Submitted by Starbucks_Fan 582d ago | news

Xbox One Headset Revealed

Looks familiar, no? (Xbox One)

GentlemenRUs  +   582d ago
Looks ok I guess...

But will it be comfy?
omi25p  +   582d ago
Well the 360 version of this is great.
ABizzel1  +   582d ago
They're horrible, the audio is bad, the speaker goes out, or the port eventually dies.

However, it was still brilliant to have one included with every console. That simple gesture is now a requirement going forward (or a build in mic on the controller).
SITH  +   582d ago
I agree with both of you (omni25p & Abizzel1), it was a good headset, yet turned to crap over time. I went through three throughout my years of gaming on 36o. It was so light I would forget I had it on.
zeee  +   582d ago
Would it be possible to use a bluetooth headset with Xbox One? Like, would I be able to pair my Playstation Wireless stereo headset with PS4 and Xbox One?

One more thing. Will Xbox One come with a headset like PS4? Too lazy to search on Google :D
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ABizzel1  +   582d ago

I don't think so, because if that was the case the current Turtle Beach headsets would work with the X1 since the PS3 uses Bluetooth to run them currently, so there would be no need to buy new ones.
tigertom53  +   582d ago
Microsoft doesn't use Bluetooth it uses a new wifi direct connection for the controller for better audio and quicker recompose. ps3 uses a slow Bluetooth 2.1 which reduces the audio quality because bandwidth is under 3mbps vs 360 wifi direct 250 mbps...
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   582d ago
hated the 360 version. Went through three or four of em. This one looks like it might be a little bit more sturdy and a bit more durable
CoolBeansRus  +   582d ago
Sorry about the disagrees. Dont worry ill give you a bubble because i too like the headset.

People around here dont want anything positive being said towards the One or 360. Sony fanboys were bad before, they are impulsive/repulsive now.
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Gaming_Guru  +   582d ago
With the XBOX 360, the black ops headsets would have a buzzing sound that the USB connect didn't have. I'm more interested if now both the PS4 and XBOX ONE will have the same buzzing sound when plugged in.
SniperControl  +   581d ago
What the has this gotta do with Sony fanboys?
If anything your comment is bordering on fanboyisum lol
iMixMasTer872   582d ago | Spam
Mounce  +   582d ago
It looks like it only costs them $0.50 to make these things....
FamilyGuy  +   582d ago
Because of the X1 being bundled with Kinect 2.0 this headset will not be included in the box. I can't stand the customer service agent look, always thought people on 360 headsets looked dorky and this one is following that trend.

Prefer my blu-tooth mic, crappy audio quality > looking like a dork I guess :/
TXIDarkAvenger  +   582d ago
Better than PS4's headset...I don't know why they didn't include a bluetooth headset since they are cheap.

The 360 version of this lasts for a while but obviously its not top notch quality or anything. I've had about 3 or 4 of them in the past 5 years.
sway_z  +   582d ago
I disagree...Xbox One headset looks like a Customer Services Agent...maybe they want you to get used to calling them...?

PS4 headset is cheap and functional as the mic is in the pad as well.

Big deal about bloody headsets....
DoctorXpro  +   581d ago
Had my wireless one for 5 years and still going.
stage88  +   582d ago
Problem is it isn't bundle with the xbone which means voice communication will be mostly through kinect. I can just imagine how bad that will be with echoes and tv noise and not being able to hear your teammates over in game music.

I think the community won't be as vocal.
Donnieboi  +   581d ago
PS4 will also have a mic in the box. Just saying.
Jaces  +   581d ago
360 headset was the crappiest headset I've ever used. This one doesn't look any better, unfortunately. Really couldn't expect much when they were included in all console purchases.

Better off buying a Triton or TB for both consoles imo.
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RedHawkX  +   581d ago
does this come with the xbox one if not its dumb and useless im not gonna spend 499 for a console 60 dollars for live and then 60 for this headset.
The_Infected  +   582d ago
Looks good but they should've included one with every console.
BattleTorn  +   582d ago
It's not included! Com'on - wasn't that something the Xbox 360 did right?

Since I'm already complaining - and now paying for it - why is it wired? It has a more complex plug that the 360 headset, shouldn't things be progressing simpler?

