A new accessory is about to enter the Xbox family: Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Stereo Headset, a wired version of the peripheral already launched in recent months that will retain most of the features, including support for Dolby Atmos, and will attack the entry range level. The new headset will arrive on September 21 at a highly affordable price of 59.99 euros.
Microsoft’s expansion of the Xbox ecosystem continues: the Redmond house has removed the veils from a new product that will expand the range of audio accessories after the excellent Xbox Wireless Headset a few months ago.
This is a very similar version that essentially renounces the wireless module of the original product while maintaining the other more interesting features, such as support for spatial audio (including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone: X) and the possibility of managing the volume or balance between audio and voice chat via the side pavilions.
The new model does not include a wireless or Bluetooth module, nor does it need a battery to work: consequently, the only way to connect it to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S (directly to the controller, as far as the console) is via the 3.5 mm audio jack, which makes the headset compatible with any other device that has a similar input. There will be no USB-C connector that Microsoft uses for charging the wireless model’s built-in battery for obvious reasons.
The new headset will be available from September 21 at the aggressive price of 59.99 euros: it is possible to pre-order today directly on the official Microsoft website.