If there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to gaming headsets, it’s this: gaming cans need to look good and sound great. Good sound quality is a non-negotiable requirement for any Xbox One gaming headset, but they must also look the part. After all, they’re the only game peripheral that you have to wear.
You can probably get away with a boring-looking controller or a mouse; your hands can cover them up anyway. A pair of gaming headsets, on the other hand, sits on your head front and proper. It’s a part of your ensemble, so it needs to have style. It must have that kind of striking visual aesthetic that will draw the eyes of your friends—especially if you stream with a facecam—and impress them as well. Otherwise, you might as well just get any old pair of headphones lying around your house.
This brings us neatly to the modern-day gamer’s dilemma: which currently available Xbox One gaming headsets fit these two very subjective criteria? While it may be easy to just search for the headset with the most premium specs, there’s no guarantee that it’ll look good or perform well.
Conversely, something that may look appealing and eye-catching could have a very flimsy construction that will break on you in the first couple of weeks. The key here is to find an Xbox One gaming headset that is sturdy and stylish. And unless you’re keen on splurging this holiday season, your newest gaming headset should also be budget-friendly.
That said, here are our top picks for the best gaming headsets money can buy today—and strictly for use with the Microsoft Xbox One console.
Beyond the external hardware, it comes with impressive internal hardware. This gaming headset contains dual ‘invisible’ microphones that not only reduce external noise, but are completely adjustable using the controls on the headset. On top of this next level microphone, you get some of the most immersive in-game experiences provided by both the DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround Sound and Active Noise-Cancelation technology that eliminates any unwanted background noise while gaming.
And of course, as expected of Astro, the sound quality is phenomenal. It delivers thick, rich bass with crystal-clear mids, one that’s enhanced with the included amp exclusive to the Xbox One version. Available for $150, this model is surprisingly easy on the wallet.
That makes up our recommendations of the most visually impressive headsets of 2017. With that said, always make sure to shop around first—the prices on this list do not consider fluctuating market prices, daily deals and sales, so there’s a great chance you can find the more expensive headsets much more cheaply if you shop around.
Also, be sure to personally test the Xbox One gaming headsets before you buy them. While it’s perfectly fine to read online and personal reviews while making a shortlist of headset models you want to buy, it’s still best to sound test the actual model before finalizing your purchase. Aside from the sound and mic quality, take the headset’s fit into consideration. This ensures that your headset will only enhance the immersive experience, not diminish it, the longer you spend time playing.
CEO and Founder at Mighty Shouts.
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