The Official Xbox Wireless Headset Review - Everything You Need to Know!

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This was a surprise headset! I knew Microsoft would make a good value wireless headset here, especially when you consider it supports Bluetooth at a $100 price point. It's lightweight, comfortable, and has acceptable sound quality once you tune the headset by significantly reducing bass. It's not quite as clear as the Stealth 600 Gen 2 but it gets quite loud. Just because you have a $100 budget doesn't mean you're stuck with a budget headset.
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Walmart: www.walmart.com/ip/Xbox-Wireless-Headset-for-Xbox-Series-X-S-Xbox-One-and-Windows-10-Devices/466809446
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Chapters:
0:00 - Intro
0:59 - Sound Quality
03:53 - Mic Tests
07:17 - Ergonomics and Controls
9:21 - Comfort
10:37 - vs Competitors
12:00 - App and EQ Tuning
14:00 - PC Use and Discord!
16:11 - Final Thoughts
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  • MC68

    MC68

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    Awesome video!
    Looking forward to trying your EQ settings, thanks for sharing.
    What are your headphones settings within the DolbyAtmos app? Do you have Performance turned on?

    • Sebastian Belmonte

      Sebastian Belmonte

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      @GadgetryTech Hey man. Thanks for this, really. When you play WZ, what audio mix are you using?

    • Ashes2Ashes

      Ashes2Ashes

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      Love the video and the settings You came up with. Just to let you know I'm part of the insider's program there was already a firmware update today that fixes many of the Bluetooth connectivity issues plus it gets rid of the reduction of volume of your game when you connect to voice.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      @MC68 I'm glad you like the new settings. I spent hours playing different music tracks and games making small adjustments until it sounded "right" with everything I was throwing at it.

    • MC68

      MC68

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      Wow these settings ARE Mint! Microsoft owes you $99 because I was about to return them! TY

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks! Dolby Atmos enabled - Game Mode+Performance. Nothing else needed there. Otherwise these still work incredibly well with Atmos off too.

  • Gabriel Ulloa

    Gabriel Ulloa

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    Question, does the voice isolation work with yours?, I recently got mine and the mic picks up all the background noise, compared to the astro A10, this one falls short when it comes to that.

  • qbs84

    qbs84

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    this or hyperx cloudx flight?

  • Marko Pecurica

    Marko Pecurica

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    I just bought these, thanks for amazing review it really helped! Do you recommend buying Dolby atmos license tho?

  • Luis V

    Luis V

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    Bought the headset and it’s honestly the best in the price range by far

  • Olivier Leclerc

    Olivier Leclerc

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    Hi there! I want to use these for gaming with my laptop. Can i connect them with bluetooth without the xbox wireless adapter?

    • Olivier Leclerc

      Olivier Leclerc

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      @GadgetryTech thanks for answer! Will the xbox wireless adapter do the same job as a usb c cable? (Eq, good mic and sound quality both at the same time)

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      You can use them on your laptop with Bluetooth but the mic won't sound as good, and there is slightly more latency. You can use this with a USB-C cable as well if you want the best sound quality and no latency when PC gaming. It will also work better and allow you to tune the EQ on the Windows 10 Xbox Accessories app which is nice.

  • Ballistik 1

    Ballistik 1

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    Best and most thorough review on these I have found yet. I am still struggling with the decision of keeping these or my stealth 600 gen 2. I love the highs and the cloth cups of the gen 2's but I love everything else about the Xbox Wireless.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Balistik! The 600 Gen 2s are better for hearing footsteps and more accurate positioning. The Xbox headset has bluetooth and the nice ear cups of course, but it doesn't sound as good as the Stealths do.

  • albobbiddy 83

    albobbiddy 83

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    Great review, cheers for the EQ SETTINGS!, The bass was blowing my brains out, like many have subbed, and will look forward to your future stuff 😁

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks so much for the support, and I'm glad you found it helpful!

  • Chris Johnston

    Chris Johnston

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    Great video! Going to give those EQ settings a try for PUBG! Liked and subscribed!

