Update (Wed 17th Feb, 2021 14:00 GMT): Amazon UK now has the all-new Xbox Wireless Headset available for pre-order at £10 off the RRP! We've included a link to purchase it at the bottom of this article.
Original story (Tue 16th Feb, 2021 15:15 GMT): Here's a surprise we weren't expecting! Microsoft has today unveiled the all-new Xbox Wireless Headset, which will be compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs, releasing this March for £94.99 / $99.99.
According to Microsoft, the Xbox Wireless Headset delivers "best-in-class audio and chat performance, outstanding design and comfort, and unique experiences that are tailored for each gamer."
"The team spent countless hours studying what makes for a great audio experience, and because the team is familiar with the technology behind the Xbox Wireless protocol, they were able to introduce a fine-tuned and configurable auditory experience like no Xbox headset before. With the Xbox Wireless Headset, you can play loud and clear through low latency, lossless audio for exceptional sound quality."
Features include support for industry-leading spatial sound technologies such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X, voice isolation and an auto-mute feature when you aren't talking, ultra-soft large earcups made of polyurethane leather with an adjustable headband, simultaneous pairing to a phone/Xbox, and much more.
In addition, 30 minutes of charging reportedly provides about 4 hours of battery life, with only 3 hours of charging to reach up to 15 hours of battery life when the headset is not in use. Sounds impressive!
You can find out many more details over at the official Xbox website, and the headset can be pre-ordered at a variety of retailers - including the Microsoft Store - right now, with an official release date of March 16th.
"The Xbox Wireless Headset delivers best-in-class audio and chat performance, outstanding design and comfort, and unique experiences that are tailored for each gamer. We are also looking forward to bringing more value to the headset category with innovations not previously found in this price range."
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