Black Friday gaming headset deals will hit the shelves once again on November 29, which means there's still plenty of time to get prepped for this year's annual sale. If you find yourself needing an audio upgrade this fall, though, it's well worth keeping a close eye on these holiday discounts - we often see some of the best gaming headsets taking part in the sale, with record low prices no less.
We've been tracking Black Friday gaming headset deals for years now, so we've picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. We're rounding up everything we expect to see from this year's sale right here, and sharing all our experience so that you can find the right cups for the right price when the time comes.
Of course, once those discounts do start rolling in we'll be bringing you all the biggest offers on the shelves. Until then, you'll find everything you need to know about this year's Black Friday gaming headset deals right here.
What to expect from Black Friday gaming headset deals in 2024
Dual wireless connectivity, hot-swappable batteries, graphene drivers; gaming headsets are upping their game. What's more, many of these releases made their way to the shelves at the start of last year, so we're hoping for some particularly valuable savings on some of the best cups in 2024.
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 new-generation consoles in mind. That's because many of the cups that were released alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and those from last year, have had loads of time on the shelves.
We're hoping to see premium models like the $349 / £329 SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless seeing some significant discounts this year. The Nova Pro is our favorite wireless gaming headset overall right now - and has been since its launch last year. It took a massive $100 discount in October 2022, but hasn't been able to reach those same $249.99 sales prices since then. The best we saw in 2023 was a brief dip down to $299 in last year's Black Friday gaming headset deals. With another year on the shelves and the full gusto of 2024's biggest sales event behind it, though, we could well see this $250 rate reappear. Over in the UK, a £269 sale price hit just a couple of times over the course of 2023, most recently over Black Friday itself. We could see a £249.99 sale price by the time the next round takes place, though.
If you're looking to spend a little less, we're also keeping a close eye on the Corsair HS35. This is a cheap gaming headset, but it still packs a considerable punch for the cash, and with an MSRP already sitting below $50 / £50 it's easy on the wallet as well. We've seen those numbers drop as low as $27.99 / £28.49 in the past, though things haven't been that cheap over the course of 2023 so far. Should Black Friday come through, though, there's going to be some serious value in these golden oldies.
Cutting straight down the middle? Those looking to invest but not break the bank will be watching the Razer BlackShark V2. Again, this is an older model, but it still holds up by 2023's standards and its age should make it ripe for discounting. The $99.99 / £99.99 headset is readily available for around $80 / £80 on a day to day basis, but has dropped as low as $59.99 / £54.99 in the past making it truly astonishing value. Those after a more up to date pick can keep their eyes on the 2023 Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (we'd particularly recommend this model if you're after the best mic in the business). This is a $199.99 / £199.99 headset launched over last year, but we've already seen that MSRP slip to $99 boding well for Black Friday.
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.
Overall, we're expecting around 30 - 50% off older devices and 20 - 30% off newer 2024 releases in this year's Black Friday gaming headset deals, with some wiggle room for cups launched just prior to the sale kicking off.
When will Black Friday gaming headset deals begin?
Black Friday gaming headset deals will officially kick off on November 29 this year, though we often see retailers launching their biggest discounts from the start of Thanksgiving week. What's more, last year we witnessed Black Friday level savings from as early as October.
Where will the best Black Friday gaming headset deals be?
You know it'll be the usual suspects playing 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
Best Buy: an excellent place to check out other big-brand options
Walmart: the big retailer will have plenty of headsets online and in its stores
Newegg: always worth a look and especially for PC-focused headsets
Razer: go direct to one of the best and peruse some premium sets
Amazon: your first stop for gaming headset deals this year
Very: a valuable retailer to check out in the hunt for deals
Overclockers: worth a look as an outside et for good headset deals
ebuyer: PC gaming specialist that's bound to have the goods
Currys: a UK favourite retailer of tech and gaming gear
Razer: going straight to one of the best in the business is a good move
How much should I pay for a gaming headset?
The amount you pay for your gaming headset will be determined by just how far up the quality scale you go, but also by the features you need in your device. For example, super high quality quality audio can be achieved for as little as $99 / £99 if you forego certain wireless connectivity features like Bluetooth and 2.4GHz, drop your expectations for microphone quality, and don't put too much emphasis on battery life.
The most expensive gaming headsets max out at around $349 / £349 - these are your SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pros and Audeze Maxwells, gaming headsets packing every feature under the sun while also offering powerful audio quality to boot. Underneath this you'll be picking and choosing your features - a wireless gaming headset worth its salt but with a few sacrifices will likely sit at between $70 and $150 / £70 and £150 on Black Friday, and the $30 - $70 / £30 - £100 price range is best left to wired models focusing on sound.
