The best gaming headsets

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One of the best gaming headsets will bring your favourite games to life better than a standard set of headphones ever would. You might not think that to be the case if you can splash out on the latest set of headphones from the likes of Bose, but gaming headsets are designed a little differently to ensure you get the most out of your games. We've provided a bit of a checklist as to why down below, followed by our top picks on the market right now. 

First of all, gaming headsets differ from the likes of the best wireless headphones because they're designed with video game sound design in mind, and that means they'll represent sounds a lot differently. To begin with, the best gaming headsets usually have larger drivers in the cups, which usually help to create broader sound spectrums and convey bass ranges in a more immersive way. Gaming headsets will also connect better with various devices, or be designed with a certain console in mind. Perhaps most importantly, comfort is a must in gaming headsets for those longer, late night sessions so are designed with longer wear-time in mind. 

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Duncan Robertson
Freelance Writer

Duncan is the Hardware Editor over at GamesRadar. Before that, he was an editorial intern at Expert Reviews and a freelancer for The Scottish Games Network. Duncan has over five years of experience writing about the video game industry and its various technologies. When he attended Edinburgh Napier University to read Journalism, he tilted as much of his education into covering those areas as possible, honing his digital content creation experience through articles, videos, podcasts, live streams, and student radio. In his spare time, you can either find him dissecting game design, testing out the latest pro controllers, or playing tennis.

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