From the simple sound of footsteps in the distance to the loud pop of a bullet exiting the barrel of a gun, sound heavily impacts gaming. Audio has gone from a sub-par necessity to a delicious, rapturous experience in modern gameplay. A best wireless gaming headset 2017 offers immersion like no other when playing modern games. The lack of cords, the deep rich sound, and the epic design help you get lost in the mountains of Kyrat and the world of Azeroth.
That being said, high-quality best wireless gaming headset in 2017 is packed with features and the competition is quite fierce. Knowing which headset is right for you can be an exhausting affair. The amount of variety in the market is a bit mystifying to those who have never purchased a gaming headset, let alone a top-tier wireless one. Some cheaper headsets are stripped of high-quality features and only allow stereo while others bump up a heavy bass in 7.1 surround sound and transport you straight into the action.
Every gaming headset is a little different and many specialize in various ways. Some offer 5.1 surround or 7.1 surround, meaning that you get extremely accurate directional sound. Others off comfort for hours with cushioned ear pads and a design catering to long-form gaming. Still others offer extremely good tech features such as long battery life or specific Blue-Tooth Gaming Headsets that pair with devices. All the headphones on this list sound fantastic, all of them are somewhat comfortable, and all have no wires. That being said, there are notable key features that do differ. Whether it is the INSANCE battery life of the Steelseries Siberia 800 or the simple compatibility between different devices.
To make this decision easier, we’ve crafted a hand guide to the Best Gaming Headset 2017. This guide will give you the insider scoop on several headsets for the big three, PC, Xbox One Wireless Headset, and ps4 headset. While there is a level of subjective debate on the best wireless gaming headset out there, we strive to inform you and make the decision of picking a headset a little bit easier. After all, you may wear these things for many hours a day!
|Razer Man O'War||PC/Mac and PS4||14 Hours||Retractable Mic|
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|SteelSeries Siberia 800||All Gaming Platforms||20 Hours||INCREDIBLE Battery life|
|Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930||PC||10 Hours||Lag free|
|Corsair Gaming H2100||PC||10 Hours||freedom allows 40 feet of space|
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Razer Man O’ War-best wireless gaming headset 2017
Razer Man O’ War-best wireless gaming headset’s review
razer wireless headset has been a dominant force in the peripheral market the last few years with incredible products, from gaming mice to gaming laptops. Razer Man O War headset’s first move into high-quality wireless audio lives up to the impeccable standard for quality that has been set by them for the last few years.
Clocking in at an average of $150, this Razer headset is a good mid-range option for those who don’t want to break the bank but want the highest-tier in audio quality. One of the primary concerns of Razer gaming headset was nailing the feeling of comfort. It can be used for quite some time without feeling uncomfortable or unnatural. The battery length was primo, meaning it didn’t have to be plugged in much after the initial charging. The Man O’ War is designed with long life in mind, lasting up to 20 hours!
It also comes with a design that eschews the heavy clunking headsets of yesterday, for a lighter more user-friendly weight.
The downsides? Many higher quality headsets have a fair bit of metal that gives a solid premium feel. This headset if basically made from plastic and doesn’t carry the feeling of some mainline headsets. With this is the worry that a misplaced headset might break a bit easier then one would like.
Also the Man O’ War Headset doesn’t offer full compatibility with Xbox One and scales down the 7.1 Surround sound to just stereo for PS4. This makes it remarkably similar to a pair of earbuds. This inconvenience is off-set by the fact that you can play without obnoxious wires, but it still is a glaring issue in buying a set of headphones. A lack of support for other consoles means that switching between devices may not only be a chore but be disruptive to your experience.
steelseries siberia 800 wireless gaming headset’s review
Quality. That’s what sets this headset apart. Clocking in at around $300-$330, the SteelSeries 800 is the aged Cognac of Wireless Gaming headsets. Basically, this is the top-tier headset that offers amazing features and incredible sound.
