Dongleless Xbox wireless gaming headsets are finally here

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The new Xbox Wireless Gaming Headsets connect to your Xbox One console using the same Xbox Wireless tech as your wireless controller.

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USB cable. Check. Optical audio cable. Check. Power adapter. Check. Dongle. Check… and the list goes on if you want to use a wireless gaming headset with your Xbox One. Fortunately, Microsoft has finally opened up their Xbox Wireless ecosystem and a new breed of Xbox wireless gaming headsets are now available or coming soon to an Xbox One near you. These new wireless gaming headsets for the Xbox One will be able to pair to your console in the same way you pair your Xbox wireless controllers.

Xbox Wireless provides you with a best-in-class wireless gaming experience across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Designed specifically for gaming, Xbox Wireless is the best way to hear every detail and communicate online without the mess of cables or the need for a dongle or base station. Each Xbox Wireless gaming headset supports the same great wireless reliability and range as our Xbox Wireless Controllers, and high-fidelity Windows Sonic audio that enables 7.1 virtual surround sound. Just like an Xbox Wireless Controller, gamers will be able to easily pair Xbox Wireless headsets with any Xbox One console — including Xbox One X, any Windows 10 PC that natively supports Xbox Wireless, or alternatively, any Windows 10 PC using the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10.

We previously posted about the new Turtle Beach Stealth 600 and Stealth 700 Xbox Wireless Gaming Headsets, which are now available for $99.95 and $149.95USD respectively. Both these new Stealth gaming headsets from Turtle Beach feature 50mm drivers, high-sensitivity flip-up mic, SuperHuman Hearing sound, and the company’s glasses-friendly ProSpecs design.

Two more companies, Lucid and Razer, have plans to release Xbox Wireless headsets in time for the Holiday 2017 season as well. The Razer Thresher Headset looks to be a truly wireless version of the Razer Thresher Ultimate we recently reviewed and features lag-free wireless audio, built-in quick control buttons, and a retractable digital microphone. The LucidSound LS35X Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One — besides being a mouthful — features an aluminum frame, memory foam padding, and custom audio drivers. The boom mic is removable, and it also features a secondary internal mic to take calls, presumably via Bluetooth.

Finally, the LucidSound LS15X Wireless Surround Sound In-Ear Contour Gaming Headset — another mouthful — offers an in-ear earbud design. The “revolutionary design” aims to eliminate “ear fatigue” usually attributed to on-ear and over-ear headsets, and offers adjustable game and chat volume, built in speakers, high-fidelity audio, and crystal-clear chat.

Price and availability of the Razer Thresher has yet to be released, and the LucidSound LS15X will have an MSRP of $99.99USD and the LucidSound LS25X will retail for $179.99USD when it is released. All three headsets are anticipated for the Holiday 2017 season.

What do you think about the new wave of Xbox Wireless Gaming Headsets? Are you looking forward to finally being able to experience truly wireless sound with your Xbox One console? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Xbox Wire
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