The XO Three is a closed back gaming headset with a fairly neutral sound signature. You get Windows Sonic surround sound and good build quality, so this headset is great for those looking for a budget surround sound headset for their Xbox One.
Pro Neutral sound
The XO Three sounds pretty balanced, which is quite unusual for budget gaming headsets, which tend to be bass heavy. The bass is not overpowering, the mids sound natural while the highs are slightly recessed. The XO Three sounds pretty laid back, so you get a decent amount of detail, and okay bass punch, without the low-end muddying up the overall sound. As a result, explosions don’t sound very powerful, yet you’ll get to hear high-pitched sound effects, in-game dialogue and voice chats easily.
Pro Decent sound, build quality and surround sound at a budget price
The XO Three is an affordable headset, but still offers a decent feature set. You get a neutral sounding headset with Windows Sonic surround. The mic produces clear audio while the build quality is pretty good despite the all-plastic build. This is a great choice for those who want a dedicated gaming headset for their Xbox One without spending a lot of money.
Pro Windows Sonic enhances immersion and bass response
The XO Three’s audio output can sound more immersive with Windows Sonic activated. This is Microsoft’s surround sound tech for the Xbox One, so you’ll get a wider soundstage with improved sound separation and directional audio.
The Windows Sonic feature also has the added benefit of slightly boosting the bass so explosions, gunshots and low-pitched sound effects will get added punch.