Best wireless gaming headset in 2024

Find the best wireless gaming headset for you needs with our guide, including options from Corsair, Razer, SteelSeries, Sony and more.

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Putting on the best wireless gaming headset makes you wonder why you didn’t cut the cord sooner. Freeing yourself from the tether of a cable is undeniably convenient and helps declutter your setup for an altogether tidier aesthetic. More importantly, many cordless cans now handily compete with their wired counterparts, meaning you’re sure to find a pair that perfectly suit your ears.

Switching from the wired confines of the best gaming headset and settling into the wireless lifestyle is easy, provided you don’t mind the added responsibility of keeping your headset charged. Thankfully, most models now come with USB Type-C charging ports and batteries that charge fast, so an occasional top-up is quick and easy.

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Best wireless gaming headsets in 2024:

  1. EPOS H3PRO Hybrid – best overall
  2. Corsair HS65 Wireless – budget choice
  3. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro – premium choice
  4. Sony Inzone H9 – best from Sony
  5. SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro – best with hot-swappable batteries
  6. Roccat Syn Pro Air – best RGB choice
  7. Turtle Beach Stealth Pro– best FPS choice

The best wireless gaming headset is the EPOS H3PRO Hybird

1. Epos H3Pro Hybrid

The best wireless gaming headset is the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid.

EPOS H3PRO Hybrid specs:

Drivers 40mm
Connections 2.4GHz / 3.5mm / Bluetooth / USB
Frequency Response 20Hz – 2okHz
Weight 308g
Battery Life Up to 30 hours
Color options Ghost White, Racing Green, Sebring Black

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Very comfortable
  • Active noise-canceling

Cons:

  • Finicky software
  • High price

Not many headsets have left such an immediately positive impression on us as the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid. With superb sound quality, great comfort, smart design, and loads of features, they do everything you could hope for from a wireless gaming headset.

The excellence starts with the number of features on offer. Not only do you get 2.4GHz wireless for your PC but Bluetooth too. Moreover, to really make this a travel-friendly headset, it offers active noise cancelling to drown our your plane/train/noisy neighbors. Plus, you can remove the boom mic to make the headset more compact but miss out on none of the above features as the headset has internal mics too.

Next on this headset’s hitlist is that it’s incredibly comfortably. It’s surprisingly light weight combined with excellent earcup and headband padding means it seldom feels like it’s putting a strain on your head.

Then, of course, there’s this headset’s excellent sound quality, both from its mic and headphones. The latter offer loads of sonic detail and bass power but without having too much of a forced ‘gamer’ sound with big bass and boosted treble. You can tweak the EQ to better highlight in-game details too, though this headset is admittedly slightly more geared towards broader general use than gaining every sonic esports advantage.

The only negative thing we have to say about the headset is that its software suite can be a touch buggy, but you can opt not to use it.

As you might expect, the Epos H3Pro Hybrid isn’t cheap, normally, but its price is justified by the quality and number of features on offer. Moreover, right no its price has dropped a lot – from $260 to $120 – so it’s amazing value while it remains at that price.

Check out the Epos H3Pro Hybrid review on our sister site, Custom PC, for more details.

The best budget wireless gaming headset is the Corsair HS65 Wireless

2. Corsair HS65 Wireless

The best budget wireless gaming headset is the Corsair HS65 Wireless.

Corsair HS65 Wireless specs:

Drivers 50mm (neodymium)
Connections 2.4GHz / Bluetooth
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 275g
Battery Life Up to 24 hours
Color options Carbon Black, Camo, Yellow, White

Pros:

  • Headphones and microphone punch above their weight
  • Solid yet lightweight, and stylish build
  • Relatively affordable and high-value

Cons:

  • Microphone can’t be detached
  • No wired connectivity

The Corsair HS65 Wireless offers terrific value considering its sub-$100 price. It offers both Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connections, cutting the cord from its wired counterpart with minimal compromises. We’re yet to find a wireless headset that offers the same build quality, sound, and style offered by this cheap champion at its price point.

Featuring 50mm neodymium drivers, the HS65 Wireless offers a well-rounded sound signature that’s great for playing games, listening to music, or watching movies. Meanwhile, its microphone helps capture your comms with clarity that competes with more expensive rivals.

The main weakness of the Corsair HS65 Wireless comes down to its wired connectivity or lack thereof. Thankfully, with up to 24 hours of battery life, you shouldn’t need to reach for the charger often. Better still, you only need to juice it up for 15 minutes to get 6 hours of playback.

Read our full Corsair H65 Wireless review.

