Microsoft has announced that its latest iteration of the Xbox Stereo Headset is now available for pre-order. With the new product, Microsoft says it wanted to deliver clear microphone performance, high-quality ear cushions, and a volume control dial – on the right earcup – to the entry-level category of headsets. As it uses a 3.5mm audio jack, you can use the headset across console, PC, and mobile devices.
The new Xbox Stereo Headset is designed similarly to the Xbox Wireless Headset as it comes with a ‘flexible, lightweight design’ that utilises cushioning to spread pressure more evenly around the top of the head allowing you to wear them for longer gaming sessions. The on-ear controls also make it ideal for gaming as you won’t have to mess around with controllers or TV settings.
Discussing the quality of the output of the Xbox Stereo Headset, Jessica Tsujikawa, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Xbox, said:
'To generate the best possible experience across gaming, team chat, music, and movies, the team tuned the headset to replicate the intended audio recording source that the creators wanted you to experience. The result of this is hearing the audio as close as possible to how it was recorded, by ensuring clean mid & high frequency performance with strong bass. And to take your audio one step further, the Xbox Stereo Headset supports high-fidelity spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X (may require additional purchases or app downloads).'
If you’re interested in picking up the Xbox Stereo Headset, head over to the Microsoft Store. It will cost you $59.99 worldwide and are due for release on September 21, 2021. You may also be able to find them at other select retailers if you want to pick them up in person.