Best Wireless Gaming headset
Wireless Gaming headsets are one of the most essential tools in a gamer’s arsenal as it allows them to play accurately and concisely, as well as have the best experience gaming. But in order for the gamer to play with both accuracy and conciseness, one needs the best gaming head-set there is.
Good wireless headphones should allow the gamer to be the best that he can be through the depth of the sound and the accuracy of its audio landscape, not to mention the fact that it needs to have the best audio quality, the greatest microphone, and have all of the must-have features that a gamer not only wants, but needs. Having raised the bar so high for gaming headsets, the question that begs to be asked: what is the best wireless gaming headset out there now?
Sennheiser PC 363D Gaming Headset
The Sennheiser PC 363D is really serious when it comes to the race that is the best gaming headset there is as it delivers on great audio quality. And this great audio quality is paired with Dolby Surround Sound which gives gamers that immersive audio experience that they really want.
In addition to the great audio quality, its headset has XXL padding on the ear cups and comfortable padding on the headband, permitting gamers to wear them as long as they want. The Sennheiser PC 363D also features a great microphone that is almost at the level of professional recording microphones, which is surprising for a gaming headset, as well as having professional-grade noise cancelling technology.
There are two disadvantages that could hinder Sennheiser PC 363D from being the best wireless gaming headset there is. One is that it is not wireless, so gamers that are looking for a gaming headset might be turned off with this, and two, it is only compatible with PC, specifically Microsoft Windows, which eliminates other gamers using other platforms.
Astro Gaming A50
The Astro A50 is really a popular gaming headset among gamers. But like any gaming headset, the A50 has its pros as well as its cons.
1. Overall comfort and aesthetics are great. Really fits snug but doesn’t clamp down on your head too tightly, while its appearance is very sleek and very classy.
2. Great audio quality! There is true audio spatial accuracy especially when using its 7.1 surround sound. Its great audio quality is perfect not only for gaming, but also for watching movies.
3. Wireless function has an amazing range; it works fine even when there are walls in between.
4. Its microphone allows for crystal clear voice chat. Other players won’t be hearing any background noise from you, just your voice.
1. When it comes to its wireless function, audio quality may suffer just a bit when you are moving, but not when you are still.
2. With its mic, you can hear yourself clearly, but when playing in a party with other players, you may have a tendency to speak louder because you won’t be hearing yourself that much.
3. Has very little audio leak, a heads up for those who are looking for no audio leak whatsoever.
Steelseries Siberia 840
Did steelseries bring us the number one over-ear headphones dedicated to gaming? Its stunning design, best-in-class comfort with memory foam ear cushions, amazing sound quality and extraordinary battery life are certainly appreciated.
Even the most competitive gamers will be able to play for hours or even days, as Steelseries made the two li-ion batteries swappable!
We found it to be the most comfortable headset, still feeling good after long hours of gameplay.
It is really hard to find cons agains the Siberia 840. Aside from the expensive price tag, it is really near perfection. Some users find the “glossy black” of the receiver to be a fingerprint magnet and attract dust, if that’s a negative point for you then here you have one!
Steelseries H Wireless Gaming Headset
The Steelseries H Wireless Gaming Audio system has its eye in getting the title of being the best headset as it is compatible with different platforms and also features what gamers dream of: swappable rechargeable batteries. The Steelseries H is light weight especially for a wire-less set, in addition, it has a number of control buttons on the ear cups making it very convenient.
Though the headset is comfortable, some gamers might find that it can be really snug, being tight in some parts of the head. When it comes to its sound, it has ok quality and may still need some tweaking to get the right sound you are looking for. Lastly, the microphone also faces issues in allowing the Steelseries H in becoming the top gaming headphone system, as there are still some background noises that can accompany your conversations.
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Surround Headset
The Mad Cats F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Surround Headset is on the running to become the top contender on this category, as its audio quality is rich in detail, allowing gamers to hear even the faintest of sounds like a pin dropping or footsteps from afar. There is no need to tinker with any settings as the sound quality is already great when it comes out from the box. The military-grade 3D surround sound also does the job as it gives you that immersive audio landscape.
When it comes to the headset itself, it has a really long battery life of 20 hours and works on different platforms. As for the microphone, you will be surprised to know that there is no boom arm, but despite the fact that the microphone is hidden it still works really well, in addition, its noise cancelling technology works pretty good too.
The ear cups of the headset are pretty button-heavy what with the volume control wheel, surround sound, noise cancellation, and buttons to skip tracks – it can be great, but the saturation leads to fumbling through different buttons. And as far as the buttons are concerned, some might not work when it comes to other consoles, making its distance towards the best gaming headset a bit farther.
The headset of the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 is both bulky and heavy. For the price tag of around $300, its design aesthetic is not all that. For gamers that want something they can take around, this gaming headset may not be the one for you.
Turtle Beach Elite 800
The Turtle Beach Elite 800 has the stylish looks that has smooth, clean, rounded finish that is perfect for those that are looking for a gaming headset that doubles as a stylish statement – an aesthetic that is certainly deserving of the best wireless gaming headset. The audio transmitter is also really nice as it doubles as the headset’s charging station. What’s great about it is that to charge the headset, all you have to do is to put the headset on the right position to charge – really quite unique.
