So an Xbox One is HDMI only by the looks of it and I want to use an LCD screen with no speakers. What are the options for sound output?

  • I am aware of the optical output. I also may try a hdmi set top box with hdmi out as sound going through rca out. – Brok3n Dec 30 '14 at 6:58
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    What do you intend to use for speakers? Do you have a receiver with speakers? Speakers with analog input? RCA input? 3.5mm jack? Do you intend on using headphones? – JohnoBoy Dec 30 '14 at 11:34
  • I intend on using any option I could. Rca or 3.5 mm are preferred though I figure someone had to ask the question about sound and one. – Brok3n Dec 30 '14 at 12:46
  • Headphones, a t.v, bluetooth speakers, an Alienware. Anything. A headset or Kinect if it was possible. – Brok3n Dec 30 '14 at 12:49

You have several options:

  • If you have a receiver with an HDMI/Optical input, you can connect those directly to your Xbox with the appropriate cables. If you have speakers/headphones with optical input, you can connect those to the console directly as well.
  • You can use the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to connect 3.5mm headphones directly to your controller.
  • You can get an optical to analog audio converter to output the sound to speakers with RCA input.
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    Stereo headset adapter was the way to go. $37AU. – Brok3n Jan 1 '15 at 4:15
  • On phone, close question? – Brok3n Jan 1 '15 at 4:34
  • I will if I get to a P.C or work out how. – Brok3n Jan 1 '15 at 4:35
  • However if there are more ways, as I only by chance found the coin to get the adapter. Please feel free to add for the ones who have to improvise. – Brok3n Jan 1 '15 at 5:06

It depends on your speaker system. If the system has HDMI in/out, you can do it like this: enter image description here

If its Toslink in, you can do it like this:

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As far as i know, there is no way to get a 3.5 mm jack out from an xbox one.


Xbox controller to 3.5mm out to rca then to amp. Easy.

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    Please give more details instead of enumerating abbreviations. – Fabian Röling Jan 17 '18 at 9:17
  • Old Xbox controllers can have an attachment you can buy, to allow 3.5mm connection to them,(headphones). So a cable from a $2 shop, rca to headphones(3.5mm) should allow sound from your controller to your stereo. New controllers already have the 3.5mm connection. – Brok3n Jan 17 '18 at 10:20

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