Xbox Wireless Headset pre-orders now available from $149.95

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

Xbox Wireless 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 HeadsetTech specs
CompatibilityXbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Windows 10
ChargingUSB-C
Battery (full charge)15 hours
Battery (30-min charge)4 hours
Charging time3 hours
Virtual Surround SoundWindows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone:X
Headband materialSteel metal band with foam cushioning
Ear cup materialsPolyurethane leather and foam cushioning
MicBendable boom mic with dual-mic beamforming
Driver size40mm
Driver materialPaper composite diaphragm and neodymium magnet
Speaker impedance32 ohm
Response20Hz – 20kHz
ControlsPower/pair, mute, game/chat audio balance (left earcup dial), volume control (right earcup dial)
Bluetooth4.2
Supported codecSBC