In this guide, we’ve compared seven of the best wireless gaming headsets currently available. If you’re looking for a solid pair of wireless headphones for gaming, one of the options below should suit your needs.
While you can typically expect to get better sound quality out of wired gaming headsets, wireless technology has come along way and wireless headsets are quickly becoming popular options among gamers. In this guide, we’ve rated and reviewed seven of the best wireless gaming headsets currently on the market.
We’ve compared each of the headsets listed below and ranked them based on their performance, comfortability, and feature set. So, if you are looking for a solid pair of wireless gaming headphones to pair with your gaming computer build, the options below should do the trick.
A Quick Look at the Best Wireless Gaming Headsets
For a quick look at our selections for the best wireless gaming headsets, the table below shows our picks for the best headset overall, our runner-up pick, the wireless headset that we feel offers the best price-to-performance, and our pick for the best cheap wireless gaming headset.
*Click on “Read Review »” to skip to our overview on the specific wireless headset. You can also scroll further down in this post to see the headsets that made our Honorable Mentions.
Best Wireless Gaming Headset:
SteelSeries Siberia 800
The SteelSeries Siberia 800 (formerly H Wireless) is probably the best investment you can make in a gaming headset. Of course, the price is a barrier, but the manufacturer delivers with a set that promises high-quality clear audio for, however, you use it. The 7.1 surround sound will put in the middle of the action.
The headset is compatible all popular gaming platforms though you will need to use the included adapter for Xbox One. It has a retractable microphone which has a red LED when muted. It is an extremely comfortable set that is closed-cup to cover your entire ear. It has memory foam ear cushions and a padded headband for those long gaming sessions.
Another area where it outshines the competition is battery life. It will last an incredible 20 hours on a full charge, more than any comparable product. It comes with a second lithium that you can place in a charge slot within the transmitter. You can swap out the battery for continuous gameplay.
It has a few extra perks such as its Sound Share port for getting friends in on the action and ChatMix feature for voice chat/game audio mixing. It’s hard to find any drawbacks with it. You might find that the headband feels tight for the first times that you wear it until it loosens up. And it’s not the lightest headset out there at over three-quarters of a pound. It has a slick design that looks great.
Our Runner-Up Pick:
SteelSeries Arctis 7
While the SteelSeries Siberia stands out as a top performer, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 shares the stage as an outstanding value in this price range. It has many of the features that sometimes fall by the wayside with less expensive headsets. It shines in the compatibility category with support for PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One and mobile devices. It includes a USB wireless adapter and an analog audio cable.
It has 7.1 virtual surround sound but only for Window users. However, it offers plenty of customization options such as its optional SteelSeries Engine 3 software for saving audio presets. It provides clear, balanced sound though not at audiophile quality. The headset has a built-in rechargeable battery that will give you 15 hours of gameplay on a full charge.
It also gets props for its sleek, durable design that simply looks great. It’s a welcome departure from the bulky products you often see in this price range. SteelSeries takes a different approach to comfort that exceeded our expectations. It features fabric AirWeave ear cushions and a ski goggle suspension headband that makes it truly comfortable to wear for hours of gameplay.
It has a retractable microphone that uses ClearCast bi-directional mic technology for excellent sound clarity. You can also tweak the performance of the headset with additional software. We were hard-pressed to come up with many cons other than the ear cups could be roomier. Given its other pros, it seems like nitpicking.
Best Value Wireless Headset:
The best way to describe the Logitech G933 is that it’s versatile. First, it is compatible with just about any platform out there including PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and any TV. Second, it offers several ways to hook up. You can go wireless. You can also use a 3.5 mm audio cable for consoles and mobile devices. You can even tap into the audio in/out for TVs and speakers.
You can even choose between 7.1 Dolby Surround or 7.1 DTS Headphone: X Surround Sound though the former is not available for game consoles. The options don’t stop there. You can also tweak customizable RGB lighting for the ideal gaming experience. The Logitech Gaming Software allows you to set up sound profiles to match the headset’s performance on a per-game basis.
It uses Logitech’s proprietary Pro-G audio drivers to deliver superior high fidelity sound that may even satisfy the most serious audiophile. You can get up to eight hours on a full charge, but you can get up to 12 hours if you kill the default lighting. The option makes it both a gamer’s headset and one for other tasks.
We liked the fact that Logitech makes getting set up easy by including a 3.5mm analog and RCA to 3.5mm cables along with a 3.5mm to 2.5mm audio adapter, a USB data/charging cable and a USB powered wireless mix adapter. We found nothing major to nitpick with this comfortable, high-performing headset.
Budget Wireless Headset:
The Logitech G533 differs from the other headsets in this class in that it is compatible only with PCs running Windows 7.1 or higher. It runs on proprietary tech that includes its Pro G drivers and DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround Sound. It delivers high-fidelity, well-balanced sound that is more than adequate for gaming. Music, not so much, which is not unexpected.
