Microsoft has unveiled the new Xbox Wireless Headset which is now available for pre-order. The headphones are designed to work with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. You may need a Bluetooth 4.2 (or newer) adapter to connect to a PC, whereas a headset connects to consoles without an adapter.
The Xbox Wireless Headset supports Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X spatial sound technologies. Microsoft officials said the Xbox Wireless Headset not only reproduces game sounds realistically and accurately, but also delivers high-quality audio for conversations. You can also separately adjust the volume of the game sound and team chat.
The device also has an automatic microphone mute feature that activates when the user becomes silent. In addition, the headset has an additional sound isolation mode, which allows you to cut off unnecessary background noises. Those interested can also connect the headset to the console and smartphone at the same time to play and receive calls while gaming.
The battery of the Xbox Wireless Headset provides up to 15 hours of use on a single charge. Charging for 15 minutes will add 4 hours to battery life, and a full charge will take three hours. With the Xbox Accessories app, you can customize advanced headset settings such as control over the equalizer and bass boost, auto mute, backlight brightness, and more.
The Xbox Wireless Headset will go on sale on March 16, 2021, for $99.
The fun part about the new Xbox Wireless Headset is that it actually appeared in the Xbox Series X and S launch commercial in October last year. In the video, British actor Daniel Kaluuya picked up the novelty, but nobody thought it was an unannounced accessory back then.
This is not the first time Microsoft teased Xbox products that were not released yet. Last year, Xbox chief Phil Spencer hid the Xbox Series S console on the shelf before Microsoft had even announced it was working on it.