Are you looking for affordable gaming headphones under the price range of $50? And you are afraid of getting a crappy set? Then, you are at the right place. Today, we will take a gander at some fabulous headphones.
All of us want to get the products with the best features to enjoy our gaming. And, if all of these things can be managed in an affordable price range, what else do we need.
The same goes for headphones. But let me tell you that there are many headphones at an affordable price that offer good features. If you can get decent-quality headphones under a reasonable price range, there is nothing wrong with that.
And it may also be a perfect deal for young gamers with a very tight budget.
However, there few things to note when going for a $50 gaming headphone. And, YOU CANNOT EXPECT WONDERS FROM IT.
I have set some standards for a headphone to be featured in my content. Most of these features revolve around the price and the usage. These are my own criteria and not a factual system of testing a product.
Anyways, these are the factors that I look at in the headphones.
And It may also be a perfect deal for young gamers with a very tight budget.
Now getting back to the topic, here are my top picks for cheap gaming headphones under $50.
In terms of design, Razer Kraken X is a sleek design gaming headphone manufactured by Razer. Razer is responsible for producing many low-end and high-end gaming headphones. Razer Kraken X is an Over-Ear headset . Its soft headband padding and foam cushions give excellent comfort while gaming sessions.
A flexible and bendable mic is attached to its left earcup. Razer Kraken X is a light weighted gaming headphone with 250 grams of weight. Razer's Kraker X is a durable headset made to last long with typical daily usage.
Now for Kraken X's Sound quality, I'll put it that way. It has a 7.1 surround sound . Kraken X has good positional accuracy in the sounds that can help FPS gamers to locate their target more quickly. With its specially tuned, 40 mm drivers, you can enable its surround sound through its software for gaming (Software included in the box).
It has a frequency range of 12 to 28000 Hz, giving you good low, mid, and highs in its sound. This means you'll have deep bass and clear treble with this headset. Making it suitable for playing games, watching a movie, or just listening to music.
Kraken X has a low impedance of 32 ohms, which means they consume less energy to power up, making them more efficient in producing sounds.
Kraken X has a microphone that you can use for communication(like in Discord). The microphone is not good at noise reduction , but I would say that it's good enough compared to its price. Kraken X also has a mute function that you can efficiently utilize for your purpose.
Razer Kraken X comes 1.3 meters wide with a 3.5mm jack. The best thing about this set is that it can be used on multiple platforms that are Pc, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
You can check our detailed review on Razer Kraken X here
HyperX Cloud Stinger is one of my favorite gaming headphones in terms of design. With its decent and catchy gaming looks, this headphone gives you full gaming vibes. Its finishes and matte black color make it quite good-looking when worn.
HyperX Cloud Stinger is wholly protected by a plastic shell, which is very resistant. And this headphone can withstand many gaming sessions, even with minimum care.
The foam covering the headband and earcups provides excellent comfort. Also, its low weight of 275 grams plays a role in its comfortability.
The headset can naturally fit most of the heads; however, it's best for people with a head size of 33 to 46 cm, measuring from ear to ear through the top of the head.
HyperX Cloud Stinger's ear cups can be rotated to 90 degrees angle and can be useful for fitting around your ear to give maximum comfort.
The sound quality of the HyperX Cloud Stinger is compelling as compared to its price. The overall quality of its sound is warm and somewhat precise.
The low-sounds are deep and enveloping, but there is a slight lack in the definition. The mid-sounds allow the music to be well intelligible under most circumstances. Also, the high-sounds have somewhat good clarity in them.
In any case, whistling sounds do not disturb the listening experience, whether you listen or play games. HyperX Cloud Stinger's Stereo Sound effect and positional accuracy are also kind enough to get a good gaming experience. Also, the distortion in sound is very low in all cases.
HyperX Cloud Stinger breaks the tradition of HyperX by adding a fixed microphone. However, it can be easily placed in front of your mouth. Its Mic automatically cuts off when pulled up.
The Mic does an excellent job of picking sounds, but it lacks a little bit of sensitivity. But you can always boost it if your system allows it. Its Mic is good at noise reduction and is suitable for communication.
HyperX Cloud Stinger is also a cable supporting multi-platforms PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile devices.
