When talking about games for Xbox Series X|S, most of the attention goes toward visuals and performance. But games and hardware have also made strides in another key area: audio. Your 4K TV can go a long way toward showcasing these visual improvements, but it won’t help the audio shine–unless you also have a high-end soundbar or speaker system on your entertainment stand. To really increase the immersion without spending an exorbitant amount of cash on a speaker system, you can use a dedicated Xbox headset. Many games even recommend wearing a headset for the ideal audio experience. In 2023, there are a bunch of great gaming headsets for Xbox that are worth considering. We’ve rounded up the best Xbox headsets.
One great thing about Microsoft’s approach to the Xbox Series X|S is that accessories are backward- and forward-compatible. All of your Xbox One gear, including headsets and controllers, are fully compatible with Xbox Series X|S. You may already have a solid headset, but if you’re here, chances are you’re considering an upgrade. And as mentioned, major manufacturers have made welcome improvements to gaming headset design and feature sets in recent years.
The Xbox Series X|S has built-in support for multiple stellar audio tech advancements, including Windows Sonic spatial sound, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X. Unsurprisingly, many of the headsets on this list take advantage of these technologies.
Our roundup of the best Xbox headsets includes options from a variety of brands, including industry leaders like SteelSeries, Razer, Astro, and Corsair. Every headset on this list will work with your PC, and many of them are fully compatible with Nintendo Switch, too. You’ll even find a few headsets that work wirelessly with all of your devices, including PlayStation consoles.
For more Xbox recommendations, make sure to check out our list of the best Xbox controllers. And if you’re looking to upgrade your setup, we also have roundups of the best gaming chairs and desks. For even more on headsets, we have dedicated recommendation lists for PS5 and PC, too.
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