Microsoft recently introduced Windows Sonic Surround Sound for Xbox One, which means that a gaming headset connected directly to the controller or to the console’s USB/Optical ports can now deliver immersive virtual surround sound.
Additionally, you’ll be able to choose between Windows Sonic for Headphones (which is free), or Dolby Atmos for Headphones (sold separately). Whatever you decide, having surround sound provides a much more in-depth experience, and even offers a competitive advantage, so make sure you give it a try.
WINDOWS SONIC SETUP
Here’s how to set up your XO One headset with Xbox One’s new Surround Sound feature:
1. Press the Xbox button on the controller while in the Xbox One Home Screen.
2. Go to the System tab (gear icon) >> Settings >> General >> Volume & Audio Output
3. Set Headset Audio Headset Format to Windows Sonic for Headphones.*
*At this point, you can also select Dolby Atmos for Headphones, if applicable. (sold separately).