Top 4 Wireless Gaming Headsets

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated March 8th, 2023
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Today we’re taking a look at the best in PC ready Wireless Gaming Headsets, with options from SteelSeries, Logitech G, Razer, Corsair, Cooler Master, Sennheiser EPOS, HyperX, Turtle Beach & Astro all vying for the top spots. Our lineup focuses on choices with premium features, while also offering value options whenever possible.

A good gaming headset is more than just good sound coming out, it's got to have a great microphone for communication with the team - essential for quality Valheim & COD shenanigans. It must be comfortable as well to be the very best - comfort can be a bit of a tricky one though with all of our heads being slightly different sizes and shapes so we've focused on lightweight designs with good ear cups to keep this list on target for pleasing the majority.

Some of the headphones in our list are part of a series, with wired and wireless options, various colours, more affordable versions and so on, whenever possible we’ll include quick links to those too.

With each headset below we've included a few little bullet points covering some essential specs, volume control and microphone are pretty self-explanatory but Frequency Response and Driver Size warrant a little more information.

What is the Frequency Response? Most headsets list this on the box and this indicates the range of sounds that the headset can accurately reproduce without distortion, the normal human hearing range is said to be 20 - 20000Hz so the best ones will start low and end high, there are plenty of Hz tests on YouTube if you want to get an idea of your personal Hz hearing range.

What are Headphone Drivers? This part of the headset that converts the electrical signal into sound, best described as the speaker within your headset. Bigger units are typically better, and in the high end headphone space we sometimes see they also say "Neodymium" which is a rare earth metal often used to reduce the weight while enjoying higher sensitivity and sound output. Graphene is another popular high-end material, which is incredibly strong while maintaining excellent acoustic properties.

With those technical specifics addressed, let's take a look at our top picks for the best in wireless gaming headphones!

1. SteelSeries Nova Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

  • Drivers: 40mm 
  • Frequency Response: 10-40,000 Hz (Wired) or 10-22,000 Hz (Wireless)
  • Volume Control: On earcup
  • Microphone: Fully Retractable Boom
  • Battery Life: Up to 22 hours per battery (2x batteries included)
  • Weight: 298 grams
  • Connector: USB

The SteelSeries Nova Pro has earned itself the top spot on our list, as well as high-praise all-around thanks to its' excellent audio quality, noise cancellation, battery life, and impressive software suite. Replacing SteelSeries' previous flagship, the Arctis Pro, the Nova Pro brings many improvements to deliver a headset made for cutting-edge gaming. 

Featuring its' Nova Pro Acoustic System and Premium High Fidelity Drivers with immersive 360° spatial audio, you'll experience fantastic clarity, sound purity, and sound quality that raises the bar for what audio in gaming means. Using the Sonar Software that come with the headphones, you can have ultimate control over what you're hearing! For example, you can amplify or reduce specific in-game sounds to hear real-time footsteps, gun shots, and bomb plants clearer than ever. The entire spectrum of audio is yours to remaster!

Perhaps the most revered feature, is the multi-system connect, which offers the ability to connect via Bluetooth and 2.4GHz lossless wireless, using the connections simultaneously or independently. For example, you can connect the headset to your phone and PC at the same time, so you can use the Discord app to chat with the team while the game sounds comes though via the wireless connection. Did we mention the mic has AI noise cancellation? That means there'll be crystal clear comms with your crew!

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The SteelSeries Nova Pro offers excellent audio and noise cancellation
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Features AirWeave ear cushions that stay cool and dry
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Microphone has AI Noise Cancellation for Crystal Clear Comms

This top tier gaming headset has airweave ear cushions that stay cool and dry. When you need to change audio settings, reach up to the on-ear controls for quick and easy access. The retractable microphone design is more convenient than removable options. To keep you going non-stop, the SteelSeries team have included two hot-swappable, lithium-ion batteries, with each offering up to 18-22 hours of life. These charge up in less than an hour slotted into the USB wireless base station or through the USB-C charging cable connected to the headset. If you're charging them up correctly, it's like having infinite wireless battery.

The SteelSeries Nova Pro Wireless is a feature-rich gaming headset, a real treat for those with the budget to afford it. Check out the massive range of options available in the mighty SteelSeries Store!

2. Logitech Lightspeed G733 Wireless Gaming Headset

  • Drivers: 40mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000Hz
  • Volume Control: On earcup
  • Microphone: Removable, Adjustable boom arm
  • Battery Life: up to 29 hours (20 hours with RGB)
  • Weight: 278 grams
  • Connector: USB Dongle

Just a quick side note, the YouTube videos the various brands make for their gaming headsets sound soooo good on a good headset - and this new Logitech G733 Wireless Gaming Headset range sure is a fun one to watch too.

These latest Logitech G headsets are super light, very comfortable, and sound excellent. They come in a range of colours, gaming mice options are available to match but the black and white enjoy matching with new Lightspeed wireless keyboards as well - but what does lightspeed mean for users? "Lightspeed" identifies the new USB dongle that can connect a bunch of different gaming gears to your PC, cutting down on wireless dongle cable clutter, but this is different from the "unify" dongle with older logitech products, so bare in mind that new works with new, old with old.

