Best Gaming Headsets for Long-Wear Comfort
In order to choose between gaming headsets, you will need a solid understanding of your preferences and the gaps that need to be filled to maximize your competitive edge. These two contenders are a cut above when it comes to long-wear gaming without compromise and next-level ergonomic design.
The H3 closed acoustic headset tackles comfort from two angles. Not only does its stainless steel slider headband give wearers the freedom to customize their fit, but its hinged ear cups can also be angled to perfection. The H3's exchangeable ear pads are made to conform to the unique shape of your ear for a fit that feels totally natural, while creating an impressive acoustic seal that shuts out distractions and background noise.
The lightweight GSP 370 headset is designed with memory foam ear pads that block out ambient noise. It’s built to provide the ideal combination of comfort and performance, featuring a lift-to-mute microphone boom arm, up to 100 hours of pure audio on a single charge, and a lag-free low-latency connection.
EPOS knows that comfort is a non-negotiable – that’s why we maintain a laser focus on ergonomic design and high-quality materials for the ultimate long-wear experience.
Choosing Comfortable Gaming Ear Pads
If you really want to take your personalization to the next level, choosing your own ear pads is the cherry on top of a comfortable gaming headset. While EPOS ear pads are designed for different gaming needs, the common thread that unites them all is a focus on exceptional comfort.
To help you choose the best gaming ear pads for your needs, we have broken down the main factors to keep in mind when making a decision. Next stop: your most comfortable gaming headset ever.
Durability and comfort
Ear pads can experience significant wear and tear over time, so choosing your materials wisely is a must. EPOS typically designs its ear pads with a dual material profile, combining a softer material on the inside for tactile comfort with leatherette surrounding the ear pad for superior durability. Long live the headset!
For a cozy fit and powerful sound isolation, EPOS ear pads are modelled after the anatomy of the human ear. Their research-backed shape creates the optimal conditions for a sound-busting acoustic seal and long-wear comfort.
Memory foam enhances an ear pad’s acoustic seal, while leveraging the ergonomics of the human ear to provide both high-test sound quality and game-changing comfort. Since it conforms to your unique ear shape, the feel of memory foam is tough to beat!
Dealing with heat
The amount of heat retained by your headset will depend on whether you choose an open or closed acoustic model. To combat heat accumulation, certain ear pads are designed to facilitate air flow, while others contain a layer of cooling gel to dissipate heat. With the right headset, gamers can stay cool and keep their cool – even under pressure.
The on-ear experience
Typically, gaming ear pads are made of leatherette or velour. Both materials have unique benefits – it simply boils down to personal preference. Velour ear pads provide cushy comfort that feels soft against the ear, while leatherette ear pads deliver a cooler on-ear experience. Some people appreciate that leatherette is easy to clean and keeps heat under control, while others prefer the soft and fuzzy feel of velour ear pads. Both options provide the same superior audio, so you really cannot go wrong!
EPOS gaming headsets are designed for quick and easy ear pad switch-ups, so gamers can use different pads in different circumstances – your preference might even change depending on the season! If you want to explore all your options, read more about EPOS’ complete selection of gaming ear pads.