Many Xbox One owners will be pleased to find out Microsoft have finally announced they will be officially releasing headset adapters for the console early this March.
So the worrying is over for those Xbox 360 gamers with expensive Astro Gaming, Razer, Turtle Beach and various other headsets with the new adapter being released by Microsoft this year, it will allow you to connect all old headsets that worked with the Xbox 360 to your new Xbox One controllers.
Volume controls on the adapter let you adjust chat volume levels and mute your headset’s microphone without taking your hands off the controller. Simply plug the adapter into your controller and connect your compatible stereo headset to enable fantastic chat audio – thanks to integration with Skype’s audio codec. Add in-game audio by connecting your headset to the back of the Xbox One or to your TV.
As well as the adapter, Microsoft have also announced they will be releasing across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March, the Stereo Headset which will offer a premium audio experience for both game and chat audio. Offering a full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio spectrum to ensure fans can enjoy the deepest bass and the clearest high frequencies, the Stereo Headset will also feature a unidirectional microphone for clear voice capture and over-the-ear speakers to keep you comfortable during long sessions with your Xbox One.
The Xbox One Stereo Headset will ship with a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter that puts all of the audio controls right at your fingertips. You can balance the game and chat audio levels to hear just what you want, control the master volume, and mute the microphone each with the touch of a button.
The Xbox One Stereo Headset will retail for £59.99 MSRP and the Stereo Headset Adapter will be available for £19.99 MSRP.