Top 10 Best Gaming Headsets for Halo Infinite

By Everett Zarnick

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Halo Infinite’s release has arrived, and the free to play multiplayer, despite having some kinks that need ironing, has left an overall good impression for those of us over here at GamingTopTens. The playlists leave some specificity to be desired, but the ranked and casual game modes are just as solid in terms of gameplay as their Halo: Reach era counterparts. Good times.

For players who are looking to dig in deep in those ranked modes, or just want to have a better time tracking their opponents (and friends) in-game, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten headsets for Halo Infinite. Each headset comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, so be sure to at least skim the pros and cons section of each product before deciding on a purchase. 

Turtle Beach used to be synonymous with console gaming, and is still a strong contender for best gaming peripheral producer on the market today. Their Elite Pro 2 headphones are a mid-ranged headset that offers quality audio input and output for fair prices.

The Elite Pro 2 features an Aerofit cooling infused gelatin inside its ear cushions to keep long playing sessions from heating up the ears, which is just as well since the ear cushions themselves are quite large, and will likely build-up a lot of heat on their own. The Elite Pro 2 also features 50mm drivers, which offer great audio quality output for lower, bassier sounds. This headset also comes complete with a noise cancelling, detachable microphone in case gaming with friends is a must.

This headset is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 Pro, PS4 / PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Pros:

  • + Ear cushions stay cool during extended use
  • + High compatibility with multiple devices
  • + Noise cancelling microphone for loud environments

Cons:

  • – Mid-ranged price
  • – No active noise cancellation for ear cushions
  • – Large ear cushions may be uncomfortable for some

The Quantum One is an expensive headset that will only appeal to a smaller number of players due its niche design. The Quantum One is a fine headset in its own right, but offers players an interesting gimmick in the form of head-tracking surround sound technology. That is to say, when you turn your head IRL, your in-game audio moves to your right and left ears to respond to it. Why would you be moving your head IRL when playing a game, and why would you need the audio to follow you around? Hey, that’s up to you. The headset is fine enough to make the list, and the tech is cool enough to warrant a high price tag for some niche consumers. 

The headset itself features a 50mm driver for lower tones, noise cancellation ear cushions to keep all of the external distractions out, and a detachable microphone complete with noise-suppression. 

Pros:

  • + Noise-suppression microphone
  • + Head Tracking tech
  • + Niche product

Cons

  • – Expensive, a poor option for those on a tight budget
  • – Can alter the expected gaming experience needlessly
  • – Niche product that won’t appeal to most gamers

When most people think of Corsair, budget-friendly isn’t always what comes to mind. That said, the HS60 moves against the grain in this regard in a great way. The headset features some of the bare necessities that other contemporary headsets have in greater quality, but comes at a fraction of the cost. If budget-friendly sounds good to you, the HS60 might be worth a look. 

The headset itself comes with non-noise cancelling ear cushions, a detachable microphone, and 50mm drivers for a 7.1 surround sound experience. Each of these options are, admittedly, a bit boring in the face of noise cancellation and quality stereo audio, but the low price of the HS60 compliments these cut corners quite well. 

This headset is only compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

Pros:

  • + Budget Friendly, great for saving a buck
  • + Great entry-level features for newbie gamers
  • + Professional sleek design void of flashy colors

Cons:

  • – Barebones, few advanced / luxury features
  • – Limited compatibility with gaming devices
  • – No active noise cancellation

Audeze’s selection of Penrose headsets offer players wireless headset experiences at high prices. Their connectivity features both 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth 5.0, and can work with any device that has Bluetooth enabled, natively or otherwise. 

The Penrose X boasts unique 100mm planar magnetic drivers to support a wide range of tones alongside their memory foam padded ear cushions and detachable “broadcasting quality” microphones.  The features are about as high quality as one can expect from a contemporary gaming headset priced at 300 dollars, and for the return on investment, it’s fair to say that the Penrose X is one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market today. 

This headset is only compatible with Xbox and windows devices. If you’re planning on playing on a PS4 / PS5 or other device, opt instead for the Standard Penrose variant. 

Pros:

  • + 2.4GHz and 5.0 Bluetooth for wireless gaming
  • + 100mm planar drivers, high quality drivers for high quality audio
  • + Detachable broadcasting quality mic

Cons:

  • – Expensive, poor for those on a tight budget
  • – Limited compatibility with gaming devices
  • – No wired options

HyperX’s peripherals are some of the more well known on the market today, and the Orbit S is a high quality headset with a similar niche as the aforementioned JBL Quantum One: Head tracking. Before you scroll down and away from this headset, realize that the Orbit comes without the tracking feature for cheaper on its standard, non-s variant. So it isn’t required.  

The Orbit S features a familiar driver in the form of Audeze’s own 100mm planar magnetic drivers, which means, by default, the Orbit S is going to produce great sound across all tones. That said, it also features 3.5mm jack connectivity alongside  a noise cancelling microphone that is also, of course, detachable. For those who want a high-end gaming headset, but don’t want something that needs to charge after every gaming session, the Orbit S, or just the Orbit, might be worth a look. 

Pros:

  • + Optional Headtracking technology
  • + 100mm planar drivers, high quality drivers for high quality audio
  • + Detachable, noise cancelling mic

Cons:

  • – Expensive, poor for those on a tight budget
  • – Wired, no options for wireless gameplay
  • – High-end features that won’t appeal to casual players

The Logitech G Pro X is a go-to choice for headset buyers who want to mimic high-level esports audio and communication but don’t want to break the bank to do it. The headset features a 50mm driver, a detachable microphone feature Logitech’s own “Blue VO!CE” technology, which filters out audio inputs and relays a cleaner version of your voice. 

