So you’ve got your shiny new Xbox Series X|S, and you’re looking to join a party and game with friends using your current headset, or maybe you’ve just purchased a new one. Here’s how to connect your gaming headset to your Xbox Series X|S.
How to use Gaming Headsets on the Series X/S
If you’re using a Wired Headset, the process is simple.
With a 3.5mm headset jack, just plug the cord directly into the bottom of the Series X|S controller and you’re good to go.
To further adjust your settings once plugged in, head over to the Menu > select Audio, and you’ll be able to do the following
- toggle your headset mic on or off
- adjust the Headset volume
- adjust the Headset chat mixer
- adjust the Mic monitoring.
You can adjust even more settings by going to Settings > General > Volume & Audio Output. Here you can adjust the chat mixer, deciding whether party chat output is played through the headset, speaker or both. You can also change your speaker audio as well as the settings for your headset audio. All audio will be optimized for headsets when thy are plugged in, and will revert when they are taken out.
For Wireless Headsets, the Series X|S has a similarly simple setup. For headsets with a USB dongle, just follow these steps:
Place the USB dongle of your headset into the USB port on the Xbox Series X|S
Turn the headsets on, wait for them to connect to the dongle in the Xbox Series X
Enjoy your headset experience.
*If for some reason they don’t connect automatically, ensure the dongle is firmly placed inside the Xbox Series X and that the headset is powered on.
For headsets without a USB dongle, either turn them on and allow them to automatically connect, or press the sync button on your Xbox Series X|S and you should be good to go.
Note: Certain third party headsets and adapters are not able to properly connect to the Xbox Series X, or there are issues revolving around the audio and adjusting game/chat audio mix. There is currently no solution for unsupported headsets, aside from using a 3.5mm headset jack plugged directly into the New Xbox Controller or manually adjusting the mix as mentioned above.