Top 10 Gaming Headsets With Good Bass in 2021 – For Every Budget!

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Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best bass-heavy gaming headsets that produce powerful, natural and well-balanced bass – something many gamers are looking for to take their gaming experience to the next level.

Also, we’re going to be looking at gaming headsets that feature some of the latest in gaming audio technology. From variable bass that can be switched on the fly to haptic tactile feedback that lets you literally feel the game.

Below you’ll find our top 10 gaming headsets with good bass in 2021, enjoy!


Top 10 Gaming Headsets With Good Bass Round Up

The table below will give you a quick look at our selections for the top 10 gaming headsets with good bass currently available on the market. To read a full review, simply click on ‘review>>’ in respective row.

Product

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Rating

1. HyperX Cloud II Wireless
''Best value - Powerful bass, Excellent comfort & Great price''

9.8

2. Beyerdynamic MMX300 2nd Gen
''Best premium headset with powerful & natural bass''

9.7

3. Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2
''All about the bass''

9.7

4. Corsair HS60 Haptic
''Great immersion, haptics done right''

9.6

5. Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless
''Balanced bass, premium quality''

9.5

6. Turtle Beach Recon 200
''Powerful bass with built-in amplifier''

9.4

7. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus
''3 bass levels for audiophiles''

9.3

8. HyperX Cloud and CloudX
''Excellent budget pick for console gamers''

9.2

9. Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless Headset
''Honorable mention''

9.1

10. Razer Nari Ultimate
''Honorable mention #2''

9.0


1. HyperX Cloud II Wireless

Frequency Response: 15 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 50 – 6.800 Hz | Impedance: 60 Ohm | Drivers: 53 mm with neodymium magnets | Connection Type: Wireless | Weight: 300 g | Battery Life: 30 Hours

HyperX Cloud II WirelessREASONS TO BUY

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Wireless
  • Long battery life
  • Heavy, punchy bass
  • Great sound quality
  • Quality construction

REASONS TO AVOID

  • No swivel in the earcups
  • Short charging cable
  • No wired connection

Our Rating:   9.8/10

HyperX has been in business since 2002 when they first started manufacturing memory modules but quickly grown to a well-loved and trusted brand of many different components and peripherals. We all know the HyperX Cloud and Cloud II gaming headsets are fantastic and perfect every day driver for both music and games.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless Edition follows in its predecessor’s footsteps nicely and delivers equally impressive audio quality with great bass and comfort with the added bonus of mobility.

Opening the Box

Your HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset rests inside a white and red contrasting box with all pertinent information regarding the capabilities of the headset.

In the bottom right corner, the package states that the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is compatible with PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch and will not work with Xbox. Microsoft, for some reason, doesn’t allow USB audio transfer. Sorry Xbox fans.

Inside is a plastic insert with the headset, a detachable mic with a removable windscreen, a USB wireless dongle, a 14in USB-C charging cable, a quick start guide, and other necessary paperwork.

Taking them out of their plastic holder, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset feels really nice and sturdy but not cumbersome or bulky. Everything pops out quickly, and setting up everything is a piece of cake.

Build Quality and Comfort

Now we know why HyperX named this line of headsets “Cloud”. Because they’re so freaking comfortable! It’s almost like wearing a cloud on your head. Once you’re in-game and fully immersed, you don’t even notice you have anything on your head.

I have been using the wired HyperX Cloud II for years as my everyday headset, and the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is basically the same in terms of comfort, only they’ve cut the cord. Thanks, HyperX.

The Cloud II Wireless is the same minimal robust design as the wired edition. They are made with a metal headband featuring black faux-leather with red stitching and red brushed aluminum forks (Unfortunately, they still don’t swivel).

The earcups are sturdy black plastic with black brushed aluminum with the red stylized HyperX logo right in the center and as we already mentioned, really comfortable. They are memory foam padding wrapped in a soft faux-leather and have a cloth mesh preventing your ear from touching the driver, which is excellent for those of us who have large ears.

Speaking of large ears, the cups are very spacious, though you’ll have to kind of wiggle them to get your ears to sit comfortably. But once there, you’ll forget about it entirely.

The detachable boom mic is very flexible, and the windscreen does a pretty good job, though breathing directly on it might cause undesirable effects. Additionally, the mic features a faint but handy red LED to show you when your mic is muted. This is a really nice feature in case you find yourself forgetting to unmute.

When using a gaming headset, nothing is more annoying than having to charge your headset in the middle of your gaming session. Luckily the Cloud II Wireless has a battery life of 30 hours. With that much juice available, the only reason you would need to charge them mid-game is that you forgot to do it overnight.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

Personally, I’m a bass head when it comes to music. So I like my headsets to come with plenty of bass. While the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset isn’t a dubstep fan’s wet dream, it is very full, and the bass is represented nicely.

The highs and mids are well balanced to give you a warm-sounding experience without being harsh. Although at maximum volume, the highs do get slightly overwhelming and sibilance-y. Meaning the “S” sounds become harsh and distorted somewhat.

