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Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter
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 headsetMost 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 OneNo need to connect anything to the console or TV/ receiver. A microphone is required for chatLegacy 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 chatCompatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Windows 10
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133 Reddit comments about Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter:

u/hurtmemore · 18 pointsr/xboxone

Seems a bit pricy but I'd recommend everyone who uses a mic get one of the official adapters. So nice having immediate access to all the volume controls and a mute switch. I can't even imagine playing online without it.

Or check the stereo headset, comes with an adapter, just under 50 bucks. I really like mine, sounds good, looks good and matches the controller, feels well built for the price.

u/Watchmaker-2112 · 12 pointsr/xboxone

You can find one for about $20 at GameStop, maybe even cheaper if used. I've used this guy since day one and prefer it to the existing jack in the controller since it has volume/mute controls right there, saving you from having to open menus every time you need to adjust something. Well worth the price and will work perfectly.

u/outla5t · 12 pointsr/xboxone

Yeah no you can't, just looked and Gamestop online sells it for $40 and it's used, Amazon is much of the same being around $40 used and $80 for a new one

u/MilkyReddit · 11 pointsr/xboxone
u/Marksta · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

>Will anyone here be satisfied with this PC five years from now? I highly doubt that.

Will anyone be satisfied with a console in five years? I highly doubt that.

The real question is how poorly will cross-platform and exclusive games alike run on a console in 5+ years from now? Will it be running at 720p with less than 24 fps during combat like The Last Of Us? Will it be 720p/always >24 fps like GTA5 with significant pop in? Will it be a Skyrim so ugly it's unrecognizable from the PC version? Will it use interlacing to deal with hardware constraints that makes any and all motion a blur like in Killzone? (Oops, that one is PS4 launch) Will its multiplats be upscaled and out performed by bottom of the barrel hardware like Titanfall?

Yes, it will be. That's what you're trying to say is a good thing. Low resolution with less than the absolutely minimum frame rate needed to create the illusion of motion [that cinematic creators found].

Five years down the line the player with the PC will say to himself "Gee, I'll spend $200-300 on an upgrade." And the person with the console will spend $600 minimum on top of continuing their subscription dues and proceed to re-buy 'definitive' additions of their games that were already lower in fidelity than their PC versions. Pay $25 to buy an adapter just to re-use your headset again.

u/ButILikeShiny · 5 pointsr/xbox

If they're anything like my xp500's, you have to buy an adapter for it. I got one on amazon for $30, and the turtle beach headset cord for like $10. They sound great and I haven't had any problems with it, I can enjoy my games loud late at night with no one yelling at me to turn it down now lol.

Edit: here's the adapter:

Edit 2: and here's the talkback adapter for the turtle beach. Idk if it works on the xp400s, they should!

u/Gooberstatus · 4 pointsr/xboxone
u/McCheetah · 4 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

There’s an attachment from Xbox that gives you this ability I believe. It’s necessary for old Xbox One controllers that didn’t have a headphone jack but should work on the newer controllers. (I don’t have one, but I think that’s what it’s for)

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

There’s some third party options as well but idk how well they work.

u/MousePad17 · 3 pointsr/xbox

I'm guessing you're using the mono-ear headset that game bundled with the system?

Every headset (aside from the mono-ear headsets) will play the game's audio & chat through the headset. You can even plug a standard pair of headphones/earbuds in the 3.5mm jack on the bottom of the controller.

If you have an older version of the Xbox One controller and there's no 3.5mm jack, all you need is the adapter -

u/soad6669 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Good news you can plug in any 3.5mm head set you just need the headset adapter that Microsoft sells for the one.

u/brain_chaos · 3 pointsr/xboxone

You only need the xbox chat adapter here

u/macandcheesezone · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I have the Cloud 1, but from what I've seen compared between the 1 and 2, it looks like the USB card has a 3.5 mm female end to put the headphones into, and a USB on the other. So it can only be used on a computer. If you're looking for volume buttons (with individual game and voice volume controls), get the xbox controller headset adapter and plug any 3.5 mm headphone into it, including the Cloud 1 or 2

u/RossaF1 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

You'd need to get one of the Stereo Headset Adaptors then, that will give you a 3.5mm jack to use.

u/DrunkieMunkie · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Hola! I set all this up last year so it’s a bit rusty!

This is a shopping list for an Xbox One mixer setup similar to mine and you may need some help filling in a few gaps and the wiring!

