Our favorite Xbox headset for over a year has been dethroned by a cheaper rival — but it's a top buy at $50 off

SteelSeries has long made some of the highest-quality and highest-rated gaming headsets in the world, and the best the company has ever made is enjoying a hefty discount for a limited time. The critically acclaimed SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro is currently on sale for just $297.49 at Amazon, a fantastic $50 savings off. Yes it's still expensive, but you are getting the best, and the wireless version is very rarely discounted like this. 

Act fast, though, as this is one of the most popular headsets we have ever written about at Windows Central, and it's in demand.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox, PC) |$349.99 now $297.49 at Amazon

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox, PC) | <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB09ZWKD9TF%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">was $349.99 now $297.49 at Amazon

This premium Xbox and PC gaming headset is a true marvel. Capable of connecting up two swappable devices with separate USB ports, and mixing in sound sources between one USB and one Bluetooth signal, this headset is as versatile as it is powerful. Great sound, great quality, and epic features.

A powerful digital audio controller makes configuration seamless and easy, complete with hot-swappable batteries to ensure you're never out of juice. This is just a stunning product and one we can't recommend enough.

✅Perfect for: A flawless gaming and audio experience across Xbox and Windows PC devices.

❌Avoid if: You need a headset that will also do content creation, as the microphone could be better here.

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Why choose the Steelseries over the Turtle Beach?

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The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro has garnered acclaim as one of the top-rated gaming headsets, receiving a perfect 5/5 score in our review by experts. Its standout features include a meticulously detailed and dynamic soundstage, impeccable design and construction, a feature-rich Hi-Fi DAC for improved audio performance and convenient headset customization, and an exceptionally comfortable fit. This headset continues to hold its place among the "best of the best" on our list of the best Xbox gaming headsets. However, it recently relinquished its top spot to the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro, currently available at a discounted price of $279.99 on Amazon. The Turtle Beach model, slightly more budget-friendly at its regular price, proved to be a more sensible recommendation for most gamers, even without the simultaneous USB input function.

While the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro is reduced in price, it stands out as the best option in the current sale. The wireless version of this headset, which is rarely discounted, now boasts Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, enhanced multiplatform compatibility, and active noise cancelling – making it a compelling choice for those seeking the ultimate audio experience when playing the best Xbox games.

You're still getting the DAC and its built-in OLED display, the epic sound and mic quality, and the comfy fit and finish that lets you game for hours without fatigue. With a $50 discount, It's an awesome deal no matter how you slice it, and it's one that you shouldn't pass on if you're in the market for a new premium gaming headset.

Again, though, you need to move quickly to secure this headset. The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro for Xbox Wireless is incredibly popular, and we are regularly asked to find deals on it, so there's not much time to wait. 

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather.