If you are a gamer, you have enough wires to contend with without throwing a headset into the mix. However, unlike many other peripherals, you can easy sacrifice the wires on your headset without sacrificing performance. While a Bluetooth gaming headset may be the dream, you still need to consider the important factors of price, latency, and batteries when buying.
While Bluetooth may be the gold standard for wireless sound technology, that doesn’t mean that all gaming headsets are created equal. You need to find the perfect balance between excellent sound quality and the occasionally ridiculous price that can go with Bluetooth gaming headsets.
Best Bluetooth Gaming Headsets for the Great Gaming
If you want the combination of supreme comfort, great battery life, and good sound quality, then there is no better than the Siberia 840. A step up from the non-Bluetooth Siberia 800, this SteelSeries headset offers no lag Bluetooth-enabled performance while featuring over 40 hours of play time between its two hot-swappable batteries. SteelSeries has always been known for its comfortable fitting headsets, which in turn provide a good seal on the ear to make the great sound quality and surround sound of this headset even more noticeable.
However, because these are the best Bluetooth gaming headset on the market, you pay the price for such equipment. It there is one potential turn off, it is the fairly steep price tag that goes along with this headset.
Some see Logitech as a cheap brand. Some see Logitech as a reliable brand. No matter what your stance, the Logitech H800 provides a solid Bluetooth headset for a great price. While the H800 doesn’t deliver complete surround sound, it does feature noise cancelling and rich digital sound quality.
With a 40-foot wireless range, you can easily walk around your house while talking smack to your gaming friends in between rounds. However, the downside is that it only has around six hours of battery life. The plus side is that it does charge quickly via USB, but every six hours, you essentially need to turn your wireless headset into a wired one.
The real selling point for the Logitech H800 is the headphone covering. Typically you get padding that completely covers the ears or sits on the ears to create a sound seal. This model features padding that completely covers the ear but doesn’t cuff them so you don’t get a weird suction effect while still having noise cancelling and optimum comfort.
If you are looking for sheer affordability, then any Bluetooth headset by Kotion Each is a good option. However, as is typical with models based on sheer affordability, not all of them are great products. The B3506 is their cream of the crop, but still not without some major kinks.
In terms of sound quality, Kotion Each actually works great. It has immersive 360-degree sound that offers crystal clear rhythm and strong bass. It also has a pretty nice eight hour battery life and is USB rechargeable. If you are used to more expensive Bluetooth headsets, the battery life seems low, but in the price range, it is actually quite generous. However, the microphone can be another story. Unlike other models that have an extendable mic, the mic is built into the earphones. If you are a quiet talker, you might find it harder to get your voice to pick up.
Another potential issue is the earphones on the headset. They are shaped like the ear to give an optimum fit over them, but if you have bigger ears, then it is kind of like stuffing them in there each time you need to use it.
However, while the earphones and microphone are potential setbacks for certain people. For the price, you won’t find a better Bluetooth headset.
When it comes to gaming, there are only a handful of brands that gamers trust completely to provide quality peripherals, and Turtle Beach is one of them. While more expensive than some super cheap models, you do get what you pay for in terms of features.
While marketed for console use, the Ear Force can just as easily be used for PC gaming as well. It allows for up to 18 personalized presets and because all the buttons are on the Bluetooth transmitter, you don’t need to worry about accidentally hitting one. The only thing that is sitting on your head is the surround sound earphones and the microphone.
With 15 hours of continuous play and USB recharging, the Ear Force is a great option for those that want something in between the bottom of the barrel and the top of the line.
Not every gamer needs the full-on headset, or even likes one. You get more immersive sound quality when you have earphones that slip over your ears, but it doesn’t really do anything for performance. If you just need a way to hear your game and be able to communicate in your team chat, a normal Bluetooth headset like you would use for your phone can work.
The Plantronics Voyager is one of the best low latency headsets you can buy. While it easily connects to your PC as easily as it connects with your phone, it does take some tweaking in order to get it to sync with consoles.
With noise canceling layers to prevent wind interference and a range just short of 100 feet, this headset provides optimum talk quality. However, it does fall a little short with only a seven-hour charge.