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Get the Best Gaming Headset for Your Money: Our Top 5 Under $50

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5 Affordable Gaming Headsets Under $50: Our Top Picks

If you’re a gamer on a budget, finding a high-quality gaming headset can be a challenge. Many popular options are priced at $100 or more, which isn’t practical for everyone. However, there are still plenty of great options available for those who don’t want to break the bank. In this article, we’ll be looking at the top 5 gaming headsets that cost less than $50.

  1. HyperX Cloud Stinger

The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a budget-friendly headset that offers a lot of value for its price. It has a lightweight design that makes it comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions, and it comes with a convenient in-line audio control that allows you to adjust the volume and mute the microphone easily. The sound quality is impressive considering the price, with clear audio and good bass response. The microphone is also of good quality, with noise cancelling technology that helps to reduce background noise.

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  1. Logitech G332

The Logitech G332 is another budget-friendly headset that offers great value for its price. It has a stylish design with red accents and a comfortable, over-ear fit. The sound quality is excellent, with clear audio and good bass response. The microphone is also of good quality, with noise cancelling technology that helps to reduce background noise. In addition, the G332 has a convenient in-line audio control that allows you to adjust the volume and mute the microphone easily.

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  1. Turtle Beach Recon 50

The Turtle Beach Recon 50 is a budget-friendly headset that offers good value for its price. It has a comfortable, over-ear fit and a convenient in-line audio control that allows you to adjust the volume and mute the microphone easily. The sound quality is good, with clear audio and decent bass response. The microphone is also of good quality, with noise cancelling technology that helps to reduce background noise.

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  1. SteelSeries Arctis 1

The SteelSeries Arctis 1 is a budget-friendly headset that offers a lot of value for its price. It has a comfortable, over-ear fit and a convenient in-line audio control that allows you to adjust the volume and mute the microphone easily. The sound quality is excellent, with clear audio and good bass response. The microphone is also of good quality, with noise cancelling technology that helps to reduce background noise. In addition, the Arctis 1 has a stylish design that looks great and is available in multiple colors.

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  1. Nubwo N2

The Nubwo N2 is a budget-friendly headset that offers good value for its price. It has a comfortable, over-ear fit and a convenient in-line audio control that allows you to adjust the volume and mute the microphone easily. The sound quality is decent, with clear audio and good bass response. The microphone is also of good quality, with noise cancelling technology that helps to reduce background noise. In addition, the N2 has a stylish design that looks great and is available in multiple colors.

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In conclusion, there are plenty of great gaming headsets available for under $50. Each of the options listed above offers a good balance of comfort, sound quality, and convenience for the price. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, one of these headsets is sure to meet your needs.

Does the Roccat ELO 7.1 Air work on Xbox One?

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The Roccat ELO 7.1 Air has RGB lighting

To answer the question, no, this is a PC only headset, and a pretty good one to boot. The Roccat ELO 7.1 Air appears to hit a crowd-pleasing sweet spot in the world of gaming headsets. Not only can you experience freedom from cumbersome wires, but you can now do so with the audio quality you get with wired hardware, and at an affordable price to boot coming in around $99.99 / £89.99 / AU$199.99. 

A Bluetooth headset losing the wire and connecting via a USB connection. The Roccat ELO Air’s battery life is good, not amazing but good enough for a few sessions ,up to 24 hours of battery life but we haven’t tested it for that long to see if this true. It sits well on your head and features a detachable mic, so you can wear it out the house without looking a d*ck.

RGB lighting

The Roccat ELO 7.1 Air has RGB lighting on the side of the headset if you like that thing. As most RGB light effects is control with the software and you can sync it with your other Roccat products if you care to do so. The software also features some fun features like ability to change your voice to a monster, male or female, ideal for trolling your team mates.

No need to mess around with adjusting the size of the headset as it comes with a self-adjusting suspension strap. The metal frame is sturdy but does creak a little with rapid head movement, but this is a budget wiresless headset. Leatherette covered memory foam on the cans with are comfortable even on long sessions.

