15 Best Xbox Series X, Series S Headsets of 2020

With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S right around the corner, one can’t help but wonder what the best Xbox Series X headsets are at the moment. And if you’re looking for both Xbox Series X and Series S headsets, you’re at the right place.

Below, we have reviewed some excellent Xbox Series X headsets, and there’s something for everyone’s pockets. Wired, wireless, wallet-friendly, premium, we’ve got it all. And we included various brands because we all know that sometimes you’d just like to get the best headset from that brand you love, so there’s really something for everyone’s tastes.

So, if you’re in the market for a new headset, one that will allow you to enjoy your new console on day one, read on as we take a look at what your options are.

1SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 371g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile, Switch, VR

Key features:

  • Microsoft certified for Xbox One and Xbox Series X
  • Lossless 2.4GHz + Bluetooth
  • Discord-certified microphone
  • ChatMix control
  • 20 hours of battery life

As Gamesradar+ would say, the Arctis 9X Wireless is “the new king of Xbox headsets”, and we’re inclined to agree. If you’re an Xbox user or will be one when the new models drop, you’ll want to pay close attention to this. It’s a Microsoft certified headset which guarantees compatibility and has integrated Xbox wireless, so you can connect to your Xbox like a wireless controller, in a matter of seconds.

The sound is great, you get SteelSeries’ tried and true Arctis soundscape, which is pretty great for just about any kind of gaming. You also have the ClearCast microphone that’s Discord-certified and is one of the best microphones you’ll find on a gaming headset. There’s also the supreme noise cancellation, and the quick mute functionality, for an overall great package.

The plush ear cups and suspension design headband make the Arctis 9X one of the most comfortable headsets out there, even if you wear them for hours at a time. You have 20 hours of battery life, which is pretty impressive. Oh, did we mention that besides connecting to your Xbox, you can have it connected to a Bluetooth device at the same time? Yeah, it’s neat like that, and we love the versatility.  

One potential downside to the Arctis 9X Wireless might be the price, because this headset is far from being budget-friendly. However, when you consider all the benefits, such as the excellent compatibility with Xbox, dual connectivity options, great sound quality and microphone, this actually isn’t too much of a problem, and the headset is definitely worth it. 

2Astro A50 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 380g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mac

Key features:

  • ASTRO Audio V2 tuning
  • Built-in mixamp
  • USB soundcard functionality
  • 3D Audio ready
  • Charging dock

Even though expensive, Astro’s A50 headset is one of the best options you’ll find on Astro’s compatibility list for the new Xbox consoles. And it brings to the table a few interesting things that you won’t find on many other headsets, which makes it a good choice if you can afford it.

The first thing we love is the sound quality. The A50 Wireless comes with ASTRO Audio V2 tuning, which gets you excellent sound in-game, with nothing lacking and nothing being overpowering. Listening to music works well here, too, even though that’s not what these are made for. You also get Dolby Atmos, which is a nice addition.

The microphone is pretty large, and it works very well. You can flip it up when not in use, and you have a Game:Voice balance which lets you set just how much of the game you hear, and how much of your teammates arguing about whose fault that last game was.

The charging dock is pretty neat, too, especially because it looks nice and works as a USB sound card, too. At the end of the day, as far as premium options go, this is one of the best Xbox Series X headsets.  

3Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Black Gen 2

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 380g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC

Key features:

  • Flip-to-mute microphone with excellent quality
  • Commands on the right headset
  • Turtle Beach exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting
  • Extremely comfortable, plush ear cups and thick, comfortable headband
  • 15-hour battery life is pretty neat

Turtle Beach already announced which headsets are compatible with the new Xbox consoles, and guess what? The Stealth 600 Gen 2 is one of them. That means that if you get this excellent wireless headset, you’ll be able to enjoy your games on day one, as soon as you get your console.

So, what exactly is the Stealth 600 Gen 2? Well, it’s a heavy headset at 380 grams, but even despite that, the construction and design make it a comfortable choice. The headband and the earcups have more comfort than you’d ever need, and the earcups come with a glasses relief system that might come in handy to some of you.

The sound quality, thanks to the Superhuman Hearing sound setting and the support for Windows Sonic surround sound, is great. Pinpointing enemy locations is rather easy, and the audio presets give you a bit of versatility, too.

Last but not least, you’re looking at a redesigned Gen 2 flip-to-mute microphone that disappears into the headset when not in use. The larger diameter also means your teammates will be able to hear you a bit clearer. All of the above, plus a reasonable price, make this a pretty good choice. 

4HyperX CloudX Flight

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 315g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC

Key features:

  • Signature HyperX Comfort
  • Zero-latency 2.4GHz wireless
  • Official Xbox licensed headset
  • Detachable microphone with LED mute and mic monitoring
  • Up to 30 hours of battery life

If there is one thing that HyperX is famous for, it’s the level of comfort that’s pretty much universal for all of their headsets – and that includes the CloudX Flight. This official Xbox licensed headset comes with some of the most comfortable earcups out there, and a headband to match. You can literally wear it for hours, and you won’t feel any kind of fatigue.

But it’s not just about comfort. Sound quality is great, too, and the 50mm drivers deliver a rather immersive experience. While there is no virtual surround feature, the stereo sound is still good enough for you to be able to pinpoint enemies with great accuracy. The microphone and chat mixer work brilliantly, and your teammates will be able to hear you loud and clear, with no background noise.

Wireless performance is great thanks to the 2.4GHz transmitter, and we noticed no issues with wireless performance whatsoever. No latency, no dropouts, nothing.

The battery is pretty great, too, and it can go up to 30 hours if you don’t push the volume to the maximum. Charging is pretty quick as well, which rounds out an excellent headset for the new Xbox models. 

5Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 390g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One

Key features:

  • Pro microphone with Truspeak technology
  • 50mm Nanoclear drivers
  • Aero fit ear cushions are extremely comfortable
  • Glasses relief system
  • Metal headband with a suspension design

When it comes to Xbox headsets, Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro 2 is one of the best options out there. Sure, it comes with a premium price tag, but it also comes with excellent performance, great build quality, and stunning looks.

The all-white design looks stunning, but functionally, it’s all about comfort. Even though at 390 grams, this is a pretty heavy headset, the suspension headband distributes weight pretty well, and you don’t feel much. The earcups are massive and come wrapped in a leatherette material. And while usually, this means warm ears in the summer, these don’t have such a problem and will keep your ears cool without any problem. They also come with a glasses relief system, so if you wear glasses while gaming, you won’t feel any discomfort.

Sound quality is pretty great, thanks to the 50mm Nanoclear drivers which deliver precise, crisp, and clear sound. And when you want your teammates to hear you, you have the Truspeak microphone, which is as good as a headset microphone can get.

All things considered, even though this headset definitely doesn’t come cheap, it is one of the best Xbox Series X and Series S headsets out there.

6Astro A20 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 318g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mac

Key features:

  • 2.4GHz wireless for zero latency
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • ASTRO Audio V2 tuning
  • Plush, comfortable earcups
  • Over 15 hours of battery life

Somewhere in the middle of Astro’s lineup of Xbox Series X headsets is the A20 Wireless. As the name would suggest, it’s a wireless headset and one that comes with a few nice things that might make it the perfect candidate for your next purchase.

To begin with, the design is the complete opposite of subtle, but we like it. It comes in a black and white combination with green accents, and futuristic design. One thing we aren’t really fans of is the headband’s comfort, or lack thereof. Even though there are a well thought out gap and a soft material on the lower side of the headband, it fails to provide the comfort we’d expect. The earcups are pretty comfortable, though, which is a plus.

The sound quality is great, in no small part thanks to the ASTRO Audio V2 tuning, which optimizes the sound for gaming. Everything is clear and crisp, and nothing is lacking in this department. The same applies to the microphone as well, which even though without noise-canceling, picks up little to no background noise and your voice is heard loud and clear.

Add to this 15 hours of battery life and zero-latency wireless, and this could be your next headset!

7SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 252g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Extremely affordable price
  • Plush, comfortable earcups
  • Detachable, Discord-certified microphone
  • Provided USB-C dongle for Switch, Android, and PC
  • Steel-reinforced headband

If you don’t want to spend too much, but would like wireless functionality, the Arctis 1 Wireless should be your choice – and it’s exactly what SteelSeries suggest themselves, too. It’s far from cheap, but when you compare it to premium wireless headsets from other manufacturers, it’s pocket change.

The first thing we love is that you get the same drivers, and microphone, as the more premium options in the range. The sound is truly great, and while it lacks virtual surround, we didn’t really feel that – the headset sounds great and we enjoyed gaming with it. The ClearCast microphone is detachable and has Discord certification, so your teammates will be able to hear you loud and clear.

Comfort is excellent with the Arctis 1 Wireless. Even though you don’t get the suspension headband design of the more premium models, you still have plenty of padding there. And you get the soft, plush earcups that everyone who tries, falls in love with. They keep comfort levels really high.

Pair everything we said with a USB-C dongle for the Nintendo Switch and smartphones and 2.4GHz connectivity, and you’ll see why this is the favorite for a lot of people. It’s the combination of latency-free wireless, excellent comfort, and reasonable sound quality, and the versatility you get knowing that you can connect the Arctis 1 Wireless to just about any device you can think of, that makes it an excellent choice.

