The Best Gaming Headsets Under $50 and $100

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If you are anything like me you have been through so many headsets it is actually embarassing. I’ve bought and tried pretty much every major brand and the one thing I’ve noticed is that there seems to be a high correlation between the price and the likelihood that I will break them or even lose them (yep, this has happened). The more money I spend it seems the shorter the lifespan. I know that makes no sense, but that’s my experience. Not for nothing, that is also my experience with sunglasses…but that’s a story for another time.

As a result of this unfortunate state of affairs I’ve become something of a connoisseur of headsets in the sub $100  category, and infact I’ve become quite fond of trying those options in the under $50 range too. So in this article I’m going to take you down the rabbit hole of cheap gaming headsets from Aliexpress and share some of my favorites.

Best Gaming Headsets Under $100

I want to start with the under $100 price range because there really is some good stuff here. I’ve included the main technical specs for each model in the interests of side by side comparison, though to be honest they are all pretty close in terms of specs. I think it more comes down to aesthetics (yes, this is important!) and other non-technical features like having a long cable (I can’t stand a short headset cable) and comfort. You can’t truly test comfort without actually trying them on…I mean I have an opinion, but your head is certainly a different shape and size to mine so my opinion on comfort isn’t that useful 🙂

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get into it. These are the best gaming headsets under $100:

Sades A90

I love the styling on this headset. Looks like something a chopper pilot would wear. These are some nice cans too with active noise cancellation and 7.1 Surround Sound for more nuanced game audio. I’d totally go for the military green camo colorway myself.

  • Price: $95.39 with free US shipping
  • Connectors: USB
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 110±3dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 2.2m
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Surround Sound: 7.1
  • Compatible with: PC

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Tehran EJ012

A modern and minimalist option, the Tehran EJ012 will look at home in a office or as part of a high end gaming setup. As you’d expect at this price point it has surround sound and active noise reduction.

  • Price: $94.08 including free shipping
  • Connectors: AUX
  • Plug Type: L Bending
  • Frequency Response Range: 8-25000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 123dB
  • Resistance: 15Ω
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Surround Sound: 7.1
  • Use with: PC gaming

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Kingston HyperX

Honestly I’m not a big fdan of the look of this headset, it seems too much like something you’d find in a call center. That said, you are getting a lot for the price. Active noise cancellation, a wide frequency response for good sound and free shipping. If you’re not too worried about aesthetics then this is a solid choice.

  • Price: $79.99 with free shipping
  • Connectors: USB
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 15-25000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Other
  • Sensitivity: 98dB
  • Resistance: 60Ω
  • Line Length: 2.0m
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Surround Sound: 7.1
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One, PS4

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Rondaful S21

The Rondaful S21 is one of the crazier looking headsets in this list, crazy cool that is. To me these looks like they are straight off the set of Star Wars. I love the red LEDs on the cups. The specs are good too with good sensitivity and response range for good sound. Very adjustable for a good comfortable fit, plus active noise reduction and surround sound just like most in this $50-100 price range.

  • Price: $79.99 with free US shipping
  • Connectors: USB
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 119dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 1.6m
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Surround Sound: 7.1
  • Compatible with: Windows or Android

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Razor Kraken Pro V2

The Razor Krakens really don’t need any introduction. As one of the worlds best known gaming brands Razor has been at the top of the game for years now, and their Kraken headset has long been a popular choice amongst serious gamers. The Pro V2 has everything you need from fully adjustable, ergonomic fit to noise reduction, unidirectional mic for better comms and super good sound. You’re probably asking yourself how you didn’t know that Razor products were available to purchase on AliExpress!

  • Price: $89.99 (Free US shipping)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 123dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 1.3m
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Approx. Weight: 322g or 0.71lbs
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One, PS4

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CNCool GS900

The Cncool GS900 has the look of a transformer, but a whole lot more comfortable. Fully adjustable and with a decent mic and audio you can game for hours. It also comes with all the plugs for complete compatibility with your PC, Xbox and PS4.