The ear cushions come in your choice of either noise-cancelling leatherette or breathable velour for more comfort. The audio is 7.1 surround sound, and is likely going to leave a lot to be desired for gamers who are either used to 3D surround sound or who are coming from a stereo headset.   

The Logitech G Pro X is compatible with PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

Pros:

  • + Passive noise cancelling
  • + Choice of cushion material, good for those who like to customize
  • + Blue VO!CE technology for crisper communications

Cons:

  • – Standard 50mm driver
  • – 7.1 surround sound, most gamers tend to prefer stereo or 3D surround sound
  • – Extra price for voice tech leaves the final MSRP higher than it necessarily needs to be

Razer’s recently come into the scene with computer hardware of their own, but today’s the day for their well known peripherals. Their Blackshark V2 headset is a fairly barebones peripheral with limited features, however it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. 

The headset boasts the Razer-unique 50mm titanium “Triforce” drivers, which operate at three different frequencies per driver. This means that the lows normal 50mm drivers put out might be equal to the Triforce drivers, but the Triforce drivers can express better mid-range and treble tones. That’s a pretty big upside for a headset that only costs 100 dollars. That said, the other features the headset has are pretty slim. 

The ear cushions are not active noise cancelling and the microphone has a cardioid pattern with a supporting sound card that is connected via 3.5mm jack and USB, respectively. This headset provides THX spatial audio output and is compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One, mobile phones (that feature a 3.5mm jack), and Nintendo switch. 

An excellent option for those who plan on listening to music on their phones or just need a decent headset that doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars. 

Pros:

  • + Budget Friendly, great for those on a tight budget
  • + Cardioid microphone, which isolates audio on a directional basis
  • + Triforce drivers with high quality audio across low, mid, and high tones

Cons:

  • – Needed supporting sound card
  • – Limited compatibility with gaming devices
  • – Mundane mic quality

Another headset that uses the 3.5mm jack connectivity, the Astro A40TR is a mid-ranged option that sits right in the middle ground of performance and price.

This headset is a fairly unique option on this list thanks to its 40mm drivers, which offer up some nice mid-range and treble frequencies in comparison to most of the 50mm and 100mm drivers out there at the cost of poorer base, which may step on the toes of experienced audiophiles

The earcushions are made of passive-noise cancelling synthetic leather that will satisfy anyone who needs to at least semi conscious of the world around them while they game, and the microphone that comes with it is highly sensitive and uni-directional, and can be swapped to either side of the headset. 

This mid-ranged option is as solid as they come, but will be a bit disappointing for those who want to listen to music with lower tones. Its compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Playstation 4, PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch.

Pros:

  • + High compatability across many gaming devices
  • + Mid-Ranged price for flexible budgets
  • + Unidirectional, swappable mic

Cons:

  • – 40mm drivers are below par
  • – No active noise cancellation on the ear muffs
  • – Poor music quality for those who want to use the A40TR for more than just gaming

The Arctis Pro offers users the opportunity to experience a headset with a frequency range of 10 to 40,000Hz, which means you’ll be able to hear just about everything a game’s audio designers have to offer (assuming your ears can handle it.) 40kHz is a fairly unseen frequency high, to be completely honest. Not only is it rarer to see headsets with that kind of range, it’s even more rare to see developers actively look for ways to utilize it. That said, the option is there for those who don’t want to lose a single tone. 

The headset’s construction is made from aluminum alloy and stainless steel, which will help the product last, at least externally. The 40mm drivers offer up some reasonable audio quality (though not the best) and are complemented by the airweave fabric ear cushions and noise cancelling microphone.

This headset is only compatible with Windows and Mac computers. If you want to use these on consoles, they have variants that are compatible with these devices on the market.

Pros:

  • + 40kHz frequency for access to niche audio ranges
  • + Metal Construction for durability
  • + Airweave fabric ear cushions for comfortability

Cons:

  • – No console compatibility
  • – 40mm drivers
  • – Frequency may increase costs for limited gain

The Sennheiser PC- series of headsets are known for having some of the highest quality open-back gaming headsets around. What is open-back, you ask? The build of a headset which allows for air to travel through the ear cushions defines it as open-back. This has the positive effect of reducing or outright eliminating any annoying resonance that’s caused by an enclosed driver. The downside of this is that they also cannot be used as noise cancelling headsets, due to their construction allowing for all noise around you to travel through it. 

The PC38x boasts extremely high audio quality that comes from angled drivers and a noise cancelling microphone with a bi-directional pickup pattern. If you’re an esports gamer, you’ll likely not be using this much. But for everyone else who wants extremely top of the line audio quality with solid microphone inputs and comfort, the PC38x is a solid, if slightly expensive, option to consider. 

Pros:

  • + High quality audio output
  • + Angled drivers for studio-quality design
  • + noise cancelling bi-directional mic

Cons:

  • – Expensive, poor option for those on a tight budget
  • – Open back (not noise cancelling)
  • – Not ideal for would-be esports competitors who would need a noise cancelling headset

Conclusion

Headsets come in a wide variety of builds that express different levels of quality both for inputs and outputs. What matters most is which ones match your budget while providing the kinds of resources you need to have a quality gaming experience. The differences between noise cancelling ear cushions and standard ear cushions, for example, could make or break a purchasing decision for a Halo player who lives in a loud city vs. one who lives in a suburb. Buy carefully, and happy Halo release, everyone. 

GLHF,
-E