Best Cheap Gaming Headsets Under $50: 2017 Review




Last Updated: Oct 2, 2017

This is a review of the current best cheap gaming headsets for PC in 2017. If you're building a budget gaming computer, finding a decent budget gaming headset to go along with your rig can be a little tricky - especially if you want to keep your budget under the $50 mark.

There are quite a few low-quality cheap gaming headsets out there that you want to keep well clear of as they out sound quality that leaves a lot to be desired as well as leaving your head feeling like the headshots received in-game were actual reality.

With that being said, the good news is that if you do your research and know what to look in a good PC gaming headset, there actually are some fairly solid budget gaming headsets out there that don't sacrifice too much on quality, comfort and features. 

Obviously for a budget of around $50 or less you can't expect anything super high-quality that will last forever, but the following best cheap gaming headsets are well worth considering.


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Best Cheap Gaming Headset ~ $50



The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a seriously impressive deal that will please those looking for respectable quality and comfort on the cheap, and one of only a handful of models we can recommend under 50 bucks.

It has a fairly durable design, handy audio controls on the ear, and is widely reported as being quite comfortable to most sets of ears. It'll also hook up nicely to consoles and mobile should you choose to take a break from your good old PC.

Highly recommended and easily one of the best cheap gaming headsets on the market, period.


Model:

HyperX Cloud Stinger

Audio:

Style:

Frequency Response:

Connection:

Platforms:

Weight:

Microphone Type:

Noise Cancelling Mic: 

Stereo

Closed-Back / Closed-Ear

18 - 23,000 Hz

3.5mm

PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mobile

11 Ounces

Swivel

Yes




Best Cheap Gaming Headset ~ $40



Another excellent PC gaming headset on a budget is the very popular Logitech G430. It's widely reported as being a comfortable, decent-quality choice for its very affordable price, and comes with 7.1 Dolby surround sound and convenient on-cable controls (volume or mute settings).

The G430 has rotating 90-degree swivel ear cups made of soft cloth which allows you to fully personalize these to maximize comfort. The mic is also noise-canceling which makes for clear chat. Can't really go wrong for the price and easily one of the best cheap gaming headsets out there.


Model:

Logitech G430

Audio:

Style:

Frequency Response:

Connection:

Platforms:

Weight:

Microphone Type:

Noise Cancelling Mic: 

Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

Closed-Back / Closed-Ear

20Hz - 20,000 Hz

USB

PC, PS4

10.6 Ounces

Folding

Yes




Best Cheap Gaming Headset ~ $30



The Creative Sound Blaster Blaze is another one of the best cheap gaming headsets that doesn't sacrifice too much in terms of overall quality and reliability for its very affordable price. It's a newer model of the previous Creative Fatal1ty headset which was a stable choice for games on a budget.

Recommended if you can find it for a clearly cheaper price than the Logitech G430 and the HyperX Clould Stinger and you're on a real tight budget - otherwise it's hard to look past those two models as they're slightly superior choices in our opinion.


Model:

Creative Sound Blaster Blaze

Audio:

Style:

Frequency Response:

Connection:

Platforms:

Weight:

Microphone Type:

Noise Cancelling Mic?

Stereo

Closed-Back / Closed-Ear

0Hz - 18,000 Hz

3.5mm

PC (adapter required for consoles)

13.6 Ounces

Detachable

Yes




Which of These Cheap Gaming Headsets is Best for You?



So that wraps up our review of the best cheap gaming headsets for PC in 2017. Choosing between these 3 value for money options will depend on how much you're willing to spend, whether you can find a certain one on sale, whether you want virtual 7.1 surround sound that the G430 provides (not necessary), and also personal preference regarding their individual styles/sizes.

Reading a range of customer reviews can definitely help your decision too. Also don't forget to check out our full buying guide to choosing a good gaming headset if you want to do more research. Good luck, gamer.


See Also: How to Choose a Good Gaming Headset




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