Oh, and another thing, Astro should be talking to MS about having compatiblity for their current headset. (ie A40s)
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vikingland1  +   582d ago
the xbox one doesn't have to have a head set. The Kinect is a mic also. I am not defending I'm just stating a fact. Although some people prefer headsets for late night gaming so they don't bother others trying to sleep.
BluEx610  +   582d ago
Can you imagine the background noise with Kinect MICs? You're going to hear Echoes, Babies, Chatter, and just randomness shit. Kinect for a MIC is a bad idea sorry.
buynit  +   582d ago
Its not included? Wtf? Its like ms is doing a 360 on everything they did right on the 360!
TruthBTold  +   582d ago
360 is a total circle coming back to the same point you started at so if they did a 360 at this point in time than nothing would change. If they did 180 degree turn they would be doing the opposite. That's why we see names like XBox180 being written.
Clover904  +   582d ago
Lol, a 360 would mean that MS decides to take the mics away only to come full circle and include them again. This is a one80.
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Starbucks_Fan  +   582d ago
did you pass high school man?! it's 180 :p
buynit  +   582d ago

I goofed up on that one! I meant 180... So i got distracted when i was writing it! Lol
sAVAge_bEaST  +   581d ago
no, the One.Eighty.
ABizzel1  +   582d ago
If it's not included then I don't know what's going on with MS. That was one of the biggest complaints regarding the PS3 (even though you could use almost ANY Blue Tooth), and people praised the 360 for having a mic with each console.

And they just drop it. If true then the money must really be blinding M$. Someone must have taped two quarters over their eyes, because they can't see anything but how to maximize profits even if it cost us some of our previous fans.

This M$ would rather have 50 million gamers that they can keep under control 24/7 then 80 million who may want to purchase a few used games every now and then, shop around for deals on XBLG subscriptions, and maintain smaller business.
iceman06  +   582d ago
Never understood why more people DIDN'T have a mic on PS3 since, at the time, EVERYBODY was walking around with those damn Blue Tooth headsets in their ears in public. Maybe Sony should have advertised it better...but damn..really?
Bigpappy  +   581d ago
I agree Kratos. But as far as head sets go, I never had a problem with the one that came with the Xbox. Just bought the wireless on so I could walk around the house hands free while I chat.
RedHawkX  +   581d ago
not included in the console? the ps4 headset is included in the console but the xbox ones isnt? wow the playstation 4's online commmunity is gonna be way better with everyone talking on mics and at 399 dollars it cant be beat. ps4 is the definitive next gen game console experience.
Starbucks_Fan  +   582d ago
It's pretty sad that they won't include this, nor include compatibility with 360 headsets.
Hufandpuf  +   582d ago
The Kinect is a mic in itself.
stage88  +   582d ago
Think about the echoes, background noise, distortion of TV sounds.

Every lobby is going to sound like white noise.
MysticStrummer  +   582d ago
@stage88 - If all that background noise isn't bad enough, you've got those special people who think their music should be everyone's soundtrack.

I hate humans sometimes.
Hufandpuf  +   581d ago
I just stated a fact and I get disagreed. I didnt say kinect mics wouldnt have problems. FFS n4g!
Parapraxis  +   582d ago
Looks good.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   582d ago
PS4's mono headset looks better... what can I say I personally think Japan make better stuff.
THamm  +   582d ago
bubble up, good one
M-M  +   582d ago
It looks good, but I really wish it was over the hear headphones. Earbuds tend to fall out of my ear sadly :/. I'm glad that I can use my Turtle Beaches with the PS4 controller though =D.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   582d ago
I've got a 7.1 Asus ROG Vulcan headset. I love it!
RedHawkX  +   581d ago
yeah with the ps4 you can use any headset even ones you already own. the xbox one is only compatible with new headphones you buy specifically for xbox one. xbox live community is gonna suck now. everyone is gonna be on the ps4 this new gen.
UNGR  +   582d ago
Ear bud headsets are garbage, they hardly work, have crappy sound, and the audio pickup on the microphone is horrid. They skimmed on the headset so they could focus on the console, and still make sure everyone has a microphone. Doesn't change the fact that ear bud headsets suck, the 360, and X1 are no different, but still they're bad. I'd advise everyone to get a set of Turtle Beaches at the least, Astro's if you can afford them.
MysticStrummer  +   582d ago
I had two ear bud headsets with my PS3, the one that came with Warhawk and the official Sony one. The Warhawk one did suck, but the official Sony one was great all around.

