The best Xbox headsets are ideal additions to your peripherals arsenal, whether you’re playing on the newest Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S or a console from the older Xbox One family. We’ve tested all of our picks in full, so choose from the list below and you can be sure you’re getting a top performer.
And, even if you are currently playing on a last-gen console, you can upgrade knowing that your headset will still work with your new console. These headsets are compatible with both current- and previous-gen members of the Xbox family, so you don’t need to worry about replacing them anytime soon. Read on to find out more about the best Xbox headsets you can buy.
The best Xbox Series X headsets right now
Not only is the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7x simply great when paired with an Xbox console, it’s also one of the very best wireless gaming headsets you can buy overall. A combination of robust connectivity, great audio quality and excellent comfort thanks to the elastic headband, all make for a winning combination.
And thanks to both Bluetooth and connectivity via USB, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7x can be used with phones and a gaming PC as well, taking its utility far beyond Microsoft’s gaming console. Naturally, its green and black livery suites the Xbox brand, but having extra flexibility makes it a wireless gaming headset we can recommend to pretty much everybody, regardless of their platform of choice.
Read our full SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7x review.
The SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox takes a lot of what makes the SteelSeries Arctis 7X great and bundles it into a more affordable package. In a nutshell, you’re getting a SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless headset that’s been designed for the proprietary Xbox Wireless protocol, something the standard model lacks.
As a result, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox comes with the same game-ready audio performance as its sibling, as well as excellent onboard controls and a comfortable fit. And unlike some Xbox headsets, there’s no ‘gamer’ aesthetics, or Xbox green swaddling the headset. Rather the paired-down design is mature and understated. Plus the ability to detach the mic and wear the headset as you would a regular set of headphones is another positive mark on the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox scorecard. Much like the SteelSeries Arctis 1X, you can switch between the Xbox Wireless mode and a USB connection, provided via a dongle at the flick of a switch.
Read our SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox impressions.
Razer Kaira Pro is another solid mid-range headset for Xbox players. The addition of Bluetooth connectivity, meaning it’s not just limited to being linked to an Xbox, means there’s a degree of flexibility to the headset. But what’s more impressive is it can use Bluetooth at the same time as the Xbox Wireless protocol meaning you can game as well as listen to music or a podcast on your phone.
The slight wrinkle here is that as soon as you turn on the Kaira Pro it’ll fire up your Xbox as well; hardly ideal when you just want to listen to some music over Bluetooth. Nevertheless, strong sound and a comfortable design with breathable earcups are all pros for the Kaira Pro, making it an Xbox headset well worth considering.
Read our full Razer Kaira Pro review.