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1StarTech.com Headset Adapter, Microphone and Headphone Splitter - 3.5mm Male Aux to 3.5mm Female Audio & Mic Combo Jack Y Cable for Laptop / PC (MUYHSMFF), BlackStarTech.com Headset Adapter,...53
2Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable BatteriesPanasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanc...42
3V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - BlackV-MODA BoomPro Microphone for...35
4Xbox One Stereo Headset AdapterXbox One Stereo Headset Adapt...21
5Xbox One Stereo HeadsetXbox One Stereo Headset19
6Turtle Beach - Ear Force Chat Cable for PlayStation 4 Headset Compatibility - PS4Turtle Beach - Ear Force Chat...19
7PDP PL-0018 Energizer Xbox One Controller Charger with Rechargeable Battery Pack for Two Wireless Controllers Charging Station Black (Package May Vary)PDP PL-0018 Energizer Xbox On...19
8HyperX Cloud II - Gaming Headset, 7.1 Surround Sound, Memory Foam Ear Pads, Durable Aluminum Frame, Detachable Microphone, Works with PC, PS4, Xbox One - RedHyperX Cloud II - Gaming Head...17
9HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset for PC, Xbox One¹, PS4, PS4 PRO, Xbox One S¹, Nnintedo Switch (KHX-H3CL/WR) - BlackHyperX Cloud Gaming Headset f...16
10Turtle Beach - Ear Force XO One Amplified Gaming Headset and Headset Audio Controller- Xbox OneTurtle Beach - Ear Force XO O...13
11Mediasonic HW-150PVR ATSC Digital Converter Box w/ TV Recording, Media Player, and TV Tuner FunctionMediasonic HW-150PVR ATSC Dig...13
12Collective Minds 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure & 3 Front USB 3.0 Ports Media HUB - Xbox OneCollective Minds 2.5" Hard Dr...12
13HGST Touro S 1TB 7200RPM High-Performance Portable Drive, Platinum (0S03694)HGST Touro S 1TB 7200RPM High...12
14Panasonic K-KJ17KHCA4A Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop pro High Capacity Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries,Black,4-PackPanasonic K-KJ17KHCA4A Advanc...12
15Sennheiser PCV 05 Combo Audio AdapterSennheiser PCV 05 Combo Audio...11
16Xbox One Play and Charge KitXbox One Play and Charge Kit11
17Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STEB5000100),BlackSeagate Expansion 5TB Desktop...11
18Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)Philips Audio Philips SHP9500...10
19HyperX Cloud Stinger - Gaming Headset – Comfortable HyperX Signature Memory Foam, Swivel to Mute Noise-Cancellation Microphone, Compatible with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile DevicesHyperX Cloud Stinger - Gaming...10
20TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra H...10

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u/shmmrname · 7 pointsr/xboxone

Here's my little bits of advice:


Games with Gold: If you have an XBL gold membership, please 'buy' (xbox.com) the free games on both systems, even if you don't currently have one of them. If you don't have an XB1 yet, you're essentially just building a bigger potential library if you get the console in the future. If you're on XB1, you're creating a larger backwards compatible library.


Accessories: Add storage via nearly any USB 3.0 external hd (there's millions of suggestions for specific models via a search of this subreddit). I suggest Eneloops over the play-n-charge kit. XBL gold membership is roughly $35/year frequently, never pay full price and keep in mind it's "stack-able". Install SmartGlass on your mobile devices. Install the Xbox app on your Windows 10 devices.


Games/Values: If you're interested in any EA game, give EA Access a look ($30/year). Bing Rewards is a nice way to pad your digital wallet. Value-based subreddits I'd suggest: /r/GameDeals, /r/GreatXboxDeals and /r/ConsoleDeals. Weekly sales threads tend to pop up on /r/XboxOne before they're published, and if you want to see all current discounts check out storeparser.


Game Recommendations:
SMITE is a free-to-play moba that's become a go-to game for me a few times each week. It's easy to learn, but there's depth to keep you learning new strategies/skills even months after you've started. I really can't believe how much I like this game. I think everyone should at least try it.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is gorgeous, and it improves upon nearly everything the original reboot (already a good game) attempted. I love the game.
Sunset Overdrive is fun from start-to-finish, and it's one of the most unique games I've played. The art style is infectious, and I loved the game more each time I played it. However, I didn't particularly appreciate much of the multiplayer.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a step above the other LEGO games, and it's an absolute hit for co-op sessions. Similarly, Diablo 3 excels at co-op, even if it's something that doesn't seem like a typical title for your group.
There's many others I'd recommend, but I'm sticking to the top-most I'd recommend to any new Xbox One owners. There's a ton of opinions you can find on this subreddit if you're interested in any game. Also, if you're not sure about something: look for Twitch streams or YouTube videos before you take the plunge.


Leftovers:
Always check out Friend Request Friday to find people you can play with. I love podcasts, here are my recommended podcasts. I use Feedrabbit to get e-mailed updates from Major Nelson.


Finally, I recommend helping out when you can by visiting the Mentor Monday threads. It's a very easy way to help, and (in my opinion) it's one of the best threads each week in this subreddit.

u/Tacanacy · 15 pointsr/xboxone

Sonically, there's nothing about headsets marketed and advertised for gaming that makes them more suitable for gaming than regular headphones. The vast majority of them are widely perceived as bad or worse in the audio enthusiast community. After owning a HyperX Cloud II, Tritton Pro+, and Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven, I understand why. They have terrible price-performance ratio, build quality and comfort, except the Cloud; it has great build quality and good comfort.

There are three important sonic properties for gaming:

  • soundstage: perceived space and environment of sound. It's width, depth and height. The best way I can describe the difference between a small and a large soundstage is that a small one feels closed/boxed in and congested. Loud and nearby sounds, it can be a tank or something small as a radio, typically sound very intimate, dominate and intense in either ear when you don't face them. A large soundstage creates more distance between you and the sound source, alleviating the unpleasant/fatiguing feeling of a sound being right inside your ear, and it makes the environment around you feel more open, spatial and expansive. I mean the type of soundstage that headphones produce. Games have their own soundstage, but headphones can greatly expand or shrink it.

  • imaging: how accurately the directions of sounds/objects are reproduced. Soundstage and imaging are generally best achieved with open-back headphones/headsets, which means they have perforations/openings that let sound pass freely in and out. "Gaming" headsets are typically closed-back, which attenuate sound from passing through.

  • separation: how you discern individual sounds from a range of overlapping sounds. You don't need to be concerned with this if you don't play competitively.

    Of regular headphones, I've used AKG K52, K1000, Q701; Audeze LCD-2 Classic, Mobius; Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X, AD2000X; Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition (600 ohms); Creative Aurvana Live!; Denon AH-D7200; Focal Clear; HiFiMan HE400i rev. 1, HE-500, HE-560 V2; Koss Porta Pro; Monoprice Modern Retro, Monolith M1060; Philips Fidelio X2, SHP9500; Sennheiser HD580, HD598, HD700, HD800; Sivga SV007; Sony MDR-HW700DS; Stax SR-L300; Superlux HD662 EVO, HD668B, HD669, HD672, HD681 EVO.

    I mainly use DT990 (600-ohm) and HD800, depending on whether I play competitively or casually. But even a cheap headphone like Superlux HD668B or HD669 get you, like, 80% of the same performance. Diminishing returns top out very early in games.

    As for microphones, you can attach an Antlion ModMic or a Massdrop Minimic to any headphone, which is very easy to do. These have much clearer, cleaner, crispier and more natural reproduction of voices than most "gaming" headsets and they have good/great build quality. When or if they break, you can replace the mic instead of the whole headset. If you get a new headphone, you can reuse the mic. The ModMic 5 and Minimic are modular, so they're very easy to temporarily remove. The cons with these mics are the additional cable and no in-line volume controls.

    Alternatively, you can use a V-MODA BoomPro mic, which is on par with the sound and build quality of the ModMic and Minimic. It plugs straight into the headphone, which replaces the original headphone cable, so there's only one cable running down from the headset. It has a volume control and doesn't require a Y-splitter. But the mic is only compatible with headphones that have a 3.5mm jack with a detachable cable and no proprietary mechanism or design that prevents the mic from inserting and staying in place.



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    My go-to recommendations is Sivga SV007 with V-MODA BoomPro.

    SV007 has a well-balanced sound profile. The mid-bass, which is where boom and punch come from, is a little bit boosted. The sub-bass, which is how deep the bass goes and is where rumble comes from, is a little bit subdued. The treble is close to neutral with a slight boost.

    The bass doesn't sound muddy or distorted and is clean. The treble is clean, smooth and sparkly. By clean, I mean it's not washy or hazy. By smooth, I mean it's not sharp, harsh or splashy, but if effects, soundtracks or voices are recorded or mastered that way, then SV007 isn't going to take the edge off. And, by sparkly, I mean the treble isn't dull. The midrange is clear, not tinny or muffled. It's a very clean and clear sounding headphone.

    It has a large (but not huge) soundstage, very good imaging and separation, and great detail retrieval. I can hear microdetails like the rustle of a foe's uniform when he merely changes his direction; the flick of a switch when a foe changes his gun to alternative fire; the arm movement and "uhh" sound when a foe throws a motion sensor, and the impact of the sensor hitting the ground, a wall or other objects. All extremely helpful sound cues when you're about to pass by a foe that is hiding, or about to move as a foe employs a motion sensor. But if you were to play competitive shooters, I'd recommend a headphone that accentuates details somewhat more and makes them louder in the midst of gunshots, explosions and other very loud sounds.

    SV007 is open-back and over-ear. The build is sturdy and lightweight with wooden cups and metal yokes, hinges and headband. It has no flimsy or squeaky parts. The cups tilt and swivel and can lie flat. The pads fit around my ears without pressing them against the inside of the cups. They are plush and have a relatively high-quality coating. The headband has great weight distribution and doesn't cause hotspots on top of my head. The clamping force isn't loose or too tight. I have an average sized head and average sized ears. The build quality is excellent for the price and very good in general with even stitching, no sharp or rough edges, and has a near immaculate finish all around.

u/ImGaz · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Here's a list with some points both negative and positive about the games that i have so far on my Xbox One and if I'd suggest them or not. Also, look into picking up the Performance Designed Products Charging Station it looks great and is pretty convenient.

