Xbox Wireless Headset pre-orders now available from $149.95

Pre-orders are available now, with headsets shipping from 16 March.

Brodie Fogg
Feb 18, 2021
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Microsoft has announced Australian pricing, pre-order and release dates for the upcoming Xbox Wireless Headset. The branded set of gaming headphones will set you back $149.95 here in Australia and is set to ship on Tuesday, the 16th of March. Pre-orders are open now.

The Xbox Wireless Headset is available through the Microsoft Store (with free shipping) and via Microsoft retail partners EB Games, JB HI-FI, Telstra, Harvey Norman, Big W, The Gamesmen, Target and Amazon.com.

At $149.95, it’s priced to beat the $159 Pulse 3D headset that Sony launched alongside the PlayStation 5.

Xbox Headset

The new Xbox Wireless Headset. Source: Microsoft.

Shopping for a gaming headset can be a little confusing, especially if you tend to game on a variety of consoles and PC. Microsoft’s latest accessory, the Xbox Wireless Headset, eliminates some of that confusion for Xbox and PC players at least. The Xbox Wireless Headset is a sleek pair of Bluetooth headphones that will work seamlessly across Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Windows 10 devices. Which is great, because setting up a headset on Xbox is still far more painful than it should be in the new generation.

The Xbox Wireless Headset features USB-C charging, a flexible boom mic (with dual mic beamforming), and about 15 hours of battery life on a full charge (and about 4 hours of play of a quick 30-minute charge). There’s support for Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X too and, thankfully, you won’t need a Bluetooth dongle to connect to consoles.

Microsoft promises “high-quality audio with a low-latency” even on a wireless connection.

Here’s the full list of specifications for the Xbox Wireless headset.

Xbox Wireless Headset technical specifications
Xbox Wireless Headset
Tech specs

Compatibility

Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Windows 10

Charging

USB-C

Battery (full charge)

15 hours

Battery (30-min charge)

4 hours

Charging time

3 hours

Virtual Surround Sound

Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone:X

Headband material

Steel metal band with foam cushioning

Ear cup materials

Polyurethane leather and foam cushioning

Mic

Bendable boom mic with dual-mic beamforming

Driver size

40mm

Driver material

Paper composite diaphragm and neodymium magnet

Speaker impedance

32 ohm

Response

20Hz - 20kHz

Controls

Power/pair, mute, game/chat audio balance (left earcup dial), volume control (right earcup dial)

Bluetooth

4.2

Supported codec

SBC

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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