12 Best Lightweight Gaming Headsets of 2021

If choosing your next gaming headset, there’s no denying that weight makes a huge difference. Usually, the lighter the headset in terms of weight the better. In fact, some of the lightest gaming headsets are so comfortable you won’t even feel them on your head, which is what you should aim for. Therefore, below, we have curated a list of the best lightweight gaming headsets that you can buy.

They’re all respectable choices for some of the top brands in the gaming headset space, and you can’t really go wrong with any of them. That being said, there are some differences between these lightweight gaming headsets of which we go in more detail below.

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Comparison table of The Best Lightweight Gaming Headsets:

1 Logitech G Pro X
Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset (2nd Generation) with Blue Voice, DTS Headphone 7.1 and 50 mm PRO-G Drivers, for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S,PS5,PS4, Nintendo Switch, Black
  • compatible with PC
  • weighs 258 grams
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2 Razer BlackShark V2
Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset: THX 7.1 Spatial Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Detachable Mic - PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile - 3.5 mm Audio Jack & USB DAC - Black
  • Compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, Mobile, Switch
  • weighs 262 grams
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3 HyperX Cloud Flight
HyperX Cloud Flight - Wireless Gaming Headset, Long Lasting Battery up to 30 Hours, Detachable Noise Cancelling Microphone, Red LED Light, Comfortable Memory Foam, Works with PC, PS4 & PS5
  • compatible with PC, PS4, PS4 Pro
  • weighs 286 grams
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4 SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset for Playstation – USB-C Wireless – Detachable ClearCast Microphone – for PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Android – Black
  • compatible with PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android
  • weighs 252.3 grams
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5 Razer BlackShark V2 X
Razer BlackShark V2 X Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Memory Foam Cushion - PC, PS4,PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile - 3.5mm Audio Jack - Black
  • Compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, Mobile, Switch
  • weighs 240 grams
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6 Sennheiser GSP 350
Sennheiser Consumer Audio 507081 GSP 350 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset, Black
  • compatible with PC
  • weighs 236.6 grams
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7 HyperX Cloud Stinger
HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless - Gaming Headset with Long Lasting Battery up to 17 Hours of Use, Immersive In-Game Audio, Noise Cancelling Microphone, Comfortable Memory Foam, and Designed for PC
  • compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • weighs 268 grams
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8 Razer Kraken X Ulralight
Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset: 7.1 Surround Sound - Lightweight Aluminum Frame - Bendable Cardioid Microphone - PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile - Black
  • compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • weighs 249 grams
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9 Logitech G432
Logitech G432 Wired Gaming Headset, 7.1 Surround Sound, DTS Headphone:X 2.0, Flip-to-Mute Mic, PC (Leatherette) Black/Blue
  • compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
  • weighs 280 grams
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10 Logitech G Pro
logitech Pro Gaming Headset with Pro Grade Mic for Pc, PC VR, Mac, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch
  • compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR
  • weighs 259 grams
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11 HyperX Cloud II
HyperX Cloud II - Gaming Headset, 7.1 Surround Sound, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works with PC, PS4, Xbox One - Red
  • compatible with PC, Mac, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Mobile, VR
  • weighs 277 grams
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12 BENGOO G9000 Stereo
BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, Xbox One Controller, Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones with Mic, LED Light, Bass Surround, Soft Memory Earmuffs (Orange)
  • compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • weighs 272 grams
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1Logitech G Pro X

While Logitech’s G series of gaming products have some really nice options for gamers, when it comes to sound nothing beats the G Pro X. Even though priced lower than some of its competitors, it manages to come at a perfect price to performance ratio, and it’s lightweight too, at 258 grams.

The sound is excellent. There are 50mm drivers with a 35 Ohm impedance, and the directional accuracy is just brilliant. The 7.1 surround sound works really well when paired with the included USB sound card, and from a sound perspective, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Comfort is top-notch, too, with a steel headband frame with soft leatherette headband, and your choice of leatherette or breathable velour pads which you can switch around. The aluminum fork adds to the durability, and it’s pretty obvious that the G Pro X is built like a tank.

And to add to this, you also have the Blue VO!CE technology microphone, which is a noise-canceling mic that performs admirably in games. All things considered, this is one of the best lightweight gaming headsets out there.

2Razer BlackShark V2

Razer’s BlackShark V2 headset is a great choice for people looking for a lightweight headset that you can use on a variety of platforms. It comes with both a 3.5mm audio connection, as well as a USB DAC, which makes it as versatile as it gets, and weighs 262 grams.

On the outside, the design is subtle and simple, with a green Razer logo on the earcups and a small amount of visible green cable – the rest of it is an all-black affair. The earcups and headband are rather thick and comfortable, which makes this a great headset for extended gaming sessions if that’s your thing.