Forza 5 - Suggest

Positive:

  • Awesome customization

  • Most enjoyable local multiplayer out of all the Xbox One games that I own

  • The whole unlocking vehicles thing you see in games nowadays is easily overcome with the ability to rent a car (its free but you don't receive any credits while using it)

    Negative:

  • The Forza tip/help messages are almost everywhere and can't be passed without listening to it completely


    Titanfall - Cautiously Suggest

    Positive:

  • Fun, fast paced shooter

  • To me it feels like it's what COD should have evolved into

    Negative:

  • It feels like it lacks alot of things that should have been put into the game for a strictly multiplayer game (because of this you can get tired of the game fairly quick)


    Dead Rising 3 - Cautiously Suggest

    Positive:

  • Awesome game for mindless shooting and silly fun

  • The customization is fairly good

  • The Physco's are funny awesome to fight

    Negative:

  • A big piss off is that you have to beat the game in a certain amount of time like the last games

  • The missions are very repetative and they can become more of a burden than something fun


    Assassins Creed 4 - Suggest

    Positive:

  • Beautiful game

  • As entertaining as the last few games (good fun)

  • Boarding ships is quite satisfying

    Negative:

  • The whole animus scheme in the story is something i don't really enjoy

  • The AI are sometimes dumb and it can ruin the experience


    Fifa 14 - Do not Suggest

    Positive:

  • Its fun to play local multiplayer

    Negative:

  • Is fairly repetitive in my opinion and I lost interest in single player quickly

  • Probably my least played game on the console


    PvZ Garden Warfare - Must Buy

    Positive:

  • Saw this game in store for the first time and laughed at how stupid it must be, Oh how wrong I was! Its incredibly fun and replayable

  • Awesome customization

  • Great stress free game for when you just want to relax

  • The free dlc was an awesome surprise

    Negative:

  • The local multiplayer is pretty poop
u/the_boomr · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I'll make a few points:

  • HDD size: Do you plan on eventually owning a lot of games? If so, you're probably going to end up with an external HDD at some point, since you can get 2+ TB for pretty dang cheap these days. If you suspect that you will get an external drive, then the 1TB Xbox probably isn't really worth the extra cost over a 500GB. I have a 2TB external on my Xbox with like....100 games installed, and it's only at 50% capacity. I don't store anything on the internal drive except apps.

  • I agree with you about the S. Just save the money and buy the original instead. Maybe the S's trade-in price toward Scorpio would be higher enough to make up for the extra cost you'd pay now, but that's speculation only, on something that is more than a year away.

  • Here's 1 really big selling point for the original as well, imo. This can hold a 2.5" HDD inside, as well as adding 3 more ports, so if you include the HDD connection you're effectively getting 4 ports on the front of your console instead of just the 1 on the side, plus you don't have an external HDD dangling around. This is honestly the biggest reason why I won't be getting an S, because I use both back USB ports and 2/3 front USB ports most of the time. I can't go back to having only 1 front port. If this brand makes a hub that fits onto the S then I'll be way more tempted to buy it.

  • Games: As someone else said, Ori is a fantastic game, honestly one of the best games this generation that I've played. In a completely different vein, Witcher 3 is also absolutely phenomenal. Probably the best game I've ever played (although I play it on PC). I guess since you're coming from PC you probably are more curious about Xbox exclusives though. Sunset Overdrive is a really fun and often overlooked game, just a lot of wacky stuff going on all the time. Halo 5 is very highly regarded by a lot of Halo fans for its balanced multiplayer mechanics; I've been playing Halo since 2002 or 2003, and honestly I'm not a huge fan of Halo 5. But I can't deny that the multiplayer is very refined and balanced at the core. The campaign was pretty shit though, story-wise.

    I kinda got my own wall of text going here. Let me know if you have more questions!
u/xbox_dealios · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you go budget go with this TCL

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06Y6FSV5Q/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505625124&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=tcl+55p607&dpPl=1&dpID=51jMb13MKML&ref=plSrch

Has actual HDR and actual 4K the S series mentioned by other redditor uses tech that fakes 4K and HDR not true 4K or HDR. (55" 4K HDR 10)

The TCL P607 (Amazon.com) and I believe it's called TCL P605 at Best Buy are both same TV best buy version is lacking a remote with a headphone jack other wise same 4K/HDR panel. It's rated very highly by AVS Forums (Trustworthy Display Info) so does Rtings.com, and other sites as well. Best buy version is $599.99 and Amazon version is $649.99 if you want headphone jack on TV remote go Amazon but seeing as your using an X Box you already have a headphone jack on controller for night time head phone use.

Another good budget Display Panel is the Vizio M60-D1 (60" 4K HDR 10) I got this unit for $699.99 from Costco. If you go with a Vizio go with a 2016 M60-D1 or larger panel size. Any 60" and above Vizio Panels are 120Hz refresh rate (Manufacturers use wording to make refresh rates sound inflated for instance Vizio states 240 for 120Hz panels and 120 for 60Hz panels)

120Hz will help your games looks smoother and the prize between a 2016 Vizio M series 55" vs 60" isn't a lot so well worth it in case of using for an Xbox.

Lastly the Oled Panel the previous redditor mentioned is without a doubt the best panel available in USA currently for gaming use. Looks like that's not an option for you currently so the two others I listed are great budget TVs between $600-700. I can also recommend some panels for the $400-600 range or the $200-400 range if you need a different price point. True 4K and HDR with a good refresh rate aren't going to be easy to find below $500-700

u/Scorch8482 · 6 pointsr/xboxone

My current setup is A50s and a Modmic plugged into a Y-adapter that plugs into the adapter and so far it works amazing. Let me try to get you links:

-Modmic (incredible quality; built to last and made by a guy who's just starting up):
http://www.modmic.com/

-Y-Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004SP0WAQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1394242076&sr=8-1

-Sennheiser (better for gaming, however the sound leaks so others can hear your music at a low volume (cant be used in public places)) http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004FEEY9A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1394242127&sr=8-1

-A50s (what I have; perfect for music and great for gaming; very private and doesnt leak sound very much):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000ULAP4U/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1394242250&sr=8-2

The modmic is magnetic and will stick
To your headset while having the ability to be taken off with ease to leave the headphones bare. The a50s are awesome for music and pretty good for gaming, but if you do gaming at about a 80-20 ratio to music listening than I would go with Sennheiser 558s or 598s. The y-adapter just allows you to combine both the headphones and the mic into one 3.5 mm AUX jack.

Total cost was about $165 (not including xbone adapter). Fairly good price for better headphones (structurally and sound-quality), ability to use everywhere and not look dumb with an attached mic, listen to music that sounds phenomenal, and speak in crystal clear quality to my buddies (who have already noticed how well it sounded in comparison to the xbone chat headsets).

TLDR: Get audiophile headphones, a modmic, and y adapter for a better and cheaper headset that can be used as normal headphones and as a headset (removable mic).

u/badon_ · 1 pointr/xboxone

> My old charge stand has gone bad so I’m looking to replace it.

Planned obsolescence has succeeded in forcing you to waste, and buy more stuff, as intended.

> I’ve heard a lot of people rave about Eneloops but frankly I’m looking for a battery pack that can be charged via USB so I can have a direct charge to my controller.

I agree, in-device USB charging is the holy grail of rechargeable AA batteries. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find devices that support it, especially for gaming, because they are intended for children and they need to be idiot-proof. Attempting to use the wrong type of battery can have very bad consequences. Example:

  • TIFU by being a kid looking for batteries.. : r/AAMasterRace

    Manufacturers can't trust kids to put in an actual battery, let alone one of the right type. They will try to put stuff in that isn't even a battery.

    > Is there any recommendations you guys have for that type of charge kit??

    Meh, Wakanda AA Master Race forever! The biggest problem with even the devices that support in-device USB charging of AA batteries is the charging is always inferior to the Panasonic Eneloop charger, which shortens the life of the AA batteries. Of course, the same is usually true for any other battery pack you might use.

    If you decide to give AA batteries another try, using the external Eneloop charger is a huge advantage. It works on any NiMH AA batteries. The best part is it only adds $6 to the cost of the AA batteries, so not only is it the best NiMH charger money can buy, it's also among the cheapest too, which is amazing. This is the charger I'm talking about:

  • AmazonSmile: Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries: PANASONIC: Electronics
  • HKJ Review of Charger Panasonic BQ-CC17 - lygte-info.dk

    > A nice -dv/dt termination with only a small temperature increase and no trickle charge, this looks very good. [...] The charger is very good at filling the batteries.

    You need that charger to get the full life out of Eneloops. If you take care of them, Eneloops will last at least a decade, maybe longer. They achieve maximum longevity when you charge any time before they reach 60% depth of discharge (40% remaining capacity). So, if you charge them when they're half discharged or sooner, that's easy to remember.
u/lBurnsyl · 1 pointr/xboxone

I actually just got the modmic 5 yesterday so I'm buying the y splitter today when stores open, I've been using the headphones on their own and then using the Xbox app on my phone on an alt account to talk to my friends if I want to hear in-game audio. All you need is a male to 2 female y splitter and you're good to go, the Antlion console adapter works as well but it's like $20 compared to $5 for a cable so it's up to you whether you want to spend more money on the convenience of an adapter over a small cable.

I don't have Dolby Atmos, never got a code for it unfortunately but with Window Sonic vs Stereo, I use Stereo after testing it out a bunch, at least for competitive games. Less distracting game noises on stereo for games like Siege and I'm able to pinpoint their footsteps a lot easier, but I'll end up trying Sonic again eventually just to see if I made the right decision. Most people use Stereo especially for competitive games. I've used Sonic for some single player games and enjoyed it, just all about testing to see what you prefer but to me Stereo is better for tracking footsteps.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ebrtDbBH7CM2M

This is the cable I'm getting first thing in the morning, I can list other options too if you'd like. There's a Sennheiser cable for a few more dollars that people enjoy as well if that interests you.

u/The_Salmon_Suit · 1 pointr/xboxone
  1. I'm not sure about Spark, but I'm pretty sure Neverwinter is online only
  2. The controllers are not rechargeable, however you can power them with a micro usb cable. (Android charger) Also several reasonable options for rechargeable battery packs on Amazon. Here is the one my friends and I use.
  3. Mainly playing games online, lots of deals and free games.
  4. If you want to play all the Halos again, definitely get it.
  5. It will be digital.

    I'm sure people can add to this. Hope it helps!
u/Vercify · 2 pointsr/xboxone

For starters, check out this guide on Head-Fi, here. An unbiased and renowned headphone reviewer does a breakdown of a TON of headsets (some gaming specific, others not) and gives the pros and cons of each. Comfort, quality, competitiveness... its all reviewed in-depth.

I would avoid Turtle Beaches in general. The Stealth 500x in particular does not have the sound quality to justify their price tag by any means. The wireless Astro A50s sound better in almost every way, and even those should still have better sound quality at that price point. Go look at the Amazon reviews for the 500x, the top rated reviews are all 3-stars and highlight their issues quite well.

If you are set on wireless, go with the Astro A50s. I almost bought them myself last weekend but decided to go a different route (mentioned below). The only wire on the A50s is from the controller to the headset. The Turtle Beach eliminates that wire (they have special rights to be the only "true" wireless headset on Xbox One) but you lose out on tons of sound quality and are basically paying for a brand name. While both headsets should have better quality for the price, the Astros are definitely better than the Turtle Beaches in terms of sound quality and overall construction (as well as aesthetics, IMO).