First, this steelseries wireless headset works flawlessly by delivering the highest quality audio imaginable. Little details that are lost in games due to low-quality audio pop and come to life. Fallout 4 feels rich and full of ambient noise. Mad Max hits with heavy bass making the raw power of the engine come alive. This wireless gaming headset is simply the best quality you can buy for a PC Gamer.
The battery life is not only rated to 20 hours per battery, when we tested them out it seemed impossible to find yourself powerless. Just charge them one at a time and you will rarely if ever run into power issues. And at that point, you can wire in.
Sometimes onboard sound cards aren’t up to snuff for PC gaming. This steelseries wireles headset does a great job with onboard sound simulation though, meaning that a trip to the computer store for a new Sound Card is not needed.
The design is not only aesthetically pleasing but makes this headset feel solid, like it won’t break from day to day use.
Other than price, it is really hard to find a huge flaw with this headset. Basically the pinnacle of wireless gaming headset design. While we didn’t personally experience any issues, the most commonly reported problem is just a general lack of customer service from SteelSeries. Still, that’s not a huge reason to ignore this incredible device of the audio gods.
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930-best gaming headset under 100
logitech wireless headset g930’s review
The last few years, Logitech has debatably been the leader in PC Peripherals, offering some of the greatest options for gaming mice, mechanical keyboards, and more. In the realm of Audio, they have a diverse options set that caters to numerous Audio needs while being one of the most completely priced top-tier headsets around.
As far as budget PC gaming headsets go, this is probably the best mic you can get at a price-point below $90. It’s comfortable, incredible sound, (7.1 at that price is a fantastic deal!) and includes a mic and some nifty features. The buttons on the side offer some convenient options for media and overall this headset is a gem in an industry that is full of competition. Logitech wireless gaming headset g930 is specifically designed for PC so its not meant for other devices. Trying it on a PS4 and Xbox one is not only a risk endeavor, it nullifies the specific 2.4 GHz wireless USB that is designed to eliminate user lag. This isn’t recommended for cross-platform compatibility.
7.1 Surround sound at one of the cheapest price points possible. A noise-cancelling microphone. 10 hours of battery life. It’s a solid choice albeit has flaws. One of the unique design decisions was the manual mute. Instead of pressing a button to mute, you can rotate the mic out of the way for an automatic mute. It also has a memory foam headband that is extremely comfortable. A single USB connection required to charge and can be charged while in use. Dedicated 2.4GHz Wireless adaptor for lag-free blazing fast audio speed meaning no missed moments or delayed sounds.
The biggest downside is that this is basically a PC only headset. As Logitech is known for its PC products, the logitech wireless gaming headset G930 uses special software that enables amazing audio quality, but this is not supported on Mac, Linux, and some earlier Windows operating systems (Honestly though, who uses XP anymore?!?). On top of this, it won’t work well or even at all with many other media devices. This sort of nullifies the appeal for those who are not in the PC ecosystem. Still for the price, it’s the best value you can get with a headset under $90!
Corsair Gaming H2100-corsair wireless dolby® 7.1 gaming headset
Corsair Gaming H2100 Gaming headset’s review
Wireless freedom up to 40 feet! The Corsair Gaming headset H2100 is a lightweight wireless version of the beloved H1500. Using a 2.4Ghz signal, as is the standard for wireless gaming headsets, this headset
First of all, like most headsets that are coming out today, this headset touts 7.1 surround sound. In our experience, this was one of the weaker features of the H2100. It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t sound as incredible as the simulated surround sound you can get with powerful audio software. Rather the headset sounds a little bit closer to surround sound/stereo depending on the game and circumstance. Toing the line with stereo is a scary proposition for a headset but this is a solid headset for those on a budget.
One of the more unique features of corsair gaming wireless headset is the great range, at 30 feet you can still use them. This isn’t necessarily a big deal (Who plays that far from the console?!?) but is excellent for some house set-ups such as using a Steam Box, where you want high-quality sound, no lag, and maximum distance but your PC is far from you.
