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The 7 Best Wireless Gaming Headsets - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best Wireless Gaming Headsets

Wireless technologies have greatly improved over time. Consequently, it's now possible to pick a great wireless gaming headset with low enough latency that you're not bothered by the delay when playing your favorite games. If you play multiplayer games, a nice-sounding microphone ensures your teammates and friends can hear you. Some are even Bluetooth-compatible, so you can mix in your music while playing or use the headset as day-to-day wireless headphones.

We've bought and tested over 785 headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best wireless gaming headphones to buy. If you're looking for headsets with a specific gaming system in mind, check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets, the best Xbox One headsets, and the best PS4 gaming headsets.

  1. Best Wireless Gaming Headset

    The best wireless gaming headset we've tested is the Audeze Maxwell Wireless. These feature-packed headphones come in different Xbox and PlayStation variants, so be sure to get the right version for your needs. Unlike most gaming headsets, including the other headphones listed here, they use planar magnetic drivers. These drivers allow them to produce a more extended bass, ensure low distortion, and create a more immersive soundstage than dynamic driver headphones.

    They have a fairly neutral sound out of the box, and you can adjust them to your liking using their companion app's EQ presets. These Bluetooth-compatible headphones have low latency, so your game audio and video stay in sync. Their boom mic has a good overall performance, ensuring you're heard clearly, even in noisy environments. Their planar magnetic design comes with a caveat: they make the headphones heavier, and while they have a ski-band headband to help distribute their weight, they can still cause fatigue over time.

    If you want a more comfortable headset, you might prefer the Astro A50 X Wireless. They're the successor to the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019, and while they don't have the benefit of planar magnetic drivers, they offer a lighter, more comfortable design. Glasses won't cause an issue with the ear cup's seal, unlike the Audeze. They have excellent mic performance and support HDMI 2.1 passthrough, which can help you get higher resolutions and framerates, assuming your TV or PC supports it. However, they don't support a wired connection and have a much shorter continuous battery life.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Gaming Headset

    The Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless is the best wireless headset for gaming in the upper mid-range that we've tested. Unlike the Audeze Maxwell Wireless, they were designed with PC gamers in mind. They can still connect wirelessly with PlayStation consoles, but they don't have any Xbox support. Still, they have low latency and nearly 100 hours of continuous battery life, so you don't have to recharge them every day.

    These comfortable over-ears have a neutral default sound that you can adjust using their PC companion software's EQ and presets. You can also now save your EQ settings and use the same tuning with your PlayStation, which wasn't a feature available when this headset was initially released. If you like to game with friends, their boom mic offers an okay recording quality, but it shines in noisy environments. The mic can separate your voice from background noise so you're easily understood.

    Unfortunately, unlike the Audeze, they can't connect with multiple devices using Bluetooth or the wireless dongle, so you'll only receive audio from one device at a time. If you're looking for gaming headphones that are a little more console-friendly, try the Astro A30 Wireless. They come in console-specific variants and even support Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth simultaneously, allowing you to stay connected to your smartphone and console. However, they aren't as comfortable.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Wireless Gaming Headset

    The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless are the best mid-range wireless gaming headphones we've tested. The drop in price brings with it a worse build quality compared to the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. However, thanks to their USB dongle, they have low latency, ensuring that your audio and visuals stay in sync during the heat of gameplay. They come in three console-specific variants; the 7X variant will give you the most versatility since it's wirelessly compatible with both Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

    They even support Bluetooth, so you can connect them to your PC and console at the same time, and they last for more than 33 hours of continuous use. Their mic offers good overall performance, and teammates can hear you clearly, even in noisy environments. Their bass-rich sound profile is also well-suited for action-packed gameplay as they deliver satisfying thump, punch, and warmth. While dialogue and instruments are veiled, you can customize their sound using their companion software's graphic EQ and presets.

    Unfortunately, their soundstage isn't spacious or immersive since they're closed-back. However, this design can help block background noise like ambient chatter and reduce audio bleed. Check out the Razer Barracuda Wireless if you want a slightly cheaper option. They have a longer continuous battery life and more low bass, but their mid-range isn't as neutral, and their mic isn't as good.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Wireless Gaming Headset

    If you want to spend less, the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless is the best budget gaming headset. These wallet-friendly headphones have a simple plastic build, and you can't detach or retract the mic for a more casual look. However, if that doesn't bother you, they have what you need for wireless gaming, thanks to their low latency via USB dongle and over 35 hours of continuous playback time. Their soundstage also feels open, wide, and natural, which helps make your audio seem more immersive.

    These over-ears have a well-balanced sound profile out of the box. Although they lack low bass, they have a bit of extra boom to help emphasize sound effects like footsteps and explosions in games. Dialogue and instruments also sound clear and detailed. However, the headphones are prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery, so it's important to take the time to adjust their fit to your liking. Luckily, they're compatible with Logitech G HUB software, so you can tweak their sound using the graphic EQ and presets.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap Wireless Gaming Headset

    If you want to spend as little as possible on a decent pair of gaming headphones, the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless is the best wireless gaming headset available for cheap. Their slightly warm sound profile adds a touch of extra boomy bass to emphasize sound effects in your favorite games. Their sound is well-balanced across most of the rest of the range, ensuring that dialogue and footsteps are present and clear. However, sibilants sound dull, like S and T sounds in dialogue.

