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Sony WF-1000XM3

Can Sony topple the reign of AirPods? We can’t answer that. One thing we do know, however, is that its new WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are on par, if not better, than Apple’s ultra-popular option.

Especially in Audio, Sony is a formidable name. No surprise, then, that the company is vying to eclipse Apple’s tight grip of the first place and ascend to the throne as the king of wireless earbuds. Of course, that’s not easy talk. Not only do you have to excel in the sound quality department (which Sony has and, better to put, does), it also has to cobble up a marketing campaign to the level of Apple’s. That’s much harder — the Apple brand has become, by sheer cultural osmosis and consistently great, if decent products, synonymous with undeniable reliance.

Sony has all that to reckon with, but we won’t get into that. The headphones themselves, however, are great, at least on paper. They’re noise-canceling ones, which the AirPods aren’t. They also feature a 0.24-inch driver unit that delivers crisp audio. Plus, they come equipped with DSEE HX to upscale compressed music files, resulting in better audio in theory, though we’ll have to test if the gains are noticeable.

With a battery life enough for you to squeeze six hours of playback on a single charge, the Sony WF-1000XM3 is a modestly designed wireless option for those who care most about sound quality than other gimmicks. And yes, they do come with a charging case, which packs three full charges. They’re a tad bit more expensive than the AirPods, though, at $230. But that’s the price you have to pay for good sound.


Wearbuds Charger

Apple’s AirPods come in their own charging case, but who has space, especially if you’re a man, for extra baggage? Granted, it’s just the size of your floss container at home, but what if you could wear in instead? Enter the Wearbuds Charger.

Wearbuds is a wearable charger that wraps snugly around your wrist. They also come with a pair of earbuds, which have the same feature you’d find on most other options. They’re powered by Bluetooth 5.0, for starters, instantly making them compatible with a host of Bluetooth 5.0-exclusive functions. They also come equipped with a Qualcomm audio chip, graphene-augmented drivers, and water resistance.

The Wearbuds wristband also doubles as a fitness tracker so it’s not just dead weight on your precious arm. The buds click flush inside the outer frame of the band’s watch face. To remove them, you have to press your thumb and forefinger against the buds to pop them out. Of course, this design is already rife with potential mishaps, but it’s a nice idea for what it’s worth.

The Wearbuds also contains built-in sensors and is compatible with iOS and Android app pairing. We’re sure many people would want something like this, as it negates the need to carry another physically accessory in which to store a pair of earbuds. No need to chuck a charging case inside the labyrinthine void that is your backpack. Just strap it on your wrist and forget it’s there at all. More info by hitting the link below.


Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Don’t hit the gym without these new Under Armour buds, the fitness brand’s new collab effort with none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Called the Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones, these fitness-focused pair are sweat-proof and designed to stay in your eye even as you go about your hardcore gym routine.

On a single charge, the buds should provide about five hours of continuous music playback, according to Under Armour. Like the AirPods, they also come in a wireless charging case which can add up to 20 hours of listening. They’ll cost $199 and arrive this June 7. That’s a steep price, sure, but not surprising in this category.

The Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones also has something called UA TALKTHRU (caps not ours), which lets you take calls and have conversations through the headphones. It’s similar to technology JBL uses in its own wireless earbuds, just so you know.

There’s a bull logo on the side of the earbuds that’s not just for show. It’s actually also a button. Press it and you activate the buds’ noise-cancelling feature. Should be good when you’re trying to focus on your super intense workout and want to tune everyone out.

These mark the second collab headphones from the Project Rock line. The first, called the UA Sport Wireless Train Project Rock Edition, came out last year. Unlike this pair, those were over-the-ear, but also had a sweat-resistant design and audio prowess care of JBL. Hit the link for more info on other specs.


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

For so long, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 have been the grab-bag pair of cans when asking for a recommendation. And you know what? It’s really hard to argue with that. Though certainly on the premium side, they’re great, robust, high-quality headphones that offer tip-top noise cancellation. But a successor is overdue, and thus comes the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

Many things remain unchanged in this iteration. The price, for starters, will still burn a hole through your pocket. Make no mistake, though — this $399 flagship model bears all the bells and whistles, and then some. It’s an ambitious update. In fact, it doesn’t even like its predecessor.

On the headphones, you’ll find a USB-C charging port, which was overdue for Bose. A single charge squeezes 20 hours of full-featured playback out of these bad boys.

Bose went big on voice assistants this time around, too. Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are all supported. Whatever device you have or digital assistant you prefer, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 has you covered.

That, says Bose, ensures “you’ll be able to remain seamlessly connected to your phone without looking at it or even touching it.”

In addition, Bose says it’s got the world’s best microphone implementation to date. There are four of them in total, and the company is making bold promises on this pair’s noise cancelling abilities. One interesting thing Bose announced is its new Bose AR platform, which will apparently serve as an audio augmented reality tool. Say you’re looking at a particular landmark while wearing the headphones. An app will automatically tell you information about them or give you context-based directions.


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Rimowa And Bang & Olufsen Headphones

Two very different but similarly powerhouse companies have joined forces to give us this — a stunning pair of Beoplay H9i headphones care of Bang & Olufsen made of long-lasting materials such as anodized aluminium and soft leather care of Rimowa.

