Having gathered over 21 million followers and over 10 billion views since his start on YouTube in May of 2012, Markiplier is a force to be reckoned with, and one of the top gaming channels on the entire site.
If you’re a fan of his, or are looking to start your own gaming channel, it makes sense that you would be curious about what equipment he uses. Clearly someone who games for a living will have good taste in headphones, so what headphones does Markiplier use for his gaming and content creation?
We did the research, and were surprised to find out the answer. Let’s discuss.
What Headphones Does Markiplier Use As Of 2018?
Markiplier has been using the Sennheiser HD 598 C’s for quite some time now, specifically, the closed back model.
This was a bit surprising to us. Given his SocialBlade statistics, he’s making several million dollars per year, and can definitely afford a pair of cans much more expensive than the sub-$200 Sennheisers.
At the same time, this decision makes a lot of sense to us, because the HD-598 C’s are a very nice pair of headphones. The 598 model has been around for almost 10 years and has been the reigning champion for editors and hardcore audiophiles. It even earned a spot as the best all-around in our guide to the best headphones for video editing earlier this year.
The Sennheiser brand is incredibly reputable in the audio industry for their clarity and build quality. Considering how long Mark has had these headphones, they should last you a very long time as well.
While many YouTubers we’ve researched generally go with an open-backed headphone for the wider soundscape, we found it interesting that Markiplier went the closed-back route for his headphones. We suppose he likes the isolation while gaming!
They also look really great. Markiplier has gone with the simple black look, however there is a flashy Ivory colorway available that were the headphones of choice for the (now irrelevant) YouTuber LeafyIsHere.
What Other Headphones Has Markiplier Used?
Around 2 years ago, Markiplier had a different pair of headphones – an iteration of the Bose QuietComfort Series.
These headphones are about $100 more expensive, and are one of the highest rated options on Amazon. They also have wireless and noise cancelling capabilities. They’re really great headphones, and we speculate that he made the switch either because his were getting old, or he wanted to try something new.
Rather than splurging and buying the most expensive headphones on the market, Markiplier seems to enjoy going with classic, high quality choices and sticking with what he likes.
In any case, considering how much time he spends on his content and gaming, we think any of the headphones he’s used are very safe choices!
If you’re interested in learning more about what gear your favorite YouTubers wear, we’ve written several other guides you can check out here!