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6 Best Gaming Headsets Under $200

by Prime in TechOctober 24th, 2022
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While there are some great gaming headsets under $100, not all of them can stand up in more competitive environments. Some might find that doubling their budget opens up way more options for feature-rich and high-quality headsets. These additional features are much more significant than simple RGB, providing a high-end experience not found in budget-oriented tech. Even then, a select few budget headsets still manage to shine even with the increase in prices, meaning that trying to find the best gaming headsets under $200 isn’t as simple as one might expect.

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While there are some great gaming headsets under $100, not all of them can stand up in more competitive environments. Some might find that doubling their budget opens up way more options for feature-rich and high-quality headsets. These additional features are much more significant than simple RGB, providing a high-end experience not found in budget-oriented tech. Even then, a select few budget headsets still manage to shine even with the increase in prices, meaning that trying to find the best gaming headsets under $200 isn’t as simple as one might expect.


All prices are taken from new listings sold by Amazon.

List of The Best Gaming Headsets Under $200

  1. TREBLAB Z2
  2. CORSAIR HS80 RGB Wireless
  3. HyperX Cloud II
  4. EPOS I Sennheiser Game Zero
  5. SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X
  6. Razer Nari Ultimate


1. TREBLAB Z2

Despite its lack of conventional gaming features, the TREBLAB Z2 headset once again deserves a mention here. Its incredible battery life and great comfort make it perfect for long sessions of gaming, and the great sound quality is perfect for modern titles. Players should be aware that the TREBLAB Z2’s best use is in single-player games, as the microphone is quite poor and could be troublesome when trying to speak with teammates.


Pros: Extremely cheap, wireless, long battery life (around 35 hours), great sound quality, good comfort options.


Cons: Poor microphone quality, not a perfect fit on certain head sizes, lacks gaming-centric features found in other headsets.


Price: $69.97, normally priced at $119.97


Buy now on Amazon or TREBLAB


2. CORSAIR HS80 RGB Wireless

The HS80 from CORSAIR is a more obvious example of a gaming headset. It boasts RGB capabilities and connectivity through the company’s SPLITSTREAM WIRELESS technology, but where this headset truly shines is its microphone. Even with the HS80 being a wireless headset, the microphone is good enough to rival many top-tier wired headsets. Though some users had various issues with the software and battery life, the HS80 is the greatest choice for anyone focusing on eSports or other multiplayer games.


Pros: Wireless, incredible microphone quality, great comfort, fantastic sound quality.


Cons: Misleading battery life (advertised as around 20 hours but dies much sooner), unimpressive RGB, poor physical design, compatible software can be buggy.


Price: $124.99, normally priced at $149.99


Buy now on Amazon or CORSAIR


3. HyperX Cloud II

The HyperX Cloud II is another headset that makes the list despite being featured as one of the best for under $100. It still includes all the great features as before, from detachable ear cups to a useful USB sound card, but those looking to splurge can choose to purchase the wireless version instead. In exchange for a slight hit to microphone quality and a larger price point, you get the same incredible headset in an untethered form. The wireless version also features all the USB sound card features built into the headset itself. No matter which version you prefer, it’s tough to go wrong with one of the best headset offerings from HyperX.


Pros: Great mic quality, customizable comfort, great sound quality, USB sound card, wireless option available


Cons: No custom software


Price:

Wired - $66.99, normally priced at $99.99

Wireless - $128.99, normally priced at $149.99


Buy now on Amazon (Wireless) or HyperX


4. EPOS I Sennheiser Game Zero

In a collaboration between EPOS I and Sennheiser, the Game Zero headset offers audiophile quality in a design appealing to gamers. The design manages to be lightweight, customizable, and ergonomic while featuring multi-platform compatibility and a great microphone. The sound quality is decent and there isn’t much in the way of custom software or specialized features. Even so, the Game Zero is a great choice for those that can’t get much use out of other headsets due to comfort or design issues. This is a fairly old headset, so you might want to take a look at more modern offerings from Sennheiser if the cons of this one don’t sit well with you!


Pros: Great microphone, customizable comfort, incredible physical design, high compatibility with gaming devices.


Cons: No custom software, relatively old, high price for lack of gaming-centric features.

Price: $121.74 on Amazon.


Buy now on Amazon or EPOS


5. SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7X

The Arctis Nova 7X from SteelSeries is one of the best gaming headsets out there under $200. From its massive battery life and incredible compatibility to its great comfort and decent microphone, this headset even outperforms newer models from the same company. It’s definitely the priciest headset you’ll find on this list, but for good reason. The Arctis Nova 7X offers performance and quality well-worth its massive price point.


Pros: Great comfort, incredible compatibility, good physical design, massive battery life (up to 38 hours), wireless.


Cons: 2nd most expensive headset on this list.


Price: $179.99


Buy now on Amazon or SteelSeries


6. Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless Gaming Headset with Razer HyperSense


Coming in at the most expensive item on this list, the Razer Nari is currently $199.99 USD, but for good reason. Razer is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) names in the gaming peripheral industry.


But you don’t need to take our word for it. Check out these specs:

  • Sound Mode: Simulated Surround
  • Connection Type: Wireless, Wired
  • Wireless Connectivity: Radio Frequency (RF)
  • True Wireless: No
  • Maximum Wireless Range: 39 feet
  • Built-In Microphone: Yes
  • Microphone Features: Retractable
  • Headphone Fit: Over-the-Ear
  • Adjustable Headband: Yes
  • Battery Life: 16 hours
  • Compatible Platform(s): Mac/Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Voice Assistant Built-in: No


Pros:

  • Razer HyperSense
  • Long battery life
  • 2.4GHz Wireless Audio
  • THX Spatial Audio
  • Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions & Auto-Adjusting Headband
  • Retractable Mic with Game/Chat Balance


Cons: Most expensive headset on this list.


Price: $199.99


Buy now on Wellbots.

What’s the best gaming headset under $200 for YOU?

With this larger price point, the variance in quality between each headset is much more noticeable. If you don’t care for a wireless headset or specialized gaming features, you might get just as much out of cheaper offerings as you would with more expensive ones. Perform enough research to choose a headset based on your preferences, and — barring any unforeseen faults or poor shipping — you’re unlikely to regret your purchase.