Best Wireless Gaming Headsets 2013 - PC, Xbox, PS3
Review the Latest Wireless Headsets for Gaming 2013
When asked what my recommendation for a good wireless gaming headset would be, I always tell people that it depends not only on the genre of the gamer, but that it also depends on the play-style and head shape of the person gaming. In this post I'll give you my picks for the top rated wireless gaming headsets of 2013 thus far and do a comparison and review of my favorites.
While not every gaming headset is for every gamer here's a few that you should compare if you're in the market.
Top 10 Wireless Gaming Headsets in 2013
Astro A 50 Professional Gaming Headset
The Astro A 40' s have been not only my favorite, but also a favorite of professional-level gamers everywhere for many years. When I saw that Astro was releasing the A 50 I had to try it out.
At just under $300 this set is pricey. While you get what you pay for I'd probably only recommend it to passionate or extreme gamers. If you're not working towards or at the professional level, then I highly recommend a wireless headset like the G930 or others which I've listed below.
Is it worth the cost for extreme gamers?
If you have to have the best, then this is what you're going to pay for it. Sounds are clear, loud, and very distinct. High tone sounds are very clear and well-balanced and enhance significantly your ability to hear footprints from enemies. This is what sets the A40 and A50 apart from the competition.
Astro A 40 vs. A50
If you've used the A40's in the past, then what's the difference between the two and is it worth the cost?
The A50 comes with a more sealed in design, which overall improves the sound quality; however at the same time gets rid of the removable plates. If the custom plates were a must have for you, then this might be a deal breaker. The mic is removable in A40's but not in A50; however, with the A50's you can put the mic up to mute it. I typically prefer this overa button. The A50 is completely wireless - which is a good thing, but makes it so you'll still need your A40's in a MLG tournament.
As far as sound customization the A50's give you more control of what you actually hear in-game which is a huge plus. If you're looking for a game changer with the A50's, then it's probably in the amazing 7.1 surround sound and 5.8GHz KlearNet Bluetooth for loss less audio. This gives it a major improvement in overall sound quality. Another solid thing about the A50's is that they have the multi-system compatibility with your PS3, Xbox 360, or PC.
Best Budget Wireless Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset 2013 - My Choice for the Money at under $100
Released in late 2010 the G930's are still a great wireless headset for the regular gamer. The best part is that over time we've seen a substantial reduction in price. In 2013 you can get them for under $100 which I feel like is one of the best deals out there for those of you looking for good surround sound and overall quality.
I've owned the G930's since their release and I'd describe them as my lounging pair. They just feel so comfortable on my head and ears that sometimes I don't even know they're on. This is due to the memory foam on the top of the headset and cushioned ear pads. The ear pads also cover your ears enough to really get rid of any outside noise that may distract you.
As a young Dad it's also nice that the G930s have such a great wireless range. I routinely go up and downstairs and in my garage without any loss in quality (30 to 40 feet away). They're rechargeable through the USB and if you ever run out of juice you just plug it in and the USB dongle into the USB recharging base and you're good to go.
Overall if you're looking for something in the $100 price range, then go for the G930s. I can't think of another pair in this price range that even comes close.
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Wrath Wireless Gaming Headset (GH0180)
If there's one wireless gaming headset that's starting to compare with the G930's it's the Creative Wrath Wireless Gaming Headset. Overall I feel like it gives you similar sound quality but has a lower quality microphone and is less comfortable than the G930s.
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