Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter
Not sure why game stop neglected to state that this also comes with a mini USB cable so you can update the firmware in your controller so you can actually use this adapter with it! Additional Features
Enables most wired stereo gaming headsets to work with Xbox One*
Easily adjust chat audio without taking your hands off the controller
Controls include volume up/down, microphone mute, and game/chat balance
Connects to the bottom of the Xbox One Wireless Controller and features a 3.5mm audio jack for your wired headset to plug into
Includes 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter to enable a stereo Xbox 360 wired headset to work with Xbox One
For game audio:
Legacy gaming headsets get game audio from the back of the console from the S/PDIF port or from your TV/receiver with RCA cables. Get chat audio by connecting the 2.5mm chat cable to the adapter
New Xbox One headsets – get chat and stereo directly from the adapter. No need to connect anything to the console
Any 3.5mm stereo headset (that uses the CTIA plug standard) can get stereo game audio by plugging into the adapter
Stereo Headset Adapter
2.5mm to 3.5mm audio jack adapter
Why is this overpriced?
This is a must have for anyone who wants to use high quality headsets.
*Note, you will need to update you controller via a usb cable (like a flash update)
**BEWARE**The price on this website is $5 higher than the Microsoft website.
Not worth it if you don't have audio out
I bought this adapter thinking I would not have to buy a new headset. When I got home I could either only could hear the game audio by plugging in the 3.5mm to the adapter but not talk. Then when I plugged in my 2.5mm adapter I could NOT hear the game audio but see no the mic was working. I have a Turtle Beach XLC which I had to use for my XBOX 360 and plug in the RCA part into that back of my tv for audio which made since. But then when I seen XBOX was coming out with this adapter they made it sound awesome and stated that on the website that only 2 headsets will not work sold me. I still wondered how in the heck would I get the audio and game chat if I am only plugging the 3.5mm or 2.5mm? And now I found out cause XBOX did not put the additional steps that you need to do until after they release the product fir what kind of TV you need. If your Turtle Beach has the RCA part then your TV has to have AUDIO OUT in order to use it. I would not recommend buying this and just spring for the new. Such a WASTE of money.
Works just like I expected
This thing is pretty cool I guess. Now I can use my x12's (I only use a wired headset because I live in apartments, and everyone's wifi interferes with my wireless headsets) I do have a few problems with it though. 1) costs way to much. We all know this costed them penny's to mass produce these. They should be much cheaper. 2) they should have 2 jacks on the adapter, not just a 3.5 jack, and a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter cable. People will lose these things guarenteed. 3) the last thing is the design, pulling it out of the controller is a pain in the butt if you want to be careful with it. You could leave it in there forever and just unplug the mic, but still. I ordered this from GameStop and it came with everything that it was suppose to have. Sucks to hear some people didn't get all the equipment with it. I don't know why people are upset about being required to update their controller. I didn't mind it at all. So all in all, I am pleased. Saved me 100 bucks because I didn't have to buy a brand new, good wired headset.
Good product, documentation and instructions suck
Does exactly what you need it to do. Fail on Microsoft that this was even needed in the first place. With that said, PROS, works just like you need it to in order to use your old XBOX 360 headset, especially when you forked out a lot of cash in the first place. (again fail). CON, the documentation is horrible. Tell you how to hook it up, but absolutely no description on the buttons nor that it even includes a USB cable to connect to the console. It needs a firmware update to even work, again no explanation. It took about an hour playing before the console let me know the controller needed a firmware update, then it worked as advertised. Poor roll out on this product and this should have not even been necessary in my opinion.
It is a waste.
It seems this adapter has static issues and sound problems dealing with its purpose. Yes that was my case. Among other things they seem to also short out the circuits on the head set OR the controller. Do not buy this item find a head set that includes a different adapter and one that is made for the xbox one. This is another Microsoft soft excuse. Triton uses a Kama headset with a very well done adapter. I possessed the Turtle Beaches x42 Headset and was extremely disappointed.
Works fine for a little while
I would not purchase this adapter without some type of insurance that will replace it WHEN it breaks, because it will break. I used the headset adapter with my turtle beach ear force x12 and it worked perfectly until about a month and half later. You cannot purchase insurance on it and after its broken that's it. The adapter isn't the problem its the cord that it comes with. The cord gets a shortage in it just like the regular xbox one headset. I've noticed this has happened to a lot of people and it sucks. I then call xbox to get it replaced since the 30 days had passed for gamestop and i got it replaced a few weeks later. Now a couple months later the new cord that was replaced is broken again. Microsoft/Xbox should make a different aux cable design or something.
So I've only been using this product for 2 weeks and it already broke on me. It barely worked when I used my turtle beaches, and sounded very muddy. To add to it, Microsoft wont replace the dumb thing after it broke so that was a waste of $30.
Works for PS Gold Wireless headset!!!
I own a ps4 and xbox one, I had bought a ps gold wireless headset for my ps4 and enjoyed it, but was considering buying a stereo headset for my xbox one as well. This saved me money, as it enabled my ps headset to work on the xbox one. You will need to turn on the xbox, plug stereo adaptor into control, and plug the aux cable from ps gold headset into adaptor, in order to update the controller (basically, plug one end of aux into headset, other into adapter like you were listening to and mp3 player). Once done, both stereo game sound and chat audio will play thru the headset! Please note, the volume control buttons and mute buttons on the playstation headset will NOT work on the xbox one system, however the stereo adaptors buttons for volume control do work. I had no trouble talking thru my mic via the ps headset. Overall, I am glad this stereo headset adaptor worked and saved me money from buying another headset.
Fully compatible with Beats by dre
This adapter is compatible with all of my headphones with a mic. All features will work fully with my Beats. You can adjust chat and in game volume independently. You can also mute chat or game audio independently. Great accessory!!!!