New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

Discus and support New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless! in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; So I have the new controller. Been told by microsoft that it won't work with a headset which has seperate cables for mic + audio, even if you use a... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Wolverine 1091, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!


    So I have the new controller.

    Been told by microsoft that it won't work with a headset which has seperate cables for mic + audio, even if you use a jack adapter. Which is bizzare as that works with the the stereo headset adapter! Only found this out after I bought the controller!!!

    So, try and find a decent gaming headset with game and chat volume controls either on the headset or inline with the 3.5mm jack cable with no usb power cable. May as well have a wired controller if your headset is going to be plugged into the console or a socket
    adapter.

    I've found the HUHD optical wireless gaming headset but the reviews are mixed and apparently the battery isn't great.

    So currently I'm using some mobile phone earphones to play online. ( no audio controls, cutscenes make my ears bleed! )

    The controller seems pointless, you basically need the stereo headset adapter for the volume controls, but I feel I shouldn't have to have one because the controller has the jack point if you get my drift. annoyed!

    :)
     
    Wolverine 1091, Nov 5, 2015
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  2. cool and hip
    cool and hip Guest
    xbox one

    will the Xbox one new controller have a 3.5mm head phone jack
     
    cool and hip, Nov 5, 2015
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  3. EthanC0807
    EthanC0807 Guest
    Volume on Xbox one

    I have no receiver but thanks. Good job there is a 3.5mm headphone jack in the new controller.
     
    EthanC0807, Nov 5, 2015
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  4. Satoshi Fudo
    Satoshi Fudo Guest

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    Would someone be kind enough to highlight to me the differences between the old Xbox 1 controller and the new one? I get that it has a new 3.5mm jack but you could plug your headset into the previous xbox controller so how is it different exactly?

    Tried to find some reviews of it online but haven't found anything yet. Thanks.
     
    Satoshi Fudo, Nov 8, 2015
    #4
  5. Old controller required the stereo headset adapter to work with my headset. ( was a friends stereo headset adapter) so I thought i'd buy the new type of controller so as to not also buy the stereo headset adapter.

    The new controller differences

    3.5mm jack which is pointless

    and the bumpers feel slightly different, but that just may be because i'm now used to worn bumpers on my old controller.

    that's it
     
    Wolverine 1091, Nov 12, 2015
    #5
  6. I have one of the triton headsets, and it doesn't require the mic cable to be plugged in to function. I just plug the audio cable in the controller and the mic works like a charm. I'm not sure if there's some specific compatibility issue with the one you
    bought or if I'm just lucky though.

    As for audio control, you can adjust it in the settings tab of the new dashboard's guide function. Not completely user friendly when you quickly want to mute yourself but it's better than nothing and works fine.
     
    JamieThornton, Nov 12, 2015
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  7. Just noticed the new chat control, and this changes the ball game completely.

    Now the controller makes sense, where as before it was a nightmare changing volume mid-game on headphones with no control.

    I might just get a ps4 suitable headset then. They are really well rated.
     
    Wolverine 1091, Nov 12, 2015
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  8. New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    So after some research it appears that the hyper X cloud 2 headset doesn't work with the new controller 3.5mm port

    This headset is arguably the best vs cost headset available.
     
    Wolverine 1091, Oct 31, 2018
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  9. JamieThornton Win User

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    I have one of the triton headsets, and it doesn't require the mic cable to be plugged in to function. I just plug the audio cable in the controller and the mic works like a charm. I'm not sure if there's some specific compatibility issue with the one you
    bought or if I'm just lucky though.

    As for audio control, you can adjust it in the settings tab of the new dashboard's guide function. Not completely user friendly when you quickly want to mute yourself but it's better than nothing and works fine.
  10. Wolverine 1091 Win User

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    So after some research it appears that the hyper X cloud 2 headset doesn't work with the new controller 3.5mm port

    This headset is arguably the best vs cost headset available.
  11. Wolverine 1091 Win User

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    Just noticed the new chat control, and this changes the ball game completely.

    Now the controller makes sense, where as before it was a nightmare changing volume mid-game on headphones with no control.

    I might just get a ps4 suitable headset then. They are really well rated.
  12. Wolverine 1091 Win User

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    Old controller required the stereo headset adapter to work with my headset. ( was a friends stereo headset adapter) so I thought i'd buy the new type of controller so as to not also buy the stereo headset adapter.

    The new controller differences

    3.5mm jack which is pointless

    and the bumpers feel slightly different, but that just may be because i'm now used to worn bumpers on my old controller.

    that's it
  13. Satoshi Fudo Win User

    New 3.5mm jack controller is pointless!

    Would someone be kind enough to highlight to me the differences between the old Xbox 1 controller and the new one? I get that it has a new 3.5mm jack but you could plug your headset into the previous xbox controller so how is it different exactly?

    Tried to find some reviews of it online but haven't found anything yet. Thanks.
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