Plug your favorite compatible headset into the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and hear the action just the way you like it. Easily adjust chat audio without taking your hands off the controller. Add game audio by connecting directly to your controller, console, or TV.
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Enables most wired stereo gaming headsets to work with Xbox One
Easily adjust chat audio without taking your hands off the controller
Add game audio by connecting your headset directly to your controller, console, or TV
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
Sign in to Xbox Live to receive the latest console updates. Initial setup may require significant update
Overall Customer Rating
4.4 (2217 Reviews)
92% of customers recommend this product.
More Useful than advertised
Posted by: Jmeador from: orlando.fl on
I picked this up today because I have 2 turtle beach headsets that have been sitting in a box due to their incompatibility with the x1. Once I updated my controllers to be able to use the adapter, it was a cinch to get my turtle beach working with the x1. Now what I didn't know was that if I took my Razer Electra headphones with the in-line microphone and hooked them up to the adaptor, not only do I get game audio, but it also recognizes the mic on it , allowing me to chat with it. This is awesome because I less cumbersome to use my razer headphone than my turtle beaches. The adaptor also has buttons that allow you to mix between the game audio and the chat audio, which is a feature that I liked from the turtle beach headsets. The only issue I see is that the xbox could use an equalizer for the adaptor. While the audio is good, it is kind of bland. Granted this could be fixed in a later update on the x1, but for the time being, this issue isn't something that should keep you from purchasing it.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Great for Cell Phone Headsets
Posted by: Shadowramx from: Levittown, PA on
Some facts you need to know about this headset:
* Has a 3.5mm jack which allows you to use most modern cell phone headsets
* Make sure your jack has 3 lines (see picture I included) this is for left audio, right audio, and your mic
* Includes a cable to convert the jack down to 2.5mm to use with 360, certain legacy console / phone headsets
* Game audio will feed to your headset in addition to chat (new feature and big draw for me)
22 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Not very durable
Posted by: Ringo from: on
I have purchased 3 of these for my son. They only last about 2 weeks before the small gauge wire begins to short out and fail. This is a Microsoft problem, not a Best Buy problem. This appears to be the only option available to adapt third party headsets with the XBOX ONE. If you are a heavy gamer, be prepared to purchase this adapter often.
19 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Fanboy from: on
I had this product for just over a month and the 3.5mm to 2.5mm conversion cord became frayed on the inside which made the product unusable for my headset. Terrible build quality Microsoft needs to re-release the Wireless over the ear headset like the original 360 microphone.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Madnerdish from: New York , ny on
Works good , but it is kinda obnoxious that microsoft made you pay to use your old headsets.
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Good adapter, on par with PS4's similar feature
Posted by: EdgeOfBlade from: Texas on
For full disclosure: my review of this controller adapter is colored by my experience of a similar feature built into the PS4 controller. I have both consoles. I usually prefer Xbox over Playstation, but I believe my assessment of this adapter is unbiased by my preferences.
This adapter not only lets you use your 3.5mm and 2.5mm (with included cable) jacked headsets, it also serves live stereo audio from your game, movie, or TV to the headset. To me, this is the prime feature.
For a headset to work this way, it needs to be a "smartphone" style headset/earphoes. The best way to determine this is to count how many black rings are on your headset plug. Three is a smartphone headset with a mic. (Two is only stereo.) I use a Skullcandy headset with a microphone in-line. Other gaming headsets may or may not work well with this adapter. Surround sound headsets with a secondary 2.5mm cable for chat capability will only be able to take advantage of chat functions. Rely on your normal method for getting game audio.
The next best feature of this adapter is the audio mixing capability. Buttons on the adapter allow you to modify the mix between game and chat audio. When adjusting, one side rises until both sides are equally loud, and then the other source starts to decrease. There is also a master volume control that increases or decreases the mixed volume. This is a feature that the PS4 controller fails to provide with such ease, requiring a manual adjustment in the device settings.
