Sound and sound effects are a very important aspect of the gaming experience, whether the gamer is a fan of shooting games, racing simulations or RPGs. To ensure this effect, many gamers opt for gaming helmets. But how do you choose one that's right for you?

The platform

A gamer must first define his platform, i.e. what equipment he uses. All the helmets go on the consoles, but their rendering is sometimes disappointing. This is mainly due to software incompatibility. This is manifested by options that don't work or bugs. Once the platform is defined, it is important to know that headsets with 3.5mm or jack plug connections are compatible with all supports, computer or console. Next, it is necessary to define whether to use a wireless or wired headset. The advantage of wireless is the mobility in gestures or movement. The only disadvantage is that the battery life limits the experience or immersion, unlike wired. There is no concern about battery or charging time. On the other hand, our movements and movements are quite reduced.


On average, a gamer spends 5 hours a day playing. It is therefore very important that the helmet offers optimal comfort. Various factors have to be taken into account. First of all the headband, the main reinforcement of the helmet, and the intermediary between the weight of the helmet and our head. It must be strong, light and adjustable. Then the earphone, three things are of prime importance: the shape, they must define your ears well, the coating must be soft for the skin and the model if it is closed for a total immersion in the game or open for summer sessions.

The sound effect

In principle, a gamer headset aims to reproduce sound and effects identically without distortion. For this reason, it is imperative to test them before purchase. First of all, there are stereo headphones, whose specificity is that they distribute the sound between two channels. At 99%, they are compatible with all games and all platforms. Then there are virtual surrounds, which work with software and 7 channels of audio. Unlike stereo, it allows a more detailed approach to sound, more textured and precise. And finally the possibility of communication between teams. It is therefore essential to have the noise reduction and mute function.