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With so many gaming headsets commercially available, it’s hard to go and pick one that’s perfect for you. One problem is that picking the right headset is often about personal preferences, and the other problem is that product reviews are often about how a reviewer feels about it. So to help you find the most suitable gaming headset for you, here are the best selling gaming headsets of 2013, plus our final pick for the title: best gaming headset 2013!

1. Plantronics GameCom 780

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Price: $70

User Rating: 4.2/5.0

Platform: PC

The sound quality of the [easyazon_link asin=”B00B1KJK22″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Plantronics GameCom 780[/easyazon_link] USB gaming headset is quite satisfactory no matter how high your audio standards may be. It’s not just because of the rumbling bass; it offers a 7.1 surround sound experience with its excellent 40mm speakers. The mic offers clear and comprehensive communication (whether for comments, instructions, or just for general trash talking) because of its noise-canceling feature, which filters out background noise.

The unit also has accessible volume and mute buttons for convenient setting adjustments. The cords are durable and don’t tangle easily and the headband and ear cups are pretty comfortable. When you’re not playing (you do have to sleep at some point, right?) you can lay the speakers flat to store it more easily.

Some reviewers aren’t too satisfied with the build quality but others don’t seem to mind. Overall, the GameCom 780 from Plantronics is a great budget gaming headset but probably not the best gaming headset 2013 had to offer.

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2. Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

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Price: $50

User Rating: 4.3/5.0

Platform: Xbox 360, PC, Mac

For our more in-depth review of the X12 gaming headset, go here.

Now this is one of the most popular gaming headsets for the Xbox 360, although part of the reason may be because it’s also compatible with a desktop PC and a Mac. However, it doesn’t work for PS3 or PS4; you’d need the [easyazon_link asin=”B00E5UHSX8″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach PX22[/easyazon_link] gaming headset for that (which falls in about the same price range).

Of course, the [easyazon_link asin=”B00E5UHSX8″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Ear Force X12[/easyazon_link] does have outstanding audio, with a variable bass boost that makes everything seem considerably more realistic. Its light weight and cushioned ear cups offer great comfort, and the 12-foot cable is nice. The mike is quite sensitive, but there’s a dial to control the volume along with a mute switch. You also get a monitor so you can hear what you’re saying on the microphone.

Most gaming headsets on Amazon.com don’t even break 4 out of 5 stars. Achieving a rating of 4.3 after over a 1000 reviews is pretty telling of the quality of headset you get for just $50.

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3. Yapster TM-YB100A

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Price: $50

User Rating: 3.9/5.0

Platform: PC (Compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 with a 3.5mm Jack)

Many experts believe that the [easyazon_link asin=”B001FY7LBQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Yapster TM-YB100A[/easyazon_link]headset is a bestseller simply because it comes at an unbelievably low price ($20). However, it does come with a nice set of features, which is a surprise considering the low cost. The headset is well designed, and the headband is padded for greater comfort. Convenience comes with the swiveling boom mike, along with accessible mute and volume controls. This Yapster is versatile, as the headset can be used for gaming or simply for making calls, watching videos, and listening to music.

It’s cheap, and of course, you get what you pay for. But if you’re looking for a decent universal pair of gaming headphones on a shoestring, this is a great option.

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4. Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930

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Price: $100

User Rating: 3.9/5.0

Platform: PC (Compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 with a 3.5mm Jack)

“Wireless” is not exactly a beloved concept in serious gaming, since there’s always a possibility of lag that can really mess things up. But you don’t really have to literally tie yourself down to cables when  boasts lag-free performance, according to Logitech claims. Unfortunately, with so many buyers of the [easyazon_link asin=”B003VANOFY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]G930[/easyazon_link], there’s always a very vocal number of regretful buyers who complain about inconsistent wireless connections.

But if you are among the lucky ones who don’t get this problem, you get to enjoy Dolby 7.1 surround sound. In fact, this offering from Logitech is the #1 Best Selling gaming headset in the PC category on Amazon.com. That’s saying something! You can also customize 3 programmable G-keys for mike communication and volume control. The mic also has a noise-canceling feature as well.