So the idea is to build a setup to be able to use an awesome mic to talk to the stream as well as party chat ‘at the same time’ (which I prefer over using a headset) but to also be able to hear game/chat/PC audio though a single pair of headphones and control their volume levels in one place with ease.

I don't need sound going out to my PC as the Cap card is getting that from the Console via HDMI.
Streaming Xbox to PC then the WORLD!

Xbox – hdmi into a cap card in the PC Avermedia live gamer hd
This grabs the game audio and that’s that bit done, stream using OBS and boom!

Here's is my shopping list for party chat:

Headset Buddy (Real name, I didn’t make that up!)

Xbox Chat Thing:

Cable from Buddy to Mixer:

Cable from Mixer to Buddy!

Xbox Mixer(s)

Astro Mixamp (I use)

Earforce DSS (an option!)

Ground Loop things:

Although I have used these ones because I didn’t see the ones above!

Mic wise any XLR mic is fine!

Here is a link to a image i found that kinda helps piece it all together!

Here is a quick vid of my setup, happy to help if i can!

Heres is my latest Xbox One vid with party chat but it picks up the Public Lobby if they speak!


u/Pieceof_ · 3 pointsr/xboxone

They sell a 25 dollar adapter includes 3.5mm if you waht to go that route. Otherwise, consider waiting for a 40 dollar deal on the new ones. It's still the holidays so you can expect some deals.

u/Docbrownie · 3 pointsr/xboxone

So I have actually tried this by connecting it to a projector. This is the converter i bought from Amazon.
As for audio, I bought this and connected it to some external speakers. This really comes in handy and I would highly recommend it because you can use it with any headphones you want.

u/Cedocore · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunter

This thing. I originally got it for the 3.5mm adapter, but now I use it because it lets you modify volume levels on the go. Left side changes which is louder - party or game. Right side changes overall volume level. Middle button mutes your mic - which is a godsend for someone with allergies who doesn't wanna blast sneezes into their headset.

u/Farddin · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I'd say number one is friends, what console do you're friends play on? Second exclusives and then everything else. You can get a chat adapter, which allows you to use a 3.5mm jack (

Graphics wise the difference isn't that big (I think), but I'll let someone who owns both consoles answer that.

u/PanchoBarrancas · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have had that issue. This is one way you can do it: You need the stereo headset adapter (obviously), an external mic like the ModMic or a clip on mic like this one and an adapter like this one to merge the signals into one jack compatible with the Xbox One. It would be much simpler if the cable was removable lol.

u/YouCantParkThere · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I just ordered one from Amazon yesterday

Stereo Headset Adapter

u/runlittleman · 2 pointsr/xboxone

You'll need the stereo headset adapter. Theres not really a way the surround sound headsets work on the xbox one, you'll need the new headset. Here's the adapter if you want stereo output:

u/Inanis94 · 2 pointsr/Rockband

Yay! Something I can actually help with.

I have some wired Turtle Beaches that I use with my Xbox One, and Rock Band 4. They don't plug into my drums -You will need to plug headphones into your controller. The older controllers require the adapter and chat mixer, but the newer XB1 controllers have a 3.5 mm jack directly on them. Any 3.5mm headphones will work for those. If your controller does not have a 3.5mm jack in it, you can either buy a new controller or get one of these: I don't notice any audio lag, so I don't think that's an issue at all - I play on expert, so lag would be super noticeable.

Here's how I do it. Living in an apartment and playing late at night, you have to be quiet as possible. I turn my drums on and use them (obviously). I keep my controller turned on as well and have my TB's plugged into it, and I get the game audio just fine, as loud as I want it too, without making a sound on my TV. On the 360, I used to do the same thing while playing with my brother - I'd use headphones, he would not. He played expert guitar, I played expert drums. There was no lag for either of us and it was enjoyable.

This is a totally viable way to play, and I enjoy it a lot more, especially when drumming. The sound of the music completely drowns out the clicking and clacking made by the drums, and it's super awesome. Let me know how it works out for you!

u/CyberKnight1 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Yes, and yes.

The x12 headset requires stereo RCA (red & white) audio jacks to get game audio, and the Xbox One does not provide that. So, you will need something else, and that "something" depends on the rest of your setup. Check for an audio output on the stereo system or TV you plug your Xbone into. If none is available, you can use the Xbone's optical output and something to convert it to RCA -- here is one example I found just searching for "Optical to RCA".

