So after falling on the floor once too many my Logitech G933 broke. I've been quite happy with it, and I'm tempted to buy a new pair. However I wanted some input from you guys in case there's something better out there. I haven't been too impressed with the battery life (8-10 hours) of the G933, but it hasn't been a big issue. The range however has been impressive.
-Must cover the ears
-Wireless, preferably IR
-Surround (fun to play around with in games)
Anyone have any suggestions for headsets with these criteria, or should I just get a new pair of G933? Price isn't really an issue as long as the product is decent.
How much you willing to spend?
I love the sound quality of astro's headsets, I've tried the A50s, don't own them, but have tried them and they're spot on amazing.
Here is what I would do.
Headsets that are marketed for "Gaming" are mostly poor all around performers. They do one thing reasonably well and you are charged a premium for it.
Consider getting a decent pair of cans and a desktop microphone. You will have many more options to choose from, many of those will sound better with a variety of source material, they will be an honest stereo pair because surround sound in headphones isn't a thing, just "gamer" marketing. Positional headphone audio is mostly achieved in software built in the game or sound card driver.
Just something to consider, you don't have to box yourself in on "gaming headsets". You can get a nice pair of headphones and a desktop mic and probably have a better sounding setup.
This is my current set up. It's inexpensive, it sounds better than any gamer headset on both ends, but there are wires obviously. I find boom Microphones hanging in front of my face kind of silly. I have used lapel Microphones but that little Samson does a good job for low cost and is zero hassle every time I sit down it's just there and it works.
I can't say enough about the Philips SHP9500 - They are all day cans. You can wear them for hours and they never fatigue, they sound amazing, imaging is fantastic, and they are like $70 which to me makes them the best deal in anything. You can buy a custom length cable, really shorten it up for your desk and it won't be too obtrusive.
Tom's guide is a pretty good starting research point if you haven't read up on the picks for this year yet: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-gaming-headsets,review-2710.html