10 Best Wireless Gaming Headsets in 2019

Best Overall

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Headset for Xbox
  • Incredibly great value for the price 
  • Supports Windows Sonic Surround Sound 
  • Customizable audio presets with support for Bass Boost 
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Premium Choice

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
  • One of the most comfortable headphones around 
  • ClearCast microphone technology is built to accommodate then needs of pros 
  • Headphone:X v2.0 offers precise and nuanced positional cues 
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Great Value

CORSAIR Void PRO RGB Wireless Gaming Headset
  • Very strong performance despite its small price tag 
  • Balanced sound performance that isn't weighted towards deep explosions and gunfire 
  • Good noise cancellation 
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Headphones have long been an important part of enjoying multimedia. When listening to music or watching a movie, they offer a level of immersion and aural depth that you’d only otherwise find with an expensive surround sound system (and prevent you from disturbing your neighbors or housemates in the process), but they have an added level of value to gamers.

A poorly built headset can quickly break down communications for online gamers that can quickly throw off their W/L ratio, and missed audio cues can be a major frustration in single player gaming as well. A wireless gaming headset helps you keep in the zone without getting tangled up in wires when things get intense! Whether you’re a casual or a pro, a good pair of wireless gaming headsets is a sensible investment that can improve the quality of your experience.

Best Overall

1. Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Headset for Xbox

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Turtle Beach is the name to be beat in the world of gaming headsets, and there's a reason why they've cornered nearly half of the industry's market share. They manage to turn out some of the best wireless gaming headsets at a fraction of the price of their competitors, and the Stealth 600 is no exception. Despite its relatively modest price tag, it delivers crisp and high-quality surround sound - and unlike many other ostensibly wireless headsets catered to the console market, the Stealth 600 doesn't need to be plugged into a controller.

Powerful 50 mm speakers are built into each of the earpieces, and Turtle Beach continues to support this headset with persistent firmware updates. The ability to individually adjust game and chat volume controls is a nice perk for competitive gamers, while the 15 hour rechargeable battery ensures it will last even for the longest marathon sessions.

Key Features
  • Incredibly great value for the price 
  • Supports Windows Sonic Surround Sound 
  • Customizable audio presets with support for Bass Boost 
  • Comfortable fit adjustable for glasses wearers 
CompatibilityXbox One Battery Life15 hours Surround SoundWindows Sonic Surround Sound 
Premium Choice

2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

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While Turtle Rock is a brand with some cache outside of the pro community, SteelSeries is a brand known for being for and by gamers. The Arctis is their flagship gaming headset, and the Pro model is potentially the best around for professional gamers. Comfort is a big selling point here, as SteelSeries makes use of a proprietary "ski goggle" design that fits snugly without pinching or tightening.

The dual battery system makes sure that you'll always have a backup at the ready, while their lossless dual wireless system prevents hiccups in live voice chat. This is a headset built from professionals, reflected in the fact that it makes use of Arctis' industry-leading ClearCast bidirectional microphone. A huge number of customization features allow you to tailor your sound experience directly through the headset without the need for installing extra software.

Key Features
  • One of the most comfortable headphones around 
  • ClearCast microphone technology is built to accommodate then needs of pros 
  • Headphone:X v2.0 offers precise and nuanced positional cues 
  • Delivers Hi-Res audio at up to 40,000 Hz 
CompatibilityPS4 and PC Battery Life8 hoursSurround SoundDTS Headphone:X v2.0
Great Value

3. CORSAIR Void PRO RGB Wireless Gaming Headset

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As one of the cheapest headsets on the list, the CORSAIR Void Pro has a lot to prove, but it proves itself admirably. While it can't deliver the same lossless ratio or crisp performance as SteelSeries' beastly headsets, it's on the high end of battery performance with a roughly 15 hour charge. And while the plastic design of its frame may feel a bit flimsier than some of its competitors, it sports a very stylish design and a comfortable fit.

