Gaming Headsets – A Guide – WTBGaming – Quality

How do you choose the most amazing headgear that suits you and your gaming ? In this post we want to give you an ultimate Gaming Headsets Guide

Notice we said ‘headgear’ – The very first step is to decide if you want a pair of gaming

So what is the difference between gaming headphones and gaming headsets?

Gaming Headphones = Regular Headphones + Separate Mic

Gaming headphones are regular headphones that are used traditionally for music enjoyment. However, they possess qualities that are awesome for gaming needs too. Audiophilic characteristics such as great micro-detail retrieval, accurate sound stage and immersive sound experience make them feasible to double up as a pair of gaming headphones.

Gaming Headphones no wires

However, most audiophile headphones do not come with a mic nor do they have any mic attachment slots. You will need to get an external mic for communication support.

Higher upsides for audio and mic quality
As you have a wider product selection for both the headphones and mic itself, you are able to assemble your gaming setup with the latest mic and headphones. There is potential for better overall audio and microphone quality, especially for listening to music and watching movies.

Higher initial investment
Experimenting with multiple product combinations can take a lot of time, effort, and money. Also, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be getting more performance out of it, especially for gaming, when you buy headphones and a microphone separately.

Added hassle and inconvenience
Setting up gaming headphones and a microphone can prove to be quite inconvenient. This essentially makes gaming while traveling a chore.

Gaming Headsets = Headphones + Built-in Mic + Gaming Features

Compared to gaming headphones, gaming headsets are more straight forward. It has a built-in mic that can be detachable or retractable, depending on each manufacturer. The mic might also come with bell and whistles like noise cancellation and bi-directionality.

Gaming Headset led with microphone

The gaming headset’s features are also naturally geared towards gaming such as virtual surround sound, tactile on-headset button for on-the-fly game configuration, etc.

Just like gaming headphones, gaming headsets also have their own benefits and drawbacks.


Simple and all-in-one solution
Traditional gaming headsets are designed for gamers looking for a convenient and more portable solution for their audio gaming needs, allowing them to listen and communicate in-game without worrying too much about the technical details involved in setting up multiple devices.

Adaptable, attractive, and convenient
Original gaming headsets were not built for casual everyday use. They most often featured aesthetics from video games. Although they sold well among gamers due to their loud and gaming-inspired designs, this made them less fashionable compared to traditional music headphones. However, in recent years, manufacturers have stepped up their design game.

Many of today’s gaming headsets look much classier and more fashionable, with slim designs and retractable microphones.

Today’s gaming headsets make for ideal multiple purpose audio companions for gamers who don’t want to spend money on separate devices.

Because you don’t have to purchase a separate microphone, gaming headsets can be a more affordable solution.


Inferior audio quality
Although the situation has improved in recent years, gaming headsets are in no ways audiophile headphones. Compared to similarly priced audiophile headphones, gaming headsets typically come up short in the music department.

Build quality may not be as good

As always, you get what you pay for. But, because manufacturers have to worry about packing in a decent microphone and good audio in a gaming headset without upping the price too much, you’ll find lower build quality in gaming headsets compared to headphones from a similar price range.

Spending a bit more for premium options can give you a better quality gaming headset. Still, that doesn’t hide the fact that similarly priced gaming headsets won’t be as good, sturdy, or dependable.

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