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5 Best Gaming Headphones of 2022

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The most significant aspect of gaming, apart from being an expert with a keyboard and mouse or controller, is your headphones. Headphones are a crucial part of your setup that plays a huge factor in your immersion and overall experience. You don't want to have headphones that deliver sub-par audio and don't let you escape into another reality. You want an immersive audio experience that you can get lost in but also rely on in the heat of the moment.

That's why your gaming headphones are so crucial to your gaming experience. And despite what you think, you can get some gaming headphones, with great audio, that doesn't break your bank. That's why we have listed these headphones for you, with no shortage of Razer headsets as they are currently dominating the market. Regardless of what you pick, any headphone on this list will have your back in-game. So here you have it, the five best gaming headphones of 2022.


5. Razer Kraken

Since their release, Razer's Kraken series of headsets has been a hugely popular line in the gaming peripherals market. Year after year the Razer Krakens seem to continuously impress its audience and beat out other headphones on the market. It's actually become such a frequent occurrence the Kraken series has established an iconic reputation. That's because the Krakens do the simple things right and for gamers that doesn't go unnoticed.

It's very apparent that the Krakens are made with a great deal of care which is probably a huge reason for their popularity. You have soft leatherette coverings for the earcups and headband that are both packed down with memory foam padding. Providing you with one of the best comfort experiences on the market.

You simply can't go without mentioning the Kraken's audio, which is what appeals to most gamers. The 7.1 spatial audio is claimed by many to be the best on the market right now. With that, the Kraken series also puts extra emphasis on bass, to provide an all-around immersive experience.

Buy here: Razer Kraken Series



4. Hyper X Cloud Alpha S

If you want functionality and ease of accessibility, the Hyper X Cloud Alpha S has stood out for those specific attributes. Its included audio control mixer allow's you to activate its surround sound, adjust the in-game audio, and even the chat balance. The best part is that you don't need to stop what your doing and or go to an in-game menu to adjust this, the  Cloud Alpha S already has you covered. To go with that, if you ever feel like the bass is drowning out other audio, the Cloud Alpa S comes equipped with adjustable base sliders to regulate bass output so you're always receiving the perfect experience.

Don't believe the Cloud Alpha S skips over the importance of audio since they most certainly don't. The headsets come equipped with HyperX's 7.1 surround sound audio, which is currently some of the best on the market. This is credited to the use of their NGENUITY driver that auto-detects supported games and selects an optimized surround sound profile for that game. You can't ask for much more specific audio from a headset, although maybe from the next item on this list.

Buy here: Hyper X Cloud Alpha S



3. Logitech Pro X

Logitech isn't the number one name in gaming, however, they have been around for quite some time. In the past few years, the company has been relatively quiet but made a huge splash in the gaming headphone market this year with its Logitech Pro X headset. You really are getting all you could ask for compiled into one excellent built headset with the Pro X. You've got memory foam padding, precision drivers, and a mic equipped with Blue Vo!ce technology. Adding up for a pretty impressive trio of features at first look.

However, there is a hidden feature that makes the Pro X stand out as one of the best headphones on the market this year. It's Pro-tuned EQ profiles. Through the Logitech G Hub, you have complete control over how you want to customize your audio. There are even audio presets that are hand-made for certain moments, or you can pick from a professional preset. After all the Logitech Pro X is designed with and for professional gamers.

Buy here: Logitech Pro X



2. Razer Nari Ultimate

Would you believe me if I said the Razer Nari is built with cooling gel-infused cushions to help reduce heat build-up? I'm sure that sounds made up, and a little hard to believe, but for the Razer Nari Series, it's true. The Naris' are cooling gel-infused to let you stay focused and refreshed during long gaming sessions. There really aren't any other headphones that are pushing new grounds like Razer. That's because no one is matching the same level of delivery as Razer.

That's the same philosophy they brought to the Razer Nari series, and the Razer Nari Ultimate truly delivered on it. The Nari's come equipped with Razers HyperSense, an intelligent haptic technology that has dynamic touch-sensory feedback in real-time for lifelike sensations. You just have to consider for a second that no other company on the market is breaking new grounds quite like Razer. With its cooling-gel and Razer HyperSense, on top of directional surround sound audio, the Razer Nari Ultimate is a nominee for the top headset of 2022.

Buy here: Razer Nari Series



1. Razer BlackShark V2

Well, I'm sure you could have guessed it, but Razer has fallen into both the top one and two spots this year for the list of best headphones. This may be a biased opinion, but there isn't another company right now that is matching what Razer is bringing to the table with its Nari, and especially the BlackShark series. If you've been looking at gaming headphones for some time, you'll likely have heard of the Razer BlackShark V2. It's highly regarded as the best headset on the market and that's with good measure.

The BlackShark V2 actually performs to such a great ability they are often seen as an “unfair advantage”, but there's no cheating going on here. Just a triple threat of outstanding audio clarity, superior comfort, and an effective noise isolation ability. Even the mic is fine-tuned with Razers Hyperclear cardioid mic, so you know Razer isn't dodging out on any areas. It's that exact reason Razer headsets are dominating this year because, like the BlackShark V2, they are exceeding all and every expectation you could have.

Buy here: Razer BlackShark Series


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Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.