Gaming on an Xbox One is a joy and audio is an important aspect of that experience. Without proper audio, the entire game becomes lackluster and bland. Furthermore, when it comes to online and competitive gaming, the sound in the game lets the players know the direction of the enemies. You also need a way to communicate with your teammates. You need a headset that has an accurate and immersive sound signature, a quality microphone, and is comfortable to wear. If you’ve got an Xbox One and are on the lookout for a new headsets then you have come to the right place. Whether you’re on a budget or looking for a top-of-the-line pair of headphones, we have got you covered. Here are the 15 best gaming headsets for Xbox One you can buy in 2020.

Best Gaming Headsets for Xbox One in 2020

We have divided this article into two sections. In the first section we have listed headphones under $100. If you want more premium experience you can move to the section section that lists headphones above $100. You can click on the links below to quickly move between the sections:

Best Gaming Headsets for Xbox One Under $100

1. Razer Kraken X

Kicking off the list is one of the best affordable wired gaming headsets you can get for your Xbox One – the Razer Kraken X. The closed-back Kraken X packs in great-sounding 40 mm drivers that deliver decent audio quality with good highs and mids, along with punchy bass.

The headphone features the 7.1 surround sound technology that delivers positional audio. And with the bendable noise-canceling microphone, it reduces ambient noise so that you can chat with your buddies without any distraction.

Razer Kraken X

The build quality of the Razer Kraken X is quite impressive. At 250 grams, it’s one of the lightest headsets in the market. Thanks to the super comfy earcups, the headset is pretty comfortable to wear. Featuring responsive audio controls, it allows you to control audio with ease. At $39, Kraken X is also comparatively affordable than many other similar Xbox One headsets in the market.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($89.99)

2. HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

If your budget is limited to just $40 and you’re looking for one of the best gaming headsets for your Xbox One at that price point, then you should consider  HyperX Cloud Stinger core. Priced at $37.57, the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core headset features 40 mm drivers enclosed in a lightweight plastic chassis.

In terms of sound quality, the Cloud Stinger may not sound as terrific as the Kraken, but it isn’t half bad either. The headphones have a flat audio profile, with good highs and mids, along with adequate bass.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core

Even though it’s made of plastic, the build quality of the Cloud Stinger is pretty great for the price. With the soft ear cushions, it’s quite comfortable to wear. Though it’s not the lightest headset in the market, it’s not heavy either. So, you can comfortably wear it for hours during high-octane console gaming.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($37.57)

3. Microsoft Xbox One Official Stereo Headset

In case you’re someone who prefers first-party accessories over third-party ones, then you should consider getting the affordable Microsoft Xbox One Official Stereo Headset. Priced at $26.99, the official Xbox One headset is pretty decent and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want a headset with an over-the-top design.

The headphones feature high-quality drivers that sound pretty decent for playing games or chatting with friends on your Xbox One.

Microsoft Xbox One Official Stereo Headset

Being quite lightweight, the Xbox One official stereo headset is one of the most comfortable pairs out of the lot and can be worn for long hours without worrying about any discomfort. Much like the HyperX Cloud Stinger, the microphone on the Xbox One official stereo headset can be folded up when not in use, however, it doesn’t feature the auto-mute functionality of the former.

Voice quality from the microphone is quite acceptable and is perfect for in-game voice chat. Currently priced at just $25, it’s easily one of the cheapest Xbox One headsets in the market.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm / USB

Buy from Amazon ($24.99)

4. Corsair HS50

The Corsair HS50, the most affordable headset on this list, is also a great option you can consider if you didn’t like any of the aforementioned budget options. The HS50 not only offers the best value for money, it sounds pretty decent, thanks to its 50 mm drivers, and is quite comfortable with its leatherette headband covering.

Corsair HS50

The headset features a detachable microphone, which is something you won’t find in any other headset in this price range, that you can remove when you don’t need it and use the headset as a normal pair of headphones with your smartphone. Granted, the sound quality won’t match that of any of the headphones mentioned on this list, but at the price the Corsair HS50 is definitely a great buy.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($49.99)

5. EKSA E900

Though EKSA E900 may not boast a stylish design, it has all the bases covered to be a fine headset for your Xbox One. And that too without putting much pressure on your budget. Despite being an affordable headset, it delivers reasonably good sound. And with the support for 7.1 surround sound technology, it’s up to the mark when it comes to creating an immersive gaming experience. As for the microphone, it provides distortion-free audio. Even in terms of blocking ambient noise, it’s on par.