On the flipside, this budget model is PC only. Meaning that you can still connect it to a console but it may not work, or may sound relatively similar to ear buds in audio quality. We recommend looking into the competitor from Logitech (The 930) and comparing features as they are similar enough that they are in the same price range but differ on some minor important features.
Why Gaming Headphones?
good headphones for gaming are a bit different from the headphones you will find for blasting music with heavy bass and quick beats. Gaming wireless headset, predictably, are designed with gaming in mind. This means they cater to features that the gamer cares about but the high-definition audio user may or may not consider. Top-notch audio quality is a basic tenet of the modern wireless headset. On top of audio quality, talking with your squad in Discord of over Xbox Live is a CRITICAL part of multiplayer gaming. A terrible mic makes the experience at best a frustrating slog. Yet a high-quality mic? Nothing is more satisfying than coordinating a small squad in games like Playerunknown’s: Battlegrounds and outwitting over 90 other players through strategic teamwork and communication. The gaming mic is just as important as the headphones for many gamers. Gaming headsets just work. They know what those who care about all things gaming want and have unique features that cater to the gaming market.
Firstly, wireless gaming headset are often designed with long-term intense comfort in mind. Listening to music for long periods of time with most cheap headphones is fine for most people, but an intense mental session of gaming that can last 4 or more hours requires a higher level of sustained comfort. This means most gaming headsets are heavily padded and offer unapparelled comfort when gaming.
Secondly, best wireless gaming headset (Really any decent one!) come with a high-quality microphone that allows you to communicate with friends and troll opponents. One of the most obnoxious noises is audio feedback from a bad mic. When playing with speakers, the constant echo of dying conversations is often sent into the mic and spewed out later. Some wireless gaming headsets have begun to offer deeper, richer features for making
Another feature is software! While this is mostly for the PC audience, it is an important feature of high quality Headphones. Software allows the headphones to simulate some of the most complex immersive audio experiences imaginable. Using advanced technology, a good set of gaming headphones can simulate location based noise. This means you can hear the footsteps of an approaching soldier from far away. You can hear the slight hum of a fading radio as you exit a vehicle. The immersion is far more incredible when using a gaming headset!
How do I pick one if there are so many options?!?!?
How much do I want to spend?
Much like anything in life, you can ALWAYS find something a little bit better. Some headphones come with bizarre and elaborate add-ons like gold finishes and mahogany wood. First you need to decide on your budget. The good news is that within the $100-$300 range, there are a ton of high-quality options. You can always spend more than that, but it really isn’t that necessary. Still some will want to go the extra mile and get premium quality headphones. Realistically the audio fidelity is incredible though at this price point regardless of what headset you are buying. Budget is often the most significant factor for people deciding between different headsets.
Compatibility is a key requirement to picking a gaming headset. Despite being designed for gaming, headsets aren’t always compatible between multiple devices and operating systems. This may seem counter-intuitive but it’s because headsets usually install proprietary software that was created with an intended platform in mind. This means some of the best headsets are not necessarily able to work on all systems without an adaptor or they may lose some valuable features when used on a different platform. This is yet one more reason a little bit of research goes a long way! Often higher tier headphones are cross-compatible with all gaming platforms or strip down features to work on systems with difficult cross-compatibility. The first step in picking a headset though is picking your platform to game on. Picking a platform helps you pick headphones that fit your needs.
Best Wireless Gaming Headsets of 2017
We hope this guide has given you some direction on the best wireless gaming headsets of 2017. Picking the right headset is often a matter of many different factors but the difference between a pair of simple ear buds and a high-quality gaming headset is incredible. Once you go premium, you never want to go back. It’s easy to get a bit intimidated by the process, but so worth it to take that risk and buy some nice audio equipment. If you are on the fence about a good gaming headset, take the plunge and pick up one of the cheaper models here! Exposure to premium headsets builds a LOVE for all things audio and is a good way to see if wireless gaming headsets are for you.
Which they are.
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