We hate to say it, but the fact of the matter is, most Xbox One headsets suck. The problem is that the console doesn't support Bluetooth or standard USB audio, meaning wired connections have typically been the best way to go, especially since some wireless options are priced as high as $300.
So far, we’ve tested seven wireless Xbox headsets, and we think that the HyperX CloudX Flight is the best for most Xbox gamers. It’s $60 more expensive than our former top pick, the Turtle Beach Stealth 500 Wireless, but it has a stronger build, a removable microphone which records in better quality than most, and it has a more comfortable fit. Trust us — it’s worth the extra cost.
Battery life is impressive, too. You can expect more than a day of use before needing to recharge them — and if you accidentally leave them powered on, they’ll automatically turn off to conserve battery life. Here's our full breakdown on our favorite Xbox headset.
The CloudX Flight headset is very comfortable, even if you wear glasses. The pair didn’t feel as tight as other Xbox headsets we tested, and its adjustable design ensures a comfortable fit for heads of all shapes and sizes.
The headset also wasn't quite as comfortable as the SteelSeries Arctis 9x, but on the plus side, it's $40 cheaper. SteelSeries sells another even cheaper Xbox headset, the $100 Arctis 1 Wireless, but the CloudX Flight has better audio quality and a more reliable wireless connection.
Don’t let its plastic design deter you, either — the headset looks and feels premium. We love its matte black finish and appreciate that its leatherette-covered memory foam earcups rotate 90 degrees. This allows you to wear the headset around your neck when you take a quick break from your game, and it makes it easier to store them flat when they’re not in use.
Details matter, and the inclusion of an LED light that glows when the mic is muted is a nice touch. Hold the mute button on the side for a few seconds to turn on mic monitoring. This convenient feature lets you hear your own voice or the environment around you inside the headphones.
In terms of audio quality, we found that the sound was comparable to the much pricier SteelSeries Arctis 9x headset. Audio was clear and we didn’t suffer from as many connectivity issues as we did with the Artis 9x. Frequent disconnects or out-of-sync audio are extremely frustrating, and we’re happy to report these problems didn’t exist with the HyperX during our tests.
We could easily adjust game volume with the volume wheel — the headset will beep when you reach the max volume — and there are a few settings for balancing the game and chat audio so you can hear your friends over the action.
Overall, this comfortable and reliable wireless Xbox headset delivers gamers impressive audio quality, lengthy battery life, and a good microphone. Really, the only thing we could ask for is a lower price, but it’s still cheaper than several other wireless Xbox headsets. Take the recently launched LucidSound LS50X wireless headset for example. It has a jaw-dropping $250 price point, meaning it may even be more expensive than your Xbox console!
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