The ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset features a sleek design and an accompanying matching base station. This gives you the ability to recharge without the mess of several cords.
The battery will give you 15+ hours of immersive audio and sound, which delivers stunning in-game dialogue and music. It also comes with software to give you complete control over voice communication and game-audio settings.
ASTRO worked with pro gamers to bring you a high-quality product tailored for gaming. They take their goals seriously, making sure you can stream and play as comfortably and as long as possible.
Big headed folks will appreciate the plastic adjustable headband. Plus, it comes with a mod kit so you can upgrade the headband and ear cushions to a synthetic leather lining specific to the A50.
This set is ideal for the gamer that wants to marathon with cinematic sound quality and comfort.
What We Like
Dolby Audio - It’s like you’re sitting in a movie theatre!
Mod Kit Ready - Customize the headband and ear cushions with synthetic leather to improve noise isolation.
Know Before Buying
Software Included - Astro Command is compatible on Windows 10, Xbox 1, and Mac.
Needed Adapters - You may need to pick up an adapter to use with PS5s.
I have to appreciate Sennheiser’s GAME ONE headsets. They went out of their way to design their equipment with the needs of their users in mind.
Instead of focusing on the “cool factor,” like other high-end headsets, Sennheiser gave the GAME ONE a sleek, almost minimalistic look while still keeping that pro-gamer vibe. Then they took it a step further and equipped it with the best features we need to smash our in-game opponents for hours on end.
Sennheiser builds these headsets with materials they meticulously tested for long-term durability. Then they added luxury comfort features like a padded headband and velour-covered XXL ear pads that feel like heaven and let your skin breathe.
The sound quality is just as amazing, with 50 ohm transducers, sound balancing, high-end open acoustics, and hifi audio that delivers dynamic, realistic in-game sound. Game better than ever before!
The noise-cancelling, flexible mic lets you position it wherever needed. Need to mute? Simply raise the boom arm. Move in and out of the communication zone in half a heartbeat.
This headset comes with multiple connection cables – including a 3.5mm jack for phones and tablets – so you can hook use these. This headset will quickly become one of your favorites!
What We Like
Made For Big Heads - XXL ear pads and extendable headband opens up a world of luxury for large head sizes.
2-year Warranty - Reassuring factory guarantee.
Beautiful, Simplistic Design - Look and feel like a real pro when you set these on your head.
Know Before Buying
Higher Price Range - Every penny you spend is worth it for the quality and comfort this headset delivers.
May Not Be Compatible With PS4 - You will need to purchase a separate cable adapter for use on the PS4.
The first thing that stands out about these headsets are the awesome dragon eyes on the ear cups. Do they light up? Oh, yes, they do!
This wireless headset offers an immersive 3D audio experience with its dual 40mm, double chamber sound drivers. It also has a wireless transmitter with ultra-low latency transmission, meaning your sound won’t cut out on you in the middle of game play.
It’s aluminum frame gives you longevity, and the leather head beam and 90 degree rotating ear cups let you form-fit the headset to your exact preference. Memory foam ear pads deliver the perfect comfort for gaming hours on end.
The BooMood Wireless Gaming Headset has a detachable, noise-cancelling mic which allows for crystal-clear communication on or off the headset. The boom arm is flexible and when attached can swivel a full 720 degrees, meaning you can jump right back into the game within seconds no matter which way you put on the headset.
This set is foldable and completely portable so you can take it with you wherever duty calls.
What We Like
Hawkeye RGB Lighting Effects - Set the mood for you and your team.
On-ear Audio Control - Adjust the sound on the fly.
Dedicated Customer Service Team - Ready and waiting to answer all of your questions.
Know Before Buying
Tend To Be A Snug Fit - Some folks may not care for how close this headset fits to the head.
Test The Mic - Some users have problems with the microphone. I advise giving the mic a good hard test run within the first 30 days of purchase.
When it comes to making products for the gaming world, few can beat Razor’s top score. They’ve been a favorite brand of gamers for years now, and they’re proud of that reputation by consistently coming out with better and better tech.
Take the Razor Kraken, for example. This 3rd-gen headset is constructed with an adjustable aluminum frame for super lightweight durability. The headband adjusts to conform to the greatest of us “mega-heads.”
The oval ear-cups are padded with gel-injected cushions that prevent both heat and pressure buildup so you can wear them for hours. Leatherette rims help reduce background and ambient noise so you can focus entirely on your game.
The sound quality is fantastic with 7.1 surround sound and 50 mm drivers. It comes with software for Windows 10 so you can take maximum advantage of its surround-sound capabilities.
