Xbox One will support Xbox 360 headsets with an adapter

Existing headsets will be able to operate with the Xbox One, confirms Microsoft, but it's currently unclear if the adapter will be sold separately.

Wired Xbox 360 headsets will be compatible with the Xbox One via an adapter, Microsoft has confirmed.

"We are working to develop an adapter for current wired headsets to connect," said Microsoft's Xbox Support account on Twitter. "More details as we approach launch."

Earlier this week Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One wouldn't ship with a headset in the box, with the company saying that the bundled Kinect hardware features its own microphone.

"Each Xbox One includes the new Kinect sensor," said Microsoft, "with a highly sensitive multi-array microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences."

Microsoft's Xbox One comes with a proprietary headset jack, whereas Sony's PlayStation 4 will use a standard microphone jack. The Xbox 360 features a 2.5mm headphone jack, similar to many cell phones.

Microsoft has not said whether the Xbox 360 headset adapter will be included with the Xbox One console or whether it will be made available for sale separately.

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Martin Gaston

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222 comments
bluespire1
bluespire1

Um...Does any body know if the wireless ones are compatible?

ChevLss
ChevLss

Just one more reason  for this 360(two red ringers before + old Box) to be my last xbox. F@cking sick of M$ telling me to suck it and by their machine/products anyway. F@cking nickle and dime gangsters....

Lazuliv
Lazuliv

Doesn't matter if it's included or not I want the pretty headset in the picture anyway.

EchoStation
EchoStation

Wow they really expect everyone to leave there kinect voice chat on during games? This is going to be the most anoying thing possible. I can hear it now, TURN YOUR DAMN TV DOWN!!!

Arijan83
Arijan83

I dont use cheap headsets, only turtle beach

TheArcade
TheArcade

But my question is can you use an Xbox 360 Bluetooth headset on Xbox One?

TooCoolForYou
TooCoolForYou

Knowing Microsoft, the adapter will cost just as much as the Xbox One headset. If they can't screw you over with buying a Xbox One headset, they pretty much will with the cost of the adapter. 

lev2013
lev2013

they should package in that headset adaptor or sell it for cheap cause no one really cares about that mono headset when most people have something way better 

jnosk8
jnosk8

I really hope i can use my Xp500s. I dont want to drop another 300$ dollars on a headset.


lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

So now you need specific hardware and can't use a standard headset? It was bad enough that you needed a 2.5mm plug in the 360.

spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

Kinect is not an option for me as a mic. For one, I sit 18' away from the screen. When I play late at night I'm gonna piss off my wife and kids if they hear me talking loud so the kinect can hear me. Not an ideal solution for everyone. A headset allows me to keep my voice down and still allow friends to hear me. Plus when you fork out good money for a set of turtle beach or in my case, Astros, I really don't want my headset to become useless with the new console. Glad to hear there will be an adapter but think it is pretty shitty that they had to go with a proprietary connection. Unless the adapter is included with the console this is just another way for them to make money off all of those people who invested in a high quality headset knowing that these people will buy the adapter vs a new headset.

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

Here's a thought, MS.  Why not spend the money you will use on development of an adapter on actually putting a headset in with the xbone in the first place???

Common sense FTW!!!

Detroman
Detroman

Good this it what they should do update their headset technology and leave behind the old shit and at least their giving an option to use the old shit 

Hammmodi
Hammmodi

let me guess...the adapter will come with the new headsets right ?

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

SO to use the 360 headset you need to pay for the adapter. 

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Isn't that Sony headset just a cheap earbud with a mic pretty much?  Of course I'm afraid of the kinect after watching Paranormal Activity 4. 

m4a5
m4a5

"Each Xbox One includes the new Kinect sensor," said Microsoft, "with a highly sensitive multi-array microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences." 

This is why I could care less if it comes with a cheap mic or not. Well, unless it turns out to be as crappy as the first kinect...

Kinetic_Warfare
Kinetic_Warfare

thank god I don't have to buy another mic..... even if the console came with a mic it is going to suck just like the PS4 mic will....... the thing looks cheap Both of them do but o well

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

lol it seems that ms is back peddling about anything negative lol....get rid of the kinect. c'mon guys...lets get a campaign started

ender707
ender707

The kinect is useless for in-game voice coms.  I hated having to hit the xbox button and go through the menu to mute everyone who was using it.  It sits next to your tv and SPEAKERS.  The person is 8 or 10 feet away. 

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

adaptor priced at $69. the perfect price point for our xbots claims Microscam..

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Well I highly doubt it would be included. A headset adapter included, but a headset not? Unlikely. If it excluded, you might as well just buy the new headset. I'll be getting a turtle beach if I end up getting a Xbox One anyway. 