I only use it for communication though. All other sound is through my home theater system.
Bigpappy  +   581d ago
Funny thing is: They are all made in china!
PositiveEmotions  +   582d ago
How can i get more bubbles here?
Software_Lover  +   582d ago
I cant say............ because I would lose more bubbles, lol.
Pillsbury1  +   582d ago
Be happy with what you have. :)
HammadTheBeast  +   582d ago
Troll and make flame war comments. And then once in a while, pretend to stop a flame war. I should have like 9 bubbles by now lol, but I've lost maybe 4 and they won't give me any more.
PositiveEmotions  +   582d ago
Oh ok thanks :)
edonus  +   582d ago
Make nothing but Sony is great comments and MS sucks comments on every article and you will have more 10 bubbles in 2 days.

Don't worry about facts and accuracy. And no excessive profanity.
vikingland1  +   582d ago
That's sooo true I got disagrees for stating a fact that the Kinect has a mic built into it, that is a fact. Still got disagrees.
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Rockstar  +   582d ago
If that's true edonus you would be down bubbles would you not?
RedHawkX  +   581d ago
kinects mic sucks lol no one wants to use that crap with babies screaming in the background and crap. headset included with the system is the only way and the ps4 has that. the xbox one doesnt. get a ps4 if you want a large talkative active online commmuity. psn live is the new social gaming. #deal with it fanboys.
iMixMasTer872   582d ago | Spam
Vames  +   582d ago
Be pro sony and u should be fine. Then again, why do you care about bubbles anyway? People who care about bubbles are usually biased in their comments.
MidnytRain  +   582d ago
It's hilariously ironic that I can justly bubble you down for being off topic.
PositiveEmotions  +   582d ago
Ima blue tooth person so ima get a blue tooth for cross chatting
Crazay  +   582d ago
There is no Bluetooth on Xbox One...I asked our media rep. She says no so here's hoping turtlebeach releases an adapter cause I love my XP500 headset and I am not even remotely about to spend another $300+ on a new one. Screw that.
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FamilyGuy  +   582d ago
I thought Xbox One did support Blu-tooth, could swear it was in their feature set diagram. :/

Well that sucks
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ylwzx3  +   582d ago
For 499 the dang thing should be included.
malol  +   582d ago
its not.
it was posted in here before.
Supermax  +   582d ago
You don't need the headset peeps kinect is all that's required for Skype and multiplayer games.dont rush out and buy any headphones use the ones you have now.
Thegamer41  +   582d ago
If you actually use communication on multiplayer games you would know the benefits of a headset over a normal mic. Everyone you are talking to would just hear themselves from the speaker output rather than having all the sound come out the headset. Also having the mic right next to your mouth rather than next to the console (where kinect would be) is another problem with what you said.
infamousinfolite  +   582d ago
True just imagine trying to keep quiet at night the TV is low and you would have speak loudly for kinect to hear you if you wanted to let someone know something.