If you aren't set on wireless there are a lot of better options available to you. You get the best sound quality and bang for your buck by purchasing hi-fi headphones (not gaming specific) such as the Philips Fidelio X1s or Sennheiser HD598s and hooking them up to a surround sound amplifier (Astro Mixamp, Triton Amp, etc.). The quality you get from headphones like these will surpass anything Turtle Beaches or Astros can put out - the only downside is you have some wires and that you have to get a microphone and the adapter to chat, but there easy solutions for that!

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 1 pointr/xboxone

I’ve been using a pair of Phillips Fidelio X2/HR Open Back Headphones that I bought for over $300 but they’re only $122 on Amazon right now. Definitely worth it at twice that price. And I bought a $30 V-MODA Boom Pro Mic that has a flexible boom mic, volume dial, and mute button and acts as the cable that runs between the headphones and the controller. Sounds phenomenal, especially with Dolby Atmos for Headphone.

Check out /r/headphoneadvice and /r/headphones if you want to go down the rabbit hole, but I think most will tell you it’s better to invest more money in a good pair of headphones first (with a mic like I linked) rather than spending more on a gaming headset which tends to skimp on the quality and up the price. Good luck!

u/smoakleyyy · 1 pointr/xboxone

Highly highly highly recommend the Hyperx Cloud Gaming Headset (will include a link here in a second)

They were designed by companies involved with actual headphone design, and sound AMAZING if you run them through either a DSS2/Astro mixamp/any headphone amp. They sound pretty good w/o, but their impedance is about double what you find on normal console headsets, so an amp really brings out the quality sound.

Also, they are the most comfortable headset I've ever used, and the mic is detachable. They look good and they feel like they are made for quality. And the packaging is top notch. Price is good too.

It comes with all the adapters you need (except obviously the Xbox one stereo headset adapter) and works on PC, PS4, your phone, and the xbox (with adapter).

http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-KHX-H3CL/dp/B00JJNQG98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419569179&sr=8-1&keywords=hyperx+gaming+headset

Price varies wildly, I was able to catch mine during Amazon's "green monday" or something sale @ 65 bucks. I would easily have paid full price for these.

u/Mashable_Pixels · 1 pointr/xboxone

Hey dude,

I just recently got a pair of [Astro A40's + Mixamp Pro]( http://www.game.co.uk/en/astro-a40-gaming-headset-with-mix-amp-pro-for-playstation-4-grey-307913?pageSize=20&searchTerm=a40&catGroupId= l) along with the Official Headset Adaptor and set it all up by following some YouTube guides but the microphone just didn't work at all so I tried for 2 hours fucking about with the Xbox one's settings, Astro A40’s Mixamp Pro and Official Headset Adapter and I still couldn't get it work, It was driving me absolutely fucking insane.

I pretty much gave up and started putting everything back in its box so that I could take it back to the store GAME UK that I got it from so that I could get a refund for it and pick up a different headset instead such as the Turtle Beach Stealth 500x but I decided to Google the issue and I quickly saw that a lot of people on Astro Gaming Forums have been having very similar issues and quite a few people were recommending this 1.2m 2.5mm - 3.5mm chat cable and a few people said that this chat cable completely solved there issues.

I decided to take the risk and buy the Chat Cable considering I already spent £200 of the Astro A40's which at that time didn't work with the Xbox one and the Official Headset Adapter so another £10 wasn't a big deal and amazingly the chat cable turned up the next day.

I plugged the 2.5mm end into the Astro Mixamp Pro’s chat port and the 3.5mm end into the Official Headset Adapter and I've got to tell you that it fucking work’s and I am now absolutely fucking buzzing that my pair of Astro A40's now work perfectly fine with my Xbox One thanks to that chat cable but just remember to have the Official Headset Adapter set up so that the top right button ( + ) is set to max so that it beeps and also have the bottom left button ( - ) set to max so that beeps too and everything will work nicely.

Hopefully this information helps you out as I most certainly know how it feels to not have something that is fairly expensive work properly.

u/Jordancarra · 2 pointsr/xboxone

HyperX Cloud II

A little more expensive than some of budget headsets out there but I’d say it’s far superior for the little bit extra you’ll pay.
Incredibly comfortable, fantastic noise cencelling, the sound is better than any turtle beaches I’ve owned.
The headset itself feels very sturdy and doesn’t feel like it will be easily damaged. The cables are reinforced with braided sleeves too.

They also come with the option for 7.1 virtual surround sound, should you choose to use them on PC.
The 7.1 surround sound doesn’t work with console but if you pair the headset with Dolby atmos it’s pretty much the same :)


I managed to snag them on a small sale but even at full price they’re an absolute steal.

u/nullrygar · 1 pointr/xboxone

Well the headset adapter is required for my setup but I highly recommend it for many reasons. It will be a bit above your price range though.

Headphones: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Headphones-Burl-Wood-Accents/dp/B0042A8CW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407304998&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+hd+598

Easily the most comfortable pair I have ever used, can game for hours without even knowing they are there.

Mic: www.modmic.com

Great quality microphone, and super versatile.

Splitter to connect it to the headset adapter: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-MUYHSMFF-Headset-Splitter-Adapter/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1407305184&sr=1-1&keywords=mic+and+headphone+splitter

u/king_kong0_o · 5 pointsr/xboxone

TCL is the number 3 tv maker worldwide( just started in the usa in 2015-2016), Number 1 in china for years, the make their own components in the tv so they dont have to source parts, thats why they are so much cheaper( AND THINNER) than everyone else on the market but have SUPER HIGH END features like dolby vision and roku tv guide. And for gaming the P607 and p605 are one of the best on the market test at 15ms with game mode off and 6.5ms with game mode on... its a no brainier, 4k HDR, Doly vision( which is better than hdr) 55 inch at 650$, sold...

Ya i just recently bought one, amazon has them on 2-3 month back order, but buy it now and itll be here before xbox 1 x is out.. If u look in store make sure u look for the P series only, its the performance line and has the lowest input lag..

TCL 55P607 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y6FSV5Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/iwanttobetheguy · 1 pointr/xboxone

I actually have the 598 and vmoda boom mic, but I'm currently using the vmoda mic with my ad700s. You can use a Y splitter like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_h3vzwb5YR272P to pair the two together.

Alternatively, you can pick up the Phillips SHP9500 that has a 3.5mm jack that pairs nicely with vmodas.

https://youtu.be/aipXii-qWiQ pretty knowledgeable guy reviewing the SHP9500. Praises the headsets for being really good. Around 6mins in you can see him plug in the vmodas directly to the headset.

https://youtu.be/R6p9a_a-T_4 here's another video of him reviewing the microphone itself(also paired with the SHP9500)

Hope you find this useful.

u/1e7643-8rh34 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I don't buy a lot. But I game share with a friend and keep almost everything we buy installed. It's nice to have access to everything we buy (especially with EA Access). 3.5TB free and shrinking. If you don't plan on game sharing, you'll likely be fine with 500GB since it wasn't an issue for you on the PS4. If you plan on game sharing, get something like this. I got it last June and have been happy with it. I think having all games on an external with all apps on the internal improves performance. Not sure about that though.

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB5000100/dp/B00TKFEEBW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1467944044&sr=1-1&keywords=5+tb+hard+drive

u/Moonlord_ · 1 pointr/xboxone

The best bang for the buck in that price range would probably be the Turtle Beach XO One imo.

The XO Ones are a bit cheaper but they are a newer model than the XO Four and include the better chat adapter with mic monitoring and bass boost. Aside from the adapter the only real difference between the 2 models is the physical design of the headset itself. Feature wise they both have the 50mm drivers, detachable mic, work with other devices, etc. The XO Ones have a better feature set overall and perform much better than you would expect for their price. Amazon has them on sale right now for only 60 bucks:

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Amplified-Stereo-Headset-Devices-TBS-2218-01/dp/B00KSVXSZU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419999662&sr=8-1&keywords=xo+one

u/YouAreSalty · 2 pointsr/xboxone

It always surprise me how overpriced gaming headsets really are. A good sounding normal headset for music in general cost $50, but slap gaming on it, and it's $150-200.

Personally, I highly recommend the HyperX Cloud 2. It has great sound, metal construction so no cracking plastic, braided cables, replaceable ear pads (includes both cloth and fake leather), storage bag, removable mic and 7.1 sound for PC/Mac. Works great on my Xbox!

It's $90, but is wired. There is a newer model as well, but I found the older model to be just fine.

https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-PS4/dp/B00SAYCXWG/

If you are looking at wireless, I believe you are pretty much limited in options to Astro (which likely will set you back higher than $200), and Turtle Beach, which I think is cheap quality sold at premium.

u/Brooney · 1 pointr/xboxone

> I really want to get a headset for the Xbox One that supports surround sound.

This is my scolding. Surround sound can only be surround when it is set up to be surround. Multiple speakers one inch away from your ear is not a surround setup and will not create surround, audio-postprocessing softwares does it - by changing the sound patterns from different directions, to simulate it.

Surround headsets seem to go for $160+ on Amazon. With that budget you can get something wayyy better.

Adapter: XBox Stereo Adapter ($25)

Microphone: Antlion Modmic ($50)

Headphones:

u/rossagessausage · 1 pointr/xboxone

Great deal on this headset right now that matches your price point! :)

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00IAVDQCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417472521&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+one+headset

I bought the XB1 play and charge kit - well worth the money. Comes with a rechargable battery pack and a micro usb cable for charging (which also fits a phone so you can charge it on the XB1 if you desire). Regarding the Kinect, I love mine and use it all the time. I highly recommend you try it. Nothing quite like controlling your media/tv with your voice. I walk into the house and simply say "Xbox on" and my whole setup lights up - I can change channels/music while cleaning too which is boss. Welcome to the club!!!

u/jake1260 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

HyperXcloud. Great quality, easy to set up and cheaper than a lot of the higher end headsets. I have had several gaming headsets over the years and the more expensive ones can be better but it really isn't night and day generally just small improvements.


https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Gaming-Headset-KHX-H3CL-WR/dp/B00JJNQG98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486671421&sr=8-1&keywords=hyperx+cloud

EDIT: I gave the amazon link but if there is a best buy near you I would get it from there. Their warranties are great.

u/gamingdexter · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Anyone looking for a good clean enclosure and expanding Hard Drive space. Check out, Collective Minds 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure with this Samsung 2.5" 2 TB Hard Drive.
It adds 3 extra USB 3.0 Ports and keeps everything looking sharp. Total would be about $139.98.

I would suggest joining Xbox Live (XBL) as we (normally) get 2 free games a month. If you search this sub, your be able to find a years sub for around $40.00.

Also consider buying EA Access. It $4.99/month or $29.99/year. You get a ton of games and 10 hour free trials (Just make sure to download The Hub application after subbing).