Furthermore, the Cloud II Wireless provides you with a moderate soundstage and precision imaging enhanced by its virtual 7.1 surround sound, meaning that picking out footsteps and distant gunshots won’t be an issue for you.

Though the farther away they are, the more muted they will seem, this may be due to the “Virtual” 7.1 surround sound, but honestly, it shouldn’t be a big issue for you.

The detachable boom mic is very good for a wireless headset. Many wireless headsets have a mic quality that is, well, let’s face it, horrible. But HyperX did a good job with this one; yes, it sounds a little tinny but not terribly so. Your voice will still sound full and embodied to your team.

Lastly, the mic does an excellent job at isolating your voice from the background, eliminating any fans or AC units that may be around you.

Are They Worth The Money?

Absolutely. The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is one of the most comfortable gaming headsets to date, and the bass and audio quality are just excellent. 

The main selling points are comfort, quality, and mobility. Sometimes you walk away from the computer for any number of reasons, and you want to be able to keep listening to the song, or talk to your friends online without having to break stride. With the cord cut, you can go up to 65ft/20m away from your wireless dongle and still be in the action.

In Conclusion

Overall, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is an all-around awesome wireless headset with little left to be desired. Whether you are a casual gamer, competitive gamer, or just someone looking for a headset to use while working at home, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset will not disappoint.

The bass is punchy, the mic is good, the soundstage and imaging are pretty good for a closed-back headset, and the price is reasonable for the sheer amount of quality HyperX put into the Cloud II Wireless Edition. Don’t just take my word for it; get you a pair and try them out for yourself.

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2. Beyerdynamic MMX300 2nd Gen

Frequency Response: 5 – 35.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: N/A | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Drivers: 50mm | Connection Type: 3.5 mm (6.3 mm adapter) | Weight: 332 g 

Beyerdynamic MMX 300REASONS TO BUY

  • Superb audio quality
  • Powerful and natural bass
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent microphone
  • High quality build

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Expensive
  • Earcups can get hot
  • Heavier

Our Rating:   9.7/10

Beyerdynamic is known for their high-end studio headphones, so you know their gaming headset is going to be good as well. Delivering the high quality expected from such audio industry superstars, Beyerdynamic presents the MMX300 2nd Gen.

They may not be flashy or have extra features like haptics, instead every cent of production went into quality and comfort.

Opening the Box

Inside the top flap are the warranty information, user guide, and other information. Under the side flaps are two cables individually bagged in bubble wrap. One is a 4ft/1.2m 3.5mm cable with an inline controller for volume and mute switch. This cable is used for your Xbox or Playstation controller or even a mobile device.

The other is an 8ft/2.5m PC cable with the same inline controls. This cable splits off with two 3.5mm jacks, where one is for the microphone and the other is for audio to the headset. Additionally, they include a 6.3mm adapter for an amplifier if you chose to use one. Which honestly, that’s when you’ll get the most out of the MMx300 2nd Gen.

Under all of that is a hard case with the MMX300 headset inside. The headset itself is all black with a wrapped leather headband and close-backed earcups. On the right earcup is the attached boom mic with a removable windscreen.

Build Quality and Comfort

This headset is built like a tank and is made almost entirely out of metal. The headband is made of faux-leather that is very soft and padded. Better yet, the padded pleather is attached with buttons making it really easy to remove or replace.

The forks are also made of metal and can articulate very well, making the Beyerdynamic MMX300 2nd Gen headset very comfortable and easily adjustable.

The metal earcups are black and have closed backs but boast a surprisingly wide soundstage. Featuring soft velour earpads, the cups are amazingly comfortable and can be worn for hours with no problems at all. Those of you with large ears will be glad to know the cups are very spacious and can fit a lot of ear.

Attached mics are typically too short or not very clean. This mic may be too long and looks a little goofy, but it works very well. The windscreen works as intended, and thanks to its long design, you can position it practically anywhere around your head to get a perfect angle.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

With a name like Beyerdynamic, do you really need me to tell you this headset is fantastic? Because it is! The soundstage is excellent, and imaging is spot on. On top of that, the bass is powerful, natural and clean. You will really enjoy gaming with the MMX 300.

Though a word of warning. You really need to burn-in these drivers for quite a while to really get them to open up and have the quality you’d expect. This is a common practice in the audiophile world, and a short online search as to how to do that will benefit you greatly.

The microphone delivers full-body audio. It’s clear, loud and arguably one of the best microphones you can have on a gaming headset – something your teammates will definitely appreciate.

Are They Worth the Money?

Although the Beyerdynamic MMX300 is very well made and produces terrific sound on par with premium audiophile headphones, the price reflects that. It is expensive and maybe too much for just a gaming headset.

However, if you’re looking for a premium gaming headset with an excellent sound and powerful bass and have the money for it, then we highly recommend you to pick up the MMX300 – you will not be disappointed.

