So you just bought the latest console and it came with a cheap little basic headset. You will probably use this for a few times until you get tired of it or it breaks on you. Now you are on the hunt for a new gaming headset. You may be wondering “what’s the best gaming headset for me and should I get a wired or wireless one?“
Well for the casual computer user it may not make a difference to them whether they use a wired gaming headset or a wireless gaming headset. Some may not understand that there are significant differences between the two. For us gamers, we know that it does make a difference.
To help settle the confusion we will take a look into some pros and cons of both the wired and wireless gaming headsets. By the time you are done reading the article, you should have a pretty good idea on where you will want to go in the way of a new gaming headset. Let’s get to it!
Wired or Wireless
Before we get into the pros and cons of these two different headsets, we might want to familiarize ourselves with what they are and their functionality when it comes to gaming. A wired headset would be considered those that can connect to a console(controller) or computer using (wait for it…..) a wired connector.
A wireless headset, on the other hand, use electronic signals to connect with the console(controller) or computer. Now that you have been introduced to both types of headsets; I think it is time to get our pros and cons lesson underway.
Sound quality is one of the first things that pop in my mind when I’m on the hunt for a new gaming headset. For the most part, when it comes to sound quality the wired headsets will take the goal because they give you the maximum transmission speeds at all times.
The wireless does have a downside to it when it comes to sound quality. If there are any other signals emitting in the area, you could experience some interference with the sound during your gaming. This doesn’t mean that wireless is inferior to the wired headsets.
I can attest to that with my stealth 600 ps4 wireless headset. But for those who are looking for better sound quality wireless headsets be prepared to open your wallets a little wider.
Comfort and Design
In terms of looking at the wireless headset, it gives you more leeway and freedom when it comes to movement since you will not have a wire connected you won’t have to worry about any tangle issues. These are a major convenience if you are playing games on you are TV instead of sitting at a desk. However, in order to use wireless headsets, they will need to be charged. How many times will you need to charge it will depend on how often use it.
Some of the latest wireless models will come with a USB adapter to connect to a gaming console. ” You win some you lose some, ” this saying may be familiar to some but what do I mean when I say that. The wired headset sacrifices the flexibility that the wireless one has because your movement is limited to how long the cord is.
The pro for the wired headset is that you can just plug them up and start your gaming at any time. Another con about the wired headsets is that they can be used as chew toys for your pets if you are not careful.
You may also think about the wear and tear of your cord and how easy it could be for you to damage it either because of excitement from a match or just being a bit clumsy and tripping over it. Hey, it happens to us all at times, hopefully not as often.
Another point to think about is how much am I willing to spend on a new headset? This may go hand in hand with the sound quality as I mentioned earlier. In terms of prices for the headsets, wireless will be you are most expensive compared to the wired version.
Keep in mind that the wireless headsets need to have a constant power supply in order for it to perform at its best. The wired can just be connected to the audio jack in you are control or computer and that’s it. Another thing to take into consideration is that if you decide to go cheap, do not expect great quality from those headsets.
Cheap headsets will not equal the best quality and sometimes the headset that you paid more for won’t give you the best quality. Find yourself a common medium within your budget and then do research on those particular headsets whether wired or wireless in your price range.
From One Gamer to Another
When it comes to searching for a new gaming headset it ultimately depends on you and what you want and what you are looking for. I’m not here to tell you which one you should pick because I, on the other hand, have both wired and wireless so I am well acquainted with the pros and cons. One other tidbit that I just realized. The wired headset that I bought for one system was compatible with the other.
Always keep in mind that you want the best sound quality for your money. Meaning you really don’t have to spend $300 on a particular headset whether wireless or not when you can find a different name brand with the same quality but for less.
Be a smart shopper and save. Sometimes to be a smart shopper is finding the right headset that is compatible with both gaming console and computer or just two different gaming consoles. Make sure you are comfortable with the headset and it sounds great.
Ok, guys and gals, once again, I’m not going to point you in either direction, but if you want great sound quality, still have $$$ in your pockets and don’t mind a few trips to the floor every now and again then I would recommend getting a wired headset. I hope the comparison between the wired and wireless headsets helped to lead you to your goal of finding the perfect headset for you.
GAME ON GAMERS!