Microsoft has announced a new member of its growing family of Xbox accessories: the Xbox Wireless Headset. The Xbox Wireless Headset is a high-quality pair of headphones that is being marketed as having best-in-class audio and chat performance. In addition to support for industry-leading spatial sound technologies such as Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X, the Xbox Wireless Headset also features voice isolation tuning for reduced background noise and an auto-mute function. Connectivity options comprise both Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless technology.
“The team put a lot of energy into finding the right feel,” Microsoft explained on Xbox Wire. “The Xbox Wireless Headset is engineered for maximum comfort during extended gaming sessions with a lightweight design, ultra-soft large earcups made of polyurethane leather that distribute pressure evenly over the ears. It also features an adjustable headband with a thick cushion that easily fits wide-ranging head sizes and spreads pressure more evenly around the top of the head.”
“The design is intentionally understated and shares the same shapes and colors found on our new consoles. The controls and indicators mirror the circular geometry that informed the design of Xbox Series X and Series S. And much like our new Xbox consoles, the Xbox Wireless Headset is designed to blend into your living room without feeling out of place or obtrusive.”
Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset will be released on March 16 for $99. According to the company, users can enjoy four hours of usage with just 30 minutes of charging, while three hours of charging will provide up to 15 hours of battery life when the headset is not in use.