While quite a few self-declared “serious” gamers tend to scoff at wireless headsets in general since there’s a good chance of getting killed because of lag, there’s still a lot to be said about wireless headsets. For one, the lack of wires can be a blessing since you don’t have to worry about tangles anymore.
Also, if you’re the type who likes to make extravagant hand gestures when playing, like when Italians talk to each other, then you don’t have to worry about hitting the wire with your hands and accidentally disconnecting or even breaking things.
Best Wireless Gaming Headsets to Get
Choosing among headsets is, of course, a matter of preference, but all in all the following recommendations can give you a good start to finding the best wireless gaming headset for your gaming needs.
Top 4 Picks
While we have hand-selected several different headsets further down the page, the following four are our absolute favorite models that we highly recommend. These options highlight the best headsets to get for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 platforms.
#1 – LucidSound LS30 Wireless Gaming Headset
Our first and most-recommended choice is the LucidSound LS30 Wireless Universal Gaming Headset. This is the ultimate pair of headphones for any gamer.
User Rating: 4.0/5
Platform: PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, Mobile
LucidSound isn’t a widely known brand in the world of gaming just yet, but they should be. The LS30 is a testament of the quality this company can produce. The headset is ultra comfortable, has great battery life, looks fantastic, provides ultra high-quality audio, and it’s built to last.
Whether you’re raiding in WoW and need a great headset for TeamSpeak or coordinating with your team in Overwatch on console – the LucidSound LS30 is an excellent wireless headset for any gamer.
#2 – Turtle Beach Stealth 420X Wireless Headset
For Xbox One fans, we deeply encourage checking out the Turtle Beach Stealth 420X Wireless Gaming Headset. This is a superb set of cans that deliver crystal clear audio, great range, and a whole lot more.
User Rating: 4.2/5
Platform: Xbox One
Turtle Beach has been a leader in the gaming headset industry for many years now. While not all of their models are fantastic, the Stealth 420X really stands out in the crowd. It works beautifully with the Xbox One console, sits comfortably atop your head without irritation, delivers amazing audio, and is just a great set of headphones altogether.
Turtle Beach also makes models compatible with the PS4, PC, and even older platforms such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This particular set is only suited for the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Want a bigger selection? Be sure to read our best Xbox One headsets list.
#3 – PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
While Sony has released a further-upgraded version of this, we still always tell PS4 gamers to consider grabbing the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset. Yes, the PlayStation Platinum Headset is a bit better in some respects, but, dollar for dollar, it’s hard to beat the awesomeness of the Gold model.
User Rating: 4.3/5
Platform: PlayStation 4, PS3, PS Vita
Sony is one of the few companies that produces quality gaming headsets for its own platforms. The PlayStation Gold model is a wireless headset with brilliant audio, a good fit, a slick design, and thousands of rave reviews from consumers.
While it’s mostly intended for the PS4 it is also compatible with the PlayStation 3 and even Sony’s handheld gaming device, the PS Vita. All the more reason for a diehard PS fan to grab a pair. It also made our list for one of the best PS4 headsets available.
#4 – SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset
Finally, we come to another multi-platform option – the SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset. This headset offers up comfort beyond measure, crisp audio, fantastic range, and everything else you could ask for in a headset.
User Rating: 4.2/5
Platform: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile
SteelSeries is a brand that is currently most-popular amongst PC gamers, but it’s definitely a name that console gamers should come to love as well. They make all kinds of high-quality gaming accessories. Perhaps their crowning achievement, though, is the Arctis 7 – a powerful, elegant, and awesome wireless gaming headset that really packs a punch.
If you’re looking for some serious bang for your buck – the Arctis 7 is definitely a headset to consider. It has incredible audio, is very comfy to wear, and is compatible with a number of different game platforms.
Below we provide other options in case you’re not interested in the four listed above. While we truly believe our top 4 picks are the best wireless gaming headsets available, the models listed below are still great and worth taking a look at.
Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
At the higher-end of the spectrum for gaming headsets is the Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset – a decent wireless audio set of cans for practically any platform.
User Rating: 3.9/5.0
Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PS3, PC
The effective range of this headset is around 30 feet, so it should be sufficient enough for most gamers. In all probability you’ll be much closer than that anyway. The battery life is also sufficient, as it provides up to 12 hours of uninterrupted gaming enjoyment.