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3. Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

Frequency Response: 12 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Drivers: 50 mm Nanoclear speakers with Neodymium Magnets | Connection Type: 3.5 mm

Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2REASONS TO BUY

  • High quality build
  • Excellent sound
  • Perfect for bass lovers
  • Highly comfortable
  • Beautiful design
  • Innovative earcup design

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Noticeable mic static
  • Proprietary earcups

Our Rating:   9.7/10

The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 gaming headset is all about that bass. Also, it is one of the best headsets designed specifically for gaming on this list, but you may be saying: “Turtle Beach!? I had an Earforce X12, and that thing was garbage!” yeah, me too.

But let me tell you, Turtle beach has dramatically improved over the years, and this headset is just excellent at what it’s meant for: professional gaming.

Opening the Box

The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 packaging is very well designed and lists all the features and states that this headset is compatible with Xbox One, PS4 & PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mobile.

So regardless of which fan base you belong to, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 will work for you.

Digging deeper into the retail packaging, you will find the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset, the detachable mic, two cables: one is a standard 6.5ft/2m 3.5mm to 3.5mm cord with inline controls for muting your mic and a volume control wheel.

The other is an extension splitter cable for connecting to your PC. Also included are the product guide, safety information, and warranty card.

Build Quality and Comfort

The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is fantastically crafted out of high-grade materials. While it’s not heavy, it’s not exactly light either the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is very balanced and can be worn for hours with no issues. Its metal headband is sturdy and flexible, and the plastic components feel tough and resilient.

Wrapped in a soft faux-leather, the self-adjusting headband is very comfortable and decently padded. Along with the headband, the earpads are also soft and comfortable with a faux-leather outer coating but lined with a super-soft cloth interior to help reduce sweating. Speaking of sweating, these earpads are also lined with a cooling gel to add that extra layer of comfort during long hours of gaming.

On top of that, the entire cup is magnetic and can be easily removed for maintenance, but the most exciting point of this feature is the little tab back there. Pulling the tab will create a slight indent on the pad, making them more comfortable for people who wear glasses.

Now for the mic. Don’t you hate it when you get a nice headset only to find out the mic absolutely sucks? Well, don’t worry, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2’s detachable microphone is very well made, flexible, and comes with a built-in windscreen. Unfortunately, the material is thin and doesn’t block the wind very well.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

Sound is top-notch with the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2; everything is very well rounded and full without being too overpowered in anyone area. The soundstage is open for a closed-back making your games have a more 3D feel.

Matching the soundstage, the audio imaging is very accurate, so pinpointing gunshots and footsteps will be no problem while wearing this headset. Most importantly for you, the bass is excellent. It’s natural and powerful and it’s not mudding the audio whatsoever. 

While the microphone is pretty darn good for a gaming headset, the built-in windscreen is very thin and does a poor job of blocking your breath as you speak, so be sure to adjust it, so it’s less likely to pick up your breath while talking or just breathing.

Further, the microphone’s windscreen does not act as a pop filter, but again, as long as you adjust it right, it won’t be that big of a deal. The microphone’s raw audio is pretty lively and full and does a decent job at isolating your voice from background noise. Unfortunately, there is a slight but noticeable static to your voice.

Is It Worth the Money?

For this level of quality and precision, I think the price is spot on. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset is the perfect accessory for any gamer who wants high-quality sound with plenty of volume and body while also conveniently sporting a quality built-in mic.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is a great choice if you’re specifically looking for a gaming headset with powerful bass. This headset is not perfect, but doubles down on features that make a headset great – audio quality, comfort and good bass.

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4. Corsair HS60 Haptic

Frequency Response: 20 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 10.000 Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Drivers: neodymium Taction Technology drivers | Connection Type: USB | Weight: 420 g

Corsair HS60 HapticREASONS TO BUY

  • High quality build
  • Great audio quality
  • Dynamic haptic feedback that can be switched on the fly
  • Decent microphone
  • Fair price

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Only available in arctic camo
  • Attached cable

Our Rating:   9.6/10

Corsair has once again brought the latest in gaming technology to their consumers with the Corsair HS60 Haptic. This headset features dynamic tactile haptic feedback with Taction technology drivers that emulate the feel of a subwoofer.

Bass is usually felt more than it’s heard, and that’s exactly what these drivers deliver. This is a headset that allows you to FEEL the game like never before. But is this a gimmick? That’s what it initially sounded like to me, but this headset is something you need to try for yourself to truly understand that extra layer of immersion it deliver.

Opening the Box

The outer packaging is black and yellow with a black plastic enclosure that holds the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset with attached 6ft/1.8m cable, a detachable boom mic, product guide, and other relevant paperwork.

Right away, I am put off by the arctic camo design on the earcups. Whoever decided that only arctic camo will be available should have realized that would be unfavorable for many users.

Talking about looks, the Corsair HS60 Haptics look like open-backed headphones, but the grill is just for show. So if you get these thinking you’ll be getting the soundstage of open-backs, you’re going to be disappointed.

The Corsair HS60 Haptics headband is wrapped in a lovely black faux-leather stitched in white with a modest amount of padding. The earpads also feature the same white-on-black material combination.

