Does SteelSeries Arctis 9X work with Xbox One?
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
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 (opens in new tab) holds exclusivity in the U.S., while Argos (opens in new tab) 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.
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
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The Arctis 9X is a stunning piece of kit. It has great audio, an excellent microphone, and solid ergonomics, allowing you to enjoy your favorite games on console and PC for hours.
Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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