Logitech G432 is an excellent-looking gaming headphone. The entire set is made up of plastic. Logitech G432 retains a lightweight; however, it lacks flexibility.
The headset itself is very durable. But the detachable cable and microphone could have increased its durability more.
The headset offers great comfortability, even with glasses, thanks to its various features such as a very pronounced orientation on two axes of the earcups, a sequential deployment of the headband, a contained weight, and a relatively large space in the earpads. The headphone can easily fit on top of most people's heads.
The fabric used for the cushioning on the earcups and the headband also provides enough comfort to play games longer.
The stats of overall sound quality is excellent. The bass in these are strong, and the treble is also good. The headphone's Lows and Mids are good, but the Highs have excellent quality in them. Thanks to its mediocre frequency response with a 50 mm driver unit.
However, the sound stage feels a little bit far away. Therefore, it can sometimes get difficult to distinguish between very close and more distant sources. In conclusion, the sound quality satisfies its user.
Logitech's G432 comes with a gooseneck microphone protected by a plastic shell split in the center by a flexible rubberized part, which allows it to be placed closer to the mouth if necessary. The mic mutes when raised to the top entirely.
The capture quality of its Mic is very satisfying. However, a few breathing sounds can also get captured sometimes. Furthermore, G432's Mic also captures a little background sound if the user is in a boisterous environment, even with the noise cancellation feature ON.
The Turtle Beach Recon 200 headset is designed around a solid central metal arch, streamlined by plastic, and equipped with inner padding in synthetic leather with memory foam . They are very lightweight.
The headband is equipped with little leather padding. The earcups are made up of synthetic leather with memory foam. The headphones are overall comfortable and can be used for long sessions of gaming or listening to music.
The build of Turtle Beach Recon 200 is also unique and real gamer looking. The headband can be adjusted according to your head size.
There is a control area in its left earcup from which you can easily adjust sound volumes. The headset is made up of plastic with an internal metal hoop. Turtle Beach Recon 200 comes in 2 colors:
It is durable overall and can last long with typical daily usage.
Now about the sound quality, Turtle Beach Recon 200 offers a low-frequency boost function.
The Recon 200 has internal amplification powered by a battery (rechargeable) to make good use of its two 40 mm Neodymium magnet speakers. This feature allows the headset to produce a well-amplified sound with good quality. The sound quality, in general, is clear and well transcribes. The bass is also of excellent quality.
The headset features surround sound (for Xbox as well) to provide better audio positioning. Also, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 does not require a sound card to give its best performance. And due to its low impedance, it can be used on a Mobile Phone for gaming or just listening to music.
The microphone attached to it is a multidirectional, flip-up, non-detachable type. Like many other headphones, when the Mic is pulled up, it mutes.
The capture quality is good in general. But some reviews state that there is a little bit of echo present in the capture of the sound.
In final words, Turtle Beach Recon 200 is a decent, durable headphone with excellent sound quality that satisfies its price. And the extra feature is that it supports multi-platforms as well.
SteelSeries Arctis 1 is a decent-looking black headphone. It comes with AirWeave earcups that give proper comfort to that ears and keep them fresh and dry. But the material of the earcups can sometimes irritate some people.
The headband padding is not the most generous, but it is more than good enough for long-term comfort, especially on the head. Arctis 1 can be adjusted to fit your head correctly. There is also a control area present at the bottom of the left earcup, which can control volume or mute the Mic.
The sound quality of Arctis 1 is not excellent, but it's good enough. The sound quality, in general, is flat in terms of bass and treble. You might need to play with your computer's setting to get deeper bass and treble for listening to music.
The 40 mm Neodymium drivers are capable of producing good sound frequencies of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. That is good enough to give good bass and clear treble.
The best thing is that you won't need any sound card or an amplifier to get this headset's full potential. However, a sound card or an amplifier will improve its audio quality greatly.
The quality of sound in mids is dominating. Arctis 1 has sound quality good enough to satisfy their customers. Unlike some competitors, the headset has a rather homogeneous sound rendering, allowing it to adapt to most situations, whether gaming, listening to music, or even a few podcasts.
Arctis 1 comes with a detachable microphone. The recording quality of the mic receiver is very appealing. I would say that it is good enough for talking to your game mates, and it can even satisfy start-up streamers. The Mic can cancel the noises in the background.
