Our selection of the best wireless gaming headsets 2019 to help you donate cables for less.

Just a few years ago, the idea of a reliable, high-quality headset for use in a game scenario had been a little avant-garde thinking. Creating a list of the best wireless gaming headsets would have been pointless due to technical issues, lack of real options, and the unreliable nature of wireless options. But stop Carly Rae Jepsen being single and stop making friend Harlem Shake because you’re living in 2019, and the historic issues like dropout and battery life in wireless gaming headsets are just that. History.

Choosing a pair of wireless docks brings little or no downsides today, and there are certainly no compromises on sound quality and gaming performance. Our top choice now is the SteelSeries Arctis 7, which combines brilliant sound through efficient neodymium drivers with high quality comfort and design. The wireless is also extremely strong on the Arctis 7. If you’re looking for something else, the Razer Nari Ultimate is our number two choice because it adds haptic feedback technology to the ear cups, so you can hear the bigger sounds as they occur. It’s a feature likely to be mimicked by other headset manufacturers in the future, but Razer is leading the way right now.

We are always looking for external solutions for great gaming sound. Therefore, we consider products from outside the gaming market as well as in audiophile and studio environments when creating this guide. Regardless of what you will find here, the best wireless headsets that can currently buy money are sound, comfort, battery life, and features.

Corsair HS70

The best budget wireless gaming headset

Drivers: 50mm

Battery life: Up to 16 hours

Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Features: Available in black or white finishes, detachable mic

Great construction

No-nonsense package

Headband could be comfier

Metallic finish

This is an impressive piece of work by Corsair, who has pooled all her know-how in high-end models and somehow kept the costs low without compromising.

Stereobildung and general sound articulation are the highlights. Drivers are tuned to the modern trend towards flatter EQs, providing greater versatility when you close PUBG and go to the Doom Metal playlist you worked on in Spotify. The build quality is what really baffles us about the wonderful budget prices of the HS70 – they feel sturdy enough to last for years, but are slightly obese and well padded. The only exception is the slightly lined headband. We’re not all that on board with this perforated metallic finish on the ear cups, but that’s literally a small price for nailing to everything that matters.

Read the full review: Corsair HS70

Turtle Beach Stealth 450

A budget option with a big battery

Drivers: 50mm

Battery life: Up to 15 hours

Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Features: Mic monitoring, 7.1 virtual surround sound, audible voice prompts, mobile devices cable

Great surround sound

Well-built

Mic isn’t retractable

Lacks luxurious feel of pricier cans

buy a lot of headphones in this surprisingly luxurious Turtle Beach wireless headset. The quality of build quality is always very solid, and the combination of glossy and matte finishes ensures an elegant look – until at least those greasy fingers are affected. Thanks to the broad headband design, the weight is not buried on the head, and the microphone remains – although not retractable – in the place where you place it.

We’re also impressed by the solid 15-hour battery life, but the show’s true star is the 7.1 surround sound via DTS Headphone: X. It’s not unusual to see this on the datasheet of a wireless device, but the Implementation varies and the sense of space of these cans is really impressive. No, not only impressive. Important. If you play a lot of battle royals or online shooters where sound features are essential, this is a competitive deal for the price.

Read the full review: Turtle Beach Stealth 450

Asus ROG Strix Wireless

A great wireless headset for real surround sound

Drivers: 60mm

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Features: USB audio station, true 7.1 surround, detachable mic, on-headset controls

Distinctive looks

True 7.1 surround

A bit bass heavy

COnfusing audio station

If you want to stand out with a headphone, these are your dreams. An unorthodox design, which is supposed to highlight the enormous drivers, distinguishes the ROG STRIX. Even if it looks a bit like Angry Birds, you can not deny the power of its low end or the breadth of surround sound.

