On this list, we will take a look at the ten best wireless gaming headsets in 2019, in no particular order.
As technology has evolved, wireless gaming equipment has become more and more dominant.
So there has never been a better time to cut the cord and experience a wireless gaming experience.
Today take a look at ten extraordinary wireless headsets for PC gaming to help you find the perfect match.
Our Top 3 Picks
The 10 Best Wireless Headphones for Gaming
1. SteelSeries Arctis 7
DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound / S1 speaker drivers / 2.4G Connection / 24 hours battery
- Excellent next-gen surround sound
- Even more comfortable than it is beautiful
- Great battery life
- Console user experience is suboptimal
The Arctis headset series from SteelSeries is famed for its incredibly comfortable design and great sound quality. But with the Arctis 7 wireless version, SteelSeries can also brag with having one of the most wireless headsets on the market right now.
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The Arctis 7 by SteelSeries is probably our favorite on the list. It’s not often you get a customizable headphone has excellent sound quality and is super comfortable.
This gaming headset is quite stunning with its high-quality yet straightforward design.
Built to last, this headset will serve you for a long time and with the new 2019 version, so will the battery. Its latest version comes with a whopping 24 hours of battery life so whether you are going to a LAN party over the weekend or are doing a 24-hour stream, this headset has got you covered.
Lag Free audio is vital during FPS, MMO and MOBA games and these headphones certainly deliver on that front.
Better battery life is not the only upgrade that the Arctis 7 saw in 2019. It now also comes with S1 drivers and next-gen V2.0 surround sound. Together these create one of the most immersive sound experience out of any headset on the market today.
The VR compatibility makes this a worthwhile investment for the future too. We can safely say that this is a must-have for any serious gamer as this piece certainly justifies its price tag.
2. Corsair VOID PRO
7.1 Dolby Surround Sound / 50mm neodymium drivers / 16 Hours of battery
- Incredible value for your buck
- Comfortable, lightweight design
- Immersive surround sound & crisp audio quality
- Mic is not adjustable
Moving on to the wireless version of an eSport favorite, often seen used by pro gamers at tournaments like ESL, and we understand why. This wireless beauty comes with great performance, a comfortable and lightweight design and a LOT of value for money.
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Moving on to the Corsair VOID RGB gaming headset. This piece is quite a bargain when compared to the Razer, SteelSeries or Skull Candy. The benefit in price comes at a cost though. The sound quality was great but not superb. Especially the bass leaves this piece from Corsair wanting compared to others on the list.
Corsair is known for their stellar mechanical keyboards, and fall just short of delivering the ultimate gaming headset.
We noticed that for most fits these headphones are somewhat iffy in terms of comfort, to a point where it’s very subjective.
The wireless range and battery life were excellent too. We also found the noise cancellation to work very well, which is always an upside when skyping with friends.
The upsides are to be seen in terms of performance. The Dolby 7.1 quality shines through despite other subjective traits.
The mute button on the mic is well placed, and comes in handy. An adjustable or foldable mic would have made this mic even better.
Nonetheless, a solid choice for someone on a budget looking for a radical looking wireless headset from a premium brand.
3. Astro A50 Wireless
Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound / 5Ghz Connection / 15 Hours battery
- Very luxurious feel & comfort
- Powerful 5Ghz wireless connection
- Exceptional sound quality for a wireless headset
- Microphone quality was disappointing
If sound quality and comfort are your top priorities in a headset, then look no further than the wireless Astro A50. They have some of the most luxurious and comfortable design on the entire market, and its performance in terms of sound quality is near perfection.
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For people who are familiar with Astro gaming headsets, it should come as no surprise that the A50 has some of the best-in-class sound quality and an extraordinarily comfortable design. It has a luxury feel to it that very few other headsets can match and it definitely earned its spot on this list.
Connectivity is a big deal when it comes to wireless technology and the Astro A50’s 5Ghz is very capable — ensuring that you will keep a steady and strong connection to your PC or console at all times.
