The latest Xbox consoles, both the Series X and Series S, not only deliver stunning high-definition graphics (4K in the case of the Series X), they also round off your gaming experience with the support of the best spatial audio and surround sound technologies like Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone: X and Windows Sonic. In order to achieve the most impressive gaming experience with one of these consoles, therefore, not only the right monitor or gaming TV is required. it also requires the right gaming headset.
If your headset has a 3.5mm audio jack, USB port, or USB wireless transmitter, you shouldn’t have any problem enjoying X / S series games. However, getting the most out of the next level audio experience from these consoles requires the right hardware, which leads us to the best Xbox Series X / S headsets. These are our top picks.
TL; DR – These are our tips for the best Xbox Series X / S headsets:
1. Xbox Wireless Headset
Best Xbox headset
The Xbox Wireless Headset is an accessible gaming headset specifically designed to enhance any gamer’s immersion in the Xbox Series X / S. It connects wirelessly to your console (no USB wireless adapter required), delivers incredible sound performance, and comes with the works – Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X.
Its intuitive controls, namely the rotatable ear cups for volume and game / chat balance, make it easy to use even during gaming sessions. The price isn’t too shabby at $ 100, which makes it affordable for most people, including budget-conscious gamers. The battery life could be better, but overall this is the best headset for Xbox X / S.
2. Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2
Best Xbox wireless headset
The versatile and comfortable Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 connects wirelessly to your X / S series without the need for a USB radio transmitter, and to your other devices via Bluetooth. It also offers Windows Sonic support for Xbox and Superhuman Hearing for PC from Turtle Beach for immersive gaming sound no matter what platform you’re on.
For extreme comfort, it offers a great fit, even with glasses, and comes with a pair of Aerofit ear pads with cooling gel that you can use to wear it for hours. Plus, the battery life of up to 20 hours is a boon for those who hate charging their devices. It doesn’t come with Dolby Atmos for headphones, but you’re welcome to activate it through an Xbox or Microsoft Store app (for a fee, of course).
3. SteelSeries Arctis 7X
The most comfortable Xbox headset
As one of the best Xbox headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis 7X is characterized by comfort and durability. This has the longest battery life we’ve seen on an Xbox headset with great sound performance of up to 24 hours, making it ideal for those who tend to play long distances.
Thanks to the adjustable headband with ski goggle suspension and the soft ear cups, which are wrapped in breathable material, long gaming sessions are comfortable and sweat-free. Of course, we also have to keep in mind multi-device connectivity – if you have both the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles, as well as a Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia controller, this is the headset you want.
4. Razer Kaira Pro
Best bluetooth Xbox headset
If there’s one Xbox Series X / S headset that doubles as your go-to travel gaming headset, it’s the Razer Kaira Pro. It is characterized by a slim, compact and lightweight design. Not to mention, removing the microphone lets it pass as regular headphones when you’re looking to play on the train, in a coffee shop, or at the airport. On the other hand, RGB fans will appreciate the chroma RGB lighting on the ear cups.
It’s not just great for Xbox gaming as, in addition to Xbox wireless connectivity, it also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 so you can connect it to your mobile phone or console. You can even extend the battery life up to 20 hours by turning off the RGB lighting, which you probably want to do on the go.
5. Audeze Penrose X.
Best audiophile Xbox headset
The Audeze Penrose X may not win when it comes to out-of-box convenience – these headsets take a decent break-in period – but it does win in terms of versatility and audio performance. It comes with wireless USB connectivity as well as Bluetooth and 3.5mm analog so you can connect it to either your console or your controller.
And since these are Audeze headphones, you also get this incredibly balanced sound performance at an audiophile level. The soundstage is so great that you hardly need Dolby Atmos or DTS Headphones: X. The battery life and range could be better here, and again, the fit isn’t ideal, but if you have a sophisticated sound experience you’ll want this one.
6. Bang-Olufsen Beoplay portal
Best premium Xbox headset
Not everyone is ready to spend $ 500 on a gaming headset, but if you are, B & O’s Beoplay portal is a great Xbox headset to try. You get a lot for this high price point, with multiple connectivity options (and therefore compatibility with multiple devices), Dolby Atmos support, a sleek and incredibly light design, extreme convenience, and fantastic sound quality.
It’s also uniquely one of the very few gaming headsets with active noise cancellation if you don’t want to be distracted or distracted while gaming. We just want longer battery life and a more robust wireless connection, but with everything else you get, these are small compromises.
Michelle Rae Uy is a freelance tech and travel writer, part-time production editor, and full-time traveler based in Los Angeles, California. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles, London and the rest of the world. Follow her on Instagram @straywithRae.