  • Eric Colomes

    Eric Colomes

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    Idk if u covered this in the review, but can u pair the headset to 2 or devices at once?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Yes. Wireless and Bluetooth work at the same time

  • Rhetri Gaming

    Rhetri Gaming

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    Everyone is different cause our heads are different sizes obviously. I had these and like most headsets they hurt my head and ears after an hour.
    Mic quality ain’t great either according to my friends in party chat. They instantly knew I had a new mic and said it was muffled garbage.
    The features are sooo good though. Really liked the audio controls and multi Bluetooth support.
    Dolby atmos sound really good on these.

    But.... if they are not comfortable as a gaming headset...what’s the point?
    I went with steel series Arctis 7X and they are the most comfortable gaming headset I’ve ever had. Mic is better too. Missing Bluetooth and other cool features but I still got Dolby atmos. Oh and they work wireless with my PS5 as well. To each their own.
    If the Xbox is comfortable for you then I’d buy those for sure. Maybe you can try them at a store in person first....some day

  • Lukasz

    Lukasz

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    Great review thanks to which I bought these headphones, overall they great but I have one problem. When connected to a bluetooth device I can hear a continuous noise, mostly in the left ear cup, have you noticed similar problem?

  • Marc Hufnagel

    Marc Hufnagel

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    is there a way to pair it with the pc using bluetooth and xbox series x and switch between them?

    • Marc Hufnagel

      Marc Hufnagel

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      @GadgetryTech Ok my system already has bluetooth and shows the headset as paired but no sound from it when I turn off the xbox and start a pc game...

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Yes but it depends how you want it to work. If you want to use the Atmos app and Xbox accessories app on PC so you have full control over the headset, you will need to buy the Xbox wireless adapter for $25. If you want to hear both the Xbox and the PC at the same time, just buy a usb Bluetooth adapter for your computer and pair it up.

  • Sylvain Gauthier

    Sylvain Gauthier

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    Great review.
    Looking for a mid-price headset at the moment and now I've pretty much set on this one.
    Only problem I have, right now, is I can't find the app on IOS.
    Can someone direct me to it please ?
    I'm in Canada in case it makes a difference.

  • Anarkan A

    Anarkan A

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    Thank you Joe, for yet another impressive review that covered all the key features in details particularly when you share your personal expertise and practical experiences that makes your segments more than insightful and educational to know everything about the product before considering the final purchase.
    Thanks to your review I have already pre ordered the B&O Portal even though it’s nearly AUD $850.00 in Australia, best decision I made.
    I honestly can’t see why you don’t have more subscribers as the level of details and technical accuracy on your reviews are unprecedented and a welcome change that makes every one of your reviews something to look forward to.
    No thrills or gimmicks or theatrics just straight to the point telling it as it is.
    Keep up the great work.

  • alij0n3s

    alij0n3s

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    These or the Stealth700 Gen2?

  • alij0n3s

    alij0n3s

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    The sound quality when in a party and playing a game is awful :/

  • Rodrigo Ross Silva

    Rodrigo Ross Silva

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    this is the best review so far i seen on youtube by FAR! so thank you brother. i really was looking to this headset cause i play warzone with alot of PC friends and they party up on discord, and when i see that this headset can be used on 2 devices at the same time, i was like, damn this the one, to play on my xbox series and be on discord with my friends, i notice that u dont recommend that and that is another "way" to do it better, i really would appreciate if u can share ur knowledge on that matter, ty

  • sanda386

    sanda386

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    pleather thing my top concern. That thing will peel right off within months in every headset I've owned that has it. Cups can be replaced but the headband is a concern too.

  • John Amabile

    John Amabile

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    Excellent review

  • Tal Mishaely

    Tal Mishaely

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    Excellent review, keep it up!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Tal!

  • leiflala

    leiflala

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    Thank you so much for your review! Super informative. Have now subscribed

  • Krazyiiz

    Krazyiiz

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    I watch a lot of your reviews, they are very knowledgeable and informative.
    I think u ought to do a video on headset audio formats vs Dolby Digital 5.1
    The older headsets used to use the optical cable from the Xbox, this is how they achieved using the Dolby Digital format
    I think it’s superior to headset format.
    A comparison video would be lovely.

