Microsoft released a wireless headset a few months ago, and most people who gave it a shot absolutely loved it. Now, the company has announced a more affordable version of the headset that drops the wireless functionality while still maintaining most of what made the headset great.
The headset is officially called the Xbox Stereo Headset, and it features a $59.99 price tag. That is pretty reasonable for a headset that offers solid audio quality specifically designed to take advantage of the Xbox. Of course, it features a 3.5mm plug, so it can also be used with PC and mobile devices as well. If you choose, this can be your go-to headset for gaming, music, podcasts, and just about anything else you could want to listen to.
While the headset is budget-friendly, Microsoft promises that it features clear microphone performance and high-quality ear cushions. Like the more expensive Xbox Wireless Headset, it features easily accessible on-ear controls for volume and mute, which are great for adjusting your audio experience quickly.
As far as sound quality, Microsoft says that it “tuned the headset to replicate the intended audio recording source that the creators wanted you to experience.” The company also says that it supports spatial audio through Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced headset, this one from Microsoft might be one to consider. It has a good amount of features for the price, and it’s direct from Microsoft, so you can rely on it having decent quality.
Xbox Stereo Headset
Microsoft has announced an affordable headset designed to work with Xbox, PC, and mobile devices. At $60, it looks like a great deal.