Xbox recently unveiled the all-new wireless headset for gamers. The Xbox Wireless Headset (XWH) tries to give you the best audio and chat performance available promising “you can play loud and clear through low latency, lossless audio for exceptional sound quality.” To enhance realism and accuracy, the XWH is compatible with Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X. Project architect and lead, Erik Garcia said:
We spent a lot of time in the audio testing chambers trying to characterize and understand how the headset reproduces audio in different room environments. It goes in your living room, game room, and dorm room and we want it to sound the best for all types of audio. In the same way, the team studied gameplay to ensure great sounding chat with a sensitive mic to prevent background noise.
The team used a dual beamforming mic to concentrate on speech rather than background sounds. It also uses voice isolation tuning and an auto-mute feature to help keep your conversations clear. There’s also a manual mute switch for when you need to guarantee the privacy and the light indicator will help you remember if the mic is on or off.
The XWH is made to connect via Xbox Wireless technology to your Windows 10 PC, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S. However, you can also use it to pair it to mobile gadgets via Bluetooth! You can also pair the XWH to both your phone and Xbox! This implies you can call your friends or use a service like Discord while also getting your console audio at the same time.
Using the Xbox Accessories app on consoles and PCs, you can customize your audio experience. This involves equalizers, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, how bright the mute light on the mic is, and more.
The headset will offer up to 15 hours of playtime and you can get there with only 3 hours of charging. If you are in a hurry and not have 3 hours before your next gaming session? You only need 30 minutes to get 4 hours of use.
You can pre-order from the Microsoft Store and select retailers for $99 with the official release being March 16.