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We've gone through a number of wired + wireless headsets for the Xbox that are available in big box stores, like Logitech + Razer. From cheap ($5+) to what I call expensive ($150). We've had muddy sound quality, horrible build quality regardless of price, and in the end, for my son, it's been cheaper to buy cheap ones more often than an expensive one that breaks. 

 

For me, in the end, I went with the ones we use at work - Steel Series Arctis 3. They look a little different to some because they have an extremely comfortable "headband" made out some sort of skiing material that keeps the plastic off your head. But sound quality is great, build quality is top notch - my work pair's had thousands of hours of use at this point, compatible with Xbox + PC, and the mic is good. There's one guy at work that has a struggle with the mic picking him up, but other than that, all the endless Teams calls have been fine. The "earcups" or whatever you call them are extremely comfortable even for long periods (hi, work). 

$70 for the wired version. My daughter was so impressed with my pair that she saved up + bought her own. 

https://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/arctis-3?color=black

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I would say the Steel Series Arctis and the HyperX Cloud Alpha are good choices under $100. I have a pair of Plantronics RIG 500 that I like. I just ordered the Sony Pulse 3D that I will use wired to plug into my Xbox. Otherwise, I’ve never really been a fan of Turtle Beach, Kraken, or Corsair.

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3 hours ago, dogbert said:

We've gone through a number of wired + wireless headsets for the Xbox that are available in big box stores, like Logitech + Razer. From cheap ($5+) to what I call expensive ($150). We've had muddy sound quality, horrible build quality regardless of price, and in the end, for my son, it's been cheaper to buy cheap ones more often than an expensive one that breaks. 

 

For me, in the end, I went with the ones we use at work - Steel Series Arctis 3. They look a little different to some because they have an extremely comfortable "headband" made out some sort of skiing material that keeps the plastic off your head. But sound quality is great, build quality is top notch - my work pair's had thousands of hours of use at this point, compatible with Xbox + PC, and the mic is good. There's one guy at work that has a struggle with the mic picking him up, but other than that, all the endless Teams calls have been fine. The "earcups" or whatever you call them are extremely comfortable even for long periods (hi, work). 

$70 for the wired version. My daughter was so impressed with my pair that she saved up + bought her own. 

https://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/arctis-3?color=black

 

Thanks,  This might be exactly what I want.

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5 hours ago, dogbert said:

We've gone through a number of wired + wireless headsets for the Xbox that are available in big box stores, like Logitech + Razer. From cheap ($5+) to what I call expensive ($150). We've had muddy sound quality, horrible build quality regardless of price, and in the end, for my son, it's been cheaper to buy cheap ones more often than an expensive one that breaks. 

 

For me, in the end, I went with the ones we use at work - Steel Series Arctis 3. They look a little different to some because they have an extremely comfortable "headband" made out some sort of skiing material that keeps the plastic off your head. But sound quality is great, build quality is top notch - my work pair's had thousands of hours of use at this point, compatible with Xbox + PC, and the mic is good. There's one guy at work that has a struggle with the mic picking him up, but other than that, all the endless Teams calls have been fine. The "earcups" or whatever you call them are extremely comfortable even for long periods (hi, work). 

$70 for the wired version. My daughter was so impressed with my pair that she saved up + bought her own. 

https://steelseries.com/gaming-headsets/arctis-3?color=black

 

That "sounds" really promising. I've been trying to figure out what wireless headphones to get. I think it is funny though that the Arctis 3 Bluetooth says it is not wireless. What? I think what it means is that you can use it with bluetooth, which sounds crappy. But if you want it to sound good, you need to pay for the 149 one which uses wi-fi that is much higher quality wireless than bluetooth? Does that sound right?

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8 minutes ago, foogledricks said:

 

That "sounds" really promising. I've been trying to figure out what wireless headphones to get. I think it is funny though that the Arctis 3 Bluetooth says it is not wireless. What? I think what it means is that you can use it with bluetooth, which sounds crappy. But if you want it to sound good, you need to pay for the 149 one which uses wi-fi that is much higher quality wireless than bluetooth? Does that sound right?



Unfortunately, no clue. I've decided to stick with wires at this point.

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I found a pair of Astro a50’s for a good price on Mercari for ps5. Wow the sound is incredible on these. Best ive heard so far. 
the steel series have been great for the last year. But these A50’s are something.

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