Best Xbox One Chat Headsets

Best Xbox One Chat Headsets – In terms of headset microphones, we’ve been consistently impressed by the mics Razer puts in its higher-end Kraken and Nari headsets, along with the mics on Turtle Beach and Astro Gaming’s flagship headsets. These can be pretty pricey, but if voice clarity is vital they’re worth the money.

You can also consider the Antlion Audio ModMic (pictured above). It’s a boom mic that easily attaches to your favorite pair of headphones, and can be removed when not in use thanks to a two-piece magnetic mount. You won’t get any of the gaming-specific features of dedicated gaming headsets with the ModMic (and wireless is right out), but it lets you use your beloved old cans for voice chat. Just make sure you have the right connection or adapter to use it with your preferred game platform.

If you’re really serious about streaming or other gaming commentary, you might want to forego the boom mic entirely and get a dedicated USB microphone, instead. Decent USB mics can be found for around $50 to $150, and offer far clearer, richer, more natural audio than any boom mic you can get. It’s trickier to set up properly to get good sound, though; you need to be mindful of microphone position and where you are relative to it.


If you prefer single-player games and live alone, you don’t need a headset at all. You can use speakers and enjoy the room-filling atmosphere, and shout into the inexpensive and mediocre monoaural headsets the Xbox One and PS4 come with.


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Best Xbox One Chat Headsets – BUYER’S GUIDE

Frequently Asked Questions

Will these headsets be compatible with the upcoming Xbox Series X?

Yes! According to Microsoft, any headset that uses a 3.5mm connection will be compatible with the Xbox Series X. SteelSeries even specifies that their Arctis 9x wireless gaming headset will be compatible with the new console.

Do these headsets work on a PC?

Many of these headsets connect using standard 3.5mm audio cables, making them PC compatible. However, headphones like the Razer Nari Ultimate for Xbox One will require an additional dongle (sold separately) for use with a PC. If you’re avidly gaming on laptop or desktop, consider investing in a pair of wired or wireless headsets tailored to the PC gaming experience.

What are some other good wireless headsets for the Xbox One?

If you’re looking for the most convenient gaming experience, check out our list of the best wireless headsets for the Xbox One.


You need a good headset (or gaming headphones, if you prefer) for online gaming. Without one, you don’t have a reliable way to talk trash to your enemies, and your lexicon of expletives will stagnate. Oh, and you won’t be able to coordinate strategies with your friendly team or guild. Surprisingly, they’re even pretty good tools for your home office.