In a previous article I covered why a pair of headphones + a dedicated microphone is a better purchase than a standalone gaming headset. However, one of the biggest arguments made was that gaming headsets can offer features that headphones cannot – at least, not within the same price bracket. Among these features is wireless, and it is arguably the biggest draw that consumers have towards gaming headsets.
Today, we’ll be going over five different headsets that we believe are worth your money. Whether they offer excellent wireless range, great microphone quality or amazing sound quality, each of these headsets will provide you one or more reasons as to why you should buy them. Due to the nature of headphone pricing, and the scarcity of wireless headsets in the market at various price brackets, we won’t be doing tiered prices in this article, but will try to find products that are worth their price.
Without further adieu, let’s begin!
|Name||Drivers||Frequency Response||Weight||Price (Under)|
|Creative Sound Blaster EVO||40mm||20Hz-20KHz||255 grams||$95|
|Corsair VOID RGB||50mm||20Hz-20KHz||388 grams||$100|
|Razer ManO’War||50mm||20Hz-20KHz||375 grams||$160|
|Logitech G933||40mm||20Hz-20KHz||374 grams||$140|
|SteelSeries Siberia 800||40mm||20Hz-20KHz||318 grams||$240|
5: Creative Sound Blaster EVO (under $88)
- Great microphone quality.
- Bluetooth connectivity for use with Bluetooth-enabled devices.Passable audio quality.
- Passable audio quality.
- Expensive compared to its wired sibling. ($25)
- Mediocre build quality.
- Small ear cups may be uncomfortable to those with larger ears.
- Occasionally-spotty wireless connectivity.
Creative Labs presents an affordable headset that offers a great mic, passable audio quality and with virtually no frills. However, when you add in wireless functionality, it becomes clear that this headset was intended for a much lower price bracket. That being said, what you will be buying is a headset with a great microphone, good sound quality and bluetooth connectivity to easily use it among many devices with ease. It may not be the sturdiest device, it may not be the prettiest, but it offers many features that simply aren’t found at this price bracket. It’s only a shame that by sacrificing the wireless function, you could save yourself more than $50.
4: Corsair VOID RGB (under $100)
- Decent build quality.
- RGB lighting.
- Cloth ear pads for added comfort.
- RGB lighting is not visible when in use and will only reduce battery life.
- Sound quality and microphone quality are only subpar.
The Corsair VOID line of products set out to offer gamers a decent peripheral at a decent price, and that is exactly what they have done with the Corsair VOID RGB. It features RGB lighting on its ear cup, decent wireless connectivity and range, cloth ear pads for prolonged comfort, and a decent sound quality both in its audio playback and microphone. While certainly not the best bang for your buck as a gaming headset, the added functionality of wireless makes this product a compelling choice for any consumer looking for wireless gaming on a relatively small budget.
3: Razer ManO’War ( under $168)
- Phenomenal battery life.
- Great audio quality.
- Great microphone quality.
- Compatible with PC, Mac, Steam Link and PlayStation 4.
- Poor build quality.
- The Headset is known to break easily.
- Pleather ear pads.
Razer is known for their Apple-esque designs, full of aggressive marketing and rampant fanboyism among its consumers. Unfortunately, what Razer is not known for is their build quality, and unfortunately the ManO’War was another fatality of Razer’s own doing. The ManO’War headset offers excellent battery life, good audio and microphone quality, comfort ear cups that are only hindered by pleather ear pads, and an easy setup process across different devices. However, while this headset offers a handful of nice features, its lackluster build quality — specifically in its headband, dampers these features heavily. Some report having no issues whatsoever after more than six months, while others report having the headset break after only days or weeks of initial purchase. Whether you’re willing to take the chance is up to you, but know that while you have them, you’ll own a product that is great at what it does. The only question is how long?
2: Logitech G933 (under $138)
- Fabric ear pads.
- Logitech Gaming Software integration w/ programmable G keys.
- Very good sound quality.
- Good microphone quality.
- RGB lighting.
- Audio splitter included for use among multiple devices.Cons
- Wireless can be spotty at times.
- Is a bit heavy.
- RGB lighting is not visible while in use and will only reduce battery life.
The Logitech G633 and G933 are Logitech’s long-awaited refreshes to their near-legendary G35 and G930 line of gaming headsets back from many years ago. The G933 features RGB lighting, wireless connectivity, audio splitting functionality for use across multiple devices, a good microphone and exceptional battery life. Unlike past headsets from Logitech, its newest G933 aims to bridge the gap between gaming audio, and audiophile audio, and it does a pretty good job of that.
1: The Best Wireless Gaming Headset (IMHO)
SteelSeries Siberia 800 ( under $250)
- Excellent virtual sound.
- Memory foam ear cups for extended comfort.
- Excellent sound quality.
- Premium build quality.
- Compatible with PC, Mac and Console.
- Pleather ear pads, while memory foam helps, will still sweat and become hot against your skin after prolonged use.
Coming out of the gate strong, the SteelSeries Siberia 800 is arguably the best gaming headset available on the market right now. Regardless of its wireless functionality, it is among the best gaming headsets available, period. It offers excellent sound quality, excellent build quality, a sleek and clean design, and one of the best aesthetics for a product aimed at gamers currently on the market. However, the price surely reflects this. Coming in just south of $300, the Siberia 800 is not cheap, and is surely going to hurt your wallet. This should come as no surprise however, given its features and selling points.
Wireless gaming headsets are a part of a rather niche market that sees relatively low focus by most companies and manufacturers. Typically, wireless headsets are more expensive counterparts to headsets that can be had for a much cheaper price if the convenience of wireless connectivity is sacrificed. That being said, for many, the convenience of wirelessness is simply too big to give up, and we hear you. Listed here today was only a small portion of what’s out there, but after a certain point lines begin to blur and it becomes difficult to discern products. Most offer less-than-exceptional build quality, an average microphone, subpar audio quality or a mixture of all three, and only when you’re willing to cough up serious money do these issues start to remedy themselves.
Regardless, if you’re a gamer on a budget and you need your wireless connectivity, these products should get the job done for you, and there should certainly be something here that fits your budget and works for you.
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