After almost a decade, Microsoft has finally announced a new Xbox Wireless headset. The new headset, priced at $99, goes on sale starting March 16. However, pre-orders for the headset are now open via the Microsoft online store if you want to grab it early.
The new Xbox Wireless Headset is tailor-made for gaming on the latest Xbox Series S and X consoles and PCs. It supports high-quality audio standards such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X. The new headset is compatible with the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.2.
Users can also connect the headset with their smartphones simultaneously to hear it ring and accept calls while playing. For connectivity, it charges over a USB Type C port and also supports 3.5mm connectivity. Users can control the headphones settings from the console’s audio settings when connected to the console, which lets them customize things like equalizer, mute light, mic monitoring and more.
The Xbox Wireless headset features a standard headphone design. It comes in black with green accents, lending it that familiar Xbox color scheme. According to Microsoft, the new headset offers a ‘lightweight design’, with cushioned earcups and adjustable cushioned headband made of polyurethane leather. As for the battery performance, the headset is claimed to offer a battery life of 15 hours. The company also added that 30 minutes of charging delivers about 4 hours of battery life.
“The Xbox Wireless Headset delivers best-in-class audio and chat performance, outstanding design and comfort, and unique experiences that are tailored for each gamer. We are also looking forward to bringing more value to the headset category with innovations not previously found in this price range”, said Microsoft.
For more details and how to pre-order the headset, head over to Microsoft’s online store in the US. The new Xbox wireless headset will rival Sony’s Pulse 3D headset, which the Japanese giant launched alongside its latest PS5 console.