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This is what the official Xbox One headset looks like

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Here’s one aspect of video game consoles that are quite often overlooked: Added components. Most of the time, the effort is all in the device itself, with the rest of the work put in creating something decidedly cheap, leaving it up to third party manufacturers to fill that gap with their own product. But I’m kinda diggin’ the Xbox One online headset.

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Yessirree, when you go next-gen, you also do it in style. Now when ten year olds claim to have intimate knowledge about your mom and her reproductive organs, at least the prepubescent screeching will come through a headset that has some class. The official headset keeps the design familiar, and is said to have a wideband voice codec to make random insults from a Scotsman during a game of COD more distinct.

It’s just a pity that the damn thing isn’t included with the Xbox One at retail, according to IGN. Still, it looks decent and shouldn’t cost nearly as much as a third party headset, headsets which the Xbox One will still support at launch if they happen to be Turtle Beach branded.

Last Updated: June 25, 2013

37 Comments

  1. I’m a gamer, not a call centre agent for life insurance companies.

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 25, 2013 at 11:42

      *while killing noobs*

      “Please hold, your death is important to us”

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      • TechniKyle

        June 25, 2013 at 12:05

        Would you be interested in our new family protection package?

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        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 25, 2013 at 12:06

          haha

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          • TechniKyle

            June 25, 2013 at 12:09

            Glad you saw it properly. 😛

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 25, 2013 at 12:06

          Sound of music avatar?

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          • Vampyre Squirrel

            June 25, 2013 at 12:44

            look closer

    • Sageville

      June 25, 2013 at 12:26

      Comment of win!

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 25, 2013 at 12:41

      So much Win contained in this one comment! PLease take this meagre upvote!

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  2. Captain Minion TallTwit

    June 25, 2013 at 11:37

    If they included it, it would be a further $100 more expensive.

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  3. Happy Hamster

    June 25, 2013 at 11:39

    Current Xbox Headset: Hello , hello can anyone hear me hellooooooooooo

    Xbox One Headset: Hello , hello can anyone hear me hellooooooooooo

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  4. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 25, 2013 at 11:40

    Wires? Kinda pointless amirite?

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 25, 2013 at 12:42

      Bluetooth is too futuristic for those with their heads in the clouds…. heheh geddit.. cloud… ho ho ho!

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  5. DrKiller

    June 25, 2013 at 11:41

    Is that a USB port? Meaning we can use any headset we like?

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 25, 2013 at 11:42

    I hope this plugs directly in to the controller because having the mute and volume buttons on the plug in jack would be a bit troublesome since it’s the point usually furthest away from your hands.

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    • HvR

      June 25, 2013 at 12:24

      You should try yelling “Xbone its to loud!” Xbone its to loud!”

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  7. jGLZA

    June 25, 2013 at 11:45

    So the XBone doesn’t come with a headset in the box? Thats stupid!

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    • Deano

      June 25, 2013 at 12:17

      For the $500 they can throw in a $5 cost price headset. really…

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  8. Slade Boender

    June 25, 2013 at 11:55

    Not being a fanboi (yes I am) but Sony’s looks so much more comfortable. And shinier.

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      June 25, 2013 at 12:13

      Magpie 😛

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      • Slade Boender

        June 25, 2013 at 12:44

        You should see me at a disco!

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  9. Matthew Holliday

    June 25, 2013 at 12:01

    Its only half a headset.
    why would I want half a headset?
    Id snap that band over the top within a week.

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  10. Mark Treloar

    June 25, 2013 at 12:07

    So you are only allowed to enjoy sound in one ear?

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 25, 2013 at 12:11

      It’s just a chat headset for voice comms.

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      • Mark Treloar

        June 25, 2013 at 12:15

        I though that’s what Kinect was for. Since its so sensitive why would you need the headset?

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        • Andre116

          June 25, 2013 at 13:17

          Because otherwise you hear the whole family talking along and all the background noises. Not so much fun to be on the other side when the person is using Kinect.

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  11. Craig Deubler

    June 25, 2013 at 12:10

    Same crap different headset.

    They put the controls on the plug on first version of the 360 controller too, and quickly moved them onto the cable, fantastic to see peeps learning from their mistakes …

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    • Andre116

      June 25, 2013 at 13:16

      I actually liked it on the plug. Was easier to find. Now I always have to search for it before I can shout at my wife to get another beer…and the embarrasment of her just laughing at me.

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  12. Khulani Ndlovu

    June 25, 2013 at 12:15

    Looks comfy not bad at all, the PS4 headsets you stick them inside your ear which is not comfy at all, 😉

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  13. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 25, 2013 at 12:32

    I like it ^^

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  14. Devon Stanton

    June 25, 2013 at 13:28

    So glad they reverted back to putting the mute button at the base of the controller so much easier to operate.

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  15. Natty Dave

    June 25, 2013 at 18:55

    maybe i’m looking at the wrong picture, but it still looks like a flimsy piece of crap

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  16. Tidycpc

    June 26, 2013 at 09:48

    I like!

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