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With the rising popularity of multiplayer games like Fortnite, Overwatch or the most recent Call of Duty, having a good gaming headset can sometimes make the difference between a clutch, well-coordinated last-minute victory and crushing defeat. A typical, wired headphone may give you good enough audio for gaming but may lack a compatible microphone and chat support to plan a winning strategy with your friends and teammates. The right gaming headset should work with most of your consoles, be comfortable enough that you don’t have to take them off mid-game and ideally be wireless with enough range so that you can comfortably game from your couch.
We’ve tested 277 headphones so far and here are our best picks for gaming in 2018.