The Top 10 Best Gaming Earbuds with Mic
Gaming is an activity that’s enjoyed by millions, if not billions, of people all across the world. Whether you’re an Xbox fan, a PlayStation enthusiast, or you prefer to bash it out on the PC, one thing is for certain, without the sound, half the fun is taken away. I mean have you ever heard of a silent bomb, or a fire that doesn’t crackle, or a gun that has no bang?
Adding sound to your gaming experience heightens it in so many ways. It allows you to fully immerse yourself in the situation, allowing you to not only see what’s happening, but to hear, and sometimes feel it too. If you thought your heart was racing before adding sound to your gameplay, just wait until after!
Some people spend a great deal of money on buying a huge surround system to blast out all those booms and bangs while gaming. And while that’s great if you live on your own in the middle of nowhere, it’s not very practical if you live with a house full of people in a large apartment block.
So, then. What’s the solution to all these problems? Gaming earbuds. They’re small, relatively inexpensive in comparison, and won’t have your neighbors jumping out of bed in the middle of the night thinking they’re under attack!
In this article, we’re going to take you through the ins and outs of some of the best gaming earbuds around at the moment, in our opinion (we’ve put them in rank order for you to make it easier).
1. Chalked Hi-Res In-Ear Earbud Headphones
Weight: 4 ounces
Compatible with: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, Laptops, iPad, PSP, Tablets, and Smartphones.
With dual hybrid drivers onboard, the Chalked Hi-Res In-Ear Earbuds provide you with high-quality sounds at loud volumes. These may be some of the higher priced gaming earbuds out there, but they’re also some of the highest quality too thanks to their high-resolution audio capacity. This provides you with a frequency response that ranges from 20Hz to 40kHz giving you a far better listening experience.
You also get a number of extra accessories thrown in with these earbuds including regular tips in three different sizes, double-flange tips in two different sizes, a set of memory tips designed to provide a customized fit, and a cute little carry case to store it all in. Another great thing about these earbuds is the cable is braided and sturdier than most others you see around. And, in the rare event that you do have any issues, there’s a full 30-day money back guarantee and an 18-month warranty.
2. KLIM Fusion Gaming Earbuds
Weight: 0.71 ounces
Compatible with: Any audio device fitted with a 3.5mm interface
The KLIM Fusion Gaming Earbuds are a force to reckoned with indeed. Made from one of the leading earphone and headset companies in the whole of Europe, these earbuds just ooze style and quality. The first thing I want to point out is that being made with memory foam tips these earbuds are so comfortable to use. They mold perfectly to the shape of your ear for a really snug fit, helping to give you the best sound quality.
Included in the package, along with the earbuds, you get four replacement earbuds, a double jack cable so that you can use them with your computer, and a handy little carry case to keep everything protected while not in use. Overall all, these earbuds are an excellent choice for anyone wanting a decent pair of gaming earbuds at a decent price.
3. Bengoo Bass Stereo Gaming Earbuds with Detachable Mic
Weight: 0.88 ounces
Compatible with: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Laptop, iPhone, Samsung, iPad, and Google.
Immerse yourself in the world of 4D gaming with these fantastic earbuds on offer from Bengoo. Gone are the days when it was simple 2D images and metallic sounds hitting our ears. These earbuds allow you to really experience the world of gaming, not just in terms of sounds either.
The Bengoo Bass Stereo Gaming Earbuds have an additional feature that makes gaming even more enjoyable - a 4D vibration effect. Now, you won’t just hear explosions and footsteps, with this revolutionary technology you’ll feel them too. And, the lower the sound, the louder the vibration! I also love the shark fin design of these earbuds as they really conform to the shape of the ear. It stays in place when moving around and doesn’t ache your ear after hours of use.
4. Cogogo Gaming Headsets with Detachable Mic
Weight: 1.92 ounces
Compatible with: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Laptops, Smartphones, and more.
The Cogogo Gaming Headsets are the perfect choice for anyone just starting out in the world of gaming or anyone that’s looking for a bargain buy. However, don’t let the fact that these earbuds are at the cheaper end of the scale put you off, as they’re actually pretty good value for money. They sound quality you get from them is not bad and they’re very comfortable to wear.
For me, their best feature is the fact that they’re made from a high-quality silicone material that’s both lightweight and versatile. And that they’ve been designed in such a way that prevents them falling off at any time giving you greater maneuverability while in gaming mode. Also included as part of the package are three different sized pairs of earbuds to ensure you get the right fit.
5. E-3lue Wired Gaming Earphones with Detachable Mic
Weight: 1.4 ounces
Compatible with: XBOX, Laptop, Smartphone, PC, and anything else with a 3.5mm port
You won’t have to worry about not being heard with this headset. Made from E-3lue, these gaming earphones feature not one, but two microphones to pick up and process sounds with a much better quality than those with just a single mic. The earbuds are really lightweight and comfortable to wear. And, they also come with plenty of different sized ear caps to ensure there’ll be a perfect fit.
The two things I like most about these gaming earbuds are the quality of the product and how easy they are to use. They’re sensitive enough to pick up small sounds, yet robust enough to keep out distractions. And their three-button in-line control makes using them a breeze. All-in-all, these earbuds are a very good buy.
