USB Headsets for 360

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#1 Posted by DAVIDJGB (2 posts) -
Hi everyone, I am asking on behalf of my close friend, that, are you able to use any type of USB headset, for the 360 and if so can you tell me? Please, and I thank you in advance if you have info for me.
#2 Posted by w4rgasm (1253 posts) -
the 360 comes with a headset... why would he be concerned about a USB?
#3 Posted by Aaron-1992 (112 posts) -

the 360 comes with a headset... why would he be concerned about a USB? w4rgasm

1) I'm curious

2) It is broken.

Its an easy question can't you just answer.

#4 Posted by Roughan- (328 posts) -
why would you want a USB headset? Just use a phone headset, you wont have the option of muting or changing the volume (unless it's on the cord of the headset), but it's better than having to be that close to the system
#5 Posted by joebo19x (1 posts) -

why would you want a USB headset? Just use a phone headset, you wont have the option of muting or changing the volume (unless it's on the cord of the headset), but it's better than having to be that close to the systemRoughan-

I personally have a usb headset that ran me 130$ i use it for my computer game's. (Crysis, UT3,Team fortress 2, left4dead, and also World of warcraft)
I also use this headset to play games on my ps3. Now i try to plug in my very expensive headset into my 360 and it won't work. Now honestly are you going to tell me that my 5.1 surround sound headset is not better then a phone headset or the wireless one for xbox?

#6 Posted by ash918273 (186 posts) -

IF you can get the sound from in game and music througha USB headset then i'd get one over the regular one.

#8 Posted by famoussasjohn (230 posts) -

dont believe you can use USB headsets for xbox.

#9 Posted by Gen007 (10955 posts) -

yeah there are no usb headsets for the 360. MS dosent makeany and third party dosentwork.

#10 Posted by FenrirXero (173 posts) -

Anything that plugs into the jack on the controller should work, meaning that USB won't work. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

I hope that helped.

#11 Posted by Racerturken (4 posts) -

You can Plug it into your computer first then to your Xbox360 (3,5mm from Xbox360 to PC, PC --> USB)

Works with my G35

http://www.efilliate.com/images/prod_images/P4196a.jpg

#12 Posted by penpusher (3573 posts) -

Hi everyone, I am asking on behalf of my close friend, that, are you able to use any type of USB headset, for the 360 and if so can you tell me? Please, and I thank you in advance if you have info for me.DAVIDJGB
I'm afraid you cant use just any headset (at least as far as I'm aware) but there are a good number of great quality USB headsets made for the console. For a great one is the turtle beach PX20 headset which (although completely wired) has a brilliant microphone and provides you with full stereo sound which can be balanced with the microphone input so you wont ever have the game drowning the voice out and on top of that it works on the 360, the ps3 and the pc. Its £70 most places but for all that its worth it. (I know that isnt strictly what you asked but I thought you might be interested)

#13 Posted by ripzone29 (1 posts) -
the 360 comes with a headset... why would he be concerned about a USB? w4rgasm
Why can't you kids give a straight answer? And I apologize in advance if you're not a kid, But you know.. Maturity is a key factor in development.
#14 Posted by boardn720 (5310 posts) -

yeah there are no usb headsets for the 360. MS dosent makeany and third party dosentwork.

Gen007
Really, because last I checked Turtle beach makes one :?
#15 Posted by F0urTwenty (1842 posts) -
[QUOTE="Gen007"]

yeah there are no usb headsets for the 360. MS dosent makeany and third party dosentwork.

boardn720
Really, because last I checked Turtle beach makes one :?

They actually make a couple, and so does Triton and also the astro 40's.. so... yeah.
#16 Posted by XxeviltedizXx (176 posts) -

onley one is turtle beach

#17 Posted by Massacher (166 posts) -



You can Plug it into your computer first then to your Xbox360 (3,5mm from Xbox360 to PC, PC --> USB)

Works with my G35

http://www.efilliate.com/images/prod_images/P4196a.jpg

Racerturken


ok first off i know i am resurrecting an old thread but i have been searching for a solution to this for two days now.
the method u have posted is ok but won't work with a usb headset like i have (Plantronics GameCom 777) - http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/gamecom-777.

