Thursday, June 16, 2011
Gaming headphones. Are they worth it?
I've been seeing a lot of threads asking if gaming headphones were worth it, and nobody could give a solid answer. Hopefully this post will clear up a few things.
If you're not an "MLG pro" gamer, there's no need for you to spend $150+ on headphones, period. It's just not worth it. There's plenty of good headphones that will improve the average gamers K/D without costing a lot of money.
Im sure you've all heard people call Turtle Beach or Trittons crap, but the truth is that they're both good gaming headphones for the average stay at home gamer. Sure the Astro A40's might be the best on the market, but they're not worth $250 if you're just a person who plays Call of Duty or Battflield at home. I picked up a $45 Turtle Beach x11, and they work great. Although they're technically stereo headphones, i still manage to hear exactly where people are. I lost track of how many times they've saved my life, and i can't even begin to explain how much they will improve your game. This large improvement is coming from a $45 pair of headphones. You would have to be crazy (or you just have money to blow) to buy $250 Astro's if, and only if, you don't go to MLG tournaments.
The bottom line is that you don't need to go overboard with the amount of money you spend. Both Turtle Beach and Tritton offer great affordable headphones that will improve your game.