The battery life is a bit above average. Fifteen hours is more than enough for most gaming sessions but having to charge often is annoying. That said, 15 hours for such a powerful headset is by no means terrible and deserves a fair bit of praise.
The headset is also very customizable through the Astro Command Center software. This is great for gamers that love to tinker with settings like this but less so if you just want a simple plug-and-play headset.
One big downside I need to mention is the microphone quality. I wouldn’t say it’s downright bad, but it certainly isn’t held to the same standard as the rest of the headset.
Related: Best overall gaming headsets – Top 10 Buying Guide.
4. LucidSound LS41
DTS headphone x 7.1 surround sound / 50mm Neodymium drivers / Wired mode / 20 hour battery
- One of the most comfortable & qualitative headphones on the market
- Wired mode ensures you never have to fear running out of power
- Some of the best sound quality on the market
This high-end piece of gaming equipment might be pricey but it’s overall sound, and product quality makes up for it. The LS41 is a true pair of luxury headphones with incredible performance and feel.
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Underrated is probably the word that springs to mind when we talk about the LS41. This offering by Lucidsound is pretty impressive in terms of the sound quality & surround on offer. It has some of the best bass quality on the market, and you don’t get comfort like this from your everyday mid-tier gaming headset.
The surround sound & the crisp & clear audio is the first thing that caught our attention. The booming bass wasn’t the best, but it’s still very much a positive for us. DTS 7.1 most certainly enhances your gaming experience. The positional accuracy is outstanding and inline we would say with what you expect for headsets in this price range.
It’s one of the rare headsets that have 2 mics so you can mix it up and is the removable option for chatting online and the integrated option for calls & gaming & such. Mic monitoring is positive since you can hear your own voice which keeps you in check.
Comfort is definitely a strong point of this headset with the ear cups & the memory foam feeling great for people with small to medium ears. Many users reported this to be the case over an extended period as well. We are a big fan of the wheel style volume control as well.
If you are thinking right “Okay, so what are the issues preventing it from being the best” Well, connectivity problems are the main issue that has plagued the performance of the LS41 over time. Many users indicated sporadic connectivity issues that arise & this can be a nuisance especially when you factor in the price. These issues tend to occur when you use the headsets on different platforms like when you switch from a PS4 onto a pc for instance.
Another minor issue was with respect to the durability of the ear padding/ cups. The padding is held together by just a small piece of plastic which might tear through over a few months of prolonged use. To sum it up, when you weed out the connectivity issues this wireless headset is a true beast, but for its price, we would expect a bit more consistency concerning a basic feature like connectivity.
5. HyperX Cloud Flight
Stereo / 50mm drivers / 2.4 GHz Connection / 30 hours battery
- Excellent connectivity(plug-and-play)
- Exceptional stereo sound quality
- Able to last for up to 30 hours of playtime(with LED lights off)
- Great quality & comfort
- No surround sound
The HyperX Cloud Flight is one of the most popular wireless gaming headsets in the world for a reason. It has a beautiful, simplistic design that is also very comfortable. All the while providing you with extraordinary battery life and incredibly clear sound quality.
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HyperX has created something extraordinary with the Cloud Flight, and it is perhaps the most well-rounded product on this entire list. Although it doesn’t have surround sound, don’t let that fool you. The stereo drivers still give you excellent directional sound, and while features like 3D soundscape are nice, you won’t have any problems hearing and locating your enemies in CS:GO. In terms of the actual sound quality, it is also one of the best in class with crystal clear lows, highs and mids.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of this headset is the insane battery life of up to 30 hours. Granted, to reach the 30-hour mark you will have to turn off the earcup LED lighting but that’s hardly a problem since you don’t see the headset while you play. The Cloud Flight has become my go-to wireless headset for this exact reason. It is very rare to play with a well performing wireless gaming headset and not have to worry about running low on power. Combine this with the excellent connectivity and range and you have a headset that provides more freedom than any other on the market.
