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These Are The BEST Wireless Gaming Headsets!

September 24, 2019


what a great second day of spring it’s
nice to stay in so let the gaming wireless headset battle begin hello good people I’m Dimitri and if
you’ve been considering getting a wireless headset you have come to the
right place because behind me I have razor Logitech SteelSeries Corsair and HyperX so let’s see which one is best right after
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guys so let’s begin this one’s gonna be one epic roundup if you want to check
out individual views of the headsets that we have done reviews of they’ll be
linked in the description and also that’s where you’ll find links to
purchase any of these bad boys and to smooth out your viewing experience the
timecode for this video will be pinned in the comments so let’s go alright so
let’s start with the price under $100 we only have two pairs the Corsair Void Pro
Wireless RGB and the Logitech G533 stepping up under $200 we’ve got the
SteelSeries Arctis 7 the Logitech G933 the Razer man o war from 2016 and the
new HyperX cloud flight is up here too at $159 and if you’ve got really big
bucks to spend the Razer Thresher ultimate will shred your wallet for sure
but not as much as the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless with that a little
bit of an insane $329 price now before we dive right in leave your predictions
on let’s say who will win the headset roundup in the comments below and then
come back to it after you’ve seen the conclusion now I normally don’t talk
about packaging but of course the cult will appreciate the recognition
plus they’re the only ones to have plastic covered the velvet material
I do like Corsairs approach to simplified packaging and HyperX flight
with all the cables right at the surface whereas a steel series buries all their
accessories and tiny boxes and logitech is the only one to have their headset
wrapped now the number of accessories kind of follows the price point they all
charge via micro USB cable which is included with each headset along with
some derivative of a USB dongle so either a thumb stick style or the
extension style so you can expand your reach or close the distance between the
headset now the Thresher ultimate comes with a hub since it’s a ps4 Edition so
that’s where you plug in the optical cable and charge the headset through the
hub as well a plastic headphone stem is included with some clothes resemblance
to this Imperial shuttle from Star Wars not sure if that’s intentional or not
while the most expensive pair the Arctis Pro Wireless has all the cables and
double the batteries and the control hub that’s also your receiver and a charging
dock for the removable batteries so if you want a simplified wireless setup or
are traveling want to minimize cable work all the pair’s with the simple USB
dongle would obviously be more convenient so like the void Pro the
HyperX cloud flight both large tech pairs and the Razer Man o war that has a
tiny receiver actually built-in into the ear cup while on the logitech g933 we
actually have a specific compartment inside the ear cup to store the receiver
but for those that do not have any compartments you can simply tuck it away
inside the ear cup like this to safely keep the receiver with the headset now
build quality varies between these headsets significantly and it doesn’t
necessarily follow the price point either the most robust pair is the still
series arctas pro also being the most expensive with the quality metal
headband aluminum hinges and everything just feels awesome the only problem is
you cannot expand them because they rely on this self adjusting fabric piece and
the same goes with the Arctis 7 but these have plastic hinges which are a little
bit more loose and weirdly following after that would be the coarser void pro
which happens to be also the cheapest pair they are nicely balanced weight
wise metal hinges are not to lose and they feel like they can withstand
some unnecessary force like if they drop from a table or you know if you flip
them across the room the microphone though feels cheap you know the actual arm
might lose resistance over time so that’s the only negative I do like the
lightweight nature of the HyperX flight the hinges feel fine but you have to be
very careful with an all-plastic body and that seems to be the compromise for
these because they’re super lightweight so that’s a positive and they kind of
feel like that bose noise-canceling headphones too but when I’m stretching
out them on the sides the plastic stretches too so just have to be careful
and be cautious of their built quality the logitech g933 comes next with the
robust plastic body that does not creak all over the place the hinges are not
too loose and the extension mechanism stays in place – they’re a little bit
deceiving with this metallic surface but it does play on your perception of it
feeling like a high quality build the Razer Thresher ultimate is quiet light
thanks to the thin metal headband and plastic everything else the hinges worry
me a little bit but they shouldn’t have any issues with supporting the full
weight of the headset the only thing that bothers me with the Thresher are
