High End – $200-300
Best Xbox One Headsets for 2018
SteelSeries Siberia X800
There are few better wireless headset options for gaming on the Xbox One than the SteelSeries Siberia X800. Not only is it a supremely comfortable headset, allowing you to keep playing for hours on end, but many of its features make it one of the most complete packages. The X800 Xbox One version of the headset comes with an adapter that allows you to easily adjust chat levels and game volume via the controller. The Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound technology and the 10 meter wireless range ensure that the sound is excellent at all times, and the included transmitter allows you to switch devices quickly and easily. Also, an additional lithium-ion battery comes in the box, and it recharges in the transmitter, allowing you to change as you play without losing hours of gaming time. It costs around $250, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a luxury, Xbox One compatible headset.
The Astro A50 Wireless headset is one of the largest on the market, and it is quite heavy, but the material used on the headband and the foam used around the ear-cups ensure that is is comfortable even when playing for hours. The sound they produce is also stunning. Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound allows you to pick out wherever a shot comes from or whenever a teammate needs assistance. The in-game sound is booming, yet vocals are crystal clear. They also come with a magnetic charging dock that limits the clutter in an area of your house that is probably already quite wire heavy. The Astro A50 may be top of the range in terms of price, coming in at about $300, but their quality matches that figure.
Audio-Technica are famous for their obsession with audio quality, so it should come as no surprise that the Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X headset prioritises it over other features. It may be missing a Digital to Analog converter, and there will be some sound leakage from the open-backed cups, but it is unrivaled when it comes to sound quality. Its lightweight design, with the minimal headband, also makes it a comfortable headset that is at home on huge gaming marathons. If you’re a audio connoisseur, then the Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X will be a great choice, even at the $300 price point.