Thanks mods, welcome all new comings, and Merry Christmas everyone!

u/hurtmemore · 18 pointsr/xboxone

Seems a bit pricy but I'd recommend everyone who uses a mic get one of the official adapters. So nice having immediate access to all the volume controls and a mute switch. I can't even imagine playing online without it.

https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset-Adapter/dp/B00IAVDOS6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468294338&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+one+chat+adapter

Or check the stereo headset, comes with an adapter, just under 50 bucks. I really like mine, sounds good, looks good and matches the controller, feels well built for the price.

u/Rycan420 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Correct about he batteries, but don’t buy a cheap charger. You’ll spend an extra $4 for the best on Amazon...

Amazon Link

If you check the reviews on Amazon there is a guy that give extensive reviews on batteries and chargers. He’s really impressed by this one and this price.

I can confirm it’s been great. Charges all brands, and doesn’t require charging 2 at a time like the cheaper chargers.

u/IsThisNameTakenSir · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Use any headset you want. Here's what I did...

Buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HZOVW0Q

But get the one that only comes with just mic. Not the splitter+mic, as this splitter won't do what you need it to.

Next, you need a splitter that's compatible: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004SP0WAQ

With this setup you can use any headphones you want. I personally use the Sennheiser HD 598's. They are extremely comfortable, with amazing sound. Best of all they have open vented ears so there is proper airflow which really helps audio sound extra wonderful.

u/MatthewManawho · 1 pointr/xboxone

Thanks for the advice man, this gives me a lot of stuff to test out which will help me get to the issue much faster.

I've switched the 3 pole plugs around. When I do, the audio stops working and the mic works, but it's very quiet, so that just makes another problem lol.

I've also taken another spare headset and both mic and audio work. I haven't been able to test it on another Xbox controller yet.

Right now I believe the main culprit is the 2-1 adapter it comes with. People have suggested that those with the same issue should get a new 4 Post Y Splitter, or a better quality 2-1 adapter. If the same issue persists on a PS4 controller then I'll be switching to another adapter, since some good quality ones are only about $5-$6. Here's a link to an adapter that was suggested to me. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004SP0WAQ?at=&force-full-site=1&pc_redir=T1&redirect=true

Thanks so much for your help, and I'll be troubleshooting soon.

u/scoobythebeast · 0 pointsr/xboxone

I highly recommend the xbox stereo headset its on sale at Amazon for about $60 but is a good quality headset for that price. It does game audio and voice chat and its pretty comfortable. When you don't want to use it, you can leave the puck in (chat adapter) and it stays out of the way, but unplug the headset's 3.5mm plug easily and without worries of breaking it.

u/Solokingxrobert · 0 pointsr/xboxone

I've just purchased Turtle Beach XO One Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset few weeks ago for £42,99, it's lightweight and it includes an Xbox One turtle beach Headset adapter.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KSVXSZU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Look at the reviews

Edit: Features

>Amazing Sound & Comfort - Premium 50mm speakers supported by breathable, around-the-ear mesh ear cushions for hours of comfort and noise-isolation

>Ear Force XO Headset Audio Controller - Included Audio Controller puts Game-Chat Mix, Mic Mute, adjustable Mic

>Monitoring, multi-step Bass Boost and Master Volume controls at your fingertips

>High-Quality Chat - High-sensitivity, removable mic for chat on Xbox Live and Skype

>Mobile Gaming Versatility - Disconnect from the Headset Adapter to use the XO ONE with your mobile devices

>For All Your Audio Needs - XO ONE isn't just great for games Enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows with high quality sound Then crank up your tunes from music services like Xbox Music or Skype with friends!

u/thewhitepyth0n · 1 pointr/xboxone

I was in the same boat. I bought the controller adapter which also comes with a jack size converter. Because of that I have been able to use my old xbox 360 headset which I really like.

You can also use mic-in headphones you use for a phone. Although you can't use Apples. Samsung and Skullcandy work. $25 for controller adapter and $10 for headphones. You can often find 360 headphones for around $10 as well. You can also find super cheap chat headsets on Amazon for $5-$10, but honestly the black 360 chat set is great for what it is - simple chat headset

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAVDOS6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_mXx7wbVAJQT8V

Xbox 360 Black Headset https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QDV76S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_RYx7wbNSVK5BF

Edit: very sorry, I read over the part where you said you wanted the stereo headset. You can use mic-in phone headphones as a stereo headset. The adapter is very nice. It allows you to adjust the volume level of chat and ingame sound on the adapter itself

u/Cjo1992 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Do you have a pair of headphones you use for music? I had a set dedicated for gaming and some nice headphones for music. I just bought this boom mic attachment for my music ones and use them as my gaming headset now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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It works perfectly and the game audio sounds way better than the headset that was dedicated for gaming.

u/Heretic04 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I just bought this hard drive:

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB5000100/dp/B00TKFEEBW/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1493500222&sr=1-6&keywords=external+hard+drive

I normally buy WD stuff but for the same price, this hard drive is 5TB vs 4TB for the WD drive.

Also, keep in mind that formatted space is different than advertised space. Hard drive formatting takes about 10% of the hard drive's space so my 5TB hard drive had 4.5TB of usable space. That WD 4TB would have about 3.6TB of usable space.

And I think you should get as much space as you can afford. I don't even buy many games and my 1TB hard drive filled up with just the free games from Gold.

u/Chynkinese · 1 pointr/xboxone

What's your budget?

I'd get a good set of headphones. Do a bit of research to find the best pair that fits your budget. I own the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohms. I'm happy with it. It's an open back headset so sound will leak in and out. If you prefer more isolation, look into closed back or semi-open.

Get the headset adapter for the Xbox One for $25.49.

Add a clip on mic like this Zalman Zm-Mic1 for $7.56.

Finally, you'll need a 3.5 mm splitter to join the headphones and mic. The thing you want to make sure is that there are three stripes on the plug. If you look at the plug on your typical set of headphones, you'll notice the plug only has two stripes. For the adapter, you have to make sure there are three stripes cause that's what allows you to combine the microphone and headset. Here are a couple of options: 1 and 2.

For my exact set up, you're looking at exactly $183 before taxes. You'll have a much better pair of headphones than what you'd get if you went with a Turtle Beach headset that's in the same price range.

u/danny0wnz · 1 pointr/xboxone

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JHKSMJU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1454245244&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=eneloop+charger&dpPl=1&dpID=51tDWQtYtwL&ref=plSrch

May be what you're looking for. Purchased two myself and they work like a charm. Amazing reliability and simplicity. Pretty well priced too for about 30% cheaper than a play and charge and could effectively run two controllers.

Edit: can also be used to charge AAA batteries in the same charger as long as they are the appropriate type.

u/MathTheUsername · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Mic monitoring was a necessity for me as well, but I ended up just getting open back headphones instead so I could hear myself talk without the need for monitoring. Open back headphones also typically have a better soundstage as well, meaning better directional sound. Great for games.

I use a pair of Philips SHP9500

with a vmoda mic

u/atrociousxcracka · 3 pointsr/xboxone

http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-KHX-H3CL/dp/B00JJNQG98?th=1&psc=1


HyperX cloud.

Was recommended to me and I love it.
-Great sound quality
-Comfortable
-Detachable mic, (I actually use them as headphones for my phone more then a mic for my xb1)
-Has mic monitoring,
-Braided cables,
-mostly aluminum structure instead of plastic.



All around great headset.

u/mull3t · 1 pointr/xboxone

That sucks dude, but hey there are a lot of great headset deals both stereo and mono. if i may suggest if you go mono the [Ear Force Recon 30X are the best for the value] (https://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Communicator-Headset-compatible-controller/dp/B00YXO5UXG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1494781082&sr=8-6&keywords=turtle+beach+xbox+one+headset)

Stereo wise you'll get a lot of people suggest (and rightfully so) the [HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset] (https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Gaming-Headset-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B00SAYCXWG/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1494781271&sr=1-1&keywords=hyper+cloud+x2)

u/Kyhan · 1 pointr/xboxone

I have this. I managed to get it for a good discount.

The sound quality is fantastic, and it comes with its own adapter. The headset itself is detachable and mostly universal (I often use it with both my computer and smartphone), and while plugged into the controller provides mic-monitoring with almost no delay—you can hear yourself as though you had no headset on.

Also, since the adapter is detachable from the headset, if the headset itself breaks (or you want to upgrade at a later date) you can just buy any new universal headset (such as this, for example) and the adapter should work.


The headset is comfortable for extended periods (within reason—I've had some ear pain after a full day of gaming). I only wish it were over-ear, rather than on-ear. For gaming headsets under $100, I think this is a major contender, and highly recommend it.

[Edit]
Almost forgot: if you just need a pair of headphones, you can detach the mic (it plugs into the left ear with a 3.5mm jack), and they work as a really good pair. My only complaint is that the cable is pretty short in this instance, so don't expect to plug it into your computer and walk away. I'm personally used to a 6-foot wire on my re-wired sennheisers, so unless you're spoiled like me, it shouldn't be a problem.

u/SoCaLLbeer · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Play and charge kits are typically poor quality. Was on Xbox 360 as well. Get a good set of rechargable AAs with a good charger.. they last longer between charge and you always have a charged pair ready to go. I use these they are awesome, charger is per cell so no matching needed. .. Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JHKSMJU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NX7GAb69NV60D

u/nick8807 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Labtec LVA7330 ClearVoice Head Microphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000JBRV/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_aOWJub1E1RF8N

StarTech.com Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs - 3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_wPWJub1KW72C9

This is the setup I have. Works great. Mic is excellent quality. Just add whatever headphones you like as long as they have a 3.5mm jack which is pretty much the standard, then your good to go. You could use a pair of headphones you already have and buy this mic and adapter and your all set.

u/XenoBen · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I can definitely recommend the Hyper X Cloud 2's. Nice and comfortable, sound great and can plug straight into the controllers jack.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-Mobile/dp/B00SAYCXWG/

u/moogie1974 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I'm one for loyalty. I can,T really change my Xbox but the headset I bought from Beexcellent was not good enough. Cheaper price yes but not good enough. I returned it and Bought the turtle beach Turtle Beach EAR FORCE XO One - Xbox One a bit more expensive but it comes with the adapter and has mic monitoring. I should be good to go.

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Thanks for the suggestion much appreciated.

u/hulksmash865 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

The X will handle the games AND movies! First I've heard of the S being better at movies. Get some rechargeable batteries like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSMJU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I had been using the official play and charge kit until getting these and they last much longer! All the Xbox One controllers should work with the X. Not sure about 3rd party controllers, but the Microsoft brand will. If you can, purchase an extended warranty. But definitely the X is a great system and great timing since Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming out!

u/imtheproof · 1 pointr/xboxone

I got the 363d, and then this adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PCV-05-Combo-Adapter/dp/B00IM36VU0

(don't pay $30 for it... $15 at most. That one's sennheiser brand and it's pretty good quality, but I got it for $15 and paid for it with some 'free' amazon credit).

