Microsoft has officially announced a new $100 Xbox Wireless Headset that it’ll launch next month. It is the company’s first wireless Xbox headset for a long time — precisely, since Xbox 360 days. As per the latest announcement, the new headset can connect with multiple devices including Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PCs. Further, it also connects with mobile devices via Bluetooth technology for on-the-go music or chat.
The Xbox Wireless Headset can simultaneously connect with both the console and a mobile device so that you can accept calls while continuing your game. For design, the new headset matches the design of Xbox Series X / S. With an adjustable cushioned headband, it carries a lightweight frame with large leather ear cups. Another highlight of this new headset is that it also supports all major spacial sound technologies. These include Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic, and DTS Headphone:X.
Xbox Wireless Headset Features
The Xbox Wireless Headset has dual beamforming microphones and voice isolation that help it reduce background noise. You can also tuck away the microphone when not in use. Further, you can adjust the volume of game audio and team chat separately by rotating the earcups. The headphone will weigh 312g and will take around three hours for a full charge.
Speaking of battery, the Xbox Wireless Headset will last up to 15 hours on a single charge. If you don’t get to charge the headset for three hours, which is the time it takes for a full charge, then you can charge it for a mere 30 minutes over USB-C and you’ll get to use it for around four hours. Furthermore, the tech giant is updating the Xbox Accessories app to add equalizer controls, bass boost, mic monitoring, auto-mute sensitivity, and brightness of the microphone’s mute light.
As aforementioned, the new Xbox Wireless Headset will launch next month, but Microsoft has already started taking pre-orders from today. The Xbox accessory will be available worldwide starting March 16 at $99.99. If you want to be among others to grab it first, pre-order the headset at the Microsoft Store and other retailers today.