The front and rear 40mm drivers are connected by a 30mm center and two 20mm sides and rear. Dolby’s virtual surround today provides true surround sound for its money, but the articulation within these ear cups is truly impressive. If you want a more accurate sound, you can transfer it to a stereo headset if you can find out the controls on the USB audio station. A problem unfortunately: Even in this configuration, the bass for everyday life is too strong a nuance and can generate overuse muddy music.

Read the full review: Asus ROG Strix Wireless

Astro Gaming A50

An alternative from a wireless mainstay

Drivers: 40mm neodymium

Battery life: Up to 15 hours

Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Features: Charging base station, virtual surround, detachable mic

High class looks

Flawless construction

Battery issues

Annoying short cables

Another candidate missed for a whisker. Flawless sound and solid build quality are the headlines here, as you would expect from a model called Astro. The A50 is just as good for a console as it is for a PC, but that has no real drawback if you set it up with the latter. As with some of our other picks, the A50 includes a headset and a USB base station that acts as a control, as well as a wireless receiver / transmitter. Only a few do it with so much style.

The gap in his armor, however, is in the state of charge of the battery. There were problems unloading the battery while the headset was off, and some users could not charge the battery at all. It is difficult to gauge how widespread these problems are, but they affect an otherwise exemplary package.

Read the full review: Astro Gaming A50

Bose QuietComfort 35 2

A brilliant non-gaming option

Drivers: unknown

Battery life: Up to 20 hours

Frequency response: 10Hz-20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Features: noise-cancelling, carry case, Google Assistant and Siri compatibility

Peerless comfort

Noise-cancelling

Separate mic recommended

EQ characteristics don’t suit all games

Well, why not? Game headsets are increasingly used on all platforms, including smartphones. Therefore, it only makes sense to use a headset intended for use with multiple devices for your game configuration. This is a particularly seductive idea, because Bose comforts better than anyone else. It is finally in the title. The memory foam padding of each earpiece along with a lightweight design and ultra-soft faux leather upholstery make the QuietComfort 35 2s comfortable for mammoth sessions.

The sound quality is also wonderful, even if you do not expect the frequency response to be very special. These headphones are designed to sound good, and not the way the sound actually is. And while this is great for listening to music and watching movies, there are certain games where all low-end and creative centers are felt.

You can use the built-in microphone on a PC with Bluetooth HFP (Handsfree Protocol), but it’s a much sharper solution than real gaming headsets. Making changes to the chat / game mix is ​​a bit tricky. Use a separate microphone like the Evergreen Blue Yeti if you choose this route. If you choose, you’ll get fantastic comfort and sound, industry-leading noise cancellation whenever you want, and an all-in-one solution for your devices.

Read the full review: Bose QuietComfort 35 2

How we test wireless headsets and competitors

Many of the features you expect from a wireless headset are the same you would expect with any audio device: sound, build quality, and reliability. As such, we listen to every review model as we play different genres of the game, listen to music and watch movies with bombastic sound effects and surround mixes.

We also need to test some wireless specific items: battery life, charging time, range and latency. The former is pretty self-explanatory, although in addition to a battery test for everyday use, we also run the headset at full volume to find out how fast the charge wears off in these conditions. To determine the charging time, we charge the headsets and note how long it takes.

Range and latency are more difficult to test scientifically. However, a good old walk around the house is a good indicator of range, and latency ultimately depends on perception. If all this is taken into account after several days of use, we are in a good place to make the call via a headset.

Most of the big players in USB / 3.5mm gaming headsets have a wireless option, but usually only one. Therefore, the list of current competitors is a bit narrow. The range is extended when you look at console-specific wireless doses. However, to ensure full compatibility, we have adhered to officially supported PC models.

The wireless end of PC gaming audio devices offers less choice than wired peripherals, but remains a huge market – and there are numerous models with incremental improvements and price increases from the same manufacturers. We did not test every single available model but did our best to find the best cream. And from this cream, we chose the cherry, a) the absolutely best options that are currently available, and b) a really weird mix of food metaphors.