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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1557 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty darn good for the price!

    Posted
    KileyF
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    So the good stuff out of the way: Great price in comparison to other headsets on the market. Comes with the headset adapter if you decide to use a different headset down the road. The sound is actually really good. Plenty of highs, and lows, even sounds pretty good when listening to say your iPod or phone. Minimal cord mess (just the 4' from the controller to the headset. The mic tucks in nicely and hides it's self. Very simple setup out of the box. The bad stuff: The chat can be choppy at times even when out of gameplay. Figuring out the "mix" controls and overall volume was a little bit tricky at first, and sometimes hard to balance between chat and gameplay volume. Would be a bit nicer if they both just had separate controls instead of a "mix" and overall volume control. Now the worst problem I've found with these so far is that the controller "crashes" sometimes. I'm not certain if it's because I have the volume turned up pretty loud or if it does it on its own. When you first setup the headset when you plug it into your controller it does an update to the controller itself. Essentially it's installing software drivers to the controller for the headset. Well, in the middle of gameplay at random times the controller will crash, and force you to turn the controller off and back on essentially doing a hard reset, and then it works fine again. It does seem as though it happens a lot more often when the gameplay gets really loud or there is a lot going on on game. I used these right away with Titanfall, and for anyone who has played it, you know there is a lot of chaos going on at times. So I turned the overall volume down quite a bit and it seemed to help, and doesn't crash nearly as much or not at all. Hopefully this is just a minor driver issue that they will eventually patch later on. So despite the software glitch I still think they're decent and will probably keep them, in hopes they will eventually work the kinks out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect headset

    Posted
    DeathlokOG
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    Lets start with the build quality, This head set is built to be used OFTEN. It's not flimsy, you can tell Microsoft did their homework. It's got a solid construction that feels good on the head and after many hours of game play has not slipped or bothered my head. It's lightweight has me wondering why my Trition headset was so heavy. Deathlok OG on Xbox Live (Games and Apps Tested with Headset) Netflix, TV, Strider, Call Of Duty Ghost, Forza 5, Twitch, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Tomb Raider, Titanfall Beta, Project Spark Beta, Killer Instinct. Ear Cups: There big enough to encompass your ears with out being overly hot due to the use of micromesh which while soft allows for optimal air flow making them less of a strain for those of us who marathon game. Audio: Booming audio with out the "Triton HUM" or the Turtle Beach ECHO" I have used both the NEW XO 4 and XO 7 #From Turtle Beach# they still have the echo# This headset has NO draw backs I have found# It's crisp clean audio# Price: $10 Cheaper then Turtle Beach with = if not better quality with no set backs. Ease of set up: Xbox One has been called many things "Xbox One, the all in ONE Entertainment unit" and so on, this have taken that to the headset as well. It has ONE #1# Wire. I like that if I want to play a game or watch TV while my girlfriend is sleeping I can whit this headset hooked up to my Wireless controller and the thin cable that goes from the headset to the chat adapter to the controller. I have owned many, many turtle beach and Triton headsets. I am so pleased with this one that I will never switch back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good, for the price.

    Posted
    chrisroosen
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    I'm not an audiophile and actually suffer from a good deal of hearing damage but I still have enough audio perception to judge headphones. I bought these for use with the Xbox One as I was having VOIP issues with my Turtle Beach x42 headphones and I was tired of changing batteries. To start, the headphones are not amplified and powered just by the line power. This does limit their potential but they still perform darn well and produce deafening volume. The things are admittedly ugly with their cone shaped headphones connected by a super wide strap.The integrated microphone swings plenty far enough to be to your liking and when not used stores neatly into the headband. The microphone is quite sensitive and sitting under a ceiling fan will be enough noise to start transmitting in game. Sorry guys! Speaking of game audio, the mic sounds good and game audio received through the xbox one controller sounds good, definitely better than the mono headset included with the console. These headphone use a 4 prong 3.5mm connector that is compatible with all phones and music players and the included controller audio adapter. The speakers have little bass to them. I actually find listening to bands like Linkin Park almost painful as they're almost pure treble. he foam padding is comfortable but does not seal the ears as well as the more expensive options out there. They are wired only with a 3 foot cord that is flat but I haven't heard any crackling or audio transmission through the cord, which is something I constantly experienced with the x42's. Overall opinion is if you want high fidelity audio headphones, keep saving. If you want some good gaming headphones for under $100 that can also be used for voice communication (these include the controller adapter for the XB1) then look no further.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Headset for an even better price

