"Let’s get the big news out of the way before we start – the Audeze Penrose X Wireless Headset for Xbox
is THE best sounding gaming headset I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. There we go – spoilers spoiled, review written. End of. What do you mean you need to know more?"
"It’s a pleasure to caress this headset as the material used is equally as good; this is about as far away from those cheap yet cheerfully nasty plastic gaming headsets that populate the gaming accessories space. Yes it costs a lot of cash – with a UK asking price of £250 probably putting this out of reach of many – but it’s fair to say that money has gone into the quality of the build"
"You won’t in any way be disappointed by the rest of it though. The inner ear cushions are absolutely glorious in use, with a leatherette feel allowing for plenty of cushioning of the ears. If the headband skimps, the earcups are abundant, more than making up for it and there has never been a point where I’ve felt the need to pull the cups away from my ears for a little breathing space. This is probably helped by the fact that the earcups have plenty of movement to them too; not only is there a ton of swivel which allows for the headset to rest around your neck if required, but lateral movement to each cup should ensure this fits any size and type of head. Kudos to Audeze for ensuring such a great fit here. "
"The Audeze Penrose X Wireless Headset for Xbox really does come into its own with the sounds that are thrown at your ears. I won’t ever feel bad for repeating myself here and saying that after many years of using many different gaming headsets from a variety of world-leading manufacturers, it’s the Penrose X that nails the absolute audio."
"To summarise, for the last couple of years I’ve flipped and flopped between gaming headsets as and when they’ve come into my life. I never thought anything could beat what Razer had previously provided with the Nari Ultimate, and then RIG rocked up with their plethora of super lightweight offerings, before SteelSeries got in on the game with their Arctis 1
and Arctis 7X
headsets. Hell, even my go-to audio brand over the last few decades, Sennheiser, came to the party in recent months with the glorious GSP 602; a headset that has been my audio bringer of choice over the last few months. Now though, in terms of sheer sound quality Audeze have knocked it out of the park with the Penrose X Wireless Headset for Xbox. Whilst there are little bits that could be improved – a little more padding on the headband and a non-detachable mic, for instance – if you’re big into audio, want the very best gaming sounds you can get, and can handle the £250 asking price, this is a serious contender for the very best Xbox gaming headset for 2021 and beyond. "