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It makes sense that your gaming headset should be comfortable. You’re likely going to wear it for hours at a time, and who wants to wear something that gives them a headache?

Unfortunately, this can be a challenge for people with glasses. The wrong headset can press painfully against your frames, making you feel like your head is in a vice.

No need to worry, though – there are gaming headsets for glasses wearers, too. As a glasses wearer myself, I’ll be happy to show you some of the most promising headsets I’ve found here.

Best Gaming Headsets for Glasses Wearers

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

This is my personal headset of choice. Having tried a few other headsets before, the HyperX Cloud Stinger was the one I ended up finally settling on. I can personally assure you that I’m able to wear it for an unlimited amount of time without headaches or pain from my glasses.

It has leatherette cups and memory foam in the cushioning on the headband. This makes it feel nice and soft while wearing it, preventing your head from aching after long hours of use.

Underneath the plastic coating on the headband, there’s a steel slider core that lets you adjust the height of the cups. This lends the headset a solid, reliable feel.

Pros:

  • Extremely comfortable memory foam cushions that won’t cause you pain.
  • Large 50mm drivers provide you a quality sound experience.
  • Lightweight feel so they don’t feel like a heavy weight on your head.
  • The microphone automatically mutes when you swivel it into the up position.
  • Durable steel slider on the earcups is tough and long-lasting.
  • Generally affordable price.

Cons:

  • You can adjust the volume on the headset, but if you use the slider on the headset to do so, it doesn’t adjust at the same rate in both earcups.
  • The noise cancelling on them could be better.

Razer Kraken Kitty Gaming Headset

As far as PC gaming supplies go, Razer is generally a brand you can trust. These Razer Kraken headphones, backed by thousands of customer reviews, attest to that fact.

Okay, so maybe you don’t like the fact this headset has cat ears on top. In that case, you’ll be pleased to know the headset comes in five other color combinations – most of which don’t have cat ears (There is one black and green combo that does have cat ears, though, and it looks surprisingly awesome.)

Plus, the headset has RGB lighting on it. The RGB lighting can respond to emoticons in your audience’s chat if you’re streaming, which is perfect for interacting with your viewers.

Even if you don’t plan on streaming, you can assured that these are headphones you can wear all day in total comfort. The earcups are filled with a cooling gel so your ears don’t feel sweaty.

Pros:

  • The headset comes in a fairly large range of stylish colors – some of which include cat ears.
  • The RGB in the headset responds to emoticons in streaming.
  • Cooling gel is in the cushioning, so your head stays cool.
  • Capable of surround sound audio.

Cons:

  • Some owners have reported issues with muting the headset.

Turtle Beach Recon Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach is another brand that many gamers around the world trust. They’re usually a great starting point for you if you’re looking for a solid pair of headphones on a budget.

What I like about this pair, too, is that they’re available in a pretty solid range of colors. If you’re trying to coordinate the headset with a particular decorating scheme, your console, or your PC, there’s likely a pair that will work well.

The lightweight design of these headphones is also great for your neck. No feeling like your head is going to be weighed down by them.

Pros:

  • Huge range of colors.
  • The mic can easily be flipped up to be muted.
  • Lightweight feel so it doesn’t weigh down on your head.
  • Comes from a trustworthy brand.

Cons:

  • There are a few reports that this headset squeezes your head a bit when wearing it, so maybe consider it only if you’re a little smaller in size.

Bengoo Stereo Pro Gaming Headset

If you’re willing to steer away from the popular name brands, you can oftentimes find good deals like the Bengoo Stereo Pro Gaming Headset. This one is generally quite affordable.

Although I wouldn’t call it an advanced headset by any stretch of the imagination, it’s still fairly decent. It has soft cushioning over the years to keep you comfy, and attractive RGB lights on the outside of the cups.

Furthermore, with its braided cable, it won’t get all wound up in itself constantly. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had to deal with smoothing out twists in cables before.

Pros:

  • Tends to be quite affordable.
  • The cable is designed to be anti-twisting.
  • Comfortable padding over the ear cups.
  • RGB lights on the exterior of the cups.
  • There’s a volume controller on the cable within easy reach.

Cons:

  • There are some reports that the sound quality is a bit on the staticky side.

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Jeecoo Xiberia Pro Gaming Headset

Want something a little less flashy than the other options on this list? Then this Jeecoo Xiberia headset is a great, reserved-looking option for you. (Fortunately, it’s also pretty budget-friendly!)