    Posted
    Ben722
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    So typically I am very skeptical about buying actual branded products made by the same company that makes the system. Usually they are very cheap and honestly aren't very reliable. Microsoft has changed my mind completely. Not only is this the most comfortable gaming headset I own, but the best one I own and I've spent money when I had a PS3 to get the wireless $200.00 Trident headset. You get a lot more than what you pay for. The sound is fantastic, none of my friends complain about the mic sounding to quiet it's just about perfect. It is by far the most comfortable headset that I've had and the ear muff portion goes around your ear completely. I can wear them for 5 or 6 hours straight without being uncomfortable or complaining about them squeezing my head. Not to mention the way the next gen consoles do their sound, there isn't a hassle to hook them up to your tv to get in game sound as well. Perfect headset for the price and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to pay over $100 for quality headsets because you don't have to. One negative is the fact that it drains your controller battery. But on the other hand I may be getting a little picky because I only had to charge my controller twice in the last 8 days. If you're looking into this headset it is definitely worth the money and you'll be more than satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, comfortable fit

    Posted
    mfetzek
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    I bought these so I would not wake up anyone in my house playing games when they are sleeping or if they simply do not want to hear me playing games. The sound is clear and does have a nice depth to it considering the price. I consider myself an audiophile and feel I do not lose much from the games I play while wearing this headset considering the price point and my amount of use. Both chat volume and game volume can be controlled independently. The headset is wired to an adapter that plugs into your controller which is included with the headset. No wires need to be run to you television or Xbox itself. The headset itself is comfortable although it is big but so are any headsets similar to this model. The microphone for chat tucks cleanly and seamlessly out of the way when not in use. I do notice the microphone picks up a lot of background noise. My ceiling fan at medium setting will cause the microphone to pick up sound causing me to transmit chat at all times when not muted. I am not sure if there is a setting through the xbox itself to control this. Besides the sensitive microphone and the bulkiness (which is again normal to headsets like these) I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a headset for their Xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, Not so good voice and function

    Posted
    OttOVCOOP
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    Ultimately I would only recommend this product to somebody who doesn't have Xbox live friends to play with. As it has great sound, I found the microphone is extremely quiet. I'm always being told that I cannot be herd which is very annoying especially with the problems that plague "Xbox live party". Amongst that problem the microphone is not very maneuverable and the thing I find to be the biggest issue is that there is no option to have the microphone on the right side of your face. its only functional on the left. I do not know how big of a difference it would make but it drives me nuts when the microphone is always in my line of sight especially given the fact that I basically have to eat it (and scream) to be herd. Ontop of those problem the headset either works when it wants to or has a loading process that I was never informed about. Turning your remote on and joining a party chat, the headset either doesn't work at all or takes thirty seconds of fidgeting to work. Sometimes I even press the mute button to see if its working properly and the orange light does NOT* turn on, indicating a chance that it isn't even connecting properly. Buy this product if you are a SINGLE* (having no friends) competitive gamer in the market for a cheap headset. Purchasing it for any other use, you will find it to be near useless as it will only drive you up the wall or into an insane asylum.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent budget solution for Xbox One

    Posted
    Trojan
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    Picked this up for $60 and I'm very impressed with the quality of the sound, the quality of the microphone, and comfort of the headset. Sure, for $60-$80 you're not going to be getting true 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, but I think that the Xbox One and this headset do an admirable job of creating a good audio experience. I'm not an audiophile, but they sound great to me! My friends also say my voice sounds perfect through the microphone, which is really slick the way it hides nestled up in the headset. Setting it up is also super easy. Just plug the headset into the adapter, and plug the adapter into your controller. That's it. Now you get audio and can do chat through the headset (don't forget to mute your TV!). Last, I've worn it for a few hours at a time and have found it to be really comfortable and lightweight on my head without feeling cheap. Overall, I think if you're in the market for a more affordable solution for headphones on your Xbox One, it's a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Headsets!