EKSA E900

Talking about the build quality, it’s made of soft memory foam that enhances the comfort factor. So, you can expect the headset to feel comfy on your head while you are taking on some of the best Xbox One games out there. Besides, the headset features responsive buttons for convenient volume adjustment. And when you don’t want any sound to distract you, the mute button can let you turn off the sound.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm/USB 

Buy from Amazon ($45.99)

6. HyperX Cloud Alpha

Esports enthusiasts looking for a premium headset under the $100 mark should check out the HyperX Cloud Alpha – a gaming headset that you might have seen on a number of Twitch and Mixer streams. The headphones feature a high-quality durable aluminum design, coupled with remarkably comfortable memory foam earcups that are perfect for long hours of use.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha makes use of the company’s Dual Chamber technology, delivering crisp highs and deep bass that add up to an amazing listening experience. On top of that, the headphones feature a detachable cable, which is something I feel should be a standard feature in all wired headphones.

The HyperX Cloud Alpha is a great choice if you’re on the lookout for a durable gaming headset for you Xbox One that you’ll easily be able to use for a significantly long time.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($99.99)

7. Sennheiser GSP 300

The Sennheiser GSP 300 is another great wired gaming headset in the sub $100 category.The closed back headset has a really comfortable design with sufficient padding on the headband, along with comfortable memory foam ear cushions.

Sound quality is top notch, as you’d expect from any headphone coming out of Sennheiser’s stable, and you won’t find any issues with the headset in that aspect.

Sennheiser GSP 300

The microphone on the GSP 300 is mounted onto a rather large boom arm which can be raised when not in use. Raising the microphone out of the way instantly mutes it, which is a nice touch. The Sennheiser GSP 300 also features intuitive volume controls on the right ear cup, which makes on-the-fly adjustments a breeze.

The only downside of the Sennheiser GSP 300 is that it’s a bit too large and heavy, which means that it won’t be as comfortable to wear for long hours, unlike several other headphones on this list.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($97.75)

8. Turtle Beach Elite Atlas

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas is another great option you can consider for your Xbox One. The pair is one of the coolest looking headphones in the price bracket and it’s surprisingly well built, featuring a sleek metal headband and swappable magnetic memory foam ear cushions. The headphones feature large 50 mm Nanoclear drivers that have been specifically designed for eSports players and frankly sound quite great.

Turtle Beach Elite Atlas

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas also features a detachable noise-cancelling mic with support for the company’s TruSpeak technology for better audio reception. The headphones are also a great choice for gamers who wear glasses as they feature a ProSpecs Glasses Relief System that allows users to create a small channel in the earcups for the glasses to fit through.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($99.95)

Best Gaming Headsets for Xbox One Over $100

9. SteelSeries Arctis 7

Arguably one of the best gaming headsets for Xbox One, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is an over-ear closed-back headset that comes with a wireless connectivity option. The headband on the Arctis 7 is one of its best qualities and I’m a huge fan of the elastic band that always ensures a comfortable fit without any adjustments required. The earcups on the headphones are breathable and well-padded, making it one of the best option for long hours of use.

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Audio reproduction, both from the drivers and the mic, is top notch and I’m sure you won’t face any problems on that front. The Arctis 7 features a Discord-certified ClearCast microphone which captures studio quality audio and features background noise cancellation.

The headphones make use of a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, which ensures stable, lossless wireless audio with low latency and no interference. In terms of battery life, the Arctis 7 is rated to last up to 24 hours on a single charge, which means that you won’t need to charge often.

Connection type: USB / Wireless

Buy from Amazon ($149.99)

10. Razer Nari ultimate

Another headset from Razer to make it on this list, the Razer Nari Ultimate is a compelling buy if you’re looking for a gaming headset that sound simply amazing. The headphones feature a really comfortable headband design with adjustable length, something that the Arctis 7 doesn’t offer. The memory foam ear cushions a super comfy and you can even choose to replace them with gel-infused cushions that will keep your head cool while you game.

Razer Nari Ultimate

One of the coolest features that you get with the Nari Ultimate is its haptic fedback, which means that the headphones vibrate in time with the audio. This really makes the headphones stand out as you can literally feel the in-game audio.

Much like the Arctis 7, the Razer Nari Ultimate makes use of a 2.4 GHz wireless connection, with little to no latency and a stable connection. The only shortcoming of the Nari Ultimate is its mic, which is retractable but doesn’t perform as well as the one on the Arctis 7.