It even comes in a signature Rimowa case, which looks as gorgeous and robust as some of the German luggage manufacturer’s other gear. These two companies seem so disparate at first. But when you consider how sound is also a big part of travel, it all suddenly makes sense.

As for the headphones themselves, they’re a noise-canceling variant. And they carry the B&O name so that’s sufficient enough a sound quality guarantee. Wireless connectivity means a terrific wire-free experience. The right earcup features a touch-sensitive housing, too. You can control music playback just by swiping or tapping. Increase or decrease the volume, pause, or skip to the next track with ease.

They’re a punch pricer than a regular pair of Beoplay H9i headphones at a whopping $900. No surprise there — Rimowa luggages are usually costly. This petite carrying case isn’t an exception.

It’s still a pretty sterling collaboration, though. If you can afford it, we’re not stopping you. Bear in mind that it’s a frivolous purchase if you already have your sonics gear fully set. But who can resist that alluring case, ridges and all? If you do give in, we won’t judge. They go on sale beginning April 15. Check out the link below for more information.


Status Audio BT One Wireless Headphones

Status Audio isn’t exactly household name-level as Audio Technica and Bose, but its new BT One is still worth a look.

It’s a pair of on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones with premium sound at ultra-cheap price point. And when Status Audio says wireless, it’s not messing around. Quick pairing, low-latency connection, Apt-X, and Bluetooth 5.0 are all here to keep the music going.

Another thing that’ll keep the tunes coming is the cans’ 30-hour battery life, which is insane for a $99 pair of headphones (launch price $120). Some days you just feel like coming back to analog. Thankfully, the headphones come with a 3.5mm backup cable, perfect when you’re feeling a tad bit nostalgic.

The sound remains to be tested. But Status Audio says the headphones are designed to give depth, punch, and accuracy.

Although they’re cheap, Status Audio didn’t hold back on the design. First, ergonomics. The BT One features a slimmer form factor than most headsets. This is perfect if you hate headphones that protrude sideways, which often increase the head-width. Second, construction. Status Audio says it used only premium materials and fused them with timeless design elements. As a bonus, Status Audio didn’t even put the logo anywhere so as not to disrupt the overall flair.

As for the specs, we’re talking 40mm drivers, an electrical resistance of 32 ohm, and a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz. Most notable, the headphones charge over USB Type-C, which is something you don’t see on most entry-level wireless options.


Dolby Dimension Bluetooth Headphones

At $600, the Dolby Dimension is by far one of the most expensive Bluetooth headphones out there. But if cash isn’t a problem for you, you’ll love these for their insane sound made for cinematic experiences.

Dolby shouldn’t be an unfamiliar name for most. For years it’s been delivering 3D audio to living rooms across the world. Which is why it’s not surprising at all that it’s first piece of consumer hardware is all about getting the most immersive audio while binge watching or listening to music.

As you’ve probably already guessed, the Dolby name assures topnotch audio quality. But it’s not just audio alone that makes the pair special. Because they’re designed for binge-watching, they’re super comfortable for long periods of use. It’s got ample padding on the headband and just hefty enough without feeling like a burden after hours of usage. The tension on the headband is also well-designed. That means even people with big heads can wear these without feeling any sort of appalling discomfort.

Other features include one-touch switching between Bluetooth devices. That should keep the binge-watching seamless whether you want to jump from your laptop to you phone to your tablet. The earcups feature controls for playback and volume adjustment, to name a few.

Again, the $600 price tag puts it out of reach of most consumers, especially if there are decent alternatives out there that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Even still, this thing is beastly good, and you’ll be getting your money’s worth.


Grado Labs GW100 Wireless Headphones

If you haven’t heard of Grado Labs before, just trust us when we say they make pretty excellent audio gear. Its latest, the GW100, is particularly exciting because it’s the company’s first pair of wireless cans to date.

Billed as the “world’s first open-back Bluetooth headphones,” the GW100 boasts the traditional over-ear form factor and is coated in a classic black sheen, complete with splashes of silver to give the headphones a kick design-wise. In effect, you get a crossover between luxurious and utilitarian. The pair is very stylish and sophisticated, but not overtly so that you’re going to be embarrassed wearing them around. They’re also detailed with the label’s new branding on the exterior of the ear cups. That means you can strut your cans around the city block and show Grado Labs’ latest piece of tech to everyone.

The only downside is that you’re not getting the more recent and more capable Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Grado Labs opted for just Bluetooth 4.2 for some reason, but that’s not entirely bad all things considered. You still have a working distance of 30 feet, to be sure. On top of that, you can squeeze as much as 15 hours on a single charge.

The GW100 itself is very light and comfortable to wear thanks to the padded headband. And if you’re not much a fan of wireless listening, there’s also a traditional 3.5mm audio cable included in the box, which is also great if you want to save battery. Or if you just want to play it old-school.


Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Headphones

If you already have a pair of Jaybird X3 wireless sport headphones, chances are you won’t find the Jaybird X4 that much appealing. The only advantage the successor has is that it’s IPX7-certified, which means the model can withstand submersion up to one meter for 30 minutes.