Best wireless gaming headsets: the Razer BlackShark V2 next to its box.

3. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023)

The best wireless gaming headset for esports is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro specs:

Drivers 50mm
Connections 2.4GHz / Bluetooth
Frequency response 28kHz
Weight 358g
Battery life Up to 70 hours
Color options  Black, White

Pros:

  • Excellent comfort
  • Class-leading microphone
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Quick-access to game-specific EQ

Cons:

  • No wired connections
  • A little expensive

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2023) has several qualities that particularly make it stand out as a go-to option for a dedicated esports headset. The first is that its overall design and feature set works great for just pure gaming. The headset has Bluetooth but it’s not the main focus. Instead, the chunky volume dial, flexible boom mic, and relatively lightweight design make this a headset that’s easy to use in the heat of battle.

The second key feature is a top-quality microphone. While in many instances a basic, low-quality mic is fine for simple voice comms, for more dedicated esports players, having a mic that is clear and full-sounding – and doesn’t require having a dedicated desktop gaming mic – is a must-have. And that’s what the BlackShark V 2 Pro (2023) possesses.

The final string to this headset’s bow is its smart game profiles. Assuming you have Razer’s software running in the background, this headset will detect what game you’ve fired up and set the headset’s EQ and other features for that game. That’s neat enough but what really sets this headset apart is that it comes with a handful of game EQs already optimised by professional players of those games. And from our testing they do work, enhancing the audibility of key in-game sounds.

 

Find out more in our full Razer BlackShark V2 review.

Best wireless gaming headsets: Sony Inzone H9. Image shows someone holding it.

4. Sony Inzone H9

The best gaming headset from Sony is the Inzone H9.

Sony Inzone H9 specs:

Drivers 40mm (neodymium)
Connections 2.4Ghz / Bluetooth
Frequency response 5Hz – 20kHz
Weight 308g
Battery life 32 hours (no noise-canceling)
Color options Black, White

Pros:

  • Bluetooth and 2.4 GHz connections
  • Excellent battery life

Cons:

  • No detachable microphone
  • Expensive

Sony isn’t necessarily the first name that springs to mind when you think of a gaming headset, but the Sony Inzone H9 is well worth putting on your shortlist if you own a modern PlayStation.

With a design that’s clearly inspired by the PS5 – with which it’s also compatible – the Inzone H9 is a slick-looking headset that’s an ideal match for other Sony hardware. Though it is a little brash-looking in its white color option, so wouldn’t be our choice for taking out on the streets.

With both 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth functionality onboard, this headset offers an easy wire-free experience, plus it has noise-canceling too, so you can drown out noisy neighbors. However, the boom mic isn’t detachable so this isn’t the most ideal headset for travel.

 

Sound quality is clear though this is a particularly bass-heavy headset by default. You can, though, tune the EQ more to your liking with the Inzone Hub software.

Read our Sony Inzone H9 review for the full low down.

The best high-end wireless gaming headset is the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

5. SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

The best gaming headset with hot-swappable batteries is the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless:

Drivers 40mm (neodymium)
Connections 2.4 GHz / 3.5mm / Bluetooth
Frequency response 10Hz – 22kHz
Weight 337g
Battery life Up to 22 hours
Color options Black, White

Pros:

  • Superb stereo and spatial audio
  • Hot-swappable batteries
  • Wireless and 3.5mm jack connections

Cons:

  • Very expensive
  • Somewhat shallow earcups

If money’s no object when it comes to your next wireless gaming headset, look no further than the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. In addition to sounding phenomenal, these cans are stacked with features and conveniently connect to just about every device you’d want them to.

While they’re great by their own merit, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless is elevated above its peers thanks to the Wireless Base Station. This little box sits smartly atop your gaming desk and makes swapping between your PC and consoles as easy as the press of a button. Not only that, it holds and charges a spare battery pack, meaning you effectively never have to charge your headset as you’ll always have charge on hand.

This level of quality and robust feature set naturally demand a tall asking price, but it’s seriously worth it if you can afford it. With this in mind, it’s worth mentioning that the headset’s shallow earcups don’t suit every ear shape, as its drivers do protrude slightly.

The best RGB wireless gaming headset is the Roccat Syn Pro Air

6. Roccat Syn Pro Air

The best RGB wireless gaming headset is the Roccat Syn Pro Air.

