Turtle Beach realizes that the standard chat headset you get with either an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 out-of-the-box, is rather sub-par. They are either fragile plastic, or flimsy earbuds that don’t have the power to output quality audio. Turtle Beach uses that as a baseline to construct something more in-line with what you’re looking for in a chat headset, and delivers light, durable, and quality in an affordable package. Turtle Beach RECON CHAT for XBOX ONE satisfies all of that, and makes you wonder why you’ve settled for less.
Kworld has been fighting the good fight in terms of making an accessible and powerful earphones that are more than just “earbuds”. This Taiwan-based company has made a believer out of me that earphones can be both comfortable and powerful with the sound that they output. The S33’s are comfortable, perhaps a bit too shiny, but deliver excellent audio that will make for an excellent low-profile earwear for gaming, music, travel, and even working out.
LucidSound is maybe a headset company that hasn’t come up in conversation when finding out “what’s a good gaming headset that doesn’t break the bank?”. LucidSound has released their LS30 earlier this year and more people should know about it. Though, the LucidSound LS30 Gaming Headset doesn’t even look like a gaming headset. Usually this is a sign of caution, but isn’t actually the case here. So where is the RGB lighting? Where is the accented colors? Oh, well that’s because LucidSound is a company that doesn’t settle for conventional. It may sound like PR-speak, but LucidSound has swerved around the garish headsets we’re used to, instead delivering on best-in-class audio and looks that will catch your eye, but not burn it.
Kingston’s HyperX brand has been a prominent force amongst eSports and competitive gaming circles, but it is one of those things where it seems like these products are built for those players. In actuality, it’s for anyone and everyone to buy and use them as well. Sure, they are good for competitions and needing to hear everything to be successful, but the HyperX Cloud Revolver is one headset for all. It would be reductive to classify HyperX’s Cloud Revolver headset as “just a stereo headset”, because its clarity is a cut above what anyone is doing with headsets right now. The only exception is its price tag and lack of portability. This is a gaming headset that works with any device you plug it into, and will unearth sounds you hadn’t heard before.