If you’re not a swimmer by any stretch of imagination, you can hold on to your Jaybird X3 and skip the upgrade. However, you should definitely go ahead and purchase the new edition if you plan on going swimming or if your Jaybird X3 is one accidental yank away from breaking completely.

In that regard, the Jaybird X4 is one of the best bangs for your buck, especially if you’re on the market for new wireless headphones to accommodate your workout sessions and morning sprints. For just $130, the Jaybird X4 ticks all of the boxes. It’s waterproof, it doesn’t fall out when you’re running, and, most importantly, it sounds excellent.

We’re talking about wireless headphones here, of course, so you need to charge the device every so often. Not too often, though, as a single charge will give you about eight hours of music playback, which is plenty enough. You can also download the companion app to access a whole slew of features, including customizing the sound experience to fit your preferences. You can even download EQ settings from your favorite artists or musicians and find out how they like to listen to their music.

There’s also an in-line remote control that features three buttons and a microphone so you don’t have to fish out your phone if you need to answer a call, change the volume, or skip to the next track.


JLab Flex Sport Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are all the rage these days, and though it’s hard to admit, the increasing disappearance of the headphone jack from flagship phones has greatly contributed to uptick in sales, like it or not.

Suppose the headphone jack comes to a full demise at some point in the not-too-distant future, you have no choice but to give in to the promise of wireless audio. If you’re athletic and care about sound quality, you’ll love JLab’s new sports-focused headphones, the Flex Sport.

They’re designed to be worn during all types of workouts and other rigorous physical activity. That means you don’t ever have to worry of sweat ruining these pair of cans. More than that, the pair also offers excellent battery life. They output 20 hours of music playback on a single a charge, mind you. That’s a rarity even on higher-end wireless options like this. They also feature removable ear pads which you can throw in the washing machine once they get too dirty.

You’ll also be privy to a feature called Be Aware. This functionality lets in ambient noise so you can still hear what’s going on around you from time to time even as you enjoy your favorite tunes.

The whole package comes with two adjustable tension bands. JLab says they’re pretty flexible and made of a highly durable material that won’t snap even under intense pressure. But perhaps the best part of these wireless headphones is that they won’t break your bank. The JLab Flex Sport is on sale now for $100.


Marshall Minor II Wireless In-Ear Headphones

It’s only during the last several years that Marshall has come out with its own line of wireless headphones, obviously to keep up with the ballooning demand of wireless audio equipment due to a variety of reasons, the biggest of them the increasing absence of a headphone jack on modern handsets.

But one look at Marshall’s lineup and you’ll realize something is missing — an in-ear model. Marshall has offered them in the past, but the current lineup only includes wired models. That stops with the just-unveiled Marshall Minor II, a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headphones connected via a cable that goes behind your neck.

This look, as you can imagine, is familiar; so many third-party alternatives boast the same neck-wire design, but with Marshall, you get a number of cool new features. One of them is the “ear-fit system” that keeps the buds securely in place. Another one is a set of in-line controls accessed via a single multi-directional knob, letting you play, pause, adjust the volume, and take calls.

The earbuds are both magnetic, so you can snap them together when it’s time to store them inside a bag. When you do this, the music will automatically pause, which is a really cool bonus feature. It also goes into a low-energy mode to save as much power as possible. Speaking of battery, these buds can last 12 hours of play time on a single charge, pretty typical for its category. The device also boasts, most notably, Bluetooth 5.0, so you get every perk that comes with that standard, like improved audio range.

The Marshall Minor II is available now for $179. You can choose between black, white, and brown.


Microsoft Surface Headphones

At Microsoft’s Surface event, the Redmond company unveiled a new pair of wireless headphones with Cortana built in, its proprietary digital assistant. That’s the main draw with the Surface Headphones, to be clear. However, there are other things of note with these cans.

First off, Microsoft went with the over-the-ears design approach. Very much unlike Apple and Google, whose AirPods and Pixel Buds, respectively, are tinier and have smaller footprints. The Surface Headphones feature active noise cancellation, as well. Microsoft claims it can do 13 levels of noise cancellation all things considered.

You’ll find four beam-forming mics and four active noise cancelling mics in there, too, as well as 40mm drivers. They should work with pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled device, so they’ll serve you well regardless if you’re a Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android user. Another nice feature Microsoft added in is auto pause, which halts your music when you take the headphones off (or if you accidentally yank it off) and resumes playback when you put them on. These cans are shipping this holiday season for $350.

It’s a bit surprising to see Microsoft release their own pair of headphones as part of the Surface line, but then again, not really: It’s just another demonstration of just how bullish it is when it comes to procuring new hardware. Google, once just a search company, now makes phones, laptops, headphones, and VR gear, too, and Microsoft can’t just sit around resting on its laurels anymore; it needs to keep up. The Surface Headphones serve as Microsoft’s first and seemingly decent first attempt at entering the wireless audio market, but whether it’ll be successful or not will likely depend on how good Cortana will be as an assistant.