The headset controls for mute and volume adjustment is incredibly easy to get used to and can be done effortlessly without having to take off the headset. Especially the mute button it clever, the left earcup can be pushed in which mutes the microphone. Making muting yourself more natural than ever before.
It comes with the Ngenuity software which is pretty nice and allows you to adjust certain settings and see useful information like how much battery is left. However, it is still the perfect plug-and-play headset as the software only provide you with the quality of life features, and the wireless headset is fully functional with nothing installed and connects instantly to both PC and any new-gen console.
6. Logitech G533
DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround Sound / Pro G Drivers / 15 hours battery
- 7.1 surround sound create great positional audio
- A lot of quality & performance for your money
- Strong wireless connection
- Microphone is too quiet
Logitech’s latest attempt at a wireless gaming headset is also their best yet. The G533 outperforms the Artemis, and G930 on most parameters and also packs a few new toys. Very few wireless headsets work this well in this price range.
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The DTS 7.1 is quite precise & rich when playing any game. Like positional audio is essential especially in FPS scenarios, and this headset performs really well. The reception is another aspect that will determine how good a headset indeed is and the reception quality even when you walk away is very good on the G533. This is something the G933 is notoriously bad at.
Logitech’s claims with its Pro-G drivers you can get sound that even audiophiles will appreciate, but in reality, we found this to be not the case. So when you are listening to music, you might see too much of a difference when compared to many other headsets in the market.
The G533 features a much simpler design compared to most others in the market priced in the mid to high range. It feels sturdy to some extent even though some users do mention issues regarding durability. The design of the mic is good, but the quality of the mic divides opinion among most users.
The ear cups are comfortable & the headset, on the whole, is quite light. So wearing this for long hours is not going to be an issue. The battery lasts as long as Logitech claims which are pretty good. This is one of the big positives of the G533.
This is probably an avenue where this headset loses some points in our eyes. There’s no RGB lighting for you to have fun with. We’ve listed this as a con, but some users prefer it that way, so it’s entirely subjective. Nonetheless, when you have a matching setup, RGB is good to have. You can use it whilst it’s charging as well. There are no programmable G-keys which will probably be a big no-no for some serious gamers in the market. The lack of customizability is a con in our eyes. The on-ear volume controls are a nice touch.
The Logitech G533 is an impressive wireless headset with a reasonable price for such a high-end that definitely should be considered by many gamers looking to upgrade from their budget headsets. The G933’s reliability issues are quite well known, and the G533 offers an exciting alternative.
We felt the G533 offers a lot of value when you factor in its mid-price range. Yes, some customization options are missing that you find on the truly high-end headsets, but the in-game audio, reliability & comfort will give any gamer something to think about.
7. Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450
DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound / 50mm drivers / 2.4Ghz connection / 15 hours battery
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- Very affordable
- Great sound quality
- Strong wireless connection that is effortless to set up
- Need to install the appropriate drivers for surround sound to work
The stealth 450 by Turtle Beach is another model with many good attributes. Primarily you are after the good sound, and it’s hard to find wireless headphones with as good sound quality in this price range.
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The positives generally revolve around the sound quality & customization options. However, the surround modes didn’t impress us too much. The mic quality is definitely on the shady side of things. One could attribute this to interference or just its build quality. The bottom line is there are better mics out there if that’s very important to you.
The battery life is quite good, and it should last you quite a few days if you game in short stretches. You can use the headset when charging as well, but it can be inconvenient as the cable isn’t long enough in our opinion. The volume is not very high even at max, but we thought this wasn’t a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination.
Let us move on to some of the negatives.
Durability. Many users have reported that the sound fails on one ear or both in less than a year of use and better quality control is something that we feel could make this even better. This is something that bumps this down from being superb value money offering to just another contender based on preference.
The Stealth 450 boasts some of the most immersive surround sound experiences at this price point, but its questionable durability reported by a variety of users can relegate this to the second option for some. Overall, it’s still one of the better easy to use models out there.