The flexible mic retracts into the headsets, protecting it and keeping it well out of the way when not in use. The mic is noise-cancelling, allowing you to make those vital shot calls to your team with perfect clarity. A mute switch on the headsets comes in handy.
A combo 3.5 mm jack is equipped on the Razor Kraken, but it comes with an extension splitter for full audio and mic access for platforms on devices that require separate audio and mic input ports. The Kraken is compatible with virtually any modern platform or device.
What We Like
Multiple Style Options - Headsets for both Him and Her
Gel Technology - These are so cool and comfy, you may forget you’re wearing them!
Superior Brand Cred - Make your friends jealous by wearing the top name in the community!
Know Before Buying
Short Microphone - Mic may not extend far enough for some gamers.
Volume Control On Cord - Wheel is free-wheeling and on the cord. May need to check it often.
Windows 10 Software - Install the software to take full advantage of surround-sound features on PCs.
Made with professional gaming in mind, Razer BlackShark V2 Pro provides a simple yet ultra-comfortable design. The cooling, gel-infused cushions prevent overheating and pressure buildup.
This model is outfitted with Triforce Titanium 50mm sound drivers to give you quality high-end audio performance. This design allows for a clearer audio with richer highs and powerful lows while playing your favorite game.
With hyperspeed wireless technology and a 2.4GHz WiFi connection, you can assure your BlackShark will remain synced to your game. THX 7.1 Surround Sound capabilities provides accurate spatial audio information beyond the standard 7.1 surround sound directional cues.
On top of the immersion, this headset also has advanced passive noise cancellation. The noise is shut out with closed ear cups and plush cushion for a greater sound isolation.
This wireless headset runs for 12+ hours before a recharge is needed. With the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, you’ll be able to shut out the troubles of the day, all day long.
What We Like
Cooling Gel-infused Cushions - Works to prevent pressure build-up and overheating.
Removable 9.9mm Mic - Better voice isolation and produces a truer recreation of your speech.
Advanced Connectivity - High-speed 2.4GHz WiFi connection keeps you synced to your game.
Know Before Buying
Xbox Connection - It may not be explained well in the product description, but the headset will connect to most Xbox consoles via the included 3.5mm jack.
Designed simply with colorful accents, Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is not only sleek, but has a battery life of 15 hours. With a mini-USB transmitter you can connect to your Xbox One or your Xbox Series X/S for wire-free game play.
Gen 2 is redesigned for clear game chat with a flip-to-use mic. The mic seamlessly integrates into the headset while muted. With a larger diameter mic, it provides clearer communication with your entire group.
Not only is it ideal for streaming and multi-player games, Stealth 600 Gen 2 provides an immersive audio experience. Turtle Beach’s exclusive “Superhuman Hearing” setting allows you to hear each subtle, game-changing sound.
This wireless headset has a strengthened headband with a hinge design to ensure a robust construction for long term use.
With the already amazing details, this headset is built with glasses in mind as well. They have the patented ProSpecs Glasses Relief System, which is a dual-foam ear cushion for extra comfort resting against your glasses.
First glance, the ZIUMIER Gaming Headset looks very simplistic, until you notice it’s glowing RGB LED lights over the ear cups. This will be a fun pair to have while streaming live!
The noise-cancelling microphone rotates 90 degrees for perfect adjustment, and its 360 degree pickup voice is highly sensitive, eliminating background noises. Its 50mm dynamic sound drivers provide crystal clear audio that will allow you to hear everything.
Ziumier’s large-diameter ear cups are padded with breathable cushions that give no direct pressure on the ear while providing passive noise isolation. While gaming, you can move around freely with its 6.5’, anti-winding, braided cable.
The mute switch for your microphone is on-cable, and you can turn the mic off from here as well, when the mic isn’t needed. A rotary volume control makes it easy to access and use.
What We Like
Anti-winding Braided Cable - Provides durability, resists tangling, and gives you freedom of movement.
Memory Foam Earpads - Game with form-fitting comfort.
Compatibility - Use on many different platforms.
Know Before Buying
RGB Lights Connect Via USB - WIll not work if not plugged in separately.
Vibration Effects - The product description is not clear on how this works. May not be for every gamer out there.
With a household of gamers all wanting to play on different devices at the same time, it’s essential to have our own headsets. With that being said, one size does not fit all.
If your head is like mine, you’ve no doubt noticed how most “standard” headsets are too small for the good ol’ noggin. A gaming headset that squeezes my face and makes my ears hurt gives me migraines.