Also, the chat cable (that goes from the headset to the 360 controller) will not plug in to the Xbone controller directly; you will need the Stereo Headset Adapter. Plug it in, and then use the balance controls on the adapter to be completely on "chat", so that it only emits chat audio and not game audio.

Note that you can get away with just using the Stereo Headset Adapter to get both game and chat audio through the controller and the chat cable, but in my experience with the x41 headset, it sounds like crap, because the headset is expecting a mono chat audio source and processes it as such.

Honestly, for the price and hassle, you'd be better off just picking up the Stereo Headset. You'll get the same stereo quality of the x12, but it's just using a single cable connection to your controller, and it'll cost as much or less as the equipment you'd need to get the x12 hooked up.

u/-notthesun- · 2 pointsr/xboxone

It looks like a standard PC headset, which means it is not compatible out of the box, but you can use it with an Xbox One if you don't mind buying a few more things.

The first thing you'll need is the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter. This attaches to your controller.

Your headset has two 3.5mm plugs: one for stereo sound (green plug) and one for the microphone (pink plug). The Stereo Headset Adapter has an input for a special kind of 3.5mm plug which can transmit stereo sound and microphone sound at the same time. So you need to buy an adapter cable like this one which will convert your two 3.5mm plugs into a single plug carrying both stereo and microphone sound.

With those two things, you would attach the headset adapter to the controller, plug your green and pink plugs from your headset into the adapter cable, and finally plug the single end of the adapter cable into the headset adapter. You'll be able to hear game sound through your headset and use the microphone to chat over Xbox Live.

u/respekyoeldas · 2 pointsr/gaming

I use the SteelSeries Siberia v2 headset for my PC and Xbox One. You'll need these two items for it to work with your Xbox (not sure about PS4 but I'm sure there's a similar adapter):

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

Headset Buddy mic/audio adapter

The headset is great for PC gaming and I've no complaints using it on XBONE.

u/Dman1414 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I believe to do this you would need the Headset Adapter.

u/Sniper_Brosef · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I have this:

Combined with a Sennheiser PC 360 and an Astro Mixamp pro.

u/Teamyuss · 2 pointsr/xboxone
u/gooberlx · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Specifically, this

Assuming you've plugged in the headset's stereo plug to your amp/receiver, hit the little person icon on the adapter until it beeps. That way only your chat will be coming through on the controller, as opposed to game sounds as well. That was kinda confusing to me when I first got the adapter.

u/aLousyFatKid · 2 pointsr/CodAW
  1. You will need the following for your A40's: Headset Adapter.

  2. Depends on your shipping choice, where you live etc...

  3. Someone more qualified than myself should answer this.

  4. I love it. It didn't change a whole lot, the main change is that the battery back is now more a part of the controller instead of a tumor on the back. If you have longer fingers like myself it feels much more natural. Other than that, the haptic feedback has been improved.
u/tim-of-legends · 2 pointsr/xboxone

tbh you're not really going to won't find a good headset with surround sound.

but overall good sound, and comfortable i'd recommend

The Hyperx Cloud II
and the Chat Adapter

u/AmbigiousAcronyms · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I'm assuming that you don't have the newer controller with a 3.5mm port, so you'll need to buy a [Stereo headset adapter] (

u/FancyLivin · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Bought mine about a year after it came out and my controller doesn't have the 3.5 jack on it. You can get them here an extra $30 kinda sucks but hey capitalism amirightladies

Have been told multiple times the MCC runs stable enough and that Halo 5 was a very good game.
One caveat though, the xbox one does have a tendency to be an abolute turd sometimes (games crashing, party chat not always working.) I don't think these issues are related to my internet (340 down 85 up) but just things you get used too.

u/NamiRocket · 2 pointsr/Seaofthieves

Looks like it costs twice as much as it used to now. If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably been discontinued, but I really don't know.

Either way, here it is:

u/ChiefKapua · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I came across the same issue when i was using a monitor with no headphone jack so i picked up one of these to solve the audio issue.

Optical to 3.5mm

but this was before they came out with the headset adapter. In the case of audio i would just go ahead and buy the Controller Adapter and use whatever headphones you have or you could spend a bit more and just get the Microsoft stereo headset.

Edit. clickable links

u/moose0003 · 2 pointsr/xbox

They do but you might look into this.

