Xbox One Stereo Headset & Adapter Coming in March

Microsoft Xbox One Kinect

Microsoft announced via Xbox News that in early March that if you own an Xbox One you will be able to buy the Xbox One stereo headset and the Xbox One adapter for your headset. Now one of the biggest questions I have seen from gamers that got an Xbox One is about the adapter. Without the adapter gamers are having to use the Kinect to chat in game and while I haven’t heard any complaints about sound quality, I do hear the complaint about how the Kinect lets people in game hear everything around them and not just what you are saying. The Xbox One headset adapter will be a god send I would think for everyone that has picked up a nice Turtle Beach headset for their Xbox 360 or any other brand.

Xbox One Headset Adapter

When the Xbox One headset adapter launches in March it is going to cost you about $25 ($24.99 to be exact) to own. It will give you complete control over volume controls at the tip of your fingertips. Voice chat will be enabled with connecting a 2.5 mm chat cable to the adapter and legacy headset.  Now I would assume those that have the current wireless adapter such as used on the Turtle Beach XP400 will be out of luck trying to keep things wireless unless Microsoft and their peripheral partners are working on something. I guess that is something we will find out in the coming months from those manufacturers.

Xbox One Headset Adapter

Xbox One Headset Adapter

 

Xbox One Stereo Headset

The Xbox One stereo headset will be a wired headset that has a unidirectional microphone with over the ear speakers. Microsoft says it will be a “full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audo spectrum” headset for the deepest bass and clearest high frequencies. The Xbox One stereo headset will come attached to its own headset adapter and that is all you will need to use the stereo headset with the Xbox One. Cost of the Xbox One stereo headset will be $79.99 at launch. More information will be released about the stereo headset but only a few details are currently being released.

Xbox One Stereo Headset

Xbox One Stereo Headset


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