Playing games such as Genshin Impact or Call of Duty, it’s imperative to wear the best gaming headset I can find. Yet, finding a headset I can comfortably wear for hours on end is a huge struggle.
There are three factors I have to consider when looking for a headset for my large cranium: an adjustable headband, larger ear cups, and breathable padding.
My headbands need to adjust on both sides of the headband – ones that adjust on one side only tend to feel off balance to me. Padding on the headband is a plus.
Larger Ear Cups
Larger heads usually means larger ears, so I then look for large-sized ear cups that will fit over my ears and not press against them. Ear cups that fit right will channel all the sound right where it needs to go, and will let me take full advantage of the headset’s noise cancelling ability.
Another thing to consider is that most of our body heat escapes out of our heads and if you have a larger head, that’s more surface area for heat to escape. In short, our heads get hot quick.
So, it’s important to have padding that’s not only comfortable, but is made of a breathable material so I’m not having to take my headsets off every ten minutes to let my ears cool off. Less heat means less sweating and clogging of the ears – a problem I’ve had in the past with a headset that had vinyl pad covers.
Do I have to pay more for a plus-sized headset? Not necessarily. With gaming increasing in popularity, there are more options out there that give you all the comfort and sound features you need without necessarily having to break your bank account.
There are also some sweet, sweet luxury sets available if you have the cash to spoil yourself (or your friends or family members).
In this article, I’ve picked out some top headsets that will fit a wide range of budgets and styles. I’ll go over the basics of picking and choosing the perfect headset to don on your gorgeous gaming dome.
How To Choose The Best Gaming Headset for Large Heads
Now that I’ve discussed the pain points of headsets and what I look for when choosing one for my oversized skull, let’s go over in a bit more detail the common headset features to consider when making a purchase.
Connecting to a gaming device is one of the most important things to keep in mind. The ideal connector to look for is highly dependent on if you want a wired headset or a wireless.
For wireless headsets, I have found that most use a 2.4GHz WiFi connection, or they have a mini-USB emulator that they use. The 2.4GHz is more popular and simply hooks up through your wireless internet.
Moving onto wired headset. The most popular connector found on them is a 3.5-mm jack. This connects through your console’s controller, that way you are not hooked up directly to the console. It also hooks up to PC, and mobile devices as well.
The other way for a wired headset is a USB port. I personally have a USB connected gaming headset I use on my PC.
All it comes down to is whether you want a wired or a wireless.
Battery life is a key point to consider when choosing a wireless headset. How long do you intend to use your headset before you’re willing to let it charge up?
The average wireless headsets lasts for anywhere between 9-10 hours. For me, a wireless headset that lasts 7 hours is more than enough, but you may want more, especially if you’re a professional gamer.
Battery life can affect the price. Some higher-end models will last even longer, but that’s not always the case. Double-check stats and look for reviews that mention battery life to be sure you’re getting the duration you need.
With gaming headsets it’s important to look at what consoles it will work with. Models equipped with a standard 3.5mm analog connector work with about any modern console.
If you are going with a wireless headset, check to make sure that the device you’re planning to use it on has bluetooth or WiFi capability, or a USB port. Most PC gaming headsets will work with PS4 or PS5 consoles. Sometimes that extends Xboxes as well.
It should state in the product description what systems the set is built for. If it doesn’t, go look at something else – you’re getting sold.
I have gone through gaming headsets that were so heavy that the pressure gave me massive headaches. When in possession of a big head, many headsets will have more material mass to them.
For us big-headed folk, a lightweight gaming headset is essential. I shoot for a desired weight of around 200-300 grams.
The material the headset is designed with is the major influence behind its weight. I specifically look for a gaming headset with lightweight memory foam padding and a mix of quality plastic (or fiberglass) and aluminum.
High-quality materials can command a higher price, but if you’re able to find your comfort zone with “cheaper” materials, it doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. For example, my favorite go-to gaming headset weighs only 200 grams, and it was on the lighter side of the price range.
When it comes to weight, it all boils down to your personal experience, how long you tend to wear headsets, and how much you can withstand.
Are you that one person who tends to scream and swear as a knee-jerk reaction when something in the game goes horribly wrong? Yeah, I’ll admit I do that, too. In that moment, having the ability to mute yourself on the fly is key.
Mute buttons can be the difference between being friends with your party, or your party questioning why they are still allowing you to be in their party. It’s a good thing for us that more headsets are made with on-set mute buttons.
If a wireless headset comes with a mute button or switch, you’ll find it either on the ear cup (usually the right one), near the mic. If the headset is wired then it could be on the connection cord.
