Alienware Has Just Entered The Wireless Headset Game With Their AW988

Alienware, you know them for their really amazing computers, fantastic monitors and even their PC gaming accessories such as keyboards. Well, now you’re about to know them for one more gaming accessory; wireless headsets.

Just announced earlier today, Alienware’s upcoming gaming headset, the AW988. 

The company’s first wireless head will be available on June 11, 2018, and will be priced at $229 USD. And while that is a tad expensive, this is a premium headset. As such it will come with several features such as customizable RGB lighting, lightweight sport mesh cushions, a single directional / noise-canceling microphone and 7.1 virtual surround sound. Battery life is about 15 hours with the RGB off, 8 hours with it on. 

The range of Alienware gaming accessories extends with the launch of the company’s first wireless headset in its line of gaming hardware accessories. The Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset is for diehards demanding game-dominating audiophile detail. Enhance game performance with clear natural and spatial sound, acoustic signature presets and customizable sound profiles, augmented by high-fidelity 40mm Neodymium drivers to deliver deep rich bass and an expansive soundscape. Designed for clear natural voice quality, in solo and multiplayer situations, the headset lets players position the mic nearer their mouth to reduce background noise, with a Game/Chat volume mixer and built-in voice notifications for battery life and wireless connectivity.

Durable yet lightweight, the headset is distinguished by a wide flexible headband engineered for snug fit and extreme comfort, with all controls within the reach of one finger. Rotatable, sports-fabric earcups keep players cool and focused, especially for marathon gaming. Alienware fans will appreciate the iconic design elements, including animated two zone LED lighting and click-and-play customizable AlienFX™ per-game light settings. 

With E3 2018 right around the corner, Dell & Alienware will be bringing the AW988 to the event. If you’re heading out there, be sure to stop by the Alienware booth #647 to check it out in action.

Not heading out to E3? NBot to worry as they’ll be showing them off during today’s stream over at Twitch. You can check it out by heading to, today at 2 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT. Or you can catch the stream below.

I wonder how these would look alongside my Alienware AW418DW. Hell, I wonder how these sound, compared to my Artemis G933’s.

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