NOTE: The following instructions are for game audio setup only. You will need to purchase a Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter (sold by Microsoft) separately to connect the headset for chat. You will also need to purchase a Talkback Cable to connect the headset to the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter if your product does not include a talkback cable. Alternatively, you can also use a PS4 Chat Cable to connect the headset to the adapter.
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Surround Sound Headsets:
If you have a surround sound headset (or a DSS2) that uses a digital optical cable connection for audio, you will need to connect the optical cable from the 'IN' jack on the transmitter/processor to the S/PDIF optical output on the back panel of the Xbox One.
To configure the Sound Settings:
1) Go to the Home screen.
2) Press the Menu Button on the Xbox One Controller.
3) Go to Settings > Display and Sound > Optical Audio and select 'Bitstream Out'.
4) Go to Settings > Display and Sound > Bitstream Format and select 'Dolby Digital'
For an Xbox One Setup, the headset or transmitter's RCA Splitter Cable(included) will need to be connected to 'AUDIO OUT' outputs on the back of your TV(pictured below):
The RCA Splitter cable MUST be connected to 'AUDIO OUT' jacks, specifically. If they are labeled 'Audio In', 'A/V In', or Component, they will not send audio out for the amplifier/transmitter to process.
Not all TV's have stereo audio outputs. You may check the specifications of your TV online or in the manual to determine if it offers stereo 'AUDIO OUT'. HDTVs manufactured post 2010 often do not have stereo audio outputs. They may only have a digital optical output or a headphone jack.
These two TVs have AUDIO OUT. Analog audio outputs are always separate from other jacks and are labeled as such.
These two TVs do not have analog AUDIO OUT. They only have Component or A/V Inputs that can be confused with analog AUDIO OUT.
If your TV has a Headphone jack, you can connect wired headsets directly to your TV for game audio. This is possible for wired headsets that have a 3.5mm plug attached to the main headset cable, like the X12 or PX22.
For wireless headsets, you can connect a 3.5mm stereo cable from the GAME or Line In Jack on the transmitter to a TV's headphone jack for game audio. 3.5mm stereo cables are available for purchase on our website and can be found at many other retailers:
3.5mm Stereo Male to Male Cable
Headphone Jacks tend to be on the side of TVs, but can sometimes be on the back of a TV. Here are a couple of examples: