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Xbox One Headset Revealed

Looks familiar, no?

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GentlemenRUs1128d ago

Looks ok I guess...

But will it be comfy?

omi25p1127d ago

Well the 360 version of this is great.

ABizzel11127d 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).

SITH1127d 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.

zeee1127d ago (Edited 1127d 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

ABizzel11127d ago

@zeee

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.

tigertom531127d 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...

NumOnePS3FanBoy1127d 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

CoolBeansRus1127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

@Omi25p
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.

Gaming_Guru1127d 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.

SniperControl1127d ago

@coolbeansrus
What the has this gotta do with Sony fanboys?
If anything your comment is bordering on fanboyisum lol

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Mounce1127d ago

It looks like it only costs them $0.50 to make these things....

FamilyGuy1127d 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 :/

TXIDarkAvenger1127d 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_z1127d 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....

DoctorXpro1127d ago

Had my wireless one for 5 years and still going.

stage881127d 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.

Donnieboi1127d ago

PS4 will also have a mic in the box. Just saying.

Jaces1127d ago (Edited 1127d 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.

RedHawkX1126d 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.

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The_Infected1128d ago

Looks good but they should've included one with every console.

BattleTorn1127d ago (Edited 1127d 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)

vikingland11127d 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.

BluEx6101127d 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.

buynit1127d ago

Its not included? Wtf? Its like ms is doing a 360 on everything they did right on the 360!

TruthBTold1127d 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.

Clover9041127d ago (Edited 1127d 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.

Starbucks_Fan1127d ago

did you pass high school man?! it's 180 :p

buynit1127d ago

Haha...

I goofed up on that one! I meant 180... So i got distracted when i was writing it! Lol

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ABizzel11127d 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.

iceman061127d 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?

Bigpappy1126d 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.

RedHawkX1126d 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.

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Starbucks_Fan1128d ago

It's pretty sad that they won't include this, nor include compatibility with 360 headsets.

Hufandpuf1127d ago

The Kinect is a mic in itself.

stage881127d ago

Think about the echoes, background noise, distortion of TV sounds.

Every lobby is going to sound like white noise.

MysticStrummer1127d 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.

Hufandpuf1127d ago

I just stated a fact and I get disagreed. I didnt say kinect mics wouldnt have problems. FFS n4g!

My_Outer_Heaven1127d ago

PS4's mono headset looks better... what can I say I personally think Japan make better stuff.

M-M1127d 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_Heaven1127d ago

I've got a 7.1 Asus ROG Vulcan headset. I love it!

RedHawkX1126d 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.

UNGR1127d 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.

MysticStrummer1127d 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.