Best Gaming Earbuds EXPOSED: Our #1 Staff Pick!

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Regular gaming headsets tend to get hot, aren’t very portable, are often uncomfortable and just tend to piss some people off.

A lot of us prefer the simplicity of earbuds, myself included. And that got me thinking that you, the readers here at BGHO, would probably like to hear a few suggestions when it comes to picking the best gaming earbuds for your needs.

I looked at the 4 most popular models and factored in price, comfort and quality. One model came out on top. For you lazy bastards that don’t want to read through the 3 losing models, see below:

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1. SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro


At 4.5 out of 5 stars for customer reviews, [easyazon_link asin=”B00BHSTWRQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]the SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro[/easyazon_link] is a really nice choice of earbuds.

Actually, they’re not earbuds per se but IEMs. Don’t know the difference between earbuds and IEMs? Click here to learn more.

Long story short, IEMs sit inside the ear canal and form a tight seal. Earbuds, on the other hand, sit in the ear canal but don’t vacuum seal it.

[easyazon_link asin=”B00BHSTWRQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro[/easyazon_link] creates that acoustic seal you need for the best sound quality and noise cancellation but come with the additional benefit that you put them on over your ear.

The biggest complaint about these was too much treble and too little bass. Definitely not something that FPS lovers want to hear. Or not hear, as it were.

The overall consensus from verified reviewers was that this pair of gaming earbuds is “good” but not “great. And since these clock in at $100, we’d have to say it isn’t the best value.

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2. Razer Moray


The last Razer product we reviewed as part of our Xbox 360 headset roundup turned out to be a pretty decent product.

But [easyazon_link asin=”B002HMCBOW” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]the Razer Moray[/easyazon_link] goes beyond decent. Even though it didn’t take first place in this roundup, it’s definitely one of the best gaming earbuds we’ve seen.

First off, it comes in slick case so you don’t have to worry about losing all of the tiny pieces. Since the whole point of earbuds and IEMs is that you can travel with them, that’s definitely a big selling point for me.

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Consumer reviews clocked in at 4.1 out 5 stars, which is a very good overall review for a mid-range tech product.

My primary complaint here is price, but only because I’m a cheap bastard. In truth, you get what you pay for. These earbuds actually come in 2 flavors: a standard edition and a mobile gaming edition.

You probably want the mobile gaming edition since it’s the one that comes with several adapters if you do any mobile gaming. Just be aware that the mobile gaming edition is $130 versus $60 for the standard pair.

As with the previous product, the reviews were fairly mixed. They sound good but it kinks like hell. Good bass but poor build quality. Etc, etc.

So again, we’d have to say the value on this pair of earbuds isn’t outstanding.

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3. Turtle Beach Ear Force M1


It’s no secret that we here at BGHO heart Turtle Beach. They consistently produce quality gaming headsets. But unfortunately, they didn’t do quite as clever a job on [easyazon_link asin=”B007F9XWGI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]the M1 earbuds[/easyazon_link].

The pros are that it works across several different devices like the Vita, your cellphone, various iDevices, MP3 player, etc. Most folks also have good things to say about the sound quality. The bass is also pretty booming.

Where Turtle Beach dropped the ball with these is in the department of build quality. Shocking, I know. Especially considering how Turtle Beach usually knocks this area out of the park!

All in all, the real selling point here is the cheapness of these earbuds. They’re only $35. So if you’re broke as hell and just need something that works decently, the M1’s are actually a good option.

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4. Razer Hammerhead Pro – Best Gaming Earbuds 2014 Winner!


[easyazon_link asin=”B00DYNQR3O” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Razer Hammerhead pro gaming earbuds[/easyazon_link] are the ideal combination of price and quality. That’s why they’re our top pick in this roundup.

Even though these earbuds cost just $65, the reviews are off the charts at 4.4 out 5 stars. That’s pretty impressive for a low-end piece of tech.

The main con with these is that the mic isn’t super-duper. But in my opinion, that’s to be expected with any mic of such a tiny size. Unlike headphones, microphone components require a little more size to deliver the goodies. If you’re looking for spectacular sound quality AND mic quality, earbuds probably won’t deliver what you want. You’ll need a dedicated pair of earphones and a separate mic.

Anyhow, the biggest pro apart from price is the sound quality. The bass is fat, the mids are clear and the treble is crisp.

They’re very comfortable and come with a 6 month warranty if you remember to register the product after purchase. Reviews are mixed on build quality so I’d have to assume it depends on how badly you treat your gear.

Overall, if you treat your Razer earbuds well, they’ll last a long time.

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