It has been a couple of months since the Xbox Series X and Series S launch and Microsoft now continues to make new peripheral gear. This time, Microsoft (finally) unveils its first wireless Xbox Wireless Headset.
The new wireless headset is designed mainly for gaming, it weights 312g (11oz), has a smooth dark design with green LED stripes and is compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One as well as PCs with Windows 10.
You can also pair the headset with your phone and accept incoming calls while you continue playing. Microsoft states, that some in-game voice controls may require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold memberships.
Xbox Wireless Headset: Design
The headset’s duo microphone has a bendable boom to tuck it away when you’re not using it and an illuminated LED signalling when the mic is on. The microphone features voice isolation to help the headset separate your voice from background noises.
The Xbox Wireless Headset’s headband is made of inner steel metal band with foam cushioning for comfortable use for many hours. Its soft foam-filled oval ear cushions have been coated with polyurethane leather.
An amazing design feature of the headset is rotating earcups adjusting the game audio volume and team chat independently on each other.
Xbox Wireless Headset: Sound
As for audio, the new Xbox headset supports three high-quality spatial audio standards such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone:X. The 40mm speakers have 32-ohm impedance and 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response.
In the Xbox Accessories App, you will find several very useful function to use with your new Xbox wireless headset, such as Adjust equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute, LED brightness, and mic monitoring.
Connect Xbox Wireless Headset with PC/Laptop
To connect the Xbox Wireless Headset with your PC/Laptop, it will need to support Bluetooth 4.2 (or higher). If your device does not support it natively, it can be supplemented with a Bluetooth dongle (sold separately).
Xbox Wireless Headset: Battery and charging
The Xbox Wireless Headset is powered by an internal lithium-ion battery with up to 15 hours of battery life per charge. According to Microsoft, it will take only 30 minutes to charge the headset enough to give you about 4 hours of battery life and 3 hours to fully charge the battery from 0-100%.
The Xbox headset uses USB-C connector for charging.
Xbox Wireless Headset: Price and Pre-order
As soon as the wireless headset was announced, Microsoft has opened pre-orders with $99.99 price tag putting it in a line with popular Xbox headsets such as Razer Kraken Tournament Edition THX 7.1, Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 or SteelSeries Arctis 1.
In the US, you can pre-order the Xbox Wireless headset in the official Microsoft store. After the pre-order period, you will be able to purchase the headset also at other retailers such as Walmart, Bestbuy, Gamestop, Amazon.com, Target, Antonline and Newegg.
In the UK, you can pre-order at the UK’s version of the Microsoft store for £89.99. The headset will then be available for purchase from GAME, Amazon.co.uk, Argos, Currys, Smyths, shop.BT.com and Very.co.uk.
The first sales will begin on 16 March 2021. It is also when the pre-orders should be delivered (might vary depending on location).
Buy Xbox Wireless Headset
You can currently buy the Xbox headset either via the official Xbox/Microsoft shop or on Amazon.