Having a good pair of gaming headset can make a huge difference on the quality of your gaming experience, especially when you’re playing the hit “battle royale” shooter, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS or PUBG for short.
The game has garnered so much popularity that it won the “Game Of The Year” award when it was still in its early access phase! PUBG’s gameplay is surprisingly simple. 99 players are airdropped into an island where they have to scavenge for weapons and armors. The last person standing will be the winner or in PUBG terms, enjoying some chicken dinner.
Naturally, PUBG has its dedicated bunch of professional streamers – gamers who make a living via broadcasting their games online. Viewed by millions of followers, these gamers have reached celebrity status and are known for their crazy game skills and unique personality.
Their gaming setups are highly scrutinized and rightfully so since the crucial factor between life and death can boil down to the tiniest of details like footsteps or direction of the whizzing bullets. Today we will look at the 10 best PUBG players and their gaming headset.
|PUBG Player||Twitch Channel||Gaming Headset|
|1.||Anthony_Kongphan||Watch||Sennheiser PC 363D|
|2.||JackFrags||Watch||Sennheiser GSP 300|
|6.||TSM Viss||Watch||Logitech G633|
|8.||Ninja||Watch||Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro|
|10.||Technosh||Watch||Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver|
- Headset: Sennheiser PC 363D
Sporting one of the more atypical choices for gaming gear, Anthony_Kongphan has made the most of the Sennheiser PC 363D. Its Dolby 7.1 channel surround sound ensures that he hears every gunshot fired at him and every enemy footstep coming his way. The velour ear pads allow him to wear it for hours on end with little to no discomfort. And, with the professional grade built-in microphone, he can always communicate with his squad for an easy chicken dinner.
Sennheiser 373D Surround Sound Issue
The Sennheiser 373D headphones, from the renowned industry stalwarts, is capable of giving a sense of extreme comfort, coupled with great audio and fantastic microphone quality. However, critical reviews have surfaced from various channels claiming that the sound experience from Dolby Surround 7.1 is less than decent.
As it turns out, you have to download the Surround Dongle software and configure it manually. Otherwise, the surround sound cannot be toggled. You can find the step-by-step manual guide from https://en-us.sennheiser.com/gaming-downloads
Other troubleshooting steps include
- ensuring updated drivers
- and using USB 2.0 ports instead of USB 3.0
A comprehensive FAQ can be found from the above Sennheiser website too.
JackFrags routinely switches between a lot of gaming headsets, but mainly use either the Sennheiser PC 363D or the cheaper GSP 300. Specs wise, the former is a lot better, with the latter mainly lacking the Dolby 7.1 surround sound feature. Mind you, though, the GSP 300 is still a good pair of gaming headsets that come with the trademark Sennheiser sound quality with a very reliable noise-canceling microphone.
For gamers on a budget, the Sennheiser GSP 300 is definitely not a bad idea.
- Headset: Audio-Technica ATH-M50X
Since being sponsored by Audio-Technica, Lirik has sported their goods and hasn’t looked back since. He was most recently seen spotted using the ATH-M50X, which feature 45 mm neodymium drivers, a frequency response of 15-28 kHz, as well as sensitivity and impedance of 99dB and 38 ohms respectively.
Given his knack for making the most out of impossible situations, the ATH-M50X giving him accurate noise feedback from all directions surely must have saved him more than a couple of times.
- Headset: Astro A50
The freshly minted winner of the “Streamer of The Year 2017” Esport award, DrDisRespect is definitely one of the more colorful characters in the PUBG streamers community. The goofy-looking DrDisRespect makes the most of what the Astro A50 is capable of.
When he’s not using the full-bodied 7.1 surround sound to watch out for enemies, DrDisRespect uses the clear, uni-directional microphones to provide commentary and throw in the occasional trash talk.
Here’s DrDisRespect reminding you of his two-time championship (start from 1:43)
- Headset: Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X
Another Audio-Technica aficionado, Summit1G needs every bit of the ATH-ADG1X‘s 53 mm drivers to listen in on his enemy’s movements to dominate the leaderboards and sit on top of PUBG charts for individual kills. The super soft ear pads and the improved 3D Wing Support System also ensures that he can continue outsmarting his enemies round after round without any discomfort.
6. TSM Viss
- Headset: Logitech G633
Sponsored by Logitech, TSM Viss reps the brand in full force. But, make no mistake, the Logitech G633 is a beast of a gaming headset. This flagship 7.1 surround sound gaming headsets give Viss every bit of edge he needs as he takes the fight to his enemies and shows his viewers how to perform well at PUBG highest level.
— Viss (@TSMViss) May 23, 2017
- Headset: Sennheiser HD700
An oldie but goodie – it was released back in 2012, which is old in today’s world – the Sennheiser HD 700 is widely considered as one of the most comfortable headsets to wear. Period. Although the HD 700’s specially tuned drivers, as well as its premium price tag, are a bit overkill for gaming, the fact that one of the very best players in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is proof of just how good it is.
- Headset: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro
As hilarious as he is skilled, the former professional Halo player, Tyler Blevins or more commonly known as Ninja, is making a huge splash in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ scene. He switches gaming headsets every now and then but has routinely been spotted sporting the studio grade Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro more frequently in recent months.
Considered as the new standard for reference headphones, the DT 990 Pro boasts near-unparalleled audio production at its price range. The only drawback? The open-back design makes it a bit of a hit or miss for everyday use.
However, it seems lately that Ninja had a new-found love in another battle-royale game, Fortnite. He was reportedly making a cool sum of $500k monthly just by playing Fortnite. However, we will not attempt to delve into the “which game is better” debate. That’s an article for another day. Instead we will leave this comment by Ninja in a candid interview with H3 Podcast.
A lot of people are like, PUBG requires so much more skill because there’s no building. Exact opposite.
– Ninja, Interview by H3 Podcast
- Headset: Logitech G633
Referred to by many of his fans as the living aimbot, Shroud, a former competitive CS:GO player, has established himself as one of the most skilled and popular PUBG streamers since he started broadcasting his games on Twitch back in August.
He is now ranked number 1 in terms of subscribed twitch channels. His earning in September 2017 is reportedly about $163k. However, the gaming community is conflicted on whether he is indeed the best PUBG player in the world.
Shroud rocks a full Logitech gaming setup, which includes the Logitech G633, the very same stylish headset used by TSM Viss that, no doubt, gives both players a near-unmatched advantage against their opponents in every round.
- Headset: Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver
Considered to be one of the game’s most highly-skilled player, Technosh sports the Kingston’s gaming headsets. And, there’s no doubt that his gaming headset, Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver, plays an important role. The 50mm drivers and studio-grade sound quality, together with HyperX’s signature premium leatherette memory foam ear pads help him make sure that his enemies don’t get the drop on him or his squad.
As you can see, each streamer prefers a different kind of gaming headset. And, while the specifications differ from one gaming headset to another, the common ground between all these headsets are:
- Great audio quality that gives the player acute spatial awareness
- Crystal clear microphone clarity for effective communication
- Tangle-free cable to prevent restriction of movement
With that said, now that you know what gaming headset your favorite streamer is using, you’ll have a better idea about which one to buy for yourself.
Did we missed out someone that should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below!