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Microsoft announces the Xbox Stereo Headset at half the price of the Xbox Wireless Headset

The Xbox Stereo Headset are a wired version of the Xbox Wireless Headset. (Image source: Microsoft)
The Xbox Stereo Headset are a wired version of the Xbox Wireless Headset. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Stereo Headset, a wired alternative to the Xbox Wireless Headset. Bluetooth and batteries are missing from Microsoft's latest headphones, but that has helped keep the price low.

Microsoft has presented the Xbox Stereo Headset, following on from the release of Xbox Wireless Headset. The new model can be connected to an Xbox controller via a 3.5 mm aux cable, or any device that supports the port, for that matter. Correspondingly, the headphones do not require any batteries. In truth, the Xbox Stereo Headset is a wired version of the Xbox Wireless Headset.

Accordingly, Microsoft promises that its new headphones feature an intuitive design, thanks to the ultra-soft and large earcups. The headphones also have on-ear controls and an adjustable microphone that can be tucked away when you do not need it. Additionally, the Xbox Stereo Headset supports Dolby Atmos, DTS Headphone X and Windows Sonic. Please note that using some of these technologies requires paid software, such as Dolby Atmos.

The Xbox Stereo Headset is available to pre-order now for US$59.99 and for comparable prices in other markets. The headphones will begin shipping on September 21 in the US and September 20 in the Eurozone. Microsoft only sells the headphones in one colour and bundles a colour-contrasting aux cable in the box. Overall, the Xbox Stereo Headset is a good option for those who are happy with wired headphones. The new headphones could sell well too, given that Microsoft has priced them at half what the Xbox Wireless Headset costs.

(Image source: Microsoft)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-20 (Update: 2021-08-20)