Top 13 Wireless Gaming Headsets


mmersing yourself in the ultimate gaming session means getting the set-up just right. Let’s face it, you’re going to be there a while if everything goes to plan. However, there’s nothing more annoying than turning to pick up a drink mid-battle in Fortnite only to realize that the wire on your headset simply won’t stretch. This is why wireless gaming headsets have become so popular.

Think about the wired issue. One step too far and your headset wire will bring your console crashing to the ground. Gamers are having to choose between chugging a liquid refreshment and carrying on playing isn’t a great situation. It’s an unfair situation.

If you’re tearing up the enemy in Call of Duty, your teammates are going to be pretty cross if you randomly disappear.

Being tethered to your console is less than ideal. We’ve likely all nearly yanked the headset out of the socket by accident, right? Possibly, you spent ages silently cursing as you untangle a knot of cables. Even if you’re blessed with a long, knot-free wire on your headset, life still isn’t simple.

Standing up and moving around requires carefully planned choreography to avoid decapitating yourself with the cable.

Wireless gaming headsets provide the answer. This is why the popularity is so high. They deliver proper quality and make you feel like you’re part of the game. Offering the perfect combination of flexibility and function, wireless gaming headsets are perfect for both hardcore and casual gamers alike.

Are wireless gaming headsets better than wired ones?

The ability to get up and move around is the most obvious advantage and you’ll certainly appreciate not having wires dangling around.  There’s an unbridled joy about going wireless. You have the freedom to stand, move, and stretch without the fear of the damage your cable might do.

Go ahead, stretch your legs halfway through a session or walk across the room, controller in hand, with a wireless gaming headset you can do that.

Comfort was key for designers when wireless gaming headsets are being put together. They need to stay in position without gripping your head like a vice. Clearly designed for long sessions, lots of thought and planning goes into avoiding pressure points which could get sore.

If you want to slam the bad guys in a first-person shooter such as Battlefield or Call of Duty, you’ll need to know where your enemy is hiding. Ears need to be on high alert to narrow down their location. With a traditional headset, this isn’t as easy as it sounds because there’s only very limited directional audio.

Harnessing the best of what technology has to offer, wireless gaming headsets deliver surround sound. Like even wired types, they offer quality audio in deeper formats. With these noise-canceling issues gone, concentration can be present.

This will help you play better and enhance your gaming experience.

To top it off, clunky mics are a nightmare to play around with and can interfere with your peripherals too. Wireless gaming headsets rely on top-level technology, so you’re also getting a quality mic. It’s also not going to get in the way of your gaming experience.

What Are Things to Consider When Buying Wireless Gaming Headsets?

There are a huge variety of gaming headsets on the market. If you’re new to buying wireless gaming headsets, you might not realize that this isn’t like the old days when you just hooked up a pair of earbuds to your Sony Walkman. Every headset will not work across every platform, so the first thing you’ll need to check out is the platform compatibility.

It’s a different beast here, which is why finding the right platform headphones are crucial to your purchase.

The style of wireless gaming headsets people enjoy is a personal choice. That said, it’s up to you what kind of look you want to rock. However, performance is a very different matter as no one wants to end up with bad audio quality.

Gamers truly want to find wireless gaming headsets that offer noise-canceling and proper surround sound within the set. This type of directional feedback will make the game come alive. A pair of footsteps behind you in the game will have you looking over your shoulder. That said, the effects can be incredibly realistic with the right pair.

If you have a partner who doesn’t game, no doubt the length of time you spend playing has been pointed out to you. Likely on several occasions. However, this raises a good point to think over. If you enjoy an all-night session in front of your console, you’ll need to consider wireless gaming headsets that feel good on your head and ears.

However, you’ll also need one that blocks out the noise of the game from those wishing to sleep.

Are Wireless Gaming Headsets Easy to Set Up?

If you’re itching to get stuck in with your shiny new headset, all that’s left is to get everything set up. Unfortunately, you won’t find them as simple as plug and play. That means you need to leave yourself a little bit of time to install the kit.

It’s not unreasonable to expect that everything you need should come straight out of the box, and it’s not unusual to have to update the software before you get started. Remember, these aren’t just a flimsy pair of headphones and many boast some serious tech that needs to be configured properly for best results.

Don’t be tempted to skip this part and do it on another day. Trust us, you’ll never get around to it and the quality of any wireless gaming headsets will suffer. You do not want to pay a good bit of money only for it not to work becuse you didn’t set something up right.

Once you’ve checked for any patches or updates, you’ll need to plug your headset in. There might not be any wires but you’ll typically have a USB connector. If you’re trying to pair your Bluetooth gaming headset with an Xbox One, you might need to invest in a special adapter.

Some do not yet have the full technology integrated. It’s easier with a Playstation or a PC and pairing the devices takes little more than a couple of clicks.

If you follow the instructions it’s not difficult to pair the devices, regardless of the gaming platform you prefer.

1) Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset

If you’re looking for good wireless gaming headsets, the Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless Gaming Headset is worth a look. With memory phone ear cups and microfibre mesh, this headset is comfortable to wear even for longer sessions. You won’t end up with the dreaded “Sweaty Ears,” something gamers surely will enjoy.

