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Best wireless gaming headsets 2021 - cut the cord with Sennheiser, SteelSeries, and more

Best wireless gaming headsets 2021
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Getting one of the best wireless gaming headsets into your setup is a liberating, freeing, and forward-looking step for you and your setup. 

Instead of having to carefully channel and guide wires around monitors, corners of desks, and hoop them around speakers, the best wireless gaming headsets offer a simple plug and play mechanism, and often still offer the same customisation options (on PC) as their tethered counterparts. Also, very importantly, the days of wireless headsets succumbing to the bane of wire-free tech in terms of latency and delay are long gone. The connections have never been stronger. More and more, the best wireless gaming headsets are viable alternatives to their wired siblings, even if there is a (small) amount of latency. Super speedy Bluetooth connections and brand-specific advancements have closed the gap between wireless headsets and their wired counterparts so much that it's barely noticeable now.

All the biggest players in the gaming headset field - the ones who make the best gaming headsets overall - build some great wireless alternatives too, so you can be confident in the quality of the gear you'll get. We've listed some of our favorites here, in the shape of Razer headsets, Sennheiser gaming headsets, Turtle Beach headsets, Astro headsets, and Logitech headsets, who are all throwing their hat in the ring, vying to be the best wireless gaming headset for you. Some even already feature among the best PS5 headsets and best Xbox Series X headsets.

Just be careful when picking one for your setup - wireless connectivity does introduce some compatibility quirks and limitations, particularly if we are just removing a universal connection like a USB or 3.5mm audio jack. For example, you can find some headsets that are compatible with PC and PS4, but the best wireless gaming headset for Xbox is definitely not compatible with PlayStation. Plus, with the advent of the PS5 and Xbox Series X upon us, this adds a new factor to be conscious of.

With all that said, these are the best wireless gaming headsets right now.

Best wireless gaming headsets

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1. EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370

The best wireless gaming headset

Acoustic design: Semi-open back; around ear | Battery: c. 100 hours (yes, really) | Weight: 9.9oz | Compatibility: PS4, PC, Mac

Some of the best game audio ever
Incredible battery life
Sennheiser quality through and through
No Xbox compatibility

The Sennheiser GSP 370 is the best wireless gaming headset going. This is simply because it does everything brilliantly and has an incredible battery life to boot. 

Let me explain: the sound quality is of the highest Sennheiser-quality grade, delivering detailed, clear, rich, and multi-leveled soundscapes. In addition, the build quality is solid, robust, and of a great weight for a wireless headset, with nicely fitting earcups that block out exterior noise by design. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable and solid as well, and the battery life is a phenomenon. The last factor is borderline unbelievable; I clocked it at nearly 100 hours. It is a shame it's bound to only PC and PS4, but if you're after something on these platforms, then this is a shoe-in for your best bet. 

The price tag is high, but the quality is tremendous - plus, it's not totally outrageous compared to other premium headsets. The Sennheiser GSP 370 headset goes a very long way in justifying this price point and if you get it, you will not look back.

Seriously, if, you're looking for one of the best wireless gaming headsets measured by almost any metric, then you should go for the GSP 370s.

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Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

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Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

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2. Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

The best mid-range wireless headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers | Battery life: up to 24 hours | Weight: 320g | Compatibility: PC (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S via audio jack)

Exquisite game audio
Brilliant richness and audio detail
Very comfortable and lightweight
Near-endless versatility and customization with the THX app
A bit expensive

Following soon after the revamped and truly excellent BlackShark V2 headset, and sharing an awful lot of what makes that our favourite PC headset right now, the V2 Pro variant of the BlackSHark is almost the safest pick you can make for a PC-bound wireless headset.

The V2 Pro has a wonderfully lightweight design - though a bit heavier than it's wired counterpart - and is excellently comfortable to wear for long periods. While cutting the chords that the wired V2 has, the V2 Pro has the same audio excellence, quality (and detachable microphone), the same TriForce titanium drivers which hazer has found such success within these headsets, and, when teamed with the equally new (ish) THX Spatial Audio app, a whole new world of game audio, customization and refinement. While the V2 Pro headset on its own is seriously excellent, it's the combination with the app which further elevates it again. 

Upping the budget to be able to lose the cords and go wireless is probably just about worth it if you can for the BlackShark V2 Pro headset - it might not have Razer RGB but its battery life is great too. It's my go-to headset now, and it should be yours if you're looking for one of the very best wireless gaming headsets.

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3. Astro A50

A fantastic and luxurious wireless headset

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear | Drivers: 40mm Neodymium Magnet | Weight: 11.2oz / 318g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, Mobile

Wireless charging
Peerless comfort
Powerful, distinct sound
Software isn’t as luxurious as the hardware
Unclear next-gen compatibility 
Slow to charge

Astro’s A50s have been a high-tide mark not just within the manufacturer’s own product range but in console-compatible wireless headsets for the better part of a decade now. A few minutes with the latest version of the A50 and it’s clear why - peerless comfort and build quality, twinned with a rich sound even the most tedious audiophile would be impressed by. This version’s had its wireless base station slimmed down to take up less space on your desk and charges the headset to about 15 hours of charge, which is about the standard for current wireless models. Charge time is comparatively slow, but you do have the option to hook up via USB and keep using while you’re juicing. 

