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MaccaMUFC

I’m in the market for a new wireless headset and I’ve been searching all over online trying to find the best one for me that will be compatible with the Series X. Right now I’m only aware of certain headsets that are compatible with the Series X (I’d assume on the Series S too) I’ll list them for anyone who’s thinking of buying a new pair or currently have one that’s compatible so they know they are good to go from day one. I’m only making a list of the models that I know have been certified as Series X compatible from the makers themselves, any that I’ve omitted will have to be assumed as not compatible but surely any wired headset should be compatible with Series X when connecting them to the 3.5mm jack on the controller.

ASTRO
A50 (both gen 3 and 4)
A40 + MixAmp Pro TR
A20

STEELSERIES
Arctis 1 Wireless
Arctis 9X

TURTLE BEACH
Stealth 300, 600 and 700
Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp
Recon 50X, 70 and Chat

LUCIDSOUND
LS1X
LS10X
LS35X
LS50X

I’ve not seen or heard anything from Razer, HyperX and other headset makers whether any of their headsets are compatible or not.

I’m currently using an old Astro gen 1 A40 + MixAmp which I’ve been using for the past 6 years and I’ve been used to hearing Dolby 5.1 Surround. I bought a pair of LucidSound LS35X a couple of years ago but I didn’t like what I was hearing, I don’t know if they sounded tinny and echoey or I just couldn’t get used to 3D spatial sound from Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic. Plus they were uncomfortable and heavy after an 1 hour or so, so I sent them back for a refund.

I am wanting to go wireless this time and I’m now I’m considering the SteelSeries 9X despite knowing they are most likely going to sound much like the LS35X since it will be using either Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic for spatial sound but I want to give it more of a chance this time and if I still don’t like it then I can only see the Astro A50 being my only choice after owning and using the A40 for the past 6 years as I know it will have similar comfort and better sound.

I’d like to have someone’s take who have experienced the headsets I’ve just mentioned, particularly hearing both Dolby Surround Sound and Atmos/Sonic.

Edit: Just came across a new headset that’s releasing in September built with Series X and PS5 in mind, they are called Audeze Penrose X and have 100mm planar magnetic drivers, Bluetooth and are wireless. I see they have a LCD-4 model that sells for £3,799!! The Penrose X is selling for £249.99 for those who pre-order the first 1000 then it will be going for £299.99 at retail.

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MaccaMUFC

MAC26

Thanks for making this list. I don't see my headset (A10) on here but I would hope and guess that it would be compatible using the 3.5mm jack.

Also, GGMU!

MAC26

Xbox Gamertag: YungLaFlame

MasterkillerX

Thanks for letting me know about those Audeze Penrose X headphones. They look sick! 10Hz-50khz is like the best freq response ever! I've been using the Astro A50 Gen 4's for about a year now, and I love them, but I do wish I had really good noise cancelling headphones that are more comfy. Maybe in a year or so I will upgrade to whatever is the best in the market. I want the most detailed sound with the most comfy noise cancelling earpads

MasterkillerX

Xbox Gamertag: MasterkillerX

MaccaMUFC

@MAC26 I would think it would as long as the new Series X controller has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

@MasterkillerX I was going to order the SteelSeries 9X this week but then I came across the Penrose X so I’ve changed my mind and will be pre-ordering them instead, they are releasing in early September. I’d normally be sceptical when buying from a brand I’ve never heard of and used before but I’ve read about their past headphones and their Mobius model are well received judging from reviews and comments from owners, so I feel more confident in investing in the Penrose X. It’s the 100mm planar magnetic drivers and 10Hz-50kHz freq response that sold it to me. Your usual wireless headsets have either 40mm/50mm drivers and 20Hz-22kHz freq response.

These are only stereo headsets but it’s been explained that the Series X and PS5 have their own sound engines (PS5’s Tempest and Series X’s Project Acoustics) that the Penrose will utilise and that there’s no longer any need for external surround sound from other headsets unless you prefer it. Apparently all you need is a very good pair of stereo headphones and Atmos, Windows Sonic, Tempest etc will do the rest. I will post a link below to a forum which goes into depth regarding both the Penrose and Penrose X, with questions answered by Audeze themselves.

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/audeze-penrose-x-and-penrose....

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MaccaMUFC

MasterkillerX

@MaccaMUFC Yeah, I remember trying the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless a few times, and they sounded amazingly detailed, but I went with the Astros since they are more comfy, more customization with EQ presets, and the sound is honestly better I think overall. I'm not sure what big of a difference the higher freq response and 100mm drivers will make though. I'll check out the post to learn more

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MasterkillerX

Xbox Gamertag: MasterkillerX

InterceptorAlpha

I'm going to be "that guy". Please don't waste your time on a gaming headset. Do yourself a favor and buy a good set of headphones, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Koss, etc. Then get an AntLion ModMic.

With this setup, for about $200 you will be blowing the $400+ headsets out of the water with quality that puts them to shame.

You can play it directly out of your controller. Or you can use a TurtleBeach headset adapter. Finally you can run it through an Astro Mixamp so you can use the S/PDIF out from your TV/receiver on the Xbox.

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InterceptorAlpha

MaccaMUFC

@InterceptorAlpha But the Penrose by Audeze have 100mm planar magnetic drivers with a frequency response of 10Hz-50kHz as opposed to 40mm/50mm dynamic drivers with a max frequency response of 22kHz.

How can any other headphone from Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Koss etc. compete with that?

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MaccaMUFC

InterceptorAlpha

@MaccaMUFC

To begin with you're overstating the importance of the frequency response. A human ear, in perfect condition, can only hear between 20Hz and 20kHz. Under perfect conditions(ie a laboratory) with a perfect ear the widest range observed to be able to be perceived was between 12Hz and 28kHz. This is also where you are flat out wrong as my dynamic drivers, as example are 5Hz to 30kHz. Covering even the most perfect of cintions adequately.

Nextly to your point on the driver technology. Again this is where something newer isn't necessarily better. Let me point you to current headsets that use dynamic drivers. You can compare a 40mm TB or ASTRO with the likes of Sennheiser or Audio Technica and you'll hear the later sound vastly superior. Just the same happens with planar magnetic. Now while I haven't listened the the Audeze headset, I can promise you I have hear plenty of planar magnetics that sound like utter garbage when stacked against my Audio Technica. This is all in spite of the fact that they cost much more than mine.

InterceptorAlpha

Senua

@InterceptorAlpha Xbox Series X will not have S/PDIF output just USB/HDMI 2.1 eARC audio.

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Senua

InterceptorAlpha

Z3u5000 wrote:

@InterceptorAlpha Xbox Series X will not have S/PDIF output just USB/HDMI 2.1 eARC audio.

Going back and rereading my post I see how the wording looks. It just meant just using S/PDIF out from the receiver or the TV the Xbox is connected to.

I edited the post for clarity.

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InterceptorAlpha

BrilliantBill

I am personally in the camp that wishes for a product from Microsoft itself or something out of their partnership with Bang & Olufsen they announced a while ago.

BrilliantBill

VisitingComet1

I just bought the Turtle Beach - Turtle Beach® Stealth™ 700 Gen 2 Premium Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X - Black/Silver and like them a lot.
I had the I 60 from turtle beach which are really nice made with heavier materials and have lasted about 6 years.
The first gen 700 was cheaply made in my opinion but this new one is heavy well made and really nice

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