Dubbed the 'Xbox Wireless Headset', Microsoft's new headphones are made specifically for gaming on next-gen consoles – Xbox Series X and Series S – and PCs. This is the first wireless headset under the Xbox branding in a while.
According to Microsoft, the headphones are made to provide 'best-in-class audio and chat performance, outstanding design and comfort, and unique experiences that are tailored for each gamer.' In line with its gaming headset tag, the headphones feature an elongated microphone stick, housing two beam-forming mics and voice isolation tuning.
It also comes with a few nifty features. For instance, instead of having physical volume buttons, the headphones have rotatable earcups, which can be rotated to adjust the intensity of the volume of game audio and team chat separately. Moreover, these can also be connected simultaneously to the user's phone, allowing them to automatically switch between devices, if need be.
The Xbox Wireless Headset support Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X high-end codecs. The headphones come with a battery life of 15 hours on a single charge. You can also quickly use the headphones by charging them for about 30 minutes, which can give you a claimed battery life of 4 hours.
The Xbox Wireless Headset price is set at $99 (around ₹7,210). Consumers in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and more can pre-order the headphones starting today. The headphones will start shipping starting March 16.