All over the world, gamers, casual and competitive alike search for new ways to improve their gaming experience. We’ve all been there. There’s always a better keyboard, mouse, GPU, or console just around the corner, and they’re all so hard to resist!
A common improvement that many of us turn to is switching from a wired to a wireless gaming headset. If you’re here, it’s likely that you’ve considered upgrading too. But do you know which wireless headset to pick?
Up until not too long ago, wireless headsets had a bit of a notorious reputation. Lag, lower sound quality, and low battery life — those were all valid complaints that applied to many models. Luckily, those days are over. As the needs of gamers change, so do the products that we find on the market.
Modern wireless gaming headsets have it all: precise audio, a good microphone, and a battery life that can go up to 50 hours. Main bonus? You’re not bound to your gaming device of choice by the length of wire.
We’re here to show you some of our favorite wireless options. Celebrate your victories in true fashion without any restraints — get your hands on a new wireless gaming headset!
Things to Keep in Mind
Gaming headsets are good enough to double as a jack-of-all-trades of sorts, but their main focus will always be video games. This means that some of their specs and technicalities are focused on gameplay as opposed to, as an example, perfect sound reproduction.
Before you make up your mind, and pick out your future wireless headset, read our list of things to be mindful of:
- Purpose: The first and most important question to ask yourself is simple. What purpose do you want the headset to serve? Is it going to be strictly a gaming headset, or do you also want to listen to music and watch Netflix? This has an impact on the type of headset you’ll need to look for.
- Stereo vs. surround: This is quite important in headphones in general, but especially so in games. Surround sound often provides slightly better positional audio. What this means is that you’ll be able to pinpoint where exactly the sound is coming from. Stereo, on the other hand, may have better overall audio quality.
- Sound isolation: Most of us find this one super important. Some types of headsets offer better isolation than others. If you want to separate yourself from the outside world, look for models that offer supreme isolation.
- Battery life: There’s no mentioning wireless headsets without also talking about the battery life. No one likes recharging too often, especially if it happens mid-game. Most current headsets have at least 10 hours of battery life, but this also depends on your usage.
- Build quality: A lot of gaming headsets are made out of plastic. As you can imagine, they can break rather easily, especially if suffering a fall or being sat on. Look into headsets that have metal elements in them — those are much sturdier.
- Microphone: Gaming headsets most commonly have a decent microphone built-in. A lot of the time, the quality of it cannot compare to a standalone, but long-gone are the days of static and interference. Don’t worry about audio quality too much. Keep in mind, however, that there are different types of mics: foldable, flip-up, retractable, detachable, and so on.
- Comfort: As gaming headsets are meant to be worn for hours on end, they are supposed to be comfortable. However, comfort means something different to everyone. In general, try to look for headsets that are relatively light, have an adjustable headband and breathable ear cushions. If you wear glasses, some models accommodate that to remove the extra pressure on your head. Keep that in mind when you’re searching.
- Budget: The gaming headset market is overflowing, so this is a great time to make a purchase. You can find headsets in so many different price brackets. The premium options usually have a superior sound quality and comfort levels, but it’s entirely possible to find a great deal in the budget section.
Our 4 Best Wireless Gaming Headsets
We’ve covered all of the most important aspects of wireless gaming headsets. Equipped with your new knowledge, are you now ready to read up on our favorites?
We’ve tried and tested the below, and we’re confident that you’ll like them. Let’s talk about our five best wireless gaming headsets in more detail.
Excellent build quality, RGB lighting, a really high-frequency range… We could, and will, go on. The bottom line is: we sincerely recommend Corsair Virtuoso.
- Battery life: >20 hours
- Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
- Microphone type: Detachable
Fantastic design meets innovative audio solutions in this high-end headset from Corsair. That’s right, Corsair. You may know them for their PC components, but they do a great job with peripherals too. This statement is proven to be true by this very headset.
Let’s start with the comfort of wear. Virtuoso has top-notch memory foam earpads that adapt to the shape of your head and then stay that way. Overheating is not an issue here thanks to the design and the material the cushions are made out of. The headset itself is sturdy, made out of machined aluminum, and will stay alive even after a heated match.
We love the high-frequency range found in this headset. Going from 20Hz to 40,000Hz, it delivers superb audio quality. Whether it’s a whisper or a thundering scream, you’ll hear both in a true-to-life manner and with complete immersion.
The 20-hour battery life and broadcast-grade microphone are both just cherries on top of what is simply a fantastic headset. If you want the best of the best, look into this one.
- Durable, sturdy build
- Durable, sturdy build
- Great frequency range
- Streamer-approved microphone
- Comfortable ear cushions
- Detachable microphone
- Online indicator shows whether you’re currently live
- Has a bit of a hefty price tag
- No special accommodation for those that wear glasses
With a fantastic microphone that many refer to as the best in gaming-grade headsets, this Discord-certified headset is perfect for long hours spent chatting.
- Battery life: >24
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
- Microphone Type: Retractable
Whether you’re a competitive gamer or a casual player, Arctis 7 has something in it for everyone. Designed with gamers in mind, it has an ultra-reliable 2.4g connection that protects you from interference and lag.
