Logitech G633 offer up a pair of headphones that any Xbox One gamer will be satisfied with. Packed full of extra goodies alongside fantastic audio quality and thoughtful comfortable design, these really are the full package making them our number one choice for Xbox One headphones.

Whether you’re a casual gamer who enjoys the simplicity of goofing around in Minecraft or you’re an aspiring professional e-sports player looking to make it big time, I’m sure you’ll have thought about investing in a good pair of gaming headphones for your Xbox One at some point.

Given the investment some developers put into creating orchestral masterpieces to accompany their games, it’s only fair that we do them justice, right? But that’s not all, if you’re playing online with friends then you’re also going to need a pair that can handle voice chat with ease.

Today we’ll be looking at pairs of headphones which offer the best of both worlds for your Xbox One, providing exceptional sound quality and crystal clear voice chat for online play.


Our #1 Pick Logitech G633

  • EXCEPTIONAL AUDIO PERFORMANCE: The G633 Artemis Spectrum produces crisp 7.1 Dolby and DTS headphone surround sound. The advanced Pro-G drivers and On-Board Equalizers allow customizable audio for serious gamers

  • COMPATABLE ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS: This gaming headphone is compatible with PCs, mobile devices, PS4s, the Xbox One, and more.Frequency response: 100Hz-20KHz

  • MULTIPLE SOURCE AUDIO MIXING: Plug in two devices (1 USB and a 3.5-millimeter connection) to answer calls and play music without interrupting your gaming session


Our #2 Pick Razer Kraken Pro V2

  • To provide you with greater audio immersion, the 50 mm Razer custom tuned drivers have been designed and tuned to deliver richer audio than ever before

  • The unique sound signature of these impressive drivers produces crystal clear highs and rumbling lows that will put you in the middle of the action. Ultra-durable Kevlar reinforced cable

  • Optimum form has been an integral focus in the design of the Razer Kraken Pro V2. No matter how long your gaming sessions are, you’ll feel as comfortable as a pro


Our #3 Pick Sennheiser 506080 GAME ONE

  • Extreme sound clarity & accuracy with original transducer technology.GAME ONE has exchangeable cables allowing compatibility with multiple platforms such as PC, Mac, consoles, mobiles and tablets that feature a 3.5mm jack input

  • Noise-canceling microphone ensures crystal clear conversations.Sound pressure level (SPL) headphone: 116dB

  • Convenient microphone mute;Sensitivity : Microphone: -38 dBV at 94 dBSPL


Our #4 Pick SteelSeries Arctis 5

  • Exclusive ClearCast mic delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.

  • Detachable USB soundcard with ChatMix allows you to adjust the balance between game and chat volume on the fly.

  • S1 speaker drivers and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound on PC (stereo audio available on Mac, PS4, Xbox One, VR, Switch, and Mobile)


Our #5 Pick Tt eSPORTS ISURUS PRO

  • World’s first detachable microphone in-ear headset: Lightweight stainless steel detachable microphone design that offers a clearer voice communication and enhances phone call control by adjusting the microphone to ensure you have a perfect fit

  • 13.5mm neodymium drivers: Deliver unbeatable in-ear audio, with natural high-reliability, crisp trebles and powerful bass – allowing you to hear and retain your daily soundtracks perfect and experience the true gaming atmosphere

  • Tangle free flat cable: say goodbye to those frustrating cable tangles and have fun with the great designed for functionality and enjoy your game and music every day


What To Look For When Buying A Pair Of Headphones For Xbox One

Given that headphones mostly follow the same design these days, you’d be forgiven for wondering why there’s even a need for a specific pair just for your Xbox One. However, there’s a number of key design factors to consider when picking up a pair for your next gaming session. We’ll be taking a look at each of these factors and why they’re important for making your decision.

Connectivity

The first thing we’re going to address is connectivity. To start, you’re going to need to work out whether you have a 1st or 2nd generation Xbox One controller.

First Gen

These controllers were bundled in with very early editions of the Xbox One. If you were an early adopter and own an original larger model Xbox One then there’s a good chance you still have a first generation controller.

These first generation controllers don’t have a 3.5mm jack, meaning you’ll an adapter to plug in a wired headset. We’ll get into the specifics of this in a moment. However, you can identify whether your control has this or by checking below the D-Pad for a small hole next to the data port

A second generation controller (Source: Microsoft)

Second Gen

These are far more common this late into the cycle. If you own an Xbox One S or Xbox One X, or any console that was manufactured later than 2015, there’s a good chance you have this as part of your controller. Again, you can identify this by checking for the small hole next to the data port.

 

While there are very few first gen controllers out in the wild at the moment, if you do happen to have one, you’ll need to get your hands on a headset adapter. Unfortunately, due to their lack of demand these days, you may have to do a bit of digging to get your hands on one and you may even find it more cost effective to invest in a cheap second-hand second gen Xbox One controller altogether depending on availability in your exact location.

You may also see a notable omission to this guide is the option of wireless headphones. Unfortunately, Microsoft has blocked everyday consumer headphones from being able to connect with their console, forcing you to opt for pricier Microsoft branded options if you want a truly wireless experience. While there are some very convoluted ways of enabling it, the benefits really aren’t worth the effort in our opinion.

Design

The actual design of the headphones will also play an important part in the decision making factor here. It’s no secret that a particular intense gaming session can last hours at a time. With this in mind, you’re going to want to keep comfort in mind. Since the majority of consumer headphones aren’t particularly designed for prolonged listening sessions, they tend to take a cheaper approach to the materials used.

