The 8 Best Xbox One Headsets to Buy in 2018

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Whether you’re gaming online or offline with the Xbox One, a good headset goes a long way. Not only will it allow you to be fully enveloped in the carefully crafted audio atmosphere of your game, but it’ll give you a competitive edge in online matches so you can communicate clearly with your teammates and hear the footsteps of your enemies behind you. 

To help you get a leg up on the competition, we put together a list of our favorites and we've taken everything into consideration, from budget to broadcast quality, to wireless connectivity and comfort (for those extra long gaming sessions). Read on for the best Xbox One gaming headsets to buy today.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Razer Kraken Pro V2

Razer Kraken Pro V2
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The Razer Kraken Pro V2 is the best Xbox One headset overall, covering all fronts from its affordable price, quality construction, and powerful sound. Radically improve your gaming sessions with these memory-foam-cushioned, sound-isolated headphones that sport an unidirectional mic to provide crystal clear sound reproduction and communication.

The Razer Kraken Pro V2 blasts off with two 50mm drivers that sweep in with a 12Hz to 28kHz frequency response for rich sound clarity that captures all the layers of in-game noises, from the low basses to the high trebles and everything in between. Its ergonomic unibody flexible aluminum frame fits securely on your head, with a fully retractable microphone capable of a 100Hz to 10kHz frequency response so your teammates (or foes) can you hear you loud and clear. Colors come in black, green, quartz, white, and red. The headset comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty for both parts and labor.

Best Budget: DIWUER Stereo Wired Gaming Headset

For gamers on a budget, chekc out the DIWUER Stereo Wired Gaming Headset. Even though it's super affordable, it still comes with packed with noise-isolating capability, a microphone, a lightweight comfortable design, and one-year warranty in case something goes awry.

The DIWUER Stereo Wired Gaming Headset is built with 40mm drivers embedded within its ambient noise-isolating leatherette ear cushions with an adjustable headband that fits on all head shapes and sizes. Its soft rubber omnidirectional microphone can be bent in any angle to one’s liking and offers clarity in voice quality by reducing background chatter so you can be heard no matter where you're playing your Xbox One. On the headset’s connecting cable is a control key that allows for easy access for adjusting in-game volume and muting your microphone. Colors come in blue, red, and pink.

Best for Amplified Noise/Spatial Sound: Turtle Beach Recon 200

When you need to hear the footsteps of your enemy on your tail, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 has got you covered. The amplified Xbox One headset delivers pure audio immersion by being optimized for Microsoft’s Windows Sonic, a spatial surround sound system that allows your ears to hear in every direction of the 3D space you play in.

The wired Turtle Beach Recon 200 uses a rechargeable battery-powered amplifier (lasting 12 hours per use) with a bass boost that blasts a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz from its high-quality 40mm speakers. Right beside its ear cup is a fixed microphone that mutes when flipped up and comes with an adjustable variable volume so you never have to yell when communicating with your teammates. Its metal reinforced headband is wrapped in a synthetic leather with memory foam cushioning, too, so your neck won't get strained. Colors come in black and white.

Best for Wireless Connectivity: CORSAIR Void Pro

The best Xbox One headset on the list for wireless connectivity goes to the cool, alien-style CORSAIR Void Pro. The wireless headset lets you play your Xbox One games at a 40-foot range and boasts a 16-hour battery life, so you don't have to worry about running out of juice at a pivotal moment.

The CORSAIR Void Pro is built with advanced low latency 2.4Ghz wireless technology that connects to your Xbox One using a USB adapter. You can always connect the headphones to its USB charging cable and still be able to play in case your battery life is low. The headset’s 50mm neodymium speaker drivers use Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround to deliver multi-channel positional audio that adds layers of sound to the games you play so you can pinpoint specific audio sources around you. The CORSAIR Void Pro also meets Discord certification, passing quality controls tests with both its microphone and audio drivers for reliable clear communication and superb sound quality.

Best By First Party: Xbox One Stereo Headset 

It doesn’t get any more straightforward and compatible for Xbox One Headsets than the namesake Xbox One Stereo Headset. The first party choice amongst the list is built specifically for the Xbox One in mind and is easy to set up with a cable that connects directly to your Xbox One wireless controller. 

The original 2014 Xbox One Stereo Headset comes with an included Stereo Headset Adapter that connects with your controller, allowing for full audio control at your fingertips so you can easily adjust in-game and chat volumes, mute your microphone, and more. Inside its foam fabric ear cups are 40mm neodymium speakers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz that deliver on a rich stereo sound with deep bass and high frequencies for both in-game audio and communication with other players. Colors come in black and white.

Best for Comfort: HyperX Cloud II

With an award-winning comfort, the HyperX Cloud II's over-ear, 100 percent memory foam ear cushions and leatherette padded headband make it wearable for any type of gamer for hours on end without any discomfort.

Weighing 11.29 ounces, the HyperX Cloud II comes with an extra set of velour ear pads and includes a detachable noise-canceling microphone so you can use it as a pair of headphones without the intrusion of its mic. Its two-meter USB clip-on dongle with a built-in sound card and audio control unit make it easy to adjust volume and switch to virtual 7.1 surround sound on the fly while gaming. It’s also HiFi capable with its 53mm drivers, delivering crisp sound with a 15Hz to 25kHz frequency response for pure gaming immersion. The Xbox One headset comes with a two-year warranty and free technical support. It's available in red and gunmetal colors.

Best for Lightness: Logitech G231 Prodigy 

Like air on your head, the Logitech G231 provides one of the lightest Xbox One Headsets available on the market to date. The lightweight 8.9 ounces are complemented by its soft and durable cloth ear pads that resist both heat and sweat, so you will feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.

The Logitech G231 Prodigy boasts 40mm drivers that open the spectrum of sound with a 20Hz to 20Khz frequency response. Its soft and durable slim lay-flat earpieces are designed to swivel up 90 degrees, which make them both flexible and less prone to breakage from everyday wear and tear. It comes with a two-year warranty.

Best for Audiophiles: Beyerdynamic MMX 300

The premium grade Beyerdynamic MMX 300 has to be heard to be believed for any gamer curious of how far the field of sound can be explored. The best Xbox One headset for audiophiles uses a studio quality driver system and tech from the aviation industry to offer a crystal clear sound reproduction environment where you can hear even the faintest of noises.

The German engineered Beyerdynamic MMX 300 uses an enclosed circumaural sound coupling to the ear that boasts the biggest frequency response of Xbox One headphones on the list with a range of 5Hz to 35kHz. The closed design ensures complete focus without disturbance and has a comfortable (and replaceable) silky-soft velour ear and headband pads to keep you immersed in your game at all times. Its condenser style microphone with a cardioid polar pattern and pop protection suppresses any ambient outside noise so your speech is always heard as precisely as you’ve said it. The headset comes with a two-year warranty.

Our Process

Our writers spent 8 hours researching the most popular Xbox One headsets on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 22 different headsets overall, screened options from 15 different brands and manufacturers and read over 45 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.