Arctis 1 by SteelSeries is produced to support multiple PC, Xbox, PS4, Mobile devices, and Nintendo Lite and Switch.
Now, let's start with the look; the EKSA E900 has quite a gamer-type look. The padding at the headband is soft and very decent. And the padding on the earcups is also lovely.
The cords are exposed on each side. The headset is very lightweight and can be worn for a long time. The headband is adjustable and can fit various head sizes. And it has a thin metal frame.
There are multiple ports, a 3.5 mm port, a USB port, and the left earcup's microphone port. The EKSA E900 is a very comfortable headphone and can last long with normal daily life usage. There is also a control area at the bottom of the left earcup that includes the volume adjuster and a mute switch.
The EKSA E900 gives an immersive gaming experience through its 7.1 surround sound in terms of sound quality. The positional accuracy of the headset is marvelous, and this headphone is recommended for FPS gamers.
Its 50 mm neodymium magnets make them even more accurate to locate the enemy's position in the game. The listening experience from this headphone is also very appealing. They are capable of handling a wide variety of Lows, Mids, and Highs. But there is some sound leakage in the headsets if the volume is loud.
There are some drawbacks too, the sound detail is a little low, but as compared to its price, I would say that it's satisfactory.
The Microphone is plugged in the left earcup of the headset. However, the Mic is detachable and can be rotated 360 degrees. The Mic can be bent to your desired position.
The Mic features a noise cancellation feature, and its capture is good enough to communicate during games and even good enough for the people starting their streaming career.
As before, this headphone supports multi-platforms that are Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Nintendo, and Mobile Phones.
Corsair HS35 is a black-colored decent looking headset with a carbon finish. The overall body is made up of plastic material; however, it is quite durable with normal daily life usage.
The headphone has plush memory foam padding on its earcups and soft material padding on the headband. Also, Corsair HS35 is lightweight headphones.
Summing up all these features, the headset is very comfortable, and it can accompany you for long gaming sessions. The headband is adjustable.
The control area is added on the bottom of the left earcup, through which a user can easily control the volume level and switch between Mic mutes.
For Sound quality, In general, it is very satisfying. Its 50 mm neodymium drivers deliver the sound of a good wide sound stage and quite good positional accuracy, which makes it a good option for gamers. The headset features stereo sound to give almost precise sound positioning. The quality of the sound is quite convincing. However, the treble can sometimes be a little bit irritating in high volumes.
Like other headphones on the list, the Corsair HS35 also features 20 Hz to 20 kHz of frequency response to produce good bass and treble. The sound is balanced and gives an enjoyable gaming experience. In my opinion, this headphone is recommended for FPS gamers.
The microphone featured in Corsair HS35 is a unidirectional and fully detachable one. The Mic is specially optimized for good capture quality with less ambient noise. This Mic is an excellent addition for gamers and streamers.
The headphone can be used on various platforms such as PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Mobile devices, and Nintendo Switch.
ONIKUMA K6 is a beastly type futuristic-looking budget headphone. The design is quite elegant and gives Crysis or Dead Space (Games) like vibes.
The build quality, as compared to its price, is very appealing. The whole set is made up of durable plastic material. The headband is adjustable and has a metal inner.
The sides of the headphone have LED lights, but they can't be controlled through any software. They glow and change color according to their default pattern. The control panel is attached with its cable through which you can control the Volume and Mute/Unmute the Mic.
ONIKUMA K6 has a soft cushioning on its headband that helps a lot during long gaming sessions. The cushions on the earcups are thick, and as the company claims, it gives excellent comfort to the ears and produces less heat to keep your ears fresh.
However, it could seem a little different from other headsets in the starting days of its use, but you'll love them when you get used to them.
As for sound quality, ONIKUMA K6 has 7.1 Surround sound capability. The positional accuracy of the sets is outstanding. It includes 4d sound, which means it easy to locate your enemies in games through the sounds.
Its 50 mm driver unit on both earcups, combined with its wide range of frequency response, works great in producing sounds with deep bass and clear vocals and treble, suitable for story mode games.