Unfortunately, cheap plastics and other synthetic materials can often cause irritation when worn for a long time. For this reason, we’ll be looking at options which boast premium materials.

The other thing to consider is how tightly they’ll fit on your head and whether they’re adjustable or not. The last thing you’ll be wanting to do is be constantly adjusting your headphones during a critical part of your game.

Microphone

No gaming online gaming experience would be complete without a microphone. Whether you want to discuss strategy in the matchmaking lobby or just chat with friends, a good quality microphone is critical for getting your voice out there.

Since these headphones will mainly be for gaming, they all feature headset style microphones that wrap around the front of your mouth for optimal voice coverage.

If you intend to use these headphones elsewhere, such as on your daily commute, you may want to consider one of the detachable options in this list. With these, you can take off the microphone when not needed to the size and weight and also avoid getting any funny looks while out and about with them. This versatility is also a welcome addition for those who are looking for a great all-around pair rather than one just for gaming.

Our Top Picks In The Best For Headphones For Xbox One Category


Our #1 Pick Logitech G633

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QUALITY


OUR VERDICT


PROS

✓ Great sound for games and music

✓ Good noise cancelling microphone

✓ Customizable LED lights

CONS

✘ Slightly bulky

Logitech has been producing peripherals for PCs since what seems like the dawn of time. It’s safe to say over the years they’ve learned a thing or two about producing high quality hardware and these headphones are no exception. You can expect exceptional audio quality as a given, but they also come jam-packed full of additional features. While things like the LED lights make these stand out from the crowd from a design perspective, they also feature tons of useful goodies such as a retractable noise canceling mic which not only produces crystal clear voice chat but also folds away when not needed. Their dual input design also allows you to connect them to your phone or other devices via USB so you can take calls or listen to your own music source via your phone while still being able to use the microphone for voice chat.

The only downside is that these are slightly bulky. This shouldn’t be a major issue due to their comfortable design, however, and we believe these make a great all-around pair for any Xbox One player.

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Our #2 Pick Razer Kraken Pro V2


 COST


QUALITY


OUR VERDICT


PROS

✓ Choice of Colors

✓ Retractable Mic

✓ Reputable Gaming Brand

CONS

✘ Users Report the Mic is Basic

Longstanding gaming brand Razer have produced a fantastic headset for true gamers here. Their lightweight design with a choice of vibrant or subdued colors – depending on your preference – provide some great looking headphones. They also offer up fantastic audio quality sure to please anyone listening to their favorite in game track.

While it does feature a retractable mic, a few users have noted that the quality isn’t exactly crystal clear as it doesn’t feature background noise cancelling technology like some of the other items on this list.

If you’re more casual when it comes to online play and voice chat, however, the alluring price point on this pair really make them a stand out purchase in our opinion.

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Our #3 Pick Sennheiser 506080 GAME ONE

 COST


QUALITY


OUR VERDICT


PROS

✓ Reputable Audio Brand

✓ Comfortable Fabric Earpad 

✓ No Thrills Design

CONS

✘ Price

✘ Non-Retractable Mic

Sennheiser is well known for producing high quality professional audio equipment and have thrown their entry into the ring with a very ample pair of headphones here.  We really appreciate this pair for a number of reasons. Firstly, as with any Sennheiser product, you know you’re going to get a high quality audio experience here. For those who are really invested in becoming immersed into their games, this pair is a no-brainer. We also appreciate their more subdued, no thrills design which doesn’t plaster unnecessary elaborate designs all over the casing like many others in this list.

Unfortunately, these do come at a premium, however, and the fact that you can’t remove the mic reduces your options in terms of using these for a daily pair of headphones outside of your gaming sessions. If you’re serious about audio quality though, these are certainly the way to go.

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Our #4 Pick SteelSeries Arctis 5

COST


QUALITY


OUR VERDICT


PROS

✓ Choice of Color

✓ Color Changing LEDs

CONS

✘ Some Features Missing on Xbox One

✘ Price

While not as big as some of the producers in this list, make no mistakes, Danish manufacturer SteelSeries have put together a solid pair of headphones here. They feature a really nice ergonomic design for those who feel they need a more tighter fit in their gaming sessions and are capable of producing some really decent audio. Unfortunately, these were however made with PC gamers in mind, and although they do make an ample pair of Xbox One headphones, you’ll be missing out on some of the features such as 7.1 channel audio which is something to bear in mind.

Because of that, it makes their higher price point slightly less justifiable, however, this pair will make the perfect companion for someone looking for a serious competitive gaming headset that will stay in place and provide fantastic voice chat capabilities.

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Our #5 Pick Tt eSPORTS ISURUS PRO

 COST


QUALITY


OUR VERDICT


PROS

✓ Lightweight Earbud Style

✓ Price

✓ Detachable Mic

CONS

✘ Average Audio Quality

✘ Sensitive Mic

Our final pick is a pair of lightweight earbud style headphones. While these do have a few drawbacks to over ear designs, some simply dislike bulky over ear headphones and would prefer this style instead. They feature a detatchable mic which makes them a great all round pair for using outside of your gaming sessions.

Unfortunately, their audio quality doesn’t quite pack the punch of the other items in this list according to users, although that is one of the sacrifices that come with smaller in ear style headphones. If you’re willing to overlook this though and want a stylish, lightweight pair of earbuds for your Xbox One then these make a great choice.

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Summary

While its often hard to strike the right balance between comfortable design, great audio quality and a decent price point, we believe the Logitech G633 offers the full package. For those looking to get into a fully immersive gaming session with their Xbox One, they tick all the boxes for a superb pair of gaming headphones that won’t disappoint.