Once you try a wireless gaming headset, you’ll never want to go wired again. The same can be said for using a wireless gaming mouse too, actually. There’s not a huge penalty to cut the cord, and the gains are pretty massive as you get the same features as a wired headset without having to worry about that pesky cable getting caught on something on your desk, or (heaven forbid) having it touch either of your hands while gaming. This is simply not acceptable, so get rid of the cable for good.Of course, there are some downsides to wireless freedom, namely the extra expense and the fact that you have to charge them regularly. These are small sacrifices though, since wireless headsets aren’t that expensive compared to their wired counterparts, and you usually only need to charge them once a week depending on how much you’re using them. That’s a relatively modest burden in exchange for your freedom, don’t you think?With all that said, we’ve reviewed quite a mix of wireless gaming headsets recently, and based on our reviews we have singled out some of the very best, just for you. We’ve also picked out the best Black Friday deals from you, so head on over to these pages to see the cheapest prices on Amazon and Walmart.
TL;DR These are the Best Wireless Gaming Headsets
1. SteelSeries Arctis 7
Best Wireless Gaming Headsets
SteelSeries did everything right with the Arctis 7 (read our review). It’s both awesome-sounding and highly customizable, making it the most well-rounded wireless gaming headset we’ve tested. First, there’s the “ski goggle” headband, which is not only super comfortable but swappable too, as SteelSeries offers a bunch of different colors and designs, including a leather head strap if you want to go full hipster. Next, the AirWeave ear cushions are as comfy as a down jacket, but if you prefer a different texture you can swap them out for velour pads for just $15.Another surprising and welcome feature is the fact that they’re wireless for use with your PC, but an included 3.5mm cable lets you plug it into your phone, tablet, or laptop too. The flexible microphone is also excellent and retracts into the left earcup when not in use, and in addition to all of these righteous features they also sound fantastic, and also offer DTS HeadphoneX 7.1 surround sound (PC only). They’re basically as close to perfect as anything we’ve seen in a headset.
2. Corsair HS70
Best Budget Wireless Gaming Headset
The Corsair HS70 (read our review) is proof that wireless gaming headsets don’t have to cost a fortune. Priced at only $70, it’s a fantastic set of tether-free cans fitted with big drivers and support for 7.1 surround sound.The Corsair HS70 is also one of the plushiest feeling headsets thanks to its memory foam earpads and headband. Between this gaming headset’s removable microphone and reserved styling, the Corsair HS70 doesn’t stick out much as a gaming headset, so you could also use it as a regular pair of headphones out in the wild.
3. Audeze Mobius
Best Wireless Gaming Headset for PC
If you can afford them, the Audeze Mobius (read our review) is the best (mostly) wireless gaming headphones weve used. Dont fret though, because the $400 price tag is mated to a phenomenal pair of cans. When connected with a gaming PC, this gaming headset really comes to life, giving you phenomenal 3D surround sound that changes subtly as you turn your head.The Mobius offers some of the best sound of any gaming headset available today, and thanks to the sheer number of connectivity options theyre incredibly versatile too. Maybe best of all, their understated design makes it easy to wear outside of your living room.
4. LucidSound LS41
Best PS4 Wireless Gaming Headset
If youre looking for a solid wireless PlayStation 4 headset, the LS41 is hard to beat (read our review). Good battery life, DTS Headphone: X support and easy setup make the cans an even more attractive package, and compared to other options on this list they wont break the bank either.5. Turtle Beach Stealth 600
Best Xbox One Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is one of the few wireless gaming headsets that can connect to the Xbox One without a dongle or anything just like an Xbox One controller. This is because it utilizes Microsoft’s proprietary wireless technology, which also allows it to easily connect to a PC if you already own a Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows.Aside from being one of the easiest wireless gaming headsets to use with the Xbox One, it supports both Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos for Headphones for an immersive surround sound experience. And the bass on this set of cans isn’t half bad either.
6. SteelSeries Arctis 9X
Wireless and Bluetooth at the Same Time
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X (read our review) is another wireless gaming headset that features Xbox Wireless connectivity, but it also adds Bluetooth to the mix. With this second connectivity option, users can listen to a second device (i.e. a smartphone, tablet, or laptop) while still hearing all the sounds of your game at the same time. It’s a nice feature to have, especially if you always want to have a personal soundtrack playing while you game.This gaming headset also features the same Airweave and ski goggle-inspired headband as our top pick, so the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is absolutely comfortable. In terms of sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 9X offers high-quality audio that sounds crisp and you may even hear things you couldn’t spot before. The bass might be a little overbearing to some, but the equalizer is really flexible so you can tune this headset to the way you like it.
7. LucidSound LS35X
Seamless Wireless Gaming Audio
Do your Xbox One exploits demand wireless chat and headphones? Then look no further than the LucidSound LS35X (read our review). This headset is among the few that offers Xbox Wireless connectivity, so youll never have to worry about a tether getting in between you and the circle in Fortnite or Apex Legends. They look cool and are extremely capable in the audio department as well, and also work wirelessly with a Windows PC.8. HyperX Cloud Flight
Battery Life that Keeps Going and Going and…
HyperX has long been associated with comfortable, quality gaming headsets, but it never could bring itself to cut the cord. That changed with the introduction of the HyperX Cloud Flight (read our review), its first foray into the world of wireless headsets. And what an entrance: this headset is excellent. It works wirelessly with PC and PS4 and you can plug it into Xbox One, Switch, or your phone with the included audio cable. The Cloud Flight is extremely comfortable and has just the right amount of weight to it.9. Logitech G935
All the Features
Logitech has updated its flagship G933 wireless, cross-platform gaming headset, and it’s pretty amazing. Instead of taking the easy route and just adding more bass to the mix like some companies seem to do, Logitech added bigger drivers, redesigned the speaker assembly, and carefully tuned the output to make it extraordinarily even.Nothing is muddled, and everything sounds crisp, as it should. The company also added the newest DTS Headphone: X 2.0 technology, and it far surpasses the previous version in providing spacial awareness. It did all this while still delivering a fairly affordable headset too, as it sounds better than headsets that cost much more than its $169.99 price tag.
10. Razer Nari Ultimate
Haptic Sound Effects
The Razer Nari Ultimate (read our review) surprised us not only with its smart industrial design, but for just how well it implemented its headlining feature. The onboard haptics are the closest weve come to simulating a subwoofer on our skull than weve ever encountered before either. Theyre great for games and movies, and if you need a killer way to wirelessly listen to Spotify around the house, they can handle that too.What to Look for in a Wireless Gaming Headset
There are a few key things you should look out for when buying a wireless gaming headset with battery being one of the most important. Your wireless gaming headset’s battery life is of course intrinsically tied to how long your play sessions will be. Most options available today offer decently long battery life between 10-20 hours. The only real exception to this is the Razer Nari, which only lasts around eight hours due to its integrated lighting and haptic feedback systems.Secondly since we’re talking about wireless gaming headsets here and not Bluetooth headphones, most of the options here connect with a dedicated wireless dongle. With that in mind most gaming headsets connect over a 2.4GHz band and rarely a 5.0GHz band. That said, some wireless gaming headsets also come with Bluetooth connectivity, which allowy you to pair it to a second device like your phone. The added Bluetooth connection is a nifty feature if you like to listen to music or podcasts and take calls while you game.
Josh Norem is IGN Executive Editor for Tech. When he’s not upgrading his PC he’s trying to get his foster kittens adopted.