Question Advice on Best Gaming Headset with Spatial Audio/7.1 and Long Range Bluetooth ?


Jan 24, 2017
My PC is on the second floor of the house and I cook a lot. I'd like to be able to listen to movies and other media stored on my PC while I'm downstairs in the kitchen cooking. The distance in a straight line is probably only 35 feet +/-.

I've tried the SteelSeries Arctis Pro and it kept cutting out when I was moving around in the kitchen. I kept them because they were a gift. Then had issues charging and getting them to turn on. Went through warranty service which was a ridiculous process (2 1/2 months) and Steelseries never replaced them. I'll never buy anything from Steelseries.

I now have the HyperX Cloud Alpha. I love the sound on these things especially with Dolby Atmos but they too are cutting in and out once I'm in the kitchen.

Would a headset with Bluetooth capability do better? And would I need some type of bluetooth router/booster somewhere in the house to maintain connection?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Atmos + Bluetooth needs quite the work 😕 I have it on my phone and it's garbage.

Usable Spatial Audio over Bluetooth can only be done on 5.2 or better Qualcomm chips supporting Snapdragon Sound or Apple's new homebrew chip, the list of supported devices is rather small right now.


AirPods Pro (1st or 2nd generation), AirPods Max, AirPods (3rd generation), or Beats Fit Pro

iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation) and later
iPad Pro 11‑inch
iPad Air (3rd generation) and later
iPad (6th generation) and later
iPad mini (5th generation) and later
iOS or iPadOS 15.1 or later
Apple TV 4K with tvOS 15 or later


A few pairs of earbuds
A few Phones
1 Headphone " Very Pricey"
1 USB dongle

Few ways to do it at the distance.

1Apple TV 4K + Airpods "~$300"

2. Set your PC up as a Media Server and use another device in your Kitchen like a Laptop, RasPi4 or even your phone if it's new enough, hook the Headset of choice to that.

3. Put a Soundbar, bookshelf speaker set or Amp in your Kitchen that supports Spatial Audio, you can connect it either with long HDMI Cable or converting HDMI to Cat5 and then back to HDMI.

1 (35 foot) double sheilded HDMI cable runs around $25 @ .74 cents a foot
HDMI to Cat5 conversion is more expensive @ ~$75
And then there is the cost of the Soundbar/Bookshelf set or Amp.