About this Deal
ICONIC BY DESIGN
Customize your lighting: 16.8M RGB lighting with two zones and AlienFX allow personalized in-game lighting and looks, so your games and accessories reflect your style. Program effects, colors, brightness, tempo and custom animations on over 150 supported games. You also have the ability to create and download unique themes.
Unlock the full features of your headset, download the Alienware Command Center. Compatible with Windows 10 R3 or later.
Mindfully made: We designed our gaming headset both strong and lightweight with ultra-premium materials for maximum comfort and stylish wearability. With a well-made headband, comfortable ear cushions with moisture-wicking fabric and easy-access controls, you can game for hours and look good doing it.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Take sound seriously
TAKE SOUND SERIOUSLY
Don’t miss a beat: Your headphones take you deep into the game with sophisticated sound technology. Expect polished, professional in-game sounds with Alienware 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound and a clear, broad acoustic signature. Hi-fidelity 40mm neodymium drivers round out the deep, rich bass and expansive soundscape for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Amplify the action: Multiplayer games demand crystal-clear communication. Make sure your entire team hears every directive and every battle cry with the enhanced, uni-directional, noise-canceling mic with natural voice communication.
MADE FOR YOUR MARATHON SESSIONS
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Game all day (or night)
Game all day (or night)
Built with a lightweight, comfortable design, the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset is specifically crafted to let you game for hours with ease. Your breathable ear cushions rotate to fit just how you want them and the microphone has an extendable boom mic that lets you tuck it up and out of the way when you’re gaming solo.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Ditch the cables. Get into the game.
Ditch the cables. Get into the game.
High-performance wireless means you clear your game space of cables. Equipped with lag-free 2.4Gz wireless and a 40-foot range, your headset lets you stay connected, even during snack breaks.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Long Live your battery
Long live your battery
Your headset has up to 15 hours of wireless gameplay per charge. And when there’s no need for wireless, just plug into the 3.5mm audio port—or pair with your mobile phone or gaming console—until your next marathon session.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Ports & Slots
PORTS & SLOTS
1. Power on/off | 2. Game/chat volume mixer | 3. Mic mute | 4. Volume | 5. Audio preset | 6. Charging port (for USB Type-A to Micro USB) | 7. Aux-in port | 8. Battery light indicator | 9. USB wireless dongle
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Dimensions & weight
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Height: 7.59" (192.76mm)| Width: 7.47" (189.83mm)| Length: 3.67" (93.12mm) | Starting weight (without dongle): 0.84lb (0.38kg)
ESSENTIAL ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR ALIENWARE WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor | AW3418DW
Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor | AW3418DW
Enhance all the action on this 34-inch curved monitor with WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting and NVIDIA® G-Sync™ technology.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard | AW768
Bring competitive edge to every game with this mechanical keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, onboard memory and 13 RGB lighting zones.
Alienware AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset - Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958
Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse | AW958
Count on incredible speed and sensitivity control with a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, up to 13 programmable buttons and AlienFX RBG lighting.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard | AW568
Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard | AW568
Improve your gaming ability with a mechanical gaming keyboard with AlienFX™ lighting, five programmable macro keys and iconic Alienware design.
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse | AW558
Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse | AW558
Experience great gaming with an all-purpose Gaming Mouse with AlienFX lighting (RGB) featuring 5000 DPI, 9 programmable buttons and iconic Alienware design
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 - Alienware Vindicator Backpack 17.3
Alienware Vindicator Backpack 17.3
Designed to impress, the Alienware Vindicator Backpack boasts an extremely durable exterior with room in its 3 main compartments to protect your goods.
AWARDS & REVIEWS
Dell AW988: "One of the best performing and most comfortable gaming audio solutions I've ever experienced." — Slickdeals
ALIENWARE AW988: 5/5 RATING
"Designed with actual PC enthusiasts in mind, the Alienware Wireless Headset is one of the best performing and most comfortable gaming audio solutions I've ever experienced." — Slickdeals
Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988: "Overall, this is a good headset for gaming." — HotHardware.com
ALIENWARE WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET AW988: RECOMMENDED PRODUCT
"The AW988 is supremely comfortable thanks to its lightweight design, thick and breathable padded earcups, and wireless design." — HotHardware.com
"The Alienware AW988 is a well-built headset with incredible sound when used with its software suite of audio enhancements." — PowerUp! Gaming
ALIENWARE WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET AW988: 4/5 RATING
"The Alienware AW988 is unabashedly a gaming headset and comes complete with AlienFX RGB lighting which, to be fair, is more elegant than most." — PowerUp! Gaming
Headset - 2.4 GHz - wireless, wired - 3.5 mm jack
Headphones Form Factor
2.4 GHz radio frequency
Radio Frequency Range
Sound Output Mode
7.1 virtual surround
Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz
Microphone Operation Mode
Microphone Active Noise Canceling
Volume, power on/off, balance control
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