6. MindBeast Super Bass Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Weight: 0.63 ounces
Compatible with: PS4, Xbox One, Sony, Samsung, iOs and Android
If you love your bass, you’re going to love these earbuds. Made using in-ear noise isolating technology, the MindBeast Super Bass Noise Cancelling Earbuds are great at pumping high-quality bass into your ears with a super clarity. They’re also extremely lightweight which is hugely beneficial if you’re going to be wearing them for long periods of time.
My favorite feature of these earbuds is the sweatproof technology that stops any sweat from getting into the earphone itself as this is actually quite a common problem. You also get three sets of replacement earbud tips included in the package and a leather zipper case in which to store them when not in use. These earbuds are great at reducing ambient noise around you, letting you fully experience the effects of surround sound.
7. Greendo Gaming Earbuds with Microphone
Weight: 3.52 ounces
Compatible with: PS4, Xbox, PC, Laptop, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, and Google
Available in either red or green, these Greendo Gaming Earbuds are great for those of you who get a little animated while playing. The ergonomic design of these earbuds ensures a snug fit so there are no worries about them falling out every time you move an inch. They’re also very lightweight which makes them so comfortable to wear that you hardly know they’re there.
The other thing I really like about these earbuds is that they come with three sets of earmuffs. So no longer do you have to suffer trying to wear a one-size-fits-all product. They come with a standard 1.2m cable to allow for maneuverability while gaming and the noise reducing microphone is super clear, allowing you to communicate with other players effectively. Overall, they’re easy to use, work well, and don’t cost a fortune.
8. Vogek Stereo Gaming Earbuds with Dual Mic
Weight: 0.64 ounces
Compatible with: Xbox One, PS4, Computer, Laptop, Mobile phone, Tablet, or any other device with a 3.5mm interface
If you’re looking for a set of gaming earbuds that work well but won’t break the bank then you’ve come to the right place. The Vogek Stereo Gaming Earbuds are compatible with a large number of devices and offer quality sound at a bargain price. They’re also fitted with dual microphones which help to ensure you’re heard loud and clear every time.
Another of these earbuds greatest features is that been developed with an innovative in-ear technology that isolates external noise enabling you to better enjoy your gaming experience. And, their ergonomic shape, along with memory foam earbuds ensures a snug fit for everyone. Just like the higher priced items, included in the package are three pairs of earbuds, two pairs of ear hooks, a pretty long extension cord, and adapter cord.
9. Aitalk Gaming Earbuds with Microphone
Weight: 0.7 ounces
Compatible with: PSP, Computer, Laptop, iPhone, Samsung and other audio devices with 3.5mm interface
Available in a choice of three different gaming colors (red, green, and black) the Aitalk Gaming Earbuds are a great buy for anyone looking to save a few pennies. Considering the price, you’d expect there to be a few issues, but to be honest, there isn’t. The quality of the materials used is high; the sound quality is superb, kicking out deep bass and rich high notes; and they have an inbuilt HD mic and remote.
They’re also fitted with advanced in-ear technology that helps to eliminate background noise allowing you to concentrate more on the game in play. One of the prominent features of these earbuds is the super long 1.6m (63 inch) cable that comes with them. With a cord this long, you’re much less restricted in movement meaning can play your games with less pressure.
10. Venom RC Universal In-Ear Stereo eSports Gaming Headset
Weight: 2.88 ounces
Compatible with: PS4, PSP, Xbox One (with adapter), Xbox 360, PC, Tablet, Mac
Look like a pro, play like a pro, and sound like a pro with these ultra cool gaming earbuds on offer from Venom RC. Made with 13mm drivers, these earbuds ensure superior sound quality throughout the whole of your gameplay. They come with three sets of different sized earbuds to ensure a good fit and you can adjust the position of the microphone to an angle that works best for you.
One of the things I like most about these earbuds is that they’re very easy to control and with just a quick flick of the finger you can adjust the volume to as loud or quiet as you want. The sound quality is super crisp and it comes with a standard 1.2m cable, allowing you plenty of room to move around while playing.
What to Consider When Buying Gaming Earbuds
We appreciate that there is a lot of choice out there when it comes to gaming earbuds, which can become overwhelming when making your purchase. However, as long as you keep the following few things in mind when making your purchase, you should be fine:
Surround sound or stereo. Surround sound works by having separate speakers allocated to each audio channel, giving the sound more direction. The problem in doing this is that sound quality is compromised due to the need for extra speakers. So, while this works really well in the cinema or in a large room, in a tiny little headset, you just don't get the same effect.
With a stereo headset, the sound quality is uncompromised as there’s no requirement to create positional audio. So while you may not hear sounds coming from all directions as with a surround sound system, you will hear much clearer audio.
- Connection type. The type of connection type you’ll need will depend on the gaming platform you use. Most gaming earbuds use a 3.5 mm connection, which is pretty standard across the board. However, some use USB, and others, Bluetooth. So, just make sure your device is compatible or that you can get an adapter that will enable it to work.
- Weight. Generally, most gaming earbuds don’t wear very much. I mean, we’re talking fractions of ounces. That being said, if you’re going to be wearing them a lot, then every ounce counts, in which case look for those that are as lightweight as possible.