    Posted
    AnnArborMi

    First off ladies and gentlemen, out of all the years of going to Best Buy THESE headsets made me make an account so that I could tell you how great these headsets are. Long story short, I was actually going to get the Turtle Beach XO's on Black Friday but they were out so I was on my way out the door but for some reason i turned around to see what else they had and that was the best instinct ever. The sound is very good in fact better than my $200 Turtle Beaches on 360. What impressed me by Microsoft is there is an update for a controller for some reason that wow'd me lol. Very crisp sound and i'm extremely picky when it comes to sound quality and they're comfortable too around the ears. Only thing I had a concern about was that the usb cable was a little short but that's no big deal at all to me. You kind of get a free battery in a way. The XBOX One is great but when I say this headsets takes your game to a higher level I mean just that!!! Because of these I put in a 8 hour session on Advanced Warfare last night!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    MixdNuts
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    For the price I honestly think it doesn't get any better. Super easy to use unlike other headsets I've used (turtle beach). They also cancel out sound so well it because kinda hard to chat because you can't even hear your own voice. I've noticed a cracking sound when I first use them but goes away after a few minutes of use. Chatting with this headset is clearer than any phone call. Included in the box is the Microsoft stereo adaptor you plug into the bottom of the controller. A little set up is required but its supper simple. Just plug your headset+adapter into your controller then plug your controller into your Xbox with the provided USB cable. The controller will update and you're good to go! Bottom line, if you don't wanna go all out and get a couple hundred doller set of complicated Turtle Beach or Astro headsets then these are the best option. Also another note. I've had these for a week now and using them everyday I haven't noticed any excessive battery drain on the controller. Same set of AA's I've had in the controller for a month now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One Stereo Headset

    Posted
    jabmhs
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    My Xbox headset that had come with my one was starting to malfunction with static on the mic every time I would use it. I had looked at other headsets, but to use most of them I would have to purchase the adapter for my older controllers that don't have the 3.5 mm jack. I read some reviews about it not working after a month or so and was initially worried about purchasing it, but mine has worked for several months now with use both on the Xbox and connected via a usb to my pc for comms while playing online. Since it came with the adapter, I saved some money by not having to purchase the adapter and headset separately, and the sound quality is top notch with it being really well balanced between the game sounds and the voice volume from chat. While they are really comfortable to have over the ears after about an hour or two of use, they feel like they are pressing on your skull so they need to be readjusted every now and then. Overall great headset for the price and all that it comes with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    For the price.. you get what you get

    Posted
    Vintendo

    Bought these because I was trying to use the headphone adapter with My apple ear buds... (another whole story in its own) decided that i would buy a pair of these.... To the defense of the head set... when I bought them MS had not released the update that Would later fix the clipping sounds.. once that was done.. the sound was clear so to speak.. but it sounded like a cheap pair of heads phone that MS made to Compete with turtle beaches and So on... Makes your ears Sweat and is WAY too big... Feels like your wearing a helmet. I returned the set Only after 1 day The best Combo I have found is the Head phone adapter with a nice pair of Ear buds made from Sony. Sounds great! and doesn't look weird or weigh a million pounds on your head. keep in mind... how long you game... is how long you will have these things on... so if you game for hours... your going to have this HUGE thing on your head and ears all that time... if you must have these type of Ear phones.. then save the money and spend another 50 bucks and get the turtle Beaches.. at least them things seem proven

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's good but......

    Posted
    mjolnirincased
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    I bought these because I liked the idea of a microsoft made headset that included stereo sound from the game as well as chat. The market is flooded with everyone trying to make their name in the market it was interesting to see how microsoft would attack this challenge. And I have to say that they have done a great job. The audio of the headset is amazing and they are comfortable as well. The only real complaint I have is that there is no mic feedback in the headset itself. On most headsets there is a bit of feedback into the headset of your own voice as you talk so you don't talk to loud or soft. You have to remember that these cover your ears pretty well and don't leave any space to hear whats around you. So i find myself yelling when i mean to talk. But if this is all I have to complain about I can live with that. This is something that can be fixed in an update down the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset, but not great

    Posted
    Johnnie5
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    I just purchased the Microsoft headest and I have mixed reviews. I've only used it briefly, and the sound quality is decent. Setup was easy, as you basically just plug in the adapter into the controller, then you have to update the firmware in your controller. The cable running from the headset to the controller is about 4' long. However, this is where I have my issue. The cable is fixed into position into the headset, it's not removable. In addition, the cable is super thin, it is the exact same as the chat headset. Now, if you are careful with your headset, you should be fine. I would just be weary of the thin cable as numerous people have broke the chat one that was included with the XBOX ONE. The adapter is $25 by itself, so for $55 you get a decent headset. It was comfortable for me. I like the mesh earcups (over fake leather like others). Microsoft really needs to step up their game though and make them completely wireless (like Sony).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good basic gaming headset

    Posted
    TerrySweat
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    Due to the lack of standalone headset adapters in my area, I opted to try out the full headset package since my old Tritton set was getting long in the tooth. I was surprised at how comfortable the 'phones themselves are; they are very lightweight and have soft padding around the ear cups. Connected to my iPhone, I listened to several songs from different genres and was pleased with the range and quality of sound. Bass response is much, much better than the Trittons (they're the old AX 720 model) and the mic is much more sensitive. Gaming so far has been pretty great with them, I don't even miss the simulated 5.1 from the Tritton decoder that much. Another plus is that this headset works with the PS4 controller connection since it has a 4 pole, 3.5" headphone plug. It's nice to be able to switch them back and forth without too much hassle. My only con so far is that the plastic used for the headset itself could be a bit less flexible, but I don't think it's much of an issue. Very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset for the Price

