Microsoft is releasing a new gaming headset next month that’s simply called the Xbox Wireless Headset. It will be compatible with Xbox Series X|S, PC, Xbox One, and mobile devices via Bluetooth. It’s the first official pair of gaming headphones from Microsoft since the stereo headset released for Xbox One in 2014. Preorders are available now ahead of the headset’s March 16 release.
The headset spatial audio thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone: X technology. Spatial audio helps you pinpoint sounds, which can be both immersive and helpful. The dual beamforming adjustable mic eliminates surrounding noise to keep chat audio clear. One neat feature is the optional auto-mute function, which will turn off your mic whenever you aren’t speaking. The headset can also connect to both your Xbox and phone simultaneously. You can further customize audio settings such as the equalizer and bass on Xbox or PC.
The Xbox Wireless Headset uses the same wireless tech as the Xbox controller, so a dongle isn’t required. A full charge offers up to 15 hours of battery life, and rapid charging for only 30 minutes gives you four hours of juice.
Microsoft’s official wireless headset sounds like a solid and affordable option for Xbox Series X and Xbox One owners. If you’re looking for other headset options to compare it to, make sure to check out our roundup of the best Xbox gaming headsets.