The most used headsets by League of Legends players
The most popular headsets are calculated based on 85 professional players.
Gaming with speakers is never a good idea. It means that positional audio is going to be wonky, you usually can’t raise the volume too high, and you disturb housemates after a while. Gamers are usually spotted with a headset on their dome for a reason; headphones are just way better at isolating you from your surroundings (if that’s what you want; you can of course also get open-backed headphones) allowing you to focus on your game. Slap a microphone on there and you’ve got an ideal two-in-one solution that allows players to communicate with their teammates (something that’s vital in team games) and hear what they need to hear.
In this list we’ve gathered the most popular headsets with League of Legends professionals so that you can hopefully learn a thing or two that’ll help you with your next headset purchase.
The Pro Usage Top 5 gets updated continuously and instantly so that you can always get an accurate overview of what the pros are using at any given time. In the body of the article itself, we go over the five most popular pro products in no particular order and, when relevant, we also give you some extra options in the form of products that fall just outside of the top 5 or are otherwise relevant.
What makes a headset good for League of Legends?
There are some debates as to whether or not the sound in League of Legends is actually something useful, but whatever your position on that argument is: it’s a certainty that you’ll want a pair of cans on your head for gaming.
What makes a headset good for League of Legends depends greatly on something personal: comfort. You can have the best sounding headset in the world, but if it hurts your skull after wearing it for just two hours you’re never going to be able to rely on it for gaming, so comfort is definitely one of the main considerations when buying a headset.
If you go online you’ll notice that audiophiles often recommend you to ditch dedicated gaming headsets and go for a pair of regular headphones and an external mic. This is without a doubt an option, and if the quality of your voice is important (for content creators, for example) it’s an avenue you’ll want to consider given the fact that headset microphones, no matter how good they are, will never be as good as dedicated broadcast microphones.
With that said: most gamers aren’t content creators, and as such a headset is a far more convenient all-in-one solution for most people. The days of headset microphones sounding like cold war era walkie talkies are also behind us; there are definitely headsets out there that can reliably be used for long conversations without them bothering the person on the other side of the call.
Logitech G Pro X Headset
The Logitech G Pro X (Wireless) is yet another product from Logitech’s Pro line of products that managed to find its way to the professionals.
The G Pro X has a very sturdy aluminum design that doesn’t creak when using the headset, and the stitched headband is thickly padded, leading to a comfortable fit even if you’re gaming for hours on end. It also comes with two sets of ear pads: one leatherette set and one cloth set so that you can create the ultimate wearing experience for you personally.
The sound itself is great as well. The G Pro X comes with DTS HEADPHONE:X 2.0 virtual surround sound in case you’re someone who likes to use that kind of audio processing, but seeing as most gamers use headsets without any sort of virtual surround it’s important how a headset sounds without all of that, and the G Pro X also delivers on that front. Here too you can choose between a bunch of premade profiles that allow you to set the equalizer to whatever game genre you’re playing, and you can also make custom profiles.
The microphone also delivers in spades thanks to the Blue VO!CE technology that allows you to tweak the mic’s sound so that it perfectly matches your own unique voice.
All of this to say that Logitech have really thought this headset through: the sound quality that you get is great and, perhaps most importantly, the soundstage is accurate. For most users it’s also incredibly comfy so if you ask us this is a worthy headset for dedicated gamers.
Logitech G Pro X HeadsetUsed by 180 players ()
❝The wired G Pro X is a great piece of equipment, delivering great audio, supreme comfort, and one of the best mics in the business, all packed into a stylish and attractive design.❞
- Great microphone
- Good audio quality
- Comfortable fit
- Blue VO!CE technology improves mic quality even further
- Good build quality
- Relies on software for most of its functionality and is therefore not as suited for console use
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
The BlackShark line is Razer’s take on a no-nonsense, straightforward gaming headset, and it is a fantastic effort. The Pro is the wireless version (there is also the wired version) and it’s one of the better mid tier esports-focused wireless gaming headsets on the market if you ask us.
What you’re getting here is a headset that nails the essentials: you get great spatial audio and a very good overall audio experience. On top of that it’s also very comfortable to wear and has very good (passive) noise isolation so that you can focus on your game without being distracted. If you’re after a no-nonsense type of headset like the ever-popular HyperX Cloud II that sets the standards a little higher when it comes to overall sound and finish then the BlackShark V2 Pro is one to look at.
Razer BlackShark V2 ProUsed by 83 players ()
The BlackShark V2 Pro is an esports-focused gaming headset by Razer with a sturdy build quality, good sound quality, and great microphone for a wireless headset. It’s also wireless, making it a good option to consider for people who want a cordless no-nonsense headset for gaming.
