Xbox One 2.5mm Headset Adapter (tut) use your xbox 360 headsets

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    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

    Why is there only one speaker +?
    The speaker + is only for the chat. Game sounds do not go through the adapter, that's why most 3rd party headsets have some sort of mix amp to put the chat sounds with the game sounds.

    How hard is this to do?
    If you can solder this is pretty simple. If you can't, well it's still simple.
    Step 1: Items Needed


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    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
    - Solder
    - Torx T6 screwdriver
    - Hot Glue Gun (optional)

    Step 2: Headset Teardown

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    Technically you can just cut the wire and solder it to the connector but I wanted to keep the strain relief that was part of the wire
    You can follow the pictures, they should be in order
    1) Remove the foam from the earpiece (it's like a sock that slips over the earpiece)
    2) Remove the 3 T6 screws from the earpiece and pull off the black plastic piece that the screws were holding
    3) Remove the heat shrink that is on the exposed bare wire, and the heat shrink in the white wire
    4) Carefully desolder the blue, black, white and bare wire.
    5) Remove the 4 T6 screws holding the green plastic piece, and remove the green plastic piece.
    6) Gently Pull/Pry the strain relief/wire out of the headset (this may take a bit of pressure, also if you are prying it be careful not to cut through the strain relief).
    7) Done go take a break

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    So the headset has 4 wires, Blue, Black, White, and bare

    Blue - speaker positive
    Black - speaker ground
    White - Microphone positive
    Bare - Microphone Ground

    The connector should have 3 solder points, ground, left and right channel. It is important that we tie the speaker and microphone ground wires together, otherwise we will have a floating ground problem. I found out that if you don't have the bare ground tied in everything seems to work, but when a friend tries to talk they will hear an echo of themselves, so lets not make them think it's their microphone on the fritz.

    Imagine the diagram below is the connector split in half,
    _____________________________
    | | | |___________________________
    |__________|_________|_________| /
    Jack Opening_____________________________ Wire To headset Controller /
    | Speaker - | Speaker + | Mic + |__________________________/
    |_Mic -_____|_________|_________|

    1) Remove the sheath from the connector
    2) Run the wires through the sheath
    3) Carefully solder the wires to the proper part of the connector (see attached image)
    4) Carefully twist the sheath on
    5) Push the wires strain relief so that it's about half way into the sheath

    You're done


    Source: .instructables
     
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