Best Xbox One Headsets Under £50Last updated: Saturday, July 22, 2017
If you’re in the market for a cheap Xbox One headset, for a budget of less than £50, we’ve got you covered – as we’ve looked at the top 5 Xbox headsets in this price range at put them through their paces, with the aim of providing you with all the information needed to man an informed decision on which of these are the best Xbox One headset for you. We’ve ranked these headsets on a wide range of criteria – including their audio performance, features, build quality and the overall value for money that they offer.
Best Xbox One Headsets Under £50
1. Turtle Beach XO Three (£49.99)
The Turtle Beach XO Three is the latest, officially-licensed entry-level Xbox One headset from the famed headset manufacturer – being their lowest-priced Xbox One headset for 2017. Designed specifically for use with Xbox, the XO Three offers high-quality in-game and chat audio at a low price point – featuring 50mm Neodymium, over-ear speakers, and a high-sensitivity, omni-directional noise-cancelling mic, offering the best audio quality available for a budget Xbox headset.
Like you’d expect from a Turtle Beach Xbox One headset, the XO Three features a sturdy, high quality build that is equipped with generous fabric-wrapped ear-cushions and leather-wrapped headband, offering a level of comfort and breathability above that of other headsets within its price range. This comfort makes the XO Three a great choice, both for long gaming sessions, and for when consuming other media such as movies and music, thanks to its fully-adjustable, removable mic.
This headset also benefits from conveniently placed in-line controls, putting master volume and mute at your fingertips, and interfaces via a standard 3.5mm connector – something that makes the XO Three prefect for us with other consoles, PC and mobile devices. Everything needed to get up and running with this Xbox headset comes right out of the box – including a Turtle Beach-branded Xbox One headset adapter for use with older Xbox One controllers.
2. Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth (£49.85)
The Turtle Beach XO Four Stealth has been designed specifically for us with the Xbox One console, and ships complete with the official controller adapter, allowing the headset to interface through the Xbox controller – making its connection to the console wireless. This headset is compatible with a wide range of devices, including both other gaming consoles and mobile devices – however, some functionality will only work when used together with the Xbox One console.
The XO Four Stealth is a well-built, durable headset that offers a lot in the way of features and functionality, all of which work together to increase immersion in-game. In addition to its build quality and wireless connectivity, this headset also boasts variable mic monitoring, multi-step bass boost and independent game and chat audio volume mix controls, offering greater control of in-game audio.
This headset is ultimately a vast improvement over the original XO Four headset from Turtle Beach, and offer good value for money – with many features that are typically only found on premium headsets, all at a budget price point of under £50 – making it one of the best entry-level headsets available.
3. SteelSeries Siberia X100 (£49.99)
The SteelSeries Siberia X100 is the Xbox One version of their entry-level Siberia 100 headset – the difference between the two being the packaging, which features the Xbox’s green branding, and the inclusion of an Xbox One headset adapter in the box.
This headset aims to set itself apart from other headsets in the budget price range by delivering a greater level of comfort – something this headset achieves – with its breathable, soft-padded over-ear cups and headband, which combined with its incredibly light-weight, make this headset incredibly comfortable for its sub-£50 price point.
The Siberia X100 connects to the Xbox One through your wireless controller, via the headset adapter, and is combatable with pretty much any device with a 3.5mm audio jack. Built into its left earcup is a low-profile, omni-directional mic that performs fairly well during multiplayer chat for a budget headset. All-in-all, if you’re looking for a headset that’s aesthetically pleasing, good quality and above all cheap, there are certainly worse options out there for your money than the Siberia X100.
4. Tritton Kama Stereo (£48.89)
The Tritton Kama headset is a bare-bones, no-frills Xbox headset for those on a budget – it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. You’ll get an idea of this fact the second you open the box – there’s no fancy packaging as you get with other headsets – just the device itself, wrapped in a plastic bag. This headset also doesn’t include a controller headset adapter, so be sure to purchase one of these separately if using an older Xbox One controller.
The design and feel of this Tritton Xbox One headset matches its price point – it’s plastic and cheap – but with headsets, as with most things, you get what you pay for. Comfort is lacking with the headset – you’ll likely find the ear cups a little on the small side and rough in feel – something that makes this headset more suited to casual gamers, with shorter gaming session. That being said, this may not be a problem for everyone – however if you’re used to higher-grade headsets, it’s something that will likely become an annoyance fairly quickly.
The flexible, omni-directional mic of this headset is easily adjusted, however the range can seem somewhat limited, and the cable running from its 3.5mm audio jack is long enough to sit comfortably when wearing it. On this cable you’ll find the headsets three main controls in-line – volume up, volume down and mute – making it a no frills, simple headset that is easy to use. Interfacing through a 3.5mm jack – the Tritton Kama is compatible with most devices, including other consoles, PC, tablets and phones.
5. Turtle Beach XO One (£34.99)
The Turtle Beach XO One headset is a great choice for those on a budget – offering a high-grade gaming headset at an affordable price. Although very much a budget headset, the XO One benefits from a range of features typically reserved for headsets that are at least twice the price.
Key features of the XO One include the Turtle Beach Audio Controller – giving you greater control over in-game sound without having to interrupt play – and premium 50mm Neodymium speakers – providing crisp highs and deep lows. This headset also boasts a removable, omni-directional mic and can be used with a wide range of devices, interfacing via 4 pole 3.5mm stereo jack.
The XO One is also extremely lightweight – something that helps out during longer gaming sessions – however, comfort can be somewhat lacking, particularly for those with bigger ears as the ear cups of this headset are on the smaller side. Despite this – if you’re in the market for an entry-level, cheap Xbox One headset, they don’t come much better than the XO One.