    Posted
    besmeses
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    I bought this stereo headset to use when playing games late at night so I could hear everything in the games while not waking up the wife. I also bought them for the rare occassions I play multiplayer with friends. I could not justify paying $150+ for a headset because I knew I wouldn't use them every day. These are a great price and are good quality for those that are like me (not sure how these would hold up with heavy use). The controller needs to be updated to use any stereo headset with the Xbox One. I performed the update with no issues by using the included instructions (the controller to headset adaptor is included in the box also). After adjusting the volume of the game music/sound, and my microphone level, I think the headset sounds very good. My only complaint is that the ear cups fit tight on my head and the entire headset will take some time to break in. I do not have a large head, but I expect the pressure to lessen after using/stretching them out a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, but needs work

    Posted
    ZeroxSuitxSamus
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    For the price, you won't find a more comfortable headset that is also a first-party accessory. The material used for the earpads and headband allow for either short or long term gaming sessions without re-adjusting the headphones or feeling discomfort However, that's as much praise as I can offer these. While they are comfortable, they feel fragile due to the entirely plastic design. Also, don't expect to use these to chat with friends or people in-game. The mic boom is entirely too short that it doesn't even reach your mouth and I've had constant complaints that people either can't hear me or that I constantly cut out. While these would be good for budget headphones for listening to music or hearing in-game sounds, these are below average for a gaming headset as the mic boom leaves a lot to be desired and the overall build quality seems questionable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price

    Posted
    Rhinooo
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    For the price these are great! especially if you factor in the cost of just the adapter. While these are not $400 headphones they still have great sound and good bass response. The highs are good with great separation where you can easily tell the location of enemies or sounds staged around you while playing. I have been using them for playing at night when the kids and wife are asleep to not disturb anyone. They work great for that. The sound quality was actually better than expected. They are used by me and my son. me 275lb 6'4" and son 42lb 7 yr old and work great for either of us. I've even used them for late night Netflix movies where I can crank up a good action film and not wake half the neighborhood.. I do notice slightly faster battery life as expected when using these but not too fast. I actually expected it to drain the batteries faster with the headphones cranked up. Highly recommend for some quiet gaming!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great audio...but overall bad quality

    Posted
    masekclan
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    To give Microsoft credit, the sound quality in these are very good. But they go down hill from there. The mic has a very cool design where it slides up and hides away in the headband but the problem with that is that everything is is connected by hard plastic. So for example, if you even lightly scratch you head and touch the top of the headset, the mic picks it up. If you gently move the ear cups, the mic picks it up. Very bad design flaw. My other complaint with this headset is how hard it squeezes against your head/ears. I was soar after about 20 minutes of continual usage. The other problem with this particular headset is the adapter it comes with does not support mic monitoring/feedback. But that is more of a preference issue. My recommendation, purchase the Turtle Beach XO One and you will be much happier.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable works great!!! Forrrr about a week

    Posted
    DrewA
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    Well needless to say my headset that came with my Xbox quit working not long after I bought my Xbox. I had been looking for a new headset and saw this since it was a Microsoft product and also came with the adapter. The adapter alone is $25 and when paired with the $15 headset I first bought seemed like taking that one back and just buying the combo was a great deal! NOPE everything was great for about 2 weeks. Now I have a headset that doesn't pick my voice up. I can hear people but no one can hear me... So irritating! This is my second Microsoft headset and second one to fail both the same way. Before I get the comments "are you sure it isn't just muted?" Yes I'm positive I un muted it and read the directions...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for casual gamers.

    Posted
    Flyingpotato408
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    This headset is great for people who want a inexpensive stereo headset for Xbox One. The sound quality is decent probably 7/10. I wish there was a little more bass but they are plenty loud and clear. Good build quality but still get the warranty because the connection to the controller is just a headphone jack, which can get messed up on accident pretty easily. Also the fit is pretty good two adjustable points for length on each arm along with a pivot point on each of the earphones. I do not recommend these for long hours of gameplay the padding is kind of stiff and it can get a little tight on the ears. Lastley it comes with an adapter for the original xbox one controller which doesn't have the 3.5mm jack in the controller, so if you decide to upgrade to a higher level headset you have an adapter with mix controls built in.

    I would recommend this to a friend