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Best Gaming Headsets For Xbox One

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Unlike the Xbox 360 that used to come with a free headset and accompanying microphone, Microsoft phased-out the freebie upon release of the Xbox One. That being said, if you want to enjoy chatting with your squad during a game of Warzone, you’d have to pick up your own pair of cans so they might as well be some great ones.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best gaming headset for Xbox One that should also work swimmingly with the next-gen Xbox Series X and S.

If you don’t have the time to get through the entire list, you can just click any of the links below and it’ll take you right to that section.

What’s so different about headsets that are Xbox One compatible?

While the PlayStation 4 and docked Nintendo Switch support pretty much any wireless headset that comes bundled with a wireless USB adapter, the Xbox One and its newer variants can only connect to peripherals through its unique Xbox Wireless signal in the same way it connects to its controllers.

You can still use any wired headset that sports a 3.5mm audio cable but your wireless options are limited to models that were specifically built to cater to the Xbox One and its successors.

Product Name
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox)
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Razer Nari Ultimate
SteelSeries Arctis 9x
Xbox Headset
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Green RZ04-02051100-R3M1
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset: THX 7.1 Spatial Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Detachable Mic - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Black
Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Mic with Game/Chat Balance - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Mobile Devices
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Integrated Xbox Wireless + Bluetooth – 20+ Hour Battery Life – for Xbox One
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7/10
7.8/10
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8.3/10
Price
$ 129.00
$ 148.90
$ 231.54
$ 271.79
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Product Name
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Xbox Headset
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Green RZ04-02051100-R3M1
Rating
7/10
Price
$ 129.00
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Product Name
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox)
Xbox Headset
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Rating
7.8/10
Price
$ 148.90
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Product Name
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Xbox Headset
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset: THX 7.1 Spatial Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Detachable Mic - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Black
Rating
7.9/10
Price
$ 231.54
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Product Name
Razer Nari Ultimate
Xbox Headset
Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Mic with Game/Chat Balance - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Mobile Devices
Rating
7.7/10
Price
$ 271.79
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Product Name
SteelSeries Arctis 9x
Xbox Headset
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Integrated Xbox Wireless + Bluetooth – 20+ Hour Battery Life – for Xbox One
Rating
8.3/10
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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition

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Weight: 322 grams

Battery Life: N/A

Connectivity: Wired via 3.5 mm audio cable

Compatibility: Any device or console with a 3.5mm audio jack

The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition may have been around for quite a while, but it’s definitely an oldie but goodie that still holds up exceedingly well even by today’s standards. Here are a few reasons why you should consider it for your Xbox One:

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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
  • Full audio controls
  • THX spatial audio
  • Game/chat balance
  • Custom-tuned 50 mm drivers

Additional reasons to consider the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition:

  • Despite its age, it offers fantastic audio quality that exaggerates its bass profile just right so action-packed titles are giving a lot more oomph. It also comes with a fantastic mic that includes impressive sound isolation.
  • Its rugged design allows it to take a beating so you never have to handle it with kid gloves.
  • Because it’s been around for quite a while, you’ll be able to pick it up at a fraction of its original price since it’s pretty much perpetually on sale.

While some of its greatest features are reserved for PC, like Razer’s signature THX Spatial Audio, the Kraken Tournament Edition remains an excellent gaming headset that’s light on the wallet.

Full Razer Kraken Tournament Edition review can be found here


Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Xbox One Edition

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Review

Weight: 290 grams

Battery Life: 15 hours

Connectivity: Connects directly to Xbox Wireless

Compatibility: Modern Xbox consoles / PC via Xbox Wireless Adapter

If wired gaming headsets just aren’t your thing and you don’t want to pay through the teeth for a wireless alternative, the Xbox One version of the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen is one of your best bets. Take a look at some of its best features:

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Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox)
  • Xbox Wireless Xbox Wireless provides you with a best-in-class wireless gaming audio experience by letting you connect your headset directly to your Xbox without an adapter, the same way your Xbox wireless controller connects to the console. Xbox Wireless automatically configures the headset’s connection, so just turn-on the headset and start playing.
  • Windows Sonic* Windows Sonic delivers immersive virtual surround sound and precise, distortion-free 3D audio to bring your games, movies and music to life. *Windows Sonic provided by Microsoft for Xbox and compatible Windows 10 PCs. Compatible with Dolby Atmos for Headphones, subject to availability through Microsoft update. Additional purchase may be required.
  • Gen 2 Flip-to-Mute Mic Turtle Beach improves voice chat once again with a larger, high-sensitivity, high performance microphone. The Gen 2 mic improves chat clarity and seamlessly integrates into the headset design when flipped up to mute.
  • Better Fit, Bigger Sound Uniquely shaped ear cushions with soft, breathable material improves comfort for long gameplay sessions and allows for a wider audio soundstage and greater depth perception.

