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Best wireless gaming headsets 2022 - cut the cord with Razer, SteelSeries, and more

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Not only is one of the best wireless gaming headsets going to clean up and liberate your setup in a physical way, but it can also be a terrific audio upgrade in its own right such is the advancement of cordless sets in 2022.i

But it is the physical way that can be most obvious in an immediate sense: instead of having to carefully channel and guide wires around monitors, corners of desks, and hoop them around speakers, the best wireless gaming headsets offer a simple plug-and-play approach to quality audio. What's more, you can still get similar levels of customisation options (on PC) as their tethered counterparts too. And increasingly there's less of an argument to be had when it comes to potential latency as super speedy wireless connections and brand-specific advancements have closed the gap between wireless headsets and their wired counterparts so much that it's barely noticeable now.

All the biggest players in the gaming headset field - the ones who make the best gaming headsets overall - build some great wireless alternatives too, so you can be confident in the quality of the gear you'll get. And all the reaches of the budget spectrum are served too: if you're after one of the best wireless gaming headsets for under $100 then you'll find it here (as there's one particular pick), and likewise, if you're looking at splashing out a bit. That being said, it is tough to find a truly awesome wireless gaming headset for under $100 still - it's a mythical price point that only really gets penetrated in the traditional sales events. 

Just be careful when picking one for your setup - wireless connectivity does introduce some compatibility quirks and limitations, particularly if we are just removing a universal connection like a USB or 3.5mm audio jack. For example, you can find some headsets that are compatible with PC and PS4, but the best wireless gaming headset for Xbox is definitely not compatible with PlayStation.

With all that said, these are the best wireless gaming headsets - or best wireless gaming headphones, if you prefer - right now.

Best wireless gaming headset 2022 - Top 10

The best wireless gaming headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: 40mm Neodymium
Weight: 337g
Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Switch, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Incredible SteelSeries audio quality
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Awesome DAC/hub with great options
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Superb build and design
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Excellent connectivity options
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Ingenius battery solution

Reasons to avoid

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One of the most expensive premium gaming headsets going

This is it folks: this is the generation's gold standard and best wireless gaming headset. At least it is so far - and the thought of the Nova Pro Wireless being bettered is a dizzying one.

Anyway, if you have the budget, then this is the easiest recommendation for a wireless gaming headset I can make; it is simply, hands down, one of the best headsets I've ever tested. In every way, the headset delivers on its promise and goes as far as I've witnessed any premium set in justifying the lofty price tag.

The Nova Pro Wireless is a fantastic sounding headset for all games and media, but it is a headset whose audio is surrounded in excellence in every area: the design and build are supreme and sleek - and one that means you can easily use these as your daily-driver headphones; the connectivity is wonderful; the mic is rich and clear; and the feature set and base station are so good at allowing customization and tweaking so you can get the perfect setting no matter what you're playing. And the battery solution is also ingenious! The base station charges one removable battery while you use the other, and you can plug it in via USB-C to charge it too. 

This is a premium wireless headset if we've ever seen one, yes, but my goodness it ticks every box and could very well be all the wireless gaming headset you'll likely ever need.

Read more: SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review

The best value wireless headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: 50mm
Battery life: 15 hours
Weight: 580g
Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Reasons to buy

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Solid battery life
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Comfortable for glasses wearers
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Excellent audio and microphone accuracy
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Terrific value

Reasons to avoid

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Plastic across headband feels cheap 
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Ear cups started to hurt after long-term wear

The second generation of Turtle Beach Stealth 600s is probably the best wireless gaming headset for under $100 right now. Given its two versions are compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC, and the Turtle Beach quality on offer is excellent, it really does offer great bang-for-buck value for those looking to cut the chords.

With nicely-tuned 50mm drivers, a solid-but-unspectacular 15-hour battery life, a comfortable fit - even with glasses - the bang for buck value is strong. Throw in an easy setup process, and a very accessible price tag, and you really are off to a winner. This is certainly a great choice for gaming on a budget, as the sound quality is top-tier and the microphone sensitivity is ideal for those who want to communicate without shouting. However, because of the reasonable price, the headset plastic does feel a bit cheap, especially across the headband and on the ear cups, and unfortunately, the ear cups do get a little uncomfortable in longer gaming sessions.

However, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2's are a good sequel to an affordable wireless headset. It looks pretty good, feels pretty good, and sounds great - a no-brainer if you're looking to get a pair of headphones ahead of the next-gen release that won't bankrupt you. This is definitely one of the best wireless gaming headsets, and certainly of the best Turtle Beach headsets (opens in new tab).

Read more: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 review

3. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

The best wireless headset for sheer gaming audio excellence

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers
Battery life: up to 24 hours
Weight: 320g
Compatibility: PC (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via audio jack)

Reasons to buy

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Exquisite game audio
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Brilliant richness and audio detail
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Very comfortable and lightweight
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Near-endless versatility and customization with the THX app

Reasons to avoid

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A bit expensive

Following soon after the revamped and truly excellent BlackShark V2 headset, and sharing an awful lot of what makes that our favourite PC headset right now, the V2 Pro variant of the BlackSark is almost the safest pick you can make for a PC-bound wireless headset.

The V2 Pro has a wonderfully lightweight design - though a bit heavier than its wired counterpart - and is excellently comfortable to wear for long periods. While cutting the chords that the wired V2 has, the V2 Pro has the same audio excellence, quality (and detachable microphone), the same TriForce titanium drivers which hazer has found such success within these headsets, and, when teamed with the equally new (ish) THX Spatial Audio app, a whole new world of game audio, customization and refinement. While the V2 Pro headset on its own is seriously excellent, it's the combination with the app which further elevates it again. It;'s even excellent for music and so could be called the best wireless gaming headphones going, too, such is it capability in that department.

Upping the budget to be able to lose the cords and go wireless is probably just about worth it if you can for the BlackShark V2 Pro headset - it might not have Razer RGB but its battery life is great too. It's my go-to headset now, and it should be yours if you're looking for one of the very best wireless gaming headsets.

The best wireless gaming headset where audio meets battery life

Specifications

Acoustic design: Semi-open back; around ear
Battery: c. 100 hours (yes, really)
Weight: 9.9oz
Compatibility: PS4, PC, Mac

Reasons to buy

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Some of the best game audio ever
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Incredible battery life
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Sennheiser quality through and through

Reasons to avoid

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No Xbox compatibility

The Sennheiser GSP 370 is the best wireless gaming headset going. This is simply because it does everything brilliantly and has an incredible battery life to boot. 

Let me explain: the sound quality is of the highest Sennheiser-quality grade, delivering detailed, clear, rich, and multi-leveled soundscapes. In addition, the build quality is solid, robust, and of a great weight for a wireless headset, with nicely fitting earcups that block out exterior noise by design. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable and solid as well, and the battery life is a phenomenon. The last factor is borderline unbelievable; I clocked it at nearly 100 hours. It is a shame it's bound to only PC and PS4, but if you're after something on these platforms, then this is a shoe-in for your best bet. 

The price tag is high, but the quality is tremendous - plus, it's not totally outrageous compared to other premium headsets. The Sennheiser GSP 370 headset goes a very long way in justifying this price point and if you get it, you will not look back.

Seriously, if, you're looking for one of the best wireless gaming headsets measured by almost any metric, then you should go for the GSP 370s.

Read more: EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 review

The best value meets quality PS5 wireless gaming headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: 40mm Noedymium
Weight: 354g
Compatibility: PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Excellent audio quality and detail
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Very comfortable 
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Excellent battery life
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SteelSeries quality in build and audio

Reasons to avoid

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Bass can be a bit lacking

One of the top performers in the past year when it came to PS5 wireless headsets is the SteelSeries Arctis 7P. It's a fabulous headset and oozes SteelSeries quality from every angle. It's got a slick and tidy design that also feels robust and solid in the hands - but it's also comfortable and light on the head. The familiar SteelSeries ski-goggle headband makes it easy to adjust, too. 

The microphone is of the highest quality and is retractable, so can be easily put out of the way for single-player playtime. Meanwhile, all the onboard controls are neat, tidy, and responsive. Having a sidetone (hearing your own voice) dial is a nice bonus, and the feature set on PC offers a good amount of customization options as well.

The real quality comes, of course, in the audio, and this is superb. It's crisp, clear, and detailed. There's a tiny bit lacking at the bottom end, perhaps, but this doesn't impact use and the audio experience. To get specific, the 40mm drivers do a great job of giving me Valhalla's music, natural sounds, and much of the combat noises, while also capturing the combat sounds excellently in the likes of Godfall, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Spider-Man.

If you're after the best wireless gaming headset with the PS5 at the forefront of your considerations, then this is it. It's also compatible with PS4 too which is excellent news!

Read more: SteelSeries Arctis 7P review

The best Xbox wireless headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back
Battery: 20 hours
Drivers: 40mm
Weight: 13 oz
Compatibility: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Wireless for Xbox One and next-gen Xbox
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Superb sound with 3D spacial on Xbox
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Excellent battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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'Only' 40mm drivers 

The Steelseries Arctis 9X is the best wireless Xbox One headset - and for good reason. Specifically designed to work with Microsoft's consoles (including the upcoming Series X and Xbox Series S (opens in new tab)) it provides a near-perfect connection, combined with a rich audio experience, and impressive battery life.

The headset's 40mm drivers are smaller in size than some competitors, but they're well-tuned and deliver audio that bats above their average while retaining a nice clarity and richness. Meanwhile, the mic is clear, has good noise-canceling, and is retractable. While you never completely remove the mic, it's hidden enough for you to use this headset as an everyday pair of headphones, too. 

It's a superb all-rounder as a result, but one that plays so very nicely with the Xbox consoles. If you want to seriously invest in one of the best wireless gaming headsets with Microsoft's console - both current and next-gen - then this is probably your best bet.

Read more: SteelSeries Arctis 9X review

The best wireless gaming headset with haptic tech

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: 50mm Razer TriForce
Weight: 365g
Compatibility: PS4, PS5, PC, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Great audio quality
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Very comfortable
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Haptics are excellent
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Solid design

Reasons to avoid

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Dearer than some of the competition
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Mic is a bit tinny and thin

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro is the latest, premiere model from the latest Kraken-range refresh from the gaming hardware behemoth. And it's not just any product range refresh - this is a wholesale change from previous Krakens and improves on them in almost every way. And it's one of the best wireless gaming headsets going in 2022. 

The V3 Pro offers some serious firepower, and this comes twofold. First in adopting Razer's latest innovations and developments in audio. The drivers are exquisite and offer a great range of detail across the sound spectrum, with enemy footsteps clearly given to you, just as much as the sound of the wind howling, and gunfire, in particular, is a treat. It's even great for music and meetings. 

The second area that the headset offers firepower is in is the haptic feedback technology. I am a fan of this - I used the Nari Ultimate for ages - and this is an incredibly immersion-enhancing feature that's better than it's ever been. There are four settings (including 'off') so a bit of tuning can be had, and when played in single-player, it really is a feature worth shouting about. The one drawback of the haptics is that your teammates and friends speaking to you will also set the rumble off too which is a little annoying - perhaps the next generation of haptics will be able to tell between in-game audio to enhance and chat audio to ignore...

The microphone is one small area of weakness with colleagues and teammates suggesting I sounded a bit thin, tinny, and lacking richness, but our communication was never impeded so it really doesn't bring the headset down.

All in, another absolute cracker of a wireless gaming headset from Razer, and one worthy of investing in - it has usurped my BlackShark V2 Pro as my go-to everyday headset now.

Read more: Razer Kraken V3 Pro review

The best premium Astro wireless gaming headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear
Drivers: 40mm Neodymium Magnet
Weight: 11.2oz / 318g
Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4, XSX|S, Xbox One, Mac, Mobile

Reasons to buy

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Wireless charging
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Peerless comfort
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Powerful, distinct sound

Reasons to avoid

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Software isn’t as luxurious as the hardware
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Finickity new-gen compatibility 
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Slow to charge

Astro’s A50s have been a high-tide mark not just within the manufacturer’s own product range but in console-compatible wireless headsets for the better part of a decade now. A few minutes with the latest version of the A50 and it’s clear why - peerless comfort and build quality, twinned with a rich sound even the most tedious audiophile would be impressed by. This version’s had its wireless base station slimmed down to take up less space on your desk and charges the headset to about 15 hours of charge, which is about the standard for current wireless models. Charge time is comparatively slow, but you do have the option to hook up via USB and keep using while you’re juicing. 

Astro’s Command Center software isn’t quite befitting of such a top-end product, but it still provides a choice of EQ profiles and tweaks within its simple interface. Not that tweaks are really necessary here - the sound you get by default is really special. 

