A gaming headset is a key component of any battle station, especially if you can’t crank up one of the best PC speakers. Gamers today don’t just game. They also stream videos of themselves playing, create content for other platforms, stream music, and more. So a good gaming headset needs to offer more than just the basics. Superior audio, premium build quality, and maximum comfort are a must.
Now, how about all of that in a convenient wireless package? Plus lightweight portability and extra-long battery life.
There are tons of wireless headset options to choose from. (And if you don’t think you need a wireless headset, head over to our best PC gaming headsets page for the best options, period — wired and wireless.) But Wireless headsets aren’t cheap; they’re usually pricier than their wired counterparts. And there’s more to consider than just the price: How far can you roam before the signal cuts out? How long does the battery last? Can you use the headset while charging it? Does it come with Bluetooth and low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connectivity? Can you use both simultaneously so you can be connected to your phone and your PC?
We’ve tested dozens of wireless headsets over the years, and these are the best options for every type of listener, from gamers and streamers, creators, and audiophiles alike. Give one of these headsets a listen. Your ears will thank you.
The Best Wireless Gaming Headsets You Can Buy Today
With its premium look and high-quality audio, The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE is an easy choice for the best wireless headset. It features gunmetal-tinged aluminum, matte rubberized plastic, and leatherette padding on the headband and earcups. The earcups even have a touch of RGB within the Corsair logo (which you can also turn off).
On the audio side, the wireless headset can deliver audiophile levels of sound with its wide frequency response of 20 – 40,000 Hz. The headset’s 50mm drivers also shine during gameplay in FPS titles like Borderlands 3. Music reproduction falls somewhere between the bass-focused Audio-Technica ATH-G1 and the brilliant articulation of the original SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless (the upgraded version is mentioned below).
Rounding out its perks with an over 20-hour battery life, the Costair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE is a premier headset in both aesthetics and quality. But if you want a headset you don’t have to recharge as often, HyperX’s Cloud Flight Wireless promises 30 hours of run time, and our testing proved that estimate to be accurate. Its sound quality was mixed between platforms, though, and the build quality doesn’t look or feel as nice as the Corsair.
Read: Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE review
The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless is a premium headset with multi-system connectivity, swappable batteries, and a highly adjustable, lightweight design that prioritizes comfort. The hi-fi-capable Nova Pro Wireless delivers suburb audio thanks to its custom-designed 40mm drivers. However, a wired connection is needed to experience its 10 – 40,000Hz frequency response.
The headset sports a fully-retractable bidirectional noise-canceling mic, active noise canceling (optional transparency mode), and simultaneous 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with audio mixing capabilities. Despite being designed for gaming, the SteelSeries headset sounds excellent with all types of audio, including music.
To put it over the top, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless can seamlessly switch between PC and console gaming to video chatting and pristine music listening. The headset is a bit pricy at $349, but the Nova Pro Wireless delivers. Especially if you want only one pair of headphones for your multiple needs, but if these premium cans aren’t in your budget, the previous entry for Best Wireless Splurge, the older SteelSeries Arctis Pro is a great choice as well. It has many of the same features as its successor, and since it’s been out since 2019 and an updated model is on the market, you can expect to see it on sale soon.
Read: SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review
With an array of connectivity options across gaming platforms, excellent audio, and three different microphone attachments, the Creative SXFI Air Gamer is ready for any situation. The headset can connect to a PC via a cable or USB adapter, and can also simultaneously layer over secondary audio from a Bluetooth connection via its Gamerchat feature. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack just in case your device can’t handle any of the above. The Creative SXFI Air Gamer produces premium audio quality for music, gaming, and music and has excellent bass reproduction.
Most of all, each microphone included utilizes a different pick-up pattern for any given situation. The detachable bidirectional mic is best for zoom calls, the larger CommanderMic provides better isolation, and the integrated omnidirectional mic is convenient if you’re on the go. As such, the Creative SXFI Air Gamer can prioritize quality or portability, depending on your situation.
Read: Creative SFXI Air Gamer review
Although wireless connectivity via dongle connection is faster and more reliable, Bluetooth-enabled devices also have their benefits. The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT can use both connections at once, allowing you to connect to two different devices simultaneously similar to the Creative SFXI Air Gamer. And like its successor, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE, the XT can also connect via a 3.5mm jack, a USB Type-A cable included in the packaging, a wireless dongle, or Bluetooth with aptX.
Although the headset is geared toward gaming, the XT is also ideal for productivity. Its free software allows the EQ to be tweaked to your satisfaction for music listening. And due to its dual connectivity via dongle and Bluetooth, folks can simultaneously hear audio from their PC or Mac while still hearing notifications from their phones. The audio from both sources can be adjusted separately on the right earcup. The Bluetooth connection can easily achieve high distances of 60 feet (18.3m) away from devices in use. Unfortunately, the range from Corsair’s Slipstream 2.4 GHz tech isn’t as powerful as the wireless 2.4 GHz Lightspeed tech found in the Logitech G Pro X listed below.
Thanks to its premium design and detachable mic, the XT can blend into any environment. The padding makes the headset feel lighter on the head than it does in your hand and includes 10 adjustments in the headband to ensure comfort for craniums the world over. Despite its high price tag and short 15-hour battery life if connected to two devices, the Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is a premium, wireless option for gamers and productivity hounds alike.
Read: Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT review