A good headset can make the world of difference to your gaming setup. Not only does it mean you can play late into the night with the volume cranked up without having to worry about keeping your family or neighbors up but get a good one, and the sound quality can be immensely better than that directly from your TV. Here, we’re going to run you through our picks of the best Xbox headsets in 2021 to make sure you make the perfect purchase for yourself.
To help determine our picks, we’ve looked at a few factors here. First up is sound performance to make sure the quality is what you’d expect for the price tag to ensure you’re fully immersed once the cups close around your ears.
Next up we’ve focused on comfortable headsets. Ones that you can keep on your head for hours at a time to ensure your playtime is just as comfy as it is enjoyable. Nobody wants earache midway through an hours-long CoD session now, do they?
Finally, we’ve considered things like battery life (for wireless headsets) and ease of use. A headset is no good if it’s a pain to get connected every time you turn it on or leaves your living room floor looking like a miniature spaghetti junction!
So, without further ado, here are our picks for the best Xbox headsets in 2021.
1. Steelseries Arctis 9X
Best Xbox Headsets 2021
If you’re not looking to buy on a budget, then the Steelseries Arctis 9X is arguably the best Xbox headset you can buy in 2021 right now. The design is simple but stylish, the ear cups are incredibly comfortable even during hours-long play sessions, and the sound quality is right up there at the very top of what’s on offer on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S right now.
Whether it’s the tiny audio tells you’re listening out for in a competitive shooter, or you’re after a headset that’s going to make those orchestral scores in Skyrim sound richer than ever, the 40 mm Neodymium drivers will have you covered. Even better, the headset makes use of Xbox Wireless technology so you can connect it directly to your console and start playing without having to faff around with cables or dongles.
Top it off with 20 hours of battery life and a ClearCast noise-canceling microphone and it’s difficult to really fault the Arctis 9X for Xbox owners.
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