If you tend to play more than that in one go, you may have an addiction problem to deal with, but with the Astro A50 gaming headphones, the actual playing itself is not a problem. Place your stand near the console or PC, and you can still use the headset as it recharges, although the recharging will make it seem like a wired headset.
Much like the 2013 edition of the Astro A40 gaming headset (which I reviewed here), the sound quality on the A50s is top-notch, and there are several features that make Astro Gaming rightly famous among diehard gamers. The gaming mode emphasizes gunfire and explosions, while in competitive mode the focus is on voice communication and the sound of footsteps.
In media mode, the quality is clear and crisp, with the bass impressive without any distortions. There may be other audiophile headphones out there with better audio quality for music listening, but they typically cost about double the price of A50s and don’t come with a mic.
There are single 40mm drivers in each ear cup, and they simulate (to a degree) the 7.1-channel surround sound which can be activated from the mixamp that comes with the purchase. The Dolby audio processing helps smooth out the audio.
Finally, the price may be a touch on the high side, but value for money wise, the Astro A50 is simply one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market. It’s comfy, the controls are easy, and the sound is fantastic. Connectivity is also not a problem.
Logitech G930 Wireless Headset
As you can see in this review, this is a very solid headset with a lot going. In fact, I’d say the G930 gaming headset by Logitech is the A50’s main competitor, even though it costs significantly less than the A50s. Consider it an A50 for the budget-conscious gamer.
User Rating: 3.6/5
Platform: PC (connectors available to expand compatibility)
The sound quality is impressive, and you can boost the volume as far as it can go without any distortions whatsoever. Perhaps the only issues here are that the bass may not be as good when you listen to some special tracks, and there’s no stand.
The connectivity is strong as well, and it actually reaches the 40 feet that Logitech claims. It also sits comfortably on the ears so you don’t have any issues there. The controls are designed with accessibility and ease in mind, with all of them located on the left ear cup.
Those include the power and the Dolby Digital switch, the wide volume wheel, the flip-down mic and a mic mute button, and three customizable buttons. There’s also a light that activates when you mute the mic, so you don’t have to wonder whether it’s on or not.
As I detailed in the full review of the G930, this is a very impressive headset with a lot of life in it, especially considering the extremely reasonable price point.
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset
The Creative Sounblaster Tactic 3D Omega is less expensive than the A50 but about the same price as G930. While it can be used right away, you can install the control panel which offers additional features.
User Rating: 3.7/5.0
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Mac
These include an equalizer and 5 different audio settings. And there’s also a cool Voice FX feature that can distort the features of your voice, so if you want to sound like the most recent Batman, Darth Vader, or a little schoolgirl from a Japanese anime, you can do that too!
Of course, there are more important matters to consider here. First there’s the connectivity, which is very easy to set up. While the range of the Tactic 3D Omega is on the short side at just twenty feet, that’s still ample enough for gamers who tend to play within 10 feet or so.
As I explain in the roundup of the best gaming headsets for PS3, the audio on these headphones is clear and satisfying. The bass is also powerful, although you really wouldn’t compare it to what you get with high-end headsets.
There may also be some slight distortions with the vocals when the volume is on high, but at regular listening levels the sound quality is excellent.
Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset
The Skullcandy Plyr2 is yet another affordable option our team managed to dig up (and by now you should know that a reasonable price is not always possible with wireless gaming headsets).
User Rating: 3.2/5
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC
It’s also very light as well for comfort, although admittedly some may consider it a bit on the flimsy side. That’s because of the plastic build and the matte finish, but on endurance tests it holds up quite well to common headset abuse such as dropping and bending.
The flip-down mic also automatically mutes when you flip it up, so you don’t have to worry about others snickering when they hear you arguing with your wife when they tell you to get to bed. Finally, the connectivity is superb, with about 50 feet as maximum range.
However, the low price of the Plyr 2 means that you have to put up with some pretty big annoyances. For one, the controls aren’t ideal for quick changes, and of course the sound quality will suffer as well. The bass doesn’t really hold up, and you’ll notice the difference when the game you’re playing has lots of explosions.
If you are looking for the best wireless gaming headset, I think this list should give you an idea of some of the mid range options as well as a glimpse of one higher-end pick. You can still look around though, but don’t forget to take note of the reliability not just of the headset in general but also the connection.
Read lots of forum posts and customer reviews, and if you think there are too many complaints about connectivity then look for something else.