How often and how long do you play online game? wearing the over the ear gaming headphones can be hot in the summer and inconvenient to carry around.
In addition, the leather padding of ear cups can make your ears “unbreathable”.
So a good gaming earbuds in this case is more preferable. However, what earbuds were designed specifically for gamers?
- Razer just released their first true wireless earbuds for gaming and it seems they successully fix the problem with audio lagging over Bluetooth.
- Bluetooth earbuds have a latency that suck for playing mobile games
Just to make gamers feel immersive enough to the virtual world or drive them deeper engagement into the game, microphone quality and sound quality play an important role.
I’ve rounded up a few of the best gaming earbuds available that are able to do the job.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds
The Razer gaming earbuds come look a bit like Airpods, but it has the game mode which is the killer feature for gamers. Perhaps it is comparable to Airpods in terms of low-latency.
The call quality of Hammerhead is impressive too.
For sound quality, in spite of unsealed design, the Hammerhead deliver a boosted bass.
Recently I found a workable earbuds for gaming and they come with a boom mic. That is,
Xiberia MG-1 Gaming Earbuds with boom mic
The idea of sports earbuds with a boom mic for playing mobile games (also compatible with Xbox or another kind of consoles) isn’t new.
But the mic quality falls shorts for certain types and the bass isn’t rumbling as being advertised.
The Xiberia MG-1 Gaming Earbuds is among the latest release that combined sound, comfort and performance may be a fit for mobile gamers.
Gamers will get a sense of 3D effect – with 10 mm dynamic driver they push the bass.
Dual mic performance one serves for calls and the other on the boom for voice commands in games such as PUBG.
Xiberia MG-1 is also comfortable and it’s not just for gamers but for active personalities as well. They are sweat-proof, hooked over the ear for never-falling-out.
The Four Four V7 Gaming earbuds with boom mic – It is a wired headset with dynamic driver
Other than adjustment of the mic I am not sure they work any better than other standard gaming headsets.
But putting the mic close your mouth as much as possible will improve the mic performance for playing game.
If you like Bluetooth…though I am not recommending
Razer may be the first company announcing Bluetooth earbuds for gaming addicts, the Razer Hammerhead BT is a good pick for now.
Other options with a note the sound patterns designed for listening music is different from that’s for gaming experience.
Razer Hammerhead Pro are typically for those who spend a lot of time to play games on Tablet or PC (with splitter adapter).
Though they are an portable gaming headset, they are lack of some basic features such as in-line volume control, probably Razer intends it to.
Razer Hammerhead Pro’s sound signature is they said customized for gaming, but it should be fine for music as well.
The headset has been discontinued.
- Bass-enhanced earbuds
- Solid aluminum earbud housing
- Lack of inline volume control
- Average mic quality
Unlike Razer, Sennheiser PC 300 G4Me earbuds have handy features such as integrated inline volume control.
Supported by latest Tech, the Sennheiser 300 sounds decent bass and brings about home theater experience in games, some sound effects in games such as footsteeps are slightly enhanced.
For music they are somewhat at the average level. As advertised, they pick up every word, if you play in the online team, such a great headset to guide the instructions to other team members.
- Decent bass
- Audio quality for voice calls is definitely better than Razer
- Music lovers should look for another set for better performance.
SteelSeries Flux -The Best Yet
Everyone forgets about this headset but I like its sound.
The SteelSeries Flux earbuds offer memory foam earbuds tips along with silicon tips- very comfortable to wear for hours and light weight.
You also can wear ’em by a couple different ways: cable up or cable down. The flat cable will never let these gaming earbuds get messed in your pocket from tangling.
They use voice picking up pattern, Omni-directional from MIC, which captures voices pretty good. Since they use balanced amature technology, sound delivered is clear and accurate in every stage of games.
- Variety of earbuds tips
- Clear sound, the middlerange sounds accurately.
- Bass is present but not prominant.
- This quality earbuds is excellent for playing game and listening music as well.
- They work with most game consoles, tablet and smartphones.
- The flat cable is rather large which can make noise when moving,
- Expensive price.
Additional Information About Gaming Headsets
The gaming headset mostly follow the over the ear style, not many audio companies made earbuds for gaming.
The price range of gaming headset comes from standard one to high-end models with the price range $20 to $300, paying around $60 you can get a reasonably good gaming headset.
However, for portability the big and sturdy headsets are not appropriate for people on the go who also want to enjoy games on iPhone or ipad anywhere.
Gaming earbuds can be either wired or wireless the connection based the Bluetooth, however one disadvantage of bluetooth headsets you need to recharge them and they are normally heavier than wired earbuds.
What devices do you’ve got to play game? 2 Gaming Earbuds above have an adapter so you can use them either for Xbox One PlayStation 4 or smart devices.
Sennheiser also made the incredible headset Sennheiser G4ME ONE one of the best gaming headset available for audiophiles and game addicts
While you can enjoy the room-filling sound from Speakers, or have the deepest experience in games with gaming headset- over the ear style, carrying a bulky gaming headsets on public is quite silly so the gaming earbuds overall is the best choice.
Typical Features Of The Earbuds For Gamers
There are a lot of fun games on app stores such as fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds if you wear earbuds only designed for music, they may fail to tune the sound effects of the games.
It is not really necessary to get excellent music while play gamers, other sounds are also very important to be enhanced such as footsteps, explosions, gun fire Bang! bang, car roaring, shouting – fire in the hall.
These sounds bring about the excitement and full experience that game designers wanted to deliver. Most gamers are looking to hear these sounds and all of them come from the mid bass range, sounds really make you participate in the game.
When you wear these earbuds, the mic is located at the position that doesn’t like the over the ear headphones in which the mic faces your mouth for better voice picking up. In some games it requires voice command, the mic of over the ear headphones are better in picking voice from users. However, gaming earbuds’s mic works nicely even at shoulder level for voice command.
The gaming earbuds come with the inline mic, which enables you to communicate with your teammates and friends online.
They also feature volume control and button to pick up the call…and the advantages of these gaming headsets are simply light and super portable, so you can play on the go during time on bus or train.
Go online and join the team, voice chatting and shoot enermies like a boss.:). The gaming earbuds will surely richen your experience in games on tablets, smartphones- (Android or iOS devices), or PC, PS, XBOX, Nitendo…
Over the ear headphones with ear cups can simulate the sound environments better than earbuds. However, some gamers feel uncomfortable with those, since they can sweat a lot from “warm padding” of big ear cups.
The gaming earbuds are produced to give gamers, in term of comfort, have better experience in games, but they can also enjoy high quality sound as well. But some of them have poor microphone quality.
I got a few interesting questions about gaming earbuds.
Should I use Bluetooth earbuds for playing games?
Probably not – it may run out of battery when you are at heat in the game.