Best Cheap Budget Gaming Headsets in 2020 (Below $100)

Electrifying moving pictures in any game mean nothing without high-intensity sounds that make every gamer's ears tingle. But don't break your bank yet, even with the best cheap gaming headsets you can have that elating experience.

While high-end gaming headsets claim to close the deal where delivering immersive sounds in a gaming night is concerned, some of the best budget gaming headsets in the market don't take the dare lying down. They give up the looks to give an unbeatable performance that sends their counterparts packing.

After testing several headsets below $100, these 18 pieces stood the test of time. Why not visit Grand Theft Auto V or Call of Duty 4 and test run the budget headsets.

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DLAND Gaming Headsets

Looks aside, DLAND Gaming headsets are a great initiation gift for new gamers coming in for the marathon. Their lightweight and ergonomic comfort is a seller.

Looks aside, DLAND Gaming headsets are a great initiation gift for new gamers coming in for the marathon. Their lightweight and ergonomic comfort is a seller.

They are compatible with almost every gaming device in the market; PC, Mac, PS4 and even your smartphone; thanks to the 3.5mm audio jack.

The wire length stops at 2.4m, giving adequate space between you and your gadgets. The soft leatherette memory foam over-ear cup ensures complete comfort and immersion into the game, locking out unnecessary interruptions.

Further comfort is guaranteed by the self-adjusting headband.

With a retractable high-sensitive omnidirectional microphone, you have your voice well collected and delivered to your teammates.

Make use of the mute function when you no longer need to speak.

For a price tag below $20, it leads the pack in the best cheap gaming headsets ever made.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One

Considering playing for hours undisturbed?

No sweat! Turtle Beach Stealth 600 gaming headset ensures tug-free gaming.

Considering playing for hours undisturbed?

No sweat! Turtle Beach Stealth 600 gaming headset ensures tug-free gaming. On a full charge, it delivers up to 15 hours of gaming; perfect for the long weekend.

The flip-up microphone mutes upon locking up the ear cups but is on once released to the talking position.

The over-ear feature ensures immersive surround sound; thumping lows and crystal clear highs to keep you alert before the enemy sneaks up on you, thanks to the 50mm speakers.

The foam on the ear cups delivers unbeatable comfort for gamers who wear glasses.

On aesthetics, the headphones have little to show but for less than $90, they are worth taking home.

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BlueFire Stereo Gaming Headset

Most headsets promising the best gaming experience on a budget hardly tick all boxes. BlueFire stereo gaming headset does.

Most headsets promising the best gaming experience on a budget hardly tick all boxes. BlueFire stereo gaming headset does.

It marries well with almost every other gaming device in the market; Xbox, PS, PC, laptops, smartphones, and Nintendo switches without audio compromise.

Then deliver awesome 3D stereo surround sound over its 40mm neodymium drivers, keeping your locked in the game for hours.

Ear comfort is guaranteed by the 20mm plush leatherette ear cushions.

Couple that with the over-ear feature, adjustable headband with soft head cushion, 0.5 pounds weight and tough gaming looks, and you have a splendid trip to the battlefront.

The need for voice chats during the game comes unhindered. With a retractable noise-cancelling microphone whose on/off control sits on the 2.1m long braided cord, all conversations are well captured.

Yank off the mic when no longer needed. Volume controls also sit on the cord.

Use the USB interface provided to set the right atmosphere for a gaming night.

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Sades SA902 Gaming Headset

Starting with a flexible headband with high tensile properties, Sades gaming headset accommodates gamers with different head sizes.

Starting with a flexible headband with high tensile properties, Sades gaming headset accommodates gamers with different head sizes.

It comes with a sensitive unidirectional microphone that moves up to 160 degrees catering for gamers with longer faces.

Further comfort is delivered by soft over-ear cups whose backlights up during the action. Unfortunately, they don't lock out all ambient noises.

On sound quality, expect 7.1 virtual stereo surround sound; smooth but thrilling enough to meet the needs of almost every gamer.

Considering the cost, below $20, the sound is excellent. Sound and mic controls sit on the 2.1m cable keeping them within hand reach.

It uses USB connection instead of the 3.5mm audio jack hence there's no need for drivers for Windows users.

Gamers wearing glasses need not worry about discomfort, but the looks are more on the neutral lane.