    • Krazyiiz

      Krazyiiz

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      @GadgetryTech Hey man I just found a video that in so many words explains what I’m talking about in the differences between audio formats available for headsets amtost.info/two/video/q66jm5Fvmpump3Y.html

    • Krazyiiz

      Krazyiiz

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      @GadgetryTech You’re right about it confusing people. I just feel if we don’t raise enough awareness about it, that there’s a superior audio format out there for your headset, they’ll go the way of the dinosaur. All the new headsets now do wireless pairing, super convenient, but still restricted to headset format (2 channel) And I understand why, the next gen consoles don’t have an optical out port. But I’d say 90% of people are playing on a Flat screen tv, and all flat screens since the 2000’s have an optical out port. So firmware updates such as Astro’s audio over usb really weren’t necessary, unless your gaming off of a monitor, then yes the firmware update was needed. That being said, once u do the firmware update, it is impossible to use Dolby Digital 5.1 again, even if u plug an optical cord into the A50’s base station, audio is defaulted to USB there is no choice. However, if u do plug the usb cord into anything else besides the console, it will start to pull audio from the optical input, but then u lose mic functionality. Even if u don’t end up making a video about this, I think a person like u will find this interesting. U should compare for yourself between Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Atmos for Headphones. The only headsets I’m aware that can do this kind of comparison are the Astro A40 and A50’s and Turtle Beach Elite 800x, since they used optical input in their base stations. Since Turtle Beach never released a firmware update for next gen consoles, your still able to choose between Dolby Digital 5.1 and Headset format. Tho it’s not very clear how to go about this, it will make sense after u do it. Once u plug the 800x into the Series X it will detect the headset and say “headset assigned” It will automatically gray out “speaker audio” making it unselectable and change HDMI audio to “headset format” 2 channel. To allow u to select Dolby Digital again, u need to switch “headset audio” to uncompressed Stereo. This is fine because the audio is coming thru the optical cable. After doing that speaker audio is now selectable again, switch HDMI audio to bitstream out, and bitstream format to Dolby Digital. Voila, u now have 5.1 channels going to your headset and your mic works. The same can be done for A40’s and A50’s pre update But if they’ve already been updated u need to plug the usb cable into another power source, or the Xbox will detect it and automatically assign headset format. So many words 🤣 it’s probably all very confusing, but like I say, once u do it, it will all make sense And again, in my opinion, Atmos sounds flat and approximate compared to Dolby Digital, which is a 5.1 signal, having all its channels separated must be how it’s positional audio sounds more accurate to my ear.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Krazy! It's tough to consider what the best approach to that video would be because it could confuse some people. There are pros and cons to these, and it also depends on what the output devices are as well. Thanks so much for the feedback and kind words as well!

  • Karlazune

    Karlazune

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    Fantastic review very informative. Have subscribed

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks!

  • Kado Dang

    Kado Dang

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    Is there a way to be in a discord chat on your phone AND not have your game chat active?

    • Kado Dang

      Kado Dang

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      @GadgetryTech so you can actively talk in discord and people in the game can’t hear you if you cut the game sounds by about 50%???

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Not without cutting game sound by about 50%. I do not recommend it for that.

  • Mark

    Mark

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    I enjoy your review and detail on these Xbox series x headsets. I will love to see your video for the top 3 Xbox series x headsets currently no matter the price. It’s been tough finding solid informative unbiased information on this topic

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks! I'm likely going to take a tiered approach for Xbox. It's likely going to be the best for $100 or less, $200/300 or less, then any price goes. I can tell you know I think these are one of the best under $100 right now. It get's complicated after that because some people like different features.

  • MyGuitarAD

    MyGuitarAD

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    Sorry if I missed this, but can it be used while charging? Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Stealth 700 G2 can do that, right?

    • Sebastian Belmonte

      Sebastian Belmonte

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      Yes, I have them and they work great while charging 😍

  • GarethRossUK

    GarethRossUK

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    Can it be used wired over usb on Android? xCloud bluetooth Im sure would be a latency problem but if they can be used wired on Android phones then you take away any chance of that being an issue.

  • GarethRossUK

    GarethRossUK

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    mute light is what i would think it would be think of a studio the light is on when recording and off when not its the same thing so it makes sense to me.

  • IllDICEIll

    IllDICEIll

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    HyperX CloudX Flight better or worse ???

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      I answered you in the other review as well but... The CloudX Flight is slightly better out of the box for clarity. If you are a competitive player then HyperX gives you a slight edge. Xbox is surprisingly good once tuned with the right EQ but they aren't quite as open sounding.

