Microsoft is releasing an official Xbox Wireless Headset

Pump up the volume

Sony has been pumping out “wireless headsets” for the PlayStation family for a while, so it was only a matter of time for Microsoft to follow suit.

Just this morning they announced the “Xbox Wireless Headset,” a new product that will work with the Xbox console family. Microsoft boasts they have “embraced spatial sound processing by including custom audio hardware to offload audio processing from the CPU, dramatically improving the accessibility, quality, and performance of these experiences.”

Thankfully, we have cold hard details, and not just some nebulous marketing speak. It’s out on March 16 for $99.99, and you can pre-order today. It’ll work across Xbox One, Series X/S, and Windows PC machines, as well as mobile devices. You can find more info here.

I have to say, the design looks really sleek, and I dig the almost all-black look with the green highlights. Any more green and it would be mistaken as a Turtle Bay knockoff. But this smacks of “official,” and the price isn’t insane compared to similar-performing headsets for consoles.

I’m anxious to try it out.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!