8LucidSound LS35X Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 396g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Xbox Wireless one-button connection
  • Multi-platform compatibility
  • Dual microphone system with mic monitoring
  • Gel-cooled memory foam earpads for ultimate comfort
  • Included travel case

LucidSound is probably not the first brand that springs to mind when you’re searching for your next headset, but it should be. The LS35X is their more affordable model, but it still comes with all the nice things you’d want in a premium headset.

The first thing you should know is that LucidSound dedicated a lot of attention to comfort. Not only do you have a very thick and comfortable headband, but the memory foam earpads are gel-cooled, which helps you stay cool even during long gaming sessions in the summer heat. The earcups are oval and pretty spacious, so they won’t press on your ear, and you can twist them and put them on your shoulders.

The dual mic system is interesting too – even if you remove the detachable boom mic, you have an integrated mic you can use on the go. And the quality is pretty great, your voice will be heard loud and clear.

Last but certainly not least, the sound quality is really good. Positional accuracy is excellent, and you’ll be able to pinpoint where your enemy is coming from pretty much instantly. If you can work with the price tag, by all means, give them a chance.

9Audeze Penrose X Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back, Planar Magnetic | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 320g | Drivers: 100mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC

Key features:

  • Audeze 100mm planar magnetic drivers
  • Low latency 2.4GHz connection + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Detachable microphone
  • Memory foam earcups and headband
  • Audeze HQ app compatibility

Audeze is a brand that at one point, had only great audiophile products that cost thousands of dollars. But their recent foray into the gaming market resulted in the Penrose X, which is a gaming headset made for the Xbox, and compatibility with the new consoles.

The main difference between this, and any other headset, are the drivers. You’re looking at Audeze’s signature 100mm planar magnetic drivers, and oh boy do they sound good. It’s an experience that’s different, to say the least, but one you’ll enjoy quite a bit while gaming.

You can choose between lossless 2.4GHz, which maintains the sound quality and eliminates any latency, or Bluetooth 5.0 via SBC or AAC. Versatility is always nice, and which one you go for is up to you, although for gaming we’d stick to 2.4GHz. It’s worth mentioning that the detachable microphone has excellent clarity and pretty good noise cancellation, too.

It’s more than clear that Audeze wants to make an impact with the Penrose X, and considering there aren’t many other planar magnetic headphones that are made for gamers, that’s not too much of a problem.

All that’s left is comfort, and we’re glad Audeze nailed that one, too. You get memory foam on the earcups and the headband, which is a pretty comfortable choice, although it does get hot in some situations. If you want premium and good sound quality, this is the headset you’re after.

10Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: Unknown | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Beefy, durable design
  • 50mm Nanoclear drivers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Flip-to-mute microphone
  • 20-hour battery life

Turtle Beach doesn’t have a lot of models, but if you’re after a premium option from the brand, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 is the model you want. The Xbox one comes in an all-black colorway, and oh boy does it look nice. Yes, it’s bulky and heavy, but thanks to the comfort, you won’t feel that too much, and it does add durability.

The first thing you should know is that this is a very versatile headset, and you get a lot of choices. One is dual connectivity, both with Xbox Wireless, and Bluetooth at the same time. Another one is with the mic monitoring and game & chat volume control, so you can set those up as you wish.

Sound quality is pretty great, which is to be expected from a headset at this price range. The microphone sounds pretty good, too, and we have no complaints there.

Last but not least, comfort is really great, and the headset is built like a tank, which inspires confidence. The one downside is the price because it’s rather expensive and there are a lot of alternatives, but that doesn’t make it a bad pick.

11Astro A10

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 346g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Mobile

Key features:

  • Durable construction
  • Comfortable headband and plush earcups
  • Detachable cable
  • Clear unidirectional microphone
  • Wallet-friendly price

Astro’s headset lineup is rather extensive, covering many price points and giving you a lot of choices. But if you’re after a simple headset that won’t set you back too much, and works with the Xbox (and PS4), the A10 wired headset could be the one you’re looking for.

Wired means that you don’t have to struggle with connectivity issues, or charge the headset, or anything similar – just plug and play. The sound quality is pretty good, although nothing to write home about. We loved the microphone, though, as the sound is clear and crisp, and the flip-to-mute functionality is seriously underrated.

Comfort is on point with the A10, thanks to the combination of thick, soft earcups, and a thick material on the headband that distributes weight well. We wouldn’t mind wearing this headset for extended periods of time while gaming, even if it’s hot outside.

Unfortunately, that’s about it with the A10 – there’s not much more to it, it’s a simple headset that works well, with no fuss. If that’s what you need and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, it’s certainly one of the best Xbox Series X and Series X headsets.

12HyperX CloudX Stinger Core

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 215g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile

Key features:

  • Excellent, signature HyperX comfort
  • Very lightweight at only 215g
  • Extremely affordable price
  • Official Xbox licensed headset
  • Immersive audio experience

Not everyone who would like to experience that highly appraised HyperX level of comfort can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a headset. If you’d rather stick to something more modest, the CloudX Stinger Core is a very wallet-friendly model that checks a couple of important boxes in a great package.

