Black Friday gaming headset deals are some of the highlights of the sales season in the gaming tech space. Whether you're chasing cans for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, or PC compatibility, the discounts are designed to suit all budgets and tastes.
Given the multitude of decent savings, it's hard to say exactly how low headsets will drop every time the Black Friday gaming headset deals come along, but we always do our best to track prices, and keep abreast of all that's going on every winter. We've been doing this for years now, so know good deals from bad ones, and stupendous ones from good ones.
By the time the next Black Friday gaming headset deals arrive we'll have had the new-gen consoles for a full three years. This is madness, but also means that we'll have yet another year of headset releases and models to contend with. This should mean that the deals continue to be awesome with gaps between models being narrower than ever. As well as 2023 models being cut in price, don't forget those 2022, and 2021 models still built for the newer consoles and new-generation of gaming; this could be where the real deals are.
When will Black Friday gaming headset deals start?
Black Friday headset deals officially kick off on November 24. However, as is always the case, some stores just won't be able to help themselves and will launch their Black Friday offers way ahead of this date.
With some retailers going so early, we've got used to seeing some really tasty discounts start to roll in from around mid-October in the past, so we should all have our eyes and wallets ready from that point.
Where will the best Black Friday gaming headset deals be?
You know it'll be the usual suspects playing the Black Friday gaming headset deals game again this year, and to get you straight to the right place to see current deals or to get your bookmarks in order now, we've compiled the below list of key retailers.
Amazon: the mega-retailer will have almost any headset you need (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: an excellent place to check out other big-brand options (opens in new tab)
Walmart: the big retailer will have plenty of headsets online and in its stores (opens in new tab)
Newegg: always worth a look and especially for PC-focused headsets (opens in new tab)
Razer: go direct to one of the best and peruse some premium sets (opens in new tab)
Amazon: your first stop for gaming headset deals this year (opens in new tab)
Very: a valuable retailer to check out in the hunt for deals (opens in new tab)
Overclockers: worth a look as an outside et for good headset deals (opens in new tab)
ebuyer: PC gaming specialist that's bound to have the goods (opens in new tab)
Currys: a UK favourite retailer of tech and gaming gear (opens in new tab)
Razer: going straight to one of the best in the business is a good move (opens in new tab)
Black Friday gaming headset deals: what do we expect?
In general, this year's Black Friday gaming headset deals will offer up discounts on a far wider range of products and many more devices specifically built with the new-generation console in mind. That's because many of the cups that were released alongside the new console, and those from last year, have had loads of time on the shelves.
We're hoping to see premium wireless models like the Astro A50 get a big price cut - it's come down from its lofty $300 price tag to $239.99 in previous Black Friday sales and we'd like that to be bettered. What gives us confidence that this might happen, is that the headset has some serious competition from a new brother in the form of the A30 which could usurp the A50's traditional top-of-the-tree position. Elsewhere we really want to see the Nova Pro range from SteelSeries get some serious price cuts. The Nova Pro Wireless has not seen a price cut yet, and while the Pro Wired one has seen one, it's only been about $40 and not part of a sales event. We're expecting Black Friday to bring the first big cuts on those.
Of course, definitely don't forget the budget-wired sets at the other end of the spectrum: we saw the excellent SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wired and Razer Kaira X for PlayStation both at record lows - $25 and $45, respectively last year. If these return to those prices or lower, they are the easiest recommendation to make and will cover you across all platforms too.
Platform-specific gaming headsets like the Pulse 3D and Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset are going to be tougher to call. The former particularly, as Sony has raised prices of its consoles in many regions so might not be keen to cut it elsewhere. However, the Pulse did get a solid $30 off last year so we'd hope for the same again there.
The Corsair's RGB Wireless Virtuoso XT is our top PC gaming headset and is a pricey unit. However, it has regularly had its price chopped during sales events: we saw nearly $70 come off it last year in the winter.
If you're after something a little more portable, it's also worth checking out this year's Black Friday AirPods deals and Black Friday earbuds deals as well.
Last year's deals
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 |
$199.99 $139.95 at Amazon
Save $60 - Turtle Beach needs no introduction when it comes to gaming headsets, and its Stealth series is among the manufacturer's best lines. Although designed primarily for Xbox Series X and S consoles, the Stealth 700 is an amplified wireless headset that's compatible with the PS5, PS4, PC (Windows 10 & 11), and the Nintendo Switch. With a saving of $60, this deal was one you didn't want to miss.
PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless headset |
$99.99 $69 at Walmart
Save $30 - Sony's official headset is particularly brilliant as it includes support for the PS5's new 3D Audio, which makes the sound go into your ears according to the direction the thing is actually coming from. Sounds basic, but it's super effective!
SteelSeries Arctis 7+ |
$169.99 $139 at Amazon
Save $30 - The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ dropped to a record-low price at Amazon, hitting $139 down from a $169.99 MSRP. We'd never seen this 7.1 Surround wireless headset go further than $149 in the past, so you're saving an additional $10 here.
Last year's deals in the UK
Black Friday gaming headset deals - FAQ
Should you wait for Black Friday gaming headset deals?
Even though we're starting to see more and more early Black Friday deals and offerings, we really recommend holding fire now (at time of writing, it's November 4th). The biggest and best Black Friday gaming headset deals are yet to come, and will always come nearer the big day itself.
You may find a great deal that's really tempting now, and you can always check prices with CamelCamelCamel or similar to ensure you're getting good value - and maybe the early, guaranteed purchase is more of a deal-breaker for you than an extra 10 or 20 bucks. Look out also for any Black Friday price guarantees tat retailers might offer - some did last year - where you can get refunded the difference if a price does drop further, as these could prove vital when thinking about pulling the trigger.
You can check out some highlights from las t year below which will further illustrate that the Black Friday gaming headset deals are very much worth waiting for rather than trying to get ahead of.
We're also keeping eyes on the Black Friday PS5 headset deals, Black Friday gaming chair deals and Black Friday laptop deals. We also expect headsets to play a role in Black Friday Alienware deals as well. We've got a feeling Black Friday PS5 deals will be ones to watch too. If you're all about the software, though, we'd recommend checking out our predictions for 2022's Black Friday video game deals.