Are you on the hunt for a new headset specifically for streaming?
Whether your old headset stopped working, doesn’t fit with your aesthetic, became uncomfortable to use or you’re simply looking for an upgrade, you’ve come to the right place: we’ve gathered the a list of the best streaming headsets in the industry.
Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Streaming Headset for you
These are the things you should consider to determine which is the best streaming headset for you:
If you’re planning on streaming for long periods (1 hour or more), you’re gonna want to prioritize how comfortable your headset is. You want a lightweight headset with comfortable earpads that don’t let heat or pressure build up, otherwise your ears will start to hurt midstream.
Additionally, if you wear glasses ensure that there’s enough space for the frame not to be pressing against your head the whole time, this can prove to be one of the most annoying sensations, even to the point that it’ll make you consider buying a different headset.
As a streamer, looks are important. You don’t want your followers to associate you with a plain or even boring look. Another one to avoid is looking cheap. Most influencers benefit from using equipment that looks professional and neat, it adds credibility and makes you look good on camera.
This refers to both the sound that you hear and the sound your mic picks up. On the one hand you want a headset that shuts off external noise so you don’t get distracted and on the other, you want a mic that picks up your voice as clearly as possible, otherwise your viewers will have difficulties hearing your content.
|#||Best Streaming Headsets||Price|
|1||Razer BlackShark V2|
|2||Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2|
|3||Razer Kraken Kitty RGB|
|4||Beyerdynamic MMX 300|
Best Streaming Headsets
The Razer BlackShark V2 is a very good all-around option that passes all three criteria described above.
They’re lightweight and very comfortable, I had no issues wearing them all day long and had enough space for glasses. The design is pretty neat and professional, no viewer can look at these headset and think it looks cheap (unlike v1), the only detail I would have preferred is for the control on ear to be a bit less visible.
They feature closed earcups for passive noise cancellation and good sound quality, which is editable with Razer software. The microphone is detachable, has a mute button and voice tweaking options.
- Very comfortable (can wear them all day).
- Good microphone: detachable, mute button and voice tweaking options.
- Good audio quality.
- Good controls on-ear.
- When taking the sound to the maximum, the on-ear control has a bit of resistance.
The Turtle Beach Recon 200 is the budget option in this list, but for its price it’s a very good option.
Comfort-wise, you may feel them on the top of your head if you have a big head. Not a deal-breaker but you may not feel like wearing them all day if this is your case. The good part is that this headset is glasses-friendly.
They come in all black and have easy to access controls on the side. The sound is pretty good, but it becomes excellent when you use them on either a Playstation or an Xbox because it has a special audio mode for these consoles.
- Lowest price in this list.
- Lightweight and cushy earpads.
- Special audio modes for Playstation and Xbox.
- Wired headset.
- Require charging.
If you’re into adding RGB lights to your setup, these is the headset that will offer the best customization of colors and effects because you get 100% control over how the earcups and kitty ears light up.
The audio has great quality and it’s also customizable with Razer software. The mic blocks all background noise and indicates when it’s muted with a soft light. Comfort-wise it feels very good and is glasses-friendly, the only noticeable effect is that due to its RGB lights you can feel its earcups getting a bit warm, but it has cooling liquid to neutralize this effect.
- 100% customizable color and effects.
- Very high-quality audio that it’s also customizable.
- Can feel a bit of warmth on the earcups, but it has cooling liquid to neutralize this effect.
The Beyerdynamic MMX 300 is the deluxe option in this list. It has what is considered the most comfortable earpads, they just feel different from the rest of the headsets on this list.
This headset does not look like your typical gaming headset, they look like they belong in a professional musician’s studio, which can add a more premium look to your aesthetic.
It has a studio-quality mic, the voice is crystal clear on streaming as well as on recording and the audio quality is excellent. Overall, it’s a pretty versatile headset that works great with streaming and gaming but can also excel with content consumption and music creation.
- Studio-quality mic with crystal-clear audio.
- Versatile headset.
- Very comfortable fit.
- Professional aesthetic.
- Highest price in this list.
- Not removable mic.
I hope this list has helped you decide which are the best streaming headsets for you. For most streamers, getting one of these headsets is a major upgrade over using apple earpods, so take your time looking for the perfect fit.