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5. Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11

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Price: $30

User Rating: 3.8/5.0

Platform: PC (Compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 with a 3.5mm Jack)

This gaming headset is compatible with lots of PC and Mac models, along with a wide range of mobile devices. It comes with acoustically angled 500 mm speakers for truly realistic directional audio. The mike is sensitive and flexible, and offers fast volume and mute adjustments.

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6. Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty

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Price: $75

User Rating: 3.9/5.0

Platform: PC (Compatible with Xbox 360 and PS3 with a 3.5mm Jack)

This gaming headset offers wonderful audio and the comfort level it provides is undeniable. It is very light, the headband is adjustable, and the mike is flexible and detachable. On the mike cord, you’ll find the controls for volume and mute.

Supposedly, the HS-800 was designed with the help of well-known gamer Fatal1ty (Jonathan Wendel), but the gamer may not have been involved too much with the actual manufacturing process. It comes with a 1-year warranty, and word is that this one’s very popular with hard core gamers.

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7. Sharkoon X-Tatic SP

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Price: $50

User Rating: 3.7/5.0

Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, PC

If you like to play at home on multiple gaming platforms such as the desktop PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, then you’ll be ecstatic with the Sharkoon X-Tatic. It’s compatible with all those platforms. The sound levels can be adjusted with inline controllers, and you can do so while chatting. It works well with the Xbox LIVE and PlayStation 3 chat function. The 40 mm speakers deliver immersive audio, and the mike comes with a built-in amplifier. The mike is detachable as well for storage.

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8. Plantronics GameCom 380

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Price: $40

User Rating: 4.2/5.0

Platform: PC

What’s annoying about the 380 is that you can’t connect with a USB directly. Either your PC has an audio jack or you need to get yourself a converter to use it. This annoyance doesn’t seem to have deterred buyers, though. Perhaps that’s because the sound that comes with the 40 mm speakers is crisp, and the mike has a noise-canceling feature. The pads on the headband and the cushions on the ear cups are also uber comfortable for extended games. With accessible controls, easy storage, and a one-year warranty, you definitely get all you need in one amazing headset.

After the Turtle Beach X12, the GameCom 380 is probably the best gaming headset 2013 brought us at under $50.

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9. Razer Megalodon 7.1

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Price: $115

User Rating: 3.7/5.0

Platform: PC

Razer is a well-known brand among gaming enthusiasts, and the Megalodon is one of the reasons for its popularity. It’s not just the 7.1 surround sound that can pull you in, or the superb mike with amplifiers and noise filters. It’s not even the super comfy ear cups, or the tangle-free cables. You can also control its different speakers independently and easily—as in the speakers at the center, front, side, or rear!

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10. Turtle Beach TBS-2214 Ear Force Z6A

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Price: $100

User Rating: 2.5/5.0

Platform: PC, Xbox 360

This one’s compatible with the PC and Xbox 360, and you get 5.1 surround sound with 8 acoustically angled speakers (that’s with dual sub-woofers). But while that may sound impressive, it’s somewhat disquieting to hear reports of problems with durability. In fact, despite selling really well in 2013, this headset received pretty poor reviews on average.

 

And The Best Gaming Headset of 2013 Is…

…The Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 gaming headset! BEHOLD:

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Ok, so it’s no secret that we at BGHO are big fans of Turtle Beach products. And this situation is no different. I mean, a $50 gaming headset with 4.2/5.0 average user reviews? This is a steal. Naturally, like all technology, this model will become obsolete and be replaced by newer, better gaming headphones. But for the next few years at least, these babies are going to serve you well!

One thing to keep in mind is that prices fluctuate and at any given time, different online retailers will offer different prices. Moreover, we want to give you a chance to see what other gaming enthusiasts value when it comes to headset features. Besides, these are the bestsellers so they tend to be on the affordable side of things.

With the right gaming headset, you’ll have more fun playing your favorite games for sure. May the odds be ever in your favor, my friend!

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We hope you enjoyed our Best Gaming Headset 2013 roundup. No go rack up some frags!

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