The unidirectional mic does a great job of filtering out ambient noise, and that's a necessity for gamers looking to offer direction to their teammates from a crowded space. Rather than focusing on the heavy bass that cheaper headsets tend to emphasize, the Void Pro offers a balanced sound register and can work as a respectable pair of non-gaming headphones in a pinch.

Key Features
  • Very strong performance despite its small price tag 
  • Balanced sound performance that isn't weighted towards deep explosions and gunfire 
  • Good noise cancellation 
  • Unidirectional mic is very clear and crisp 
CompatibilityWindows 7/8/10Battery Life16 hours Surround SoundDolby Headphone 7.1 

4. SteelSeries Arctis 7 Gaming Headset

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The Arctic 7 may be a step down from the Arctis Pro, but it's still a gaming headset capable of holding its own on the semi-professional circuit. While it trades the dual battery system for a single 24 hour battery and delivers its lag-free wireless audio through a less impressive 2.4G connection, these are disadvantages unlikely to be noticed by all but the most serious gamers.

The ski goggle design makes it every bit as comfortable a fit as its Pro sibling, and it still boasts the impressive DTS Headphone:X v2 surround sound. The results are precise and immersive aural experiences delivered in 360 degrees. Customization is a huge selling point here, as the Arctic 7 allows you to adjust a number of different channels and even assign presets for popular platforms like Discord and Spotify.

Key Features
  • Significant support for popular third party music and chat services 
  • Built around one of the most comfortable headset designs available today 
  • Some of the best battery performance offered in a wireless headset 
  • Easy setup and automated speaker switching when headset is turned on or off 
CompatibilityPS4 and PC Battery Life24 hoursSurround SoundDTS Headphone:X v2.0

5. HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset

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HyperX doesn't offer a whole lot in the way of innovations, but what it does, it does well. Its memory foam design might not be as innovative as the proprietary structure of the Arctis, but it's both comfortable and unyielding. And while it doesn't come with any customization software, it's incredibly easy to get up and running. All you have to do is plug and play.

The 50 mm drivers packed into each can offer some truly impressive bass reproduction, while the battery can hold up for an impressive 30 hours before it needs to be recharged. The microphone can be detached to offer a more comfortable experience for single player gamers, but the noise reduction technology ensures that it can work just as well in the heat of a team deathmatch.

Key Features
  • Exceedingly long battery life 
  • Memory foam creates a secure and snug fit 
  • Detachable mic makes it useful for both MP and SP gamers 
  • Compatible with mumble, Discord, and Skype 
CompatibilityPS4 and PC Battery Life36 hoursSurround SoundNo 

6. SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset

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That three variants of SteelSeries' Arctis appear on this list isn't a mistake. The Arctis 3 comes in at a comparable price to mid-entry competitors like the Stealth 600, and while it sacrifices some features for the sake of price, it's still an impressive piece of work. The ClearCast mic is arguably the most well-respected mic in the business, and that trademark ski goggle design is present in this more modest headset as well. The Arctis 3 also offers an incredibly high level of compatibility. The fact that this is a Bluetooth gaming headset means that it works well with every active console as well as PC rigs, and it comes with two cords for the rare instances where it can't work wirelessly. The S1 speaker drivers built into each ear produce an incredibly robust and delicate level of sound engineering that doesn't simply reduce a battlefield to the sounds of gunfire.

Key Features
  • Retains the most critical Arctis features at a more reasonable price point 
  • High level of connectivity with most gaming devices 
  • Mic boasts studio-level voice clarity and sound dampening 
  • Athletics-inspired fabric keeps ears cool even during heated sessions 
CompatibilityPC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch Battery Life28 hours Surround SoundDolby 7.1 

7. ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset

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The price tag on the A50 might raise some eyebrows, but it's one of the few wireless gaming headsets for PC able to stand head and shoulders with the Arctis Pro. Much of that comes down to the sound quality. The Dolby Pro Logic llx that ASTRO's PC gaming headset uses offers some of the crispest and most realistic surround sound you'll find anywhere, and the game:voice balance system allows you to balance gameplay and chat volume right through the gaming headphones. But this is a headset that's built explicitly with tech geeks in mind, and that's reflected in the included ASTRO Command Center software. This platform offers a highly customizable set of tools for fine-tuning your audio experience. If you're the type of player who likes to have different presets for your single player and multiplayer experiences, the A50 is packed with the sort of features you'll love.

