SteelSeries releases update for Arctis 9X headset, includes improvements for Xbox Series X, Series S use

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SteelSeries 9X (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • SteelSeries is a gaming accessory company that makes keyboards, mice, headsets, and more.
  • Their SteelSeries Arctis 9X wireless headset is a premium option built for PC gaming and Xbox Series X|S.
  • SteelSeries is releasing an update for the Arctis 9X headset that includes new features, fixes, and more.
  • The update fixes a glaring issue with the headset and Xbox Series X|S and aims to make the headset more stable overall.

There is a vast world filled with headset manufacturers and gaming accessory companies, but few are as consistent in their quality as SteelSeries. The SteelSeries Arctis 9X wireless gaming headset consistently makes our list for the Best Wireless Headsets for Xbox Series X|S for its battery life, Bluetooth connectivity, and overall quality and feature set. Now, the headset is receiving a new update that comes with a handful of new fixes, including one that should make the headset a much more enjoyable experience when paired with an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.

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The update, which can be installed by connecting your Arctis 9X headset to a PC via USB and using SteelSeries' comprehensive Engine software, includes the following fixes and changes:

  • Fix for Xbox Series X|S use that turned the console off when the headset was turned off
  • Support for Apple Mac computers using Bluetooth
  • Various fixes and stability improvements

If you've been having any problems with the otherwise fantastic Arctis 9X wireless headset, especially when paired to your Xbox Series X|S, be sure to grab the new update as soon as possible. For those who are still on the fence about which headset to get, you can't go wrong with the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, which goes toe-to-toe with our top pick in the Best Headsets for Xbox Series X|S in our SteelSeries Arctis 9X versus LucidSound LS35X guide.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

  • The issue with the Xbox Series has been annoying, so glad they are fixing it!
  • Thank God! We have waited over a year for an update that fixes this headsets issues!
  • Is this the same headset that was released last year for the Xbox one series? Any improvements for the Xbox one?
  • It's the same exact headset but specifically it was causing issues with the Series X|S so those have now been fixed.
  • Thanks are there any improvements for the older consoles