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3:00 PM on 06.18.2013

Impressions: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

My experiences with sub-$100 headphones haven't been the most positive. I've gone through quite a few pairs from a variety of manufacturers, and have generally had issues with either comfort, durability, and/or sound/micropho...

Jonathan Ross

10:00 PM on 06.13.2013

SteelSeries to expand upon the H series this summer

SteelSeries headsets are mostly known for functionality and durability without all the visual flash. True to that trend, the company is introducing three new headsets into its popular H series this summer, including two upgrades to current models and the new and more-featured 9H.We have details and impressions of the three new headsets straight from E3. 

Jayson Napolitano

11:30 PM on 05.23.2013

Turtle Beach headsets in the works for Xbox One

With this generation's meteoric rise of Call of Duty came a similar interest in gaming headsets. It's not surprising to hear then that Turtle Beach is at work on a line of Xbox One headsets. There's not a whole lot of details...

Abel Girmay



Review: V-Moda Crossfade M-100 photo
Review: V-Moda Crossfade M-100
by Daniel Starkey

I realize that the percentage of our readers that are legitimately in the market for a $300 set of headphones is fairly small, and honestly if you don’t think dropping that much cheddar is ever worth it, then I probably can’t convince you here and now.

If, however, you are crazy enough to want to spend a, quite frankly, irresponsibly large amount of money on such an accessory, then I genuinely believe it should be the M-100 for one reason -- they’re actually somewhat practical.

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1:15 PM on 02.15.2013

Astro putting out limited edition Revengeance headsets

Astro Gaming has teamed up with Konami to put out limited edition Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance themed headsets and speaker tags. The A40 bundle includes your choice of the black or white headset, mixamp, and six total Reve...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 01.11.2013

CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements

We reviewed and really liked PDP's Afterglow wireless headset last year, mostly for its excellent sound quality and pricing. We liked that it worked with all consoles and mobile devices, too. Really, the only thing we didn't ...

Dale North





9:30 PM on 01.08.2013

CES: Ears-on with 3 new Turtle Beach headsets

I had a chance to listen to a few of the newly announced headsets from Turtle Beach at CES today. Their top option is the new Seven series of headsets, which comes in three configurations: XP Seven for consoles, Z Seven for P...

Dale North



Contest: Win a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset! photo
Contest: Win a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Porkins, FierstArter, HammerShark, BillyTheK1dd, and Flamoctapus.]

Our friends at Razer have kindly bestowed upon us five of their awesome Tiamat 7.1 elite gaming headsets to give away to the Destructoid community! These bad boys normally retail for $180, but one can be yours right now for absolutely free!

To enter, we need you to film yourself doing something amazing. Show us your juggling skills, parkour off your neighbor's dog -- the sky's the limit! Everybody has some kind of talent; now's your chance to make yours pay off!

You have until Monday, December 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to U.S. residents only. Once you've recorded your feat of amazingness, just drop the link to the video in the comments below. Good luck!

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Review: Designears photo
Review: Designears
by Daniel Starkey

It’s not very often that I get a chance to review something bad. It’s even rarer for me to come across headphones that I just hate. Truth is, most things that you spend $50 or more on are pretty good. Mediocrity can often cost a pretty penny, but straight-up awful headphones come free with every iPod.

So it’s with a heavy, if slightly amused heart that I bring you this review for Designears, a $70 pair of headphones that are objectively garbage. 

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Review: Razer Electra Headset photo
Review: Razer Electra Headset
by Jonathan Ross

The Razer Electra is an oddity. It's billed as a "music and gaming headset," but is primarily designed for use with mobile phones -- the headset is specifically made for iPhones, HTC phones, and Blackberries (and any laptop that happens to have an audio + microphone combined 3.5mm jack).   

To be perfectly honest, I'm hard-pressed to think of any mobile games aside from perhaps Sword & Sworcery that would truly benefit from high-quality "gaming" headphones. That said, the Electras are a comfortable set of headphones that are perfectly serviceable if you want to listen to music on your mobile device, as long as you don't mind the size and bulk.

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Review: Razer Kraken Pro Headset photo
Review: Razer Kraken Pro Headset
by Chris Carter

Choosing a headset can prove to be mighty difficult in today's era. There's a ton of options; whether it's comfort level, sound quality, or functionality. Usually headsets tend to favor one factor over the other, leaving you fairly dissatisfied in the long run.

After dragging Razer's new Kraken Pro through the mud for many lengthy sessions, however, I've found that they're a great compromise if you're looking for a pair of PC headphones.

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Review: PDP Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset photo
Review: PDP Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset
by Dale North

With all of the gaming headset options on the market this year, you've got to do something to stand out. PDP's Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset certainly does, as its headband and earcups are illuminated, and glow brightly. 

Looks are one thing, but price and audio performance matter most to gamers shopping for headsets. Thankfully, this headset stands out on these fronts as well.

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9:00 PM on 10.16.2012

ASTRO Gaming has something for audiophiles

A CGI trailer for a headset and an amp -- I've seen it all now. ASTRO Gaming have just launched updated versions of their A40 Headset and MixAmp Pro, and according the video, the items built themselves in some dark mystical ...

Fraser Brown



Review: PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition headset photo
Review: PlayStation Pulse Elite Edition headset
by Dale North

I love a good premium gaming headset because it literally gets your head into gaming audio without the need for a massive sound system. The best of these headsets are a bit expensive, starting about about $100, but they're far cheaper than a receiver and half a dozen speakers, and also add in chat functionality and sometimes virtual surround sound. These days, when I see a gamer playing a console game with the sound coming through crappy television speakers, I want to smack them in the head with one of these gaming headsets. 

The PlayStation Pluse Elite Edition headset would be a good one to hit them over the head with, as it's one of the better sets I've tried lately. 

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Review: Astro A50 photo
Review: Astro A50
by Daniel Starkey

It doesn't take much to really improve the gaming experience. Better seating, better lighting, better company, etc. are sometimes all it takes to go from an utterly insufferable trek through your simulated world of choice to a magical journey that will keep you coming back for hours on end.

Upgrading your audio setup is often one of the best ways to squeeze every bit of rich detail from a game. Better speakers can kindle a warmer affinity for the creaking, tired breaths of Rapture or give that extra edge over the competition. Astro claims that its new line of wireless gaming headsets can not only keep up with their wired cousins, but that can raise the standard for gaming audio quality.

From what I've heard, they are absolutely right.

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Review: SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue USB headset photo
Review: SteelSeries Siberia V2 Frost Blue USB headset
by Dale North

I have a lot of gaming headsets. It's one of the nice perks that comes with this job, though these days I find that it's getting harder to get excited about them. As my collection grows, I'm starting to see some of the similarities in headsets: some lines have better audio, others have better feature sets, and one or two other lines are just plain crap. These days, for the most part, they're all pretty nice, but again, I'm kind of spoiled, and review units aren't doing much for me lately. 

I'm happy to say that the latest headset I've used, the SteelSeries Siberia V2 USB, stands out from ones I've reviewed lately, making this review much easier to write. This Special Edition Frost Blue Illuminated set glows with a soft blue light from the ear cups, so it stands out visually, but what I'm really digging is the sound, as these things sound fantastic.

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