Does SteelSeries Arctis 9X work with Xbox One?

Does SteelSeries Arctis 9X work with Xbox One?

Best answer: The SteelSeries Arctis 9X was specifically designed to be compatible with the Xbox One console, as well as PC. You can connect the headset to the console just like you would a controller.U.S. exclusivity: SteelSeries Arctis 9X ($200 at GameStop)UK exclusivity: SteelSeries Arctis 9X (£180 at Argos)Go direct: SteelSeries Arctis 9X ($200 at SteelSeries)

Why you should consider the SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is a solid headset and is part of the excellent Arctis line-up of headsets. Not only do they all share a similar design and build quality, but also the same "ski-band" for ultimate comfort. It's a strange feature to appreciate, but once you try on an Arctis headset with the ski-band, you'll struggle to go for anything else.

What makes this headset so good for Xbox gaming is the full support for Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth 4.1. You can hook this headset up to your console just like you would a gamepad and even have it simultaneously connected to your smartphone for some music. Best of all, everything pumped through the drivers sounds amazing.

Some cool facts about the Arctis 9X include a battery life of up to 20 hours, a frequency response of between 20Hz to 20KHz — essentially everything the human ear can detect — and a 3.5mm headphone jack for hooking up an additional pair of headphones for couch co-op. Micro-USB is used for charging.

Where to buy the SteelSeries Arctis 9X

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

SteelSeries Arctis Pro (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

The only place to purchase the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is directly from the manufacturer or one of the two exclusive retail launch partners for now. GameStop holds exclusivity in the U.S., while Argos has stock available in the UK. The headset was released in April 2019 so it'll take some time before retail partners like Amazon receive inventory and listings are published.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.