Microsoft is launching an upgraded Xbox wireless headset this month, with support for DTS Headphone:X spatial tech.
From the get go, this wireless pair is a much better take on gaming headphones than the current Xbox One Stereo and Wired Chat. For starters, it comes with rotating ear cup dials that will easily let the user adjust audio volume (game vs chat).
As the headset was designed to work with the Xbox Series X / S consoles (but can equally support Xbox One, PCs, and phones), the overall look of the headphones was revamped to match those. So, you’ve got a much lighter frame with big leather cups and an adjustable headband with a comfy cushion.
Audio-wise, the Xbox wireless headset supports DTS Headphone:X, a technology that gives the user a very accurate 3D surround sound, for a super immersive experience. There’s also support for Windows Sonic, and Dolby Atmos.
This doesn’t mean there hasn’t been an improvement in the quality of chats, too. Microsoft focused more on isolating the background noise while clearing up the voice with dual beamforming microphones and voice isolation.
Mind you, you can control manually the equalizer, bass, mic sensitivity, and even the brightness of the light on the mic from the companion app.
The headphones should last around 15 hours on battery with half an hour of charging helping the user play for about four hours.
At $99, they’re a steal! But I’ll let you decide this on March 16th, on the official launch day, or right now, if you feel like pre-ordering on Microsoft Store.