Sound is an important part of a fully enjoyable gaming experience, and it is certainly true for those of you owning an Xbox One. TV speakers are great outlets of crisp, clear quality sounds, but they are not that effective when fully immersing yourself in games such as Halo 5 and Gears of War 4. That is why, both for hearing pleasure and as something to watch out for when playing highly competitive online matches, you will need a compatible headset that comes with a microphone.

It is good to keep in mind, however, that earlier versions of the Xbox One's controllers do not have 3.5-millimeter headphone jacks. This means that if you own an earlier version of those controllers, you may still have to rely on a special adapter to connect a wired headset. Otherwise, if you own the latest models, just plug that headset in and it is ready for you to use. Alternatively, there are also wireless controllers that either rely on a dongle for connecting without cables or use Xbox Wireless; the latter ensures easier reconnection, since it is the standard used by Xbox's own controllers to connect with the console.

With all these said, here are the best Xbox gaming headsets with mic in 2020:

1. Nubwo Gaming Headset
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The Nubwo Gaming Headset delivers immersive audio in every game you play, thanks to its dual 50-millimeter speaker drivers that are engineered to produce detailed and balanced sounds for your games with extremely low distortion. Its flexible, omni-directional microphone not only captures your voice, but also eliminates unwanted background noise. The in-line audio control makes it possible to adjust volume and mute the mic without having to go to extra settings.

2. Runmus K8 Gaming Headset
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This gaming headset from Runmus is lightweight, weighing only 12 ounces. Its black knitted audio cable that is stronger and more durable compared to the plastic ones found in other headsets. It is equipped with powerful 50-millimeter audio drivers and 7.1 surround sound, in addition to a fixed anti-static noise-canceling microphone for near-uninterrupted chat.

3. HyperX CloudX Stinger Core
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An official Xbox licensed headset, the HyperX CloudX Stinger Core is optimized for comfort, with soft ear cushions providing a comfortable fit and a flexible microphone that can not only be positioned as you see fit, but also be set to mute when flipped upwards. Its dynamic 40-millimeter directional drivers are tuned to deliver enhanced bass and optimized for console gaming.

4. Turtle Beach Stealth 600
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This Xbox Wireless-certified model of Turtle Green's Ear Force Stealth 600 is exclusive only to the Xbox One and compatible Windows 10 computers (the latter requiring an Xbox Wireless Adapter). Through Windows Sonic Surround Sound, it delivers immersive virtual surround sound, bringing your games to life. The headset's high-sensitivity microphone picks up your voice loud and clear, and can be flipped up to set to mute when not in use. 

5. Razer Nari Ultimate For Xbox One
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This variant of the Razer Nari Ultimate supports receiver-less wireless connectivity with the Xbox One. Featuring a retractable microphone, it utilizes Razer HyperSense technology, so you can experience a new level of immersion by letting you feel the fight, from footsteps to rumbling explosions. Its oval ear cushions are infused with cooling gel to reduce heat buildup, with leatherette rims providing unrivaled sound isolation; all these ensuring that your ears stay comfortable during gameplay.