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Tech specs

Direct wireless connection via USB-A transmitter
2.4GHz transmitter frequency response
Rechargeable 24h battery (average 1+ week play time based on typical ~3h use per day)
Audio controls: power button, master volume wheel, mic mute, mic monitor wheel
Removable unidirectional microphone
Leatherette headband with foam cushioning
Over-ear design featuring memory foam
345g weight
Charging Cable Length: 2m

Driver Units

Measured Frequency response: 20 ~ 20000Hz
Drive diameter: 50mm
Driver unit material: Neodymium magnet


System requirements:USB 2.0 (or higher), Internet connection (for driver software)
Operating system:Windows® 10, Windows® 7, Windows® 8

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The HyperX cloud II wireless Doesn’t work on PS5 or Xbox

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With the PS5 and Xbox Series X now in the market, it seems a bit of a fail for the The HyperX Cloud II Wireless not to have some compatibility, in fact it only works with PC, PS4 (with a bit of messing about) and the Switch(but not in hand held mode) no xbox support.  It doesn’t get any better for multiplatform gamers as there isn’t a 3.5mm headphone jack, either.

This the first of Kingston’s HyperX headsets to go wireless, which after releasing some great headsets like the Cloud Flight and Stinger wireless, you though it might have come sooner. The HyperX Cloud II Wireless keeps the quality aluminium frame found on the Could II, which we rated one of the best gaming headsets on the market.

HyperX Cloud II Wireless Battery Life

With any wireless headset you have to consider battery life, and the HyperX Cloud II Wireless boasts an mighty impressive 30 hours of battery life, but as with all wireless headsets, it depends on how much you have cranked up the volume. The wireless connection is the usual 2.4 GHz, via USB-A.

Charge is done via USB-C on the left earcup, which also has the detachable mic jack, volume is controlled on the right can and has been upgraded to increase by increments of 2, compared to 4 on the wired version, so one bonus there.  The padding on the cans is Kingston’s memory foam and leatherette covering, I hate that word leatherette, sounds so 1970’s.

PC gamers

Cloud II Wireless is focused on PC gamers, and a wired connection is via a USB-C, but the cable is short and only fit for gaming on a laptop. If you are thinking you can use it on your android phone via the USB-C think again, guess what? It’s not compatible.

If you are looking for a good wireless headset for just your PC then the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is a good choice, but if you want to use it on multiple devices forget it. Go for the SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless. 

Tech Spec

DriverDynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets
TypeCircumaural, Closed back
Frequency response15Hz–20kHz
Impedance60 Ω
Sound pressure level104dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.≤ 1%
Weight with mic309g
Cable length and typeUSB charge cable (0.5m)
Battery life230 hours
Wireless Range32.4 GHz
Up to 20 meters
ElementElectret condenser microphone
Polar patternBi-directional, Noise-cancelling
Frequency response50Hz-6.8kHz
Sensitivity-20dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)

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Audeze Penrose gaming headset for PS5 and Xbox Series X

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Audeze Penrose Wireless-Planar Magnetic Headset

It missed it’s September release, but the Audeze’s Penrose gaming headset for PS5 is now ready to buy. The planar magnetic drivers drew a lot of a attention when it was first pushed way back in July. The planar magnetic driver technology promises a more natural sound, immersive sound stage and less distortion.

Two different versions are available for each of the next gen consoles, the PS5 version also working with the PS4, PC and Mac. The Xbox Series version of the headset is shipping in late December, maybe too late for some Christmas presents.

A Shure designed built in mic

Mobile device compatible via its’ Bluetooth 5.0, so you can still listen to sound from your PS5 while connecting to Discord. A Shure designed built in mic comes with both versions, with a single charge giving your 15 hours of use, connectivity comes via the standard 2.4 GHz dongle.

Audeze Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset Mic

Audeze Penrose is a bit expensive compared to other gaming headsets like the SteelSeries Arctis 9, this is due to the planer drivers.


  • Audeze 100mm planar magnetic drivers
  • Broadcast quality microphone
  • 2.4GHz lossless low-latency wireless
  • Bluetooth 5.0 (SBC and AAC)
  • Audeze HQ mobile and desktop app with custom EQ and sidetone toggling


  • Penrose Wireless Planar Magnetic Headset
  • 2.4GHz Wireless Dongle
  • Detachable Broadcast Quality Microphone
  • USB-A to USB-C Cable
  • 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card


  • Style: Over-ear, closed-circumaural
  • Transducer type: Planar Magnetic
  • Magnetic structure: Fluxor™ magnet array
  • Phase management: Fazor
  • Magnet type: Neodymium N50
  • Diaphragm type: Ultra-thin Uniforce™
  • Transducer size: 100 mm
  • Maximum SPL: >120dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 50kHz
  • THD: <0.1% (1 kHz, 1mW)
  • Earpads: Contoured memory foam: artificial leather
  • Microphone: Detachable broadcast quality mic
  • Battery type: Lithium-polymer
  • Wireless Connection: 2.4 GHz Wireless + Bluetooth (SBC, AAC)
  • Wired Connection: USB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm analog audio
  • Weight: 320g (including battery)

HS60 HAPTIC, the head shaking Headset

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HS60 HAPTIC Gaming Headset

CORSAIR’s HS60 HAPTIC, is the latest addition to the award-winning HS Series of PC headsets. The HS60 HAPTIC delivers deeper, more powerful sound than can be achieved through just speakers alone thanks to haptic bass developed by Taction Technology®. Combined with the celebrated materials, audio quality, and comfort synonymous with the HS Series, the HS60 HAPTIC makes a striking addition to any gaming setup that must be heard – and felt – to be believed.

