What are the best wireless gaming headsets

The best wireless gaming headsets are a reliable choice if you want to enhance your gaming experience without getting tangled up in pesky wires. When considering which headsets to include, we've looked for long battery life, near-flawless wireless connectivity, and a superb sound—and that's just for starters. The best wireless gaming headsets we found in 2020 meet these criteria and much more.

Our top choice, the Steelseries Arctis 7, goes for around $100, striking a perfect balance between performance and cost. Though, If what you care about is pure sound quality and don't mind looking like an NFL head coach, the Sennheiser GSP 670 is worth every penny.

Alternatively, the Arctis Wireless Pro lets you swap out your batteries for longer gaming sessions. At the same time, the Astro A50s offer up a sleek base station for recharging your headset when you're not playing.

The best wireless gaming headsets have something to offer everyone. If you're a serious audiophile who's primary focus is music more than gaming, you should check out our picks of best headphones for gaming. 

Best wireless gaming headsets

1. Steelseries Arctis 7

The best wireless gaming headset

Drivers: 40mm neodymium | Battery life: Up to 24 hours | Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Features: Retractable noise-cancelling mic, chat mix control, customisable earcup plates and headband

Great battery life

Comfortable floating headband

Headband does slacken over time

Average mic

Whatever you're listening to through the Arctis 7s, there's none of the muddiness or audio artifacts that have historically ruined the party for wireless headsets—it sounds just as good as the best-wired models we've tested at this same $150 price range. The extraordinary battery life clocks in at over 20 hours out of the box, and after almost a year of heavy use, that figure's hardly dropped off. 

The Arctis range's distinctive ski goggle headband is really effective at keeping the weight of the headset away from your head. After a year of daily usage, the headband does slacken which makes for a looser and slightly less comfortable fit, but the bands themselves are replaceable. We're big fans of the control placements at the rear of the headset, too: volume wheel and mic mute on the left, chat/game mix and headset on/off on the right. The retractable mic is a little quiet, but it remains perfectly usable. 

Read our full review: SteelSeries Arctis 7

2. Sennheiser GSP 670

The best sounding wireless gaming headset

Drivers: Neodymium magnet | Battery life: Up to 18 hours | Frequency response: 10Hz-23,000Hz | Impedance: 28Ohm | Features: USB audio station, true 7.1 surround, detachable mic, on-headset controls, Bluetooth

Excellent sound quality

Battery life

Bulky

Very Expensive

Sennheiser is known for its premium audio products and recently broke into the gaming market with it's wired GSP 600 headset. It's now taken that same quality and made it wireless with the GSP 670. Offering connectivity over either Bluetooth or an included 2.4 GHz wireless adapter and is capable of maintaining a steady connection for around 18 hours on a single charge. 

This massive headset from Sennheiser embodies a bold, uncompromising sound that's for the audiophile. Out of all the headsets we've tested this year, GSP 670's sound blew us away. At such a high price point, the expectations were high, and Sennheiser flew past them. 

The unique shape and design of these headphones won't be for everybody, as they tend to be bulkier than most gaming headsets. While they were remarkably comfortable, even for extended periods while wearing glasses, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I looked like an NFL coach with their distinctive and bulky silhouette.

3. Astro Gaming A50

An alternative from a wireless mainstay

Drivers: 40mm neodymium | Battery life: Up to 15 hours | Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Features: Charging base station, virtual surround, detachable mic

High class looks

Flawless construction

Battery issues

Annoying short cables

Another candidate that missed out by a whisker for our 'best overall' pick. Flawless in-game sound and bomb-proof build quality are the headline acts here, as you'd expect of a model bearing the Astro name. The A50 might be geared up for consoles as much as PC, but there's no real drawback to that when you do get it set up with the latter. As with several other of our picks, the A50 comprises a headset and USB base station, which acts as a set of controls as well as a wireless receiver/transmitter. Few do it with quite this much style, though.

The chink in its armor is in the battery life. It's not last as long as the 20 hours you get with the Corsair Virtuoso LE; the headset will still last you a decent amount of time.

4. SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The best multi-platform wireless gaming headset

Drivers: 40mm | Battery life: Up to 20 hours | Frequency response: 20Hz-22,000Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Features: SteelEngine 3 compatibility, ClearCast retractable bidirectional mic, 20-hour battery life, Windows Sonic support

Works on PC, mobile and consoles

Top-notch comfort and sound

Ostentatious headband

Mic isn't detachable

It's not every day you find a wireless headset that can work across multiple platforms. Touting support for Bluetooth, 3.5mm wired, and Microsoft's proprietary Xbox Wireless protocol, the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is an exception. Equipped with the same 40mm neodymium speakers and nylon ear cushions as the other, more PC focused headsets in the SteelSeries Arctis catalog; you can trust that the sound and comfort quality adhere to a higher standard than most. As for longevity, its creator promises 20-hour battery life for the 9X. Mindblowingly, it meets that claim, too. 

Granted, if you're on PC, odds are you'll find yourself shelling out for an Xbox Wireless Adapter, assuming you haven't already done so to pair a controller. That is unless your PC has native Bluetooth support. You can always add a Bluetooth card to an empty PCIe slot for the optimal solution. Other than that, the only downside to buying the Arctis 9X, as opposed to one of SteelSeries' other wireless headsets is that it looks like it's made for Xbox, despite being platform agnostic in reality. Well, that and the mic is retractable rather than detachable. So while you can use it in public as a regular pair of headphones, you probably shouldn't. Still, it's a remarkable headset otherwise.

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5. Corsair HS70

The best budget wireless gaming headset

Drivers: 50mm | Battery life: Up to 16 hours | Frequency response: 20Hz-20,000Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Features: Available in black or white finishes, detachable mic

Great construction

No-nonsense package

Headband could be comfier

Metallic finish

This is seriously impressive work from Corsair, which has channeled all its expertise in higher-end models and somehow kept costs right down without compromising... well, anything detectable. If you'd told us the HS70 was a $150 headset when we first unboxed it, we'd believe it. 

Stereo spread and overall sound articulation are the highlights here, the drivers tuned in line with the modern trend for flatter EQs and thus better versatility when you close down PUBG and bring up that doom metal playlist you've been working on in Spotify. The build quality is what baffles us about the HS70's incredible budget pricing, though—they feel sturdy enough to last years, but light on the head and well-padded. The slightly under-padded headband is the only exception. We're not wholly on board with that perforated metallic finish on the earcups either, but that's a small price to pay for nailing everything that counts.

Read the full review: Corsair HS70 SE

6. Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless

Best high-end wireless gaming headset

Drivers: 40mm neodymium | Battery life: Up to 10 hours (per battery) | Frequency response: 10Hz-40,000Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohm | Features: USB audio station, virtual surround, swappable batteries, Bluetooth

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