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Best wireless gaming headsets 2020 - cut the cord with Sennheiser, SteelSeries, and more

GamesRadar logo GamesRadar 30/10/2020 Rob Dwiar
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The best wireless gaming headsets will help you shed the cables of your setup. Gone are the days of carefully navigating wires across your desk and into the back of machines; with the best wireless gaming headsets you can often just plug in a USB dongle and you're away.

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. We've listed some of our favorites here, including deals on the best wireless gaming headsets available right now.

More and more, the best wireless gaming headsets are viable alternatives to their wired siblings, even if there is a (small) amount of latency. Super speedy Bluetooth connections and brand-specific advancements have closed the gap between wireless headsets and their wired counterparts so much that it's barely noticeable now.

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. Plus, with the advent of the PS5 and Xbox Series X upon us, this adds a new factor to be conscious of.

With all that said, these are the best wireless gaming headsets right now.

Best wireless gaming headsets

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.

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 BlackSHark 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 it's 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. 

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.

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. 

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) 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.

The Razer Nari Ultimate sits at the top of the pile of Razer headsets - it's truly excellent. What sets this one apart from its brethren and competition is the haptic drivers that provide modulated feedback to make you feel like you're in the game rather than just being delivered its audio. Combine this with amazing audio clarity and bass and you'll get a great quality of immersion. In single-player experiences particularly, the Nari Ultimate adds an extra dimension to your gaming that you won't have experienced before.

Given the customization options and tinkering you can do with Razer's Synapse software, and THX's Spatial audio app, the already-excellent audio and immersion can be enhanced further. 

A premium headset, for sure, but one you'll never look back from after getting.

The second generation of Turtle Beach Stealth 600's are a great low-to-mid level wireless headset compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, and PC. 

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.

The Logitech G Pro X is one of the latest and greatest in the range of Logitech headsets. 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.

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