Microsoft has introduced a partnership with the high-end headphone firm Bang & Olufsen for a brand new “designed-for-Xbox” headset that carries a premium price ticket. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal wi-fi headphone set is the primary product within the new “Designed for Xbox Restricted Sequence” program and prices as a lot because the Xbox Sequence X: $500 USD.
The headphones can be found in Black Anthracite, Gray Mist, and Navy Brass. The black pair launched at present, March 30, whereas the Gray Mist and Navy Brass are up for preorder.
The headphones will work with any audio enter, however in addition they have a variety of gaming-specific options. The headphones allow you to customise the sport/chat audio steadiness, and you can even mute and alter the quantity straight on the headphones or by the Bang & Olufsen app.
The headphones have built-in wi-fi connectivity to sync as much as your Xbox or another system with Bluetooth 5.1. The headphones have 12 hours of battery life on a full cost when utilizing Xbox Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and lively noise-cancellation, and 24 hours if you’re solely utilizing Bluetooth and lively noise-cancellation.
The headset additionally features a “digital growth arm” for a microphone that makes use of the magic of know-how to copy the audio expertise of an actual, bodily microphone.
“An array of directional, beamforming microphones isolate and amplify your voice whereas cancelling out background noise for crystal clear conversations,” reads a line from its description.
As for the devoted cell app, this allows you to create various pre-sets to tailor the expertise to what you are taking part in and the kind of audio expertise you need. The app additionally allows you to regulate the lively noise-cancellation, mic monitoring, sport/chat steadiness, and mic tone.
Concerning the design itself, it is described as “up to date.” The headset has aluminum earcups that includes “gradient anodization.” The ear cushions are made from lambskin, whereas in addition they have built-in jaw help. The outside headband is made from calfskin leather-based, with bamboo fiber textile on the aspect. The headset weighs 9.9 ounces.
You should purchase the headsets from the Microsoft Retailer or from Bang & Olufsen direct. Different retailers will promote the headsets as effectively. The Black Anthracite headset is out there now, although it is already offered out on the Microsoft Retailer. The Gray Mist and Navy Brass headsets, in the meantime, might be preordered now, however they do not ship till Could.
In the event you’re in search of a extra inexpensive Xbox headset that also sounds superb, you could find out where to buy the new Xbox Wireless headset. You can too try GameSpot’s roundup of the best gaming headsets to buy in 2021.