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The Best Gaming Headsets for People with Big Heads (2024)

Finding the right gaming headset or pair of headphones is never easy, especially if you need a larger pair. However, since there are so many high-quality options these days, you’ll be able to find the right headset for you no matter how big your head is. In this article, we’ll do a roundup of some of the most well-reviewed and best gaming headsets for big heads. In our search, we’ll be considering comfort before all else. But we’ll only include generally well-reviewed headsets, so there won’t be any that truly sacrifice too much for comfort. These are each great all-round headsets, but the most comfortable will fare the best.

We’ll do our best to include a wide variety of headsets here, so don’t take this as a fully comprehensive list. (Some great headsets for big heads will probably not make the cut, sadly.) We’ll help you find what you’re looking for, from cheaper headset options to the best wireless gaming headset for big heads.

10 Best Gaming Headsets for Big Heads

Let’s get to it!

1. Hyper X Cloud II

Cloud-II-2

The Best Gaming Headset for Big Heads Overall

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm or USB 2.0) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Detachable | Price: 💰💰

Hyper X has spent years cultivating their reputation for comfortable, well-made gaming headsets. The Cloud II has been HyperX’s most acclaimed headset for a long time, and it remains that way for a reason. Between the excellent build quality and comfort to the above average sound, there’s really no way to go wrong with the Cloud II.

For people with big heads, the Cloud II is especially great since it has a small but comfortable leather pad along the headband and large ear cups. The comfort of HyperX products has always been notable, so this isn’t surprising. Since this headset also isn’t too large, you can wear it for long periods of time without getting uncomfortable. Coming in at just 11.2 ounces (318g), it’s a fairly lightweight headset that isn’t likely to put too much strain on your head.

Note: The HyperX Cloud III just released a few weeks ago, so we didn’t feel comfortable including it on this list just yet. Early reviews state that it’s better than the Cloud II while also at a very cheap price point, so if you like the sound of the Cloud II, the Cloud III is potentially even better.

Check out our hands-on review of the HyperX Cloud II here.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Excellent comfort
  • Great sound quality
  • Long-lasting reputation
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Could be outclassed by the Cloud III (even though this isn’t really a con)

2. Razer BlackShark V2

Razer BlackShark V2

The Best Gaming Headset for Big Heads Runner-Up

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm + USB Sound Card) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Detachable| Price: 💰💰

The BlackShark V2 is one of Razer’s most acclaimed headsets in a while. In addition to the standard high quality expected from such a well-known brand, Razer upped the bar by providing an incredibly lightweight headset that looks much better than most of their offerings. The BlackShark V2 is only 9.6 ounces (262g), which is impressive considering it doesn’t look particularly light. For a closed back headset like this to be so light is a blessing for people with larger heads, since that extra weight can really cause problems.

One notable issue reviewers have had with the BlackShark V2 is the slightly lower quality of materials used in the build. However, since that is largely done to make the headset lighter, most critics haven’t been too harsh on it because of that. Just because a headset isn’t all metal, doesn’t mean it isn’t good quality. And at just under $100 USD, you’re never going to get the absolute best in every single category. What you get with the BlackShark V2 is a headset that’s comfortable and lightweight, with decent materials and good sound quality.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Lightweight
  • One of Razer’s nicest visual designs
  • Very comfortable
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Some low quality build materials

3. Logitech G Pro X

Logitech G Pro X

The Best Pro Grade Headset for Big Heads

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm or USB) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Detachable| Price: 💰💰

The Logitech G Pro X is a very popular headset right now for a good reason. Logitech’s reputation for gaming hardware has continued to rise over the last few years, largely due to the high quality of their products. The G Pro X is a perfect example of why Logitech’s headsets are so well-regarded. It has great audio, it’s made from dependable materials like Aluminum and Steel, and they give a lot of attention to comfort. They even go as far as to include two choices of ear pads in the box–a leatherette and a velour pair.

For gamers with large heads, the G Pro X has just about everything you’re looking for. If comfort is your top priority, this headset’s impressive build quality and variety of interchangeable options should keep you happy. The headset is slightly heavier than what we typically look for, but since it’s for the sake of better materials and comfort, we think it’s worthwhile. At 11.29 ounces (320g), it isn’t quite lightweight, but it still falls around the average point.