Astro’s Command Center software isn’t quite befitting of such a top-end product, but it still provides a choice of EQ profiles and tweaks within its simple interface. Not that tweaks are really necessary here - the sound you get by default is really special. 

It’s authoritative but tight in the low end, making those low resonant frequencies felt without drowning out the subtler details higher up the frequency range. In fact, it might be the single best for sound articulation on the wireless market right now. 

It’s still a gaming headset of course, so it’s not a truly flat response. It’s just flat enough to excel in music as well as games, but ‘scooped’ enough to make the bombast extra-exciting when you’re in the virtual trenches. 

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Steelseries Arctis 9X

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4. SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The best Xbox One wireless headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Battery: 20 hours | Drivers: 40mm | Weight: 13 oz | Compatibility: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Wireless for Xbox One and next-gen Xbox
Superb sound with 3D spacial on Xbox
Excellent battery life
Expensive
'Only' 40mm drivers 

The Steelseries Arctis 9X is the best wireless Xbox One headset - and for good reason. Specifically designed to work with Microsoft's consoles (including the upcoming Series X and Xbox Series S) it provides a near-perfect connection, combined with a rich audio experience, and impressive battery life.

The headset's 40mm drivers are smaller in size than some competitors, but they're well-tuned and deliver audio that bats above their average while retaining a nice clarity and richness. Meanwhile, the mic is clear, has good noise-canceling, and is retractable. While you never completely remove the mic, it's hidden enough for you to use this headset as an everyday pair of headphones, too. 

It's a superb all-rounder as a result, but one that plays so very nicely with the Xbox consoles. If you want to seriously invest in one of the best wireless gaming headsets with Microsoft's console - both current and next-gen - then this is probably your best bet.

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Razer Nari Ultimate

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5. Razer Nari Ultimate

The most immersive wireless gaming headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Drivers: 50mm | Battery life: 8 hours (with Haptioc feedback; 20 hours without) | Weight: | Compatibility: PC, PS4, mobile

HyperSense haptic technology creates a new level of immersion
THX Spatial Audio Support 
Great clarity
Auto-adjusting headband is on the large side

The Razer Nari Ultimate sits at the top of the pile of Razer headsets - it's truly excellent. What sets this one apart from its brethren and competition is the haptic drivers that provide modulated feedback to make you feel like you're in the game rather than just being delivered its audio. Combine this with amazing audio clarity and bass and you'll get a great quality of immersion. In single-player experiences particularly, the Nari Ultimate adds an extra dimension to your gaming that you won't have experienced before.

Given the customization options and tinkering you can do with Razer's Synapse software, and THX's Spatial audio app, the already-excellent audio and immersion can be enhanced further. 

A premium headset, for sure, but one you'll never look back from after getting.

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Audeze Penrose X

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Audeze Penrose X

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6. Audeze Penrose X

A premium, high-end wireless gaming headset for PC and Xbox

Acoustic design: Over-ear, closed-circumaural | Cable length: Wireless (c.50" / 127cm aux cable) | Drivers: 100mm Planar Magnetic | Weight: 11.3oz / 320g | Compatibility: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One , PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Mobile

Rich and detailed sound
Comfortable over lengthy play sessions
Easy to use and tweak game audio and chat volume in the mix
A large price tag
It's easy to burn through the battery life
Microphone is a bit finicky

The Audeze Penrose X is a high-end gaming headset for those of you looking for the very best build-quality, performance, and versatility. Of course, the device comes with a high-end price tag too. Still, you're going to get a practically unrivaled audio experience out of the Penrose X; deep bass, incredible clarity, and a real depth and detail to the sound that helps to immerse you into your favourite virtual worlds and give you better insight into the action unfolding around you in multiplayer arenas. 

When paired with Dolby Atmos on Xbox Series X, you should expect to find a virtual surround sound offering that will also elevate your favourite movies and TV shows too. The Penrose X doesn't disappoint, regardless of whether you're pushing the action in-game or settling in for some of the most audio-intensive media that Hollywood has to offer. The Penrose X is expensive, but it's also an investment for the future. It's a premium headphone offering from Audeze that delivers a quality, depth, and density in its sound that few of its peers are able to match, and for that reason, it really is one of the best wireless gaming headsets for PC or Xbox Series X headsets you can get.