  • Ben Hunt

    Ben Hunt

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    A+ vid

  • Leo Telles

    Leo Telles

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    Great work man. I watched a lot of reviews of this headset but yours was the best.
    I was considering buying this to use on PC to chat and play games but totally forgot that using the mic wirelessly is only possible in this "handsfree headset"mode where the audio quality goes down quite a bit,is that right?
    Thank you!

    • Leo Telles

      Leo Telles

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      @GadgetryTech oh, great. Thanks for your time to answer. And with the adapter the "chat x mixer" control works on pc? How's the sound quality compared to pulse 3d? (I have the pulse) Thank you

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      If you use the Xbox Wireless adapter ($25 addon) you can use the mic and headset in full quality on PC. The app on PC will let you customize the headset as well! Only in bluetooth mode will you have the mic quality issue and a slight increase in latency.

  • Dakan69

    Dakan69

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    What is your sound mix in warzone? Boost Low or Boost High?

    • Dakan69

      Dakan69

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      @GadgetryTech Oh wow - never tried that one. Also, all my party chat friends say my voice sounds like Im talking in a cup with this headset. Should I return them and just buy LS35X since they are comparable?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      I actually use midnight mode to help with plane noise. Otherwise it can be over the top

  • Doug P

    Doug P

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    I have these ordered due to arrive next week. The plan is to use them with my gaming PC. I also have the Xbox wireless adapter with the same pairing protocol as the console itself.
    Do you get the same features on PC as the Xbox (chatmix, Dolby, EQ) if you use the wireless adapter? Just wondering if you checked that out rather than pairing with Bluetooth.

    • Doug P

      Doug P

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      Awesome... I've gotten them in.. they're great. I've borrowed your EQ settings. Makes the headset stand out for sure. Thank you!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Yes you do! It works flawlessly. You can use the Xbox Accessories App for Windows 10 to do the same EQ tuning and configuration as well which is awesome.

  • adnan glogic

    adnan glogic

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    great EQ setting, thx dude. I enjoy the headset so much more now :)

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Good to hear!

  • Captiosus

    Captiosus

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    I just ran across your channel because I was looking for good, detailed, objective reviews of wireless headsets (I really want this one but finding them is about as difficult as finding a Series X [which I'm fortunate enough to already have]). So I've been watching your videos for comparisons in case I decide to buy something else instead of waiting for new stock and all of your videos have been fantastic. You present your information in a concise professional way, cover every topic without extra bullshit, and provide great comparisons. Definitely subscribing to see your other work. Keep up the great work!

    • nineK2

      nineK2

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      @GadgetryTech Great detailed video like all the other ones that I've watched of yours. You also answered my question....whether to get the these headphones or the Stealth 700 G2....I don't mind paying for improvements, but is the Stealth 700 G2 headset better than the Xbox wireless headset when it comes to game sound ie. hearing approaching enemies? Also, how are the Stealth 700 G2 if you wear glasses?...thanks.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thank you so much I really appreciate the kind words. I hope you end up finding/using something you really like in the end. These are great for their price for sure. I like the Stealth 700 Gen 2 a little more overall but of course you have to pay for the improvements.

  • Blake Kenny

    Blake Kenny

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    I have these, yes, the bass is a little much, it's mind blowing there is a seperate option to add even more considering it's way to much to begin with. My only real complaint so far, I have these paired to my TV, and if I wanna use them to watch a show, it turns on my Xbox when I power them up, which is annoying. Not sure if there is a way around this, but if not I hope MS patches in an option to disable this. Another plus, very comfortable after a long session. Watched the 4 hr Snyder Cut with them on and they were great. Normally I'm not a fan of headphones for more than an hour or 2.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      That's great to hear on comfort. The earcups are amazing at this price point.

  • EzMoney95

    EzMoney95

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    Finally someone talks about game chat mixer it's so clutch

  • EzMoney95

    EzMoney95

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    I've been using a50s yesterday I just got a pair of philips shp9500 with a nomad mic and theyre the best headset I've ever used right out box . In warzone footsteps are perfect . THEY ARE NOT BASSY . When you shoot your gun u can still hear everything else perfectly

  • Noman Rasool

    Noman Rasool

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    Hey Joe, thank you very much for all the great reviews. Much love for such great content creatir like you :).
    Pls can you help me up. I‘m going to buy my first gaming headset and I‘m deciding between stealth 700 gen2 and the official xbox gaming headset. I know that the stealth 700 are more comfortable und has better mic, for me comfortability is really important.
    But sound wise, which of this 2 is the better one when it comes to games like cod (warzone) and other fps and battle royal games. The prize difference dousnt really matter. Withiut the prize, what would you recommend or which would you use?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Noman!! Sorry it took a but to get back to you. I think the 700 has better detail overall, and as you may know the comfort is amazing. The Xbox headset is better value, but the Stealth 700 Gen 2 is a better headset.

