Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Gaming Headsets For Console, PC, & Mobile – Updated Dec. 12

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless 1

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer especially with the PS5 and the Xbox Series X becoming a little more easily attainable. To make those upcoming experiences more rich and enjoyable, gaming headsets are a must-have and this gift guide lays out which ones are the best ones to buy.

Our goal is to guide you in finding the perfect gaming headsets for everyone whether it be for a gift or for yourself.

In this gaming headsets gift guide, we’ll be listing headsets that work for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, mobile, and Nintendo Switch. So no matter what platform you play on, you should be able to find something that fits within your needs or wants and or needs.

We’ll also be including both wired and wireless headsets. And across a range of different prices so there’s something that works for every budget too. This gaming headset gift guide is in addition to our best gaming headsets guide which is updated monthly. So you may want to check that one out if you don’t find something here that fits what you’re looking for.

Headset Cost Where To Buy
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless $349.99 Multi-System: Amazon, SteelSeries/Xbox Multi-System: Amazon, Best Buy, SteelSeries
Sony Pulse 3D From $99.99 Amazon & Various Other Retailers
Logitech G Pro X Wireless From $169.99 Amazon & Various Other Retailers
EPOS H3Pro Hybrid $261 Amazon
JBL Quantum 600 $149.95 Amazon, B&H
Razer Kaira X $49.99 Amazon, Razer
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless V2 From $99.99 Amazon, Razer
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 From $49.99 Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, SteelSeries
Razer Kraken X USB $56.34 Amazon
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal From $325 Amazon
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core From $27.45 Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy
EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid $149.99 Amazon, Best Buy
Xbox Wireless Stereo Headset From $94.99 Amazon & Various Other Retailers

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

We’re starting this list off with what is arguably the best gaming headset out there right now. For many reasons. For one, it’s a multi-system headset so you can use it with PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, mobile, Nintendo Switch, and even Steam Deck. It’s a pricey headset. But well worth the money to be the only headset you’ll use for years to come.

It features a decent battery life and it runs on SteelSeries’ Infinity Power system. This lets you keep one battery inside the headset during use and one charging inside the game DAC. You can then hot-swap the battery when the one in the headset is about to die. And as long as you swap it within 8 seconds the connection will stay active.

It also features active noise cancellation and AI-powered noise cancelling mic. Did we mention it’s also comfortable, and comes with the SteelSeries Sonar tech for even more improved audio? If you want one headset for everything and you want it to be high quality with tons of features, spring for this. That being said, there are tons of great options on this list that won’t cost as much and may fit your needs.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro – Multi-System

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Xbox Multi-System

Sony Pulse 3D

PS5 Pulse 3D Headset

Looking for a gaming headset for that brand-new PS5 console that you’ve been enjoying since you got it?

Look no further than the Sony Pulse 3D wireless headset. For starters, the color matches the color of the console and that’s just slick. Aesthetics aside, the Sony Pulse 3D was designed specifically for use with the PS5. So you know it’s likely going to work well and perform its intended functions.

Like any wireless headset that works with this platform, it connects through a low-latency dongle you plug into the console’s USB port. It’s mic is also integrated instead of using an external boom mic, and all of the buttons for volume adjustment and muting are on the earcups. Making them easy to get to.

Sony Pulse 3D

Logitech G Pro X Wireless

Logitech Pro X Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset

The reason we love and chose this headset as one of the best gaming headsets for a holiday gift, is because is because of the sound quality, as well as the comfort and numerous other features.

First and foremost, this headset is comfortable and can be worn literally all day with no issues. After using this thing for the past year with my own PC gaming setup (before moving to the Arctis Nova Pro), I have gone through multiple 5+ hour sessions without taking it off and not having any feelings of fatigue.

Other notable features include the removable boom mic, as well as the premium build quality. Not to mention the built-in technology that works with the PC software to enable surround sound and user profiles for just the right audio. While this definitely shines on PC, it will work with PS5 and PS4, and should work with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One as well.

Logitech G Pro X Wireless

EPOS H3Pro Hybrid

EPOS H3PRO Hybrid Gaming Headset

  • Price: $261
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Wired? Wireless? It doesn’t matter what you prefer or if it changes because this head will do both. While it works as a wireless headset for PC and mobile, it can be used as a wired headset for both Xbox and PlayStation console platforms, as well as Nintendo Switch. You can also use at wired with PC and mobile if you have a PC and/or a mobile device with a 3.5mm audio port. Or you can use the included low-latency dongle on your console. You have options.

The H3Pro Hybrid is EPOS’ more premium version of the H3 Hybrid. And it’s taking the place of one of our previous favorite headsets, the EPOS GSP 670. The H3Pro Hybrid comes with some big improvements that address most of the complaints we had about the H3. For one, the volume adjustment dial is now easier to actually adjust. It still uses the same style, but it works a lot better.

Of course, it’s also now Bluetooth compatible, and the boom mic detaches via a slick magnetic design. Making it super easy to take on and off. Comfort and sound quality wise, it’s great.  Overall, an excellent option for a gaming headset this holiday.

EPOS H3Pro Hybrid

JBL Quantum 600

JBL Quantum 600

Not everyone needs a more premium headset, and not everyone wants to spend an arm and a leg on one either. JBL has another option for people looking to spend a little less.

The Quantum 600 is that headset, retailing for only $99.95 right now. With the Quantum 600 the headset is wireless. So you’re untethered. It also has a Discord certified mic. And although it isn’t detachable it does use a flip-to-mute mic design. The earpads are super comfortable and they support hours of play without fatigue.

This headset is mainly designed for PC when used with the JBL software, but it’s also compatible with mobile, PS4 and PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Mac, VR, and Nintendo Switch.