Unfortunately, the Turtle Beach Elite 800 only focused on the aesthetic side of the headset as its audio quality is terrible to say the least. It has low volume power and the most annoying of all, the hissing sound that you will hear constantly, more so when the sounds are low – a deal breaker for almost anyone. When it comes to the dual microphones, which are hidden, the sound of your voice can get muffled, another deal breaker. All these flaws with at the price of $300 is really not worth it.
Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega Wireless
The great thing about the Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega Wireless that may take the role of the best headset for gamers is its Sound Core3D quad-core audio and voice chipset. The great sound quality is coupled with various modes which can make your gaming experience even better.
And did we mention that these headphones work on a lot of different platforms? It is compatible with PC, Mac, Playstations 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and One. Its microphone is also great, as it works quite well, clear enough not only for chatting in games, but also clear enough for Skype calls.
And considering the low price-point, it is certainly worth it, and may even help lead its way to becoming the best gamer headset out there.
There are only a couple of cons to the Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega Wireless: one is that the amazing sounds you get to hear can leak out from the ear cups, so those around you will get to hear what you are hearing; and two is the short battery life of around eight hours. These two issues, though, are pretty minor, something that a lot of players can forgive.
Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300
Could Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300 be the greatest wireless headset for gamers? Its beautiful aesthetic appeal is good, and with the headset itself being lightweight and being ok comfort-wise, it certainly receives a good mark for the headset. For the price tag of around $200, you can pleasantly expect that its battery life can last you up to 13 to 15 hours.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Z300 may be far from becoming the best gaming headset as its audio quality just stays at good, nothing really extraordinary. Aside from the headset being made from plastic, the headset’s microphone also does below average performance.
Other issues that gamers may find hard to stomach is its very limited compatibility with Windows, as it only works on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 – very limited, indeed. Another flaw which some gamers may only discover when using it for some time is the annoying voice indicators which can get incessant and sometimes, startling.
Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR
The Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR is stylish with its modern, glossy, red and black look. Gamers will also be able to tell the this headset is manufactured well with the stitching on the ear cups that is not only comfortable, but has a premium feel to it that could easily take the #1 gaming headset slot.
And when you buy the EVO ZxR, you will also get the stylish pouch that any gamer would love to bring around with them as you can carry around your headset and other miscellaneous cables in style and in comfort.
But what truly is worth mentioning with this gaming headset is the Sound Blaster Central app which allows players to fully customize their auditory experience, in addition to being able to check the battery life of the headphones. The headset also gets pluses for being compatible with various platforms such as different Windows versions, iOS versions, Andrioid versions, and Playstation 4.
Yes the EVO ZxR does look and feel like a top notch gaming headset, however, it stops at the look and feel. Despite best efforts to manufacture it well, this headset has certain parts that may be susceptible to breakage, specifically the part of the headband with the plastic and three screws.
Giving credit where credit is due is good, but the Sound Blaster Central app does encounter problems when using it on the PC as errors may occur. There is also the claim that this gaming headset works on Xbox One, but users report a lot of issues that might occur when connecting it to the console.
And when it comes to the most important part, the audio quality, EVO ZxR only gets an average performance. Its performance, though good, is still lack-luster in the face of other wire-less gaming head sets.
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930
The G930 has great audio quality, this is more so true once you tinker with the Logitech Gaming Software which allows you to fully customize your audio experience. The volume power on this gaming head-set is also great, ample enough for gamers to really enjoy their game. In addition, the fact that users can customize the 7.1 Surround Sound also gets praise as you are sure to get what you want from the immersive sound experience and is certainly what you can expect for a contender to the best gaming headset title.
Its headset, that has a battery life of around 10 hours, is comfortable and also gives great sound isolation, permitting gamers to really enjoy what they are playing. What sets the G930 apart from other gaming head sets is the three buttons which you can fully customize to do what you want. Another great thing about the G930 is its reasonable price point.
Picky gamers may pass out on the G930 as aesthetically, it looks really plain. If you can get pass its appearance, you have the average performance of the microphone to deal with. And if you can get through all that, some gamers may be turned off with the fact that it only works on a very select few platforms: Windows Vista, 7 and 8, and unfortunately, just stereo mode for the Playstation 4.
Skullcandy PLYR1 7.1
The last on the list for contenders for the best wireless headset for gaming is the Skullcandy PLYR1 7.1.Right off the bat, it looks really cool with its sleek finish and the Skullcandy design on the ear cups. And the quality does not stop with the aesthetic as the sound quality too is great. The Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound also delivers on its promise as it also does really well. The ready-to-go settings for gaming, movie, and music also make it easy for gamers to get what they want. There is also the added plus that it connects to various platforms.
The PLYR1 7.1 wireless gaming headset does suffer from a few flaws such as its durability, as it does not really promise toughness with it being made from plastic, in addition, gamers won’t get the different buttons that they need to make the gaming headset complete. Aside from those issues, its microphone suffers from low volume, making the chat too weak. But this problem only occurs, strangely, in some platforms and in some games.
Our #1 Wireless Gaming Headset choice in 2016
Finally, for the product that gets the title of the best wireless gaming headset, the headset which gives you your money’s worth, the gaming headset which has all the bells and whistles is the Steelseries Siberia 840.
Steelseries made small design and hardware improvements on the already near-perfect Siberia 800.
Overall, this is the most comfortable gamer’s headset, thanks to “memory foam” cushions, covered in a soft leather.
In-game surround sound experience is on-par with premium audio brands like bose or sennheiser, two swappable batteries give it an incredible battery life, let’s be clear: we are in love with these headphones!