Picking out an Xbox One headset can be tricky with the shire number that there now are on the market for Microsoft’s 8th generation console. We’ve selected some of our favourite and most highly recommended headsets that are currently available, putting them through their paces so that you don’t have to.
On this site you’ll find a selection of the best Xbox One headsets across all price ranges, from the best value to the absolute best, all reviewed and compared, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision on which one is for you. Whether you’re a pro or leisure gamer, on a budget or skies the limit, there is a headset for you that we’ve reviewed on your Xbox headset reviews page for you.
4.5 stars, based on 46 reviews
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The Turtle Beach Earforce Stealth 500x headset is a top of the range gaming headset for your Xbox One, being one of the best Xbox headsets around, boasting some of the best audio quality available thanks to it’s 50mm neodymium speakers, 7.1 channel surround sound and 16 audio presets. It’s also a fully wireless headset, which offers a range of up to 30 ft, has an omni-directional mic that will pick your voice up with crystal clarity and will last for 15 hours of consecutive gaming on a single charge.
This headset is one of the more stylish on the market, being finished with a black trim, green highlights and is of high built quality. It’s equipped with buttons on both ear cups, offering a full range of functions and features at the touch of a button, making it incredibly easy to use right out of the box, without much in the way of setup as the usb transmitter and headset are already paired, allowing you to simply plug it in and start gaming.
It’s extremely lightweight, considering it’s size and compared to other Turtle Beach Xbox headsets, and is very comfortable, thanks to it’s well padded ear cups and adjustable headband. All of the cables you need are shipped with the headset, including a mobile connector, optical cable and two-foot charging cable.
The Earforce Stealth 500X is at the top end in terms of price, retailing at £171.99, however, if you’re looking for premium audio quality and performance with all the bells and whistles then this is the headset you’ll want, offering the best in 7.1 channel surround sound, style and features.
Read our full Turtle Beach Earforce Stealth 500X review
4.5 stars, based on 111 reviews
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4 stars, based on 17 reviews
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The Polk Striker ZX headset has been designed with the Xbox One in mind, offering good sound quality and performance that’s up there with some of the best headsets currently available, at a fraction of the cost, making this the headset of choice for gamers on a budget.
The Striker ZX is equipped with an omni-directional boom mic, that’s very good at picking up sound, and slides back over the top of the left ear cup to make storage easier. It has adjustable ear cups to make them more comfortable, although these are less adjustable than that of some of the other headsets on the market, but it’s good enough, and overall the Striker ZX is of a high build quality.
It also not limited just to the Xbox One, as this Polk Xbox headset can be used with a range of other devices, including PC, PS4 and PS3, which have a 3.5mm audio jack. However, the additional function buttons will only work when used with the Xbox One.
In all honesty, if you’re in the market for a high quality, well-built gaming headset for your Xbox One, but don’t want to part with the £150+ that some of the top end headsets retail for, then the Polk Striker ZX is what you’re looking for.
Read our full Polk Striker ZX headset review
The Xbox One opted to get rid of the 2.5mm audio jack that the 360 used, making your old headsets obsolete and unusable with Microsoft’s 8th generation console. Instead, the console uses a 3.5mm hack, making it necessary for you to purchase an official Xbox One stereo headset adapter if you want to use your old headset. Opting for the adapter could be a better option for you if you already own a high end headset for your 360, as at a cost of around £25 it’s certainly going to be far more cost effective than investing in a brand new one.
Read our full Xbox One stereo headset adapter review