Xbox Wireless Headset: The first Xbox wireless headband headphones are committed to a very interesting technology at an attractive price
Since the days of the Xbox 360 (meaning it’s been a decade and a half) and its then-innovative wireless single-ear headphones, the gaming headset market has been completely transformed. In fact, the omnipresence of those headphones was an important accolade for online gaming, until then exclusively reserved for the PC world.
But with the advances made in terms of online gaming by the Xbox 360 itself and all the consoles that have succeeded it, inside or outside Microsoft, headsets have become an essential accessory. In fact, aspects such as the wireless component have been standardized to the point of becoming the norm. However, since those distant single-ear headphones, Microsoft had not made a wireless launch again.
Xbox did have an official wired headband headset, which accompanied the Xbox One for most of its life. And of course, the compatibility of Xbox consoles with all kinds of accessories from third-parties has been facilitating the proliferation of wireless headband headphones, but until now none came with the official Xbox seal. Now, Microsoft is launching its own article of this type: Xbox Wireless Headset.
Xbox Wireless Headset
State-of-the-art sound technology
Aesthetically, these new headphones are very close to what the Xbox wired headphones were, although the lines and design are more modern (tending to be circular, like the details of the external appearance of the new X Series and S Series) and the polyurethane ear pads seem to cover the ears more. In the technical part, Microsoft has wanted to take care of the sound with technologies that include Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X in search of precision geared especially to video games and their audio needs.
Among the most notable features, Microsoft highlights technology beamforming that differentiates the audio from the player’s voice and the background sound, which helps the microphone to prioritize first. A auto-mute (feature that can be disabled) automatically mutes the microphone when the player is not speaking, helping to keep the chat channel clean. An indicator light warns when the microphone is active, and of course, the mute option can also be activated at the user’s choice.
All of it It is controllable through wheels on the helmets that modify volume and mix of chat and game sounds. Of course, the device works not only with the new Series X and Series S, but also with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The headphones also allow connection via Bluetooth to connect, for example, with a phone and have a conversation while you are play.
Headphones can be further controlled with an app that allows you to equalize the sound, adjust the sensitivity of the auto-mute and monitor the microphone, and also wirelessly will be updated with possible news. As a last detail, the battery charge is completed in 3 hours and its use reaches a range of 15 hours.
Xbox Wireless Headset versions and price
The Xbox Wireless Headset will be available at the moment only in black at a price of 99,99 euros.