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Microsoft just unveiled the $60 Xbox Stereo Headset, available for pre-order now

Microsoft just unveiled the $60 Xbox Stereo Headset, available for pre-order now
The cheaper, wired version of their stellar gaming headset will no doubt turn some heads. (Image credit: Xbox )

Who says you have to spend an arm and leg on a decent headset? The Xbox Stereo Headset that was announced today on Xbox Wire is available for pre-order as of right now at the Microsoft Store for just $60. According to the blog post, Xbox wants to bring "more value to the entry-level headset category."  

Cut the cord...

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From the looks of it, the Xbox Stereo Headset shares a lot of the same features as its wireless counterpart, the Xbox Wireless Headset, one of the best wireless gaming headsets I've used this year. You still have volume controls built into the sizable plushy ear cups, and even though it lacks Bluetooth, the headset does have a 3.5mm headphone jack, something the more expensive version was sorely lacking. You do lose out on the accented green trim that was on the wireless version, but the headphone jack is green, so yay!

The $60 price is very competitive in a crowded headset category, and if this headset uses the same 40mm drivers as the wireless version, which was already aggressively priced at $100, this is a hell of a deal. Though, I'd love to see full tech specs before I get too excited. 

The Xbox Stereo Headset will be out on September 21 for $60 and is available for pre-order now.  

Jorge Jimenez

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware from headsets to game pads. He's been covering games and tech for nearly ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, and Tom's Guide.