This new wired Xbox stereo headset is about to hit the market

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  • Microsoft just told gamers worldwide that they are putting out a new headset model.
  • The new headphones are going to become available for purchase starting in September.
  • Although similar in many ways to the previous version, these ones aren't wireless.
  • They indeed have fewer features, but it's all understandable, considering they cost only half.
Xbox Headset

If you are a console fan, then this news is surely going to put a smile on your face. We’ve been recently talking about a new Xbox controller, so here’s some new hardware from the tech giant.

Microsoft just unveiled a brand new Xbox stereo headset, a $59.99 wired model that is more affordable than the $100 wireless headset that was launched earlier in 2021.

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This model is launching on September 21st, and as you might have expected, it’s missing a few features. However, much of its design has remained intact.

You can still twist the dial on the outside of the right ear cup to adjust the volume, and there’s a mute button on the backside of the flexible microphone, exactly like you get with the wireless version.

The headphones don’t appear to have the chat/game audio mixing dial on the left ear cup, as the more expensive model does, but it’s not that bad, considering the price difference.

Such features as voice isolation focus the mic on your voice, in order to to reduce background noise.

And when you aren’t talking, the auto-mute feature automatically mutes your microphone so you keep comms channels clear, while the manual mute button gives you a privacy option when you need it

Play comfortably for hours with the ultra-soft ear cups, lightweight design, and customizable fit.

These rotating earcup dials of the new Xbox Wireless Headset provide an intuitive way to change volume and game/chat balance.

Quickly adjust and get back to the game. Fully adjustable mic tucks up and out of the way when not in use.

As you probably already know, this headset connects through your Xbox controller via its green 3.5mm cable and plug, which means you can use it with other devices that support a jack plug.

The Redmond company says that the stereo headset supports spatial sound technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic, and DTS:X and that they feature clean mid and high-frequency performance with strong bass.

Also, if the sound quality is anything like it is on the wireless version, then the $59.99 price is more than fair.

Are you excited about this new piece of hardware? Let us know in the comments section below.

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