the hinges and their corners are super sharp so if they’re around your neck
they could cut you Northcutt true but scratch you and the same thing if like
you put your finger there while you’re taking them off it’s not a pleasant
experience unfortunately the worst build quality goes to the Razer man o war
they are bulky plasticy hinges are super loose and actually have a history of the
middle headband piece breaking because it’s not well attached and also the
Logitech G533 they just feel super cheap and the hinges have absolutely no
control so the ear cups just wobble all the time and this headset has glossy
sides if you like that dirty look and the only quality element is the
expansion mechanism what this is going on right now
now before we completely give up on headsets that have really subpar build
quality I want to say that throughout my testing with these there is a balance
between you know build quality sound quality comfort value features and so
it’s kind of like a mixed bag there is no perfect headset in ass lineup and
that’s a bit unfortunate but just keep that in mind for later in the video
and so now let’s move on to comfort majority of
these are awesome lightweight so you can wear them for hours until the battery
dies and to no significant clamping force for any of these so my favorite
would be the HyperX cloud flight with fantastic ear cup isolation extra
interior padding and they also expand for larger heads no problem and fold on
your neck in this nice low profile both logitech pairs have large and deep
cushions awesome fit over all the G933 has smooth air padding all around while
the newer G933 has this harsh bathing suit material that are super and
pleasant on your skin both of them fold in your neck which are a little bit
chunky on your ear cups but not uncomfortable seriously so this is the
533 hear how the sounds I could shower with this you know substitute my
spongebob sponge sponge versus the 933 you may not hear the difference but I
definitely feel difference the 933 is much smoother the 533 is way
harsh like sandpaper on your skin which is super unpleasant by the way when it’s
right by your ears now the void Pro has angular cushions so
the cover my ears very well with nice pressure distribution to they fold in
this non choking slim profile on your neck the round cushions on the Thresher
ultimate are fine they are large and will cover your entire ear clamping
force is pretty weak to avoid pressure buildup but heat concentration is
present and despite being the largest headset in this round up default on my
neck just fine without any mobility issues the men-of-war headset has the
same round ear cup design but a tighter fit and less comfortable headband with
more pressure from the top and because they fold on this angle keeping them on
your neck is really uncomfortable now the artist Pro Wireless comes with
deeper cushions and slightly expanded headband versus the Arctis 7 but since
they’re not really size adjustable it won’t be comfortable for larger heads
and both of them like to choke you when placed around your neck
the Arctis 7 more so because of the tighter headband and so the 3 oddballs
would be the 2 SteelSeries headsets and the razor Man O War something because
the razor one has problems with the headband
and it’s not really comfortable when they’re on your neck while the
SteelSeries is perfectly fine for smaller heads you know they’re okay for
me as well but I wish I had a little bit more expansion at the bottom so that I
could bring them down a little bit more if I’m wearing hat or something like
that but because they choke you when they’re around your neck you know if you
wear them around your neck and since they’re wireless – it’s kind of like a
perfect thing to leave them on your body when even if you’re not listening to
something there’s a little bit unfortunate with the SteelSeries Arctis Pro and the Arctis 7 the HyperX flight oh man what a comfortable design
for on your neck just lovely moving on to features each headset has a
power button and mic mute switch and the volume wheel and only the razor pairs
the avoid Pro and the Arctis Pro have precise steps for volume all other have
terrible control the G933 has three G keys for macros like changing your EQ
settings lighting or whatever else and both SteelSeries pairs include a
headphone share port which is quite unique the Arctis 7 has a dial for chat
mix to balance voice versus in-game volume while the Arctis Pro is the only
headset with dual wireless connectivity with bluetooth support so letting you
connect this to your notebook or your smartphone without the need for a USB
dongle now the hub with the Thresher ultimate is bare-bones in terms of
control just the power button in the front and the Dolby surround sound that
I don’t understand why it’s hidden in the corner while the hub on the wireless
pro lets you control your EQ mic side tone chatmix
basically it’s a driver free experience that is appreciated and you have all
this control even if you connect it to a ps4
alright so microphone test time so what you’re hearing now is that from the
Arctis Pro Wireless being the most expensive one how do you think that one
sounds now it’s clean there’s no noise when they stop speaking
