The other night I picked up the Xbox One Stereo Headset. I had been wondering if the Xbox One headset adapter would allow me to plug headphones directly into the controller as opposed to the TV (you can), however the BX was out of adapters and only had headsets so I figured what the heck.
I’m glad I made the purchase. The headphones deliver pretty good sound (I’ll stick to my Bose SoundTrue for movies) and are more comfortable than the Turtle Beaches I used to have (again the Bose are still more comfortable in the long run). The main thing I like about them is that they get game sound from the controller, there’s no need to plug anything into the console or TV (something I hated about the Turtle Beaches).
They seem to be designed quite well, and I like how the microphone tucks into the headset when not in use, as you can see below.
I also like the flat design of the wire which keeps it from tangling.
For around $80 (they were on sale for $50 on Amazon last I checked) they’re definitely a worthwhile purchase if you don’t already have a headset (if you do, pick up the standalone adapter for $25).
Lastly, I enjoyed the box design, as silly as it seems. Check out the unboxing gallery below.