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Best gadgets for Gaming: Tech Awards 2021 Editor's Choice Results (Part 4)

By Team HardwareZone - 12 Apr 2021

Best Gaming Headset

Best Gaming Headset

Gaming headsets span the range from no-frills, affordable headphones to models that come chockful of features and with a price tag to match. This year, we're turning our attention to the high-end of surround sound gaming headsets – the ones that go beyond mere virtual (some sake fake) 7.1-channel surround sound and utilise proprietary tech to further your immersion in-game and improve positional accuracy with features like head-tracking and more.

To make the cut, the gaming headset has to be released in 2020 and feature unique surround sound technology that isn't just regular 7.1-channel up-mixing.

 

Nominees:

  • Creative SXFI Gamer
  • JBL Quantum One
  • Logitech G Pro X Wireless
  • Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

 

And the winner is...

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro.

The best overall gaming headset this year goes to the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro because of its solid all-around performance and exceptional comfort that few other headsets can match. 

At S$269.90, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro makes for a steep investment. However, it feels reasonably priced when set beside something like the Logitech G Pro X Wireless and JBL Quantum One, both of which cost over S$300 (without discounts and vouchers). The Razer headset offers excellent positional audio accuracy and detail resolution, and it works well for both games and music, with a satisfying kick to the low end and clear, full-bodied mids.

It is the most well-rounded headset we've tested, with no major performance hitches – it is extremely comfortable and comes with excellent audio and a decent mic. Wireless performance is flawless too, and battery life should last you up to a week with moderate use. Top that off with a tasteful, all-black design, and Razer has made a good-looking performer that will fit in with most setups. 

Best Gaming Headset
 

Creative SXFI Gamer

JBL Quantum One

Logitech G Pro X Wireless

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

Design 8.0 8.0 8.5 9.0
Performance 8.0 8.5 8.0 9.0
Features 8.5 9.0 8.5 9.0
Value 7.5 7.0 6.5 7.0
Overall

8.0

8.5

8.0

9.0

Price S$179 S$369 S$329 S$269

*Note: Prices and ratings listed are accurate at the time of individual product evaluation.

For more information on how the nominees fared in detail and thus helping us pick our winner, check out the full reviews and articles listed in the References below.

 

References

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