Headphones For Xbox One Buyers Guide
What to look for in Xbox One Headphones
Gaming headphones of today have a ton of features that you get to choose from. The differing sound quality, comfort levels, microphones, and designs could have you spinning your tires as far as looking for the proper pair for you. Here is a short guide to help you sift through some of the must-haves and the can do withouts.
You will not want to skimp on the sound quality of your Xbox One headset. A truly good gaming headset will give you really deep bass and clear trebles. Sometimes noise-cancellation is important if you are playing in a loud environment. Noise-cancellation will allow you to block out the sounds around you that you do not want to hear and focus on what is really important.
You should find a pair of headphones which has a good quality of surround sound. Especially depending on the types of games, you are playing. If you are in an FPS game, you want to know exactly where the shots or calls are coming from. Surround sound gives you this ability. You get the competitive edge with headphones that do not have any sound latency and will have an accurate response. Your gaming experience will be all the more immersive.
If you’re a gamer who likes to play for hours on end without interruptions, then comfort should be high on the list of priorities for you. Technological advances in the ear cushions and headbands have made highly comfortable headphones the norm in the gaming world. If your headphones are lightweight, have good soft material for the pads and are adjustable, you should be able to pull the trigger. Stay away from leather as they tend to encourage sweat to breed on the outside of your ears.
What type of mic do you need? Or, do you need a mic at all? Many games, and especially FPS games are better when you have a mic so that you can chat with the other players. Omnidirectional mics will pick up the sound from all around the receiver, whereas unidirectional mics only pick up the sound from directly in front of the receiver. It may not be totally necessary to have a mic that is omnidirectional. A noise-canceling mic can be a good idea so that excess and unwanted sound doesn’t bleed into the mix. Your opponents and teammates will prefer to not hear your background noise.
Bluetooth can be a wonderful thing. It can allow you to stand up and walk around while you play if you’re an emotional gamer. You can sit further away and have much more maneuverability. As long as you get a gaming headset with a strong connection (Bluetooth 4.1 or higher), and a long enough battery life, you should be good to go. One of the downfalls of Bluetooth is that you run on battery life. So your battery has the possibility of cutting out during gameplay. However, most Bluetooth enabled mics also include a connection cable to allow you to plug in when you don’t want to run on the battery.
Many gaming headsets are designed to look quite futuristic. Maybe to look like they belong in the actual game as opposed to being an accessory to the player. The design is slightly less important as the other factors are. But if the design is important to you, you should pick one that has colors you like, a comfortable design that fits, and the type of sound technology that will give you really great playing experience.
Technological components are not as strong as we sometimes want them to be. Defective items and damage during shipping is a common occurrence, and you don’t want to have t be left out to dry if that happens to you. Be sure to check that the seller you are buying from provides good customer service and a warranty that will cover any possible issues you may have with your Xbox One headset.
A good gaming headset will let you truly put yourself in the game. Now, you should be ready to go and make a decision on what is the best pair of headphones for you. Don’t be afraid to make a decision based on the information we have provided. Usually, you’ll be able to return or exchange your items for ones you may be more interested in. The key is to get you the best experience possible when your head is in the game. Happy gaming.