- Good sound quality
- Good mic
- Sturdy build quality
- Good (passive) noise isolation
- Experience suffers on consoles
- Price tag is on the higher side
The A50 is one of ASTRO’s top-of-the-line gaming headsets, and you will have to pay a pretty penny if you decide to go for this wireless flagship headset.
ASTRO goes through some trouble in order to justify the price, though. You get a ton of customization options in order to make the audio suit your preferences, and the headset comes with a bunch of physical extras such as the handy charging dock so that you can just rest your headset in there after a hard day of working/gaming.
If you’re looking for subtlety then the A50 definitely isn’t it, but if you are looking for a top tier wireless gaming headset you could definitely take a look at this one.
- Charging dock is a handy addition
- Sound quality is very decent
- Lots of customization options
- Mic quality isn’t the best
- Feels a bit plasticky
Sennheiser GAME ONE
Sennheiser’s gaming audio division has moved to EPOS. Products are now released under the name EPOS.
The vast majority of gaming headsets feature a closed-back design, meaning that the ear cups/covers are completely sealed off. This is great for noise isolation, but open-backed designs do allow for a wider and more realistic soundstage.
This GAME ONE is an open-backed headset. You’re getting extremely detailed and realistic audio with this headset, but you will have to live with the fact that the headset leaks sound and that the noise isolation is almost non-existent. If you are gaming in a quiet environment and you’re looking for a lightweight gaming headset that’s extremely comfortable with fantastic sound quality, you should definitely look towards the GAME ONE, however. It’s one of the best ‘back to basics’ type of gaming headsets out there.
Sennheiser GAME ONEUsed by 17 players ()
The Sennheiser GAME ONE is the brand’s open-backed ‘basic gaming headset’. The GAME ONE comes without any bells and whistles and focuses on sound quality and comfort above all else. Note that its open-backed design means that it will leak audio and have poor isolation performances, but this is by design.
- Great sound quality
- Open-backed design makes for a wide soundstage
- Open-backed headphones have poor isolation and leak sound (by design)
Razer Hammerhead Pro V2
The Hammerhead Pro V2 is one of the most commonly used earphones in the professional scene due to the fact that, at tournaments, pros often have to wear in-ears with a pair of thick, noise-canceling headphones that are blasting white noise on top of it in order to prevent them from hearing the casters or the audience.
With the Hammerhead Pro V2, you’re getting a light piece of kit that delivers great audio quality for its size, and even though the built-in microphone isn’t anything to write home about, it’s one of the better options out there for gamers who are looking for something extremely mobile that they can also use on their commute and for making calls and what not.
- Good handling of positional audio
- Comes with lots of accessories
- Bass can be too heavy for some
- Mic isn’t great
HyperX Cloud Flight S
HyperX’s headsets are known for their reliability and excellent price-performance proposition, but the majority of their popular headsets are wired. HyperX also creates wireless headsets, though, and the Flight S is a good example of what they can do.
The Flight S is everything you expect from a HyperX headset: comfy, reliable, and at least ‘decent’ in every category, but this one also comes with some additional bells and whistles such as the ability to be charged wirelessly. If you absolutely hate cables on or around your desk, this is one to consider.
HyperX Cloud Flight SUsed by 11 players ()
The HyperX Cloud Flight S is a wireless headset that takes the whole ‘cut the cord’ thing extremely seriously given the fact that it’s Qi certified, meaning that you can charge it wirelessly. If you’re looking for a wireless higher tier HyperX product, the Cloud Flight S is worth a look.
- Good battery life
- Decent sound
- Can be charged wirelessly
- Mic doesn’t sound very good
- Not very customizable
Corsair VOID RGB Elite
Wireless headsets might be getting more and more popular and the demand for them is going up, but their prices (in general) don’t really seem to be going down. If you’re looking to get a wireless gaming headset that doesn’t break the bank, this might be a good one to consider.
The Corsair VOID RGB Elite isn’t the absolute best out there: the fit won’t suit everyone and if you have a smaller head it can even feel very loose, and the sound quality doesn’t exceed ‘decent’ either, but if you’re in the market for a cordless headset that very much looks like a gaming headset you can always consider this one.
- Very breathable ear cup materials
- Fit isn’t secure for most people
- Can feel cheaply built
Best Headset for League of Legends – Conclusion
Sound isn’t as important in League of Legends, but that doesn’t that mean you should neglect your ears. A comfy headset will not only allow you to hear the game clearly, but it will also allow you to communicate with your teammates without any hiccups, and communication can be vital in team-oriented games.
What headset that you end up getting will depend on a number of things including your budget and personal needs, but hopefully this guide has served as a nice baseline for you to decide what you want. If you’re interested in the topic you can always browse our other guides and if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on social media or in the comments of the relevant articles.