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Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Apr 17, 2023 at 11:58 am
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 17, 2023 at 11:58 am
Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset Picture
6.9
Neutral Sound
6.3
Commute/Travel
6.6
Sports/Fitness
6.7
Office
7.0
Wireless Gaming
5.3
Wired Gaming
7.1
Phone Calls

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is Wyze's first pair of gaming headphones. This wireless-only headset has a detachable mic and a wireless USB dongle for a low-latency connection with PCs and PlayStation consoles. Unfortunately, it's not compatible with Xbox consoles, but the headset's Bluetooth connection will let you use it for mobile gaming and watching videos.

Our Verdict

6.9 Neutral Sound

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is okay for neutral sound. The sound profile is v-shaped and excited, with an emphasized bass and treble range, making it well-suited for pop and rock. Unfortunately, the overemphasis in these ranges makes bass audio sound muddy and hollow, while sibilants feel piercing. The high-mid range also suffers from some underemphasis, negatively affecting game dialogue clarity. Sadly, there aren't any sound customization features, like a companion app with a graphic EQ or presets, to let you fine-tune the mix to your liking.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
Cons
  • Easily inconsistent sound delivery depending on fit.
6.3 Commute/Travel

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is mediocre for commuting and travel. The closed-back over-ear design fails to block out any background noise in the bass range, like plane or bus engines, and can barely isolate you from passenger chatter. Fortunately, it's comfortable for extended trips, and the long battery life will last you the whole ride. You can also remove the boom mic and use the internal mic while on the go. However, if the road's bumpy, it'll likely move around your head.

Pros
  • Long battery life.
Cons
  • Easily inconsistent sound delivery depending on fit.
6.6 Sports/Fitness

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is alright for sports and fitness. Stability is mediocre, so it'll move around during moderate exercise and fall off during intense workouts. It's also quite bulky and doesn't have any protection against water, dust, or dirt.

Pros
  • Comfortable and well-built.
Cons
  • Low clamping force results in mediocre stability.
6.7 Office

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is okay for the office. It doesn't have ANC and isn't the best at passively isolating you from background office chatter. However, the long battery life and decently comfortable fit will benefit you during long workdays. Fortunately, their mic can easily separate your voice from moderate and loud background noise, so virtual meeting attendees will hear you clearly.

Pros
  • Long battery life.
  • Comfortable and well-built.
Cons
  • High latency via Bluetooth.
  • Microphone makes your voice sound far away.
7.0 Wireless Gaming

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is decent for wireless gaming. Its Bluetooth connection is too high for gaming, but the wireless USB dongle will let you play on PC and PlayStation without any sync issues. It's also comfortable enough for long sessions, and the boom mic makes your voice sound clear and understandable, if not a little quiet. Fortunately, the long battery life will last you throughout many long play sessions.

Pros
  • Long battery life.
  • Comfortable and well-built.
  • Microphone separates your voice from background noise in very loud environments.
Cons
  • High latency via Bluetooth.
  • Not compatible with Xbox consoles.
  • Microphone makes your voice sound far away.
5.3 Wired Gaming

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is a wireless-only gaming headset that you can't use for wired gaming.

7.1 Phone Calls

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is decent for phone calls. If you're using the detachable boom mic, your voice sounds clear and understandable but quiet and unnatural. Using the integrated mic also makes you sound soft and far away. Fortunately, it can easily separate your voice from background noise in moderately noisy and loud environments.

Pros
  • Microphone separates your voice from background noise in very loud environments.
Cons
  • Microphone makes your voice sound far away.
  • 6.9 Neutral Sound
  • 6.3 Commute/Travel
  • 6.6 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.7 Office
  • 7.0 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.3 Wired Gaming
  • 7.1 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Apr 17, 2023: Review published.
  2. Updated Mar 29, 2023: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset only comes in one color: 'Black'; you can see our unit's label here. If you come across another variant please let us know in the comments, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is Wyze's first entry into the gaming space, and as such faces heavy competition from more established brands. This budget headset has a respectably long battery at nearly 37 hours continuously, nearly the same as the more expensive Astro A30 Wireless. Latency via the wireless USB dongle is also very low, much lower than the pricier HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless. Where its budget price starts to show, however, is in its cheaper build quality, unstable fit, and lack of premium features, like a companion app with graphic EQ and presets to fine-tune the sound to your liking.

