Written by Bas Teunissen

How do I connect my headset to the Xbox One?

Do you want to connect a headset to your Xbox? That can be done in different ways. On this page I explain to you exactly what options there are to connect your Xbox and headset.

1. Connect 3.5 mm jack headset to controller

There are two ways to connect the 3.5 mm headset to the controller, namely:

  1. Directly via the headset connection of the controller.

Indirectly via a stereo headset adapter that is connected to the controller.

** Please note: ** If you have a headset with a green (stereo audio) and pink (microphone) connection, then you have a adapter cable required to 3.5 mm jack.

1.1. Connect directly to controller (mono)

Connect directly to controller (mono)
  1. Grab the Xbox controller.
  2. Insert the headset socket into the headset socket on the controller, see figure on the right.
  3. Start the Xbox One.
  4. Go to Settings and select Devices and accessories.
  5. Select the appropriate controller and apply your desired sound settings.

1.2. Connect stereo headset to controller via adapter

Connect stereo headset to controller via adapter
  1. Take the stereo headset adapter and place it in the expansion port of the controller, see image on the right.
  2. Take the stereo headset and connect it to the 3.5 mm jack of the adapter.
  3. Use the buttons on the adapter to adjust the sound and microphone volume.
  4. Start the Xbox One.
  5. Go to Settings and select * Devices and accessories. *
  6. Select the appropriate controller and apply your desired sound settings.

2. Optical S/PDIF audio cable

Optical S / PDIF audio cable
  1. Connect the optical cable from the base station or headset to the optical socket on your TV and console.
  2. Navigate to the Settings and go to All settings.
  3. Select Picture and sound and go to Audio output.
  4. Select Optical audio options under DIGITAL AUDIO.
  5. Select Stereo uncompressed. If you want to use a Bitstream format (DTS or Dolby Digital), select Bitstream off with Optical audio options.
Bas Teunissen
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