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    Microsoft will charge you $24.99 to use your own headset with Xbox One

    You'll have to pay $24.99 to use your own chat headset on Xbox One - GameSpot




    Microsoft will charge you $24.99/19.99 for the option to use your own chat headset with the Xbox One, thanks to the console's proprietary headset port and the new stereo headset adapter.

    The adapter has its own volume controls and will allow users to adjust the levels of both chat and game audio, but the adapter does not allow for output of game audio to any headsets themselves--your favourite Astro/Turtle Beach/Tritton/etc headset will still need to be plugged into the Xbox One, TV, or receiver to get game audio. Both 3.5mm and 2.5mm jacks are supported.


    The headset adapter will be available to purchase worldwide in March...

    "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," said Microsoft spokesperson Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on his blog.

    Additionally, Microsoft will also release its own stereo headset in March that comes with an adapter included. This will retail for $79.99/59.99


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    That's ridiculous. I don't care what company does it but it's off putting.






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    I wonder how many people will happily stump up the cash for either option


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    Man, that's bullshit. Don't know why Xbox players put up with this crap.

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    Wow, one punch in the gut after another. I feel sorry for anyone who bought an XBone.


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    They made an adapter? Awesome! Now I can use my own headset. When does this come out?

    jk I don't have an Xbox One.

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    Or you save the money and do this...


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    M$ for the people by the...... Oh wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    Or you save the money and do this...

    Pretty much that.

    Then again, if you can afford a $150+ headset, paying $25 for an adapter is no biggy for you (same applies if you're ant1).

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    Lol what??

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    Wasn't this pretty much confirmed when Microsoft showed off their new controller?
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    Wow, good thing i don't play there consoles, but Microsoft are just starting to turn into money grabbing bastards

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarethgeason View Post
    Wow, good thing i don't play there consoles, but Microsoft are just starting to turn into money grabbing bastards
    Just starting? Where have you been?
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    not surprised. what a load of bull tho. tho its not like the gamers will have to pay for it, we all know their like 12yo;s and their parents will end up spitting up the cash for it

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    That's insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutlawsToTheEnd View Post
    Man, that's bullshit. Don't know why Xbox players put up with this crap.
    Agreed..

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    If anyone out there bought a Xbone... I got a deal for you! See I took this massive shit earlier and I am charging $100 more than anyone else will for my shit. It also costs another $60 to use this shit every year online, another $25 to plug your shit into my shit, and no we don't give you anymore free shit with this shit. What kinda company would reward you for paying to play online? That's just ridiculous!


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    If your stupid enough to pay out 420 for an Xbox one then paying to use your own headset wouldn't matter. Throw in a gold subscription and you are looking at near 500.

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    So, wait... what?
    Is this only for wired headsets? I haven't been keeping up on accessory usage with the XBO, but what's the point of an adapter if you "still" have to have your headset plugged in? Could you just plug it in before, or not? Kinda confused. And making it sound like a good thing to have a second set of volume controls on the adapter itself, when most headsets worth anything have their own sliders, is laughable.

    But this honestly sounds like more of what they did with the 360. "Oh man, the 360 is $100 less than the PS3! But wait, if you want wi-fi access, like the PS3 already has built-in, you have to pay $100 for this wi-fi adapter! Such a good deal, right?!"
    So many people seemed to ignore that fact back in the day. They were basically the same price, if you wanted wi-fi on the 360 and the same size HDD in either system (20GB).
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