What should I consider when choosing gaming headphones?
Over-ear headphones - comfortable during long listening sessions; high sound quality. Due to their larger size and weight, they are less portable.
On-ear headphones - usually lighter and smaller. Compared with similarly priced over-ear headphones, they are less comfortable.
Wired headphones (3.5mm jack, USB) - compared with similarly expensive wireless heahphones, they offer better sounds quality but less freedom of movement.
Wireless headsets (Bluetooth, radio frequency) - with no wires, they provide greater freedom of movement (Bluetooth headsets have a range of approx. 10 metres from the playback device; radio frequency up to 100 metres). Wireless headphones have built-in batteries and must be recharged.
Closed - dampen ambient noise.
Open - provide high-quality sounds (less distortion) but with some ambient noise
Semi-closed - a compromise between open and closed headphones.
Useful functions and features
Volume control - located on the headphones or cable.
7.1 surround sound - hear where a particular sound is coming from (especially useful for gamers).