Some caveats include Xbox One headset adapter [update]

Some caveats come with Xbox One headset adapter [update] Not all fashions of headset shall be suitable with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter popping out in March. Tritton’s Warhead mannequin, in addition to the Xbox 360 Wi-fi Headset and Xbox 360 Wi-fi Bluetooth Headset are incompatible, as is any headset with the kind of dongle you see pictured above. Even when your headset is suitable, nevertheless, there are a pair caveats to remember.

In line with an Xbox One troubleshooting web page, a 2.5mm-to-three.5mm adapter cable included with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter will let you hook up with the gadget for chat audio, however not recreation audio. For that, you will want further cables. In case your headset makes use of an optical audio cable, plug one finish into the headset or headset receiver, and the opposite into the Xbox One’s optical audio output port. In case your headset connects utilizing RCA, you will want RCA audio output ports or a three.5-mm headphone jack output in your TV. Should you’ve obtained the latter, you will additionally need a three.5mm mini-to-RCA adapter cable.

The upcoming Xbox One Stereo Headset makes use of a single three.5mm jack for each recreation audio and chat audio, so utilizing it’s a easy matter of plug and play. Principally. Earlier than you employ both the Xbox One Stereo Headset or the Stereo Headset Adapter, you will have to replace the firmware in your Xbox One controller. And the way do you do this? You hook up with Xbox Reside, take away the controller batteries, plug within the adapter and headset of selection, set up an replace, and substitute the batteries.

Replace: Whereas Microsoft’s help web page additionally lists the Tritton Primer mannequin as an incompatible headset, a Mad Catz consultant advised Joystiq that info is wrong. “The TRITTON Primer ought to work nice by way of the adapter,” Mad Catz PR Director Alex Verrey tweeted.

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