Build Quality and Comfort

Corsair’s HS60 Haptic headset is well built with a flexible headband with soft memory foam padding. Going down, the forks are aluminum and can be adjusted with a numbered slider, making it easy to adjust for maximum comfort.

On top of that, the forks and headband conjunction point is nice and wide to reduce the amount of stress that area receives, meaning it will last you longer than many other headsets with a narrower conjunction point.

For additional comfort, the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset’s earcups can articulate forward and back with just a little side swivel, meaning they will conform automatically when you put them on, further increasing comfort.

The earcups themselves are made of dense yet form-fitting memory foam wrapped in the same faux-leather as the headband. This material combo does a great job at noise isolation, helping you stay in the zone with less distraction from the outside world; Not only that, but they are very comfortable and can be worn for extended game sessions with little to no discomfort.

The Corsair HS60 Haptic’s detachable mic attaches to the bottom of the left earcup and is very flexible. Additionally, the mic comes with a removable windscreen that does the job well. That means you will be able to position it just right for the best performance, so your team will hear your voice clearly and not your breathing.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

The Corsair HS60 Haptic’s 50mm neodymium Taction Technology drivers produce both beautiful sound and powerful tactile sensations that will leave you tingling if you’re using them for music. Which could be a bad thing.

In bass-heavy songs, the Corsair HS60 Haptic’s tactile feedback (Vibrations in layman’s terms.) can be overwhelming and just too much. Luckily, Corsair thought of this and added a handy feature on the right earcup to control the haptics, meaning you can easily turn it down when listening to music and while gaming you can crank it up for maximum immersion.

Speaking of gaming, that’s a whole different level with the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset. The haptics let you feel the sound in your ear, emulating real explosions and dynamically adjust as you move in-game, never losing audio spatial awareness of that grenade two houses over.

Sound imaging is very important in modern gaming, and the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset performs flawlessly; though being a closed-back style, they lack a certain depth when it comes to the soundstage. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay. I just wish it was an open-back headset instead of posing as such.

Now, the mic is well made and performs really well. It’s not overly tinny, and your voice will sound full to your team. Although there is a slight static, it’s hardly noticeable. All in all, it’s a solid mic for a gaming headset.

Are They Worth The Money?

For a fair price, you get a cutting-edge gaming peripheral with haptic feedback technology and incredible comfort. But it looks so bad with that atrocious arctic camo. If that’s no big deal or even a feature you like, then yes, the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset is worth the price.

They are well made and produce invigorating sound and tactile sensations and possess a decent microphone. All of that adds up to an excellent option for any potential buyer.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Corsair HS60 Haptic is a great headset. Its Taction Technology Drivers deliver an exceptional level of sound and haptic feedback that really adds to the immersion in your favorite games. The only real downsides are the arctic camo design and the cable not being removable. This is nice for setups where you need extra cordage to reach, though I guess you could buy a USB extension.

At the end of the day, the Corsair HS60 Haptic headset is a solid gaming headset with innovative technology that puts you in the game like never before and will serve you well as part of your online arsenal.

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5. Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless

Frequency Response: 20 – 40.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 10.000 Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Drivers: 50 mm | Connection Type: USB wireless receiver, 3.5 mm | Weight: 360 g | Battery Life: Up to 20 hours

Corsair Virtuoso RGB WirelessREASONS TO BUY

  • Great audio quality
  • Well-tuned bass
  • Comfortable
  • Top-of-the-line build quality
  • Long-range wireless connection
  • Looks awesome

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Pricey
  • Ears can get hot after a while
  • Not very loud

Our Rating:   9.5/10

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset is built like a brick house; everything is made of metal. Making them a little heavy but more importantly, high-quality. Speaking of high-quality, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset delivers high-quality stereo or 7.1 surround sound with a very spacious soundstage and a well-tuned bass.

Opening the Box

The packing is simple, with the headset displayed over a black background. In the top right corner, the packaging proclaims this headset is compatible with only PS4 and PC.

When you open the box, the first thing you are presented with is the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset. Under it is another box with the user guide and other paperwork in a sealed plastic bag, a 6ft/2m USB-C charging cable, a 4ft/1.2m 3.5mm cable, a detachable boom mic, and a USB wireless dongle.

Build Quality and Comfort

When you first pick up the Virtuoso, you will be able to feel the quality right off the bat. While the headset is a little on the heavy side, it is well balanced, meaning it sits well on your head and doesn’t weigh you down.

The entire structure is made out of metal, from the faux-leather wrapper headband to the earcups; the Corsair Virtuoso is premium quality and should last you a long time.

The reinforced swivel point is metal and allows for 180° rotation. This area feels a lot of stress from opening the headphones when putting them on and adjusting the sliding band. Corsair took this into consideration and made sure the area is properly reinforced and made of high-quality aluminum.

Comfort is a must, and corsair included extra soft memory foam earpads wrapped in the same faux-leather as the headband. Although they feel amazing at first, they tend to get hot, and your ears can become uncomfortable after long periods of gaming.

If you’re someone with large ears, these headphones will more than likely fit as the earcups are wide but lack some depth, and your ear can touch the driver. Luckily, Corsair added a cloth insert to mitigate this problem.

Everybody enjoys the mobility of wireless headsets. Especially playing games like Beat Saber or VR Chat. Wearing a wired gaming headset in VR is cumbersome and just more wires getting in the way.

With the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset, you will be able to travel up to 60ft away from the dongle and enjoy up to 20 hours of battery life. Charging the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset is simple with the included USB-C cable.

The mic is very sturdy and looks attractive but does not come with a windscreen. They did include a handy LED at the tip with a faint green hue for when your mic is active or red for when it’s muted. This is a visual indicator to let you quickly know what mode the mic is in. The mute button is on the bottom of the mic and easy to find when you want to mute.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

The main issue we have is that we wish this headset was louder. Other than that, it sounds great. The soundstage is broad, and imaging is well done. While the bass isn’t the most powerful, it’s well-tuned and goes well with the balanced mids and highs.

Corsair designed an excellent mic for the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset. It has a lot of body and picks up your voice very clearly. Though the lack of a windscreen makes it vulnerable to pops and breathing.

Are They Worth the Money?

A high-quality gaming headset with this much attention to detail usually costs a lot. But surprisingly, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset is quite affordable. The price may be a little high for some, but many users will argue the quality is worth it.

If you don’t mind paying a bit extra for a gaming headset, this one may be right for you, especially considering the overall quality.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Corsair’s Virtuoso RGB Wireless headset is a solid choice for the premium gamer. One big downside is that it lacks a significant volume that you can enjoy with many other headsets. However, the sound quality is great, the bass is well-tuned, and the overall quality and comfort is among the best on the market.

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6. Turtle Beach Recon 200

Frequency Response: 20 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Drivers: 40mm with neodymium magnets | Connection Type: 3.5 mm

Turtle Beach Recon 200REASONS TO BUY

  • Built-in amplifier
  • Very comfortable
  • Sounds amazing
  • Powerful bass
  • Durable
  • Budget friendly

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Poor quality mic
  • Not plug and play with PC

Our Rating:   9.4/10

Again another Turtle Beach headset graces our top 10. The Turtle Beach Recon 200 is what you could call a sleeper headset, if you will. It doesn’t look too impressive, but looks can be deceiving.

Everything about the Turtle Beach Recon 200 is pretty well rounded, not excelling in any one aspect and lacking in others. Instead, it does everything pretty well without any fancy mumbo-jumbo. Oh, except for the built-in amplifier!

Opening the box

Just a warning. The box says the Turtle Beach Recon 200 is compatible with all consoles but does not mention PC. While it works just fine for PC, you’ll need an additional splitter extension to plug the 3.5mm cable that’s attached to the headset. With that out of the way, let’s open the box.

Inside, you find a cardboard insert with a 14in USB-B charging cable. The charging cable is to charge the battery built into the headset that powers a mini amplifier making your audio have more kick than non-amplified headsets. Further exploration will grant you the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset itself, product guide information, and other paperwork.

Build Quality and Comfort

After taking the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset out of the plastic bagging, you will see it’s made of mostly plastic but feels nice.

The headband has a carbon fiber look to it and terminates at a metal swivel point that allows the earcups to swivel 90°. Keep in mind that even though they are reinforced with metal, this area may be a weak point, so just be sensible with it.

Again, the earcups are made out of plastic and have memory foam padding with a faux-leather exterior. On top of that, the inside is lined with cotton which does an excellent job at noise-isolation and helps keep your ears from sweating.

While the clamping force is a little much, it’s not too bad but could probably be annoying for people with larger heads.

Now, the microphone is definitely a let down. The only positive is that it swivels up to mute. Otherwise, the thing looks dinky and fragile. And, due to its quaint size, it isn’t what anyone would call quality.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

Thanks to the built-in amplifier, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset sounds fantastic, with plenty of bass, well-done highs, but the mids seem a little recessed. But overall very well balanced. The soundstage is impressive, and the imaging is outstanding.  All of which is to be expected in a gaming headset these days.

Another thing that should be expected in all gaming headsets is a quality mic. And the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset is a little lacking in that department. The mic sounds quiet and far away. That’s because it is. Being so far from your mouth, the mic needs to be able to pick up for voice. To do so, they lowered the sensitivity, which can cause it to pick up fans or other noises in your room easily.

Are They Worth the Money?

These puppies are cheap. If it wasn’t for the built-in amplifier, I would say no, but that is such a nice feature to bring to gaming headsets. With an amp built-in, you are able to have better quality sound with more power to really deliver fantastic sound and bass. The amplifier is the main selling point of the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset.

While these are comfortable and sound great, the mic receives a thumbs down.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Recon 200 great gaming headset with plenty of bass and excellent sound quality. If it wasn’t for the mic, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset would be almost perfect for the price.