The audio is geared specifically towards gamers with the EQ presets. These are designed to elicit every small sound out of your play. Get ready to notice even tiny bullets whistling past your ear in simulated 7.1 surround sound. It’s not among the most expensive wireless gaming headsets on the market either.

This shows somewhat with the plasticky exterior.

Nevertheless, the interior is robust and well-liked by users. There’s even a funky little gizmo that lets you change the color of the glowing logo on the side of each ear. We give extra points here, because who doesn’t appreciate a pointless yet pleasing gadget?

A cool part of these wireless gaming headsets is that you can lift the mic up or down to switch it automatically on or off. This is a nifty control and it’s simple to use. The recording quality is pretty good too and would work for live streaming broadcasts.

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2) SteelSeries Arctis 7 Lag-Free Headset With DTS Headphone

Marketed to be among the premium wireless gaming headsets on the market for either a PC or console, there’s an impressive look to them. Introduce yourself to a silky smooth fabric that feels so good it’s almost cosmic.

The self-adjusting headband fits snug, but larger headed individuals might find it on the tight side. The design is sturdy and holds well regardless of head size. A USB port plug-in helps power the headset. It has a strong signal, allowing to enter other rooms with crystal clear reception.

Unfortunately, the wireless system does not work for every console, as the description may imply. Features like the different audio control streams and the DTS surround sound only work when you’re on a PC. However, when you are on a PC the quality of the audio is mind-blowing.

It offers just the right amount of bass tones to provide full depth.

The recording on the mic delivers incredible quality and communication with noise-canceling technology. However, this set has a sensitive mic. That means it’s so sensitive it’ll pick up your breathing loudly if you’re too close.

This will drive everyone else crazy for sure! If you want to avoid this, just adjust the mic appropriately and turn down the volume when needed.

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3) Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 Headset with DTS Headphone

Other Turtle Beach wireless gaming headsets have not been top tier in style, so it’s nice to see one that offers killer looks. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this headset is for lifestyle rather than gaming.

Yet the subtle flash of red is the hint that these are designed for play.

This model offers surprisingly sturdy black plastic components, with controls that can be easily used. The construction is basic likely due to the low price tag. However, it’s made incredibly well despite this.

If you’ve ever wondered how Superman would fare with a game controller in his hand, you’ll now find out. They have dubbed a portion of their sound “Superhuman Hearing.” Switch it on and you’ll feel like a DC Entertainment wannabe superhero, as every tiny noise is amplified in crystal clear sound.

You can always disable the feature and play with the regular audio set-up.

The “Superman Hearing” is perfect for the first-person shooter games. Perhaps when you want to go murder your friends, in online play, of course, this will be a tremendous headset to have around. The sound quality is amazing regardless of the mode you pick.

There’s zero distortion even at high levels. However, higher volume leads to noise spilling out. Sadly, only the PC will let you use all of this model’s features. Consoles get some, but not all of them.

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4) VersionTECH G2000 Stereo Gaming Headset

You’ll likely notice this headset is not truly wireless, as it plugs into the controller on the PS4 and Xbox One. Yet it does still offer some portability. Though it does have a cable, the mobility is present like normal wireless gaming headsets.

The price on this headset is a fraction of many of the others on this list, as it doesn’t offer the same degree of wireless play. However, if you’re looking for a decent wireless gaming headset that you can afford on a budget, these are a top pick.

A common complaint from users is that the LED light system needs to be separately charged. While a possible design flaw, it’s not a massive complaint on its actual job being done…being a proper headset. The size of the headset is versatile, offering a comfortable fit even for smaller and bigger heads alike.

Sweat-reducing technology makes the ergonomically designed leatherette and mesh-designed ear cushions comfortable. Perfect for long nights gaming.

An advantage of this headset is that it can work with the PS4, Xbox One, or a PC. Although, on the latter, you’ll be completely stuck at the desktop with no room to move about. Either way, you’ll find a sound quality that well-liked by users.

Noise-cancelling technology in both the earpieces and the microphone is a major plus too.

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5) Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

Logitech has opted for a chunkier design with this headset, so if you’re looking for discreet, these bad boys probably aren’t for you. Gripping quite firmly against the head, they’re comfortable. However, others may not like the tight fit.

The plastic finish doesn’t look particularly high-end. Interestingly, the ear cups are finished with good quality fabric rather than the sweat-inducing fake leather.

The controls can be found on the headset, however, they can be an issue for people with larger fingers. They can also take some time to fix up just right, yet the different shape for each button helps you find your way. By contrast, the volume wheel is easy to use.

Although, it’s also prone to being accidentally whacked.

If you’re moving around, you’ll need to take care as you could suddenly be deafened as the sound cranks up to the max if you’re not careful. There’s the option to switch to wired operation by plugging the headset into a 3.5mm jack, which is a nice extra.

The mic folds out from the left side and has plenty of maneuverability. Despite the small size, it produces excellent results. This headset offers rich surround sound, but you will not be able to use it unless you’re on the PC.

It’s fully compatible with the PS4, but you’ll only get basic stereo sound on the console. Still, this sounds great!

