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Best Xbox Gaming Headset For 2021: SteelSeries, Corsair, And More

From SteelSeries to Corsair, here are the best Xbox headsets we've tested, including great options for both Xbox Series X and Xbox One.


The Xbox Series X|S has been out for a couple months now, and while new consoles in the past have needed to build a new collection of compatible accessories, Microsoft's commitment to backwards compatibility means the Xbox Series X and Series S already have a huge selection of gaming headsets. That means you can stick with your favourite Xbox gaming headset, though if you do want a shiny new pair of cans to enjoy with your shiny new console, then there are some great options to choose from. Whether you're looking for something that can work with multiple platforms or a great pair that's designed specifically for the Xbox Series X, there is a gaming headset for you.

One perk of owning an Xbox is that some of its finest gaming headset options are able to connect without a USB dongle, just like a controller. These headsets are also capable of turning your console on when powered up. With how sleek the new consoles look, it's always nice when you don't have to add a USB stick to the front of them. One of our favorite Xbox headsets, the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, is capable of doing exactly this and is well worth its hefty price tag.

There are also a number of great budget Xbox gaming headset options that are much more affordable. These include the SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless, which works with every platform including the PS5 and Nintendo Switch; the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth, which connects to your controller via 3.5mm cable and your smartphone via Bluetooth; and the Scuf H1, which features a number of customization options to personalize your experience.

Note that some of the following Xbox Series X headsets are currently hard to find in stock, so you may need to keep checking for availability. If you're looking for more Xbox accessories that are compatible with the newest consoles, check out our guide to the best Xbox Series X|S controllers for 2021. For other consoles, see our picks for the best PS5 gaming headsets and best Nintendo Switch Bluetooth headsets and adapters.

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