Already seen in a video presentation of the Xbox News, the headset stamped by Microsoft was a bit late and could not accompany the release of the latest generation of the American brand’s consoles. Whatever the reasons for this little delay, we can say it all comes to the point, who knows how to wait. The wait is rewarded as this Xbox Wireless headset comes as a pleasant surprise.
Ok guys, gamers will be rushing to this generation of consoles. The first thing you need to do is stay below the $ 100 mark with a high performance headset that drops it and stays true to the Xbox line. It is solely the record of the ultra-secret and preparatory meeting that we were able to recover that shows how the genius of this helmet went. Or not.
A Russian trs design
The main architect of the team that developed this Xbox Wireless Headset did a good job. Erik Garcia actually managed to combine the elegance of a pure design and the ergonomics required for gaming use with this headset.. The general appearance is first and foremost rather neutral and smooth. Just the green edge and the inlay of the Xbox logo on the right ear Remind us that we are at Microsoft.
Mixing functions are cleverly hidden, since It is all the outer ear plates that torment
Attention to detail
The start button Still brings a tiny touch of Xbox green and is used for both bluetooth pairing and turning the headset on and off. The microphone mute button is located just below the microphone base. The latter is on a folding pole, but not telescopic. It doesn’t bother lifting it, but it would have been even smarter to be able to retract it, as some Razer models do. On the other hand, it involved a handy little LED This informs you that the microphone is active.
The right ear gets the battery from (capacity?) What assures you Operation of a fifteen hours. And tmoigne the USB-C port Very practical for both charging and data connection on a PC, for example. This is the only external port on the headset and this is not without a small concern that we will return to later.
Once placed on the ear, the MWH is not really difficult to wear. Its 312 g. Don’t apply uncomfortable pressure points, and the imitation leather supports will comfortably distribute the restrictions. The foams are thick and the compromise between strength and comfort has been found. That gives him too amazing isolation capacities. If you want to enjoy the background of diffuse sound without being disturbed by your surroundings, this is just perfect.
On the other hand, if you need to monitor the environment (on foot, by bike, etc.) while traveling, it can be more dangerous than useful. Yes, the wireless connection allows you to use it on the go as long as your sources have a bluetooth connection.. However, this use is limited by both a no 3.5mm connector, Headphones that don’t turn and this microphone that doesn’t completely disappear.
These flaws have their little extras too. If you do without a joint on the headphones, the mass will increase and you will not be able to put it on your shoulders. However, this also increases the rigidity and thus the robustness.
100% wireless and almost 100% Xbox
Microsoft emphasizes the 100% wireless side of its headphones. The USB cable confirms this, it should only be used for charging as it is only 50 cm tall. To connect it to another source you will have to use a longer cable and skip some of the possibilities that using it on XBox offers. The MWH can only be updated and configured according to your wishes via an XBox console. Currently, even if you are using it on a Windows PC, you cannot update the software or change the bass and treble balance (updated and compatible USB cable used).
Incompatibility … PS5
This near-exclusivity is confirmed by the lack of 3.5mm connectivity that deprives you of a large number of devices that may have been sending sound to you. This applies, for example, to Xbox controllers, but also to PS4 / PS5 or Switch. This headset is Xbox stamped and not free. In Redmond, we decide to strip ourselves of an advanced compatibility argument in order to focus on its fan base. A mistake for some, a promise of attention for the believer for others. For recording, the PS5 identifies the headset very well, but refuses to connect as an audio device.
We are therefore far from a versatility that could have increased the costs beyond the fateful limit of $ 100. Because the last very pleasant point about this material is that For the services offered and the quality of it all, we can say that we get what we pay for. When you’re in Xbox camp, there’s not much stopping you from seeing this Xbox Wireless Headset.
THE IDEAL HELMET FOR AN XBOX PLAYER
There are of course other very interesting headsets to play on Xbox, but none that come straight from Microsoft’s mines. Not only does it proudly display the brand’s logo, but it also provides an honorable performance and most importantly, is very consistent with the price at which it is offered. This is a great thing as it sets a new basic standard for the audio hardware to be used on Xbox.
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