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ActiveMatrix

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#185351 19-Nov-2015 10:11
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Hi Folks,

Just wanting to know if anyone has one of these which allow you to plug in your choice of 3.5mm headphones? What I want to know is can I use an iPhone headset for example and receive both the actual game sounds as well as chat audio. What I'm wanting is something basic to play late at night without waking up the house to the sounds of gunfire (The wife isn't keen on that for some reason!). I've a headset which came with the Xbox One, however that's for chat audio and not game audio which is odd..

I appreciate I could plug headphones into the TV itself, however I need a cheap wireless solution. I don't mind plugging something into the XBox Controller itself. 

Am I correct that this would do what I need? http://www.xbox.com/en-NZ/xbox-one/accessories/headsets/stereo-headset-adapter#fbid=qk7UFYWhgHp 

I could use my iPhone earphones which are 3.5mm stero and get both game and audio sounds, and use the built in Mic?

Thanks in advance
- Jay

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richms
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  #1430975 19-Nov-2015 10:21
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Not sure on iphone headset, but it takes a 3.5mm 4 pole gaming headset I have that works on my note fine.

I prefer the adapter even on my new controller with the socket built in because it has the buttons for muting and volume on it.




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  #1430977 19-Nov-2015 10:23
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Hey, 

Yes I have one of those adapters and it works well for the game sounds.  I don't use the chat function, so am unable to confirm if your iphone headset will handle both. But from what I'm aware, the adapter just repeats the audio coming from xbone, so it should work.  

They've released new controllers with a 3.5mm input, so if you were in the market for a new controller you could pay a bit extra and just buy that instead of the adapter.

 
 
 
 


ActiveMatrix

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  #1431000 19-Nov-2015 10:50
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Blurtie: Hey, 

Yes I have one of those adapters and it works well for the game sounds.  I don't use the chat function, so am unable to confirm if your iphone headset will handle both. But from what I'm aware, the adapter just repeats the audio coming from xbone, so it should work.  

They've released new controllers with a 3.5mm input, so if you were in the market for a new controller you could pay a bit extra and just buy that instead of the adapter.


Awesome, thank you kindly for the reply, I didn't realise there were new Game Controllers out which have this built in, that's pretty slick, however I appreciate the dedicated Mute and Volume keys on the plugin adapter might be handy.

Thanks again, looks like this will do just what I need, I'll ask my wife to scoop one up from the store today!

Thanks again to you both for your comments!
- Jay

ActiveMatrix

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  #1431001 19-Nov-2015 10:51
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richms: Not sure on iphone headset, but it takes a 3.5mm 4 pole gaming headset I have that works on my note fine.

I prefer the adapter even on my new controller with the socket built in because it has the buttons for muting and volume on it.


Terrific, thanks kindly for your reply :) - Sounds like the perfect accessory! - I agree with your comments on the dedicated buttons, sounds like it's just what I need!

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