Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Headset promises ‘immersive’ gaming experience at an amazing $100 deal, which is frankly speaking a lot cheaper than what’s currently on the market and won’t require a dongle either.
The Xbox wireless headset has gathered a lot of attention from fans who are eager to make their first purchase once it hits the stores closest to them.
According to Microsoft, the headset will use the Xbox Wireless protocol, which promises low-latency, and lossless audio without the need for a dongle as well as Bluetooth. It is also reported that will offer up to 15 hours of battery life and a clever control design.
The new Xbox headsets are expected to be $99.99, which is roughly $100 (UGX 365,994), and is considered to be one of the affordable options on the market according to CNet.
The headset will support Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X for precise surround-sound experiences. Its retractable microphone has dual beamforming elements to separate speech audio from surrounding sound and can isolate your voice from ambient background noise, according to the announcement.
The mic also has an auto-mute option so it’s active only when you’re talking, and it has an indicator light so you know when it’s active. Quite an innovative feature, which most gamers are going to love.
The Xbox headsets will also feature auto-mute sensitivity, equalizer and bass boost settings, plus the brightness of the mic’s mute light can be controlled through the Xbox Accessories app on Xbox One, Series X and S and Windows 10 devices. Bluetooth wireless is also available so you can simultaneously connect to a phone for chat, calls or music.
Microsoft also claims that gamers will be able to play ‘comfortably’ for hours with the new headsets due to the ultra-soft ear cups, lightweight design, and customizable fit option.
According to the product page: ‘The 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.’
Microsoft promises comfort and immersive gaming experience with its new Xbox headsets
The headset is built with a durable frame using an inner metal headband with a thick cushion to spread pressure more evenly. Microsoft also turned the outside of the earcups into volume and game/chat audio balance dials so you’re never struggling to find little dials on the headset during a battle.
A 3-hour charge gives you up to 15 hours of battery life, but you can also charge it for just 30 minutes to get about 4 hours of use, Microsoft says.
The Xbox Wireless Headset will be available beginning March 16 in most worldwide Xbox markets and can be preordered starting today from the Microsoft Store and elsewhere.
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