When looking for the best wireless gaming headset, you want a model that offers the freedom to move throughout your room, but one that offers exceptional battery life, comfort and perhaps above all else zero latency between the action on screen and the sound being piped into your ear canals.
That said, if you notice latency at all, it’s a problem – even a fraction of a second can be annoying. Therefore, the most important factors that we studied for the top wireless gaming headset reviews was low latency and ensuring unfettered sound streaming, which can quickly become a problem amongst wireless headsets.
But getting all that can be prove an expensive proposition; some of the best models soar past $200, and to get below $100 you will need to compromise to older models. Alternatively, and if you’re ok with wires, and looking for a headset by console, be sure to check out our best gaming headset 2019.
- 1 Best Wireless Gaming Headsets of 2019
- 2 #1 Pick SteelSeries Siberia 800 – Best Multi-Platform Headset
- 3 #2 Pick Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 – Best Fidelity
- 4 #3 Pick Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum – Best PC Pro Headset
- 5 #4 Pick Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300 PC Wireless Headset – Most Comfortable PC Headset
- 6 #5 Pick Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 – Most Attractive Price
- 7 Key Indicators of a Good Wireless Gaming Headset
- 8 Most Important Wireless Gaming Headset Features
- 9 Which Wireless Gaming Headset is Right for You?
Best Wireless Gaming Headsets of 2019
|Steelseries Siberia 800||Senneheiser Momentum 2.0||Logitech G533||Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300||Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset|
|Rank||#1 Pick - Editor's Pick/Best Multi-Platform Headset||#2 - Best Fidelity||#3 - Best PC Pro Headset||#4 - Most Comfortable PC Headset||#5 - Most Attractive Price|
|Full Review||Steelseries Siberia 800 Review||Coming Soon||Coming Soon||Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300||Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset|
|Compatible Devices||PS, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox 360, PS3. PS4||Mobile and Bluetooth devices of all kinds||PC; simpler connectivity options for Mac, PS4, Xbox One||PC||PS4, Windows 8, Windows 7|
|Battery Life||20 hours||22 hours||15 hours||15 hours||10 hours|
|Comm Features||N/A||Noise cancellation||Pop filter||Microphone monitoring, Mobile calls while streaming||Auto-mute|
|Mic Type||Retractable, direction, mute light||Dual Mic||Noise-cancelling boom mic, flip up||Flexible mic||Noise-cancelling boom mic|
|Best Sound||Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound||Stereo with active noise cancellation||7.1 surround sound, DTS and Dolby||Stereo with amplifed sound options||Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound|
|Buy Now||Buy Now||Buy Now||Buy Now||Buy Now|
#1 Pick SteelSeries Siberia 800 – Best Multi-Platform Headset
WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Incredibly versatile while still keeping sound quality extra high
Many things matter when it comes to wireless gaming headsets: Quality, latency, comfort, battery life, surround sound, etc. The SteelSeries Siberia 800 (previous versions were called the SteelSeries H) has it all, and the price is very fair for a top-tier wireless headset.
The drivers provide an extra low-frequently boost to your sound, and they are good enough to provide Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound – which is quickly becoming standard for today’s wireless gaming headphones. It uses a rechargeable battery pack and comes with an extra pack that you can quickly swap in to keep playing.
Latency is always a concern with these headsets, but the SteelSeries Siberia 800 had an excellent track record for keeping latency down and unnoticeable. The memory foam padding and retractable mic also make this model one of the more comfortable on the market.
Those earcups come with a set of on-ear controls that allow you to adjust volume and change a few settings. The transmitter comes with an OLED screen that will keep you updated with the current status of the model. For around $266, it’s hard to find a better deal in the gaming market when it comes to elite headsets.
One point to keep in mind: If you pay attention to the small print, you’ll see that this headset does not support Xbox One without the use of an adapter, a common issue with Xbox consoles. If you are an Xbox One gamer, we suggest you look at the version of the Siberia 800 specifically made for that console.
#2 Pick Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 – Best Fidelity
Price: $500 | Surround Sound:No – noise cancellation offered
WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Wireless functions and great sound, albeit at a high price
Sennheiser is known for two things: High prices and high fidelity, usually in that order. These speakers are no exception, because they combine both wireless capabilities and noise cancellation functions. If you hate having your speakers on a wire, they think about trying this model out. It uses a Bluetooth connection or an optional NFC connection for music, and sports an impressive 22-hour battery life for those long trips. You can even pair with two devices at the same time.
Clearly this is the most expensive headset on the list and dropping $500 is only for the true audiophiles and quiet-lovers among us. But for all its smart features and top quality sound, there are a couple other caveats. The battery is rechargeable via USB port, so have a computer around for charging. Also, mixing wireless and noise cancellation may lead to some odd side-effects. Pure wireless transfer isn’t always guaranteed if interference is an issue. Fortunately, Bluetooth and NFC rarely suffer from this problem as long as you stay close.
