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The 5 Best Xbox One Headsets - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best Xbox One Headsets

If the Xbox One is your primary console, you know how hard it can be to find a headset with native mic support for the console compared to the PS4, making it hard to find the best Xbox gaming headset. It makes the gaming headset selection for Xbox slightly limited; however, some good options come in an Xbox variant or work well with both consoles.

We've tested over 670 pairs of headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best gaming headsets for Xbox One to buy. Check out our picks for the best gaming headsets, the best Xbox Series X headsets, and the best gaming headsets under $100.

  1. Best Xbox One Headset

    The best Xbox headset is the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox. These over-ears support Xbox Wireless and have low enough latency to ensure that your audio and visuals stay in sync. You can also pair them with one Bluetooth device and your console, which is great if you want to stream audio from your phone while gaming. Their battery lasts over 19 hours continuously, and their detachable boom microphone has a great overall performance, so your teammates should have no problem hearing you clearly, even in moderately noisy environments. Out of the box, they have a warm yet somewhat uneven sound profile that can muddy dialogue and instruments. Luckily, their companion software offers a five-band graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust them to your liking.

    These over-ears have a comfortable fit suitable for long gaming sessions and are well-built. However, they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery due to fit, seal, and positioning, so it's important to take the time to adjust them on your head each time you use them. If you don't want to worry about deviations in bass and treble delivery, it's worth considering the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019, which have more consistent audio delivery. However, they don't offer Bluetooth support.

    See our review

  2. Best Xbox One Gaming Headset Under $100

    The best Xbox headset under $100 we've tested is the HyperX Cloud Alpha S. These headphones connect to your Xbox One controller via their 1/8" TRRS cable, ensuring a latency-free gaming experience. Unlike the Xbox Wireless Headset, they don't have robust sound customization features like a graphic EQ or presets. However, each ear cup has a bass slider that allows you independently adjust the amount of bass you hear on each side. With both sliders turned to the max, they have a boomy sound profile that can help to emphasize sound effects in action-packed games. You can also lower the sliders if you find their bass muddies and clutters dialogue and instruments.

    If you like to game with friends, their detachable boom mic has a good overall performance, so your teammates hear you clearly. They're also well-built and have a very comfortable fit well-suited for long gaming marathons. They even come with two different pairs of ear cup padding to help you get the best fit. However, they struggle to block out ambient sound, which could be frustrating if you play in a noisy environment.

    See our review

  3. Best Βudget Xbox One Gaming Headset

    The best Xbox One headset at the budget level that we've tested is the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset. These wallet-friendly wired headphones have audio and mic support via plugging their 1/8" TRRS cable into your Xbox controller. You can't use their USB dongle with this console, though, so you can't benefit from their companion app's customization features. However, if you don't mind their no-frills performance, they can offer a solid gaming experience without breaking the bank.

    These over-ears have a boom mic that offers excellent overall performance. The mic can capture your voice clearly, even in moderately noisy environments. Their well-balanced sound also ensures that dialogue and lead instruments sound clear and detailed, although they lack some thump and rumble. While they feel a bit plasticky and not very solid, their okay build is normal from cheaper headphones.

    See our review

  4. Best Wired Xbox One Gaming Headset

    The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 is the best wired Xbox One headset that we've tested. Unlike other wired picks on this list, these very well-built headphones have a MixAmp on their audio cable, letting you adjust controls like volume, channel mixing, and surround sound on the fly. It also allows you to cycle through different EQ presets that you can create via their companion app if you want to alter their warm default sound profile. They also have a very comfortable fit that's suitable for long hours of gaming, and their boom mic offers great overall performance, ensuring your teammates hear you clearly, even in moderately noisy places.

    Thanks to their open-back design, sound can escape the ear cups and bounce around your environment. It helps the headphones create an open and out-of-head passive soundstage, which can sound more immersive. Unfortunately, this also means that they won't block out background noise, and their leaky sound might annoy others around you. If this is a dealbreaker, you may want to check out the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC instead. These wired headphones have a closed-back design, which helps improve noise isolation and lower audio bleed. Unfortunately, their passive soundstage seems closed off and unnatural.

    See our review

  5. Most Premium Xbox One Headset

    If you're on the market for high-end headphones, the best wireless Xbox one headset with a premium design that we've tested are the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal. These sleek and well-built headphones can be used casually or with your Xbox, depending on your preferences. They have an integrated mic instead of a gamer-centric boom mic which does a decent overall job of capturing your voice clearly. These over-ears are packed with features like Xbox Wireless technology, which makes for an easy setup, and multi-device pairing, allowing you to connect them to your PC and smartphone at the same time. However, you can't connect them to your Bluetooth device and Xbox simultaneously. They also have somewhat high wireless latency, which could be a dealbreaker if you like to game competitively.

    Out of the box, they have a warm sound profile that delivers a touch of extra boom to mixes while dialogue and lead instruments are bright. Although they lack a bit of thump and rumble, you can access their five-band graphic EQ on Xbox Wireless mode or their EQ presets when using the app in Bluetooth mode to help adjust their sound. They also have an active noise cancelling (ANC) system that can help cut down background noise like ambient chatter, which is handy if you game in a shared space.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless support Xbox Wireless and have low latency. They also have over 23 hours of battery life. However, they don't support Bluetooth, and their mic doesn't perform as well as that of the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are Bluetooth-compatible headphones with low Xbox Wireless latency. However, some users have reported that their units disconnect on their own and that the audio stutters. See our review
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2: The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless support Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth, which is handy if you want to stay connected to your console and smartphone at the same time. However, they have a higher latency than the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless are comfortable, well-built headphones with a gaming-oriented design, but they don't support Xbox Wireless. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II: The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II is a well-built wired gaming headset that works on Xbox One and PS4. It has a comfortable fit and durable design, but it doesn't offer as many features as the other mid-range picks. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 06, 2022: We've restructured this article. We removed the SteelSeries Arcits Pro GameDAC and the SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless. We also removed the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth, HyperX Cloud Stinger S, Logitech G433 Gaming Headset, Astro A10, Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless, Hyper Cloud Stinger, and HyperX Cloud Stinger S from the Notable Mentions. We've added the Razer Kaira Pro as 'Best Xbox One Headset' and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal as 'Most Premium Xbox One Headset'.

  2. May 04, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  3. Apr 04, 2022: We've checked our picks for accuracy and product availability. However, there hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  4. Mar 04, 2022: Verified that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  5. Feb 04, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Xbox One headsets for most people to buy in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for headsets, sorted by Xbox One compatibility. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection, especially if you don't care about having a microphone or wireless features.

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