  • Price: $78.13 with free shipping to the US
  • Connectors: USD, 3.5mm & 2.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Hybrid technology
  • Sensitivity: 108±3dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 2.8m
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Use with: PC, Xbox, PS4

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Logitech G231 Prodigy

Logitech is probably another brand you didn’t expect to see in a round up of gaming headsets under $100. Best known for their keywords and other peripherals, Logitech has been making gaming headsets for a while now and they do a great job. Always clean and highly spec’d they are a reliable and trustworthy workhorse of a a product. I must admit I had trouble with a wireless Logitech headset I had, but that is a sample of one, and at this price point we are looking at the wired variety anyway. I don’t think you can really go wrong with Logitech at this price.

  • Price: $99.25 including shipping to the US
  • Connectors: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Hybrid technology
  • Sensitivity: 90dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 2.0m
  • Approx. Weight: 255g
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Use with: PC, Xbox, PS4

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Best Gaming Headsets Under $50

Believe it or not you are still spoiled for choice even when you budget is less than $50. These are the best in this price range:

ALWUP A6

Basic wired headset with decent sound and some cool LEDs. Also has a nicely adjustable headstrap and some comfy ass cups for those all night gaming sessions.

  • Price: $27.24
  • Connectors: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Sensitivity: 110±3dB
  • With Microphone: Yes
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Active Noise-Cancellation: No
  • Compatible with: Xbox One, PS4

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ONIKUMA K1

I really like this set, particularly in the camo colorway. Looks awesome. Sound is decent and it has a great mic. Could use a longer cable.

  • Price: $22.99 including FREE shipping!
  • Connectors: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Headphone Jack: 3.5mm Gaming Headset with Y Splitter Cable
  • Sensitivity: 117±3dB
  • Resistance: 20Ω
  • Line Length: 1.2m
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One

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Salar C13

This is a very classy looking headset for something that is less than $50, infact it is less than $20!! Nice ear feel with the faux leather cups and head strap. Also has a cool looking mic, which works better than you might expect considering it looks kinda stumpy. Has a nice long cable and USB as well as regular 2.3mm mic and headphone plugs. Versatile.

  • Price: $19.99 with free shipping to the US!
  • Connectors: 3.5mm + USB
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 114±3dB
  • Resistance: 26Ω
  • Line Length: 2.3m
  • Compatible with: PC gaming

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KOTION EACH G9600

If you like the tactical camo look then you’re gonna love this headset. The Kotion Each G9600 also features better frequency response and resistance than other options for superior sound while not compromising on other features like a decent cable and USB AND 3.5mm plugs. For this price you can’t go wrong.

  • Price: $21.99 including free shipping
  •  Connectors: USB + 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-22000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 114±3dB
  • Resistance :32Ω
  • Line Length: 2.2m
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One, PS4

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SOONHUA

OK, this headset is almost too cheap. Seriously for this price you might as well buy 2 or 3 just to have some backups. Despite the price (which includes shipping, what!) the Soonhua is better than you expect with a decent bass response and pretty good comfort for long gaming sessions. If you are on a budget this is definitely worthy of a look.

  • Price: $6.99 including shipping to the US (that’s not a typo!)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 52±2dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 1.2m
  • Compatible with: PC, PS4

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Hunterspider V1

And last, but not least, the Hunterspider V1. A thoroughly modern looking headset it also has pretty decent specs (see below) and stands out with passive noise cancellation and a cool breathing LED on the cups for added finesse. Super comfy too.

  • Price: $18.83 including shipping
  • Connectors: 3.5mm + USB
  • Plug Type: Line Type
  • Frequency Response Range: 20-20000Hz
  • Vocalism Principle: Dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 108±3dB
  • Resistance: 32Ω
  • Line Length: 2.0m
  • Compatible with: PC, Xbox One, PS4

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Summary

As you can see there is no shortage of options here. I wanted to list the best gaming headsets in two categories, those under $100 and then those under $100. Infact the really cheap gaming headsets under $50 category actually is even cheaper with most under $20! It is actually extraordinary what you can get for your money these days with a little hunting. All the headsets in each category are pretty similar in terms of audio performance,  so my advice is to pick the one whose styling you prefer. We’ve included the key technical specs so you can check those out if you are super serious, but I assume if you are shopping on a budget then you probably don’t expect the full audiophile experience. These options won’t satisfy hardcore audiophiles, but they do offer great value for money and plenty good enough audio for hours of gaming fun. They’re all great buying, especially if like me you have a habit of sitting on your headphones and breaking them…better to break a $20 set of headphones rather than a $200 headset.

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