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Best Black Friday Xbox headset deals 2021

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Black Friday brings a great time to upgrade your gaming audio, with several of the best Xbox headsets discounted on the annual day(s) of deals. Price cuts have already hit the top brands, and whether on a budget or demanding the best, there are ample savings ahead. We're always keen to test and rank the best Xbox headsets, and this Black Friday, we're also rounding up the deals worth your time.

This year's deals come with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S new to market, but that doesn't mean your options are limited. Microsoft's backward compatibility pledge means almost all Xbox One accessories work on the latest generation, which applies to the headsets currently for sale. That means any Xbox One headset you buy this Black Friday also works on Xbox Series X|S.

While Black Friday is only just getting started, early savings on the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 should be appealing to a lot of Xbox users. This affordable headset delivers robust wireless listening, and covers all the fundamentals. They're high-quality and comfortable, and will help you enjoy a tether-free lifestyle. This is the first discount since its release only a couple of months prior, so you can't be disappointed by the price.

But the full Black Friday lineup so far has some deals worth considering, no matter your budget or the features you're looking for from an Xbox headset.

Best Black Friday Headset Deals for Xbox

ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR | $200 at Amazon (Save $50) (opens in new tab)

The Astro A40 headset has spent a decade as a competition-ready audio solution, with Black Friday knocking 20% off its two-piece bundle. While these wired cans cover the essentials, it's the accompanying MixAmp that steals the show with advanced features. The gaming-geared audio mixer allows you to mix game sounds, voice chat, and other inputs, with Dolby Audio and EQ presets to boost the impact.

HyperX CloudX Stinger Core | $30 at Amazon (Save $10) (opens in new tab)

HyperX brings savings on its HyperX CloudX Stinger Core this Black Friday, suited for casual gaming or as a stocking stuffer. Its 40mm drivers provide quality stereo audio in line with the price, with an adjustable steel slider and foam ear cups for added comfort. It also packs in-line volume and microphone control, with a 3.5mm jack that connects to new controllers.

ASTRO Gaming A10 Gaming Headset | $50 at Amazon (Save $10) (opens in new tab)

Astro rarely disappoints with its headset portfolio, and its A10 Xbox headset continues that trend as an affordable entry point. This budget-friendly model is well-constructed with impressive audio in its category, including the same 40mm neodymium speakers as its top lines. The only stipulation comes from a tighter on-head fit that may impact comfort for a select few.

Corsair HS60 PRO | $50 at Amazon (Save $20) (opens in new tab)

The HS60 PRO receives a hefty cut throughout Black Friday, which provides a versatile headset for everyday usage. It's comfy and feels sturdy, with a simple 3.5mm headphone jack that works across Xbox and other devices. Sound is rich across most settings, and you're getting a noise-canceling microphone for voice chat. It's a jack of all trades that likely meets all your needs.

Razer Kraken Wired Headset | $50 at Amazon (Save $30) (opens in new tab)

You won't be disappointed with the Razer Kraken, with $50 insane value for any gaming system with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has metal-reinforced quality, big sound, and a generally comfy design, with three colors available at this discounted price.

Razer Nari Ultimate Wireless Headset | $189 at Amazon (Save $11) (opens in new tab)

While virtual 7.1 surround sound often delivers an encompassing soundstage, what if you could feel the action? That's what the Razer Nari Ultimate and its Hypersense tech achieve, with crazy on-ear haptics that makes the headset vibrate in time with explosions or gunfire. It's also a pretty sweet headset, with luxury touches like a retractable microphone, comfy cooling gel-infused ear cushions, and customizable RGB lighting. Unfortunately, its wireless doesn't work with Xbox One, but a 3.5mm headphone jack will suffice.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.