To get the ultimate enjoyment from your gaming experience, sooner or later you’re going to need a wireless gaming headset.
Why wireless you ask? Well, the major benefit of course is that you don’t need to worry about getting tangled up in cords. And if you’re using a gaming console such as an Xbox or PS3 combined with a big-screen TV, you’ll usually want to sit some distance from the screen, which is where wireless headsets come in very handy.
Both wired and wireless gaming headsets can be connected to your console, PC or Mac typically via one of two ways – either through a USB port or the headphone/and or microphone dedicated port. And preferably, you’ll want a set of gaming headphones that come with a mic, so you can communicate with your team-mates in online games (or taunt your opposition).
On the flip-side, the quality of many wireless gaming headsets has been average to say the least. The sound quality just hasn’t seemed to measure up to the wired counterparts. Major improvements have been made in recent times though.
One of these improved sets is the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset. This set can be used wired or wireless, offers simulated Dolby 7.1 surround sound and also a noise cancelling microphone.
From all accounts there is no noticeable difference in sound quality when switching between wired and wireless mode. However, the headset is rather on the heavy side, so could become uncomfortable after wearing them for a hour or so.
The volume can be adjusted via a good-sized rolling button on the exterior of one the cans. There are also three user-programmable buttons that allow you to add extra functionality.
Thanks to dual receivers in the headset, the likelihood of losing the sound connection is greatly reduced.
Logitech say the range of the G930 is up to 12 metres, or approximately 40 feet, which is more than adequate for gaming use.
The battery life is around ten hours from full charge, and to get that full charge you’ll need to plug the cans in for about two and a half hours. With this range and battery life, you’ll be able to use this wireless gaming headset for other purposes as well, i.e. watching TV or listening to music.