8. HyperX Cloud Stinger Wireless
Stereo Audio / 50mm drivers / 17 hours battery
- Good stereo sound quality
- Flawless plug-and-play connection
- No surround sound
Making great headsets is what made HyperX the huge brand it is today, and the Stinger is one of their trademark models, and it now comes in a wireless version. Although it lacks in surround sound, it has brilliant sound, quality and a very affordable price tag.
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The Stinger is the famous budget model from HyperX, and the wireless version is no different. It comes with a very affordable price tag and a lot of bang for your buck.
The lack of surround sound might scare off some users, but the truth is that high-quality stereo sound beats poor surround sound any day. And in this price range, you usually don’t get the best surround sound, apart from a few exceptions like the Corsair Void.
Although the wireless Stinger is created and optimized for PlayStation 4 that doesn’t mean it doesn’t connect flawlessly to your PC as well. The 2.4Ghz connection is the same you see in some of the most expensive options on the market, and that is because it works so well. You plug in the USB, turn on the headset, and that is it — a true plug-and-play wireless headset.
The only real downside to the HyperX Stinger is if you are used to large earcups. It uses a relatively small earcup design that sits firmly and rather comfortably on your head, but after 5+ hours your ears will likely get a bit strained.
9. Logitech G935
DTS X 2.0 surround sound / 50mm Pro-G drivers / 2.4Ghz connection / 8-12 hours battery
- Next-gen surround sound and 3D Soundscape
- Strong 2.4Ghz wireless connection
- Strong, quality design
- Compatibility with consoles is bad(No surround sound & mic issues)
- Disappointing battery life time
The G935 is Logitech’s high-end wireless gaming headset, and that is exactly how it feels. It has a very comfortable and qualitative design with extraordinary sound quality. The biggest downside is that it is not very compatible with neither PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but as a PC headset, it is quite brilliant.
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Compared to its predecessor, the G933, this new version has quite a lot of new toys. It is equipped with the latest in surround sound technology with X 2.0 DTS and 3D soundscape. This makes your gaming experience extraordinarily immersive, and the 3D soundscape ensures that you get exact positional audio. Which is incredibly useful if you ever play competitive shooters such as CS:GO or Overwatch where accurate positional audio can be the difference between life and death.
It also uses some of the latest wireless connection technology and the 2.4Ghz receiver effortlessly connect to your PC.
One thing that hasn’t changed with the new version is the design and that is a good thing. The beautiful headphone design from Logitech is extremely comfortable and ensures that you can game for hours on end without fatigue. The headset also feels very durable and oozes quality.
Sadly I also noticed a few very annoying things with the G935. Firstly, it is an inferior option if you want to use it for console gaming. The connectivity works fine, but the microphone stopped working at times without any explanation. The surround sound is also PC only, and since you cannot install G-hub on your console there is no way of fixing it. Lastly, the battery is also a bit disappointing. It is understandable that it cannot go for 20+ hours with all these features but even without RGB lights activated it needs charging after about 10 hours which mean you will need to recharge quite often.
10. Razer Nari Ultimate
THX Spatial 360° Surround Sound / Hypertense Technology / 2.4Ghz Connection / 20 hours battery(with lighting and Hypersense turned off)
- THX Spatial Audio & Hypersense can create a one-of-a-kind immersive gaming experience
- Very comfortable due to the cooling gel-infused ear cups and overall design
- Very customizable through Razer Synapse
- Poor battery life when features are enabled
- Hypersense reduce in-game situational awareness and overall sound quality
- Very pricey
The Razer Nari Ultimate is by far the most feature-rich headset on this list and a truly bold move from Razer. It comes with stellar THX Spatial surround sound and brand new technology like Hypertense that mimic in-game events with touch sensory feedback for a more lifelike experience. However, it also has quite a bit of issues and is in my opinion overpriced.
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On paper, this is one of the best headsets on the entire market, but sadly the reality is a bit different. Luckily for you, we have tested it out so you can make up your mind on whether or not the flaws is enough to counteract all its impressive features.