  • JustinFTB5

    JustinFTB5

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    What are your thoughts in comparing them to LucidSound LS35X and LS50X? Great review.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Lucids are a little more clear and have pretty amazing sound/openness to them. I would consider the LS50X over the LS35X just for the wireless stability alone. They sound pretty amazing.

  • fugimmeausername

    fugimmeausername

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    Is there anyway to completely disable the mic?

  • ¡THX1138!

    ¡THX1138!

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    Thank you for a great review. Very informative about EQ settings tips.

  • AlThor55

    AlThor55

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    Great review, may add it as a 2nd headset with the bluetooth feature!

  • JScarz10

    JScarz10

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    Best review I've seen of these by far. Just ordered mine, thank you!

  • Manuel Mesa

    Manuel Mesa

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    Excellent review my guy, you got a sub!

  • Leonel Anciso

    Leonel Anciso

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    Good review! Subscribed

  • Daniel Silveira

    Daniel Silveira

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    This or Beyerdanamic Pro?

  • Gregory Duncan

    Gregory Duncan

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    Got mine, I was looking to get in on set of headphones. When Microsoft put them up for 99.00 I jumped on them. The amount of 3rd party headsets was dizzying. These are great!! Good review!

  • Dan Davenport

    Dan Davenport

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    Is it worth upgrading to these from Astro a10s sound quality wise?

  • Kingsley Jackson

    Kingsley Jackson

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    Can it work on PS4/PS5

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      You would have to purchase a Bluetooth adapter but even then the mic would not work. I suggest considering the LucidSound LS15P or the PS Pulse headset if you want a good one for $100 designed for PlayStation.

  • Jordan Validate

    Jordan Validate

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    Now this is a good headset review

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Jordan

  • Jay Gonzalez

    Jay Gonzalez

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    My head set was cutting off and on at first with warzone but I believe it cleared

    • Jay Gonzalez

      Jay Gonzalez

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      @GadgetryTech I also messed with the EQ and changed it from game mode

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Good to hear. I had an identical issue on Warzone at first as well but I had a few other headsets on while I was testing things so I assumed it came from interference. Mine too cleared up and hasn't had an issue since.

  • Russell King

    Russell King

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    Just paired these to my series x last night and noticed about a second of audio lag while playing warzone. Is this common? I’ve never had a wireless gaming headset before...

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      I've had zero lag on Warzone when playing with these. Are you playing on Xbox? If so, power cycle both the console and the headset. Perhaps try pairing them again to see if that helps. If you are using Bluetooth, there is audio lag with Bluetooth no matter what. So if you're playing on PC, use the headset in USB mode by plugging in a longer USB-C cable, or purchase an Xbox Wireless adapter for Windows 10 and pair the headset to that.

  • Syed Gilani

    Syed Gilani

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    i think the only thing u missed is to turn off dolby atmos performance mode and eq off as well.
    apart from that one of the best reviews

    • Syed Gilani

      Syed Gilani

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      @GadgetryTech actually ur right. turning on performance mode is actually good

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks so much Syed I appreciate it. The headset actually comes with a 6 month Atmos trial. From what I saw, enabling Atmos with Game - Performance mode was the best setting to add. Otherwise, when off it works perfectly well.

  • Paraskevas Psarrakis

    Paraskevas Psarrakis

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    does it have a dongle for connection to PC?

    • Paraskevas Psarrakis

      Paraskevas Psarrakis

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      @GadgetryTech alirght thanks!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Yes it will Paraskevas

    • Paraskevas Psarrakis

      Paraskevas Psarrakis

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      @vonster ward i bought an xbox controller with a dongle included last year,would that dongle work with the headphones too?

