Microsoft have finally announced the release date and pricing for the Stereo Headset for Xbox One and the headset adaptor to allow thirdpart headsets to be used on Xbox One.
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. It will have a UK retail price of £59.99.
Even before the launch of the Xbox One back in November, xbox users who already had an existing headset were calling to be allowed to use it on the Xbox One. They were told it would require a special adaptor that would be made available after launch and that too will be released in time for Titanfall and the Xbox One Stereo Headset and will have a UK retail price of £19.99. Xbox have added the following extra information for how their adaptor will work with other headsets:
*For use with stereo headsets with 3.5mm audio jack, or Xbox 360 gaming headsets with 2.5mm chat cable. Game audio available in stereo headsets by connecting directly to Xbox One via optical cable or TV via RCA cables (cables not included). Additional requirements may apply for full functionality, see xbox.com/xboxone/compatibleheadsets. Voice chat requires Xbox Live; in-game requires Xbox Live Gold (sold separately).