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset

Armed with 50mm dual-chamber drivers, HyperXCloud Alpha gaming headset promises reduced distortion to give distinct sound packed with smoother mids and highs.

Armed with 50mm dual-chamber drivers, HyperXCloud Alpha gaming headset promises reduced distortion to give distinct sound packed with smoother mids and highs.

It comes with a detachable braided cable carrying the audio controls.

The microphone is also detachable but offers top-noise cancellation and unbeatable clarity when you speak. It's among the most portable headsets of its caliber.

It's made with a sturdy aluminum frame to increase the headband's expandability, catering for various head sizes.

That makes it a little heavier than usual, a compromise worth taking for a headset costing below $90.

It marries well with most gaming devices using the 3.5mm port.

On comfort, both the headband and ear cups are soft enough to deliver.

Ear cups are on-ear though, so gamers with big ears need to know. Its swiveling cups allow enough freedom for long gaming hours.

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Sades SA920 Gaming Headset

Though the price tag reads below $30, Sades SA920 gaming headset doesn't compromise on comfort.

Though the price tag reads below $30, Sades SA920 gaming headset doesn't compromise on comfort.

It comes with the most adaptive headband, easy to mistreat, yet guaranteeing comfort, adjustability and softness to endure long hours of use.

Its permeable protein ear cups speak ease to your ears discouraging heat retention hence more comfort.

It comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, an in-line volume and mic control sitting on a flexible 2.2m anti-winding braided cord and weighs 0.65 pounds.

It has a medium-sized omnidirectional microphone that doesn't pick unnecessary noise in your surroundings.

The 40mm speaker drivers ensure reduced distortion and smooth notes regardless of the device used with.

The ear cups block ambient noise well enough to keep you focused throughout the game. Like Sades SA902, the looks are neutral.

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Be excellent Gaming Headset

For less than $25, Be excellent gaming headset delivers top-of-the-list immersive gaming experience. 

For less than $25, Be excellent gaming headset delivers top-of-the-list immersive gaming experience.

The 50mm neodymium drivers deliver 3D surround deep bass with precision so you hear the enemy's presence in the World of Warcraft.

Its omnidirectional microphone employs noise reduction so your game companion doesn't listen in on your tactics.

Planning for an all-night game?

No worries. Beexcellent's over-ear cups are armed with breathable fabric to take in maximum abuse.

Coupled with adjustable headband covered with a soft head cushion, you won't notice its presence despite weighing close to 0.9 pounds.

It's compatible with most of the gaming devices, uses a 3.5mm audio jack for sound and has a USB connector for LED lighting.

Its 2m strong braided cable is pull-proof making it durable enough to shelter the wires from pets' attack.

The headset has inspiring looks, though the fabric on the headband is dirt-sensitive.

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Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset

If you looking for a gaming headset that puts you right in the middle of the action without restraining your movement, Corsair HS70 wireless gaming headset does.

If you looking for a gaming headset that puts you right in the middle of the action without restraining your movement, Corsair HS70 wireless gaming headset does.

Its 50mm neodymium drivers deliver premium sound quality with great precision.

Expect virtual 7.1 surround sound throughout your game. Its detachable unidirectional microphone isolates surrounding noises to improve on voice quality.

Volume and mic mute controls are set on the ear cup for quick access.

It is 2.4GHz wireless giving you the freedom to hover 40 feet around your gaming throne for 16 hours non-stop, latency reduced to almost nothing.

On comfort, the over-ear cups are covered with synthetic leather memory foam and are adjustable to suit your gaming habits.

They weigh about 0.7 pounds. Since the headset is built for comfort and action, don't expect too much beauty; performance is the priority.

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HyperX Cloud Stinger Core - Gaming Headset

The lightweight headset though plain looking is built to deliver immersive gaming experience to gamers.

The lightweight headset though plain looking is built to deliver immersive gaming experience to gamers.

Its 40mm neodymium drivers ensure superior sounds while locking out distractive noises from the surroundings.

The flexible noise-cancelling microphone delivers clear voice and can be kept out of the way when not needed. Flip it vertical to the head to turn it off.

Its ear cups are set to keep you comfortable through hours of gaming with soft ear cushions while important audio controls are on the 1.3m cable for easy access.