i have found that XJacKer (http://www.xjacker.com/presskit.php#hdmi_kit_pricing) make a solution that will work with a USB headset like the one i have. and should also work with any other USB headset.
i was thinking about how to extend the USB portion of the XJacKer solution as i sit about 3.5 metres from the tv. well maybe 2 metres. but the cable i currently use for my headset is a 3.5mm jack extender. now to extend the USB portion i would need either a t-piece female to female to female USB adapter or a USB hub cable such as this (http://www.tradeage.com/sale/usb-hub-cable-wholesale-new-4-port-usb-hub-octopus-3-female-ports-1mini-b-cable-ing-10pcs-ce240670).
i am thinking that i could plug the USB portion of the XJacKer into the first USB port of the USB hub cable, then plug the USB cable from my Plantronics GameCom 777 into the second USB port of the USB hub cable, and then using a USB extension cable plug it into the male end of the USB hub cable and then finally plugging in the extension into a USB port on the XBOX 360. would this work? or is there a better solution? i need to be able to hear game audio and still maintain chat functionality, and also use the Dolby adapter on my Plantronics GameCom 777 so i can have Dolby Surround sound in the headset.

#18 Posted by Warablo13 (1289 posts) -
Turtle Beach X12's are a headset I am thinking about buying...
#19 Posted by jlevin860 (804 posts) -

IF you can get the sound from in game and music througha USB headset then i'd get one over the regular one.

ash918273

turtle beaches x11's. (designed for xbox, youtube how to set them up if your using HDMIfind em online for ~40$

#20 Posted by MyNameIsJack1 (1 posts) -
The XBOX 360 comes with a compatible headset..... Thats if you know how to use it. Step 1 get the headset wire and plug it inbetween the handles Step 2 turn it on Step 3 it should be ready to use there you go.... Very simple
#21 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Jesus, this thread got necro-bumped like five times.

#22 Posted by xAgentXBC (71 posts) -

I NEED a headset. I can't find that cheap one that came with the controller. Maybe someone could suggest a good value headset that will work for both my PC and Xbox 360 that doesn't cost more than the console itself [I'm looking at you turtle beach].

I wish they made bluetooth headsets that could be plugged in somewhere on the Xbox 360.

I'd like it to be comfortable over the ears to block out other roommates noise.

Ultimately, it can't be more then $70 dollars.

I intend to play Halo Reach and Star Wars: The Old Republic with it so it should be comfortable for wearing more than an hour at a time.

Editted to Add: I've got Amazon Gift Cards to use up so if possible, limit suggestions to the Amazon website.

#23 Posted by hansmacher (900 posts) -

I NEED a headset. I can't find that cheap one that came with the controller. Maybe someone could suggest a good value headset that will work for both my PC and Xbox 360 that doesn't cost more than the console itself [I'm looking at you turtle beach].

I wish they made bluetooth headsets that could be plugged in somewhere on the Xbox 360.

I'd like it to be comfortable over the ears to block out other roommates noise.

Ultimately, it can't be more then $70 dollars.

I intend to play Halo Reach and Star Wars: The Old Republic with it so it should be comfortable for wearing more than an hour at a time.

Editted to Add: I've got Amazon Gift Cards to use up so if possible, limit suggestions to the Amazon website.

xAgentXBC
http://www.amazon.com/Sharkoon-X-Tatic-Stereo-Gaming-Headset-Linux/dp/B004EDSBYQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325259608&sr=8-3
#24 Posted by TUTcore8ed (1 posts) -
Well lets see, Because I Have a USB headset, and I don't have a standard mic jack mic. I have no money, so this USB mic that was given to me I would like to use, or not have a headset. The question is can I use a USB headset on my XBOX? Not why am I trying to use a USB headset on my xbox. Can someone just answer the question without giving a question as a response?
#25 Posted by Spire88 (4482 posts) -
why not make a small upsate to make usb headsets work, who is going to spend $30+ on an "official" microsoft headset when we can just use a usb one.
#27 Posted by BlackV3ilBrid3s (2 posts) -
[QUOTE="MyNameIsJack1"]The XBOX 360 comes with a compatible headset..... Thats if you know how to use it. Step 1 get the headset wire and plug it inbetween the handles Step 2 turn it on Step 3 it should be ready to use there you go.... Very simple

You are right... but you are also wrong... only the XBOX 360 Elite and Pro come with a headset... an XBOX 360 Slim doesn't..... so stop making this stupid claim that EVERY XBOX comes with a headset.... you make yourself sound so dumb
#28 Posted by Skinon (86 posts) -
I have some turtle beach X12's they work amazingly with any audio source, PC, Xbox, Mp3, PS3 whatever... just plug the piggy backable RCA's into the RCA's on the TV even tho my xbox runs through an HDMi cable, and BAM sweet glorious shooting people in the face noises!