Picture of Logitech G733 Wireless Gaming Headset from back with RGB off
With RGB off the Logitech G733 has a battery life at around 29 hours
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The mic is removable too, making the G733 ideal for watching movies and enjoying music too
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Turn the RGB on and you'll lose some battery life, but it's still an impressive 20 hours

The G733 takes the spot as our favourite largely due to the shape of the earcups, very low weight and excellent software integration, but a hot contended for best headset has to be the Logitech PRO X Wireless which has a really great microphone, but it does weigh in a bit more at 320g, best advice is to check out the full range of Logitech G to see them both!

3. Razer BlackShark v2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

  • Drivers: 50mm
  • Frequency Response: 12-28,000 Hz
  • Volume Control: On earcup
  • Microphone: Removable, gooseneck boom arm
  • Battery Life: up to 24 hours
  • Weight: 320 grams
  • Connector: USB Dongle

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless is a top rated gaming headset with extremely good audio output and input, surprisingly, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro does not feature Razer Chroma RGB Lighting. The microphone is excellent, it enjoys more noise rejection from the sides compared to others, while providing a significantly more accurate recreation of your voice than most, it has a sensitive low frequency response and an open microphone housing designed for minimal obstruction.

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro also includes titanium-coated diaphragms, giving added clarity to any vocals you hear so that any comms you receive is always crisp and clear. This wireless headset is designed to shut out noise by using special closed ear cups that fully cover your ears, aided by plush cushions that form a perfect seal for greater sound isolation.

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It's a comfortable wireless experience, with a superior microphone
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Surprisingly, the BlackShark V2 Pro does not use Razer CHROMA RGB
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The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is a sleek, high quality headset

An updated breathable weave minimises sweat and heat build-up generated by skin contact, while the ultra-soft foam’s improved density greatly reduces the headset’s clamping force. Razer have patented the design which allowed their engineers to custom tune each driver as though there are three, allowing for the individual replications of high, mid and low audio frequencies to deliver on richer trebles, brighter sound and thunderous bass.

THX ready, the BlackShark V2 Pro can use game profiles to aid in-game awareness with next-gen surround sound that provides pinpoint positional accuracy and accurate directional acoustics. You can apply custom-tuned profiles that enhance existing sound design in your favorite games and choose between THX Environmental Mode for truly lifelike immersion, or THX Competitive Mode for hunting footsteps.

The Razer BlackShark Pro V2 is part of an impressive family of gaming headsets, check out the full range in the Razer Store for options to suit all budgets!

4. Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

  • Drivers: 40mm (Neodymium)
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Volume Control: On earcup
  • Microphone: Retractable boom arm
  • Battery Life: Over 15 hours
  • Weight: 380 grams
  • Connector: USB Base Station

This year, we're welcoming the Astro A50 to the list - after all, they're becoming increasingly popular for good reason. If you're a sucker for comfort, the Astro A50 is sure to be a winner in your eyes! On top of great ergonomics, a very comfortable fit with super soft ear cushioning, and premium build quality, the Astro A50 also has excellent audio. You can expect a precise and smooth frequency spectrum for detailed, true-to-life imaging and localization of sound for a competitive edge. This means crisp highs, controlled mids and distortion-free bass.

The latest generation comes with an all-new Base Station that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while the ASTRO Command Centre software allows you to tune every input and output parameter of the A50 precisely. Additionally, the mic can be muted simply by flipping the arm up, which will be especially handy for console gamers who don't have push to talk options. 

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The Astro A50 offers superior comfort while you game
Picture of Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
Includes retractable boom microphone
Picture of Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset
The Astro A50 has a high-quality, premium build

While the Astro A50s come at a premium price, if you're someone who wants the ultimate combination of superior comfort, high-quality sound, and a premium build, then these might be the ones for you! 

Wow what a list!

Every Gaming Headset above is excellent, but which one is perfect for you is going to depend on the shape of your head, and how much you're wanting to spend. We'll continue to update the list with more new options as they arrive with us in New Zealand, so be sure to keep your eyes on Hardwired news for more of the latest and best!


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7 comments

PeiterV

Gosh those steelseries ones are expensive!

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DanMorrisMan

I have the hyperX non wirless set and those are very good, can usually wait and get on special for around $150

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Hinata

Anyone know how the BlackShark v2 Pro goes for picking up breathing noise? Sounds stupid but I tend to breathe "louder" when wearing closed headphones and can never seem to sit boom mics in a suitable place to pick up my voice without also getting a stray exhale.

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PrettyL8

It comes with one of those wind-resistant mic cover things, good for nose breathers like me :)

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Darthfishpaste

I'm surprised the Astro A50 didn't make it; it is fairly pricey but trying it in store I was almost immediately tempted to grab a pair simply by how comfortable it felt compared to any other headphone I'd ever tried.

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SamS463

Still no ASTRO, rigged haha

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ElijahP39

Astro is Owned by Logitech who are also on the list so its clearly not rigged enough :P

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