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6) Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset

This medium sized headset is sleek and subtle, finished in jet black for a stylish look. It’s incredibly lightweight and offers a relatively comfortable fit. Well-padded fabric ear cushions allow heat to escape and minimize sweating while the band can be easily extended.

Users need to be careful in the length of time they wear these wireless gaming headsets, however. As they could become uncomfortable if worn too long.

The surround sound does an excellent job during gaming, with each attack and move carrying a satisfying weight. With a wide soundstage and zero distortion, the audio has excellent clarity and really adds to the gaming experience. The mic is good too, providing clear enough sound for talking.

However, if you’re thinking of streaming you’d probably struggle with the quality. Mostly due to the sound being made for the game, not speaking online.

All of the controls are on the left ear cup, towards the rear. Despite the slightly unusual positioning it won’t take long to master the controls fully. The biggest negative for this headset is that it costs a bit more than others on the list, despite missing some features others might have.

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7) Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset

Coming in at a middle-ground price, these wireless gaming headsets by Corsair is pretty good. Simple and effective, it delivers exactly what it promises. The basic design is subtle and stealthy. While not flashy and sort of minimal, this is still really well-liked by many gamers who do not like the over the top designs.

The ear pads are extremely well-cushioned, softly sliding around your ears with a resounding plumpness. The faux leather used is high-quality and feels silken. It’s not slippy, so you’ll stay feeling comfortable for as long as you play. The only slight snag is that it’s not easy to replace the ear pads.

It takes some real strength to get them out. Corsair doesn’t provide any spares either, so when it’s time to make a change, you’ll need to get in touch with them to order another set.

The headset has a battery life of 16 hours and a good wireless range. The microphone is removable when not in use, a beloved design feature that gamers truly enjoy. The audio is exemplary and delivers a satisfying range of sounds. Just check out games like God of War 4 to hear just how great it is.

The surround sound isn’t perfect but adds another dimension. Unfortunately, only PC users have the benefit of this option. A good quality mic and easy to use ear cup control rounds off this headset, making it hard to fault in many ways.

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8) Razer Man O’War 7.1 (Wireless)

The Man O’War is Razer’s first foray into the world of wireless gaming headsets. They’ve gone all out with this model, however, it’s a bit pricey. With the style to prove it, this model is designed for gaming and compatible for PC and PS4. This is tremendous for those who want both available options.

This headset is likely to appeal to most with its jet black design accented by the glowing Razer logo and multicolored RGB lighting.

Each rounded ear cup has a good amount of padding with a closed back design. The band is extendable with a fit that’s snug but not too tight. One issue it has is that it can feel a bit plastic, which is unexpected for the price asked.

The signal range is one of the strongest among the wireless gaming headsets on the market. This allows you to go from room to room without a major signal loss. The audio is supported by the innovative Razer Synapse software, allowing for customizable sound options.

You can also switch on the 7.1 surround sound for a richness to the audio. However, this option is only available on PC.

The microphone is flexible and easy use while delivering speaking volume that is clear and loud. Though at times there can be some static noise between headset and mic. During play, it’s covered up by the sounds of the game but shows up in quieter periods. This may make you wonder if it’s overpriced.

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9) HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud Flight is the first foray into the wireless gaming headset market for this manufacturer. While it is a pricey model, this headset looks fairly modest. However, it is packing away some pretty handy assets. The design is unassuming with just a touch of red LEDs but otherwise made from black plastic.

With its hefty price tag, it’s weird to see a design that looks simplistic.

It performs incredibly well. It even has the option of working with Xbox One via cable or play on PC or the PS4 wirelessly. Both the headband and the ear pads are beautifully cushioned with memory foam to make it super comfortable, no matter how long you have it on.

This is handy because one of the main selling points for this headset is the fact that its battery life is a whopping 30 hours.

The controls are intuitive and easy to use, but although there’s a mute there’s no separate button for the volume on the chat and game separately. It’s not essential for a deluxe headset, but it would have been a nice inclusion. Possibly the biggest drawback is the lack of surround sound.

The audio isn’t bad at all, but it could be better. Without directional input, gameplay is undoubtedly trickier than with other headsets.

The mic stands out as high quality, delivering crystal clear voice audio even in the midst of a chaotic battle. When it’s time to call your teammates to account, this headset will make sure your voice is heard.

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10) Turtle Beach Stealth 600

Coming in at the mid-range price point, this is another interesting model from industry big boys, Turtle Beach. The Stealth 600 is clearly made for gaming. It’s chunky and uncompromising with bold blue accents on the cups.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel any better than it looks and a lack of real contouring in the design means that there’s no way for it to drop into that sweet spot. As a result, you’ll probably spend the whole time fiddling with the headset trying to find a comfortable position around your ears.

Remember the Superhuman Hearing on the previous Turtle Beach headset? It’s back again here, elevating the audio to a supreme level. The audio is truly phenomenal in performance, offering exquisite clarity. This means every punch, every gunshot, and every jump comes to life. It provides a depth to your gaming like never before.

The flip-up-flip-down mic has a handy auto-mute facility and a good performance. However, there can be some echo with this.