The THX Spatial surround sound is one of the most immersive surround sound systems available and it provides you with a 360-degree audio experience. It is also the first Razer headset to be equipped with the brand new Hypertense technology. What it does is create vibrations and sensory feedback to mimic the events happening in the game. So if a grenade blows up nearby you. It will create a very vivid feeling of it with not just sound, but motion. Honestly, this feature is pretty spectacular as it creates a much more immersive experience, but it also comes with drawbacks. The vibrations can get in the way of the sound quality and directional sound feedback, meaning it is better to turn it off if you are playing a competitive game where audio feedback is essential. Luckily it is easily togglable from the Razer Synapse software.
The 2.4Ghz connection is stable once it’s connected but can sometimes have problems connecting to the PC and Discord also have trouble recognizing it at times.
The microphone is not what we expected from such a high-end product. It’s okay but not good enough for a 200 dollar headset in my opinion.
The design is fantastic. It both looks great and feels very comfortable to wear, in no small part to the cooling gel-infused earcups. That said, it is a bit lose and if you make rapid head movements it will displace itself.
Lastly, the battery life is decent enough but if you have all features enabled it will suffer a lot. With everything disabled, it can last a bit under 20 hours but if you want to use all of its technology it will go down to a mere 8 hours, which is quite terrible for a headset in this price range.
The Razer Nari Ultimate is filled with features but those features are a double-edged sword. THX Spatial Audio and Hypersense can create one of the most incredible gaming experiences ever, but all of the features each have their own problems.
I would cautiously recommend the Razer Nari Ultimate. When it performs at its best it is one of the best, wireless headsets for gaming but it sadly doesn’t always do that. As long as you have another headset available for when you run into issues. That said, I certainly don’t feel like it warrants the huge price tag.
Things you should consider before buying a wireless headset
As it is with most gaming gear, wireless options tend to be inferior to their corded rivals. Headsets in particular used to suffer from this but as technology advances, so does the quality of the wireless gaming headsets.
Wired Vs. Wireless
As a general rule when it comes to gaming gear, you can assume that wireless is worse than wired. However, headsets may be one of the few exceptions(kind of). Headsets are one of the few pieces of gaming gear where you can get some excellent wireless options, without sacrificing too much. Even though the general rule does still apply, most wired headsets are better than wireless ones. Headsets don’t use the kind of technology that gives most wireless gaming gear problems and is therefore not generally as weak as most other wireless gear.
While wireless mice generally hold up against their wired counterpart, it is devastating if you lose the connection while gaming, tracking issues and all that is not as bad when it comes to gaming headsets. There is a vast difference between losing your mouse during gaming and then losing our sound for a few seconds. While the stuttering sound is annoying, it is far from as bad as mouse stuttering for your gameplay.
The wire can also be way more annoying with a headset than it is with other gaming gear. It can get tangled in the wheels on your chair while gaming, thus ruining the entire headset, it can get stuck in different things if walking around with your headset and the list goes on. The point being, a wireless headset may very well be the best piece of wireless equipment you ever invested in.
Why do you want a wireless headset?
There is a surprising amount of good reasons to go for a wireless headset, compared to other gaming equipment.
Here are some reasons that we find to be legitimate reasons to choose wireless over wired.
- To avoid cord clutter under my desk.
- It’s more convenient when using the headset on the move for music etc.
- I want to use it for my console as well, without being bound by a cord.
- I wanna use my headset a lot away from gaming
However, you should NOT get a wireless headset for any of these reasons.
- I have enough money, and I might as well get the most expensive and therefore the best( wireless headset is more costly, but not better )
- Sound quality: while there are some wireless options with excellent audio quality, it is more the exception than the rule.
This is short and simple, are you on a budget or do you have some extra money to spend? You should almost never opt for the wireless option if you are struggling economically unless you feel very strongly about wireless gear.
