If you love gaming and action movies, but can't enjoy them thoroughly without keeping the household awake late into the night, maybe it's time to consider picking up a headset. If it is a total immersion experience you crave, your best bet is to find a pair with surround sound. If audiophile quality wireless is your thing, you're in luck. I've never purchased the best wireless over ear headphones in a retail store. There are several companies now populating the headset marketplace with high-quality wireless surround sound headphones. Let's take a look at a few of these:
Sennheiser RS 130 wireless surround sound headphones give a 22-hour battery life on one charge. They have a hi-fi quality sound with SRS surround sound mode and an excellent frequency response range of 18 Hz to 21 kHz. They have a transmission range of up to 150 meters, allowing you to roam into the kitchen for a snack without missing a beat. The are lightweight and comfortable to wear for hours at a time so that you can become completely absorbed in your game play without distractions. This is a great pair of rechargeable, wireless headphones.
Sony MDR-DS3000 headphones were the first impression, nearly interference-free set of wireless surround sound headphones to hit the stores. This set has an analog input for stereo sources, an optical digital input, and works with components having several digital surround sound formats. Another lightweight set that sits comfortably over the ears, they transmit reliably over a 23-foot range, but they will even transmit through walls with little to no static. You will be amazed at the sound quality coming through this set if you need to tinker in the garage, yet want to enjoy the listening experience of your stereo system that resides on the adjoining wall.
The Pioneer SE-DIR800C are the first to outshine the previously listed Sony in the wireless surround sound headphone competition class. Crisp and definite, the Pioneer has all of the sound quality the Sony's offer and also cranks it up a notch with a deeper bass and more volume potential. They also have included built-in Dolby processing, guaranteeing a better surround effect inside your headset. At only 8 oz. and with a headband that adjusts itself, you will be immersed in another world of sound without even realizing you're wearing them. The charger base has some controls allowing you to select your preferred listening format, including a Dolby headphone option. The selections include Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS. With all of this and more, you will appreciate every luscious minute of your favorite games and also movies without disturbing others nearby.
As you can see, the age of high-quality wireless surround sound headsets has arrived, and will only continue to get better. But don't stop with this list. There are others on the market worth looking into as well. They are especially useful on those sleepless nights when you don't want to wake the household while keeping yourself occupied. And while the price tag may look intimidating, in those instances, you can't put a price on family peace.