Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 09:30 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Microsoft will also release a premium stereo headset.
For many gamers the new consoles have been frustrating due to a scarcity of accessories and a lack of compatibility for existing peripherals. In the case of the Xbox One, gamers have been stuck with the system's bundled headset on account of the proprietary port on the controller. Prior to launch, Microsoft promised an adapter that would allow for the use of normal headsets, including 360 compatible headsets. It was even announced that Turtle Beach's partnered Xbox One offerings would use these adapters. Unfortunately, the adapters did not make the system's launch, forcing players to either use the bundled headset or try to hack something together.
Now though, headset relief is on its way and should be here in the beginning of March, aka 'Titanfall' time. Not only will Microsoft release the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter for $24.99, there will also be a bundle that includes a new Xbox One Stereo Headset and Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter for $79.99.
The Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter offers volume and mic controls along with a usable port. It does not, however, support game audio.
Releasing across Xbox One markets worldwide in early March, the Stereo Headset will offer a premium audio experience for both game and chat audio. Offering a full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio spectrum to ensure fans can enjoy the deepest bass and the clearest high frequencies, the Stereo Headset will also feature a unidirectional microphone for clear voice capture and over-the-ear speakers to keep you comfortable during long sessions with your Xbox One. The Xbox One Stereo Headset will ship with a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter that puts all of the audio controls right at your fingertips. You can balance the game and chat audio levels to hear just what you want, control the master volume, and mute the microphone each with the touch of a button.
For our fans that already have a set of stereo gaming headphones they can’t live without, we’re happy to reveal that the Stereo Headset Adapter will also ship separately worldwide in early March. Volume controls on the adapter let you adjust chat volume levels and mute your headset’s microphone without taking your hands off the controller. Simply plug the adapter into your controller and connect your compatible stereo headset to enable fantastic chat audio – thanks to integration with Skype’s audio codec. Add in-game audio by connecting your headset to the back of the Xbox One or to your TV.
You can find the latest info on 'Titanfall' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
Author: Brian Hoss
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