Question Should I buy wireless or wired headphones for gaming (because of Bluetooth lag and mic not working unless headphones are in hands-free mode)

minjak

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So, I'm planning to treat my self with new pair of gaming headphones. I zeroed the search on Logitech G935 but since I own Beats Studio Wireless 2 I know potential issues that can come up trying to configure them to work wirelessly with mic and audio (in the end I ended up using them with 3.5mm jack for audio and another pair of Samsung ear buds plugged into mic connector just so that I can talk while gaming :)).

Did a lot of research online about wireless headphones but I couldn't find any concrete answer on two important questions.

Firstly, even in case of G935 should I expect even some audio lag?

Secondly, connecting beats via Bluetooth with my PC, two profiles appeared in sound devices: hands-free and headphones. If hands-free is my default device, mic works but audio is pretty shitty. If I switch to headphones, audio is perfect but mic is not working.

Should I expect this behaviour with any wireless headphones (G935 included)? If so, then I'm better off buying G645.

Tanks guys
 

Traditore

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All reviews say they sound great but everything else is bad about them.

But your main issue is: "Should I expect this behaviour with any wireless headphones" - YES

Bluetooth Doesn’t Support High-Quality Audio When a Microphone Is In Use,
so what's the point of pricey super-sound wireless gaming headset? Exactly! No point.

And radio headphones can introduce all sorts of interference, etc.

If you want quality and guarantee that everything works without a hassle, you should go with a 3.5 or USB wired headphones.

My recommendation is HyperX Cloud


P.S. If you want to use Bluetooth, the only Bluetooth transceivers that can work with the duplex headsets (that receive high-quality audio and send mic sound simultaniously) are USB transceivers, like the Creative BT-W2, which requires a compatible Creative-brand Bluetooth headset.
 
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