Most of the time, the PC is the best place to find a great gaming headset. It’s the platform where you can spend more on nearly infinite incremental improvements to quality, in both visual fidelity and sound. However, if there’s one avenue where the PC falters, it’s that most of the best headsets have cables. There just aren’t as many wireless PC gaming headsets as on other platforms, and for a pretty simple reason: playing games on a desktop PC means that a cable is often the best choice for that environment. Most of the time, it’s no struggle to use a corded headset—you don’t have to be far away from your source, and the audio latency is nonexistent.

However, there’s still plenty of wireless options worth getting, and plenty of reason to get them. Here are some of the best.

Editor’s note: This list of the best Wireless PC Gaming headsets was updated on October 7, 2021 to include the Razer Barracuda X.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless is the best wireless PC gaming headset

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless brings comfort, performance, and that classic HyperX look for a reasonable price. This wireless PC gaming headset also works with PlayStation 5, and it’s one of the best options on either platform—wireless or otherwise.

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This headset is built on a sturdy metal frame. Its memory foam earpads are covered in soft leatherette that feels great to wear, and can accommodate most head shapes pretty easily. In short, it’s super super comfortable, and it sounds great.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless uses a wireless RF connection with a 2.4GHz USB dongle for transmitting audio between it and your platform of choice. This is good, because it means audio lag won’t be an issue, and generally this connection takes less power to maintain. That saved juice doesn’t go to waste here, as the Cloud II can last around 32 hours on a single charge—better than most gaming headsets on the market.

Additionally, this headset brings virtual surround sound and mic monitoring to PC via NGenuity, the HyperX headset companion app. It doesn’t bring those feature to consoles, but the PlayStation 5 sports it’s own built surround sound anyway, so you won’t miss it. The Cloud II Wireless also works with a docked Nintendo Switch.

What you should know about Wireless PC Gaming headsets

Normally deciding on your connection method is a key part of picking a PC gaming headset, but if you’re dead set on a wireless option, that decision is basically already made. All wireless PC gaming headsets worth getting connect using USB dongles—even if your computer supports aptX Low Latency. Bluetooth is prone to lag no matter what codec you use, so these dongles generally use 2.4GHz radio frequency connections, which are virtually lag-free, and a little less battery intensive.

The Sennheiser GSP 670 gaming headset sits on a wooden table next to a MacBook Pro with the headset's USB dongle plugged in.

A 2.4gHz dongle sidesteps the latency issues of Bluetooth.

The other thing to really consider is what platforms you want a headset to support. Now, obviously any wireless gaming headset on this list will support the PC, but the PC supports basically everything. If you happen to own a console as well as a PC, the options immediately get more limited. Basically, any wireless headset that works on the PlayStation 4 won’t work on the Xbox One, and vice versa. If you’re at all interested in getting a headset you can use on a few different gaming platforms, don’t just get whatever—often there are specific models of gaming headsets for different platforms, and you don’t want to buy a Steelseries headset for Xbox One and PC, when your other platform is a PlayStation 4.

If you’re bouncing between a lot of platforms, consider the Razer Barracuda X

The Razer Barracuda X one of a growing cohort of wireless gaming headsets that use a USB-C dongle to connect to gaming platforms. The headset also comes with a USB-A adapter, which means it can connect to the  Nintendo Switch (docked or undocked), Every kind of PlayStation, smartphones with USB-C ports, as well as PC.

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Outside of that, the Barracuda X features a super lightweight plastic build and ear pads covered in a soft fabric, which means for an exceedingly comfortable experience. The headset’s audio output is largely very accurate compared to our target curve, though there’s a slight dip in the sub-bass range. The microphone is a little on the quiet side, but it still sound alright. The Barracuda X can also last over 25 hours on a single charge, which is definitely on the higher end of the gaming headset market.

Basically, this sounds good, feels good, and works on most platforms. Oh yeah, it’s also only $99 USD. What more could you want?

If you just want something really comfortable, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 has you covered

Few gaming headsets, on any platform, are as comfortable as SteelSeries’ Arctis headset line. The SteelSeries Arctis 7 hits that sweet spot of features, compatibility, and price—and it doesn’t get rid of any physical design elements like the Arctis 1 Wireless does.

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This wireless PC gaming headset offers surround sound, a Discord-certified microphone, Hi-Res audio support, and 16-hour battery life. It’s pretty much got everything you could need. On top of all that, the design and comfort of this headset is second to none.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 features a primarily metal build, with a lightweight aluminum frame and an elastic suspension band modeled after a pair of ski goggles. It doesn’t take any adjustment—just put it on and it’ll stretch to fit comfortably. The headphones sport ear pads covered in a fabric SteelSeries calls AirWeave, which is soft and breezy, but dense enough to not sacrifice too much isolation. If you want something to wear for hours on end, whether you’re an at-home worker or you like marathon gaming sessions, this is definitely worth considering.

The Logitech G Pro X Wireless brings the features

If you want something that’s just spoiled with features, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless might be just the software wonder for you. A wireless re-release of one of the best gaming headsets of 2019, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless brings everything the G Pro X offered and more.

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This headset can last up to 21 hours on a single charge, and its sturdy build and multiple ear pad options mean it’s actually comfortable to wear for that long too. On the hardware side, the G Pro X Wireless offers very good audio for a gaming headset, a reasonably accurate microphone, and lag-free audio with its 2.4gHz USB dongle connection, but all the software options that really tie everything together.

Using Logitech’s G Hub app, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless brings virtual surround sound, customizable headphone EQ profiles, and support for the Blue Vo!ce microphone suite. Blue Vo!ce was first implemented by microphone company Blue (which Logitech owns), and it offers tons of options for customizing and improving microphone audio. There are tons of options for noise reduction and EQ settings, as well as tons of EQ presets based on different uses and recording needs. Basically, it’s as close to a one-stop shop as you’ll find in a gaming headset.

If you’re a gamer with glasses, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro could be for you

The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro has a sleek aesthetic and is very comfortable with its memory foam pads covered with mesh fabric. The clamping force is slightly loose, but if you’re wearing glasses, this may be a blessing in disguise.

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This wireless PC gaming headset is compatible with the Razer Synapse 3 app, which supports THX virtual surround sound and allows you to EQ the sound signature of the headset. The headset is compatible with PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but the app and its accompanying features can only be used on PC. The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro lasts 24 hours on a single charge, but it charges via MicroUSB.

Notable mentions:

  • Void RGB Elite Wireless: Another great option for gamers with glasses, this headset is affordable, has a pretty great microphone, and 7.1 surround sound.
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P: The lack of SteelSeries Engine support means it’s not as viable a PC headset, but it’s still a good all-around option, with a USB-C dongle, a comfortable build, and double the battery life of the Arctis 7.
  • EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid: You’ll need a separate microphone for chat, but this is the first pair of true wireless gaming earbuds and it actually works. If you want something other than over-ear headphones, this could be just the ticket.

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