Xbox One Gaming Headset Reviews

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.

Best Xbox One Headsets

Xbox One Headsets Under £50

Here are our picks for the best budget Xbox headsets under £50. These headsets have been ranked on their audio performance and quality, along with their value for money, making it easier to select the right Xbox One headset for you.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset (£49.98)

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
1st
5 stars, based on 8 reviews

£49.98

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Kingston launched their HyperX Cloud range of headsets in 2014, with the first of these headsets fast establishing the brand as a player in the gaming headset market. The company, who are known primarily for their PC storage and memory products, is now one of the leading brands offering comfortable, light-weight and sturdy headsets.

This headset, just like all those in the HyperX Cloud range, offers a good level of comfort around the ears, thanks to its memory foam padding – something that’s a nice touch for a headset in this price range, as this material is typically offered in more expensive mid to high range headsets. The boom mic can be found on the left side of this headset and can either be detached or can be easily adjusted up and down, giving yet more comfort to the headset’s wearer. The headset is highly sturdy, being manufactured from a highly durable plastic set on an aluminium frame and can be easily adjusted on the head for a better fit.

If a budget, low-priced Xbox One headset is what you’re looking for then they don’t come much better than the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Compatible with a wide range of other devices, including other consoles, PC, Mac and mobile devices, this affordable headset is a great all-rounder that we highly recommend.


User Reviews

(5/5)
Five Stars, 6 November 2016

Awesome headphones!

(5/5)
Comfortable, high quality sound for gaming and telephone calls, 30 October 2016

Comfortable, high quality sound for gaming and telephone calls. Mic turn off when positioned vertically, volume controls easy to access. Works well on PC (for both single port and dual speaker/microphone models via bundled splitter cable), PS4 and Samsung GS6. Easy to wear for extended periods. Recommended.

(5/5)
Bargain headphones, 17 October 2016

For the money they are a good pair of headphones. They are quite musical and very good for games. The mic is clar and turns off when upright. There’s a volume control on the right. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions. I have a pair of Turtle Beach 420X which are 3x the cost and wireless but soundwise there’s little between them. Not bad atall.

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XO One (£32.29)

Turtle Beach Ear Force XO One
2nd
4.5 stars, based on 558 reviews

£32.29

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The Turtle Beach Ear Force XO One is very much a bare-bones, budget headset, that achieves everything it sets out to – giving gamers a comfortable, high-quality and low-cost Xbox headset that doesn’t break the bank.

Inside the well-built, sturdy headset are a pair of 50mm neodymium drivers which have been tuned specifically for use with the Xbox One. They are offered as semi-wireless, like most of the low-end Xbox One headsets – being tethered to the controller by a wire to a stereo headset adapter. This isn’t much of a drawback in our opinion, however if wireless is a must you’ll need to look at increasing your budget, going for a far more expensive, higher-end headset. The cable this headset uses to tether is a thick, durable bungee-style cord and ships complete with its own stereo headset adapter that comes pack with a number of presets and functions – something which has the secondary benefit of keeping most buttons off of the ear cups, putting them on the controller instead.

Overall, the Turtle Beach Ear Force XO offers great value for money – being priced at just over £30, making this Turtle Beach headset a great deal. If you’re out for a headset that comes packed with all the bells and whistles then this headset isn’t for you, as it doesn’t offer many of the features and functionalities found in higher-end Turtle beach headsets.

However, if you want something that does the job, providing a high level of audio performance and quality at a low price, you’ll struggle to find much better than the Ear Force XO for your money.


User Reviews

(5/5)
Headphones for xbox one, 19 November 2016

Actually smaller than I thought around the ear but I prefer that. Easy to set up, I had sound coming through tv at same time but if you turn tv sound down or mate it doesn’t affect headphones sound. Sounds good, looks good, nice price and packaging.

(5/5)
Good price, good quality., 19 November 2016

Brilliant for the price, base is moderately good, obviously directed and made for gaming audio but works rather well with music. One bug is that sometimes when I plug it in it renders my controller useless until I take it out and put it back in again, I’ve got three controllers does the same for all of them might be the adapter but not a big problem at all. Its rather comfortable on my head I tend to use it for more than eight hours but don’t recommend you use it for more than that as it tends to hurt after a while but its rather light and comfy under that timing.

(5/5)
Very well priced!, 13 November 2016

This head set is amazing!! It is good for standard and advanced gaming. I bought this head set with my xbox 2-3 years a go and it still works. It is grate value for money too.

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PDP Afterglow Karga Xbox One Headset (£47.00)

PDP Afterglow Karga Xbox One Headset
3rd
4 stars, based on 39 reviews

£47.00

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The “glow” in the name of the PDP Afterglow Karga headset refers to the aesthetic of its ear cups, which feature either a blue or green glow depending on which version you go for. This feature, which is something we personally like, can be turned off if you prefer, via a switch located on the devices stereo headset adapter.