The sound stage with this headset is very mind-blowing since they are Closed-back headphones. The sound is evident in general; however, Their sound quality in listening to music or just watching the movies is not that good. But To be very honest, In this price range, what more do you want?
The Microphone is a flip type. It is flexible, and you can easily adjust them in front of your mouth. The capture quality is too good for its price. And can be used for Discord chats. Like before, ONIKUMA K6 also supports various platforms.
I want to clarify that G2000 is available in different variants from different companies, but their specs and quality are the same, It's just the company name that changes. And this one is from VersionTECH.
Now, starting with the build of the headsets. G2000 is made of good plastic material and has a shiny finish. The Blue area in the sets glows if the USB input is getting the energy.
The headset comes with a non-detachable 3.5mm cable. However, it is attached to the headphone with rubber endings for it to last long. The area between the earcups and headband has a metal finish. Moreover, the padding on the headband and cushions on the earcups are soft.
A feeling of cut off from the world can be observed with its earcup design, which gives you more focus on the game.
The G2000 uses 50 mm drivers to give a real immersive gaming experience. The headphone uses 3D surround sound and has good positional precision. It has clear bass and treble and can be used to listen to music or watch movies. And it gives a good gaming experience at this price.
The headphone has a very low impedance of 20 ohms. This means that these headphones require very little energy to work at their full potential. However, their low impedance also gives a little hint about their overall sound quality.
The microphone can be rotated up and down. The capture quality of the microphone is quite decent for this price range.
This headphone is capable of supporting multiple platforms.
Starting with the looks, the headset has a quite decent matte black color with a plastic finish. The headset is not the most durable, but it can last long with careful use.
The headband and ear cups have soft cushioning, and overall the headset is surprisingly comfortable. Also, the super lightweight adds up the points to its comfortability. The headband is adjustable.
The sides and blue area on the microphone glow when the USB input is plugged in.
Sliq Scorpio uses 50 mm neodymium drivers and gives good gaming vibes.
The sound quality is surprisingly neat and clean in the highs. And the bass is also profound and heavy, thanks to its frequency response.
The positional accuracy is good. Even more, the headphone can give clear sound in lows, mids, and high volumes. The overall sound quality (keeping the price in mind) is quite appealing.
In simple words, The Sliq Gaming Scorpio can be used for gaming with great effectiveness.
The microphone is of a rotatable design. The capture quality is quite good and gives a good experience in Discord or any other in-game chats. The noise-cancel is also notable.
In conclusion, this headphone is very under-rated. It supports multiple platforms.
The Sades Spirit Wolf has a unique design with a white theme. That is suitable for the light-colored PC setup. The Sades Spirit Wolf logo is also engraved on the side of both earcups. It glows when the headphone is power on.
The full headset is made up of durable plastic. The plastic used for the manufacturing of this headphone is very flexible. It makes the headphone strong enough to stay put in the constant tension on the headband.
Don't get fooled by the picture. The headset has enough durability to withstand the daily harsh usage; however, the detachable cable and microphone option could have increased the headset's durability even more.
A control unit is also attached in the middle of the cable to control the volume and mic. The soft and skin-friendly fabric is used on the earcups and the headband to give long-lasting comfort for the cushioning.
The Sades Spirit Wolf features a built-in sound card chip to enhance the audio quality. This chip is good enough to replace a good sound card. And the best thing is that it will also improve the audio on Mobile Phones (with the right adapter).
The low impedance rate of 32 ohms also makes sure that you can use them on any device because they require less power to work at their full potential.
The frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz makes sure that the headphone produces good bass and treble. The 7.1 Surround Sound feature in this headphone is one of the best options for gamers as it will help them locate their opponents in games with ease.
Overall the sound quality is good enough to play games, listen to music, and watch movies with great satisfaction. And the OFC 5 Cores Copper Wire also plays an important role in increasing its sound quality.
The microphone attached to the Sades Spirit Wolf is solid and not retractable. The capture quality of this microphone is good, And you can easily communicate with your in-game teammates or attend Zoom meetings without investing more in a separate mic.
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This is an important factor to keep in mind before buying a headphone. One should know whether the headset is satisfying the comfort and build quality compared to their budget?
As we all know that we gamers sit in one place and play games for a very long time. And most of the time, even without a break. Therefore, a headphone must be comfortable to fulfill our needs.
