Prime Day is chock-full of great deals, but this one already stands out to me as one of the best. The impeccable LucidSound LS31 wireless headset is a versatile pick, compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, for wirelessness, and others via 3.5mm. Boasting supreme comfort, impressive audio, and rock-solid build quality, the fact that Prime Day has shaved 30 percent off the asking price makes the deal even sweeter. I have used this headset extensively, and would happily recommend it even at full price, but for $93 it feels like an absolute steal. The LucidSound LS31 is a rock-solid headset, and incredibly high-value at this $93 sale price point. Boasting coolant gel-infused earcups, a subtle, minimalistic design, on-ear controls, and a robust wireless signal, this is a great headset to boost your Xbox or PC sound experience. While I had issues with the mic in my original review, subsequent firmware updates have repaired the problems I was experiencing. The SPDIF optical cable connectivity … [Read more...] about The LucidSound LS31 Xbox headset is on sale for Prime Day
LucidSound is a popular headset brand and today, the company announced a rose gold and white LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset. According to the team, the LS35X features LucidSound signature control, high-performance audio, and best-in-class functionality. Unfortunately, the new Rose Gold LS35X will be sold exclusively at Best Buy stores in the United States. The Rose Gold LS35X contains the following features. Wireless: Wireless using Xbox Wireless technology with one-button sync. Audio: Custom tuned 50 mm speakers with neodymium drivers specifically engineered for gaming. Comfort: Plush, replaceable, and gel-cooled oval earcups include memory foam. Microphone: Removable, flexible boom microphone for intense gaming sessions. Frame: Durable metal frame for strength and a flexible headrail for a comfortable fit. Controls: Rotate and adjust volume with the left-ear control, or push the center button to mute audio. The LS35X will be available later this year for $180. Preorders … [Read more...] about LucidSound announces rose gold LS35X Xbox Wireless Headset
I am about to do something we rarely do at The Verge — get excited for an audio product I’ve never actually touched, let alone listened to. But that’s because when it comes to wireless gaming headsets for an Xbox One, the bar is so very, very low that I can’t help thinking SteelSeries’ new dual-wireless Arctis 9X, announced today, will be a better option than what’s out there right now. What do I mean about a low bar? Well, very few manufacturers even bother to sell Xbox-compatible wireless headsets, and those that have tried to implement Microsoft’s official Xbox Wireless to communicate directly with an Xbox (instead of requiring a dongle) have pretty much bombed for me. Each of them — the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 and 700, the Razer Thresher for Xbox, and the LucidSound LS35x — have had some trouble staying connected to my Xbox One, sometimes blasting my ears with noisy pops and clicks. Only the LucidSound had audio quality … [Read more...] about SteelSeries may have just launched the best Xbox wireless gaming headset
In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives out devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new, and it aims to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level. It’s hard to put a good button on wireless headphones. Like I’ve said before, wireless headphones need to include audio playback controls, and they need to do so in a way that makes it easy for wearers to access them without looking. Some headphones have solved this for music listening, like Marshall with its joystick control scheme, but gaming headsets are twice as difficult. Gaming headsets not only need to control game audio, but they also juggle a simultaneous input from voice chat. Some headsets do this with multiple volume wheels or identical feeling buttons, which are hard to use, especially without looking. LucidSound’s gaming headsets … [Read more...] about LucidSound’s volume control headphone dials are a smart solution for a nagging gaming issue
Best answer: Wired headsets are better for people who want the best possible sound quality and dislike having to charge batteries, while wireless headsets are better for players that like to move around a lot and want to cut down on wires. Wired vs. wireless: Here's the scoop While wired and wireless headsets are great for gamers, there are several advantages and disadvantages to each. Wired headsets sound slightly better, cost less, and require a physical connection to your Xbox One controller in order to function. Wireless headsets free you from having to deal with the annoying cord, but they're more expensive, have a battery life you need to manage, and sacrifice a small amount of sound quality. At the end of the day, people who don't care about wires and don't move around a lot while playing will want to use a wired headset since the downsides of one will barely bother them. However, if you're someone who jerks around during gameplay and hates the risk of accidentally ripping out … [Read more...] about Should you buy a wired or wireless Xbox gaming headset?