As everyone knows the Xbox one does not currently have an adapter for using older headsets. So what can we do. We can make one out of the existing headset supplied with the system.
I tested it with Astro A40's and it works great
A bit of extra info
How hard is this to do?
If you can solder this is pretty simple. If you can't, well it's still simple.
**********For those who originally tied the black and bare wire, please desolder the black wire and tape it up. It should not be used in this configuration. It's providing 1V and I was essentially shorting it to ground, which caused my battery to drain rather fast.
thanks to turbotboz for this info.
Step 1: Items Needed
Here's what you need
- Official Xbox One Headset
- 2.5mm Stereo Inline Jack (Mode Electronics 24-271-1 or similar) It cost about $2 from my local electronics parts store
- Soldering Iron
- Torx T5 or T6 screwdriver depending on headset. Some were installed with T5 and others T6
- Hot Glue Gun (optional)