It’s authoritative but tight in the low end, making those low resonant frequencies felt without drowning out the subtler details higher up the frequency range. In fact, it might be the single best for sound articulation on the wireless market right now. 

It’s still a gaming headset of course, so it’s not a truly flat response. It’s just flat enough to excel in music as well as games, but ‘scooped’ enough to make the bombast extra-exciting when you’re in the virtual trenches. 

Read more: Astro A50 review

Note: You'll need to get an HDMI, like Astro's own, to pair this wonderful headset with the new-gen consoles.

The best value Corsair wireless headset

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear
Drivers: 50mm Neodymium
Weight: 368g
Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4

Reasons to buy

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Neutral but strong sound
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Well-rounded mic
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Those looks

Reasons to avoid

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Short battery life, long charge time

Don’t have the stomach for Corsair’s mega-expensive Virtuoso RGB wireless headset? Great news: the HS80 Wireless is actually superior in many ways - and cheaper.

The around-$150/$150 price point demands not just great sound but luxurious build quality and all the essential features done well. Corsair’s product team obviously knows that: the sound quality generated by the HS80's 50mm drivers is neutral and detailed, comparable to the Arctis 7 or Arctis Pro Wireless but with just a bit more low end. How you feel about that added bass is subjective - we opted to tame it in the software EQ profiler during our testing - but regardless, the detail here is impressive. It’s also compatible with Dolby Atmos games, so you get digital surround in select titles should you want it. 

What really has us enraptured by this headset is the visual design, though. Blackout colour schemes are de rigueur now so it’s not easy for one model to stand out from the rest. Subtle gold detailing, pin-sharp RGB logos and a subtle mix of finishes does exactly that, though, and it’s topped off with an Arctis-style ski-goggle headband for added comfort. Even the elasticated headband itself has extra cushioning, and the earcup cushions are vast. 

While the mic isn’t hugely compliant when you’re trying to position it, the sound quality it captures is really impressive, bringing in just a little room noise to round off the sound. Try it next to an older model and the contrast is massive - no static-filled breathing or ugly plosives. 

It’s frustratingly close to unilaterally excellent but sadly does feature a battery that can’t quite live up to the 20 hours on the box. In fact, we usually get 10-12 hours out of it, probably in part down to that RGB. Charge time is also slow, so get used to being plugged in. Nonetheless, the HS80 deserves its place in the best wireless gaming headset conversation.

Read more: Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless review

The best wireless gaming headset for low latency

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear
Drivers: PRO-G 50mm
Battery life: 20 hours
Weight: 11.2oz / 320g
Compatibility: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Reasons to buy

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Plenty of customization options
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Wide, open soundscape
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Precision audio with DTS 2.0

Reasons to avoid

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Considerably more expensive than wired version

The Logitech G Pro X is one of the latest and greatest in the range of Logitech headsets (opens in new tab). If you're looking for a good wireless gaming headset, you can't go wrong with the G Pro X. 

It's very comfortable, has incredibly low latency, excellent audio quality, and a very strong 20-hour battery life. The G-Hub software provides a massive selection of EQ adjustments and options at your disposal as well, while the option for precision surround sound on PC is excellent too. 

The software isn't available on the PS4 or a docked Nintendo Switch, obviously, but even the default quality of the headset is enough to ensure you'll have a great experience away from your PC with this excellent wireless gaming headset.

Read more: Logitech G Pro X wireless review

11. HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless

The best wireless gaming headset for incredibly battery life

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear
Cable length: N/A
Drivers: TriForce Titanium 50mm
Weight: 11.8oz / 337g
Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4

Reasons to buy

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Battery life power by witchcraft 
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Excellent audio quality
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HyperX quality design and build
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Great for all media

Reasons to avoid

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*Really* disappointing microphone
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Much more expensive than a lot of wireless competitors that do have good mics

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is an extraordinary headset and does earn a place on this best gaming headset list - but it is also a frustrating set; stumbling with one feature that could have really made it a world-beater.

However, first the rundown on all things good: the sound quality is truly excellent. No matter what game I was playing during testing, the Cloud Alpha Wireless's audio shone and excelled. It will have your back whatever you play from the busiest of chaotic shooters to the quietest meanders through open-world landscapes, and everything in between. I was particularly impressed with the clarity of each and every detail of the audio too, from booming weapons to the tweeting of birds. The headset is even excellent for music and TV and film too which is a great plus.