At the core of the HS60 HAPTIC’s distinctive listening experience lies innovative bass from Taction Technology® that enhances low-end frequencies using tactile feedback, enabling users to perceive sounds while gaming that other headsets miss. Hearing the deep, low rumble of explosions or the reverberating hum of nearby machinery is a richer, more engaging experience with the HS60 HAPTIC.

Combined with a pair of custom-tuned 50mm neodymium audio drivers delivering superb sound quality and a fully detachable, noise-cancelling uni-directional microphone for outstanding vocal clarity, the HS60 HAPTIC puts you in the middle of the action like never before.

The HS60 HAPTIC’s adjustable ear cups are fitted with plush memory foam to keep you comfortable even as you feel the battle raging around you. Its durable construction is reinforced with aluminum for years of use, and this ruggedness is complemented by the headset’s distinctive camo pattern.

Connecting to your PC via USB

Convenient on-ear controls allow you to adjust both game audio and the haptic feedback effect on-the-fly, without interrupting your gameplay. Connecting to your PC via USB, the HS60 HAPTIC can be controlled with CORSAIR iCUE software, enabling custom audio equalizer settings and more.

The HS60 HAPTIC is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has grown from pioneering the high-performance DRAM market into one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance gaming and streaming products. CORSAIR offers a complete range of products to equip gamers, enthusiasts, and esports athletes, including mechanical keyboards, precision gaming mice, wireless headsets, premium PC components, and the CORSAIR ONE fully-integrated gaming PC

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SteelSeries Arctis 9 for PC, Xbox and PlayStation

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SteelSeries has announced the newest member of it Arctis line – the Arctis 9, a high performance, dual wireless gaming headset for PC and PlayStation. The Arctis 9 will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 at launch.

The Arctis 9 features SteelSeries’ proven ultra-low latency 2.4GHz lossless wireless connection for high fidelity audio, so gamers can enjoy a lag-free gaming experience on both PC and PlayStation. Like the Arctis Pro Wireless and Arctis 9X, the Arctis 9 also features a simultaneous Bluetooth connection to mobile devices for calls, music and VoIP chat while gaming  with lossless 2.4GHz.

The Arctis 9 continues the Arctis family tradition by using the same Discord-certified microphone

The Arctis 9 continues the Arctis family tradition by using the same Discord-certified microphone and critically acclaimed signature Arctis soundscape as the rest of the Arctis line. The ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design for superior noise cancellation and natural-sounding clarity, while the signature Arctis soundscape emphasizes both subtle and critical in-game sounds, allowing gamers to hear every in-game detail.

The optimized battery of the Arctis 9 provides more than 20 hours of non-stop wireless usage on a single charge, but we suppose it depends on how load you like it. The headset also uses the iconic ski goggle suspension headband for incredible comfort, paired with Airweave fabric ear cushions and a steel-reinforced headband for a perfect fit and lasting durability. The headset also features on-ear controls for ChatMix, so gamers can adjust game and chat audio on-the-fly directly from the headset, and uses DTS Headphone:X v2.0, for incredibly accurate surround sound positional cues on PC.

Razer Opus, noise-cancelling wireless headphones

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Razer has enter the world of noise-cancelling wireless headphones, with the clean design of the Razer Opus, minus the thress snake logo, going for a more main stream look.

With a strong resemblance to Sony WH-100Xm2, all the controls come via five buttons instead of the touch panels normally found on Razor headsets. These include your volume control, answer calls, ambient sound toggle, and turning on and off. It retains like most top of the range headsets the auto-pause and auto-play when you take the Opus off and on.

The Opus, though, have remarkably effective active noise cancellation at a price that makes them a tantalizing value.

Each can houses a 40mm driver along with two internal microphones for noise cancellation. The memory foam cushions help boost audio quality with a tighter seal around your ears. running on Bluetooth 4.2, support aptX plus AAC codecs, and a single charge lasting up to 25 hours (depending on how load you like it). The companion app lets you mess around with your audio settings, (more bass! more bass!)