What is the number 1 best gaming headset?
The number 1 best gaming headset we've tested so far is the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. If you're buying a PS5 headset specifically, though, we'd also recommend checking out the Razer Kaira Pro for Playstation. The best Xbox Series X headset for most players is the official Xbox Wireless Headset thanks to its low price and surprisingly rich feature set (and built in wireless connectivity with the Xbox itself).
Last year's best Black Friday gaming headset deals
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX |
$179.99 $119.99 at Best Buy
Save $60 - Our absolute favorite Black Friday gaming headset deal was on the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX. This was a record low price on what was the best multi-platform gaming headset around (before the Stealth Pro knocked it off the top spot). Considering you were spending considerably less on this older model, though, this was the best value on the shelves last year.
Razer Barracuda X (2022) |
$99.99 $69.99 at Amazon
Save $30 - The 2022 Razer Barracuda X has always been a firm favorite for easy flexible listening across a range of platforms. This is a no nonsense headset already performing well for under $100. With $30 off the final price, though, you were getting it for its lowest price yet.
SteelSeries Arctis 9X |
$199.99 $99.99 at Best Buy
Save $100 - The SteelSeries Arctis 9X still holds a top spot for Xbox players, and with a massive $100 discount in Best Buy's Black Friday gaming headset deals it was looking better than ever. Yes, this is geared towards Microsoft's console but you'll find compatibility across a range of platforms here.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless gaming headset |
$179.99 $99.99 at Best Buy
Save $80 - This was a return to a record low price we hadn't seen since the holidays 2022. That meant you were securing the previous generation BlackShark V2 Pro at a fantastic rate last year - this price had been stuck at $120 pretty much all year.
Logitech G Pro X Wireless gaming headset |
$229.99 $129.99 at Best Buy
Save $85 - We'd never seen a cheaper price on the Logitech G Pro X, after only trickling down to $160 in the previous few months. That made last year's offer a standout - especially considering this was at full price as recently as August.
Turtle Beach Stealth Pro |
$329.99 $279.99 at Amazon
Save $50 - It's a smaller saving on a more expensive headset, but the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro has never seen a discount before, and it's one of the biggest releases of the year. That $329.99 MSRP has been holding tight since launch in March, finally giving way to a sub-$300 position this week.
Buy it if:
✅ You regularly play across multiple platforms
✅ Charging is a hassle
✅ You value quality of life features
Don't buy it if:
❌ Your headsets take a beating
❌ Higher clamp force is an issue
Turtle Beach Stealth Pro |
$329.99 $279.99 at Amazon
Save $50 - It was a smaller saving on a more expensive headset, but the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro had never seen a discount before, and it was one of the biggest releases of the year. That $329.99 MSRP had been holding tight since launch in March, finally giving way to a sub-$300 position on Black Friday.
Last year's best Black Friday gaming headset deals in the UK
Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense |
£129.99 £63.99 at Amazon
Save £66 - The Kraken V3 HyperSense was down to just £64 last year at Amazon thanks to a fantastic discount of over 50%. That's impressive - these cups were up at well over £100 for the previous couple of weeks, and had only dropped to £75 in the previous few months. While a £61 record low from January was still standing, this was an excellent rate.
Razer Kaira Pro for PlayStation |
£199.99 £79.99 at Amazon
Save £120 - This was a phenomenal discount on the Razer Kaira Pro for PlayStation - one of the best PS5 headsets on the market. We'd only ever seen this headset dip below £100 once before, and that was only down to £99.98, making Black Friday's offer an absolute standout.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max |
£149.99 £104.97 at Amazon
Save £45 - Our previous pick for the best multiplatform gaming headset, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max was down to £104.97 last year. It had never dropped below this price as far as we'd seen it, so this was the perfect time to grab one.
SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro gaming headset |
£249.99 £168.99 at Amazon
Save £81 - We reviewed the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless and put it straight to the top of our gaming headset guides. This thing is incredible and while you're saving some cash by dropping a few features in the wired model you're still getting that core luxury sound. At £168.99, the device was at its lowest price ever.
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset |
£89.99 £67 at Amazon
Save £22.99 - The Midnight Black PS5 Pulse 3D headset dropped to a new record low price thanks to a £22 discount at Amazon. We'd only seen these wireless cups drop to £70 in the past.
Of course, we're also keeping you abreast of everything you can expect from wider Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. Or, if you're sorting your whole setup, check out the best Black Friday gaming PC deals we expect to see.