Xbox Wireless Headset Review
Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset is an excellent accessory for Xbox users, thanks to its reliable wireless connection, superb sound quality, and other useful extras. This level of sound quality, especially from a wireless headset, is generally only available to those willing to pay three times as much.
Spend some time adjusting the equalization in the Xbox Accessories app to get the most out of these headphones. That’s great because everyone has slightly different tastes for how much bass, midrange, and treble they like.
We also like that Microsoft equipped the Xbox Wireless Headset with a high-quality microphone. Sure, the boom mics on competitor headphones will likely produce a somewhat broader, more textured sound. The microphone on the Xbox Wireless Headset, however, produces excellent audio thanks to innovative features like auto-mute, which mutes the mic whenever you aren’t using it.
Xbox Wireless Headset Specifications
|Microphone||Auto-mute retractable mic|
|Battery Life||Approx 15 hours battery life|
|Connection||Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth|
|In The Box||Xbox Wireless Headset, USB-C charging cable|
- Superb acoustic quality
- Combining is a breeze.
- The perfect fit
- User-friendly interface
- Reduced Adaptability
- Tough to find the right size
The Xbox Wireless Headset is instantly recognisable as an accessory for Microsoft’s newest gaming platform. The green accents surrounding the black plastic earcups are a nice touch. Besides that, it has an unadorned headband, soft foam earcups, and a subtle Xbox logo on the right side. I haven’t seen such a well-thought-out design decision in a gaming headset since the LucidSound series, and it’s present with the Xbox Wireless Headset.
This headset has volume and game/chat mix controls built into the earcups themselves. To change the volume, turn the panel on the right earcup, and to change the game/chat balance, turn the panel on the left earcup.
On March 16, 2021, you may purchase the Xbox Wireless Headset for the retail price of $99.99 (or £89.99 or AU$149.95). When compared to similarly featured wireless headsets like the SteelSeries Arctis 9x, it offers superior value for the money. It supports Bluetooth and has a high-quality microphone, among other desirable qualities.
The microphone in the Xbox Wireless Headset takes a novel approach, and it succeeds spectacularly. The microphone doesn’t have a separate boom or retractable mechanism; rather, it pulls down and out of the way when it’s not in use. It uses Microsoft’s voice isolation technology to pick up your voice clearly even when it’s a few inches away from your left side of the face.
If you want to know if your mic is on and broadcasting, a white light will turn on when it is. You can press the mute button with your left thumb, which is conveniently situated at the microphone’s end cap. If you want to make absolutely certain that your microphone is off, clicking this button will trigger an audible alert.
The plastic headband of the Xbox Wireless Headset may be extended in both directions to provide a custom fit. No notches mean that the headset cannot be adjusted once it has been placed on the head. The fact that the headband snaps shut after being worn indicates that this was done on purpose. This guarantees that you’ll never destroy your fit by accident, but it also makes obtaining a fit a time-consuming, error-prone process. Due to the lack of numbered or otherwise distinguishable notches, starting over is necessary if you ever lose your place in the game (or lend your headset to someone else).
The Xbox Wireless Headset has a very bass-heavy sound characteristic, which both impressed and worried us at first listen. The Xbox Wireless Headset is perfect for you if you’re a basshead through and through. The bass is so realistic that at times we thought we were listening with our ears mashed against a DJ’s subwoofer. They are fantastic for producing the deep, rumbling bass that so many people seek out and appreciate. Considering how low these headphones can go, a bass increase option with a maximum of +12 sounds excessive.
The Xbox Wireless Headset from Microsoft is an excellent gaming headset that is packed to the gills with functionality and well-considered design. The audio quality is excellent for the price, and it can be adjusted in any way to fit your personal taste. The Xbox Wireless Headset should be at the top of your wish list if you’re looking for a pair of wireless headphones to use with your new Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.
It’s unusual to find a gaming headset with Bluetooth that costs less than $100, and even more unusual to find one with such high-quality sound and straightforward controls. Problems with the Xbox Wireless Headset are serious, from the cumbersome connection process to the lack of personalization choices. For Xbox players who don’t need or want to mess around with a tonne of extra features, it’s still a no-brainer suggestion.