but the thing is it just sounds like there’s way too much compression going
on as it tries to cancel out whatever is in the background so next up is the
cloud flight I think this one has really aggressive noise compression tries to
just like really mute the background and that causes the voice to be muffled not
the best sounding microphone in this collection and just like lacks
definition and it’s not as sharp as the other pair that you just heard what
you’re hearing now is that from the Logitech G933
this is the oldest headset in this collection and I think it sounds the
worst as well it just doesn’t have much background compression or any focal
compression it just like it picks up way too much ambient stuff and doesn’t help
to isolate just the voice and the voice doesn’t sound that great either so um
what are you gonna do luckily the new g5 33 definitely sounds much better it
still exhibits a lot of background like noise and hiss despite the trying to
cancel that out but the actual vocal range is much improved versus the older
g933 the Corsair void Pro is next so this one has really aggressive noise
compression and tries to like really cancel out anything so you will have
these spikes in terms of volume in terms of your speech so if you’re not speaking
loud enough it will just completely cut that out so it’s not as powerful because
it has that really aggressive noise cancellation the next one is the razor
Man O War which is also one of the oldest ones in the surround of and it
also sounds pretty bad you can see it’s very Boomy it doesn’t have clarity in the
voice and it does have really good like noise compression in terms of the
background stuff but yeah it just in terms of the vocal pickup it’s not
pleasant unfortunately the updated razor had said
does not have any improvements in the microphone quality it still sounds very
booming there is a you know aggressive background compression too but the vocal
definition just completely is lacking in comparison to everything else in this
roundup and finally the SteelSeries Arctis 7 it’s weird because they all
sound the same in terms of how much compression there is for the vocals not
just for the background and there’s trying to compensate for that you know
I’m guessing for like the keyboard switches and typing stuff but it really
destroys the any vocal definition and range that you might expect from an
actually decent microphone like the microphone on the Sennheiser game one
it’s been my go-to headset for games because the microphone is just so good
lots of body to the sound there’s no that nasally compression that we hear on
all other gaming headsets not just on this wireless stuff that we’re testing
today but yeah this has been my definition of like a reference quality
microphone on the gaming pair so let me know if you agree so based on that mic
test which one sounded best to you I think the worst one would be the G933
which is also the oldest one the Razer pairs have that nice lower end boost
which is booming well the rest of them can sound the same they all will kind of
have this nasally compression going on in the background so I’m not exactly
sure which one wins so you let me know okay so in terms of sound performance
they all deliver really powerful output in terms of volume so that’s not really
an issue but they do have pretty different sound characteristics so if
you’re looking for the best surround sound experience hands down either of
the large stick pairs both create this large soundstage experience without
compromising important details with incredible imaging I like feeling the
audio cam like in front of you and not just in your headset and even in stereo
mode you get amazing definition powerful bass control treble on both and it’s
really unfortunate that the 533 is so flimsy because the sound and surround
sound is just fantastic and adds extra points to this headset overall the next
in the chain would be the HyperX cloud flight with a lot of definition precise
bass heads and smooth treble and definitely one of the best within this
roundup the Corsair voice Pro Wireless are satisfactory with balanced output
it’s more closed off compared to the HyperX for example but with good detail
presentation and bass that’s there without overstepping its boundaries now
the sound signatures between the SteelSeries headset is completely
different they both have awesome detail and really tight bass but the Arctis 7 I prefer more because on the Arctis Pro while is the sound stage is slightly
expanded and the treble is brighter which I prefer less and this the Arctis 7 is like overall a more fun signature for me both music and games
and lastly that two razor pairs are the most powerful out of the bunch at 60%
volume I was totally comfortable in terms of power output now the razor
thresher has super harsh travel beyond 60% volume to the point of me needing to
like lower it in order to hear anything and regardless of this upper boost it
lacks mid-range definition and bass has left the building – in comparison to
everything else that’s on the list while the men of war has a smoother treble and
a more pleasant sound signature in comparison to the thresher but both
these would be fantastic for FPS where you can hear
every little detail and you don’t care about the rest of the spectrum range you
