resistance this time. It does not delight as Ted set but it’s not too heavy either. With its 0.8 pounds or three 50 grams. Sound is what’s probably most important right after calm Ford and this is where the as one speaker’s truly shine Spiller with dual 40 millimeter neodymium with an impedance of 32 ohms, which is more or less typically what you find on most gaming headsets at this price range we got close back inclosure and so minimal sound leakage share, which is typically preferable for gaming where you want minimal leakage which will help isolate the sound in crowded areas to have a very pleasant, powerful base performance.
Mins are also very well balanced and the travel range is also pretty good but it can be a bit aggressive and piercing at times. This can, however, be fixed on PC with a software-based IQ. The overall solid is Weber Perry. Very good and outperforms most gaming headsets out there right now, so let’s listen to the microphone, the microphone on the Arctic sets. That is good. It is, however worth mentioning that the treble is a bit over represented, which can make your voice sound a bit harsh. That is maybe not a bad thing as it’s going to make yourself a lot clearer. [inaudible] it is worth mentioning Astonia at 60 bucks. This headset is a no brainer for anyone looking for a quality headset that doesn’t compromise on anything which you don’t typically see very often. I cannot recommend the Arctic enough. Now at 80 to $90, you can pick up the larger G pro, which is a slightly improved G four 33 design with better fabric finish with its durable matte coating.
That also looks very nice. As you can see, the overall design is very minimalist casual and doesn’t scream too much gaming, which I like. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them outdoors without looking out of place or the pads are detachable where the second cell be and more breathable. For shorter periods of gaming. I’d like to keep the letterhead pad Saul and for more intense sessions for extended periods. I’d rather recommend the second pads which are a tad bit more breathable microphone cannot be pushed back into the ear carps. Unlike the Arctic spot, it is touchable, which is nice in terms of volumes. You’re getting a detachable cable with an inline remote, the simple like mood slider and the volume dial with a good amount of the resistance side. You don’t happen to change volume by mistake too easily. If you happen to get in contact with the volume wheel in terms of the bill, the headset should be able to survive a couple of accidental drops without any damage.
The detachable cable is a very nice bonus if you happen to get your cord stock on something given a cable. In terms of sound, they do sound very good for being a gaming headset. They have a well extended and powerful base and even mid-range and a decently balanced treble. Whoever the Bay suffers from inconsistent delivery across multiple subjects and could sound a bit booming for some and a mid-range is a little emphasised which can weaken the vocals and instruments and bid. They also like a bit of detail in the treble range and this is what makes this stand out versus the artist had said and so if you rather prefer a softer character with a bit less sharp tones, less treble presence if you like, and a tad bit less detail in the higher frequency, the G Pro is the better option.
What about mic then let’s have a listen to microphone session. Good for being the headset in this price range. A lot of presence and details here, but it may lack a bit of airiness if you listen very carefully on the less, it’s a great microphone for this particular price point. Terms of surround welders, no option for that like on the Arctics, but it does work flawlessly on Anicole and soul and I have been using Dominic’s powers for both gaming and music listening. I’d be looking for a casual looking headset that especially works outside if you like. With the great mic and well-balanced frequency response and oral good quality delivers a solid gaming experience for critical listeners is important. Also with well-balanced Lowes made than high tones or $70, it’s a great alternative to the Arctics three for example.