Key Features
  • Customization options that are unparalleled by ASTRO's competitors 
  • Built with compatibility for mod kits in mind 
  • Offers truly immersive surround sound 
  • Equipped with a base station for pairing with multiple consoles 
CompatibilityPC, Xbox OneBattery Life12 hoursSurround SoundDolby Headphone 7.1 

8. Stealth 600 Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4

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Everything that applies to Turtle Rock's XBox One wireless headset applies here as well. The mesh fabric over the ear pieces means that it will fit comfortably over your head whether or not you wear glasses, while the hefty speakers packed into the earpieces ensure meaty and immersive surround sound. It's a great choice for online or single player gaming, but it's just as worthwhile a pair of headphones for listening to music or movies. Although it doesn't allow the same level of customization offered by the Arctis or the A50, four audio presets allow you to tailor your sound to your experience (and there's no need for proprietary software to do so). The flip-up mic makes the transition from single player experience to multiplayer melee an easy process.

Key Features
  • ProSpecs design eliminates the pressure for glasses wearers 
  • Offers a truly wireless experience without the need for a wired controller connection 
  • Multiple audio presets that includes Bass Boost 
  • Clear and consistent high-sensitivity mic 
CompatibilityPS4, PC Battery Life15 hours Surround SoundVirtual 7.1

9. Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless

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Logitech already had a good thing going with their G633 headset, but the G933 improves on that experience by bringing the standard headset wireless, and it manages to do so at a modest price. The combination of a lightweight frame and soft foam structure make it a delight to wear, while its smart settings allow you to quickly adjust your experience to varying game genres without having to go in to a software client and fine-tune them yourself. It's also highly compatible and customizable. Plugs for three different devices make it great for multitasking (and greatly improve its compatibility with different gaming devices), while three programmable G-keys allow you to assign complex macros for different games. The RGB lighting is a nice feature, and it coordinates in conjunction with a number of different Logitech gaming peripherals like mice and keyboards.

Key Features
  • High level of compatibility with other Logitech products 
  • Dense level of customization without the need for complex fine-tuning 
  • Support for multiple different gameplay macros 
  • Offers multiple wired outlets 
CompatibilityPS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch, Mobile Battery Life12 hours Surround SoundDolby 7.1, 7.1 DTS Headphone: X 

10. Razer Thresher Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

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The Thresher isn't the most customizable gaming headset in its price range, but it's exceedingly comfortable, and it offers quality sound performance and enough versatility to make it a sensible buy for all but the most dedicated gamers. The memory foams and springs find that nice balance between fully covering your ears without suffocating the upper half of your face, while the 2.4 GHz RF and 50 mm drivers deliver consistent sound quality without any noticeable lag. The unidirectional microphone works well when needed and comfortably slides out of place when it's not. The mic and master volume wheels can take some getting used to, but they give you a great sense of control once you're past the learning curve. It naturally plays well with other Razer products, making it a pretty obvious upgrade if you're already using the Raiju controller or Panthera arcade stick.

Key Features
  • A comfortable fit that finds the right balance between secure and bulky 
  • Lag-free connection for a distance of up to 40 feet 
  • Built-in controls feel natural once you get used to them 
  • Makes use of a circumaural design with 50mm drivers
CompatibilityPS4, PC Battery Life16 hoursSurround SoundDolby 7.1 

Wireless Gaming Headsets Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the Right Mic

The main difference between a pair of quality headphones and a headset is the fact that the latter has a boom mic built in. If online gaming doesn’t matter to you, you’ll likely just want to go with a pair of headphones since they typically offer better sound quality for a lower price. But if you’re looking for a dedicated headset, the quality of the mic itself is important. There are generally too options to choose from when making a purchase in this regard. Omnidirectional mics pick up sounds from every direction while unidirectional mics provide clearer sound from your voice without interference.