Also got this:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset-Adapter/dp/B00OIPOTYG

which is necessary for '3rd party' headsets. Astros may come with them, and they also come with a mix amp that simulates surround sound. If you want surround sound on Sennheisers you'd need to be a mixamp separately. I haven't had much of a problem though with just stereo.

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Anyway, I absolutely love the 363Ds and couldn't recommend them highly enough. However, I'm not sure about it since you are primarily using your xbox one. They are the most comfortable headset I've worn, I can use them all day with no feeling of pressure or small headaches. The sound is excellent except for very low bass, but I don't like hearing that anyway :)

u/Vice061 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

HyperX CloudX $70: https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-CloudX-Official-Detachable-HX-HS5CX-SR/dp/B07FVWJ6YR/

While it doesnt have a separate voice chat audio control, it has inline physical audio controls to let you mute your mic or adjust game volume on-the-fly.

I was in a similar position as you months ago, and got bombarded with recommendations for the Hyper Cloud 2 $95 (https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-KHX-HSCP-RD/dp/B00SAYCXWG/), which seems to be one of the most popular recommendations here. I dont doubt the Cloud 2's audio quality, but not having inline controls didn't cut it for me, especially with it being $25 more than CloudX's.

I hope you find what you're looking for. Good luck.

u/Tater_Tot_Casanova · 1 pointr/xboxone

Astro mixamp if you want an amp that can handle both game audio + a game chat (mic).

IF youre ok with an amp just boosting your headset for game audio , you can grab a nice dac amp for $50-$60 off Amazon. I use a dac amp with my Audio Technicas and they sound great. If I want to use my headset + a mic (ModMic in my case), I plug them into my Xbox controller’s 3.5 mm port using an audio y cable. Link at the bottom if you’re interested.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IM36VU0/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_FNmUBb4XWDQCJ

u/AxeHacksAxe · 1 pointr/xboxone


https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16826138190?Keyword=Philips%20SHP9500S

u/powersurge360 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Don't get the S model. The S comes with a surround sound dongle that is worthless imo. It totally destroys the surround sound and, as this post alludes to, you can't use a USB sound card on xbox one anyways. The revolver is the same model but doesn't have the dongle and I think it's also missing a couple of plastic pieces meant to cut down on the metal reverberation.

However, for around the same price point, consider the HD 598 SR which is a much better headphone and also has a mic. Looks like the price is high atm but it comes down to around $130 if you don't mind waiting.

If you want a better headphone than the hyperx revolver but don't want to pay for/wait for the HD 598, the SHP9500s are a good set and you can combine em with a boom pro to get the microphone functionality. This will be better sound quality both in the mic and the headphones and will be about the same price as the revolver based on current amazon prices.

That's not to say the revolver is bad though. Note too that the two I recommended are less bass heavy and more focused on mids & treble so may be less 'fun'.

u/TheBigBadQ · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I cannot recommend these enough. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JHKSMJU/ref=pd_aw_fbt_23_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1TKSJ5QND3SQ6WTFGAWS

My roommate has 12 that he swaps out throughout his devices and they're all working as great today as they did 2 years ago. I've had my set of 4 for about 4 months and they've been amazing. So much better than the play and charge kit. Also, if you have other micro USB cables I would try them because back when I had an Elite, only certain ones would charge it.

u/dunger · 1 pointr/xboxone

I have the Energizer 2X.
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-licensed-Energizer-Charging-System-Xbox/dp/B00EADTVLW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426191671&sr=8-2&keywords=xbox+one+charger

It works great. Easy to drop the controllers in. And it works fine with the headset adapters attached. It does have some pretty bright lights though. Red when charging and green when charged.

u/i_only_play_cod · 1 pointr/xboxone

Thank you very much for the suggestion. I hopped into a game of cod and tried it out and it DOES seem to work; although I only had time for one game I will definitely test it out more tomorrow. If it does continue to be buggy do you think something like this would do me any good?

Meaning I would unplug the green sound plug from the back of my monitor, plug both the green and pink into their respective plugs in the headset splitter adapter, then the male of that into the xbox stereo adapter.

Lol I'm sorry if I confused you at all but once again thanks a lot for your help.

u/CaCHooKaMan · 1 pointr/xboxone

HyperX has great headsets. I just got the Stinger the other day and I haven't had any issues. Sound is great and it's really comfortable. It doesn't have as many features as their more expensive headsets like a detachable mic but it works great for the price.

https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Stinger-Headset-HX-HSCS-BK-NA/dp/B01L2ZRYVE/

https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Gaming-Headset-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B00SAYCXWG/

https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-Line/dp/B01MTLMV89/

https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-CloudX-Headset-HX-HSCX-SR-NA/dp/B01HHBYS8E/

u/BloodoftheTiger · 1 pointr/xboxone

me too. i was really really sad for a while. but i bought an antenna for like $15 bucks and this device from mediasonic. works pretty flawlessly and i am very happy.

u/LeModigs · 1 pointr/xboxone

I recommend the Cloud HyperX! They're pretty damn cheap ($70) and are hands down the most comfortable headphones I've ever used. Not only do they sound amazing with the gaming but using them as regular headphones as well makes music sound incredible.

Not only that but the mic is detachable, it comes with veldt or leather ear cushions, can be used with PC and PS4 EASILY, and it comes with all the adapters you'll need minus the XB1 chat adapter. I've used Trittons and Turtle Beach and nothing compares to the comfort of these headphones.

Only downside is they kind of eat batteries but I just use a wired controller anyway.

u/kmshadoze · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I would get a headset / adapter personally. I think you can get a much better deal. I got the Steelseries Siberia v2 with this spliter cable for the 2 3.5mm jacks, and the sound quality is AMAZING. For under $100 (headset, adapter, cable) these bad boys are well worth it. I even checked out the XO 4 and 7's as well as other various TB headsets (at gamestop) and imo the sound quality was not nearly as good. Not to mention having gamed for years I haev had a lot of freaking headsets in the past, these are sooooo comfortable you wont realize they are on (I fell asleep with them on last night listening to a movie and fiancee had to take them off me lol). They self adjust to fit your head (but not toooo snug and tight), the mic pops back into the earcup when dont need it, and the ear cups are HUGE, my ears are completely covered, it really dampers outside noise, with them on (not even listening to music) I can barely hear the person speaking thats next to me

u/BeavisBob · 0 pointsr/xboxone

Look up Eneloop AA batteries and chargers. A friend suggested I try them for my controller and I love them. I started off with a 4 pack and charger for under $17 (https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-K-KJ17MCA4BA-Individual-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B00JHKSMJU) and have added more batteries to my collection because I use them in remotes, camera flashes and everything else. They hold a charge better than the official MS Charge and Play pack and I haven't had one fail yet.

u/SluffS · 1 pointr/xboxone

HyperX Cloud gaming headset. It's super comfortable (comes with leather and suede ear pieces), comes with multiple accessories to work with all devices (phone, xbox one, ps4, and pc), and it's a great bargain!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JJNQG98?pc_redir=1404817896&robot_redir=1

u/JakDrako · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I got this one for my son, and it's pretty good value for the price. The sound is good, the virtual surrounds works well and it fits my giant head comfortably.

The only downside I see is that the microphone is on a stiff plastic arm and cannot be placed very close to your mouth.

u/munkyxtc · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I have been a long time cordcutter but since getting an XB1 I wanted to use the OneGuide. I just asked about this a couple weeks ago.

http://www.reddit.com/r/cordcutters/comments/2rbcww/best_stb_for_xbox_one_owners_who_are_also/

While the official tuner shows no signs of coming almost everyone recommended the MediaSonic HW150PVR -- its around $40 on Amazon. I figured what the heck and bought one. Have had it hooked up now for over a week and its working great. Need a usb hard drive for using the DVR functions but the tuner portion is great.

NOTE: If you don't have a Kinect you need an IR transmitter to be connected directly to the XB1 in order to change channels etc (assuming you want to do away with the tuners separate remote as well)

u/BradleyAllan23 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I have cloud 2's, no echo complaints from my friends. Great, durable build quality, balanced sound, comfortable, great mic. They are an awesome set of headphones that I highly recommend. They're one of the most popular headsets for a reason, maybe its more likely you got a bad pair and most of them were fine.

They have 700 reviews and 4.5/5 stars. Youd think it would be worse if there was such a problem with it.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00SAYCXWG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526909842&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=hyperx+cloud+2&dpPl=1&dpID=514cV6xMKrL&ref=plSrch

u/shepx13 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Most headphones are stereo, and will Simulate surround if the source performs it. I feel confident that MS will enable surround thru the controller eventually though.

Your beats will most likely sound better than the MS headset. If those Beats accept a standard 3.5 mm jack from any cable, you can probably get the V moda boom mic for $30 and chat with it. I use it with my Fidelio x1's and it's a great mic.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK?pc_redir=1396584715&robot_redir=1

u/ZappyKins · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I have this one, the tuner works well, but the rest of it is really hard to use. Plus, it doesn't always come on, and takes a bit to warm up.

And when I do have to use the remote, it's a super pain.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HW-150PVR-HomeWorx-Converter-Recording/dp/B00I2ZBD1U/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425240189&sr=1-5&keywords=dvr+with+tuner

I would get something a little better made, but I went for price. But the tuner works great and you can add a flash drive for PVR/DVR recording.

u/Gary_Burke · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Amazon has a four pack with a charger for $20. It's a great deal for the best batteries on the market. I put a pair in my controller on launch day, then proceeded to play a shit-load of battlefield. A week later I changed them while looking at Battlelog, which said I had put in 32 hours that week. 32 hours on one pair of rechargeables. Amazing.

u/jeremydurden · 3 pointsr/xboxone

> Amazon charger

or you could just buy the actual eneloop pro charger that comes with four batteries for $26 instead of paying $20 for the batteries and another $15 for a generic Amazon charger.

link

That being said, I'd definitely recommend the eneloop. They recharge super quickly and last a lot longer than the battery pack on the play and charge kit.

u/Finiol · 1 pointr/xboxone

Here is where I bought mine and it was the cheapest I found, for US anyway. It says it ships to Germany.

DSS2 Ebay

You will need these two wires to use a mic/headphone. The DSS2 comes with everything else from that ebay listing. Mainly, the optical and power cable.

3.5mm 4-Pin

Some people confuse the above splitter with other look alikes. You need a 4 pin splitter and not a 3 pin.

3.5mm Male To Male Stereo Audio Cable

These are both needed to make a separate mic work and pass the signals and stuff. You can probably find a cheaper 3.5mm male wire though.

Also, like I said above, you still need the microsoft adapter.

