Microsoft brought voice communication to the mainstream on home gaming consoles. The Xbox 360 headset almost became part of the console's image, and partying up with your friends to communicate over voice chat is now a standard console feature.

As such, there's a flood of Xbox One headsets on the market — and since the latest versions of the Xbox One controller support 3.5 mm jacks you can use practically any headset with an in-line mic to communicate over Xbox Live. All Xbox One headsets are also compatible with the new Xbox One X, too.

While the basic $10 single-piece headset might suffice for many, even the most casual gamer will benefit from picking up a dedicated headset. Here are some of the best headsets designed for use with the Xbox One.

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

Elite Pro Tournament

Turtle Beach's Elite Pro Tournament is a supreme Xbox One headset for a number of reasons, and it remains one of my favorite Xbox and PC headsets.

The Elite Pro Tournament headset delivers stunning, crystalline audio combined with next-level comfort. The headset's generous cushioning across the headband and earcups allow you to forget you're even wearing a headset, reducing the physical delta between you and complete immersion.

If you throw in the Elite Pro Tournament's Tactical Audio Controller, you'll end up with unprecedented control over your game. Adjust audio levels, surround sound modes, mic feedback and more without interrupting play.

Every aspect of this experience simply screams premium. Turtle Beach has outdone itself with the Elite Pro Tournament headset. The Elite Pro Tournament headset will set you back around $150, or $300 if you throw in the audio controller (and you totally should, if you can afford it!)

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Plantronics RIG 800LX

Plantronics' flagship wireless headset, the RIG 800LX, represents serious value for money, with an exceptionally low weight, great comfort, and premium-feeling materials.

The RIG 800LX might lack some bells and whistles like mic monitoring and 3.5mm connectivity, but it's a no-nonsense wireless solution that works flawlessly across both Xbox One and Windows 10.

It comes with a bundled code for Dolby Atmos for a simulated surround sound experience and boasts some truly insane battery life for all-day uninterrupted gaming. You can grab this headset for $150, and it's one of my favorites on this list.

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Astro A50

Astro A50

Astro's 2016 A50 revision is a great headset to consider if you're looking to go fully wireless. This premium headset packs great sound quality with Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound, sturdy build quality, and exceptional comfort, but that's not all.

The A50 headset also comes with a magnetic charging dock that allows you to keep your play space tidy, while also charging the headset's generous 15-hour-plus battery life. The A50 is a solid purchase at $300 that won't disappoint.

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Astro A20

The Astro A20 brings the A50's quality and comfort to a lower price point, ditching some of the bells and whistles in the process. You'll miss 7.1 surround sound and a charging dock, but in exchange, you'll be able to grab it for half the price of the A50, at $150.

The Astro A20 is a no-nonsense wireless headset for both Xbox One and PC, with USB and optical audio interfacing. It's supremely light weight, built for durability, and delivers big in the audio department, offering crystal clear sound and a high-quality chat experience. It also features loud mic-monitoring feedback that some of the other wireless headsets on this list, like the LS40 and RIG 800XL, sadly don't. It's well worth considering if you don't need 3.5mm connectivity.

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Razer Thresher Ultimate

Razer's flagship headset is a winner, delivering spacious 7.1 surround in a supremely comfortable package.

As a wireless headset, Razer's Thresher Ultimate comes bundled with a tidy stand, boasting 15 hours of battery life and an impressive 40 ft wireless range (with a signal strong enough to penetrate walls). It also has an impressive frequency response for a wireless headset, delivering crisp audio that won't disappoint.

For our executive editor Daniel Rubino, this set is currently his favorite, and it can be yours for $249.

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LucidSound LS40 Wireless

LucidSound is a relative newcomer to the Xbox headset market, but the company sports a wealth of industry knowledge and talent. LucidSound leveraged that expertise for the LS40 headset, its flagship product.

The LS40 headset is a gorgeous piece of kit designed to be used on any modern console, PC, or mobile phone. It includes 7.1 surround sound on consoles using optical audio and a USB dongle, but it can also be used passively with a 3.5 mm cable. The mic boom is removable, and the design is sleek and subtle, making it a great option for using in public as well as gaming.

The audio quality is incredible, and while I had some issues with mic monitoring, it hasn't stopped this headset from becoming one of my go-to products. At $200, it doesn't break the bank either.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 600

Turtle Beach's Stealth 600 delivers the best wireless audio at an incredibly affordable price point. A successor to the Stealth 420 line, the new Stealth 600 leverages Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless protocol to connect directly to your Xbox One or a compatible laptop, such as the upcoming Surface Book 2 15-inch model.

With 10 to 15 hours of battery life, mic-feedback monitoring, excellent audio, and a comfortable fit, the Stealth 600 is a great set for those who are reluctant to reach up to the higher price points. The Stealth 600 doesn't deliver audio as rich as Turtle Beach's Elite range, but Windows Sonic helps it punch far above its weight with surprisingly competent virtual surround sound. At just $95, you can't really go wrong here.

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Plantronics RIG 100HX

Chat headsets don't get as much attention as they used to, but with Dolby Atmos true surround sound setups becoming popular, many gamers might want to simply have something they can chat with while remaining immersed in their home cinema systems. Say hi to the RIG 100HX.

The vented design of the 100HX is built to allow external sound systems directly into your ear, while giving you direct, high-quality voice communication with friends over Xbox Live or on PC. The simple 3.5-mm interface makes this headset compatible with all sorts of products, and its lightweight, durable design should last you a serious amount of time. You can grab it for only $30.

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Important accessories

If you're like me and still rock the Day One Edition controller, you may want to consider picking up a 3.5 mm adapter for use with headsets that don't support the Xbox One's base controller port. Microsoft's official adapter gives you mute controls and allows you to tune the balance between game sound and chat audio. It snaps snugly into the bottom of your controller and can be removed easily if necessary.

It's worth noting that most Xbox One headsets designed for 3.5 mm jacks come with adapters in the box, like each headset on this list.

It's also worth mentioning the official Xbox One QWERTY Chatpad as well. It includes a 3.5 mm jack, all the regular audio controls, and a full keyboard — handy for games with text chat like ARK: Survival Evolved, and for punching in those long product redemption codes. The official Xbox One Chatpad also comes with a basic single-piece headset, perfect for casual voice chat.

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Your turn!

What's your favorite gaming headset? Let us know what you're using to enhance your Xbox One audio in the comments!

Updated March 22, 2017: We added Astro's excellent A20 wireless headset to the list, and included the RIG 100HX for chat headset lovers.