Apex Legends is built to be a squad-based Battle Royale, so whether you’re with friends or total strangers, you’re going to need a good headset to really bring your ‘A’ game. Good sound and a decent microphone, such as you’d find on the Razer Kraken TE will transform your experience. Here are some other great options you might want to consider.
For PC gamers, the Razer Kraken TE is a perfect battle royale headset with its THX spatial audio, which lets you hear everything on the battlefield and importantly, where it’s coming from. The USB audio controller also has built-in controls for volume and your game/chat mix. This is such a comfy headset you’ll forget you’re wearing it. The mic can also handle background noise so your squad will only hear your voice.
The Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC isn’t cheap but offers some incredible functionality. The excellent amp module allows for easy management of the device, as well as exceptional sound quality with Hi-Res Audio certification. The drivers are great for gaming, you get full 7.1 surround sound, and the microphone handles communication with your squad with top quality. It’s also ridiculously comfortable so your ears won’t fatigue in those long drop-in sessions.
Arguably, this is the best headset you can get for Xbox One right now for $100. It’s incredibly feature-rich and ticks all the boxes for those looking for a no-nonsense sound solution for their console. The Stealth 600 is completely wireless and connects to your Xbox One or compatible Windows 10 PC using Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless signal. It has an impressive battery 10-hour battery life that’s easily achievable, along with a quick recharge time.
Astro makes a bunch of great headsets but its new entry-level model, the A10, is very compelling. It’s really affordable; it’s also wired and made from “damage resistant polycarbonate” so it should be able to take a beating in your bag if you game on the road. The design definitely fits within Astro’s family, with large cups that cover the ears and nice big comfy memory foam cushions. The microphone isn’t retractable or detachable but does have a neat trick where it’ll auto-mute when you flip it up against the side of your head.
The GAME ONE headset by Sennheiser is a comfortable addition to anyone’s arsenal. Designed for ease of use for prolonged sessions, the headset even has interchangeable cables for use on a variety of platforms. Unfortunately, the microphone doesn’t detach, but you do get noise cancelation so your squad won’t be hearing your distracting background noise. To save you from accidentally cursing at your teammates, there’s a handy mute button on the headset alongside volume controls.
The SonicWaver is a no-frills, no-nonsense headset at a phenomenal price for PC or console. The microphone is permanently attached but has noise cancellation and inline mute controls so you can quickly go dark. The ear cups with memory foam padding make it really easy to get a comfy fit and have two different trims included in the box. And the volume is amazing for something so affordable, you’ll never miss a thing.
Whether you’re an aspiring pro going for the SteelSeries Arctis and GameDAC or just starting out with the Astro A10, a great headset is a must for the best possible experience for you, and your squad, when you’re dropping into King’s Canyon.
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