Additional reasons to consider the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox):

  • It has a superb sound profile that balances clarity and punchiness for a stellar listening experience while gaming.
  • The headset’s “Superhuman Hearing” feature amplifies individual sounds to make them more distinct and noticeable, adding a new layer of immersion to video games.
  • The Xbox One version of the Stealth 600 Gen 2 doesn’t require a wireless dongle and connects directly to the console’s Xbox Wireless signal with minimal hassle.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is one of the more stylish wireless headsets around and happens to be among the more affordable ones as well, which is a huge plus.

Full Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 review can be found here


Razer BlackShark V2 Pro

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Weight: 320 grams

Battery Life: 23 hours

Connectivity: Wireless via USB wireless transmitter / Wired via 3.5mm audio cable

Compatibility: PC / Xbox One / PS4 / Docked Switch / Smartphones

A follow-up to the fan-favourite BlackShark V2, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro included some minor but welcome tweaks to its predecessor while adding wireless connectivity. It’s a fantastic all-round gaming headset that lasts long and looks great. Here’s what we loved most about it:

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
  • The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Peripherals Manufacturer in the US: Source - The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Gaming Designed: Keyboards, Mice, PC Headsets, and PC Microphones, Based on dollar sales, Jan. 2017- June 2020 combined.
  • THX 7.1 Surround Sound Capable: Provides industry-leading audio realism for in-game immersion by providing accurate spatial audio information beyond standard 7.1 surround sound directional cues
  • Triforce Titanium 50mm High-End Sound Drivers: Outfitted with cutting-edge, 50mm drivers divided into 3 parts for individual tuning of highs, mids, and lows
  • All-Day Comfort: Oval, cooling gel-infused cushions that prevent overheating and pressure build-up

Additional reasons to consider the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox):

  • Its well-designed earcups and generous amounts of padding provide a high level of comfort even while gaming for extended periods.
  • The BlackShark V2 Pro’s gorgeous low-profile design makes it great for both work and play and wouldn’t feel too out of place if used outdoors. A definite plus for more lowkey gamers.
  • It comes with an excellent boom mic that captures your voice clearly and expertly blocks out even louder ambient noises.

It actually features THX Spatial Audio and amazing Razer Synapse 3 support, both of which are only available on PC, unfortunately.

Due to the nature of the Xbox One’s connectivity, you can only hook this headset up to the console via 3.5mm cable, but if you game primarily on PC and want a gaming headset that also works well with your Xbox One, the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is one of the best.

Full Razer BlackShark V2 Pro review can be found here


Razer Nari Ultimate

Razer Nari Ultimate Review

Weight: 432 grams

Battery Life: 24 hours with RGB and HyperSense deactivated

Connectivity: Connects directly to Xbox Wireless or via USB dongle/ Wired via 3.5mm audio cable

Compatibility: PC/ PS4 / Xbox One/ Nintendo Switch / Smartphones

Just like the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Xbox One Edition, the Razer Nari Ultimate has the capability of connecting directly to the Xbox One through the console’s Xbox Wireless frequency, though it comes with a much higher price tag.

This is primarily due to the inclusion of Razer’s signature HyperSense technology, which is a must-have for gamers who put a high premium on immersion. Check out what makes this triple-serpent offering so awesome:

Razer Nari Ultimate
  • HYPERSENSE TECHNOLOGY: Features haptic technology that creates touch-sensory feedback for lifelike sensations based on audio cues either in-game, while listening to music, or watching videos
  • THX SPATIAL AUDIO: Breaks the boundaries of defined 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround to deliver seamless 360 degree positional audio for a more natural and lifelike experience Available with Razer Synapse
  • 2.4 GHz WIRELESS AUDIO: With audio controls directly on the headset, you can do everything from adjusting volume to muting your mic on the fly
  • RETRACTABLE MIC WITH GAME/CHAT BALANCE: For the perfect mix of game audio and team communication. System Requirements - PC with USB port; PlayStation 4, Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7, Internet connection for driver installation, At least 500 MB of free hard disk space

Additional reasons to consider the Razer Nari Ultimate:

  • The HyperSense feature places haptic feedback technology directly into the headset’s ear cups, allowing it to convert audio into touch-sensory feedback so you can actually feel the game’s sound effects.
  • It’s a handsome-looking headset that’s exceedingly well-built and can handle its fair share of punishment.
  • It comes with an excellent boom mic that offers fantastic sound isolation and records your voice with depth and clarity.

