Microsoft announces new Xbox Wireless Headset

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Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Wireless Headset on 28th May (locally) for a recommended retail price of R1799.00. It’s the first wireless headset of this type Microsoft has launched since the last generation of consoles.

According to the press release, the Xbox Wireless Headset will be able to connect with Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PCs and all mobile devices. (Sorry Sony users!)

From the sounds of things the Xbox Wireless Headset is designed to improve on the base-level Xbox Stereo and other headsets currently available for the console.

Xbox’s sonic upgrade

Microsoft says the headset was designed to support industry-leading spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphones – X spatial sound technologies. On top of that it’s been designed to be worn long into the night; it’s lightweight design includes ultra-soft large earcups made of polyurethane leather that distribute pressure evenly over the ears, and an adjustable headband with a thick cushion to accommodate multiple head-sizes.

“We spent a lot of time in the audio testing chambers trying to characterize and understand how the headset reproduces audio in different room environments. It goes in your living room, game room, and dorm room and we want it to sound the best for all types of audio.” said Erik Garcia, Project Architect and Lead. “In the same way, the team studied gameplay to ensure great sounding chat with a sensitive mic to prevent background noise.”

Microsoft says that at optimum charge (which takes around 3 hours), gamers can expect around 15 hours-worth of audio-excellence. Now all we need do is wait until May… unless you’re drooling about the prospect of owning this baby is enticing enough to order it online.

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