Yet another headset post.. New gamer looking for information!

I have been looking around for a wireless headset for the Xbox One but it seems my choices are limited. I'm still fairly new to the console scene in terms of multiplayer and since getting Forza 5, Thrustmaster TX, and a WheelStand Pro I find myself wanting to better utilize those items through multiplayer. To be clear I want my headset to be 100% wireless, I do not want a cord connecting my head to a controller I am not using! And no, I do not know about all the options previously available to Xbox One or Xbox 360, so please be specific. I want to make an informed choice and I'm relying on people that have been around the block a few times to help me do so.

My questions are thus:

1. Do any brands stand above others in terms of sounds quality, mic quality, durability, comfort? (IE. I've heard many bad things about Turtle Beach headsets in terms of mic quality)

2. The connection I see pictured with most of the wireless Xbox One headsets is something that plugs into the controller, not sure how or if this would work since I will be using my Thrustmaster TX for racing and not the controller. What are my options to get around this?

3. My most important "want" would be comfort FIRST... no sense in paying $100-$300 for a headset that crushes my skull; my second highest would be that I have a constant and stable connection wirelessly without a lot of hassle (IE. the connection to the controller seems like it will only cause hassle, but I could be wrong)

4. I've heard about some people using some "adapter" to use older Xbox 360 Headsets, are their any pros/cons to doing this? And if possible could someone link me this product?

5. Cost isn't really an issue for me, Obviously no one wants to drop $400 for a headset but if I can find that "perfect" fit for me and my needs then so be it.

6. Are there any wireless options that would work across the board for Xbox One, PS4, PC?

7. What are battery life times? Whats a good battery life look like in hours?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

The Astro a50s are the best in my opinion. I purchased the XOsevens when they came out and they work well with the xbox one. They are all having issues with chat Astro is releasing a firmware update for there respected brand in a couple days to address what a lot of the 3rd party headset are experiencing (crackle issue when raising your voice) The turtle beaches that are made along microsoft have mic cut out issues and they are aware of this. Now when talking about audio quality the Astro a50s are the best. They are surround sound headsets that connect to the optical port on the back of the consle. The XOsevens for xbox one are stereo headsets that produce a great stereo sound and simulated surround effect.

Comfort = The astro A50 these are probably the best fitting and great for long days of gaming. I like to try other headsets and I always go back to the A50s. The turtle beaches are very comfortable as well. If you like sound quality though such as positional the A50s will be your best bet. They are pricey at $300 but they have a wow factor to them. Well worth the price in my opinion. With that being said though the XO sevens for $159 are a great stereo headset and will not dissapoint you either. Its really what you want. Awesome stereo or surround sound. I hope this helps.

The Astro A50s will work for all systems as well. Every console out you can use them for except the WII U. everything from PS4 to PC and the like.

Well I picked up the Astro A50's tonight in part because of the comments in this post and around the web and other forums. I have yet to really use them in game/chat as of yet but I have high expectations for a headset that costs $300.

A few facts I have learned over the past few days:

1. You MUST use the Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, there is absolutely no way around this currently if you plan to use Xbox Live Chat without the Kinect. This also means that despite having a wireless headset you will have a wire running from the headset to the controller & adapter to use XBL Chat. This was a greedy move by Microsoft simply to force people into buying more accessories when they could have easily left the system/controller similar to the Xbox 360 controllers, but then again they force you to buy new XB1 controllers too instead of offering backwards compatibility for them like the Wii U did.

2. You MUST update the Xbox One controller you plan on using with the headset & adapter.

3. You MUST update the firmware on the A50 headset & base unit if you expect better/full functionality across all systems (especially for PS4)

4. Those of use using a wheel like the Thrustmaster TX 458 will be forced to have a controller with adapter on and connected via audio cable to the headset in order to use XBL Chat, so you will need your wheel and a controller on at the same time. In light of this I went and bought an Xbox One Play & Charge Kit so I can use a rechargeable battery vs. burning up countless AA's while I race with the controller on next to me.

5. The adapters are a hot commodity right now because everyone is starting to realize that buying a new wired/wireless headset means finding this adapter. This means that the adapters are currently hard to find as many retailers are sold out and a few stores in my area have jacked up the price $5 - $15 on the ones they have left just to stick it to people that want it now vs. ordering one online and waiting, sadly even some online retailers are out of stock on these adapters.