The idea of an amplified gaming headset is great, and if you already use a desk boom mic and are looking for a budget friendly headset with good bass, then the Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset might be a perfect fit for you.

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7. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus

Frequency Response: 5 – 35.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: N/A | Impedance: 16 Ohm | Drivers: 50mm | Connection Type: 3.5 mm (6.3 mm adapter) | Weight: 290 g 

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro PlusREASONS TO BUY

  • Unique bass slider
  • Amazing sound
  • Detachable cable
  • High quality construction
  • Highly customizable
  • Comfortable

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Poor quality mic
  • Earcups don’t swivel
  • Reports of broken cables

Our Rating:   9.3/10

Beyerdynamic is once again bringing you quality headphones. The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus are not explicitly marketed as a gaming headset but can perform that function just fine with the included inline microphone.

Better yet, these headphones have a unique variable bass feature built into each earcup that allows you to open up the soundstage and bass level on the go.

Opening the Box

The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro comes in a dark box with a book-like cover. Inside the cover is all the information about the headset and the technology within them. Pulling the tab to open the packaging, they have printed the word “ENJOY!” on it, bidding you good tidings with their product.

If you’re in too big of a hurry, you might miss the little Allen key they have on the right box top. You’ll need this to change out the custom earbacks, which we’ll get to soon, but the key is a standard Allen key that many probably already have.

Once you open it, you’ll see the headphones clamped onto a little cardboard stand. Inside the bottom of the stand, you get a standard 4ft/1.2m 3.5mm cable with a detachable microphone and a 6.3mm adapter. There have been reports of the wire breaking, which only adds to my suspicion of the mic being an afterthought.

Besides all of that, Beyerdynamic also included 16 earcup backplates with various designs, a user guide, and other product information.

Build Quality and Comfort

Everything about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headset is customizable. With the included Allen key, you can change out the backplates included or make your own on the Beyerdynamic website, and the earpads are no different. You can select a variety of other pads while you’re at it to really make them unique.

The included pads are a soft faux-leather that are large and comfortable, and the memory foam within does a great job at conforming to your head comfortably and creating a decent noise-canceling effect, letting you game for longer with less distraction.

Further, the headband is the same fake leather that is wrapped around an aluminum frame with velcro. Sadly the forks do not swivel but are still made out of the same high-quality aluminum and are adjustable to get the most comfort out of them.

The inline mic is a little wire that seems fragile but is flexible, and the cable has an inline mute and volume control. You can detach the microphone when not in use, but the cable still has a weird protrusion where the microphone plugs in. While this looks a little funny, it’s not in the way at all.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headset features one of the most unique concepts on this list. It has what Beyerdynamic calls a “Variable bass reflex system”. This takes the form of a slider on each earcup with four settings.

Closed for analytical listening. The first click opens a small hole and is considered to be neutral in bass. Opening up the slider further reveals a second hole larger than the first. This would be the bass-boosted setting and is very punchy at this level.

The last level is the third and largest hole; this really kicks the bass into high gear and is the maximum bass level achievable with these headphones. Not only does the slider increase bass, but it also increases soundstage width. The slider also can be set at half stages to find the perfect amount of bass on the fly to really up your game.

Unfortunately, the mic is tiny and really just an afterthought of Beyerdynamic. It was obviously added in off-hand to appease the gaming crowd because the mic sucks. The mic audio is tinny and far sounding. Voices lack warmth and body, but it gets the job done.

Are They Worth the Money?

It all depends on how you plan to use them and if you really care about tricking them out and making you stand out of the crowd. They are really cool and produce fantastic sound, but this is not a gaming headset if that’s a deal breaker for you. They are audiophile headphones that come with a cheap mic.

However, if that’s not a deal breaker for you and you want audio that you can toggle between narrow, sharp listening to super bass within a second while playing, you just found the perfect headphones for that.

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8. HyperX Cloud and CloudX

Frequency Response: 15 – 25.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 50 – 18.000 Hz | Impedance: 41 Ohm | Drivers: Dynamic, 53mm with neodymium magnets | Connection Type: 3.5 mm | Weight: 325 g

HyperX CloudXREASONS TO BUY

  • Great price
  • High quality build
  • Great audio quality
  • Very comfortable
  • Punchy bass

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Lack of versatility
  • Mic audio is lacking body

Our Rating:   9.2/10

HyperX has a history of making great gaming headsets, and with the HyperX Cloud, they made two versions so everyone can enjoy their product regardless of what platform they use. The HyperX Cloud is a solid gaming headset for those on a budget.

This headset comes in either the Cloud (PS4/PS5) or the CloudX (Xbox/PC). There are only a few minor differences between the two, and this review will mainly focus on the shared qualities of both. But don’t worry, we’ll be pointing out the differences as we go along.

Opening the Box

Depending on which one you buy, your first experience will be slightly different. The CloudX comes with a carrying case, while the Cloud does not. Further, the Cloud has black with blue highlights, while the CloudX has a black and silver color scheme.