Tech Specs

  • Drivers: 2 x 40mm dynamic drivers
  • Weight: 265g
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Microphones: 4 for hybrid active noise cancellation technology, 2 for voice chat
  • Wearing style: Circumaural
  • What’s inside: Headset, premium carry case, airplane adapter, 1.3m length 3.5mm analog cable, 30cm length USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-A to USB-C adapter
  • Battery life: Up to 25 hours
  • Bluetooth®
  • Codecs: AAC & APTX, 4.2, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP

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Thermaltake RIING Pro RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset

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Leading brand Thermaltake, best known for PC DIY cooling , memory solutions, and gaming gear has announced a new headset the RIING Pro RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset. The RIING Pro brings premium 7.1 virtual surround, 50mm oversized drivers, and dynamic RGB illumination.

Precise sounds

Thermaltake say the oversized 50mm drivers will minimize distortion while producing clear and precise sounds at both high and low frequencies ranging from 20Hz – 20KHz. The headset has built-in ESS ES9018 DAC and SABRE9601K amplifier that delivers 24-bit/96kHz lossless playback.

An in-line control box provides on-the-fly 7.1 virtual surround sound, Presets EQ and the volume. Fitment comes in the form of an auto headband adjustment and memory foam ear cups.

Customizable lighting

The illumination has 16.8 million RGB colors, cross two separate zones. Fully customizable lighting effects via the iTAKE engine software it also works with Razer Chroma, enabling gaming and RGB lighting effect synchronizations. What maybe a first in headsets is compatible with Amazon Alexa Voice Service allowing you to change the color by the power of your voice.

Thermaltake PC DIY cooling

The RIING Pro RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset is compatible with the following:

iTAKE Engine Software

Take control of all dynamic lighting effects, complex macro settings, and TT SYNC across all compatible TT RGB PLUS power supplies, liquid cooling, case fans, LED strip product lines, and TT gaming gear.

TT RGB PLUS Compatibility

SyncALL TT RGB PLUS compatible power, liquid cooling, case fan product lines for seamless color coordination of your ecosystem.

Works with Razer Chroma

The iTAKE engine software now works with Razer Chroma. Users who have installed both the iTAKE and Razer Synapse 3 can experience synchronized gaming and RGB lighting effects on their compatible power supply, liquid cooling, case fan, LED strip product lines and gaming gear!

From cooldown timers, health bars, and flashy ultimate indicators, to subtle ambient lighting that sets the perfect mood for each game, Razer Chroma provides an experience that transcends the screen and into your full setup, for a truly immersive experience.

Works with Amazon Alexa

The iTAKE engine software works with Amazon Alexa Voice Service and allows you to control the lights by talking to an Alexa enabled device. With the support of Amazon Alexa, iTAKE enabled products offer an additional visual cue for checking current weather conditions in your location or anywhere in the world. Simply start with the sentence “Alexa, tell Thermaltake”, then the lighting color will correspond to the weather condition.

Corsair updates void elite headsets

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Updated Void Elite headsets have been announced by Corsair. The New 50mm neodymium drivers, with an expanded frequency range of 20Hz – 30kHz are hitting across the entire range. The Omni-directional microphones in the series have been “completely redesigned” according to Corsair, claiming voice clarity improvements across the range.

Three models are included in the updated series, the top of the range is the Void RGB Elite Wireless at $99.99, available in dark grey or white. It supports PC and PS4 with a wireless range of 40 feet according to Corsair. A single charge should last roundabout 16 hours, powering the 7.1 surround sound and RGB lighting as the name describes. The wired version Void RGB Elite USB will save you $20 if you don’t mind the cable and only comes PC compatible

Void RGB Elite Wireless – Available on Amazon

Corsair hasn’t stopped there with the refresh, also getting an update are the HS headset series. Tweaking the microphone and adding new 50mm drivers along with new memory foam ear pads for comfort. Like the Void Elite offering the HS series has a wireless version HS70 Pro Wireless $99.99, again featuring a wireless range of 40 feet, and 16 hour battery life.

The HS60 Pro Surround features a 3.5mm jack and a nice braided cable, and includes their USB adapter for 7.1 surround sound on PC only. The lower end HS50 Pro also comes with a 3.5mm jack and is $49.99. 

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Top 5 best gaming Earbuds 2020.