know where you want just the really sharpness to hear everything so perhaps
for competitive stuff that would be fine but I’m guessing everyone who’s be
spending money on the wireless gaming headset doesn’t want to be just
listening to FPS stuff but you want an all-around sound signature that would be
compatible for both music movies and games and I would say the razer stuff
isn’t ready to par for that in terms of the wireless signal all of these in my
space are perfectly fine i am able to walk around the space go six meters away
with a few walls in between without losing a signal and without hearing any
quality loss in audio so in terms of battery life I think the SteelSeries
Arctis Pro takes the win easily because of these interchangeable batteries
because one of them is constantly charging inside the doc so you just
simply swap them out when one dies and you never have to plug it in to charge
the headset versus all others need to be plugged in for charging whereas the
large tech stuff I really appreciate the battery percentage indicator in the
software so you know exactly how much juice you have left and you have to plug
them in versus the rest of them in like the Corsair but the Corsair stuff would
give you low medium or high in terms of battery life whereas the razor thresher
has no software so you cannot even check the battery life everything else can
last two days and then you have to be recharging and so depending on how much
you use I think I would go for about maybe 10 hours of listening a day for
most of these no problem and I would have to recharge it a little bit on the
third day so that gives you a little bit of an indication on how often you need
to recharge so maximum I would say 2-3 days unlike good heavy use with any of
these but still the Arctis Pro because that removable battery easily wins the
battery test alright people it is conclusion time and I will give you a
few of my favorites first the HyperX cloud flights so they’re super
comfortable I can wear them for hours they have amazing isolation and sound
quality is incredible they are driverless so you don’t have to
think around stuff it just it is what it is but it is a bit expensive at the hundred sixty bucks so it slightly cheaper options where the
cheapest option in this roundup would be the corsair void pro at $80 i’m overall
impressed with this the only crappy thing is the boom arm for the microphone
it feels kind of flimsy and cheap but in terms of comfort sound quality range and
battery life really good stuff as long as it turned off the RGB you’ll be fine
the game for at least two days but my surprising pick would be the oldest out
of this bunch logitech g933 not exactly sure why large tech went ahead
to replace the really good material that they’ve had there with something that is
from a bathing suit on the newer models but here the sound quality is incredible
for Wireless and like really powerful not punchy but like really tight bass
really good detail you know treble not too harsh the microphone quality on here
is actually the worst out of the bunch but as long as my teammates can
understand me I’m fine and this is the only headset ever which I’ve actually
enjoyed surround sound with but it’s awesome and this would be like a really
good dedicated gaming headset I definitely want to give SteelSeries a
shout out with the Arctis 7 I think this is the better headset versus the
Arctis Pro Wireless and if you guys want to see a complete head to head let me
know in the comments below but this one sounds better to me and I don’t really
care so much about the the really big hub there with the interchangeable
batteries so to me this would be a better value and it’s significantly
cheaper the only thing is Steelseries have updated the padding and the actual
headband on the pro to be a little bit more comfortable versus the Arctis 7
now in terms of the razor stuff it’s good to see they’ve changed the design
of the thresher to be a little bit more distant from the Man O War so it’s more
durable but in terms of sound quality I feel like they went a little bit too
much on the brightness like it’s a really sharp headset so if you’re into
that definitely check them out in terms of the fit it’s one of the better in
this collection and the man o war surprisingly still sounds pretty good
for being a 2016 release it’s only the the frame itself is really bad and you
can up online as to why the top headband
just keeps breaking because the design is not exactly the best but the raiser
section here you know if you want to maintain loyal then the Razer thresher
would be my recommendation alright guys so that is it for this epic roundup let
me know which one of these you would pick if you are on the market for a
wireless gaming headset in the comments below as always make sure to subscribe
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don’t forget to let me know which one of these sounded the best in the microphone
quality because to me the kind of all sounded a little bit the same with one
of them a little bit poor I can’t think with so many headsets on me guys I’m
Dimitri thanks so much for watching we’ll see you in the next video this
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