News, reviews, previews, rumors, screenshots, videos and more! Xb1 now has Dolby output from optical making the headphones great again. The included audio wire allows for bypassing, which lets you plug them into where your Xbox's audio would normally go. They are wireless headphones that use WiFi signals from optical out to the transmitter, they will always need the transmitter and optical output to work. While Turtle Beach doesn't estimate how much play time you'll get, we didn't have an issue with power during the four days of our testing. It simply gives you the most control over the mic's location. So can anyone help me? With X41's you wont be using the adapter for game sound only chat, so it wont make a difference. Can I use my x31 headset if I buy a 2.
The Bottom Line The X31 is a great stereo wireless gaming headset for the Xbox 360, we just wish it could handle Dolby Digital playback. The adapter allows any standard stereo headset link to the pad for game and chat audio. If you want chat then you have to plug them into the adapter for the Xbox One controller? Thanks and sorry Chris for the slight hijack of you thread. If you want chat then you have to plug them into the adapter for the Xbox One controller? I don't see a mixamp type thing that some have in the pictures so thinking they need to be wired to the xbox one. Everything related to the Xbox One.
Thanks and sorry Chris for the slight hijack of you thread. You will need to change the audio settings to bitstream out and dolby digital though. The price tag isn't a big deal to me, but I'm trying to figure out if only the audiophiles can hear a difference in the sets, or if the difference would really blow anyone away. If I'm going to have to wait 4+ months to get my hands on the X41s, I'll settle with the 31s for now. You don't need an adapter for game only sound, but for 5. Its wireframe design makes it completely adjustable--in fact we wish all boom mics were made out of this similar construction. The X41 is out but I think the post-Christmas stock is fairly limited.
If you also want chat then you need the adapter also. The Microsoft adapter is what I think is best because its a pain having to go into the guide to lower volume and change game volume, but that's my opinion! Other than that, I love my X41's. I'd definitely go the route of the X41 if you can. I've had some regular X4s for a while now and use them all the time. Your game sound is via the optical connection. I apologize for the thread necro, but seeing the question is still unanswered, and for others like myself looking for an answer to the same question, the X32 is different from the X31.
While the loss of surround sound is too bad, it's nothing that really bothers me. I wonder if you had a defective pair, because mine have been awesome. The chat hiss from the X41s is also present here, but it's a little more excusable here since it's a less-expensive product. The main difference between the 2 is that X41 has surround sound and X31 are just stereo headphones. Also compatible with Dolby Atmos® for Headphones, subject to availability through Microsoft update.
I use them with the Microsoft adapter. Can anyone help me make a decision between the X31 set and the X41? If you also want chat then you need the adapter also. That said, the wireless headset is a bit heavy, which may become uncomfortable to some after wearing it for an extended period of time. There is a chat and game button which splits the sound accordingly, but you dont need game sound via that route, so hold chat button until it beeps meaning 100% chat, 0% game coming though the pad. I bought the official headset adapter to get chat working. It seems to work just fine. The keeps your gaming headset and other Turtle Beach gear up to date, and allows you to adjust and customize settings on specific products.
I bought the X41, and I hated them. The Good Wireless stereo headset; adjustable boom mic; bass booster; audio bypass cable; includes everything you need. I'm much more satisfied with them, considering what I paid. The headset base unit is still via optical, but the chat cable connects from the headset to the pad same as on the 360. Plus like you said, there may just be some bad ones out there that are more inclined to do so.
When it comes to gaming audio, nothing competes with Turtle Beach. With X41's you will use the included link cable which has is 3. Don't get my wrong, as far as the actual sound goes they are certainly nice headphones in terms of sound quality, but they are not worth that price. The adapter's basically got a 3. A nd as the industry has grown, so has Turtle Beach, developing advanced, award-winning gaming headsets and audio accessories for gamers from all walks of life, including professional esports athletes and streamers on Twitch and YouTube.