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Plug in and Game on with the New Xbox Stereo Headset

Microsoft today announces yet another headset in their lineup of products designed specifically for the big green machine, this time with an affordable wired option. Full press release below:


I think we can all agree audio is fundamental to our gaming experiences. Personally, I cannot get my game on without my favorite gaming headset! At Xbox, we have made some big strides over the last year to offer you some of the best gaming headsets out there. From our Xbox Wireless Headset to our partnership with the legendary audio makers at Bang & Olufsen and the many other headsets we offer through our Designed for Xbox program, we are confident you’ll find the headset to meet your gaming needs.

Today, you can add one more option to the list. We are pleased to announce our Xbox Stereo Headset, available for pre-order today. With the new Xbox Stereo Headset, we are bringing everything you expect from Xbox products like performance, stand-out features, quality, and accessibility to deliver immersive experiences across console, PC, and mobile devices. We also wanted to bring you more value to the entry-level headset category, including clear microphone performance, high-quality ear cushions, and a volume control dial on the right earcup.

The Xbox Stereo Headset features many of the design elements found in the Xbox Wireless Headset. The flexible, lightweight design with an adjustable headband utilizes plush cushioning to spread pressure more evenly around the top of the head. Ultra-soft large earcups will keep you comfy during those “extended” play sessions, and easily accessible on-ear controls for volume and mute will make this a staple in your gaming arsenal. Connect directly to the Xbox Wireless Controller or other devices through the 3.5mm audio jack, no batteries required.

To generate the best possible experience across gaming, team chat, music, and movies, the team tuned the headset to replicate the intended audio recording source that the creators wanted you to experience. The result of this is hearing the audio as close as possible to how it was recorded, by ensuring clean mid & high-frequency performance with strong bass. And to take your audio one step further, the Xbox Stereo Headset supports high-fidelity spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X (may require additional purchases or app downloads).

As someone who owns and uses three different headsets for gaming, let me share how this became one of my daily drivers and why you’ll love it too:

  • If you’re new to gaming and looking for a comfortable design, this is a great entry-level headset that includes many of the features found in our Xbox Wireless Headset.
  • If you already own a wireless headset, this is the perfect addition to your setup for those times you forget to charge it or replace the batteries.
  • I also prefer using a wired headset when I play on my PC. This quickly became my favorite headset for PC gaming because it offers the best sound quality while eliminating any latency issues.

The Xbox Stereo Headset is available for pre-order today from Microsoft Store and other select retailers for $59.99 USD worldwide.

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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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