Microsoft just launched a new gaming headset – the unimaginative Xbox Wireless Headset – That costs only $ 99.99 and will be on sale next month. Microsoft’s new audio offer is based on the more expensive Surface Headphones and borrows them rotatable ear cups for volume control. The design looks clean while the construction uses a metal headband with PU leather and soft foam padding.
Sales begin March 16 in the Microsoft Store and international retailers
The Xbox Wireless Headset can be paired with a console (Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs) without the need for a dongle while the Bluetooth connection is via Bluetooth. Microsoft says so can be paired with two devices at the same time – console and phone. The microphone is fully adjustable and can be neatly stowed behind it. There is also a decent automatic mute function. You still get a manual mute button, however.
Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone: X and voice isolation support
The company says its latest game-focused headset supports multiple spatial audio technologies such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone: X for an added touch of realism and surround sound. They also offer a voice isolation feature that supposedly cuts out background noise. In addition, the Xbox Accessories app gives you access to EQ controls and a host of other fine-tuning tools for microphone, bass output, and more.
Microsoft says so Firmware updates add new features so that the Xbox Wireless Headset audio output can improve over time. The company says 30 minutes of charge is enough to last around four hours, while a full charge is enough for 15 hours of playtime. Inside there is a 40mm driver and a pair of beamforming microphones.
The retail package includes a Type-C USB cable for charging, but you only get a single black border on the table. The Xbox Wireless Headset will be available on March 16 from the Microsoft Official Store and authorized resellers.
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