Best Wireless Gaming Headset EXPOSED! – #1 Staff Pick

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While quite a few self-declared “serious” gamers tend to scoff at wireless headsets in general since there’s a good chance of getting killed because of lag, there’s still a lot to be said about wireless headsets. For one, the lack of wires can be a blessing since you don’t have to worry about tangles anymore. Also, if you’re the type who likes to make extravagant hand gestures when playing, like when Italians talk to each other, then you don’t have to worry about hitting the wire with your hands and accidentally disconnecting or even breaking things.

Choosing among headsets is of course a matter of preference, but all in all the following 4 recommendations can give you a good start to finding the best wireless gaming headset for your gaming needs.

Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

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Price: $225

User Rating: 3.8/5.0

Platform: Xbox 360 (or full cross-platform compatibility with Astro Mixamp)

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The effective range of this headset is around 30 feet, so it should be sufficient enough for most gamers. In all probability you’ll be much closer than that anyway. The battery life is also sufficient, as it provides up to 12 hours of uninterrupted gaming enjoyment. If you tend to play more than that in one go, you may have an addiction problem to deal with, but with the Astro A50 gaming headpones, the actual playing itself is not a problem. Place your stand near the console or PC, and you can still use the headset as it recharges, although the recharging will make it seem like a wired headset.

Much like the 2013 edition of the Astro A40 gaming headset (which I reviewed here), the sound quality on the A50s is top-notch, and there are several features that make Astro Gaming rightly famous among diehard gamers. The gaming mode emphasizes gunfire and explosions, while in competitive mode the focus is on voice communication and the sound of footsteps. In media mode, the quality is clear and crisp, with the bass impressive without any distortions. There may be other audiophile headphones out there with better audio quality for music listening, but they typically cost about double the price of A50s and don’t come with a mic.

There are single 40mm drivers in each ear cup, and they simulate (to a degree) the 7.1-channel surround sound which can be activated from the mixamp that comes with the purchase. The Dolby audio processing helps smooth out the audio.

Finally the price may be on the high side, but value for money wise, the Astro A50 is simply one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market. It’s comfy, the controls are easy, and the sound is fantastic. Connectivity is also not a problem.

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Logitech G930 Wireless Headset

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Price: $99

User Rating: 3.9/5.0

Platform: PC (connectors available to expand compatibility)

As you can see in the video review, this is a very solid headset with a lot going.

In fact, I’d say the [easyazon_link asin=”B003VANOFY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]G930 gaming headset[/easyazon_link] by Logitech is the A50’s main competitor, even though it costs significantly less than the A50s. Consider it an A50 for the budget-conscious gamer. The sound quality is impressive, and you can boost the volume as far as it can go without any distortions whatsoever. Perhaps the only issues here are that the bass may not be as good when you listen to some special tracks, and there’s no stand.

The connectivity is strong as well, and it actually reaches the 40 feet that Logitech claims. It also sits comfortably on the ears so you don’t have any issues there.

The controls are designed with accessibility and ease in mind, with all of them located on the left ear cup. Those include the power and the Dolby Digital switch, the wide volume wheel, the flip-down mic and a mic mute button, and three customizable buttons. There’s also a light that activates when you mute the mic, so you don’t have to wonder whether it’s on or not.

As I detailed in the full review of the G930, this is a very impressive headset with a lot of life in it, especially considering the extremely reasonable price point.

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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Wireless Gaming Headset

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Price: $99

User Rating: 3.7/5.0

Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Mac

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Of course, there are more important matters to consider here. First there’s the connectivity, which is very easy to set up. While the range of the Tactic 3D Omega is on the short side at just twenty feet, that’s still ample enough for gamers who tend to play within 10 feet or so.

As I explain in the roundup of the best gaming headset for PS3, the audio on these headphones is clear and satisfying. The bass is also powerful, although you really wouldn’t compare it to what you get with high-end headsets. There may also be some slight distortions with the vocals when the volume is on high, but at regular listening levels the sound quality is excellent.

In case you’re curious how this headset manages to be so seamlessly compatible across platforms, check out this short video:

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Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset

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Price: $99

User Rating: 4.6/5.0

Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC

At only $99, [easyazon_link asin=”B00AUF6L80″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]the Skullcandy Plyr2[/easyazon_link] is yet another affordable option our team managed to dig up (and by now you should know that a reasonable price is not always possible with wireless gaming headsets). It’s also very light as well for comfort, although admittedly some may consider it a bit on the flimsy side. That’s because of the plastic build and the matte finish, but on endurance tests it holds up quite well to common headset abuse such as dropping and bending. The flip down mike also automatically mutes when you flip it up, so you don’t have to worry about others snickering when they hear you arguing with your wife when they tell you to get to bed. Finally, the connectivity is superb, with about 50 feet as maximum range.

However, its low price of the Plyr 2 means that you have to put up with some pretty big annoyances. For one, the controls aren’t ideal for quick changes, and of course the sound quality will suffer as well. The bass doesn’t really hold up, and you’ll notice the difference when the game you’re playing has lots of explosions.

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If you are looking for the best wireless gaming headset, I think this list should give you an idea of some of the mid range options as well as a glimpse of one higher-end pick. You can still look around though, but don’t forget to take note of the reliability not just of the headset in general but also the connection. Read lots of forum posts and customer reviews, and if you think there are too many complaints about connectivity then look for something else.

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