In a list of to-haves for an avid gamer, what tops the list is a dedicated high-end graphics card. Headphones come in a close second. With an overabundance of entries into this segment of the market, a gamer is left undecided. If you’ve decided to buy yourself a stunning headphone set to complement your gaming gear, listed below are the top 5 headphones for hard-core gamers for you to choose from.
Steelseries Siberia V2 Frost Headset
An essential must-have for dedicated gamers, a frequent entry in the award circles, this is the best-in-class headphone currently on offer from the market. Special edition Diablo III and Counterstrike models add yet another feather in its already impressive hat of dedicated gaming headphones. The latest in the series is the Siberia V2 frost blue edition.
Studded with a USB powered headset with a 36 inch long cable and a 6.5 inch additional USB cable for farther reaches, the headphone boasts of a miniaturized pulley system that makes the headset fit, irrespective of head sizes. Optimum noise cancellation is achieved, courtesy, flexible ear cups that engulf the ear. A retractable noise cancelling microphone system that could be pulled out with an easy stroke of the hand, protects it from breaking down and keeps it out of the way, when not needed.
With a space-age decor of its headphones, studded with 16 super-bright programmable LEDs that could be set according to a user’s preference, makes this stand out from the crowd. Powered by SteelSeries Engine’s customizable equalizer and profiles (8 game settings), available in nine different colours and a special edition Pink model in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and separate models for PS3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles, this gem of a product is bound to become the envy of every hard-core gamer out there! The price of this SteelSeries headset is INR 9360.
ROCCAT Kave 5.1
First things first, a 5.1 surround sound, 360 degree Surround Storm, Realistic 3D surround are few amongst a list of impressive features that come bundled along with the impressive ROCCAT Kave 5.1. The makers have got their finger on the pulse of the gamers with sound as an important a cue for gamers to infer situations, as visuals.
With 4 individual drivers in each ear cup angled at 12 degrees, the surround system on offer here, actually works. A desktop remote for central management of all volume functions including individual volume mixers for each of the main, surround, sub, and microphone channels, come in handy during first-person shooting games.
Though a bit on the bulky side, it folds up into a compact form making it portable. Additional features include solid aluminium hinges, hand-sewn noise cancelling ear cups, and adjustable vibrating units for a realistic gaming experience. The Roccat Kave 5.1 price in India is INR 8500.
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Sigma
Creative adds a new leaf to high resolution 3D gaming audio with 50mm drivers powered to reproduce the finer details of game sounds and ambiance. With Analog and USB modes, the headphone can be used to connect to audio systems and MP3 players. Alternatively, it can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB. Tailor made for hard-core gamers, the 3D surround gives you an added advantage and with VoiceFX technology, users can morph their voice into different in-game characters. This headset is priced at a reasonable INR 7500.
Asus RoG Vulcan PRO
The Asus RoG Vulcan PRO is a stunning headphone set that is ideal for your gaming needs. A cheaper alternative to the other headphones in its category, it is packed to the brim with features in an eye-catching black and red colour scheme, characteristic of Asus’s RoG series. Prominent features include a detachable boom mike, 7.1 virtual surround, inline volume control, a USB DSP chip(sound card), and a sturdy, spacious carrying case into which the headset snugs up easily with all the other attachments. The price of this stunning set of headphones is INR 6,850.
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega
In a clumsy cluttered world of cables, what comes as a great respite is Creative’s wireless headphones. Characteristic of the Tactic series of headphones, it boasts of a boom so resounding, that it causes even the headphones to shake. With all the features that come bundled with the Sigma version and very few subtler modifications, this device is priced at INR 10,999, which is fairly costly, but is definitely worth it.
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