Xbox Stereo Headset Adapter

Just use regular ear buds if you want. However not all will work with game audio and chat. The old Apple ear buds don't with chat but all of the Samsung I have tried worked with both.

u/DeeLux_SWR · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I use gen1 A-40's daily with my Xbox One and they will work.
But for communication (chat) you will need the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

u/AmazonJosh · 2 pointsr/GameDeals

Pretty sure you need the extra Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to make these work with an Xbox One.

u/Lattermann · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Yes, your headset will work with either:

  1. The newest mixamp (The TR) in white with the aforementioned inline mute button cable bought separately.

  2. With an older "mixamp pro" but you will need an xbox controller chat cable adapter (this: and a 3.5 male to 2.5mm female adapter (which comes with this adapter), to which your astro 2.5mm to 2.5mm chat cable (this: will attach from the mixamp pro front right 2.5mm port. Newer xbox one controllers don't need to plastic adaptor as they have a 3.5mm port in the bottom, but you will still require the 3.5-2.5mm adapter. This also doesn't let you change the volume of chat/game mix on the mixamp, only the TR mixamp allows this on xbox one. The xbox voice/game mix software in settings will not work well.

    This will allow you to chat on xbox live.
u/NinjaN3rd · 2 pointsr/headphones

Another option is picking up the Xbox controller accessory that allows you to control volume from the pad...Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

u/GenDekker · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yea quick question. I have all the cables I need for this except for the Headset adapter, which I purchased a few days ago used on Amazon(hasn't arrived yet). I understand you need 4 poles on the 3.5 end of the adapter but I just noticed Amazon's official picture of the adapter shows only 3 poles on the 3.5 end. Could just be an advertising error but I'm slightly freaking out. So does the headset adapter come with the 4 pole and not the 3 pole that is shown in the pics?

u/kqsws · 1 pointr/xboxone

I know the newer xbone controllers have a 3.5mm jack on the bottom of the controller itself. Do you know if these controllers still require the stereo adapter?

Image of new xbone controller 3.55mm jack:

Stereo Adapter:

u/roxvox · 1 pointr/xboxone

They're in stock on

u/jameaney · 1 pointr/gaming

It's a four pole plug not a 3 pole plug meaning it's meant for a mic in plus stereo out and ground I believe. You need something like THIS then you should be able to use whatever headphones and mic you want. I have senheiser hd598 and mod mic 4.0 and it works great. Though you may want THIS as well to control volume more easily.

u/RopeADerp02 · 1 pointr/xboxone

It's my understanding that with a HDMI-DVI (one end is hdmi and the other is dvi) that you lose the sound signal. i had a similar setup with my xbox 360 and i was forced to buy a sound adapter that plugged directly into the 360.

probably be easiest just to buy one of these

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/xboxone


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u/HolaJebus · 1 pointr/techsupport


I added a third edit because I found this:

u/ChunkyThePotato · 1 pointr/xboxone

Hmm... it should work with the 2 items I suggested that you buy.

To be clear, you ordered this and this, correct? The first item should come with a 3.5mm to 2.5mm aux cord adapter, so that headsets designed for Xbox 360 can work with Xbox One. Did yours not include that adapter?

u/Drew502 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I would like to use a pair of headphones (sound only, no mic) to be less intrusive to my roommates while playing casual, single player games (Red Dead 2). I'm thinking through the easiest, most cost-effective way to do that with an original Xbox One console. Any thoughts on these options:

  1. Buy Xbox One S controller - use built-in 3.5mm jack to plug in earbuds.
  2. Buy controller adapter - use 3.5mm jack to plug in earbuds

    Any other things that I'm missing that could work?
u/HaleFx · 1 pointr/xboxone

The official product image on Amazon shows the headset plugged into a headset adapter, not directly into a controller.

There are cheaper alternatives on Amazon, but this is the official one:

u/legendaryheck · 1 pointr/xboxone

Here is a link to the Astro Gaming xbl chat cable

and you also need this to plug in to the bottom of your controller for the 1.5mm xbl chat cable.

edit: looks like Astro Gaming also sells this which may be a better option

u/Tobiaskillin · 1 pointr/xbox
u/IQuietQI · 1 pointr/xboxone

I own the Xbox one stark headset adapter it's in a bright green Xbox. Xbox Adapter I got it at Wal-Mart for 20$ instead of 40

u/UnhelpfulReply · 1 pointr/xboxone

You need the chat adapter.

u/lalosfire · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you have the new controllers with the 2.5mm port you don't need an extra adapter. If you have an old controller you can use the xbox headset adapter.

