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The 6 Best Xbox One Headsets - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best Xbox One Headsets
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If the Xbox One is your primary console, then you know how hard it can be to find a headset that has native mic support for the console when compared to the PS4, making it hard to find the best Xbox headset. This 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 650 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 Wireless Xbox One Gaming Headset: Astro A50 Gen 4 2019

    8.1
    Neutral Sound
    5.1
    Commute/Travel
    6.1
    Sports/Fitness
    6.5
    Office
    8.3
    Wireless Gaming
    6.6
    Wired Gaming
    7.2
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best wireless Xbox One headset we've tested is the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019. These headphones are available in either a 'PC/PS4' or 'PC/Xbox variant', so it's important to make sure you get the right pair. They come with a base station that ensures a low latency wireless connection. They also have over 17 hours of continuous battery life and have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life if you forget to turn them off.

    These very comfortable over-ears have a well-balanced sound profile that you can customize to your liking using their companion software's graphic EQ and presets. Their passive soundstage also sounds open and natural, which can help immerse you in your game, although it still seems a bit trapped inside your head. Their boom mic delivers a great overall performance, ensuring you're heard clearly, even in noisy environments.

    Unfortunately, they don't block out almost any background noise, so if you're easily distracted by the noise around you, it's better to use them in a quiet environment. They also leak a lot of audio at high volumes, which could annoy others around you. That said, these well-built and customizable headphones are among the best gaming headsets we've tested as they're packed full of features, which should please most users.

    See our review

  2. Best Gaming Headset With Xbox Wireless: SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless

    7.5
    Neutral Sound
    5.8
    Commute/Travel
    6.4
    Sports/Fitness
    6.9
    Office
    7.8
    Wireless Gaming
    7.8
    Wired Gaming
    7.1
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless Yes
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless are the best gaming headphones with Xbox Wireless for the Xbox One that we've tested. These comfortable headphones come with a wireless USB dongle that offers low audio latency. They also come with a 1/8" TRRS cable, so you can use them wired if you prefer.

    They have under 24 hours of continuous battery life, making them suitable for multi-hour gaming marathons. Out-of-the-box, their v-shaped sound profile delivers extra boom, which can help emphasize sound effects. That said, you can also adjust their sound to your liking using their companion software's graphic EQ and presets. If you like to chat with others while you game, their boom mic offers great recording quality too, and it can separate your voice from moderate ambient noise around you.

    Unfortunately, due to their ski-band headband design, they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery, and you may need to adjust their fit, positioning, and seal each time you use them. They also struggle to block out background noise, which can be an issue if you game near an open window with traffic outside. However, if you're looking for comfortable and customizable headphones that support Xbox Wireless, they should please most users.

    See our review

  3. Best Wired Xbox One Gaming Headset: Astro A40 TR + MixAmp 2019

    8.1
    Neutral Sound
    4.3
    Commute/Travel
    5.5
    Sports/Fitness
    5.7
    Office
    6.2
    Wireless Gaming
    8.2
    Wired Gaming
    6.9
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Open-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 is the best Xbox One headset with a wired design that we've tested. These headphones have a MixAmp, which has channel mixing and volume knobs directly on them so that you can tweak your settings on the fly. You can also use the MixAmp to cycle through EQ presets or access their virtual soundstage feature.

    These over-ears have a great build quality comfortable enough to wear for long gaming marathons. Their warm default sound profile delivers a bit of extra boom, which can help emphasize sound effects while you game. Since they're also compatible with Astro Command Center software, you can adjust their sound to your liking using the graphic EQ and presets. Their boom mic offers great overall performance, ensuring you're heard clearly, even in noisy environments.

    Unfortunately, their open-back design means they don't block out background noise. They also leak audio at high volumes, which could annoy others around you. However, one of the benefits of this design is that they can produce a more open and spacious soundstage that can help immerse you in your gameplay.

    See our review

  4. Closed-Back Alternative: SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC

    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    If you're looking for headphones with a closed-back design, go for the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC. While their passive soundstage doesn't seem as spacious or natural as that created by the open-back Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019, the SteelSeries can block out a bit more background noise and leak less audio at high volumes. These headphones also come with a DAC that allows you to switch between different EQ presets or activate the surround sound feature on the fly. Although the Xbox doesn't support standard USB audio, you can change your Xbox's audio settings to use the DAC. However, you can't use their mic with this connection unless you're using the Xbox app on another device to chat. That said, out-of-the-box, they have a fairly neutral sound profile, although their audio delivery can vary due to the headphones' fit, seal, and position on your head. Their boom mic offers good overall performance, ensuring you're heard clearly, even if there's moderate background noise around you.

    Go for the Astro if you're looking for wired headphones with a more immersive passive soundstage. If you want to reduce audio bleed while you're gaming, try the SteelSeries instead.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Xbox One Gaming Headset: HyperX Cloud Alpha S

    7.2
    Neutral Sound
    4.9
    Commute/Travel
    5.6
    Sports/Fitness
    6.2
    Office
    5.7
    Wireless Gaming
    7.6
    Wired Gaming
    6.8
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best Xbox One gaming headset in the budget category we've tested is the HyperX Cloud Alpha S. These wired headphones have a unique bass slider feature on each ear cup so that you can independently adjust the amount of bass each driver produces. With both sliders turned up, they have a boomy sound profile that can help emphasize sound effects.