Np and Good luck =)










u/tim-of-legends · 2 pointsr/xboxone

tbh you're not really going to won't find a good headset with surround sound.

but overall good sound, and comfortable i'd recommend


The Hyperx Cloud II
and the Chat Adapter

u/wtfpwnedomglol · 2 pointsr/xboxone

These have been amazing for us, we own 4 pair and have been by far the best headset for the money.

The second iteration (Cloud II) don't seem to be getting the same praise.

u/ppenn777 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I've always loved the [Xbox charge and play ](Xbox One Play and Charge Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DBDPOZ4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_igXNybQ695YP0). The battery pack last a long time and you just plug in and keep playing while it charges (charges fast also). Had for the 360 and worked perfectly for 6 years. Had it for xb1 since day 1.

u/tehcheez · 1 pointr/xboxone

If you want something sleek and not just an external sitting on or next to your Xbox you could always looks into a Collective Minds Media Hub: http://www.amazon.com/Collective-Minds-Drive-Enclosure-Front-Ports/dp/B00T76ZGDO

It's $40 and will fit pretty much any 2.5" drive, plus you get an extra 3 USB 3.0 ports. Pair that with this 1TB 7200RPM HGST hard drive ( http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=9SIA2W02KN0922 ) and you've got a nice looking external storage for $100. If you want more storage and don't mind to sacrifice a couple seconds off loading times you could probably find a bigger hard drive at 5400RPM. I use the media hub with a 2TB drive and love it.

u/Trevmizer · 3 pointsr/xboxone

http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-KHX-H3CL/dp/B00JJNQG98/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t

I've been using these. Sound great, and super comfortable. Also come with the Y cable you need for the chat adapter.

u/xooxanthellae · 2 pointsr/xboxone

What console does he have now? An Xbox 360?

Just wait till Black Friday and get whatever is cheapest.

You don't need Kinect or the Xbox One S. Just get the regular Xbox One with a controller... might be bundled with some games, if that's the cheaper option.

The console does not come with a controller recharger -- it just has batteries. So it's up to you if you want to keep buying batteries, use rechargeable batteries, or buy the [Play and Charge Kit] (https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Play-Charge-Kit/dp/B00DBDPOZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474487379&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+one+play+and+charge). Personally I have the play & charge because I don't want to be bothered with buying/recharging batteries.

Recommended games for him: Halo Master Chief Collection, Halo 5. Final Fantasy XV is coming out Sept 30th but it will be cheaper if you wait a while to get it. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is pretty cheap right now, but it doesn't have the best reviews -- it started off as a handheld game, so it's not a huge game.

Games are going to be way cheaper used on Amazon than in any stores. You can buy an Amazon gift card with cash at a store and use that to buy stuff on Amazon.

u/Chrono32123 · 2 pointsr/xboxone
Great guide! The only thing I would add is that for people with headsets like this
http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-GameCom-777-Surround-Technology/dp/B001KURYAS/
where the speakers and mic are separate, you need this type of cable:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Also note that you need to plug the headset and mic into this cable FIRST before plugging it into the adapter. I'm using this setup currently and it works great!

Edit: I can't link correctly apparently.
u/elijahworthing · 1 pointr/xboxone

Philips 9500s open back headphones

Vmoda Boom Mic

This I believe is the best combination, sounds great and is open back so I can still hear my kids if I don't have it cranked up loud because of the open back nature. Sounds way better than my Hyper X Cloud headset.

u/bowenac · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I bought the Turtle Beach X-Ray during the Thanksgiving sale they had for $99 they were normally 200... I think they suck. Bass is no where to be heard lol. They just suck. My old Turtle Beach X1's sounded way better. My Logitech G35 blow them out of the water.

I am going to get a new headset that will work hooked into my denon receiver for those late nights when I am gaming on my HTPC, watching cable, playing Xbox etc, as well as be able to use on the new adapter for when I am gaming on Xbox and want to use chat.

On my main PC I use my Logitech G35. I will be getting a pair of Sennheisers, I had a pair at my last job and the audio quality was amazing. They were also one of the most comfortable pair of cans I have ever worn. I wore them all day at work listening to music and they were awesome.

Then I will sell my turtle beach and I will never buy another pair of turtle beach headsets.

If you do order a PC headset, I would try to find one that does not require USB... that way you don't have to have a laptop or something sitting next to you plugged in etc.

Also you should buy this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 that way you can get chat and audio working from the adapter.

u/Exalted_Kezia · 2 pointsr/xboxone

My setup is Steelseries Siberia v2 > startech 2x 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable > xbox headset adapter. Works perfectly for me and sound quality is great. Plus the retractable mic is a nice touch.

headset link

3.5mm adapter for mic and audio

u/ButteryWarrior · 1 pointr/xboxone

Pretty sure that if you have the xbox one controller that has the 3.5mm jack, mic monitoring is available with any headset you like.

Personally, I use the Hyper X Cloud II's and they work great.

u/Allhound · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I pick that stand for showcasing my Controllers :)
Highly recommended, it’s a good Quality

You can find it on Amazon, Link below.

PDP Energizer Charging Stand

u/concord72 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Rechargeable batteries are honestly the best option. Buy a 4 pack, so when you run out, you have another pair ready to go, and you can charge the dead pair while still gaming. Removes the need for wires altogether. I bought these about a month ago, and 1 pair lasted me about 20 hours, which I thought was amazing. Highly recommend them.

u/wellssh · 7 pointsr/xboxone

I have the energizer one. It works like a dream. The stand comes with 2 rechargeable batteries and battery covers. The controllers slide on and charge easily. No more plugging into USB and wires everywhere. Great purchase.

link http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-licensed-Energizer-Charging-System-Xbox/dp/B00EADTVLW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405172648&sr=8-1&keywords=energizer+xbox+one

u/ShhhhhhImAtWork · 1 pointr/xboxone

This is what I use. It's pretty wonderful.

Edit: Beat me to it! It's a fantastic product.

u/GT_GZA · 4 pointsr/xboxone

None. Don't waste your money on the proprietary battery packs and chargers. Get some good rechargeable AA batteries, preferably Eneloop, and a decent charger (multiple options there). Rechargeable AAs are cheaper, last longer, and are more versatile because can use rechargeable AA (and AAA) in many, many common devices. Search Eneloop on Amazon, and you'll find many different options with various numbers/sizes of batteries and many include a charger. The bundled Eneloop-branded charger will be adequate for most people's needs.
Just an example--4 AA Eneloops and charger for $16:
https://smile.amazon.com/Panasonic-K-KJ17MCA4BA-Individual-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B00JHKSMJU/

These are way better than the proprietary junk.

u/Angelicdj · 1 pointr/xboxone

The problem you have with not being able to hear your friend is because the headset adapter is taking control of chat. If you only have the mic going into the adapter and you are getting audio from some place else you will not hear voice chat. The audio has to come out of the adapter as well.

I think this is what you have yes? http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/itemDetails/T777-1066/T777-1066-out04-kg.jpg

If that is the case and you are not afraid of a bunch of cables coming out of your controller here is a possible solution:

You will need the previously mentioned cable http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_u.W7tb0EYW852 you can plug the pink mic cable right into the mic end of that cable.

For the audio you need to turn your 3 other cables into a single stereo 3.5 with something like this http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Console-Adapter-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B0006U3ACY

in conjunction with one of these http://www.showmecables.com/product/3-5mm-Stereo-Mini-Plug-to-Dual-RCA-Plugs-6-IN.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=933&zmam=49733141&zmac=5&zmas=1&zmap=933&gclid=Cj0KEQjwgryfBRDn7cvY-pOit4cBEiQAB3nTbmJWQ7KJtba5nFTz0sX8K-fmBK5eu1LdzGdDV-EYz3oaAoz_8P8HAQ (you can find them longer)

You can even use the cable you said you already purchased so all of the cable mess doesn't have to hang directly off the controller.

Hope this helps.


Edit: you can also find this type of cable in just about any length if you need to extend the mic cable. http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-STR35-CBL6-Stereo-Extension-Female/dp/B0017T9XDI/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1408228231&sr=1-7&keywords=3.5+extension+cable

u/theincredible-ryan · 1 pointr/xboxone

The eneloop pro is amazing! The Xbox play and charge kits don’t hold a long enough charge. I can usually get 2-3 weeks with heart use age before I have to recharge them.

Here’s a link from
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JHKSL1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_uT6bAbJVVQV24

u/Rlight · 3 pointsr/xboxone

> -can I hear game audio and player communication through the included headset, if not is there a headset that will allow me to do that?

Not with the included headset, but almost all other headsets will have that functionality. The Xbox Stereo Headset is great and actually on sale for $40 (normally $80).

Yes, you can sell the AC codes on /r/gamesale or ebay/wherever.

u/buklernt · 0 pointsr/xboxone

Nah. I never got kinect. The ideal set up is for all sound to be played through my receiver/amp + headphones with a lavaliere mic attached to the headset adapter. So far this hasn't worked on xbox one because the console forces all voice chat output through the headset adapter if it detects anything plugged in. It worked flawlessly on 360 though.

And yes, I know I can plug headphones into another adapter, but the xbox headset adapter itself doesn't output at enough strength for my headphones to sound good. This means I would need a different amp powering my headphones. Maybe I'm being petty, but voice chat with random people on xbl isn't worth it if i have to put about 18 feet of wiring between me and the controller or sacrifice sound quality and immersion.

u/versedguardian · 2 pointsr/xboxone

The only way to have surround sound is to have a surround sound processor like a DSS or Astro mix amp.

ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014H2YSEK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_sw.MybWT6F14R

That mixamp is $130 but is a good investment because it handles chat through USB so no
Cable to controller. Also you can change your headset anytime you feel like.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset for PC, Xbox One¹, PS4, Wii U (HX-HSCS-BK/NA) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2ZRYVE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2C.MybRGSMTZT

This is a decent entry level headset that will work well with the mixamp. 49.99

Total 179.99 pretax

u/CyberKnight1 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Yes, and yes.

The x12 headset requires stereo RCA (red & white) audio jacks to get game audio, and the Xbox One does not provide that. So, you will need something else, and that "something" depends on the rest of your setup. Check for an audio output on the stereo system or TV you plug your Xbone into. If none is available, you can use the Xbone's optical output and something to convert it to RCA -- here is one example I found just searching for "Optical to RCA".

Also, the chat cable (that goes from the headset to the 360 controller) will not plug in to the Xbone controller directly; you will need the Stereo Headset Adapter. Plug it in, and then use the balance controls on the adapter to be completely on "chat", so that it only emits chat audio and not game audio.

Note that you can get away with just using the Stereo Headset Adapter to get both game and chat audio through the controller and the chat cable, but in my experience with the x41 headset, it sounds like crap, because the headset is expecting a mono chat audio source and processes it as such.