u/Fargabarga · 1 pointr/xboxone

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

That's it. Many headsets will require this anyway, so I would try this first. It comes with an adapter for 3.5 or 2.5mm plugs.

u/jamvanderloeff · 1 pointr/buildapc

You mean this? It can't connect directly to a headset, it goes through the controller, either using the adapter to convert it to a regular 3.5" combined headphone/speaker jack, or using the official headset that plugs straight into the controller.

u/Revenue60 · 1 pointr/xboxone

You will need to buy a turtle beach chat adapter cable then because that is how you will get voice to work on the Xbox one. It could be used with the 360 too but you can also just keep the Bluetooth puck plugged in.
Turtle Beach - Ear Force Xbox 360 Talkback Cable with Foam Windscreen- Xbox 360

If you own the newer controllers with the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom then that adapter will allow you to chat on the Xbox one. The chat cable it came with works without that adapter on the 360 because the 360 has a 2.5 mm jack in it already.

If the Xbox one controller doesn't have the headphone jack port on the bottom you just need this adapter and it comes with the 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adapter cable.
Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

The receiver it came with will need to be plugged into the back of whichever console you are going to be playing on. So if your playing on the 360 with the headphones playing and want to use them on the one that receiver will have to be then plugged into the one. If the consoles are in close proximity just plugging in the optical cable will work.

u/Whyismydogweird · 1 pointr/FortNiteBR

That's annoying. Mostly because these weren't cheap, but I guess an adapter will be cheaper than new headphones.

Will this do the trick?


u/TheCrypticfocus · 1 pointr/audio

Yes I am using the dual 1/4 to 3.5 cable. I have the dual 1/4 plug into the 3/4 ports on the mixer then I have the 3.5 side plugged into [this.] (

Second thing is yes I have the mixer connected to my PC via USB. Is using better to connect via audio cables?

u/Goosebeans · 1 pointr/xboxone

Nothing really quick for using your Audio Technicas. You'll need a new chat adapter, something like a Modmic for external microphone (pretty decent, actually), and a headset adapter cable that will take the mic 3.5mm and 3.5mm from headphones down to a single, 4-pole connector to go into the chat adapter.

*Edit; Some Amazon links:

Headset Adapter Cable

Modmic 4.0

Xbox One Chat Adapter

Alternatively if your headphones have a removable cable that accepts a single, 3.5mm input you can get a V-Moda Boom Pro Mic and forego the headset cable as it'll already be all in one 4-pole connector. Though, the Boom Pro doesn't have as nice of quality as the Modmic.

u/Sickality · 1 pointr/xboxone

You'd need to get a cable to split the audio and microphone. I think that's all you would need. I also have the headset adapter to control volume and mute microphone

u/Xenoch · 1 pointr/LogitechG

You have to use the audio cable to the bottom of the controller.

If you controller doesnt have an audio jack, you need to purchase the converter:

u/KingSam89 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Here's one from amazon that is 24.99.

u/knotallmen · 1 pointr/apexlegends

Create a party, but then you won't be able to hear the other teammate. This used to be $25 but you can get an adapter to adjust game and chat volume from the controller.

u/thewhitepyth0n · 1 pointr/xboxone

I was in the same boat. I bought the controller adapter which also comes with a jack size converter. Because of that I have been able to use my old xbox 360 headset which I really like.

You can also use mic-in headphones you use for a phone. Although you can't use Apples. Samsung and Skullcandy work. $25 for controller adapter and $10 for headphones. You can often find 360 headphones for around $10 as well. You can also find super cheap chat headsets on Amazon for $5-$10, but honestly the black 360 chat set is great for what it is - simple chat headset

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

Xbox 360 Black Headset

Edit: very sorry, I read over the part where you said you wanted the stereo headset. You can use mic-in phone headphones as a stereo headset. The adapter is very nice. It allows you to adjust the volume level of chat and ingame sound on the adapter itself

u/icebear518 · 1 pointr/xboxone

this is what u need i use the same headset as well

u/SirEDCaLot · 1 pointr/needadvice

> mic goes to channel 1 speaker goes to phones. The speaker goes to phones is what is throwing me off, should it not be the headphones (a40) that goes into phones through the TRRS adapter you suggested?

Yes that's exactly what I mean. The TRRS adapter would be something like this one. The headset goes in the base of the 'Y', and that splits the headset out to two 3.5mm ports- one is 'mic' (which connects the headset microphone to channel 1), the other is 'speaker' which connects the headset speakers to the Phones output. You'll want some 3.5mm to 1/4" phono adapters to plug into the board's 1/4" connectors.

