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Turtle Beach's Atlas One sounds pretty good for an entry-level headset, but you'll find it difficult to appreciate when it's this uncomfortable.
Razer's 2018 Kraken refresh combines a standard 3.5mm headset with a USB control box, giving it THX capabilities and nifty on-the-fly bass EQ. And hey, the earcups are cold now.
Bridging the gap between wired gaming headset and mobile Bluetooth headset, the HyperX Cloud Mix doesn't quite nail either. But if you're in both categories, perhaps it's an appealing jack-of-all-trades option.
It's been a long time since a Turtle Beach headset has impressed us, but the Elite Atlas's premium design finally did it—even if there are still some lingering audio concerns.
Roccat's Khan Aimo gaming headset offers exceptional sound quality at a good price, but sacrifices style and comfort in the process.
The Omen Mindframe gaming headset makes its mark with thermoelectric cooling in the earcups. It works as advertised, but HP misses on some basics.
Antlion's ModMic 5 is the audiophile's alternative to a headset, by allowing you to add a studio-quality mic to your high-end headphones.
Incredibly comfortable and aided by cooling gel in the ear cups, the Razer Nari Ultimate is a haptics-enabled headset that doesn't feel like a one-off gimmick.
Turtle Beach's Stealth 700 is the first third-party device we've seen take advantage of Microsoft's Xbox One Wireless Adapter, and that's worth checking out even if the headset has a few issues.
HP's Omen Mindframe gaming headset is actively cooled, while the Omen Obelisk's case window could be the first for a large PC vendor.
Alienware's AW988 is the company's first headset in nine years. It checks all the boxes, but its sky-high sticker price might not sit well with 2018's gamers.
HyperX's debut wireless headset is missing some key features, like chat mix and microphone monitoring, but it looks good, sounds great, and feels excellent.
Lightweight, comfortable, and with Dolby Atmos support, the Plantronics RIG 800LX would be one of our favorite wireless headsets ever—if it weren't for a bass driver that's prone to heavy distortion.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless gaming headset is easier to recommend in 2018 than its aging Siberia 800 predecessor, but there are still caveats
With an improved microphone, Corsair's wireless Void Pro is now an even better deal for its inexpensive $100 price tag—though this new iteration carries over many of its predecessor's flaws too.
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