It has a rechargeable, replaceable battery with a 15-hour battery life. You can use it while it’s charging for continuous gameplay. The Logitech Gaming Software gives you a lot of options for customizing the sound and playback on the surround sound, equalizer, microphone and sidetone to fine-tune the volume of your own voice. You can even set them on a per-game basis.
The noise-canceling microphone mutes when you put it in the upright position. It also has an integrated micro pop filter for clear communication. With the software, you can reprogram the mute button for the ultimate in customization. The fit is comfortable and lightweight with sports-mesh ear cup padding. The padding is removable and a smart choice if you wear glasses.
It falters a bit towing that line between lightweight and a durable product. Some users cited issues with the mic. Other than the compatibility, it is a solid contender in this class. The design is slick and compact. It has on-ear controls but no analog 3.5-millimeter jack. It has an impressive wireless audio range around 50 feet.
Honorable Mention #1:
ASTRO Gaming A50
The ASTRO Gaming A50 comes in two flavors, first and second generation. The latter adds compatibility with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For the price, it’s a decent headset that delivers flawless surround 7.1 digital sound. You’ll have plenty of customization options with three EQ modes: Media, bass-heavy; Core, single player games; and Pro, boosted high frequencies.
It includes its own MixAmp technology that ramps up the audio quality and increases its versatility so that you can use it for more than gameplay. It has 5.8 GHz frequency for audio transmission to reduce interference. Overall, the sound is spot on for immersive gaming, albeit, a bit bass-rich rather than the balanced sound of the SteelSeries.
The design matches other comparable models in its price class with closed ear cups lined with padded cloth cushions and an adjustable headband. The headset is well made and extremely comfortable for long gaming sessions. It lacks the complete sound isolation we prefer in a gaming headset. But, it can stand toe-to-toe with the SteelSeries except for a few minor points.
The most glaring ding lies with battery life. You can expect to get only 12 hours on a full charge. That is disappointing for a headset in this price range and makes the cost more of an issue. And there isn’t a second battery included so that you can swap it out. There is also no manual microphone sensitivity control which can be distracting during gameplay.
Honorable Mention #2:
Razer ManO’War Wireless
The Razer ManO’War Wireless Headset provides an excellent value for this price point. It has many of the features we expect in a quality product including 7.1 surround sound. The lag-free audio isn’t up to audiophile standards, but it still provides a decent immersive gaming experience. We liked its great performance at up to 46 feet away with the included extension cord.
The overall design is solid though the headset appears large. It is lightweight despite its size. It’s comfortable with all the necessary padding. This set has all the appearances of a gaming headset with its customizable Chroma lights on the ear cups that you may or may not like. It includes 16.8 million customizable color options and preloaded lighting effects if you’re into that kind of thing.
The battery life is a respectable 14 hours on a full charge that you can extend up to 20 hours if you turn off the lights. We liked its retractable uni-directional microphone with its mute LED indicator. Sound isolation is decent too with easy-to-use Quick Action Controls on the ear cups. Gamers will appreciate its positional audio calibration feature for getting the most out of its surround sound.
On the downside, the headset is compatible with PC, Mac or PS4 but not with Xbox, smartphones, and tablets since it uses a USB adapter to connect. There are also limitations with the PS4 since you cannot enjoy Razer Surround or control the headset with the ear cups’ buttons. That takes a lot off the table in terms of compatibility.
Honorable Mention #3:
Corsair Gaming VOID
The Corsair Gaming VOID is the next generation of the Corsair H2100 headset with some marked improvements. It comes with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound which is par for the course but great for gaming. But to be clear, it is not a headset you’ll reach for when listening to music because the depth isn’t there. For FPS games, it has you covered.
It is fully functional only with PCs running Windows Vista or higher. You can still use it with PS4 or Mac just without all the perks you can get with a PC. It uses 2.4GHz wireless audio transmission that gives you a radius of about 40 feet. We liked its InfoMic which provides the status of settings such as your battery life via LED indicators next to the mic.
You can also change settings like the equalizer presets on the fly with its CUE Control (Corsair Utility Engine) which is a nice feature for keeping you in the game. The proprietary software supports PCs only, hence, the compatibility limitation. The noise-canceling microphone is uni-directional and provides clear sounds. It’s not super high-quality, but it gets the job done well.
The manufacturer made some great improvements with the comfort of this headset. The plastic feels durable and sturdy with decent sound isolation. The ear cups have built-in LED lights with 16.8 million colors that you can change with the CUE Control. The memory foam pads are comfortable though some users found the microfiber too slick. It has an impressive 16-hour battery life.
Which Wireless Gaming Headset Should You Choose?
If you’re after the ultimate audio experience, you might be better off choosing a wired gaming headset. However, wireless headsets have come a long way and if you prefer the versatility of a wireless headset over a wired headset, you do have plenty of quality options to choose between.
The guide above lists our seven picks for the best wireless gaming headsets currently available. Depending on your budget and desired features, there should be an option that will work for you.