Consoles are a whole separate issue. I can't speak for PS4 as I only have an Xbox.

What you'll need to do is use the 3.5mm TRRS headset port on the bottom of your controller. If you have an older controller without that port, MS makes a plug-in adapter which gives you the 3.5mm port. You plug into that a TRRS Splitter (note this is similar to what you used for the headset, but the genders are reversed- the base of the 'Y' is male, and it goes into the device).
From there, we just reuse the connectors that go to the computer. The cable that connects the computer's speaker out to ch5/6 gets reused to plug into the Xbox TRRS adapter speaker out, and the cable that connects the board's aux send to the computer's mic input port goes to the Xbox TRRS mic port. If you want to keep both wired up you can, but you'll need a splitter for the Aux Send cable and another 3.5mm to dual mono 1/4 cable, this one will plug the Xbox's speaker out into Ch4/5 on the mixer.

BTW if you need a stereo 3.5mm to dual 1/4" mono cable, here's one. The white one is left, red one is right channel.

If you want to plug in Xbox, AND PS4, AND PC at the same time without swapping cables you will need a bigger mixer. I suggest check with me before you order one.


You say the sound playing on the phones is 'off', do you mean it sounds bad or it doesn't play? I'm guessing maybe your TRRS adapter has the wrong genders on it and thus you aren't splitting things right...

You could also dump the A40s and go with a headset that has dual stereo minijacks natively like this one for $15. If you got that, you'd just get two 3.5mm to 1/4" phono adapters, use them to plug the green (speaker) plug into the Phones port and the red (mic) plug into Channel 1.

u/CollinsPhil3rd · 1 pointr/apexlegends

FYI: If you are using an Xbox One controller with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and using Apple headphones (the free ones that come with an iPhone), the mic will put out a constant stream of "ANNNNHHHHHHHHHH".


Either using different headphones or mute the mic.

u/CorsairDavid · 1 pointr/Corsair

The adapter that is referenced is the Xbox one audio adapter that connects to the bottom of the controller.

I'm sure you can find the adapter at a lower price.

u/oSlaze · 1 pointr/xboxone

I use a pair of Turtle Beach X42 which I have been using since the Xbox 360 and it uses a 2.5. When I got the Xbox One I had to buy a Stereo Headset Adapter to be able to still use the headset. I've went through 3 of these since the release of adapter. When I purchased them they were $25 now they're $80. Now I'm trying to figure which of the two I can use because even though they're similar they're not the same.

u/jamesallenrogers · 1 pointr/gaming

I use the XP400 with the Xbox 360, and just ported it over to my xbox one with the adapter that you can buy for 24 bucks.

I tried using the 3.5mm plug instead but didnt get the quality that I wanted. Also can have it bluetooth bound to your phone, and answer calls while gaming.

u/Stoneman2382 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I had my X11s set up using the following method and it worked. I had to buy the following things:

Xbox One Headset adapter

Optical to RCA converter

Optical Cable

You'll plug one end of your optical cable into your Xbox One and the other end into the Optical port on the Converter. Then, plug your red and white RCA connectors on your X11s into the Red and White jacks on the Converter (you now have game audio).

For chat, there should be a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter that comes with the XB1 headset adapter. Use that.

This is how I used my X11s when the adapter first game out.

Another possibility I just thought of while typing this up is using something like a PC-headset to Smartphone Adapter. In theory this should work, but I have not tested it so i cannot guarantee it.

In this scenario, you'd simply take the Pink and Green 3.5mm connectors on the X11s and plug them directly into Mic and Speaker Jacks and then plug that adapter into your controller.

Hope this helps.

u/ocktavian66 · 1 pointr/RedditDads

i think more do but not sure. You will need an adaptor (25$) for these to work, there may be newer model that doesnt require this. I have mine hooked to my XBONE and PC - So i get chat for game but can still watch tv. Downside is low to no game sounds... Thinking i can get a splitter. If your just using for XBOX/ONE - With the adaptor

u/Static_Unit · 1 pointr/xboxone

I think you need the stereo adapter. The 3.5mm jack is just an audio output if I recall. The stereo adapter is required for all 3rd party headsets to work correctly.

u/flanndiggs · 1 pointr/xboxone

You're going to need the headset adapter. You can definitely find it cheaper.

u/Foge · 1 pointr/xboxone

Personally, If I were you I would just go ahead and buy a new pair of headphones compatible with the xboxone. I say this, because almost nothing uses RCA cables anymore, and they are just out dated. Something like the Turtle Beach XO Fours comes with the chat adapter, and are made for use with the xbox one.