Honestly, for the price and hassle, you'd be better off just picking up the Stereo Headset. You'll get the same stereo quality of the x12, but it's just using a single cable connection to your controller, and it'll cost as much or less as the equipment you'd need to get the x12 hooked up.

u/velvetpants0124 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I’d say the First link would be your best bet. In the description it specifies Xbox one.
Good luck!
I’ve also used the VModa Boom mic in the past and it’s phenomenal.

[vModa](V-MODA BoomPro Gaming VOiP Headset Headphone Mic https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_06sbAbNR8EZRB)

u/tman2damax11 · 1 pointr/xboxone

People have done tests and the price to speed increase on SSDs is probably not worth it for many. If you don't need a ton of space I use this external drive and it's absolutely perfect. If you need more space I recommend something like this.

u/taeshik_cha · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Headsets with multiple drivers work great? You're nuts. Never purchase a headset with multiple drivers because the drivers will be smaller and it will sound like crap. Buy headphones and get a mic to go with them. Better value and better sound.

An example would be....

These with a V Boompro

u/powersquad · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Get a good stereo headset instead of so called "surround headset" that do a very poor job of emulating with small drivers. The Kingston Hyper-X is the best value for money headset that works great with the Xbox One headset adapter. http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-KHX-H3CL/dp/B00JJNQG98/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1408791279&sr=8-9&keywords=kingston+hyperx

u/SirWallaceOfGrommit · 6 pointsr/xboxone

You want a PVR. It takes the signal and gives you an HDMI out that you can connect into the XBox One. The cable from your college isn't encrypted since it is meant to plug into your TV so any of the OTA options that have an HDMI out would probably work, but the one below looks like your best bet. You can check /r/cordcutters for other options, but some of them require an app which XBox One just doesn't have yet. You also won't be able to get a proper XBox One TV Guide as your college probably doesn't broadcast channel information.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HW-150PVR-HomeWorx-Converter-Recording/dp/B00I2ZBD1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408993503&sr=8-1&keywords=pvr

u/c0rgib0t · 2 pointsr/xboxone

These: http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-Amplified-Gaming-Headset/dp/B00KSVXSZU All of my xbox buddies and I have them, they go on sale between $40-$60 often but still not even $70 is bad for this, they have great control over which volume you want higher (chat or game) and include a noticeable bass boost button you can turn on and off. Also very comfy, I wear them for hours on end each day and barely notice them after awhile.

Edit: looks like they're out of stock on amazon right now, they have them at most major retailers.

u/Anarkipt · 1 pointr/xboxone

Just buy sennheiser pc 2 and an y cable works great and is cheap and a lot better than xbox og headset, the only side down i bought the same y cable in another amazon (spain) the one nearest my country and was very cheap at the time like 6\7 euros

u/fratopotamus1 · 1 pointr/xboxone

The Xbox One stereo headset is actually a great deal and has pretty darn good audio: http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00IAVDQCK

u/SigmaTheDJ · 1 pointr/xboxone

There's the MS stereo headset for £30: -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Official-Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00I41H6DQ/

I own one of those and for the money I think it's really good. It comes with the headset adapter that plugs into the bottom of your controller.

I've heard good things about this one, for the money, but I have no experience of using it: -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turtle-Beach-Amplified-Headset/dp/B00KSVXSZU/

That one's a bit more expensive, but it comes with Turtle Beach's version of the headset adapter which has all of the features of the MS headset adapter as well as mic monitoring and adjustable bass boost.

This is the one I use now, although it's £170: -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Astro-Gaming-3AS42-XOU9W-369-Headset-MixAmp/dp/B00O9N404Q

I really like it, although I would say it's a touch overpriced.

u/Scar04c · 1 pointr/xboxone

Ohhhh yes. I have a 5tb Seagate that's currently just over 50% capacity, including the 500gb onboard from my launch system.

I don't know where I'd be if it weren't for that drive, honestly. So awesome keeping everything installed all the time.

u/Conrpnc · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Go with these and this. I'm sure there are better deals to be found, I just went for the easy links.

EDIT: Sorry, that first link should have been to just the batteries not the pack with the charger. Point is Eneloops and a good charger.

u/King_77 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Not wireless but I have been using this for a while. https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473547815&sr=8-2&keywords=vmoda

attached to this

http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8323

If you do a little research on the monoprice headphones they are a pleasant surprise....a very good bang for very little buck

u/Poncho7285 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I LOVED my Polk headphones. When they did break, after about a year or so of use, it was completely my fault, they physically broke when I was transporting them, in a poorly packed bag.

They are pretty sturdy, made of pretty heavy duty metal in parts, and I liked the leather ear cups.

The only complaint some people had was the stock microphone quality. If you register your product online through their website, they will send you a replacement boom microphone to fix the issue. Note that this was about a year ago when I got mine, so not sure if they will still do that for you.

A good mic replacement that I can recommend would be [this] (http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450270492&sr=8-1&keywords=v+moda+boom+mic)

The Polk Melee is marketed as an xbox 360 headset, but it is EXACTLY the same as the Polk 4Shot that was marketed as the official headset when the Xbox One launched. It's just that the Melee's come with extra parts to work with the Xbox 360, and the Melee's have been MUCH cheaper, for whatever reason.

Not really sure how they might seem weird to wear, but I could wear them for hours without even feeling that they were there. They completely went around my ears, and I'd like to think that I have average sized ears. Since these are closed back headphones, they isolate sound, from inside and out, VERY well.

u/x0x_CAMARO_x0x · 3 pointsr/xboxone

[Xbox Play and Charge] (https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Play-Charge-Kit/dp/B00DBDPOZ4)

You mean like the one officially offered by Microsoft? Thats a pretty good one.

u/TranceDoctor · 6 pointsr/xboxone

You're honestly better off buying the new one because then you know you'll always own the games and you get a brand new warranty. You also get 500gb more space.

I bought this to use as my batteries and it's great.

u/jmac1239 · 1 pointr/xboxone

http://www.amazon.com/HGST-High-Performance-Portable-Platinum-0S03694/dp/B00IVFDQFM/ref=pd_bxgy_pc_img_y
Currently on sale but the only issue the cord that comes with it doesn't work on xb1 so you would need another usb3 cord. But other than that it work great highly redeemed.

u/FancyLivin · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Bought mine about a year after it came out and my controller doesn't have the 3.5 jack on it. You can get them here an extra $30 kinda sucks but hey capitalism amirightladies

Have been told multiple times the MCC runs stable enough and that Halo 5 was a very good game.
One caveat though, the xbox one does have a tendency to be an abolute turd sometimes (games crashing, party chat not always working.) I don't think these issues are related to my internet (340 down 85 up) but just things you get used too.

u/DrOs666 · 0 pointsr/xboxone

I think you need the adapter to balance party chat an game volume. Dont know if you can change that in the menu.

https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset-Adapter/dp/B00IAVDOS6

Happy Holidays Billy ;)

u/BonesRing · 1 pointr/xboxone

HGST Touro S 1TB 7200RPM High-Performance Portable Drive, Platinum (0S03694) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IVFDQFM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lkCzybE2488EV


This is good. Don't listen to anyone else. Don't be a filthy seagate casual.

Edit: I hope people take that joke well.

u/UnrealAce · 1 pointr/xboxone

My girlfriend picked up a pair of Duracel Rechargables for us and they've been working great.

If you prefer the Microsoft route it's always reliable.

Or the ever popular Eneloop Rechargables

All 3 of those options last quite a long time, I've only tried the Duracel's but they've been fantastic for such a cheap price.

u/thaddeusblunt · 3 pointsr/xboxone

I just got these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSMJU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



So far they have been great. You will always have a fully charged battery back up ready to go and you can use these for other things besides xbox controllers. I was in your same situation and the pros of the eneloops outweigh the pros of the play and charge. My play and charge kit for the 360 broke pretty fast too. Eneloops are the way to go

u/blakedunc235 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yes you can only use DESKTOP style hard drives without there being a ton of leftover space in the accessory. If you have a portable one and like it then why get the enclosure?

Honestly get one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T76ZGDO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
This is a much better one seeing as if you want to add a ssd or sshd there are more available hard drives out there that are laptop sized. Not only that but it fits the aesthetics of the xbox one itself. Seriously the nyko data bank is gigantic. My friend has one and wishes that he would've waited until the one that I got came out. most people can't tell that I added it onto my xbox.

u/legalizepublicpissin · 2 pointsr/xboxone

For the best audio experience per dollar I think it's best to go with proper headphones and a mic attachment. This is my set-up: Philips SHP9500S HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_CVw-Bb0YE7XTY and for the mic Aux Cable, Tsumbay Audio Cable with Microphone and in-line Control, 3.5mm Male to Male Cable Headphone Cable Premium Nylon Auxiliary Cord for Headphones, PS4, Home/Car Stereos (1m) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXD5SKN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LWw-BbMK5EC8V. I see that the headphones have been discontinued so they're super expensive now but the idea is that any pair of good headphones (with detachable 3.5mm cable) will do.

u/liljon2137 · 8 pointsr/xboxone

So you got this tv, correct? How is it? Been looking at it and want to make sure it's good. Good to hear that certain things on Rtings are over exaggerated.

u/vincentrm · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I actually have a combination of stuff. I didn't like that a lot of headsets are meant for gaming only, when I already have a nice pair of headphones for music. In total it will run between $135 and $155 but will give you a nice pair of music headphones as well.

Headphones: V-Moda Crossfade LPs for $99.99 which can often be found in Amazon Gold Box for $80


Vmoda Boom Mic Adapter - $29.98


Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter - $24.99

u/grahamr31 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Others have had some suggestions for the cable approach. Personally, look into good NiMH double aa batteries. The play charge kit is 1400 mah I think, and a good single double AA is closer to 2000. Giving you close to 3 times the capacity overall.

Buy a charger+ 4 battery kit and be done with plugging the controller in to charge.

https://www.amazon.ca/Panasonic-KKJ17KHCA4A-Individual-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B00JHKSL1O/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?keywords=nimh+aa&qid=1562753337&s=gateway&sr=8-12

u/Cecilgene · 2 pointsr/xboxone

If you want a decent no frills headset, I recommend the Turtle Beach XO One. It comes with the headset adapter and they sound really nice. There are separate volume controls for party chat and for game sound.

If you already have a nice pair of headphones and don't plan on chatting with anyone, a less expensive option is to just go pick up the Xbox One Headset Adapter and use any headphones or earbuds you want.

u/toekneeg · 2 pointsr/xboxone

It's not solid state but it would be better, but way to expensive still. It's a Seagate which I hear isn't the best, but it's been perfect for me so far and it's been a year since I got it.

Found the Amazon link I bought it from: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Desktop-External-STEB5000100/dp/B00TKFEEBW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

u/rybl · 4 pointsr/xboxone

I've never used them myself, but the HyperX Clouds are very well regarded and retail for under $100.