*i got the left flank* *What you say?* *I said: "I GOT THE LEFT FLANK!* *YO KEEP IT DOWN*
Game4life  +   582d ago
just go get a wii speak man...... BEST MIC EVER :s
SilentGuard  +   582d ago
Your'e kidding, right? How is the Kinect, which is going to be 8-10 feet away, an adequate replacement for a mic? How is it not going to pick up background noise? How loud am I going to have to yell for it to pick up my voice and not have it think I'm giving it commands? Why would I want my comms coming through the tv speakers for everyone else to hear? Having a headphone by my ear keeps the comms seperate from the game sounds. I prefer keeping my conversations somewhat private; with me being the only one to hear whats being said to me. A wireless headset should have been standard for the next generation. This is an area PS4 also failed but at least there including a wired one.
RedHawkX  +   581d ago
headsets is the only way to game online. them open mics are dumnb and i dont recommend. not only do you hear everybodys background noise but the people in your houses can also hear the swearing and stuff others are saying. headsset is what you need and its what xbox 360 owners said as well on why xbox 360 was better for online community dont be hypocrits. also guess what the better online commmunity will be on the ps4. get a ps4 or be talking to no one and gaming with no one on the xbox one. i still do not understand why you guys are fighting the ps4? you should be wanting to get it its better in every way.
Supermax  +   582d ago
If you have headphones the tv sound is down low use your brain peeps you have it for a reason
Thegamer41  +   582d ago
"If you have headphones the tv sound is down low use your brain peeps you have it for a reason". Funny you tell us to use our brain yet you didn't think of the most common scenario, a lot of people don't play consoles sitting so close to their tvs like they do PC gaming, so tell me, how is it possible to us headphones sitting lets say, 2-3 meters away? Oh and before you say you could plug it into your xbox controller, you wont be able to use any 3rd party headsets/headphones that way from what we know so far.
inf3cted1  +   582d ago
Hopefully it wont break every 2 months like the 360 one does.
Game4life  +   582d ago
i bought like 3 of those headsets until i decidee to break down and spend 200 on a set of 7.1 universal turtlebeaches
edonus  +   582d ago
Headphones are sooooooo 8 years ago.

The kinect is standard. The people talking sound like part of the game and i hav never had any issues with anyone hearing me.

Those mic arrays are great just dont set your kinect up directly under a speaker.
FITgamer  +   582d ago
Nothing sounds worse than a standard mic, i hit the mute immediately if i can hear the game in the background, it's extremely distracting especially with shooters. A high-end headset (i.e. TurtleBeach) is the best way to go. Better sound quality which heightens sense of awareness and cancels out any background noise that could be a distraction.
Whitey2k  +   582d ago
still rubbish to pay extra atleast ur existing bluetooth headsets that work for ps3 can still work on ps4
TomShoe  +   582d ago
More squeaking children.


Supermax  +   582d ago
Don't hate go look up the vid on kinect 2.0 and lern something
Mkai28  +   582d ago
I don't know about the kinect mic, it picks up you and the neighbors across the street..
SilentGuard  +   582d ago
For the next generation a wireless headset should have been standard and included with every console. I'm glad to see though they went back to the old style of putting the volume and mute controls on the controller input.
ShAkKa  +   582d ago
May I take your order please?
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ArtificiallyYours  +   582d ago
I gave up on these when one zapped my right ear. Didn't injure, but was unacceptably fail...
2pacalypsenow  +   582d ago
I wonder if these will last longer than a month unlike the 4 xbox 360 wired headsets i had to buy until i got a wireless one
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SignifiedSix91  +   581d ago
I've had mine since 09 and have no problems with it.

People obviously don't know how to take care of things.
2pacalypsenow  +   581d ago
Well if the earpiece failed every time i don't know what i did wrong to break it . Maybe i used it too loud idk... but ive been using my wireless one since 2008 still working
badvlad  +   582d ago
I changed more failed 360s than last gen headsets
malol  +   582d ago
looks ugly as fuck

what the fuck is that ? a fast food restaurant worker gear ??
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Themba76  +   582d ago
hey everyone check this poll

MysticStrummer  +   582d ago
PS4 the win
hazardman  +   581d ago
How about you bring your fanboy shit to a !thread that actually gives a shit!
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MysticStrummer  +   581d ago
Wow. I just commented on the poll in that link.

You should probably calm down a little.
ShowGun901  +   582d ago
I like the wireless sony headset i picked up for $100... great mic, awesome build, and great surround. Also very comfy... $100 is cheap for a decent headset!
nominal266  +   582d ago
I like the design, but I dont like the style. (if that makes sense) If anything is going over my head, it better have 2 ear peaces.
Red_Devilz  +   582d ago
What a design! Straight out of a call center!
AutoCad  +   581d ago
cant be as bad as those ps2 mics. man i must of gone through like atleast 20 of them playing socom.
Fuck you logitech
Der_Kommandant  +   581d ago
Looks so Chinese.
Rikuson1  +   581d ago
I hate this headset and the ear bud headsets bundled for the Ps4. I'll stick with my Pulse Stereo Headsets since I'm sure they'll work for Ps4.

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