Now of course, you may not want to go that route, and if that is the case, then you will want something like this to convert the vga to hdmi (If im understanding how you have everything set up correctly). Then you will need the chat adapter to use chat.

I would reccomend going with option 1 of course, because you will most likely end up spending $50 anyway, just to setup your old stuff, when for a bit more you can get something new which requires nothing else.

u/imtheproof · 1 pointr/headphones

I use a headset for both my xbox one and my PC. The connection to my xbox looks like this:

headset -> 3.5mm in/out (mic/speakers) -> combo audio adapter -> [xbox one stereo adapter]

The connection to my PC looks like this:

headset -> 3.5mm in/out (mic/speakers) -> USB sound card -> USB cable to computer


Does anyone know of a 'switch' that takes a 3.5mm input and output, and can switch them to different devices? basically, I want my connection to be this:

headset -> 3.5mm in/out (mic/speakers) -> switch (split multiple ways, going to both pc and xbox, with a button or switch to toggle between devices)

u/Brutick · 1 pointr/xboxone

Buy the Stereo Headset Adapter. It plugs into the controller and it streams the game audio.

u/LordKarnage · 1 pointr/xboxone

The sound will work fine with this headset on the one. But if you want to talk you'll need the adapter. It's a simple installation just plug it into your controller and the chat cord into it.

u/ZeroHasNoLimits · 1 pointr/xboxone

Kraken, the USB powered or the audio and microphone (green and pink cable) one? If it is the USB, it doesn't work. If it is the two cable version, you need a Microsoft Headset Adapter and a Converter. My recommendation? Just buy the Microsoft Stereo Headset.

u/Dallagen · 1 pointr/headphones

I believe this would fix your output problems from the Xbox

u/Chody__ · 1 pointr/F13thegame

So there's two options, you can either buy [This](Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and allow anything to plug into it to receive noise from your Xbox or you can buy it with a headset. I would [recommend this one](Sades Over-Ear Stereo Bass Gaming Headphone with Noise Isolation Microphone for Xbox One PC PS4 Laptop Phone because it's the one I'm using currently and it's pretty nice.

u/FratricideV2 · 1 pointr/FireteamOne

could i use adapter and Headset as long as i have that cable that goes between them?

u/Cobaltjedi117 · 1 pointr/xboxone

For the most part, headphones do work in the 3.5 jack. If you don't want two controllers, you could but this

u/TheOlLickeroo · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/Rumbananas · 1 pointr/xboxone

Personally since I have the PS4, I chose the Playstation Wireless Gold Stereo Headset paired with the Official Headset Adapter. The sound is great and it's amazingly comfortable. You're able to plug it into cell phones, computers, and anything with an auxiliary input! It runs for $99, but I suppose that for $79 you can get the official Xbox Headset too, though it only works with the Xbox One.

PS: Amazon prices are MUCH cheaper than retail prices just in case you didn't know :)

u/e60deluxe · 1 pointr/hometheater

oh and option 1 is probably going to be the cheapest, and still come out at more than $100.

here is an example:

u/Chynkinese · 1 pointr/xboxone

What's your budget?

I'd get a good set of headphones. Do a bit of research to find the best pair that fits your budget. I own the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohms. I'm happy with it. It's an open back headset so sound will leak in and out. If you prefer more isolation, look into closed back or semi-open.

Get the headset adapter for the Xbox One for $25.49.

Add a clip on mic like this Zalman Zm-Mic1 for $7.56.

Finally, you'll need a 3.5 mm splitter to join the headphones and mic. The thing you want to make sure is that there are three stripes on the plug. If you look at the plug on your typical set of headphones, you'll notice the plug only has two stripes. For the adapter, you have to make sure there are three stripes cause that's what allows you to combine the microphone and headset. Here are a couple of options: 1 and 2.

For my exact set up, you're looking at exactly $183 before taxes. You'll have a much better pair of headphones than what you'd get if you went with a Turtle Beach headset that's in the same price range.

u/Snookrc · 1 pointr/xboxone

You'll need a chat headset or an adapter to use other headsets.

u/antmbel · 1 pointr/xbox

Then you'll need to also buy the adapter for the controller from Microsoft. This will be the more expensive purchase as I think I bought my headset converter for about $5.

