Microsoft announces Xbox Stereo Headset, preorders available now
The headset is slated to arrive in September.
What you need to know
- Microsoft announced the Xbox Stereo Headset on Thursday.
- This headset has several of the same features in the official Xbox wireless headset.
- It's available for preorder at $60 and is set to be available on September 21, 2021.
Microsoft announced the Xbox Stereo Headset on Thursday. We don't have the full list of specifications right now but this headset has a lot in common with the official Xbox Wireless Headset, including the overall design, deep bass and support for Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic. As with other entry-level wired headsets, it'll connect to your Xbox controller via a 3.5mm headset jack.
Naturally, due to being a wired headset, it can easily be used on PC as well. Preorders are open at Microsoft and should begin showing up at other retailers shortly. The Xbox Stereo Headset is available for $60 and, per the Microsoft Store, it is scheduled to arrive on September 21, 2021.
Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced the Xbox Wireless Headset. In our review, we found it to be a solid $100 option, though it didn't quite make the list of the best Xbox wireless headsets available for players right now.
For anyone interested in the complete opposite of an entry-level model, there's the official $500 Bang & Olufson Xbox headset, which is designed with premium materials to deliver the best (and most expensive) headset possible.
A cheaper option
If you want it wired
The Xbox Stereo Headset packs in a lot of the features and overall design used in the official Xbox Wireless Headset. This wired headset is available for preorder now and should provide an entry-level option for prospective players.
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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.
By Jez Corden