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11) Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930

Among the cheaper wireless gaming headsets, Logitech has managed to yet again put out a nice set of headphones. This made it an immediate contender for inclusion. An all-black unit with accents of red, it’s unmistakably a headset designed for gaming but it’s not obtrusive or bulky.

A slim silhouette makes them comfortable to wear on your ears without feeling as if you’ve stuck your head into a bowl.

The battery life isn’t the best you’ll find with no more than 8-10 hours per charge. However, the audio quality is where this headset stands out. This includes a flawless 7.1 surround sound system that takes you on an adventure through your game.

This immerses you into the action perfectly, and you’ll almost feel every blow as you experience directional audio first-hand.

The software offers great customization options, as well as assigning special functions to each button. This isn’t a headset for a beginner that simply wants to plug and play. To truly enjoy everything it has to offer, you’ll need to spend a bit of time getting to know each other.

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12) Mpow Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear

The Mpow Bluetooth headset blows most of the others out of the water on price, offering up a true wireless option for just a fraction of the cost. Slipping the Bluetooth PC gaming headset on, you’ll find it hard to believe that they’re vastly cheaper.

Every element that touches your body is soft, comfortable, and made from good quality materials.

The hard plastic outer holds up well being transported around while the ear cups cling in position. This is in play even when you move your head around. Although, try not to randomly throw your head around too much. You don’t want to look crazy, of course.

The audio quality doesn’t really compare with some of the big hitters, but what do you expect for the price? It does a good job, but it can offer a fairly bass-heavy sound. The mic works well too. You’ll need to speak up a little compared to other models, but it’s still not bad compared to others.

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13) HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

These stylish red and black headphones are another set that doesn’t really sit well with the wireless label. Although they simply plug into the controller, you’re still tied up and not free to wander from room to room (should you feel the urge to do so.)

However, sacrificing a little bit of freedom isn’t the worst thing in the world if the headsets deliver in other areas. So, does it? This gaming headset is compatible with all the major platforms, making it a top choice if you want to play on different channels. On top of the basics, you’ll find some thoughtful extras included.

This involves replacement ear cushions, an adaptor for the airplane travel, and a carry case.

The audio is truly magnificent. Without the need to deal with unwanted static, it’s hard to think of a set of headphones that works just as well. There’s plenty of oomph at the lower end with clarity that carries all the way through to the opposite end of the spectrum.

The surround sound is only available when you’re playing on a PC but even the stereo output is impressive. The only real downside is there is no active noise cancellation so if you’re in surroundings. That said, distractions could be in play.

Lastly, the mic is good for talking during gaming but if you’re thinking of streaming audio you’ll need a headset which offers a bit more quality.

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Let The Gaming Commence!

Choosing from the wide array of wireless gaming headsets can be difficult, we know. It often depends on the platform you intend on using, as well as the priorities that are important for you. Balancing up battery life against audio quality could leave you running round in circles. As any gamer will tell you this isn’t much help at all.

Gamers will need to decide on their budget and the platform, then browse through the options that are available to them. All of these headsets offer some real benefits, giving you even more reasons to hook yourself up for a long, comfortable session of gaming right about now.

Aermoo B3 Wireless Headphones

You probably haven’t heard of Aermoo before (they make phones and other accessories). But now you have to. Especially if you want some decent pair of wireless headphones for your jack-less flagship device. One, most notably, that won’t break the bank.

At just $60, the Aermoo B3 is one of the most affordable pair of cans you can get. They’re one of the best bangs for your buck, as well. Good luck finding another pair that’s IPX7 waterproof, has Bluetooth 5.0 right off the bat, and boasts an internal LDS antenna.

Those features are nothing special for wireless devices, but they’re outliers for a pair so cheap. Not only that, the B3 also has an auto-pairing feature where the buds automatically connect to your phone once detected. No need to power them on beforehand. Moreover, if you run out of juice listening to your favorite tunes while on commute, just pop them in the included charging case and you’re good to go. That is an incredible feature set for a $60 pair of wireless headphones. They’re the perfect entry-level pair to get if you’re just starting to accept (albeit reluctantly) the slow disappearance of headphone jacks from our favorite smartphones.

As for the sound, let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. They’re no Bose or Marshall, surely, so better not get your hopes too high — but they’ll get you by. Nothing too crazy about its sonic capabilities, but also nothing too special; they’re just fine — the lows, mids, and highs are balanced, and there’s also a volume limiter to make sure your hearing doesn’t get damaged.

The Aermoo B3 is a well-rounded pair of wireless headphones that’ll keep you happy as the whole smartphone landscape scrapes out the headphone jack for good. For $60, they’re a steal.


Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

You’re at an airport. At the train station. Or perhaps inside a café. And you just want to listen to your morning playlist without unwanted noise seeping in. That’s where Bang & Olufsen’s latest Beoplay H9i wireless headphones come in, featuring active noise cancelling technology.

The Beoplay H9i is a pair of Bluetooth over-ear headphones that will let you focus on your music and nothing else. With four dedicated electret microphones, these cans deliver advanced active noise cancellation. It features cutting-edge technology that reduces both low- and high-frequency background noises. That means you can have a fully immersive listening experience. And switching ambient noise back on is as easy as swiping the touchpad.

