The best Xbox One headsets (May 2018)

Xbox One Headset

The best Xbox One headsets need to be comfortable enough to wear during those long gaming sessions, while still delivering an immersive audio experience to really engage you with your games. Having a great headset doesn't just mean a superior quality sound for your ears though - it can also give you a real competitive advantage with online gaming, such as pinpointing an approaching enemy's footsteps in Fortnite Battle Royale, or identifying the direction of incoming cannon fire in Sea of Thieves.

If you're looking to buy an Xbox One headset, there's a wide range of options available and you can pay as much, or as little as you like. Although generally you get better results the more you pay, you don't need to dig deep and spend a fortune to get a great piece of kit. We've picked out a selection that will suit all budgets, and considered sound and microphone quality, comfort, customisation, connectivity and more, to present our choices of the best Xbox One headsets to suit all players and set ups.

One thing to consider is if you're using an original Xbox One controller rather than the updated model with a 3.5mm jack socket, you'll also need a separate Xbox One stereo headset adaptor that you can grab from Amazon

The best Xbox One headset you can buy

1. Razer Kraken Pro V2

Great sound for a great price

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 4.3ft / 1.3m | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 322g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Affordable
Punchy bass
Well built and comfortable
Mid-range sound could be clearer

Given its sub $100/£100 price, the Razer Kraken Pro V2 delivers impressively loud and rich sound coupled with punchy bass tones. The extendable microphone noise cancelling works well to deliver clear voice chat to your team mates, and its also fully retractable to tuck it out of the way during solo play.

The build quality is impressive, with the Bauxite aluminium frame making the headset both lightweight and durable.  There's also a choice between oval or round ear cushions, meaning you can find the best fit for your ears. The combination of comfort and sound quality mean this is an excellent investment for those long gaming sessions.

2. Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

Designed for eSports Pros

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 5ft / 1.5m | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 390g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Excellent sound
Great build quality
Enhanced comfort
No surround sound as standard

Turtle Beach are renown for the quality of their gaming headsets, so if you have eSports aspirations (or just want to look the part) then this could be for you. Multiple customisation systems built into the headband mean you can finely tweak the position and tension for a perfect fit, and for glasses wearers there's the added bonus of a switch to create an adjustable channel in the ear cushions to fit your frames.

The standard sound output is crystal-clear with chunky bass to immerse you in your games, and the built in microphone technology ensures you can always be heard no matter what is happening around you. If you really want to push the boat out, you can also invest in the complementary Tactical Audio Controller, which adds 7.1 surround sound and gives you total control of your audio output to identify every footstep and gunshot on the battlefield.

3. Astro Gaming A50

Dock in style

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 3.3ft / 1m | Drivers: 40mm | Weight: 380g | Compatibility: PC, Xbox One, Mac

Easy set up
7.1 surround sound
Handy base station
Design won't suit everybody

The chunky, tubular design of this headset won't be to everyone's taste, however it does come with a very useful base station that packs in a number of features. Firstly it acts as the wireless transmitter, sending a signal to your headset up to the 30ft away. It also functions as a stand and magnetic charging dock, meaning you can easily pop it in when not in use to keep the 15 hour battery topped up.

It may not have quite the same audio performance as similarly priced alternatives, but it does still deliver 7.1 surround sound and a fully wireless experience on Xbox One with no chat cable required. There is also a modification kit available, allowing you to add noise-cancelling ear cushions and a padded headband for added comfort and support.

4. Corsair HS50

Cheap and versatile

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 6ft / 1.8m | Drivers: 50mm | Weight: 331g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Excellent value for money
Suitable for many uses
Detachable mic
Technical limitations

If you're looking to step up from a standard pair of headphones but don't want to invest in some of the more expensive choices we've listed here, then the Corsair HS50 could tick the right boxes for you. Despite the budget price it still delivers solid stereo sound, as well as a comfortable fit thanks to the faux-leather headband covering.

The real bonus, however, is the 3.5mm cable which means you can easily use this headset with any of your other devices, so it has longer lasting value. You can even detach the microphone if you just want some headphones on the go, though make sure you put it somewhere safe as it's quite small. Obviously for the price you're not going to get surround sound or fancy voice-boosting technology, but as an affordable multi-use headset it definitely does the job.

5. Sennheiser GSP 600

Big sound from a big headset

Acoustic design: Closed Back | Cable length: 5ft / 1.5m | Drivers: 40mm | Weight: 395g | Compatibility: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Mobile

Exceptional audio
Professional quality
Sturdy yet adjustable
Large size and weight

Sennheiser are the pros when it comes to audio equipment, so you know this headset is going to deliver exceptional sound quality through its German-engineered  speaker system as well as crystal-clear communications from a broadcast quality microphone. The memory foam ear pads help match the shape of your ears, to provide excellent noise isolation while preserving the full sound without loss.

The headset itself features an advanced metal hinge system, meaning you can customise the width to fit any jawline, as well as adjusting the headband to find the perfect fit. This is useful as the solid build of the unit is as robust as the price tag, so do take the additional weight into consideration. However, if you want a professional sounding and precision engineered headset, you can't go wrong with a Sennheiser.

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