Submitted by stellarock420 720d ago | news

Xbox One Headset Adapter Won't Ship Until 2014

Hoping to use your current-generation gaming headset with the Xbox One? You'll have to wait until next year. According to a press release issued by Turtle Beach, Microsoft's headset adapter won't ship until "early 2014." The adapter, which was announced earlier this year, will allow users to connect headsets that use the Xbox 360's chat cable to the Xbox One controller's proprietary digital audio port. Without the adapter, players will still be able to access in-game audio via the console's optical digital audio port, but chat audio will have to be routed through the Kinect. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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GiantEnemyCrab  +   720d ago
Luckily they include a headset with the system so you can just use that until the adapter is available.
Lalanana  +   720d ago
Yea no doubt, People can wait. No biggie
nick309  +   720d ago
Fanboys will find a biggie in each side of their camp.
XB1_PS4  +   720d ago
My Ear Force X31's could use an upgrade anyways. I've had my eye on those Ear Force XO Fours.
Codey47  +   720d ago
Or should that be "my ear on those"
UltimateMaster  +   720d ago
They should have just included it with the console and make it compatible.
corvusmd  +   720d ago
Exactly...the guy that wrote this didn't really pay attention did he??? "chat audio will have to be routed through the Kinect." No it won't...that's an option, but you can use the basic headset that routes through the controller...it's just if you want to use your current-gen high end headset you have to wait....
2cents  +   720d ago
Or the kinect
sigfredod  +   720d ago
Thanks to sony tha MS include one
malokevi  +   720d ago

...body cares.

tee hee!

I'm going to yell at Kinect for all my communication needs.
andrewsqual  +   720d ago
They want to make sure enough people buy the Play and Charge Kit that everybody will need (even if you don't think they do here, 97% of people buying an Xbone are gonna buy one for each controller)
4logpc  +   720d ago
I literally never thought about the Kinect being the Mic with my turtle beach. I mean...thats really cool as long as the quality is good.

My buddy has one of those wireless headsets but the chat part is wired. He will be happy to see this.
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tigertom53  +   720d ago
Or you can get a nice new gamer Headphones that will take full advantage of the new audio hardware..
gamertk421  +   720d ago
I'd prefer the adapter so I can use the same headset for my 360 and XB1.
Deadpoolio  +   720d ago
Yes you could just throw away that $75-$100 you may have spent on a 360 headset to purchase another $75-$100 headset instead of waiting till 2014 to buy the probably $50-$60 adapter
tigertom53  +   720d ago
I would be surprised if it's over 20 dollars.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   720d ago
that's what they want you to do...ummmm nope.
Crazay  +   720d ago
BAH! That's a pain in the ass. Guess Xbox One goes in the living room instead of the man cave for the time being.
Pogmathoin  +   720d ago
I'd go in the man cave with your avatar...
UncleGermrod  +   720d ago
Not a terribly long time to wait. At least I can still use my a50's for audio and the kinect for voice if i choose. I think i'll generally use the included headset for chat until then though
PsylentKiller  +   720d ago
That's crappy. How am I going to hear myself when using my Astro A50's? I don't want to be yelling at the TV. If I use my Astros, will I hear other people through the headset or through the TV?
4logpc  +   720d ago
If you dont have a headset plugged into the controller, which you wouldnt without the adapter, it would come through the headset.
Dlacy13g  +   720d ago
pretty sure you will hear other people through your ears... :D As for where the sound comes through on the 360 you can tell the system to play "chat" through the headset, tv speakers or both so you should have options of something similar on the One.
PsylentKiller  +   720d ago
Lol. If MS had a headset like Sony has then it would be easier to wait it out until the adapter is released.

Edit: I wonder if the adapter is going to cause the audio to be sub par?
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RAGE91  +   720d ago
I was planning on going for the astro headphones, need to wait for a patch or adapter for the chat to work
Volkama  +   720d ago
I'll strap the packed in headset to my proper headset for now. Don't trust myself or my family if kinect is broadcasting:-)
Supermax  +   720d ago
Love it will use my xp 400s and kinect until the adapter and use the xp 400s for the ps4 as well.

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