Official Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (Xbox One)
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Any 3.5mm stereo headset (that uses the CTIA plug standard) can get stereo game audio by plugging into the adapter
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For Xbox fans that already have a favorite set of stereo gaming headphones, we’re happy to reveal that the Stereo Headset Adapter will also ship separately. Plug your compatible headset into the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to chat with your fellow players, and enjoy the convenient volume controls right on the adapter. For more details on the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, please visit xbox.com/xboxone/compatibleheadsets. New Xbox One headsets – get chat and stereo directly from the adapter. No need to connect anything to the console or TV/ receiver. A microphone is required for chat Any other mic/headset combination should use the left buttons to adjust your ratio of game to chat audio then the right buttons to adjust volume.Since 1982, PCMag has tested and rated thousands of products to help you make better buying decisions. Read our editorial mission & see how we test. I’ve been PCMag’s home entertainment expert for over 10 years, covering both TVs and everything you might want to connect to them. I’ve reviewed more than a thousand different consumer electronics products including headphones, speakers, TVs, and every major game system and VR headset of the last decade. I’m an ISF-certified TV calibrator and a THX-certified home theater professional, and I’m here to help you understand 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and even 8K (and to reassure you that you don’t need to worry about 8K at all for at least a few more years).
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The other thing that took me a while to figure out is how the buttons on the chat adapter actually work. the two buttons on the right (plus and minus) only control the overall volume for the speakers. the buttons on the left (gamepad and person) control the balance of the sound. You do NOT select the chat button, then use the volume buttons, to turn chat volume up. To turn up chat volume, keep hitting the chat button. This ups the ratio of chat volume to game volume. When you hear the beep, you have turned chat volume all the way on and shut off game sound.I can't help with issues related to poor mic output people have reported about Astros. I believe Astro released new firmware for their controllers to help, so try updating that first. Nor can i help with the fact that your mic quit working or your speakers are emitting weird sounds. These are issues with the Xbox code, and should hopefully be fixed with future updates. For all configurations, plug into the headset adapter LAST. Make sure all other cable connections are already made. I'm not sure if/what this helps, but it was recommended in the comments, and couldn't hurt anything. Chat Adapter Settings
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If you are using an AXpro/A50 type of headset, change your Xbox's Audio Settings to have the optical connection set to bitstream out, then change the output the Dolby Digital or DTS. The choice is dependant on what your headset controller needs. if you have no sound at all, try switching to the other.You MUST use the included 2.5mm adapter that came with the adapter. if you recieved the adapter from buying the Xbox One stereo headset, the cable isn't included, but can be bought here. Note the 3 wire male plug. This will allow your mic to work. DO NOT plug a regular 3.5mm cable directly into the adapter. If you did this and your microphone won't work, this is why. You can use the adapter to receive game sounds as well, but the output will not be great because its not running through your headsets sound processor. Use whatever connection you used on your 360/ps3 to get game sound. on my AX Pros and i believe A50s, that would be the optical connection to the xbox/tv.