Microsoft officially launches the challenge to Sony: through a press release released on its official website, in fact, the American company has officially announced Xbox Wireless Headset, a new “universal” accessory to play on any platform or device.
The new Xbox Wireless Headset is designed to be easily connected to all platforms of the Microsoft ecosystem through Bluetooth, from consoles to PC, to mobile devices. The official marketing date of the accessory will be March 16, at a price of $99.
The headset will come in a black and green colorway with a classic retractable microphone, leather earcups, and an internal metal headband. The edges of the ear cups will have rubberized rotary knobs, used to adjust both the volume and the balance between game audio and chat.
The overall aesthetic has been designed to be minimal, allowing it to blend in with its surroundings along with the Xbox Series X/S console. This new headset will retail for a similar price to many gaming headsets; in fact, it will have the same price as Sony’s equivalent Pulse 3D headset for PlayStation 5.
As well as for the Sony console, Xbox Series X/S have dedicated custom audio hardware to enable spatial audio through headphones. The new Xbox Wireless Headset supports Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X, the trio of 3D audio systems available on Xbox.
The new headset is compatible with all Microsoft-supported devices and therefore will also work with Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The headset uses the Xbox wireless technology system, and can be paired with a phone or PC via Bluetooth.
The headphones can also be paired with a phone and a console simultaneously. This, for example, will allow us to play on Xbox while chatting with friends on Discord using the same headset, which is perfect for cross-platform play.