The Beoplay H9i sounds excellent, as always with Bang & Olufsen audio gear. You get a new bass port for richer low-frequency sounds. You also get two dedicated microphones that let you enjoy enhanced voice call clarity. And not only does it sound good, it looks good, too. You’ll love the innovative aluminium touch interface, the minimal yet luxurious design, the padded ear cups, and the cushioned headband. There’s even a nice little decal inside each ear cup indicating which ear it’s meant to be put on. That’s a nice little touch that exemplifies the company’s attention to detail.

You can get the Beoplay H9i in Black or Tan. You’ll can squeeze as much as 23 hours of playback on a single charge. However, that drops to 18 hours with ANC turned on. You can pair it with the companion app to access even more features. Yours for $500.


Know Who’s Calling With The Sony Xperia Ear Duo

While smart assistants have gotten a lot more clever that they used to be, they remain far from perfect. One area that still has a lot of room for improvement is hands-free voice control. If you’re driving and want to know who’s calling, most wireless headphones won’t let you know who’s on the line. And when you want to know what time it is, they can’t even tell you that.

But Sony wants to erase those limitations, and as such, it has updated its Xperia Ear Duo by giving it an artificial intelligence assistant. Well, sort of. It won’t hold a candle to, say, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, and it’s only available on Xperia devices, but it does have functionalities you can’t find on other smart assistants.

One example is the new Xperia Ear Duo Caller Name Read-out feature, which will inform you who’s calling so you can decide whether to accept or reject the call without having to whip out your phone. Another example is the feature that’ll tell you what time it is just by tapping the touchpad. You can even set it up to read notifications for you, like text messages. And you’ll be pleased to know that Sony has improved Adaptive Volume Control, which means you’ll get clearer calls even despite wind interference. There’s also the Dynamic Normalizer feature, which will boost the sound if an audio source is too quiet.

The best part? You all these new features whether you’re on Android or iOS. Hopefully other companies with their own wireless headphones take note of what Sony is doing.


Jabra Elite 65t & Elite Active 65t With Amazon Alexa

The Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t are true wireless earphones that not only sound fantastic, but also feel comfortable, boast excellent Bluetooth performance, have good battery life, and work with digital voice assistant Alexa.

At $170 and $190, respectively, they’re already a bang for your buck, but Amazon and Jabra want to push the envelope a little bit further. Thus comes the new Elite Active 65t Amazon Edition. It comes in a special copper and black color scheme, which looks excellent. That plus three months’ worth of access to Amazon Music, Audible, and Prime Video at the touch of a button.

In addition, Jabra has also unveiled a total of four new colorways for the Elite 65t and Elite Active 65t. You can now get the Elite 65t in gold beige and copper black. You can now also get the Elite Active 65t in copper red and titanium black.

This should come as great news for fans of wireless headphones. With manufacturers slowly pushing the headphone jack into oblivion, it almost seems like having Bluetooth headphones is a must. While there are many excellent choices out there, Jabra’s Elite lineup is one of the best value for your money. They feature up to five hours of battery life and waterproofing as well. Moreover, they also provide a tight fit so they don’t come falling out when you’re at the gym.

Jabra hopes these headphones pave the way for better on-the-go Alexa functionality. “Amazon Alexa is getting smarter every day, and we strongly believe that Voice is the user interface of the future. It is with earbuds like the Jabra Elite Active 65t that consumers will be able to experience an enhanced, Alexa-on-the-go experience,” says Jabra executive Calum Macdougall.

The Jabra Active Elite 65t Amazon Edition in copper black is now available. However, if you want the copper red model, you have to wait a bit as it’s pushed back to Q4. The gold beige edition of the standard Jabra Elite 65 is available now, on the other hand, and so too is the copper black variant, although that one you can only get from Best Buy.


Audio Technica ATH-CKR7TW

Though it’s better known for wired headphones, Audio-Technica is slowly moving into wireless territory. In fact, its just-announced ATH-CKR7TW all-wireless headphones are proof of that. We don’t know why Audio-Technica didn’t opt for a more memorable name for its first wireless in-ear headphones, but what can you do?

Nothing special about the design here; it looks just like any oversized earbud setup you’ve seen from reputable rivals. However, because this carries the Audio-Technica branding, it means you get topnotch sound quality.

Now, on to the nitty-gritty: Each earbud includes a 11mm driver with a carbon-coated diaphragm that Audio-Technica claims provides fast response times and minimum distortion. There are brass stabilizers and a steel-mesh resistor that cut back on resonance and improve high-frequency responses. The audio company did not skimp on wireless audio codecs. We’re happy to report that the ATH-CKR7TW supports aptX, AAC, and SBC. All of these minimize the audio compression effects you often hear on wireless setups. Bluetooth 5.0 comes standard as well, boosting wireless performance.

The only possible downside is that they only offer up to six hours of music playback, but that’s not too terrible considering that’s already around the ballpark of battery life you get with wireless setups. You can slip them into the included charging case when not in use to recharge. Obviously, this isn’t what you want to bring on a cross-country road trip, but it’ll be the perfect companion while on the subway en route to home.

The ATH-CKR7TW arrives sometime this fall for $249.

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