The battery life is the main feature here though, and the thing that all the marketing around this headset banged on about - claiming up to 300 hours of battery life, no less. And, I have to say that I have come to believe that claim wholeheartedly: after 110 hours I have had to give up counting just to move on with my life, while the chap in the earcups tells me it has gone down to only 70%. It really is remarkable and a big selling point for the set.

Elsewhere the design and build are classic, quality HyperX too: a simple black and red design with sturdy arching frames for each cup, and a solid and comfortable headband between the two. And the buttons are simple and restrained too - just a volume wheel on one cup, and the mic port, mic mute, power button, and charging port on the other.

However, the big caveat with this headset is that I found the mic to be really quite bad. Covering all of what you don't want from a microphone - muffled audio to my friends, crackling, inconsistent volume, and indistinct clarity - at times I was having to basically put it in my mouth to be heard. 

What results is a headset that is seriously perfect for you if you don't play much, if any, online games that require communication - if you do, then there might be a better set on this list for you. 

Read more: HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless (opens in new tab)

The best wireless gaming headset for lightweight comfort

Specifications

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear
Drivers: 40mm Neodymium
Weight: 8.32oz / 236g
Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4

Reasons to buy

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Supremely comfortable
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Lightweight
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Great out-the-box sound

Reasons to avoid

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No Bluetooth
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Not compatible with Switch

If you’re looking for a wireless gaming headset that work great straight out of the box definitely consider the Logitech G535. Angled as the mid-range gaming headset from the well-known brand, they offer a quality package at a price that’s right in the goldilocks zone for value.

Overall, the most impressive feature of the Logitech G535 is just how light they are while retaining a comfortable design. At just 236 grams you’d be forgiven for forgetting you’re even wearing them, even over the longest of sessions. Generously padded and proportioned ear cups as well as a highly adjustable over-head fabric band lend to a beautifully balanced and comfortable headset for use in-game. 

Sound-wise, the 40mm drivers in the Logitech G535 aren’t the loudest we’ve tested but they do offer a generous helping of bass and all-important clarity in-game. You’re not going to get any 7.1 surround sound or fancy-shmancy marketable audio features with the Logitech G535, but what it does offer is a solid, well-rounded headset right out the box. If you’re on a PC then you can do some additional tweaking with the supported Logitech G hub software, which offers a ten-band EQ and some easy-to-use presets. That said, the G535 sound great out the box so those on a PS5 or Xbox shouldn’t feel put off by the lack of software.

Where the Logitech G535 do fall down slightly, however, is its lack of support for Nintendo Switch and Bluetooth. If you’re hooking up these cans to a device, you’re going to have to use the provided USB dongle, so bear that in mind if you’re running short on external ports. Other slight criticisms include the all-plastic build, which lends to the G535 feeling slightly less premium than some similarly priced headsets, although it does make the headset very light indeed.

Read more: Logitech G535 review

Are wireless headphones OK for gaming?

Wireless headphones are indeed 'OK' for gaming - but they aren't a total replacement for gaming headsets. For most folks, the audio given by a pair of wireless headphones will likely suffice for gaming - single-player games particularly. For anyone who plays competitively, however, or who just likes to ensure they and their games are high-tuned for success, a gaming headset is going to be the way forward as there are some latency concerns with normal headphones. 

The latter is particularly the case when using a Bluetooth connection - we'd recommend avoiding this and choosing, where appropriate, a 2.4GHz wireless connection if you can to ensure that you have a seamless wireless gaming audio experience.

What is the best wireless gaming headset?

We think the best wireless gaming headset for you is on this very list. We always strive to fill our guides with headsets that will appeal to everyone, n matter what your preferred platform, audio grade, or budget is. If you're looking for unbridled quality and money is a barrier then the Astro A50 is hard to beat for wireless gaming prowess, but, equally, if you're on a budget and are geared toward either of the main two home consoles, then the official wireless headsets from Sony and Microsoft offer incredible bang for buck value.

You can read more on how we test gaming headsets at GamesRadar+ with our dedicated article, or for more information on how we look at all things gaming tech, check out our full Hardware Policy.

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