Using a USB headset on Xbox One

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  1. Using a USB headset on Xbox One


    Hopefully this is helpful to someone else out there.

    I've managed to get my usb headset fully functional on my Xbox One. The method however, is not the most convenient.

    Here is what you'll need.

    -Stereo Headset Adapter (for Xbox One)

    -A PC that can stay nearby*

    *Length depends on the cables you have or choose to buy (Explained in a moment)

    -USB Headset that currently works on a PC

    First. The cables you will need.

    A male 4-pin 3.5mm to two 3.5mm female, and two 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male cables.

    On Amazon you can currently type in "3.5mm headset adapter" and the first few results are what you should be looking for. Please keep in mind you are NOT looking for a 3.5mm splitter that only clones the audio signal. You will need one that separates the
    one 4-pin 3.5mm headset port into two 3-pin 3.5mm ports. One for a headset, and the other for the microphone.

    For the other cables you can search for "3.5mm male to male" on your preferred search engine ,and you should see what you need. Here is where the length of your cable matters. The cables are going to be running from the controller to the pc. Judge the length
    of that, and you will know what length to get.

    Second. How to set everything up once you have the proper cables.

    Attach the Xbox One Headset Adapter to your controller then plug the 3.5mm to two female into the headset adapter, and then plug the 3.5mm male to male plugs in both the headphones and mic ports.

    Then run the two 3.5mm male jacks to the pc. Coming from the controller the one labeled with the symbol for headphones will go into the Line-In port (Use the Microphone port if you don't have a line in port) The one labeled with the Microphone symbol will
    be plugged into the Headphones jack of the pc.

    Third. PC Setup and Testing.

    Have both the PC and Xbox One on, and go to your desktop. On the bottom right you have the Volume control. Right Click on it and first go to Recording Devices.

    You should see at least two items at this point. The Microphone for the pc currently in use, and the Line-In (Or the on board microphone if you used the Mic jack)

    Select Line In (Or Microphone) and then select "Properties" There will be a tab on the new window that comes up named "Listen" Go to this tab. Check the "Listen to this device" box, and below that select your USB headset for the "Playback through this device". Then
    check the "Levels" tab. Make sure the Line in slider is not at 0 (This controls how loud the sound is thats coming from the controller) Next go to the "Advanced" tab and put it on Studio Quality. (I'm not entirely what this does, but it got rid of a lot of
    static noise that I was hearing) Then click Apply. Now you should be able to hear your Xbox from your pc.

    Next. to get the mic working for your Xbox as well. Again right click on the Volume at the bottom right of your desktop and go to Recording Devices. Select your USB Microphone that you currently use with the pc and select Properties. Back to the Listen Tab,
    and Check Listen to this Device. Put Playback through this device as your onboard Speakers. Then check the Levels Tab making sure it's not at 0. (This affects how loud your voice is being output from the mic) Click Apply.

    So if all that is done right (If I even explained it all correctly) you should be able to hear sounds from your xbox while still on your pc. If you open up Party and make noise of some sort you can test your mic to see if it works as well.

    Notes.

    I did this on Windows 8.1. If it works on any other OS is knowledge I don't have.

    I don't consider myself tech-savy. I just happen to figure this out one day, If there is an easier way to do this, then please let us know! I couldn't find any sort of help on the internet about this subject previously,

    Thanks all for the read, and reply back if you have any questions or anything!

    :)
     
    BertTheBluBerry, Apr 6, 2015
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  2. batkinson001
    batkinson001 Guest
    Things that NEED FIXING with XBOX ONE...ASAP

    Things needed for xbox one:

    USB Media playback like on 360 (without formatting the usb device first!)

    DVD upscaling as good as if not better than what is on the xbox 360/ps3.

    Wireless headset capability (using the xbox 360 Wireless headset/earpiece).
     
    batkinson001, Apr 6, 2015
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  3. HAZMAT RADIO
    HAZMAT RADIO Guest
    USB Surround Sound Headphones Perfect for PS4 but Not Working XBOX One

    The micro-usb port on the controller is not designed for use for headphones.

    The Xbox One Controller is designed for using a headset with a 3.5mm jack. There is no general USB support on the Xbox One console for USB headsets.

    You'll need to buy a headset that's compatible with the console.

    Looking up your headset at amazon -

    Gaming Headset, ZIDLI ZH7 7.1 surround sound Earphone with LED Light Noise Isolating Over Ear headphone with Mic

    Compatible with Windows XP, Windows 10, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1. MAC Generic Use. No Drivers.
     
    HAZMAT RADIO, Apr 6, 2015
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  4. M3tal Daz3 Win User

    USB Headset

    Usb headsets are not compatible with the xbox one. It uses 3.5 jack.
  5. HAZMAT RADIO Win User

    USB Surround Sound Headphones Perfect for PS4 but Not Working XBOX One

    The micro-usb port on the controller is not designed for use for headphones.

    The Xbox One Controller is designed for using a headset with a 3.5mm jack. There is no general USB support on the Xbox One console for USB headsets.

    You'll need to buy a headset that's compatible with the console.

    Looking up your headset at amazon -

    Gaming Headset, ZIDLI ZH7 7.1 surround sound Earphone with LED Light Noise Isolating Over Ear headphone with Mic

    Compatible with Windows XP, Windows 10, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1. MAC Generic Use. No Drivers.
  6. medium bloke Win User

    Can I use a USB headset with XBOX ONE?

    Hi, as far as I'm aware, the headsets need to go directly into the controller. The controller does not support an actual USB port, but instead a USB-type port that is compatible with the official Microsoft headset, and those who use the Xbox One Stereo Headset
    adaptor.

    I can't seem to find any adaptors that allow actual USB headsets to plug into the controller. I would say that your headset may not work with your Xbox One.
  7. StuartATrueRed Win User

    headset for xbox one

    Hi, no it is not possible to connect a USB headset to the Xbox One. You have to connect a headset either wireless or using the 3.5mm connector on the controller or with the headset adapter.
  8. denis97g Win User

    Microphone

    Unfortunately you can't use usb mics with the xbox one, you'll have to buy a headset or use an usb mic with a pc while streaming from the xbox.
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