The Best Wireless Gaming Headsets for Every Kind of Player

Going wireless is cheaper than ever, but if you’re going to spend hours wearing a headset coordinating with your squad in a game—or maybe sitting through your tenth Zoom meeting of the day—it needs to be comfortable, sound crisp, and pick up your voice clearly. Over the past three years, we’ve tested dozens of headset and headphones to pull together this list of the best wireless gaming headsets for PCs, Mac, Android phones, iPhone, Nintendo Switch (all models), Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. We’ll continue testing new models over time, so bookmark this page to see our future picks.

Be sure to check out our many buying guides. For more accessory suggestions, check our picks for the Best Nintendo Switch Accessories and Best PS5 Accessories.

Updated October 2021: We included new info about Xbox Series X/S and PS5 compatibility and added in the Logitech Pro X. We’ve also begun a new round of testing on recent headsets to add to the mix. Eric Ravenscraft, Jeffrey Van Camp, and Jess Grey contributed to headset testing for this guide.

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  • Photograph: Logitech

    Best for PC and PlayStation 4/5

    Logitech Logitech G Pro X Wireless

    Our previous top pick, the Razer Opus, pulled off an incredible balancing act by outperforming many other headsets we tested while managing to be less expensive. Yet somehow the Logitech G Pro X has topped that act. It features soft matte cans with a silver plate on the edge. It’s lightweight enough that I frequently don’t register I’m still wearing it, even after I forget to turn my music back on. DTX:S object-based surround sound is also supported, which has a huge impact on games or movies that support spatial audio. Being able to hear exactly which direction an enemy’s footsteps are coming from is a literal game-changer.

    For PC players, Logitech’s G Hub offers incredibly powerful tools to set custom EQ filters and acoustic profiles on a per-game basis, and the software will automatically switch between them. The voice filter provides a noticeable improvement to your microphone audio, which your teammates should appreciate. You won’t have the G Hub, but you can also use this headset wirelessly with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and connect via a 3.5mm audio cable to most other devices.

    Works wirelessly with PC, PS4, and PS5. Requires a 3.5mm cable with Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

  • Photograph: SteelSeries

    Best for Nintendo Switch 

    SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

    We’re big fans of the SteelSeries Arctis headsets here on the Gear team, and the Arctis 1 Wireless (8/10, WIRED Recommends) manages to cram just about all of the sound quality and ski-goggle comfort into a more affordable package, with 19 hours of battery life. This model has a USB-C dongle and a ton of other cords, making it wirelessly compatible with almost every gaming system (and most newer Android phones), including the Switch and PS5. Xbox owners, you will have to use the included 3.5mm cord. While the Switch finally supports Bluetooth audio, you’re less likely to have latency and sound quality issues when you use this method.

    Works wirelessly with Nintendo Switch, Switch OLED, Switch Lite, PS5, PS4, PC, Switch, and Android phones. Requires a 3.5mm cable with Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S

  • Photograph: SteelSeries

    Best for Xbox (One and Series X/S)

    SteelSeries Arctis 9X

    We’ve used the Arctis 9X for many many months, and it’s our favorite Xbox headset. It directly connects to your Xbox the same way you sync a controller—no dongle required—and has all the benefits of the other Arctis headsets. It’s comfy as hell on your ears (and cranium), the mic and sound are stellar, and it has a nice retractable mic with balanced mic monitoring so you can hear your own voice when you talk, which helps you avoid yelling loudly when you mean to just talk. Battery life is about 20 hours.

    Works wirelessly with Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S (has Bluetooth for dual listening)

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