And the same goes for Build quality. We should always try to find a durable headset/headphone because it will reduce the pain of changing them repeatedly, which is never cost-effective.
The Sound quality should be good enough according to one's budget. Does it satisfy its price? The sound quality should be checked beforehand. And there is more to it when it comes to sound quality. It can resemble the Highs, Mids, and Lows of a headphone.
Even a gaming headphone must have deep bass and crispy treble because it will help you get in the game world and increase your focus in-game. It will give you the full vibe of the game, resulting in increasing your gaming experience.
Furthermore, a gaming headphone is not solely for gaming. I use the same headphone for gaming, watching Anime/Movies, and listening to music. A headphone (whether for gaming or not) should fulfill this need.
Also, sound positioning is one of the key factors to look at in a gaming headphone when choosing gaming purposes. Thats because it will give you a slight edge over your opponents if you can locate their movements better than them.
This means that what to expect from a headset in one's price range. Of course, quality is directly proportional to the budget of the customer. But a headphone should be good enough to satisfy its price.
One should check the features of a headphone before buying it, that is:
Yes, The Razer Kraken X has 7.1 Surround Sound which helps greatly in locating the source of the sound. The Razer Kraken X's sound positioning is very accurate, and it can be helpful for gamers, sound mixers, or just listening to simple music.
Yes, as the company Razer claims that the Razer Kraken X is compatible and fully functional with almost all gaming platforms that are Playstation 4, Xbox 1, Nintendo, PC, and Mobile Phones. Since Razer Kraken X is a versatile headphone, it can be used on many platforms through its 3.5 mm Jack.
Yes, the Razer Kraken X is an Over-ear headphone capable of canceling all the surrounding sounds and keeping your voice clear so that your teammates can hear you easily and clearly. In simple wordings, Razer Kraken X is noise-canceling headphones which is also claimed by the company.
Well, it depends. Overall, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a good wired headphone. It has a wider frequency response of 18 Hz to 23 kHz and provides good lows, mids, and high through its 50 mm drivers. The headphone also provides great comfort with great durability. The microphone's capture quality is also good enough to easily communicate with your teammates.
The HyperX company is known for producing high-quality headphones with a good 7.1 surround sound effect. But the HyperX Cloud Stinger only features a Stereo Sound effect. However, the positional accuracy of sound is still good with these headphones.
Thanks to its 3.5 mm jack that is used for its connectivity. The HyperX Cloud Stinger can be used on multiple platforms such as PC, Xbox, Playstation 4/5, PC, Nintendo, and Mobile Phones. The company also claims the headphone to be multi-platform supported. Also, its low impedance allows it to use on any platform effectively.
The answer to that question is really simple. You just need to plug the 3.5 mm Jack of the HyperX Cloud Stinger in the headphone plug. It is a plug-n-play headphone, and your computer will automatically detect the headphone. You might need to enable it from the Sound Settings. Just right-click on the Sound icon on the taskbar and click on Playback settings. From there you can easily enable the headphone. Also, you might need to install the sound drivers for the
The Logitech G432's surround sound can be enabled through its official software available on its website. The software is called Logitech G Hub software, and it replaced their Video Game Assistance, an older version. You can easily enable its surround sound through that software.
headphone to work properly.
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Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Walmart Link
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Turtle Beach Recon 200 - Walmart Link
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Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - eBay Link
Logitech 981-000536 G430 7.1 Gaming Headset with Mic - eBay Link
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The above-mentioned features are some factors that one should keep in mind before choosing a headphone. For a gamer, good headphones can change the game. Like if a person is an FPS shooter player, he can judge and locate the enemy more quickly through their footsteps with good headphones.
However, If one's budget is low, he/she has to compromise on some features. We have also listed some good headphones under 50 dollars mark to help you further the best pair. And the Razer Kraken X is our Top Pick, and for the right reasons. I hope this article is helpful for you all.
Anyway, Have a good game and love all the gamer fellows.
Simon here is an audiophile that loves to try out new audio equipment and loves to listen to different genres of music. Being an active student of Audio Electronics, He is more than capable of discussing different elements of headphones. A Powerful Music Can Change The Tone Of Your Heart, That Is The Real Power Of Music.