The best wireless gaming headsets combine immersive audio with a cable-free existence


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The best wireless gaming headsets will help every game gain a sense of immersion when delving into their favorite titles. Although the sound quality may not match wired connections, the world of wireless headsets has bloomed lately. 

The main perk of one of the best wireless gaming headsets is not being tethered to a cable, so you’re free to get comfortable and game away, resulting in a clutter-free gaming experience. So alongside being immersed in your title, you can also relax without having to stay in one position, which can also be helped with one of the best gaming chairs. In addition, wireless headsets tend to be more travel-friendly. 

But, a massive number of products are available to a first-time buyer, which can be incredibly overwhelming. So, we’ve made things slightly more manageable and created a list of the best wireless gaming headsets available. If you’d like something a bit more specific, check out our list of the best PC gaming headsets too. 

The best wireless gaming headsets 2022

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1. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

Best wireless gaming headset


Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless, 3.5mm

Wireless range: Up to 12 meters

Battery life: Up to 24 hours

Weight: 320g

Reasons to buy


Premium build


Great sound quality


THX Spatial audio app allows fine audio customization

Reasons to avoid

Isn’t fully compatible with consoles

Battery level indicator could be better

Razer’s BlackShark V2 series has some of the best affordable gaming headsets right now. It’s the V2 Pro that really shines, showcasing its great sound quality and game-specific audio customizations (via the app) while keeping things wireless. Depending on the size of your home, you can step away from your PC and grab a snack or drink without needing to take it off and put it back on again.

For added versatility, Razer also provided a 3.5mm audio cable – just in case a USB port isn’t on hand – and a great battery life, so you wouldn’t need to charge after every game. Finally, because it’s on the lighter side and has a solid black design (not counting the neon-green Razer logo on the earcups), you won’t hesitate to take these with you on the plane or the train.

Read our full Razer BlackShark V2 Pro review


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2. SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless

The best wireless gaming headset for multimedia listening


Connectivity: 2.4 GHz wireless, Bluetooth

Wireless range: 40ft

Battery life: 20+ hours

Weight: 376g

Reasons to buy


Excellent sound quality





Reasons to avoid


Placement of control wheels could be better

SteelSeries’s Arctis headsets are some of the best-sounding gaming headsets, touting near-audiophile sound quality that makes them just as good for listening to music alongside gaming. The Arctis 9 Wireless doesn’t fall far from the tree, despite missing the Arctis Pro’s dedicated DAC. This cableless headset delivers clean, detailed sound. 

If you don’t want to keep plugging and unplugging that 2.4GHz wireless receiver, Bluetooth connectivity is also on hand. Ideally, for convenience, you can leave that wireless receiver plugged into your main device and connect the headphones to other devices via Bluetooth. 

This pair is one of our favorite headsets out there, wireless or otherwise. The fact that it’s lag-free and comfortable thanks to its plush earpads and ski goggle suspension strap are just a bonus. Just keep in mind that you’ll be paying a premium for it.

Read our full SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless review


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3. SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

A premium PC gaming headset that’s rich in features


Connectivity: Low Latency 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm

Wireless range: 40ft

Battery life: 20+ hours

Weight: 376g

Reasons to buy


Solid noise cancellation


Excellent base with plenty of functionalities


Amazing audio

Reasons to avoid

Expensive for most people

Forced to pick support for one console

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless is the perfect gaming headset. It does just about everything else right, from its detailed and immersive sound to the kind of comfort that lets you game for hours without needing to give your head a breather. If you can overlook the high price tag and disappointing active noise cancellation, then it’s about as close as you’ll get.

It also comes with all sorts of features, such as hot-swappable batteries that can keep the action going indefinitely, multi-platform connectivity, multi-point simultaneous connectivity, a detailed and crisp-sounding mic and a base station for easy control. Though we were let down by that active noise cancellation, even having that on hand shows how fully-featured the Nova Pro Wireless is.

If you need any other reason to consider this headset, then take a look at it. Its understated elegant design is as classy as you’ll find.

Read our full SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review


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4. Audeze Penrose X

The best for gamers with an audiophile-level palate


Connectivity: 2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, 3.5mm

Wireless range: About 6 meters (unconfirmed)

Battery life: 15 hours

Weight: 320g

Reasons to buy


Exceptional sound quality


Compatible with PC


Wireless or wired functionality

Reasons to avoid

Underlying hissing noise

Tight clamping force

Its epic name aside – pronounced like Odyssey, Homer’s famous ancient Greek poem – there’s much to love about the Audeze Penrose X, and a couple of things you might not. This contentious set of cans has immaculate audiophile-approved sound, hardly a surprise with Audeze’s reputation and the planar magnetic drivers. It also has one of the widest soundstages we’ve ever experienced on a gaming headset, not to mention a terrific mic.

If comfort is your top priority, you’ll want to break these gaming headsets in, as they are notorious for clamping on users’ heads tight enough to trigger headaches. That’s certainly disappointing considering its exorbitant price tag. However, if you want the best of the best when it comes to sound, soundstage and mic performance, all of which definitely matter in gaming, it’s more than worth the effort.

Read our full Audeze Penrose X review


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5. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset

The best wireless gaming headset for Xbox gamers


Connectivity: Xbox wireless

Wireless range: 6 meters (Xbox), 10 meters (other compatible devices)

Battery life: Up to 15 hours

Weight: 312g

Reasons to buy


Booming bass


Completely customizable audio


Great quality-of-life features

Reasons to avoid

Weak mic monitoring

With console gaming, wireless is indeed the way. Luckily, Xbox’s wireless headset has a six-meter range that lets you sit back and lounge on the couch with your friends. Perfect for gaming, this set of cans delivers booming, distortion-free bass and phenomenal audio performance, especially for that affordable price.

Adding to its value are clever design decisions and a small trove of features like the clever auto-mute feature on the mic and customizable EQ. The fact that it comes with ultra-soft ear cups and a reasonable clamping force makes it perfect for long gaming sessions. This is the best wireless gaming headset for you if you’re an Xbox Series X or Series S gamer. You might not be impressed by its plain design, but there’s no doubt you’ll be blown away by its performance.

Read our full Xbox Wireless Headset review


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6. Logitech G733 Lightspeed Wireless RGB

The best-looking ultra-lightweight wireless headset


Connectivity: Lightspeed wireless via USB

Wireless range: Up to 20 meters

Battery life: Up to 29 hours

Weight: 278g

Reasons to buy


Decent sound


Incredibly lightweight


Long range

Reasons to avoid

Short battery life with RGB lighting on

Logitech G Hub software is finicky

RGB lighting is not common on wireless gaming headsets for a good reason: they are a massive drain on battery life. However, that hasn’t stopped Logitech from slapping on a total of six RGB zones on the Logitech G733 Lightspeed. And, it is certainly worth the effort, even if it drops the headset’s battery life down from 29 hours to only 20 hours – which isn’t bad considering the competition.

There’s a lot to love here beyond the RGB. The unique angular ear cups and removable suspension strap headband are a breath of fresh air, while their ultra-lightweight design and soft earpads make them comfortable to wear for long periods. Finally, the sound quality, while not audiophile, is surprisingly good, touting the DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound feature and Discord-certified audio. 

As a bonus, the mic has BLUE VO!CE filters integration so you can fine-tune how you sound to others, and fun accessories are on hand.

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