What I especially like about this pair is that they have a mic designed not to pick up all the noise in your room. If you’re like me and you share your gaming space with other people, this can be vital. Too often, I have to fuss with the sensitivity of my mic so that it can pick up me without picking up the sound of anyone else in the room and echoing it back to everyone else in my Discord chat.

Pros:

  • Noise cancelling mic that won’t pick up all the other sounds in your room.
  • Not super flashy and gaudy-looking.
  • The headband has tough metal inside for increased durability.
  • Its USB plug makes it compatible with a range of systems.
  • The braided cable won’t get all tangled and kinked up.

Cons:

  • The RGB strip in the ear cups doesn’t actually change color – it’s just a strip of rainbow-colored light.

Beexcellent Gaming Headset

This is another solid pair of budget headphones for anyone who’s strapped for cash. Despite being incredibly affordable, though, this headset comes in a nice range of colors and has modestly sized 40mm drivers.

Best of all, the boom mic is excellent at differentiating between your voice and background noises. If you’re someone who’s constantly frustrated by the sounds of your clicking keyboard or other ambient sounds coming in through the mic, this could be the solution.

The soft ear cups are also great for glasses frames. They won’t push too hard against your frames, so your head won’t feel like it’s being pinched during use.

Pros:

  • Cost-effective.
  • Attractive LED lighting pattern on the ear cups.
  • Thick cushion on the earcups won’t push your glasses into the sides of your head.
  • Boom mic won’t pick up on all the background noise in your room.

Cons:

  • Some people said that the earcups aren’t as good at cancelling noise as they could be.
  • You have to plug the lighting in with a second cable.

What to Look for When Choosing a Headset for a Glasses Wearer

Comfort

The whole point of this list is to find a gaming headset that will be comfortable for you if you wear glasses. I know from experience that loads of things can be painful or annoying if you’ve got glasses on, like laying on your side or tight-fitting hats.

Your headset doesn’t have to make gaming a contacts-only pursuit. The key here is to focus on the earcups and headband specifically – or rather, what type of cushioning they have.

The best type of cushioning I’ve experienced so far is memory foam. These types of cushions tend to have just enough give that they don’t push too hard on the frames of your glasses.

Price

No matter what you are considering purchasing, budget is always worth thinking about. In all my best products compilations, I recommend starting by doing a quick search of the thing you’re looking for, so you get a general feel for how much it costs. Then you can define which end of that spectrum is most comfortable for your budget.

I included headsets all over the average price range in this list. Regardless of what your budget looks like, there should be something on this list that won’t break the bank for you.

Size

It shouldn’t be surprising that the size of a headset is important when it comes to glasses wearers. A smaller and tighter headset will press your frames uncomfortably into the sides of your head, giving you a headache in no time.

The problem is that it isn’t always easy to tell if they’re going to be a good fit just from the product pages. I recommend searching customer reviews in this regard and seeing what other people have to say about it.

You can also check that any prospective headset is adjustable. If you can adjust the height of the earcups, you can effectively adjust the overall length of the headset. Headsets that are too tight can even be stretched out by resting them over wide objects, like small boxes or rolls of paper towels.

Speaker Quality

You wouldn’t want to get a gaming headset with crappy speaker quality – that would defeat the purpose of buying a headset in the first place, wouldn’t it?

For that reason, speaker quality should always be near the top of your list when you’re looking for a good headset. One thing to look at is the size of the drivers – as a rule of thumb, larger drivers tend to be better.

If you can find it in the description, another thing to look at is the frequency range of the headset. A headset with a wider frequency range can pick up more sounds…which may be crucial if you’re playing a heavily sound-based game where you need to hear what’s going on around you at all times.

We did a more detailed write-up about this in our list of best gaming headsets for sensitive ears, so be sure to check it out if you’re an audiophile.

Aesthetic

As silly as it might feel, don’t worry about considering the way a headset looks, too. After all, chances are, your gaming area or PC is decked out in some fashion or other. Why shouldn’t your head be while you’re playing?

Plus, these days, headsets come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There’s bound to be one that feels comfy for you and looks awesome.

Wrap Up

I feel like we included several pairs of extremely solid headsets on this list. Choosing one would be hard, but after some thought, I have to go with the one I know best…in that case, that’s the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset!

I’m wearing this headset as I type right now. I’ve been wearing it for hours, and my head still feels so comfortable, I might as well not be wearing them at all.

I do have to admit, though, that after seeing the Razer pair…I’m thinking that maybe I’ll upgrade soon.

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