Edit: Here are the links.

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

PLAY X STORE 3.5mm Male to 2.5mm Female Headphone Audio Adapter (Black)

u/chubbsDemApples · 1 pointr/xboxone

Would this setup work for game audio and fully functioning chat?

headphones that I already own

microphone 3.5mm cable


u/OverExclamated · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you are using the updated Xbox one controllers with a 3.5mm jack, the shp9500/BoomPro combination will work just fine.

If you are still using the original Xbox one contollers, this adapter would be needed.

For pc, they work well. I have had no issues at all. Highly recommended.

u/WontBeTouched · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/Thundernut72 · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

did you plug straight into the controller or did you get one of these with it?

u/sixosixo · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

Not sure what's happening, but I would definitely just get the headset adapter. I use it and it allows me to choose how much music/sound to chat ratio there is. It also has volume controls on it, which is nice.

I'm a dad too (she's turning 1 next month!), so I really appreciate having those volume controls when having to pay attention to the baby monitor when playing.

u/quiteCryptic · 1 pointr/CallOfDuty

Everything is the same as it is on the xbox 360, but if you want to talk you will need this

Mixamp plugs into x1 with optical cord, and go to xbox settings to turn on dolby surround for optical out.

u/R3T1CAL · 1 pointr/xboxone

Just trying to clear up the confusion, since it's not called the chat adapter by Microsoft or other reatil outlets:$pcmcat310600050022&cp=1&lp=1


Thats strange that it wouldn't. Personally I found it only prompts the update when you plug in the adapter and Microsoft's Stereo Headset.

u/jgierer12 · 1 pointr/xboxone

The Xbox Stereo Headset Adapter has a mic toggle button. Not quite push to talk but it's as close as it gets.

u/seasquared · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you are using astros, then I'm assuming you have one of these...

On the adapter, the left two buttons balance between game audio and chat. Should just be able to adjust to more game side.

Or on your mixamp, turn the smaller knob away from chat and more to the gaming side.

Source: I have and use the Astro A40's pre 2013 edition

u/johnnyprimus · 1 pointr/xboxone

So long as you have the stereo adapter, yes.

u/DeadLeftovers · 1 pointr/gaming

Any headset will work with the Xbox One or PS4 as long as it uses a 3.5mm jack. For the Xbox one you need the Stereo Headset Adapter. Both the Xbox One and PS4 output ALL audio wirelessly to the controller.

u/Josharper · 1 pointr/playstation

I have the same issue because I use slightly older Astros. I just bought an adjustR Volume and Mic Mute control for PS4 . For my xbox one I had the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter . Could save you from buying 2 headsets.

u/Otterable · 1 pointr/xboxone

This is the y-splitter

Yes it is confirmed to work with the console on their website.

I also tried just plugging the mic directly into the controller and also into the audio adapter I have and it still didn't work.

I'm more concerned that my computer never recognized the mic as an audio input source.

u/PalmyGamingHD · 1 pointr/xboxone

I have x12s as well, but I have a different setup. My setup is the 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable that came with the Xbox One Stereo Headset adapter for party and game chat, and I use the green plug into my TV for game audio.

I would say try and get the Stereo Headset adapter that has the 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable.

u/forklift_ · 1 pointr/gaming

I think he actually needs this

u/Solokingxrobert · 0 pointsr/xboxone

Maybe I was wrong, anyway the adapter works with all headsets

If you look at the description it includes

>audio stereo adapter

>2.5mm to 3.5mm audio jack adapter

>USB cable

u/_its_nothing_ · 0 pointsr/xboxone

Sweet lord, please get a mic.
It's easier than you'd think, though. Until I found the one that came with my console, I used my apple earbuds. I'm told some controllers have the right jack built in, but I had to buy this and use it.

u/DrOs666 · 0 pointsr/xboxone

I think you need the adapter to balance party chat an game volume. Dont know if you can change that in the menu.

Happy Holidays Billy ;)

u/ImMufasa · 0 pointsr/halo

No matter what you choose a headset is going to require multiple wires. For mic quality no gaming headset is going to give you good quality (and they'll give you even worse sound quality). This setup is around the same as the Astros with their mixamp and is infinitely better quality in both sound and mic along with comfort.

u/Simmonz03 · 0 pointsr/xboxone

If you have a pair of headphones you really like than i suggest getting this.
(you may beable to find it used cheaper)

Otherwise look for a new headset that includes the option.