Introduction: Xbox One Turtle Beach XO Four Mic Fix

The microphone plug on my XO Four headset broke. So I went ahead and made a quick fix for it. This is my first Instructables. Hope it helps anyone with similar problems or anyone who is looking to mod their headset.

Step 1: Removing the Ear Cushions.

To get the ear cushions off just use any small tool to pry them. I used a small flathead screwdriver. Carefully pull the cushion out.

Step 2: Removing the Speaker Cover.

Remove the 4 phillip screws on the ear cover and pull it gently. There are small cable attached to the speaker that can easily be broken. They can be soldered back on but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Step 3: Trouble That I Ran Into.

Here is where it got complicated for me. I couldn't solder the mic plug back onto the small audio board so I decided to integrate a small condeser mic that would sit where the old mic plug was.

Step 4: Soldering the Mic.

1. Identify the positive and negative sides of the condeser mic.
2.Use 2 small wires to connect them to the mic. I used cable from an old audio cable.
3.Solder the cable to the microphone. ( Sorry for the sloppy soldering, I'm not very skilled)

Step 5: Identifying the Audio Cable Wires.

The audio cable is the cable that plugs into the control or headset adapter.

Colors:
1. Copper - Speaker negatives (-)
2. Red - Right speaker positive (+)
3. Green - Left speaker positive (+)
4. White - Microphone

Step 6: Solder the Mic to the Audio Cable.

The yellow mark on the picture is the condenser mic. I wrapped it up with electrical tape to make it fit tightly into the old mic plug spot.

1. Solder the positive wire from the mic to the mic wire from the audio cable. In my case the (+) from the mic is red.
2. Solder the negative (- or ground) wire from the mic to all the other negatives.

Step 7: In Case You Pulled the Cable From the Speaker.

If you accidentally pulled the wires from the speaker here is a pic to tell you how they go.
1. Copper - Negative (-)
2. Green - Positive (+)

Step 8: Finished Product

Now my XO Four Headset has an integrated microphone instead of the mic plug.

I used a small piece of foam like cloth to cover the speak. Making it look original.

Make sure all your connections are right before putting everything back together. It wont mess up the headset but you wont like to disassemble everything again.

Comments

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overnimbin1 (author)2016-08-14

I think I see what it is on the last photo of description THX.where can these usually be scavenged from?

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overnimbin1 (author)2016-08-14

I know I should Google this but what is a condenser mike.?

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Maestr01 (author)2016-02-26

Hi i am having a similar problem but not quite the same. Im just looking to resolder the original wires back to the original connection points (on the left earpiece where the mic attaches). I just need to see where the wires went originally. Can you provide some better quality and more complete images please(both of where they attach on the mic board and on the speaker)? Perhaps with the use of a flash so we can more clearly see the wire colors?

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TylerB35 (author)2015-11-01

Thanks for sharing! I ended up doing this fix as well with a small condenser mic I found on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LUUHB1K?psc=1&...

They worked perfectly, fit in the hole for the microphone jack, and I've had no issues.

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RandomDude123 (author)2015-08-04

So... How do you put the coushioning back in???

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jona_712 (author)RandomDude1232015-08-04

The cushions have four "pegs" that snap into the green speaker cover. Place the cushion on the correct spots and just press til they pop on. Hope this helped.

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seamster (author)2015-03-11

This looks like a great fix. Thanks for sharing this!