#3 Pick Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum – Best PC Pro Headset
WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: Surround sound on your terms…and a design made for eSports.
Logitech set out to make a serious gaming headset with the G933, and succeeded with a headset that is miles beyond its predecessors and ideal for the gamer who wants to get involved in eSports and needs a pair of headphones that can keep up. Not only does this particular model sport incredibly comfortable, lightweight earcups, it also offers high-quality surround sound options that work with multiple surround sound formats (DTS and Dolby).
The customization options are also particularly impressive on the this model, as Logitech has given it all the software you need to tweak very precise audio presets (as well as three programmable on-set buttons). Part of that tweaking involves the surprisingly stylish LED lights around the headset, which can be customized to glow different colors based on your in-game condition (dead, healing, using ultimate abilities, etc.).
Keep in mind, however, that the G933 is primarily intended for PC play. If you have a Mac or a console, you can probably make the headset work, but you’ll be missing out on the customization options that make this model such a prize.
#4 Pick Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300 PC Wireless Headset – Most Comfortable PC Headset
WHY IT’S A TOP PICK:Comfortable ear cups, game-on-the-go options, and affordability.
Turtle Beach has a reputation for comfy, gameplay-oriented headsets, and its wireless headphones certainly live up to the name. Much like the SteelSeries model, there are on-ear controls and full virtual 7.1 surround sound, but only one rechargeable battery – this one lasts 15 hours. The headset also lacks that nice retractable mic that makes the SteelSeries so efficient and versatile.
Fortunately, the Z300 makes this up in other ways. It offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairing options for gaming on the go or linking to a particular device. It can also take calls by linking directly to a mobile device like an iPhone. And let’s not forget about the price, either – $150 is much easier to stomach if you are on a budget. However, please keep in mind that this is a PC model, and isn’t made for consoles, though it still qualifies to be in our top gaming accessory reviews.
#5 Pick Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 – Most Attractive Price
WHY IT’S A TOP PICK: A handy automuting mic and a lower price than newer models.
These wireless headphones are a bit older, but that does great things to the price – you can easily find these for under $100. Once again we have 7.1 surround sound with this model, and it kicks up the customization by providing three on-ear buttons that you can program yourself for a variety of different instant commands. The mic auto mutes and lowers background noise automatically.
The rechargeable battery inside this model will only last for around 10 hours, and like most gaming headsets you will need an extra USB port to charge them. While the padding for this headset isn’t quite as complete as our other contestants, it isn’t bare-bones, either.
The caveats strike again with a couple reminders about the G930. First, the model works for PS4 but it isn’t friendly with any version of the Xbox. Although, this is an older headset, so you may want to double-check that it works with Windows 10 before you buy it – there may be some incompatibility issues or firmware updates that you need.
Key Indicators of a Good Wireless Gaming Headset
Low Latency: We’ve already mentioned this but it bears repeating. Latency is one of the worst things to see in a wireless headset. This means that sound is delayed via streaming and out of sync with what’s happening on the screen. Look for headphones and reviews that report low latency during testing.
Easy Controls: Wireless headset controls should be both easy to control and easy to understand. Receiver LEDs that show your headphone status are indeed handy. Good headphones also tend to have simply on-ear buttons for quick, hassle-free controls.
Surround Sound: Gaming sound deserves serious attention to detail. While headphones cannot provide true surround sound, they can offer virtual surround sound. Look for headsets that provide virtual Dolby 7.1 surround sound features.
Most Important Wireless Gaming Headset Features
Ear Cup Material
- Look for foam and high-quality, natural materials with a long life expectancy.
- Check user reviews to see how long ear cups are lasting. Ideally you want your ear cup material to avoid cracks and splits for at least the first couple years.
- Driver sizes for gaming headsets tend to be in the 50s when it comes to millimeters. However, bigger drivers do not always equal bigger sounds – they can create more vibration, however, so are best suited for strong bass sounds.
Wireless Connection Type
- Bluetooth connections allow for individual device pairing, which is handy for gaming on the go or in areas with more interference.
- Wireless connections over your Wi-Fi network may allow for more customization and easier at-home use.
- Batteries for wireless headsets should ideally last for around 10-12 hours, but results can vary. Rechargeable batteries are the most handy, especially if they come with an extra pack.
- If a headset takes AA or AAA batteries, remember that this will add to the weight and that you will always need extra batteries on hand, especially when traveling.
- Preference is important here, but larger, unwieldy mics are usually not worthwhile. Look for mics that get out of the way easily.
Which Wireless Gaming Headset is Right for You?
The Steelseries H is an amazing headset if you have the money for it. But if you need a good wireless headset without such a high price tag, the Turtle Beach Ear Force model offers an excellent sampling of great features, making it both an ideal gift or personal choice. Logitech’s model is more ideal if you want a more traditional headset that includes wireless properties for a very low price.
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