The PDP Afterglow Karga is a very competent piece of kit, offing great sound quality that, despite being a little bass-heavy at times, is offered a very reasonable price. This price is better still thanks to the fact that this headset ships with PDP’s own brand stereo adapter – an adapter that works very well and means that you won’t have to fork out for one separately, as would be the case with many of the other similarly priced headsets on the market. In addition to the adapter, the headset also ships with a 3.5mm cable, making it compatible with a wide range of additional devices.

This headset also offers innovation – something which is surprising with a headset in this price range – that comes in the form of a retractable, in-built microphone, which sets this headset apart from other low-end headsets that typically only offer fixed or detachable microphones. This does however effect the microphone’s quality, particularly when in its retracted position, as some feedback is noticeable, however it isn’t bad enough to be a deal breaker.

In conclusion, this Xbox headset offers a combination of great aesthetics, sound quality and a level of comfort that far exceeds that of other similarly priced headsets, such as entry-level headsets from the likes of Turtle Beach, whilst offering additional features, such as its retractable mic and PDP stereo headset adapter – two things which we feel firmly puts this headset among the three best for under £50.


User Reviews

(5/5)
I really enjoy using these, 24 September 2016

I really enjoy using these. The fact they light up is just awesome but more technically speaking, these headphones are great. You can balance the volume of chat with in-game sound effects, the bass is glorious and the phones prevent outside noise distracting or disturbing ya. To be honest just read the description it does exactly what it says on the box.

(5/5)
Five Stars, 5 September 2016

One very happy Xbox one boy in our house now.

(5/5)
Five Stars, 14 August 2016

Well worth the money good packaging

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Xbox One Headsets Under £100

Here are our selections for the best Xbox One headsets under £100. We’ve chosen and ranked these headsets on their quality, performance and the value for money that they offer, helping to make picking the right Xbox headset easier.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Pro (£94.55)

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Pro
1st
4.5 stars, based on 16 reviews

£94.55

RRP £99.99
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User Reviews

(5/5)
Five Stars, 3 September 2016

These headphones are tha absolute bomb yo

(5/5)
Five Stars, 19 July 2016

Bought for my son and he’s very happy with them.

(5/5)
crystal clear sound, 5 May 2016

These are amazing!! The sound quality is crystal clear, just perfect for gaming! My son used them with his games console and was very impressed with them. They are lightweight, and extremely comfortable to wear. They have a microphone on the headset which is an added bonus, and are very durable. The HyperX Cloud Revolver Pro Gaming Stereo Headset is a high quality product that provides fantastic sound, looks good, and is a definite asset for a gamer! Highly recommended.

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Thrustmaster Y-350X 7.1 Powered Doom Edition (£92.17)

Thrustmaster Y-350X 7.1 Powered Doom Edition
2nd
4 stars, based on 12 reviews

£92.17

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User Reviews

(5/5)
WOW, 17 November 2016

Amazing headset for price u cannot grumble very comfy to wear and gr8 7.1 sound it sounded better for battlefield 1 than Doom voice and hearing others is abit hard 2 set up and still not fully sorted overall im happy

(5/5)
The Voice of Doom!, 4 June 2016

Gets top marks from my young nephew who is far more games savvy than me. If you want to be totally immersed in the Shoot ‘Em Up experience then these (pricey) headphones are probably just your cup of blue cheer. Just don’t take it out on the streets y’all.

(5/5)
Fantastic for gamers., 1 June 2016

A great piece of kit for use with Xbox One or a Windows 10 PC. It can also be used as headphones to listen to music but I wouldn’t recommend it if you like your sounds to sound really good. Its surround sound system is perfect if you want to get into the game and feel the explosions and artillery. It is comfortable to wear and well made. Great but pricey.

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Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro Gaming Headset (£70.29)

Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro Gaming Headset
3rd
4.5 stars, based on 179 reviews

£70.29

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User Reviews

(5/5)
Decent headphones, 18 November 2016

Absolutely loved these headphones really good quality build very good sound quality through the headphones chat lead is quite sturdy microphone is detachable there is actually to chat these come with this product one for your mobile one or the gaming controller if you use your mobile phone one in the gaming controller does seem to pick up external noise which is a problem one thing I will like to point out is I broke the 3.5 mil jack on my gaining chat lead and found it very difficult to find a replacement

(5/5)
Five Stars, 30 October 2016

amazing headset and amazing price

(5/5)
Amazing, 30 October 2016

Confertable, easy and generally fantastic

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Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

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