Are you looking for a new headset for your Xbox One or Xbox Series console? Want an upgrade for your immersive audio? Or is your mic clarity failing you when playing online? Never fear! ChitHot has assessed a huge range of offerings and brings you the definitive list of the seven best Xbox headsets!
There are many different headsets available for modern gaming platforms. The Xbox is no exception. The Xbox Series consoles are backwards compatible with all existing Xbox One accessories (except for Kinect 2.0, but that’s another story!). And as such there’s no shortage of headsets already available on the market. However, how do you know which is the best choice for you without trying them? Simple! Read this article. It’s that easy.
Best Xbox Headsets
What defines ‘best’ for you could vary wildly from what is ‘best’ for another gamer. As such, we have not numbered this list. Instead, we highlight the features of each headset and the value for money it offers. Read on to get an inside look at the best Xbox headsets you can buy today!
HyperX Cloud Alpha
The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a good quality wired headset. It’s extremely comfortable, and its Dual Chamber Driver tech helps reproduce the full frequency range with a clarity to rival some of the best competitors. The microphone is of a good quality, too. Plus it’s detachable for easier storage. The HyperX Cloud Alpha’s cable is pretty much the only thing that gives it away as a mid-range headset, rather than a truly premium one.
Arguably Astro’s best headset for Xbox consoles. However, if you choose this model make sure you buy the Xbox version specifically. There’s also a PlayStation model that won’t work with Xbox consoles without an extra adapter, which is a separate purchase. Sound quality is high and there’s an equalization mode switch on the right earcup that switches among three different modes. It’s also a very comfortable headset for long gaming sessions, despite the odd-looking angular ear cushions.
Razer Kraken V3 X
The purchase for comfort as the priority. Although the Razer Kraken V3 X may not boast the best specifications on this list, it is extremely comfortable. Also, as a wired headset the price tag is very reasonable. The sound quality remains high for gaming, though we wouldn’t recommend the Razer Kraken V3 X for music playback. It’s got 7.1 virtual surround sound, too, though this feature doesn’t appear to be of amazing quality.
Xbox Wireless Headset
The official offering and also one of the best Xbox headsets. The Xbox Wireless Headset has impressive sound quality and is well optimised for balance. The mic monitoring level and notification sound settings have seen significant improvement in patches post-launch. It’s not as comfortable as some of the other headsets on this list, but with some fidgeting you can find the right spot. You also have the option of connecting to a Bluetooth device while you’re gaming.
HyperX Cloud Stinger
The second HyperX offering on our list, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is one of the best Xbox headsets available for one specific reason: it’s cheap. If you’re not concerned about using a wired connection and just want good-quality sound in a comfortable package, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is not a bad choice. It’s lightweight and offers generous padding, but it’s clearly not a premium product. The audio quality is good enough but the microphone is as basic as they come.
SteelSeries Arctis 7X
Now we’ve come to the high-end. The SteelSeries Arctis 7X is widely considered the very best gaming headset available today. Of course, along with that comes a very high price tag. The SteelSeries Arctis 7X combines comfort, wireless reliability and excellent sound quality into one hugely impressive product. SteelSeries also include a USB dongle which also lets you use the Arctis 7X with other devices, like PCs or even Android phones.
SteelSeries Artcis 1
Essentially the younger sibling of the Arctis 7X, the Arctis 1 is one of the best Xbox headsets in the mid-range price bracket. Albeit at the top end of that price bracket. That means you get the same comfortable fit and the same full set of onboard controls. As with the Arctis 7X you get a USB dongle that can also connect the Arctis 1 to your PC or Android phone.
Best Xbox Headsets
So that’s out top picks for the best Xbox headsets around. Which are you opting to buy? Do you already own one of these headsets? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!