If you're still searching for the perfect pair of gaming headphones, check out our recommendations for the best wireless gaming headsets, the best earbuds for gaming, and the best budget and cheap gaming headsets.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless are better gaming headphones than the Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset. For starters, the HyperX's battery lasts over ten times longer than the Wyze, letting you use them for countless play sessions without needing a recharge. You can also fine-tune their mix via the companion app's graphic EQ and presets, which the Wyze lacks. The HyperX are also better built and more comfortable, with a higher clamping force that results in better stability during intense matches. However, while both headphones use a wireless USB dongle for use with PCs and PlayStation consoles, the Wyze's wireless connection has significantly better latency. The Wyze can also connect to devices via Bluetooth, making them more versatile for use on the go.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless are much better gaming headphones than the Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset. The SteelSeries are also significantly more expensive and come with more features, like a companion app with EQ and presets. They can also be used wired and have a better build. However, the Wyze headset has a longer battery life without needing to swap out power cartridges like on the SteelSeries. Latency via wireless USB dongle is also nearly the same with both headphones, so if you're looking for a budget gaming headset and don't mind a cheaper build and a worse-performing mic, the Wyze are the way to go. If you can afford the SteelSeries, though, don't hesitate to choose them over the Wyze.

Logitech G433

The Logitech G433 are better, yet less versatile, gaming headphones than the Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset. The Logitech headphones have a more neutral sound profile with more bass than the Wyze, which you'll appreciate if you play FPS and action games. They're also more comfortable and slightly more stable, so they won't fly off your head if you jerk around in your chair during a match. However, you can only use the Logitech wired, which limits your range of motion. As such, they're less ideal for use while out and about since their cable can get snagged. Their lack of an integrated microphone also means you won't be able to take calls without the boom mic in.

Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset is more versatile and better for everyday use than the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones. While the Noise-Cancelling Headphones are better-built, more comfortable, and have a more intuitive control scheme, you can't use them for gaming since their latency via Bluetooth is too high, and their wired connection doesn't let you use the mic. The Wireless Gaming Headset's mics work better than the Noise-Cancelling Headphones', making your voice sound more natural and full, though still very quiet. The boom mic is also detachable, allowing you to wear this headset around town and at the office. However, since it lacks the Noise-Cancelling Headphones' active noise cancelling (ANC) feature, it struggles to isolate you from any substantial background noise.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Transducer Dynamic

This gaming headset has a sleek and minimalist design. It's mostly plastic and aluminum, with faux leather covering the ear cups and headband. It only comes in one monochromatic colorway: 'Black'.

7.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.68 lbs
Clamping Force
0.7 lbs

This headset is lightweight, and the ear cups are well-padded and deep, ensuring consistent comfort over long gaming sessions. However, like most over-ear headphones, comfort can be negatively impacted if you wear glasses, as the clamping force can push the arms into your temples. Since the headband and yolks can't move much, users with larger heads will experience undue pressure on the top of the head, which will negatively affect their comfort over time.

7.1
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Multi function

The control scheme is decent. It's easy to use and has good tactile feedback and its volume wheel stops when it's reached max/min volume. There are audio chimes when you turn the mic on and off, but no visual indicator for when the mic's muted, so it's easy to forget that your mic's off after a while. There's also no way to skip tracks with the controls, meaning you'll need to do it on your device.

On the left ear cup:

Volume wheel:

  • Scroll: Raises and lowers the volume.

Mic button :

  • Single press:Mutes and unmutes the mic.

On the right ear cup

Multifunction button:

  • Single press: Plays and pauses audio. Also answers and ends calls.
  • Press and hold: Rejects incoming calls and makes the headset enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
  • Double press: Switches the connection between Bluetooth mode and wireless USB dongle mode.

Power button:

  • Single press: Tells you the battery level via voice prompt.
  • Press and hold for one second: Turns the headset on.
  • Press and hold for 1.5 seconds:Turns the headset off.
  • Press and hold for five seconds: Makes the headset enter wireless USB dongle pairing mode.