Connection type: USB / Analog 3.5 mm / Wireless

Buy from Amazon ($179.99)

11. Razer Thresher

Razer’s headset is known to deliver top-notch audio quality. And its Thresher is in line with the reputation as far as sound quality is concerned. The 50mm drivers are designed to offer crystal clear sound by keeping distortion at bay. Couple that with the retractable microphone and you have a headset that’s fully equipped to provide impressive audio quality.

With the help of quick control buttons, you can fine-tune audio without putting your gaming on a halt. Another feature worth taking note of is the 7.1 surround sound that provides immersive sound quality.

Razer Thresher

Due mainly to the advanced noise cancellation technology, it doesn’t allow the background noise to disrupt your gaming. As for design, Thresher sports a lightweight and trendy design. Made of memory foam and leatherette, the headset has a pretty comfortable form-factor.

Not just that, it also delivers 16 hours of battery life so that you can play games for hours without having to worry about charging the headset. Long story short, Thresher can safely claim to be one of the best Xbox One headsets.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm / Wireless

Buy from Amazon ($140.44)

12. Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

For Logitech fans, the G933 Artemis Spectrum from the company is another great option which offers wireless connectivity. The headset has a really premium build quality with soft fabric ear cups and substantial cushioning. The ear cups are large and cover the ears perfectly, which helps improve noise isolation. You can connect the headphones to your Xbox One using the 2.4 GHz wireless option or use them wired using the included 3.5 mm analog or USB port.

Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

The headphones are rated for up to 12 hours of battery life, which isn’t a whole lot when compared to some other headphones on this list, but it’s good enough for any casual gamer. Additionally, the G933 Artemis Spectrum features completely customizable RGB lighting, swappable backlit custom tages and 3 programmable G-keys for executing macro commands.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm / USB / Wireless

Buy from Amazon ($169.99)

13. Astro A50

If you’re comfortable spending $300 on a pair of gaming headphones, then you should totally consider getting the Astro A50. One of the most premium headsets out of the lot, the Astro A50 offers well-balanced audio output, a multitude of connectivity options and it comes with a cool charging dock which houses and charges the headphones when not in use.

Astro A50

In terms of design, the Astro A50s are comparable to some of the other premium headphones on this list, featuring a comfortable headband and soft, breathable cushions which will allow you to use the headphones for long hours. The microphone on the A50 is also quite good and it is capable of reproducing your voice quite accurately while filtering out the background noise.

Connection type: USB / Optical Audio cable

Buy from Amazon ($214.99)

14. Victrix Pro AF ANC

The Victrix Pro AF ANC is another great pair that you can consider if you’re looking for Xbox One gaming headsets with active noise cancellation. The headphones feature a ton of novelty features that you wouldn’t find in any other headphone on this list, including replaceable leather earcups with vents, a twisting body that will allow you to rest the headphones on your shoulder when you’re not using them, and an in-line remote that allows you to control all of the headphone’s features with ease.

Victrix Pro AF ANC

The Victrix Pro AF ANC has a very gamery design aesthetic with a black and purple color scheme that looks fantastic. The active noise cancellation technology make it a perfect pair for eSports enthusiasts as it drowns out 70 percent of the background noise, allowing you to focus on your game.

To be honest, the Victrix Pro AF ANC headset isn’t for the average Joe, but for those of you who take gaming really seriously, the Victrix Pro AF ANC is a great buy.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm

Buy from Amazon ($299.99)

15. LucidSound LS35X

If microphone performance ranks at the top of your list of priorities, then you should consider getting the LucidSound LS35X for your Xbox One gaming needs. The headphones might not sound as great as some of the other options or might not be built as well, but they feature a dual microphone system which works exceptionally well and does a good job of recording/transmitting your voice.

15. LucidSound LS35X

The headphones come with a wireless connectivity option, but you can also use it with its 3.5 mm analog connection or an optical connection. The design of the headphone is remarkably comfortable and it doesn’t clamp down on your head with too much force, which is great for long hours of use. However, because of the loose fit, the headphones don’t do a great job of isolating background noise, so they aren’t an ideal option for noise environments.

Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm / Optical cable / Wireless

Buy from Amazon ($147.99)

Best Xbox One Gaming Headsets to Buy

Well, that was our list of the 15 best gaming headsets for the Xbox One. We have made sure to include both wireless and wired gaming headsets in the list, along with both high-end headsets and affordable headsets, so there’s something for everyone. If you think we missed out on a great headset for the Xbox One, let us know in the comments section below.

2 COMMENTS

  1. If I may the LS20 is actually a really good headset. I’ve had it for a while and it’s done me justice.

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