Are you part of the Xbox team and looking for a good headset to go with your brand new Series X? Look no further, we have chosen the best wireless headsets compatible with Microsoft consoles for you.
Whether it’s to chat with your teammates or to play at night without waking up the household, a good headset is an essential accessory to fully enjoy your Xbox.
As with the PlayStation, the easiest way to use a headset on your Xbox is to plug a wired headset directly into the controller. This option allows you to reuse an existing headset. However, it remains less practical in use than a 100% wireless headset.
Unlike other platforms, the Xbox doesn’t necessarily need an adapter to connect to a wireless headset. Since the Xbox One, it has indeed an integrated 2.4 GHz transmitter.
Mainly used for controllers, the protocol is open to props manufacturers who can therefore offer compatible headsets. This option is unfortunately little used and the majority of models on the market use a classic dongle USB.
For this selection, we focused on wireless headsets. If you prefer a good old cable, then take a look at our PC picks for good wired headsets.
Astro A50: the best sound
If you don’t mind paying the price of an Xbox Series S for a headset, Astro has you covered with the A50! Resolutely high-end, this model indeed offers an impeccable finish. The helmet achieves the feat of being at the same time strong, flexible and comfortable. If you don’t like velor foams, Astro sells leather replacements for 40 euros.
The A50 uses a base to connect to different devices. There is therefore a jack and optical input as well as a USB connector to connect to an Xbox or a PC. A switch toggles between PC / Xbox modes. Finally, the base acts as a charger for the headphones.
But it is above all for its sound quality that we retain the A50. The rendering is a model of balance and no distortion is noticed even when the helmet is pushed to its limits. Note that on Xbox, it is Dolby Atmos compatible, which provides very successful spatialization. Finally, the microphone performs its task very well, even if the voice is sometimes a little too compressed.
The battery life is solid, with 15 hours of use per charge. The latter is however a little slow since it takes 3 hours to refuel.
The excellent performance of the Astro A50 comes with a steep bill, but you will hardly find better in the Xbox world.