5.5
Design
Portability
L 8.3" (21.0 cm)
W 6.7" (17.0 cm)
H 3.5" (9.0 cm)
Volume 181.87 in³ (2,980.30 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

This headset has sub-par portability. While it's designed for use at your desk and on the go, you can't store it in any way that protects it or takes up less space. The ear cups don't rotate or fold into a different position for ease of transport, and it doesn't come with a protective case either, so you'll risk damaging it during a commute.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
7.0
Design
Build Quality

This headset has decent build quality. The aluminum hinges feel loose and slide out of the headband too quickly to properly adjust them. The ear cup and headband padding also feels cheap and could get flattened over time. The faux leather also wears down easily and could quickly crack after frequent usage.

6.0
Design
Stability

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset has mediocre stability. It'll move around if you tilt your head or change positions mid-match and fall off completely with moderate or intense movement, like a run to get snacks while queueing. It's likely due to its low clamping force and lightweight design, which, while comfortable, doesn't give it enough hold to stay on properly.

Design
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In The Box

  • Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset
  • Detachable boom microphone
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • USB-A Wireless dongle
  • Quick start guide
  • Sticker

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
2.24 dB
Treble Amount
-0.12 dB

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset has an excited, v-shaped sound profile. An overemphasis in the mid-bass range makes the mix sound muddy and hollow. The mid-range also suffers from an underemphasis in the high-mid that affects the clarity of dialogue and instruments. Thankfully, the treble range has better fidelity, giving the mix appropriate detail but making sibilants like S and T sounds slightly piercing. You can't change the sound profile since this headset doesn't have a compatible companion app or sound customization features, like a graphic EQ or presets. We also ran the same tests using the headset's wireless USB dongle rather than the included Bluetooth connection and found that the results were the same.

5.8
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.04 dB

The frequency response consistency is disappointing. Because this headset moves around so much, it's hard to get consistent delivery in the high-mid and treble ranges every time you wear it. You'll especially notice a drop in bass delivery if you wear glasses, as their arms can break the ear cups' seal around your ears and let audio escape. When putting them on, take the time to ensure good placement and a proper seal.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
6.7
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
5.19 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
30.84 Hz
Low-Bass
-0.82 dB
Mid-Bass
7.99 dB
High-Bass
2.08 dB

This headset has adequate bass accuracy. There's an overemphasis in the mid-bass range. As such, sound effects like gunshots and explosions feel muddy and hollow. If you're listening to music like EDM and hip-hop, the bass range won't feel as thumpy and full but rather muddy and weak.

7.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.87 dB
Low-Mid
-0.39 dB
Mid-Mid
-1.04 dB
High-Mid
-6.19 dB

The mid-range is decently accurate. Low-mid and mid-mid are well-balanced, but the high-mid range is underemphasized. As a result, instruments in game soundtracks and dialogue between characters, like Shepherd and Garrus in Mass Effect 3, are full and present in the mix but less clear than one might desire. Keep in mind also that the muddy bass range has a further impact on clarity in the mid-range, especially with male voices.

8.4
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.42 dB
Low-Treble
1.28 dB
Mid-Treble
2.54 dB
High-Treble
-4.8 dB

This headset has great treble accuracy. The range is well-balanced, save for a slight overemphasis in the high treble. In tracks like Harbinger from the Doom (2016) soundtrack, guitars and synth effects sound detailed and well-articulated, but sibilants, like cymbals, can feel piercing.

5.9
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.78 dB
Dips
2.14 dB

The peaks and dips performance for this headset is sub-par. There are several big deviations across the range, meaning you'll experience inconsistent sound delivery while gaming. The dip in the low-bass reduces thump and rumble, while a substantial peak in the mid-bass makes gameplay sound bloated overall. There's a sharp dip in the high-mid range, followed by a wide peak in the low to mid-treble. As a result, dialogue and lead instruments sound muffled and harsh, while sibilants, like S and T sounds, are piercing.

8.1
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.51
Weighted Phase Mismatch
5.05
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.76
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.33

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset's imaging performance is great. Wyze produces a lot of different products and are known for having good quality control and ergonomics. The group delay falls within acceptable limits, ensuring tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers are well-matched, save for a small imbalance in the low-mid region. As such, voices and instruments feel out of place and overly cluttered, like too much of the track's mixing is right in front of you in the stereo image, leaving a space behind you that feels unnatural. Keep in mind, however, that imaging varies between units.

