If you’re looking for the perfect set of headphones for that special audiophile in your life, then your search has ended, my friend! The team of experts at CGMagazine have come up with a selection of our favourites from this year that are sure to satisfy that special someone in your life – even if that special someone is you.

Razer Hammerhead Headset

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Razer Hammerhead BT Headset (image credit: CGMagazine)

The Razer Hammerhead headset is a Bluetooth headset that works with everything from your smartphone to your gaming laptop. These metal earbuds come with a magnetic clip that fits securely to your shirt or work-out gear, inline remote, excellent battery life, and surprisingly good sound for a wireless headset.

Why They’ll Love It: “I was impressed with the Razer Hammerhead BT; they quickly become my go-to headphones while working out, and I even used them for some of my mobile gaming. Also, the comfort made them a great option for when I just wanted to listen to music while doing some work in the office. For the price range, these are some of the best feeling, best sounding headphones I have tried. They are headphones I would happily buy for personal use, and would recommend to anyone who does not mind the “gamer look” and loves the quality Razer offers. Razer Hammerhead BT headset is a fantastic offering to the segment, and I look forward to seeing what Razer comes out next in the realm of audio.”

– Brendan Frye, EIC at CGMagazine

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Sennheiser 4.40BT Wirelesses Headset

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Sennheiser 4.40 BT Headset (image credit: CGMagazine)

The Sennheiser 4.40BT Wireless Headset is light and durable, comes with a promised 25 hours of battery life, optional headphone 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone jack and cable, and excellent sound quality.

Why They’ll Love It: “The bass has solid kick and the mids and highs punch pretty well, especially using the aptX codec or an amplifier. The battery life is absolutely fantastic, and were a major convincing point for someone like myself who is constantly on the move and is often neglectful when charging devices. Lightweight and comfy—for the most part—they also fold up for easy storage in a bag or purse. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair of headphones that offer great sound, great battery life, and easy use in this price range.”

– Brendan Quinn, Associate Editor at CGMagazine

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Razer Thresher Ultimate Gaming Headset

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Razer Thresher Ultimate Headset (image credit: CGMagazine)

Packed with a wealth of features, such as Dolby 7.1 Surround sound, central hub, stand attachment, two micro-USB cables, and an optical cable that pubgs into your platform of choice, the Razer Thresher Ultimate gaming Headset offers quality sound for a diverse array of platforms.

Why They’ll Love It: “Razer’s Thresher Ultimate headset is a great purchase for a user looking for the benefits and build quality that comes from a premium priced headset.”

– Cole Watson, Senior PC Hardware Editor at CGMagazine.

Find out more details here.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Gaming Headset

Top 5 Audio Headsets to Give Your Friends (or Your Greedy Self) This Holiday
Steelseries Arctis 7 Headset (image credit: CGMagazine)

The SteelSeries Actis 7 is a powerful wireless offering from the Arctis family of peripherals. They feature 7.1 surround sound, a comfortable headband well suited for hours of music or gaming, 13 hours of battery life, all for a price well under those of equal or greater specs.

Why They’ll Love It: “If you’re a user who prefers a wireless gaming experience then the Arctis 7 is a great candidate in its price bracket. The Arctis family strips away the stereotypes of traditional gaming drivers for a more casual and comfortable design that any modern user can appreciate.”

– Cole Watson, Senior PC Hardware Editor at CGM.

 Find out more details here.

Plantronics RIG 800LX Gaming Headset

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Plantroniocs RIG 800LX Headset (image credit: CGMagazine)

While offering a comfortable experience due to its unique design, an efficient battery life, and an impressive frequency range, the major stand-out feature of the Plantronics RIG 800LX is the inclusion of a Dolby Atmos product code that will not only enhance this headset, but all of your previous and future gaming headsets as well as a permanent audio choice for any compatible piece of content.

Why They’ll Love It: “The RIG 800LX is a powerful new competitor in the headset market for users to consider. While it’s Dolby Atmos technology isn’t an exclusive perk, the headset is more than competent enough to handle any type of game thrown at it and deliver a satisfying and immersive experience akin to some of the best competition offered on the market.”

– Cole Watson, Senior PC Hardware Editor at CGM.

 Find out more details here.

Still unsure about what to get that special someone this Holiday season? For more suggestions, check out the CGMagazine Buyers Guide – Best of 2017 Edition, available for pre-order now, in print and digital formats. Get yours here.

EDITORS NOTE: Retail versions of the devices in this article were provided by the publisher for previously published reviews. You can find additional information about CGMagazine’s ethics and review policies and procedures here.

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