Microsoft Announces Xbox One Stereo Headset, New Xbox 360 Controllers - News

By Brent Galietti, February 11, 2014
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Microsoft has announced a stereo headset and stereo headset adapter for the Xbox One, according to Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's blog.

I can hear and talk to you......if I use this.

The stereo headset "pairs a premium, full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio experience with a unidirectional microphone taking advantage of Xbox One’s Skype-powered chat audio codec," wrote Hryb. The headset does not use batteries - it is instead powered by the Xbox One controller. It also comes with the Stereo Headset adapter, which can change the game audio and chat audio volume, the master volume, and mute the microphone.

The stereo headset + adapter will cost $79.99 USD, while those who already have a headset can purchase the headset adapter separately for $24.99 USD. Both will be available in March in Xbox One markets.

Donning Gamecube colors!Donning Gamecube colors!

Also announced by Major Nelson are two new additions to the Xbox 360 Chrome Controller series. The new controllers are purple and black. The purple controller will be available exclusively at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store and the black controller will be sold exclusively at Walmart and the Microsoft Store in the United States for $54.99 USD. No other countries were mentioned in the announcement.

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