You should choose a wireless headset over a wired one if you don’t mind spending the extra money and if you have some legitimate reasons for choosing wireless since you will get less ”value for money” than you get with a wired headset. But there is still plenty of things about wireless that can make it worth.
Where do you use your headset?
If you only use your headset for gaming at your home desk, then the wireless feature quickly loses value. However, if you like to take the headset with you when you take a walk when you ride your bike and other transportation situations, then that can also make it worth alone to go for wireless.
Not to say that wireless is out of the question if you only use it at home. First of all, what kind of gaming gear is obviously up to you, but there are other pros to getting wireless as well.
A widespread issue is that a lot of people’s gaming setups are cluttered with entangled wires. Which can be insanely annoying. It is also very common that a headsets wire is too long, causing it to be in the way of your chairs wheels or something else, which is not only annoying but can ultimately ruin the entire headset.
Every time we make a list such as this, there will always be a few products that were very good but don’t quite make it onto the list.
Razer ManO’war has so much potential and does a lot of things well but ultimately fall short of other headsets of its price class. Such as the SteelSeries Arctis.
Logitech Artemis G933
The G633, which is the wired version of the Artemis is one of our favorite headsets on the market right now, but the wireless version is not as good and certainly not compared to the new G935.
Sentey B-Trek H10 Headphones
For those looking for something in between gaming and a stylish modern headset, this is for you. A Bluetooth option, which does it surprisingly well in a gaming environment.
Another headset that is not exactly made for gaming but did a surprisingly good job at it from a budget standpoint. We recently did a full test of it to see how it holds up in a gaming environment.
Wireless Headset Q&A
Questions we have received from our readers about wireless headsets.
Q: I currently use an EasySMX wireless headset when gaming, but it has the bad habit of stuttering in the midst of gaming. Is this normal with wireless headsets?
A: Unfortunately yes, but don’t fright! Even though it is a pretty common problem with budget and mid-tier wireless options, it is far from impossible to get a wireless headset, without these issues. Headsets such as the Arctis 7 from SteelSeries is a perfect example. It proves that a wireless headset can perform on par with wired ones. It is also far more common with Bluetooth headsets, compared to a headset with a receiver/signal function. So to avoid this problem with your next headset I would recommend you don’t buy one that uses Bluetooth.
Q: Do professional gamers ever use wireless headsets?
A: Hard to say what they use in their own free time, but at eSport tournaments, it is pretty much never seen. However, it is worth considering why they don’t use wireless. They get a perfectly customized gaming setup for each specific tournament. Which pretty much eliminate the need for a wireless headset. It is also worth noting that there is no wireless version of the Hyper Xcloud 1 and 2, which is by far the most common headset among professional gamers.
Q: What kind of signal technology works best for gaming headsets? Bluetooth or USB driver?
A: Always pick the headset which uses a USB driver. Unless you want to use it for music and stuff while on the move. When it comes to gaming, the USB driver will always provide a better and more lag free gaming experience.
Q: Do you recommend a wireless headset over wired?
A: No, but there is plenty of good reasons to opt for a wireless headset. Unlike it is with mice, keyboards, etc. A headset does not suffer as much from being wireless, and there is a lot of good options out there, including our top 5 of course. However, it is more expensive than regular headsets, without actually performing better.
Q: do wireless always have worse sound/Surround sound, compared to wired headsets?
A: No, the actual audio quality is actually able to stay relatively the same with a wireless one. However, to achieve the same sound quality, you will also have to spend a little more money. Since wireless technology makes them more expensive.
Sites and articles that were used to research for this page.
Psychology today, Video games: do you play with sounds on or off? An article talking about the correlation between sounds and gaming performance.
CS-GO subreddit, does having a good headset make a difference when gaming? Forum post with discussions on whether or not having a good headset make a difference.
Headsetplus, which wireless technology should you use? Blog post about which wireless technology works best for headsets.
Steelseries, Official product page about Arctis 7, an informational page on the wireless headset we think is the best for gaming.