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There is a very informative thread in the Xbox forum on headset gaming, specifically with DD surround sound. The person who runs the thread also has a thread on head-fi that is up to date. Madlustenvy is the person on head-fi. He lost his password for the AVS thread so updates are inside the thread. You can ask in there and get very good answers quickly. Good luck, wireless has been harder to do well, but newer models have been well received. If you are considering the Xbox One, you may want to wait. It is unknown currently if the microphone with gaming headsets will be supported. I imagine it will be, but you never know.
Astro gaming has a few options. One is a combo that allows you to use the A40 headset it comes with, or ANY headphone/set that you choose. They also have the A50 headset that is completely wireless.
I really have no desire to go wireless because I don't want the A40 headset that I have to buy to get the wireless Mixamp. I know what sound I want and that doesn't come cheap. Spending hundreds on just a headphone is worth it to me so I am as happy as I am listening to my speakers. I LOVE my AKG 702 65th Anniversary headphone and was well worth the $350. The are a 1/10th of what I spent on just my main speakers. The sad part is living in an apartment makes using my speakers harder. The headphones allow me to get great sound, at whatever volume I want, any time of day. I use them far more than the speakers so their cost is justifiable.
I highly suggest doing some research and figuring out what you really want. I took a long, expensive road to get to the point I am now. I should have just spent the money upfront instead of trying to save money (spent WAY more, lol). In the end I am happy. I wish I could do wireless as it would make it easier, but I am good how things are now!
Xbox Live: TheRealMaxPower --- PSN: TheRealMaxPower (no PS4 currently) Panasonic TC-P65VT60 Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grands Pioneer SC-72 Sony BDP-S790 Xbox One S Astro Mixamp 2013 Soundblaster X7 (Sparkos Op Amps) Schiit Modi Multibit/Magni LTA MicroZOTL2 AKG K702 65th Anniversary Fostex TH-X00 Ebony DT990 Pro 250 ohm Massdrop/Sennheiser HD6XX and PC37X Audio Technica ATH-M50x Antlion ModMic