    These headphones aren't as well-built as our budget pick and lack extra features like a companion app to tweak your audio experience. They also fit a little small, making them uncomfortable for people with larger heads. However, they're still worth checking out, thanks to their lightweight design and memory foam padding, keeping fatigue at bay during long gaming sessions. They last for nearly 20 hours off a single charge, so you don't need to recharge them every day.

    See our review

  6. Best Bluetooth Gaming Headset With ANC

    If you game in noisy environments, the Razer Barracuda Pro Wireless is the best wireless headset with active noise cancelling (ANC). Unlike other picks on this list, these headphones have a hybrid casual/gaming design with features that offer the best of both worlds. Thanks to their ANC feature, they can block out a great amount of sound, like traffic from an open window and ambient chatter, so you can focus on the game. With their ANC on, they last over 34 hours continuously.

    They have a wireless USB dongle that lets you game on PC and PlayStation consoles with fairly low latency, and they also support Bluetooth, so you can game on your Nintendo Switch or mobile device. Although they're not as well-built as the similarly priced Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless, they fit more comfortably. They also have a neutral sound with a touch of extra bass to help emphasize sound effects in gameplay.

    When connected to specific devices, you can access either their PC or smartphone app, and both offer a graphic EQ and presets to help you fine-tune their sound. For more customization, they support THX Spatial Audio, a virtual soundstage feature that can help immerse you in your audio. That said, they only have an integrated mic, and while it can capture your voice clearly, it has trouble separating speech from loud background noise, which isn't as suitable for multi-player games.

    See our review

  7. Best Wireless Earbuds For Gaming

    While still a niche subcategory of gaming headsets, wireless gaming earbuds have increased in popularity. The best wireless gaming earbuds we've tested are the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed True Wireless for their versatility with different use cases. Due to their physically smaller battery cells, their battery life of just over five hours can't compete with any of the picks on this list on a single charge, although their case supplies four charges. Their soundstage is also not wide or spacious because they fit in your ears. However, thanks to their diminutive size, these are a portable and flexible pick if you don't want to invest in both true wireless earbuds and a wireless headset.

    They have a wireless USB-C dongle for a low-latency gaming experience on PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. In addition to the USB-C dongle, they also support Bluetooth with an app featuring a gaming mode when you use your phone for games. If you want earbuds for double duty, they work just as well for music listening. These buds have a balanced sound profile for a good amount of thump, boom, and sparkle, plus a 10-band EQ.

    They feature very good combined ANC and isolation to filter out environmental noise on the bus for gaming on the go, and they can muffle your housemates' ambient chatter at home. You can easily use them to talk with teammates because their microphone intelligibly captures your voice and suppresses background noise well. If you're tired of heavy headsets, live in a hot environment, and want to free your ears, these wireless earbuds can solve those issues, as long as you're not a marathon gamer. Check out the rest of our picks for the best earbuds for gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless [PC, PS, Xbox]: The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless are high-end gaming headphones with noise cancelling and come with a DAC that allows you to customize your settings on the fly. However, the Audeze Maxwell Wireless have a more neutral sound profile out of the box and a longer continuous battery life. See our review
  • Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless: The Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless are high-end gaming headphones with a wireless dock station to recharge one of their two swappable battery packs, and they have ANC to help reduce background noise while gaming. However, unlike the Audeze Maxwell Wireless, the Turtle Beach headphones are wireless-only, and their sound profile isn't as flat or neutral. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless are very customizable headphones, thanks to their Sonar software support, which offers a parametric EQ and presets plus robust mic controls. However, their microphone performance isn't as good as the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless, and their default sound profile isn't as balanced. See our review
  • Xbox Wireless Headset: The Xbox Wireless Headset is a good alternative to the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless for Xbox users. You can connect these headphones to Xbox consoles via Xbox Wireless technology and USB. However, they have a very bass-heavy, out-of-the-box sound profile and struggle to deliver audio consistently. See our review
  • Razer Kaira Pro Wireless: The Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox are gaming headphones that support Xbox Wireless with low latency. They support Bluetooth, and you can customize these headphones via their companion software. However, their continuous battery life is shorter than that of the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless, and their sound profile is uneven. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless: The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless usually cost around the same price as the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless, but they can be hard to find in stock online. They stand out from the pack due to their outstandingly long continuous battery life of over 300 hours, getting you through a whole tournament without needing a recharge. However, they lack extra bells and whistles, like ANC or Bluetooth support. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 13, 2024: We've checked to ensure all our picks are accurate and in stock, but we've made only minor text edits.

  2. Apr 10, 2024: We added the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed True Wireless as the 'Best Wireless Earbuds For Gaming' pick and made minor text edits throughout.

  3. Mar 15, 2024: We've added the Astro A50 X Wireless as an alternative to our top pick, the Audeze Maxwell Wireless, as they offer a more comfortable fit and support HDMI 2.1 passthrough.

  4. Feb 16, 2024: We've made minor updates to the text for clarity, but there hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  5. Jan 19, 2024: We've checked to ensure all our picks remain in stock.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best gaming headsets with a wireless design to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for wireless headphones, ranked by their suitability for wireless gaming. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones, and your personal taste, gaming preference, and playing style will matter more in your selection.