The aforementioned microphone is truly superb. Noise cancelation is at a very high level in this model, ensuring that even if the world around you is noisy, your teammates will only hear you.
The same is true for sound quality. Every little detail becomes quite easy to spot, thanks to the excellent isolation provided by this headset. Combined with the frequency range and a 360-degree sound precision, this headset was truly made for the unique needs of gamers.
The headphones, true to SteelSeries’ usual standards, are comfortable to wear and won’t leave you rubbing your ears after a longer session. And the sessions can truly be pretty long — with 24-hour battery life; you can marathon your favorite games all you like.
- Lossless wireless connection
- Low latency
- Fantastic microphone with great noise cancelation
- 360-degree precision audio, surround sound
- 24-hour battery life
- High headphone sensitivity
- Not compatible with Xbox
- A bit pricey
If you’re used to the usual “gamer” design that most headsets have, you’re either going to love or hate this Logitech headset. It breaks all the rules — and it does so in style!
- Battery life: >12h
- Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, TV
- Microphone Type: Adjustable
We can’t start with anything but design. This headset is incredibly bulky in the way it is built, but it still manages to be rather lightweight. It also breaks the norms, and instead of going with a black and/or red theme, you’re getting something that perfectly blends white, metallic light blue, and a black interior.
What’s more — you can fully customize this headset. There’s RGB lighting for you to fiddle around with, swappable backlit custom tags, and G-keys to assign macros or in-game commands.
The fun design is accompanied by a lot of cool features that make this a solid pick, especially in this price range. That’s right; it is quite cost-effective. As for the specs, it comes with 7.1 Dolby Surround sound and a frequency range of 20Hz-20KHz.
It’s suitable for nearly all of your devices, Nintendo Switch and mobile excluded. It does, however, have compatibility with every television that has a USB or RCA audio output, so you can use that as a workaround for the lack of Switch support. Keep in mind that surround sound is not available on game consoles.
Lastly, this is a beast when it comes to versatility. You can plug in up to three devices (one via USB, two via analog) to simultaneously answer calls, play music, and keep playing. Talk about multitasking!
All of the above comes with a really acceptable price tag. How about escaping the norm and picking up this unique headset?
- Unique, beautiful design
- Multiple source audio mixing
- Lots of customization options
- Programmable G-keys for macros in games
- Long wireless range
- Moderate battery life
- Compatible with TVs
- Surround sound
- No surround sound on consoles
- The design may not suit everyone
Sennheiser had made a name for itself long before they even got into catering to gamers. If you love top-notch audio, Sennheiser will always be the way to go.
- Battery life: up to 100 hours
- Platforms: PC, Mac, PS4
- Microphone Type: Flip-up
The very design of this headset attributes to its noise cancelation and top-notch audio quality. The huge, somewhat bulky headphones are covered in memory foam. This makes them adapt to your ears without putting too much pressure on them. An added bonus of that is the fact that there’s simply no space for the sound to go through — they’re a good fit.
GSP 370 has a comfy split padded headband that effectively removes the pressure on your head. It’s adjustable and allows you to adapt the headset to your own comfort.
For further audio quality, Sennheiser provides their very own suite that lets you customize and optimize audio settings until you’re happy with them. All of this happens over a very low latency connection. We mean that — the delay is nearly non-existent.
The battery life in this model is shocking enough to make your jaw drop — Sennheiser promises up to 100 hours. Realistically speaking, 100 hours is probably a bit excessive, but even if you were to get half of that, you’d still have much more than many other users.
If the audio and good battery is what you’re after, Sennheiser has got you covered.
- Excellent battery life
- Superb noise cancelation qualities
- Comfortable to wear; memory foam ear cushions
- Flip-to-mute microphone
- Low-latency connection
- Customizable sound settings
- Sturdy build
- Bulky design
- Limited platform compatibility
That about sums up the four wireless headsets we currently love the most. They all vary between one another, so we hope that you were able to find something to catch your fancy.
Are you still undecided? That’s okay, too — we’ve covered a fair amount of information! Let’s have a quick recap of each and every headset.
- Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Headset: Corsair delivers on just about every level. This headset has a great design, RGB lighting, top-notch audio, and a broadcast-grade microphone.
- SteelSeries Arctis 7: If you don’t mind stretching the budget, we’re confident you’d like Arctis 7. It’s a very sturdy, high-end headset that comes with a lot of fun features.
- Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum: Getting tired of the usual “gamer headset” type of design? You’d love Artemis Spectrum. Highly customizable, not too expensive, and well-rounded — this headset is a good mid-range option for everyone.
- Sennheiser GSP 370: Sennheiser delivers top-notch audio quality both in games and in music. This headset also has an incredible amount of battery life.
Were you able to pick out your new headset, or perhaps you still have some questions? Don’t hesitate to leave them down in the comment section. We will get back to you as soon as we can. We hope that with a little bit of research, you will soon be enjoying your favorite titles in a brand-new headset.