The new $100 Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset seems like an amazing deal compared to the best Xbox gaming headsets on the market. Using the Xbox wireless protocol, the headset promises a low latency, lossless audio without the need for a dongle as well as Bluetooth, 15-hour battery life and a clever control design. Pricing for the UK and Australia was not immediately available but the $ 100 converted to around £ 70 or AU $ 130.
The headset will support Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS headphones: X for precise surround-sound experiences. Its attractive microphone has dual beamforming elements that separate the speech audio from the surrounding sound and according to the announcement can detach your voice from ambient background noise. The mic also has an auto-mute option so it is activated only when you are talking, and has an indicator light so that you can know when it is active.
Auto-mute sensitivity, equalizer and bass boost settings, and even the brightness of Mike’s muted light can be controlled through the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S and Windows 10 devices. Bluetooth wireless is also available so that you can connect to the phone simultaneously for chat, call or music.
The headset is built with a durable frame, using an internal metal headband with a thick cushion to spread the pressure more evenly. Microsoft excluded earrings from volume and game / chat audio balance dials, so you’re not struggling to find a low dial on the headset during a fight.
Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset battery life
A 3-hour charge gives you up to 15 hours of battery life, but you can also charge it for only 30 minutes to use 4 hours, Microsoft says.
The Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset will be available from March 16 in most Xbox markets around the world and can be launched from today on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere.