Microsoft has announced the release of a new wired Xbox stereo headset
Microsoft has released a new Xbox stereo headset, a $59.99 wired model that is less expensive than the $100 wireless headset it released earlier this year. It'll be released on September 21st, and it'll be missing a few features, as is to be expected. However, much of the design is still intact. The volume can be adjusted by twisting the dial on the outside of the right ear cup, and there's a mute button on the back side of the flexible microphone, just like the wireless version. The stereo headset doesn't appear to have the chat / game audio mixing dial on the left ear cup like the more expensive model, but given the price difference, that's not a huge loss.
The green 3.5mm cable and plug on this headset connects to your Xbox controller, allowing you to use it with other devices (and controllers) that support that plug. The stereo headset, according to Microsoft, supports spatial sound technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic, and DTS:X, and has "clean mid- and high-frequency performance with strong bass." Many gamers should be satisfied with this $59.99 model if the sound quality is comparable to the wireless version.