- An Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter is already included with new stereo headsets designed for Xbox One. Just plug the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter that came with your headset into your controller and then connect the headset.
- Most stereo gaming headsets with a 3.5mm audio jack (that use the CTIA plug standard) can get chat and stereo game audio directly through the Xbox One
- No need to connect anything to the console or TV/ receiver. A microphone is required for chat.
- Legacy stereo gaming headsets for Xbox 360 can get game audio by connecting the legacy stereo headset to the back of the Xbox One console using the S/PDIF port, or to the TV/receiver with RCA cables ( just like on Xbox 360). Get chat audio by connecting the 2.5mm chat cable from your legacy stereo gaming headset to the adapter, using the included audio jack adapter cable. A microphone is required for chat.
“Great Adapter – Functionality Described:”
NOTE: EDITED STEPS UNDER FUNCTION 1 – ADDED STEPS 6 and 7 to resolve common issues.I bought this product to allow me to utilize my Turtle Beach DX12 mic for in-game conversation (instead of the Kinect microphone). It functions flawlessly. But for those of you out there considering purchasing this product you should know it essentially serves TWO purposes, and based on what youre using it depends upon how the volume control buttons on the Stereo Headset Adapter will work.FUNCTION 1: Using the adapter to permit your old gaming headset that had OPTICAL AUDIO inputs (Turtle Beaches, Astros, etc) to operate together with the Xbox One the exact same manner it did with the Xbox 360 (you plug the 2.5millimeter chat audio cable to the Stereo Headset Adapter so your 3rd party headsets mic works and you can listen to and controller chat volume via youre 3rd party headset or the buttons on the adapter).When using the adapter this manner, in order to get the functionality that youre searching for (using the 3rd party cans mic for conversation while getting game sound ONLY from the optical out of the Xbox One) you will have to do the following:1) Turn your machine on2) Update the controller3) Join the 2.5mm cable out of your 3rd party headset to your adapter4) Drive the bottom left button on the adapter (resembles a person who has a + sign on their torso) before you hear a beep – This will set the volume output ratios coming in the Adapter to 0 percent Game Volume and 100% conversation. *NOTE*: If you dont have them set this way you will here a little Echo in game since the adapter will output sport quantity in addition to chat quantity, and you dont want any game volume from the adapter since youre getting it in the Optical Output from the Xbox One.5) Today you can use the 2 correct buttons (the Master Volume switches) to command the in-game conversation volume.6)* IF YOU HEAR A CRACKLING SOUND and you have your Xbox Ones Dolby Digital Surround ENABLED VIA OPTICAL OUT you have to HARD RESET YOUR CONSOLE after completing the preceding steps (Hold Power Button for 10 secs, let system power off, wait 10 seconds and turn the machine back on). This will fix the occasional crackling problem.7)* For some reason that this adapter gets the MICROPHONES SUPER SENSITIVE. If youre at a party and YOUR FRIENDS ARE COMPLAINING THAT YOUR MIC SOUNDS BAD/LOUD you merely need to move the mic farther out of your mouth (6 worked for me) and talk in a normal volume. This stops the poor excellent microphone sound from happening. I had been told this dilemma may be becoming fixed in an upcoming firmware upgrade. ———————————————FUNCTION 2: Applying this adapter to allow ANY HEADSET to supply you in game sound and chat performance (in case the headset has a built-in microphone)When you use the adapter for this function the GAME and CHAT audios are derived from the controller (comes out of this Stereo Headset Adapter that you plug in the headphones into). Since the two kinds of sound are coming from the adapter, the quantity adjustment buttons serve the functions shown in the documentation:Left of the mute button equalsequals> Changes the Game/Chat volume ratios (by way of example youre at 50% Sport and 50% Chat, then the match and chat volumes are going to be at precisely the same level… if youre at 70% Game and 30% Chat, then youre game volume will be more compared to the chat quantity, but you are still able to hear both… if youre in 100% Sport and 0 percent Chat, then you’ve got complete game quantity and you will be able to hear chat – its effectively muted)Right of this mute button equalsequals> Here is actually the Master Volume control. Once you have youre game/chat ratios in which you enjoy them… you can then increase the OVERALL AUDIO OUTPUT using this button.Hope that can help you out!