After years of introducing its first wireless headset, the Xbox One Headset, in 2014, Microsoft is back with its second iteration, the Xbox Wireless Headset, which will be available in most worldwide Xbox markets for $99.99.
The Xbox Wireless Headset comes with native support for Xbox One and Series X / S consoles, Windows PC, and smartphones. It uses Microsoft’s proprietary wireless protocol to connect with consoles. At the same time, it can be connected to smartphones through Bluetooth.
Xbox Wireless Headset- Surface Headphone for Gamers
The Xbox Wireless Headset borrows some design cues from Microsoft’s Surface Headphones, including similar rotating ear cup dials that allow adjustment of volume and game/audio chat balance.
The Xbox Accessories app offers more control over the adjustments. It offers much more flexibility over the tuning with an equalizer and bass booster. You can also control auto-mute sensitivity, mic monitoring, and the mic’s mute light’s brightness through the app.
As far as audio is concerned, the Wireless Headset brings Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphones: X onboard to enrich the spatial audio experience. The headsets feature improved chat audio quality with a dual beamforming microphone element that emphasizes speech audio more than background sounds.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox Wireless Headset will last you somewhere around 15 hours on a full charge, while a 30 minutes charge will give you four hours of juice.
The Xbox Wireless Headset will competing against the Sony’s Gold Wireless Headset and its latest Pulse 3D Wireless Headset for PS5.
For now, there’s no information available about the launch of the headset in India. As of now, a headset is available for preorders through few select retailers. Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox X and S, are currently retailing in India for Rs 49,990 and Rs 34,999 through various retail channels including Flipkart, Amazon, Reliance Digital and Croma.