The headset has an adjustable steel slider to cater to various head sizes yet strong and durable.  It is compatible with various consoles.

With a 2-year warranty and free tech support, paying $40 is a cheat for HyperXCloud stinger core.

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SADES SA930Plus Stereo Gaming Headset

SADES SA930Plus allows you to focus on your gaming session by locking out ambient noises and delivering deep bass and clear mids.

SADES SA930Plus allows you to focus on your gaming session by locking out ambient noises and delivering deep bass and clear mids.

Even on low volume, it doesn't give the common seashell effect.  Its microphone ensures clear conversations with noise isolation so your gaming opponents won't hear your keyboard clicks.

Though going for less than $25, comfort is uncompromised.

Its headband flexes to accommodate all head sizes and the ear cups are super soft, covering your ears without encouraging heat. It weighs about 0.58 pounds.

It uses 3.5mm audio jack, is plug & play hence no need for drivers and audio controls sit well on the 2.2m cable.

It may not match your top-of-the-range performance, but it's a decent headset for regular gamers.

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NUBWO N12 Gaming Headset

This multi-platform compatible headset delivers clear stereo sound enabling you to hear every single move of the enemy courtesy of the 7.1 surround sound technology used in the build. 

This multi-platform compatible headset delivers clear stereo sound enabling you to hear every single move of the enemy courtesy of the 7.1 surround sound technology used in the build.

The 50mm drivers are keen to deliver an immersive experience as you desire it.

Knowing your thirst for long gaming hours, the ear cups are built with peculiar ear-tilt to protect your ears from the fatiguing squeeze.

Further comfort is delivered by 1.2inch super soft padding with a skin-friendly material on the finishing.

NUBWO N12's rotatable microphone keeps close to your mouth to collect your voice while isolating most background noises so your gaming opponents can hear your commands as you wish them delivered.

Should you want to increase the volume or turn off the microphone, the in-line audio controls sit on the braided cable.

NUBWO gives 12 months service warranty for this exquisite headset to ensure your gaming habits are well supported, yet demands less than $25 for it!

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset

Being tournament edition, this headset is designed to make you jump when you are shot at close range in Call of Duty.

Being tournament edition, this headset is designed to make you jump when you are shot at close range in Call of Duty.

The 50mm drivers take you right where the action is. When using a 3.5mm audio jack, the sound is stereo, but with the USB connection expect 360 degrees spatial audio. Background noise is locked out up to 90%.

Its microphone is rotatable with noise-isolation abilities. That ensures clear communication.

Unlike its competitors, this Razer Kraken headset has the analog volume control wheel, easy to adjust to your taste.

It sits on the in-line control on the cable together with the microphone on/off switch. Expect perfect game and chat volume balance.

With cooling gel infused over-ear cushions, gaming for more than 4 hours won't hurt.

Couple that with the softly padded headband that is friendly to most head sizes and you have your A-list gaming headset for less than $70!

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Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset

When Logitech built this multi-platform headset, they had sportsmen in mind; fulltime gamers who sweat hard to win the game.

When Logitech built this multi-platform headset, they had sportsmen in mind; fulltime gamers who sweat hard to win the game.

It has breathable, washable, heat and sweat-proof fabric around the ear cups making them wearable all day long.

The ear cups are almost oval, suitable for your ear's comfort, padded headband and the headset is lightweight; about 0.56 pounds.

On performance, the 40mm neodymium drivers deliver strong stereo sound for the intensive gaming experience.

Hear the silence, cocking of the gun, clicking bomb, tiptoe, whisper and sarcasm in the voice of the enemy as they happen.

With a unidirectional folding yet noise-cancelling microphone, have your voice delivered as you wish.

The volume and microphone controls sit within hand reach, on the 2m long cable.

The overall looks of this headset are rather enticing, worth adding to your gaming throne for less than $45.

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PDP Xbox One LVL50 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One

While this headset is built for Xbox users, it works well for PCs too as long as the adapter is plugged on the USB port.

While this headset is built for Xbox users, it works well for PCs too as long as the adapter is plugged on the USB port.

It is built on 50mm high definition stereo drivers for crystal clear and stable sound.

Its omnidirectional noise-cancelling microphone flexes out of the way when you no longer need to talk.