The Logitech G Pro X is a fantastic headset for gamers with large heads, as long as you’re cool with its simplistic design. You won’t find RGB lights or neon colors on this one, but there are plenty of other options if that’s what you prefer.

Check out our hands-on review of the Logitech G Pro X here.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Made from good quality materials
  • Includes two options for ear pads
  • Emphasizes comfort
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Questionable software

4. Corsair VOID RGB Elite

Corsair Void Pro

The Best Wireless Gaming Headset for Big Heads

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wireless | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Foldable | Price: 💰💰

The Corsair VOID RGB Elite headset is a top-tier choice for people with bigger heads–one look at the thing is enough to notice that. It can fit a big head easily, thanks to the wide headband and tilted ear cups which prevent your ears from getting squeezed, and the ear cup material keeps them from getting too hot. It’s worth noting that if you have a smaller (or maybe even average size) head, these might be too big for you. But if that’s what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place.

This headset offers build quality that’s about on-par for its price range (decent but not that notable). One downside is that it is the heaviest headset on this list. It’s about 14 ounces (400g), so you’ll definitely feel its presence. But with such positive reviews regarding comfort, particularly for people with big heads, this headset is still an easy inclusion on this list. Sometimes heavier materials just work out and make a headset more comfortable, even if it might not seem like it.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Very large
  • Solid wireless range (40 ft / 12.19 m)
  • On-ear controls
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Heavy
  • Mediocre build materials

5. SteelSeries Arctics 5

Arctics-5 Headset

The Best Headset with a Ski Goggle Strap

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (USB, or 3.5mm for mobile) | Surround Sound: Yes| Microphone: Retractable | Price: 💰💰

The SteelSeries Arctics line of headsets has been around for long enough to know that they’re good. The Arctics 5 and 7 might be getting older at this point, but they remain amongst the best headsets for people with large heads. The headset is comfortable in general, but it stands out because of the “ski-goggle” strap. It rests right on your head where the headband usually would, but keeps the heavier standard headband off your head. For people with larger heads, you might notice that this helps make the headset feel less restrictive and more breathable.

In addition to the unique ski-goggle strap, there’s plenty of other features that make the Arctics 5 a great option for comfort. It’s a pretty lightweight headset at only 10.79 ounces (306g), so you can be assured it won’t weight you down. It also has air weave padded ear cushions instead of the more traditional leather or leatherette. The air weave pads are more airy (obviously) and stay cooler than some leather pads, so it’ll keep your head cool as well.

If you’re someone that likes a bit of style to go along with function, the Arctics 5 definitely has that as well. The programmable RGB lights on the ear cups manage to add a bit of vibrance to the headset without overdoing it like many do. The lights here are quite tasteful and don’t take away from the sleek aesthetic of the overall headset.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Ski-goggle strap
  • Sleek design
  • Air weave ear cups
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Some people might find the ski-goggle strap hard to get used to
  • Annoying cable due to in-line controls and plug-ins

6. Razer Kraken

Razer Kraken

The Best Gaming Headset Under $50 for Big Heads

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Retractable | Price: 💰💰

These are another choice that have been around for a long time. The Razer Krakens are possibly the most iconic Razer headphones, which may or may not be due to the eye-catching green color. (There are many color variants including black and white, so if you don’t want a beacon on your head that’s okay too.) But while the Krakens draw attention due to their look, they’re also one of the best headsets in the cheaper range. You can regularly get these for around $50 USD, which is a great deal for the value they offer.

The most notable feature about the Krakens that benefit people with larger heads is the thick padding and surprisingly lightweight build. It’s common for bulkier looking headphones to be heavier, but the Krakens stay light at just about 11 ounces (312g). The Krakens are also great for people with glasses, since the ear cups are soft enough to not push on them too hard. While not the lightest on the list, considering the large padded earcups and extra width it’s completely worth the extra ounce or two. If you’re looking for a mixture of comfort and quality audio at a low price, the Krakens are a great option.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Excellent cushioning
  • Good for people who wear glasses
  • Vibrant colors and designs
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Bulky nature (although still comfortable)
  • Some people find them unattractive

7. Audio-Technica ATH-GDL3WH

ATH-GDL3

The Best Open-Back Headset for People with Big Heads

Form: Open Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm) | Surround Sound: No | Microphone: Detachable| Price: 💰💰💰

This is one of the only open-back headsets on this list, and it’s also from a brand that’s known for making high-end headphones. Audio-Technica makes some of the best headphones, from casual listening to the most high-end studio headphones used by professional music engineers. So, we figured that if we’re going to include an open-back headset, Audio-Technica is the place to find it. Open back headsets differ from closed back because they don’t isolate your audio as much and provide a more “open” or spacious sound. Due to that, don’t expect noise cancelling here. These are great for players who want to experience a different kind of sound, without sacrificing quality.