The sound is pretty much what you’d expect from a good gaming headset. You have Razer’s Triforce Titanium 50mm drivers that get you excellent sound quality, as well as THX 7.1 surround sound for a more immersive experience.

You also have a microphone, which is Razer’s Hyperclear Cardioid mic, and it’s detachable if you think you don’t need it when using the headset. Overall, at this price, the BlackShark V2 is a great choice for a lightweight gaming headset.

3HyperX Cloud Flight

HyperX has always had some truly impressive products in the headphone game, and the Cloud Flight is no exception. It’s a wireless gaming headset that works with PCs and the PS4 and PS4 Pro and comes in at a pretty nice weight of 286 grams.

The sound is excellent, and positional awareness is excellent when you’re gaming. The mic is noise cancelling and detachable, so you can remove it when you’re just listening to music. You also get on-board audio and mic controls, which is a nice addition.

The build of the Cloud Flight is very good. You get a durable and adjustable steel slider, with a headband that has a soft foam to increase comfort. The leatherette-wrapped pads are all memory foam, so they’re as comfortable as it gets, but you won’t get a lot of breathability out of them. The earcups rotate 90 degrees, so you can get them just right.

Last but not least, you’re looking at a 2.4GHz wireless connection and up to 30 hours of battery life, which is impressive. All things considered, a great choice.

4SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

Even though the Arctis 1 Wireless is pretty much at the bottom of the Arctis lineup, it is still an excellent headset that we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. It has a lot of high-end features at a rather modest price and comes at a weight of only 252.3 grams.

Compatibility is the name of the game here because the Arctis 1 Wireless is compatible with not just your PC, but also the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Switch Lite, as well as Android devices. And instead of Bluetooth, you get a lossless, ultra-low latency dongle to use.

The microphone is Steelseries’ detachable ClearCast microphone which gives you noise-canceling and is Discord certified. The sound quality is top-notch. The sound, however, is just good, but nothing to write home about.

Comfort is great, thanks to the plush, breathable earcups, and great padding on the headband. This is most certainly a headset you can wear for hours at a time, with no issues whatsoever. We also liked the steel reinforcing on the headband, which adds durability to an overall great headset for gaming.

5Razer BlackShark V2 X

Contrary to popular belief, Razer isn’t all about premium, high-end headsets. They also have some really good budget picks, too, and the BlackShark V2 X is one of them. It comes at a reasonable price, yet manages to check all the boxes for a great lightweight gaming headset.

We love the subtle design. It’s not really what we’d expect from Razer considering the lack of flashiness, but it still looks great. And with the comfortable headband and earcups, it’s comfortable during extended gaming sessions, too.

The sound is pretty good. Razer has included their Triforce Titanium drivers, the same ones you’ll find on the higher-end headsets, as well as 7.1 surround. The result? A clear, crisp sound with excellent positional accuracy all around. You also have a cardioid microphone that will reduce any ambient noise, and get you clear communication with your teammates. Overall, the BlackShark V2 X is a great choice for anyone looking for a budget headset with great comfort – and it comes in at only 240 grams, too.

6Sennheiser GSP 350

Sennheiser has some excellent headsets for listening to music, but in the past couple of years, their gaming headsets have been just as good, and they keep on making great models. The GSP 350 is one of the options if you’re a PC gamer, since it’s compatible with PC only, and it comes with a comfortable yet bulky design and a weight of only 236.6 grams.

First things first, even though we did say bulky, these are comfortable headphones. The earpads are thick and comfortable, and the headband has a cushion that adds even more comfort, comfort that doesn’t go away after an hour or two of gaming.

There are a few nice things as a flip-to-mute functionality, as well as volume control on the right earcup itself. Pair this with a USB surround dongle which gets you 7.1 surround sound, and a noise-canceling microphone, and you’ve got yourself a winner on your hands. The GSP 350 is an excellent headset and one that will last you a good couple of years.

7HyperX Cloud Stinger

There’s definitely no shortage of good wireless gaming headsets, but when you’re looking at getting a lightweight one at a reasonable price, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is the one to go for. It costs a fraction of most of its competitors, yet comes in at a very reasonable weight of just 268 grams.

To make things even better, you’re getting very immersive audio, and along with that, excellent directional accuracy. The sound is balanced and clear, and you can hear enemies’ footsteps rather easily. The microphone is noise cancelling as well, so your teammates can hear you rather well.

As far as comfort goes, you’re looking at memory foam earpads wrapped in leatherette, which isn’t exactly breathable, but it sure is comfortable. The headband is pretty comfortable too, and the steel sliders add to the durability quite a bit.

Lest we forget, this is a wireless headset, and you can expect a battery life of up to 17 hours. Overall, this is a really good headset, especially when you factor in the price. If you want wireless and budget is a concern, by all means go for it. There’s also a cheaper option, too, that comes with all the comfort and features, but is wired.

