beyerdynamic Gaming Headset

Last updated date: February 28, 2019

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7.8

beyerdynamic Gaming Headset

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We looked at the top Gaming Headsets and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Headset you should buy.

Editor's Note October 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Gaming Headset for a detailed review of all the top gaming headsets.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 73 expert reviews, the beyerdynamic beyerdynamic Gaming Headset placed 11th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The custom game is the ideal headset for all gaming and multi- media applications as well as voice over IP applications. The detachable gooseneck microphone can be ideally positioned and provides maximum intelligibility of speech when playing and phoning. With the “custom sound slider” bass reflex vents at the Housing shells the sound can be selected in four stages from an analytical sound to a rich, full bass. The remote control integrated in the cable with Features such as microphone mute, volume control as well as temporary mute button is always within reach. No matter whether PC or console, the supplied extension cable ensures the freedom of choice to connect a device.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.7
5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.9
26 user reviews

What experts liked

The Custom Game feels like it was built for both durability and comfort, it excels on both counts.
- Tech Radar
May 16, 2018 | Full review
Atop the cable is a flexible cardioid microphone, undoubtedly one of the best microphones that I’ve used on a headset.
- Soundguys
March 6, 2017 | Full review
Excellent mic quality & Superb soundstage.
- Tech Spot
Beyerdynamic claims its inclusion of four audio profile options is meant to "suppress ambient noise" or boost bass for "rich engine sounds or heart-pounding explosions," depending on your gaming environment and necessities.
- Tom's Guide
June 27, 2018 | Full review
The Beyerdynamic Custom Game is an excellent gaming headset that features a strong build, a comfortable fit, and accurate, balanced sound.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia

What experts didn't like

Unfortunately, having the boom-style mic built into the included cord means you'll need to track down your own plain 3.5mm cord if you want to use the Custom Game as headphones without the mic in view.
- Tech Radar
May 16, 2018 | Full review
Bulky, uncomfortable to disengage around neck
- Soundguys
March 6, 2017 | Full review
Heavy and bulky Mic attached to cord & Uncomfortable to disengage around neck.
- Tech Spot
Extraneous settings and No surround sound.
- Tom's Guide
June 27, 2018 | Full review
It's still very expensive at $210, and without the superlative performance of the MMX 300, it doesn't quite justify its comparatively modest price tag when held against the $150 Turtle Beach Elite Pro headset.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (overclock.netgeekhack.orghead-fi.org), so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

An Overview On Gaming Headsets

Gaming has come a long way in recent years. You’re not only playing while watching on a screen, but it’s a fully immersive experience in which you experience the sounds and sensations through headphones and your controller. But to truly get the most out of the experience, you need all the right hardware, including a headset that helps you shut out the world around you.

When you’re looking for a gaming headset, it’s important to note that you’re buying more than just a pair of headphones. Although typical headphone features like sound, comfort and noise cancellation are important, you’ll also need to be able to provide good audio as well. The microphone’s quality, as well as its position, are important. You’ll also need to consider compatibility, especially if you plan to play using a gaming console rather than a computer.

When it comes to sound, though, what you hear through the headphones is only part of it. If you game in noisy environments, you’ll also want to make sure your gaming headset features noise cancellation capabilities. You don’t want to be pulled out of your game by a passing emergency vehicle or a roommate watching the big game.

You really want to make sure your headset is comfortable, particularly if you plan to spend hours gaming, says Doug Brennan, who’s been a gamer for the past 20 years and a writer for the blog Digital Addicts.

It’s important that they don’t fit too tightly and that the earpieces have plenty of cushioning. Comfort can differ from one person to another, but there are some gaming headsets that are known for being more comfortable than others.

You’ll also want to turn your attention toward sound staging, which gives you audio-directional cues while you’re playing. In other words, Brennan says, the right headset can make you a better player because you’ll know exactly where a noise is coming from. “You can’t always see where opponents are, but you can still hear their actions which can give you the advantage,” he says.

For those long gaming sessions, battery life also matters. If your headset dies midway through a game, you’ll have to wait for it to recharge. Look around for a gaming headset with a battery life that will get you through each session before you have to put it back on the charger.

The Gaming Headset Buying Guide

  • The first feature you’ll likely research when headset shopping is sound. Look for a gaming headset that uses 7.1 Dolby Surround and that has seven audio channels for impressive audio clarity. The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset also features rich audio quality, but without surround sound.
  • Outside noise elimination is even more important in a gaming headset than a standard set of headphones. If you really want to eliminate distractions and focus, consider a headset that does a good job of muting the world around you.
  • Sometimes it’s not about the sound you’re blocking, but the noise you’re emitting.
  • Within seconds of hitting the next level of your favorite game, your headset dies, totally throwing off your game. To keep that from happening, you’ll need a headset with enough battery life to get you through even your longest gaming session. Top in this category is the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset, which offers up to 30 hours of battery life before needing a charge. To achieve that time, though, you’ll need to turn LED mode off. You’ll get a full 10 hours of battery life from the Sades Gaming Headset.
  • Unless you’re on a strict budget, your headset will cost between $100 and $300. However, those looking to pay a fraction of the price can get the Sades Gaming Headset for well under $50. Headsets on the higher end of the price spectrum, retailing for more than $200, often have great audio quality and long battery life that make them worth it for the most passionate gamers.
  • For those long gaming sessions, you’ll need a headset that doesn’t irritate your ears. Part of that is finding a headset that’s lightweight. The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset is a light 11 ounces. The Logitech G930 Gaming Headset weighs 1 pound, with the Sades Gaming Headset coming in at 1.05 pounds.
  • Cushioning also makes a difference, even in heavier headsets. The Sades Gaming Headset features leather cushioning on both the earpads and headband to keep you comfortable.
  • Listening to audio is only part of the gaming experience. For a good gaming headset, you’ll need a reliable microphone, as well. The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming includes a noise-canceling microphone that provides crisp sound.
  • Wires can get in the way when you’re gaming. The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming is a wireless headset, while the Sades Gaming Headset is wired.
  • As convenient as going wireless can be, though, latency can be a problem, so it’s important to make sure your sound won’t lag while you’re gaming. The HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming keeps up with a game’s audio well, so you won’t have to worry about latency.
  • Compatibility is essential if you want to go beyond playing games on a computer. Some headsets only works with a PC or Mac, but the Sades Gaming Headset works with an Xbox, thanks to an included adaptor.