NephilimWarlord
NephilimWarlord

Hi MS fans, we are pleased to announce the Xbox One which will cost you $100 more than our competition but there's good news. We will not be including a headset and not supporting your existing headsets unless you give us more money for an adapter. 

Bless our greedy little hearts.

                                                                                Your Pal,

                                                                                     MICROSOFT

bmart970
bmart970

That's nice. I already have a pretty expensive headset, and I didn't want to get another.

SexyMiralda
SexyMiralda

As it stands the headset is crap. So, are they forcing us to mount another piece of junk to this?

DaN_WiL
DaN_WiL

What about my $60 wireless mic?

keech
keech

More MS damage control.  I almost feel like we broke MS's spirit by forcing them to drop all the big brother crap with the X1.  Seems every time a bit of news comes out, they have to stammer out some kind of excuse, apology, or consolation about it a few days later.

Dasim64
Dasim64

Just more crap to charge people for. You can't tell me they didn't plan this from the start. Microsoft loves to charge you for all the little crap. $20 here, $20 there. Next thing you know they've juked another $100 out of everyone. 

RAMBOZOx
RAMBOZOx

Sure that's great, but what about degradation of signal for high end headsets? If someone paid $200-300 on a high end 7.1 headset will the adapter negate the quality you paid for? Changing form factor is nothing but a cash grab. I know that it's supposed to be digital mic support, but what does that matter when over half the community will be screaming at their Kinect? I for one end up muting people all the time, but now every person buying a Xbox One will have a mic picking up their kids, loud tv's,  crappy music, and whatever else is going on in the room. We all know these situations,  and it's pretty annoying to have a guy drop into a match online with one of these things going on, and you have to stop, and mute some inconsiderate jerks noise. I just see this getting worse now. Yeah I know noise cancelling, directional, all that sounds great, but it never works as great as they say it will.

Lillypaw
Lillypaw

Yep can't see them giving them away and great I now have more crap that if I drop controller etc might break or damage the controller.

Hurray for MS I Mean Sony

outlawoftorn
outlawoftorn

at least $20 for the adapter i think. why not just use standard ports and make life easy??

NTM23
NTM23

Microsoft: Yeah! Yeah, you can use your headset... WITH AN ADAPTER! Mwahahahaaa. HAHAHAAAA! Yes. Yes... Give me money. GIIIIIIVE ME MONEY! :D

They're really not making this easy are they?

aloufika
aloufika

Kinect provides the video and headset the sound NSA must be in dreamland

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

Very nice! I'll get to use my Turtle Beach headset still!

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

This is a pretty decent compromise, assuming the adapter is priced reasonably.  I'm still not sold on the $100 price differential, but it's good to see Microsoft STARTING to respond to customers' expectations.  

JOHN1486
JOHN1486

Buy them batteries....a headset.....PS4 has everything you need......Literally, it actually has everything you need in the box...

vault-boy
vault-boy

Any the adaptor will probably cost more than a new headset.

BillJr106
BillJr106

Better than having to buy another $150 Turtle Beach!!

DeadlyMustard
DeadlyMustard

Can play old headsets (for a fee), but not old games. Microsoft is really sneaking in ways to get their console price up to an unseen $600+

Glad that their console doesn't interest me in the least to begin with

JOHN1486
JOHN1486

they will just change this later and all will be forgiven and forgotten.....idiot consumers

combigotes
combigotes

Amazing... How SONY anticipated  MS´s moves?... maybe in the future we will heard about a "tactical spionage action" case

Gadeos
Gadeos

More milking!!!! man MS doesn't get tired of it and players seem to be down for it too. Even if kinect has mics with super hearing capabilities, I've never liked to hear all the chattering outside headset, that kills the good sound of games, that's why I ALWAYS use the freaking headset. MS should do some little more research on consumers preferences instead of imposing their stuff as they see fit

KiriharaZro
KiriharaZro

LOL you want to use another divice in our shitti console, buy and official adapter #dealwithit

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

How bad is the economy in USA?

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Understandable last gen not releasing the systems with a headset but not on next gen. You shell out for a system, you should get everything right there, right then and your good to go. Kinect isn't a gaming requirement but headsets I'd say are. Should be the other way round. Headset included with how necessary it is in today's gaming and Kinect optional. But hey it's more profitable the other way round so obv that's the way it has to be.

Saying this I remember the Xbox being cheap but after having to buy an expensive wireless adapter, headset, new hard drive soon after, recharge unit for the controller, having to buy a hd drive for dvd's, etc etc etc that price tag rose and rose while PS3 was sitting there with built in wireless, blueray, rechargeable controllers and so on. I expect exactly the same on this new system and already we are seeing it here.

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

If they didn't say it was included, it won't be.

Wild_666_Child
Wild_666_Child

of course the adapter is  sold separately...you're talking about microsoft here.