Best Xbox One Headsets Under £150Last updated: Friday, July 21, 2017
Best Xbox One Headsets Under £150
1. SteelSeries Siberia X800 (£144.99)
The Siberia X800 is essentially the Siberia 800 – the award-winning headset from SteelSeries – retaining all of the same features and functionality. The main difference between this headset and the original – other than the retail packaging – is the inclusion of an Xbox One headset adapter in the box.
This headset is wireless – connecting to an audio receiver, which allows you to listen to game audio from your Xbox One – however, for chat, you will still need to connect the headset to the controller via the Xbox headset adapter included in the box. This receiver is compatible with other devices – not just Xbox – including PS4, PC and other compatible devices.
Besides this functionality, the SteelSeries Siberia X800 is packed full of other features – particularly for audiophiles – as it fully supports 7.1 Digital Dolby Surround, offering some of the best, high-quality audio performance of any Xbox headset on the market. While the design of this headset may be somewhat basic – it is well-built and comfortable, benefiting from generously padded head band and ear-cups – which can be rotated 90 degrees for easy storage.
If you’re an audiophile, you’re going to appreciate that the X800’s fully support 7.1 Digital Dolby Surround (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Headphone) and sound simply amazing, unlike what I’ve heard with any console headset before. Even with 40mm drivers in the cups, you’ll be surprised with not only the sound clarity but also the fact that it is completely lag free. Not many gaming headsets offer full Dolby 7.1 surround, but SteelSeries does, and it charges the premium for it, rightfully so once you hear the quality difference.
The Siberia X800 from SteelSeries is the lowest-price entry on our best Xbox One Wireless headsets – offering great value for those looking for high-performance, wireless gaming audio on a mid-range budget.
2. Turtle Beach Stealth 700 (£129.99)
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 is billed as the first premium, fully-loaded wireless headset for the Xbox One. This headset is one of the first from Turtle Beach to debut Microsoft’s all-new Xbox Wireless technology – a technology that allows this headset to connect to the console via a direct wireless connection. The Stealth 700 also features Windows Sonic surround sound, active noise-cancellation and Bluetooth connectivity through Turtle Beach’s Audio Hub app.
The Stealth 700 is extremely comfortable, with a cushioned, black synthetic leather-wrapped headband, breathable fabric-wrapped over-ear cups, and utilising the latest iteration of Turtle Beach’s ProSpecs™ glasses friendly design – features that make the Stealth 700 a great choice for long gaming sessions.
This headset, one of the best Xbox One headsets of 2017 released so far, also boasts Turtle Beach’s SUPERHUMAN HEARING™ feature – a feature that is designed to give gamers the edge during competitive play, heightening in-game audio at the touch of a button – along with a Dynamic Chat Boost™, independent chat and game volume controls, and a rechargeable battery that offers 10-12 hours of continuous use.
3. Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+ (£119.29)
The Turtle Beach’s Stealth 420X+ Xbox headset is designed to deliver high-quality, wireless audio performance at a price point that won’t break the bank. This Turtle Beach Xbox One headset offers fuss-free, plug-and-play wireless connectivity with Xbox One via a USB dongle and can be charged using the same USB cable as the consoles controller.
The main difference between the 420X+ and popular 420X headset is the addition of SUPERHUMAN HEARING – an all-new feature from Turtle Beach that, at the press of a button, heightens in-game audio to give you an edge during competitive play. When enabling this feature, you will hear a voice prompt that requires you to confirm your decision to turn it on – ensuring that you won’t find yourself stuck in this mode unknowingly.
Aesthetically, not much has changed, with the 420X+ appearing near-identical to the model it replaces – however there are a few changes under the hood, including an improved audio processor and noticeably increased wireless range. All-in-all, this is a great mid-ranged, wireless headset for the Xbox One – if your budget will allow for it, the Stealth 420X+ is one of the better options for gamers who are both looking for a full-featured headset and price conscious.
4. Triton KATANA 7.1 HD Wireless (£119.99)
The Tritton Katana 7.1 Wireless Xbox headset is an excellent, all-round gaming headset that focuses on delivering high-quality, uncompressed virtual surround sound without breaking a sweat. This is all down to the Katana’s base – a nifty little box that plugs into your Xbox One via HDMI – enabling both Dolby 7.1 and DTS Headphone X functionality.
The audio offered by the Katana HD is well-balanced, performing significantly better than many of the other wireless Xbox headsets currently on the market. In addition to the audio performance offered by the Katana HD, it also boasts good battery life – offering between 12-14 hours of continuous use on a single charge.
The Katana isn’t the most subtle headset – featuring an aesthetic that you’re either going to love or hate – however, this Tritton Xbox One Headset certainly punches above its weight when it comes to comfort with an adjustable headband and memory foam ear pads. Another great feature are the placement of the volume controls – all of which can be found on the headset itself, including a mute button and volume dials on each ear cup.
5. Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro (£99.99)
The Turtle Beach XO Seven Pro is billed as an Xbox One headset designed with competitive play in mind – and features a range of features and functionality to match. In the box you’ll find everything needed to get up and running – the Ear Force headset audio controller plus, a breakway cable, mobile adapter with in-line mic, micro USD cable and removable boom mic. Setting the XO Seven Pro up is quick and easy, allowing you to start enjoying it without too much effort.
At first glance, the XO Seven Pro is a good looking, well-built Xbox headsets – being study, whilst lightweight, and offer a great deal of comfort, making the XO Seven Pro a great choice for lengthy gaming sessions. When it comes to comfort, this headset offers generously padded, memory foam cushions on its 50mm earcups – these work great, adequately cushioning your ears whilst helping to isolate background noise, adding to immersion. The headband is also well-padded and can be adjusted to head size.
The XO Seven Pro is also equipped with much of the features and functionality you’d expect from a competitive, Turtle Beach headset – including audio EQ presets, mic monitoring and SUPER HUMAN HEARING – a feature that heightens in-game audio to give you an edge when playing competitively. All-in-all, this headset is a great option for the budget conscious and is our pick for the best Xbox One headset under £100 – offering functionality typically reserve for premium headsets, whilst retailing at a mid-range price point.