Best Gaming headphones under 2000 rs. of 2021
A dedicated gaming headset is sure to improve your gaming experience.
(Updated on September 12, 2021)
Redgear Cosmo 7.1
AmazonBasics Gaming Headset
Cosmic Byte GS430
Cosmic Byte G2000
Most of the gaming headphones mentioned are compatible with PC, consoles and smartphones as well. Although, some of them require a micro-USB converter cable if you’re planning on using them for your smartphones or any device that doesn’t have a micro-USB port. Also, check our picks for the Best Gaming Headphones under 4000 Rs.
Redgear Cosmo is the best gaming headphone under 2000 rs. – 8.4
The Redgear Cosmo 7.1 has an eye-catching build and performs wonderfully.
Another gaming headset from Redgear. Previously, the Redgear Cloak topped the 1000 rs. list. And for this list, it’s the Redgear Cosmo 7.1. The Cosmo adopts the body of the Cloak with a few tweaks. The quality of the construction is on par, if not, better than the Cloak. The use of a unique headband style delivers great comfort without feeling too heavy on your head.
The earcups are quite large and will surround your ears easily. The microphone is placed on the left earcups. And even though it can’t be detached, it can be moved away from your mouth if you don’t need them or find them distracting. Redgear does provide you with 7.1 surround sound, unlike the Cloak. And in terms of performance; overall sound and positional accuracy; it does decently.
The back of the earcups has RGB LEDs installed in them which adds to its gamer-centric look. It uses a single micro-USB port to connect to the PC. Along the cable is where you’ll find the controls for volume, mic, and RGB LEDs.
The cable is rather rugged, the controls and USB housing is even more so. The breathability of the earcups isn’t all that impressive, your ears may sweat after a few hours of use. This is due to the design of the earcups and the padding material.
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Rapoo VH150 – 8.4
With a detachable mic and comfortable build. The Rapoo VH150 is a great budget option for this price segment.
The Rapoo VH150 was released in 2018 but still stays relevant. Beginning with the sound quality, it provides an incredible sound output and proves to be quite a value for money. Apart from performing well during games, you can also use them to listen to music or watch movies.
If you have a splitter-connector then you could use them for mobile gaming as well. You will need a splitter connector as there are individual 3.5mm audio jacks for the mic and the sound. And a USB port for the RGB lighting that can be turned off. The sound reproduction is precise and detailed. The built quality of this device is also good.
The materials used for the headband and the earcups are comfortable, soft and have a high-quality feel to them. Using them for a long time might be an issue for some as these are relatively heavy. The mic is detachable which is great and is quite long. In terms of looks, it only comes second to the Redgear Cosmo.
AmazonBasics Gaming Headset – 8.0
An interesting budget gaming headset from AmazonBasics.
This gaming headset has all you need. A good sound accuracy for in-game character movement. A boom microphone that can be adjusted. And a comfortable, stable fit. Unlike the two headsets mentioned above, these do not have 7.1 surround sound. But they do sound decent enough.
As for the construction and styling of these headphones, the build is plastic and feels mid-grade. It is a fairly simple design, but the accent colour improves the look greatly.
The earcups are large enough to surround your ears, giving you a good seal and thus promoting passive noise isolation. The earpads are soft and breathable. Though, wearing them for over an hour or two does cause some discomfort.
Along the cable is the control housing which has a dial for volume control and a quick toggle to mute the mic. The headband is pretty flexible and durable. And can be adjusted to fit your head. You get a single 3.5mm audio jack for the mic and audio combined. Note that you don’t get any RGB lighting.
Cosmic Byte GS430 – 8.0
Another contender from the Cosmic Byte brand.
The GS430 provides has conveniently combined audio and mic into a single 3.5mm headphone jack. And another USB port for the RGB LEDs. The combined 3.5mm jack is great for people that want to use them on various consoles and smartphones. If you don’t want the RGB lights then simply unplug the USB.
The quality of the cable is wonderful and it is braided which improves its durability significantly. The earcups are quite comfortable to wear and fit great. This is due to the soft but dense foam padding. Along the cable, you’ll see the controls for the volume and microphone. The audio capturing of the microphone is great, the mic also has an adjustable arm but is not detachable.
The in-game positional accuracy is great, sounds of footsteps or gunshots are audibly clear. You can continuously wear them for a decent 1-2 hours, any more and you may experience sweating. If you’re buying them to listen to music, you must know they aren’t really that good. Answering calls shouldn’t be an issue with these headphones either.
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Cosmic Byte G2000 – 7.9
The Cosmic Byte G2000 is the most second most affordable option on this list.
Cosmic Byte is a sub-brand of Kotion each and the same model (G2000) is listed below as an alternative for this headset. The main difference is the finish of the earcups on the Cosmic Byte G2000, which is matte. Unlike the Kotion Each G2000, which is gloss. They are the same model, just sold under a different brand. So in terms of performance, you can expect similar results.
The build quality is average, nothing out of the ordinary. Except for the cable which is braided in the respective colour accent. It uses 3 ports: a 3.5mm jack for audio and another for the mic, and a USB port for the RGB. We find the matte to have a better in-hand feel than the glossy, smooth finish of the Kotion Each model.
We’d complain about the headband which isn’t matte for the Cosmic Byte model. The microphone can be tilted upwards or downwards. The build and sound performance is average, overall.
Alternative: Kotion Each G2000
You get to choose between 3 colourways if you got with the Kotion Each G2000. The audio quality is similar but that is expected. The price is what you’ll notice a difference in. They’re most likely priced higher than the Cosmic Byte model.
Ueasy Oni – The Ueasy Gaming headset has a distinct camo design. You also get a 3.5mm jack splitter that splits the single connector into two. One for audio and the other for the microphone. They are compatible with all consoles, PC and smartphones.
Onikuma K5 – The Onikuma K5 is an average build, average performance gaming headset. Given the price they come at, they aren’t all that impressive.
Cosmic Byte Spider – The build quality of the Cosmic Byte Spider seems great at first but you start noticing how weak it is after using them for a while. The sound output is okay. But the durability of the body is the real issue. Although, they look rather good.
Cosmic Byte H11 – Slightly sturdier than the Spider. The Cosmic Byte H11 has a better build and a better in-hand feel to them. They are priced rather low. And due to this, lack of RGB lighting.
Cosmic Byte H3 – The Cosmic Byte H3 has some sharp styling and looks like it’s ready for some gaming action. The body is decently built and is worth looking into. These too have the audio and mic combined 3.5mm headphone jack.
Havit H2232d – The Havit H2232d looks tacky and has a generic design. We think it looks too bland. The back of the earcups do have an RGB ring but it works against its looks rather than for it.
Ant Esports H530 – The Ant Esports H530 has a nice matte black finish to the plastic which give it a good in-hand feel. They come in several colourways. The fit of this headset isn’t all that good. The mic quality isn’t impressive either.
HP H200 – HP H200 has a similar body to the Redgear Cloak and Cosmo. But in terms of performance falls behind. Overall, they are okay. Not bad but not good either. Smack dab in the middle.
Redgear Cloak – Topping the list of the best gaming headsets under 1000 rs. The Redgear Cloak is an impressive set of gaming headphones. They have been rising in popularity which is also shooting up the price. Excellent value for money.