8Razer Kraken X Ultralight

If ever you’ve looked at Razer’s headset options, you’ll find that they’re generally massive, bulky, and not exactly lightweight. However, that all changes with the Kraken X Ultralight, a respectably priced gaming headset that comes in at a mere 249 grams. Yes, you read that right. And it performs really well.

The custom-tuned 40mm drivers work with a software-enabled surround, but note that this will only work with a PC. The headset does work with an Xbox, PS4 or Nintendo Switch, but as we mentioned, no surround here. The sound is still very good regardless of the platform, and you’re also looking at a noise cancelling microphone that significantly reduces background noise.

As far as comfort goes, the Kraken X Ultralight is phenomenal. With this weight, you barely feel the headset on your head, and the plush and comfortable headband and earpads only add to the comfort. They’re one of the best picks for extended gaming sessions.

Add to this the durable construction and very stealthy design, and you’re looking at one of the lightest gaming headsets that are worth buying – especially at this asking price.

9Logitech G432

The G lineup by Logitech is pretty extensive, and while they have some really great high-end products, they also have some excellent midrange options, too. Such is the Logitech G432 headset that comes in at 280 grams and a price that’s less than half of some of its competitors.

First things first, the comfort of the G432 is excellent. The large earcups will cover your ears rather well and they’re plush and comfortable. Now, the leatherette material might not be the most breathable thing in the world, but the headset won’t be causing too many problems in terms of temperature. The headband is nice and soft, too, so extended gaming sessions won’t be too much of a problem.

As far as sound goes, you’re looking at 50mm drivers and DTS:X v2.0 7.1 virtual surround, so positional awareness and directional accuracy are great – two key things, especially for first-person shooters. Then you’ve got the flip-to-mute microphone with easily reachable volume control, so your teammates will hear you loud and clear.

At the end of the day, if you want a wired headset that cuts no corners, yet doesn’t cost an exorbitant amount of money, the G432 is a great choice.

10Logitech G Pro

Out of all the Logitech G series headsets, the G Pro is the one that appeals the most to folks looking for a lightweight headset with a minimalist design and without too many extras. It’s priced very competitively, yet covers all the basics for an excellent gaming headset.

To begin with, the weight is an impressive 259 grams. Combine this with the massive earcups with leatherette covering, and you’re looking at an incredibly comfortable headset. If leatherette isn’t your thing, you also get micro-suede earpads, so the choice is yours.

As far as sound goes, the Pro-G drivers are among the best in the industry, so you won’t be lacking in that department. There’s also the pro-grade condenser mic, which ensures your teammates will be able to hear you loud and clear in any scenario.

Last but not least, the build quality of the headset is excellent. The construction and materials used make it a very durable pick that will go through quite a lot of daily wear and tear. Factor in the asking price, and you’re looking at one of the best lightweight gaming headsets out there at the moment.

11HyperX Cloud II

The HyperX Cloud, the first generation, set a new standard for comfort with gaming headsets, which meant the successor had to live up to the expectation – and live up it did. The Cloud II is one of the most comfortable gaming headsets out there, and with a weight of 277 grams, it’s not too heavy either.

You’re looking at a choice of either memory foam ear pads, or velour ear pads, so you can use the ones you prefer for gaming. The headband is very comfortable, and the combination of plastic, steel and aluminum make for a pretty durable build, too.

As for the sound, you’ve got 43mm neodymium magnet drivers that give you excellent performance in-game, paired with a noise-canceling microphone that you can remove. It’s worth mentioning the microphone is TeamSpeak certified, too.  The sound is extremely clear in any scenario, and it’s even better when you’re using the USB audio sound card that provides 7.1 surround sound.

12Bengoo G9000

Sure, you might have not heard of Bengoo up until now, but the G9000 is an excellent gaming headset for users on a budget, and one you should look at. It’s a wired headset, which means you get compatibility with pretty much any device with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and comes with a few nifty features.

First things first, the sound quality is good, thanks to the 40mm neodymium drivers, which give you a rather wide sound stage. For positional accuracy, this is pretty good. You get an omnidirectional, noise-canceling microphone as well, but the quality of your voice isn’t too impressive if we’re being honest.

On the outside, you get a flashy, gamer design with LED lights that come with their USB plug for power. The headset does look nice, but it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Last but not least, comfort is pretty good thanks to plenty of padding on the earcups and headband. The headband is adjustable, so you can easily set it up for your head. A good choice if you’re very limited with your budget.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, if you’re looking for the most comfortable lightweight gaming headsets with good sound quality, the headsets above are what you should be considering. You can learn more about what to look for in a gaming headset here. We hope that you found this article helpful and informative.

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