Additionally, the CloudX includes a 3.5mm splitter, so you can plug directly into your motherboard and use it while playing on a PC. Both versions include a detachable boom mic with a removable windscreen and all relevant paperwork.

Finally, the HyperX Cloud headsets both have inline controls and an attached 3.5mm cable and felt pads to use instead of the faux-leather ones that come pre-attached.

Build Quality and Comfort

Both the Cloud and CloudX are made out of quality metal and are very flexible and resilient. The headband is metal, wrapped in fake leather that’s very soft and padded with memory foam. Its earcups are also metal with the same soft faux-leather as the headband and are also padded with memory foam.

Like other headsets with pleather earpads, they get warm but are incredibly comfortable. If you buy the CloudX version, you can always try the felt pads; Cloud buyers may want to order replacement pads if sweaty ears are a problem.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

If you’re familiar with HyperX Alpha or Cloud II headsets, then you already know how these sound. They are basically a console-friendly version of these other headsets. The bass is punchy but not overkill, and the soundstage is decent.

Better yet, sound imaging is extremely precise. Giving you the advantage of knowing where someone is without seeing them. The highs are a little harsh at high volumes, and the mids are well rounded with everything else. That all adds up to them sounding really good.

Unfortunately, the mic sounds a little meh. Voices sound tinny and kind of echo-y. It picks up your voice and is easily understandable. There’s just no life to it once it reaches your teammates’ ears. I wish the mic quality was better, but hey, it’s not bad for the price.

Are They Worth the Money?

These headphones are a steal, to be honest. I think for the quality, they could be charging much more, but that’s good news for you. They are excellent headsets but lack the versatility for an all-around gaming headset. So if you’re looking for just a Playstation or Xbox headset, then these are right up your alley.

In Conclusion

The HyperX Cloud and CloudX are fabulous headphones for strict gaming console headsets. I would highly recommend them to a console gamer who’s looking for fantastic quality, reliable sound and punchy bass. The only reason they are so far down on the list is the lack of versatility and the fact that if you want “one headset to rule them all” they can not deliver.

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9. Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless Headset

Frequency Response: 20 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: N/A | Impedance: N/A | Drivers: 50 mm | Connection Type: Wireless, 3.5 mm | Battery Life: 17+ hours

Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless HeadsetREASONS TO BUY

  • Reasonable pricing
  • Comfortable
  • Wireless
  • Great sound imaging
  • Long battery life

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Inferior plastic earcups
  • Narrow soundstage
  • Tinny mic

Our Rating:   9.1/10

The Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headset aims to offer affordability without cutting corners on audio quality. This headset delivers just that.

Audio is the only thing to worry about though, there’s also comfort to take into account. You can have an amazing-sounding headset, but unless it’s comfortable, it doesn’t matter how great it sounds. And again, Mpow delivers.

Opening the Box

On the package is the Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless Gaming Headset displayed over a red backdrop with the product information distributed all over the box. Inside is a user manual, a USB-B charging cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, a wireless dongle, a detachable mic with removable windscreen, and the headset itself.

Build Quality and Comfort

The Mpow Air is made almost entirely of metal except for the earcups. I’m not sure why they decided to use flimsy plastic on the backs, but really, unless you’re throwing them, that shouldn’t be a big deal. The headband is wrapped in soft fake leather and is adequately padded, providing plenty of comfort.

Following the headband down to the forks, you’ll find it has a sliding adjuster that has been reinforced, giving them extra strength to withstand heavy use. The forks themselves are made of high-grade aluminum but, unfortunately, do not swivel.

On the earcups are soft memory foam pads that have been covered in faux-leather. They have plenty of padding and form well to your head, creating a tight, comfortable seal. This gives you an excellent noise-canceling effect thanks to the dense foam and leather.

Keep in mind that this combo also traps heat, so this may be something you want to consider. Also, the clamping force is a bit much and can be irritating. This may go away after they are broken in some and have been used a lot.

All the controls are on the left earcup. You have your microphone input near the front, a micro USB-B port for charging them, the power button, and a volume wheel. It’s nice to have everything in one place without fumbling with your cord to find the inline control box or remember what earcup has what.

Further, the Mpow Air claims to have 17 hours of battery life. While that’s not the most we’ve seen, it’s adequate.

Using the included USB wireless dongle, you can easily connect to your preferred gaming platform, sans Xbox. Microsoft doesn’t allow audio through USB, so that’s a bummer. The dongle with the headset pairs instantly and has a range of up to 40ft., so running to the fridge before the next match starts should be no problem.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

Now. the Soundstage is a little narrow but not so much as to give you claustrophobia. And for a headset that’s meant to be affordable, it’s not terrible. Where it redeems itself is with its imaging. The soundstage may be lacking, but the imaging is spot on. Detecting and pinpointing sounds will be easy.

Its bass is pretty good and consistent with closed-back headsets and isn’t overpowering. And for the mids and highs, they’re ok. Not overrepresented nor lacking. All-in-all the bass is great.