    These over-ears have a comfortable fit suitable for long gaming marathons and come with two different pairs of ear cup padding to help you get the best fit. They're very well-built, thanks to their aluminum frame and detachable braided audio cable. If you like to game with others, their boom mic does a good job recording speech, even in moderately noisy environments.

    While they have companion software, it doesn't offer much customization. They're also prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery and struggle to block out background sound, which could be frustrating if you're gaming near an open window with traffic outside. However, if you're looking for more wallet-friendly Xbox One headphones, they're a solid choice.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap Xbox One Gaming Headset: Logitech G432 Gaming Headset

    7.6
    Neutral Sound
    4.7
    Commute/Travel
    5.5
    Sports/Fitness
    6.1
    Office
    5.8
    Wireless Gaming
    7.5
    Wired Gaming
    7.3
    Phone Calls
    Type Over-ear
    Enclosure Closed-Back
    Wireless No
    Noise Cancelling No
    Mic Yes
    Transducer Dynamic

    The best cheap Xbox One gaming headset that we've tested is the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset. These wired headphones have a boom microphone that delivers an excellent overall performance. It can capture your voice clearly, even in noisy environments.

    These headphones have a somewhat warm sound profile that delivers extra boom to your mixes, which can help emphasize sound effects. That said, their mid-range is fairly flat and neutral, so dialogue and instruments are present, clear, and accurate. They also have a lightweight and comfortable fit, which is good if you're gaming for long periods.

    Unfortunately, they can only connect to your Xbox One console by plugging in their 1/8" TRRS cable into your controller. While they have companion software, you can't use it while gaming on Xbox. Their build quality is very plasticky overall, too. However, they offer an affordable yet solid performance at this price point, which should please most users.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox: The Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox have low Xbox Wireless latency and support Bluetooth. However, their sound profile is uneven and they're very prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery. See our review
  • Xbox Wireless Headset: The Xbox Wireless Headset are comfortable headphones that use Xbox Wireless to ensure low audio latency. They have a very boomy, bass-heavy sound profile out-of-the-box, but they offer lots of sound customization features. They aren't as well-built or as stable as the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless, and their boom mic doesn't perform as well. See our review
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless: The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless are comfortable, well-built headphones with a gaming-oriented design, but unlike the SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless, they don't support Xbox Wireless. See our review
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2: The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless support Xbox Wireless and have a lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency than the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC, but they're not as comfortable. See our review
  • Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless: The Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless have a slightly excited, v-shaped sound profile and four EQ presets that you can cycle through directly from the headphones. However, some users have reported heavy distortion in the bass range at higher volumes. See our review
  • Astro A20: The Astro A20 Wireless are decent headphones that perform fairly well overall. They're worth considering if you like the design of the Astro A50 but find them out of your price range. See our review
  • Logitech G433 Gaming Headset: The Logitech G433 Gaming Headset come with a good selection of accessories that make them versatile. However, it doesn't feel as well-built as the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC. 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
  • Astro A10: The Astro A10 are wired headphones with decent build quality, but they aren't as comfortable and don't isolate noise as well as the HyperX Cloud Stinger. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud Stinger: The HyperX Cloud Stinger are budget-friendly wired gaming headphones with a much better build quality than the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset, but their sound profile isn't as well-balanced, and they lack app support. See our review
  • HyperX Cloud Stinger S: The HyperX Cloud Stinger S are very similarly designed and performing headphones to the HyperX Cloud Stinger, although they have a companion app that allows you to adjust the mic level. However, they aren't as customizable as the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset. See our review
  • Corsair HS70 Bluetooth: The Corsair HS70 Bluetooth are versatile headphones that support Bluetooth, and you can use them wired on the Xbox One. While they can be tweaked to your liking using their companion software, they won't offer the same on-the-fly customization features that the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019's MixAmp offers. 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

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 07, 2022: Replaced the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless with the SteelSeries Arctis 7X Wireless as some users have reported audio stuttering issues while using their 9X headset.

  2. Dec 10, 2021: Made the SteelSeries Arctis 9X the 'Best Gaming Headset With Xbox Wireless'. Also removed the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox as they're not currently available in the budget range and made the HyperX the pick for this category.

  3. Nov 11, 2021: We've split the 'Best Budget' and 'Cheaper Alternative' picks to reflect a wider array of headphones at these price points. We've added the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox as 'Best Budget Xbox One Gaming Headset' and the HyperX Cloud Alpha S as 'More Comfortable Alternative'.

  4. Oct 14, 2021: Verified that picks represent the best recommendations in their categories and that the products are in stock.

  5. Sep 15, 2021: Replaced the HyperX Cloud Stinger with the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset as the 'Best Budget Xbox One Gaming Headset' because of their companion app and more neutral default sound profile.

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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