What you need to know
- NACON has announced a new RIG PRO series headset, the RIG 600 PRO HX for Xbox and HS for Playstation.
- The two headsets will release on September 28 and are wireless, and compatible with Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, and mobile devices.
- The headsets are priced at €99.99 in the EU and we expect to be $99.99 in the US.
Nacon has announced a new addition to its popular RIG PRO range in the RIG 600 PRO HX Headset for Xbox. We love RIG headsets at Windows Central due to the lightweight and comfortable design and this newcomer shouldn’t be an exception. Perhaps this model will make it onto our list of absolute Best Xbox headsets?
The RIG 600 PRO HX is made to be wirelessly compatible with Xbox consoles (with an HS model for Playstation) and uses a low-latency 2.4Hz USB-C adapter, and can also connect to your phone or tablet with Bluetooth 5.1 simultaneously and switch seamlessly between game audio and phone calls. My favorite use for dual-mode audio headsets like this is to play a game while listening to a podcast, and it’s a feature I’m used to only seeing at a higher price point so I’m glad Nacon is bringing the tech at around $100. The RIG 600 PRO HX should also work perfectly with Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch if you have multiple gaming devices, and will be a handy accessory if you want to cloud game on your mobile with one of the best cloud controllers for Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The RIG 600 PRO HX isn’t just about multi-connectivity, Nacon also boasts its sound prowess with bass-boosted 40mm high-sensitivity drivers for balance and powerful game audio. The headset also has a chat-optimized microphone that folds away discreetly into the earcup when not in use, and flips to mute when you need some privacy.
The main attraction with the RIG range of headsets for me is how incredibly lightweight they are, and thus comfortable over long periods. The RIG PRO HX should be of a similar calibre in this field as it weighs only 240 grams and has snap-to-fit earcups in a breathable fabric. It also has the cushioned and flexible headband as featured on NACONs other headsets, that’s virtually unbreakable.
Being wireless you’ll need a decent battery life and easy charging solution, so thankfully the RIG 600 HX PRO advertises a 24 battery life when used with Bluetooth, and 18 hours with the wireless USB dongle. Charging comes from an included USB-C wire that you can plug into your Xbox.
The NACON RIG 600 HX PRO will be available to buy from September 28 directly from Nacon or Amazon at $99 MSRP.