It’s time to cut the cord.
Once you try a pair of wireless headphones, you’ll probably never want to go back to wired again. The same can be said for using a wireless mouse too, actually. There’s not a huge penalty to cutting the cord, and the gains are pretty massive as you get the exact same features as a wired headset without having to worry about that pesky cable getting caught on something on your desk, or (heaven forbid) having it touch either of your hands while gaming. This is simply not acceptable, so get rid of the cable for good.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that there are some downsides to wireless freedom, namely the extra expense of wireless headphones over wired, and the fact that you have to charge them regularly. These are literally and figuratively small prices to pay though, since wireless headsets aren’t that expensive compared to their wired counterparts, and you usually only need to charge them once a week depending on how much you’re using them. That’s a relatively modest burden in exchange for your freedom, don’t you think?
With all that said, we’ve reviewed quite a mix of wireless headphones recently, and based on our reviews we have singled out some of the very best, just for you. Here are our picks for the best wireless headphones for gaming.
TL;DR — These are the Best Wireless Gaming Headsets
SteelSeries Arctis 7
SteelSeries did everything right with the Arctis 7 (read our review). They are both awesome-sounding and highly customizable, making them the most well-rounded headset we’ve tested. First there’s the “ski goggle” headband, which is not only super comfortable but swappable too, as SteelSeries offers a bunch of different colors and designs, including a leather headstrap if you want to go full hipster. Next, the AirWeave ear cushions are as comfy as a down jacket, but if you prefer a different texture you can swap them out for velour units for just $15.
Another surprising and welcome feature is the fact that they’re wireless for use with your PC, but a 3.5mm cable is included so you can also plug it into your phone, tablet, or laptop too. The flexible microphone is also excellent, and retracts into the left earcup when not in use, and in addition to all of these righteous features they also sound fantastic, and also offer DTS HeadphoneX 7.1 surround sound (PC only). They’re basically as close to perfect as anything we’ve seen in a headset.
HyperX Cloud Flight
HyperX has long been associated with comfortable, quality gaming headsets, but it never could bring itself to cut the cord. That changed with the introduction of the HyperX Cloud Flight (read our review), its first foray into the world of wireless headsets. And what an entrance: this headset is excellent. It works wirelessly with PC and PS4 and you can plug it into Xbox One, Switch, or your phone with the included audio cable. The Cloud Flight is extremely comfortable, and has just the right amount of weight to it.
V-Moda Crossfade Wireless 2
This is not a cheap set of headphones, but while the price is high, so is the quality. Not only does the V-Moda Wireless 2 deliver great sound (read our review), they’re built to stand up to some brutality. The headband can be completely flattened as many as 10 times before breaking, according to V-Moda. To protect your already sturdy investment, V-Moda’s headset comes in a rugged case that stores everything, including auxiliary audio cable and USB charging cable.
If you can afford them, the Audeze Mobius (read our review) are the best (mostly) wireless gaming headphones we’ve used. Don’t fret though, because the $400 price tag is mated to an absolutely phenomenal pair of cans. The Mobius offer some of the best sound of any gaming headset available today, and thanks to the sheer number of connectivity options they’re incredibly versatile too. Maybe best of all, their understated design makes them easy to wear outside of your living room.
Razer Nari Ultimate
The Razer Nari Ultimate (read our review) surprised us not only with its smart industrial design, but for just how well it implemented its headlining feature. The onboard haptics are the closest we’ve come to simulating a subwoofer on our skull than we’ve ever encountered before either. They’re great for games and movies, and if you need a killer way to wirelessly listen to Spotify around the house, they can handle that too.
Do your Xbox One exploits demand wireless chat and headphones? Then look no further than the LucidSound LS35X (read our review). This headset is one of the few that offers Xbox Wireless connectivity, so you’ll never have to worry about a tether getting in between you and the circle in Fortnite or Apex Legends. They look cool and are extremely capable in the audio department as well, and also work wirelessly with Windows 10.
If you’re looking for a solid wireless PlayStation 4 headset, the LS41 is hard to beat (read our review). Good battery life, DTS Headphone: X support and easy setup make the cans an even more attractive package, and compared to other options on this list they won’t break the bank either.
Logitech has updated its flagship G933 wireless, cross platform gaming headset, and it’s pretty amazing. Instead of taking the easy route and just adding more bass to the mix like some companies seem to do, Logitech added bigger drivers, redesigned the speaker assembly, and carefully tuned the output to make it extraordinarily even. Nothing is muddled, and everything sounds crisp, as it should. The company also added the newest DTS Headphone: X 2.0 technology, and it far surpasses the previous version in providing spacial awareness. It did all this while still delivering a fairly affordable headset too, as it sounds better than headsets that cost much more than its $169.99 price tag.