The best wireless gaming headphones with a microphone – Dot Esports
Gaming headsets have evolved in recent years from little more than throwaway pack-in devices to full-fledged PC audio solutions. In fact, many gamers don’t even bother with traditional speaker solutions for their PC anymore since a decent quality wireless headset is going to trump all but the most robust audio solution. When shopping for a wireless gaming headset your most important considerations outside of general audio and mic quality are going to be build quality and microphone detachability. While a fixed mic might be fine for something like working as a telemarketer, most of you will likely want the option to move it out of the way for casual gaming and listening.
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Razer makes a wide array of PC accessories catered exclusively to gamers, and the Blackshark is certainly no exception. It comes in a variety of skins and colors, and offers high quality memory foam ear cushions and headband. The detachable 9.9mm mic comes with a much welcome wind guard and is tuned to provide a high level of accuracy. The drivers are 50mm titanium with support for THX special audio technology, and offer several different profiles to increase your spatial awareness while gaming.
The large, tactile volume knob is easy to find and adjust while wearing the headset and it’s outfitted with 2.4GHz wireless or wired modes. Despite its impressive hardware specs, the Blackshark weighs in at 320g, which means it will be comfortable for even marathon gaming sessions.
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Corsair doesn’t just make motherboards; they also offer a wide array of PC accessories. Their HS70 Pro wireless headset uses 50mm neodymium drivers with 7.1 surround sound support and memory foam ear pads for a comfortable-yet-sealed sound stage. The microphone is fully detachable and it uses 2.4GHz wireless. While the HS70 doesn’t offer alternate connectivity modes, it does sport a 16-hour battery and comes in some more professional looking colorways for those wanting a headset that will pull double duty for gaming and work.
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The G Pro X Wireless from Logitech might look a bit like a pair of stereo headphones from the ‘80s, but it’s decked out with high quality hardware from top to bottom. It has DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound functionality, 50mm drivers, a steel headband, and a detachable microphone from the audio wizards at BLUE. With Logitech’s software suite you can also customize compression, noise, and de-essing effects to further improve your microphone quality.
In the box Logitech also provides both leatherette and cloth memory foam ear pads, and the G Pro X Wireless boasts a respectable 20-hour battery on a full charge.
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HyperX headsets might look a little dated as far as visual aesthetic goes with lots of early aughts red-and-black design, but they put out a very serious, high-quality gaming headset. The Cloud II wireless, unveiled recently at CES, comes with impressive 53mm neodymium drivers, leatherette ear pads, a detachable noise-cancelling microphone, and a whopping 30-hour battery on a full charge. Despite all this tech, they’re deceptively light, due in part to their durable-yet-lightweight aluminum headband. Like so many other gaming headsets it also features 7.1 surround sound for heightened spatial awareness, but offsets the audio controls to a separate USB remote for those who dislike on-ear controls. These ones are a bit smaller, so those of you with larger heads or ears might want to double …….