Xbox One Stereo Headset and Headset Adapter Details

Today, we’re announcing a pair of new audio device options for Xbox One.

Xbox One Stereo Headset Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter

First up, the all-new Xbox One Stereo Headset. The Stereo Headset pairs a premium, full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio experience with a unidirectional microphone taking advantage of Xbox One’s Skype-powered chat audio codec. Included in the package is 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, control the master volume, and mute the microphone.

The Xbox One Stereo Headset does not use separate batteries and is passively powered through the Wireless Controller. Additionally, headset is compatible with mobile devices, tablets and PC/Mac.

The Xbox One Stereo Headset will cost $79.99 (MSRP). [Microsoft Store]

For Xbox fans that already have a favorite set of stereo gaming headphones, we’re happy to reveal that the Stereo Headset Adapter will also ship separately. Plug your compatible headset into the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to chat with your fellow players, and enjoy the convenient volume controls right on the adapter. For more details on the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter, please visit

The Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter will cost $24.99 (MSRP.) [Microsoft Store]

Both will be available in Xbox One markets worldwide in early March.


I’ve seen a lot of questions about what will / won’t work. Here is an easy way to think about it:

  • Legacy gaming headsets get game audio from the back of the console from the S/PDIF port.  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.


  • Disco Stu

    I think the big problem is that Xbox is getting ahead of themselves, I think they are really targeting for next-gen and “the future of home entertainment” with the xbox one however they are looking too far ahead and not focusing on whats in front of them. The have plans for Dolby Surround sound but have not executed yet, so they give us the stereo headset rather than coming up empty handed. It’s hard to take what I’m thinking and put it into words so hopefully you understand what I mean.


  • Tank Buster

    Not interested in those! Already have Tritton Warheads colllecting dust waiting for a patch…


  • griever400

    I have 2 mics and 2 controllers. The mics dont work in any of them. Anyone have info telling me why this isnt working or something I can do to make the mics work. Then i will think about getting a new mic. Gotta get the 1st 2 to work 1st. Does anyone have a link that shows/tells me whats wrong?


  • griever400

    You complain alot. Sell the xbox1 and keep the crapstation. No one wants you playing with the best gamers. <—-I have everything and a boss PC, better gamers only exist here on the xbox boy.


  • Newton Jay Thomas

    Will the Xbox One Headset also work with the Xbox 360?


  • Jessika S.

    Those headphones are clearly over priced for what they are. I’ll just wait till I can get a Dolby Digital surround sound Xbox One headset so I’ll pass on this. You can pretty much get the adapter and any headphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack can become your gaming headset.


  • X360

    $80 for these and they look really cheesy..


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