Open back headsets provide an additional bonus to people with larger heads. They’re naturally more lightweight, which prevents any additional stress from the headset. This headset is only 8 ounces (227g), so you might even forget you’re wearing it. The build quality is fairly average other than that, but some reviewers did note that it could have been built better considering the high price. But if you’re willing to accept materials that feel a bit below the price point, the sound quality should make up for it.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Great sound quality due to open back build
  • Clean, simple design
  • Respected brand for audio products
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Open back sound might not be what everyone wants
  • Build quality and materials are slightly lacking for the price
  • Bad for loud environments

8. EPOS H6PRO

EPOS-H6PRO

The Best for Audiophiles

Form: Closed or Open Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Detachable| Price: 💰💰💰💰

This is the second headset on this list from a company known for high-end audio products. EPOS is associated with Sennheiser (one of the best audio companies in the world), so you know you can expect quality here. The H6PRO is designed for gamers first, with both closed and open back options available. The closed back option will be better for people who want more isolated sound, where open back is better if you want a wider sound space. (Remember that open back headsets aren’t that good if you’re in a loud environment, like a busy home or crowded workspace.)

For people with big heads, the H6PRO has you covered. Its large, soft ear pads keep the headset comfortable, while its generally large frame allows plenty of room for any size of head. Comfort isn’t always the focus for high-end audio companies, but the H6PRO stands out. It’s also pretty light, with the closed back version weighting only 11 ounces (312g) and the open back weighing a few grams less.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Great audio
  • Respected brand for headsets/headphones
  • Closed and open back options
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Expensive
  • Questionable mic quality

9. Corsair HS65

Corsair-HS65

The Best with No Frills

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm) | Surround Sound: Yes | Microphone: Foldable| Price: 💰💰

This headset is a great pick for people with big heads, as the ear cups are large and well-padded and its plenty wide enough for anyone. There are even some reviewers who stated it was too big for them, which is a great sign for those of us with big heads.

The HS65 headset is notable for its build quality, especially considering its low price. It uses both metal and carbon in the design, and the ear cups feature memory foam pads with microfiber and leatherette for comfort and breathability. This is yet another example of why headsets don’t need to be hundreds of dollars just to be good quality. The HS65 is great not because of any bonus features like RGB or multipoint Bluetooth connections, which are nice but not necessary. It’s great because it’s simple, well-made, sounds good, and doesn’t squeeze the life out of your skull.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Very large
  • Excellent price
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Too big for some users
  • Build quality is not premium, but also not bad

10. Turtle Beach Recon 70

Recon-70 Headset

The Best Budget Gaming Headset for Big Heads

Form: Closed Back | Connection: Wired (3.5mm) | Surround Sound: No| Microphone: Foldable| Price: 💰

Turtle Beach is known for making console and PC gaming headsets, but mostly their console products. If you need a cheap, roomy headset that keeps up in terms of quality, Turtle Beach is one place to look. Especially for console players, since many headsets tend to have issues on console compared to PC. The Recon 70 is great for budget gamers with big heads, as it has everything that you actually need to be comfortable. It has an adjustable headband, well-cushioned ear pads, and good enough build materials. It isn’t the highest quality headset, but it’s incredibly cheap. We wouldn’t expect it to blow your mind, we just need it to be comfortable and output decent sound.

Since Turtle Beach has been around making affordable headsets for a long time, it’s not surprising that they’re our pick for the best budget headset for people with big heads. There are plenty of high-end options out there that blow these out of the water, but for the money, they’re absolutely fantastic quality.

  • USERS LIKE
  • Price
  • Variety of colors
  • Trusted brand
  • USERS DISLIKE
  • Limited features
  • Sound is not amazing

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