If there’s one drawback to purchasing the new Xbox One console, it would be how older headsets might not be compatible with the device. Microsoft has announced that they are working on an adapter that will help make it compatible, and the good news is that headphone manufacturer, Turtle Beach, has announced something similar as well for their customers. The company revealed that they will be giving out free Xbox One compatibility kits for certain models of Turtle Beach headsets as long as they were purchased between the 22nd of November (when the console was released) until the 30th of January 2014.
These models include the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP SEVEN, X42, XP400, or XP510, and Turtle Beach expects the compatibility kits to start shipping for free between the 1st of March 2014 to the 30th of June 2014. This is still a bit of a wait, but if you love the headphones and would rather not use something else, we guess you’ll just have to wait until then. According to Turtle Beach, “The compatibility kit includes a Microsoft proprietary audio control unit that connects to the Xbox One controller via the controller’s expansion port. The unit makes volume, game-chat audio mix, and mute controls easy to access while playing. The control unit also passes audio through to the headset. The kit also includes a cable that connects the headset to the control unit for chat audio.” More info can be found on Turtle Beach’s website.