Roccat Syn Pro Air Specs:

Drivers 50mm (neodymium)
Connections 2.4GHz
Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz
Weight 312g
Battery life Up to 24 hours
Color options Black

Pros:

  • Tasteful, bright, customizable RGB
  • Feels practically weightless
  • Crisp, clear, mids and treble

Cons:

  • No Bluetooth or wired connectivity
  • Lacks meaty bass

Whereas most gaming headsets tend to omit RGB, wireless or otherwise, the Roccat Syn Pro Air bucks the trend, for better or worse. Don’t make the mistake of taking it for a gimmicky headset, though, as there’s plenty to love in addition to its lighting effects.

While the out-of-the-box sound signature is nice enough, the Roccat Syn Pro Air is well-suited for competitive FPS games thanks to the customization available in its software suite. Features like ‘Superhuman Hearing’ elevate the sound of gunshots and footsteps, helping you locate your enemies more easily.

You’ll want to make sure you always remember to charge the Roccat Syn Pro Air, mind, as you’re out of luck when it comes to wired connections. Don’t lose that dongle either, as it forgoes Bluetooth too.

Read our full Roccat Syn Pro Air review.

An image of the Stealth Pro and the wireless transmitter against a blue clouded background

8. Turtle Beach Stealth Pro

The best headset for first-person shooters is the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro.

Turtle Beach Stealth Pro specs:

Drivers 50mm Nanoclear w/neodymium magnets
Connections Dual Bluetooth 5.1 & 2.4GHz
Frequency response 10Hz-22KHz
Weight 400g
Battery life 15 hours
Color options Black

Pros

  • Incredible audio quality
  • Superhuman Hearing feature is a lifesaver in FPS games
  • Great long-use comfort
  • Multiple batteries are included for hot swapping

Cons

  • Premium price for a premium headset
  • Average quality microphone
  • Quite heavy

The Turtle Beach Stealth Pro may have an unassuming look and only come in black, but that’s because it wants no distractions getting in the way of the fact that it’s an incredible wireless gaming headset.

Unmatched immersive audio leads to a wealth of features that also include Superhuman Hearing, an addition that needs to be heard to be believed.

With Bluetooth, active noise canceling, a detachable boom mic and internal mics, and much more, this is an incredibly versatile headset that’s a keen rival to the Epos H3Pro Hybrid. Its Superhuman Hearing feature and hot-swappable batteries make it arguably better for gaming but the Epos is lighter and more comfortable so is better as an all-rounder.

Read our Turtle Beach Stealth Pro review for more.

How to choose the best gaming headsets

Here’s what you should consider when shopping for the best gaming headset:

  • Pricing: Cheap gaming headsets can cost as little as $15 (£15), while premium cans scale upwards of $349 (£349). Deciding on your budget first is a great way to narrow down your options, and then you can work out whether you’d rather pay for design, features, or audio.
  • Battery Life: Given that wireless headsets are designed to be used cable-free, you don’t want a product that needs recharging every couple of hours. If battery life is important to you, pay particular attention to the battery life and recharging time, as well as the charging method.
  • Design: You’ll be wearing a gaming headset on your head, potentially in public or on streams. Headsets come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so you’re bound to find one that suits you.
  • Connection options: Generally speaking, the more connectivity options a headset has, the better.

How we tested the best gaming headsets

The best wireless gaming headsets immerse you in the best PC games and let you move around without cables. We spend hours playing games on each headset we review, as well as putting them through daily tasks, streams, and music listening.

Our rigorous and real-life headset testing covers the features, overall design, connectivity, and of course, the audio quality. In the case of wireless headsets, we also put the manufacturer’s quoted battery life to the test. More expensive gaming headsets often come with apps to change the audio levels, so we also review this software when relevant. Find out more about how we test, rate, and review on PCGamesN.

Do pro gamers use wired or wireless headsets?

Pro gamers use both. Neither is going to be inherently better for gaming. If you become quite animated while you game, a wireless controller will eliminate the risk of cable-related dilemmas, but with a wire set, you never need to worry about batteries running out.

Are headsets worth it for gaming?

The answer to this is going to be different for everybody, but they’re definitely worth it if:

  • You want a clear and convenient way to communicate with teammates
  • You don’t want to make too much noise for those around you
  • You want to more deeply appreciate the soundscapes of your favorite games
  • You find it hard to hear properly from your PC speakers

Do expensive gaming headsets make a difference?

Not all gaming headsets are created equal. While there are some rip-offs out there (not on this list), generally speaking, the more you spend on a headset, the better quality of the product and the better the sound quality.

Check out our best gaming headset guide for all you would-be-wired warriors that simply can’t bear the thought of cutting the cord. Alternatively, our best computer speaker list contains plenty of amazing audio boxes that’ll rock your room and then some.