The Best Xbox Series X Headsets

You may well have already considered upgrading to a fantastic 4K TV in order to take advantage of the graphical leap offered with your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, but have you given the same consideration to audio? Having an immersive gaming soundscape can massively change your experience for the better, which is where this handy guide to headsets comes in.

A decent soundbar or speaker setup is one thing, but for solo gaming sessions at night or when you want to communicate with teammates you'll really want to grab a good quality pair of headphones that are compatible with your Xbox.

Below, we've rounded up some of the best Xbox Series X|S headsets for your consideration – you can be safe in the knowledge that all products listed below are compatible with both consoles, so simply choose the option that suits your needs and budget best and you're good to go. Let's take a look, shall we?

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Our Top Picks: The Best Xbox Headsets Money Can Buy

If you're serious about getting the most out of your Xbox Series X|S, you'll likely want to consider the headsets featured in this category first. Built with Xbox specifically in mind, these wireless headsets can connect to your console seamlessly in exactly the same way that your controller does, and are all seen as brilliant products that tick all the boxes.

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is often considered to be right up there as one of the – if not the – best headsets for Xbox consoles. This premium headset was developed with Microsoft to include Xbox Wireless technology, which means it pairs to the Series X just like a controller does.

Known for being super comfortable, boasting great sound quality, and having a retractable mic, this really is a perfect option. Oh, and thanks to having a dual wireless Bluetooth system, you can even use this headset to listen to the audio coming from your Xbox and the audio coming from a second device like a phone at the same time. Gaming and music together sounds pretty fantastic to us.

  • Wireless: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 20 hours
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC
  • Retail Price: £179.99 / $199.99
Razer Kaira Pro for Xbox

Razer Kaira Pro for Xbox

Another headset designed with Xbox Wireless technology, the Razer Kaira Pro is another fantastic choice for Xbox Series X|S owners that sits just a little under the price range often seen with the SteelSeries set featured above.

Just like the Arctis 9X, the Razer Kaira Pro can be used with your Xbox console and a second device simultaneously and delivers great quality sound. The SteelSeries above would be our number one pick, but this, with its handy detachable external mic, is a close second – you can read all about it in our hands-on review to learn more.

  • Wireless: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 20 hours
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One, PC
  • Retail Price: £149.99 / $149.99
Xbox Stereo Headset

Official Xbox Wireless Headset

Perhaps one of the most obvious choices on our list is Microsoft's official Xbox Wireless Headset. Designed specifically for use with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, this headset pairs to your console in the exact same way that your controllers do, and can also connect to Windows, Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth should you want to use it elsewhere too.

It comes complete with official Xbox branding, should that be important to you, and is a genuinely solid option with its low latency audio, Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic compatibility, and microphone capable of auto-mute and "crystal clear" sound.

  • Wireless: Yes
  • Battery Life: Up to 15 hours
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10/11 devices
  • Retail Price: £89.99 / $99.99

Mid-Tier Xbox Headsets

These next headsets might be lacking that good old Xbox Wireless technology seen in the products above, but still offer great sound for your gaming nights in. Some of them are considerably cheaper too, which is always nice.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2 Gaming Headset

If you're from the UK, you've no doubt seen Turtle Beach headsets plastered all over the walls of your local GAME store. And for good reason – they're mighty popular.

Turtle Beach offers a huge range of different headsets that are all compatible with most current consoles, but for the purposes of this guide and offering a mid-budget option that meets all your requirements, we're going with the Recon 200 Gen 2 headset. The big deal with this one its amplified audio feature – a 12-hour battery delivers boosted audio features as you play, including always-on bass boost and variable mic monitoring.

  • Wireless: No
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One (2015 model or later), PC, all devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Retail Price: £49.99 / $59.99
Corsair

Corsair HS50 Pro Stereo Gaming Headset

Known for being a solid choice with a comfortable design, these Corsair headphones offer great sound at a price that's not far off our budget range further down the page.

The HS50 Pro features on-ear volume and mute controls that enable on-the-fly adjustments and can be used with all sorts of devices thanks to its industry-standard 3.5mm jack cable.

  • Wireless: No
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One (2015 model or later), PC, all devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Retail Price: £54.99 / $69.99
Logitech

Logitech G333 K/DA Gaming Earphones

We're going with something a little different here, with Logitech's G333 earbuds. As you can see, these look just like an ordinary pair of earbuds you'd get with an iPod on the surface, but they come with some game-specific features that transform them into something ideal for gamers who don't want a bulky headset.

For starters, they actually feature an in-line microphone, meaning you can chat away to your friends just like you would with a more traditional headset. And most importantly, they offer surprisingly good quality audio. One to consider, perhaps?

  • Wireless: No
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One (2015 model or later), PC, all devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Retail Price: £44.99 / $49.99

Best Budget Xbox Headsets

On a strict budget? Or just looking for your first-ever gaming headset to get chatting with your mates? Well, these options – compatible with Xbox consoles and a myriad of other devices, too – are a perfect choice.

HyperX

HyperX Cloud Stinger

One of the best headsets you can get while keeping to a strict budget, the HyperX Cloud Stinger is a very popular choice for gamers everywhere.

Naturally, you can't expect to receive the same super-high quality audio found in the more premium headsets higher up in this guide – especially when listening at high volume levels – but for the price, this is a really solid set that does the job. In a neat touch, pushing the microphone upwards triggers an auto-mute feature, making it easy to turn it on and off during intense gameplay.

  • Wireless: No
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One (2015 model or later), PC, all devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Retail Price: £34.99 / $49.99
Astro

ASTRO Gaming A10

Another great and popular budget headset is ASTRO's A10, which can be used with any and all devices that have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

It's very similar to the HyperX set featured above in many ways, including that auto-mute feature when lifting up the microphone. And in all honesty, while different people will have their own preferences when it comes to sound quality, we'd opt to go with whichever one of the two is cheapest at the time of purchase.

  • Wireless: No
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Use with: Xbox X|S, Xbox One (2015 model or later), PC, all devices with 3.5mm jack
  • Retail Price: £59.99 / $59.99

So these are our favourite headsets to use with your shiny new Xbox Series X. Let us know which is your preferred option with a comment below.

This article is part of our Xbox Series X buyer's guide, which can also help you with the following: