Xbox Wireless Headset pre-orders now available from $149.95
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.
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|
|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 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)|