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7. Stealth 600 Gen 2

The best mid-range wireless headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back, over ear | Drivers: 50mm | Battery life: 15 hours | Weight: 580g | Compatibility: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Solid battery life
Comfortable for glasses wearers
Excellent audio and microphone accuracy
Next-gen compatible
Plastic across headband feels cheap 
Ear cups started to hurt after long-term wear

The second generation of Turtle Beach Stealth 600's are a great low-to-mid level wireless headset compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5, and PC. 

With nicely-tuned 50mm drivers, a solid-but-unspectacular 15-hour battery life, a comfortable fit - even with glasses - the bang for buck value is strong. Throw in an easy setup process, and a very accessible price tag, and you really are off to a winner. This is certainly a great choice for gaming on a budget, as the sound quality is top-tier and the microphone sensitivity is ideal for those who want to communicate without shouting. However, because of the reasonable price, the headset plastic does feel a bit cheap, especially across the headband and on the ear cups, and unfortunately, the ear cups do get a little uncomfortable in longer gaming sessions.

However, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2's are a good sequel to an affordable wireless headset. It looks pretty good, feels pretty good, and sounds great - a no-brainer if you're looking to get a pair of headphones ahead of the next-gen release that won't bankrupt you. This is definitely one of the best wireless gaming headsets, and certainly of the best Turtle Beach headsets.

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Logitech G Pro X wireless review

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8. Logitech G Pro X wireless

The best wireless gaming headset for low latency

Acoustic design: Closed back; over ear | Drivers: PRO-G 50mm | Battery life: 20 hours | Weight: 11.2oz / 320g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch

Plenty of customization options
Wide, open soundscape
Precision audio with DTS 2.0
Considerably more expensive than wired version

The Logitech G Pro X is one of the latest and greatest in the range of Logitech headsets. If you're looking for a good wireless gaming headset, you can't go wrong with the G Pro X. 

It's very comfortable, has incredibly low latency, excellent audio quality, and a very strong 20-hour battery life. The G-Hub software provides a massive selection of EQ adjustments and options at your disposal as well, while the option for precision surround sound on PC is excellent too. 

The software isn't available on the PS4 or a docked Nintendo Switch, obviously, but even the default quality of the headset is enough to ensure you'll have a great experience away from your PC with this excellent wireless gaming headset.

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HyperX Cloud II wireless review

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HyperX Cloud Wireless II review

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9. HyperX Cloud II Wireless

A worthy upgrade in both value and power

Acoustic design: Closed back, over ear | Drivers: 53mm | Weight: 10.6oz / 301g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch (docked)

Excellent battery life
Overall strong value for money 
Strong audio performance
No 3.5mm options

Building a successor to a wildly popular budget gaming headset, HyperX must have known that the less it touched the core design of the HyperX Cloud II the better. In refusing to fix that which isn't broken, Hyper X has managed to create a wireless gaming headset that still offers stunning comfort and a strong audio performance for only $50 more than the previous wired generation. 

That proposition only gets more interesting when you discover the excellent 30-hour battery life packed away here, as well as the consistent, reliable wireless connection brought about by the 2.4GHz USB receiver. Sure, the virtual surround sound is still more of a general directional audio tool than one to rely on for pinpoint accuracy, but it still performs well enough for the everyday player who doesn't need to hone 'esport level' reaction skills. Plus, the sparse suite of audio controls available through the Ngenuity software is a little lacking by 2021's standards. 

However, it's easy to forgive some of these shortcomings that aren't likely to impact the casual player when you recognize the excellent overall quality, long-lasting comfort, and reliability of this affordable wireless headset. 

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ROCCAT Syn Pro Air

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10. ROCCAT Syn Air Pro

Cool looks and good sound meet - for a price

Connection: USB-A Wireless | Features: RGB lights | Drivers: 50mm Nanoclear neodymium drivers

Lightweight and comfy
Sleek design
24-hour battery life
RGB are way more dim than advertised
Earpads are non-removable
The same price as other, better headsets on the market

The ROCCAT Syn Pro Air wireless is a wireless gaming headset that looks the part - though unfortunately the RGB lighting is not as bright as is advertised - and will really appeal to those who want a bit of flash to their audio givers. If you're looking to match your headset with ROCCAT's other sleek gaming peripherals, then purchasing this is a no-brainer - the sound quality is good and the headset is pretty comfortable for long-term wear. And it is a cool-looking headset. 

The ROCCAT Syn Pro Air headset sounds good on its own and is improved greatly by ROCCAT's NEON software which allows you to turn on and off settings and adjust the EQ. It's also a lightweight and comfy headset with a 24-hour battery life - which is nothing to scoff at. The only slight caveat we need to add is that the genuine value this offers might not quite be the best: unless you're looking to collect the complete ROCCAT set, there's likely to be a better wireless gaming headset on this list for you.

Rob Dwiar

I'm one of the Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and have been for nearly three years; before that I was a freelance games writer for years too for the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and use it to write about games' landscapes and environments too, including an upcoming book on the topic!