    • vonster ward

      vonster ward

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      you have to buy it seprate , i bought as i bought xbox controller for my pc so bought dongle then these work great

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      It does not. You either have to purchase the official Xbox Wireless Adapter, or connect the headset to the computer via a longer-than-included USB-C cable. You can connect to PC via Bluetooth was well, but there's a small amount of latency introduced and the Xbox Accessory app will not work to tune the headset.

  • sonicteam2k1

    sonicteam2k1

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    quick follow up. the EQ settings you have are fantastic for games and metal, but they're really bad for rap and hip hop and R&B music. Highs are way too high and lows aren't low enough. In rap and hip hop, vocals tend to be higher and with these settings, the vocals pierce. In metal they're fine because the focus is the instruments, and these settings work well. Different genre's require different EQ settings as you probably are aware, so having it where you can save custom EQ settings would be fantastic. This is something I know they can add in. I'm 100% with you on that.

    • sonicteam2k1

      sonicteam2k1

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      @GadgetryTech that is something im noticing when messing around with sound. I did a lot of coding for the game engine called Mugen, and I would use different music for different stages and when I would use a hip hop track, and I go into audacity, you can see how badly mixed the sounds are. It hit me at that point, I was like wow, audio is really an art, and who are these producers mixing this stuff???

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks for the feedback. To make things worse, some hip hop tracks are so poorly mixed, if you fix the EQ to accommodate them, it kills the sound elsewhere. I have a lot of higher end audio stuff and have some go-to music playlists in Tidal Master that I'm very familiar with and use for tuning. In the end this EQ was the most universally applicable, but like you said it'd be great to have multiple modes to cycle through.

  • MrKaYo323

    MrKaYo323

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    I connected it wirelessly to my laptop but it doesn't pick it up in xbox accessories. Do you need to buy that dongle for it to read in that app? Picks up my elite series 2 just fine through bluetooth in that app without the dongle

    • MrKaYo323

      MrKaYo323

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      @GadgetryTech should make a short video on how to connect it to both discord and pc. Having trouble connecting to two devices and when I tried connecting to a game and discord on pc I lose game audio

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      @MrKaYo323 no worries you bet! Glad it’s working for you

    • MrKaYo323

      MrKaYo323

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      @GadgetryTech Feel like i dumb ass now. Wish i would have just tried to plug it in. Thanks a million bro.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      You need to use a USB-C cable or purchase the official Xbox Wireless Adapter. If you just want to tune it, use the USB-C cable to tune, then you're good to go. The headset has memory built in and will keep your EQ settings even when using it on Bluetooth.

  • lilalvi10

    lilalvi10

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    Is it worth switching from the steel series 9x?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      @GIVEMETURTLEZ a lot of people said it fixed their problem but others still have issues so it’s tough to say. Like a few headset models and depending on your home environment (WiFi, RF noise, etc), you may or may not have issues

    • GIVEMETURTLEZ

      GIVEMETURTLEZ

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      @GadgetryTech so the issue with the 9x disconnecting is fixed? Or should I just go ahead and get these

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      9X is a great headset and still has Bluetooth so I wouldn't necessarily consider switching to one that costs half the price. I think you'll like the 9X more for long gaming sessions. Lastly, the 9X got a firmware update about two weeks ago that apparently fixed the wireless connection issues so it's a super solid.

  • lilalvi10

    lilalvi10

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    You should do a steel series 9x review

    • Sugar Ray

      Sugar Ray

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      @GadgetryTech That’s great to hear. Based on your use of both headphones, which ones would you choose for the Series X in terms of sound/build quality, comfort, connection stability and reliability. Great review btw. Super work. Thank you.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Considering it. Working on the 7X right now.

  • Carlos Roberto

    Carlos Roberto

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    I am having stuttering audio with these headset only on some games, anyone knows how to fix this?

    • Carlos Roberto

      Carlos Roberto

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      GadgetryTech gears 5 major stuttering it’s unplayable and in cyberpunk stutters a little bit while driving with radio on

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Try power cycling and re-pairing the headset to see if it solves your issue. Some Xbox games can be finicky with direct pair, as this is a common issue. Usually it's how the game is coded and not so much the headset itself.

  • sonicteam2k1

    sonicteam2k1

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    This is easily the best and most detailed review I've seen on this. I actually watched the entire thing and was not sleepy nor did I get sleepy. Solid and very informative review. I've watched others where they just talk about now nice they look and sound more like a car salesman. This review did not sound like that at all.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Sonic! I try to make reviews that cover the details I'm interested in learning lol. I'm glad people are enjoying this format! I appreciate the support!