That comfort comes thanks to the plush, thick earpads that wrap around your ears and provide levels of comfort few other headsets can reach. The headband has thick padding as well, something that only adds to the comfort. And of course, we can’t forget the weight – at 215 grams this may very well be the lightest option out there. You won’t feel it on your head once you get used to it.

The sound quality is pretty good, but you should set your expectations reasonably. This is an entry-level, budget headset, and you won’t get the incredible audio and virtual surround features of premium models. But if you don’t mind that, it’s a great choice, especially with the excellent microphone that you also get.

If your budget is limiting you and you don’t want to be forced to spend hundreds, The CloudX Stinger is definitely one of the best options out there.  

13EPOS Sennheiser GSP 300

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 290g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Switch, Mobile

Key features:

  • EPOS engineered audio
  • Lift-to-mute microphone
  • Intuitive volume control
  • Ergonomic and very comfortable design
  • Multiplatform compatibility

Sennheiser is a household name in the audiophile world, and many gamers also love their gaming headsets as well. The GSP 300 is a wired headset with a somewhat bulky design, but it’s one of the most comfortable Xbox Series X headsets, and definitely, one to check out at this price range.

To get the important things out of the way, the sound, which has been tuned by EPOS, is pretty good. Yes, you lack a bit of bass, but you won’t feel that too much while gaming. Positional accuracy is great, and you can easily pinpoint enemies in-game. The microphone is also great, and you can lift it to mute it instantly if you don’t want to be heard all the time.

But it’s the comfort we love – it’s really on another level. The earcups are massive and have soft padding that feels great on the head. And the headband is soft and comfortable, just what you need for extended gaming sessions on your Xbox.

The only potential issue is the design – it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you think you like it, the performance and comfort are two major selling points of the GSP 300.  

14LucidSound LS50X Wireless

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: Yes | Weight: 408g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC, Mobile, Switch

Key features:

  • Xbox licensed headset
  • Comfortable leatherette cushions with cooling gel
  • Dual connectivity with Bluetooth and Xbox wireless
  • Easy to reach controls
  • Removable microphone

LucidSound’s LS50X is a premium choice from a manufacturer you may have never heard about. They aren’t a gaming company, but this model is a great pick for people looking for a headset for their next console. It’s Xbox licensed and has a few nice things going for it.

First of all, the build quality is phenomenal. You have premium materials all around, with naked metal making an appearance on the sides. The cushions and headband are pretty well made, and this is one of the most comfortable headsets on the market nowadays.

What’s nice is that you also have the performance to match. Sound quality is really good, and this is true when you’re listening to music, too. You get a dual-microphone system, so you can remove the boom mic and use the one that’s built-in for talking on the go.

Another neat functionality is that not only do you have Xbox wireless connectivity, with zero lag, but you also have Bluetooth so you can have your smartphone connected while you’re gaming and still be able to pick up calls. Even though, yes, this is an expensive headset, if you don’t have to have a recognizable brand, you should certainly give it a shot.

15Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50X

Acoustic Design: Closed Back | Wireless: No | Weight: 181g | Drivers: 40mm | Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac

Key features:

  • Crystal clear, high sensitivity microphone
  • Lightweight design with comfortable earcups
  • Convenient, in-line controls so you don’t waste time looking for the controls
  • While made for Xbox One, it’s compatible with PS4, PC, and Mac
  • Very affordable price

The fact that you really don’t want to spend a lot of money on a headset doesn’t need to force you towards buying a bad headset – just look at the Ear Force Recon 50X by Turtle Beach. It’s very affordable, but it checks all the boxes for a decent wired headset.

To begin with, the earcups are massive and go around your ears with relative ease. They’re wrapped in a leatherette material, which does feel comfortable. However, the headband has zero padding, which is something that might be a problem for many. At 181 grams, though, how much of a problem will this be?

The sound itself is average. Positional accuracy isn’t bad but isn’t great either, and the games can sometimes sound mushy and undefined. At this price, though, we aren’t really complaining, but make sure you set your expectations reasonably.

The microphone is pretty good, though. It’s crystal clear, and it has great sensitivity so it picks up your voice instantly. And even though it doesn’t have any noise canceling, the amount of background noise it picks up is absolutely minimal. A great budget choice for everyone.

Final thoughts

Even though the console itself isn’t out yet, there’s definitely no shortage of headsets on the market at the moment. The argument could be made that you can wait for the console, and then wait for manufacturers to release headsets. But, considering that it could be a while before this happens, why not be prepared on day one with some of the best Xbox gaming headsets for 2020?

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