Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Headset

Xbox 360 Wireless HeadsetWireless Xbox headset

The wireless version of the 360 headset offers good performance, much better than the wired version. Its buttons are all easily accessible and can easily be paired with the controllers. The range of this headset is also decent, so most gamers will be able to play from the couch.

The only potential snag with this otherwise good headset is its short battery life. For the average gamer the 6-8 hours of battery life will be fine; however, the hardcore gamer may be disappointed. You should definitely hang on to your old wired headset while charging this one.

Overall, not a bad investment to free yourself from wires. The Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Communicator fulfills its promise of great wireless performance. Its price and battery life may be a turnoff for some gamers, though.


Microsoft Breaks Free From Cords

Overall, not a bad investment to free yourself from wires. The Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Communicator fulfills its promise of great wireless performance. Its price and battery life may be a turnoff for some gamers, though.

I have a cord problem, seriously there are far too many cords in my living room, and frankly those little cord ties are not doing the trick. From my stand point, if I can go wireless and keep most of the original functionality of the product, I’ll do it. So I was excited to bring the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Communicator into my gaming setup.

Any Xbox live addict knows you need a headset. While it’s possible to play games like Halo2 without one, screaming at your teammates/opponents really adds to the thrills.  There’s nothing wrong with the stock headset that comes with your Xbox 360 (package dependant), it does its job well. So the wireless upgrade is for the sole purpose of going wireless; there’s no extra functionality.

There were three main things I was concerned with when trying the Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Headset Communicator: battery life, range, and audio quality. The battery life of the 360 wireless communicator is so-so. I got about seven hours total off a four-hour charge; there’s definitely room for improvement here. The casual gamer will not be affected by the charge time, but the hardcore might run out of juice mid-session. The range of the 360 wireless communicator is fine. There were no connection issues when sitting on the couch in front of my Xbox. I wouldn’t recommend traveling around your house with this; but really, why would you? Like the rest of the testing points, audio quality is also on point. Neither stellar nor awful, the wireless headset offers adequate audio that is definitely better than the performance of the wired headset.

All in all, the Xbox 360 wireless communicator is a good buy. It’s a little pricey (as are most Bluetooth gadgets), and doesn’t offer any extra features; but if you’re tired of being tied down to your console it’s definitely a worthy addition to your setup.

Technical Info
Wireless: Yes
Range: 30 ft
MSRP: $50

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