You’ll also find it has other useful features like on-ear controls, swivel earcups, JBL QuantumSurround and DTS support, and a battery life of up to 14 hours.

JBL Quantum 600 – Amazon, B&H

Razer Kaira X

Razer Kaira X For PlayStation


The Kaira X is the latest console-focused headset from Razer. It comes in models that are designed for both PS5 and PS4 and Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. So no matter which platform you’re on you have one that was designed for your console.

Aside from the looks, both versions are largely the same. You have a headset with some new styling tweaks as well as improved audio, a 3.5mm wired connection straight to the controller, and a good quality mic for voice chat.

As far as wired headsets for console or PC go, this is a solid option and you really can’t go wrong here.

Razer Kaira X

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless V2

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless 2nd Gen 4

The Hammerhead True Wireless V2 are a big step up. They come with better audio than the original model, and are the only true wireless earbuds from the company to incorporate Chroma RGB. So far.

From top to bottom these are a big improvement. As they’re also more comfortable, have a slightly better design, and the audio quality rivals even the Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, but at $70 less. These are perfect for mobile gaming no matter the phone you have. And they’ll also work with PC in a pinch if you really need them to.

However, these definitely work best with mobile devices as that’s what they were intended for.

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless V2

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1

The reason we love this headset is because it’s affordable for one, and because it comes with a lot of the design updates that started with the Arctis Nova Pro. Like the redesigned headband system and the extendable ears so it can more easily fit people with all different head sizes. It also features a retractable noise cancelling mic, comes in two colors (Black and White), and it supports the Sonar software when being used on PC for enhanced audio features.

But you don’t have to use it on PC. It will work with any platform that’s compatible with a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly it only weighs 236g and uses a breathable AirWeave memory foam for comfort during long gaming sessions.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1

Razer Kraken X USB

Razer Kraken X USB

  • Price: $56.34
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

You can usually never go wrong with a Razer gaming headset as a gift for the gamer in your life, especially if it’s a Kraken X USB.

The Kraken line is one of Razer’s best, and this headset in particular is both affordable and pretty good quality. For this price, you get on-ear controls, super soft earpads, 7.1 surround sound, a bendable noise cancelling mic and more.

Since it’s USB it should be a little bit easier to plug into you desktop or laptop. Even more so if your machine doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack. This is also a PC-only headset.

Razer Kraken X USB – Amazon

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

Bang Olufsen Beoplay Portal For Xbox Headphones

  • Price: From $325
  • Where To Buy: Amazon

Just because you play on a console doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a premium pair of wireless gaming headphones. And it’s hard to get more premium than the Beoplay Portal from Bang & Olufsen, which are indeed wireless and designed exclusively for Xbox consoles.

They’re compatible with both Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. And there’s now a model that’s designed for PS4, PS5, and PC. While expensive, you’re paying for premium audio quality, as well as a premium build with luxury materials. It also features what B&O are calling a digital boom mic. So you don’t have a physical boom in the way.

It also comes with active noise cancellation and it supports Dolby Atmos. With the Dolby Atmos app on your Xbox, you’ll wonder why you ever played without it. We had the pleasure to test these out for a few weeks and they were extremely comfortable and provided some excellent audio quality. We weren’t as fond of the virtual boom mic design as we prefer a physical boom mic for voice chat. But that being said, our voice still came through fairly clear when talking to others. So it’ll definitely get the job done.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

There’s really only a couple of things you need to know about the Cloud Stinger Core from HyperX. It’s an extremely popular headset, and it’s affordable. It normally retails for $39.99 but Amazon has it on sale for $19.99 right now. And with how good the headset is at this already low price point, this is a major deal. If you want something no-frills that just works, works well, and won’t cost you a ton of money, this is the headset we recommend. HyperX is a well-established brand in gaming peripherals and they know how to make a good quality headset.

And we just couldn’t find anything else worth recommending that was available for an entry level offering. Typically, you get what you pay for. But just because this headset only costs $20-$40 doesn’t mean it’s bad. It just means the headset will do less. It’s not wireless, there’s no super fancy features. But the sound is good and the price is right.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Gaming True Wireless Earbuds 1

Where to begin. Initially we loved these because they were versatile in a way most of the headsets on here aren’t. That’s because these are gaming earbuds and not a full-on gaming headset. This allows them to be used for gaming on mobile devices as well as for regular earbud use. But beyond that, they can also be used for PC and console with the included USB-C low-latency dongle.

The only issue we had with them before is that they couldn’t be used for voice chat when using the low-latency dongle. Luckily, EPOS pushed out a software update to these earlier this year that enabled use of the mic with the dongle. So you can still have low-latency audio for games and chat with friends when needed. The earbuds also come with active noise cancellation and a battery life of up to 20 hours. Plus they come with a new lower price of $149.99. All great reasons why we felt it deserved to be on our gift guide for the best gaming headsets.

EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid

Xbox Wireless Stereo Headset

Microsoft Wireless Stereo Headset for Xbox Series X 2

Rounding out our gift guide for gaming headsets is the Xbox Wireless Stereo headset from Microsoft. This is meant exclusively for the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in the console department. But it will also work with PC if you play games there.

As a headset in terms of quality and build, it’s similar to the Pulse 3D that Sony makes for the PS5 and PS4. It’s also right around the same price point. And in most cases the cost is exactly the same as the MSRP is $99.99. There’s an adjustable boom mic for voice chat, and large cushiony earcups to keep you comfortable during longer play sessions.

Where it really stands out is the support for Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos. If you’ve never played games with Dolby Atmos sound before, you should. It makes a HUGE difference. And at this price? How could you refuse?

And remember, if you didn’t find any gaming headsets on our gift guide that work for you, you can always check out our Best Gaming Headsets guide which is updated monthly.

Xbox Wireless Stereo Headset

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