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Top 5 best RGB Gaming headsets under $100

Stuck trying to figure out which headset is the best for PC gaming under $100? Don’t worry we have got you covered.

There are so many options available that it’s easy to make the wrong decision and the wrong decision could lead to you losing more than winning. Not to mention wasting your money on crappy products. 

After a lot of searching and testing, we have put together a list of Top 5 best RGB Gaming headsets, and here it goes:

Top 5 Gaming Headsets

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Kingston HyperX Cloud II

The Kingston HyperX Cloud 2 is easily my #1 pick for the best gaming headset under $100. It’s going to give you everything you could need, regardless of the type of game you play, and the sound quality is great for both basic communication and streaming.

$87

Being the lightest headset on the list at only 9.6 ounces, the HyperX Cloud is also the most comfortable headset over long use. It’s so comfortable that you could honestly forget you’re wearing a headset altogether – all because of that awesome memory foam in the ear cups.

The 53mm drivers really pump the highs and lows, elevating your gaming sessions. They really immerse you into whatever you’re playing since you’ll hear no background noise as soon as you put them on.

The HyperX Cloud’s mic is very similar to the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma’s, and it’s really hard to compare it to anything else remotely close to this price-range.

It’s mic is detachable. Not to mention the HyperX Cloud comes with way more extras, like a second set of earcups made from a different material, and enough nylon-braided cable to strangle multiple elephants.

Pros
  • Great sound quality
  • Detachable mic
  • In-line controller
  • 2 styles of earcups (leatherette & velour)
Cons
  • Wiring around connections prone to failure after time
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Sennheiser GSP 302

If you know of Sennheiser, then you know they make some of the absolute best audiophile headphones out there. Today, we’re talking about the GSP 302, which is #2 on our list for our favorite gaming headphones.

$77

The GSP 302 are an awesome closed back headphone with an equally awesome attached microphone, if not somewhat bulky and a little on the heavy side.

This headset is much more akin to a high-end pair of audiophile cans than it is to other headsets for that reason, in part driven by the 50mm drivers.

Sennheiser has been in the business of making high-quality audio peripherals for a long time now, so they know enough to leave the virtual 7.1 surround sound off, which is exactly what they did with the GSP 302.

The comfort level when using the GSP 302 will depend on your own personal preference. Some people are definitely going to find it to be big and bulky while others while find it fits and feels perfect. Your ears will at least be comfortable due to the memory foam.

 
Pros
  • Incredible sound quality
  • Really good microphone
  • Very comfortable comfortable
  • No virtual 7.1 surround sound (you don’t need it)
Cons
  • Earcups don’t swivel
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 RGB

SteelSeries is always right up there in the front of the pack and the Arctic 5 RGB is a perfect example of why. Not only does it sound great and have an awesome mic, but it’s also one of the most comfortable headsets you can get for under $100.

$99

First things first, the cable management for the Arctis 5 is somewhat of a nuisance. It has a 3m (10ft) long rubber cable with an DAC that likes to get caught on everything due to the large button protruding from it. The rubber cabling doesn’t help this any, especially if you have a glass desk. It can work, but some might find this annoying.

The Arctis 5 does have RGB lighting which can be tuned and customized via the SteelSeries Engine 3 software.

Using this software you can also customize many facets of the headset’s performance as well, but most people will be better off with default settings.

The microphone is highly sensitive, this is both good and bad. It picks up everything from moving it to simply bumping it with your hand. The recording quality is great, but not as good as some of the other options on this list.
Pros
  • Highly sensitive microphone
  • Great stereo performance
  • Comfortable and unique headband
  • Large, comfortable earcups
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • Virtualized surround sound is… underwhelming
  • Cable management can become a nuisance
  • Microphone is almost too sensitive
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Corsair VOID PRO RGB

The Corsair VOID PRO RGB is a solid headset with a very unique headphone design that many people are going to find strange to say the least.

$99.99

Performance-wise, the VOID PRO is solid. It’s not going to blow your mind but it’s not going to disappoint you either. 

It comes in a few different colors, specifically red, carbon, and white, each with their own individual price points and availability. The included RGB lighting can be tweaked and customized via Corsair Utility Engine or CUE for short.

Unlike a lot of similarly priced headsets, the VOID PRO steps away from the traditional PU-type leather for the earcups and adopts a more breathable mesh fabric. Some people will like this way more than PU leather, and others will dislike it. It’s a preference thing.

Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Good amounts of bass
  • Quality microphone
  • Good software
Cons
  • Mesh fabric might be a deal breaker for some
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Razer Kraken Chroma V2

The Razer Kraken has been tested and proven to be one of the top gaming headsets time, and time again. Offering virtual 7.1 surround sound & an upgraded mic.

$83

The Kraken Chroma delivers high-quality sound, a great mic, and enough in-line controls to get the job done. Being a “Chroma” product, the LED backlight color is completely customizable, and you can choose from a total of 16.8-million colors – don’t get overwhelmed.

It’s also relatively comfortable, but a little tight at times. This isn’t a huge deal, but after long periods of use it would tend to become somewhat uncomfortable.

All-in-all, if you’re looking for a good, comfortable headset with RGB lighting and virtual 7.1 surround sound, the Kraken Chroma is definitely one to consider.

Pros
  • Great overall sound quality
  • High quality mic
  • Durable padding (doesn’t break down quickly)
  • Very comfortable for extended use.
Cons
  • No “Base” Warranty
  • Not very durable around hinges/joints
  • Wiring prone to failure

CONCLUSION

When it comes to picking the absolute best gaming headset, you really have to consider what you’ll be using it for. Do you need a better mic, or better sound-quality? Some headsets offer a good mixture of both, but be prepared to pay a top dollar.

These were our top reccomendations. We hope you find this article useful.

And if you looking to complete your setup we have tons of artice which can be helpful for you. So please check it out.

Ritvik

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