4.9
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.58 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
3.77 dB
PRTF Distance
1.93 dB
Openness
6.2
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.0

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset has poor passive soundstage performance. Its closed-back over-ear design doesn't let in ambient noise to mix with audio and create a more immersive experience. As a result, the soundstage feels closed-off and unnatural. It feels like audio is coming from close by instead of from all around the room.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
7.8
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.204
WHD @ 100
0.132

Their weighted harmonic distortion performance is very good. There's some distortion present in the bass range at both moderate and high volumes, but it isn't noticeable with real-life content. The rest of the range falls within good limits, resulting in clear and pure audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Wireless (Proprietary)
Codec
PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Default
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Boom

These are the settings used to test this headset. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
3.8
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-11.51 dB
Noise Cancelling No
Bass
1.06 dB
Mid
-5.42 dB
Treble
-30.53 dB

This headset has very bad noise isolation performance. There's no active noise cancellation (ANC) feature, so it can only passively isolate you from ambient noise. It can't block out bass-range background noise, like passing traffic outside, and can just barely isolate you from ambient chatter nearby. However, it does a much better job of cutting out upper-range background noise, like a loud PC fan.

6.5
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
42.2 dB

Leakage performance is only okay. Escaping audio is mainly concentrated in the upper-mid and treble ranges and will sound thin. At high volumes, leakage is noticeable in louder environments, like an office, which will annoy coworkers nearby.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
Yes
Mic Yes

This headset has two mics: The first is a detachable boom mic that sits close to your mouth. The second is an integrated mic that's built into one of the headset's ear cups.

7.3
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
82.34 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.21 dB
HFE
3,272.31 Hz
Weighted THD
0.057
Gain
-6.37 dB

The boom mic's recording quality is decent. Your voice sounds clean, understandable, and pure but slightly unnatural and very quiet. The internal mic also makes your voice sound quiet and far away. You can see our recorded speech test results for the internal mic here.

8.1
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
25.87 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
8.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

This headset's mics have great noise-handling performance. Your voice is very well separated by lower-volume background noise. The mic also does a good job of keeping you audible in louder environments. You'll sound thin if a subway is passing directly in front of you, but you'll still be heard on the other end, which is impressive.

Active Features
8.5
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
36.8 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
36.8 hrs
Charge Time
3.8 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port USB-C

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset's battery life is excellent. It lasts nearly 37 hours on a single charge, which is almost double the 20-hour time Wyze advertises. There's a ten-minute quick charge feature that gives you up to two hours of playback, as well as a ten-minute auto-off timer for power saving. Battery life can vary depending on usage.

0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No
Connectivity
8.4
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.2
Multi-Device Pairing
Bluetooth + Console/Non-BT Wireless
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
334.65 ft (102.00 m)
PC Latency (SBC)
205 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
108 ms
Android Latency
192 ms

This headset's Bluetooth performance is great. You can connect to two devices simultaneously, one via Bluetooth and one via the wireless dongle. However, you have to manually switch between sources using the multifunction button on the side of the ear cup. This means that you can't have your headset connected to a console and still seamlessly answer calls or listen to music on your phone. Bluetooth Latency is high on PCs and Android, so it's not an ideal connection for gaming or streaming. However, it's much better on iOS devices and won't give you any sound sync issues while watching a video.

8.9
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
247.70 ft (75.50 m)
Non-BT Latency
38 ms

Non-Bluetooth wireless performance is amazing. The USB dongle has extremely low latency, ensuring good audio sync while gaming or streaming.

0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
No
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length N/A
Connection
No Wired Option
Analog/USB Audio Latency
N/A

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset comes with a USB-A to USB-C charging cable. It can't be used to listen to audio.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
No
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone

The Wyze Wireless Gaming Headset has full mic and audio compatibility with PCs via Bluetooth and the wireless USB dongle.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
No
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone
PS5 Analog
No
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone

You can use this headset on PlayStation consoles via the included wireless USB dongle. When you do, you'll have full audio and mic compatibility.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
No
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No

You can't use this headset with Xbox consoles.

3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wireless USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB

The headset comes with a wireless USB dongle for low-latency gaming on compatible consoles.