The negatives are that the sound can drop out if the signal gets obstructed. I sit about 15-20 feet from the Xbox One, and if I obstruct the signal with my body, I can get the signal to become intermittent. However, in normal practice, this is a non-issue for me. It is merely a limitation at the edge of being troublesome. Odds are that most users will not notice this unless they have excessive obstruction. I have not had this issue with PS4, at least as far as I have noticed.
Also, the controller requires an "update". There is a firmware on the controller itself and the adapter comes with a sheet that walks through updating the controller. And if you are having trouble getting the instructions to pop up on screen, there is a controller update option in the settings app under system. I had to find this myself.
In a few more notes of comparison, the PS4 implementation of this feature is built into the controller, meaning the cost of this feature is increased by the cost of this adapter on the Xbox One. Also, I have not seen any such audio drops on the PS4 controller. Also, the PS4 can automatically mute audio when the controller audio is active. If you want to silence your TV with the Xbox One, you have to do that manually, by saying "Xbox, Mute" or using your remote.
I believe the negatives and the positives of both implementations balance each other out and Microsoft's answer to Sony's headset functionality is a worthy answer. While Microsoft provides a more feature rich implementation, the Sony solution is more refined and built in. Aside from comparisons, I have to dock the adapter a star for difficulty upgrading the controller and for the slight audio issue, but it still comes highly recommended if your case is one that would benefit from these features.
15 out of 18 found this review helpful.
It works as expected
Posted by: MoLarryCurly from: on
This adapter is needed if you want to use your Xbox 360 headset with the new Xbox One in order to chat with friends online. If you never chat then this is not needed.
For those who will be using this adapter with a wireless headset with receiver such as the Turtle Beach X41/X42, XP510/Earforce Tango etc. Make sure to adjust the 'game' sound on the adapter to off. You can do this by turning the 'chat' sound all the way up until you hear the chime/beep. This will avoid you from hearing feedback/distortion as your game sounds will come from your receiver. If you own a Turtle Beach headset, set it up the same way you did with your Xbox 360. You can either connect it to your TV or the Xbox One, it's your choice. Set the chat on the cable cord to on and full volume. From now on you will control the volume with the adapter. Turn the game volume on the adapter off as explained above.
You will need to follow the Xbox One or Turtle Beach guides (check their websites) to set up the Xbox One sound setting. If you don't do this correctly you will not hear any sound.
One last tip - the adapter cable that ships with the product is quite thin and there have been reports that it stops working after a few months of use. Ienza sells a replacement cable on Amazon that is thick and highly durable. I picked up a pair of replacement cables for about $5 ea. shipped.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
did not last
Posted by: luis from: on
This Xbox one adapter stopped working after 20 days of purchase. Luckily I got my money back because of a holiday special on returns. Do not buy.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Juice6401 from: Fargo,ND on
I just picked up my adapter the other day. Since then I did the controller update and started using them. I was excited to be able to use my x41s. The problems started right away. First off my controller disconnected twice in game the first night. (Microsoft is aware that it's caused by the headset or update.# Second my x41s are 2.5mm so I have to use the 3.5mm adapter. The cord sticks straight down an inch lower than the adapter/controller so when I hold my controller the way I normally do the cable is sticking me in the chest and pinching the cord. It won't last long doing that and is uncomfortable so I had to go buy an adapter with 90 degree end so it wasn't completely uncomfortable and wouldn't break. That's another $8 to add on to the price to use a headset I already paid $180 for. My friends say that they sound terrible when talking to them and sometimes make loud noises that hurt their ears when I talk. #Again Microsoft knows about the issue). Overall this was a terrible product that seems rushed out to appease microsoft's customers that were angry that they made a change and just thought they would buy new headsets. It was not well thought out and the negatives far outweigh the positives.
I wouldn't recommend this to a friend at all except that Microsoft didn't give us a choice if we want to use our expensive headsets unless you buy another expensive headset that won't work with any other device besides the xbox one.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Kiwikid from: on
Love it. I can use my Bose headphones with it and the mic works too. Easy buy.