The headsets on this list focus primarily on unidirectional mics because they provide crisper sound without disturbance from your surroundings, but not all headsets put in the extra care to invest in that technology. You’ll want to carefully consider the technology that goes into a mic as well as account for any additional noise cancelling technologies the manufacture uses to minimize unwanted sound.

Considering Your Platform

We gave two versions of the same Turtle Beach headset billing on our top ten list, and that’s a perfect illustration of the sort of proprietary technology that makes purchasing an all-around headset so difficult. Most headsets are built with a single console in mind, and while many console-specific headsets come with compatibility for PC gaming as well, that cross-compatibility comes at a distinct disadvantage. The PS4 version of the Stealth 600, for instance, can work on PC, but PC users have to sacrifice the quality that comes with Virtual Surround Sound.

Similarly, many of the headsets that offer cross-compatibility across a variety of different platforms (like the Logitech G933) achieve this through the use of wired components.

If you want a top of the line headset that offers the most cutting edge technologies, make sure that you carefully read the fine print. Purchasing a headset that’s not primarily built for your gaming platform could mean sacrificing some of its best features (while still paying for them). And while gamers who regularly switch between consoles and gaming rigs can benefit from the versatility of a cross-platform headset, they’ll likely be sacrificing a deep bench of features for the sake of higher compatibility.

Considering a Headset That Fits You

Our list highlights a wide range of quality headsets that vary in price from less than a hundred dollars ( see our headsets under $100 guide ) to multiple hundreds. A higher shelf headset is an investment, and that’s why it’s important to pick one that will not just last you for years but also feel comfortable during long play sessions.

For some, the ski goggle design of the SteelSeries Arctis line is hard to beat, and their headsets luckily cover the full spectrum of pricing. But they aren’t the only game in town. Turtle Beach’s headsets are especially well-regarded for how accommodating they are for users who wear glasses, and many users find the memory foam of other brands to be ideal for their sensibilities. Others complain that memory foam heats up too easily, making it unideal for longer gaming sessions. Ultimately, comfort is going to come down to a matter of personal preference and can’t be defined as easily as sound quality or features, so you may want to take the time to consider what’s right for you before pulling the trigger on your purchase.

Evaluating Surround Sound

Only one headset on this list doesn’t come with surround sound, and that’s no coincidence. As gaming has become more complex, the inclusion of surround sound becomes practically a necessity, particularly in high level competitive play. Surround sound is essential for situational awareness in games like Call of Duty as it lets you gauge where nearby gunfire is coming from or hear an enemy sneaking up on you from behind. Dolby 7.1 is the standard to beat in this respect, but 5.1 or Virtual Surround Sound should work reasonably well too. If you tend to play games in genres where situational awareness isn’t important (or where Surround Sound isn’t supported), you can reasonably choose to opt out of headsets that come with Surround Sound support.

Dual Channel Support

One final key for serious gamers to consider is the support for dual channels. When playing in multiplayer, you’ll have two separate channels piping into your headphones: one that provides the actual sound effects and music from the game and another that provides voice chat from the game itself or third party services like Discord.

Gamers who engage frequently in multiplayer will want to look for headsets that offer easy and customizable volume control for both channels, but how much customization you’ll need is a matter of personal preference. If you’re a gamer committed to a single game, you’ll likely be fine with most of the headsets on the market. But if you play a lot of different games or make use of third party chat services, you’ll want to more closely scrutinize the configuration options available.

Conclusion

Finding a high-quality wireless gaming headset can be a tricky task. There’s a seemingly endless number of manufacturers on the market, and all of them seem to realize that they can charge a premium for a headset with a convincing outward appearance and a list of impressive sounding technical specs. All of the brands listed above are quality choices, and if you’re looking to dig deeper, let those names serve as your guiding light.