  • J R

    J R

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    How would you pair this to the arctis 7x.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      7X is a great headset but it's a little finicky with placement of the wireless adapter. The 7X is the best value if you want one headset that works wirelessly on Xbox, Switch, Playstation, PC, and mobile (via headphone cable). If you are only gaming on Xbox, then the Xbox Wireless Headset is a better value. I think the Arctis 7X is a little more comfortable both initially and for long term gaming, as the ear cups breathe better so it's up to you if that's more important or not.

  • TOTALLY AWESOME GUY

    TOTALLY AWESOME GUY

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    Do you know if the ear pads are replaceable at all? I don't want pleather ear pads because they sweat and split and flake away over time. I've asked Microsoft "experts" and they don't have any info. The specs say they're 40mm cups. Could they be swapped out for other 40mm ear pads on Amazon?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      @TOTALLY AWESOME GUY You bet. Honestly I was already looking to swap them today anyway. I think a more open fabric like the Arctis weave cup is actually better for the Xbox headset, as it should drop the bass boominess even more.

    • TOTALLY AWESOME GUY

      TOTALLY AWESOME GUY

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      @GadgetryTech That's fantastic. Thank you for trying it out!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      So I have some good news! The Arctis ear pads fit perfectly. I swapped the air weave ear pads onto the Xbox headset and it works perfectly. Anything made for the Arctis ear cup (which is one of the most popular headsets for modding) should work on the Xbox Wireless Headset. Here's a link of what I put on mine: steelseries.com/gaming-accessories/arctis-ear-cushions?ear-cushion-material=airweave

  • Anssi Kemppainen

    Anssi Kemppainen

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    I really like your headset reviews. They are detailed and informative enough without diving in too deep into the audiophile perspective. Your ability to explain things effectively yet thoroughly is impressive. It is great that you have also reviewed some headset brands that are not so widely known, such as LucidSound headsets. For example your Xbox headset comparison had a really good variety of headsets and therefore it was one of the best - if not the best - available on YouTube in my opinion. I prefer your presentation over many of the other reviewers as well - personally, I hate the wannabe gangsta style that the YouTube reviewers often seem to be fond of. I can see that your way of presentation pleases more mature audience like myself. Keep up the good work! :)

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Anssi, thank you so much for the kind words. I truly appreciate it! I have a habit of talking too much/going down a rabbit hole when I talk about products so I often edit a lot out haha. I appreciate the support!

  • Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick

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    How does it compare to the pulse 3D headset?

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Pulse is definitely more clear out of the box. I don't like how Sony puts all the audio controls as small buttons on the side, and the Pulse lacks Bluetooth. Before Microsoft dropped this headset, Bluetooth at $100 was not a thing at all. With that being said, once you tune the Xbox headset, it's a much better package overall.

  • JuanC.Aguirre

    JuanC.Aguirre

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    Thanks for the video and the info... Very useful, but..... Out of stock!!!!!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Hopefully this week we see more!

  • Pickle Rick

    Pickle Rick

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    Great video man. I’m excited to pick mine up from Best Buy.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks! Make sure you tune the EQ and you’ll love them!

  • Thomas Barrett

    Thomas Barrett

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    Your review was wayyy better than Linus’s review, his literally seemed like he didn’t care about the review, thank you

    • Jonathan Aguirre

      Jonathan Aguirre

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      Bro, Fr. His review seemed really half assed, got lazy half way through the review bc he couldn’t get past his audio snobbiness.

    • Jason Bainbridge

      Jason Bainbridge

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      Bro, exactly this!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Thomas!

  • king mana

    king mana

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    Got these there ok for a hundred bucks more hype than anything.

    • Beast Mangled You

      Beast Mangled You

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      Turn the first two eq settings all the way down the bass is just to overwhelming drowns out to much other sounds when I do this it sounds better than my hyper x cloud 2 headphones

    • king mana

      king mana

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      @GadgetryTech Yes i tryed the eq and my pulse headsets pulse headsets sound is already calibrated and sounds clearer xbox headsets are great headsets.But Microsoft needs some updates for the headset there new so they will get better with more updates.i own 8 more headsets so i can tell the difference i download the software for headsets on my pc.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Did you try the custom EQ? It makes a bigger difference than you think.

