After 2 and a half years, the headset that came with my Xbox finally died.

So what are my options to replace it? Can I plug in any USB Headset in the USB ports? Could I use the kinect microphone for chat? How can I get another headset?


You can use the Kinect microphone for chatting. This does mean that anyone else talking in the same place as you will be heard by the other players, of course.

A normal USB headset will not work, since the voice chat is transmitted over the cable from the controller to the headset. Aside from buying another Microsoft headset, a variety of other companies produce headsets that work with the Xbox - Turtle Beach and Astro Gaming being two options.

As long as the headset lists that it works with the Xbox 360, you'll be fine.

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