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top 5 gaming earbuds 2020

If you don’t want to deal with the discomfort of wearing bulky headsets during your extended gaming sessions, then it is time to choose earbuds. For the most part, high end earbuds provide the same output standards as standard headphones with the added benefit of being lightweight and more comfortable to wear. With so many models available and some differentiating features, it is hard to pick one.

So if you’re looking for one, then we can help you with some of the best in the business. Check out our post to get more details about some of the latest products on the market.

Grand Vela G10

The Grand Vela G10 earbuds
The Grand Vela G10 – available from Amazon

The Grand Vela G10 offers high fidelity audio and stereo sound reproduced by large 9mm drivers with neodymium magnets, memory foam, earbuds for continuous hours of comfortable use it as a noise, isolating design for a superior fit to block it. Ambient noise and distractions.

It also includes an inline mic with call control in a sleek, compact design for hands-free calling and crystal clear communication.

Besides, the memory foam is specially designed for gamers on the go with around the ear fit for enhance stability and comfort, allowing for passive noise canceling at an astonishing ninety three percent. Moreover, it comes with killer sound, a sleek, robust aluminum body and a compact carrying case. And it is built for pure listening pleasure on the go.

Another advantage is that it provides interchangeable ear gels with two memory foam, ear chips, three different ear gel sizes for optimum fit and comfort.

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Edifier P270

The Edifier P270 comes with a one button in line control. Allows you to pick up a call or skip to the next track, and the inline microphone ensures clear communication on the go.

It offers small, medium and large silicone gel pads included for the snug fit, a better seal for base performance. Also, it provides a sleek metallic alloy housing with matte finish, durable and lightweight for all day listening.

It is tuned to respond well across the frequency spectrum. Enjoy your music, the way artist produced it or optimize it to your favorite style with an equalizer. You can hear your music and phone calls more transparent than before, but they’re distractions from background noises and comes with silicone plugs of various sizes for a better fit.

Another advantage is that the Mic Splash remote is located on the TPE wire, extending the life of the P270 and the TPE wire is tangle resistant and extra durable

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The Razor Hammerhead Pro V 2

The Razor Hammerhead Pro V 2 earbuds
The Razor Hammerhead Pro V 2 – view on Amazon

Razor Hammerhead Pro V 2 comes with an optimized inner acoustics chamber, and you never have to worry about compromising on audio quality as you focus more on gaming or enjoying your favorite tunes.

You can experience superior acoustic clarity and improve bass performance through the upgraded extra-large 10mm dynamic drivers.

Besides the three quick action control buttons give you greater flexibility with your mobile devices and the optional bi-flange attachment gives you superior sound isolation as well as customizable comfort wherever you are.

It is designed with a high quality body to enable improved acoustics and the new flat style cables also facilitate plus free mobility and secure storage while you’re on the move.

Another advantage is that it has an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft grade aluminum and flat style cables that are ideal for mobile gaming and music use.

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ACTIONPIE VJJB-V1S – Available on Amazon

The ACTIONPIE VJJB-V1S uses magnetic neodymium ion boron magnets, most robust drive unit equipped with high performance dynamic driver systems 6.0 MM Custom Permanent Magnet high performance moving coil units.

It offers an exclusive driver design that pumps out the most profound bass. Soaring highs and ultra clear mid range soft silicone earbuds provide a super comfortable noise reducing fit.

Also, it is equipped with a tuning technology tri-band and clear natural and unique sensing technology to suppress high frequency glitches. Aside, the lightweight design is ideal for listening during exercise, travel or everyday, where it provides totally balanced audio with crisp highs and deep, low notes.

Another advantage is that it has durable construction engineered and tested for the rigors of on the go listening.

Moreover, it offers the ultimate balance between superior, all-mighty sophisticated technology. One-piece metal casing to prevent accidental vibration and noise.

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Mad Catz E.S Pro 1

Mad catz E.S Pro 1
Mad Catz E.S Pro 1 – Available on Amazon

Holding the 1st place among the list of best gaming earbuds, we have the madcatz E.S PRO1. It has a first mic, which is an omni directional boom that hears only the sound of your voice as you chat online. It automatically stifles ambient noises and unwanted echoes.

Also, the secondary microphone resides among inline controls for game volume and Mic Mute. Besides, it offers a larger than most 13.5 millimeter speaker, delivers tournament grade sound quality.

It comes with Mic, are comfortable and provides the means to communicate with online friends and rivals alike. Another advantage is that it uses the traditional 3.5mm Jack for input, but split 3.5mm studs are included for PCs.

Moreover, it provides an inline microphone is also included next to the volume controls on the devices cable.

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