Its rechargeable battery delivers up to 16 hours of play while giving you the freedom to hover 40 feet around your gaming throne as you play.

On-ear controls; volume and game dial, power and mode buttons as well as the charging port are on the ear cup.

The 0.6pound headset guarantees long-term comfort with its cushioned headband supported by adjustable head strap and ear cups masked with breathable nylon fabric.

It maintains the traditional looks and plainness.

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Turtle Beach Recon 70 Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach Recon 70 gaming headset is built to deliver the thundering bass in your game as designed by the developer without breaking your bank.

Turtle Beach Recon 70 gaming headset is built to deliver the thundering bass in your game as designed by the developer without breaking your bank.

It is built with premium 40mm drivers that ensure thumping lows and crisp mids throughout the game.

Its ear cups are masked with synthetic leather cushions that ensure maximum comfort keeping out all noise happening in the background so you can focus on your game.

The headset has a padded headband and weighs about 0.21 pounds.

When you no longer need to breathe threats to your opponent, push the flip-up microphone off your way to sit in the ear cup's back design and no one will hear a word from you.

Otherwise, it is very sensitive and keen to deliver every aspect of your voice across.

Recon 70 marries well with a great variety of gaming devices giving you the freedom to play on the gadget of your choice for less than $40.

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Onyx gaming headset

Onyx believes in delivering the game developer's intended sound with absolute accuracy so you can feel the game as was designed; with their headset's high fidelity 50mm drivers, you get exactly that.

Onyx believes in delivering the game developer's intended sound with absolute accuracy so you can feel the game as was designed; with their headset's high fidelity 50mm drivers, you get exactly that.

The backing of well-shielded spacious ear cups, your ears receive every tone as it was built. The ear cups enforce passive noise isolation for uninterrupted gaming.

This headset has a sensitive retractable microphone that allows your game mates to hear your breath, whisper and shout through different scenes of the game.

Turn it off from the detachable in-line audio control when you want to keep them in the dark.

To keep you going for as long as you desire in your game, the Onyx gaming headset is built with light but sturdy plastic, synthetic leather padding with comfortable cloth on contact points for heat prevention.

Its headband is adjustable to accommodate various head sizes.

The general build of this headset is plain; all focus is directed to performance. Do you want an outstanding gaming experience for less than $45? Onyx got it!

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Corsair HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset

Armed with custom-tuned 50mm speaker drivers, Corsair HS35 stereo gaming headset delivers accurate notes to allow you to hear your opponents so your plan to counter is a hit. 

Armed with custom-tuned 50mm speaker drivers, Corsair HS35 stereo gaming headset delivers accurate notes to allow you to hear your opponents so your plan to counter is a hit.

The over-ear feature aids in eliminating surrounding noises.

Enjoy long hours of gaming courtesy plush memory foam covering the ear cups and padded headband. The contact material on both is soft breathable mesh.

It comes with a detachable unidirectional flex microphone that stretches close to your mouth to capture and deliver your commands with utmost clarity.

When you no longer need to speak, yank it off. Volume wheel and mute control are built on-ear, quite different from its competitors.

Though it looks almost plain, the headset is strong, durable and costs less than $40. Quite a favor compared to its service delivery.

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SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired Gaming Headset

When you want to play a game or two on your smartphone at a park, wearing headsets that let you maintain a low profile help you mind your own business.

When you want to play a game or two on your smartphone at a park, wearing headsets that let you maintain a low profile help you mind your own business.

Expect that from the low budget SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset.

The steel-reinforced yet adjustable headband accommodates various head sizes while maintaining the sturdiness of high-end headsets.

It's plush leather padded to protect your head from fatigue. Despite the build, the headset weighs less than 0.7 pounds and cost below $40.

It comes with a detachable noise-cancelling ClearCast microphone that keeps your voice natural yet crystal clear during game chats.

Volume and mute control are built on the ear cup for easy access.

To keep your ears cool and dry while gaming, ear cups have a soft cushion with breathable fabric finishing.

During breaks, remember to fold flat the ear cups for the safekeeping of the headsets. It marries with a wide range of gaming devices without a fuss.

After experiencing hours of your favorite online game with the best cheap gaming headsets, chances are, you won't want to spend $500 on a gaming headset if you can avoid it. Game on!

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