If you want to spend a little more, the Sennheiser Game Ones are also fantastic for sub $200. I have a pair myself and I couldn't be happier with them.

I did a lot of research before buying the Game Ones and I believe that both of the headsets listed above are better regarded than any of Astro's offerings.

Edit: Just reread your post and noticed that you were looking specifically for wireless :/

u/plrichard · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Not to say the other ones aren't great choices, but I've had this one since I got my Xbox One at launch and they're still going strong for me. In case you want options :)

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-licensed-Energizer-Charging-System-Xbox/dp/B00EADTVLW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468038625&sr=8-1&keywords=energizer+xbox+one

u/Fargabarga · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Check out the Mediasonic HW-150PVR.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HW-150PVR-HomeWorx-Converter-Recording/dp/B00I2ZBD1U

I'm using it with an OTA antenna, but it may work for your setup too. Also, it plays nice with the Xbox and easily lets you surf channels with the Xbox OneGuide.

You'll need a Kinect, or other IR blaster to have it change channels through the Xbox.

u/darkonex · 1 pointr/xboxone

Sennheiser 363D along with the combo audio adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IM36VU0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to use on my XB1 and PS4, love em they are loud and sound great.

u/ironblood666 · 1 pointr/xboxone

This is the one I got

Microsoft licensed Energizer 2X Charging System for Xbox One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EADTVLW/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_Cw44wb4D1HT8H

Batteries get replaced with ones that have outer contacts so it can charge... Cant plug and play but you can swap active controllers fairly easy.

u/toreytlow · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Headphones - https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW

Mic - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_aw_fbt_23_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GZGWYYQJ2284JWHTYPQ7

The only thing you should know is these are open cans, which means they are not outside noise canceling, so if you need the TV sound in the living room for example to be out of your headset, a closed can headset is a better choice. If you have more questions I'm glad to help!

u/Axyomd2 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Looks like I'm just going with the Xbox One Stereo Headset which is much less in comparison but much more simple in comparison but it's good because I am not fully committed to gaming on the Xbone yet. Thanks for the suggesting regardless!

u/mcwlam · 1 pointr/xboxone

The Xbox stereo headset works with PS4, I used it with my PS4 in parties with friends and they hear me fine. Just have to go Adjust devices to send all sounds through the headset.

I also use a razer kraken pro (and several other headphones) with a lapel mic connected to through a 3.5 mm headphone/mic splitter like this. This set up also works for both.

I also have the PS Silver headset, I haven't tried the mic on it on a xbox one stereo adapter tho.

u/elkemist · 1 pointr/xboxone

Save some money and get these more comfortable ones instead

You would need to get a chat adapter separately, but you can use any headset with the xbox one you aren't only limited to the super expensive overpriced ones that are marketed toward the xbox one.

u/The_Roptor · 1 pointr/xboxone

That definitely will work! Just make sure it a male TRRS jack to a 3.5 mm female mic jack and a 3.5 mm female stereo output jack. If you are in the States, just order either of these 2 splitters from Amazon.

  1. https://www.amazon.com/Headset-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1536526951&sr
  2. https://www.amazon.com/HTTX-Splitter-Headphones-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B01HAVSPOY/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1536527326&sr=1-2.

    I have the second one myself and use it with my ModMic 5 and Sennheiser headphones with my Xbox One (also mobile Android, PC, and PS4 compatible).

    The other option is you get a Vmoda BoomPro Mic instead of the ModMic. It would be an inexpensive 1 cable mic solution compatible with your headphones, but then you would have to return your ModMic. They both sound good (I own both) but I have to use the more expensive ModMic in my case because of the sound leakage of my Sennheisers.
u/Sabre_Cutlass · 1 pointr/xboxone

Agreed, recently picked up a a Mixamp Pro to go with my Fostex T50RPs and everything sounds awesome. If you want a mic I recommend using the V-Moda Boompro add-on mic and pair it with a set of headphones that has a detectable cord.

u/twobulletsonetoby · 1 pointr/xboxone

Hey there, I use my fidelio x2's with my xbox by using the stereo headset adapter and the v-moda boom mic. I use an older controller, so the 3.5mm jack wasn't around yet, but you wouldn't need the stereo headset adapter. Still, the features of the adapter are pretty nice. If you already have the mod mic then you would need the adapter that takes mic and game sound (referenced in other comment).

u/predator1584 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yes, however I've heard great things about the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming mic, seriously worth a look, they usually sell out on Amazon so now is the time!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/rwitucki · -1 pointsr/xboxone

Except the eneloops with a charger cost like $16 and are cheaper than the plug and play kit that you claim "saves money."

You're saying rechargeable AAs are $35 and the chargers are $30? What?

Not Quite

u/Jeesers · 1 pointr/xboxone

My setup is a little more permanent/expensive than just a portable HDD, but I really like it, and love that it adds several 3.0 USB plugins to my xbox as I find the ones on the Xbox rather odd.

http://www.amazon.com/Collective-Minds-Drive-Enclosure-Front-Ports/dp/B00T76ZGDO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-2-5-Inch-Internal-ST2000LM003/dp/B00MPWYLHO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

Really any 2.5" HDD will do, but that is my current setup.

u/Revenue60 · 1 pointr/xboxone

You will need to buy a turtle beach chat adapter cable then because that is how you will get voice to work on the Xbox one. It could be used with the 360 too but you can also just keep the Bluetooth puck plugged in.
Turtle Beach - Ear Force Xbox 360 Talkback Cable with Foam Windscreen- Xbox 360 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B08REVE/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_7.XJwbNBE4HE7

If you own the newer controllers with the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom then that adapter will allow you to chat on the Xbox one. The chat cable it came with works without that adapter on the 360 because the 360 has a 2.5 mm jack in it already.

If the Xbox one controller doesn't have the headphone jack port on the bottom you just need this adapter and it comes with the 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm adapter cable.
Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAVDOS6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_b9XJwb7Z0RJFT

The receiver it came with will need to be plugged into the back of whichever console you are going to be playing on. So if your playing on the 360 with the headphones playing and want to use them on the one that receiver will have to be then plugged into the one. If the consoles are in close proximity just plugging in the optical cable will work.

u/brandon035 · 1 pointr/xboxone

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004SP0WAQ/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/180-6740495-5194532?ref_=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_0UOetb1ECR7K7

This is the adapter I have. You wanna make sure the adapter will support mic and audio joy just audio

u/lyman14 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I tried this with no success.

you'll probably have to get something like this.

If you try it, message me if it works, yeah?

u/Bleep_Bloop_Unlocked · 1 pointr/xboxone

I nabbed the Hifiman Edition S combined with a V-Moda BoomPro Mic. I wear glasses and these headphones are among the most comfortable I've ever worn. There are a few colors at different prices on Amazon as well.

No matter your choice I suggest aiming for something that gets positive reviews on the comfort and sound quality factor that would also allow for the V-moda mic; it's a really killer microphone to pair with a good set.

u/dnlg · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Some people are recommending the Energizer one. I also recommend that one.Microsoft licensed Energizer 2X Charging System for Xbox One.

u/NuM_Brrr_WoN · 1 pointr/xboxone

Oh I thought you were suggesting something like this. But that's Energizer.
PDP Energizer Xbox One Controller Charger with Rechargeable Battery Pack for Two Wireless Controllers Charging Station Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EADTVLW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_scGZBbWRSQTZM

u/FrantixGE · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Yes, pretty much every 3.5mm to Haedset & Microphone adaptor will do the trick.

Example

I use on of these sometimes when I'm streaming so that I can use a better mic.

u/Carts27 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Considering most third party headsets need the adapter I suggest getting the Xbox One Stereo Headset since it comes with one and the Headset + adapter is currently cheaper than the adapter alone. I bought one a few hours ago for 35$ but now looks like it went up to 40$, still a better deal. You can upgrade later on since you now have the adapter.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00IAVDQCK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417491711&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+one+stereo+headset

u/-notthesun- · 2 pointsr/xboxone

It looks like a standard PC headset, which means it is not compatible out of the box, but you can use it with an Xbox One if you don't mind buying a few more things.

The first thing you'll need is the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter. This attaches to your controller.

Your headset has two 3.5mm plugs: one for stereo sound (green plug) and one for the microphone (pink plug). The Stereo Headset Adapter has an input for a special kind of 3.5mm plug which can transmit stereo sound and microphone sound at the same time. So you need to buy an adapter cable like this one which will convert your two 3.5mm plugs into a single plug carrying both stereo and microphone sound.

With those two things, you would attach the headset adapter to the controller, plug your green and pink plugs from your headset into the adapter cable, and finally plug the single end of the adapter cable into the headset adapter. You'll be able to hear game sound through your headset and use the microphone to chat over Xbox Live.

u/SaiyanMaster95 · 0 pointsr/xboxone

XO Ones are pretty good for a low price. They go on sale relatively often on Amazon. Currently $57.99

Turtle Beach - Ear Force XO One Amplified Gaming Headset - Xbox One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KSVXSZU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hiKKxbAKTYBJ4

EDIT: lol why have I been down voted?

u/oDARKSTARo · 1 pointr/xboxone

Real Headphones > Gaming Headphones

My recommendation Sennheiser HD 598
and Modmic

Best Bang for your buck

The Philips SHP9500 paired with a modmic or zalman clip-on mic is a budget friendly option

u/ravissimo · 1 pointr/xboxone

you don't need an amp for the 598s as they're 50 ohms, so they aren't too hard to drive, but if you just plug them straight into your controller, you will only get stereo audio. that's fine if you don't play many FPS games or don't care for surround, but you get a lot out of the 598s in terms of positions of enemies/teammates if you have simulated surround or 5.1. If anything, I'd try to get the DSS2 for that surround audio. should be able to find a used one for $40-$50 on amazon/ebay or wherever else. you'll also need a splitter to plug in your headphones/modmic which is really cheap, something like this... sennheiser combo audio adapter.

if you get the DSS2 as well, you'll also need a long 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable to get party/game chat audio to go with it. If you don't get the DSS2, then you'll just need that combo adapter, plug both the mic and headphones into the adapter, then plug that into your controller and you're set.

u/Goosebeans · 1 pointr/xboxone

Proper chat adapter would work. Something like this.

I also have the Cloud 2 headset, and love it. You can't go wrong with either.

u/BionicSammich · 1 pointr/xboxone

I'm going to go with this cable, possibly 3 of them just for safety. Hopefully I get 5 adapters instead of one lol.

u/HopHeretic · 1 pointr/xboxone

I just set them up according to Astro instruction, and used the Pro settings and thought they usually sounded pretty good. Biggest issue I had was the microphone was trash, and real quite for folks in my party. Replacing the chat cable that goes to the controller helped, but my voice was still overly quite regularly. This is the replacement that helps: https://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-PlayStation-Headset-Compatibility/dp/B00HS5FETM/