If you intend to use the mute button frequently, choose a headset that has its mute button equipped on a spot you’re most likely to reach for.
Physical Volume Control
There are times where grabbing for a remote (that usually isn’t where you last left it), or going into the volume control on the computer isn’t an option – such as when you’re in the middle of an intense boss battle or PVP session.
Having a physical volume control can save a lot of heartache in the game. Not to mention it comes in handy when you’re confronted with that one annoying player who won’t stop chattering in the background.
A physical volume control on the headset will let you adjust the sound level in half a heartbeat. Like the mute button, the volume control is either on the headset itself or on the cord. Be wary, as some on-cord volume wheels run the risk of getting jostled during play, forcing you to make constant adjustments as you go.
Again, where you prefer your volume control depends on the brand you are looking at and what you are used to.
For me, having a detachable microphone on a headset is an option I don’t usually choose because that’s one more piece I have to keep track of. Most of my headphones have mics that flip up out of the way when not in use and that’s good enough for me.
For others, a detachable mic is a major convenience. It decreases the weight of the headset and can minimize distractions. Some detachable mics will work off the headset for “head-free” use, or to make it easier to access features like the mute button.
Most of my gamer friends rarely consider what kind of charging port a headset has unless they’re sick of collecting boxes of mystery cords from deceased devices.
Personally, I like the stand-alone charging ports for my console-specific headsets. Not only does it help keep my cords hidden and organized, but it acts as a nice display and a “home” for the headset. Plus, it makes it easy to point them out to anyone who walks into my game area and say, “See those headsets there? Those are mine. No touchie!”
However, some situations require charging on the go. I will point out that some bluetooth headsets will continue to operate while charging, others will not (like the super-cheap one).
For PC users, a USB charger is essential. Tablets, smartphones, and a lot of other hand-held devices require a micro-USB. Some headsets may still use USB type A or B charge ports, but thanks to the recent demand for charge port standardization, most USB chargers are type A these days.
When it comes to corded charging, if I have to re-charge during use, I honestly prefer the good ol’ universal USB. USB charging ports are heavily installed in all of my outlets near my gaming areas, and USB outlet adapters are cheap enough that I have a small supply for immediate use no matter where I’m at.
Budget is usually foremost on everyone’s mind when it comes to choosing a headset, but if I have learned anything over the years – especially when it comes to having a large dome to consider – is that you get what you pay for, for the most part.
I’ll be honest and say I definitely look at the lower-priced items first when it comes to choosing a headset. I don’t go too cheap anymore, because I tend to be a little rough with my equipment and I’ve destroyed a few too many “budget” headsets.
Cheap often means they are made of hard, brittle plastics that snap as soon as I squish them over my head. Then the ear-pads aren’t glued in right, they either scratch up my ears or fall right off.
I’ve had plenty of headsets that don’t equalize the sound right, cut out at the worst moments, or the power dies on me at the worst moment. Lower-end headsets often lack the ability to turn up or down the volume while I’m moving around, or have a connection jack reserved for one device.
Higher-end headsets are made of more durable, flexible materials like fiberglass or aluminum. Expect to pay more for sophisticated, high-tech sound control and quality, noise-cancelling features, and luxury ear-pad coverings like leather, velvet or velour.
When it comes to price, it helps to write down a short list of what qualities are essential for your needs in a headset, then evaluate your budget, and find something that either meets all of those needs, or provides a happy medium.
Remember, gaming should be fun, first and foremost. You won’t enjoy the experience if you’re constantly fighting with your head gear.
Still not sure which headset is right for you? Below are a few prime choices I’ve picked out to help you compare and decide.
If you have a big head, you know how difficult it is to find a headset that fits properly and provides the right amount of comfort without causing your skull to overheat. Here are the questions we ask when looking for a headset.
Will the headset properly adjust enough to fit without pinching my head? The set is more likely to fit right if it can adjust on both sides of the head.
Will it comfortably fit around my ears so I can focus on the sound? Extra large earpads are a game changer for us.
Are the earpads made of a breathable material? Gel-injected pads, memory foam wrapped in velvet or velour, and/or ear cups with open ends let air flow, keeping the ears cool and the pads from compressing the ear. This keeps us from having to take the headsets off every five minutes.
Finding the right headsets doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can still get a good pair of headsets that have all the sound quality, connectivity, and style that you want without breaking your budget.
If you do decide to splurge, I’ve listed several options above to choose from. I’m confident you’ll find something soon that’ll become your new favorite gaming set.