  • Ian Paredes

    Ian Paredes

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    Thank you for the review. Really good information.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Ian!

  • B FIFE

    B FIFE

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    I really wish MS had hit the $125 or 150 price range and given it a better mic. My friends said the mic isn't great, and the mic monitoring is poor. If I position the mic in front of my mouth (obviously you can't wear the headset like this), they said the mic quality improved. Hopefully it's something that can be improved software side

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      If it helps they are doing Firmware update soon apparently that will boost mic monitoring and perhaps overall sensitivity. Otherwise the Stealth 700 Gen 2 has a better mic and great sound.

  • J T

    J T

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    on point review

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks JT!

  • Gabe Munoz

    Gabe Munoz

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    Dude this was an awesome review. I have watched over 10 reviews (even some of the more "popular" YouTubers) and their reviews SUCK. I felt that they took the headphones out of the box, didn't play with or change any of the settings, and gave it their review. Also, none of them gave any tips (as detailed as yours) on how to improve the performance. Again . . .AWESOME REVIEW! Becoming a subscriber to your channel now.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thank you so much for the support and kind words Gabe I appreciate it!

  • Nirmanakaya

    Nirmanakaya

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    Thanks for the comprehensive review! Any ideas if the Bluetooth connection is compatible with MacOS? I'm hoping to use this headset with both my Series X and my Macbook for work.

    • Nirmanakaya

      Nirmanakaya

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      @GadgetryTech thank you so much!!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks! It works perfectly fine with my iPhone 12 so you shouldn’t have any issues. Same protocols and codecs supported.

  • Pawel Uram

    Pawel Uram

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    Awesome review! Thanks for explaining the sound issues and how to fix them. Most of reviews out there just complain about sound muddiness, but no one really tries to solve the problem and leaves bad scores to the sound quality. Really great job!
    One additional question:
    Given the drivers are tuned up in the EQ and we've got all those neat headset features, does it still make sense to consider any ~150$ Xbox specific headsets (like SteelSeries X9, TurtleBeach 700, Razer Kaira Pro or Corsair HS75)? Let's skip all 200$+ headsets.
    I'm about to make a purchase this weekend and based on all reviews, still cannot decide whether it's worth paying extra 50-80$ for the other brands.
    I don't really care about medicore microphone, the key thing for me is the sound quality & Bluetooth for phonecalls. Will use the headphones mostly for Xbox single player gaming, YouTube, Netflix and work (video calls on PC). Music is also important (in terms of game background music like epic Doom Eternal soundtrack). Not gonna listen to any Mozart or Opera stuff ;)
    PS. I'm currently using HyperX Cloud II and I'm perfectly happy with this level of sound. Just wouldn't like to downgrade.

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks for the kind words Pawel! I wouldn’t be looking at the Stealth 700 Gen 2 for better sound (although out of the box it’s better for gaming than this). The justification of the 700 G2 is improved comfort (seriously the ear cups are insanely good), better microphone, and nearly double the battery life. I get almost 30 hours on one charge on the 700. For pure sound and functionality alone the Xbox headset is a great value. It’s up to you on if the other upgrades are worth the price increase or not.

  • Bruh

    Bruh

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    Do you think these are better than the artics 7x

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Purely for Xbox and Windows yes. If you need cross platform then the 7X is more versatile.

    • randyphx

      randyphx

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      He talked about that

  • Shaun Kehoe

    Shaun Kehoe

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    Do u prefer xbox audio or dolby

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      I was happy enough with the Xbox accessory app for EQ tuning that I decided not to further EQ it with Atmos. Better to keep things simple. Enabling Atmos in Game - Performance mode sounded great though, and works well with the EQ preset I showed in the video.

  • Shaun Kehoe

    Shaun Kehoe

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    U got any dolby settings

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      I leave it in Game - Performance mode then slightly tune the headset via the Turtle Beach app.

  • Kayceeare

    Kayceeare

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    Great video!! I get mine this Friday!! Where did you get the Halo helmet from?

    • Kayceeare

      Kayceeare

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      @GadgetryTech wow that is old school!! But it's nice!!

    • GadgetryTech

      GadgetryTech

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      Thanks Keenan! That came from buying the original collector's edition Halo 3 game back in the Xbox 360 days. Old school