The mic quality is also decent for the price. It’s a little tinny and sounds slightly nasally, but again for the price, it’s okay. Your voice will be well understood and clear without any noticeable static.

Is It Worth the Money?

Yes, it is. For way under $100 you get a sturdy gaming headset with a decent mic and great audio quality. The Mpow Air is a great choice for a mid-range budget and will last you a while as long as you take care of it.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Mpow Air 2.4G Wireless headset is a great budget-friendly headset, but it has its flaws. On one hand, the metal headband and forks are sturdy and well-constructed, the bass and overall audio are solid and the price is adequate.

On the other hand, the sound quality is not among the best and the mic is not perfect as well. With that being said, if you are looking for a mid-tier gaming headset with a good bass, the Mpow Air is a decent option.

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10. Razer Nari Ultimate

Frequency Response: 20 – 20.000 Hz | Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 6.500 Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Drivers: 50 mm | Connection Type: Wireless USB Transceiver, 3.5 mm | Weight: 430 g | Battery Life: Up to 20 hours

Razer Nari UltimateREASONS TO BUY

  • Comfortable
  • Great sound quality
  • Highly immersive
  • Durable plastic
  • Wireless

REASONS TO AVOID

  • Haptics controlled only through software
  • Huge and bulky overall design
  • Heavy
  • Low quality mic

Our Rating:   9.0/10

Razer has been hit or miss in the past with their products, and with this headset, they almost missed. The Razer Nari Ultimate headset features haptic feedback technology they call HyperSense, allowing you to not only use your senses of sight and sound but also touch.

 Opening the Box

The Razer Nari Ultimate headset comes in a standard package that explains everything about the headset. Inside are the Razer Nari Ultimate headset, 3.5mm audio cable, a micro USB-B charging cable, a low-profile USB wireless dongle, and all the relevant papers to go with it all.

Build Quality and Comfort

Built like a bulky NASCAR headset, they are a little heavy and clampy. While the Razer Nari Ultimate headset isn’t uncomfortable, you feel them when you wear them. This headset is made primarily out of plastic but feels sturdy enough.

The headband has soft memory foam padding covered in faux-leather. At the swivel point, you’ll see it too is made out of plastic. This could be another weak point in the design because this area gets a lot of stress after a while.

Going down, the forks are plastic with a gunmetal color attached to the earcups, which are also made out of plastic. The earcups themselves are durable, with very thick earpads that use a hybrid design with a fake leather exterior and interior to help with noise reduction.

Additionally, they have super soft fabric on the side that touches your head with a cooling gel lining to increase comfort and reduce heat build-up. This is good for longer gaming sessions, so your ears become sweaty less quickly.

The Razer Nari Ultimate headset is a wireless headset that boasts 8 hours of battery life while using the haptics and RGB and claims 20 hours with them turned off. All of which can be controlled in the synapse software available on their website.

Razer claims this headset has a wireless range of 40ft/12m, but that is a gross exaggeration. The real-world results actually indicate roughly 10ft/3m before they begin to cut out. So keep that in mind when considering this headset.

Sound, Bass and Mic Quality

Haptics tend to muddy the audio a bit when it comes to pure sound. But the Razer Nari Ultimate headset’s sound is pretty clean and full-bodied, but the haptics can be overstimulating while listening to bass-heavy music or intense scenes in movies or games that use a lot of bass. For first-person shooters, the haptics bring the explosions to life more than usual.

One big issue I have with the Razer Nari Ultimate headset’s Hypersense is that you can not control them on the headset itself. You have to connect them to your PC and adjust them within the Synapse software. While this isn’t that big of a deal, it can be a pain.

The Razer Nari Ultimate headset’s retractable microphone is easily adjustable and sits a reasonable distance from your mouth. It does an okay job at picking up your voice but delivers it poorly.

Now, wireless headsets have a limited bandwidth to play with when it comes to the microphone audio quality, but this mic sounds cheap. It works well, just doesn’t sound very good. It’s tinny, nasally, and has a noticeable static.

Are They Worth the Money?

The Razer Nari Ultimate headset is definitely a little pricey. The sound is great, and the haptics can be overwhelming. If you are a Razer fan, the price might be worth to you. If not, consider the Corsair HS60 – it does the same job, only better.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Razer Nari Ultimate headset is a great option if you’re looking for a headset for maximum immersion. The haptics is a nice touch but not being able to control them whenever you want is a big letdown.

For the asking price of this headset, you could get the Corsair HS60 and save some money. We can’t say we recommend these over other headsets with similar capabilities.

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While these were not every option you have available to you, they were the best bass-heavy headset in our opinion, and we wanted to share them with you and give you a rundown of their capabilities and drawbacks.

So there you have it, the top ten gaming headphones with good bass in 2021. I hope this article was helpful and you were able to pick the best headset for your gaming needs. Until next time!

About Richard Gamin 103 Articles
My name's Richard and over the years, I have personally built many PCs for myself and my friends. I love gaming, programming, graphics designing and basically anything that has to do with computers and technology. If you ever need a hand with anything, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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