Headsets for Xbox One – Listening through an adapter

Dec

14

2015

When the gaming headsets that we put to the test so far, focused on devices that are especially suitable for connecting to a PC. But, of course, more than just play tweakers PC games, so we explain in this new test game Headsets next to each other which, according to the manufacturers are typically designed for use in conjunction with a console. We have made the playing field is even smaller: we have just put together headsets that work according to their manufacturers with an Xbox One.

We choose a single console as the same manufacturers with the models they carry themselves distinguish headsets specifically designed for certain consoles. They therefore provide headsets that are aimed at the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U. Earlier this year, we compared some headsets that are designed for the PlayStation 4. This time the competitor’s turn and we compare headsets that are made on To connect an Xbox One.

We have therefore chosen four units that cost less than 200 euros. Over even less; two models cost only a quarter of it. Besides the price, the differences between the headsets remarkably small. The four manufacturers all choose a similar approach with their device. A sober approach; the four headsets have remarkably few testers and call or the included accessories.

Headsets for Xbox One
Headsets for Xbox One

The only accessory that comes standard is a necessary, namely the adapter to the headset can be connected to the controller of the Xbox One. The original version of the Xbox One came with a controller where no standard headset jack sits. The big competitor does. The controller of the PlayStation 4 comes with a standard 3.5mm audio jack so virtually any headset or headphones can be connected to the controller. Microsoft chose a proprietary connector which in form midway between HDMI and micro-USB. There is an adapter to connect a headset with 3.5 mm plug on a xbox one controller. Microsoft offers such adapter for 20 euro for sale.

The headsets in the test, so all supplied with an adapter. Sometimes this involves Microsoft’s official adapter, sometimes a variant of our own making. Who the official adapter incidentally purchase separately, can connect any headset with 3.5mm jack on its Xbox One. With an adapter, you have no further special On Xbox headset anymore. Nevertheless, it might be nice to acquire one of the tested models. Because the adapter is equipped with handy buttons for volume and balance between the sound of the game and chat volume, the headset can be quite simple. Exactly what happened to the four models tested.

Microsoft has quietly this fall, a new model of the Xbox One marketed. On this new version, which in appearance is not the predecessor to distinguish, also comes a new controller, which is equipped with a 3.5 mm jack. Since you have no adapter needed more and thus no special xbox one headset. Yet it can not hurt to also connect an adapter to the new controller, precisely because of the convenient volume and balance controls.

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Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset

Index

1. Introduction
2. Microsoft Xbox One Stereo Headset
3. Tritton Kunai Stereo Headset for Xbox One

4. Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven
5. Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One
6. Conclusion

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