If you’re looking for an outstanding wireless gaming headset that allows you to experience your Xbox One titles in a whole new light, the Razer Nari Ultimate should be at the top of your list.

Full Razer Nari Ultimate review can be found here


SteelSeries Arctis 9x

SteelSeries Arctis 9x Review

Weight: 372 grams

Battery Life: 28 hours

Connectivity: Connects directly to Xbox Wireless/ Wired via 3.5mm audio cable / Bluetooth

Compatibility: PC/ PS4 / Xbox One/ Nintendo Switch / Smartphones

The SteelSeries Arctis 9 debuted as one of the best wireless headsets for consoles but was sadly incompatible with the Xbox One. With the release of the Arctis 9x, SteelSeries finally brought the experience over to Microsoft’s current-gen machine, while also future-proofing it for the Xbox Series X|S. Here are a few reasons why the headset was so well-received:

SteelSeries Arctis 9x
  • Microsoft certified – Compatible with Xbox One and the upcoming Xbox Series X consoles
  • Integrated Xbox wireless - connect directly to your Xbox just like a wireless controller, and start gaming in seconds with no cable or dongle required
  • Bluetooth - simultaneously connect to Bluetooth and Xbox TO mix in music and take calls while gaming, or use wirelessly on the go with your mobile device
  • Clearcast Microphone - the Arctis mic uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise Cancellation so that your voice sounds clear and natural
  • It offers a dual-wireless connection, allowing you to hook up the headset to your Xbox One while simultaneously connecting it to your smartphone. That way you can listen to music while gaming or answer a phone call without being interrupted.
  • It’s one of the best-sounding Arctis headsets on the market, with a satisfying bass profile, crystal-clear mids, and impressively distinct trebles.
  • The headset sports the signature Arctis design that’s a marvellous blend of comfort, style, and toughness.

The SteelSeries Arctis 9x doesn’t come cheap, but if you can manage to cough up its steep price tag, you’ll be treated to one of the best Xbox-specific gaming headsets currently on the market.

Full SteelSeries Arctis 9x review can be found here


Final Thoughts

Finding the right gaming headset for your Xbox One takes a lot of time and research, which is why we decided to do the work for you. We’ve tried to include all kinds of features and price points in this list in hopes that there’ll be a little bit of something for everyone, but if you think there’s a headset that should’ve made the cut, make sure let us know in the comments section below.

Product Name
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox)
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Razer Nari Ultimate
SteelSeries Arctis 9x
Xbox Headset
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Green RZ04-02051100-R3M1
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset: THX 7.1 Spatial Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Detachable Mic - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Black
Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Mic with Game/Chat Balance - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Mobile Devices
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Integrated Xbox Wireless + Bluetooth – 20+ Hour Battery Life – for Xbox One
Rating
7/10
7.8/10
7.9/10
7.7/10
8.3/10
Price
$ 129.00
$ 148.90
$ 231.54
$ 271.79
Price not available
Prime
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Product Name
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Xbox Headset
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition Gaming Headset Green RZ04-02051100-R3M1
Rating
7/10
Price
$ 129.00
Prime
Buy Now
Product Name
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox)
Xbox Headset
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Rating
7.8/10
Price
$ 148.90
Prime
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Buy Now
Product Name
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Xbox Headset
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset: THX 7.1 Spatial Surround Sound - 50mm Drivers - Detachable Mic - for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S - 3.5mm Headphone Jack - Black
Rating
7.9/10
Price
$ 231.54
Prime
Buy Now
Product Name
Razer Nari Ultimate
Xbox Headset
Razer Nari Wireless: THX Spatial Audio - Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions - 2.4GHz Wireless Audio - Mic with Game/Chat Balance - Gaming Headset Works for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Mobile Devices
Rating
7.7/10
Price
$ 271.79
Prime
Buy Now
Product Name
SteelSeries Arctis 9x
Xbox Headset
SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Integrated Xbox Wireless + Bluetooth – 20+ Hour Battery Life – for Xbox One
Rating
8.3/10
Price
Price not available
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